Thursday, May 28, 2009

Buying in Belk

I was randomly in the mall yesterday and went into a department store I almost never go into... Belk. Belk, to me, is in the same tier Dillards, Macys, etc. Somewhere between JCPenny's and Nordstroms. I almost never even go into these stores.

[REVISED: I received a comment (which you will see below) that I came off a bit harsh in describing the stores above so I revised my text a bit to what is there now. I wanted to clarify - I generally don't go into any of these department stores because I don't like the overall experience. It doesn't have much to do with the price or the merchandise (although quality can vary which is why there are different stores) but generally I find them a pain. Personally, I like the shopping experience at Target 100x's better than I do at any department store in the mall. Is is the lighting, the layout, the sales people? I don't know. ]

As I walked around with my friends we noticed a few cute dresses and were looking at the brand. They were Kristin Davis. Charlotte York Goldenblatt of SATC fame. And she was everywhere in that store. They had clothes and purses and jewelry.

And shoes.

As I walked through the shoe department and saw her display, I wasn't overly impressed by the styles of any of them. But one shoe did catch my eye, although not in a good way. The "Amber" Platform sandal.

Ummmmm.... remind you of anything?

Not only was this line not overly expressive of her style or the character's style, but they are ripping off shoes identified with another character!

What's going on here?

I'll grant them that some of the dresses are kind of cute but this is just wrong!


M-L-E said...

if i didn't know the label/line.. i'd kinda like those shows.. ;-)

kamyara said...

wow i wouldn't have noticed this. that's just bad.

Anonymous said...

i love your blog..but this... kind of makes you sound like a bit of bitch

Laura said...

i don't think at all that this makes you sound bitchy - i live in australia, and wherever i go, every shoe brand i see has ripped off that exact same dior design. the sheer desperation is hilarious.

WendyB said...

Hmmm! I don't know about that...

And she's a good actress, and very pretty, but I don't want to buy stuff from her!

And...anyone who thinks you sound bitchy would probably drop dead after reading me!

Anonymous said...

The only thing similar about these shoes to me are that the approximate same areas of skin are covered. The soles are different, and the Kristin one is a classic T-strap sandal, and Carrie's has a bolder piece on the instep. 2 completely different shoes.

Princess Poochie said...

Just a note:

The shoe shown between the picture of Kristin and the pictures of SJP in the movie is the shoe from Belks.

Hope that helps to clarify the confusion.