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Our Hearts Belong To Cri De Coeur *PLUS: Win a Pair of Cri Boots!

Published on November 24, 2009 by   ·   70 Comments Pin It

A cute boot is an obvious essential part of any city girl’s winter wardrobe arsenal. Most of us, of course, need more than one boot. Cri de Coeur shoes have been a go-to for stylish, eco-savvy and vegan chicas since the line launched in 2007, with totally cruelty-free boots being the line’s signature show stoppers season after season.

Coveted by Emily Deschanel, Alicia Silverstone and Portia De Rossi Cri de Coeur has been featured in mags Elle, Lucky, O, People and others. And now subscribers can score a pair at 20% off, exclusively at Cow Jones Industrials. So when it comes to stockpiling for the upcoming season, the newest collection of Cri de Coeur boots is a no-brainer. But what to wear with them? Find your style below, then visit Cow Jones Industrials to make them yours (all available instore, and online now).
stephanie black
Edgy Day-to-Night: Meetings all morning, followed by power lunch, catching up on emails, then on to organic cocktails and a date at night. Sound familiar? Stephanie’s your girl. She’ll make a smooth transition through all the day’s tasks with edgy foldover styling and a comfortable heel. Pair with skinny black jeans, a sexy vintage blouse and cardi.
jamie granite RVSD
Girly Romantic: You’re a romantic at heart and love the warmth of cable-knit stockings, floral patterns and cozy sweaters. Luckily, the Jamie bootie with tie-front draped vamp will keep your look soft and sweet down to your toes.
ariel saddle
Trendy Sophisticate: Big sunglasses. Oversized scarf. Chunky costume jewelry. Check, check and check. You like your accessories a bit over-the-top. Perhaps Ab Fab DVD’s and vintage Cher posters sit on your dresser. Ariel’s perfect for you. Throw on some leggings, Ariel over-knee boots and your usual mojo, and you’re set to take on the world.
wendy chocolate
Modern Boho: Channeling Marianne Faithfull circa 1968, with a little Kate Hudson thrown in for good measure? Check out Wendy, a slouchy faux suede boot with fab faux fur cuff. When worn with a minidress, shawl and dangly necklace, you’ll be a full blown carefree fashion icon.
croco brooke sienna
Luxe Preppy: Are boyfriend blazers, classic blue jeans and button downs more your speed? The luxurious mock-croc Brooke flat boots will meld seamlessly into your wardrobe. You’ll reach for them day after day for a comfortable way to style up your basics.

HOW TO GET YOUR DISCOUNT? Just enter ‘girliegirlarmy’ in the Special Instructions field when checking out online. The 20% discount won’t show in your cart, but will be applied before you’re charged. Offer good though Jan 1, so take advantage of this one time offer now! You know your mom, BFF and sister will love you long time if you them any one of these gorgey boots! Dope Bonus the coupon also applies to Cri de Coeur past season styles that are already on sale, so don’t miss out getting a double discount.

Here’s how it work:   Make sure you are a subscriber (and if you aren’t – sign up,) then leave a creative comment on the blog HERE (below) about why you love the WENDY boot, and why you deserve a pair!   Designer Gina Ferraccio will choose her favorite comment on DECEMBER 18th, and we will let you know via email.   OUILA!

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Readers Comments (70)

  1. Alison says:

    L-O-V-E these boots! Want to ride across the winter midwest on horseback and look hot!

  2. Sharyn says:

    I am channelling Marianne Faithfull in every way and these would look HOT on stage when I perform (the blues baby).

  3. Morgan says:

    I am a poor graduate student who would love a chic and eco-friendly pair of boots that I would not otherwise be able to afford to get me through the loooong Chicago winters looking stylish!

  4. lisa says:

    so very 70s…that’s the look I’m going for this winter.

  5. Ana Berry says:

    Compassionate shoes are just as important as what we put in our tummies!!! We are what we eat and what we wear and I am so excited to sport these amazing sexy and eco-savy shoes!!!

