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10 September 2009 @ 02:06 pm
Hey guys! I'm a big lover of shoes, and want to get more that match my dresses, but the shipping costs kill me! Where in toronto (other then twylite in kensington... the prices there are a bit outrageous) do you go shoe shopping for lolita?
Amy the Yuamy_the_yu on September 10th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
Check some Winners. There were a few pairs of Betsyville shoes at the one by my workplace (intersection of King/Spadina downtown) that would work well w/ lolita outfits and were on sale a couple of weeks ago when I went. I find them a lot more interesting than the generic black mary-janes that all other stores seem to carry...
vanillaparfaitvanillaparfait on September 15th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Well there's also that lolita-ish store in Splendid China Tower (near Pacific Mall). I surprisingly got some amazing shoes at Value Village before too. I'd also venture to say that Borderline and Hell's Bells have some shoes that can work. A lot of stores are making feminine things right now, so you could at the very least find something basic and spruce it up with your own pearls, bows, etc.
Jackie Mmujitsukyo on September 17th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
YOu could try hells belles, its on queen just west of spadina. Sometimes they have lolita styled shoes, and they are much cheaper than twylite and borderline.
karen_dpkaren_dp on October 17th, 2009 07:17 am (UTC)
My favourite shoes that I wear with Lolita come from Wal-Mart and Payless. More from Payless. They had these little heels that looked just like ones from Innocent world!
velvetinedreams on August 14th, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
I hope you find the shoes you're looking for in Toronto (I have a lot of trouble finding any shoes/boots that are of the Victorian/Steampunk style, so I sympathise)! You could check the Naturalizer clearance outlet in Mississauga - I got a pair of last-season granny boots there for half price, and they have some nice Maryjane style shoes sometimes.

I'm so glad you're eschewing TwyLite, BTW. Besides charging too much for cheaply-made K-Star dresses, the owner of TwyLite turns out to be horribly homophobic! My goth friend Emmie (who sometimes comes to Lolita meetups) went there one time and told the owner she was looking for a funky outfit to wear to a drag queen event, and the owner started railing about how 'sick' gay people are and how much she hates them!! O_o It's incredible that an owner of an alternative clothing shop in Kensington Market would be such a bigot. I'm telling as many people as possible so they know the truth about this woman. :( Best for everyone to stay away and not give her your hard-earned cash...