Frye Leather Stakes Its Claim to Luxury
The Frye Company is a case study in how to build a luxury brand in the new economy
I love my Frye boots. I’ve owned a number of pairs over the years and just got a new pair from Zappos. Priced at $295 and made with rugged Frye quality leather and all tricked out with straps and buckles, I will enjoy wearing these boots for years to come. That’s why I was thrilled to learn that Frye had just opened its first branded boutique in SoHo. Coincident with that boutique opening, Frye also relaunched its website with enhanced search capability and a new look.
Frye is stepping out to create a new luxury brand based upon its ‘cowboy/girl’ western chic, one that perfectly matches the ‘zeigeist’ for authentic quality and value in the new economy where even the affluent are watching their pennies. Frye has leading-edge design covered too, as low-heeled riding boots are the look this fall.