I’m definitely not a shoe snob but I don’t want a closet full of PVC shoes either. A co-worker of mine asked me yesterday how many shoes I owned. I told her around 75 pairs (excluding boots and flats) and that I rotate them out so it’s never more then 70 to 75 pairs at one time. She told me that she owned 200 pairs of shoes. Now I’ve seen the type of shoes she wears and the majority of them are PVC brands like Anne Michelle, Delicious, Wild Diva, etc.
Though, there is nothing wrong with these brands because they are very affordable (most under $25), they do keep up with the latest trends and some are decent dupes of designer offerings. My personal issue with these brands most of the time is fabrication. That makes me reluctant to have a lot of these kind of shoes in my closet.
A few pair here and there is fine, no biggie. I have like five pairs from F21 and they buy from shoe manufacturers like Qupid, Wild Diva, Anne Michelle, and Michael Antonio and just stick their logo on it.
However, at some point I need to be able to resell my shoes. I have better luck if it’s a mid-priced brand (Nine West, Guess, Aldo) that most women are familiar with in terms of quality, sizing, etc. Plus, I have been able to find mid-priced shoes on sale or clearance at the same or a few dollars over the price of the PVC ones at stores like Ross for Less, the clearance rack at T.J. Maxx, Amazon, and some department stores as well. I’m all about saving money but if I can pick up a pair of Guess shoes for $28 dollars vs. a PVC shoe at $24, I mean that’s a no-brainer, go for the better made shoes for the extra $4 bucks. If you’re a good bargain shopper you can find these deals and you won’t have to resort to stocking your entire shoe rack with non-leather shoes. Again, there is nothing wrong with buying PVC shoes, some of the manufacturers like Qupid are making better looking shoes and using better materials. I just think it’s a good idea to have a nice mix and selection of brands in different price points.