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Confessions of a shoe seller - It's Summer sale time

Confessions of a shoe seller - It's Summer sale time

It's sale time now for us - we only have two sales a year so they are always pretty spectacular and our customers love them nearly as much as we love making space for all the new stock as everything gets sold!

These are my favourite sale tips that I always share at this time of year;

  • Remember that we still have a few months of nice weather to go (hopefully) so if you spot a good sandal or shoe in the sales snap it up, you will get to wear it now and then it can be packed away ready for next summer too.
  • Only buy things that fit - leather will ‘soften’ around your feet and shape to fit you if it is snug around your foot but a shoe will never grow any longer so it is not a bargain if your toes are curled up or falling over the end! 
  • Take advantage of reductions on accessories such as handbags and scarves - these are often not as ‘seasonal’ as other items and will be suitable for any time of year.
  • Only buy things you love … this is the most important one.  Do you love it should come first, closely followed by will you wear it and does it fit?

 

 

Finale are award winners! Fashion Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year 2019

Finale are award winners! Fashion Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year 2019

We recently won an award which was a huge surprise but also fantastic news for us all at Finale and our customers too. This is the article written by Ian Wylie with all the details that appeared in our local magazine;

Top National Award For Northumberland Village Shop

Cluster of Corbridge independent businesses thriving despite national High Street trend.

A village shop in Northumberland at the heart and ‘sole’ of the local community has won a top national award.

Finale Shoes and Accessories of Corbridge was named Fashion Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year at the 2019 Footwear Industry Awards in Birmingham.

This Months 'Shoesletter'...

This Months 'Shoesletter'...

Baby its cold outside...

Well despite a mild start it seems we are finally having a 'proper' Winter - I am really pleased. I love wrapping up in scarves and gloves with boots on and I don't want to be having cold drinks instead of a gorgeous hot chocolate because it's too warm outside!
Finale Shoes Blog Autumn/Winter Photoshoot

Photo shoot for the Autumn/Winter collections

The shoes and boots always look lovely in the shop but it’s nice to have images of them on feet and in different locations too, this helps people imagine how they will fit into their wardrobes and lifestyles. So every season we do a photo shoot, this is one of these things that sounds very glamorous but is actually something we spend ages planning and is pretty hard work but very worth it when you get the shots at the end! 

 

Confessions of a shoe seller - How do you choose what to wear when you work in a shoe shop?

Confessions of a shoe seller - How do you choose what to wear when you work in a shoe shop?

Can you imagine working in Finale and being surrounded by shoes and handbags all day long then having to watch people try them on and look fabulous in them! It is always one of the questions we are asked most often - how do you choose what to have for yourselves each season and what to wear to work?

Confessions of a shoe seller - Who do we buy our shoes from...

Confessions of a shoe seller - Who do we buy our shoes from...

Who do we buy our shoes from?

No, this is not a trick question - obviously mum and I and everyone who works for us get their shoes from Finale! But where does Finale get its shoes from?

We buy from a variety of different brands, this is important to us because it means we have a wide range and lots of choice for you; our customers.