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Love shoes? Then take good care of them with the footwear tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- A computer with internet access
- Time to shop
Scour auction sites
Scour auction web sites for great deals. Concentrate on established sellers with good feedback that provide proof of authenticity to avoid buying knockoffs.
Try online discount retailers
Try online discount retailers. In addition to already low prices, they frequently offer sales and clearance items.
Do a keyword search
Enter the designer's name as well as the name of the shoe into a search engine to find sales from traditional online retailers.
Shop at outlet centers, which carry unsold items from high-end department stores. Check often -- you might even find your shoes on sale.
Shop second-hand stores
Shop local second-hand or consignment stores, especially those that specialize in high-end merchandise, since they carry mostly gently used shoes.
Find store sales
Brave Black Friday -- the day after Thanksgiving -- to take advantage of department store sales. Other big sales occur at the ends of seasons, typically the ends of January and July.
Do sample sales
Sign up online to receive e-mail notifications about sample sales, especially if you live in a large city.