I’m into Leather

One of my favorite quotes in a movie is:  “ I’m into leather” in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall.  I have watched this movie at least 20 times and It makes me laugh every time.  Yes I confess I am into leather too!   The quote in the movie comes early as the young Neurotic Alvy Singer reflects on how his old school classmates turned out.

“I run a profitable dress company”

“ I’m President of the Pinkus Plumbing Company”

“I was a heroin addict now I’m a methadone addict”

“ I’m into leather”

If you haven’t seen this movie I highly recommend it.  It’s a classic and won Best Picture.

I am so into leather this fall that I have been hunting and gathering in a very determined manner.  I was very lucky to find some amazing pieces at Buffalo Exchange, Dillard’s and Zara online.  I decided to indulge myself and have a little fun with my leather purchases by having my husband take some photo’s in the Tucson Desert Wash .

Zara Patent Leather Boots. As with handbags, quality is so important and boots play up a sophisticated side to any outfit with just a tiny hint of edginess.

Circa 80’s Italian  Plum Leather Dress-  This is a lot of leather!

Bagatelle Vanilla Leather Moto Jacket – Super Chic and Edgy

Vince Camuto Camel Booties, Wilsons Pelle Brown Glazed Skirt and a Classic Coach Bag with no C’s on it – Just the way I like it.  ALL LEATHER!Escada Indigo Blue Skirt with White Stitching.  The leather is so soft and buttery- this is when you realize what Quality is!

Trina Turk Leather Vest– Very Fitted

Arden B Leather Sash/Belt. So simple but making a grand statement.

Leather Gloves with Fur.  Mac n Jac Black Blazer and Kenneth Cole Black Skirt, Moda Spana Black Booties. Power Suit of 2012.

Perhaps I have inspired you to add a piece or two of leather to your wardrobe. So on that note go thru your magazines and catalogs, get some ideas and visuals and before you know it you might even say out loud  “ I’m into Leather”!

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Boots to Lust Over

Tis the Season for wearing Boots and these are just a few that I am lusting over!

Zara Stud Bootie $159

Zara Baroque Bootie $169

Chloe Bootie $995

Cole Haan Burgundy Suede Bootie $550

Derek Lam $790

Lanvin Metal Bit Chunky Ankle $1450

Christian Louboutin Black Tall Boot $1435

Christian Louboutin $1595Maison Martin $825

Manolo Blahnik $865

Narciso Rodriguez Ostrich $2195

Scoring Shoes on Ebay

Shopping for shoes on Ebay is one of the easiest ways to go about getting designer shoes at a fabulous price.   All you need to know is what designer you want and your size.  For example my husband loves Tsubo’s ; a sporty mens shoe.  Since he knows he is a 9.5 he just types in Men’s Tsubo’s 9.5 and voila up pops up a stream of at least 15 choices.  He bids on the ones he wants, rarely is there any bidding wars, the auction ends and 2 weeks later he has his shoes delivered to the front door.  Victory!  Also, there are so many auctions that have Buy Now if you agree with the price of the seller you just click the button and you win automatically. Victory!

In today’s Ebay Market I personally believe it is a buyer’s market , not a seller’s market.  There are so many people selling that rarely are there  bidding wars which means the price doesn’t move so you always get a great deal. Some of my favorite designer’s are: Stuart Weitzman, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Vince Camuto, Joan and David, Bally, Giuseppe Zanotti, and  Prada.

One of my lovely clients decided to do some shoe shopping on Ebay.

She particularly loves Cole Haan’s, they fit her foot well and she knows she is always a size 8 when it comes to Cole Haan.

She was looking to build her shoe wardrobe and also replace a pair of booties that her dog Jack decided to eat, chew and destroy. Jack is lucky Melissa has such a forgiving kind heart!

Let’s just say Melissa’s Ebay shopping was a total success and her average price per shoe was $20.00.  She bought 11 pairs.  What a deal!

1.  2 Pairs of Cole Haan Black Booties- Avg Retail Price $250

2.  The Cole Haan Line Up- Avg Retail Price $200-$300

3.  Donald Pliner Line Up- Avg Retail Price $200- $300

4.  Cole Haan, G Series and Naturalizer – Avg Retail Price $100-$250

The  Grand Shoe Showcase!

 Good Job Melissa, as I always say “You can never have enough shoes!”