A true shoe conoisseur never misses a chance to walk through David's on Bloor Street.
Highlight: Their seasonal sales are a great time to stock up on fabulous buys. I scored a fabulous pair of Yves St. Laurent boots at one of their sales at half off the original $1000 ticket price.
Drawback: You can sometimes find the same shoes elsehwere for a better price. That being said, David's service and insight is unparelled.
Sonja Bata is back at it again..............looking to transform Batawa Ontario, the town where the family got its start after World War II. Rumor has that there will be a house that looks like a shoe.........
Sonja and Thomas Bata head the largest and most successful family-run business in the world,selling just one simple but indispensable article of clothing - the shoe. Their inspiring story is told in the Life & Times of Sonja and Thomas Bata.
From its beginnings over a hundred years ago, the Bata Shoe Organization has sold more than 14 billion pairs of shoes - greater than the number of pairs of human feet that have walked the earth (continued...)
Toronto police have arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with recent thefts from the Bata Shoe Museum. After releasing photos indicating "persons of interest" in the case Thursday, police said Friday they had identified the people in the photos but did not say if the person arrested was one of the photo subjects (continued...)
Shoelover took Shoeguy shopping today. He insisted on going to the Gap -- I can already hear the collective groan. I know, he's a constant source of disappointment but Shoelover needs him around. Anyway, I put my foot down and agreed to go to the Gap only if it was near some of my favorite stores. I was delighted to pass by Holt Renfrew -- which has gone all out for the Toronto International Film Festival. They dedicated an entire window to my new favorite, Christian Louboutin. Apparently, Christian is making a personal appearance there next week. I'll check it out and report back.
Actually, I passed Holts indirectly on the way to David's, one of my favorite shoe destinations, since they advertised in today's Globe and Mail that they had a shipment of Louboutins. Their pricing is similar to a pair of Manolos (about C$850). The shoes at Davids were just luscious - that red sole is really attractive. I saw the pair I longed for in an earlier posting.
I'm guessing Christian's appearance is meant to coincide with an exhibit at the Bata Shoe Museum, "Icons of Elegance." According to Economist.com The exhibit will focus on influential shoe designers, including Manolo and Christian and the "art of the stiletto." Can't wait to see all those glorious shoes! What will I wear to it? My favorite Ferragamos?