Newbie here, I've been reading for the last week or so. I used to buy J&Ms, met a styleforum member on fatwallet who educated me on the relative merits of J&M vs. AE, found a nice deal on these AE drydens http://www.shoes.com/product.asp?p=5...riant_id=80564 for about $160 using a 35% shoes.com coupon...now wishing I'd bought a couple more AEs using the coupon. However, a week ago, I wasn't really in position to evaluate if that was a great deal. Anyhow, I'd like to add 2-3 pairs of shoes for suits but I'm in no real rush...the journey of learning more about shoes has been and will continue to be fun. I work with a lot of very conservative wall st. investment banks, so I'll be looking for fairly conservative shoes. I have my eye on these santoni FAMs: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...3834&rd=1&rd=1 which to my uneducated eye, look gorgeous. The recent posts around the varying workmanship of the FAMs (its beyond me why santoni would dilute their brand) has me worried. What would a fair price be for these shoes? btw, I have access to all the nyc shops, sales and a nordstroms, so if I can find a similar deal at a store, that would be my preference (return policy, fitting, etc). Finally, I'm thinking about seeing if I can drum up a barter for wine. I have a lot of fine wine that has significantly appreciated in value..think I'll find any takers here?
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7/16/07 at 4:28pm