Fashion store warns against 'fake' Toms
FANS of American shoe brand Toms might want to be more careful when they purchase their next pair.
In a posting on its Facebook page yesterday, fashion retailer Rockstar by Soon Lee clarified that it is not affiliated with a website selling what it alleged were fake Toms shoes.
The site, www.tomsshoessingapore.com, which lists Rockstar's Cineleisure Orchard address under its contact section, lists shoes at a lower price than the official Toms website. In some cases, they can be almost 50 per cent cheaper.
Pointing to the brand's University shoe design, Rockstar urged buyers to note that originals have rope soles.
"It is obvious that these are fake Toms shoes and we hope that all Toms fans will not be misled by this website," the company said in the post.
Rockstar was unable to reply to queries by press time, but My Paper understands it gets its stock directly from Toms' headquarters in California.
Toms shoes are available at Pedder Red stores here too, according to the official website.
Freelance graphic designer Brenda Ong, 26, told My Paper that her friend has been buying several pairs of Toms shoes through the unofficial website since last year.
Ms Ong intended to buy a pair for herself, as the shoes were much cheaper than those sold at Rockstar, where it costs at least $89 a pair. She said: "I thought the (unofficial) website ordered shoes in bulk and had leftovers which they wanted to get rid of."