Monday, March 30, 2009
Today is a dark day. I’ve discovered that Bobbi Blu shoes no longer exist. They are my absolute favorite shoe label. They are moderately priced (they retail for about $90 a pair) and are totally unique. They are fanciful with a vintage feel and have fun details (colored soles and patterned lining). Originally, they were Kenzie and then at some point they became Bobbi Blu. The first time I saw a pair of Bobbi Blus, I recoiled in horror that someone had blatantly ripped off Kenzie’s style. Then I realized that they were Kenzie, reincarnated. Last time I counted, I had 24 pairs of Kenzie/Bobbi Blu shoes. The shoes in the picture a few posts down (Hello, Kitty) are Kenzie and I always get the most compliments on Kenzie/Bobbi Blu shoes. Well, in checking out their website I noticed the most recent collection they had pictured were Fall 2007. I wasn’t sure if this meant someone was neglectful of the website or if they were actually no longer being manufactured so I found an e-mail address and sent a frantic message inquiring about Bobbi Blu’s fate. I received a response this morning that confirmed my worst fears—Bobbi Blu shoes are no longer being manufactured. The woman didn’t say why. You can’t really find them in stores anymore as the styles most recently made are a year old but I did see several pairs on Overstock.com. Let’s all have a moment of silence for Bobbi Blu.