THE GIRLIE SHOE & BOOT LOVERS GUIDE for bargain hunters

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I HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE. I, LIKE MANY OTHER LADIES AROUND THE WORLD AM COMPLETELY ADDICTED TO SHOES.........& I MAKE NO EXCUSES......

But in my defence...I do trawl through the sample sales, charity shops and dress agencies for cast off designer bargains. There's alot of genuine designer bargains to be had on Ebay too, but not being able to try before you buy can often lead to the heartache of ....NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!WHY DON'T THEY Fit!!!!!!!

Well, help is at hand in the form of....... Why Not Learn From My Many Shoe Shopping Mistakes and Disasters?

ALDO -     YOU'RE USUALLY PRETTY SAFE WITH THIS BRAND. STICK WITH CHOOSING THE SIZE YOU USUALLY BUY. IF THE WORST SHOULD HAPPEN, THIS ISN'T A PARTICULARLY EXPENSIVE BRAND, ALTHOUGH THEY'RE STILL VERY WELL MADE, USUALLY WITH NATURAL MATERIALS.

ANDREA TOKIO -     QUITE AN EXCLUSIVE DESIGNER, SO QUITE RARE TO GET HOLD OF (ESPECIALLY ON THE CHEAP OR PRE-OWNED). SYNTHETIC MATERIALS ARE A BIG 'NO-NO!' AND THE SOLES ARE LEATHER ALL THE WAY. LIKE MOST GREAT DESIGNER BRANDS, QUITE A PETITE FITTING SO GO FOR AT LEAST A HALF SIZE LARGER THAN YOU WOULD NORMALLY WEAR.

 ANNE KLEIN -    GORGEOUS SHOES IF YOU CAN GET HOLD OF THEM AS THEY'RE MANUFACTURED IN THE STATES & DON'T COME CHEAP! A TOUGH ONE AS FAR AS SIZING GOES, ALTHOUGH THEY COME UP HALF A SIZE SMALL THEY DO TEND TO BE WIDER FITTINGS.

ANNE MICHELLE -    SOUNDS LIKE AN EXPENSIVE DESIGNER, BUT DON'T BE FOOLED AS THEY ARE A 100% SYNTHETIC CHEAP & CHEERFUL MARKET STALL BRAND. IF YOU'RE PAYING MORE THAN A FIVER FOR THEM, YOU'RE PROBABLY BEING RIPPED OFF.

ARMANDO POLLINI -    GORGEOUS, PREMIUM QUALITY DESIGNER FOOTWEAR, BUT THEY'RE HUGE FITTINGS. YOU'LL NEED TO BE BUYING AT LEAST A SIZE SMALLER THAN YOU'D USUALLY PURCHASE. THIS BRAND ALSO TENDS TO BE WIDER FITTING AND THE BOOTS HAVE GENEROUS CALF & ANKLE WIDTHS TOO!

ARMANI -    AS LONG AS THEY'RE GENUINE, THE SIZING IS GENERALLY REGULAR, SO AGAIN, PURCHASE THE SIZE YOU WOULD NORMALLY BUY.

ASOS -    A HEAVEN SENT BRAND FOR ALL THOSE IT GIRL WANNABEES WHO DON'T HAVE A DESIGNER BUDGET. BUT BEWARE OF THE STRANGE SIZINGS (AND DON'T FORGET THE "RETURN BY" DATE OR YOU'LL BE SELLING THEM AT A LOSS ON DEAR OLD EBAY). YOU'LL PROBABLY NEED A HALF SIZE LARGER THAN YOUR USUAL FITTING, BUT THESE BABIES ARE VERY GENEROUS WITH WIDTH FITTING.  

BARRATTS -    IN MY EXPERIENCE NOT A GREAT BRAND. YOU'RE TEMPTED INTO THE STORE BY THE LATEST LOOKS DISPLAYED CLEVERLY WITH REASONAABLE PRICES. BUT YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. STICK WITH BASIC DESIGNS ON THESE AS THEY HAVE TENDANCIES FOR LOSING BUCKLES AND HEEL TIPS.

