Posted by: on Mar 6, 2012 | No Comments

How and where can you find affordable brand name shoes without breaking the wallet? Well, if you follow the steps outlined below, you can find brand name products with low price tags!

Step 1: Make discount stores your best friend!

Discount stores such as Ross Dress for Less, TK Maxx and Marshalls offer brand name products at half the price.  Aside from the negative misconceptions a lot of people have, such as clothing being “irregular or damaged”, or being out of style, these types of stores are able to provide the same quality name brand products at affordable prices, because they buy a lot of overstock items.  Since they purchase from thousands of venders in bulk, they are able to provide customers with unbelievable prices.

Step 2:  Know what you are looking for

Have an idea of what kind of shoes you are looking for, whether it’s heels, or knee high boots, rain shoes, sneakers, etc- so that  you don’t go overboard and buy shoes you don’t want or need!  Once you have an idea of what you are looking for, focus on 3 important factors:

  • Do they fit me/can I walk in these ok?
  •  Is the material thick enough for those cold winter nights and/or  light enough for warm days?
  • Will these shoes last me for a few seasons?

Step 3: Buy shoes that can be universally worn with anything

You want to think about what clothes you already have in your closet, both colour and style, and buy accordingly, so that you don’t have to feel as if you need to purchase new clothes just to match the shoes.  Brown and black shoes are universal because these colours will be easily matched with practically anything. If you have a creative sense of style and can work with bright colour shoes, by all means go for it!

I’ve been able to find great brand names such as Gucci, Guess, and BCBG at 50-75% off at these discount stores, compared to what you will pay at a department store!  In addition, I’ve purchased black/brown shoes knowing that I can wear them with almost anything in my closet; in return I haven’t had to purchase new shoes for a few years now!   That really tells me something, it tells me that these shoes are of excellent material, they are not damaged at all, and I get compliments season after season – definitely beating the “out of date/out of style” misconception!

I encourage everyone to take a look at these discount stores near you, follow the steps outlined above and I assure you will be happily going home with brand name products, of excellent quality, at a fraction of the price!

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