I popped into Hampstead Gap last week for a quick poke around the sale (I love me a Gap sale), and found not just a pair of tailored black flannel short shorts for £2.99(£2.99!), but a big pile of Pierre Hardy Mary Jane style pointy toe flatties. When Pierre Hardy’s shoes for The Gap launched in London, I was in Manhattan, and my beloved editor friend E purchased me a pair of the black patent platform heels and posted them to me back in New York.

I had fully expected all three styles in the Pierre range to have sold out by the time I returned to England in December, and certainly the black heels had been snapped up immediately, but thw two tone shoes and the Mary Janes were still kicking around in store.

A chat with the Hampstead manager revealed that they aren’t being marketed as Pierre Hardy shoes, and so no one was buying them. Same story in Camden Gap. The manager’s theory? If they stuck a big Pierre Hardy sign above them, they’d fly out of the store…

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There weren’t any Mulberry bags left, were there? I think they were snapped up straight away. I was delighted with my pair of PH pointy flats, too! Couldn’t believe my luck.


That’s a dainty shoe there. I can only do this look with a kitten heel, otherwise my plates look more like boats.

But, score, LLG, score! The most unexpected bargains are best, especially when you have assumed they’ve long ago walked off on someone else’s feet.

Why do our American Gaps still suck?


BTW, dunno if you received my earlier note, because Blogger was hiccuping. I wrote that I was honored that you used my little blurb to describe your wonderful blog and that I hoped your readers will get as much enjoyment out of it as I have.

Oh..listen, are you going to Braganza’s show? The reason I ask is that his PR offered me a seat, and of course I’m not in London, but you are. If you aren’t attending and want to, I will put you in touch with the lovely gal who offered–do not need your name, I can just ask her and if okay will give you her addy (I just did an interview with him, hence the offer). Drop me a note! xxx


Those flats (while being my favourite type of shoe) were impossible to wear due to its ridiculously low vamp. My feet are of average width and I could hardly squeeze them in, and don’t even get me started on toe cleavage with those. I felt like Cinderella’s older sister 😉


I expected more from the PH Gap collaboration…but the upcoming spring styles are better!


Great bargain!


I want these immediately!! Can’t wait for the spring line…


They’re beautiful, and I wish they’d sold them where I live.

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