In my teens, probably 75% off my closet was vintage, with my favorite heels being from Bruno Magli. I remember purchasing three pairs of the shoes for about $3 a pair at a local thrift store in Pittsburgh, consisting of slingbacks, peep toes, and regular pumps in the softest leather and coolest patterns. What a wonderful gem I had found, which set my expectations high for future heels to follow. Years later, I still keep an eye out for vintage Bruno Magli pumps, and recently scored these cream snakeskin ones for $28 on eBay.
I am, for the most part, adverse to wearing exotic skins and fur, however will make an exception for these since they are vintage. These most certainly need to be treated carefully, avoiding extreme temperatures, moisture, and overall crushing of the scales. After wearing these all night my feet left imprints on the inside, and completely worn off stoppers on the outside! Those were replaced for only $7, and since then, these have definitely added a chic touch to my evening look – I just have to remember not to wear them on rainy days!
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