BIRADER -    A CLASSIC VINTAGE STYLE DESIGNER BRAND. LEATHER THROUGHOUT AND ALTHOUGH FITTINGS ARE USUALLY REGULAR THEY DO TEND TO BE MORE SUITED TO A WIDER FITTING.

BODEN -   BEAUTIFUL DESIGNER QUALITY WITH SOFT LEATHER SOLES & INNERS. BUT DO KEEP IN MIND THAT AS WELL AS BEING OF THE GINA SCHOOL OF PETITE FITTINGS THEY DO TEND TO BE QUITE NARROW.

CALVIN KLEIN -    A VERY PETITE FITTING. YOU MAY HAVE TO PURCHASE ONE WHOLE SIZE BIGGER, OR LARGER STILL IF YOU'RE BUYING BOOTS.

CARVELA -   GOOD QUALITY HIGH STREET SHOES,THE SOLES ARE SYNTHETIC AND THE UPPERS VARY FROM SHOE TO SHOE. FITTINGS ARE USUALLY QUITE REGULAR.

CASADEI -    USUALLY A PERFECT FITTING, BUT LOOK OUT FOR THOSE DECEPTIVE HEEL HEIGHTS AS THE SKY REALLY IS THE LIMIT. FABULOUS FIT, LOOK GREAT, BUT DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT A LONG WALK HOME.

CHANEL -    AS LONG AS THEY'RE GENUINE, YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE TO CHOOSE A HALF SIZE SMALLER THAN YOU NORMALLY WOULD BUY.

CHARLES JOURDAN -   A VERY CLASSIC DESIGNER, BUT INCREDIBLY TINY FITTINGS. YOU NEED TO BE LOOKING AT AT LEAST A SIZE AND A HALF LARGER THAN YOU NORMAL SIZE.

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN -   QUITE PETITE, SO ONLY GO FOR YOUR USUAL SIZE IF THE DESIGN IS TRES STRAPPY. GENUINE BARGAINS ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN BECAUSE THESE BABIES ARE SOOOOOO DESIRABLE! (FAILNG THAT YOU COULD PAINT THE SOLES OF YOUR LATEST ASOS PUMPS IN BRIGHT RED AND HOPE NOONE SEES YOUR INSOLES!!!)

DEPP -  WELL MADE AND BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED SPANISH FOOTWEAR. STICK TO YOUR REGULAR FITTING FOR THIS BRAND OF SHOES, BUT YOU CAN COMFORTABLY WEAR ONE SIZE BIGGER IN THE KNEE HIGH BOOTS.

DHAVZ -    THE HIGH STREET VERSION OF THE HIGH FASHION DESIGNER "TERRY DE HAVILLAND" LABEL. STILL GORGEOUS & A COMFORTABLE, REULAR FITTING, BUT THIS COLLECTION IS MUCH KINDER ON YOUR PURSE STRINGS....YOU SHOULD KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN BARGAIN HUNTING OR YOU MAY END UP PAYING MORE THAN THE ORIGINAL RRP.

DOLCIS -    NOT A BAD BRAND, BUT NOT WORTH BUYING SECONDHAND. BETTER TO WAIT UNTIL THE STORES SALES FOR THE REAL BARGAINS.

DUNE -    LOTS OF CHOICE AND SOME GREAT BARGAINS AVAILABLE ON THESE SUBERBLY MADE SHOES. STICK WITH YOU REGULAR SIZE!

DOLCE & GABANNA -    THESE SHOES WERE MADE FOR BUSY GIRLS! STICK WITH YOUR REGULAR SIZE & DON'T BE DECEIVED BY POINTY TOES AND KILLER HEELS. DON'T ASK ME HOW THEY DO IT, BUT D&G HAVE DISCOVERED THE ART OF SEXY/COMFY SHOES!

