Aug 14, 2010
Before attending the event I noticed a girl in the mall wearing a pair of sky high platforms that were drop dead sexy. I didn’t have a chance to ask her where she bought her killer heels but I found out soon enough. While browsing through Carmen Steffens' latest collection I came across the shoes I had coveted just minutes ago. Walking into Carmen Steffens is like walking into shoe and handbag heaven. The creations are simply stunning. You look in one direction and say, “Oh, I want that,” and then turn around and say, “No, I want that.” Picking just one is a difficult chore. Thankfully, CS shoes are reasonably priced ($200 - $350), so you can purchase 2 or 3 for the price of a pair of high end designer heels.
Anyone that knows me will tell you that I live in heels (5” and above the better). I’ve traipsed all over NY in 6” stripper platforms, so I was thrilled when I tried on a pair of CS platforms and felt just how comfy they were. The company has been around for 17 years. Why am I just finding out about them now? Oh well, better late than never. Stars like Eva Longoria, Mariah Carey, and my girl Carolyn Hennesy are fans and now I know why.
Upon leaving we were handed a cool gift bag that contained a Carmen Steffens' handcrafted leather cosmetic bag in addition to a leather and metal key chain. Also included was Gingi Refreshing Toning Water (http://www.gingiskincare.com/), an Earthlust eco stainless-steel water bottle (http://www.earthlust.com/), a Bali: Island of the Gods $10,000 gift card, Bee M.D. Organic Honey Throat Drops (http://www.sponsorabee.com/), True Lemon 100% Crystallized Lemon (http://www.truelemon.com/) and the latest edition of California Apparel News (http://www.apparelnews.net/).
Oh, and I should let you know that 10% of your in-store purchase goes towards your next purchase as long as it is made within 30 days. So, if you buy a $300 pair of shoes the next time you come in you’ll get $30 off your next purchase. Not a bad deal. It’s also a great way to cultivate customer loyalty. You can also shop online http://www.carmensteffens.com/. Damn, that’s trouble. Oh wait, CS shoes are still cheaper than a pair of Louboutins and just as sexy!
Narrative and photos by Nikki Neil