Sunday, September 5, 2010

O Booties, Where Art Thou?

The hunt is on.

I'm looking for the kicky lace-up Circa Joan & David booties in this photo. Have you seen 'em? I sure haven't. Lucky claims they exist, though.

In the past several months, I've lusted after things spotted in Lucky magazine. There was the infamous peach DVF "Brady" jacket, featured in the summer of '09 (see original post here). Turns out the company never made that exact jacket (although it did make a less-attractive silver one guaranteed to make its wearer look just like a baked potato).

A Topshop scarf with pom-pom fringe was a recent lusted-after item from about three months back. That never popped up on the website either. In September's issue, I have to find the Circa Joan & David "Alisha" wedge booties. I'll be darned if I can find them, and I've looked. Oooh, have I looked.

So, what the hell is that all about?

I know magazine deadlines are crazy early, which means if companies want their stuff included, they're probably sending samples that may or may not go into production. Still, when it's in a freakin' national publication and is guaranteed to get you insane amounts of exposure, then make it! You've already created a built-in audience chomping at the bit.

And that includes my bitter Sunday rant.


Desert Flower said...

I feel your pain. I'm still looking for a clutch I saw in the July issue of Marie Claire. Never showed up on the Top Shop site, and if you've ever tried contacting Top Shop about a product, you know it is pointless.

jacquelyn said...

This is one of my major peeves with Lucky. I flag things i like and go on the hunt but can never find them! It drives me crazy. Those booties look great. If you find them do tell because now I am interested.

Lisa L said...

I came upon your post because I am looking for those same shoes! No luck yet. Grrrrr....