Thursday, March 31, 2011

One Day Only - Kids' Shoes on Sale at Piperlime

Today only, save up to 30% on kids' shoes at Piperlime! You'll receive 20% off when you buy two pairs of shoes, 25% off 3 pairs and 30% off 4 pairs of shoes for boys or girls--or both! You can get a head start on some lovely spring shoes for Easter, like these floral, pink pediped "Abigail" shoes with velco closures. And of course, there's always Free Shipping from Piperlime.

Expires: Midnight, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

70s Platform Wedges from Skechers?

Last Friday I bought a 1970s-inspired dress during my massive shopping spree that made me crave some classic, simply wedge sandals. Probably the last place I would have thought to look was Skechers, which always makes me thing of sneakers and athletic flats. Yet, lo and behold: I went to the Skechers site to see about some new arrivals, and noticed that the sandal selection offered these "Modiste" sandals in addition to a range of comfy-looking thong, flat and wedge sandals. I think I just learned a lesson about jumping to conclusions about shoe brands.

Expires: While Supplies Last

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Last Day - 40% Off Banana Republic Shoes

Today's the last day to take advantage of the Banana Republic online-only shoe sale. Your total order is 40% off; you'll also receive Free Shipping on all orders over $50. Style Bard was just circling these "Samie" flats in leopard print in the store; while I can't find the exact print online, I can agree with all the reviewers on this site that the flats are awfully comfy, and saving 40% makes them seem even cozier! Use the button below to be sure your full savings go into effect.

Expires: Midnight, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Free Shipping at L.L. Bean

New! L.L. Bean is now offering Free Shipping. As the site painstakingly points out: no minimums, no end date. Just free! I think it's always great when major players get on board and realize that consumers simply don't want to assume the costs of shipping. I essentially refuse to shop online anywhere that tries to make me pay (although there are a few exceptions, such as when the deal is too good to miss on that particular site and thus justifies the cost). Anyway, that's just another great reason to check out footwear like these "Coastal Rain Skimmers" -- wellies, boat shoes and red flats all rolled into one, perfect for making fun summer memories.

Expires: No Expiration

Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Shoes!

Check these out, I got them at DSW last weekend when I was out on a frenzied spending spree (the likes of which only happen a few times per year for me, never fear):

Me Too "Element" - Originally: $99, DSW: $49.95, Style Bard: $35

Restricted "Linda" - Originally: $55, DSW: $44.95, Style Bard: $14

Now those are some damn savvy steals, if I may say so myself.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

*Shoes in Review* March 20-26

Saturday Note from Style Bard
Well, I worked 60+ hours this week and then went on a crazy, stress-induced spending spree this weekend, including two new pairs of shoes. More to come on that bounty here and on SB!

Read on for a quick review of the previous week's posts, recapping what's in effect this week and what's expired:


Last Day for 30% Off Gap Shoes - Expired


Free Shipping at PacSun - Expiring This Week - March 27, 2011


Boots Under $100 + Flat Rate Shipping - Expired


Payless Spring Escape Sale - Expiring April 4, 2011


Sandals Under $60 - Expiring April 10, 2011


*Deal of the Week* 30% Off Reebok - Expiring This Week

Friday, March 25, 2011

*Deal of the Week* 30% Off Reebok

This week's best deal is 30% off all Reebok shoes in the Friends & Family Sale. You can pretty much pick your favorite sneakers, like these EasyTone "Flash" that help tone your legs and bottom while you walk or jog. Then just use code FRIEND when you check out. Best of all, this offer include Free Shipping! Perfect for that spring training regimen you've been promising yourself, right?


Expires: March 27, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sandals Under $60

Ready for spring? FootSmart is! That's why the comfort shoe shopping site is offering a special Sandals Under $60 shopping area for the next few weeks, to get you ready for warmer weather. The button below takes you directly to this special assortment of low-cost shoes, including Teva, FitFlop, Hush Puppies and Aerosoles. But the Style Bard faves are these new Island Hawaii "Star Flower Thongs" in White (they also come in Pewter); I love the metallic touches, the slight heel and feminine flowers. Check out the whole sandal sale and be sure to let me know which ones are your favorite!

