DMK was set up in 2000, with the aim to provide nice-looking and affordable footwear for confident and modern women.
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You get what you pay for
I used to get my basic flats or sandals from DMK, due to their affordable prices. I said basic, because I honestly think the brand does not carry occasion-style footwear. The range they have is normally suitable for daily wear to the shopping centre or for individuals on a tight budget.
I also find that their quality is not something that I can rave about. It doesn't last long. The basic black flats I previously owned started to peel after a few months of daily wear. The sole of the shoes came off when I wore them in the rain a couple of times. But for $19.90, I can't complain.
You get what you pay for!
terrible quality, unimpressive designs
The footwear at DMK is really affordable, that is about the only positive thing I can say about the store. Despite offering quite a variety of designs, many of the styles seem old-fashioned, uninspired, and boring.
The few trendy designs I've seen unfortunately may not be worth buying as well. Even with the pocket-friendly prices, the low quality and comfort level of the shoes keep me away. A pair of flats I bought there had no cushioning at all - the soles of the shoes seem just like a thin layer of some kind of board! Unsurprisingly, they succumbed to wear and tear within months.
It seems like in this case you get what you pay for, or less.
Left on the shelf
As with most girls, I can never have enough shoes and I have the tendency to walk into any shoe shop I pass by just to check out their shoes. Whenever I step into DMK, I leave with the same number of shopping bags as I had when I first stepped in.
The shoes at DMK are rather pricey, there are many places that retails similar shoes at half the price. The designs tend to also be rather awkward and not very classy, many of them fall into the "aunty" category. Overall, DMK just seems to be unimpressive and unremarkable.
Hold more sales!
The only times that I have bought shoes from DMK is when I’m in an urgent need for presentation/working shoes. You can easily find plain black working shoes there, but their prices are rather steep for the quality. I once bought a pair of plain black flats that are rather uncomfortable for $30++.
Although their quality may be lacking, I feel that their designs are pretty trendy. Their shopfronts, though small, have the next “Charles and Keith” feel. Their sales are really great though. I once saw one of their sales at Compass Point atrium and most of the shoes are going at 10 to 20 dollars. The designs look rather good as well and the shoes are definitely worth buying at the sale price. As expected it drew a large crowd so it’s pretty packed and hard to shop.
DMK definitely wouldn’t pop up into people’s mind when they think about shoes or bag. And I probably wouldn't know they existed if they weren't so conveniently located. Maybe they need more marketing?
Good place to shop for flats
I’ve always been drawn to DMK’s flats. I love black flats as they’re so easy to match, and DMK always has some really nice designs for prices that don’t break the bank. The best time to get flats from DMK is when there’s a sale, because they go from about $26 to $19.90. However, DMK never puts up signs to show that there’s a sale going on (and it’s so frustrating!) so you’ll have to keep an eye out for the little plastic sign placed near the shoes.
DMK’s bags have caught my eye on several occasions, but I never actually buy them because they cost so much for a bag that isn’t branded. It’s just not worth it. As for the heels at DMK, don’t bother as they’re very plain, and there’s just nothing special about them. Oh, plus they’re very expensive, and totally unjustified.
If you’re looking for flats, you can try out DMK. Some have lasted me a long time, while others give way in about 6 months, but it really depends on how often you wear them, because wear and tear will take its toll on any pair of shoes.
Never fails to disappoint me
I am sighing.
DMK to me is like D&C but a scam. It feels like each time I walk by, I am drawn by the attractive displays but when I do actually head in, I realize their top shoes are already on display - everything else is meh.
Feels like the cheerleader effect that the displays are imposing onto their lesser selves but anyway. I did end up trying to buy a pair of shoes from here 3 years ago because I had no other option and I remember going through shoe after shoe after shoe and finally finally true love in one, only for them to unapologetic-ally tell me that they ran out of my size.
Good on you sir! Luring me into the shop then spitting me back out with no shoe size! I mean I'm a size 33/34, it's expected I can't have sizes but why couldn't it be figured out sooner?!
Never coming back.
misleading shop display
I never fail to find myself drawn to a DMK shop every time I pass by. The shop layout is well-done and the lighting makes the shoes highly appealing. As I glance through the shoes, it pleases my eye. Even the simplest designs looks classy and elegant, but when I pick up the price tag, wow.... $50 for a pair of flats?!
I pondered around for a while and figured the shoes won't actually look so glistening attractive under average lighting and without hefty polishing on the shiny parts. On second look, it doesn't look that special either... My hypothesis was proven when I bought a pair 2 years back... Be careful what your eyes are tempted to.
Highly lacking in quality
Honestly, the shoes in DMK don't look half bad. Their designs can be really attractive and pretty, and the pair of ballet flats I bought from DMK awhile back was, to me, the loveliest pair of flats I had ever owned.
Sadly, buying shoes at DMK just sets you up for heartbreak and why do I say so? That's because they simply never last. My ballet flats fell apart about a year after I bought them, and it really broke my heart to have to throw them away. The subsequent shoes that I bought from DMK also didn't last, until I decided never to buy from DMK anymore.
DMK sells affordable shoes and has trendy designs, but if it wants consumers to keep coming back, it should relook the quality of its shoes, urgently.
Hit or miss
My mother adores the sandals at DMK, and she's always raving about the quality of their shoes to me, so it came as no surprise when I bought a pair of wedges from the store one day, and to this day, I absolutely regret that decision.
I have come to realize that the shoes at DMK can be a little hit or miss. The sandals are, indeed, as my mum had mentioned, comfortable and extremely wearable, though the designs are not exactly beautiful. On the other hand, I absolutely loved the pair of wedges that I'd bought from DMK because I thought they were absolutely beautiful, and I was all set to christen them my new baby and wear them out all the time, until the first time I actually stepped out in them, and I think I really should have turned back the moment I reached my lift lobby.
It didn't help that I was meeting a friend for a shopping trip that afternoon at Orchard, and the worst thing was, she wanted to walk to ION from 313, and I swear that was the most excruciating afternoon I've ever lived to suffer.
My feet was blistered and bleeding at some spots by the end of the day, and I locked my DMK wedges at the back of my shoe cupboard, vowing to never wear them again.
I would say DMK is a little hit or miss. The good looking shoes are horrible in quality, while the horrible ones are absolutely comfortable. Talk about weird. The rest of the designs in the stores are mediocre and boring, and aren't worth the buy.
The shoes don't come cheap either. My wedges cost me at least $40, while my mother's sandals came up to around $30+. I don't think DMK will be seeing me anytime soon. Or ever.
I tend to check out different shoe shops at once, especially at Nex where they have Charles & Keith, DMK, Mimosa and the rest. It's the only shop where i'll walk 1 round to finish browsing through their shoes without even bothering to stop and take a second look at any of their shoes.
Boring and out-dated designs, some looked flimsy while the heels are pathetic. Worse still, when you step in the shop the assistants will "scan" you from top to toe then they either continue chatting or just stare at you blankly without greeting and smiles.
Not worth your time.