Now that this song is sufficiently stuck in your head, let's talk shoes.
Being fiscally chic isn't just about buying something on sale. Sometimes it's worth it to pay a little more (possibly even full price...gasp!) for a quality item that will last for years.
For instance, a good pair of leather boots. With proper cleaning, polishing, and care they should last for quite some time.
But how do you find a good cobbler or shoe repair service when your shoes need a little extra work? You can check Yelp, but sometimes the results are skewed. Obviously you can ask friends and family for recommendations, but what if you're new to a city?
One of the best ways of finding a reputable shoe repair shop is to call your local Nordstrom, Saks, Neiman Marcus, or other high-end shoe retailer and ask for their recommendation of a high quality shoe repair shop.
Repairing shoes is infinitely less expensive than buying a new pair. Just last week, I had these booties repaired. The cost of replacing the heel tips at our local cobbler? A whopping $10.
And while we're talking shoes, this product is amazing for literally saving the soles of your beautiful high heels. I met Kathryn of Protect Your Pumps at a Business in the City meet-up and this girl has a great thing going on.