Archive for December, 2011

WXYZ in Detroit Features Huggrz Boot Wraps Made in Michigan

Posted on: December 28th, 2011 by Hugrz

Many of you caught us on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, when we were featured in their Made in America gift list and on their December 22nd broadcast. But, we also had a great feature locally in Michigan on WXYZ Detroit, an ABC news affiliate. Here’s more about how Huggrz Boot Wraps are made right here in Troy, Michigan. 

Weekend in Rome with Huggrz Boot Wraps on Polyvore

Posted on: December 27th, 2011 by Hugrz

How do you like to style your Huggrz Boot Wraps?  We’re going to give you some ideas by creating fashion sets on Polyvore.com. Each week we’ll be featuring our different boot covers and how we would like to wear them.  This week, we’re thinking about Rome. If you make your own, please let us know on our Huggrz Facebook page or by emailing us at info@huggrz.com.

Huggrz in a Polyvore Weekend in Rome set

 

For details on the items above see our Polyvore set Featured above: Huggrz black sherpa boot wrap.

 

ABC World News features Huggrz Boot Wraps as Made in America Fashion

Posted on: December 25th, 2011 by Hugrz 1 Comment

Twas two days before Christmas when a little birdie told us that that ABC World News with Diane Sawyer would be featuring Huggrz Boot Wraps on their Made in America segment on Holiday Gifts on Dec. 23rd.  Currently, all boot covers made by Huggrz are manufactured in Michigan and Massachusetts. Huggrz is based in Troy, Michigan.

We’ve reposted this segment below. You have to watch all the way through to the end – but we think it’s worth it! 

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Thank you to the ABC World News team for running this challenge. We were thrilled to participate and we hope to be employing even more folks in 2012.  

Happy Holidays from the Huggrz Team!

Huggrz Boot Wraps spotlighted in Fox 8 New Day Cleveland’s Reyers Shoe Store segment

Posted on: December 20th, 2011 by Hugrz

Reyers, the World’s Largest Shoe Store, is located in the small steel town of Sharon, Pennsylvania. Family-owned and operated, Reyers first opened its doors in 1885. From its simple beginning Reyers has grown to 36,000 square feet, making it the single largest shoe store under one roof anywhere. Reyers is also a distributor of Huggrz Boot Wraps!  

In a recent news segment on Fox 8′s New Day Cleveland, Reyers was featured and we were thrilled to see the reporter loving the Huggrz that Reyers had on display at the very end of the video.  Check it out!   

 

If you want to grab the pair of faux fur Pink Panther Huggrz Boot Wraps that the reporter loved and you don’t happen to be near Reyers Shoe Store, you can always order them from www.Huggrz.com.

Teen Vogue “Fashion Blogger of the Moment” Gets Funky With Huggrz Boot Wraps

Posted on: December 18th, 2011 by Hugrz

We loved this creative DIY project with Huggrz Boot Wraps, by fashion teen blogger, June Paski over at www.junepaski.com. June’s fashion style as well as her blog are visually stunning.  It’s no wonder she’s been featured in TeenVogue, WhoWhatWearGlamour, and Elle Indonesia.

June Paski

Teen fashion blogger June Paski with Huggrz Boot Wraps DIY Project

To see more fabulous fashion style and photos, visit http://www.junepaski.com.

Free Shipping on Huggrz Boot Wraps Discount Code

Posted on: December 17th, 2011 by Hugrz

Free shipping on Huggrz Boot Wraps with code shiphugz

Still looking for that perfect gift for the holidays?

How about some Huggrz Boot Wraps?  

One size fits all and through December 24th, you can use the promo code “shiphugz” and get free shipping!

Aspen collection

Bennington collection

Santa Fe collection

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Huggrz Boot Wraps featured in USA Today 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on: December 12th, 2011 by Hugrz

Seems that everyone is gifting boot covers from Huggrz Boot Wraps this year. But, why not? It’s one-size-fits-all, plus many of the styles are warm and cuddly and all are priced at under $50.  Whether it’s for Christmas, Hanukah, or even a winter birthday, we think the woman (or girl) in your life would love some Huggrz!  So does USA Today. Here’s what they had to say:

If you dream of having a closet full of boots, but your finances won’t permit it, take a look at Huggrz boot wraps from DB Designs LLC, Troy, Mich. With many patterns, colors, and prints to choose from, Huggrz slip right over your existing boots to create a whole new look. Originally designed for [shearling]-style boots, they adapt easily to many additional styles.

