Saturday, April 10, 2010

Venetian shoes

My sister-in-law, who's just returned from a fab weekend in Venice, Italy, sent me the following email:

"I'm just looking at Athenian shoes on your blog - compared to Venice, an absolute bargain!"

Attached to the email was the following photo:

In case you can't read the price tags, the shoes are 785 € and the bag is 1,420 €. That's 1,067 USD for the shoes and 1,930 USD for the bag. Maybe the shiny things on the bag are precious stones. The shop was closed at the time, so she couldn't go in and ask.

I must say, I don't care much for bags, but I do love shoes and will pay good money for the right pair. Even so, I think I'd have nightmares if I walked around with 785 € worth of leather between my feet and the ground. Eeek.


palmtreefanatic said...

oooooh lala!
I would fall flat on my face! The shoes are beautiful though!

Karen said...

Yes, indeed! I could probably stand in those shoes for half an hour (and then go home and take something for my aching back), but I couldn't walk a single step in them!

Tinsie said...

I'm with you, guys. These sandals sure look great, but can't possibly be made to walk in!

Plus, isn't that bag a tad too long? I'm sure I'd knock people over if I carried it in a crowded room.

Then again, considering the price tag, maybe that's the whole idea!

Sandi said...

Not my cuppa - i think big money for handbags only... although I own a pair of Gucci's and Jimmy Choos ;)

Karen said...

If I didn't have a husband I would have the Jimmy Choos, whether I could walk in them on not.

Fifi Flowers said...

J'adore shoes... those are FAB!!!

Deepak Acharya said...

gorgeous :)