Love and relationships can be filled with uncertainties, but here's a new one to add to the list: would your partner ever toss a pair of designer shoes worth almost $1,100 into the bin?
A recent incident at the Galway Races in Ireland has left fashion forward women everywhere shaking in their Blahniks, with a pair of the coveted Manolo heels found abandoned in a bin—yes, you read that right, a BIN—at the races.
And, somewhere in the distance Carrie Bradshaw is screaming.
As the famous festival drew thousands of punters to Ballybrit, racegoers were determined to look their best, undeterred by the heavy rain and gusty winds. Suits, designer dresses, chic hats, and evidently, expensive shoes.
However, amidst all the fashion splendour, security staff were taken aback when they stumbled upon an unexpected sight; a pair of exquisite pink stilettos worth a whopping €660 ($1,100) had been unceremoniously tossed into a bin.
Teresa Mannion, an RTÉ journalist from Galway, shared snapshots of the discarded shoes and the bewildered security staff who stumbled upon them.
Manolo Blahnik is renowned for its impeccable craftsmanship, meticulous attention to detail, and use of luxurious materials, often resulting in premium prices starting from €500 ($1,000) and soaring up to €13,000 ($21,000) or even more, depending on rarity.
As one might expect, Twitter erupted with horror at the discovery.
"I don't think that was a sober decision," one person commented, while another quipped, "What size are they? Just asking for a friend!"
Another user mused: "Either they aren't the real deal, or she has more money than sense." There was also speculation on better alternatives, with a user suggesting, "In the bin? Damn, there are plenty of worthy charity shops in Galway they could have been donated to for any of their monthly window display auctions."
According to Teresa, the unfortunate incident unfolded when a woman took off her beloved Manolos and handed them to her partner, who, quite mistakenly, disposed of them in the bin alongside empty bottles and old paper plates.
Sadly, it seems the owner of the dusty pink heels may never be reunited with her prized possession, as the shoes were disposed of during the bin's regular emptying.
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