When Pierre Hardy's gorgeous suede boots and leather sandals for Gap were released in stores last October, they seemed to sell out so quickly that most shoppers didn't even get a chance to glimpse their beauty, let alone buy a pair. (I was luckily enough to spy them at Gap's London flagship on Oxford Street as well as its lower 5th Avenue shop in New York.) However, Fashionista reader Andrea tipped us off today that the mid-calf suede boots with a wrap-around buckle are now available online in both grey and sand. I did indeed try this pair on at the store and I must say, the built-in platform makes them very comfortable for a heel this high. And they look good, too. Definitely more expensive than the $175 price tag. Why do we think that Gap decided, months later, to release these online? Well, there's a chance a back-order came through. Unlike the first Pierre Hardy x Gap collection, this one actually sold out--and quickly. Luckily, those whose local Gap didn't carry the shoes can now get their hands on them. Happy Shopping!
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Breaking News: Pierre Hardy x Gap Booties Won't Arrive in Stores Until October 28
Tear. Our beloved Pierre Hardy x Gap booties, which were scheduled to hit stores tomorrow, won't arrive until October 28. That's next Thursday. We're assuming this has to do with shipping. Even though the shoes weren't produced in France, they might be coming through Gap Europe, and with the all the strikes going on in the country, there's a chance that they are stuck in transit. Besides, it's only 10 more days, right? Let the countdown begin....
Gap's New Pierre Hardy Wedges Cost $195, Hit Stores October 19
I love my Gap x Pierre Hardy platform sandals, and I nearly bought last year's towering pirate boots. So it's no surprise this autumn's peep toe lace-ups are on my "To Buy" list.
Pierre Hardy Hits the New York Pavement
There's something about Pierre Hardy's shoes that are not only chic, but also cool. Whether he's creating affordable booties for Gap or a sky-high sandal in nearly-neon teals and melons, there's an architectural, thoughtful element to the form. Which means the final result is not as trendy or frilly as the styles of some of his contemporaries. And that's a good thing. Hardy's new shop in the West Village--his first outside of France--embraces this philosophy. Created in collaboration with MR architecture, the space is a mix of concrete planks with molded wood, concrete cubes where the shoes are arranged, and steal I-beams, which serve as markers, slicing the room into three or four distinct spaces. One section features custom leather flooring and smoked glass screens, which give customers more privacy when they're trying on shoes. The designer, whom we met this morning at 30 Jane Street, said that despite the space's--and the shoes'--industrial feel, in the end they "still have to be feminine."
Pierre Hardy X Gap Release Date Changed, Again, to October 25
It looks like logos aren't the only thing Gap can't make up their mind about. First, they reported that only the black suede lace-up wedges would be produced and would go on sale October 19. Then, we were told that the release would be postponed to October 28. Today, in what we're hoping is the final word in the Pierre Hardy X Gap conundrum, Gap announced in a press release that both the Pierre Hardy black suede wedges and Gap brand brown leather lace up ankle boots will be sold--three days earlier than last reported. The shoes will hit select New York, Chicago and Houston stores on Monday, October 25th and The Grove in L.A. and the Flood building in San Francisco on the 28th.