Last night, over drinks, a girl friend was telling us about her mad search for the Sigerson Morrison Ankle Strap Sandals. Her version of the story includes a nasty clerk (the Nolita outpost is known for having a little extra 'tude) and a slimmer, less fashion-y alternative. Needless to say, when we heard the story we patted her on the back and said, "Waiter, another round please.".
Let's play a little Telephone Tag, shall we?
"Hello, Sigerson Morrison"
"Hi there, I have a question for you."
"I'm looking for the black woven Ankle Strap Sandals"
"Oh, those hardly hit the floor."
"Wait, what size are you? I think someone just returned a pair."
"Great, eight and a half!"
"Oh, yeah, sorry. We've a six and a half and a ten. Yeah, they just, those were in all of the magazines so we sold out really fast. But we're taking preorders."
"Wonderful. How long might I have to wait if I preorder?"
"Well, we just shipped the March preorders so..."
"Oh dear. I guess I could check with your Los Angeles store first."
"Yeah, you could do that...because the preorders are the real deal. You know, people call and they just want to be notified when we get more in. And, like, that's not a preorder. That's just us calling you."
"Certainly is. I can't believe people don't understand the concept of slapping down your plastic and wiping your hands of the matter completely."
Another ground breaking example of doin' it the old fashioned way and gettin' answers. Looks like you better squeeze your tootsies into that last size six, make sure you like them, and then preorder the right size. You might not get them until late summer, but you can always claim them as Resort sandals.
P.s. Saks has one size eight and a half left. Wanna race?