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Weekend Update

1. How wonderful are these lace espadrilles from Tory Burch, below? I truly, truly love them, and they’re a mere fraction (something like ~25%?) of those very cute Chanel espadrilles that have been tempting me for years now.

I have an unnatural amount of loathing for the gym so I like to walk whenever I can, generously estimating the number of calories I must be burning. Thus I’ve been on a flats rampage these last few months, looking for comfortable shoes to walk outside in and enjoy the warm weather.

I adore these espadrilles and they’ve been added to my “buy” list when my size is back in stock. However in the meantime, I’m also debating between this pair and a very similar version in black, which is probably the safer option if you don’t want dingy looking footwear by the end of summer.

2. Raise your hand if you’ve ever bought something from a luxury house in Europe – and marveled at just how much cheaper it is! Anyone who is interested in the still fast growing Chinese luxury market should find this article about the trend of “daigou” agents– people who procure luxury goods abroad for a small fee, in a sort of “luxury arbitrage”. Continue Reading