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February 4th, 2014 No Comments

Chanel sneakers

Yep, that is a Chanel “running” shoe. Or, as some of you call them ,sneakers.  Whether or not you can actually use it for jogging is unclear (I don’t think anyone has even asked the question or cares).  What we do know is that they caused more of scene than exposed nipples when they hit the runway…paired with suits an gowns.  Ummmm….what?!

Chanel sneakers black

If you’re a New Yorker and walk to work, the suit-sneaker combo isn’t uncommon for you.  It’s the only comfortable way to hustle around the island.  But no one needs expensive sneakers.  So it’s not that we need them, it’s that we want the little luxury.  Nike has done a good job supporting our feet with cute, functional activewear and our wallet with a more affordable price.  Now Chanel is upping the anti, just like they did with suits and bags.

The bottom line for me: if I’m buying Chanel, my money certainly isn’t going to sneakers.

Chanel high tops black

I suppose Chanel just wanted a foot in the crazy kicks game.  Although Lagerfeld has been quoted saying, “I don’t do sneakers.”  You know who does though?  Los Angeles.  I’ll see these all over the streets…and, honestly, I’ll stop for a moment of envy and then get on with my latte.

Here’s a sneak peak at the Summer collection:

Chanel sneakers 2014 summer

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GILT for the outdoor adventurer: TheCLYMB

September 10th, 2013 No Comments

TheClymb.com

You know the GILT sale drill.  At TheClymb.com, it’s applied to sportswear and gear, mostly for the outdoors.

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They also seem to have a collection of gear on sale without an end time.  Click CLYMB365 to browse the selection of shoes and apparel.

CLYMB365

For those of you who are truly adventurous, they offer discounts on outdoor experiences as well.  Zimbabwe for $600, I would look into that!

Discount outdoor travel at TheClymb

Finally, I think the most valuable part of TheCLYMB is their info.  The blog offers so many stories, videos and tips for “adventure travel.” There are also several guides to help you prep for your trip.  It’ all written with a guy’s sensibility, which makes it more fun to read :)

TheClymb Luggage tips

CLYMB Blog

Thanks for the intro Mike!

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