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Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Robert Clergerie

not the ones I bought

I finally broke down yesterday and went to the Robert Clergerie shop on Wimpole Street, at the top of St Christopher's Place. Top Baby Lia's mother, Ruth, was quite right, they're fantastic, the best shoes for wide feet. And very expensive, but what can you do?

To go into a shop and say, what lovely shoes, can I try these, and they say yes, and yes we have them in your size, and yes, look they fit, and yes, they are comfortable, and yes, I can walk in them and as Molly Bloom would say, yes yes yes yes, and so it's over to the cash register and out with the Amex and yes.

13 comments:

tiff said...

Please show us the ones you bought!

Linda Grant said...

Unable to find any pix online and I don't own a camera.

Toby Wollin said...

Sigh. When fashion, wide feet, and comfort come together, it costs..yes, it does. But having feet that hurt is no fun.

Anonymous said...

Fashion, comfort, and narrow feet are no day at the beach, either, LOL!

Anonymous said...

Pretty!

phyllis said...

Manolo would love these!

Anonymous said...

anon #4 - at an 8.5 AAA, I wholeheartedly agree. It's especially difficult to find shoes when you don't much care for Donald Pliner.

Mopsa said...

Had a peek at the website - loved the violet version of the one you've got a piccy of. But what's with those shoes with 2 heels - one under the arch of the foot as well as the normal one at the heel? Don't they HURT?

Linda Grant said...

Most of the shoes in the shop have sensible heels and are very comfortable, particularly the wedges.

cybill said...

You are a very lucky shoe owner!

The solemn cat said...

Linda, please, please buy a camera so you can show us your purchases!!
Issie

Anonymous said...

Or commission Badaude - her drawings are wonderful - though you'd have to either send her a photo or pack her off to the Robert Clergerie outlets in Paris. Wonder if they are cheaper?

I don't own a camera either but that is because I also do sketches of everything.

edot said...

I couldn't agree more about Clergeries--they're the most expensive shoes I've ever bought, and they're worth every single red cent (from a fellow wide-pawed lass). In the u.s. at least, some styles are marked down about 50% at a site called 6pm-dot-com; yoox has some styles sometimes, too.