Archive for the ‘Joie Shoes’ Category
I have been going to the cute, funky, homespun little mom and pop shop Mini Mini Market in Williamsburg for I don’t know how many years. It feels like forever. And I have never seen them have such deep sales before. The shoe sales were particularly good, and I can always count on them to have reliably hip (yet usually not tragically so) shoes.
I didn’t get the names on all the shoes, but there are a fair number of Jeffrey Campbells, and they also usually carry BC shoes.
There were also handbag and clothing sales, of course, and in the back they have cutesy frothy lingerie and a wide assortment of knee socks and tights, which are a particular addiction of mine.
The Mini Mini Market also owns Shoe Market on N. 6th Street just off of Bedford in Williamsburg. I have been going to Shoe Market since the first day it opened and I was always addicted. They carry women’s, men’s and children’s shoes that Maddox himself would drool over. Unfortunately, the website does no sort of justice at all to the variety of shoes they have there. There aren’t just granny-hipster Worishofers. You have to go yourself to check out the unique, interesting collection they curate. In a small shop, it’s all about editing down what to show, and I have always walked out with one thing I liked or at the very least great shoe advice or shoe accessories, like sticky pads to prevent heel slippage.
Other shops in Williamsburg are also having tons of sales. At Catbird, the adorable little Metropolitan Ave store is closing and everything is 50 to 75 percent off! Also check out the typically Williamsburg-nature-or-pop-culture-referencing-nomered Bird, Oak and Amarcord.
Will they ever go out of style? I have to confess though that it took me a while to warm up to them. My father has been in the navy business all his life and we lived in a port city, so the sight of navy-striped sailor T-shirts was all too familiar. As a result, I’ve come to associate nautical stripes with work, business, the military. You know what they say: familiarity breeds…fashion pet-peeves!
I’m glad to report, though, that I’m totally over that now. In fact, I’m completely hot for nautical stripes. These Joie ‘China Girl’ flats, for example, drive me wild with desire:
I love the simple silhouette and the chic raffia-trimmed square toe. Better yet, they’re 50% on sale now, going for $87!