  6. Allison Tray says:

    This year I made a pledge to not buy anymore leather or wool. Unfortunately with the holidays here my $ cannot be spent on starting my vegan shoe/clothes purchases and I have to wear leather until I have a replacement. My girlfriend and I donated all furry things, including a fur hat that was a gift from Russia from a very close friend to Coats for Cubs, so that they can build beds for sick animals. I am preparing my very first vegan Thanksgiving, the first without my turkey eating family so it’s also a bit of a sad time. This year instead of giving and receiving gifts, my family and I are donating to and I am also adopting a family living in a domestic abuse shelter, you can perhaps donate some things for the Women and Girls too! Here’s the link: I would love the boots to start my cruelty free fashions [ I went totally vegan this year} but if there’s someone else in need, than they should get them. Thanks for reading!!! xxoooo

  7. pam o says:

    why do i deserve this? because in addition to having big ginormous feet …which makes it so hard to find purdy non-leather shoes for ancient cat peed all over 2 pairs..yes that’s 2 pairs of my boots leaving my poor big feet naked and exposed. This will scare small children and furry pets. If I win these boots you will be saving the world from this travesty..thank you

  8. Nancy Thigpin says:

    I deserve the pair of Wendy boots because I’m a brand new vegan! I watched Food inc and it make me cry seeing how they treated those poor sick cows and chickens. I would love to show off these new boots with my new cruelty free lifestyle!

  9. Jenny says:

    Because when you’re newly separated you need a fabulous pair of boots, like the Wendy boots, to show him what he’s missing..

  10. Kimberly says:

    As a middle school teacher, the kids are constantly scrutinizing my wardrobe. I’m surprised I haven’t been nominated for What Not to Wear by one of them. I need these boots to show them I am not a complete fashion mess, and to show them that even though you’re vegan, you can still look good. I think it might sway many young people to consider going vegan!

  11. I would really like to win these very chic pair of ” Wendy” boots simply because I’m a wardrobe stylist that works on TV, print and editorial projects and unfortunately I’m one of the few stylists i mingle with that feels strongly about not having to sacrifice style because it’s not a REAL leather product.
    I would love to rock these at my future gigs so I could show by example just how HOT non- leather could be! :-)

  12. Pat F. says:

    Dear Gina,

    The Wendy boots are eco-perfection!!!! I would love to strut around in these…no accessories needed!!!

    Your designs rock!!!!

    Thank you!


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  14. 1955nurse says:

    Ooooh – I SO need these boots! ((I’m probably one of the FEW readers you have who actually know who Marianne Faithful IS…. I may have been only 8 in ’68, but I had an Aunt who was 16 and everyone thought Ms. Faithful was GROO-VY!) These boots really ARE “a blast from the past!”
    Thanks for the chance to win them….. :)

  15. Caroline says:

    Wow, those Wendys! I’m old enough to remember but young enough to appreciate a “Return to Boho” style like these lovely suede and faux fur boots. I can see them with a wool poncho and bolero hat, the bohemian sophisticate braced for winter’s chill! Something this strut-worthy would have an honored place in this gal’s closet!

  16. Zita says:

    Having survived many long cold Northern winters with “used consigned passe boots”,I know this vegan chica would greatly appreciate the warm and cozy chic Wendy boots while strutting my cute legs around town!

  17. Chloe Jo says:

    Loving your “entries” ladies, but don’t forget you must be a member to win the boots, so if you don’t receive the newsletter directly in your inbox weekly, sign up so you can make sure to be clued in to all the goodies and many more contests!

  18. Mandy says:

    Those boots were made for rockin’, and that’s just what I’ll do!

  19. Anna Waghorn says:

    These boots would be another reason to look forward to winter: the excitement of rainbow scarves, fluffy hats and these AMAZING boots would make me bounce down the street, probably resembling the bunny rabbits these boots definately aren’t made of!

  20. Anita says:

    Yummy boots! Thanks for showing them- they are gorgeous!

  21. Anita says:

    P.S. ..of course I deserve them. They would sure beat my high tops! Thanks!! Happy Save a Turkey day everybody:)

  22. Naomi Morrill says:

    Wendy boots are beautiful and tasteful.

  23. Jill Petroski says:


    I feel I deserve a pair of Wendy boots because A.) I will be spending my winter in Park City, Utah where they will definitely be appreciated, B.) I can’t afford them on my own, and C.) because I am trying to send a message. You can live a conscious lifestyle AND be fashionable. Why where leather? Be faux-bulous!

