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Army and Navy Shoe Sale 2013

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 — 11:19am PDT
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The 64th annual Army and Navy Shoe Sale is coming up this month with discounts at every location including Vancouver (Gastown), New Westminster, Langley, Calgary, Edmonton Whyte Avenue and Edmonton Londonderry Mall.


The dash for deals will begin at 8:00am on Wednesday, April 24th with savings on premium brands like BCBG, Steve Madden, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Eli Tahari, Franco Sarto, Pour La Victorie, Bandolino, Marc Fisher and Kelsi Dagger. There will be over 100,000 pairs up for grabs and many priced under $40.

Back in 2008 I interviewed a Junior Buyer for the Shoe Department at Army and Navy who gave me some tips for Shoe Sale first-timers:

“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 Army and Navy 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.”

Army and Navy has offered up a VIP opportunity for a lucky Miss604 reader and their guest. Our contest winner will receive VIP entry into Army and Navy in Gastown at 7:30am (beating the rush and the line) on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The winner will also receive a $25 gift certificate. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win VIP @ArmyandNavyca #ShoeSale entry & a gift card from @Miss604

Since 1919 Army and Navy Shoe Sale has been 100% Canadian owned and operated by the Cohen family and the Vancouver store was the one that began that legacy. This year’s Army and Navy Shoe Sale will run from Wednesday, April 24th until Sunday, May 5th. Follow Army and Navy on Twitter and Facebook.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 2:00pm.

Update The winner is Kristen!

Current contests on


  1. Amanda says:

    I have never been but I want to go!!!

  2. Nicole P says:

    Can’t wait for this event…and VIP would be awesome!

  3. Cassie P says:

    I’ve heard about this legendary sale! Would love for a chance to experience it! Thanks!

  4. Shara says:

    I’ve been before, but this would bring me back.

  5. Val says:

    I would like to go – it would be my first time.

  6. Tamryn says:

    I LOVE SHOES!!! I’ve went last year and I bought 7 pairs!!

  7. Lindsay says:

    VIP seems like the best way to enjoy the sale!

  8. SJ says:

    Never been but would love to go!

  9. Alan says:

    My daughter would be all over this!!

  10. this for sure is the event to be at for all shoe lovers!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ hoping I’m lucky enough to get this awesome prize!!

  11. Mary Anne says:

    PLease, please, please ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Nabila says:

    I have always wanted to go! This would be so much fun! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. wyn says:

    i can’t shop when it’s a mad house and could really use a VIP pass!

  14. Amanda says:

    I would love to go!

  15. Rebecca says:

    VIP would be awesome!

  16. Mary says:

    VIP plus shoes ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. I am determined to get VIP entry again!

  18. Kendall says:

    I love a good shoe sale!

  19. Sharon D. says:

    VIP to a shoe sale?? HEAVEN!!

  20. Renfrew says:

    I need shoes.

  21. Laura says:

    Can’t wait to get some new shoes for the summer!

  22. Radhika K says:

    Thanks for the contest (tweeted too)

  23. I look forward to this sale all year. Can’t wait for it, and if I can beat the rush, that would just make my day. Pick me!

  24. Fantastic! Thanks for the contest. I just noticed a hole in my work flats so I’m in the market for a new pair of shoes!

  25. jennifer says:

    what an awesome idea for a contest!!

  26. Jenn says:

    I’d love to go! The adrenaline rush of lunging for kitten heels and avoiding stilettos spikes to the face would be super exhilarating!

  27. Megan says:

    Love the Army & Navy Shoe Sale!!

  28. Selah W says:

    would love to be a VIP

  29. jae says:

    I love this sale!

  30. I can’t wait to experience shoe frenzy!!!

  31. jackie says:

    I Love this SALE! I go every year!!

  32. jen says:

    Would LOVE to go!

  33. Starr Cook says:

    This will be my 3rd year going and is something I look forward to!

  34. Tracy says:

    Never been on the first day – would love to be there in the VIP line!

  35. jda604 says:

    shoes, shoes, nom.nom.nom.. YES

  36. Odette says:

    I can’t wait for the best shoe sale in town !

  37. Desiree says:

    Awesome time this would be my 3rd year looking forward to going again.

  38. Ariel says:

    I’ve never been! I would love for a chance to go!


  39. Lisa says:

    Have been to the sale ever year except last year (due to health issues) for the last 9…serious missed out last year! Wishing & hoping that I can make it this year, but honestly, a VIP pass would be AWESOME! I love Army & Navy and go whenever possible. ๐Ÿ˜€

  40. Michelle W. says:

    I’ve never been, but would love to!

  41. Samantha says:

    Favourite sales of the years!

  42. sita says:

    Haven’t been to one in years!

  43. Kristen says:

    Oh early entry would rock!

  44. Suzanne says:

    Awesome contest – I’ve been every year for over 10 years and VIP access would be fantastic as I’ve a new baby this year.

  45. Deanna S. says:

    Would love to go and be in early!

  46. tracy says:

    can’t say no to shoe shopping!!

  47. Catherine B says:

    Early entry would certainly be nice… I have my eyes on some new summer sandals. Looking forward to it either way!

