Previously Paul Smith took the idea of Peshwari chappal and now Forever 21 has come up with a line of sandals which it is calling Caleidoscope sandals which are essentially just Kolla Puri for $48 that are generally just for 300 in Pakistan.
To justify the cost, Forever 21 has given the sandals a fancy description which reads ‘A pair of genuine leather sandals by Studio Caleidoscope featuring a tribal-inspired embroidered upper, a slip-on style, and a flat heel. Dust band included’.
Desis around the world owns at least three to four pair of those comfortable, casual sandals so why would a sensible person pay 4900 for juts a Kolla Puri?
Seems like the west is making sure to sell our very affordable comfort shoes way too expensive!