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Good quality black derbies for less than £250?

post #1 of 13
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I'm currently in London and will be here for about 3 more weeks. I'm looking for a nice pair of black derbies. It should be stylish and modern. My budget is about £250 and would prefer to spend less than £200 if possible. Does anyone here have any suggestions on a pair to get?
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Loake
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Loake

Thanks for the suggestion. Do you have any personal opinions about the brand and its products?
post #4 of 13
OP, if you don't mind buying seconds, why don't you search for "factory" "Seconds" "England" combinations on this site?

As I understand it, even the better brands - C&J for example - do sell seconds at deep discounts at their factory stores. I haven't been to London, but if I go, that is what I will try.

Heck, if you do try it, report back to us on what you discovered.

See this thread, although it is from 2006.

Linky.
post #5 of 13
Assuming you can only shop in London and there are no sales

£245 Cheaney's Liverpool, http://www.cheaney.co.uk/shop/contemporary/liverpool/black
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Originally Posted by PipersSon View Post

OP, if you don't mind buying seconds, why don't you search for "factory" "Seconds" "England" combinations on this site?

As I understand it, even the better brands - C&J for example - do sell seconds at deep discounts at their factory stores. I haven't been to London, but if I go, that is what I will try.

Heck, if you do try it, report back to us on what you discovered.

See this thread, although it is from 2006.

Linky.

Please excuse my stupidity, but what does seconds mean?
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Assuming you can only shop in London and there are no sales

£245 Cheaney's Liverpool, http://www.cheaney.co.uk/shop/contemporary/liverpool/black

I can only shop in London because I'm currently living here. Where else can I buy decent quality shoes for low prices? I'm open to suggestions for other locations.

Any comments on the quality of Cheaney's Liverpool?
post #8 of 13
Get yourself on the A Fine Pair Of Shoes sponsor here and check out the Alfred Sargent Premier Line shoes if theres nothing there for you get over to Herrings and check out their sale shoes im sure theres something on either of those sites. I'm fairly sure they'd deliver anywhere if you speak to them they're both very accomadating sets of people.

Seconds BTW are shoes that have been made with slight flaws and are sold at discount.
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Get yourself on the A Fine Pair Of Shoes sponsor here and check out the Alfred Sargent Premier Line shoes if theres nothing there for you get over to Herrings and check out their sale shoes im sure theres something on either of those sites. I'm fairly sure they'd deliver anywhere if you speak to them they're both very accomadating sets of people.

Seconds BTW are shoes that have been made with slight flaws and are sold at discount.

What are the slight flaws that you just mentioned? Is it a dent here and there?
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What are the slight flaws that you just mentioned? Is it a dent here and there?

If you go to te AFPoS site click on a pair of shoes they explain the flaw, i have to say not all of their shoes are flawed some are brand new first quality. Bargains can be had for the seconds and i have a few pair myself and after a while the flaw is unnoticable, sometimes its unnoticable from the beginning.
post #11 of 13
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I've been doing some thinking here, should I even consider buying shoes here in London instead of NYC? VAT (sales tax) in the UK is 20% and even though some stores participate in the VAT Refund program, I still don't get back all 20% because stores/refund centres want their own cut so on average I'll get back about 10%.

Are there certain brands that are only available in London and or have better prices in London relative to NYC?
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bump!
post #13 of 13
£12 return train fare to Northampton, plenty of factory shops for Church's, C&J etc. there.
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