For the love of me


If you can't find romance, find deals on style

Haute Topic
Ashley Kilback

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air. I’m not talking about a love for chocolates and flowers, but rather a love for a new pair of shoes or a cute cocktail dress. This Valentine’s Day, it’s not about hopelessly dreaming of that special someone. It’s about finding a different kind of perfect fit.

Take this day to meet your unsatisfied needs about your lack of excitement in your wardrobe selection and treat yourself to a new outfit, or two, or three. It’s time to pull out the credit card and self-indulge with a little retail therapy. Here’s a couple of my top favourite picks that are perfect for finding great looks for less! So go ahead, spoil yourself.

How it works: Looking for designer style without having to splurge?  Hautelook is a membership-only website that provides exclusive access to designer brands for a discounted price. Each day, new events are featured with a variety of clothing, accessories, and shoes to choose from. Each event runs for three days at a time before the sale closes. It’s a great place to find deals for every day of the week!

To become a member of this exclusive shopping club, all you need to do is provide your email and you’re set. Hautelook provides a daily email to all customers about upcoming events during the week. Each designer has a feature page that helps customers to become more familiar with the brand they are purchasing. Some feature designers include William Rast, Romeo, Juliet Couture, and Mink Pink. With great deals and low cost shipping, Hautelook is the best place to find the latest trends for cheap.  You’ll start a relationship that you’ll never want to end.

Also, check out Beyond the Rack, which is a similar shopping website to Hautelook, and not to mention Canadian.

How it works: From her debut shoe collection, Rachel Bilson has created a shoe-shopping experience you’ll fall in love with. After collaborating with stylist Nicole Chevez and the legendary shoe designer Steve Madden, they have tailored shoe designs that express your personal style. Shoemint provides a style profile for each customer by having them complete a quiz about what style represents them the best. Once this quiz is complete, you are introduced to your own personal showroom and are given a monthly selection of luxury shoes to choose from. Each pair of shoes is set at a standard price of $79.98, so no need to worry about spending your entire paycheque on luxury shoes, or the extra shipping fees that usually comes along with purchasing online because shipping is free! That’s a deal that you can’t resist. There’s also a wide variety of sizes from five to 11 making it easier to shoe shop than ever before. Check out the website for style tips to complete your wardrobe and start your personalized collection. You’re bound to find a match made in heaven.

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