I've deviated a lot lately from my original $5L a day plan, so it's time to go back to basics. My inventory would probably also thank me. Not that I won't still treat myself once in a while, but I don't really have to hit EVERY sale. I did go to the WRONG Crazy sale yesterday and picked up a couple of great outfits, with boots, for $49L each. Not too shabby there!
Just as a disclaimer, the rest of this post is OPINION ONLY. It's not intended to offend anyone or their fashion tastes. This is just what I think, and how much is that worth anyway? :)
So today I decided to see the other side of the SL fashion coin. I went to Stiletto Moody, the SL equivalent of Christian Louboutin. Shoes, for those of you scratching your head. Unbelievably expensive shoes. A plain pair of Louboutin pumps will usually run you over $500 USD. For something that only goes on your feet and will probably end up scratched up, I wouldn't shell out the money for a pair.
Stiletto Moody is about the same, in my opinion. Imagine my surprise when I walked in and saw these right away.
Are you kidding? Not that they don't look well made, but $875L?? For those?? Even if I had unlimited $L, I don't think that I'd spend that much on a single pair of loud ankle boots.
[I guess I should note that there was a group sale going on. 40% off if you wore your group tag, taking those boots down to a still very pricy $525L.]
There were no demos that I could see in the store, which I completely dislike. If you're going to charge THAT much for some shoes, you better have a demo for people to try on!
[EDIT: Thanks to the lovely Sidonie, I was made aware that there IS the option for getting a demo. However, when I went back to check it out, there aren't actually any demos available yet.]
A lot of the shoes at this store are also very flashy.
Studs, stiletto, platform, ankle straps...it's just a LOT going on in one shoe. Maybe that's why they're $950L? Or $570L with the sale.
The thing that got me about the whole store is that I was looking around and almost every shoe struck me as one that an escort or stripper would wear. But maybe that's because I saw two girls who looked like this standing there?
That's a store I probably will never go into again. No offense meant to the creator of the shoe, because as far as sculpty work goes, it's very well done. Just not my style, and most DEFINITELY out of my budget.