I bargained with the salesman.
No, I just used my Amex points I had saved up.
Made a road trip to the Columbus store today. If I traveled back in time two years ago and told my past self that I would be driving 160 miles to try on a $335 pair of shoes, my past self would probably stab me.
I tried a 12B HM on my left foot, but it felt too short so I decided just to keep the 13Bs for both feet. Also tried on some 13B Cornwallis in lieu of Washington Squares. Despite reading many reviews on the website saying they ran small, the 13B fit pretty well, which means I'll eventually get major heel slip with the left one as I break them in. But I'm pretty sure 12 would be too short so I just got ordered 13 Wash Squares for both. Really disappointing that AE is reducing the number of sizes they make everything in now that I'm finally getting a better understanding of what my feet need.
Tried on one of the suede blazers too. Pretty nice, but I can't eat that for the rest of the month.
I think you can't go wrong with a chili Delray or chili Fifth Ave. I don't personally like the (dark) brown Delray, and I'm not sure why. I would rather have a brown Fifth Ave. I think the FA would be more versatile, but this is just my subjective opinion. I personally think the Delray is more dressy. But if you go with brown, I think the FA would be a better choice.