Visiting NYC, how do I not pay retail for AE shoes

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  1. Eteo

    Eteo Member

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    Hello friends, this is my first post.

    I have decided to get a nice pair of (possibly park avenues) when I visit NYC in mid Oct. I do not wish to pay retail prices if I can help it. what options do I have? I'll be visiting Macy's where visitors can get 10%discount. Is this the best I can do.

    Thanks friends for any advice.
     
  2. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    I'm confused. Do you come from a place that does not have AE stores?

    1st. Macys, by and large, does not carry allen edmonds. The best you will do there may be cole Haan and the like.

    2nd. There are a number of allen edmonds stores in the tri-state area, but if you go to the store, you pay retail price unless there is a sale. You can see if there is a neiman/nordstrom sale at the time and see if AE will price match.

    3rd. Your best best is to try on shoes while at the store, find out your size, and look for allaboutshoes in the B&S section. You will get first quality park aves for $245, which is hard to beat. Alternatively, you can look on ebay and other websites for deals.
     
  3. Eteo

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    Hi and thanks for your reply. I come from Singapore where AEs are not available.

    I looked at the AE website and they list Macy's in Herald square as a store that carries AEs.
    The pieces of advice you gave sound good.

    Thanks once again.
     
  4. upr_crust

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    The only place that I know of that will discount AE shoes on a regular basis is Stapleton Shoes, which has one store on Rector St. (between Broadway and Trinity Place), and one on Trinity Place (between Rector and Thames St.) Both stores are within 100 meters of one another, and they are open only from 9:00-5:30 PM or so (they close earlier on Fridays, as the owners are Orthodox Jews). The location is in the financial district - both stores face Trinity Church, which is at the junction of Wall St. and Broadway.

    The discount will only be about 10-15% max, and their selection might be limited, depending on style and size.

    Barring that, you'd probably do just as well visiting either of the AE stores in midtown - there's one on East 44th St., between Fifth and Madison (facing Brooks Bros.), and the other is on Madison Ave. around 55th St.

    From your comments on the costs of non-Singaporean goods in Singapore, even without a discount, AE's will be less costly in NYC than in Singapore (if they were available).
     
  5. Quadcammer

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    Stapleton is close to my office...when i stopped in there, the best I could do was like $300-$310. It was moot because they didn't have my size anyway.
     
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    Unless you get them shipped, you are going to have to pay sales tax on these also. I believe the rate is 8.75%. If you happen to make a trip into NJ, get them there. There is no sales tax on clothes at all in NJ.
     
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    Hence my comment on "limited selection". BTW, my office is also very close to Stapleton - I can see the Rector St. shop from my office window.
     
  8. Quadcammer

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    yup wasn't arguing, but somewhat surprised given my normal size (10d).

    I used to work at 14 wall, but now I'm over at the world financial center.

    you at BNY Mellon (1 wall)?
     
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    I didn't take your comment as argument, and the ability of small shops like Stapleton to get and keep a decent stock of sizes has gotten harder in the post-2008 meltdown (less production from the manufacturers means fewer scraps for the likes of Stapleton).

    As to your question, I'll PM you.
     
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    Macy's in New York City (THE Macy's, at Herald Square) has Allen Edmonds. I don't think a huge selection - five or ten models.
     
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    I passed Stapleton's yesterday. I believe they were promoting a "Buy 1 and get another 1/2 off" deal for AE shoes. It only applies to full retail price shoes though.

    I've also heard that Century 21, which is nearby, sells AE shoes. I have never looked there, so I unfortunately can't confirm that.
     
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  12. Quadcammer

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    c21 does have the occasional AE, but they are not usually the styles you want and are typically in odd sizes
     

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