ESCADA -   A NICE GENEROUS WIDTH FITTING, BUT SELECT A HALF SIZE LARGER THAN YOU'D NORMALLY WEAR FOR PURE DESIGNER COMFORT.

 ETHEL AUSTINS -    WHAT HAS HAPPENS TO THE SHOP WE ALL USED TO BE EMBARRASSED TO TO SEEN IN!?!?! IT'S GONE ALL "HIGH FASHION" ON US, BUT THE PRICE TAGS HAVE STAYED 'LOW! LOW! LOW!' THE RANGE OF SHOES ARE NOW VERY INKEEPING WITH THE LATEST CATWALK LOOKS & AS A MAJOR PLUS POINT, THE BRAND NAME HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A GORGEOUS SILVER METALLIC INNER SOLE WITH A LOGO WITH WORDS TO THE EFFECT OF "YOUR FEET LOOK GORGEOUS". REGULAR, BUT USUALLY QUITE BASIC SIZING, YOU'LL BE STRUGGLING IF YOU'RE SMALLER THAN A UK 4 & LARGER THAN A UK 7. BUT WHO CARES? LOOK OUT PRIMARK!

FAITH -    YOU REALLY CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THESE FITTINGS. PLUS THERE ARE AS MANY FAITH EBAY BARGAINS AS THERE ARE FAITH HIGH STREET STORES!

FORNARINA -    ONE OF THE BETTER QUALITY DEPARTMENT STORE BRANDS. THE DESIGNS ARE USUALLY DESIGNER LOOKING WITH NATUARL MATERIAL UPPERS, BUT SOLES ARE SYNTHETIC. REGUAR SIZING IF NOT A LITTLE GENEROUS WITH THE WIDTH FITTINGS.

FRENCH CONNECTION -    A REAL LUCKY DIP! FITTINGS CAN GO EITHER WAY WITH THIS BRAND. ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU BUY AND BE PREPARED TO HAVE TO RELIST SO YOU WON'T BE TOO DISAPPOINTED.

 GABY GABOR -    A GOOD QUALITY HIGH END FASHION BRAND. A MIXTURE OF LEATHER & SYNTHETIC BUT THE SIZING IS PETITE SO YOU'LL NEED A WHOLE SIZE LARGER THAN YOUR USUAL CHOICE.

GEOX -    A COMFORT SHOE REVOLUTION. THINK FUNKY DOLLY SHOES WITH TRAINER SOLES. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL, THEY HAVE THE NEW TECHNOLOGY WHICH LET'S AIR IN & OUT THEREFORE ALLOWING YOUR TOOTSIES BREATHE. BUT THE INGENIOUS BIT IS THAT THEY'RE COMPLETELY WATERPROOF (APART FROM THE SUEDE DESIGNS, OBVIOUSLY!) SAY GOODBYE TO STINKY FEET!

GINA -     THIS BRAND IS WELL KNOWN FOR BEING TEENY TINY IN LENGTH, BUT QUITE GEEROUS IN WIDTH. BUT DON'T EVEN BE TEMPTED BY THE BARGAINS IN YOUR REGULAR SIZE, THEY WON'T FIT YOU. START LOOKING ONE OR TWO SIZES UP.

GUCCI -     A GENEROUS FITTING, BUT NOT ENOUGH TO WARRANT A SMALLER SIZE. SOME DESIGNS HAVE DIFFERENT WIDTH FITTINGS, SO ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK BEFORE YOU BUY!

GUESS -    A GOOD QUALITY, HIGH FASHION BRAND, RATHER THAN DESIGNER. REGULAR COMFORT FIT, OFTEN QUITE WIDE TOO.

 HOBBS -     BEAUTIFUL AND CLASSIC SHOES THAT ARE BUILT TO LAST. DO TEND TO BE QUITE GENEROUS AND OFTEN QUITE WIDE FITTINGS.

IXOS -    A VERY CLASSICAL ITALIAN DESIGNER BRAND. QUITE A SNUG & NARROW FITTING, PLUS THE HEEL DO TEND TO BE DECEPTIVELY HIGH.