  48. COME ONNNNNN, new pair of sandals!!! *crosses fingers*

  49. Alessa says:

    Love this sale, would be amazing to be a VIP!

  50. Susie says:

    I love this sale! VIP would be amazing!!

  51. Shannon says:

    Love this sale every year. How cool would VIP access be?!?

  52. cecilia says:

    I LOVE shoes!!!

  53. fiona says:

    yes please!

  54. Valerie says:

    Always love new shoes, need another closet to store them!

  55. Karen says:

    I’ve never been there in the morning, so this would be fun!

  56. Natalie says:

    I seriously would only do this for VIP access. I love shoes, but hate the insanity of the crowds!

  57. Shannon says:

    Never been but always wanted to go. I would love VIP access as a 1st time experience to the shoe madness!

  58. Addy says:

    This will be my second year going to the sale.

  59. Dilara says:

    Love the Army & Navy shoe sale! My girlfriend and I go every year.

  60. Iz says:

    I would love to go and get a nice pair of booties!

  61. Monica says:

    I look forward to this sale every year! I can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. Dayna Wilson says:

    I’ve never gone, but I have heard magic about it. One day… one day.

  63. Ray Maddly says:

    Kinda LOVE shoes ova heere!

  64. Jennifer says:

    i love shoes

  65. Katie says:

    I love shoes!!!

  66. nathalie says:

    I went last year and it was amazing! Definitely going again this year (:

  67. Swapnil says:

    Would love to go as VIP, hope to win!

  68. Jacky says:

    I would love some new shoes from Army and Navy!

  69. Rachel says:

    Haven’t been yet, but friends promise me getting up at the ass crack of dawn and fighting through the horde of other similarly shoe-crazed women is totally worth it. Like Black Friday but with (hopefully) less people getting rammed with shopping carts and hair-pulling fights.

  70. mags says:

    i’ve been always 3rd or or 4th in the lineup for the past 5+years (i swear – you can see me in the infamous youtube vids and have been interviewed) and there’s no incentive for 3rd or 4th, and yet, i keep coming back to that head of the lineup. it’s now a tradition even my coworkers know about, and i am ready to break tradition for the bigger and better!! i am also great shopping buddie skilled in the ways of helping ppl spend their money, btw ๐Ÿ˜‰

  71. Arjun Rudra says:

    Fingers crossed.

  72. Jas says:

    Have never been but have always wanted to go! This would be such a great experience.

  73. Amy says:

    I would love to go as a VIP!

  74. chista k says:

    VIP would be amazing for this sale! Great prize

  75. Lily says:

    This is the first year I’ve heard of the event. Sounds exciting!

  76. They should have a VIP at Langley location too coz I am in Langley… That would be nice!

  77. kaykay says:

    I love shoes!

  78. Angela griffin says:

    Great contest

  79. Mike Gismondi says:

    Good luck everyone!

  80. Carol Dennis says:

    Well I need VIP, having double foot surgery on April 11. Somehow on crutches I plan on getting to the sale. Not waiting in the line up sure would help!

  81. Jean says:

    I have never been before!.. many work mates have been extremely lucky with their purchases, I would like to experience this, with a VIP entrance… Crowds scare me!!!

  82. Theresa says:

    Shoes! Shoes!! Shoes!!! So excited, one of the few things worth waking up at 5am for ๐Ÿ™‚

  83. Carolina says:

    Purchased 8 pairs last year! Had soooo much fun with my girls! Can’t wait!

  84. Lor. says:

    Legendary sale

  85. Meliss604 says:

    Shoes…glorious shoes!!!!

  86. Kate says:

    vip entry sounds great. i’ve never been.

  87. Michelle says:

    I always wanted to go, but never had a chance. So maybe this year??

  88. Nadya says:

    love shoes!

  89. Sandra W. says:

    Would love to check it out. Can never have enough shoes!

  90. Stephanie S says:

    i go every year and the vip would come in handy!

  91. Kerry says:

    That’s two days before my birthday and would make an awesome birthday treat!

  92. Abby says:

    I’ve never been able to make it to the sale before.


  94. Helaine says:

    What a great contest! Never been to the shoe sale because I hate the line up and crowds, so wining this would be a perfect situation!

  95. Holly says:

    This is THE best shoe sale ever! I will be there, and hopefully in VIP style.

  96. @plumerea says:

    I’ve never been and would love to go VIP style ๐Ÿ™‚ it would be exciting to find that perfect shoe(s)

  97. Suzanne says:

    I’ve lined up many cold April mornings for the Army & Navy shoe sale with my old receptionist. She retired at the end of last year and we have a new receptionist. I am excited to introduce her to the shoe sale as this is her first year in Canada. VIP would be an excellent introduction for her to the shoe sale!!

  98. Tammy says:

    I bought my wedding shoes at this sale last year, and have already booked the morning off work to go this year! Such a rush – I can’t wait!!

  99. Aiden says:

    Would be great to win this for my girlfriend.

  100. carol says:

    No elbows to the head while i’m fighting to try on shoes…absolutely YES!

