Shoe website comparison: Fergie Shoes vs Shoebuy

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Fergie Shoes Women's Protest heels
Fergie Shoes Women's Protest heels | Source

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With so many shoe retailers online, customers can easily get overwhelmed by the choices. This review compares the fashionable footwear website Fergie Shoes to Shoebuy.com, to help customers determine which company best suits their needs. Pros and cons of each company are described, and prices are compared.

Fergie Shoes offers sexy footwear for women; the styles are inspired and created by Grammy award-winning artist Fergie, of The Black Eyed Peas.

Shoebuy.com uses the tagline "The World's Largest Site For Shoes". It sells more variety of products than Fergie Shoes in addition to shoes but does not specialize in female consumers.

Fergie Shoes

Pros for customers at Fergie Shoes are:

  • The company specializes in shoes for women, which gives women their own retail space and a lot of variety!
  • Fashion-forward styles for dress shoes (platform pumps and peep-toe heels), boots, and sandals
  • Tie to celebrity Fergie. Customers can say they have a tie to the singer and flaunt the brand.
  • Shoes are designed specifically by the company; there is originality to the designs.

Cons of shopping with Fergie Shoes are:

  • Only sells shoes for women. Men and kids cannot find footwear here.
  • The footwear collection launched in 2009, which means the website is not as established as many online competitors.
  • Only ships within the United States. International customers are not able to purchase footwear through the website.
  • The only accepted payment methods are Credit Cards and Debit Cards. Cash, check and money orders are not accepted, which may limit customer options.
  • Not all shoppers want sexy footwear; the brand will not appeal to all women.

Prices At Fergie Shoes

Prices at Fergie Shoes are reasonable, given the high-quality, unique styles:

  • There is a Sale section that rotates footwear at discounted prices. Currently the Women's Jessie bronze heels are 20% off.
  • High-quality materials include leather and suede.

The sales selection, however, is much more limited that at Shoebuy.com. The latter company has more pages of sale items on women's footwear at its website.

Shoebuy.com

Advantages, or pros, of shopping at Shoebuy.com are:

  • Carries shoes for men, women, and kids. Fergie Shoes only carries shoes for women.
  • Sells running shoes, walking shoes, and sandals for women. These items are not available at Fergie Shoes.
  • Sell bags, accessories, and apparel in addition to footwear. Women can buy more than footwear within one website. There is ease to the shopping experience.
  • Sells over 1,200 brands! For customers who want choice and different styles, this is the place.
  • Able to ship internationally.

Cons for customers who select Shoebuy.com are:

  • Does not focus solely on women; there is not the specialty of Fergie Shoes. Women have to share the website with men and kids.
  • Carries brands such as Reebok and Rockport, yet does not sell a brand of its own (unlike Fergie Shoes).
  • Standard shipping within the US may take longer than at Fergie Shoes. Shipping takes 3-10 business days; Fergie Shoes is 7 business days at most.

Dress Shoes At Shoebuy.com

Benjamin Adams London Charlize heels.
Benjamin Adams London Charlize heels. | Source

Prices At Shoebuy.com

Shoebuy.com offers a larger sales section for women's footwear than Fergie Shoes. There are currently 4523 discounted women's shoes at Shoebuy.com, and only three pairs within the Sale section at Fergie Shoes!

Prices are similar between Shoebuy.com and Fergie Shoes for similar styles. For example, both companies offer patent leather heels at almost the same price:

  • Shoebuy.com: Sofft Ramona II Sand Patent Leather pumps - $71.95 USD (reduced from $114.95 USD)
  • Fergie Shoes: Fergie Women's Protest pumps, Patent or snake print - $79.99 USD (price may vary based on colour)

The Shoe Comparison For Online Customers

The two websites offer different shoe options that appeal to different customers' needs.

For women who want sexy footwear that is branded by a celebrity, Fergie Shoes will appeal. Men and kids, however, will not find their shoe needs met at this website.

