Sunday, July 23, 2006

Out Into The West...(Nine West, that is)

Some of you may remember back in my "Knockoffs In a Bubble at Macys" post where I gushed over these Nine West shoes that were totally skin-free. Well I finally found out the style name of this one particular shoe that I was in love with and it's called "Karolane." It's a department store exclusive (think Lord & Taylor's, Bloomingdale's) and online it's available at only Zappos.com [& Amazon-- but I'd go with Zappos- bigger selection, sells shoes especially, and free shipping]. Here is the delicious shoe:



It's something like $78 bucks. Of course, knowing me, I'll probably wait till it's on sale. [I'm so in love with that shoe]

Anyway, upon learning that Nine West made skin-free shoes, I went and looked for all the styles they had [good news for vegs and style mavens alike!]:



Purple



Wedding-Ish



Girl's Night Out



Oh The Places You'll Go



Evening



If you hover your mouse over each of the pictures- you will find the name of the item at the end of the url on the bottom of the window, example- last shoe: cailey.jpg

Here is a list of all the animal-free styles anyway [not in order]:

CAY, ACCOLIA, TARISSA, MELODY, KAROLANE, CAILEY, FLEURE, INIKO, FEFE, TRYIT, NEKESHA, IDALLIS, SAPHYRA, QUIRAN, ELEGANTE, VEDNA, FLORITA, IZZI, LIZABETH, SAVITRI, REBEKAH, BAKANA, TALLARA, SHANDAL

Hope you find these of some use! They're really beautiful- and being Nine West (I saw some of the shoes in person) they're good quality.

What's wrong with leather? (taken directly from www.cowsarecool.com)

Leather may be made from cows, pigs, goats, and sheep; exotic animals like alligators, ostriches, and kangaroos; and even dogs and cats, who are slaughtered for their meat and skins in China, which exports their skins around the world. Since leather is normally not labeled, you never really know where (or whom) it came from.

Most of the millions of animals slaughtered for their skin endure the horrors of factory farming before being shipped to slaughter, where many are skinned alive. Buying leather directly contributes to factory farms and slaughterhouses since skin is the most economically important byproduct of the meat-packing industry. Leather is also no friend of the environment since it shares all the environmental destruction of the meat industry, in addition to the toxins used in tanning.

With every pair of leather shoes that you buy, you sentence an animal to a lifetime of suffering. Instead, you can choose from hundreds of styles of nonleather shoes, clothing, belts, bags, and wallets. Fashion should be fun, not fatal! Read more about the cruelty of the leather industry.



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5 Comments:

Blogger Jill the Near-Sighted said...

The first pair of shoes is GORGEOUS! And I love the floral open-toe kitten heels. You can look stylish and stay kind to animals at the same time. Very cool.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Gloria said...

I whole-heartedly agree! Thanks for the comment :)

8:05 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

i'm in love with the colourful flats, the Shandals. They are so cute!!!

2:36 PM  
Blogger missc said...

im head over heels over the karolane shoes. they look like the marc jacobs mouse shoes, but way nicer. and your blog is awesome, keep writing!

7:36 PM  
Anonymous margo said...

the Shandals is really cool

4:28 PM  

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