charles & keith

Things I Love: Charles & Keith Strappy Open-Toe Sandals

So the story goes – I was in Dubai and forgot to pack sensible summer shoes. But luckily, if there’s any city in the world that takes shopping mall seriously, it’s Dubai. Thus, armed with a singular mission, I went to the Dubai Mall to find me some sandals.

In the massive black hole that is the Dubai Mall, I found a store called Charles & Keith. C&K is a ladies footwear and accessories brand founded in Singapore. Yeah I’ve never heard of them either. But I went in because their store gave up off a pretty expensive and classy vibe. And even better, the prices were more than reasonable!

Having ONE pair of great-fitting and great-looking sandals is better than buying cute but shitty-quality sandals over and over again. I learned the hard way; it’s all about quality over quantity! After perusing the store, I decided to invest in a pair of classic black sandals. Here they are below:


And it’s been one of my best buys ever. The sandals are not only classic and versatile, they are so comfortable and sturdy. My feet never hurts in them! I believe I paid $70 USD but now that I’m looking at the website (it only ships to Singapore, sorry), they are listed as $50 Singaporean Dollars, aka $37 USD. Um what the hell? I paid almost double…

But regardless, I still think it’s worth it. So that’s my protip for the day: save your money for one beautiful item rather than waste your money on cheap stuff. It’s just economical sense!