Friday, September 28, 2012

Hot Secondhand Shoes!

Goodwill Find: Anne Klein pointy-toed, leather ankle boots with wide elastic sides
Surprisingly dance-able, (I tried that out Tuesday night) I first saw something like this but shittier quality at Aldo a year ago but didn't buy them cause they were $50 and pleather. Lo & behold I find these beauties for $10 last week. Patience my child, patience.
2nd Goodwill score: Patent Pumps. These are that generic brand that seems to only make patent heels called Fioni carried by Payless. Anyway, new they were likely no more than $35 but 10 bucks for a simple, sexy shoe I always wanted but not enough to really pay for is a steal.
Chez Nous Consignment Shop, Orangeville. $7 : Kenneth Cole satin cross-strap, rounded-square toe, chunk heels. This is the most affordable, low-key consignment store I've ever crossed paths with. It's worth the trip to O-Ville!
Ok, these are friggin stable! No teetering or whining + they're elegant! The heel & brand remind me so much of grade 6 (circa 1996) which makes me feel all warm & giddy. Can you just picture these with Courtney-Love-esque translucent black hose? Or even white opaque.
 
Just found this on streetpeeper.com The shoes look like this on (but w/out the open toe).

 Talize, Mississauga: Bocci vintage leather slingbacks. Made in Italy if that means anything (I think it used to). Some old woman must've died & her kids donated all her gorgeous, top-quality pumps because Talize today was chockfull of seemingly handmade, 100% leather shoes that deserve to be in one of those ripoff shops on Queen W. These ones advertise a time when women wore stout heels daily and they were wearable (i.e. comfortable) + made your feet & legs look cute/alluring. Oh & they were also $7!
Capable heel keeps you upright.
Talize: Quad Comfort leather harness bootie.
This was a dream to find - something so basic but NOT FAKE LEATHER! Yay! Have you noticed big chain shoes stores have stopped using real leather & yet keep charging the same for fake? Your feet freeze in the winter in this plastic crap! The above are a simple, real leather boot for $10.
I checked out this Quad Comfort brand and they're carried by Mark's Work Wearhouse among others, with the average boot costing $100.
Talize: French Connection knee-high leather boots.
Can you believe this?! I had just been getting depressed thinking of the $$$ I was going to have to spend on real leather knee-high boots for fall, never mind finding ones that are both flat AND slip-on for under $200. Then these were just hanging there by their flimsy hook marked at $10. Not sure why used Wal-Mart dresses are priced the same as these $250+ FCUK boots but whatever.
 Talize: Sabella green leather purse.
Last & sort of least is this real leather purse in one of my favourite colours for $5. Nice size for a water bottle + notebook + generic crap.