- End of season sales, which are at the end of summer and winter months, are when retailers get rid of their unsold stock. During these sales, I try to take advantage by investing in quality/key staples like shoes and suits. I’ve saved hundreds of dollars and up to 30 to 80 percent off retail prices.
Shoes are one of those high ticket items that tend to inflict pain when purchased at a retail price. A pair of well made, goodyear welted shoes can run you a minimum of 400 dollars and only go up in price from there. Goodyear welted shoes are stitched to a welt, that is attached to the shoe so it can be resoled when needed and extends the life of your shoe. As an example, I picked up this pair of Church’s 3 years ago. I was lucky to find these lace up brogue shoes that originally retailed for 600 dollars, for under 300