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What to do with a $200 gift card to piperlime?

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Last year for Christmas/Birthday I got a $200 gift card from my mom to Banana Republic. She got the card because she knew I used to shop there in the past. I have gained about 60 lbs since I last shopped there so even their largest clothes are a size or two too small for me.

 

I am working out and loosing weight (lost 30 lbs so far). Since the gift card is good for all sister stores like GAP, Piperlime etc I figured shoes would be the best thing to buy from there but their shoes all look lower quality and/or way over priced

 

So im looking for advice on what shoes I should get. I plan on buying nicer shoes a few months in to next year. Right now I usually wear khaki's with tears in the hem at the bttom, a polo with a bacon shapped color,and asaics running shoes to work (I know I know a sin.. The cat pissed on my only pair of brown shoes that i left out like an idiot).

 

I do have a pair of black allen edmonds i bought used off ebay (they look like a cap toe with what you would call broughing I guess. So what do you think? do I buy 4 pairs of polos and boat shoes or get 1 nice pair of cap toe browns? Also if you could link a specific shoe that would be great. They seem to have all the shitty styles of the good brands and the nice styles of the cheap brands.

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Somehow multiples of this thread got created.  Can a moderator help me out?


Edited by trapline - 12/17/12 at 9:03am
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Why don't you post some of the shoes you are considering, so you can get feedback. There are hundreds of shoes on the Piperlime site.
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Oh yeah sorry I didn’t think about that :)

 

They really only have one brown captoe http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=19979&vid=1&pid=785608002

 

it doesn't look that great to me.

 

I like chukkas or Chelseas in sude http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=71437&vid=1&pid=200638002  but I’m thinking that isn’t the best idea because I live in Houston, TX and won’t be the most versatile.

 

I guess if I had to pick today I might get something like this http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=19979&vid=1&pid=632405002

and a pair of sneakers for the weekends in jeans etc http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=19998&vid=1&pid=401813012

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Rather than buying something you maybe kinda sorta want you might consider selling the GC for 10-15% under face value then taking the money and buying something you really want. Plenty of folks shop BR and GAP so I would think it would sell.

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Originally Posted by thepenguin99 View Post

Rather than buying something you maybe kinda sorta want you might consider selling the GC for 10-15% under face value then taking the money and buying something you really want. Plenty of folks shop BR and GAP so I would think it would sell.

Good Idea :)

 

I listed it on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321043117841

 

Now I just need to browse for some deals on here.

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