Friday, November 18, 2005


The first winner of Shoebuy's weekly $100 gift certificate draw has been announced!! Contratulations to Mr. J. Fuchs of Boynton Beach, Florida, who says, "I was pleasantly surprised when I opened my email notifying me of the fact that I had won a $100 Gift Certificate. I have used in the past and have received nothing but exceptional service from them. My wife and I are in negotiation as to who will use the certificate.” If you haven't registered at yet and entered yourself into the drawing, you can do so at Every week we select a winner, so when you enter once, you'll have many chances to win because we'll include you in our drawing every week!

By entering the contest, and registering at, you will receive 10% off your first purchase. Plus, as a registered member, you will receive free email updates on new products, the latest trends, special offers, and automatically become part of the Shoebuy Frequent Shopper Program, which saves you 10% on any purchase you make within 60 days of a previous one!


Thursday, November 17, 2005

New Shoe and Accessory Brands at Shoebuy!

We here at Shoebuy never stop listening to our loyal customers, especially if they want a brand that we may not necessarily sell at the moment. Of course, just becuase we don't sell the brand now doesn't mean we can't sell it in the future! In response to requests from customers for more active lifestyle-oriented brands and more accessory brands, we have added the following brands to our website: Rugged Shark (aquatic/active footwear), Scully Leather (small leather goods), Maxine of Canada (women's cold weather footwear), and Cal Pak (active/sport bags and packs). Here's a little intro to each of these fantastic brands: Rugged Shark Over the past century, the popularity of water-related activities has grown steadily. Rugged Shark® shares your passion for boating, fishing and all water sports, and takes great pride in offering you footwear designed specifically for this active lifestyle. The stylish footwear will enhance your performance and safety, while providing an incomparable level of comfort and support. Rugged Shark® Ultimate Marine Footwear...your feet never felt so good! Scully Leather The Scully leather tradition began in 1906 in Napa, California, making flight jackets and helmets for pilots in World Wars I and II. Scully's involvement in historical events has resulted in the permanent display of several items in the Smithsonian Institute as well as the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. The product line expanded over the years to include leather luggage, briefcases, agendas, portfolios, wallets, handbags, and personal leather goods. Scully's sophisticated products are manufactured utilizing the finest leathers available. Each product is hand-crafted with great attention to detail and sincere regard for longevity. The skins used are meticulously selected for "A" grade leathers with special attention to surface character and softness of "hand". Maxine of Canada Maxine of Canada is a Canadian company that designs and manufactures high quality casual footwear for women using the finest quality waterproof Scotch Guard treated leathers and suedes, many with genuine shearling trims and linings. The footwear collection by Maxine of Canada at consists mainly of rugged and trendy winter boots, all available in a wide range of widths and large sizes. Maxine of Canada offers waterproof boots made in Canada for the person who wants style and beauty as well as dry comfort in any kind of weather. CalPak Fifteen years ago, California Pak (CalPak) began with all of you in mind: the students, the travelers, the businessmen and women, the laptop toters, and nature explorers. As a leading backpack and luggage manufacturer, CalPak presents an extensive collection of backpacks, rolling backpacks, duffle bags, and shoulder bags, as well as casual and traditional luggage products. The CalPak brand continues to grow thanks to loyal customers and the commitment to manufacturing products that offer innovative styling, using top-quality materials and construction with exceptional value. Incorporating advanced features like ballistic nylon, self-repairing excel zippers, and a heavy duty in-line skate wheel system, our pieces are at the forefront of backpack and luggage trends. So whatever your destination, be it the classroom, the Louvre, the boardroom, the local coffee house, or Mt. Everest, CalPak can supply the right piece to help you get there in style.


Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Evening Shoes for the Holidays