Expires: April 10, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Payless Spring Escape Sale

Payless Dexter Ahoy Boat Moc

Payless is getting us all geared up for warm weather with its Spring Escape Sale. That means tons of low-priced shoes in every style, including lots and lots of open-toe shoes, peep-toes and sandals. Boat shoes get a metallic twist with the Dexter "Ahoy Boat Moc," only $16.99 during the sale but otherwise $26.99. Remember, shipping is always free when you order for pickup at your local store.

Expires: April 4, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Boots Under $100 + Flate Rate Shipping

It's warming up outside, so that means it's time to buy...nope, not sandals! Boots. I know, I know, it seems to go against logic. Unless your logic is focused on saving lots of money. For example, at 6pm, you can buy boots worth $300 and up for less than $100 due to seasonal sales. These Italian suede and leather "Verina" boots by Bruno Magli where originally $590, and they're now $88.50--that's amazing at 85% off. Plus, right now shipping is only $4.95--no matter how tall, thick or heavy the boots. And considering that I went outside today in knee-high boots, I'd say it's fair to wager you can still break these new boots in this season, and then they'll be in perfect condition for winter 2011-2012.

Expires: March 25, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Free Shipping at PacSun

Kicking off a week of Free Shipping, today you can have your total order arriving at your front door without spending a cent. There's no spending minimum and you don't need a code, just enter the site via the button below to ensure this deal goes into effect. Get a head start on your summer sandal collection with selections from brands such as DC, Etnies, Nike 6.0, Adidas, Reef, Roxy and Vans. And you should definitely look for the Web Exclusives which you won't find in stores, like these floral-patterned Black Poppy lace-up sandals, among many other sneakers, sandals, flats and even on-sale boots.

Expires: March 27, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Last Day for 30% Off Gap Shoes

Today's the last day you can save 30% on any pair of shoes at Gap. That means these laced sandals--that somehow merge the toughness of a gladiator shoe with the femininity of a ballet slipper--are nearly $21 off their current price! Just use code GAPSAVE when you checkout to see the discount applied; some brands, such as Converse, Robeez, Havaianas and Keds are exempt.


Expires: Midnight, March 20, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

*Shoes in Review* March 13-19

Saturday Note from Style Bard
Well I think I'll be ready for St. Patrick's Day in about another year; in the meantime I think I can do without drunken groping by complete strangers and mayhem pouring out onto the streets of NYC all day and night. But I hope you had fun. It was, however, the perfect occasion to remind me that I still don't own green shoes, despite having been on the search for years; I'm a failure and a disgrace. Anyway...

Read on for a quick review of the previous week's posts, recapping what's in effect this week and what's expired:


Last Day for Macy's Shoe Sale - Expired


BOGO Shoes at Target - Expiring This Week - March 26, 2011


50% Off Isotoner Sandals - Limited Time Only


Shoes: Fast Facts


Happy St. Patrick's Day! - Expired


*Deal of the Week* 5% Off Antia Shoes - Limited Time Only

Friday, March 18, 2011

*Deal of the Week* 5% Off Antia Shoes

To introduce Antia as its newest brand, is offering an automatic 5% off all orders; just use code DS2011 at checkout. As with all shoes on the site, they're available in large and small, narrow and wide sizes. Style Bard particularly loves the quality leather look and trendy styles that this brand brings to the DesignerShoes lineup, exemplified by the "Gianna" wedge that I want very much!

Expires: Limited Time Only

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tommy Bahama No Knotsense Green Wedge Sandals

Shoe shop at Overstock for St. Patty's Day--and your order ships for free! Today's the last day for this all-encompassing Free Shipping deal at, so don't start sipping your green beer and nibbling your cabbage leaves and forget about it. Style Bard happens to be Irish, so I'll be out celebrating tonight for sure...even if I am being anti-thematic and going out for Mexican. So I guess should be doing so in these margarita-colored "No Knotsense" wedges by Tommy Bahama because hey, that's green! But sadly, though it's a balmy 60 degrees outside in these parts today, it's not quite warm enough to be breaking out the sandal wedges yet.

