ZELAYA SHOES, Bethesda, Md.
1. Coclico – Orestes black leather Mary Jane
2. Chie Mihara – Daquelo peep-toe platform
3. Modern Vintage – Jenie black leather lace-up bootie
On sale: “My company participates with Groupon and Living Social to offer $50 coupons for $25, good on all merchandise in the store,” said owner Tony Zelaya. “Through Oct. 31 for a $50 donation to Children’s National Medical Center, you receive a coupon for 20 percent on 500 stores in the Bethesda area including Zelaya.”
BAREFOOTTESS.COM, Baltimore, Md.
1. Naughty Monkey – Uplift Boot
2. Steve Madden – Sasha pump
3. Blowfish – Jack shoetie
On sale: “At Barefoot Tess we love our friends,” said owner Karen Williamson. “When you ‘like’ us on Facebook, you’ll receive 15 percent off your next purchase with us.”
AGACI SHOES, Chicago
1. Bamboo – patent slouch boot
2. Gaze – Nicole 22 suede pump
3. Michael Antonio – Cane wedge bootie
On sale: “In all our store locations and online we currently have a fall sale on a variety of boot styles, only $25,” said store manager Koemi Valencia. “Most average about 30 percent off the regular price.”
LULUS.com, Chico, Calif.
1. Qupid Strip 27 – mustard velvet loafer
2. Luichiny – High Life black suede fringe ankle boot
3. Mona Mia – Lori rainbow peek-a-boo wedge
On sale: “We always have reduced items in the sale section of our Website,” said CFO and Footwear Buyer Debra Cannon. “As well as an opportunity right now on Facebook to sign up with your email and receive a $5 coupon good on all merchandise. ”
LOVE MY SHOES, four stores in Long Island, N.Y.
1. Breckelles – flat riding boot
2. Chinese Laundry – New Love round toe mid heel pump
3. Heart & Soul – Courtney wedge stretch boot
On sale: “We can’t afford to not have a promotion these days, so we’ve had buy two get one free since September,” said President Robert Yeganeh. “Customers love it; everybody is leaving with three pairs. We might move the sale to buy one get one half price for the holidays.”