Army and Navy Shoe Sale 2012

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 — 9:29am PDT
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The 63rd annual Army and Navy Shoe Sale returns Wednesday April 25, 2012 with doors opening at 8:00am at all locations (Gastown, New Westminster, Langley, Calgary, and Edmonton).

Styles will include BCBG, Betsy Johnson, Coach, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Eli Tahari, Fergalicious, Guess, Jessica Simpson, Steve Madden and Vince Camuto. Over 100,000 pairs will be stocked and marked down, some styles from $300 (original designer sticker price) to $40.

Rejected Shoes *sigh* Army and Navy Shoe Sale

In 2008 I interviewed Tania Berrios, a Junior Buyer for the Shoe Department, who offered up the following tips for sale-goers:

“I would definitely recommend for everyone to wear flip flops! That way you just slip them off and try on a new pair. Because the sale is so popular, it gets very full, so wearing something light and comfortable is ideal.

Another great tip is to grab a basket or the complimentary A&N shopping bag, fill it with all the shoes you like, and grab yourself an empty corner to try your shoes on. That way you don’t have people grabbing from your stash… yes the competition is fierce. For those shoppers who aren’t able to make it right at 8:00am, don’t worry we stock up the shelves all day, and especially for the lunch and after work rush. Once you have picked out your fantastic pairs of shoes, you are able to purchase them at any till in the store.”

In business since 1919, Army and Navy attributes their ability to offer such deep discounts and deals to their longstanding relationships with suppliers. The sale will run until May 6, 2012.

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  1. Dominique says:

    I’m debating whether I should go at 8:00am or not. The last couple years I went later in the day. But I think maybe I’m ready to face even more madness this year. It would so great to get VIP access to the sale!

  2. […] to figure out what shoes I should wear tomorrow.  I mean comfort trumps all in this case.  I read advice that you should wear flip flops, as they are easy to remove and then you can quickly try on other pairs.  But I feel like if I […]

  3. […] feel bad for people who have to do that on a daily basis for work.  I never could.  But imagine getting to go shoe shopping every morning instead.  If that’s not an incentive, then I don’t know what is. I made […]

  4. […] 8 am hit, the sale became open to the public.  The public referring to all the crazy people who had been standing […]

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