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...and I suppose the figures for the average Dutch woman are pretty much the same. Or are they? db2305, what do you think? You and I both have more than 4 new pairs of shoes a year, but can we be taken as representative examples of the Dutch shoe buying public?

There's an exhibition opening in Dusseldorf this week, centering on 'the shoe as art form, the shoe as sculpture' -- hundreds of beautiful shoes in glass cages, tastefully lit and displayed to their best advantage...I wish I wasn't so broke and I could go. I wonder if they'll do a catalogue? Must watch out for it...

Only 3 more weeks before I fly out to London! And love_by_137's promised to come shopping with me! From what I've seen in the new shoe collections online, I think we'll have to include Office and Poste Mistress in our search.

Hmmm...I see Topshop do quite an acceptable version of a cage-nosed shoe, at a more than reasonable price...

You may wonder why, if I see shoes I like on the Internet, I don't buy them online? I'm afraid I think it's too much hassle. Unless you try on a shoe, you'll never know if it fits. You don't know how the leather feels, or if there's any part that cuts or pinches your foot. Or if the colour's exactly as shown on screen. So supposing you've waited a week (or two) for your shoes to be delivered and you find any of these defects, then you'll have to go through the hassle of sending them back and getting your money back, and ending up with no shoes at all -- all things considered, I'd much rather wait until I get to London (or New York, have you seen the Anthropologie website?) and can have a wander through the shops behind the URLs myself.

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calove
Sep. 14th, 2005 08:10 am (UTC)
I'm gonna do this again, because last attempt? Too embarrassing. What? It's early!

4.7? What on earth can you do with 0.7 of a shoe? Are there loads of German women hopping around on one leg wearing only a mutilated shoe? And which bit do they buy? The heel end? The toe end? And what do they do with all the 0.3 of the shoes? And is that 4 separate shoes? Or four pairs?

Enquiring minds need to know (if only to convince myself that my average two-pairs-a-year-but-only-if-they-are-in-the-sales isn't too abnormal)
db2305
Sep. 14th, 2005 08:19 am (UTC)
You're evil! Now I know I can buy Office shoes online...

*groans*

I might have to, because I haven't seen anything I really liked here so far. If that goes on, I won't make my, erm rather over 4.7 shoe a year...
gamiila
Sep. 14th, 2005 08:42 am (UTC)
I might have to, because I haven't seen anything I really liked here so far.

I agree, the current crops is abysmal this year. I've not come across anything remotely interesting yet, which, given my current financial situation, is probably just as well. If you do take the plunge and buy online, let me know what you think...because right now I'm quite tempted by some of the boots and shoes on offer at Anthropologie. ;-)
db2305
Sep. 14th, 2005 09:45 am (UTC)
I like them a lot, but they are expensive...Best keep an eye out on E-Bay for knockoffs or bargains!
db2305
Sep. 14th, 2005 09:57 am (UTC)
Btw, did you ever try yoox.com? Free shipping, lots of styles...
gamiila
Sep. 14th, 2005 10:29 am (UTC)
Oh yes, I've got yoox bookmarked and all! But like I've said before, I haven't actually tried buying any shoes online yet!

Though those dark-green seamstress button boots of striped herringbone tweed and pleated hemlock leather at Anthropologie are very very tempting...and a steal at only $198!

Or these red & white brocade ankle wraps -- $158...
gamiila
Sep. 14th, 2005 08:35 am (UTC)
I never get these statistics, either. If I remember correctly, the German Tagesschau announcer said it was 4.7 pairs of shoes, but does that mean the average German housewive buys a total of 8 and a bit shoes a year, and yes, do they hop around on half a shoe on the one leg, or...?

It's early. ;-)

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