Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Last Day to Take 25% Off Steve Madden Shoes

Today is your last chance to save 20% on any order of Steve Madden shoes totaling at least $100, or 25% on any order of at least $125. You don't need to use any codes; all shoes qualify. Style Bard faves (other than boots, just to challenge myself) are these 'SOCIALIT' platform pumps in Magenta (they also come in Black or Blue). Okay, I know they're super crazy and probably impossible to walk in, even for a skilled high-heel wearer like myself, but hey--everyone needs a little drama in their lives. Why not wear it on your feet where it's nice and manageable? Special holiday occasions, look out! All orders ship for a flat rate of $6.95, but you can also qualify for Free Shipping with code SMFREESHIP for a limited time.

Code: (Free Shipping Only) SMFREESHIP

Expires: Midnight, September 30th, 2009


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

It's Time for BOGO at Payless!

It's that time again! Yes indeed, it's Buy One, Get One 50% Off time at Payless. You know the drill. Pay for the pair of shoes with the highest price tag, and get half off the pair of shoes with the lower pricetag. Easy as pie! I'm definitely always sucked in to this deal when I'm browing Payless (online or in person) so I still get a wee bit excited every time the sale debuts anew. Actually, I was trying on shoes in a Harlem, NYC, Payless last week and I found a pair of boots I loved. I can't seem to find them on the site right now, which is truly a shame. Instead, I'll offer you these 'Whitney Cuff Boots' by Fioni for considered. I'm not sure what they'd make your ankles look like, but I imagine they could be extremely flattering to the rest of your legs with a pair of dark leggings or tights. This sale only lasts a few weeks, so be sure to check out all of the new Fall shoe styles at Payless while it lasts.

Always $5.95 Ground Shipping (Free Deliveries to Your Local Store)

Expires: October 12th, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

20% Off Reeboks

This deal is super easy. Want to take 20% off your entire order from Simply use code TAKE20 at checkout, and the discount will apply. You don't need to meet a minimum--you don't need to pick from a limited pool of shoes--you don't need to do a headstand and sing the National Anthem. Just click this code into place and you'll instantly save on your new sneakers. EasyTone, YourReebok, Core Classics and NHL Jerseys are excluded (NFL products are included). I'm no fan of sneakers, but if I were to choose from the women's sneakers available by Reebok, I'd go with these sleek 'CB Runners' which the site calls 'classy, casual and understated' and I definitely agree.

Code: TAKE20

Expires: September 30th, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Last Day to Take 15% Off Piperlime Shoes!

You have until midnight tonight to save 15% on your favorite pair of Piperlime shoes. All you have to do is meet the minimum shopping bag quota of $150, and enter code PL15OFF150 before you check out. Style Bard faves are these 'Nadia' boots by Mis Sixty. They're soooo not my usualy look, but there's some strange attraction to them that I simply cannot shake. This last-minute deal is also great because it pairs with Piperlime's Free Shipping and Free Returns policies, so if you're shopping in a hurry, remember that you can always send your shoes back at no additional cost.

Code: PL15OFF150

Expires: Midnight, September 27th, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

*Shoes in Review* September 20th-26th

Here's a quick review of the previous week's posts, recapping what's in effect this week and what's expired.


25% Off Clearance Boots at Aldo - Expired


20% Off Old Navy Shoes - Expired


20% Off Adidas Outlet Shoes - Expired


Free Shipping on Shoes from Target - Expired


20% Off Shoes at Gap - Expired


*Deal of the Week* Free Gift with Purchase of Umberto Raffini Shoes - Limited Time Only

Saturday Note from Style Bard
Hey guys! Hope you've been doing well--I feel like September has been a chaotic and busy month for just about everyone. But it's almost October! Out of curiosity: what are you going to be for Halloween? Do you need certain shoes to complete the look? ~SB

Friday, September 25, 2009

*Deal of the Week* Free Gift with Purchase of Umberto Raffini Shoes

When you buy any pair of designer shoes by Umberto Raffini from The Walking Company, you'll automatically be sent a complimentary tote bag as well. This limited edition Raffini tote is worth $49.95 and will be shipped with your new shoes without any additional limitations or codes. Style Bard faves are these rich, gorgeous 'Ilaria' mary jane pumps with an asymmetical strap. Aside from this luscious Red Suede style, they also come in Grey Suede and Black Patent. Free Shipping is available on this item, and most items over $100 at The Walking Company. (Sorry for the poor photo quality! It came from the site that way, I promise.)

