Thursday, May 1, 2008

A Modern Day Shoe-Lovers Miracle

Angel Silhouette Print by Etsy seller Gothicrow.

You are NOT NOT NNNNNNNNOT going to believe this.

I cannot not not not even believe it.

The blogworld NEVER ceases to amaze me, and today, it has gone beyond meeting new friends across the globe, beyond networking to better your business, and beyond the catharsis of writing about our likes/dislikes/inspirations/successes/failures.

Today, the blogworld has renewed my faith in the shoe-loving, shoe-selling, and shoe-eating-breathing-living.

As you may have read on Monday of this week, I posted about a hotter than hot pair of green leather flats by Bandolino (which were available on my new favorite site of the century... PIPERLIME.COM). I made the mistake of posting about them before I actually had the chance to buy them, and they were practically snatched up before my very eyes. When I went to place my order on Monday night, my size was gone. You gotta be kidding me.

I updated that days post with some (overly) frustrated words... oops... and lo and behold, may I please tell you what was waiting so patiently for me in my email in-box this morning? Actually, I don't think I can do it justice, so you'll have to see for yourselves:

Hi Jessie!

I found your blog when searching for our company name through Google. I read your post about the green Bandolino shoe and wanted to let you know that we have ONE pair in a size 9.5 available on our site. I am holding the shoe for you until Friday so if you still would like to purchase it, please email me and I’ll release it for purchase on our site.

I hate to see a women not get the shoes she loves!!

Take Care-

Your Shoe Guardian Angel** | PR Manager | Piperlime | Gap Inc.
Um... are you kidding me? I cannot even tell you how I excited I was when I read this. I don't know why I am freaking out so much over a pair of shoes (well, ok, I have been known to freak out over less, but these are spectacular and I reallyreally wanted these for skipping around the summer).

So, there you have it. Just when I thought my day could not get ANY better (you'll find out the other reason it's going to be great in a few hours), something like this goes and shines it up even brighter. A big, happy, glowing thanks to my Shoe Guardian Angel!

** Name changed to protect the inncoent.


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etoilee8 said...

That is by far the sweetest thing I have heard of a random stranger doing. . . I mean, I realize it's his business but it's still SO KIND. Ahhhhh. . .

Jennifer said...

We should all be so lucky to have a shoe fairy!!!

Robin said...

Already liked that site, now...Pure Love. What a great story!

Jessie said...

I have even better news... so fantastic, I'm afraid to even include it in the actual post!

After emailing back and forth with her a few times, she actually just asked for my address and said that Piperlime is sending me the shoes as a gift for being a loyal customer! Today! They're already in the mail!

I just about fainted when she told me that, so I am practically on cloud nine right now! I'll be sure to post pictures when they arrive!

Sneaky Chic said...

That is amazing. That person should get a raise for giving you an unbelievable customer experience. You were already a loyal customer, but I bet you are now a lifer.

Actually, I think I will patronize that site today on principle alone. (not that I need an excuse to buy shoes, but hey)

Ashley said...

That is such an amazing story. I am like you when it comes to shoes.. I really will be like Carrie and be the old lady who lives in her shoes! You have a shoe fairy god mother! PS I love your blog!