On Wed eve I attended the official launch party for the new Call It Spring store in the V&A Waterfront. (it’s on the upper level, right next to the soon-to-be home of Topshop/ Topman, i.e. where Mango used to be)
Now knowing that I was going to be faced with an awesome selection of shoes, I had given myself a little pep talk before leaving the flat… it went a little like this: ”Remember K, you do not NEED any more shoes. You have NO MORE wardrobe space. So just take it easy OK.” Ja… that didn’t work! Let me show you why…
Call It Spring is a Canadian brand with over 200 stores worldwide. SA got it’s first Call It Spring store in 2012 and here in Cape Town you would’ve maybe spotted them at Canal Walk already. I rarely make it out to Canal Walk, so hadn’t actually had time to check them out before.
Call It Spring specialises in on trend footwear & accessories at really affordable prices (hence my problem with trying to leave that damn store without buying anything). Their Fall/winter range is called “Almost Famous” and draws it’s inspiration from the young music scene. Check out the video over here - it gives you a nice feel for the look they’re going for.
But back to the V&A store in particular. This is what you’re in for:
We were treated to some amazing cocktails & the best (yet worst for your bum) snacks I’ve had in a while. Check it out:
And the talented Adrian Culhane was there to create some great shopping ambience…
Right, but enough talking now… let the “shoe porn” begin… First up – some things for the ladies:
I was also really drawn to these sneaker wedges – a trend that I’ve been totally hating on since it’s appearance, but for some reason, these I just had to have:
On the accessories front, they’ve also got some great bags, scarves, hats & jewellery:
Now for the guys:
And sing it with me now… Apple bottom jeans, boots with the fur…
Ooh and if you pop in store now, you can still get some of their summer/spring end of season goodies on sale:
But what did I go home with? Ta da:
I was very very chuffed with my loot, that’s for sure. A big thanks to the Call It Spring team and to Kerrin Tessendorf, PR manager at House of Busby for allowing me to join in on all the fun. You’ve definitely hooked a new customer in me.
Oh and before I forget… they had a photo booth on the night and the winning pic will walk away with a whopping R5000 Call It Spring voucher. Does this face say “I totally deserve all those shoes”?