If you are on a budget, it can be tricky to find designer shoes, but there are ways. You can find top name designer shoes for under $50 if you look in the right place. Here are a few of my favorite places to spot designer shoes for Payless prices. Do you know any others? Share your secrets!
Bluefly.com– This website has long been a stable if you like to find designer wear for less. While some of the items available are a bit pricey, you can find some great shoes, including sandals from House of Harlow and some nice hand crafted Italian pumps from Amalfi that usually cost hundreds of dollars.
Century21– Even if you don’t have a Century21 shop near you, you can order your shoes on-line. They have a huge assortment of women’s shoes under $50 from brands like Kenneth Cole Reaction and Anne Klein. A lot of them are well suited for the current season, so you don’t have to worry about buying last season’s shoes.
EBay– While it can be tricky to return shoes via eBay, you can get some really good finds here. Some of the shoes are used, but don’t let that stop you. Used designer shoes are some of the greatest finds out there. You can buy top of the line shoes with only a bit of wear for next to nothing. Try on the shoes in question at a store so you are sure you get the correct size.
Outlets– Outlet malls are ubiquitous, so you can be sure to find one in a few hours driving range from where you live. These shops have a ton of bargains, but many of the shoes are made especially for the outlet shops, and not necessarily are worth the money. Do your research, check out the designers you like and know what they have produced for the season. Then you can figure out what you are looking for and only buy marked down items. Sometimes the outlets have tags that mark when something is made for the outlet or is marked down, so you can also read carefully.
Second hand stores– I love clothes shopping in second hand stores, but some of the greatest finds are the shoes. I’ve found Fendi, Prada and Donna Karen shoes for under $50 at second hand shops. They may not always be the same season, but a lot of the styles are so classic you can wear them for many seasons to come.