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Ugg + Jimmy Choo Want You To Wear $600 Uggs!! But Who's Going To Buy Them?!

Thu, January 14, 2010 2:09pm EDT by Katrina Mitzeliotis 1 Comment

011410_meester_wilde_544_boots_w_textJust when you thought the Ugg revolution was starting to slip away, Jimmy Choo decides to team up with the famous furry boot brand!

While many designers are offering up super-cute and affordable lines for H&M and Target, Ugg Australia has jumped at the chance to collaborate with Jimmy Choo on a limited-edition, five shoe collection that will hit Ugg Australia and Jimmy Choo stores come October. Out of all the things women “justify” splurging on, I doubt the latest Ugg & Jimmy Choo flat, furry boot will ever be one of them— especially after they get a glimpse of the $595 to $795 price tag! Sure, Leighton Meester may wear them while she’s freezing in between takes on the Gossip Girl set— but the Ugg solely exists for function, (and thankfully!), not as a fashion statement. Remember a few years ago when everyone in Hollywood was running around pairing the furry boot with short skits in warm weather? That’s the last trend that needs reviving if you ask me! Jimmy Choo, on the other hand, is a high fashion brand that’s often spotted on the red carpet— just check out Olivia Wilde and how chic she looks with her Choo ‘Quito’ sandal.

So, what are these astronomically priced boots going to look like? According to WWD, the shoe will stick to the basic shape of the Ugg, but “with design details that embody the spirit of the Jimmy Choo brand.” Somehow, I don’t see how an Ugg embodies the spirit of Jimmy Choo, but since no photos have been released we’ll have to wait to find out!

And if you, (like me), are also wondering how this partnership came about— it may have something to do with the shoe shelves in Tamara Mellon’s closet! Tamara, the president and founder of Jimmy Choo, said that alongside her own label, “Ugg Australia is the only other footwear I have in my wardrobe.”

—Katrina Mitzeliotis