Spring Shoes Comes to NYC

Posted On Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
Filed Under: Looking FLY on a Dime, shopping

A few weeks ago I went to the store opening of Spring Shoes at the Manhattan Mall in NYC. I had never heard of Spring, the more affordable sister company of Aldo but I was pleasantly surprised.

Spring Shoes has everything you’d expect from Aldo: dressy and casual shoes for men and women and tons of accessories.

The shoes varied from strappy stilettos to rocker chic boots and most are priced in the $40-$60 range. The line also has a full range of accessories, including handbags and jewelry.

The company was kind enough to give everyone in attendance a $150 gift card, but the party was so full of bloggers and editors, I didn’t get a chance to try on the cute shoes {there weren’t enough employees on deck to accommodate us}. Sigh.

However, I made my way back to the store this weekend to take advantage of the gift card (remember,  my Thrifty Threads 365 challenge only lets me indulge in new clothes or accessories if they’re courtesy of a gift). I love my thrift shopping but I rarely find shoes and accessories so I wanted to rack up on these items and spend every penny on the card!

Click more to see what I scored (2 pairs of shoes, earrings and 3 necklaces) and what I really thought of Spring Shoes.

{i loved these boots: gray hue, lace ups with studded straps and the fold over cuffs give them an edgy feel. $69.99}

{the sleek wooden heel of these cut out sandals are so cute. i can wear these throughout fall with the addition of tights. $34.98}

The shoes totaled $105 so I turned my attention to the accessories. I picked a few bold, bright pieces I knew would give life to the clothes already in my closet.

{i’m a sucker for a charm necklace or dainty drop earrings. $16.99 and $9.99, respectively}

{coral compliments most skin tones and a long necklace is great paired with a simple tee. $4.99 and $3.99}

My two cents on Spring Shoes: My overall experience at the store was a bit…eh. I got the feeling the sales associates were working on commission because I was constantly being sold something, from insoles to purses. I appreciate good (even suggestive} service, but this was on the verge of being too pushy.

I prefer online shopping but with these shoes, definitely try them on in store. Some of the cuts  are narrow and sizing is tricky (I’m an 8 1/2 but I had to get a size 10 in the boots) and I saw a few pairs online that won me over but were a bit underwhelming up close. Another gripe, they don’t have half sizes.

However I can say the shoes are pretty comfortable. If you like Aldo, you’re bound to find a few styles at Spring Shoes that you’ll love.

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