By Bella Q

Sacramento is a boot town. Year ‘round, rain or shine, Sactowners know the value of a good kicker, and this year is no exception. Fashion predictions are being made for Fall, with the season’s must-haves falling into two main categories: the stand-by classics, or the statement/novelty boot. Here in Sacramento, you can find some great examples of both without breaking the bank. The following are a sampling of some great finds that can be had for under $100.

Freestyle Clothing Exchange

2101 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Hours: Mon to Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm
(916) 441-3733
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Freestyle Clothing Exchange is a great place to find fashionable boots at affordable prices. Offering up contemporary and vintage fashions, you can find a wide range of boots for Fall, but probably your best bets are in the novelty/statement category. Boots and booties with added details are sure to be toe, I mean show stoppers. Keep your eye out for an interesting texture or strong shine.

“Our boots are mostly under $100, in fact they range from $12 bucks to $100, usually.” Says longtime Sacramento native and current manager for Freestyle, Elizabeth Kelley, “Boots are always great- they are easy to wear, and rockin’ boots make everything look beautiful,”

Heart Boutique

1903 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 441-1359
Hours: Mon to Thurs 11am-7pm, Fri and Sat 11am-8pm, Sun noon-6pm
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Classic stand-bys are boots that never seem to go out of style- usually annual variations of the riding, military and biker boot. This year, the military boot, flat oxford booties and tall boots with flat heels have been trending all spring and summer and you’ll be seeing lots of them this Fall.“ these bon mots are uttered by style maven Vanessa Lopez, the angel-faced owner of Midtown’s Heart Boutique. When asked about what puts these boots on the must-have list, she suggests boots that come with character: “the funkier, the more beat-up, the better.“


2523 J Street
Sacramento, Ca 95816
(916) 443-2881
Hours: Mon to Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am to 6pm

Boots with character are always plentiful at CUFFS, a gem of a boutique located on J Street. A heady mix of hot vintage and uber cool contemporary, this store offers edgy but sweet styles that always comes off as modern. The best finds here are often on the vintage shelves, and these boots while vintage, are anything but stodgey.

Thunderhorse Vintage

2522 J Street, Sacramento CA 95816
916 444-7723
Hours: Daily noon-6pm
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Arguably, one of the best places in Sacramento for vintage, Thunderhorse Vintage is a quiet spot that screams character. So, it should come as no surprise that the best boot collection seems to come from the shelves of this rainbow spattered valentine to the 1980’s. There is a large collection available year round of every type of boot imaginable; most all can be had for less than a Benjamin.

Bella Q is a Sacramento-based personal style blogger who is obsessed with Seattle, street style, and polka dots. You can read about her latest style obsessions over at The Citizen Rosebud and see her most recent street style captures at Street Style SACRAMENTO.