I really am a tough sell. I rarely buy things on impulse, preferring to think and think and think for weeks, if necessary, before taking the plunge.
And in a shop I’m a sales assistant’s nightmare because I distrust every word that comes out of his/her mouth. I greet compliments with a raised eyebrow; I walk if I’m told, “That’s the very last one!”
But once in a while I fall in love at first sight, and the whole narrative explodes.
A few months ago I saw a pair of shoes in profile in a Toronto shop, thanks to a photo that K.Line took on one of her scouting trips. I liked them; the gracious K.Line found out the label (Whyred, from Sweden [the link is to their sales website]) and the price in Canadian dollars; I looked online in the States and came up empty handed.
But in a Lucky break, a certain magazine featured said shoes from a little California boutique, with a delightful 25% off for magazine readers. And since the shoes were already on sale, the discount was that much sweeter.
The shoes arrived, and, I’m thrilled to note, are just what I hoped for. They’re tall AND comfortable. They have a great edgy silhouette that will work with pencil skirts and jeans and will even toughen up a floaty dress.
I’m feeling a little wired right now for Whyred.