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As you know, this is a fashion blog. Duh! I think it’s important for the ladies of the world to have an online source for outfit ideas, partly because we are always on the go. I’m also a pretty big fan of the online shopping deals. Have you noticed? I find that it helps considering I buy shoes fairly often.
Purchasing shoes from online retailers provides you with more resources than you will ever get in your neighborhood shopping mall. I live in Los Angeles, I have pretty much every store known to man available to me, but I can still find more deals and options shopping online. Not to mention, I can’t go shopping in my pajamas or while eating my dinner and watching a movie. I don’t like the gimmicky sales people that follow me around the store asking me if I need help every 5 seconds. “No…I do not need help. I’ve not moved 2 feet since you asked me last.”
So who are my go to sources for buying shoes online? Clearly Amazon. I buy shoes from there all the time. I’m sure it seems weird to most of you, but there aren’t a lot of items that I can’t get off of Amazon. If I spend over $25 then shipping is free, sometimes they offer $20 off any shoes or handbags which is just a bonus. I also really like there “if you like this shoe, you may like these other 30 shoes”. Then of course I share those other 30 shoes with you guys. I’m also a big fan of Endless, although they can be pricey. Express and American Eagle do some AWESOME online sales throughout the year. My favorite is the free shipping and 40% off clearance. I go rack up on some shoes.
I’m also a big fan of the new designers that are making a splash on the internet. You know…the ones that don’t have the big deals with Barneys or Nordstrom. You can find them at smaller online shoe retailers.
So why are shoes less expensive online? How do you get such a good deal? Simple, you eliminate a lot of the expenses associated with a brick and mortar store. You don’t have to worry about sales people or leases. Retailers can create a huge distribution center for about the same cost as 5 stand alone stores.
Moral of the story, go shopping at the mall for fun and entertainment with the girls, but hit up the great online shoe sales when you get a chance. They are going to get you the best bang for your buck every time.
Oh and checkout Hautelook.com…It’s pretty amazing!