Expires: Limited Time Only

Thursday, September 24, 2009

20% Off Shoes at Gap

Tomorrow will be your last chance to take an additional 20% off sale shoes at Gap. All you have to do is enter code 'SAVE20' when you're ready to checkout, and the discount will be immediately applied. Flats are featured at Gap, where you can find more than ten different patterns and styles that will look just too adorable paired with tights when the weather starts to cool. This sale is offered exclusively online so use the button below to check out the great shoes on sale at Gap!

Code: SAVE20

Expires: September 25th, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Free Shipping on Shoes from Target

There are only two days left to receive Free Shipping on your new shoes from Target! This one is a no-brainer: all you have to do is put at least $50 worth of merchandise from any women's category in your cart to receive shipping on your whole order. No further codes or limits are necessary. I'd start with these 'Vassie Snip-Toe Pumps' by Mossimo. I love the pattern and coloring, but especially that snip-toe shape, which heightens the aesthetic appeal by being not quite what you'd expect. They're currently only $29.99, a fantastic deal as long as they look as good in person as they do online--and feel comfortable on, of course.

Expires: September 23th, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

20% Off Adidas Outlet Shoes

Now you can save an additional 20% on marked-down Adidas! Shop the Adidas Outlet and use code SPECIAL20 at checkout to see your savings soar up to 70% off the original asking price on some very popular styles, ranging from classic sneaker shapes to these 'Rainbeau Mars' athletic flats. I tried to get a close-up picture to show you the deep purple color, and the sparkles and pleating that makes them unique. What you can't see in the image is the fact that these flats are created from entirely sustainable materials, which means they're not only a boon for your feet, but for the planet as well. You can couple these savings with a Free Shipping offer which automatically ships any order for free once it totals over $149 (a seemingly arbitrary number, but hey, I don't make the rules).


Expires: September 24th, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

20% Off Old Navy Shoes

When you spend $100 on any combination of accessories and apparel from Old Navy, you can take 20% off your entire order! Naturally, that means the more you spend over $100, the more you're going to ultimately save. So shop your heart out and pick up some of those Fall basics you've been putting off purchasing. It'll get chilly faster than you can say redyelloworangebrown. Then simply enter code ONSAVESOME at checkout to see your discount apply! Style Bard's fave shoes at Old Navy are currently these 'Lizard Print Flats' in Pewter (they also come in Black and Lizard Print Bronze). I still don't own any animal print shoes, would you believe it? I really think the textural interest of these shoes brings them to a whole new level. I reserve a final opinion for when I see these shoes in person, but it looks like these are a great deal for only $24.50!


Dear Old Navy,

Why such crappy website graphics? You should work on that! Get some hi-res images to post, pretty please?



Expires: September 24th, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

25% Off Clearance Boots at Aldo

There are only a few days left to take an additional 25% off the lowest clearance price on any Aldo boots! Just enter code 'BOOTS25F09' to see the discount applied at checkout. Style Bard faves are these incredibly sexy 'Misho' boots, which are sure to spice up any chilly winter evening with their staggering high heels and extra features like the crocodile-print trim at the top of the knee-high shaft. They're already on sale for $129.98 before your additional 25% off. Most boots also qualify for Free Shipping, since every Aldo order over $100 automatically ships for free!

Code: BOOTS25F09

Expires: September 22nd, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

*Shoes in Review* September 13th-19th

Here's a quick review of the previous week's posts, recapping what's in effect this week and what's expired.


