By now, you’ve probably heard of the new sample sale site by Hautelook, Sole Society. It’s a membership site similar to Kim Kardashian’s ShoeDazzle; after taking a “style quiz” you get a selection of trendy soles emailed to you each month. You can pick one pair for just $49.
ShoeDazzle, in my opinion, was a total flop. The shoes looked cheap more than anything. Then again, so does most anything the Kardashians wear. (Remember the fail that was Kim Kardashian for Bebe? Yikes.)
So, why wouldn’t I give this a whirl?
I took the style quiz which gives you a series of images to choose from of what looks are most like you and what you like best. I apparently am attracted to too many Nicole Richie styles as I was pinned as “feminine, bohemian and trendy.” The rest apply but bohemian, I am not.
Maybe Sole Society knows something about me I don’t.
After 24 hours, my closet was emailed to me.
Six lovely pairs. And I can choose one for $49, plus an extra $10 off with my invite code.
But, I’m greedy. If I got these 6 based on my “style” (which isn’t even perfectly on target and makes me think I need to retake the quiz, with a little less Richie), what are other’s people’s closets looking like?
If you’re curious and greedy like me, you can request another “closet” to be emailed to you. This is what happens:
A “please wait 24 hours” message along with a warning that if I let go of this current custom selection of mine they might get snapped up by someone else.
Well, that’s unnerving. Do I let go of these in hopes there’s something better awaiting in the next 24 hours? Or bite the bullet and just be happy I got a few pretty pairs?
Obviously, I picked the former. Here’s my 2nd go round:
You can exchange if they don’t fit/aren’t what you were hoping for without any restocking/shipping charges (provided you exchange for another pair, of course.)
Want to give it a whirl? You can use this invite code. Or, try out Hautelook which has designer sample sales everyday that include shoes, accessories, clothes, beauty products and even luxe travel deals too.
BTW, I didn’t end up ordering any. I’m a bit nervous about having my card automatically charged $49 a month for a new pair of shoes if I forget to “skip” the month. And I’m greedy enough to want to know everything that’s available for sale, not just a few pairs that may or may not suit my style.
What about you? Would you indulge your shoe obsession with a Sole Society membership? Have any of you ordered a pair yet and have comments of what the quality is like in real life?