Apr 29, 2010

Chanel Ballet Flats

I usually find my perfect dream shoes when least expected. Isn't that half the fun?! While waiting for gal pal last week, I saw these at the Chanel window on display. This pair of ballet flats with ribbons really brought out the inner ballerina in me. This savvy gal may not be a ballerina but looking the part will suffice. The best thing is once this ballet look is out, a gal simply removes the ribbon and we just have a simple pair of Chanel ballet flats again. This particular style without the ribbon has been around for a while so I think it is a savvy buy.

Another pair of Mary Jane was displayed right next to the ribbon ballet flats. This pair is a simple classic style which will last forever. For these simple styles, I don't mind paying full retail price which I am guessing in the high $500 to low $600 as a pair of classic ballet flats starts at around $575.  I am not saying these are cheap in anyway but I have Chanel classic flats from way back which I still adore. I think it is savvier than buying something on sale which I will only use one to two seasons. Which pair do you like?

23 comments:

  1. LOVE those with the ribbons!!!! They didnt have those in my Chanel! I actually went to try those very same mary-janes and the classic in tweed yesterday, I didnt get either in the end and got jewellery, but both were stunning. Ive had my classic for years and they still look like new, such an investment x

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  2. Gorgeous! Unfortunately, I'm terrible with shoes (always managing to ruin them!), so I wouldn't trust myself with a $500+ pair of shoes. But a handbag? That's a completely different story!

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  3. I think those are so cute! I've always loved ballet shoes.

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  4. Love the Mary Janes, they're darling!

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  5. Those ribbon flats are gorgeous!

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  6. Yesterday, someone asked me if I had ballet flats and I laughed out loud. I'm a heels (or really a wedge) girl only!

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  7. I am so beyond in love with the first pair, it's not even funny. xxSAS

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  8. I love the second pair! The patent leather and little buckles and just too cute. The first pair would be a good buy too, since your right, they will never go out of style.

    xoxo
    FashionEye

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  9. love the first pair! so cute and classic.

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  10. I love the first pair or flats. $500 is tough but these flats are super cute.

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  11. The first pair is just so pretty and girly!

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  12. I love the one with ribbons... I agree with you, this is a real investment piece. And besides they are so pretty and adorable. xoxo

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  13. I like the bottom pair more, they are practical =)

    Plus I NEED a Chanel necklace ;)

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  14. Hi there-both pairs are just so gorgeous, decisions, decisions, LOL!

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  15. They look lovely and ok they had some in Zara which weren't as fab but I wish I'd got them!

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  16. adorable...both of them! :)

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  17. I like the first one more however I think the second one is more practical :)

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  18. The ribbons are so cute!

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  19. the ribbon flats are dreamy, chanel ballet flats are classics!
    xxx
    marian.

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  20. Do you have any idea if i can buy the first shoes anywhere online?

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