My dearest Jeffrey:
Let me start by saying how much I adore your shoes and the brand as a whole. They allow me to get in touch with my inner “hipster”, as much as I hate that word and all of the interesting connotations that go along with it. I spent almost 6 months searching for the regina wedges in my size – I had almost given up when Nordstrom came to the rescue. Great news for me ! Now I wear these almost as much as my oxfords. I thank you for that.
I have one minor issue with your brand, the cats. Why are there cats on and inside of every single box? The pink lid and the classic Jeffrey signature are wonderful. But the cats. They get me every single time. and not in a good way.
Do people actually adopt the cats listed on the inside of the box, resembling the “help-wanted” section of the newspaper? If your goal is to get consumers to adopt animals and keep them from abuse and starvation, why not reach out to ALL animal species instead of the cats that scour the internet?
The least you could do is include dogs. Who doesn’t like puppies? Just put a few puppy pictures in there and every girl or boy who purchases your shoes will melt. It’s almost impossible for women and certain men to look at pictures of puppies without cooing at them. Imagine the amazing things that could happen if you put all of these puppies together in one place for your consumers to play with and potentially adopt ! I already have an adorable puppy, but I don’t think I could resist another precious little puppy face.
It would probably help if I explained my distaste for cats. Simply put, they just don’t like me. Every cat I have ever been around has hissed and scratched and clawed at me, provided they still had their claws. Apparently large cats can smell fear, making it a definite possibility that these awful feline’s detect my displeasure. Dog’s on the other hand, they love me. When you come back from vacation they are always happy to see you. Leave them outside all day? No big deal. My puppy has a grand old time playing in the dirt. Cats? Beware. they might be eaten by a coyote (although this also applies to my puppy. she’s too small to go outside alone in the dark).
Lucky for you and lucky for me, I can get past the cat box. Just keep making excellent shoes that always fit perfectly.
I do hope all of the cats and kittens get adopted. Best of luck,
Your crazy fan,
P.S I like surprises. It would be a HUGE surprise to see a puppy picture inside my next purchase.
P.P.S: This is my adorable puppy Dixie (sorry for the flash!)