Whew. Excuse me while I kick up my legs and take a quick nap. Linda and I just got back from our annual New York City Fall shopping trip for Mad About Shoe. It is always exciting and exhausting when I get to visit NYC. It is usually encompassed with friends, running here and there, admiration of the beautiful NYC has to offer, and late nights.
Visiting with Linda for Mad About Shoe is the same but different. We throw in some designer showrooms, a peak into amazing Fall styles, and an intoxicating amount of leather and fashion, which leaves a very content, and exhausted Erica.
You take the elevator up 30 floors and enter into Pliner's oasis of textures and culture. The walls are white and covered with masks and shoes alike. His floors are black with zebra rugs (I would like to think that they are faux). And Mr. Pliner is always present. He was gracious enough to actually present his line to us and a few other visitors in a small version of a runway show. It was an absolute delight and what I would like to consider my "New York Moment".
The second day was spent in the Hilton visiting the designers who are not based in New York City. In the Hilton, we get to visit with designers we carry in the store and are also more apt to visit with potential new brands and get an idea if they would fit in with our Mad About Shoe ladies or not. Aquatalia, Gabor, Paul Green and FS/NY were among the brands we got to check out. And though the colors for Fall 11' are a bit dull, the styles and shapes make up for the lack there of.
Thankfully our train was not canceled due to the never ending snow in Boston, and we made it back from our whirlwind trip safe and sound.
The next few weeks will consist of making our Fall 11' buy and our on-going semi-annual sale!
And thankfully, we are getting some Spring styles trickling into the store this past week. :)
Make sure to come and see if we still have your size in that winter style you have been eyeing!