Expires: Midnight, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Shoes: Fast Facts

The April 2011 issue of ShopSmart (by the same publishers as Consumer Reports) included a new set of facts about shoes and the women who love them. It's based on a phone poll conducted during January 2011, interviewing 1,0009 women over the age of 18. I picked the top ten to share with you so you can sound smart and stay informed about how other women shoe shop:

1. Women own 17 pairs of shoes on average.

2. Women spend an average of $49 per pair of shoes.

3. Only about one-third of women have ever spent more than $100 on new shoes.

4. 29% of American women buy shoes online; four years ago, only 14% were buying shoes online.

5. 48% of women have had a shoe-related injury; 24% because of falling.

6. 39% of online shoe purchases are returned.

7. 39% of women prefer flats over any other heels, while 8% regularly wear heels over 2.5 inches high.

8. One-fourth of women have ever worn 4" heels or higher, but 60% are willing to sacrifice comfort for beauty and height (compared to 41% in 2007).

9. 28% of women think shoes are an important part of their outfits, but 51% notice what shoes other women are wearing.

10. About one-fifth of women have shopped to cheer themselves up.

How do your shoe habits measure up?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

50% Off Isotoner Sandals

I swear, on Saturday I saw a handful of people wearing sandals around NYC. Me, personally? Still wearing my coat and boots to work. But if you're an optimist or just smart enough to shop early and save money, you can now buy Totes Isotoner and ESNY Sandals for 50% off (prices reflected on the page). Style Bard faves are these preppy, boat-shoe style "Constance" sandals that are now only $12. They come in Black, Brown, Coral and Turquoise. Plus, look for Free Shipping on all orders over $50.

Expires: Limited Time Only

Monday, March 14, 2011

BOGO Shoes at Target!

It's that time again at Target: buy one pair of shoes, get the second for 50% off. It works for Payless, so why not? The only exception here is clearance items, but you can mix and match shoes and purses, so that's always nice! It's been awhile since I've taken a look at the flats out there, so I decided to peruse the selection at Target. Style Bard faves just for fun are these "Makana" cutout flats in pink (somehow called Red) which seem perfect for prance around in on the weekends--as long as they're comfortable, with their sliver wedge heel. They have good reviews for comfort though, and come in six colors. What would your second choice be?

Expires: March 26, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Last Day for Macy's Shoe Sale

It's the last day to take 25% off in Macy's weekend shoe sale. You just have to buy at least two pairs of shoes (super easy) and then use code ADDICTED at checkout. You can save on amazing spring shoes like these fun "Odema" patent pumps by Isola Shoes are now only about $136. Which may be easier to justify splurging on than you think, because when you spend at least $99, your order ships for free; otherwise, no matter your order size, you'll only be paying $8 flat-rate shipping. Happy shopping, hurry hurry!


Expires: Midnight, March 13, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

*Shoes in Review* March 6-12

Saturday Note from Style Bard
Thank God for Clarks. I've been apartment hunting, which means so much trekking, especially up and down the steps of walk-ups. I have some Indigo by Clarks boots with insoles and they are a lifesaver! Highly recommended if you're hitting the sidewalks (and stairs) of New York.

Read on for a quick review of the previous week's posts, recapping what's in effect this week and what's expired:


Donald J Pliner On Sale - While Supplies Last


Spring Clearance: 20% Off Espadrilles - Expires March 31, 2011


Free Shipping at FootSmart - Expires March 14, 2011


Just My Size: 10 - While Supplies Last


$20 Off $80 at Gap - Expiring March 12, 2011


*Deal of the Week* Cordani Shoes: Trunk Show - Expiring This Week - March 13, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

*Deal of the Week* Cordani Shoes: Trunk Show

This weekend, Cordani is offering 10% off shoes as part of its Trunk Show--online and in stores at Willow St. In the former case, just use code CORDANI10 for your discount on footwear--like these "Danielle" metallic snakeskin slingback wedges. that also happen to come with Free Shipping. Plus, enjoy a free gift with purchase--I'm not sure what it is, but an exciting premise nonetheless!


