Payless has several designers creating runway looks at budget prices. If you want shoes and handbags by Christian Siriano, Lela Rose, alice + olivia, or Abeate or can get them at Payless for under $50. The price points are a slightly higher than typical Payless prices and the design is way better. The quality and comfort, however, haven't received that much of an upgrade.
For most trendy items I don't mind buying cheap. I also don't mind attaining my favorite designer's clothing through diffusion lines at budget stores. I do mind uncomfortable shoes. Some of these Payless shoes are actually leather and not too uncomforatle, but others will leave me in pain after a couple hours of wear. If I found a pair of these designer Payless deals that didn't hurt my feet I might "splurge" (it's a splurge to pay that much for low quality shoes).
I guess I'll have to take a trip to Payless to decide if these alice + olivia Biker Boots are worth the $50. (They are partially leather).
Would you save or money or splurge on Payless designer collections?