How to Buy Wholesale Shoes

by Daina Galante ; Updated September 28, 2017

Shoe shopping is one of life's little luxuries, especially when the shoes are bought wholesale.

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Shoes can get expensive, especially when you want to buy designer brands. Wholesale shoes are perfect for someone who does not want to compromise style, but also does not want to spend a fortune on shoes.

Brand Name Outlet Stores

Outlets tend to receive overstock from retail stores and sell the shoes at discounted prices. Many shoe stores may have this option. Call your favorite brand and speak to customer service about outlets and locations. On many shoe brand websites, you have the option of searching for stores as well as outlets.

Designer Shoe Warehouses

Unlike outlets, warehouses sell different brand names and not just one particular kind. Popular shoe warehouse, DSW, sells discounted and wholesale name-brand footwear from sneakers to high heels. Famous Brand Shoes and Nordstrom Rack are other popular warehouse shoe stores.

Wholesale Online Shoe Stores/ Knockoff Designer Shoes

Designer brands of shoes like Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo are famous for being fabulous, but outrageously expensive. A pair, in 2010, can go for about $1,000. Online shoe stores like Go Jane and AMI Club Wear sell knockoff designer shoes, which cost between $10 to $40. Most are around $20 as of 2010.

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About the Author

Daina Galante began writing professionally in 2009. Her work has been published in the book, "One Word!" and she has won contests and has been published through the Rutgers University English department. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English from Rutgers, where she is also pursuing her Master of Education in English education.