I just ran into some of the newer styles of Harajuku Lovers shoes. Up until recently, the Harajuku Lovers shoe line has been filled with casual sneakers and slip-on flats. Not so this season.
Harajuku Lovers has apparently taken a page from Betsey Johnson and Beverly Feldman and gone from cute and casual to feminine and fabulous.
Perhaps, with LAMB shoes following the trend of increased prices that we have seen in more established luxury brands (Last spring, LAMB shoes were around $400, this spring some styles were near the $700 mark), Gwen’s Harajuku Lovers brand is expanding to include club-worthy shoe styles at college-friendly prices? After all, it makes sense to establish a recession-resistant middle ground when the pricing on your flagship brand starts outrunning the budgets of your primary customer base.
Here are several favorites from Harajuku Lover’s new look:
Too bad I can’t successfully wear yellow.
This is a wonderfully vibrant spring style. And those heart details at the vamp and buckle are all girl!
With top canvas and rope details, these just might have fellow blogger trainingheels cringing in horror. But, I’m pretty sure these are perfect for gals that love a casual sandal that can successfully dress up a pair of jeans as wekk as a fun and flirty summer sun-dress.
These red-hot penny-loafers are my absolute favorite - conservative, but not at all stodgy or demure. I love a classic style with a sexy twist.
And look at this, much like Betsey Johnson, the soles are also part of the whole playful package:
Super Cute! How’s that for ‘secret soles‘.
There are several more Harajuku Lovers styles available that I haven’t shown here. And, while I might miss the cute canvas casuals that were available last year, I love that some of the LAMB attitude is now available at Harajuku prices.
Because, however much I love shoes, I love not going into debt for them even more. With prices ranging from $70-$100, these fun heels are accessible on most shoe-maven’s budgets. Plus, imagine the prices if you run across them on sale. Now that’s something to get excited over.