With the holiday party season fast approaching, this is the best time to invest in a pair (or two, or three) of new evening shoes! The selection is unbelievable; with so many styles and colors to choose from, you are guaranteed to find the perfect pair for your holiday wardrobe. When you are choosing evening shoes, there are couple of things you need to keep in mind. First, consider the heel height; many women overestimate what they can handle in terms of vertical elevation. Unfortunately, gravity is something we need to consider and if you really can't walk from one end of the room to the other in those sexy 4" stillettos, you're probably not going to last through your party. Instead of height, go for sass factor. Sometimes a strappy 2-3" tapered heel embellished with rhinestones and a sexy ankle strap is a lot more effective in getting that perfect poised look than wobbling around all evening in too-high heels. If you have the legs to carry it off, you can also go for a shorter kitten heel that is incredibly comfortable, but very sophisticated. Next, many evening shoes are known to be strappy. Figure out what types of straps work for you (if at all). Evening sandals usually come in a few basic shapes: slingbacks, ankle strap, slides or t-straps. Sandals with ankle straps usually provide better support and keep the sandal firmly in place, while slides are more comfortable if digging straps are a problem. While sandles that tie around the ankle look great on women with longer legs, be careful if you have slightly shorter legs; choose sandals without ankle straps, as they provide a cleaner line and elongate the legs. Of course you don't necessarily have to have evening sandals; if the weather outside is nippier where you live, you're better off going with some sexy pumps or close-toe slingbacks. To avoid being repetitive, try two-piece pumps or even some cute open-toe pumps. The fantastic thing about closed evening shoes is that they not only keep your footsies warmer, they are versatile enough to wear skirts, dresses, gauchos or pants. The final issue is the question of hosiery: to hose or not to hose. It's completely up to you, really. If you feel comfortable wearing hosiery, there are a million different styles available, including open toe stockings (which are perfect for sandals and other open-toe footwear), toe stockings (for slides and closed-toe slingbacks), as well as traditional stockings. Of course, it is perfectly acceptible these days to go au natural. Here are some of the latest styles in dress shoes, all available at! PUMPS J. Renee Precious - This beautiful, rhinestone-embellished pump by J. Renee is an elegant evening shoe that looks fantastic with a black cocktail dress or a dressy suit. It features silky satin with a contrasting silhouette design and a sexy cut out on the side. The 2 5/8" heel and lightly padded insole provide comfort and class. Steve Madden Donatela - This edgy open-toe pump by Steve Madden is equal parts sass and class. Guaranteed to up the bling-factor on any outfit, this silver-metallic shoe features a fancy criss-crossed strappy vamp, a 3 3/4" stiletto heel and leather uppers. Perfect for the holidays and beyond. Pair it with gauchos or a great dress for a sexy look! SLIDES Chinese Laundry Jet Set - For those who prefer an open heel, this high-heeled slide in an elegant mink satin is pure perfection. The Jet Set features a 3 1/2" heel and 2 rhinestoned buckle straps, one over the vamp and one over the instep. Great with skirts and dresses, and also available in a black satin, pewter satin and a flaming scarlet satin. Touch Ups Peyton 601 - A sandal slide with a lower, tapered heel (2 1/4") in black satin. Features a front band decorated with sparkling stones and instep straps with bow trim. The soft and lightly cushioned midsole, smooth leather footbed and the flat leather outsole all provide a comfortable experience for your feet. Also available in white satin. SLING BACKS Dyeables Prestige - The Prestige is quite the prestigious shoe for your special day! This buckled sling back pump in black satin has a pointed toe with a beautiful rhinestone ornament over a cut-out in the vamp. Like all Dyeable shoes, it includes a fully cushioned insole and a flexible leather sole. The tapered heel measures a conservative 2 1/2". Also available in white satin and silver. Nina Camille - One of the most popular styles at Shoebuy, this glamorous, 40's inspired, peep-toe sling back is a must for every fashionista's shoe collection. The Camille features a silver satin upper with a buckled sling back for perfect fit. A series of criss-crossing crystaline studs over the open-toed vamp gives these shoes just a touch of sparkle. Looks breathtaking with a vintage cocktail dress, or even a simple pair of dress slacks. Dress them up or dress them down; either way, you'll look fantastic! Heel measures 3 1/2" and this shoe is also available in black, gold and powder sand. ANKLE-STRAP Dyeables Passion - Another great piece in the Dyeables collection, the Passion features a rhinestone studded ankle strap with an adjustable bow in the back. The closed heel and ankel strap provide comfort and stability, as does the padded insole and sturdy band over the vamp. The tapered heel measures 3". Overall, the Passion is the perfect shoe for the holidays! J. Renee Broadway - An aptly-named silver/clear strappy sandal, the Broadway oozes with style, sophistication and sex-appeal. These gorgeous t-strap sandal features an adjustable ankle chain, straps over the instep and vamp, both embellished with sparkling rhinestone details. The narrow heel measures 3 1/8" and this number is also available in gold with multi-colored jewels. HIGH-HEELED STRAPPY SANDALS Caparros Zimba - This exquisite high-heeled slingback sandal by Caparoos has just the right look for an evening event. With an understated three-strap vamp covered with black beads and sequins, this black peau sandal is a definite wardrobe staple. Features a 3 1/2" high heel and is guaranteed to look great with just about any outfit! Also available in platinum silk. Touch Ups Nadine 430 - This lovely silver strappy sandal features a heel sling with an adjustable metal buckle for the perfect fit. The straps over the instep and vamp are adorned with sparkling vines for that added flash. The smooth leather footbed contains a soft and lightly cushioned midsole, while the outsole is made of flat leather. The tapered high heel measures 3". LOW-HEELED STRAPPY SANDALS Coloriffics Lindsay - For women who know they're going to be on their feet the whole evening, this low-heel, comfortable strappy sandal by Coloriffics is perfect! Pretty and versatile, this dress sandal features a cross-strap over the vamp with a matching adjustable ankle strap that fits low on the ankle for the best in comfort. The fully lined, lightly cushioned comfort footbed has matching fabric toe; the outsole is made of smooth dress flat leather. The low tapered heel measures a comfortable 1 1/4". Touch Ups Lynn 259 - A beautiful gold sandal with zigzagging slim straps on forefoot and low fitting ankle strap with metal buckle for adjustment. The soft and lightly cushioned midsole with a smooth leather footbed is comfortable enough for those long nights, while the smooth, flat leather outsole has a stable 1 1/4" heel. Also available in white crepe luxe, white satin and silver.


