We’re MAJOR shoe groupies in the fashion office. MAY. JAH. Like if we were left with the choice of liberty or shoes, guess who will be decked out in some baaaad heels? *collective hands raise*
So of course naturally shoe junkies like ourselves would be all over all the shoe subscription clubs that have popped up all over in recent years. It seems like everyday there’s a new shoe club to join—what’s a shoe-nista to do? Luckily we’ve taken the guess work out and did the leg work (literally) for you and are presenting you with the low down on the monthly shoe game. Check it out…
We're MAJOR shoe groupies in the fashion office. MAY. JAH. Like if we were left with the choice of liberty or shoes, guess who will be decked out in some baaaad heels? *collective hands raise*
So of course naturally shoe junkies like ourselves would be all over all the shoe subscription clubs that have popped up all over in recent years. It seems like everyday there's a new shoe club to join---what's a shoe-nista to do? Luckily we've taken the guess work out and did the leg work (literally) for you and are presenting you with the low down on the monthly shoe game. Check it out...
How much: $39.95 and up per pair
Why: JustFab has an awesome selection of cute, affordable footwear styles from pumps to platforms to booties. And if you want to get fancy, clothing and accessories.
Pros: You can get the latest styles picked out by fashion insiders in NYC and LA at an affordable price. New members get first-time buyer perks like 20% off your first pair and there's also a great sale section we like to peruse for even more affordable styles. You can also shop handbags, accessories, and denim at the $39.95 price tag.
Cons: Having to remember to skip your monthly selection is a bit annoying although they do send you email reminders. If you don't skip your shoe by the 5th, you'll automatically be charged.
Final Verdict: Worth a try for cute, inexpensive styles but you have to be diligent on checking the site every month if you don't want to pay for a pair of shoes every month.
How much: $29.95 and up for each item
Why: You love to hate the girl, but there's no denying Kim Kardashian has great style---the Armenian beauty founded this affordable shoe site that features awesome BOGO (buy one get one) sales, CUTE dresses, handbags, and accessories featuring the latest in trends.
Pros: Super cute styles at an amazing price and free shipping both ways on orders over $39.
Cons: Sometimes the super cute shoes show up at your doorstep and look super cheap, but thank goodness for free returns when this happens.
Final Verdict: Definitely worth bookmarking but use a keen eye on "suede-like" styles.
How much: $79.98 per pair
Why: We've loved Rachel Bilson's laid back California style since the days of the OC, so the fact that she and her stylist Nicole Chavez are the brain children behind the fab styles at ShoeMint made it pretty much a shoe-in (pun intended). Plus the styles are made by Steve Madden.
Pros: Your first pair of shoes come at a decent discount (currently $40 off) and the site has tons of super cute on-trend styles.
Cons: Essentially you're paying $80 for Steve Madden shoes that can be bought at better prices at places like Macy's and the designer's own site if you Google around for coupons.
Final Verdict: Keep ShoeMint bookmarked and shop the sale section.
Who: Sole Society
How much: $49.95 and up per pair
Why: OK, first of all Sole Society's director of merchandising and buying, Emily Sun used to be a shoe buyer at Bergdorf Goodman so she delivers the same fashionable styles and quality craftmanship that you would find at higher end boutiques for a fraction of the cost. Second, Sole Society's stylists will not only have you wanting every single pair of shoes but will also give endless outfit inspiration from the looks they put together. OMG---and the shoes. THE SHOES!
Pros: Once you're a member, there's no need to opt-out of monthly subscriptions. You can buy or bypass as you please.
Cons: Though the prices of Sole Society's shoes average along what you would find in mid-priced retailers, they are a little more expensive than the other shoe clubs.
Final Verdict: You want in at Sole Society.