"Thanks!" to many of you, including Elizabeth Wei, ShopMurphy, & GigiOfCa (in this post), who let us know that J.Crew plans on replacing the Cece Ballet Flats with the new Emma Ballet Flats.
When it comes to Emma, I have not personally tried them on. Word among JCAs is that they are comfortable. Although I look forward to trying them on, I really love the Cece Ballet Flats and am bummed out to hear about their departure from the line. The Ceces are a classy little Ballet Flat that could dress up a casual outfit. Too bad they couldn't keep both types around...
The Emma Flats look nice too. I also appreciate that J.Crew kept the interior wedge- a small lift that makes a huge difference. Plus, the elastic ruching on the sides of the Emma Flats made me immediately think of Tory Burch's nappa leather Reva ballet flats. With all that said, I still like the *look* of the Ceces more. The Ceces look more polished, where the Emmas look a bit more casual (due to the ruching).
What are your thoughts on J.Crew discontinuing the Cece Ballet Flats? Have you tried the new Emma flats? If so, what are your thoughts?
Quick Poll: Do you think J.Crew should replace the Cece with the Emma?