I walked by Jimmy Choo on Madison Avenue a few days ago and I saw this shoe:
Could this be the perfect nude sandal I have been looking for all season? The one shoe that will make it through my meticulous screening process and become part of my collection? YES! YES! YES!
I walked in and tried them on even though I was late for Cape May and had no pedicure. HOLY CRAP the bottom was already rubberized! I pretty much had my credit card on the table when I bothered to ask how much it cost.
“How much are they?” I asked casually, while gazing at myself in the mirror.
“$1295,” the saleswoman said without blinking.
“WTF!!!!!! That’s SO expensive!” I blurted out, shocked out of my reverie, with the shoes still on my feet.
“They are pre-rubberized,” said the saleswoman. (It costs approximately $12 to rubberize the soles of shoes in NYC.)
“Um, I would probably be divorced if I bought these.” I was really regretting not getting the mani-pedi now. Nothing looks as trashy as bare toes.
“So split it on two cards,” She said,” He will never know.” No hesitation on her part. “Let me give you my card, in case you change your mind.”
Ok, so Number 1, My hubs is not a moron. Does that split it on 2 credit cards trick really work? (He uses Mint.com anyway, so that shit would never fly.)
Number 2, If we cant afford one bill of $1295, why would we be able to afford 2 bills of $647.50?
Number 3, I’m still wrapping my head around the fact that ONE pair of shoes could cost $647.50. (Remember in 2003 when Carrie spent $485 on Manolos and that was UN-freakin-heard of?)
What do you think?
Honestly, if I thought they were worth $1295 dollars I wouldn’t even be writing about this. They are made of strips of elastic, not even leather!
I still kinda want them though…maybe I’ll start putting more ads on this site. I should have $1295 in about 10-15 years!