Last Day to Save 50% on Hot Topic Clearance Shoes - Expired


Last Day to Receive Free Gift with Aerosoles - Expired


20% Off Victoria's Secret Boots - Expired


20% Off Sneakers from Piperlime - Expiring This Week - September 20th, 2009


25% Steve Madden Shoes - Expiring This Week - September 22nd, 2009


*Deal of the Week* 75% Off Taryn Rose Shoes - Expiring This Week - September 20th, 2009

Saturday Note from Style Bard
Everyone seems to be having a quiet, lazy weekend at home this week. Goodness knows we all need these once in awhile. How about you? Going against the grain with any big plans or just kicking back on the couch with the remote control? ~SB

Friday, September 18, 2009

*Deal of the Week* 75% Off Taryn Rose Shoes

This weekend only, take 75% off Taryn Rose shoes at! Prices online reflect this discount; no minimums or codes are required. Style Bard faves are these all-purpose black patent 'Anilla' wedges with built-in comfort footbed, which originally retailed for $395.00 and are now only $99 while this sale lasts. The sale selection also includes heels, flats and sneakers by Taryn Rose.

Always $6.95 Flat-Rate Shipping

Expires: September 20th, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

25% Off Steve Madden Shoes

Looking for some warmer footwear as the weather starts to chill? You can save 25% off any pair of shoes or boots from Steve Madden by using code SM25OFF at checkout. Style Bard faves from the new arrival boots are these 'AVENSIS' short boots. Maybe I've been watching too much Sons of Anarchy, but apparently no biker boot will do for me unless it can actually kick your ass. (You know...not you, on particular. You can come out from behind that fern, now.) These boots are already on sale for $50 off, so with this code, your total savings are looking like 40% off the original asking price. Plus, this code also enables you to receive free shipping! It's one hell of a great deal. So check out the latest Fall styles from Steve Madden while this sale lasts.

Code: SM25OFF

Expires: September 22, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

20% Off Sneakers at Piperlime

For a short time, you can save 20% on any sneakers from Piperlime--for men, women and kids. Just enter code SNEAKERS20 at checkout. Now we all know that the Style Bard is not the biggest fan of sneakers, but a deal is a deal, and it's my sworn duty to share great shoe sales with you. Brands include Puma, Adidas, Naturalizer, Merrell, New Balance, Etnie, Calvin Klein, Reebok and ASICs, but Style Bard faves are the fun and classic 'Double Tongue OX' style by Converse. If you're gonna do casual sneakers, better do 'em right, am I right?

Always Free Shipping and Free Returns (By the way, did you know that if you buy Piperlime shoes in the same cart as apparel or accessories from Gap, Banana Republic or Old Navy your entire order is free? That's right! It's shoe shopping so powerful it even spans stores to bring you savings.)


Expires: September 20th, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Free Shipping on Havaianas

As the season for sandals winds down, Havaianas is making it easier for you to shop for flip-flops with fun styles and prints. Now all you need to do is spend a minimum of $50 to qualify for free shipping. Depending on the look you love, this could mean either one or two pairs of the Brazilian sandals. From Wonder Woman flats to metallic wedges, the style, color and print you want can be found at the Havaianas website. No expiration price is listed, but I imagine this sale will last through the summer. Not sure if these are the sandals for you? Check out the Style Bard review to compare Havaiana sandals to other popular brands.

Expires: No Expiration

Monday, September 14, 2009

20% Off Victoria's Secret Boots

Select styles of Victoria's Secret boots are now 20% off for a limited time. Just pick your favorites and use code 20VSBOOTS at checkout (styles that qualify for this discount are clearly marked on the website). Are you ga-ga for the over-the-knee look? I love this trend, but then, I always love a dramatic shoe, so I don't have to be too concerned about looking foolish if this fad goes out of fashion in a year. My only complaint is the over-the-knee look with a flat sole; seriously, if you're gonna go up! up! up! then you need a sky-high heel to make it work. I know others may think that heel-less is the way to not look like a hooker, but I think it's simply dowdy. That's why Style Bard faves are these 'Strappy Platform Boots' by Dolce Vita. If you're gonna go ga-ga for some crazy boots, why not go Lady Ga-Ga over them--am I right?


