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Paul Smith designer shoes for a fraction of the price
Paul Smith designer shoes for a fraction of the price

Paul Smith designer shoes for a fraction of the price

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I went to Gunwharf Quays, a discount shopping outlet in Portsmouth and found to my surprise that the Paul smith men's shop were selling samples of shoes for between £30 and £50. considering some of thsese cost up to £400 in other shops, these are bargains. However they are samples, therefore they come in different colours to the available range. They are also mainly available in size 6 and 8( since this is Paul Smith though, some might actually be size 9s).They have hundreds of different models available and have been getting more and more in over the past few weeks. All are unworn howver some may have miniscule dents in the soles, if leather from when the models have walked off the catwalk.

Since Paul Smith is one of the most iconic (and expensive!) British designers around, if you leave near portsmouth or even in london, these shoes are worth buying. I saved over £500 and am thoroughly delighted with my purchases.

I am not 100% sure but it is possible that Bista, a dsicount shopping outlet in Oxfordshire may have Paul Smith women's shoes under the same deal.

Well worth having a look at though

edit: the Oxford shopping outlet is apparently called Bicester, thanks to cactus for telling me this and for any Londoners interested, it is a 90 minute journey by car to Gunwharf which also has great deals on hundreds of other designers) or Bicester
- man2392

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Nowhere near me, but a great deal for anyone closer. Voted hot:thumbsup:

I live near Portsmouth. Thanks for the tip and good find. Voted hot.

Paul Smith has outlet in London as well.
Plus Portsmouth is a bit far for getting just one big brand.

Don't know what you're on about saying some of them are "up to £400" - Paul Smith themselves don't sell any for more than £260 (and that's only one pair), and the majority are well under £200...

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Dotmess

Paul Smith has outlet in London as well.Plus Portsmouth is a bit far for … Paul Smith has outlet in London as well.Plus Portsmouth is a bit far for getting just one big brand.



where is the london outlet?

If I take a photo of my shoes I'm convinced someone on here will offer to buy me a new pair. They have to be seen to be believed

Original Poster

i bought a pair of boots in the store which the woman told me went on to become a range which go for over £300 on the market. i believe they are known as the hall range. i searched for them on the internet and found a site selling them for $800. Also the London outlet is nowhere near as good as the Portsmouth one, it is more like a warehouse. Gunwharf Quays has hundreds of different shops, all well known high street brands. polo Ralph Lauren and Burberry always have good bargains going on.

[IMG]gravitypope.com/vie…php?image=shoes/paulsmith/4364_0_1_700.jpg&brand_path=paulsmith&id=4364[/IMG] i bought them in black leather and they were not suede.

the other pair were mock croc,also black.

also in answer to dotmess' question i guarantee you will ened up buying more than just one brand if you go.

MBeeching

If I take a photo of my shoes I'm convinced someone on here will offer to … If I take a photo of my shoes I'm convinced someone on here will offer to buy me a new pair. They have to be seen to be believed



go for it, post it here!

Thanks for this

What is so special about these shoes to justify their cost?

Serious question.

The same can be said for all those ridiculously overpriced "fashion" items.

If people are mug enough to pay those prices....

seriously...... if fashion meant nothing to us all we'd all be q-ing round the block for asda clothes mate, or in the charity shops. As it is, the majority of people enjoy the psychology of clothes shopping and treating themselves.

But I'm sure you knew that.

And HOGE - you openly admit to spending over £800 on a tv and then post comments like that? lols!

man2392

i bought a pair of boots in the store which the woman told me went on to … i bought a pair of boots in the store which the woman told me went on to become a range which go for over £300 on the market. i believe they are known as the hall range. i searched for them on the internet and found a site selling them for $800. ]http://www.gravitypope.com/view_large_image.php?image=shoes/paulsmith/4364_0_1_700.jpg&brand_path=paulsmith&id=4364



Well they're obviously going to cost more if they're exported to America...

