high-end shoes: all that sass
just a few months ago, a michael kors boutique opened at one of our high-end malls. i was soo looking forward to it, i couldn’t think of anything else for an entire month. and i’m not even that much of a fan of michael kors. it was just exhillirating to imagine all the new, wonderful things i might see inside the store. ironically though, i haven’t even visited it. (talk about anti-climactic!) i think i got lazy from waiting for it to open. but hey, maybe i’ll go and have a look-see after this.
anyway, what i’ve observed with the shops that we do have here – LV, prada, gucci and the like – is that, hardly anyone ever goes there. with the exception of celebrities and socialites and what-not, of course. but they make up, what, like 1% of our population? (that probabaly isn’t the most accurate estimation, but you get the idea.) we are, after all, a third world country… which i’ve never seen as a big deal before, but i am starting to feel boxed in by the concept and its yielded realities. but, alas, that is a complicated topic i’d rather delve into when i am feeling much more, um, awake.
going back to the ‘expensive brands’ shenanigan, i think i will just have to wait for future developments. hey, a marc jacobs store might open in the next… ten years or so. bleargh. i don’t know, really, but i’m starting to think that manila isn’t quite ready yet for full-blast, high-end invasion.
so to sum up: too bad for me.
on the other – lighter, happier – hand, my frustrations on said issue has caused me to search high and low for other sources of great-looking shoes. and i found it! i have discovered an online store with the most fantastic shoes i’ve seen in a long time. they are locally based (yay!) but they get their products abroad. they’ve got designer-like pairs that are absolutely drool-worthy. and oh my, the oxford heels are a-m-a-z-i-n-g.
have a look around sassyspot, where you can buy gorgeous shoes for only $25-$50.
i want them all. really.