Expires: September 17th, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Last Day to Receive a Free Gift with Aerosoles

When you buy any pair of comfortable Aerosoles shoes, you'll also be sent a complimentary gift of a shoe care kit, which seems to come with a shoe shine buffer and possibly also shoe polish, although I really can't tell and the website doesn't tell me. Oh, well! If you're already swooning for a pair of Aerosoles, this is just another excuse to shoe shop. My favorites by a long shot are these aptly named 'Otherworldly' boots which would make me feel like I were starring in my very own Ralph Lauren ad. They look so stylish and comfortable and I want them so badly! They also come in seude in Green, Grey and Black, but I think the Brown version is my favorite by just a hair. A horse hair. To go with my Ralph Lauren ad. And to thread the violin that's about to play my song as I weep since I totally can't afford to splurge on these boots right now, alas.

Always Free Shipping and Free Returns

Expires: Midnight, September 14th, 2009

Last Day to Save 50% on Hot Topic Clearance Shoes

Remember a long time ago when I threatened to stop covering Hot Topic sales? After that, I actually received two emails (or an email and a comment, I can't remember which) about what great deals they have, and that changed my mind. So for the few of you interested in these styles, here's another great sale: 50% off all clearance shoes, today only. (And hey, if you're not one of the few (and appreciated) readers who shops Hot Topic think of it this way: Halloween is right around the corner, so you might want to check out some of the more, erm, colorful options to go with your outfit while this sale lasts.) Style Bard faves are these retro-inspired 'Iron Fist Skull Heels' which are now only $14.98 before 50% off. Sneakers, boots and flats are also available. Online prices reflect final discount.

Expires: Midnight, September 13th, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

*Shoes in Review* September 6th-12th

Here's a quick review of the previous week's posts, recapping what's in effect this week and what's expired.


Labor Day Shoe Sales - Expired


Happy Labor Day!


Last Day to Save on Gap Shoes - Expired


One Day Shoe Sale at Banana Republic - Expired


25% Off Reebok Apparel with Sneakers - Expired


*Deal of the Week* $14.98 Gretta Shoes - Expiring This Week - September 13th, 2009

Saturday Note from Style Bard
How's everyone enjoying fashion week? Sadly I won't be making it to a single tent this year. Not a great way to make my debut in New York but hey--maybe next year? If you've got stories, shoe-related or not, please feel free to gloat in the direction of my inbox. I'd love to hear from you! ~SB

Friday, September 11, 2009

*Deal of the Week* $14.95 Gretta Shoes

You've only got 48 hours left to get any pair of Gretta shoes for only $14.95 from From flats to ankle boots--with sandals, wedges and pumps in between--any of the dozens of options available on 6pm's website are now less than $15. Looking for a Fall boot with a splash of character? How about these 'Gallery' booties with animal print trim and a pink sole? I think they'd look great with a pencil skirt and tights--but don't add a baggy T-shirt or cropped denim jacket or you might skid a little too close to an '80s faux pas for comfort. These shoes were originally $69.99, so you stand to save $55! Two other patterns for this style are also available.

Always $6.95 Flat Rate Shipping

Expires: September 13th, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

25% Off Reebok Apparel with Sneakers Purchase

Are you a lady looking for some new sneakers? Reebok recommends the woman's EasyTone style for your basic walking, running and exercise needs. And when you buy any pair of EasyTone sneakers (many styles are available), you'll immediately save 25% on any Reebok apparel item you also purchase. Just use code EASYTONE25 when you're about to check out. If you're gearing up to kick off a new health regime, this deal is the perfect motivator to get you started and help you save money on your workoutfit (see what I did there?).


