My fascination with shoes was born into my genes (at least I believe so), and I rather like that I and Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie from “Sex and The City” have that in common! A good pair of shoes can make you feel feminine, sporty, tall, petite, and just darn pretty. But they are a pain to shop for! Shopping at a mall just makes my poor feet ache as I walk from store to store looking for the right pair in the right size. Online shopping has proven to be a semi breakthrough when it comes to my aching feet, but until now, the process has still been difficult due to unclear photos and sites so big, you get tired of searching. Thank goodness for Kassie Rempel, a 33-year-old new mother and owner of SimplySoles.com!
Kassie shares my pain in shoe-shopping. Frustrated by the poor selection of shoes offered for sale online and in fashion catalogs, Rempel turned her passion for shoes into a successful business and founded SimplySoles with the hopes that other women would appreciate shopping for designer shoes from the comforts of home. You may be wondering how SimplySoles is any different from Zappos.com or Shoes.com. Although these online shoe stores boast numerous selections, there are ...
3 main things that make SimplySoles.com stand out above the rest:
1. Searching for the perfect shoes on larger sites like Zappos.com and Shoes.com can become lengthy and tiresome. But on SimplySoles.com, the designers, and the styles within each designer’s collection, are carefully selected to conserve the client’s time - the idea is to showcase a diverse collection of the “best of the best.” Rempel considers herself a personal shoe shopper and meets one on one with each label and works with only the best.
2. SimplySoles.com has customer service like no other. Every order is accompanied by a handwritten thank you note, and the staff frequently recognizes customers by name. They go the extra mile to assist callers in determining the perfect shoe size, and the perfect shoe for a special occasion or certain ensemble. Exchanges are free, prices are matched, and the company offers a generous 30-day return policy. When was the last time you ordered something online and received a handwritten note with your purchase? It’s a refreshing touch nowadays when the internet has created such impersonal shopping methods.
3. SimplySoles.com works with designers who sell “exclusively” to them, meaning their designs are not available at any other retailer. That means you get unique shoes from retailers nationwide, and all from the comfort of your home!
Check out some of DivaVillage.com’s favorite shoe picks from SimplySoles.com and find your perfect pair today! Don’t forget that they also offer handbags, purses, adorable umbrellas, bath products, and even eyewear!
Article Written By: Amy Jarvis; Amy is a graduate of FIDM in Los Angeles, CA and enjoys writing and creating pages for Divavillage.com.