IRREGULAR CHOICE -     COMPLETELY BONKERS, BUT IF YOU LIKE INDIVIDUALITY YOU'LL LOVE THESE. HIGHER END OF THE PRICE SCALE, BUT NOT IN DESIGNER QUALITY. WELL KNOWN FOR THE FUNKY DESIGNS ON THE SOLE. HOWEVER DON'T BE FOOLED, THE SOLES ARE ACTUALLY PLASTIC-NOT LEATHER.

JANE SHILTON-    ALL THE QUALITIES OF THE HIGHER END DESIGNER FOOTWEAR, CHOOSE A HALF SIZE BIGGER THAN YOUR USUAL SIZE FOR THE PEFECT FITTING SHOE IN THIS BRAND.

 JIL SANDER -    GENEROUS SIZES, BUT PROBABLY NOT ENOUGH TO JUSTIFY WEARING A LARGER SIZE. DO TRY BEFORE YOU BUY AS THIS IS NOT A CHEAP BRAND AND THEY DO TEND TO BE QUITE NARROW FITTINGS.

 JIMMY CHOO -     YOU'LL USUALLY NEED TOAL CHOOSE A HALF SIZE LARGER THAN YOU WOULD NORMALLY BUY, BUT AVOID IF YOU HAVE A WIDE FITTING. THE "BIGGER FOR BOOTS" RULE DOESN'T APPLY HERE. NOBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD WEAR CHUNKY SOCKS UNDER THEIR JIMMYS!

KAREN MILLEN -    A VERY POPULAR HIGH END FASHION BRAND. FITTINGS ARE USUALLY QUIT SNUG, SO THAT EXTRA 1/2 SIZE UP FOR COMFORT WOULD DEFINATELY BE RECOMMENDED.

KIT -     THIS IS A CATALOGUE BRAND THAT IS USUALLY 100% SYNTHETIC MATERIALS. BUT THE BEST THING ABOUT CATALOGUES IS EX-CATALOGUE SHOPS. SO THE SHOES YOU'RE PAYING "£4 A WEEK FOR 16 WEEKS" FOR WILL PROBABLY TURN UP IN THE LIKES OF B&M OR CBS FOR "£2.99 OR ANY 2 PAIRS FOR £5".

KURT GEIGER/KG -    a BEAUTIFUL HIGH STREET DESIGNER BRAND. USUALLY QUITE GENEROUS SIZING, SO GO FOR A LOWER SIZE THAT YOU'D USUALLY BUY & SMALLER STILL IF IT'S STRAPPIES YOU'RE AFTER.

 LEA FOSCATI -     A DESIGNER BRAND WITH SIMILARITIES TO THE VIVIENNE WESTWOOD STYLE. QUITE A GENOROUS FIT, BUT NOT ENOUGH TO NEED A LARGER SIZE.

 LBD -    ALDERS DEPARTMENT STORE'S OWN BRAND. NOTHING SPECTACULAR IN THE HIGH FASHION STAKES, BUT REGULAR FITTINGS AND PERFECT DESIGNS FOR WEDDINGS & THE RACES.

LK BENETT -    A STUNNING DESIGNER BRAND THAT WON'T TOTALLY BREAK THE BANK, ALTHOUGH THEY'RE CERTAINLY NO PRIMARK CUM GEORGE OF ASDA. THEY ARE STUNNING AND ALWAYS HAVE THE "MUST HAVE" LEATHER SOLE, BUT NOT A GREAT SHOE IF YOU'RE PLANNING ON WALKING ANYWHERE AS A RULE!

LOGO 69 -    A GREAT HIGH END FASHION BRAND. THE FITTING IS PRETTY MUCH PERFECT. NOT AN EXCLUSIVE DESIGNER LABEL, BUT I CAN'T RECOMMEND THEIR BOOTS HIGHLY ENOUGH. HARD WEARING, CLASSIS LOOKING BOOTS THAT WILL LAST YOU FOREVER.

