The term “capsule collection” was coined in 1970 but popularized by American designer Donna Karan in 1985 with her “Seven Easy Pieces” line. The idea being that all seven items were interchangeable, essential, immune to trend changes, and basic enough to work in many different contexts.
English shoemaker Tricker’s and English retailer End. Clothing recently released a capsule collection of not seven but fourteen exclusive makeups of boots and shoes, and continue Karan’s tradition because you need all of them.
Plaintoes, brogues, captoes, leather soles, crepe soles, Christy soles, lug soles, suede, calf, and pebble-grain–this collection has it all. Prices range from $335 to $529 and are all available exclusively at End’s website.