Expires: Midnight, September 10th, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

One Day Shoe Sale at Banana Republic

Today only, when you shop for new Fall shoes at Banana Republic, you can have your order shipped to you for free! Orders must reach a minimum total of $99 (which shouldn't be hard if you've ever shopped for shoes at BR before). Use code SHIP99 at checkout. These 'Jacky' platform pumps are exactly the sort of shoe every woman should have in her closet, whether they're to be worn to work or saved for special occasions--and they're now on sale for $99.99, the perfect amount for free shipping.

Code: SHIP99
Expires: Midnight, September 9th, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Last Day to Save on Gap Shoes

Save when you shop at Gap! Get 15% off purchases of $75, 20% off purchases of $100, or 25% off purchases of $150. For any of these options, just enter code SAVE when you go to check out. Style Bard faves are these Herringbone Bow Ballet Flats, which just seem like the epitome of Fall--without trying too hard.

Code: SAVE
Expires: Midnight, September 8th, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Labor Day Shoe Sales

Hello, Fellow Shoe Lovers!

I'm taking the day off tomorrow to relax with family in Upstate NY, but here's the low down on all of the great deals expiring tomorrow. If you're looking for new shoes at low prices, you don't want to miss out on these Labor Day shoe sales. All of the following deals expire tomorrow at midnight.

See you Tuesday! Happy Labor Day!


Labor Day Shoe Sales

Banana Republic
Free Shipping on Shoe Orders of $150 or More

Aldo Shoes
Free Shipping on All Orders

The Walking Company
Final Sale! Up to 70% off Clearance Sandals
Plus, every purchase is tax-free!

Designer Shoes
40% Off Hundreds of "Daily Specials"
Even shoes that are already 80% off!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

*Shoes in Review* August 30th-September 5th

Here's a quick review of the previous week's posts, recapping what's in effect this week and what's expired.


Last Day for Free Shipping on Banana Republic Shoes - Expired


Last Day to Take 15% Off Moxsie Shoes - Expired


Fall Sale on PacSun Sandals - While Supplies Last


New Uggs Exclusively at The Walking Company - No Expiration


Sendra Boots Review - No Expiration


*Deal of the Week* Simple Shoes for Less Than $10 - While Supplies Last

Saturday Note from Style Bard
Happy Labor Day Weekend! I'll be attending a few fairs and festivals and getting out of the city. Corn-on-the-cob and watermelon will be consumed. Hope you have a great long holiday weekend, too! ~SB

Friday, September 4, 2009

*Deal of the Week* Simple Shoes for Less Than $10

Simple Shoes, a Teva affiliate--and fellow-provider of organic, sustainable and vegan footwear--has now reduced prices on select styles to less than $10! For example, the 'TOEpaz - Hemp' (which was featured here) is now $9.90. But more amazingly, the 'Foo' line of state school shoes (for sports fans, presumably) is now only $7.90. And if you're looking for organic infant shoes? About eight varities of this 'Weebit' style are available for only $4.90 (originally $24). Aw, bringing them up with eco-friendly and money-saving behaviors. That's a win-win for sure! (...that's a bear on the front, by the way. I know; it took me a few moments to ponder out, too.)

Expires: While Supplies Last

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sendra Boots Review

You can tell a quality pair of shoes when you see it. Now, I'm mostly a bargain shopper by nature and upbringing, so the first time I laid hands on a pair of high-cost name-brand all-leather shoes, it was an accident. The moment I plucked those beautiful booties from their shelf, I knew that I'd somehow wandered from the bargain racks to the forboden high-end boutique side of the shoe store (a mistake born of subconscious urges, I'm sure). I fell immediately in love with the unobtainable shoe. The memory of picking up a sole and instantly understanding it was well-made by sight and touch alone lingers in my mind to this day.

That was a long time ago--and spotting a quality shoe is more of a second nature to me now--but when I was asked to review Sendra boots (unsponsored, unbiased, nothing in it for me but research), I felt that sensation all over again. I was instanteously impressed, smitten with a longing destined to go unfulfilled.

