The VanderPump Shoe Line

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The $902 Lisain Vanderpump. Love it!

The $902 Lisain – VanderPump

An update on the VanderPump shoe…

Vanderpump is VanderMumm on the shoe line.

Everybody knows that we here at LadyBrooks.com are quite fond of Ms. Lisa Vanderpump and have, from time to time, featured her style here. It goes without saying that her decorating and personal style are exquisite and we do our best to share with you those things we think you’ll find of interest about Lisa Vanderpump’s life, such as pictures of her Birkin bag collection, tours of her home and frequently share with you little tips she wants to share with her fans. We’ve featured her exquisite book, Simply Divine…

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Since we’re obsessed with table settings we’ve talked about her table settings,

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her interiors…

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and shared pictures of her daughter’s wedding…

And this job.

Pandora’s wedding.

In all this sharing, nothing excited us more, from a consumer perspective, than the launch of Lisa’s new shoe line, the VanderPump.

Now, we’ll all agree that Lisa has been busy.  Since she announced the launch of her new line she and Ken have married their daughter, Pandora, and readied their home for the big event; remodeled and expanded SUR, the restaurant around which Vanderpump Rules is filmed; opened a new restaurant PUMP, sold the beautiful home Pandora was married at; purchased a new home; remodeled that new home; and, launched her new show, in addition to her business management duties and her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills filming schedule.

In short, when has Lisa had time to launch a new shoe line?  In fact, we think she poo-pooed the whole thing when the MaloofHoof issue came up because there is no shoe line.

We reached out to her designer, Ryan Haber, but received no response and reached out to Lisa, also without a response.

We are here to announce that Lisa Vanderpump no longer has a shoe line.  She never had one.  Here’s the link to Haber’s site, which at one time featured the above-pictured shoe, the “Lisain”, later renamed the “Pinky”.

http://ryanhabercollection.com/shop/vander-pump-pinky/

Could it be that the line is not going to come out? Could it be that Lisa simply hasn’t had the time to focus on it?  Could it be that they made prototypes but had no major buyers pick up the line, like Neiman Marcus?  Could it be that the market was over-saturated with new shoe launches so Lisa nixed the idea entirely?  Could this be another Real Housewives product flop?

We don’t know the answers, but will keep you informed as we learn more, either from Ryan Haber or Lisa Vanderpump.  Don’t hold your breath though because, as you know, both parties are VanderMumm, for whatever reason.

In the meantime, what’s this about a Vodka line that Lisa announced last week on twitter…

“I made Vanderpump vodka for our bars… It is cheaper and waaaay more beautiful!!”

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It’s time to let go of the VanderPump and move on to Vodka.  Many a real housewife has left her shoes behind in favour of a vodka martini.

Your friend,

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4 thoughts on “The VanderPump Shoe Line

  1. Could she possibly have sold the concept and the name “VanderPump”, figuring actually producing/marketing/promoting a shoe line herself is just too too much?
    I’m 5’9″, I would not have been wearing what I think of as basically hooker shoes (and honestly, torture devices?) anyway. Plus I live at the beach, so…..not a good thing for walking in sand.
    She’s a smart businesswoman and I don’t think would toss away money on something she didn’t feel would have an adequate return.
    Vodka? Hmmmm…..actually, given the number of fans the RHOBH has, a very smart marketing move, as people will likely buy the bottles just for the cachet regardless of how the vodka is.

    • I don’t the the concept was picked up by any major retailer after the look book was created. I think she got her prototype and that’s as far as it got.

      As for the vodka…we’ve got Lisa’s, Kim Zolciak’s and Vicki Gunvalson’s…all launching vodkas at the same time. I think what happens is that these peddlers go to each of the 37 Housewives and launch with whomever bites. Putting your label on a vodka is the same as throwing it on a bottle of wine. Want to launch a line, we can hook you up. It’s all marketing, dahling. Take any product, slap your name on it, sell. If it’s purses or shoes, choose your colours and launch through marketing.

      There have been a number of apparent Real Housewives product bombs…this is probably just a product that wasn’t worth the effort in any already extremely competitive market.

      • Do you think Lisa did the VanderPump just to rattle La Maloof’s cage a bit?
        Yes, it is like vanity press- vanity winery or distillery. But- people will probably buy it. Normally, I have found the cuter the label, the less impressive the wine or liquor inside the bottle. Remember also Gretchen’s line of handbags (which really- would any of them be caught dead with one?), EVERYBODY’s book, and so forth. Really I think the only actually successful lines have been Bethenny’s Skinny Girl cocktails (a bit of marketing genius), and Teresa’s cookbooks (because they are real books with real recipes catering to a real audience). The idea of the Countess writing a book on manners made me cringe (sorry, THAT was rude, and very bad manners on my part).
        Although I do wonder how many of these books are actually ghost-written. Or have a REALLY good “editor” (*cough*cough*).

      • I don’t think Lisa would have announced the shoe to her fans just to rattle Adrienne…there are plenty of non-public ways to rattle her. Gretchen’s handbags are doing well for her I believe, but I don’t know who would carry them. As for Tre’s cookbooks, I have heard her recipes are good. Haven’t tried any of them myself as I seldom cook. xo

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