As most of you bargain shoppers already know, right after the holidays is one of the best times of the year to shop -- and that definitely extends to footwear. In fact, there are so many great year-end and clearance sales going on right now, that I thought it would be fun to feature some of my favorite sale finds as this week's 5 for Friday picks.
I've included coupon codes where necessary, and remember to check the details regarding returns and shipping before purchasing. I know I always say that, but it really is important -- especially this time -- because often, the items that are the most deeply discounted are considered final sales, and you wouldn't be able to return them. That's not always the case, and it's sometimes not even a big deal when it is -- it's just good to know the details.
And, we're off.
As always, 6pm.com is dishing up lots of year-end savings as well. New deals are popping up every day, and they're going quick. I actually added two pair of boots to my shopping bag, only to have them sell out while I was browsing for other deals. Gotta move quicker on these things, I guess. Click to visit 6pm.com.
One example of their current specials is the luscious pair of black velvet pumps from Cole Haan. Currently marked at 75% off, these luxurious heels are normally priced at $328, but are currently going for only $82 per pair. They also come in leopard.
Pictured: Cole Haan 'Air Morgan Pump 90' (Buy Direct)
Piperlime's twice-yearly 'Lime Tag' clearance sale, with loads of shoe and boot styles, (as well as apparel and accessories) and savings of up to 50%. There are some great deals and some awesome brands and styles on sale here, so you definitely don't want to miss this one. Check out the sale.
One of my favorite bargain finds and Piperlime's sale was this lovely pair of pumps from Nine West. Originally priced at nearly $90 per pair, they're currently marked at just under $50, for a savings of 55%. I love the black suede version, but they also come in a cool mustard leather.
Pictured: Nine West 'Peaceout' (Buy Direct)
Zappos.com also has some incredible deals right now as part of their post-holiday clearance sale. In addition to savings on brands like UGG Australia, The North Face, and Nike, you'll also find a slew of other brand names in shoes, boots, and winter wear for women, men and kids. See the deals.
Personally, I'm crazy about these boots from DV by Dolce Vita, and I love them even more at their current price of $117.99 -- which is 30% off their normal price of $169.
Pictured: DV by Dolce Vita 'Fela' (Buy Direct)
Shoes.com is offering an additional 25% off of sale girls', boys', men's, and women's footwear with promo code 25SALE. Shop the sale.
As an example of the kind of deals you can find, these adorable booties from Madden Girl are currently on sale for $25.31, which is 66% off of their suggested price of $74.99. By using the coupon code above, their "in cart" price magically changes to an incredibly-low $18.98... nearly 75% off of their original price!
Pictured: Madden Girl 'Zealous' (Buy Direct)
GoJane.com is hosting a storewide year end sale that bargain hunters definitely won't want to miss. While browsing, I happened to see women's shoes for less than $15 per pair, and boots that were under $30. Check the sales.
Take these cute, studded flats. Originally priced at $24, they were already a bargain. At their sale price of $19.95, they're an absolute steal.
Pictured: Studded Cap Toe Flats (Buy Direct)