As many of my heelistas out there would probably agree, Stuart Weitzman is probably one of the most iconic luxury brands when it comes to bags, but especially shoes. Not only does Stuart Weitzman have a history of making high quality and comfortable products, they are best known for their luxury shoes for the best price (and for Stuart Weitzman designing a $2 million shoe in 2004, but that’s other news.) When it comes to luxury shoes and bags, there’s no need to spend a ton of money, because you will definitely find the best deal for the luxury style you are looking for from Stuart Weitzman.
If you are a newbie when it comes to Stuart Weitzman products, fear not! We’re breaking everything down for you in this complete buying guide for the brand, so you are left with absolutely no questions! From buying tips to fit tips, we’ll make sure you are completely comfortable buying your first products from Stuart Weitzman. Let’s start off with shoes!
Not only does Stuart Weitzman carry the best luxury shoes for the best price, you will almost certainly find a pair you are looking for from their hundreds of different styles in your size as well. While you may not know this fun little fact, or even care, Stuart Weitzman essentially created an entire system to create the styles we all want, in a variety of options, with a crazy fast turn-around time! This basically means when something is on trend (aka, if you see something on Gigi and Bella Hadid or Kendall Jenner) it’s probably Stuart Weitzman, OR, they have a more affordable alternative! Look no further, because if you’re looking for a great pair of stylish luxury shoes at the best price, Stuart Weitzman will be your go-to one stop shop.
While amazing options and amazing prices can be good an all, it sometimes can be pretty overwhelming when you have so many options. That is why we’re breaking everything down for you in this ultimate Stuart Weitzman Buying Guide to help you with every Stuart Weitzman purchase. Let’s start with the basics!
When it comes to luxury brands, most women have quite the issue when it comes to finding their perfect fit in a pair of pumps. That’s where Stuart Weitzman buyers get lucky, because the brand makes it incredibly easy to find your perfect size if you absolutely have to order online.
I want to take this time to note that while most people tend to fit into a general range of shoe sizes, there are many women out there who struggle with finding not just their perfect fit, but even a perfect size option in their favorite style. You know how I just mentioned that Stuart Weitzman buyers get lucky? This is where that comes into place.
Whether your feet are extremely small that kid sizes usually do the trick, or you are one of our fabulous taller heelista’s who can never shop at any shoe store due to most brands never having anything to offer past a US size 10, Stuart Weitzman carries one of the largest range of sizes on the market for luxury shoes. You can find shoes ranging from a women’s US size 4 all the way up to a women’s US size 12! And no, they are not one of the companies that saves the “less popular” (aka, ugly) shoes for the outliers of the typical size range, the majority of their shoes come in the entire size range, letting you pick and choose at well, which I know make’s a lot of women very, very happy!
Now that we have covered the fact that Stuart Weitzman is LITERALLY the best at size selection, we need to discuss how the sizes actually run as well. While many competing luxury brands are handmade and can fluctuate when it comes to sizes… surprise, surprise! No worries here when it comes to finding your right size because Stuart Weitzman shoes generally run true to size. Not convinced by me? Just scower the internet for the reviews, they’ll all say the same thing.
One unique thing about the Stuart Weitzman website that could be a total game changer for you as well is not only their convenient filter feature that lets you shop by size, but the actual fit reviews as well. Each pair of shoes on the website has a section dedicated to a fit review, where real customers like you and me can determine on whether or not the shoe fit’s true to size, smaller or larger than the actual size.
While this feature is super convenient when it comes to shopping, this one can be a bummer for shoes that are either newly released or those that just don’t have an abundant amount of reviews. But, regardless of the amount of reviews, the feature is still pretty cool, and the results are typically consistent across the board, so we are labeling this one as trustworthy!
Difficult Feet Tips:
This may be an odd title to you, but ladies, if you think you have difficult feet, you almost absolutely know what I’m talking about! Maybe you have narrow feet, but your feet aren’t THAT narrow, or maybe you have wide feet but geez, this shoe claiming to be “wide” still feels like a narrow. There is a shoe for you in the Stuart Weitzman collection, and hey, it may not have to come with a lot of digging!
Stuart Weitzman shoes come in 4 different widths, from super slim, to narrow, to medium to wide. This way, women with small feet don’t have to fall for the “.5 a size down trick” to fit overly narrow feet, and women who have larger than average feet can sit comfortable at a wide range that actually is, well, wide.