Even though the Sendra styles are a little conventional and predictable for my eccentric shoe tastes, from the moment I lifted these beautiful boots out of the box I was won over. From the feel of the soft, luscious leather against my fingertips to the way the boot felt on (supportive and sturdy), every aspect of the boots only added to the overall impression of quality. I wished I could have kept these marvelous boots, which were in fact on loan for the purpose review. I looked at:

Style #8692

Style #7681

Style #8011

The Review

The first pair is my personal favorite, as I prefer a dramatic, almost-costume-y aesthetic when it comes to boots. Seeming authentically rustic, these leapt out to me as shoes that could be worn, without irony, as a whimsical alternative to more staid winter shoes. On top of being stylish, they also felt just as indestructible as one would want from such a formidable-looking cowboy boot; with Sendra boots, the rough-and-tumble sensibility is not just for show. The second pair, which are a lined for warmth and reeinforced for longevity, are also unimaginably soft and comfortable. These are the boots you would never want to take off your feet--even though they may not be quite as attractive as the other two pairs. The third pair was probably the farthest from something I would ever consider in my wardrobe. Brown, mid-heel, matte--yaaaawn. Of course here's the kicker you already know is coming--these boots really grew on me the moment I zipped them up (so comfortable!) and then glanced in the mirror (they look amazing on me). Trust me, the pictures don't do these boots justice.

When I buy boots, I'm always worried about the actual height at which the shaft hits my leg. If a boot stops at certain heights--such as mid-calf where your leg is widest--it can be absurdly unflattering. I am also concerned about how the shaft of the boot fits around the calf--will it be too snug? Too roomy? Can I tuck pants into these? With Style #8011, the top of the shaft stops just above the curve of the calf, almost up to the knee. This is a perfect height for boots (unless you're a lover of ankle boots or over-the-knee boots, which I am not). The supple leather shaft encloses my average-width leg with the right amount of room to maneuver, but will still close over leggings, tights or a thin pair of pants.

Though I'm a vegetarian, I do wear leather goods sometimes (sorry, PETA). However, Sendra boots are created from resources only cultivated at breeding stations approved by the International Trade Agreement of Threatened Wild Species. I may be okay with wearing leather, but I am not okay with cruelty to animals, so this is a very important aspect to me, and I thought I'd share it with you as well.

About Sendra

Sendra boots originated as a family brand in 1913 in Spain. The boots are created using a time-honored process involving 250 steps. The most pivotal of these steps is called the "Goodyear Welt" which is the very step that gives the shoes their durable nature, with a double-stitch welt. Such things may seem minor to you, but that's probably because you haven't owned a good pair of boots for several years, and watched them maintain their shape and integrity through all weather as your other boots crumble and come apart. I have, and I can tell you that Sendra boots are the real deal.

This brand is a marriage of tradition and technology; 100 years of practiced hand-crafting technique are merged with the most modern styles and methods of shoe-making. I am happy to recommend the boots for your future boot-buying consideration. And if my opinion of Sendra boots isn't enough, why don't you ask David Beckham?

I'm just a writer after all--Beckham's the real deal when it comes to spokesmodeling. And hey, you've gotta admit he makes those boots look good.

For more information, please visit

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Uggs Exclusively at The Walking Company

Time to buy this year's Winter boots? Well, maybe not yet, but don't worry, this offer isn't going anywhere fast. The Walking Company just received a huuuuge shipload of Uggs in every available style and color. They've claimed that when the other stores sell out, you can still find Uggs at The Walking Company. Seems like they have some kind of "in" with the company? I'm guessing they do, because Ugg Australia also released a brand new style just for The Walking Company to sell. It's the short shearling Bailey Button style in a color called 'Bomber Brown.' Now, I'm not the biggest fan of Uggs, which has been clearly stated on this blog many-a-time, but you might not also know that I'm not a big fan of Brown shoes. Despite that, these might be kinda...sorta...cute? Okay, I'm not about to shuck out the dough to own a pair, but they're respectable-looking all-weather boots. You know, if you're into that kinda thing. And if you are, then you should get 'em at The Walking Company, because it's the only place you can find this exclusive style.

Always Free Shipping on Ugg Boots

Expires: No Expiration