Friday, January 7, 2011

A LESSON IN LEOPARD


In September during NYFW I attended the International Fashion Bloggers (IFB) conference. A wonderful event hosted by Jennine Jacob it featured guest speakers, goodies, and sponsor giveaways. One of this giveaways was a chance to design your own shoe. I thought this was an awesome idea and was happy to learn that I was a winner! It was my chance to completely design a shoe from top to bottom, also they would put my blog name on the box and on the inside of the shoe! How fresh is that! I got busy designing the leopard wedge of my dreams, sent in my pics and waited to hear back from them.
There was two months of waiting. I was emailed once about picture details which I sent right away. Then when I called to ask about my order I got the most horrible customer service. One person said it was shipped, while another said it was still being processed. After contacting them on Twitter I got an email saying my order had been put to the side by mistake and was finally being made. By this time I had pretty much given up on ever getting the shoes.
Then one day after all the months of waiting, they finally arrived! Are they exactly what I imagined? No, but I still think they're cute. I won't slander the companies name, but I'm not promoting them either because I don't want anyone else to have to go through the same thing.
Moral? Sometimes free isn't always fresh.

XOXO


4 comments:

  1. wow!! I know exactly what company this is! I went to IFB conference too. That is so sad you got the run around like that. VeRY annoying. I would have been pissed. smh... I was thinking about creating some with them too but now i definitely will NOT!

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  2. Girl yes, I do not recommend them at all! They outsource their customer service, and we know how well that always goes. A real shame, but I'm going to try and find another company who does it better.

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  3. THESE ARE DOPE AND I THINK I KNOW THE COMPANY I WASNT AT THE IFB BUT I SAW A SPECIAL ON TV ABOUT THE COMPANY THAT YOU CAN DESIGN YOU OWN TYPE OF SHOE
    I LOVE THE SHOES THO

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  4. Thanks Fran, but don't do it with them. A serious headache

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