Wednesday, 8 July 2009

More Maloles

So, after buying my first pair of Zoés from second hand designer boutique BOHBO and experiencing their quality and craftsmanship myself, I was hooked. I wanted more. But as I had mentioned before, a pair of buttery soft Maloles flats can be quite pricey. What's a girl to do?

Search the internetz for the best deal, of course!

I searched and searched and then I searched some more. At the beginning, it was more out of curiosity. Like, what's the best price I can find out there? Take a look at what I found:

(Prices are shown in € or $ as stated, excluding shipping costs)

Brown Zoenas, €135 down from €225, Net-a-Porter


Studded Georges in black, $338.00, Shopbop


Brown or blue patent leather Cornelias, $200.00 down from $340.00, Piperlime


Studded Georges in grey, $338.00, Shopbop


Black studded Zoés, €225, Net-a-Porter


Pink Zoés, $159.99 down from $335.00, Piperlime


Bow back Cornelias in red, blue or brown, $238.00 down from $340.00, Shopbop

I also found some great prices at Footlux, and some not so great at YOOX, but none of the styles I liked. Same with BarefootTess, Zappos and 6pm. Just don't bother, seems like they stock the styles that couldn't sell anywhere else.


Eventually, I ended up at the Italian on-line boutique L'Inde Store. And there, I found a good deal:

Crimson red Zoés, 50% off, down at €108,00 from €216,00 and with free shipping. In my size.

So, I gave in.






Now, they're home safe, keeping company to my first ones...

The beginning of an obsession?

PS1 Stella, they do run true to size, if not half a size bigger. My ideal size is 38,5 and and all my ZARA flats are a 39. If I could find a 38,5 in Maloles I would buy that, but 39 is just fine too.

PS2 I am yet to find stores that stock Maloles in Greece. I think I'll send an e-mail to the company, to try and learn more info. In the meantime, if you know any actual stores that sell Maloles here, please share!

PS3 I forgot to mention, the shipping wasn't just free, it was super-fast too! Like, I ordered them Wednesday night and the UPS guy knocked on my door Friday noon. Thumbs up for that!

26 comments:

Thalia said...

megia girl!! they look great k me to research sou me ebales se Maloles tripaki!!! shame on u!!!
enjoy them !!!

Your Man said...

What, no unboxing video? ;-)

lopi said...

Haha, NO.
What am I, some obnoxious techie blog? (No offence xblog guys, you know I love ya!)
It's just that pictures are more elegant, not to mention I hate listening to my own recorded voice.

*Constance said...

Bloody beautiful!!! k se asxetn metafrasn: sto xrwma tou aimatos k apla pavemorfes...tis kalyteres dialekses..

battered couture said...

the red ones are kicking ass. And I don't say that often for flat shoes. Actually I don't think I've ever said it. :)

Jo said...

they look soooo comfortable...ballet flats for ever!!!

p.s. your photos look as if they were from a magazine editorial

lucia said...

δεν μου αρέσουν σε όλα τ χρώματα αλλά τα κόκκινα που πήρες και τα πρώ καφέ είναι φανταστικά. Με γεια.. ελπίζω να είναι και άνετα. επιβάλεται με τέτοια τιμή..

lopi said...

Lucia, δεν μπορείς να φανταστείς πόσο άνετα είναι! Ένας από τους λόγους που αποφάσισα να ξοδέψω τέτοιο ποσό για μπαλαρίνες ήταν αυτός. Είχα πει και στο προηγούμενο ποστ "Maloles" λεπτομέρειες για την κατασκευή τους που τα κάνουν τόσο μοναδικά και αναπαυτικά.

Staraki said...

megia Lopi!! i wish you reeeally enjoy them, basically i am sure you will! they are all beloving pieces!!
i have an answer to your question as well! as a matter of fact, during the last sales period around february i visited "simple caractere" where the kind lady who assisted me introduced me to maloles as they are not really famous here in greece- yet! the comfort is truly amazing, the price as well- they were on sale for 70euros!!! - but they were out of stock on my number! i don't know where else we can find them but simple caractere is located at the mall athens, at halandri and i think somewhere south also, glufada maybe? someone from there could help on that!

Sal said...

Gorgeous. Build us an outfit around these, won't you?

Anonymous said...

Κι εσείς obsessed ?
Είναι ωραία τα άτιμα!
Μέχρι πέρυσι το χειμώνα , τα έφερνε το Free Shop και το Mourtzi στη Γλυφάδα, αλλά όχι πια.
Μου έχουν πει για μία boutique στο Χαλάνδρι , επί της Αγ.Ιωάννου, στη γωνία με την Μικράς Ασίας. Νομίζω ότι λέγεται "simple caractère" . Με νύχια και με δόντια κρατιέμαι να μην το εξακριβώσω...
Αθηνά

Anonymous said...

Υ.Γ.
Οι μπαλαρίνες βγαίνουν και σε 42!!!!
Αθηνά aka Bigfoot

dreamer said...

Megeia!! Kaloforetes!!! Oi kokkines einai akomi pio omorfes kai apo tis mavres! Exw kai ena themataki me tis kokkines balarines... tis latrevw!!! Exw mpei kai gw sto tripaki na kanw ena tsekarisma sto Halandri, sto Simple Caractere!!

stella said...

just beautiful!

The Clothes Horse said...

Ooh, those all look so fantastic. Nice shoes indeed! I really like the little studded ones.

Alanna said...

oh la la I love shoes!

amoramor said...

i loved your blog

Anonymous said...

if you r a member of ind.fashion bloggers,please stop promoting brands or maybe we'll have a problem.
thank u.
x

Mairyliscious said...

megeia !!!

Κακίστρω said...

Mmm they look really nice. I have seen them in Simple Caractere and gonna buy them in September!

lopi said...

Hi there Anonymous!
Just wanted to make clear I have no affiliation whatsoever to the brand Maloles, I was never contacted by them to do this post or any of the previous ones about their shoes and, of course, I was not reimbursed in no way whatsoever (money or material things) for writing about them.
Hell, they probably haven't even ever heard of me!
Believing a brand is good, buying their shoes myself with my hard-earned money, seeing with my own eyes that they are indeed good and therefore suggesting it to my readers as a good choice of footwear, is totally different from promoting it.

So dear Anonymous, if you are in any way officially affiliated with Independent Fashion Bloggers, I'd love an official e-mail explaining what the problem is. Otherwise, I really can't see who "we" are and why "we'll have a problem". Thanks.

DaisyChain said...

I love the studded ones, and the ones your picked are gorgeous.

K@terina B. said...

haha k allos anonymous...!!! Ma einai dunaton??? Oi fashion bloggers panw ap'ola kanoun brand promoting...!! :P

As for the shoes...Lopi I am jealous...! I remember you saying that we gotta have the same taste in shoes...WE DO! i LOVE YOURs, the studded and the brownish leather ones...!!! But I think then ones from BOHBO are my favorite!!!

As for the jellies...MY FEET are burning in hell while wearing them (to grapsa kai sto arthro pou sou steila)...but I tend not to notice such details when I love the design..!

efi said...

para poly wraia! me geia!

irina said...

I think observatory in Solonos St. sells maloles

christalenergy said...

ena magazi me pappoutsia sto faro psychikou ston paradromo tis kifisias exei maloles nomizw..alla den thymamai katholou to onoma kai to simple caractere to opoio opote vazei ekptwsis eidika sta papoutsia exei foveres times kai exeis pithanotites na vreis noumera...