MY FIRST PAIR OF DESIGNER SHOES & TIPS ON HOW TO GET DESIGNER SHOES FOR LESS

1.31.2021



I'm very excited to share my very first pair of designer shoes as well as sharing some tips that I've learned on how to get designer shoes for less. So let's back it up for a sec and let me tell you that I have never wanted to buy designer shoes because I am one clumsy girl who always ends up scuffing my shoes. Also for the obvious reason that they are insanely expensive too. So I never bothered to even look at designer shoes. I'm more of a designer handbag girl anyways. 


So my bestie Cindy and I were having a girls day in Boston a few weeks ago. We grabbed brunch and browsed around the stores. We hit up Neiman Marcus and we were just strolling thru and OMG we literally almost died when we saw the sale racks. I'm telling you we saw Jimmy Choo, Christian Loubinton, Manolo Blahniks and a bunch of other designer shoes at such a discounted price. We looked at each other and grabbed all the cute shoes in our size and asked the sale associate to grab the shoes for us. We both are the same shoe size and we have the same taste in shoes too but thankfully we didn't end up fighting over any shoes lol We would never anyways. The sales associate was so nice and even said that she couldn't believe how low the prices were.  


Cindy ended up getting a pair of Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik heels. I ended up with these gorgeous black Manolo Blahnik heels. We both decided to treat ourselves and were very happy with our purchases. The next day I got curious and went on the Nieman Marcus website and realized I could get the black Manolo Blahniks for even cheaper. Everyone who knows me personally knows I LOVE a good bargain so I signed up to receive their email and received a 15% off coupon.  Rakuten was also offering 10% cash back with a Neiman Marcus purchase. So I ordered it online and returned the pair that I got in store.


Here's the breakdown of what I ended up paying for them:

Original price: $725.00

Sale price: $242.00 after taxes $246.19

Neiman Marcus email sign up: 15% coupon- $205.70 

Rakuten 10% cash back: $20.57 

Total price: $185.13


I'm a HUGE Sex & The City fan so getting a pair of iconic Manolo Blahnik heels is a dream! I am absolutely in love with them. They are such a chic classic pair of slingback heels. The color of the shoe and heel height is perfect. I will definitely get the cost per wear out of them for sure. So happy to have found these at such an unbelievable price and it will be in my wardrobe forever! 


Here are my tips for getting designer shoes for less:

  • Sign up for store emails- get 10-15% off  (depending on the store). Create a new email if you have to, to get the coupon.
  • Sign up for Rakuten. If you're a huge online shopper you must use this. You literally get money back for shopping! Now that's my type of shopping :)
  • Always check the websites for their sales. They usually always have designer shoes on sale. You just have to hawk the websites.

I hope my tips help and I would love to hear any of your stories on getting a good deal on designer shoes.

Have a great week xo

77 comments:

  1. Omg they are lovely! <3

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  2. Nina, they are so fabulous... Thank you for your tips! Have a beautiful monday.
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    1. Thanks Sara! Glad you found the tips helpful. Have a lovely day as well!

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  3. Wow you got an incredible deal with those designer shoes!!

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  4. Very lovely shoes!
    XO
    S
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  5. What a great deal and a piece you'll keep forever!

    x,
    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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    1. Absolutely babe! Such a timeless piece to have in my wardrobe.

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  6. Wow what a great deal you got!! You really did well and these are lovely.

    Allie of
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  7. And, this is why it doesn't hurt to check the clearance racks! What a steal and you managed to find some extra discounts to sneak in, too! Yay! They're beautiful! I am so excited about the new Sex and the City.

    Carrie
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    1. Yup because you never know when you'll find a gem! OMG I cannot friggin wait!!

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  8. What a classic pair of shoes, and it's so good you were able to buy them even cheaper online and return the ones you got in store too! Enjoy your first designer shoes :)

    Hope that your week is off to a good start :)

    Away From Blue

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  9. Love this classic shoe! Perfect first pair my friend!

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  10. I always like signing up for the emails for the discount. That's so smart Nina. And the shoes are amazing,
    XOOX
    Jodie
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  11. They are gorgeous. Love the smaller heel too!

    Shauna

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  12. Wow you got such a great deal on them! I'm the same, I just ruin my shoes so quickly because I live in the city and walk almost everywhere. Maybe someday though!

    Eileen | yesmissy.com

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  13. That's so gorgeous! You got a great deal on them.
    xoxo
    Lovely
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  14. Those look so beautiful. x

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  15. Sooooo soooo beautiful! And such a classic style!

    xx, mel
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  16. Eeek, what a steal! And on such a gorgeous, classic pair of pumps!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  17. You definitely looked amazing in navy! It must have been an amazing experience xx

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  18. I can't believe you managed to get them for so little! That's amazing. I'm the same with shoes, always end up scuffing them so typically don't invest and stick with bags. Definitely worth it at those prices though! x

    Sophie
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    1. Yes at that price I had to! I would of regret it if I didn't get them.

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  19. This shoe looks great, it has character, and it is a fashion statement.
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  20. Those pumps are gorgeous and you got them for an amazing price! Thanks for sharing your tips!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  21. This must be such an incredible feeling, Manolo's are such a classic <3

    LackaDaisy

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    1. Best feeling ever getting to own a pair and the incredible price!

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  22. Oh my gosh, what a great deal! You'll get so much wear out of those, I love them!

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  23. OMG these designer heals are absolutely gorgeous! What a bargain!

    Jill
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  24. It is always great when you can get designer shoes without paying full price. It is great that you saved over $500 on your shoes!

    Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com

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  25. That's so clever to do...get them even on a bigger sale. Beautiful pair!😍

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  26. These are gorgeous! Love how much you saved too! xx

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  27. Cashback really makes such a difference! Also, how gorgeous are these!

    Katy | www.katystephenson.com

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  28. oh my goodness, what an absolute steal! I'm such a big bargain hunter so i love these tips. The shoes are beyond class too! xx

    mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com/

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    1. Me too! My mom taught me to always look for a bargain.

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  29. Congrats on getting your first Manolos, Nina! I really like the style you picked. Classy, feminine, goes with literally everything! xx

    Naya
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    1. Yes you are absolutely right! Everything to look for in a pair of heels. Thanks babe!

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  30. I love these shoes! They are definitely a classic and something you will be wearing forever! Great tips too!

    Life is a Shoe

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  31. These are fabulous shoes and thanks for these great tips to get designer shoes for less!
    Julia x
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  32. What a steal Nina! These are beautiful shoes and the black are always a classic. I am also designer bag obsessed!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. Thanks Maureen! OMG I am too, my small collection is slowly growing :)

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  33. I´m so in love they are timeless!!!

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  34. I love this shoe, it looks nice, thanks for sharing.
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