Today I stopped in Marshalls new Shoe Mega Shop on my way home from work. If you aren't familiar with Marshalls, it sells off-price merchandise from designer and mid-range labels. You can find some amazing deals if you aren't concerned with buying stuff from the latest collections. I've found some amazing deals there over the years. Be warned, it takes some dedicated shopping to find the good stuff.
Now, select Marshalls stores have a Shoe Mega Shop. It's an expanded shoe section with a pretty impressive selection. Overall, I liked the shoe shop. The prices are great. While prices and brands probably vary each week and at each store, most of the shoes cost under $40, except for some of the pricier name like Ralph Lauren, Cole Hann, Jessica Simpson, Steven by Steve Madden, and some Anne Klein. The $40 and under brands are mostly Nine West, Aerosoles, Naturalizer, Soft, Born, Bandolino and Dollhouse. There are even several shoes available for under $20 such as LEI, Impo, Mudd, Union Bay and a few others. These are pretty good prices, and the clearance is even better.
However, you will find the best deals if you have a small foot. This isn't unusual, but size 6 or 6.5 will walk away with a bundle of clearance (including $40 Cole Hann sandals!) I wasn't totally disappointed with my big foot either. I found quite a few size 11's (no 10.5, but those are barely manufactured so I won't hold it against them). I'd take a few points off for most of the size 11 shoes being a bit granny, but I found a nice pair of basic pumps. Overall, I would have liked to see more wide widths and larger sizes. Those of us will larger feet (long or wide) would love more deals.
Right now the selection is mostly comfy and cute sandals and professional shoes. There were also a lot of fun, colorful shoes. I expect some great boot deals in the winter.
As with any off-price store, the selection can be hit or miss so shop often. But the prices are great and worth the hunt. Click here to find a Shoe Megashop near you.
Also, while you are there, look at the purses. They have some great prices on purses.