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.