Even could I fit them, I obviously could never afford the original rainbow platforms (pictured below) by Salvatore Ferragamo that he created for Judy Garland in 1938. Nor could I ever possibly afford the modern remake by Coccodrillo, a designer shoe store in Belgium, in collaboration with Ferragamo that debuted at select Ferragamo boutiques last summer. I know, unequivocally, that an item is far beyond my budget when I have to "call store for information". But, this year... Oh the Joy! Jeffrey Campbell's new "Groovie" platforms are close replicas of the famed shoe of my dreams! And, at only $155-$200 retail, absolutely doable! My one and only worry is, according to a friend who took the plunge before I, walking in these takes practice and a large set of cojones. Cojones I have, figuratively, it's just balance that I am lacking. Still, I know that I can rock these at a party or bar... as long as someone doesn't mind piggybacking me around all night. Volunteers?
Original c.1938 Salvatore Ferragamo Rainbow Platforms
Created for Judy Garland
2010 Reproduced Salvatore Ferragamo Rainbow Platforms
Available at Select Ferragamo Boutiques
2011 "Groovie" Rainbow Platforms by Jeffrey Campbell - $155+
Available in Gold or Nude for a Limited Time
(These are in danger of selling out.)
Other Fabulous New "Old" Platforms...
"Foxy Wood" Platforms by Jeffrey Campbell - $89+
Available in a variety shades and materials.
"Geycha Goddess" by Irregular Choice - Limited Edition - $228
Available in Red or Black.
(These are at high risk of selling out.)
May be Purchased at: Irregular Choice
"Spice" by Shellys London - $122
Available in Brown, Black, and Off White.
Sweedish Hasbeens "Braided Sky High" Platforms - $185+
Available in a variety of shades
Lucky Brand "Meghan" Platform Sandals - $99
Joni Link Shoe by Karen Kell Collection - $225
May be Purchased at: Karen Kell
Zhoezzy Multi Buckle Wooden Platform Sandal - $54.98
May be Purchased at: Zhoezzy