Designer shoes Blog
Posted on 6:12pm Monday 8th Apr 2013
Designer occasions bags new in store.
Posted on 5:27pm Monday 8th Apr 2013
Posted on 4:50pm Monday 25th Feb 2013
Small preview of our newest stock instore.All are suitable for mother of the bride or groom,or indeed for any special occasion.
Our busy season has once again started and it is all hands to the deck here!
Yet again silver is the most popular choice with our mothers of the bride /groom,with Renata Brocatto beige a close second.
Posted on 2:05pm Tuesday 20th Nov 2012
Posted on 9:37am Wednesday 17th Oct 2012
Well here we are once again into Autumn and things have slowed down with regards to the frantic wedding season from February to September.
Much as we enjoy the rush and the feedback we get from our customers, the lull we experience from October to February is a very welcome one.We can take stock, reflect on buying trends, and learn which styles are most favored by our customers,this helps us to restock for the new season, hopefully getting the statistics right!
As always silver and lilacs have been the most popular colours chosen by mother of the bride /groom.We have seen a marked preference for clutch bags as opposed to carry bags or shoulder bags this season. Must say a clutch bag is visually more attractive in the wedding photos than a shoulder bag, although this is just my personal opinion!
We have had quite a lot of customers asking us if we would be interested in purchasing back their items after the big event.We have never done this and have no plans to do so in the future.Maybe we should start a new venture hiring out mother of the bride shoes and matching bags! Actually this is not a bad idea! , will keep you posted on this one!
We have noticed that more and more of our visitors are clicking on their size to search the site for everything available in the selected size,this is the best and quickest method, especially if you are not fully aware of designer labels.
Below is our latest addition to our mother of the bride shoes and matching bags .
Posted on 6:15am Tuesday 28th Aug 2012
At last i have the time to catch up and let you all know what has been happening here at Designer shoes not designer prices!
Well the usual yearly rush from late January to the end of September is nearly over for our wedding season.
The trend never changes for the preferred colours by mother of the bride or groom. Silver still tops the list,with Coral, Lilac and pale Gold much in favor as well
Italian designer Renata has been our most popular choice this season.
One thing that is important to remember when choosing your shoes for the big day is comfort.Very high heels may look elegant,but if you plan on wearing the same shoe for the full day we recommend a smaller heel, your feet will thank you for it!
The normal procedure for mothers of the bride or groom is to buy the outfit then the accessories. I always think it would be much easier to match an outfit to the accessories!
Shoe sizing can be a nightmare and make buying online quite difficult.
Jacques Vert shoes are very generous with their sizing and the stated size will fit the next size up so we list as the stated size and the larger size as well.
.Renata are true to size and make choosing online a pretty safe option.
Why all sizing is not universal is a mystery to us and can lead to bitter disappointment when found not to fit, especially for the mums that have left it to the last minute
Posted on 6:58pm Thursday 21st Jun 2012
You tube videos of some of our affordable designer shoes and bags/clutches on site.
Posted on 12:29pm Sunday 5th Feb 2012
Few minutes to keep you all updated.
The wedding season has started with a vengeance! We are so busy , not that we are complaining!
I wanted to share something with you that set me thinking!
I was asked recently why we have so much detail on our listings, and to save time why do i not just have colour, style number and heel height!.Well ,although that seems to be the normal for the majority of designer shoe retailers, we like to think that at designershoesnotdesignerprices we go the extra mile!.
Choosing your wedding shoes with a matching bag is a very important task, your choice can make or break your carefully chosen outfit, and remember what it cost!!
We go into fine details about colour, trimmings, even if we think the colour on the box does not fit what we believe it to be, then we tell you, we point out any imperfections on both new and our once used items , we do not believe in disappointing our customers. We tell it as it is,give you close ups of details, so you can make an informed decision about your purchase and, you won't get any nasty shocks when you take delivery of your items.
Considering that designer items are expensive, although we offer you them at greatly reduced prices, they are still an expensive purchase, and we believe here at designershoesnotdesignerprices that the customer deserves to be told as much detail as possible.So yes, our listings are " long winded" and no, we make no apologies for it.
We love getting your questions and queries about anything and everything. Great satisfaction is had from knowing that we guided a customer so they made the right decision on an item.
We love getting your reviews and also emails with attachments with you in chosen shoes and matching bags.
We cannot keep up with the ever popular Jacques Vert range, very popular so far this season.
