3.26.2010

Mom-Finds: Ballerina Flats

Last Friday of the month:  Mom-Finds under P500

I bought my first ballet flats when I was in high school.  It was from the late 80s "It" shop called Sari-Sari Store in Greenhills (now I feel old!).  They used to carry just one style, made from soft synthetic calf leather, in different colors. I think it took me a few months to save up for a white pair, and then later, another in classic black. 

Ballet flats and sling-backs were all the rage back then. And since I am taller than your average Asian girl, these round-toe flats were the perfect, flattering choice and became my favorite footwear. These stylish flat shoes made a comeback five years ago and they are still very much in fashion to this day. Halleluia!


It's the last Friday of the month once again, and my Mom-Finds are these ultra chic and comfy ballerina flats from Shoe Gallery.  Made from faux snake skin in various colors, these dainty be-ribboned shoes are now on a BUY 1, TAKE 1 offer at P600.00 (approx. US$13)!  That's only P300 for a pair. Can you believe that?!

Faux Snake Skin Ballet Flats :  @ P600 - Buy 1, Take 1 (P300 / pair!!!)

We were at Tiendesitas in Pasig the other day where Shoe Gallery holds shop. As I went in to check out their wares, the 'Buy 1, Take 1' sign just called to me and this deep aqua blue flats on display caught my eye instantly.  The sales attendant entertained my curiosity and told me they are just moving the inventory for this style so they will be on sale until supplies last. It was a steal for P600 and I can't let that pass. Would you? So I held my breath as I ordered for my size and thought if they were still available, then these babies were meant for me. I happily brought home this blue pair, plus a black & white one.


For busy moms and gals always on-the-go, style and comfort is the way to go especially for footwear. The quality is just as important, but with a price like that, I'd be very happy if these would last me a year.  Just for comparison, I brought out my other similar-looking pair to check out the materials and make.  As expected, the leather (faux reptile skin) and sole of the imported pair looked and felt more durable, with a seamless finish.


Quality notwithstanding, these fashionable footwear will surely add color and spice to my wardrobe whether I'm going grocery shopping, malling, or just bringing the kids to school.


I failed to inquire if this special offer is available at all their branches. It you're into these types of shoes like me, you might want to check them out now before they run out of your size ;-)


Shoe Gallery
Stores:  Greenhills, SM Valenzuela, Tiendesitas, Trinoma