While I could go on and on about buying tips, there is something else pretty unique about the Stuart Weitzman brand. Each year, twice a year, the brand holds trunk shows across the United States, where women with difficult foot sizes can take a look at the shoes, work with a personal consultant and pre-order the latest styles coming out on the market!
Basically, this trunk show serves a purpose for women to not only get the shoes and styles they want, but to get the RIGHT shoes and styles they want, all while learning a little bit more about their feet. At each of these trunk shows, customers can work with a personal stylist that will measure their feet and recommend the certain style’s that the women are looking for and think will fit best for them.
While I know these trunk shows happen every fall and spring for the next upcoming seasons, the locations of these trunk show’s always change. You can keep up to date with these trunk shows through the Stuart Weitzman website and even book an appointment to make sure you keep your spot in line for that next pair of perfectly fit flats.
The good thing about a large selection of shoes, means a large selection of heels heights! I know the height of a heel doesn’t determine how easy a heel will be to walk in, but it’s a great place to start. Beauty doesn’t need to mean pain but let’s face it, heels are a pain, and we just have to figure out which gives you the least amount of pain, for the most amount of wear. After a good two weeks or so of breaking in your favorite pair of Stuart Weitzman’s, we’ve been able to
Picking the Right Shoe
If there’s anything we humans love to do in life, it is compare! SO instead of doing this the wrong way like comparing your body to runway supermodels, why not compare our shoes? The Stuart Weitzman website released this pretty cool feature last fall that allows us to essentially compare different shoe to each other! Not only is this a cool feature, but it’s perfect when attempting to decide between 3 different pairs of pumps that essentially, might look exactly the same but have subtle differences that you aren’t quite sure why they are different shoes in the first place. Originally, this comparison feature was exclusive to their boot guide, but they’ve rolled this out to the majority of the products now which is a total win-win in my book!
Knowing the material of your Stuart Weitzman shoe is key to keeping your previous pair around for a long time. One of the most notable materials of Stewart Weitzman is their use of extremely comfortable and soft cowhide leather. It has been shown from many reviews that Stuart Weitzman leather pumps are some of the most comfortable leather shoes around, however, since the leather is so soft and comfortable, you need to ensure they stay protected.
If you’re purchasing your first pair of genuine leather heels or boots, be sure to either talk to your salesperson or go about investing in a general-purpose protector spray and a special patent leather daily care solution. This way, you’ll be able to wear your precious pumps and boots without having to worry about scuffing, rips, or tears which can happen with the wear and tear of a shoe.
For all of our purse lovers out there, you can scream with joy at the fact that you can find your luxury bags for the best price at the same place you find your luxury shoes for the best deal! Since Stuart Weitzman introduced bags into their product selection, it has given women another avenue to explore high fashion handbags that are simple, tasteful and accessible to a variety of different women. While their bag selection may not be as extensive as their popular heels and boots, you can still find something that fits for you with great quality materials.
When browsing the Stuart Weitzman website, you will be able to choose from a few different selections of bag types, including hobo’s, shoulder, clutch and crossbody bags. Unfortunately for us, different types of bags like totes, backpacks and wallets either haven’t been made or aren’t as readily available like the others, so this can be problematic if you’re looking for a super distinct type of bag.
However, when it comes to bag offerings, the styles of the bags don’t lead towards trendy or “extra” stylish. Stuart Weitzman bags were designed to not just be fashion forward, but to be long-lasting and usable for many years. This way, you don’t have to spend a good amount of money constantly on a bag that will just go out of season in a few months or be considered hideous in a few years because of the “old trends” that were happening. If you are looking for a high-quality bag that you can wear with every outfit, is very versatile and can keep up with your fashion for years, this is where Stuart Weitzman bags come in handy.
Just like their shoes, the majority Stuart Weitzman handbags are made with only the highest quality materials, many of those including premium and genuine leather. While we already talked about leather care in the shoe section, I want to mention a few other material facts about their bags. The materials they use are so important, that if you visit the website, it will actually label the material the bag is made from on the quick view page, which can include embossed leather, snake skin, silk, suede, and others.
While you can’t use the compare feature on the bags, you will have to reference Stuart Weitzman’s shoe care page (which also serves as a handbag care page) in order to figure out the best way to care for your handbag.
