The other day I had stopped into my local Plato’s Closet because I had some used clothes to sell. While I was waiting for the buyer to sift through my belongings, I walked around and browsed the store. I came across the cutest pair of lace-up booties! They’re the GELVA bootie from JustFab.com and they were only $16 at Platos Closet, so naturally I had to try them on. Needless to say I took them home, and you will soon see why:
I vistited JustFab.com, and these booties cost $24.95 for VIP members and $34.00 for regular. These were barely worn and I snagged ’em for just 16 bucks. However, on top of that, I discovered that Aldo has a pair that is very similar and sells for $140:
This is the ONAULIAN bootie that Aldo currently has in stock. There are a few minor differences, such as the hardware on these being silver, while the ones I purchased have gold. They are both round toe with the same size heel. Mine have an extra buckle at the bottom, but they are just as cute! Let’s do the math here: $140 – $16 = a total savings of $124!
The moral of the story is you never know where you will find a great deal, especially on shoes! If you have your heart set on a pair of shoes that aren’t in your budget, or even if they are, there may be a very similar shoe out there for just a fraction of the price. Always do your research fashionistas…you may end up keeping a significant amount of money in your pockets!
If you have a Plato’s Closet by you I suggest checking them out every once and again. Sometimes I find some great gems like these, and other times I don’t find anything that really excites me. There was another pair just like these that were faux leather in a nude color from Charlotte Russe for the same price. I’ve always loved Charlotte Russe shoes and I’ve been thinking about going back for them. For $16 bucks it’s pretty much a no brainer right?
I can’t wait to pair these babies with a faux leather mini and some tights, or an oversized shirt and some leggings or something!
Which stores do you find have some really great deals? Not just on shoes, but on clothes and accessories too. Share your ideas in the comments so the rest of us fashionistas can score some great pieces for less :) I hope you’re having a great day and I’ll be circling ’round soon!