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Stubbs & Wootton was selling smoking slippers on Madison Avenue long before the shoes became this fall's hottest trend. ThreadNY talks to Stubbs founder Percy Steinhart, who says his sales jumped 40% this year. His customer has changed, too: "I was in the store recently and there was this 15-year-old girl who got a pair. She told her mother, ‘You can’t buy these now.’” [ThreadNY]