Steve Madden-Revenu, another shot at glory?

29 01 2009

Remember my first post when I was gushing over the Shayne boot @ Bakers (https://shoestalkersandaddicts.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/my-current-object-of-affection/) and got all upset because I knew it’d be gone before I could get it? Well looky here at what I found! A close reincarnation of the Shayne called Revenu and available for pre-order at Steve Madden for $129.95. Is this my second chance at obtaining this shoe? Probably not. Reason one being I like the fact that the Shayne boot was pretty plain. It was the style of the heel and that little bow in the back that attracted me. Now Steve Madden went and added all these studs to it , which made it even more fly, but I would’ve rather had it plain. Second, I never found a heel pad that keeps my foot from slipping out the darn thing! Such a tease.

 





An ugly shoe and its better looking, more expensive cousin.

29 01 2009

 CUTIEWhen I first saw this shoe on Bakersshoes.com for $79 and change, I thought “what the hell is this? who in the world would wear these?” They’re now on sale for $29 and I still feel exactly the same. In my opinion it looks like a unfinished witch boot.

Then I saw this next shoe and realized the difference a little bit of quality can make. Worn here by La La , the Givenchy lace front wedge boots dont look half bad…

Prices for the boot range from $695 to $795 depending on where you purchase and even though this shoe is definately NOT one of my favorites, I wouldn’t call it “ugly”. If I had to judge based off that first shoe, I wouldnt have even given this style a chance.





Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Canvas Leopard Pumps

21 01 2009

 

$675
 Yves Saint Laurent (at Barneys New York online), canvas platform peep toe loafer with leopard toe. Patent leather decorative strap and trim – Leather sole and Fabric/leather upper. Also available in Beige/Dark Brown

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and now for it’s precious knock offs….

BANANA

style: BANANA

$99.99

Take a step above the rest in this suede peep-toe platform with cow printed pony hair, patent trim and trendy instep strap with adjustable buckle. By Guess. 3 1/2″ patent heel. Also available in black cow print.

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And available @ BAKERS shoes…

ELOISE

style: ELOISE

original price $89.95, now on sale for $49.95

Tame your wild desire in this animal-inspired platform peep-toe with cow printed pony hair and strap and buckle decor. 4 3/4″ heel. Material/Leather.

 

For a different take, Bakers also offers this style in a slingback…

EMORY

 style: EMORY

$89.95

Stand tall in this peep-toe sling-back with adjustable in-step strap, choice of solid or animal print, on an aggressive platform for additional support. 5 1/4″ heel.

 

 Also available in all black, on sale $49.99





YSL Tribute 105mm Patent Pump

20 01 2009

 

Tribute Pump

@YSL – $660

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This shoe also comes in black (with a cream-colored heel), red or purple with  two heel heights; four inches or five-and-a-half with a 1 1/2″ platform.

And for those of you who cant afford to break the bank can splurge on these knock offs:

Available @ ALDO shoes these were on sale for a short period for $69, but are now back at the regular price of $100 and offers free shipping on orders over $80. A friend of mine actually purchased these shoes not too long ago and she loves them. She’s a pretty short girl and loves how tall they make her look. I will try to get a picture of these shoes in action when she wears them.

Happy shopping!





My current object of affection…

16 01 2009

I have been following this shoe all season and honestly I would have owned them by now. I’ve had plenty of chances to purchase it at a cost lower than the regular retail price of  $99.95 at Bakers Shoes. The only reason I do not own them right now is because I have one of the narrowest pairs of feet on the planet. I went to a Bakers store in Cherry Hill Mall, NJ to try on these beautiful peep toe booties. Even though they look absolutely fabulous on me, I couldn’t ignore the fact that  my heels slip out of the back of the shoe when I walk. The part of the shoe that ties around the ankle prevents it from flying off  but it was not enough to keep me from tripping over the shoe while its dangling from my foot. I’ve always had this issue when it comes to pumps and I am currently researching every shoe insert available that is supposed to assist with this kind of problem, but I’ve had no success.

They are now on clearance for $79.99. I have to find a solution to buy them before they are gone forever!!!

 

SHAYNE

Bakers Shoes

Style: SHAYNE  in black suede

4 1/4 ” heel

Find it here http://www.bakersshoes.com/product.aspx?c=527&p=58790