LOVE LABEL -     DESIGNER LOOKS THAT MAKE PEOPLE LOOK TWICE, BUT PURELY SYNTHETIC AND ONE WHOLE SIZE ON THE SMALL SIDE. YOU'LL USUALLY FIND THEM @ ASOS, IN SOME OF THE FUNKIER CATALOGUES OR IF YOU'RE LUCKY, REDUCED IN THE LITTLEWOODS OUTLET STORES!

LUC BERGEN -    ANOTHER GORGEOUS DESIGNER BRAND, BUT THIS ONE IS USUALLY QUITE A GENEROUS FITTING. THEY ALSO TEND TO BE QUITE WIDE TOO. YOU'LL STILL GET YOUR FABULOUS LEATHER SOLES, BUT START LOOKING AT AROUND A HALF SIZE SMALLER THAN YOU'D NORMALLY BUY.

LULU GUINESS -     THESE ARE REALLY TINY FITTING SHOES. YOU'LL NEED TO BE LOOKING AT A GOOD SIZE & A HALF BIGGER THAN YOU'D NORMALLY BUY.

MANGO/MNG -    A VERY FUNKY & REASONABLY PRICED HIGH STREET LABEL. THE FOOTWEAR TENDS TO BE QUITE SNUG FITTING, WHICH IS PERFECT FOR STRAPPY SANDALS, BUT YOU MAY NEED TO BE LOOKING AT A SIZE OR SO LARGER IF YOU'RE AFTER BOOTS.

 MANOLO BLAHNIK -     EXACTLY THE SAME RULES APPLY AS TO YOUR JIMMY CHOOS.

MIU MIU -     NOT AS PETITE A FITTING AS THEY USED TO BE ALTHOUGH YOU'LL STILL WANT A HALF SIZE BIGGER WITH MOST DESIGNS. DON'T FORGET TO DOUBLE CHECK WHEN BUYING "VINTAGE MUI MUI", SOME OF THE OLDER DESIGNS WILL REQUIRE YOU TO CHOOSE UP TO A SIZE AND A HALF LARGER.

MODA IN PELLE -     GORGEOUS EXPENSIVE LOOKING SHOES, USUALLY WITH HARD LEATHER SOLES. QUITE A SNUG FIT THOUGH, SO GO FOR A 1/2 SIZE BIGGER UNLESS YOU'RE BUYING SANDALS OR MULES.

MOOTICH -    A RELATIVELY NEW DESIGNER BRAND, BUT ALREADY A CELEBRITY FAVOURITE. WITH PERFECT FITTINGS AND LEATHER SOLES, IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THIS ULTRA FEMININE LABEL IS A HOUSEHOLD NAME.

NEW LOOK -     THE "ICE POP" OF THE SHOE WORLD, SWEET & CHEAP. NO, NOT  THE MOST FANTASTIC QUALITY, BUT THEY CAN EASILY BE FORGIVEN WHEN THEY HAVE A HUGE  "£5 OR LESS" SALE AT THE END OF THE SEASON.

NICOLE FARHI -    REALLY BEAUTIFUL, EXCLUSIVE DESIGNER FOOTWEAR, BUT ONLY FOR THE VERY TINY. FITTINGS USUALLY COME UP SMALL AND NARROW, WHICH IS SUCH A SHAME. ALMOST TOO WEE!

NINE WEST -    AN UPPER CLASS QUALITY HIGH STREET BRAND. BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS & GENERALLY ACCUARATE FITTINGS.

NO DOUBT -    THEY SOUND LIKE A YOUNG AND FUNKY DESIGNER BRAND, BUT DON'T BE FOOLED AS THIS IS 100% MARKET STALL. USUALLY VERY UP TO THE MINUTE LOOKS, BUT YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR, WHICH SHOULDN'T BE MUCH MORE THAN £5 PER PAIR.

PARMAR OF LONDON -    A BETTER CLASS OF MARKET STALL BRAND. SOLE ANS INSOLE IS SYNTHETIC, BUT THE UPPERS ARE USUALLY LEATHER OR SUEDE. A NICE REGULAR FITTING TOO.

