Earlier this year, I thought Mr. Lagerfeld must be out of his mind when Chanel showed this. To my amazement, all the camellia jelly thong sandals in every color sold out even before the sale, according to Chanel SA. So, I am not surprised when I encounter these at Neiman Marcus. These are slightly different from the earlier design which contain lots of sparkles within the jelly material. I like the previous sparkle design more, which is more unique than other jelly shoes on the market! To be fair, they are still super cute on my feet but I just can't justify spending $345 on a pair of PVC flip flops. I don't understand the price hike when all the sparkles are gone, and it's an old design so the manufacturer just needs to stamp them out. Most the fix costs associated with this current design are paid by the previous model. They are good for lounging by the pool, sunning at the beach or during super casual summer days. So how much will you pay for this pair of flip flops? (SG says $150 for me!)
I am not too crazy about those light color PVC flip flops but if I have to buy a pair, I am choosing solid black with white camellia flower with metal Chanel logo. (image via Chanel) I tried them on and they looked more expansive comparing to the lighter jelly sandals. This pair I can probably wear with cute dresses going to a more casual chic dinner or events instead of by the pool only.
On the side note, I am drooling all over this pair of taffeta camellia flower (black with pink trimming) thong sandals. This pair I can imagine wearing while out to lunch or dinner with friends and family. I will wear these sandals with jeans, short skirts or dresses, chic polish shorts from spring into fall. Which do you prefer?