Seasonal and Core Collections
Spring and Fall
In the footwear industry, there are two seasonal collections each year, spring and fall. Usually, retailers order from shoe manufacturers six months in advance of a seasonal launch. For example, we’ll order an upcoming spring collection the previous fall and for the fall collection, we’ll complete our bookings the previous spring.
Regrettably, specific shoe styles and colours from seasonal collections most often cannot be reordered once a season has launched. Why not?
The manufacturers make the shoe styles,
colour-ways and quantities based on their retailers’ seasonal bookings. Once a seasonal style and colour has sold out, that’s it. They are unable to re-manufacture small quantities because of the prohibitive costs involved.
We understand this can be frustrating when you want a specific style or colour of shoe and it’s sold out. While this may sound self-serving, we suggest you shop early in the season when shoe selection and availabilityis best.
In addition to seasonal collections, most footwear companies carry a core stock of specific styles of shoes and colours that are available for retailers to carry year round or to specially order for our customers. The selection and availability of core stock varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and is subject to change without notice.
At soléa, we’re happy to specially order footwear of your choice subject to its availability from the manufacturer’s core stock. Please ask us for details.