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June sales picks


(not) watching the England/Italy Euro 2012 game presented itself as the perfect opportunity to look through the June sales again, and dig out some of my fantasy buys.

My budget right now extends to eBay and very little else (though that includes a bitchin pair of grey suede classic pumps from Topshop and a new addition to my vintage Escada collection). But in online browsing land, budgets are an irrelevance.

So with reality briefly suspended, I went shopping on FarFetch – a shoe-lover’s dream for its vast variety of source stores.

I have decided a 25% saving on these cracking (and practically low) Margiela ankle boots is a great deal. Was £598.67, now £449.00. Totes barg. Jazzy glitter, non?
martin margiela June sales picks
If you’re a little loose up top, it’s fun to accessorise with something perfectly sensible, nay, square below. The Acne loafer with massive tassel from the the ss12 collection can deliver that.

You’re loud, a little louche, prone to spots of bad behaviour and occasional nudity? No-one will see this sensible everyday shoe coming, and at £276.00 down from £460.00 (40% off) they’re a sensible price too.
acne loafer June sales picks
Likewise, if you’re prone to being far too freaking sensible, a smashing bright pair of heels can really set off a dull outfit/personality. Plus, they’re a seriously easy way to get involved in the whole colour-blocking thing that will not go away (possibly due to being lots of fun). Just the other day in Sephora on Times Square a shopkeep told me that my fluro pink shift dress made their day. They may have been trying to sell me their wares, but as that colour makes mine, I don’t see why it can’t make other people’s day too.

Stella perspex-heeled two-tone satin sandals. Was £565, now £339 40% off at Net-a-porter.
stella mccartney June sales picks

The Kat Maconie beacon


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When I am lost, and I feel I’ve lost my way, Kat Maconie is a beacon. Her straightforward designs with a touch of heavy metal hardware bring me right back to what I love – chunky heels, black and gold.

I’m sure blush is the colour du jour – pastel is a trend and all.

But I care little for trends. I know that a pair of these Silvias in black will last me long after the demise of the pastel trend. Plus, have you seen the weather? It’s black leather season.

These babes are 240 quid from Kat Maconie’s online store.

I hate to share this, but there’s also some Kat Maconie heels on sale on The Outnet for 151 pounds.

Photo from Kat Maconie.

Pyschedelic slippers


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I’m just back from a week of sunshine and bliss in Greece, where I found very little by way of shoes to buy, but I did find these amazing traditional Greek slippers.

I’m sure plenty of people knew about them before me, and I have seen them in the drawings of traditional Cretan costume, but I had never seen them in these brilliant fluoros.

They’re made by a co-op on Crete, and they’re just 11 quid or so. A bargain in felt and pom-pom form.

You can of course go for a typical blue and white style, but why go trad when you can go bonkers in fluoro pink, green or orange?

There’s also a fantastic grey felt version, and perhaps it’s my age, but the baby-sized ones are freaking adorable.

Order them from the source at Woollen Slippers, and they’ll ship you a pair for a reasonable fee.

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