Where to Buy Stuart Weitzman
I bet you thought we’d never get to this section! But, we are finally here. Where do we ACTUALLY get to purchase these shoes and bags?? Well let me tell you something, since you’ve already heard me rave over how awesome the Stuart Weitzman website is, I want to give you all multiple options on where to find these coveted and iconic shoes and stylish handbags because we all understand that brand websites aren’t always the go-to, especially if you’re one of the many people who are constantly looking for a great deal when shopping online. Below is a list of accredited and established retailers you can throw your dollars at for all of your Stuart Weitzman buying needs:
Stuart Weitzman Website
Saks Fifth Avenue
Where to Find Stuart Weitzman On Sale and For the Best Price
Let’s face it, a lot of us out here are balling’ on a budget and can’t afford to pay full price for Stuart Weitzman shoes or handbags even if they are one of the more affordable luxury brands out there (a pair of nudist heels cost more than my car payment each month so there’s that). While Stuart Weitzman does have a good amount of sales that go around each year, we still end up feeling the need to buy what we want to buy, when we want to buy it and we just can’t be patient enough to revisit the website until that sale drops!
It can truly be a treat to know you own a fresh and fancy pair of nudist heels bought directly from the department store, but, it’s also a treat to know that you own yourself a fancy pair of nudist heels that look just like new, maybe are even gently used, and are REAL and not wasted money on a pair of fakes that decide to troll the world-wide web. If you are looking for site’s that can sell you more affordable, or pre-owned and used options, I’ve listed a few below.
Keep in mind, you will not be able to find the latest and greatest styles from these websites, considering many of the shoes and handbags are discounted because they are either not being sold anymore, they are clearance items or are being resold from a previous purchaser.
Saks Off Fifth
*Just a disclaimer here, most of you will probably go online and see that you can find Stuart Weitzman shoes and bags from multiple different stores. However, random sites like these (including sites like Amazon and eBay) can sometimes be a host for fake luxury items which is why I tend to stay away from the deals that almost seem “too good to be true” especially when it comes to high end products. These items like luxury shoes and handbags are among the most frequently targeted and replicated products in the counterfeit industry, so it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to dropping your dollars for Stuart Weitzman products.
Stuart Weitzman Discount Buying Tips
As a good rule of thumb to follow when it comes to buying luxury shoes and handbags like Stuart Weitzman, you should NEVER trust a site that says they are selling a brand-new pair of heels or handbag for a significantly discounted price. It will most likely be a fake pair. . If it is Amazon or Stuart Weitzman, you are probably safe, however, you are much better off buying from a legitimate retailer or a re-sell site that can provide you with an authenticity card, then to be tricked into spending money on a fake pair of shoes thinking you are just getting the “best deal.”
Another piece of advice if you are buying Stuart Weitzman products online is to trust your gut. If you are communicating with someone online in regard to a pair of shoes or a bag, make them prove that they are a real person and actually have the product and authenticity card. We tend to not want to inconvenience other people, but if you are about to pay $600 for a new pair of gently used heels, never feel guilty for asking questions.
Speak with the seller directly. If they hassle you or come off as too pushy when selling their product, be cautious. Ask them to take a picture of the product with a kitchen item like a fork or a spoon in the picture and send it to you. That way you can tell if the photos are actually theirs and the product is in the condition as listed. Don’t hesitate to ask for more details about how verifying their proof of purchase and authenticity as well. If they got the product brand new from Amazon and are attempting to resell to you, they’ll often hesitate to show you proof of purchase. Also request a duplicate picture of the authenticity card as well and compare it to other Stuart Weitzman authenticity cards. If you don’t have one in possession to compare it to, just look online from trusted bloggers or sources. Some sellers may attempt to fake and replicate these items in attempts to get rid of the product by making it look legit. Taking every precaution necessary before buying a Stuart Weitzman item from a resell site may seem time consuming, but this can save you a great amount of headache and money to ensure you’re getting exactly what you are paying for.
If you come across a pair of shoes that you believe are fake, you can always reference Stuart Weitzman’s counterfeit questions page to determine whether or not you should buy from a certain retailer. That is all
So, there you have it! I hope this Stuart Weitzman Ultimate Buying Guide cleared up any questions you might have had on their shoes or handbags. As you can tell, spending your dollars at Stuart Weitzman will ensure you the highest quality products at the best price, as well as giving you multiple options if you have difficult shoe sizes or fits. Comment and let me know what your favorite pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes and handbags are and why!
Until the next one, heelistas!