Apparently, the average British woman owns 20 pairs of shoes, eleven of which she barely wears.
The total value of the average lady’s shoe closet? £720, or around $1,189.
That means about $660 worth of shoes are sitting idle.
Women buy an average of eight new pairs each year.
Do I own 11 pairs of shoes that are around $660 worth that I never wear?
Let’s take a look at some of my shoes (not all of them pictured but I will list them out).
Okay now let’s see the prices and what I could get rid of!
The prices are in the ballpark and to be fair, I’m putting them at the original retail price I paid, not what I could sell them for today.
I’m sure if I tried to sell them today, they’d be a third of the price.
- KEEP: Brown Winter Ecco Boots — $100
- KEEP: Brown Flat Ecco Boots – $300
- KEEP: Black Suede Steve Madden Heeled Boots – $100
- KEEP: Brown Heeled Boots – $100
- KEEP: Bronze Steve Madden Kitten Heels – $100
- KEEP: Brown Aldo Stitched Pumps – $100
- KEEP: Asolo Hiking Boots – $400
TOTAL SHOE WARDROBE = $1895 (roughly!)
VALUE OF WHAT I’D KEEP = $1695
VALUE OF WHAT I COULD SELL = $200
I USED TO HAVE MORE…
I’m sure I could pare down even more to sell another $200 worth (retail price) or maybe $400.
Even so, this is all after I got rid of the OTHER shoes I had during my Great Closet Cleanout of 2008. :\
NO MORE SHOES
I don’t really buy shoes any more. They aren’t my “thing”, and neither are purses.
Every time I see a cute pair of shoes I think: Gee I don’t have RED heels with a bow…
Then I slap myself back into reality and say: But where would I wear them? To work. But at work, would I wear red heels? No.
And there ends my desire to buy any shoes or boots.
This is all interesting food for thought, however. I wonder if I should sell my shoes. Again.