Tuesday, 21 July 2009

First Impressions: Ion Orchard (Part 1)

Had the opportunity to do a whirlwind run around Ion Orchard this afternoon.  I didn't have a lot of time so I just scouted the locations of various shops noting which of my targeted flagships were open (LV, Dsquared2, Miu Miu, Sephora, Topshop) and which weren't (PradaDVF, Marc Jacobs - yes, finally the main collection has a store!!, alldressedup). 

More on the rest later but for now I'll mention the pigeon-hole L-shaped Guiseppe Zanotti "flagship" where I spied, for the first time this season in Singapore, LEATHER OTKs!!  

My dream Rodartes they are not, but I'm trying to make do.  So here's mobile snaps of the Zanotti nappa thigh-high platform boots.  I'd have hitched my tee dress up to better capture the boots but I didn't want to flash the sales staff...   
If you have S$2,300 on hand (which I do not), the store carries 1 pair per size.  Admittedly though, the price is pretty staggering for shoes you can't quite use in Singapore - I was actually beginning to ever-so-slightly perspire in them after just 5 minutes in air-conditioning.  I should also mention that the store has slightly annoyingly omitted all half-sizes, which really are SO crucial for such boots.  
If you're game for the Zanotti boots, Luisaviaroma has the suede version at Euro 623.33, which is at least S$700 in savings.  Alternatively, strut off with the Prada OTKs (above), or if you're on my budget, the Topshop OTKs - that is, if they're even still in stock...


  1. Oh goodness I love those boots!

    La C.

  2. Wow....I actually thought that SG girls would not wear OTK boots....but anyway....I always admire SG girls in OTKs....incidentally, they are cheaper back where I live now...am a ex SG...so in case you are looking for a good pair but reasonably priced....let me know...btw...just curious about your height

  3. Thanks for the offer :) I'm about 5 ft 1(ish) *sigh* but the OTKs were surprisingly lengthening so if you're in a temperate climate, pls buy them so I can enjoy vicariously!

  4. No problem....I can only buy them if I know your shoe size....am currently in SG and I do go back to my temperate climes once a while.....have only started reading and found it quite enlightening...sometimes I do wonder how many women's labels are there in the world....let alone shoe labels...

    Don't sigh about your height...at least you have the option of high heels....think about those poor guys who are lacking in physical stature...does hurt them more I suppose