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Message from Princess: Memorial Day weekend shoe sales

Friday, May 28th, 2010

*This post is from 2010.  For 2011 information, check the latest post on Memorial Day shoe sales*

It’s Memorial Day weekend and you know what that means!  Shoe sales, baby!  We’re seeing plenty of discounts being offered right now and I have a rundown of some of the best shoe shopping bargains I’ve seen for the holiday.  Get your shoe shopping fix for less with these sales and coupons:

Guess.com: Get an extra 50% off sale items at checkout, including their selection of women’s sale shoes. The Guess Beautifi (pictured above) in yellow, black or pewter is super-hot and on sale for $84.99 (regularly $99). Get it for just $42.50 after the instant discount. Expiration: 5/31/10

Martin + Osa: This store is closing and they’ve been offering an extra 30% off at checkout in recent weeks, but they’ve increased the discount amount to 50% off for this weekend.  Get a whopping half off the listed price on any of their women’s shoes, including styles from Dolce Vita, Havaianas, Jeffrey Campbell and more.  Get the Havaianas Slim Floral Graphics Flip Flop for $12.50 after discount (regularly $24.50).  Note that sizes may be limited and all sales are final.  Expiration: 5/31/10

Steve Madden is having their Friends and Family sale that takes 25% off orders $59.95 or more with free shipping using coupon code FF25 at checkout.  I like the pink neon Steve Madden Roxanna, which is $69.95 before the code and $52.46 after.  It also comes in black or bone.  Expiration: 5/31/10

Shoemall: Get 20% off your order using coupon code MEMORIAL at checkout.  Expiration: 5/31/10

6pm has a fresh new crop of brand sales this weekend.  There are select Nine West shoes for $24.95, select Two Lips shoes for $16.95, up to 70% off Betseyville shoes and more.  Shipping is free on $100 or more.  Expiration: 5/31/10

DSW has a coupon that takes 25% off 2 or more pairs of shoes using code 2FORU25 at checkout.  You’ll need to log in to your DSW account to use the code.  Expiration: 6/1/10

Shoes.com: Get 20% off sale items with coupon code SALE20 at checkout.  Expiration: 6/4/10.

Famous Footwear: Get 20% off your order using coupon code MAY20 during checkout.  Expiration: 6/5/10

Payless: Buy one pair of shoes and get 50% off the second, plus get another 20% off using coupon code 30479 at checkout.  Or, get $5 off $25 with their 34677 code. There’s definitely some cute shoes available in the Alice + Olivia for Payless collection.  Coupon expiration: 5/31/10

Note that exclusions may apply for any of the above offers and they can expire at any time.

I hope everyone has plenty of fun and relaxation this Memorial Day weekend!

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Shoe Buzz: Sex and the City 2 shoe style for less

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Sex and the City 2 is finally out today (yay!) and I won’t be braving the theatres on premier day, although I will attempt to check it out this weekend.  In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to round up all of the shoes we’ve seen so far that are either in the movie or associated with it (i.e. premieres, etc).  Since we know the Sex and the City 2 ladies are always extravagent and over-the-top with fashion – the cost of their wardrobe is said to have been around $10 million – I’ve also found lookalike options that are far less expensive.  These are the shoes we’ve seen in the movie photos and info released up until now, some of which I’ve covered in my previous Sex and the City 2 shoes posts, but now you can see them all in one big super-post.  I’m sure the movie itself will provide plenty of additional footwear eye candy, so I’ll add more as I see them.

 

 

We’ll start with the gold heels Sarah Jessica Parker wears as Carrie Bradshaw in her white dress, which is one of my favorite looks so far.  I love the gold and white combo and how the simplicity of the dress allows the shoes to really shine.  These appear to be Christian Louboutin Pigalle Strass heels, but they aren’t available for purchase online (the Halston Heritage white dress is available at Neiman Marcus for $325 though).  However, I did find some similarly sparkly shoes that are sold for less:

H by Halston Stella gold glitter pumps for $79.95 exclusively at Bakers Shoes.  These are also available in silver glitter, multi glitter and brown, white or black leather.  Update: Now on sale for $59.99.

Chinese Laundry Ladybug in gold for $79.95 with free 2-day shipping at Endless.

Enzo Angiolini Merryann in gold and silver for $79.95 at Nordstrom.  The stock photo really doesn’t do this pair justice.  Check out the Goldenmeans blog to see just how gorgeous these look on.

