Ok Nora, I’ll go easy on you – a nice sensible shoe for today, to replace my old faithful red suede ballet slippers (I said goodbye to those old friends on the weekend, along with a few other pairs of shoes that were really past their prime).
Jacqui asked for shoe store stories (heh, say that 10 times in a row without taking a breath).
For me, in New York, it was pretty much designer shoes all the way. I don’t buy these shoes in my “normal” life (unless they are on sale …and even then not all the time). But for some reason, the money you spend while on holiday is not worth the same amount as if you spent it when at home – you are free and have no responsibilities – what mortgage? what renovations? what food/electricity/gas etc?
So of course I had to go to Manolo Blahnik – you can’t go to New York and not go to Manolo (31 W 54th St)! And Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo (both on Madison Ave), and the shoe departments of Barneys, Saks 5th Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman (all on 5th Ave) (in my opinion, Bergdorfs had the best range). I also looked at Macy’s and Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus (but NM was in Hawaii, I didn’t get there in NY). I scoped them all out before I went back in for the kill.
I don’t remember seeing a lot of shoe stores (except for Foot Locker, which are everywhere but which really don’t count!) but maybe I just didn’t walk up the right streets. Oh well, that just means I’ll have to go again!!! (in about a hundred years after I’ve paid off my credit card!)
Last pair of shoes tomorrow – I promise they are worth the wait! And then Friday is handbag day…