A BALLY DESIGN DETAIL TO BORROW

They say you can tell a lot about a person by the shoes they wear. I take shoes very seriously. At one point I owned over 120 pairs. And yes, I’ve heard all the jokes, including the references to “Imelda Marcos”. Trust me, it gets old. Very old. Over the years I have found a few brands that have become my “go-to” because of their style and perfect fit. When I find a good pair of shoes that fit well and are comfortable I tend to be loyal to that brand. The Swiss shoemaker Bally happens to be one of my favorites for shoes and accessories. The Bally boutique I most often frequent was newly renovated with a modern design by David Chipperfield Architects. I love one particular detail of their new store design so much that I took pictures of it. And when the time ultimately comes to redesign my walk-in closet I want their design to serve as my inspiration. Take a look for yourself…

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I love the look of all the symmetrical cubbies to store shoe boxes in. My version would be a much smaller scale. I would replace all my existing shoe boxes with one style to maintain the clean uncluttered look you see here. To suit my needs, I would pick a plain white box that has a clear pocket on the outside to insert a photo of what lies inside. There’s nothing worse than not knowing what you have and where to find it.

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And since we are talking Bally, let me introduce you to the Bally Journal. It is a fun magazine available at their boutiques that highlight the newest collections and provide short snippet articles for easy, quick reading. They are only on issue 3 and I’m bummed that I missed the inaugural issue. Bally, if you are reading this…I would love to get a copy of Issue 1 (pretty, please).balley-magazine-via-revivingcharm_comballey-magazine-via-revivingcharm_com-2

Here are a couple of my favorite products highlighted in the current issue. The Sommet Bag comes in three sizes (small, medium, and large) as well as a variety of colors and textures.

I like several of Bally boots this season but the Chani (shown below) is such a great classic riding boot style that you can actually wear from year to year. I have a similar pair from Bally that I purchased many, many years ago. You know you made a good investment when you still get lots of use from them after many years.

balley-magazine-via-revivingcharm_com-3I can’t forget my male readers. Bally has something for you also! Even my Mr. B has his own small collection of Bally footwear.
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I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Let me leave you today with some great advice from famed photographer Cecil Beaton.bally-magazine-via-revivingcharm_com-4

Original Iphone photos by Reviving Charm.

4 thoughts on “A BALLY DESIGN DETAIL TO BORROW

  1. After Orange County says:

    I too love Bally shoes. I’ll never forget one time I went on the quickest business trip ever, a 3 day turn-around to Geneva, Switzerland. At the time (prior to the European Union and the Euro) the exchange rate was very much in my favor and I went crazy shopping at Louis Vuitton and the Bally store. Came home with 4 pairs. They gave me a hard time on the return going thru customs because they couldn’t understand why I made such a short trip but managed to do so much shopping.

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    • Reviving Charm says:

      Oh Celia, what a great story. I couldn’t imagine why Customs would give you such a hard time…its totally believable! Don’t they know that us girls can do some serious damage in the shortest of shopping trips!

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  2. Karen B. says:

    What a great post. I love seeing that amazing idea for a closet for shoes. I jump all over the place with shoes and purses, but I do buy multiples when I find a good fit.
    Karen

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