  24. Linda Kish says:

    I don’t have any boots and would love to have a pair. I am an email subscriber.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  25. Christina says:

    Friends don’t let friends eat at McDonalds, and friends don’t let friends wear leather boots!

    My old college roomie decided to go vegan a few months ago, and she’s been having difficulty with the lifestyle change. I’d love to give her these boots as a present to keep her motivated and to show her that vegan fashion is not an oxymoron!

  26. Anna says:

    This year has been tough on my feet as well as my wallet. I have not bought my self a new pair of shoes in about a year. A pair of shoes this hot and being animal friendly would lift my spirit. I sure could use a pair of sexy winter boots! I love that they are vegan and it’s so hard to find boots in the store that are not leather. Would love to show off a pair of animal friendly shoes to family and friends.

  27. Elaine says:

    I am Canadian, need I say more?…
    We get so much snow here, a new pair of boots would be a dream to me! To own a pair of these boots would be such an honour since they are VEGAN, I could prove to everyone you can be you can be warm and stylish being Vegan! Cruelty free is the only way to be! Thank you!

  28. Vicki says:

    These boots are awesome!
    i am currently undergoing Chemo for Stage IV cancer and I make it a habit to go to my appts and treatment dressed to the nines. It makes me feel as if I am not “sick”. These boots would make me feel rockin’

  29. Katie says:

    I deserve these boots because I’m a struggling student that can use a new pair of shoes!!

  30. alison says:

    i will smile for a year and then some. i will wear them with every outfit all year round. these sensational boots sing. “aliiison…” pause. and will continue belting, “..i know this world is killing youuu!” if i am not the chosen one to be the owners of these gems that will make my feet tingle with delight. elvis costello was singing about these boots, you know, with me in mind. and how absolutely stellar they would pair with my “party dress” that i promise not to take off if graced with these boots. aim. . . ! = here. :)

    thank you kindly.
    <3 cheers, alison

  31. mimi kirk says:

    i never knew such beautiful vegan boots existed. please watch my video and you will know how much i would love to wear these.

  32. Robin Fletcher says:

    I adore these boots! I have many silk dresses and skinny jeans that would look amazing with them! They remind me of my effortlessly chic Aunt Claudia. She was an artist, a painter actually, who would come to visit on Holidays and special occasions only. Once married to the drummer of a notorious SoCal band in the 60’s, Aunt Claudia would breeze into our house wearing a shrunken leather jacket and boots like these with her skinniest jeans tucked into them. With her huge slanted blue eyes, long brown hair and even longer legs, she reminded me of a magical dark horse from some fairy story. She was a vision. A rebel, and I wanted to look just like her. Now maybe I can. The fact that they are vegan is too cool. Good looking and affordable vegan shoes are seriously hard to find. These are both and Aunt Claudia would be proud!

  33. Tori says:

    AHHH! Where do I start? I LOVE Kate Hudson, and Marianne Faithfull is beyond exquisite. I love all things bohemian. I am trying SO HARD to be a good vegan–it’s hard in a poor, meat-eating family who won’t listen to me when I say that humans DON’T NEED MEAT AND DAIRY TO SURVIVE (not to mention the fact that beans are cheaper than chicken), but I’m scraping by! I’m swamped by student loans but these boots–these boots–how do I even begin to say how fabulous they are? They would look good with everything from ratty jeans to gorgeous, paper-thin dresses…Gina Ferraccio, you are a genius. I’ve never seen such hip vegan footwear. (And Chloe Jo, I love you–you’re so fantastic!) xoxox please pick me, even though I abused the caps lock and exclamation points…

  34. Annette R. says:

    Hi there! I believe that the gift of such gorgeous adorable and vegan boots, would make my year the best year ever! I’ve been vegan for over 3 years now, going on 4 and I know I’m still a newbie. I know I’m not the only one here, but I just recently lost a job that I loved so dearly and am just scraping by with the bare minimums…my parents are helping me and I just have enough for my holiday gifts and am pretty much going to save what little I can to get some dressy shoes this season. Not trying to give the “feel sorry for me” card, but I’d like to explain how much those shoes would make me so much happier. I have everything I need, my family is safe and the true friends I have are totally supportive during this difficult time, and I know that those beautiful cruelty-free, peaceloving boots would make my life even much more amazing!!! I’ve never been able to splurge on something like those amazing shoes and I would be ever so grateful and extatic to have such adorable shoes covering my toes this holiday season!!! I’m crossing my fingers in hopes that I get picked :) I love everyone in fashion, in business, in every aspect of our world, that is doing everything they can to make changes in society to make this life as beautiful and colorful as it can be, and in order to do that, they have to be making changes towards being vegan. This opportunity would give me the utmost of joy and happiness, I can’t express in words how much I would love this!!! Thank you so much for your time and again, I will wish and wish and hope that my wish comes true. I hope everyone has an awesome holiday season and that you have a warm place to cuddle with family and friends (and that includes our lil’ pets). :)
    Xoxo, Annette

