Poshmark – High Heels and Whatever Else

I don’t know…eBay is nice and all but Poshmark is pretty great.  Once upon a time I was in Product Development in Ladies Footwear – talk about a wild ride!  Fashion at it’s finest…and craziest…and literally in the thick of it.  We used to say “we see everything from the birth, to the death, of a shoe.”  And we did…

Poshmark is great because it offers more than just what you can find on eBay (but, in the same vein, both new and loved items you may not be able to get elsewhere – Fashion obsolescence!)  

If you want to list something on Poshmark, while there are fees involved in selling, there aren’t any up front for listing…so even if you get dinged with a small fee at point of sale, you aren’t getting nailed monthly with hefty fees (those on eBay can really add up.)  So basically it’s long-term exposure without a major price tag, provided your items need it.

It’s definitely worth checking out if you haven’t as yet… You can do so here.

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Madden Cyder

Steve Madden’s recent newsletter featured two styles among the must-have “Spring IN List” – sassy single soles, Sophie and Cyder…

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stevemadden.com photo

I’m not as into Sophie (for balance-of-pattern reasons (personal preference here!)) but I think Cyder is adorable. The high heel, front lace-up strappy sandal comes in Black, Blush and  Yellow suede – Black and Blush are both super easy-to-wear (and pair!) so those make a ton of sense.  Suede is a bit of a colder weather material, but with the kind of coverage this pattern offers, it doesn’t feel off-putting at all.  I can picture Cyder with tapered, skinny leg jeans, a pencil skirt, or an A-line, circle mini.  

The Company, not unlike most out there these days, wants consumers to get interactive by showing off their own take on how the styles work ensemble – they therefore make a point to show an Instagram photo to encourage the sharing (and shares are contagious, as they well know!)

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stevemadden.com photo

I actually love the way it is paired here (above), with the washed denim and slim cuffs... She’s got a bit of a mean pitch, this snappy sandal…so even though I TOTALLY want it, I’m not sure my dancer feet do…  I wonder if they will consider a one-off more-kitten-height heel…

 

Madden’s “Decades”

My latest Steve Madden newsletter approached things from a new angle, categorizing a variety of styles by decade, and asking potential consumers, “Which Era Are You?”

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Steve Madden e-mail

I thought it was kind of a fun idea, certainly for the younger fashionistas who are just learning which “look” belongs to which time period…  

I feel like the ’60s “Prim Flats” could work for ’50s-style dresses also, and though I prefer to be in something lower (after many moons of ice skates, ballroom shoes, ballet slippers and pointe shoes!) I’m not sure I can go TOTALLY flat.  I tend to go with pointer because they feel sassier to me somehow – Elusion and Euphoria would be may favorite silhouettes (and, naturally, I’d go for black. 😉 ) 

Steve Madden site

Steve Madden site

The ’70s “Wooden Sandals” are pretty fabulous all around.  Why?  Super tall-and-teetering, but also wider-based than a heel (the lovely benefit of a wedge.  Ahhh, stability!)  I like the curvier and more slimming styles personally, so Vanchetta is my fav of this group.  I’d definitely go for the natural color in this one – leg-lengthening

Steve Madden site

Steve Madden site

’80s “Power Heels” made me giggle.  I keep picturing tube skirts with voluminous perms and shoulder pads.  What were we thinking back then?  Seriously?!  I guess we were all in it together!  *LOL*  Anyway…pumps can go with just about anything.  This group primarily features set-back heels and, while I don’t love really rounded points quite as much as the sharper ones, these could swing for a number of ensembles.  I’d rock Dejavu with black skinny jeans, no doubt.  And I’d probably go for Valancia because the shape has interest (though I’d prefer it in a solid nude or black.)

Steve Madden site

Steve Madden site

The ’90s “Skate Sneakers” are a tougher sell for me, simply because I am a Converse, Chuck Taylor All Star kind of girl.  I prefer the lace-up, and the hi-top, to slip-on, lows.  I do like that Madden at least jazzed the uppers with some surface texture – gives the styles differentiation and some oomph!

Steve Madden site

Steve Madden site