Those who know me know that I am a legit Vince fangirl. My closet is full of the brand’s simple, drapey tops in silk and linen and my drawers are full of chunky, understated Vince cashmere sweaters. I tend to love most of what the brand puts out, and last fall, I even went so far as to splurge on a (heavily marked down) fur shrug from the brand. That being said, I have one complaint.
Mere moments ago, Amanda informed me that Vince had quietly launched it’s new shoe line at Neiman Marcus. I was elated. I am a SHOE GIRL. In all caps. I have a serious collection happening. So imagine my pure, unadulterated joy upon finding out that my fave brand for clothes was now going to issue treats for my feet. That is, until I viewed the collection. These shoes don’t look like minimal, chic Vince; they look more like juvenile, Steve Madden-ish knockoffs of something more expensive. We’ve got an over the knee boot with a chunky heel (are people still doing the over-the-knee thing? Did I miss that memo?), 2 pairs of chunky heeled, non-descript boots, a pair of wedges and a total knock-off of the rag & bone classic, the Newbury boot.
The one saving grace is the shearling lined bootie, which basically serves the same function as UGGS – but more stylish.
These babies aren’t cheap either – while you can get yourself the shearling booties for $298, the over-the-knee boots will set you back $875.
Ladies, I am heartbroken. Let’s hope Vince finds it’s footing (pun intended).
View the collection yourself at Neiman Marcus and tell us what you think.