Monday, January 19, 2009

Ugg


My girls want Uggs. They would probably sell the dog to get themselves each a pair. I cannot buy them for them due to financial reasons, but would I if I didn't have to worry about money? I have never worn a pair of Uggs, so I am not sure if there is some mystical feeling your feet get when wearing them, but crap they are expensive! 3 years ago, I found K a pair of purple Uggs at Marshals in her size for $50. I snapped these up and she loved them and wore them to death. It was before the Ugg craze, so she was fairly unique in owning them. Now, however, EVERYONE (that from my girls) has them. Of course there are fake Uggs out there that look the same, but are missing that little Ugg tag on the back. My girls have fake Uggs from Target. Oh the horrors! I have offered to put a little tag on the back for them, but they have adimantly denied the offer.

B slept over her BFF's house last night. Her BFF let her wear her Uggs around a bit. She loved them and these are B's words,
"my feet feel betrayed without Uggs".

Kids know how to go for the jugular. Still can't get them for them, but I am hoping summer comes quickly so they will be back into flip flops. I just hope Uggs don't start pushing their furry flip flops for summer.

14 comments:

scargosun said...

lol
I don't know what it is about them either. I think my feet would be sweating way too much for it to be comfy.

Melisa with one S said...

Eek. Thank goodness I have boys who could care less about labels (so far). Even though it's partly financial (you're in the same boat with the majority of the US, anyway!), you're doing the right thing by not getting sucked in to that, especially at their young age. If you were able to go ahead with it, it's likely they'd be insisting on clothing by designers like Michael Kors by the time they're 14. :)

Manic Mommy said...

*whispers*

I have Uggs. And they're really, really comfy. But I got a great deal on them through a friend and only paid $84.00 for them. And, you know, I'm a grown up and tend to take decent care of my stuff.

You can get what another friend calls Fuggs (fake Uggs) called Emu's at Macy's for about half the price.

I'd go with the tag idea.

five tomatoes said...

I love my UGGs, but they were free - my godmother went to college with a buyer for the company! I don't think I would have paid for them.

EMU ones are really nice like the poster above said, and Minnetonka Moccasins also makes a nice version.

Vodka Mom said...

just remember, UGGS do NOT go in the snow. NEVER!!!! or rain. or bad weather......

Caution Flag said...

We have the same troubles here. Right now my daughter is frustrated because she has fake Converse from Target and the toe is not shaped exactly like the real thing. How does she know this? All her friends repeatedly tell her. We've got Ugg envy, too.

I laughed when I read your comment about asking the girls to turn on the Wii for you. If my kids don't turn it on before they go to school, I can't use it. It's pathetic really.

Mary Ellen said...

My boys are much more concerned with function than labels, so I'm really lucky there. Having worked so many years at LLBean, we have a lot of very functional clothing, including boots, and I had to pay almost nothing for them.

Good luck with the Uggs...I like the look, but I don't think I can tell the difference between the fake ones and the real thing!

five tomatoes said...

Vodka Mom, I'm surprised you say UGGs shouldn't go in the snow - mine survived three winters in Minnesota just fine!

Dysd Housewife said...

GirlyDiva has 3 pairs of fakes, and she doesn't seem to care. It's more of a generic style here in AZ, So the brand is not so much a big deal. Thank heaven, cuz this Housewife ain't payin' $80 for a pair of boots. LOL

Jennifer said...

In previous years I have always bought Target "uggs" for my daughters. One day, a couple of months ago, my husband said "let's take the girls to buy Uggs." I was shocked, but didn't say anything. After they spent hours deciding on which shade of brown to choose, the saleswoman rang up the total. My husband was floored! He had NO idea how much Uggs cost. He thought they were going to be $30 or $40 each. Surprise! He was too embarrassed to say anything so he paid without saying a word. Needless to say, they will be getting the Target ones again next year.

p.s. LOVE your blog! I wish I knew about it sooner!

Rebecca said...
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Rebecca said...

Somehow I just deleted my own comment...anyway, not buying them for my girls either... to pricey! You can buy 4 REALLY good pairs of sneakers for the same price as 2 pairs of Uggs!

angelsroy33 said...

This may sound really bad, but what about eBay for Uggs? I mean you can pick and choose, and at least they will be less than the original price. Just a thought. I'll go back to my corner of the earth now. Love your blog BTW.

J-Hi said...

Go to Wrentham Village to the Uggs outlet or to www.retailmenot.com put in UGGS and it will give you coupon codes to use to have free shipping and or discounts at all kinds of website. I just put Karen on to this! You can go there for ANY company coupons! Or go to www.fatfingers.com and put in UGGS and it will show you all the misspelled things on EBAY that are being overlooked due to the misspellings. Trust me haveing 3 girls who I bought UGGS for this is what I had to do. Hope that helps:)