Shoebuy.com has much more selection of styles and total shoes for women, kids, and men than Fergie Shoes. Customers who want running and walking shoes will find the styles at Shoebuy.com, but not at Fergie Shoes. As well, international shoppers will enjoy that they can shop at Shoebuy.com.

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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi Peggy, I understand what you mean about it being difficult to buy shoes online as you value comfort. I recommend checking return policies on Websites to see how long you have to return shoes if you need to and what are the stipulations. As well, consult the size and fit charts that many shoe sites are embedding into their sites. Thanks for stopping by!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Christy,

Am surprised that you do not have hundreds of comments on this hub considering how many women love their shoes. I would be hesitant about buying online because even when I purchase them in stores and walk around for some time, it is hard to find comfortable ones. These surely look pretty! Up votes and tweeting.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks for the vote and taking time to read @vespawoolf! Shoes are fun!


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I like the idea of Fergie shoes! The styles picture are gorgeous. Will definitely look into it. Thank you for the useful info! Voted up!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Lisa, Welcome to fashion central with Fergie's Shoes :) Thanks for the vote and for sharing my interest in shoes too!

@tobusiness, you are so kind. Thanks and I will be searching your hubs for gems from you too!


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Lisas-thoughts101 4 years ago from Northeast Texas

Really enjoyed the hub. Didn't know fergie's site existed. So, I now have a new shopping site. Thanks. I voted up, interesting and useful. Great writing.

Lisa


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

I just recently found your hub pages, it's absolutely amazing, a virtual Aladdin's cave, so many wonderful gems.

Hope you don't mind my sharing.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Moonlake, Fergie Shoes has some very trendy styles. Thanks for the vote and share too.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Christy, I've never heard of Fergie Shoes. Now I know about the site. Very useful hub voted up and shared.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Laura, I like flip flops too! I wore a pink pair the other day. If that style suits you I say wear them and you can still be stylish!

@Teaches, If you lived closer I would take you out just so you could wear those shoes :) I like the pair too and specifically wanted to feature them here! Thanks for reading and the comment.

@flash, There is lots of information now online with sizing charts that is helpful. The return policies usually have a certain time period for returns too. Thanks for the comment!

@Marc, There are often free shipping sales at websites or coupon codes found across the web. You could always shop in store and find the right shoe and then check the websites for the same size of the same pair. Thanks for the comment and addition to the hub.


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lauramaryscott 4 years ago from Boise, Idaho

Another good article, ChristyWrites. Many moons ago, I wore them but now I am delighted to have nice flipflops with arch supports.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I love that first shoe photo! I see women wearing these stylish shoes and wish I could have some place to go to also enjoy the look. Great write up and information on this designer. Women can never have too many shoes!


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

Great useful tips to know if you are going to shop for shoes online. I would prefer to try the shoes on first and if I did ever decide to shop for shoes online I would return to this Hub article.


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Marc Babineau 4 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

My problem is i can't buy shoes online - for me, a Nike running shoe needs to be size 14 or 15, Adidas a 12 or 13, Puma a 13 or 14, etc... I would need to be returning shoe after shoe - any online sites that give free shipping and returns for size problems?


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Jackie, I like to get good deals for good quality items - glad you agree :)

@Janine, hehe I am glad you enjoy shoe-related articles too! Thanks for the support for both my writing and for fashion too!

@Ruchira, You are quite right - shoes are important too! Thanks for the comment and votes.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

I will go with the best deal but I like to look at the more expensive to find an inexpensive one that looks like $$. Thanks!


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

As a women who LOVES shoes, thank you for this article on the comparison of the two different retail shoe websites. I will be definitely looking into these sites further. I have pinned this to use for further reference. Thank you again and have also voted up and shared too!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Useful hub, christy!

Always good to know the pros and cons of good retailer stores. Shoes are women's second best possession after purses and jewelry :)

voted up as useful

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