Shoes, Wonderful Shoes: Money Saving Tips for Stepping Out in Style

Feb 12

If you’re like many women, shoes are one of your favourite accessories. They almost always fit, they go with every outfit, and you can use them to express your style. But sometimes you can be left wishing your shoes were a bit friendlier to your wallet. Fortunately, there are ways to find great deals on shoes, so you can stock up on your favourite trends and styles on a dime.


Off-Season Shopping 


One of the most commonly known ways of saving money on your shoe shopping is to purchase shoes off-season. Wait until the very end of the season, or purchase well into the next season. That way, you’ll always be stocked up on your favourite styles and trends, but you’ll have purchased them at drastically lower prices. For instance, if you see a fall fashion you absolutely love, wait until you’re into winter before you purchase them. Then, the shoes will be drastically discounted, but still fashionable.


Classic Styles 


Purchasing shoes in classic styles can ensure your shoes will go with everything. By owning a few classic shoe styles, you will need fewer pairs of shoes, and can save money. Another reason that buying classic styles can result in lower prices is that the stores know those items are always in season. Instead of having to drive up prices to sell shoes that are the “fashion of the week”, so to speak, they can keep a relatively low price year-round, knowing that the shoes will sell. A classic knee-high, low-heel boot is always in style, as is the classic pump in neutral tones.


Colour Me Trendy 


Feel free to buy colourful shoes if that’s your style. Brighter colours tend to have some of the best deals, as unusual colours need to be moved through the selling process and out of stores much faster than neutrals, which can be sold any time of year. Having classic cuts in brilliant colours you wear often can help you stand out and stay fashionable on a budget. Having classic colours like red, blue, pink, and green are always good, but feel free to get as unique as you want.


Sign Up for Newsletters 


Most designers, stores, and brands have newsletters you can sign up for. These emails come straight to you when new products release, and often give you the first go at sales and deals. By getting in on sales early, you can usually find your size and preferred style, and save money doing so. Newsletters usually send out coupons, coupon codes, and secret sales to their followers and subscribers, giving you access to some great deals that others don’t necessarily have the opportunity to capitalise on.


Rewards and Bonuses


If there are brands, designers, or stores you shop often, you might be able to sign up for a rewards or bonus programme. Sometimes you are rewarded for shopping a store often, other times you are offered rewards or discounts on multiple-item purchases, and sometimes you are offered other types of deals for being a frequent shopper. Finding cheap shoes doesn’t mean you have to forgo your favourite stores and designers, it just means you have to seek out the right rewards programmes and discounts in order to find amazing prices.