Huggrz [$28-$44] come in three fashion collections: Aspen, which includes [nine] styles in soft faux fur; Santa Fe, which has [four] styles (black zebra, brown leopard, [baby brown leopard], and grey leopard) in 100% acrylic with a soft fur feel; and Bennington, which offers six styles in classic cotton sweater knit including cable and fair isle.

They can be worn pulled up on tall boots or scrunched down on short ones, or you even can pull them up on your legs to make your short boots look tall. What’s more, these fabulous accessories offer accessories of their own: Faux fur pom poms in mink, beaver, pink panther, and rabbit, and acrylic pom-poms in brown, black, and pink. Each pair has a loop at the top to hand over a button. Criss Cross Lacing also is available to add a finishing touch to your boot warps. In black, tan, and chocolate, these five-foot long laces are accented with silver tone beads.

For more information, visit www.Huggrz.com.

 

Huggrz Boot Wraps on ABC World News Made in America Gift List

Posted on: December 9th, 2011 by Hugrz

Thank you to all our customers, distributors and supporters who helped bring Huggrz Boot Wraps to the attention of Diane Sawyer’s Made in America Holiday Gift Challenge. We made her list of Made in America Gift Ideas! Yes, Hugrz Boot Wraps are Made in America, specifically, they are Made in Michigan and Fall River, Massachusetts.  As a company we’ve been able to create nearly 30 jobs in the manufacturing industry.  We hope to be creating some more soon. 

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See the full list of Made in America gift ideas.

SheKnows calls Huggrz Faux Fur Boot Wraps Faux-mazing

Posted on: December 6th, 2011 by Hugrz

Huggrz Black Mink Faux Fur Boot Wrap on Heels

Huggrz Black Mink Faux Fur Boot Wrap with Suede Lacing

Huggrz a “must have” gift for a glamour girl?  We like the sound of that. Here’s what SheKnows had to say when they included Huggrz in this year’s Glamour Girl Gift Guide:

FAUX FUR

Real fur may be a fashion faux pas, but faux fur says “glamour girl” in a way that no other fabric does. Help your glamorous friend layer in style with the gift of a faux fur vest, like this one by Vintage Havana.

If a vest isn’t quite your friend’s style, consider giving her glamorously casual footwear like the Cozzycrocs Fuzz Bootie in brown-black. They instantly jazz up a pair of skinny jeans, and they’re comfortable, to boot.

If she needs a less expensive way to achieve a high-end fur look, get her a pair of Huggrz Boot Wraps in Grooved Black Mink. For less than $40, your friend’s high-heeled boots get an instant makeover and end up looking faux-mazing.

Click here for more from the guide.

How to choose the right boot cover

Posted on: December 5th, 2011 by Hugrz

Boot covers are popping up all over the place these days as the hottest new fashion accessory must-have.  But how do you make sure to choose the right ones?

Quality materials.  Does that faux fur boot cover look like it’s part of the boot, or does it look like you’re wearing a Muppet on your feet?  Does the sweater boot cover hold it’s shape or look like an old sock or sweater sleeve pulled down over your boot. Boots take a beating. You need a boot cover that is sturdy enough to hold up to the elements. Boot covers or wraps shouldn’t be stretched, stained and misshaped after a single wearing.  Higher quality materials will last longer and look better after multiple wearings and washing.

Nikki Minaj in colorful boot covers with willow smithFit.  Do your boot covers stand up alone or do they need that elastic? Using an elastic can give boot covers a “pinched” look, making it obvious that they are more like a legwarmer ON your boot, not a part of the boot. That’s the difference between “boot covers” and “boot wraps.” Boot wraps are made to wrap around your boot without the need for that elastic at the top.  People say “NICE boots,” not “where did you get that cover?”

Height. Boot covers come in different lengths. Some of them are so long that they go up to your knee.  This works if you’re going for the go-go/rave club look or happen to be Nikki Minaj filming a music video with Willow Smith.  For the rest of us, boot covers that go up to the knees cut off legs at an unflattering point. Boot wraps that end mid-calf not only fit on your boots, but they can make your legs look skinny, too.  At Huggrz, we make our boot wraps perfectly proportional so that they can be scrunched down on short boots, or pulled up on long boots.  If they’re too tall, boot covers will look too poufy when they are fitted to short boots. 

Accessories. A boot cover, is just a boot cover, is just a boot cover. But, consider a boot wrap that can do much more.  Huggrz Boot Wraps come with accents like toggles or fringe, and many have a signature button that adds a bit of class and can be used to add great accessories. Change the look with pom-poms, feathers, or Huggrz’s suede crisscross lacing.  Between the 19 styles PLUS the multiple accessories, you have endless ways to change the look of your boots.