Friday, 13 January 2012
Tassel me away
The River Island site tends to get skipped by me most of the times (still a remnant of the time when RI didn't ship to my area in the world), but today I bumped into these. (It was a pleasant bump) Yet another simple design, but I love the shape of the heel, the detail of the tassel at the back and the jet black suede. Plus, without being real shoe boots, these still reach below the ankle, so they're still wearable with skirts. And then, lo and behold, I found a purple version as well!
I do tend to consider River Island prices a little steep however and these booties are no exception: £85! For those prices I can get myself a pair of shoes from a real brand. But maybe that's just because I don't actually own a pair of their shoes myself. In my imagination the quality is equal to that of New Look, which doesn't make sense, since New Look shoes generally cost me £20 or £30. And for £85 you are getting a real leather boot here.
Maybe you can tell me? Does River Island make for some good quality? Enough to warrant the prices?