Review of Ivanka Trump’s Shoe Line
So the other day I learned that Ivanka Trumph has a shoe line that she has introduced at Macy’s. Now there are a lot of things that I love about Ivanka Trump. First of all, she’s a Trump. Second, she is classically beautiful yet exotic. Third, sinfully intelligent. Fourth, the girl has IMPECCABLE taste.
Needless to say, I was REALLY excited about her shoe line at Macy’s.
I googled her website and found that I wasn’t as excited about the shoes (or the site) as much as I had hoped.
When you think of Ivanka Trump you think:
Old School Money
However when I saw the shoes all I thought was
Ivanka is a fellow Generation Y’er. She is the last of the human kind who is smart enough to think on our own, loves social scenes, knows the difference between reality and video game, and belongs to the new breed of social and political reformer.
With all that said I found her shoes, overall, to be boring, redundant, and overpriced.
Before we get into the knitty gritty of the shoes we need to start with the website. For Ivanka, who is the First Lady of the Apprentice with her famous mogul father, Donald Trump. You would think that she would have stopped the MAJOR oversight on her ecommerce page. Even amateurs would have never let this happened on a site.
When one is selling shoes over the internet, you have to keep in mind that the buying influence is a bit different. I speak from experience because I have purchased a NUMBER of shoes for ShoeDazzle. When you click on ANY link to see a particular shoe you will notice that you will ONLY see the side profile of the shoe. You don’t get to see the back, the opposite side, and the most important aspect, THE FRONT!!!! I mean who the hell wants to look at a peep the shoe from the side?! IT’S A PEEP TOE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! I want to see the front! I want to peep the toe! *ugh* Ivanka would either need to invest in a 360 view or have multiple pictures of each angle of the shoe so the buyer could get a better visual.
I would NEVER suggest for anyone to buy a shoe based solely on the side profile. ESPECIALLY OVER THE INTERNET.
Boring! Boring! Boooo-*yawn*
NOTHING about these shoes stands out. Now mind you, I have a FEW favorites that I like. But remember, when it comes to these shoes, I’m pick the least ugly, not the one I would ACTUALLY buy.
I love how she has the site segregated into four easy sections:
Nothing in this section really stands out. Everything is boring and typical. I understand she has old money taste, but even old money likes to try new things. None or the styles stand out. Out of all the shoes I like Hali the most (from what I can tell from the side of course), but you can buy a shoes similar and more aesthetically pleasing to the eye from Baker’s Shoes. What’s even more ridiculous is the fact that the shoes is going for $130.
We really can’t complain about the styles here, because we are getting what’s being sold to us. Modern Classic. I really love the Pinki shoe (but honestly, who can mess up the classic black patent pump?). Of all the shoes on the website I LOVE Gurdia the most. The shoe is the most innovative and aesthetically pleasing of the entire site. For the shoes I like the most, it also on the lower end of the table at $120.
If this is what Ivanka consideres the Red Carpet, then she’s been to one too many proms in Utah. These shoes are atrocious and look super cheap. Forever21 circa 2001 has better looking shoes than this… and they didn’t even make shoes back then.
The website is very clean looking and appealing to the eye. It’s very easy to navigate and is arranged beautifully, but it doesn’t let you see the shoes from 360 angle. The shoes are nothing special and I wouldn’t look at them again. There is nothing really innovative and these shoes don’t speak well for the idea of who Ivanka Trump really is. I personally don’t think I will be buying any shoes from her anytime soon.