A look from the new UGG Collection, the brand's first...

A look from the new UGG Collection, the brand's first capsule line of fashion-forward looks, made in Italy. Credit: Handout

They may not look like those clodhopper shearling boots from UGG Australia, but they're Aussie-related, just the same. Launching this month: the new UGG

Collection, the brand's first capsule line of fashion-forward looks, made in Italy. The boots -- chic platforms, riding boots and over-the-knee wedges -- are made of hand-painted Toscana leather, Spanish sheepskin, oiled wool canvas and suede; $495 and up, at select Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue and uggaustralia.com.

Letter perfect

In the category of life's little calamities, there are few things less irritating than losing your umbrella because somebody walked off with the one you left in a restaurant or other public umbrella stand. Well, it won't happen with your rain boots, thanks to Zoubaby's monogrammed boots, $98, in eight shades and four fonts. Printing/shipping takes up to 10 days; at Romi Belle, Old Brookville; Shop, Roslyn Heights; Pretty Printing, Plandome; and zoubaby.com.