Monday, November 14, 2005

Handbags for the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner, which means it's time to stock your wardrobe for those holiday parties! This season, try going with the simple LBD (Little Black Dress) or some other monochromatic cocktail dress and accessorize with embellished handbags, jewelry and shoes! Here is a smattering of some of the hottest styles in embellished holiday handbags, ranging from satin to velvet, elegant to fancy. With so many styles, colors and shapes, there's certain to be something that will go perfectly with your latest holiday outfits. Touch Ups Handbags Rapture - This black satin handbag with a rhinestone dangling center ornament is a subtle, elegant accessory to any holiday outfit. It's a perfect foil for prints, adding just the touch of class that a holiday ensemble needs. Touch Ups Handbags Karen - The Karen, a sassy little beaded clutch by Touch Ups, is available in eleven different colors, including this royal blue number adorned with blue sequins. You can match your outfit perfectly, or choose a contrasting color; either way, it looks fantastic. J. Renee Handbags 5499 - This sleek and sophisticated clutch is the finishing touch to any little black dress. It's made of black satin and features rhinestone spray detailing down the front. You can carry it as a clutch or attach the handy removeable shoulder strap to free your hands to hold a drink and appetizers. Also available in silver coin. La Regale 22109 - This small, sexy evening bag with a convenient chain strap and silver trim is embellished with fancy beadwork and netting. The perfect size to carry essentials for any evening out, this beautiful piece by La Regale adds a fancy touch to any holiday outfit. J. Renee Handbags 5237 - This simple yet sophisticated evening purse is available in 6 different colors. Made of glittery fabric, this bag can be used as a clutch, or with the chain strap as a shoulder bag. Elka Velvet F51704 - Holiday seasons always mean at least one velvet accessory. What better way than to add this beautiful velvet handbag to your wardrobe? Features a unique design with a gorgeous flower pendant on the front, and a top closure with a slim strap. Shown in black velvet; also available in dark purple velvet, light purple velvet and garnet velvet. Elka Crepe Satin F51152 - Nothing looks classier than a beautiful crepe satin clutch to go with that perfect cocktail dress. This rectangular clutch by Elka features gathered satin embellished with a rhinestone heart and a metal strap with heart jewels hanging from the links. Shown in red; also available in royal blue, gold and silver. Caparros Handbags Greece Bag MET - A beautifully simple silk handbag that compliments any outfit. Features a top clasp closure, a detachable shoulder strap and a unique design. Elka Crepe Satin F51704 - Another crepe satin bag that screams to be worn as a compliment to that little black dress. The intricate beading and sequin-work is very in for this season and looks especially fetching on the buttery satin fabric. This beautiful evening bag comes with a strap, which is also made with sequins and beads, and is available in lavendar (shown), black and silver crepe satin. Elka Crepe Satin F52102 - A unique hanging crepe satin handbag, this bag is an elegant accessory for your fanciest occasions. Whether it's a charity ball or a night at the opera, this clutch with a top snap closure and slim strap is versatile enough to go with any evening attire. While this one shown in gold is perfect to go with any outfit, it is also available in black, red and silver crepe satin.


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