Summer is almost here….

1 Feb

It’s Sunday, I have time to kill, what do I do? GO SHOPPING of course. So I set out with my sister in -15 degree weather and headed to Yorkville (Bay/Bloor area). My main goal
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Miss Marc ♥’s Canada shirt. Limited-edition tee sold at Holt Renfrew has been available since January 25th. A tee featuring Mr and Miss. Marc on a ski lift is available in white and light grey (XS-L). I wasn’t convinced. The advertising (an email from Holt Renfrew about new and upcoming products) was worded that, at least to me, seemed like it was a collection of Miss Marc ♥’s Canada line.

It was only the tee. I was not amused. Nor was I convinced. The tee is definitely not for winter wear, and I would assume in highly AC houses in the summer, it wouldn’t work either.

The SA was her charming self (in case you didn’t know, they’re on commission), telling me how fabulous the tee is, and that they can’t keep them on the shelf. So I thought, A) I could be a bitch and tell her how wrong she is, or B) just smile and walk away.

And as I started to walk away she was telling me and my sister that it’s the perfect gift because it comes in a Marc by Marc Jacobs gift box! Oo, how convincing. A $65 dollar box! It seemed others were not amused by Marc’s Canadian love, because limited edition would mean, whatever is on that table is it.. and by the looks of it, I would say almost every single one is still sitting there. I think I’ll stick to his bags.

Which leads us to the second floor: SHOES. And quickly I notice, those big furry snow trekking boots are on one table in the far corner, and I am surrounded by open toe flats, strappy sandals and my personal obsession (besides Starbucks)… FLIP FLOPS.

As I peered over the $500 shoes, and a lot of tackiness that comes with a lot of designers, I hit the Marc Jacobs section. I was drawn to these:
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They come in black + white, blue, pink and white. I went with the classic black + white. How cute is this little bird?
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They don’t come in half-sizes. And because designer shoes are always made for those tiny feet, I knew a size 8 wouldn’t cut it. But the SA was nice, and he brought me out a size 8 and a size 9. The 9 was pretty good, the flip flop was comfy, and not uncomfortable at all. Like many flip flops, you might as well go bare-foot, but these were perfect. Well… the size 9 wasn’t really cutting it either. Weird, I know, but when I told him “perhaps a 10 would be better…” It felt like I fell from a 50-story building. Thankfully he was awesome and just said, “it’s just a number.”

So the 10 was brought out. And voila. I’m ready for summer.

PRICE: $85

Marc Jacobs

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4 Responses to “Summer is almost here….”

  1. Diane February 2, 2010 at 3:04 am #

    OMFG $85 for flipflops!? It pains me to spend $10 on flip flops… I wait till they go on clearance at Old Navy and buy a bunch

  2. Fit For A Shopaholic February 2, 2010 at 3:25 am #

    droooool. old navy flip flops, i’m still mad they changed their style 😦 I love their old style… the nice old plain smooth kind. And I hate that they introduced the bumpy kind. HATE IT! Bah.

    Trust me, I’ll be hoarding up on those flip flops soon 🙂 Hm, it’s almost valentines… they usually put out cute red + heart flip flops. I shall head over there this week!

  3. Anonymous February 3, 2010 at 7:30 am #

    Obviously there are Canadian designers….so why not ask a canadaian designer?

    • Fit For A Shopaholic February 10, 2010 at 7:57 am #

      Apparently that was the controversy! And I agree.. I don’t see what’s so “Canada” about the shirt, besides people skiing – which you can do all over the world!

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