The internet has become second home to online shoppers like me who want nothing but items that you are certain you wouldn’t be seeing at the mall in the future because they are not just imported but also one of a kind. The convenience of shopping from the comfort of your apartment, instant and easy payment with credit cards and Paypal as well as free shipping and delivery is too irresistible to pass. If you want to buy shoes online and get the best bargain deals, perhaps you might like to check out GoJane.com.
GoJane.com is the perfect example of an online shoe store that sells trendy items online and only online. Other trendy stores like Forever21, H&M and GAP are almost identical copies of other popular designer collections just like how GoJane.com items are. So who doesn’t fall prey to that last page where you enter your credit card numbers in? When I know that I definitely need a new pair of shoes because my friend Tihn is getting married in Cagayan de Oro and on a time like this where it is ALWAYS a time like this, I shopped online at GoJane and found the perfect pair of gold shoes.
Rosette T-strap Peep-toes in Yellow Gold – Ruffle t-strap peep toe heel $28
Look at the details of the t-strap. So cute and Steve Madden-y
And I couldn’t resist on this slingback cross strap snake heels in black, too!
Shipping costs $6 = Total = $58 or P2700. Not bad for two pairs of shoes, right?
I’ve tried both of them on and they fit like a glove even if they are US sizes. You can really appreciate how they cost less compared to high end retail shoe sites like Michael Antonio or Carlos Santana, who by the way, have almost the same styles. Because the only overhead cost they probably have to maintain their business is the site and running the store, GoJane will always be more affordable. I had the shoes shipped to my friend Faye’s house in Jersey and she brought this over with her when she got back to PI the following week. Now the shipping part is tricky because GoJane doesn’t have the Philippines listed under their Billing Address drop down. Just put a quick note like this and you can’t go wrong:
an select Hongkong or whichever is near
Online shoe shopping sites in US that I love:
Overstock.com (they ship to the Phils!)
The sites accept major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard and AmEx. Others also give you an option to pay through PayPal.
You can buy in the Philippines from these local resellers:
ZooShop of the Zulueta Sisters
Mae Sergio of VirtualMae
Tip Toe Shoes
These sites usually allow Gcash payments, bank payments, Cash on Delivery (COD) and Paypal.
How long will it take?
The order was placed on January 3 and it was shipped on January 8. Standard shipping took 5 days – my friend had it with her on January 14. Efficient, right? Took about a week but I’m pretty sure it would have been earlier had I opted for the Expedite Shipping choice which is $10 more. If you order from eBay and the reseller is from Manila, sometimes you would have to wait for the bidding to end which usually takes a week until you can buy. If the item is not on auction, you can have it shipped immediately (by immediately, it means 2 days the most)
So after the thrill of shoe shopping online at Gojane and getting the shoes, yes, it is highly likely that I might get to purchase again online in the future but in the meantime, I am also perfectly happy with local brands or resellers such as Janylin, Prima Donna, People are People, Maldita or imported resellers like Topshop, Mango, and Aldo. With the varying designs and styles being offered in the market and are readily available, we women enjoy shopping for it even if it would mean ending up having aching feet at the end of our shopping spree from walking through different stores and trying on millions of pairs. You can’t really replace the gaga-moment of impulse buying.
*This is a repost from the same writer from an old site.
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