While I know that when it comes to shopping for bargains, we're a nation obsessed with Wal-Mart. And while I can understand that addiction, I must admit, when it comes to affordable shoes and accessories, I have a love for Target that is unsurpassed.
I visit a variety of local Target stores weekly, and don't consider it a trip without a spin through the shoe section. Here's a peek at what you can find at your local Target store, or at Target online.
When shopping for shoes, you should always check the clearance section -- especially at a store like Target, where the merchandise rolls over rather quickly. Granted, their prices are low enough that sales aren't usually necessary to score a great deal, but still, when isn't a savings of 30% to 50% welcome? It's best if you can try them on, but if what you're looking for isn't available at your local Target store, don't forget to check their web site where loads of great deals await you.
Brimming with ballet flats, loafers, and canvas skimmers, fans of low heeled shoes will adore the selection of flats available at Target. Many of the styles are tempting, but I especially love when Isaac Mizrahi's Target line includes flats. The prices can't be beat, with most styles coming in at under $30, and many of Target's own brands ringing up at less than $20.
Of all the great shoe styles at Target (and there are many), by far my favorite styles are those in their "Athleisure" section -- read "sneakers whose main purpose is to look cute." While there are enough simple, classic shoes to keep conservative types happy, it's their inexpensive retro styles that keep me coming back again and again.
Who wants to spend a fortune on shoes for the office
, when there are so many fabulous evening shoes
to splurge on? But spending thriftily, and staying within the office dress code, doesn't mean you can't have stylish shoes too -- and that's where Target's career footwear comes into play with styles ranging from trendy to classic, and prices that are extremely affordable.
While Target stores don't usually have a huge
selection of shoes for special occasions, there's usually some little gem that would work perfectly with any little black dress, and it can usually be had for $25 or less.