miercuri, 22 iulie 2009

This May as Well Be Another Shoe Post

The original Ann D shoes in a Vogue scan (I think)

Some of you may remember some of my posts, a while back, on the delicious (and also quite vicious) Ann Demeulemeester lace up boots. Well, if you were living in America or any other civilized country of Europe they were available for pre order in a number of locations, for around $800. Recently, they actually went on sale, some going for as low as $400. Now the only place they can be bought is Ebay, for the hefty price of $1450 (seriously). But they are the IT shoe and they will be popular forever and ever, so those able to afford them have that 'investment' excuse. Well, like for any other IT shoes, replicas started to pop-up (thank god). Leaving aside the Asian knock offs, of which I don't know much, there are two USA replicas worth mentioning:

Probabil va mai amintiti cateva posturi obsesive legate de sandalele Ann D. Considerate unul dintre modelele geniale ale sezonului si promitand ca vor rezista probei timpului (si a lunii septembrie a modei) ele au fost extrem de cautate de fashionistele de pretutindeni. Initial s-au vandut la pretul de $800, ajungand in perioada reducerilor chiar si la $400. In momentul actual ele se pot gasi doar pe Ebay, la pretul de $1450. Din fericire pentru restul umanitatii care nu a descoperit inca o comoara a piratilor, au aparut doua versiuni alternative:

Jeffrey Campbell for LF, pictures from Nitrolicious

The first replica that poped up was the Jeffrey Campbell one, sold exclusively in LF stores for $165. If you're living in America hurry up and order yours by phone, apparently there aren't many left. These have a taller shaft than the Ann D's but otherwise they are identical.

Prima este o varianta realizata de Jeffrey Campbell, in exclusivitate pentru magazinele LF, un lant din State. In magazinul pretul lor a fost de $165, momentan pot fi achizitionate de pe Ebay la pretul de $250-$350.

The Free People 'Corset Heel'

Secondly, the Free People version, available online in all sizes for $198. These are made of suede and have a lower heel. For some reason, I may like these even more than the Ann D version.

A doua varianta poate fi inca achizitionata online, la pretul de $198. Cel mai probabil vor apare si alte versiuni (cause that's the way it is).

Great thing is soon a pair will join the Hatter's shoe family. And the shopping hiatus starts... NOW.

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