Sunday, January 10, 2010

Robert Clergerie 50% Off

For some reason we always thought of Robert Clergerie footwear as delicate dainty shoes. Today we spotted a 50% off sign and ran in to check out the discount.

We're not sure if we may have been mistaken by the overall Clergerie aesthetic but what we saw was not dainty or delicate. As a matter of fact, most of the shoes and boots could have easily been mistaken as orthopedic. Was this a collection gone wrong or have we been mislead by a fancy logo?



Taste aside, the Madison Avenue boutique has discounted their entire winter collection 50% off. Winter loafers, boots, sandals, heels and flats are all marked down by half. Most shoes retail for under $500 at full price and high boots-- the best looking of the batch-- we still under $1000.

While on the topic, can someone clue us in: Is this normal Clergerie or a design experiment gone terribly wrong?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it is normal. Never been in the store but from what I have seen, I'm going with normal.

Anonymous said...

Ditto. The shoes are usually boring. Guiseppe is half off and Barneys finally is at 60 off for all sale shoes. Barneys has a lot of shoes left

WendyB said...

Normal Clergerie. That's how I think of the brand.

Style Scientist said...

Robert Clergerie shoes are definitely not dainty or overtly feminine. They usually have thick platform, clunky heels and a bit tomboyish look. So the loafer in your pic is normal for this brand design. In fact, it's his signature look.
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Queen Bee said...

Personally I think all of his shoes are terribly terribly wrong.

Anonymous said...

Agree with Style Scientist. That is an old style.