 

 

 

We also see Carrie wearing the Christian Louboutin Bridget Strass in SATC2.  These are unavailable online, but we have a close lookalike from Dollhouse:

The gold version of the Dollhouse Tano is available at Dollhouse.com for $54.  Or, you can opt for the all black Tano, which DSW offers for $49.95.  Get $10 off at DSW with code TAKE10 (must login) until 6/28 and free shipping with code FREESHIP at checkout.  Update: Amazon has the Dollhouse Tano in red/black, gold/black or all black marked down to $41.97 with free shipping.  Update 2: More similar styles are the Anne Michelle Obscene-14 mesh bootie for $24.80 at Urban Originals and  the embroidered cage snake bootie available at GoJane for $27.70 and the Mesh Floral Embroidery Heels for $24.99 at Amiclubwear.

 

We see the Christian Louboutin Gino t-strap sandal on Carrie with her bright blue dress.  Again, these are unavailable for sale online and there aren’t too many close lookalikes that I see.  But, these less expensive shoes offer some of the same elements, resulting in a similar look:

Charles by Charles David Racey for $68.77 with free 2-day shipping at Endless.

Betsey Johnson Lavant for $133 at 6pm.

Cri de Coeur Elegance for $100 with free overnight shipping at Endless.

Sarah Jessica Parker looked amazing at the Sex and the City 2 premier in yellow Valentino and dark silver Salvatore Ferragamo double platform heels.  This Steve Madden pair provides a nice alternative:

Steve Madden Caryssa for $89.95 with free overnight shipping at Endless.  Get $15 off $80 with coupon code STATMNTI for a limited time (see site for additional codes that apply to larger purchases).

 

 

Sarah Jessica changes into a black dress and bold Nicholas Kirkwood shoes for the premier after-party.  These shoes are sold at Browns, but they are currently out of stock with more coming soon (Update: The version without pink piping is available at luisaviaroma.com for $1,242.40).  This is another unique pair that’s hard to find lookalikes for, but these shoes come close:

Michael Antonio Toki in purple or grey for $66.95 with free 2-day shipping at Endless or for $59.90 with free shipping on $75 or more at FlyJane.

Cut-Out Colorblock Peep Toe Heel for $30 at GoJane.

The Brian Atwood Loca in lavender is worn by Carrie with her plaid shirt and cropped jeans.  The Loca was available at Net-a-Porter for $800, but is now sold out (more stock may be coming soon).  Neiman Marcus has the black and antique brass versions available for $800 and Bergdorf has them for $815.  If you’re looking for a more affordable lavender studded heel lookalike for the Loca, try this pair:

The Steve Madden Twilitte is available at Steve Madden for $109.95 and you can get 25% off and free shipping with coupon code FF25 until 5/31/10.  It also comes in black.

Update: Here’s a Brian Atwood Loca knockoff from GoJane.  It’s $29.90 and comes in black, grey or red.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miley Cyrus makes a cameo in the movie and she’s dressed identical to Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cattrall, even down to their strappy boots.  These are the Dolce Vita Marilyn, available in very limited sizes at Endless, but almost sold out completely everywhere.  Bebe has a practically identical version, the Bebe Jenna, which is also out of stock (with more coming soon it appears).  For less expensive lookalikes, see this post or check out this pair that reminds me of the Marilyn, except in a lighter, more summer-y way:

Guess Blarney for $140 in black or brown at Guess.com. Update: A few more lookalikes: the N.Y.L.A. Webebe at Amazon or Endless for $169.95 or the Charles Albert New 1769 Double Dip in black for $58 at LuLu’s or the Strappy Detail Thigh High Boot for $45.50 at GoJane or the Suede Buckle Strap Heel Boots for $38.99 at Amiclubwear.

Kim Cattrall’s character Samantha Jones is seen wearing the $148 Patricia Field Classic Polly shoes in white and gold.  You can find these and more shoes by Patricia Field at Patriciafield.com.

The iconic Manolo Blahnik Something Blue shoes make a cameo in SATC2 as part of the shoes in Carrie’s closet.  You can get the real deal at Bergdorf Goodman for $945 or try these blue satin lookalikes for less:

Martinez Valero Zenith Blue for $154.99 at Sears.

RSVP Zaza for $99 with free shipping at Zappos.

Charlotte wears purple peep toe platforms in the movie and the shoes help Carrie locate her in a crowded Abu Dhabi market.  I’m not sure exactly what kind of shoes these are, but the Paris Hilton Sashay in purple is a pretty alternative that looks quite similar.

You can get these for $69.30 at 6pm.

