Spacious shoe store pumps it up
StyleSense promotes an “unparalleled selection of brand name and designer fo mulberry sale otwear at incredible value,” according to releases trumpeting the store’s Sept. 4 opening.
The Vaughan Mills location and an Oakville store, opened simultaneously, are the first of the super shoe stores in Canada.
Shoes are divided into subsections: the women’s department has a dress shoe section, where you can find your dressy flats and your sky high pumps, a casual section, where you’ll spy weekend kicks, hipster sneakers and some athletic trainers, and a boot section, which has everything from office standards to fashionable booties to frigid weather fighters.
Customers walk through spacious aisles, with shoes displayed at eye level and boxes stored underneath.
There’s also a similarly arranged men’s and children’s section.
StyleSense carries women’s shoes in sizes 5 to 10, men’s in sizes 7 to 14, children’s in sizes 11 to 6 and babies’ in sizes 0 to 10.
Besides the shoe sections, there is also areas of the store dedicated to wallets, scarves, hosiery, luggage, weekender bags, briefcases and more.
No accessory store would be complete without a bag section, which is vast at StyleSense.
But for fashionistas, the important issue isn’t the layout. It’s what labels are available and for how much.
StyleSense, like Winners, another branch of the company that owns the store, has an ever changing selection of brands, styles, colours and such.
That means you can’t be guaranteed that a certain brand or style will be in stock.
However, The Vaughan Citizen took a peek at StyleSense’s inventory this week.
The first thing we would like to point out is the definition of “incredible value” with which you must walk into StyleSense.
Although there are some rock bottom prices throughout the store, some of the tags will still cause a slight jolt to penny pinching customers.
However, it is great value when you consider some of the luxe items to which the price tags are attached.
On the racks that day were shoes from Pucci, Christian Lacroix mulberry sale and Givenchy, both in the couple hundred bucks and up range. There was also a decent selection of Michael Kors’ shoes and other it labels like Marc Jacobs and Kate Spade available.
The $50 to $100 ish range offers a huge selection of mid level designer shoes. That day, offerings inclu mulberry sale ded BCBG, Kenneth Cole and Guess. There were many trendy sneakers to be found on our trip at that price level, including an impressive collection of Diesel sneakers.
Pickings for under $50 weren’t as prevalent and included brands often on Winners’ store shelves. On the plus side, they are affordable brands like Rocket Dog, Steve Madden and Unlisted, who make shoes easy on the budget but high on the trendiness scal mulberry sale e.
Variance in the price tags of bags was similar.
So were the brands. You could get anything from a trendy name brand bag for under $50 to some ridiculously high end leather numbers.
Spotted amidst the handbag jungle that day was a mid sized Coach bag for about $250.
If you’ve got a love of accessories and have to have the name brands, it’s likely you’ll spot a treasure (or two or three) in StyleSense’s impressive inventory.