I'm not a shoe person, but I saw these and HAD to have them!
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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:53:30 AM
I've never been that interested in shoes. I have only a fraction of the number of pairs that most women have. I have very few heels, and usually only buy them for a specific event to wear with a particular dress.

But I was browsing in the thrift store on the weekend, not even looking for shoes, and saw these and could not resist them! I have never had a pair of heels this high. Never even contemplated it. Swore, actually, that I never would. Yet I tried them on, checked myself out in the mirror, and promptly put them in my cart.

I know I will never wear them anywhere but at home. I immediately envisioned them as an accessory for a self-portrait session (and then wore them yesterday for just that purpose).

They were much more than I'd normally pay for a pair of shoes from the thrift store. But they were brand new, no scuffs on the sole. And they are leather, and clearly well made. So I paid my $17.99, despite feeling that it was a frivolous purchase.

Turns out they are designer shoes by Stuart Weitzman, and it would seem retail for between $300-$400. So, they were actually a steal!

I just love them! I think they are drop dead sexy. They have a 1" platform and 5" heels!! I am an Amazon when I put them on, rofl!


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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:55:48 AM
Really beautiful shoes! I wouldn't ever think to wear heels that high either, but I can see why you couldn't pass them up!
They are gorgeous!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:59:18 AM
Those shoes are beautiful! And a fantastic deal! Great job.

I'm sure there will be an opportunity or two for you to wear them. Parties, weddings, etc. Enjoy them!!!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:01:09 AM
Great score! I would never ever find anything like that in a thrift store around me.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:05:36 AM
They are a great find! I think you should find an occasion to wear them when you are going out-a wedding or dinner or some other occassion.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:06:30 AM
Thank you, ladies.

Lisa (ETA and Ginny), even if I had a place or event to wear them to, I wouldn't. I am 6'3" when I have them on, lol! Almost 3" taller than dh. So they are strictly for at home.

Peajays, I seem to be fortunate when it comes to my thrift store shopping. I bought a designer dress for the same price just before Christmas. Floor length, long sleeves, black velour, full skirt with thigh high gauzy peek-a-boo panels.

I paired it up with the shoes for a photo session for dh.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:09:16 AM
Very nice! I have several pairs of Stuart Weitzman shoes and they last forEVER. Very good quality - they hold up beautifully.

Great find!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:14:18 AM
Those are gorgeous!!! And unless my dh had a problem with it, I would so wear those when going out. When I wear my heels, I have been taller than guys I'm dating and they have never minded. Plus I feel so powerful and sexy. With my heels I am 6ft to 6'1"

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:15:24 AM
Go you!!


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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:41:24 AM
Woo Hoo....now THAT'S a score!! My radar would have been going insane the minute I got near the shoe aisle if it picked up a signal from a pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes!!! Those things will last you until the next millennium!

I, of course, being 5' 1" standing on my tip toes, never wear anything less than a 6" heel, but I could force myself for those babies

Great job!!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:51:33 AM
Peabay, that is good to know!

Margie, I don't know if he'd mind or not. I have been out with men who are shorter than I am. But he was 5'6" and obviously shorter than average, so I didn't feel that 'I' was freakishly tall.

I wish I had your confidence!

Thanks, gar.

I-95, I had never heard of Stuart Weitzman before. I just thought that they seemed to be well made, and I loved the look of them.


I, of course, being 5' 1" standing on my tip toes, never wear anything less than a 6" heel, but I could force myself for those babies


I 'wish' I was 5'1"!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:53:20 AM
OMG, you got an awesome deal!!!!! And they look great too, love the heel! But more than anything, I love the deal LOL

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:54:17 AM
Very nice!! Great find!!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:56:23 AM
Great score!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:08:56 AM
Oh wow, you got a heck of a deal!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:15:53 AM

I 'wish' I was 5'1"!


So does my 5'11" sister!! I must have gotten some recessive short gene because everyone else in my family is 6' or taller <sigh> somebody has to be the cute one I guess

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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:02:28 PM
I love those shoes. I would even wear them with jeans.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:16:36 PM
Yup those beauties would have gone home with me too!
They are super cute!
Congrats on your fab find!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:16:50 PM
Holy thrift store find! Those are GORGEOUS!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:21:28 PM
Thanks for viewing and commenting everyone.

I-95 you're the opposite of dh. His dad, mom and brother are all short, while he is just over 6'.

Jeremysgirl, I was wearing dressier jeans when I tried them on, and you're right, they did look awesome.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:26:31 PM
I'm also not a shoe person but those are beautiful!!!


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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:32:03 PM
You mean you aren't planning on wearing them to your local mall when shopping?



There's nothing like watching a couple of teenage girls with their dates trying to walk on the uneven surfaces in the mall in the highest heels they can find while doing their best to look good.


Nice shoes. Great deal. May they bring you to places wonderful.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:42:18 PM
What a great find!!
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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:43:23 PM
Great find!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 2:24:51 PM
Those are AWESOME!! If only I could find things like that at my thrift stores!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 3:03:39 PM
Stuart Weitzman. $17.99. Never expected to see or hear that combination in the same paragraph!! I think you got the deal of the year! Congratulations - they are amazing. Just wear them out somewhere when your DH is not with you.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 4:02:09 PM
Have fun wearing them.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 4:04:09 PM
My grandmother was 6' my grandfather was 5'5". She wore heels. It's all about confidence.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 4:08:40 PM
I am exactly like you Heartcat, I rarely wear heels. I only have one pair and they aren't very high and they're a bit dorky LOL! But if I saw those shoes for that price I would buy them too.

And now, thank you very much, I am singing "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore in my head. Again. It's only taken me 2 weeks to get the darn song out of my head LOL!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:37:30 PM
You go, girl!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:47:48 PM
Where the heck is this thrift store and can I PayPal you a retainer just in case you run across some designer shoes in size 5 1/2 or 6!?!

What a great find!!

These shoes are beautiful.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 5:06:08 AM

And now, thank you very much, I am singing "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore in my head. Again. It's only taken me 2 weeks to get the darn song out of my head LOL!




They had a broken keyboard, I bought a broken keyboard. That song makes me LOL, and it's extremely catchy.
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