These shoes are on sale and are very, very beautiful. The top shoe, the satin rose high heel with the signature wrap around, was 1,450.00 and is on sale for 1,015.00. The flat sandal version was 1,095.00 and is now 766.50. The black satin platform high heel with the rose and leaf was 1,050.00, reduced to 735.00. The matching flat sandal was 895.00 now down to 626.50. The link to the Caovilla website is here.
I'm sort of conflicted about these prices. The Caovilla shoes are painstakingly crafted; that's absolutely apparent. They are about as beautiful as shoes can be and yet ... these are simply beautiful shoes that are very spendy at half the price. Not bespoke, good hand finishing but not handmade.
It's such a mixed up moment for fashion with Target struggling to compete and doing designer clothes down low but giving them red carpet openings, celebrities and flash bulbs. There's been the lament that Haute Couture is dying for years and finally it is simply wilting under the threshold of impatience and
I felt rather puzzled leafing through Bazaar's May issue with its Fabulous at Every Age feature showing a Ralph Lauren straw bag at 1,495.00; it was simply a nice version of the classic Moroccan market basket and a very questionable intrinsic value . I was completely taken aback by the Herve Leger by Max Azria swimsuit on the same page with a 1,700.00 retail.
I've never been apologetic about the price of a great bag, very good shoes, fabulous accessories and never even looked at the price of a bathing suit. But I think after the last couple of years, the intrinsic value matters.