Expires: March 13, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

$20 Off $80 at Gap

Want new shoes from Gap? You can cut a hefty chunk of the cost by using code GAP2080. Take $20 off a total of $80--that's 25% off! If it's still somewhat chilly where you are, Style Bard would recommend these suede wedge booties that meet your limit at $89.95 and come in Brown or Black. I never understand why so many cute, warm shoes are made in suede; I love the luxe material myself, but it just gets destroyed in the slightest hint of moisture. At least most of us are out of the way for snow, but there are April showers coming our way--so who knows what kind of risk these booties may bring!

Code: GAP2080

Expires: March 12, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Just My Size: 10

Any lucky ladies out there who wear a size 10? These "Fuller" pumps by BCBGirls are sold out except for your size in these textural "bone pearl snake" peep-toes. They're on sale for 33% off and, like all shoes, they come with Free Shipping and Free Returns. Good luck grabbing up the last pair!

Expires: While Supplies Last

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Free Shipping at FootSmart

For another week, you can receive Free Shipping on your order when you spend at least $59. And why not spend that cash on a pair of new shoes that's already on sale? You can browse a large selection of marked-down footwear in either the Sale or Clearance sections--no idea why there's both, but hey, more is more, right? Style Bard faves are these "Portici" ballerina flats that seem like they belong in every woman's wardrobe because they're from comfort brand Sofft and would go with everything. They come in three color combinations and are already 40% off at $49.95. No code is required; the Free Shipping is automatically updated when you hit your minimum spending mark. The website currently lists the expiration as March 8, but I assured you I've been told that it's extended through March 14. Happy shopping!

Expires: March 14, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Spring Clearance: 20% Off Espadrilles

Ready for some new spring shoes? Endless makes it easy with a Spring Clearance sale that includes 20% off your espadrilles when your order totals over $80. For example, these Joseph Griffin "Matte Platform Sandal" (available in five colors) would perfectly fit the bill while adding a little whimsy to all those cute warm-weather outfits you're dying to break out. And remember, there's always Free Overnight Shipping on new styles with Free Returns on all shoes.

Expires: March 31, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Donald J Pliner On Sale

Donald J Pliner honestly isn't a brand that necessarily resonates with me, but I happened to be checking out some incoming styles and found them quite appealing to my taste. Of course, the spring shoes that I love are full-priced, which means that they're not exactly within my budget just yet. But I did get to check out some of the boots and shoes on sale as well. For example, these "EITAN" criss-cross calf-hair pumps were originally $365 and they're now on sale for $155; that's over $200 off, which is just insane. Follow the link below to see all of the Donald J Pliner markdowns.

Expires: While Supplies Last

Saturday, March 5, 2011

*Shoes in Review* February 27 - March 5

Saturday Note from Style Bard
Oy, when did it become MARCH? And more importantly, do I want or need a trench coat to carry me between leather jacket days and no jacket days? Also, remember to head over to last week's post to help me Choose My Shoes! I'd love to hear from you!

Read on for a quick review of the previous week's posts, recapping what's in effect this week and what's expired:


40% Off TOTES Istoner Sale Center - Expired


Choose My Shoes


15% Off for Lugz New Customers - Expires March 31, 2011


Free Shipping on Overstock Shoes $75+ - Expires April 5, 2011


20% Off Gap Shoes - Expired


*Deal of the Week* Additional 15% Off Bluefly Shoes - Expiring This Week - March 7, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

*Deal of the Week* Additional 15% Off Bluefly Shoes

Was: $288
Now: $138

I love deals on top of deals, and I've been waiting all week to tell you about this one for our *Deal of the Week.* It's an additional 15% off any Bluefly shoes that are already on sale. The means, for example, that these "Bates" lace-up booties from Report Signature are already marked down 43% before your additional 15% off. But there are so many heels, boots, sandals, flats and more from your favorite designer brands, you really need to use the button below to find the entire sale.

Expires: 06:00 EST, March 7, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

20% Off Gap Shoes

Today and tomorrow, take 20% off your entire order from Gap with code GAPSAVE, including those new spring shoes you know you're dying to buy. Even though the weather is still a little hit-or-miss here in NYC, I know that every time the sun peeks out I can't wait to break out sandals or open-toed shoes. Although the deal isn't applicable to some styles, like Havaianas or Robeez, it is definitely applicable to these strong gladiator cork wedges, available in Black or Taupe.


Expires: Midnight, March 4, 2011