Where Did You Get That? Part Two

A loooooong time ago, I wrote this post here, sharing where I like to find cute, inexpensive purses.  Now I’d like to share where I find my boots.

If you watch me on the F-O-X during the cold months (and in Minnesota, that 9 out of the 12), you’ll see me wearing one of my zillion pairs of boots.  Why do I own so many?  Because I have a Deep, Abiding, and True Love for boots, especially black ones.  I currently own too many an embarassing amount just enough black boots to make me happy.  For awhile…

Here is a brief recap of where I buy my boots:

1.  Payless.  Yes, Payless.  My pirate, over-the-knee, cuffable black boots are from Payless, and I wore them endlessly during the endless winter of 2010-2011.  For just $40, they were well worth the full price I paid for them.

2.  Target and Target.com.  Target usually has an okay selection of boots in store, but if you go online?  HOLY MOLY, PEEPS.  Boots in every shape, size and color, as far as your mouse can click.  That’s where my SIL bought the black leather harness boots (faux-Fryes) she gave me for Christmas.  At $50, these real leather beauties are a freaking steal.

3.  The evil eBay.  This one is tricky, folks.  You have to have either tried on the boots in real life at a store, or really trust the measurements given online.  Recently, I lucked out and landed the cutest boots ever; black leather lace-up Durango Bull Rider boots, for a mere $70.  Behold:

Best of all?  These were made in limited quantities, so only a few pairs exist.  Secret special boots are the BEST.

4.  Clearance sales at JC Penney’s and Macy’s.  The best time to buy boots is late January, early February, when stores are closing out their winter goods.

5.  Saver’s and ARC Value Village.  If I’m going to buy previously worn boots, they better be dirt cheap.  Thrift stores often have better boot pricing than consignment stores, and even sell real leather from time to time.

6.  DSW.  Okay, I’ve never bought a pair from this Shoe Nirvana yet.  But I saw these a month ago, and have been lusting after them ever since:

<em>Vince Camuto</em> Women's <em>Briva</em> Knee-High Boot

The Vince Camuto Briva Boot.  Love it!!!

Where do you guys buy your boots?  Please share with the group.

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2 Comments

  1. Jen Pierce
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 8:09 AM | Permalink

    I love Merrills from REI, and they have a completely iron-clad return anything at any time (even years later) if you are a member. Very very comfortable, I have these in brown and black: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/merrell-tetra-launch-boot/2997348?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=merrell_%27tetra_launch%27_boot:238918&cm_pla=shoes:women:boots&cm_ven=Froogle&mr:referralID=NA&mr:trackingCode=B7B27108-889D-DF11-904F-002219319097

  2. Heather
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 10:17 AM | Permalink

    I am a DSW girl all the way – both online and in-store. I recently got an awesome pair of black riding boots from Zappos. The key to online boot buying is the return policy – it’s got to be free, because boots are tricky for many of us.

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    Where I Thrift

    Everyone has their favorite thrift stores, right?  Okay, you do if you love thrifting as much as I do!  Here are the stores where I enjoy popping tags:

    Saver’s in Bloomington – close proximity to Prestigious West Bloomington and Edina equals excellent, higher end thrift scores.  Remember, if you donate?  You receive a 20% off coupon you can use right away!

    Saver’s in Columbia Heights – it’s the nearest thrift store to my house, and they have the NICEST staff of any Saver’s in the TC, in my humble opinion.

    ARC Value Village – For me, ARC is hit or miss.  I either score BIG, or leave empty-handed.  Either way, I always enjoy perusing this tidy, friendly shop.