That we fell in love with Prada's S/S'11 collection the moment Arizona Muse walked out in her super-bright orange dress is a given. That we tried to get our hands on a pair of the fantaz-amazing striped Prada Creeper shoes that stole our hearts is a whole other story and it seems we're not the only ones not quite being able to walk in and out of our nearest Prada store with a box in our hands and £510 lighter. According to New York magazine, the shoes have sold out at every Prada store in Manhattan last month and there's a waiting list for the tobacco colour ones although plenty of the black ones are available. Apparently people have been signing up for them since February!
Well, we're not surprised and we didn't really expect getting our hands on a pair of the season's most talked-about shoes (they're a fashion Marmite story but what do the haters know anyway?) would be as easy as click-and-buy while watching Glee on the sofa but when we called the Prada store here in London we were enlightened on the whole situation. Apparently a limited number of shoes did come in store but sold out almost instantly and since then, Prada are offering the shoes as pre-order only. The good news? You can pick and customise your colour and also choose between the catwalk's super-high platform or the more commercial mid-height also available and voila, you'll be the proud owner of these beauties! The bad news? You'll have to wait 6-8 weeks to receive them straight from Milan. Another limited order of stock is expected but don't hold your breath - the super-long waiting list means that these will not even make it onto the shop floor!
Still interested? You'll be in good company. Style Bubble's Susie Lau succumbed and ordered hers while in Milan for fashion week. 'I was resisting buying them for a long time until I saw that the Corsa Venezia store in Milan had exclusive colour-ways', she told us. Susie's choice of colour? 'I bought them in the tri colour-way with a green, orange and tan brogue upper with a green rubber platform insert.' in fact, Susie has been wearing Creeper-style shoes for a while now, as seen here at the Phillip Lim S/S'11 show, 'I sort of love that Prada have done an interesting raised platform shoe with this brogue/espadrille hybrid shoe', and so do we, Susie. Now the question remains, white or green?
-- Kiki Georgiou