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Today, and today only, from 6am to 6pm (PST) select styles of Donald J. Pliner shoes are available for $29.95 at 6pm.com. Known for merging classic styles with an emphasis on comfort and wearablity, this is a rare buying opportunity.
And, since most DJP shoes normally retail in the $150 – $300 price range, this is definitely worth a peek.
So, here is just a taste of what is available:
(This is also available in an embroidered pattern similar to the Nakia above).
So, to all of you Recessionistas out there …. what are you waiting for?
Simple. Zappos.com has a number of styles on last-chance clearance in limited sizes and lowered prices. That’s pretty much reason enough to chase away any ‘Case of the Mondays’ a shoe-lover might have.
The New Years holiday may be over, but every gal should have at least one metallic evening shoe in her collection. It’s always a great match for the requisite LBD. Strappy details make this all the better.
Sure, it doesn’t have an actual Red Sole; but that fire-engine heel will still turn heads when you wear this be-ribboned shoe that avoids cute and moves right on over to sexy.
Have I shown these to you before? They make my heart skip a beat … I really can’t stop looking at this lovely shoe. The color, the cut …. I love this simple and sexy D’orsay.
Finally, there are the floral beaded shoes that are firmly in the ‘Sweet’ category:
I like the florals; when I am surrounded by snow, shoes that remind me of spring are always a welcome site.
The Irregular Choice brand is known for shoes that are eclectic (at best) to outright horrifying (at worst). Certainly ‘Boring’ is a word rarely applied to this brand. Styles by Irregular Choice are not for the shy at heart. I just feel like many of them would fair better on stage rather than ‘life around town’.
Case in point.
Wearable by your average gal? …. Probably not. But, they definitely get the imagination going.
So, as winter continues to knock coldly on my door, I bring you a slightly less dramatic alternative from Irregular Choice.
These puffy ankle-boots used to be available in an ice-blue with white snowflakes, but that color combo seems to have sold out. Instead, take a peak at these cozy Red, White and Blue cuties that will make you feel like you are dressed up and ready for the Winter Olympic games.
They are definitely not subtle footwear choices. And, folks I’ve met who own some Irregular Choice shoes have told me that they are also pretty darned comfortable. So, if unique shoes are your thing, then grab a pair of these for stepping out during the cooler months. It’s one way to show Old Man Winter how much you love the season.
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.