PLAYBOY -     MOST OF THE DESIGNS ARE STRAPPIES OR MULES SO YOU'RE OKAY TO STICK WITH YOUR USUAL SIZE. HOWEVER YOU'LL PROBABLY BE WANTING A HALF TO A FULL SIZE BIGGER IN A COURT OR BOOT.

POETIC LICENCE -     A REALLY NICE DESIGNER WITH RUBBER GRIP SOLES. BUT BEWARE OF THE SIZING. ALTHOUGH THEY ARE A LONDON BASED COMPANY, THEY OFTEN BRAND THEIR SHOES IN AMERICAN SIZES. SO IF THEY'RE MARKED UP AS A SIZE 6, THEY MAY WELL ACTUALLY BE A UK SIZE 3. SO BEST TO ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS ABOUT MEASUREMENTS IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO BUY THEM OVER THE INTERNET.

 PRADA -     STICK WITH YOUR REGULAR SIZE, BUT REMEMBER THAT THEY DO TEND TO BE WIDER FITTING. ALSO MANY DESIGNS DO NOT DISPLAY THE SIZE ON THE ACTUAL SHOE SO DOUBLE CHECK BEFORE BUYING, EVEN IF THE SIZE IS ON THE BOX!

PURA LOPEZ -    AN ULTRA FUNKY SPANISH DESIGGNER BRAND. IN TRUE DESINER TRADITION, THEY'RE PETITE, SO YOU'LL WANT THE NEXT SIZE UP.

RALPH LAUREN -    AS LONG AS THEY'RE 100% AUTHENTIC, YOU CAN'T REALLY GO WRONG WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL CLASSIC DESIGNER. ALTHOUGH NOT A GREAT CHOICE IF YOU TEND TO NEED A WIDE FITTING.

REBECA SANVER -    GORGOUES, CLASSIC COMFORTABLE REGULAR FITTING. 100% DESIGNER QUALITY, LEATHER THOUGHOUT.

 ROBERT CLERGERIE -     AN EXCELLANT QUALITY DESIGNER BRAND, BUT AVOID IF YOU TEND TO HAVE A WIDER FITTING.

ROBERTO CAVALLI -     USUALLY PERFECT TO YOUR REGULAR FITTING. MOST OF THE FOOTWEAR BY THIS DESIGNER WILL FEEL AS THOUGH THEY WERE MADE FOR YOU.

ROBERTO VIANNI -    NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE DESIGNER "ROBERTO'S". ALTHOUGH THEY'RE A VEY NICE SHOE, THEY ARE A DEPARTMENT STORE BRAND. THEY'RE ALSO QUITE GENEROUS, SO IF YOU'RE AFTER MULES OR STRAPPIES (WHICH THEY DO TEND TO BE) YOU MAY WANT A SIZE SMALLER.

ROCKETDOG -     BE WARNED THEY ARE TITCHY! YOU WANT A SIZE BIGGER IN SHOES & TRAINERS. THE STYLE OF THEIR BOOTS TEND TO BE SHEEPSKIN OR SLOUCHY SO REMEMBER TO ALLOW FOR YOUR WOOLLY SOCKS!

SANDRA VERA -    A VERY ELEGANT SPANISH DESIGNER BRAND. FITTINGS TEND TO BE A WHOLE SIZE TOO PETITE, SO PURCHASE ONE SIZE UP FROM WHAT YOU'D NORMALLY BUY. USUALLY PARTIAL LEATHER SOLE WITH NON-SLIP RUBBER TO THE BALL OF THE FOOT AREA.

SERGIO ROSSI  -     QITE A ROOMY DESIGN. BE PREPARED TO START BROWSING UP TO A HALF SIZE SMALLER THAN YOU WOULD NORMALLY BUY. 

SCHUH -     NOT THE MOST GENEROUS FITTING. USUALLY BETTER TO CHOOSE A HALF SIZE BIGGER FOR COMFORT.

