Thursday, June 3, 2010

Marks & Spencer's sell-out wedge sandals


Ever regretted not buying something? My list is endless. But one item that I always kick myself about is a pair of tan leather wooden heeled platform sandals by Pierre Hardy for Gap from a few years ago. They'd been reduced in the sale to a mere £7.99 and still I didn't snap them up. More fool me.

So, when I saw these leather wedges from Marks & Spencer's Autograph range, they reminded me what I had missed out on - and, this time, I did snap them up (as did my friend Claire, who's modelling her sandals with me). At £45, not only are they a classic style, they go with everything from trousers and jeans to dresses and shorts (as seen in a previous blog). Plus, I can see myself wearing them with tights or socks come autumn.

The stacked wedge heel gives an extra 4 inches in height, while it's slight platform sole ensures it feels neither too high nor too tottery. The best part is that they are so amazingly comfortable. Heels I sometimes struggle to walk in; wedges never. And with these, I can walk, I can run - no problem. So, maybe they're actually better than the Gap sandals of memory. What I do know for sure is that these will be glued to my feet all summer long.

A word of advice: hurry! These are selling out fast. However, they are available in cream, too, which looks modern, summery and great with a tan.

Top tip: bright nail polish looks good with either the tan or cream wedges. Claire and I have gone for hot pink and red, but everything from beige to Rouge Noir goes.

Photograph by Nikki McClarron. (Thanks lovely!)

11 comments:

  1. i love these! I think I'm going to have to buy them!!

    xx

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  2. Ugh, I've been to three M&Ss today to try and get these, no joy. Sob

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  3. Hi Stickaround,
    Sorry to hear you've had no joy. I think the sandals may have been in stores for a little while by the time I discovered them.
    However, M&S customer service (tel 0845 302 1234) is very good, so they should be able to tell you which stores have your size in stock (the product code is T02/1941 in tan).
    It's also worth checking the website regularly to see if they have restocked or if there have been any returns.
    The tan is lovely but the white is nice, too (and those are definitely available on the M&S website).
    But if you've set your heart on tan, I noticed Banana Republic has a similar pair of tan wedges. Not sure how much they cost, but they are beautiful (and the sales start soon!!).
    Hope that helps,
    Bargainista Fashionista x x x

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  4. I got the last pair online after reading this post! Thanks BF xx

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  5. I've been on holiday and only just saw this post. Love them! As any highly shoe addicted woman on the mission would do, I've err, just called every central London M&S. The only ones with any stock (limited though) is Marble Arch (as of 10th @2.30pm) although it looks like they're in stock online if you can wait the 3 days before delivery before your shoefix. Good luck!

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  6. Hi Simmo,
    Glad you managed to get a pair. Yay!

    And Peachey, I hope you got your shoe fix! I saw a tan pair in size 7 in the Marble Arch store this lunchtime. And right now, there's one tan pair in size 5 available online. Plenty of white pairs, too.

    Bargainista Fashionista x x x

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  7. I got the size 7's! I love them like a child. Good luck ladies x

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  8. Fantastic news Peachey! I do love a happy ending.

    Bargainista Fashionista x x x

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  9. I finally procured a pair this lunchtime. Thanks BF! x

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  10. Two pairs of the tan beauties winging their way to me this sec (not sure of my size, so playing safe!). Keep checking M&S website, wedge wannahaves - they do pop up! BF rules. xx

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