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Dai S wrote:
I like checking out your blog but it does give me a certain sense of envy. You see, I live in Winnipeg, where there a few fun boutiques and big box and mall stores rule.
My question for you is regarding Canadian online shoe stores. While there are plenty of ones in the States, I don’t like considering the duty and exchange. I am aware of softmoc.ca here shipping in Canada but would love to know if you have come across any others.
This post needs and update and here I am to do that. Online shopping is getting better in Canada. There are some new additions for online shoe shopping.
Online shopping in Canada isn’t very good most of the time. Things are slowly changing though as one of the big players in Canadian shoes is going online, Browns. They aren’t quite live yet, but if you sign up for the announcement you will get a coupon for $25 bucks.
There are others that offer online service:
NEW – Jonathan and Olivia – Has online shopping and they sell shoes
NEW – SSENSE.com – Has a good selection of designer shoes
NEW – Town Shoes – It’s not exactly e-commerce but you can order shoes online.
NEW – Adidas – Has a Canadian online portal
NEW – Shoebuy.ca
NEW – Locale Shoes
NEW – The Shoe Company
Browns – is now open and not in holding as mentioned in the original post.
Getoutside – Toronto based shop
Canada.Zappos.com They shut down this service.
Reborn – Reborn has a small collection of shoes from brands like Acne, Scott Wilson, Surface to Air and Opening Ceremony.
Sydneys’ – Offers a small collection of men’s shoes
Nine West – Orders taken via phone and delivered via Purolator
Groovy Shoes – Queen West staple
Neon Clothing – Supplier of Dr. Martens
Gravity Pope – They have retail outlets in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. They do online sales but their backoffice is not hooked up to the site. It’s a bit of a manual process but they will take your order and deliver your shoes.
Aldo Shoes – You probably can got the mall and see Aldo, but they deliver too.
Sportmart for you athletic shoes.
Adidas – More sporting needs although they do have cute casual shoes too.
Naturalizer ships shoes via BorderFree, which calculates the duties and taxes at point of purchase.
Tony’s Shoes – They reside in Montreal
Concete Beach skateware
Jeanne Lottie – The handbag queen also does shoes.
Mona Moore – High end shoes to be found here Relocated to the US.
Dayton Boots – From Vancouver, they product motorcycle boots primarly for men.
Ron White – Will soon be opening an online store. Sign up for notification
Nicks Custom boots – He has a pair of beautiful riding boots
Just Black Shoes – Mostly Men’s shoes but small selection of women’s
Sole Stop – Sneakers online
Forzieri Italian Shoes – The company will pay the taxes and duties.
Some shoe store links came from filly.ca a site from Halifax.
There are a lot more stores than I thought. Remember Caveat Emptor, I haven’t used any of these services.