Shoe-of-the-Month Clubs for Shoe Lovers
Yes, it’s true. As if we didn’t have enough shoes already, there are several Shoe-of-the-Month Clubs available online to help us find more! They vary in price from very reasonable to very pricey, but remember that you get what you pay for. Let’s look at a few of them that have been in the headlines lately, from less to more expensive:
1. Just Fabulous charges $39.95 a month for a new pair of shoe to be hand-picked for you based on your personal style, which you will help them determine when you sign up by answering questions and giving them some of your style info. You will then get a personal shopper and VIP access to some of the most popular shoes. They also offer free shipping which is always a plus. They claim to “keep stylish gals heeled one pair at a time.” Cheif style experts Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr are the co-founders of the online fashion magazine WhoWhatWear.com, where they serve as creative director and editorial director.
2. ShoeDazzle is very similar. Every month, for $39.95, you receive a personalized selection and one pair of shoes. The styles are selected for you by their fashion experts, including Kim Kardashian. There is no obligation to purchase once you register, and you are charged only after you place your first order. In any month, you may skip your selection between the 1st and the 5th of the month and you will not be charged. But these shoes are all made of synthetic material, faux leather and faux suede.
Just a little bit more information on ShoeDazzle and its philanthropic efforts that is definitely worth mentioning: Last month ShoeDazzle.com announced its partnership with Soles4Souls. ShoeDazzle will be donating more than 500 pairs of ladies shoes to Soles4Souls for women in need around the world. To date, Soles4Souls has donated more than 12 million pairs of shoes worldwide, and most recently has donated more than 1 million pairs to the victims of the Haitian earthquake.
3. J. Crew has a Shoe Of The Month Club that charges $1800.00 a year, which of course is $150.00 per pair. Although it was a little hard to find online, one blogger named Chassity at LookLingerLove found it for us! Although this club is over 3x the price of the previous two, the difference is the quality of the shoes. J. Crew’s shoes are made with genuine leather and suede as opposed to synthetic materials. So if quality is worth it to you, this club could be the one for you!
4. NET-A-PORTER.COM has the ultimate gift package for shoe-loving fashionistas this Christmas: a $10,000.00 a year shoe subscription (that’s over $800.00 per pair!) that provides a new pair of designer shoes of your choice every month. Included in the package is one-on-one expert fashion advice (including an initial consultation and a direct line), sneak previews of upcoming designs, the ability to pre-reserve your favorite styles, and express shipping for speedy delivery. It’s the ultimate “shoe of the month club,” the perfect way to give her exactly what she wants without worrying about picking out the wrong thing, and a guaranteed hit under the Christmas tree…if you can afford it!
So, would YOU join a Shoe-of-the-Month Club for convenience, for the love of shoes, for the latest styles that come directly to you? And how much would you be willing to pay for it? $39.95 a month to $10,000 a year or somewhere in the middle? (Please comment!)