Saturday, October 29, 2011

Banana Republic 40% off everything in stores - ends 10/30

*Update 10/30: Use BRTAKE30 for 30% off online & go through eBates (referral) for 10% cash back*BRshoes

Now through Sunday, BR is having 40% off your entire purchase, in-stores only. Even though their smallest size in-stores is a 6 (5 and 5.5's can be found online w/ free ship), I figured what the heck and went to try on their Mad Men Leopard Pump. In response to my quest for leopard pumps, several of you suggested BR's version. I've seen these online, but always thought the butterscotch base was too orange, and didn't love the curved heel shape.  

To my surprise, I put my feet in these shoes and loved them - from the unique darker color combo, to the manageable, concealed platform front that gives me extra height, and the sharper almond toe that shows just the slightest amount of toe cleavage. My mind swarmed with all the outfit possibilities.
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I brought home a 6 in these shoes at 40% off, before going online to order a 5. Looking back, I probably should have gone with a 5.5 because the 6's don't fit that big on me. Unfortunately for small-footed ladies, online prices are slightly more - the best coupon I have is BRTAKE30 for 30% off, combined with eBates' (referral) current promotion for 10% cash back at BR. All in all these shoes still cost less than the Ann Taylor ones reviewed here, which I've returned.
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It was like pulling teeth getting Nick to pop into BR, but lo and behold he found the desert boots he's been eying at Nordies - at 40% off! We highly recommend the Clarks Mali Boots for men who want a casual, comfy, J.Crew-esque shoe for everyday cold weather wear (my pet peeve is men wearing gym shoes with normal clothes). They're not on BR's website, but we found plenty in-store.

25 comments:

  1. LOL I like the pic of both of your shoes...you guys are too cute :) And you are so lucky you have normal size 5ish feet so that you don't have that annoying gap in the back! Cute shoes...I must be the only one that prefers the AT leopard pumps..LOL

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  2. i actually like this print pattern and heel much better than most i've seen. congrats on finding the perfect leopard print pump! i love that first pic - it's so witty

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  3. Nice! Glad you found what you're looking for -- it's a great feeling. I got so burned out on looking at leopard print while trying to find perfect leopard heels that I decided I liked the AT ones better for my own self anyhow!
    Gym shoes on guys is a pet peeve of mine too... Had to buy my dude's shoes for him to resolve that issue.

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  4. SO pretty! I'm looking for some leopard print flats since I don't wear heels much.... I really like the color and print of the BR ones more than most of the others out there, but the flats have a lot of extra somewhat unnecessary detail... any suggestions?

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  5. love these pics :) i see animal print shoes on everyone and they look so cute! these have a great shape, classy, but more modern?

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  6. I like the BR heels better than the other ones you got. The new shoes are so cute! I like the picture of you and your boyfriend's shoe poses. Hehe. I always wait when Banana has their sales so I can stock up on their petite sized skirts (I especially love the penil ones.)

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  7. I like the AT ones better but looks like I'm in the minority here. I am not digging the BR ones, it's too orange for my liking.

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  8. I really love the BR ones! Great find! The AT ones are nice too but only if you are looking for something more understated. Love the "his and her" shots, too cute! :)

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  9. Clarks are a must in every man's shoe collection! And Red Wings are great for winter!

    Great find with the leopard pumps. The pattern is truer to a real leopard and the darker tone is interesting.

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  10. Cute shows! They look darker on the website, but they look perfect in the picture you took. Is there a special code for that 40% off?

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  11. thanks for letting us know of the sale. i'm going to have to check this out tomorrow since i've been eyeing their trench. so glad that you found your leopard pumps. i prefer the BR one over the AT one also. :)

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  12. Love the his & her pics! You guys are both really selling each of your shoes. The BR one has a much better print and the diff shape of the shoe is a nice change from the AT ones but definitely still classy.

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  13. Fun pics!! I showed my husband Nick's boots...trying to get him to branch out from his colorful Reeboks! I really want to go to my petite-carrying Banana store before the sale is over!

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  14. Very nice looking leopard print pumps, and casual men's boots. :) I have to go to BR tomorrow to check it out. Hope the 40% sale is still going on tomorrow. How are these pumps compare with AT ones in terms of comfort?

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  15. love your blog, you are beautiful! love the two heels and thanks for the BR tip :)

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  16. Love those leopard print pumps Jean! I actually bought mine at Off Broadway Shoes...here is the link for you. http://www.offbroadwayshoes.com/ It isn't possibel to order online but I have called one of their stores before and they willingly took my order over the phone and shipped shoes to me for a small shipping charge(can't remember how much). The style name is "Marais" by MaxStudio. I bought the 5.5 and I usually wear a 6 so def size down if you do order them ;)

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  17. I love the way those leopard heels look on you. You're so lucky that you can wear regular shoes...haha!

    I have small, narrow feet. I can fit into size 5 shoes and boots, but when it comes to pumps, I haven't had any luck - they're always too wide! I'll have to keep looking and hopefully something will fit these Cinderella feet of mine.

    Any suggestions for size 5 pumps that have a narrow width? I'd appreciate any help I can get. Thanks!

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  18. Those BR heels definitely look cuter than the other pair. Are they comfortable to walk in?

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  19. I love how you always mention toe cleavage when trying on shoes :) the picture of the shoes above are so cool, it's like a contrast between the most feminine and masculine of all shoes! Great photo. I just ordered a pair of leopard pumps myself online and can't wait till they come! Have a great snowy Sunday in Boston my dear! I will be inside studying with a cup of hot chocolate :)

    Thu

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  20. @just tututiny Thu - which pair did you order? I'd love to know! Stay warm as well. I'm doing some of the same - studying inside with a cup of milk tea: )

    @Swatch And Learn If you're willing to spend more, have you checked out Pretty Small Shoes? I haven't bought from there, but they have really small sizes and I like their styles.

    @little frocker @Vicky My size hasn't arrived yet so I can't speak to comfort. The 6's slip right off my feet so I haven't walked around in them at all. Will let you know!

    @bevy The 40% off is in-stores only and no coupon needed. Online, they have a 30% off womens promo going on today, the code is right at the top of the website if you go. Also if you use eBates you get another 10% off.

    @Amanda Shopping for our men is the best way to resolve any "peeves" : )

    @mika I haven't checked out leopard flats at all, so currently have no suggestions. I was at BR and looked at their leopard flats after seeing your comment, and yes it's a shame they added all that extra unnecessary detail to what could've been a classic pair of leopard flats!

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  21. I saw those shoes at BR this weekend and thought you would love them! lol

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  22. The AT pumps are so gorgeous and seem to have more of a timeless appeal; I would wear those on or off trend. The BR pumps seem to be less versatile or refined, but I'm sure your outfit posts will make me see them in a new light.

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  23. What fun shoe pics! I just ordered my husband a pair of those boots (from Amazon). :) I wasn't able to find them at nordstrom though (in store or online!) I can't believe you got them for 40% off - awesome!

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  24. Oh wait... Did you get Nick's boots from BR??

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