Originally Posted by Sartorially Challenged
Are Folio brand shoes (Saks Fifth Avenue mail order/house brand) of decent quality? What point of the the quality/price (or "value") spectrum do they occupy?
How do they compared to, say, Barney's house brand shoes?
If you can get them at a Sak's outlet for say, $80, they probably represent a decent value above other shoes in that price range.
However, do not buy at full retail.
I find that Folio (which completely abounds Saks outlets) is really only worth less than 60% of retail price.
However, if the shoes are in a somewhat classic style, and the price is right, they could make a good 'first shoe'.