The Shoe Stimulus Package: Special Sales for the Shoe-a-holic

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Pictured: The Hayden-Harnett shoe sale and special order code: “shoe me”

Shoes are something I haven’t really talked about a lot on the blog. That’s because I’m very picky about my shoes. After all, they must not only be fashionable but comfortable for walking. That’s why I have to give a special shout out to the Hayden-Harnett shoe sale. These are good quality shoes with styles in flats, heels and boots. The sale is on from now until the “ides” of March, that is March 15th. Use the special code “shoe me” to get an extra 25% off.

Recently, I scored one of the best pairs of shoes in the world at The Yellow Brick Road Consignment Store in Carmel, CA. This store is such a treasure trove. I just picked up a wonderful and well cared for pair of Salvatore Ferragamo shoes at the store. The previous owner obviously cared for these with love.

Pictured: A consignment store treasure, navy Salvatore Ferragamo pumps.

Pictured: The price is right: classic navy Salvatore Ferragamo pumps “pre-owned” for $14.00 US.

These shoes feature heel taps and front “plates” which kept the soles in like new condition. Remember Recessionistas, if you care for your shoes, you can extend their life (it helps if they are good shoes like Ferragamo, don’t try this on synthetic leather.)

So here are a few simple shoe tips :

1) Shop a great sale like Hayden-Harnett and then double dip with a coupon code. Also, watch for Hayden to go on sale at Target soon, since they are officially departing mid-March.

2) Where ever you are in the world, look for good shoe deals at upscale consignment stores near you. Run a Google search in your area to find them, then check their reviews online with a source like Yelp!


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.


  1. Rita

    March 11, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Happy to discover your blog! You are offering a great service during this dreadful recession. Keep up the good work!


  2. FDebrecen2000

    March 11, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I am in Canada and so wish we had the amount of great consignment stores and TAR-JEE which is my favourite. I make quarterly trips to the US to make my purchases.

  3. Broke Bettie

    March 12, 2009 at 4:48 am

    I heart H&H!

    Great thrift score, btw.

  4. Anonymous

    March 12, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Saw you on TV–nice piece! Keep up the good work w/the blog. And keep smiling–we love ya!

  5. Nicole

    March 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Hey! This is great!!!


  6. Target-Addict

    March 15, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Recessionista, you know about Yellow Brick Road in Carmel Valley?? What a small world. My parents live in that area, and that’s one of my mom’s favorite haunts 😉 Next time you’re in that neck of the woods let me know and I’ll try to meet you there, ok?