  35. ReW says:

    well well well..i luv this boot the ariel sophisticate..every time i take a ‘what disney princess’ are you quiz..i get AriEl…even when i answer the questions NOT to be AriEl..i get AriEl..these boots besides being made for walking..& being over the top..were made for me..
    i was born wearing boots..& will wear these beauties every day..they are simply *GoRgEOuS* & have my name all over them..
    i also am on stage alot..& will promote the HeLL out of you & your boots…
    it’s a ringer… if the boot fits…you know the rest…
    HappY HoLiDaZE…u r spectacular indeeed… bootmania… LuV<

  36. ReW says:

    ps…yes yes yes..*VeGAN***
    the only way to be…yummy,
    healthy, sexxxy & smart…x00x0x

  37. Elaine says:

    I love the Wendy boots as they are both stylish and vegan. I would love a pair as it is rather rainy here in the Pacific Northwest and they would keep my feet dry!

  38. Doray says:

    Secure, sophisticated women know how to wear a boot that looks like leather, feels like leather, looks like fur and feels like fur, but hasn’t killed any animals along the way. I am that secure , sophisticated women….. I hope you can be her too.

  39. Susan K says:

    These are really stylish and would love to win them for my daughter. She was given a pair of Doc Marten’s a couple of years ago and is still wearing them although she now hates the fact that she’s got leather. The only reason she’s still wearing them is that as she says “I can’t afford to get any other decent boots”/ these are more than decent.

  40. Sybil says:

    LUV…i am luv…luv is me! & i’m groovafunktabulously in LUV w/the Wendy boot!!!!

  41. Tamar says:

    I am a newly turned vegetarian working on going vegan. I’m currently unemployed so these fab boots would be a perfect way for me to kick off my new lifestyle – and be a way to brag and get my fashion-forward friends turned on to the idea too!

  42. Brittany Jo says:

    These boots are totally cute! I have two little boys, I don’t get to go shopping much, or have the oppourtunity to spend so much on anything for me, let alone footwear. These would really make my year! It’s really hard to find “friendly” footwear and clothing where I live, si I do without and surf the web and dream…

  43. Julie C says:

    I love the Wendy because it has the same name as that girl from Peter Pan. I refuse to torture my feet but can always use some extra height – the heel on the Wendy is PERFECT. I’m also a mom to three growing girls, and have returned to college. As a Mom, I hesitate to splurge on fashion for myself. As a college student, I would LOVE to show up to class wearing something awesome like these boots.

  44. The big mushy pit bull I was fostering made chew toys out of my Winter boots, as I discovered when I returned home from running errands (including buying more chew toys for the pooch!). Having donated my lovely pair, as a result, I am now without! As a vegan and animal advocate, as well as a woman in the City trying to look fabulous, I totally dig the Cri de Coeur brand. Help a fellow Glamazon out before we get our first Noreaster!

  45. Ivy P. says:

    I would LOVE to have any one of these great pair of boots! This is AWESOME!

  46. Erin says:

    These boots depict the aware, conscious and stylish woman of today. I believe in karma so if I win these they will become my Christmas gift to my sister to further convince her that one can be chic and animal-friendly and encourage her to go this route. And I will donate the funds that would have went to her gift to a local shelter. Thanks!

  47. kathryn says:

    I deserve them because I have been very good this year! :)

  48. Priscilla says:

    My daughter is vegan, works in the fashion/fitness and magazine industry
    in NYC, and can’t afford the beautiful
    Wendy boots, but would adore them for a
    suprise holiday gift. She wore holes in
    my non-leather boots last year, so these
    boots would cure our winter weather
    footwear blues.

