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post #1 of 13
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I'm interested in buying a pair of Domenico Vacca sale shoes from NYC. I live in LA and am told they only have one size, 10.5, which is a full size bigger than my usual 9.5. Does anyone know whether their shoes run "true to size," or a bit on the big or small size? Also, has anyone so loved a shoe that they were willing to go a full size too large? (If so, how did it work out?)
post #2 of 13
There is a vacca store in Beverly Hills (Rodeo Drive), could try on the shoes there
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
True enough but, unfortunately, they don't carry the shoe.

(I'm told by the NY store that they make only one pair in each size; but they readily offered to do a special order for full retail, plus 20%. Being that the shoes are currently on sale for 30% off, I'm not interested in going in the opposite direction, to full retail plus 20%.)

Thanks for the suggestion, though.
post #4 of 13
Vacca is Italian for crook... StefanoBi shoes run true to size.
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by iammatt
Vacca is Italian for crook...

post #6 of 13
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why are their crooks?
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
I meant "they" not "their"
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by LARon
I meant "they" not "their"
They just have the reputation that the products that they sell might not be the products that they say they sell.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by iammatt
They just have the reputation that the products that they sell might not be the products that they say they sell.

Fun alliteration, but what?
post #10 of 13
what's the return policy?

i think you should really go to their LA store to try them on for size. it'll give you a pretty good idea of whether they're going to fit, particularly if you can find a shoe in a similar or same last.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by LARon
I'm interested in buying a pair of Domenico Vacca sale shoes from NYC. I live in LA and am told they only have one size, 10.5, which is a full size bigger than my usual 9.5. Does anyone know whether their shoes run "true to size," or a bit on the big or small size? Also, has anyone so loved a shoe that they were willing to go a full size too large? (If so, how did it work out?)

I once bought a pair of RL Alligators shoes at 70% off! Truly a fantastic deal, literally a steal. They were beautiful. Unfortunately, they were a size 12 and I'm a size 11. I tried shoe tongues, two pair of socks, etc. Nothing worked. They were just too loose and hence uncomfortable and ultimately unwearable.

I had bought the "Bargain" and in this case a beautiful shoe too. But I regretted it and gave them away. This was pre-Ebay days.

I strongly recommend that you not buy any shoes that are a full size off!
post #12 of 13
I would not buy them.

There are many other shoe makers that are the same level as Stefano BI or better. I would keep looking for another deal in the perfect size.
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys; I really appreciate your experiences and input.
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