Thursday, August 4, 2011

These shoes aren't made for walkin', but they look good!

I like to shop. Okay, I know those of you that know me are thinking, "Uh, like is a little too modest". Alright, I really love shopping but ever since I made the decision to move to Italy, I had to deprive myself so that I could save some money. And no, I don't shop to fill some kind of a "void" or feeling of emptiness. I just truly have a huge appreciation for fashion and I absolutely love it. There is just something so visually pleasing about an outfit that is perfectly put together from head to toe. The garments, the accessories, the footwear....I can't help it - fashion is my passion. So this post is to express my gratitude to Italy for making, in my opinion, the world's most wonderful shoes.

When you take a girl like me, throw her in a country that produces these fine shoes, what else is a girl to do? My first time in Florence: One train, one bus, and 3 new pairs of Miu Miu shoes later equals one happy girl. Full price? I said I appreciate fashion, that doesn't mean I can afford it all. But you see, that is why Italians are so considerate of shopaholics who are trying to shop more economically. They came up with this genius idea to have a place where women like me (the kind that will stay in a hostel, take the bus instead of the taxi, and eat cheese & bread for lunch because she'd rather spend the extra bucks on footwear) can go and have those pretty little Prada shoes on her feet for a tiny fraction of the retail cost. Yes ladies & gents, you heard it here. Italians really are that generous and thoughtful. I mean, the prices are unimaginable here in Toronto. That is why Italy deserves a huge bravo. Will there be an encore? To be continued....

.....oh who the hell am I kidding. I already went back during my second time in Florence and yet again, the they did not disappoint. If you plan on going, I recommend taking a tour bus from Florence that will take you to the famous shopping outlets. Much easier than the way I went....that's another story. And if you're curious about the prices: Valentino dress retail price, 1200. Discount price, 130. Me, happy.
:) T

The Mall, surrounded by Tuscan hills

GUCCI, YSL, Burberry, Valentino, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, the list never ends...  
The Mall
Via Europa 8
Leccio, Reggello 50060

Grazie Miuccia Prada....

Prada, Miu Miu & Jill Sander:
Levanella Spacceo (SPACE outlet)
Strada Statale 69 

1 comment:

  1. Can you please send me some shoes when you go there? :)


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