Payless Hires ‘Name’ Talent Just in Time for Fashion Week


Yesterday, while leafing through a copy of the new, eight hundred pound issue of Vogue, we noticed, around page 6,921, that there was a whole, multi-page spread for Payless Shoes. This, we thought was odd. Sure, there are always those badly photographed, chintzy one or two pages purchased by the lower-end retailers, but this was in the front of the magazine and actually looked fairly decent. Turns out, in time for NY’s Fashion Week, the discount retailer has gone down the route of signing up some bigger name talent to design a couple of things to “up” their profile a bit, namely Alice + Olivia, Abaete and Lela Rose. Because we don’t wear shoes, just plastic bags tied around our feet, those names don’t mean a lot to us, but we thought it smart to mention early because rumor has it that UnBeige might possibly have someone on the ground for late-Fashion Week, so you’ll want to stick around and learn more, to see if it really all comes about. In the interim, just spend your time thinking some more about us wearing bags on our feet.