We have many new additions included within the Italian designer range Renata, also Spanish Gino Vaello, very feminine designs and gorgeous pastel shades.Gina of London are classic designed ,very popular, and never go out of fashion,there are 2 categories, 1 for Gina shoes alone, other shoes and matching bags.
Magrit are also very popular, especially with the more mature ladies who prefer a lower heel.
Although we also carry a large selection designer heels for the younger set, we are, and always will be aiming our items at the more mature and wedding guest fraternity.
Back to fulfilling orders:)
Posted on 2:33pm Sunday 15th Jan 2012
Best wishes for 2012 to all our old and new customers.
Welcome to the latest blog from Designer Shoes Not Designer Prices.
Have you noticed our newly designed banner? Made by yours truly!.I surprised myself ,let alone a few others who thought i wasn't capable, and who shall remain anonymous:)
What can a woman not do ,when she puts her mind to it!
Well ,we enjoyed the not so hectic month of December,we tweaked our site and done stocktaking, not one of our favorite jobs, but a necessary one.
Now we are refreshed and ready to be of help to all you mother of the brides and grooms.
We all appreciate (especially us!)that in the economical climate that exists today ,saving money, but without compromising on quality and style makes sense, and doing so we do not have the guilt that comes with extortionate price tags, and especially if it is just for 1 occasion, albeit a very important one in your life.We love it when we get letters from satisfied mothers of the bride and groom saying everyone admired their shoes and matching bags, and they were loath to give them our site url as they didn't want them to know how much they really paid!We don't know if we are pleased about that, but we also get customers that email us asking for a handful of our business cards to hand to interested women who may compliment them on the day, now that makes us really proud of the outstanding service and quality we offer at a fraction of the original prices.
The most purchased label at the moment is the Italian Renata range, silver and Brocatto beige being the the 2 most favoured colours for mothers of the bride /groom.We always have a large selection of these with matching bags.
Jaques Vert label is a great all rounder and remains popular, and we note that it is more favoured by the mature lady, now i wonder how that is?
Our designer bags continue to fly out of the shop as soon as we list them! Vintage Ackery of London are very popular now and we are not surprised, the quality and workmanship is superb,the lining and inside is as beautiful as the outside. Vintage Gina of London and the aforementioned Renata are bags that are made to last a lifetime,sheer classic good looks and superb workmanship.
We introduced a range of modern designer shoes that appeal to the younger generation, and they are selling, but , we have and always will be aiming at the mature and elegant classic styles that are much adored by mother of the bride and groom, and of course for any other special occasions in your life.
We must share this tip for saving you oodles of time when searching on our site, search by your shoe size and you will be confronted by our full stock in that size!
Thank you for your support and if we can help you with anything regarding your choice of any item from our shop, please do drop us an email, we love hearing from you.
Shirley @Designer Shoes
Posted on 9:01pm Sunday 1st Jan 2012
Now that Christmas and 2012 New Year Celebrations are coming to an end we at designer shoes not designer prices start to get very busy.
Spring weddings seem to account for a big slice of our sales,especially with mother of the bride/groom. Although not wanting to detract from the bride, they also want to look attractive, and coordinated with their accessories,be it for matching shoes with bag, or shoes to coordinate with an existing bag.Gina and Jacques Vert are the two most popular designers with them.
We also stock a huge range of designer evening bags by Gina, Renata, Dents and Magrit, so you are sure to find something to suit your outfit ..
Cost comes into the equation as well.That is where we at designer shoes not designer can help.We offer new, also once used shoes and bags that have been purchased for the big occasion, and never used again.We refuse to offer anything on our site that doesn't come up to our very high standards .All without the designer price tag!
We realize the stress that comes with planning the big event We also realise the expense that is involved and therefore we take great pride in offering the highest quality and workmanship that Gina, Renata, Magrit, Jacques Vert ,etc are famous for. These designer items are on offer for a fraction of the original price.Best of all, only you will know that!
Our site is evolving!We now cater for the young and trendy fashionistas! We have some eyecatching Carvela killer heels on offer .Mainly the styles "Hyper" and "ACDC",if you like to attract attention, then these are for you!.These are selling as fast as we can get fresh supplies
.Other makes that are in demand by our younger customers are the gorgeous Karen Millen range, very innovative and for the fashion conscious
We look forward to the wedding season getting into full swing once more, and hope we can ease the burden for you a little!
Please remember, we offer a "no quibble guarantee".