Shoe of the Month Clubs, Are You In?

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One of the reasons I started blogging about accessories is because I have always had an insane shoe collection. It started in high school and never ended. And I’m not ashamed or upset about my shoe consumption, I love my shoes. All of them.

I’ve checked out Just Fab and Shoe Dazzle, shoe of the month clubs where you pay $39.95 a month to get a pair of shoes. I will admit that I ordered a pair of shoes from Shoe Dazzle for the first time this month (a stacked pair of Mary Janes that resemble the Miu Miu platform Mary Janes I lusted over but could not afford) but have honestly be underwhelmed. I also didn’t like the fact that the shoes aren’t leather, so I’m always afraid they’ll be cheap or painful and once you make a purchase you’re charged $39.95 a month unless you opt out of that month’s shoe. I hate the pressure of having to opt out. Ugh.

Yesterday I discovered, Sole Society, an offshoot of Gilt Group (which I haven’t made a purchase from but have browsed and liked a few things thus far). They price their shoes at $49.95 a month but they’re real leather and you don’t have to commit to buying a pair every month. You buy when you want to, which I also love. and this morning my first set of offerings were made available and I’m in love with 3 out of the 6 – which is pretty good for me.

I am always looking for great shoes, fun shoes, colorful offerings and Sole Society gave me a nice mix of flats, 2 inch heels and stacked heels and wedges that fit my personality to perfection. I may have to take the plunge and order a pair this month just to see if their quality and selection are as good in person as they look on their website.

But I’m curious, have any of you joined these shoe clubs or sample sale sites? Is it worth it? Have you found anything fantastic? Please let me know. And if you’re interested in joining Gilt or Sole Society, just click the links and you can get an invitation.

0 thoughts on “Shoe of the Month Clubs, Are You In?

  1. oooh! I recently tried Just Fab and Shoe Dazzle, too. I have also been underwhelmed by their offerings. I bought a purse from ShoeDazzle (I am not as picky about trendy handbags because comfort is not involved.) but other than that, I’ve asked for alternate selections from both clubs twice and this is my first month. Not a good sign.

    Anything from Gilt Groupe sounds promising. I am definitely going to join!

  2. Shoe Dazzle has a horrible reputation and their shoes are not good quality. People are signing up for because Kim Kardashian is their rep. Run like the wind Shoe Dazzle, lots of people were having problems getting their money back.

    • @CapHill I did just get a pair of shoes from Shoe Dazzle yesterday, they’re satin platform Mary Janes that are pretty cute but I just don’t feel like I want to order something from them every month. I’m also irritated that you have to call them to cancel your membership. Why can’t I just click a button in my account to say I’m done?

  3. Thanks for the invite! I signed up yesterday and got my first batch this morning. Only 2 were right up my alley, but it was a fun exercise. I rated them so it’ll be interesting to see how much they refine their selection process to better fit me.

    • @Sundaze I kind of like seeing how they’ll determine my style too. My friend got some selections I wouldn’t have minded getting either! I like Sole Society a lot just on the first run, we’ll see if they keep it up.

  4. I, too, have signed up for ShoeDazzle. For my birthday last year my friend gave me a gift card. I kind of turned up my nose, because I knew the shoes were cheaply made. I finally redeemed my gift card and got a pair of platforms that were not bad. Since then I’ve made two purchases, with the last one being the knock off Miu Miu’s that you’re referring to. I’m not sure that I like them. I agree that the shoes are underwhelming and I don’t think that they are worth the $40 price tag.

    I also just joined Sole Society and I feel as if these shoes will be alot better than ShoeDazzle. I’ll let you know once I place my first order.

    Chandra

  5. I joined both ShoeDazzle and JustFab. I’ve made two purchases from SD and one from JF. The SD purchases didn’t really impress me. Even the packaging fell short. I was much happier with the JF purchase and plan to stay with this club. The shoes were of great quality for the cost and the packaging was lovely. Also, customer service is excellent!

  6. I’d have to disagree about sole society. Yes they have real leather but 85% of their shoes are hidious or “old-lady-style”. Maybe because Im a 22 year old college student..but I’ve been signed up for three months and havent bought anything, each month i request an alternate selection AND IM PRETTY EASY! I keep telling them I don’t like flats and Im not to fond of wedges but they continuosly put them in my showroom. THEY JUST DONT GET MY STYLE! Ive been a member of shoe dazzle for 2 months and I’ve bought 3 pair. Their shoe selection doesnt blow me away but i am enticed. Sure I’ve seen better shoes but c’mon, theyre 40 BUCKS!! Lets not pay for mcdonalds and expect 5 star quality, just have realistic expectations. I’ve gotten many compliments on them and theyre comfortable (enough) plus they dont APPEAR to be poorly made but the test of time will determine that. My fave shoe club is justfab, ive been a member 2 months and ive ordered 5 pairs of shoes, very trendy and a good bargain for the price

    • @Lana Kay I think it’s all a matter of opinion. For me, I think Sole Society has hit more shoes on the mark for my lifestyle and what I like and I feel like Shoe Dazzle is too young for me. But to each his own! Thanks for sharing your opinion.

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