Happy Friday Southernistas! I know it has been a while since I’ve blogged and I ask your forgiveness but the weather here in North Carolina has not lent itself to photo shoots but the rain seems to be holding off so I can create more content for the blog! I hope everyone has had a great week and that you have a great weekend.
Today Southernistas and fellow shoe addicts as you can tell from the title this blog is a memorial for my absolute favorite shoe store Payless Shoe Source. Last month the news broke that after 62 years Payless doors are closing and I am devastated. This news came out of nowhere and to say I was blindsided would be an understatement. Payless has always been my go to store for affordable and stylish shoes for years. In 2008 they partnered with Christian Siriano and it has been a very successful partnership. Payless has appeared on the runway at NYFW and who could forget the recent commercial where bloggers pair hundreds of dollars for their shoes because they though they were designer shoes.
There is no other shoe store you could go to with a $100 and walk out with 6 pairs of shoes a cute bag and still have change! That was the beauty of Payless your dollar went a long way especially for families. I can’t count the number of times I stood in line behind families who were buying shoes for the whole family especially during buy one get one half off. When I was really strapped for cash I knew I could always go to Payless and get a few pair shoes at a really great price.
There is no doubt I am going to miss Payless Shoe Source! I am going to miss Christian Siriano’s shoe line. I am going to miss the savings there is no doubt. I am just going to miss Payless!
So thank you Payless Shoe Source for the Christina Siriano collection, the great sales, but most of all the great shoes! I am going to miss you dear friend. R.I.P
Until next time Southernistas remember Be Brave, Be Bold, Be Beautiful
3 thoughts on “Eulogy for Payless Shoe Source”
So sad😢. Those flowered pumps will remain my favorite from you Payless collection.
So sad, Payless was our go to for school shoes for our son. My wife enjoyed the affordable variety, and I encouraged students I teach to get their first pair of dress shoes for job interviews there. Debating on posting what happened. Economic signs of retail death in the U.S..
I really miss Payless like I said in my post where else could families go and purchase shoes for the whole family and brake the bank. I know there were times I walked out with six pairs of shoes (or more) and didn’t even spend $100
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