Archive for the ‘Hollywould Shoes’ Category
I have only one pair of Hollywould shoes, and those are from the ‘for Target’ line that was produced a year or two ago. I do admit to admiring a number of Hollywould shoe styles; particularly some of the colorful ticking-striped shoes in red and blue that are just too cute for words. Unfortunately, cute is rarely enough for me to shell out close to $500 for a pair of shoes – for me it must be true love combined with an almost mindless desire to get that shoe! Luckily for me, that rarely happens, leaving most of my purchases in my budget ‘sane zone’. I was, however, hoping to try out at least one pair of Hollywould shoes toward the end of next year when all of my ‘New Home’-related debt was paid off.
Unfortunately, the odds of my finding the perfect pair has dropped as Hollywould follows Linens and Things in closing up shop. I love a sale, but this is a sad way to get a bargain.
Hollywould shoes is subsidiary of the Kellwood Co.; a company which markets both men’s and women’s sportswear as well as, interestingly enough, sporting goods. Kellwood Co. announced plans to sell the Hollywould line back in October of this year; unfortunately, there have been no takers to date. Founder and creative director Holly Dunlap’s final day was November 24, 2008 and the press offices are also closed at this time.
If the Hollywould website is any indication; this is their last hurrah. Beginning December 2, 2008, a sale was announced with discounts of up to 85% off original prices; the site is currently down to $79 per item site-wide. Yesterday it was $89, so expect discounts to continue as the stock depletes. Discount shipping codes appear to have been shut off. Order confirmations will be emailed, but due to the store-closing nature of the sale, e-mail cancellations are still possible if stock cannot be located. All items are, predictably, final sale.
So, if you want to take a peak and see what is left, by all means, visit the Hollywould website and get your last shot at shoes that are reputed to be as comfortable as they are attractive.
When last I checked, there were still many styles available, including Ballet Flats, Kitten Heels and a handful of boots:
For those of you who love the Hollywould brand or were thinking of trying it out ‘someday’, this may be one of your last opportunities to own a new pair of Hollywould shoes (Outside of whatever stock is left on websites such as Shoes.com and 6pm.com). Certainly it’s a little bittersweet, and it does show that even the luxury market is affected during an economic turn-down. One of the few up-sides I can see coming from this is a possible slow-down on the price-inflation that has started to become normal in the shoe market over the last few years. Obviously, that’s a very small silver lining to be found, but at least it’s something.
If I hadn’t been busy the other day ordering this Badgley Mischka patent clutch from Bloomingdales (don’t bother, it’s sold out by now):
… I would have totally been on top of the latest Piperlime sale. I’m a bona fide, certified sales whore (that clutch you see? with the extra 30% off discount Bloomingdales is having these days for certain items, it came down to about 1/2 its regular price of almost $300, plus there was free shipping involved AND I REALLY REALLY NEEDED AN EVENING CLUTCH, so there)–anyway, my point is, this is the time of the year when I turn into a fast and furious shopper. So, if it hadn’t been for that purchase, I would have totally bought this preppy, refreshing Hollywould “Salma” skimmer, now priced $130, which saves you $320 from its original price of $450:
Or I could have easily bought this adorable Kenzo scalloped flat, in burgundy or black-and-white, down to $87 from $290:
…but I’m afraid my fashion budget is shot for the month. Those are some great deals, though, and I hope you guys will take advantage (there are more fabulous options out there, so browse away).
If these prices persist, though, I might just come back next month and snatch this trendy Via Spiga “Undo” giraffe-print sandal, now $90 (down from $165):
Happy bargain hunting, shoe-lovers!
Allow me to be completely unoriginal here and profess my undying love for Target. For really, is there anyone in the whole wide world who doesn’t love Tar-jé? I very much doubt it, as I also doubt the fact that you can be compelled to spend less than $50-$100 dollars on every trip to that store. It’s just not possible.
I loved Target way before they started doing all these crazy Designer-for-Target promotions; but once they did, they practically brought a tear to my eye. Just recently, for example, I scored a Devi Kroell for Target croc-embossed platinum hobo bag for about $30, which is so well-done I am really at a loss as to how they pulled it off for that price. There are no cut corners in that bag, I tell you whut. No scrunched-up lining, no threads, no defective zippers or snaps, no negligent details. Everything is solid, functional, and pretty. Every time I wear it I feel rich AND smart, and let me tell you, no other $30-bag can give you quite the same feeling.
Ahem. Where was I? Oh, right. Designers-for-Target. Yes! They did it again. This time they’re collaborating with one of my favorite designers, Hollywould. I own a pair of coral Hollywould flats with white leather piping and tassels, which are both stylish and incredibly comfortable–quite a feat in this cruel world of shoes, I know! Unfortunately, I spotted nary a flat in their collection, but both the shoes and the handbags are smart, functional, and cheep-cheep-cheeeeep!
They’re also available in other colors and materials. And these Hollywould patent pumps with bow (in black or red) are also just $29.99:
And these Hollywould Glitter lace bow slides are also–you guessed it!–$29.99:
If you need to accessorize those pink pumps–grab this Hollywould Mansfield Clutch for only (wait for it)…$19.99!
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Maybe it’s the yellowish-blue hibiscus print, but these Hollywould pumps make me want to visit a tropical island. I can imagine breathing in fresh ocean air while wearing a light summer dress with these shoes.
The Hollywould Salsalito Pump is on sale at Piperlime for $229.
(I know, I know–Jitterbugbaby just wrote about
yellow spring fever just the other day, but shoe obsessions die hard at Shoeblog–so bear with me).
I once read a list of requirements in order to qualify as a ‘shoe fanatic’. One of them actually was owning a pair of yellow shoes. I never knew yellow shoes were such an extravagant choice, though upon closer examination it was revealed that, indeed, I did NOT own any yellow shoes. The situation has been remedied since (ahem), but honestly, the author of that list would do better to reconsider that particular requirement, since yellow is a BIG color this season. Yellow can be a hard color to pull off, but this season designers created some really wearable, cute footwear choices that are a pleasure to wear. Consider this delightful, summery sandal wedge, for example, fresh and hip and all daisy-like:
The white-yellow combo makes it very wearable. Just perfect to wear with a sundress–n’est ce pas? $180 at Satine Boutique.
Or you can do a subdued yellow in a flirtatious yet supremely wearable style, such as these cute Hollywould espadrilles in a low wedge style with croc-embossed trim and leather laces on vamp:
Is there anything these won’t go with? They’re also 50% off on Shoes.com, going for $122.
And these sunny, cheerful Camper Mary Janes will put a spring in your every step and will go well with jeans and a cute top:
($81, 50% off at Shoes.com).
You can, of course, always dress up in yellow, as with these gorgeous canvas Etro slingbacks with bright red leather trim:
One thing is certain: yellow spells F-U-N!