It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of shoes, which is an interest I know I share with millions of women. If you’re in that category, then shoe clubs may have something you’re looking for: style, convenience, and fair pricing. There’s been a rise in the shoe club trend recently, as retailers are beginning to realize the demand for quality products at affordable prices, with rewards for purchases in some cases. So, here, I’ve put together a list of three top shoe clubs with a comparative analysis on what each one has to offer you, the consumer. Thinking of joining? Here’s what you can expect.
3 Shoe Clubs for Shoe Lovers
1) ShoeDazzle.com – Started in 2009 and headed by Chief Stylist Rachel Zoe, ShoeDazzle personalizes a monthly showroom based on your style preferences and current trends.
Intro Deal: Get 75% off any item on your first purchase when joining as a VIP Elite Member, free shipping, and a special BOGO section only for VIP Elites.
How it Works: Answer a series of questions to determine your style. Receive a whole new showroom between the 1st and 5th of the month, with deals starting at just $39.95. Skip within the first few days (by the 6th of the month) if you don’t see something you like (or don’t have it in the budget that month). If you don’t skip in time, a charge of $39.95 will be placed on your credit card and can be used as a credit for that month, or saved up to use in future months. Shop any time during the month, even if you’ve skipped.
Features: Lines by Gwen Stefani, Rachel Zoe, and other major names.
Shipping: Free both ways, with risk-free try-ons.
Bonus: Snag a “Daily Fix” deal featuring a particular shoe for VIP members only at a special discounted price. Add your favorites to
2) ShoeMint.com: Based on personal style preferences, ShoeMint provides a personalized monthly showroom featuring shoes made with high quality materials, such as leather and suede. Styles compare to high end designer and mid-range designer styles at a fraction of the cost.
Intro Deal: Receive $40 off your first pair, with free shipping.
How it Works: Answer some style questions to determine your preferences, then receive a personalized showroom to view between the 1st and 5th of the month. Make a purchase if you see something you like, or skip within the first five days. If you forget to skip, a charge of $79.98 will show up on your credit card, which can then be used to purchase shoes at any time in your account. Shop any time during the month, even if you’ve skipped.
Features: Premium quality materials, and brands such as Yosi Samra and Vivienne Westwood.
Rewards: Earn 10 points for every $1.00, and earn 1,600 points for every friend who joins from your invitation. One ShoeMint credit is 8,000 points.
Shipping: Free shipping and returns.
Bonus: Occasional “Mintsider Cash” to use on new arrivals.
3) JustFab.com – Headed by President and Creative Director Kimora Lee Simmons (the former runway model), JustFab offers bold and trendy shoe styles, often with a bit of an edge. Answer questions to receive a personalized showroom, with most styles at $39.95.
Intro Deal: Get 20% off your first item, plus free shipping.
How it Works: Answer a series of questions to determine your personal shoe style. Then, receive a personalized showroom to shop between the 1st and 5th of the month. Skip within those first five days if you don’t see anything you like, or request a new showroom. You can also skip and shop at any point during the month. If you forget to skip, a charge of $39.95 will be applied to your credit card, which can then be used toward shoe purchases within that month, or saved for future shopping.
Shipping: Free both ways, including exchanges.
Rewards: Receive rewards points for every dollar you spend (25 for every dollar) and for each review you write (20 points per review) to then redeem for “fab swag” including accessories, beauty items, jewelry, and more.
Bonus: Receive $10 for each friend that makes a VIP purchase.
So there you have it. What do you think of the shoe club concept? Would you join?