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My first Jeffrey Campbell shoes!

I finally picked out some Jeffrey Campbell shoes (from 2 different shops) and they have arrived! Now the weather has to cooperate so I can get a chance to wear them (it's been a tad chilly here lately).

I first chose the black/white El Carmen - one of the hottest shoes Jeffrey Campbell has made if I may be so bold as to say so. I also picked out the Suebee in natural - this shoe is totally adorable and the matte leather is awesome. Only problem is the entire weight of the shoe (kinda heavy given it's got a wooden platform) is held on by the tiny ankle strap. So not the most comfortable shoe, but looks awfully nice. I got them from Lori's Shoes in Chicago, who charged me $40 shipping, and then I had to pay about $35 in taxes/duties/whatever. Kind of pissed me off, and I will not likely buy from them again. And this goddamn package sat in customs here for over a week. I have no idea why. I ordered these I think on the 30th of March and they arrived on the 19th of April.

Then on the 12th I was poking around on the Plum for Polly website and decided on a couple more. I chose the Milton boot which I love for it's old-fashioned vibe, and the Franklin cork platform because it looked super comfy, not too high, and perfect for summer. I also picked out a sale top ($15) and a tank ($45) - all with a shipping cost of $20. I received a call from someone at Plum for Polly the next day who apologized profusely that the $15 sale shirt was no longer in stock. She insisted on refunding me the $15 and asked that I select another sale top to replace it. So sweet! (I had actually only ordered the Franklin at this point but while I was on the phone I asked her if she could add the Milton to my order as well). I mentioned there was a purse that seemed to maybe be out of stock and she said she'd let me know when they get more in. SO - all this to say I will totally order from Plum for Polly again, despite the fact that I'm trying to stick to shops with free shipping or at least Canadian ones where I won't get dinged with taxes (I had to pay about $35 again for this package).

Reader Comments (5)

Marvy shoes, Kim! Especially the poke-a-dot ones! I personally would fall within 5 minutes of putting them on:) Understand your frustration re shipping & duty soooo have you checked out FrouFrou (right beside Sassy Bead) in Byward Market? They have FANTASTIC shoes - was drolling over them just yesterday. Also, Workshop on Dalhousie will be carrying shoes in the near future. Deborah, Green Light District Design

23 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

Thanks Deborah! I haven't been to FrouFrou in AGES (I agree they carry some cool shoes). I don't know if I've shopped at Workshop before - I'll have to now especially if they'll carry shoes. Thanks for the tips!

23 Apr 2011 | Registered CommenterKiM

Hey Kim, with my lovely Canadian customers I have found it is helpful to put either "used" or "gift" on the form...a little license is necessary ie ...used might mean a try on, hey and one can buy a gift for oneself ,ha. I think some sellers don't know how mean your customs is...fab shoes by the way.Happy Easter xx Katherine

Wow, I had a bad experience with Lori's Shoes too! I ended up selling the shoes (at a loss) on eBay.

24 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlsaspacey

Now I know why you have to do your house on a budget ;-)
Georgeous shoes though!

27 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIdeealistin

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