They looked okay and I was looking for a winter suede boot. Material mentioned as "suede". Unfortunately, it's not. They have a strong plastic smell and the leather backing is cloth (unmistakable signs of fake suede). The lining is fake leather as well. They are extremely lightweight and the finishing is sloppy. No labels on materials (uppers/lining/sole), as is usually the case with "quality" shoes.
I asked GIlt about it. They said they will have to ask the maker. Turns out, Gilt IS the brand owner of McCarren & Sons: http://www.markhound.com/trademark/search/EXL73B6nE
Several days later, no response. I returned them, of course. Gilt declined to refund and only gave me Gilt credit. Predatory policy, for which I might speak to my credit card company.
Needless to say, I'm not ordering from Gilt again.
Edited by Stavros - 12/18/13 at 9:43pm