Fall colors are steeped in drama. Case in point the au currant color of Oxblood, aka Merlot, Bordeaux, or Burgundy. This wine-soaked hue is seeped in drama, and looks so good against the plainer Fall colors of greys and browns. My recent boot bonanza, a pre-loved pair of oxblood Miz Mooz boots, looked so good around town, strolling over a cascade of burgundy, red and yellow leaves and a gorgeous grey stony sidewalk.
I had a couple of people ask me for tips on how to score on a pair of (usually pricey) Miz Mooz boots. So I'm going to offer you some tips, but I'm also going to say, that the quality and comfort of Miz Mooz is worth the full price investment if you can afford it.
The following is a quick list of online sources where you can score yourself a pair of Miz Mooz boots.
My number one choice in purchasing shoes online is Zappos. At Zappos.com you can almost find any shoe, and usually at a very competitive price. They had me at their great shoe videos, and the free shipping both ways.
While I often think of Amazon as a place to buy books, vitamins and house goods, Amazon offers a great selection of clothing and shoes. A quick search for "Miz Moots Boots" turned up 128 results, and if you are a Prime member you can get FREE 2-day shipping.
|Falling for Miz Mooz. Wearing a pre-loved pair from Labels Consignment|
If you're feeling hip and posh, by all means shop Modcloth. I go there to see pretty, swingy fashion, but knowing that fave brands like Knitted Dove and Miz Mooz are sold at Modcloth make me feel a little more twee than I'd like, but it's a great site and shopping resource.
There are loads of discount shoe outlets online, from DSW, 6 PM, Shoe Buy, and bargains can be had all across the internet. You can cross your fingers and HOPE that your desired pair of boots in oxblood red can be found there. You may save some money. It's possible. I like to find THEE pair of shoes/boots/shooties that my heart desires. And that brings me to the mother of all window shopping sites: ShopStyle
When you cruise over to shopstyle.com
you can create a account and create lookbooks of your favorite fashions from all across the web. Or you can just do a single search and find the size, the price and the shoe you want. A search for "Miz Mooz boots" turned up 124 results, over one hundred (106 of them to be exact) are boots. And of those 100, about six of the Miz Mooz boots need to be added to my wish list, stat. I've got an account set up over at ShopStyle (apparently from years ago) I haven't utilized it before. But while researching for this post, I've come to the conclusion that this is one of the best ways to find what your heart desires while locating the best deal for it. Please look me up if you already use this network/shopping site) Disclosure: I just signed up as an affiliate for this rad program (what took me so long?) So your clicks could/can earn me a commision)
Click HERE to see my profile. (UPDATE 11/1/12: I've re-thought my affiliation with ShopStyle after reading some possibly questionable tactics employed by this affiliate engine, and will NOT be using this website as a sub-affiliate)
For possible gently used, pre-loved boots, your best bet online is Ebay.
One search for "Miz Mooz boots" turned up 162 results. You can filter your size and color preference and see if your dream boot shows up. I found some in my size starting at 34.00 in auction and a few "Buy It Now" for under $80.
Nothing beats the thrill of a good score on a great shoe or boot. I got lucky with my Miz Mooz, a steal at $55 from a local consignment shop. I'm not sure if you can beat my deal online, but the quality and comfort of Miz Mooz shoes, you are most welcome to try!
Buy quality cashmere + pashmina scarves at laffairecashmere.com
- Jersey knit cotton scarf, c/o JACOB
- Elevenses Pink Corduroy Coat, Goodwill
- Jersey knit striped dress, Thrift Town
- Cashmere cardigan, J Crew
- Miz Mooz boots, Labels Consignment
Linking to the fabulous Lakota for Ta-dah Tuesday