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Product Review: Däv Rain Products

Dav AboutProduct: Däv rain gear;  including umbrellas, boots, shoes, sneakers, handbags and socks for women and children.

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Company’s Claim:  Däv product’s aim to offer hip and sophisticated rain apparel using special materials such as a stretch panels and a comfortable PORON® footbed to create a fashionable ensemble durable enough for anything the weather throws at you.

Fashion Quotient:  With a dazzling array of boots and shoes to choose from, Däv has every fashion personality covered.  From downtown trendsetters to the sassy-cowgirl—including your little fashion-bug-in-training—you’re sure to find something to suit your fancy.

Däv offers really unique umbrella’s to coordinate with your boots as well.

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Quality:  Däv sent me a pair of Karma Victoria rain boots and a Starburst umbrella similar to the one above in cream/black to review.  I think the quality  of the products is excellent.  The umbrella is large, has a sturdy handle and features a spring-loaded button so that it will pop open on command.   For $30, I thought the Däv umbrella was definitely worth the price.  I recently purchased an umbrella from Target for $15 which broke after just 3 uses.

The boots are constructed with durable materials and were quite warm and comfortable when I wore them.  I would also say that the sizing it true-to-size.  Further, the boots came with a black nylon backpack to store them in.Dav flats

Con’s:  Really I didn’t feel that there were any cons. 

Bottom Line:  Däv offers a wide variety of stylish rain gear at a broad range of prices.  If the $90 rain boots are out of your budget, you can opt for an adorable pair of leopard print ballerina flats like these for only $29.99.  

All I can say is, I can’t wait for the next rainy day.

Visit DavRain.com to purchase the items seen here or click on the retailer tab to find a store near you.

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Who Needs Rain Boots When You Can Wear Heels?

We had a blustery, rainy morning here in Michigan and while surfing the Internet, I found the most interesting collection of rubber shoes by Melissa Plastic Dreams

Not only can you find an amazing array of practical shoes for a rainy day, but I was amazed by the ingenious craftsmanship and impressed by the sustainable constitution that Melissa Plastic Dreams adheres to.

Made in under a minute, these injected thermoplastic shoes are constructed with Melflex to give greater flexibility, impermeability and resistance.  These aren’t your plastic shoes from the 80’s.  Even better, they are hypoallergenic and the company states that they are “100% safe to your heath.”

Take a look…

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Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Mary Jane + Melissa

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There’s something about these Clogh shoes that seem appropriate for a rainy day when it seems like the dam is about to burst.

 

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Joy + Alexandre Herchcovitch

 

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Melissa + Zaha Hadid coming summer 2009

I had to include this pair of sculpture for your feet, even though they are are ideal for a cold rainy day.  You may want to get your orders in early for these shoes, with their incredible architectural qualities, they are sure to be a hot seller this summer.

Click here for a really interesting video on an enormous sculptural creation of these shoes by famed Iraqis architect Zaha Hadid

The shoes are first constructed of foam, then covered in plaster and finally covered in what appears to be some sort of resin, and polished to a high sheen.

If you are like me and you can’t wait to get your hands on a pair of these gems, click here for a shopping directory for the United States. 

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I was thrilled to discover that The Annex Boutique in Royal Oak, MI has a selection of Melissa shoes that range from $79 to $99.  Be sure to log on to The Annex Boutique for more store information.

For my friends on the other side of the pond, don’t despair, here’s a link for you.  Simply click on your country of origin.

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