Daphne Merkin of the New York Times‘ T magazine recently went about perusing Bergdorf Goodman‘s Spring 2011 shoe catalog, and she noticed something that perhaps the rest of you have picked up on as well: Shoes are getting more expensive. While Merkin’s assertion that we should all get used to seeing a $2000 price tag on the season’s best designs is perhaps something of an overstatement, I’ve sensed some price resistance from our readers in the past few months. It costs more than it ever has to be well-shod, and no one’s happy about it except the people selling the shoes.
For my personal collection, I become squeamish at $1000. I’m a 25-year-old blogger, and although I’m well-remunerated for my work, there’s no way on Earth that I can justify more than that for a pair of shoes. People who are further in their careers or who work in more lucrative industries (maybe I should have studied finance?) can likely justify a higher price point, and then there are a certain number of people for whom budget is not a relevant word. So where do you stand? What’s your breaking point with shoe prices?