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Fluevog thinks you’re awesome sale: summer 2013



ATTENTION! Starting TODAY, Fluevog will be having its semi-annual sale. That’s right. Fall is around the corner and your local Fluevog store is cleaning house. This means excellent savings for you! Yesterday, I had the fortunate luck of checking out the preview sale at Haight Street. Let me tell you… there are some excellent finds! Before I get to my personal picks, there are some tips I’d like to share….

1) With sale items, sizes go fast. Don’t hesitate to get that Vog you’ve been eyeing all season long because your size may not be there when you want it. Trust me. You don’t want to miss out. (Madame Shirley just missed the Stunners in zebra when we were at Haight Street.)

2) Colors are limited. While the Vog you’ve been drooling over may be on sale, the color you want may not be marked down. Please don’t take your disappointment out on your local dealers. Unnecessary whining won’t get those Vogs marked down. Besides, bad Flue-karma is just… bad.

3) If your local Fluevog store is out of your size, tell you dealer stat! They can check if other stores have what you’re looking for. If they find it, they can help you arrange to have them shipped.

3) For those of you who don’t have the luxury of having a Fluevog store nearby, do check-check-and double check on sizing. Fluevog dealers have excellent knowledge about sizing, so make sure you call. Of course, I’m going to recommend that you call Haight Street at (415) 436-9784. They are my personal go-to people about sizing and their advice is always on par!

4) This last piece of advice comes from my sense of practicality. If you’re scouting the sale and just don’t find something you like or your Vog of choice is out of stock, don’t fret. Save your dollars because fall is coming and I’m sure there will be something with your name written on it! On to my picks (click on the photo to be directed to the Fluevog site)….

Oh my. There are some great finds at this sale. Admittedly, I always try to predict what I think will go on sale. As usual, I’m wrong and am surprised by some of the amazing things that are marked down. Here are some things you need to get your hands on…

Minis Galore!


Minis | Bee’s Knees


Minis | Bunny

I’ve ranted and raved about the Minis a million times over. They’re my favorite family and a definite staple for Fluevog. The Minis rarely go on sale. However, this time around, several members of the Minis family have been marked down including the much-loved Bunny (Madame Shirley and I own these; they’re a tribute to UC Berkeley, our alma mater), the new Bee’s Knees, and the Elif in berry/pink/aqua. Act fast because these Minis are going to go bye-bye soon! (Note: The Bunny will be available in two new colors in the fall. Swoon.)

Stunning Stunners!


Daily Miracles | Stunner

Lo and behold. One day I’m ranting and raving about the greatness of the Daily Miracles | Stunner, and the next day, the Stunners go on sale. How awesome is that?!

Summer Fun


Integrity | Amie. A total Gladys pick!


Prepare | Guide


Espadrille | Martin. As of this posting, the Martin is not available online. Please call your local Fluevog store directly for sizing and ordering information.


Gateways | Brandenburg Light. Available for men and women.

Summer has just begun and some of the season’s hottest Vogs are now on sale. Take advantage of some great colors and styles. In particular, if you’ve been drooling over the Guides, the yellow ones have just been marked down. They’re gorgeous and so easy to wear. Also in the family (but not photographed) are the Portage. Can someone please buy the lilac in size 9.5 in my honor? I’d really appreciate it! For the gentlemen, the Gateways | Brandenburg Light in select colors have been marked down. While I didn’t take pics of the men’s collection, please note that there are some wonderful savings there too!

Happy shopping! Please share what you added to your collection in comments:)

For the love of Fluegasms,



Author: jlrondilla

Joanne L. Rondilla, is a scholar, writer, and educator (not necessarily in that order). She received her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in Ethnic Studies and her B.A. in Art Studio and Asian American Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on beauty, race, gender, the body, and colonialism. She is the co-author of "Is Lighter Better? Skin Tone Discrimination Among Asian Americans" (with Paul Spickard) and the co-editor of "Pacific Diaspora: Island Peoples in the United States and Across the Pacific" (with Paul Spickard and Debbie Hippolite-Wright). Born and raised in Dededo, Guam, Joanne considers the San Francisco Bay area home. Outside of the academy, she has more than twelve years of work experience in the cosmetics industry as a skincare specialist and make-up artist. While she's not an Imelda Marcos fan, Joanne does love her Fluevogs!

4 thoughts on “Fluevog thinks you’re awesome sale: summer 2013

  1. Thanks Joanne for the fabulous guide to our craziness….

    A few things: shoes are going FAST! Already low/out of stock:

    Guide in yellow, Stunner in zebra, Bees Knees in blue/yellow, Joni in red, and all the Angels are flying out the door. This was just our first day, so you can imagine what the weekend will do.

    Feel free to call. If you get the machine, give us 10 minutes or so before you call back. Usually we are on the other line with another excited Vogger and it is really stressful to try to help 2 phone lines and a store full of people. 415.436.9784.

    Be patient, have a couple options that you like and be ready to switch it up.

    Happy Pride Weekend everyone…come by and visit. Denny, Rachel and Ed (and the lovely Britt) will be there tomorrow and Rachel and Monika will be there on Sunday ! Come join the partay!


  2. i love my new aqua/green amies!!! they look even better when worn. so ridiculously cute. already got comments from 4-year-olds and their mamas, haha.

    also, i wish we could “like” comments and posts. thanks for the info, monika!

    • On IFD I tried on the purple ones and did not like them. The elastic seemed to need some major breaking in. I kept imagining the blisters and it made me sad:(

      • i met one of our lovely readers at the L.A. preview sale (hi alice k if you’re reading this!), and she said she had the same problem with the amies. my suggestion would be to go up a size, even if you think it’s a little long lengthwise. my cream amies felt kind of loose in the beginning but then ended up conforming to my feet better as i kept wearing them. i’m not sure how that works, but they don’t randomly fall off my feet or anything. and they’re super comfortable. the amies this season seem to run 1/2 size small so it might actually work to go 1 full size up. i considered getting 6.5 for my 5.5 feet, but it didn’t feel like the 6 didn’t need major breaking in for me.

        in any case, if you’re not in love with them, then it’s not worth spending your money on them, right? yay for fall!

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