You know the story girls…You’ve spent all that hard-earned cash on a pair of shoes (Sigh) that (Double Sigh) don’t fit, and are not returnable (FML!). Or perhaps your expensive taste in shoes is not matched by your budget. What’s a girl with big feet to do?
We know how hard it is to find the perfect shoes and think we’ve found one perfect solution; why not buy or sell your pre-loved shoes?
Every true fashionista knows that there is a difference between pre-owned and pre-loved! Here are our top 5 places to give, or get, some love when you buy and sell pre-loved shoes in larger sizes.
Ms Big Foots Boutique
Up to shoe size 14
This one has been created especially for us girls. Buy pre-loved shoes in larger sizes from size 10 to size 14 and they are very affordable too. Definitely worth stopping by for the occasional look.
Up to size 12
If you’re looking for pre-loved luxury designer shoes then the Real Real is the real deal. Brands include Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs… the list goes on. The shoes have been authenticated i.e. checked by experts to ensure that no counterfeit goods ever darken their pages. They also have some great sales periodically, with up to 40% off.
Buy, Sell, Swap, Giveaway
Up to shoe size 12
Vinted is like Ebay for hip young things. It combines social media with shopping in a very cool way. Members are actually encouraged to talk to one another, not only to finalize their purchases, but also about their shopping and styling brainwaves and woes. Check out the forums where girls with big feet hang out and share.
Buy, Sell, Swap
Up to shoe size 12
Snobswap is a luxury online consignment store carrying pre-loved luxury designer shoe brands like Ferragamo, Stella McCartney, and Stuart Weitzman with deep discounts. The website makes it quick and easy to search for shoes in your size and we like that.
Up to size 16
Of course if all else fails, there’s always Ebay, the granddaddy of all the pre-loved sites. Its vastness works in its favor and, if you have the patience for it, Ebay can be an Aladdin’s cave of shoe treasures. You can save your searches so that you receive an email notification when items you are interested in come online.
Other places to try:
You’ll be able to buy and sell pre-loved designer kicks up to a UK size 9, US shoe size 11. The sellers are monitored which gives us added confidence about the condition of the shoes. They didn’t make the top five list as its shoe sizing is limited for women with larger feet.
Lovvd is based more on free market principles which has the advantage of lower commission charges for sellers, and therefore lower prices for buyers, but there is little monitoring of the items posted for sale. Additionally buyers are unable to search by size, which means having to sift through to find your size. Hmph!
So what are your favorite places to buy pre-loved shoes in larger sizes, did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below.