After work on Friday, we made the rounds in Soho, looking for Fashion Week wardrobe additions on our way to the Phi sale. So we stopped in Prada (naturally). I’ve been dying to get my hands on, or should I say my feet in, Prada’s chandelier shoes - specifically, Nimue Smit's green-heeled pair. There's no way I can actually afford the $1800 price tag on my feeble college student budget, but walking around the store for thirty minutes would fulfill my fashion fantasies. Right? Except that Kate and I ran around the store looking for them; we found the SS10 collection hanging from the racks in its entirety, minus a single chandelier. So like any knowledgeable shopper, I asked the saleslady when they'd be in.
Next week or so, she promised, and put my name on the list. She flipped through three pages of her book, each dedicated to a single pair of chandelier shoes, and each labeled "Victoria Traina, size 41" - yeah, she's buying three pairs. So then I had an out of body experience and wrote, "Steff Yotka, size 38" on page four and bolted out the door. The bliss was short lived. Prada called five minutes later. Apparently, they're only getting three pairs. In fact, the United States of America is only getting three pairs (guess Emily Eisen's don't count) and if I so much as want to try them on, they'll need my credit card number. I admit, I reached for the plastic - until Kate slapped some sense into me. I've since asked everyone I know for a loan, I think I may have even considered mail-order-bride-dom, but now that I've come to terms with a Prada-less spring, I want to know why Prada's only giving the States three pairs. They're one of the best shoes for SS10, and we could name six people off the top of our head who'd snap them up, $1800 or not. Jane & Judy Aldridge make two already, so seriously, why?