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!