Last night I was browsing in Jeremy’s, a clothing store here in SF that gets all of their inventory from department stores that have used the items in advertisements or window displays, or through damages and customer returns. The store has a huge selection of designer duds on the CHEAP (example: Prada ballet flats for $80; Oscar de la Renta cocktail dresses marked over half off retail prices), but finding a treasure there is totally a case of right place, right time. With the good, there’s a lot of semi-used, often torn items.
Yesterday I spotted a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti ponyhair leopard print ballet flats and I fell in LOVE. I can’t find them anywhere online (I suspect they were a few seasons old), but imagine these flats below, except instead of crystal embellishment, a shiny gold toe cap:
The problem? The right shoe was only available in a 7; the left in a 6.5. And they just didn’t quite fit. And they were almost $300. Still pricey, though I’m sure over half off the original price.
I’m still thinking about them! I’ve wanted a pair of subdued leopard flats forever, and the gold toe cap slayed me. What’s a girl to do?