SPOT ON -    THE STYLE IS USUALLY RIGHT ON TREND, BUT THIS IS A MARKET STALL BRAND. SO IF THE PRICE TAG IS MORE THAN £5, YOU'RE WASTING YOUR MONEY.

STEVE MADDEN -     ALL THE LOOKS OF YOUR USUAL HIGH FASHION BRANDS, BUT USUALLY MADE OF SYNTHETIC MATERIALS. ALSO SMALL FITTINGS, SO GO AT LEAST ONE SIZE BIGGER.

TERRY DE HAVILLAND -     THINK "THE HOLY GRAIL OF ALL THAT IS INDIVIDUAL & RETRO", BUT WITH  A"MANOLO" QUALITY & PRICE TAG. BARGAINS ARE VERY RARE & THE SHOES ARE STUNNING, BUT USUALLY VERY COMFORTABLE, ALTHOUGH YOU SHOULD TAKE CARE OF YOUR ANKLES WITH THOSE SKYSCRAPER PLATFORMS. 

TOMMY HILFIGER -    GENERALLY SENSIBLE DESIGNS WHICH IS USUAL FOR A DESIGNER BRAND. THE FITTINGS DO TEND TO REQUIRE ONE SIZE LARGER, BUT ALSO THEY ARE QUITE WIDE FITTING SO MAY BE UNSUITABLE FOR NARROW LADIES.

UGG -     QUITE A SNUG FIT WITH NO ALLOWANCE FOR SOCKS, BUT WITH LINING THIS TOASTY, WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO WEAR SOCK? A NIGHTMARE TO KEEP CLEAN, BUT THE GRUBBINESS ADDS TO THEIR CHARACTER AND MAKES THEM INDIVIDUAL TO THEIR OWNER!

VERA WANG -     YOU REALLY NEED TO BE TRYING THESE ON! tHE LENGTH IS USUALLY FINE, BUT THEY TEND TO BE MADE RIDICULOUSLY NARROW.

VERSACE -      IF I HAD TO BUY JUST ONE BRAND OF FOOTWEAR FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE, THIS WOULD BE IT! SIZES ARE TRUE TO YOUR REGULAR FITTING, BUT YOU SHOULD PROBABLY GO HALF A SIZE SMALLER FOR THE SANDALS.

VERY WHITE -    NEVER JUDGE A DESIGNER BRAND  BY IT'S NAME. THIS MAY NOT SOUND LIKE A HIGH QUALITY COMPLETE LEATHER 'SHOE-IER' BUT IS CERTAINLY IS & THEN SOME. PERFECT FITTINGS AND ELEGANT STYLES, JUST NOT VERY EASY TO GET HOLD OF, UNFORTUNATELY.

XOXO -    NOT TO BE CONFUSED IXOS, THE ITALIAN DESGNER BRAND (LIKE I ONCE DID!!), THIS IS AN ON TREND, BUT USUALLY SYNTHETIC BRAND FOUND IN THE SHOE DEPARTMENT AT DEBENHAMS .

YSL -     TRUE TO YOUR REGULAR SIZE, BUT BE WARY OF THE POINTY TOE DESIGNS AS THEY ARE OFEN A LITTLE NARROW AND PINCH YOUR TOOTSIES.

ZARA -    AN ULTRA STYLISH LOOK FOR A VERY REASONABLE PRICE AS FAR AS SEXY SHOES GO. USUALLY REGULAR FITTINGS AND DESIGNS THAT LEAN TO THE MORE CLASSIC SIDE, SO YOU SHOULD GET PLENTY OF USE OUT OF THEM, AS THEY FALL APRT BEFORE THEY GO OUT OF FASHION.    

I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU IN YOU'RE MISSION TO DISCOVER YOUR PERFECT SHOE COLLECTION AT A FRACTION OF THE  RRP. I WILL ADD MORE BRAND INFORMATION WITH THE MORE EXPERIENCE I GAIN!

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