Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wishlist 8.31.10

Every fall, the Hunter wellies go back on my wish list and every year, I end up not getting them, much to my regret.  I'm bound and determined not to allow that to happen this year.  I'm not sure if I want the original tall ($125) or the or the sleekly designed Regent ($150), but if you run across a sale let me know because I cannot go another year with a dependable rain boot.  If you have some Hunter wellies, I'd love to know your thoughts.  Are they comfy?  Have you had any problems with them? Which design do you like?

image: black eiffel

36 comments:

DiamondsandTulle said...
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DiamondsandTulle said...

I know what you mean! Early this year I thought I NEEDED a pair of Hunter's and specifically the Violet ones. I called stores all across the country to no avail. Yesterday at Bloomie's they had a whole section on rain-boots and an entire table of HUnters (incl, the violet ones) and you know what? At this point in the year - I couldn't stomach buying rain boots. Esp. thinking I live in So Cal! Nevertheless I'll probably be kicking myself next Jan. for not buying it now.

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Brandi said...

I made a promise to myself today to save up to purchase a pair this year! If you get some good feedback from other reads be sure to share :)

Nikki said...

I love mine. I bought a men's 5..which I thought I read would be a 6 womens. They are a little snug. I found them on Amazon for $99. They were a shiny red when I got them, but they bloomed and now are orangy red. But they are still perfect. I read that you can spray them with wetsuit cleaner and it should help with the blooming. Bring on the rain!

I even got some pictures taken in them the other day. You should get them.
http://nikkidz.blogspot.com/2010/08/here-comes-brideagain.html

Ann said...

I'm in the same boat! With no Hunter boots! Every time I think I'm going to go ahead and do it, I find that I can't make up my mind about which color to get. Everyone I know who has them, loves them!

Michelle said...

ooooh I'm with you there. They are just so gorgeous and everytime I pick up a magazine lately they are there on some gorgeous long haired hippy looking girl in flowing skirts and gorgeous wooly cardis and I just buy into the whole thing :o)

Michelle said...

ooooh I'm with you there. They are just so gorgeous and everytime I pick up a magazine lately they are there on some gorgeous long haired hippy looking girl in flowing skirts and gorgeous wooly cardis and I just buy into the whole thing :o)

Paige said...

oh me oh my! hunter wellies are so dreamy!

kate funk said...

I love hunter green rainboots. Fabulous.

Velvet Cupcakes

Beach House Living said...

I hadn't heard of the "regents" line by Hunter. I finally took the plunge but got the "huntress" ones in Navy blue meant for shorter people with chubby legs I guess.
I also got the sock liners but they are still pretty roomy and hard to walk up and down stairs or drive in them. Overall I'm really happy with the boots.

...love Maegan said...

I do the same exact thing ...never think it rains enough to justify buying them but then when it's raining I curse myself for not buying them. Annoying. I've definitely seen them go on sale at Gilt before ...so fingers crossed for this year.

Fran said...

Try this link : http://www.lookatmycrazyshoes.com/womens-c-107.html?type=7&action=refine_listing&currency=USD

The tall Hunter wellies are $71 in all colours.

Padgett Hoke said...

I have to take the plunge this year too - I am in the same boat! Thanks for the inspirational push!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

this year is THE year for sure for me too :)

Ashley J said...

I want some cute rainboots also so after I read your post I went onto eBay and they DO have some Hunter wellies but not many so look and see if any are your size before you pay full price for them! Don't forget to enter my Closet Clean-Out Giveaway, a new giveaway every day this week!!!

http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com

Down and Out Chic said...

fran- thanks for the link! unfortunately, the company is not shipping to the U.S. currently :( sad story.

lisaroyhandbags said...

I love Hunter wellies and have been wanting a pair for a while. I just can't decide on a colour or a style... :)

thelayeredpancake said...

rain boots are great. i like to get them from new york city, there is a boutique which sells the cutest rain boots!

Novelista Barista said...

oooi love those .... !

