(Closed) Worth the splurge? Show me your Jimmy Choo’s!

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Nina Shoes versus Jimmy Choo's
    Nina: It's only one day! : (28 votes)
    52 %
    Jimmy Choo's: Totally worth the splurge! : (26 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m far past my wedding, but splurged on Kate Spades when I really wanted Manolos.  There are a lot of bees who like to save here, but I’m a shoe nut and say, if the Jimmy Choos will make you feel like a bride, do it! You’ll never spend that kind of money on shoes again.

    Post # 4
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    2589 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Hahaha… so…   funny story about me and Jimmy Choos.

    I went with a couple of girlfriends to Neiman Marcus.

    I tried them on.

    I swooned.

    My friends, and several people in the store, convinced me that it was my wedding and so it was worth it and I should just DOOOOOOO IT.

    So I did.

    I got to the parking lot.  And the guilt hit.

    I just couldn’t do it. 500 dollar shoes…I loved them, they were fantastic, but I just couldn’t stomach it. So I returned them…..

     

    ….BUT!!!

    I bought them on eBay a week later for more than half off!!!  They were worn once, Im guessing someones wedding – so there are a few scuffs on the sole, but absolutely nothing visible.  And I’m so much happier with my decision.

    (they look more silver in person)

    Post # 5
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    363 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I splurged on Kate spades too but had my eye on those Jimmy Choos as well… If they are your dream shoes, go for it I say.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I spent almost $800 on Christian Louboutin’s. I wore them for pictures, the ceremony, and about 15 minutes of my reception, where I promptly took them off and put on flip flops. That being said, I have worn those beauties many, many times.

    I like the Jimmy Choos FAR better than the Ninas, but have you seen the Enzos from Nordstrom? They look a LOT like the Jimmy Choos, just without that ankle strap (and let’s face it- unless your legs are a mile long, an ankle strap is not flattering. And it doesn’t give you any more support than a shoe with no ankle strap). There are the ones that I am thinking about.

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/enzo-angiolini-show-you-pump/3304835?origin=category&resultback=742

     

    Post # 7
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I say go for it!! It’s no different tan spending 800+ on a wedding dress that you will only wear once at least with the shoes you can wear them well after your wedding. I say go for it almost everyone splurges on something for their big day.

    Post # 8
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    2869 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Those two pairs of shoes are so different… have you tried to find anything similar to the Jimmy Choo’s but cheaper, as PP suggested?

    Post # 10
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    599 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t have a photo of me wearing them yet, they were due to arrive in July, but I got an email on Friday saying they had been shipped!!! yay!!!!

    I’m obviously biased so voted YES to the Choos!

    Here they are <3

    Post # 11
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    8426 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Ok call me crazy but I totally like your first pair better! You are paying for the name with the Jimmy Choo’s….they are pretty shoes but IMO you can find shoes just as great for a fraction of the price!

     

    But it is your day and you deserve to feel like a princess and if the shoes make you happy then go for it!!

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1993

    Yay! Choos all the way! I have my eye on a pair (NWR) that I may have to buy in the next few weeks…

    Post # 13
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    1140 posts
    Bumble bee

    I am a designer whore so I say totally worth the splurge…I know they cost a lot but they are so much more comfortable!

    I had a pair of Ninas in high school for prom’s and they hurt sooo bad I swore off buying another pair.

    Post # 14
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    2589 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I respectfully disagree with a PP who said you are just paying for the name – there is a noticable difference in the quality of materials and the quality of the construction of a classic designer shoe made in Italy vs. factory/mass produced shoes made in China.

    My standard work shoe is a black kitten heel – and after wearing out 3 or 4 pairs of 40/50 dollar pairs from DSW each year, I splurged on a pair of Cole Haans and they are a lot more comfortable and haven’t worn out as quickly.

     

    As for buying the Jimmys and keeping your eyes out for something on ebay – make sure you leave the pair you buy in the box and SPOTLESS.   When I brought mine back only a day later, they practically put them under a microscope to inspect them before they did the return.

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