Monday, March 30, 2009

The dish on Miss Trish...


Yesterday I discovered that my local Target had put some of the new Miss Trish of Capri sandals out early (they are not due in stores until April 5th) and I hate to say it, but I was immediately disappointed by what I saw. First off, they were hard to find; they were misplaced in the Mossimo section, and even had Mossimo signs on the shelves advertising the prices. ??? Anyhow, look for the bright turquoise-blue boxes and you'll find Miss Trish. And what I found could be best described as cheap. I saw most of the flat-styles I blogged about last week, and there wasn't one pair I liked enough to even try on, let alone buy. The stitching was sloppy on at least two pairs that I examined up close (which points to shoddy manufacturing) and the PVC materials are so "plastic" that they don't even attempt to look like faux-leather.

Now contrary to my prediction, Miss Trish is also offering a couple of high-heeled options in addition to the flats previewed on Nitrolicious. Pictured at left is one of the Miss Trish platforms I saw in person; this style features hot pink faux-leather with mini-jeweled turtles. You can see pics of the red nautical-braided rope sandal as well as the black-patent crystal ladybug platform here on the Sugar Rock Catwalk. But as was the case with the flat styles, the platforms didn't "wow" me at all. What a letdown!

3 comments:

MH said...

I can't even find Miss Trish at my local Target!!!

TansieEye said...

You must be from San Diego and about 37+, since your description of Target and Gemco matches... mine. ;) I haven't liked a lot of the guest designer stuff, with one exception. I really do enjoy the Issac Mizrah line. I even bought one of the $99 wedding dresses (no law says they can be summer dresses if they are casual enough! Just don't wear it to a wedding!

Target-Addict said...

Hi Tansie Eye! Actually I'm 40 (so you're close!) and from Palo Alto, and it's the Redwood City Gemco store that I remember being taken over by Target back in the late 1980s. And I, too, loved Isaac M., and am really bummed that he's no longer designing for Target.

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