Annalisa said...

Exactly like my Hunter red boots!
Very nice blog!!
I add you as my favourite! :O)
Annalisa

Em-Jae said...

I have knock-offs. They were $20 and I loooove them. You should definitely get a pair!

Anonymous said...

I just got a pair of wellies in the mail today, though they're not so high-end as Hunters. Still nice...we'll need them with the snowy season coming. Snow = icky slush in your socks/flats!

S.E.Minegar said...

I resisted for the longest time. I had several pairs of $25 rain boots (that were super cute) tear and get my feet soggy. Well, I broke, and bought the grey knee high ones in glossy. They run big. I am a 7 1/2 and got the 7. They have fleece liners for the winter. I got those in black. I got mine from Nordstrom online I believe. The liners from Piper Lime.

Diana said...

I've always a LEGIT pair of wellies but my question was would i wear them if i splurged?? i just bought a pair of MBMJ for $28, and if i can't wear those, i don't deserve to even have them in my closet.
I think if you have your heart set on it, go for it!

and ps- thanks for your comment. xo

Nicole Marie said...

i want them too!! i want them every year! my dog just ate my other rainboots so maybe this is the year!!

A Night of Fashions said...

Worth it! They will make you so excited to get dressed when it's raining :)
~K

Mo said...

I have hunter wellies! I got the short ones because I am short and could not have so much of my legs covered up by the tall ones.

Gina said...

My husband is Irish and we spend several weeks a year "at home" in Ireland. Since it rains all the time there, I own several pairs of wellies. I have a few that I leave in Ireland and one pair that I have here in San Diego (I have worn them once in 3 years).

I love the Hunters wellies, but all of my pairs have been bought at a hardware store in Ireland. They were all under 45 euros and in my opinion much more "authentic."

I have the trademark green pair that you can see any farmer wearing any day of the year in my husband's hometown.

So, I have no Hunters experience, but I know that my discount pairs fit like a glove, so I assume these will be awesome!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I never bought a pair because they seemed so uncomfortable but I got a pair that are lined and cushioned inside and I can't wait to wear them! I think it's a good winter investment and you'll have them for years!

xo Mary Jo

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I never bought a pair because they seemed so uncomfortable but I got a pair that are lined and cushioned inside and I can't wait to wear them! I think it's a good winter investment and you'll have them for years!

xo Mary Jo

Mrs. Sutton said...

I moved from London to the English countryside in January and the first thing I did was purchase some Hunter Wellies! I now have them in 3 different colours and they are singularly THE BEST THING I EVER BOUGHT! Swapping Manolo's for countrywear was always going to be hard, but these babies have made the transition a sartorial delight! BUY SOME xxx

Caitlin said...

I bought some on Ebay this spring, and they are amazing! They are a bit big, but I plan to get the sock inserts for wetter/colder days. I would keep an eye open on Ebay from personal sellers, so you don't get ripped off (if you chose to go that direction).

White Cabana said...

Oh my goodness - every time it rains i tell myself that i can't delay getting a pair of these. But then I never do! Perhaps this year?
My sister has had hers for at least 4 years and absolutely adores them. Doesn't know how she lived without them. Laughs at me for not having my own pair!
-Jordana

Brittany said...

i love my hunter wellies. i have them in aubergine. seriously a great investment. i wear mine a lot in the fall and pretty much everyday the whole winter. they are really comfortable too. :)

Celeste said...

I got some green Hunter's in Florence (on sale last winter!) and they are DURABLE. Before these I'd already gone through 3 pairs, each breaking because I wasn't willing to just cough up money for good quality ones. Get them! You'll love them, and they'll love you right back :)

Christina said...

Get them! They're awesome. I have them in a dark purple color and they make me happy every time I put them on. They are not the most comfortable shoes I own, but they're not awful, either.

I got them on zappos.com. I get all my shoes there, and I love them with all my shoe-crazy heart.

Congrats on your nuptials!

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