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Trend Alert: Feline Flats at The Bay

Forget about kitten heels because in every glossip mag (glossy + gossip, new word win?), it seems that some ironic celebrity hipster is wearing cats on their feet. Don't think that's some kind of convoluted metaphor like "dogs are barking" or a cool new nail art trend. What I'm talking about is the Charlotte Olympia Kitty Cat flats that are about as common as a domestic tabby and now stocked at The Room (Hudson's Bay elite shopping experience).

No kidding, I've been spotting these shoes on everyone — Alexa Chung, Taylor Swift, Bella Thorne, SJP — since they first caught my eye in Katy Perry's Part of Me movie extravaganza. Of course, Kitty Purry has built a career on fruit, cats and whipped-cream squirting bras, which means she can get away with wearing virtually anything, but would you wear this feline friendly footwear?

The Bay are stocking the Charlotte Olympia flats in a range of colours at price points of either $595, or $845 for a leopard print, genuine pony skin pair.

If your budget doesn't quite stretch to three figures, then of course I'm going to suggest some knock-offs, like these $20 ballet flats from Boohoo, the $140 loafers from Footnotes, and the $65 printed flats from Free People. But notwithstanding the price, tell me now: are cat flats cute or nothing but kitschy krap? Me-ow!

Images via The Bay