 

 

 

 

Charlotte also wears the pink and white Christian Louboutin Very Croise platform sandal (seen at Polyvore).  For more affordable shoes that aren’t exact, but have similar design elements and/or colors, try these:

The Shiekh Catwalk 22 in black and white for $25 at Shiekhshoes.com.  It’s also available in four additional color options.

Another option from Shiekhshoes, the Shiekh Persia-01.  This is actually a lookalike for another designer pair, but it has the same pink and white combo.  These are $44.97.

Get the same color combo in sandal form with the Guess Knotted platform for $98.95 at Endless.  Get $15 more off using coupon code STATMNTI at checkout for a limited time.

Carrie wears a pair of black and blue booties with her green dress that are from Pierre Hardy.  I couldn’t find these shoes online, but the blog Better In Boots has some more info/pics.  For a less expensive option, try this pair:

Fergie Jolt for $48.98 with free shipping at Amazon.

When Carrie runs into Aiden in the Abu Dhabi market, she wears a Dior t-shirt with a long, full skirt and pink suede sandals.  The pink shoes worn by Sarah Jessica Parker are the Manolo Blahnik Lezza, which are unavailable for sale online but you can see a picture of the black version over at Coolspotters.  For a similar alternative, try these shoes:

Pour La Victoire Bridgette in fuschia for $163.90 with free overnight shipping at Endless.

Dollhouse Esina for $49.95 with free overnight shipping at Endless.  This pair is also a lookalike for this Giuseppe Zanotti sandal.

United Nude Cup Goddess for $194.95 at Endless.

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Images from IMBD.com and Peoplestylewatch.com.

More or Less: Prada Butterfly Sandal lookalike, the ALDO Secrest

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

I love the butterfly silhouette on this Prada Perforated Platform Sandal, which was recently worn in black by Amanda Peet at the Sex and the City 2 premier in NYC and in nude by Scarlett Johansson at the 61st annual New Dramatist’s benefit luncheon.  You can get these pretty sandals at Barneys for $795, but there’s a similar look at Aldo.com for less:

The Aldo Secrest looks much like the Prada pair in shape and form, but it features laser cutouts rather than perforation.  It also costs much less at $90.  Here are some additional shades that are so spring-ready:

To top it off, you can get free shipping with no minimum at Aldo for a limited time, which saves $5.

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Black triple ankle strap shoes worn by Audrina in MTV The Hills promo pics + lookalikes

Monday, May 24th, 2010

In my last post on shoes from The Hills, I asked if there were any additional shoes from Season 6 of the MTV show that people wanted more information on.  I got an email from someone asking about the black triple buckle platform sandals that Audrina wears in the promo photo above.  I’ve noticed that Audrina likes her fashion in the same way she likes her men — with plenty of edge.  Ok, maybe Ryan Cabrera isn’t exactly what you’d call “edgy”, but they did apparently break up and she definitely exudes her signature rock-chick look in these shoes:

They are the Gucci Iman and, unfortunately, it appears that they are completely sold out online.   But, I did manage to find some lookalike shoes that are well under the $1,275 retail price of the Gucci pair.  Here are some similar options for less:

Chinese Laundry Mercy for $89.95 with free 2-day shipping at Endless.  Get an additional $15 off $80 using coupon code STATMNTI for a limited time (see site for additional codes if your order is larger), which reduces them to $74.95.

Bebe Vania for $159 at Bebe.com.  Get free shipping on $150 with coupon code SUMMER10.

Guess Kenedora for $109.95 with free overnight shipping at Endless.  Get an additional $15 off $80 using coupon code STATMNTI for a limited time (see site for additional codes if your order is larger), which reduces them to $94.95.

Black Strappy Studded Platform Heels for $24.99 at Americlubwear.

Aldo Taualii for $74.98 with free shipping at Amazon.

N.Y.L.A. Velvey for $63.30 in black at Endless (few sizes left).  It’s also available in brown or blue — see site for pricing.  Free 2-day shipping applies.

Any more shoes from The Hills that you want to know about?  Let me know and I’ll see what I can do!

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Image from MTV.com

Weekend Shoe Sales: Flip Flops, FitFlops, ToneUps & more

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

You may plan on buying some shoes this weekend, but you can also make your piggy bank happy in the process.  I’ve rounded up some shoe shopping discounts that will put a smile on your face and keep your little piggy nice and full, metaphorically speaking.  Here’s what I found:

Piperlime is having their Sweet Deal Event that takes up to 30% off a selection of women’s shoes.  There are plenty of styles to choose from, but I noticed a good price on the FitFlop Walkstar in red, which is on sale for $28.50 with free shipping (regularly $50).  That’s practically in Cheap Chick territory (i.e. under $25).  The sale ends 5/30/10.