But anyway, much as I'd like to re-create Brokeback Mountain, those shoes aren't for me... :whistling:

robertoegg

seriously...... if fashion meant nothing to us all we'd all be q-ing … seriously...... if fashion meant nothing to us all we'd all be q-ing round the block for asda clothes mate, or in the charity shops. As it is, the majority of people enjoy the psychology of clothes shopping and treating themselves.;)



Doesn't answer my serious question though.:whistling:

Clothes are only worth what people are willing to pay for them. IMO no (for instance) t-shirt is worth more than £20. Anyone who pays £80 for a shirt in some high street stores needs a slap, when it has probably cost the store about 50p.

Labels mean nothing.

BristolDeal

Clothes are only worth what people are willing to pay for them. IMO no … Clothes are only worth what people are willing to pay for them. IMO no (for instance) t-shirt is worth more than £20. Anyone who pays £80 for a shirt in some high street stores needs a slap, when it has probably cost the store about 50p.Labels mean nothing.

I used to work for an independent fashion store in Brighton, average markup is 50-55%...That applies to stupidly expensive brands like Paul Smith, and the brands like Superdry and Gio Goi. That said, you'd never catch me in anything more than a £20 top! Just thought i'd point out that '50p' as a cost is a huge underestimation

That's not to say that some stores don't inflate the price (they used to add an extra £5 to any big brand caps just because people would pay it), just that that markup is what the manufacturer wants their stuff sold for.

Inactive

Doesn't answer my serious question though.:whistling:


not directly, but if you care to read between the lines (it's like watching a film with the girlfriend!:P) They are so expensive because they carry a fashionable designer name and are deemed more exclusive than high street brands. It is probably in part to do with the fact that not as many units will be created in the first place and so there is no mass market profit as well as the fact that to keep a brand exclusive you would keep the price artificially high. Look at Burberry and Hackett for brands that once were deemed exclusive and the preserve of the upper classes whereas now they are available in every tkmaxx and are the brands of choice for every self respecting chav:giggle:

Sad old world we live in then.:roll:

Paul Smith sounds like a naff name anyway, not much better than Joe Bloggs in my book.

People must live very shallow lives if they fall for all of this " designer " scam, I bet the retailers have a good laugh when another punter walks out of their doors, with their posh bag, filled with over priced merchandise, that is most likely made in China, like everything else these days.

Oh well.

:whistling:

Look at Burberry and Hackett for brands that once were deemed exclusive … Look at Burberry and Hackett for brands that once were deemed exclusive and the preserve of the upper classes whereas now they are available in every tkmaxx and are the brands of choice for every self respecting chav



And also Yves Saint Laurent. I can remember the days when that brand actually meant something, it's amazing how devalued it has become now. YSL is on a par with Matalan or Primark these days.

kemot1984

go for it, post it here!



My trusty shoes...

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Shocker! :w00t:

MBeeching..that's a disgrace...so that's how you pull the birds..go for the sympathy vote!! LOL

MBeeching

My trusty shoes...Shocker! :w00t:



:thumbsup: Paul Smiff . no doubt..
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My third Superglue endeavours lasted a mere 4 mins this weekend :cry:
So, the real question is... Who's buying Matt new shoes?

slojo

where is the london outlet?



Avery Row W1.

Other end of South Molton St from Oxford St. It's a tiny little alley on the other side of Brook St. The shop is at the end on the right (from Oxford St).

It's small though.

MBeeching

My trusty shoes...Shocker! :w00t:



This is why i decided to rethink my answer to the proposal and met someone else :whistling:

Nickygoat

Avery Row W1.Other end of South Molton St from Oxford St. It's a tiny … Avery Row W1.Other end of South Molton St from Oxford St. It's a tiny little alley on the other side of Brook St. The shop is at the end on the right (from Oxford St).It's small though.



indeed....every once in a while they have a nice little sale on...although the bargains don't exactly last long!

Joshanna

This is why i decided to rethink my answer to the proposal and met … This is why i decided to rethink my answer to the proposal and met someone else :whistling:



You probably have cold feet - Just like me! :giggle:

I don’t think there is nothing wrong with buying designers’ clothes , its up to the individual if he/she wants to spend more money on designers clothes which in my view make you look and feel better.

Yes I do spend money on designers clothes although I don’t touch Paul smith :giggle:

I also shop in Topman if I find what im looking for , sorry but I think fashion is important and there is no way I would be seen dead in Asda clothes or such like....I wear it for myself not for anyone else.....I wear what makes me feel good and what looks good and in fashion.
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