Staying true to my roots, I visited Miss Sixty on my whirlwind trip to Shanghai earlier this year. Having spent 2 years styling and selling at Miss Sixty (Melbourne Central and the late Chapel Street store), I just had to make my obligatory pilgrimage to my alma mater label. To my surprise, there was an actual Miss Sixty Footwear Shop, separate from the Flagship store five shops down the same street. I was blown away. I have never seen so many Miss Sixty shoes under the same roof! There were boots, heels, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in all different shades! What caught my eye next was the 70% off sign!!! Even though the last-season shoes were heavily discounted, I could not find a pair that was worth my RenMingBi….until a shiny purple pair of stilettos caught my eye- if only they had these killer heels in black, I wishfully thought. Fortunately, they did come in black! Unfortunately my size was sold out.
Then a miracle happened. The lovely sales lady informed me that there was another pair in my size in another shop elsewhere in Shanghai. I was only there for a limited time so I didn’t have the luxury of shop-hopping…but then she kindly offered to have them delivered to my front door if I just paid $10 (Chinese dollars) for ‘postage’.
So that night, I was united with my gorgeous black Miss Sixty peep-toes. They have a 10 cm silver heel and there is a squishy black square cushion on each shoe (the left one has a metal ‘Miss Sixty’ logo emblazoned on it). I adore them, especially because when I worked at Miss Sixty, my size in hot heels were always sold out before we staff members had the chance to purchase them.
How did I know if they would fit? I tried the purple ones on.