Ash Sample Sale Report by Kim Nguyen
The sale is going on in the back room of Ash’s Soho store, which looks like a spaceship filled with shoes from the future. And there are many deals to be had in the sandal arena (the Masia and Meg for $64.50), but I went straight for this summer’s divisive trend: the wedge sneaker.
While I have been told my personal style falls solidly into high school goth or 1950’s librarian, I was pretty smitten with Isabel Marant’s weird ugly-chic sneaker when I first saw them last season.
But not so smitten that I would shell out $760 for a pair of shoes that look like they would be worn by J. Lo (circa her Jenny from the Block era).
Which is why I was so excited when I was asked to cover a sale of the more affordable maker of the sneaker wedge, Ash.
So here we go.
Bowie (only neon yellow or green) – $112.50
Alfa – $64.50
Genial (canvas in grey, tan, white, black, denim) – $54.50
So if you are a fan of the sneaker wedge, affordable sneaker wedges are to be had, and I would recommend you go quick because the sale ends on Aug 26th.
This is not on sale, but I love it.
So at the end of the day, these guys came home with me, but they are not from the Ash sale…
Gold stars and a piece of bacon to whoever can guess where I got them and how much they are.
Strawberry – $49.99
NO I WILL NOT SHUT UP!
(I only say this because I assume you, the reader, yelled at your computer screen “SHUT! UP!”)
But it is true my friends. I found these near exact knock offs at the celebrated hoochie emporium, Strawberry. And as Lani said, “Well if Strawberry’s got a hold it, then this trend is probably on it’s way out.”
But for now, I will rock these $50 knock offs because I put a pair of Dr. Scholl’s insoles in them and they are comfy as shit.
Ash Footwear sale at 44 Mercer Street now through August 26, 2012.
For a list of Strawberry locations, click here.