My New Chloe Burgundy Platform Booties

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You may remember seeing these in my birthday presents post a couple of weeks ago, they are my new Chloe Burgundy Platform Ankle Booties! They aren’t brand new as such though as I did purchase them at a second hand sale, but they are in almost new condition. I bought them as a birthday present to myself from a Fashion Bloodhound sale in Bath at the St. Francis Hotel. They are a company that’s local to me and they source designer clothes and accessories that are pre-owned and then sell them at pop up shops and online. They had some amazing pieces there from Isabel Marant, Mulberry, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and many more designers, but I couldn’t afford any of the big pieces. I really only wanted these Chloe boots though after I found them. As soon as I saw them, I loved them. Naturally I was attracted to them as they are burgundy, but they aren’t too high because of the platform either, so they are easy to walk in. I do have the box and they originally came from Net-A-Porter some years ago.

When it comes to finding boots for myself, I usually like to pick boots that have a thicker heel and a comfortable platform, and boots that are not too steep, so I can walk around in them without feeling much pain, so these definitely fall into that criteria. Have any of you bought second hand clothes or shoes before? I used to have a thing about it, but I usually just clean up everything that I have purchased (which isn’t new) and it’s good to go. It’s also a great way to get money for your old clothes if you choose to sell them, like I do quite often. I have got some amazing deals in the past when buying clothes that aren’t new, and it’s also a way for me to make money when I need to let things go that don’t fit me anymore or just don’t suit me, so I think it’s great to get the fashion items you want at a much lower price. But anyway, what do you think of my boots? Do you like them? Comment and let me know!

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36 Comments

    • Lorna
      August 19, 2013 / 12:05 pm

      Thank you Luba!

    • Lorna
      August 19, 2013 / 12:23 pm

      Thank you Jackie!

  1. Jen
    August 19, 2013 / 12:44 pm

    Lorna, great post! Chloe makes fabulous shoes and they are well made – I really do believe when it comes to shoes that you get what you pay for. As for buying used…I am a huge advocate. And if you do your homework, you can really find great deals on designer items. I have champagne taste and after working in retail for many years, I refuse to pay full price for anything because I know how easily and how quickly most things can be acquired for much less. I LOVE buying from thrift shops mostly because I feel like I’m buying a unique item. Seeing racks and racks of the same clothing in a store instantly makes me lose interest, I hate that mass-produced feel. And I love giving new life to used clothing instead of contributing to the continued consume/discard cycle that our western culture takes for granted. We need to remember how fortunate we are that we can actually buy clothing for FUN when there are so many people in this world who would give anything for a pair of shoes just to keep their feet warm and dry. Keep up the good work Lorna and pets to your kitties!

    • Lorna
      August 19, 2013 / 8:59 pm

      Thanks Jen! I don’t like paying retail for anything designer either, after working in the industry for so long I know you can get amazing deals too, so I rarely every pay retail for anything. I’m glad you are the same!

  2. August 19, 2013 / 2:03 pm

    awesome shoes! i would like to have them myself!

    • Lorna
      August 19, 2013 / 8:57 pm

      Thank you Lyosha!

    • Lorna
      August 19, 2013 / 8:57 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

    • Lorna
      August 19, 2013 / 8:58 pm

      Thanks!!

    • Lorna
      August 19, 2013 / 8:58 pm

      Thank you!!!!

  3. August 19, 2013 / 7:33 pm

    Do I like them? i LOVE them! Burgundy is such a fun color, its a much better pop than black, tan or other neutrals. Very cute and fashionable!

    • Lorna
      August 19, 2013 / 8:58 pm

      Thanks Chelsea! Burgundy is a weakness of mine!

    • Lorna
      August 19, 2013 / 9:58 pm

      I have a high arch in my foot so I never really notice, sorry!

    • Lorna
      August 20, 2013 / 11:12 am

      Thank you Linda πŸ™‚

    • Lorna
      August 20, 2013 / 11:12 am

      Thanks πŸ™‚

  4. kory
    August 20, 2013 / 7:26 am

    DID you ever got that idea – of having your own SHOP –
    selecting & find great deals and collecting unique outfits – designer items –
    then ! you should call it – TRUSTED ICON –
    cause simply this is who you are .
    ——————-
    ur perfect fan

    • Lorna
      August 20, 2013 / 11:13 am

      Thanks kory, that’s really kind, although having a shop is really really hard word, I don’t have the time for it, it’s hard enough just having my eBay shop lol.

      • kory
        August 20, 2013 / 6:39 pm

        hhhhh um !
        think so
        any way it just a good idea –
        and it such someway to explain how much you are good in wt u doing ..
        wll
        have a nice day

        • Lorna
          August 20, 2013 / 6:40 pm

          Thanks kory, very kind!

    • Lorna
      August 20, 2013 / 6:02 pm

      Thank you so much!!

  5. Jen
    August 21, 2013 / 1:31 am

    Love those boots! What an amazing find! πŸ™‚ My mom actually found an old Louis Vuitton bag at a thrift shop in downtown Calgary ages ago that I’ve only just remembered about after reading your post! It’s worth checking the second hand stuff out sometimes especially if you can find boots like those πŸ™‚

    • Lorna
      August 21, 2013 / 2:39 am

      Oh that’s so cool she found an LV πŸ™‚ Which one? πŸ™‚

  6. Adam
    September 5, 2013 / 7:41 pm

    Very nice boots!! πŸ™‚

    • Lorna
      September 5, 2013 / 7:42 pm

      Thank you Adam!! πŸ™‚

  7. paul
    September 22, 2013 / 10:02 am

    hi…love the boots…look great on you. do you sell your old shoes?

    • Lorna
      September 22, 2013 / 12:05 pm

      Hi, yes I do. If you look in my menu bar under my banner, on the right of it there’s a section which says SHOP, all of my items are in there.

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