We all remember our first. The first time opening the box in the store and rummaging through all that tissue paper. The first touch, when think about how it will be yours forever. We’re talking, of course, about your first designer shoe purchase. For this edition of TalkShoes Asks, we want to get a bit personal. It can be hard for many people to make this daunting first purchase, but when you do, you always remember it. We want to hear about those memories.
In college, I was the weekend manager at LOFT, and our employee hold closet was the best perk of the job, by far. Before merchandise even hit the sales floor, we were able to put a hold on anything we fancied (and to this day, I still have a colossal amount of LOFT merchandise). When this particular opportunity came, I had just started working at LOFT and was doing my best to make sure everyone liked me, as well as respected me as a manager. Sam Edelman sells a capsule collection every season on LOFT’s website, and one week, someone returned a pair Sam Edelman Tacoma Open-Toe Pumps to the store.
Even though I had just started, it was very clear to the associates that I was into fashion and had a deep love for all kinds of accessories. One of my fellow associates, Christine, put the returned pair on hold for me, and when I went in for my shift on the weekend, these beauties (in my size!) were waiting for me. When I tried them on, they were perfect in every way. The heel was high, but still very functional, and they were the perfect shade of nude to match my skin tone. It was this little act of kindness from my fellow employee that really sticks out to me every time I wear these shoes (and, I’ll admit, I also remember the amazing employee discount I got when I bought these pumps.)
We all have a great story to tell, and now I want to turn it over to you and hear how all of you came about your first pair of designer shoes!
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