Daisy Bateman

Shoetember: Now That’s More Like It

Brand: Oscar De La Renta
Purchased from: Gilt Groupe
Materials: Crocodile, Leather, Wood
Work Wearability: Poor

Notes: Sure, the historical context and insights into my psyche are fine and all, but whatever, this is about shoes. And these are Shoes. The only ones I own that are made out of crocodile, which is something right there. (And no worries, the crocodile harvesting is done all sustainably and stuff. I saw it on an episode of Dirty Jobs.) They had a retail price that would blow your mind, if I could remember exactly what it was, but don’t worry, mom, I didn’t pay anywhere near that. I bought them in the additional clearance sale at one of my favorite discount sites, an occasional event that plays out like an electronic feeding frenzy, with bargain-mad shoppers frantically adding things to their carts and speed-clicking “refresh” and wishing this whole mess could be solved with a good old fashioned elbow to the face. It’s fun, though hurried shopping can lead to failures in judgement, which may or may not have something to do with why I now own a sequined gold belt.

But that’s not the point. The shoes are the point, and the point is, the shoes are fabulous.

4 thoughts on “Shoetember: Now That’s More Like It”

  1. Ooh, nice. I went to a presentation that the Gilt Groupe folks gave at RailsConf- they have some interesting scaling challenges, as you might imagine. 🙂

  2. Karen: Thanks!

    David: I'm not sure what you're talking about, but the scales on the shoes seem to be on pretty well.

    Abigail: Not fun in the same way, but a lot more convenient. And with the way sales tax has gone up, you practically break even on the shipping.


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