The Ballet Flat Reinvented:Tieks

It seems I had to fly all the way to Hong Kong to discover Tieks (pronounced tēks). Comfortable, designer ballet flats you can fit in your purse, wear them all day, every day. I needed a great solution after hours in my 5″ heels (at too many parties) and on another day when I took the famous Star Ferry to Kowloon. After all, I was in a city where being in style and shopping is the main activity.

Aptly dubbed the most versatile designer flats in the world, tieks by gavrieli are made of the finest Italian leathers and designed to fold and fit into your purse. The foldable split-sole design is compact and lightweight, making it easy to bring your Tieks along when you are in heels.

They come in all the basic must-have shades from a patent leather obsidian black, fuchsia, mustard, cardinal red to special make-ups from a nude lace, electric snake, leopard prints and “rose garden”.  Choose from over 30 colors.  Each pair comes in its own special pouch. They even have a vegan collection. Available exclusively online in full sizes at the Boutiek. Prices start at $165.


NJ, The Brunette