Sunday, March 13, 2011

Carson Pirie Scott.

Their shoe section is kind of the bomb. I scoped out the shoes below while browsing just the shoe section for about an hour or so.  I hadn't visited a Carson's in a few years because the ones near me have closed.  I loved them partly for nostalgic purposes just as some folks love a Macy's or a Marshall Field's for their Christmas memories.  Carson's or Bergner's as they were known in Detroit in the 90s remind me of my granny who was a stylish lady who shopped there all the time.  My granny bought my eighth grade graduation shoes from there in fact and I would get to know them over the years for having quality clothing for good prices.......memories. My granny is second from left. And my great Aunt is second from right.


Granpa, Ma, GrannieGrandparents at my Mom's HS Graduation

Then I went to high school and Carson's always seemed to carry dresses and shoes geared towards church ladies and Grannies that were stuck in a time warp.  At the time I was interested in sharp creases in my jeans that were cuffed under at the bottom and drooling over Coach belts that I couldn't afford. I know, ew.  I didn't see where Carson's fit in my style matrix at the time.  So when I was in there the other day, I did see an abundance of Church Lady dresses, shoes, and hats, but I also saw a lot of dresses that would be considered vintage and hip today.  And the shoe section wasn't bad AT ALL.  All the cute shoes for summer were out at full price of course, but I was happy to be put on to some more shoes!:

nine west angelica
Nine West Angelica

nine west altan
Nine West Altan

miz mooz Avalon
Miz Mooz Avalon

lauren by ralph lauren Charla
Lauren by Ralph Lauren Charla

lucky brand peggy
Lucky Band Peggy

guess belloma
Guess Belloma

nine west kendrick
Nine West Kendrick

nine west yarrow
Nine West Yarrow (the leather was so soft on these.)

franco sarto alloy
Franco Sarto Alloy

dolce vita sancia
Dolce Vita Sancia

Lucky Brand Maris Lucky Brand Maris

Born tour from zappos
Born Tour

steve madden fraid from Nordstroms
Steve Madden Fraid

Only downside was that their shoe sale selection wasn't good at all and comparable to say a DSW sale section or Nordstrom Rack sale  their sale shoes were kinda blah .