Old Navy has a selection of cheap flip flops for throwing on at the pool or beach (or anywhere else for that matter). Their classic flops are normally $3.50, but for a limited time you can get 2 pairs for $4 or choose from select colors that are $1.49 a pair.  There are also additional styles listed on this page that are 2 for $5.  If you plan to spend at least $75 on your order, get 15% off and free shipping with coupon code ONCAMP15 until 5/23/10.  There’s also a similar deal at American Eagle.  Buy any pair of shorts and get a select pair of flip flops for $1 for a limited time.

6pm is having their latest round of brand-specific shoe sales, including MIA shoes for up to 65% off, I like the cute fringe MIA Hannah pump, which is marked down to $24.68 (MSRP $73).  The sale expires 5/23/10.

Famous Footwear takes an additional 20% off any order, even sale shoes, when you use coupon code USWEEKLY at checkout.  I noticed that their Skechers Tone-Ups, which are similar to the FitFlop, are discounted to a super-low price.  Originally $54.99, the Skechers Cali Tone-Ups are on sale for $29.99 and reduced even further to $23.99 after applying the code.  The coupon expires 5/31/10.

Shoesteal always has great discounts on shoes and you can get an even better price when you apply coupon code SUNSTEAL for another 15% off.  I noticed some heavily discounted L.A.M.B. shoes, like the L.A.M.B. Gypsy for $142.80 (originally $356.99).  After the code, get them for $121.38.  Sizes are limited for most styles, but you can check out all of their L.A.M.B. shoes and choose your size at the top to narrow it down to what’s available for you. The coupon expires 6/30/10.

More shoes coupons & sales:

25% off and free shipping at Shoebuy with code EMAILFRIENDS10 until 5/23/10.

20% off and free shipping at Shoes.com with code VISA until 10/31/10.

Buy 1 pair of shoes, get the 2nd pair for $15 at Charlotte Russe.

15% off regular prices and 20% off sale and clearance with code BIG at Lord & Taylor.

Happy shoe shopping!

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Message from Princess: Fairy Shoe Princess Facebook page

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Hey everyone!  Just a quick note to let you know that Fairy Shoe Princess is now on Facebook.  You’ll get updates on all the latest posts, plus some extra tidbits you may not see here on the site.  I hope you’ll join me and be my friend!

Pre-order the Vivienne Westwood shoes worn by Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City 2 poster

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Anticipation is already high for the Sex and the City sequel and it’s sure to grow to a full-on frenzy the closer we get to the May 27 premiere, a mere week away.  As a SATC fan, I’m certainly counting the days until it’s out and, of course, I’m looking forward to checking out the shoes.  Let’s face it, Sex and the City just wouldn’t be the same without all of the fabulous footwear.  Even though the movie isn’t out yet, we already know we’ll see plenty of Christian Louboutin featured, but I got an email from someone who wanted to find out where to buy the Vivienne Westwood shoes that are a part of the film.  It’s the strappy brown gladiator sandal with multiple buckles that Sarah Jessica Parker wears in one of the official movie posters (pictured above) and it has extra-long straps that hang down from the side.  It’s definitely one of those to-die-for kind of shoes. 

According to Vogue UK, this particular pair was originally made for the Vivienne Westwood spring/summer 2009 Gold Label collection to show on the runway and it was never produced to sell.  But, due to demand generated by the movie — referred to by Vogue as the “Carrie factor” — the label has decided to make them and sell them at select Vivienne Westwood boutiques so that SATC fans have the “opportunity to own a piece of memorabilia featured in the movie.”  But, if you don’t have a boutique near you, you can also pre-order the Sex and the City 2 shoes online at hervia.com, which is the website of UK’s leading retailer of Vivienne Westwood products.  They have the shoes on pre-order for £425 and, if my calculations are correct, that translates to roughly $610 with shipping available worldwide. 

Don’t forget, Vivienne Westwood was the designer of Carrie’s wedding dress in the first Sex and the City movie and the knee-length version Net-a-Porter offered sold out in a matter of hours, so act quick if you must have these limited-edition stunners or they could be gone for good.  The expected ship date is 5/24/10.

Update: Sold out.

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SATC2 image from sexandthecitymovie.com
 
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