The Tory Burch ballet flats in their “Reva” incarnation with the easily identifiable silver medallion have been popular in Manila for about two or three years now. Their appeal to Pinay fashionistas is so intense that a boutique has opened in Greenbelt 5, Ayala Malls, Makati. TB’s other overseas stores are in China, Italy, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the UK.
They are rather pricey in Manila, as are other luxury goods. Here are a couple of pairs I got online, on sale:
Both pairs are comfy, the Reva a bit more so as the back part of the Anne Marie flats are too high and rub against the soft skin above the back of my heel. It takes a bit of getting used to.
The Reva ballet flats are everywhere in Manila and other Philippine cities nowadays, but are still must-haves despite their ubiquity, as columnist “Divasoria” says in her “Simple Girl Index”.