When it comes to splurges, I’m kind of a Scrooge. The prospect of paying $50 for a given thing, brandtastic or no, is usually cause for nausea. Shoes are one of the few types of splurge-appropriate material goodies, particularly those of the mint condition consignment ilk.
I have six letters for you: NWT DJP. That’s New-With-Tags-Donald-J-Pliner. See photographic evidence below.
Donald J. Pliner footwear is basically a gift to womankind. He’s pricey, but he’s got the hot walkable shoe nailed. It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking some up. (Sorry, had a Ferris Bueller moment there.)
DJP’s ability to concoct shoes that (a) give you a serious height boost and (b) liberate you from blisters, bunions, aches and pains exempts him from cost-related criticism usually reserved for things costing upwards of $250.00. That being said, who the eff am I kidding? I so do NOT have the means for $250.00.
$250.00 shoes for $84.99? That I can do. Particularly if they’re TAGS ON NEW.
Everything’s marked-up in New York, secondhand stores notwithstanding. These stellar espadrilles would have cost me $150, minimum, if I’d had a lapse in judgment and purchased them at a Manhattan consignment shop. Where’d I find these puppies for such a palatable price?
At Designer Consignments, one of my fave Garden State spots. Everything’s cheaper in Jersey and heretofore, better. :P