I love the art of the hunt and finding excellent deals at thrift stores. A few weeks ago I found these fabulous shoes on sale at Goodwill.. Now I have never bought shoes from Goodwill before, but amazingly if you know what quality looks like you can really find some good deals. When I shop at Goodwill for shoes I splurge on styles I would normally buy. For example I found gorgeous red, patent leather, peep-toes bow shoes at the Goodwill. This is an item I would have bought this spring because I love the bows and peep-toes. The Franco Sarto shoes I scored are made from a well-known Italian designer. The shoes run between $60 and $200
Here are my tips:
1. Check the soles, stitching and the sides of shoes – Soles can be replaced that’s normally where you find the most quality in the shoes. Check the inside and outside of the shoes for rips.
2. Check the labels- Knowing your brands are very important and if you are not sure of the brand, use your cell phone’s search engine. Most shoes at the store are priced between $7.99 and $15.99, but I spotted several labels from Target, Walmart, and Ross. These labels were not worth the $12.99 price for a used shoe. I did also spot Coach, Landsend, Gucci and other well made brands.
Always Clean Shoes- Spray Lysol on shoes to kill any bacteria!!
Here are some of my shoe scores – Franco Sarto , Steve Madden & Keds
- A unique pair new Steve Madden for $8.99 – which retailed for at lest $50 or more.
- A pair of barely used Franco Shoes for $12.99
- A pair of new gold Keds shoes for $7.99 which retailed for at least $30 or more
Today the Goodwill is having a 50% off sale on everything in the store. Check your local Goodwill stores to see if they are having a 50 % off day as well.
You might say why not wait till the 50% off day? Because items go really fast at the Goodwill especially if the quality is good. I spotted a BCBG winter coat for $15.99. At prices like these you should buy these items even if it’s not the half off day.