Austin style mavens in search of impeccably curated footwear turn to chic boutique Kick Pleat.
Slingbacks, sandals, and slides—these are our favorite “S” words this time of year. And you can find them all at Wendi Koletar’s boutique Kick Pleat, which since 2004 has stocked the coolest, most on-trend women’s clothing, accessories, and shoes, including such luxe labels as Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Common Projects, and Maison Margiela. “I choose our brands based on quality, beauty, timelessness—and what I like,” says Koletar. And what she likes for spring footwear includes the versatile flat Martiniano glove shoe—“in every color,” she enthuses, adding, “I also love the Robert Clergerie Tassle sandal in the best tan suede/ patent mix with a rose gold color heel.” Other popular styles this season include Rachel Comey’s Kai chunky-heeled slingback in a fresh hue of citrine suede and the Robert Clergerie Gamure flat slide sandal in multicolor tiled leather (shown, $495). Says Koletar of her brand philosophy, “I make a point to have a great selection and pursue [that] goal with every buying trip.” 918 W. 12th St., 512-445-4500