Many women dream about owning a pair – or, better yet, several pairs – of gorgeous designer shoes. Unfortunately, the prices charged by boutiques are very discouraging. Still, there is a way to get genuine designer shoes at a bargain discount price. Find out how.
The trick is to shop for designer shoes online – and I don’t mean buying fake designer shoes. There are many online stores that sell genuine Prada, Gucci, Fendi or Versace at discount prices.
Online stores can afford to offer lower prices because they need to pay for the floor space or customer assistants, like the “regular” boutiques do. Also, large online shoe stores sell hundreds of pairs a day to people from all over the world, so they can afford to give you a discount. A third reason is that some stores have special deals with designers and offer end-of-season, discounted shoes.
You can expect a 25-40% discount, when buying designer shoes online. Be careful, though: if you find a price many times lower than you would expect, the shoes are probably fake.
Be careful not to order replica designer shoes. All ethical aspects aside, fake designer shoes won’t do your feet any good. The quality and comfort of any shoe depends on the materials used and the way the shoe is made. Even if replica designer shoes look exactly like the genuine article, most of them can’t offer so much comfort. Also, they usually don’t last long, so you will waste your money anyway. Buying fake designer shoes isn’t illegal, but you will probably be disappointed if you do so.
Before you commit to a particular site, make sure that you are buying from a reputable company. Most large online retailers that have been in business for a while have customer testimonials. Also, you can find information about reliable sellers at sites that provide independent reviews.
A definite disadvantage of shopping for shoes online is that you can’t try them on until they arrive. Most designer shoes are created with comfort in mind and, being made from the best quality leather, will easily adjust to your feet. However, just in case the shoes don’t fit, make sure that the site you buy them from has a returns policy. Most online designer shoe retailers won’t let you return the shoes and get your money back; however they usually allow exchanges.