  49. Carol says:

    I need a new pair of leather free boots…no bull about it…my foot grew and half size and due to the economic melt down I simply to not have money to purchase a pair.

  50. Brenda Whitley says:

    I would love to win these boots.

  51. amy dendy says:

    so cute to wear out

  52. amy dendy says:

    ps for an unemployed therapist, mom of 2,owner of 2 pets, who has just lost everything home,job,had to sell most of my furniture for bills, lost husband.. these ecofriendly vegan boots would make my spirits bright for the holidays.
    happy holidays :)

  53. Kelly says:

    wow, I heart the ariel boots, all the boots are great but I am def an ariel boot girl. Please let me win them!

  54. Petunia says:

    For years, I suffered thru the thick soled army boot vegan shoe options only to emerge beaten and battered in my search for affordable FASHION FORWARD cruelty free shoes. Teased and taunted- none the less- I persevered. And now the angels have rewarded us with Cri de Couer. I look forward to showing all the LA girls that you can maintain your integrity qnd your style with the Cri de Coeur Wendy boots.

  55. Dawn says:

    Everyone knows I’m vegan so the second they notice me wearing these boots, and they WILL notice because they’re gorgeous! – they’re going to be all over me …’I thought you were vegan?’, and ‘Oh, as I say, not as I do, right?’, then ‘what a hippocrit! ‘ and then I’ve got’ em!!!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Style and activism – a perfect match!

  56. Leila says:

    I dont own ANY boots and would LOVE to have my 1st pair! PLEEAAAAAAAAASSE pick me :)

  57. mj says:

    I love , love these boots- I could see a million ways of wearing them! So much oomph, and such a perfect finishing touch! I need them, too, because my closet sprang a leak of the summer and I lost all my boots to mildew.

  58. carmen says:

    Dear Nice “all powerful” Lady Gina,
    I need a new pair of shit kickers because my old ones are made of leather.
    With Love. I will shamelessly promote the eff out of your business.

  59. Bridgette says:

    I need those boots in my life!

  60. Tiffany says:

    Those over the knee boots are HOTT!!

  61. Annie says:

    How could anyone not love Faux fur that looks SO good!?! Living in Utah and being vegan-you stand out like a prostitute at church! its so hard to find good vegan eats. Trying to find animal friendly clothes for winter without looking like a pilgrim is even harder!! I need you WENDY!

  62. jocelyn says:

    What beautiful boots! This year, I made two big changes: I committed to a vegan lifestyle and began working with a trainer. Both things have paid off. Every day I learn more about the horrors of factory farming, all aspects of animal cruelty, and veganism for health. My eyes are open now and I take so much pride in walking this path. Speaking of walking this path, my trainer has had me working on strengthening my chronically weak ankles. For more than a decade, I tore and re-tore ligaments in both ankles when my ankles would just “roll out”. No more pain, limping, braces, or casts for this girl; after six months of dedicated strengthening, my ankles are now strong! I’d love the Wendy boots to celebrate the changes in my life, striding (in heels, no less!) with strong ankles along down my vegan path.

  63. Jessica says:

    I plan to look so hot in them that meat eaters everywhere will want to know where I got them. Then, I will kindly explain to them the joys and beauty of living in a vegan world. :D

  64. Cindy Buckley says:

    These hip, cozy boots just can’t be beat… If I won them I’d never need another pair of boots on my feet!
    I love these boots! They look both practical and fabulous. I would proudly wear them every day. Thanks for another great givaway!

  65. Mikah says:

    I’ve been vegan for about a year now and love everything about my new lifestyle. But this month was the first time I actually had the guts to weed out the leather and suede from my closet. Now my shoe collection is looking very sparse indeed. The Wendy boots are AMAZING and would be a great way to kick start my new completely cruelty free wardrobe! Thanks so much!

  66. Melonie says:

    It’s so hard to find leather-free boots! Come to think of it, I don’t have any boots at all. But I would actually love to win these for my sister, who isn’t a vegan (yet), so she can see that it doesn’t require as much “sacrifice” as she thinks – it’s very pleasant, beyond the health benefits!

  67. chloejo says:

    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER ANNIE! Chosen by the Cri team. The rest of you – try again next time! :)) Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!

  68. hiSunglasses says:

    Lovely boots, the modern boho is what i love the most.

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