Saturday, November 19, 2011

Muppets' merchandise the new vogue

Expectation is high in the prospect of the release of the new Muppets movie. Pre-emptive designer brands see a lucrative future for the Jim Henson's classic characters and have created limited-edition products to tie in with the film. Shoe designer, Jerome C Rousseau has created a glitter platform pump inspired by Miss Piggy. It will go on sale in January for $595 (US) at Saks Fifth Avenue. The Diva even appears in an ad for it, gazing at the sparkly shoe in wonder.

Also on the footwear front is a series of Adidas Originals trainers, inspired by a different Muppet . The Kermit design (left) features a green felt tongue, while the Fozzie style (right) features the character on the heel ($38-$65).

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