The Quick and the Hungry
June 14, 2010 § 4 Comments
I’m a proponent of always finding the best deal. You readers know I have been known to stalk shoes for months to assure the best possible price for a quality pair. Shopping out of season has always been fruitful for me, but if you can’t want that long take advantage of the multitude of mid-season sales. Retailers trying to boost numbers and clear out current stock frequently have in-season sales where fantastic deals can be had. One sale of note comes from online luxury retailer, Net-A-Porter. The site doesn’t often have sales, but when they do it’s worth a look, particularly if you have your heart set on luxury apparel and accessories. Burberry Prorsum, Louboutin, A.P.C, DVF, Marc Jacobs and Chloé can be found for a steal, but you have to act fast. Gents, don’t fear, soon Net-A-Porter will be launching menswear as well.
Here are some of my favorites (shoes, obviously) from the current sale. Tempting…very tempting.
First up, the Phoenix Espadrille Sandal from Jimmy Choo. Espadrilles epitomize summer footwear and this soft caribbean-water-turquoise patent will look heavenly with crisp whites and soft florals.
This summer if you don’t have nude sandals, you’ve got one giant hole in that shoe wardrobe of yours. Not only do they go with everything but a nude sandal, like these from Pedro Garcia, elongate your legs. This sturdy heel is easily walkable as well.
Another amazing pair of nude sandals are these twisted leather strap beauties from Burberry Prorsum. They provide a bit more contrast with the dark heel and sole and I love the back zip—no buckles necessary.
These Marc by Marc Jacobs heels give us a serious dose of ladylike drama. No man can argue with cream and black and well-placed ankle strap.
Be still my heart, Church’s brogues are actually on sale. While I’m still holding out for solid brown, these two-tone wingtips are adorable and for a pair handmade in England, quite a steal.
Plaited leather sandals by Roberto Cavalli are at once tough and sweet. The killer heel and braided leather would offset a floaty dress or billowy wide leg trousers beautifully.
Finally, for those black tie affairs that require a hint of drama, who else would you turn to but Valentino? I love this satin heel’s simplicity mixed with the unabashed girly drama of the large black bow…and I bet they look great on the dance floor.
Happy sale shopping, everyone, and if you pick up a pair be sure to send me your photos. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thoughts: “See a shoe and pick it up and all day long you’ll have good luck.” ~Andy Warhol