20% Off Shoe Sale From Across The Pond
The DP 20% shoe sale runs through 8/17/12. Discount automatically taken at checkout.
Dorothy Perkins has been at it for a long time. Started in 1909 in Britain as a ladies hosiery company, over the years it has grown into a huge retail chain with over 600 UK stores and 52 stores internationally. But they also have their website, which we American’s can shop with ease. Free shipping kicks in at $75, but you do have to pay to ship product back if you want to return it. And where does the return go? A warehouse in the UK, so shipping back won’t be cheap, and has to be executed within 14 days of product delivery to your door. Procrastinators, beware. But if you’re feeling a little risky, they have some really cute fashions. And for the next 3 days all shoes are 20% off. Let’s take a look at some of the best from the sale…
Note on sizes; sizes listed on site are shown in US sizes. Only full sizes available, so if you’re a half size skip shopping here and buy in the states.
Black Mid Heel Court & Stone Mid Platform – $45.60 ($57)
I love the heel height on these pumps (even I can pull them off!), although the website lists the black heel at 3″, the stone heel at 3.5″? Regardless, from the pics, they look manageable. Great retro toe shape. Classic go-to’s.
How freaking cute are these? I can’t choose my favorite. I think both could easily find a place in my closet. “Textile” upper, so these girls are all man made, a.k.a vegan. Another manageable looking heel. Descriptions say 2.5″ heel, and these look to be around the same height of the heels above. Dorothy Perkins, you need a better website editor, but you had me at the Colourblock Court Shoe. Also available in navy.
Alright, heel height for these is listed at 2.5″, but these definitely look more like a 2.75″ heel. Perhaps it’s the photo angles. And gosh-darn are they cute! Willpower is failing quickly. I don’t wear a lot of snake print, but I would wear those.
Partners, western is in this fall. But western style boots are never really out of fashion. We may see them at some times more than others, but they are so ingrained in American society, that at least in our country you can always wear them. These 100% leather boots can add a bit of western style with some modern edge.
I don’t know that you’d catch a cowgirl wearing these boots, but the fashionista would round these puppies up in a heartbeat. 100% leather, and they look to be calf hair. I would call these “statement” shoes. Pair them with solid colors so they can stand out.
Suedette (so not real suede) boots with a sassy twist on the heel. What a great, fashion forward bootie for the fall. That chunky heel really makes the snakeskin stand out. If you wear these with jeans make sure they don’t break too low. You want to show off that print!
Yesterday Beth showed us some shoes that have been influenced by the Steampunk trend, and I think these booties fit right in. The ruching up the toe and ankle is Victorian influenced, but that wedge heel makes the boot modern. These would look really great come fall with tights and a dress or skirt, but they’ll work under pants and jeans as well.
So here’s a little lesson on British English; what are “flats” to us Americans are “pumps” to the Brits. And what are “pumps” to us are “court shoes” to the Brits. So yes, in England these are called pumps. And sweet little pumps they are! The black pair have that rose and dot pattern on them, just like the nude. Add with the cap toe and these fla…. uh, pumps, are right on trend.
Perfect for that Sunday brunch and croquet match you have on a regular basis. No brunch and croquet? You should try it sometime, it’s fun. You could even make brunch a traditional English breakfast. But I’ll skip the black pudding.
Alright ladies, Bob’s your uncle. Happy shopping!