Cat Shoes from Kate Spade: Kate Spade Logan heels, £295
I had to show the back of these shoes first, because… well, they’re cat shoes. Shoes with cats on the heels. And super-cute ones, too – if you like cats, that is. If you DON’T like cats, then these are probably the OPPOSITE of adorable to you, and there’s nothing much else to recommend them either, because quite apart from the whole “cat shoes” thing, they’re just a standard black pump. Does adding a cat to the heel of a shoe make you want to buy it, I wonder? If you answered “no” to that, and you’re not a fan of the cat shoes, then I guess this means you won’t like THIS, either:
Yup, it’s a cat handbag to match the cat shoes. As soon as I realised the shoes in question were by Kate Spade, I realised there would probably be a handbag to match, so I went and had a look, and whaddya know, I was right! And there’s also a cat coin purse to put in it. And a cat watch to wear while you’re carrying your cat purse and wearing your cat shoes. Is this all getting a little bit too cat-centric for you? Not really a cat lady? Well, OK, maybe you’d rather side with the mouse?
Now, ordinarily I’d hate all of this, but for some reason I think Kate Spade does “novelty” accessories better than most people: I probably wouldn’t actually buy any of it, but I wouldn’t be complaining if someone else bought it FOR me – and I actually think the mouse handbag is pretty cute. As for the shoes, I quite like the idea of people seeing a sensible black pump from the front… but a pair of cheeky little cat faces on your heels when you turn and walk away!
Surprised to see these shoes aren’t by Charlotte “I love kitsch” Olympia. I like the cat bag best of all of them.