  101. erin says:

    Definitely need some new shoes!!!

  102. Paula says:

    I’ve never been, I’d love to go!

  103. Nicole C. says:

    I can’t say no to shoes!

  104. lisa says:

    going to wake up early for this!!

  105. sarah says:

    i am going no matter what, but some vip treatment would be great ๐Ÿ˜€

  106. Meghan says:

    I can’t wait – I need new shoes!!! well… I don’t *NEED* them… but I want them ๐Ÿ™‚

  107. lor says:

    sounds terrific!

  108. leah says:

    I want to go!!

  109. Christina says:

    I have witnessed the magic of the legendary shoe sale in 2012… but from behind the counter. I worked the cash and I must say, I have never seen so many excited woman before.. and of course, GORGEOUS SHOES at insanely low prices!! I think I must’ve rang up over 2000 pairs of shoes in ONE shift! My wish is to partake this year and buy a pair (or 2 or 3 hehe) for myself before the mad rush begins! Thanks for your consideration ๐Ÿ™‚

  110. Celeste says:

    Last year I bought 10 pairs of shoes at the END of the sale! There was still that much great selection even for my size 8 feet! (pretty common size!) I think I spent somewhere around $200 to $250! WOW can’t wait to get in BEFORE the rush to experience the difference!

  111. Deidre says:

    pick me! Must have new shoes…..

  112. Cyndi says:

    mama needs a new pair of shoes

  113. Lucie B says:

    I’ve never gone as I’ve heard how overwhelming the crowds can be. I’d love to be able to check it out this year, and replace a sad and worn pair of shoes from my closet.

  114. Tracy says:

    would be great to avoid those crazy crowds!

  115. Anna says:

    Never been to this event, would love to go

  116. Deborah Kulchiski says:

    Just said goodbye to 18 pair of shoes in my closet to make way!

  117. Maureen says:

    Shoes. Shoes. Shoes. A girl’s best accessory!

  118. Jenn S says:

    being a VIP would be so special. The gift card is an added bonus. Thanks

  119. Glenda says:

    worth getting up early for

  120. Sheila says:

    Never been,cannot wait and here is hoping size 5 is among the stock!!!! Ahhhh shoes…

  121. Lyn says:

    Shoes, for every occasion – what fun!

  122. erin says:


  123. adam says:

    VIP pass and new shoes. Yay!

  124. Jen says:

    This would be a dream!

  125. Christine says:

    Shoes shoes shoes!

  126. Emma says:

    I’ve heard this sale is amazing!

  127. Carol Ottley says:

    An amazing sale. The last sale I attended was 2009 and boy I was amazed.

  128. Caresse says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to this!

  129. Amanda says:

    Dream prize for this shoe crazy gal!!

  130. shalene olsen says:

    This would a wonderful gift!

  131. Bal says:

    would love this

  132. Ro says:

    Never been but would love to go!

  133. TY says:

    shoes! need i say more?

  134. Pat says:

    Ooh I would love some spring shoes!

  135. kelsey says:

    i need more shoes!

  136. Christine says:

    Can’t wait to go, see you girls there no matter what!

  137. AdinaStylist says:

    Accessories. It’s always about the accessories because they truly make an outfit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  138. Sanaz says:

    I’d love to win!

  139. Natalie H says:

    Shoes… What? Shoes…

  140. Lisa says:

    I’ve never managed to wait in the line – VIP would be awesome!!!

  141. sharyle lyndon says:

    I got so excited I ended up there this past weekend and shopping early but shoes are one of my favorite guilty pleasures and sometimes on my budget it’s my only one

  142. Marian Nielsen says:

    I love the A & N shoe sale. The sport of it all. Haven’t missed it in years, and I generally go 3 or 4 times. It’s shoe heaven.

  143. Andy C. says:

    My wife would learn to love me again if I won this for her

  144. Shar Palacios says:

    Would be soooo awesome if I got this!! My love for shoes has just recently been ignited!!!

  145. Catherine says:

    Would absolutely love to be able to go with VIP entry!

  146. Nicole Elder says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the A&N Shoe Sale!!! One of my fave events each year!! I have never been to opening day ~ but nevertheless its ALWAYS a great time!!!!

  147. Amanda says:


  148. Mel says:

    Would love to go!!

  149. E.Tang says:

    Love the A&N shoe sale!

  150. Tania Venn says:

    I felt like that last person on earth to have heard about this when I discovered it last year! Definitely going to be there this year!

  151. Cynthia T says:

    I have never been as I am scared of crowds of shoe hungry women but this would lure me out of hiding!

  152. Kim Clarke says:

    Yes, the big yellow fellow and I would like to shop for a new pair of shoes!

  153. gigi says:

    Have never been!

  154. Brett Jackson says:

    I’m a shoe sale virgin

  155. Neal Pellegrino says:

    Never been

  156. Gwen Phipps says:

    I have never been but would love to go!!!

  157. Perry says:

    That would be cool!

  158. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to win.

  159. Emily says:

    This will be my first time going and I’m so excited since I’ve heard so many good things about the sale

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