Friday, September 12, 2008

How Far Will a Girl Walk For Shoes?



After seeing these objects of divinity over at The Freelancers, I cannot get them out of my mind. What is it about the Finnish and their amazing sense of design? So I have been searching, and Googling, and emailing, but alas I cannot find these sublime treasures anywhere on our fine shores. (Imelda, I commission you to remedy this dreadful oversight).I couldn't possibly make a decision on one pair on the internet either and just have them shipped here. I want to see them, touch them, prance around the shop floor in them. And I may have the answer. After trawling the Minna Parikka official site (and giving myself palpitations), I discovered that they have one stockist boutique in Tokyo. So I may yet get my wish. Given that I have a few shopping days planned in Tokyo next month, these have made it onto my Must See list. I may yet get my wish!








All images from the official Minna Parrika Site

20 comments:

fröken lila said...
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fröken lila said...

you may want to check those online-stores:

http://www.cocoviolet.com (I know they post within europe, but I'm not sure about worlwide)

http://www.tattydevine.com/boutique/faq.php
they have a large range of minna parikkas, but another blogger, ranna from "only shallow" had some problems with them.

good luck!

WendyB said...

The 3rd pair is my fave.

Tizzalicious said...

Aaah, I want them all!

TokyoBunnie said...

These are ADORABLE!

Skye said...

I love the first ones - the simplicity of the design is perfect, very scandinavian but a little bit sexy too!

enc said...

I don't see how you could possibly live without those, SKM. I think they're so dreamy, you are destined to own them.

All the designs you showed are perfect. I hope you find some. Fingers crossed.

miss cavendish said...

I'm loving the Avas. . . Going to check out the store right now!

Hammie said...

God they are heaven! I'm melting just looking at those red ones.
Can't wait to see them on your feet, is it okay to photograph yourself in Tokyo shoestores? (what am I saying? Japan, photo!!!)
:~

lady coveted said...

swoon! i looove these darling shoes!

susie_bubble said...

i love ogling her shoes at the Tatty Devine store here (if there's one store you go to in London by the by...make it Tatty Devine...!)

miss cavendish said...

Have been doing some mad sleuthing. If you're a size 8 and covet the red ones on top, they're available at Plum and Pear boutique (in NYC) online on a modest sale . . .

oldflowers4me said...

oh,i just had to say hello-your blog world is so over the top divine-singing and skipping-jo

Hammie said...

Super mama, I got some lovely sixties pumps in a Vintage shop yesterday here in Dublin; and I can't wait to show you. Very ladylike patent leather, handmade in Italy and only €38 which is a bargain in this millenium.
I also passed on an award to you, if you want to pick it up from my blog.
xx

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Froken Lila: Thank you. I've been to Coco Violet, they have some great pieces there too.
Wendy B: I think they are my favorites too. They could do a great flapper girl look.
Tizz & Tokyo Bunnie: Kawaii Neh?!
Skye: And they are lizard skin!
enc: I agree, they appear to be shoes of destiny.
Hammie: Neither can I. I believe they might set me back a bit, so I'll have to look for a cheaper hotel in Japan in case i have to have two pairs!
Susie Bubble: Oh I think I could spend and entire day and probably an entire weeks wage in there.
Miss Cavendish: Thank you. I went straight over and checked them out, but sadly they are one size too small for me. I'm a 39. :(
Old Flowers: Thank you :)
Hammie: Oh I can't wait to see them! Finding vintage shoes here is a big ask. There don't seem to be many around and what there is is fairly questionable in repair. I do remember picking up a few killer pairs when I was about 13. I wonder what happened to them all?

cait. (what is one?) said...

cuuuute shoes!

Bucca said...

Beautiful!

Anastasia said...

oh i have been lusting after the Morticia's for FOREVER!! Arent they just to die for?!

Seinäruusunen said...

I would like all of those shoes!<3

Foxy said...

love the blue ones