Alright, this one’s likely for the ladies. How many of you will actually admit you’re a shoe addict? You love shopping for them, putting them on and just can’t resist that new pair of leather boots you saw this weekend! Maybe you’re even feeling a little buyer’s remorse right now from your last shopping escapade. One study even found the average woman spends just under $25,000 on shoes in a lifetime. That’s 469 pairs at $53 a pop, according to the study, which also reveals most women have about 19 pairs of shoes in the closet at once. I’m not sure where you fall, but there is some hope for the addicts.
I found these tips at feedthepig.org:
An Easy Start
- If it’s making a purchase that you’re craving, accessorize with smaller, less expensive items like earrings or scarves.
Splurge for classic styles that will stay in fashion longer. Buy trendy products at discount stores.
Comparison shop for shoes online.
Surf the web for better deals – but keep your eyes out for sites offering free shipping and returns.
When looking for affordable, high style, try vintage shoe wear. Slight use can add character!
Hang on to select, high-quality shoes. The fashion cycle will come back around, and you’ll be ready.
Have a sole! Ongoing repair and maintenance can dramatically extend the life of a good pair of shoes (or purse, or belt).