As one can tell from my previous summer essentials post, the Brazilian flip-flop brand Havaianas are my favorite type of flip-flop, and the flip-flop is my favorite shoe. As such, I have quite a few of them.
So what's new o mundo Havaianas? What styles should I consider? Where can I find the best deals and selection? All that and more after the jump!
So as a professional online shopper (in that I get paid to help people to shop online), I have a few suggestions as to where to by Havaianas. If you're looking for selection, especially limited edition and customizable pairs, you won't do better than the offical website. The only drawback there would be that you're going to pay full price, and you normally will have to pay for shipping. For a limited time, they are offering free standard shipping on an order of 3 or more pairs. As always, check the site for details.
For the best combination of consistent selection, size range and the fastest free shipping, Zappos is going to your best bet overall resource for the main line.
That being said, I've gotten most of my pairs from Piperlime, since I already shop there the most. Their selection is spotty in the most popular sizes and colors. If you sign up for email offers and are patient, Piperlime is going to be your best chance of getting a discount plus free shipping.
So in addition to their core line of classic top, feminine slim, and fun slim patterned flip-flops, there are also the Brazil, Team, University, and other limited edition styles.
|The Brazil flag logo appears on both Men's and Women's styles|
While the Brazilian flag is a perennial offering, during World Cup Soccer time, Havaianas also offers styles inspired by lots of other national colors. Here are a couple pics from Havaianas US flikr of their team logo opening at Barney's:
|Simon Doonan, creative ambassador at Barney's. You may recognize him (like I do) from his appearances on Vh1's "I love the..." series.|
In addition the national colors, here are a few other fun patterned styles:
|Havaianas has teamed up with Conservation International for this limited edition style, 7% of the sales will go to conservation projects on Brazil's coastline.|
I hope I've encouraged readers of both genders to get out there and try a pair. Like the patterns? Head on over to the Havaianas mania section of their site to download wallpapers & more. Now I'm off to the pool. Happy Summer!