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Re: Bzees Kiss Slingback sandals

 @Lilysmom

 

You're lucky to see Bzees in bricks and mortar stores now. I took a look at a bricks and mortar Hudson's Bay, Sears Canada, Soft Moc, Walk with Ronsons and there wasn't any Bzees in those stores. Not only that but the Hudson's Bay had absolutely no Naturalizer shoes or Bzees shoes in the store either. I have noticed Hudson's Bay has cut way back on shoe inventory in store and the top display shelves don't even have any shoes on them at all. Hudson's Bay would rather carry Caleres other brands in store including Franco Sarto, Lifestride, and Fergalicious shoes. Sears has some Lifestride shoes but no Bzees in store at all.

 

So stores no longer carry certain brands which then means people look elsewhere for a brand -- either online or other retailers. It's rather the chicken or the egg, which came first? People stopped shopping in bricks and mortar stores or bricks and mortar stores stopped carrying whole brands of shoes?

 

Oh, and the air conditioner in Hudson's Bay wasn't working either -- on the hottest day of the year so far in the lower mainland area of Vancouver, B.C. -- the store was an oven. Yeah, that's for sure to not bring in customers as the rest of the mall the air conditioning works!

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It seems as though Bzees may be the next big thing, perhaps replacing Sketchers, or at least giving them a run for their money.   They are obviously very popular with our small segment of the population. 

 

I think all the big stores have cut down on their inventories since it costs them money to carry merchandise.  Everyone's shopping on the Internet.  Read this week that recycling centers are having problems keeping up with all the cardboard boxes.  I certainly contribute my share. 

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@TY  Our new shoes look a heck of a lot better on the foot than they did in the box. 

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@TY, they only had black in the store.  I have a million black everything lol.  I wound up ordering a pair of Anne Klein sandals that look like Bzees.  Hearing all the comments here, I will have to hit the Naturalizer store again.  LM

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I noticed that HSN has a pair of Bzees sandals as the TS today and they sure look a lot like the Bzees Kiss Slingback sandals. They have a different fabric upper the but style and the sole looks very similar. I notice that it comes in medium and wide. If anyone gets these sandals let us know how they fit. I haven't seen them in Canada yet.

 

Bzees Drama Velvet Athleisure

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@Kachina624 wrote:

@TY   I received that very shoe today from Zulily but in a different color.  I haven't even had a chance to try them on yet.  Small world.  HSN carries this brand and I got a pair this spring. They're comfy as house slippers.  Here are the ones I got.

 

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Those are super cute.  I wish they had been the T.S.  I love BZEES.  I just did not like the T.S. one bit.  It was super odd looking and the juxtaposition of the material (velvet) and style just didn't work well together.

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If you google "Naturalizer Outlet"  , they have a good selection of shoes on sale.  If you want the Bzees brand in Canada; google "Naturalizer Canada"  ( has a Canadian flag in top left corner) ; for American products from Naturalizer USA,  google "Naturalizer America" (home page has an American flag on top left).  Important, the 2 sites SALE dropdown is not the same as the Outlet store., as near as I could figure out the Outlet store has the best sale and past season shoes.  Also if you sign up for their "e something or other) they send a signup thingy for $10 off your first order.  It was confusing as the dickens for me as I wasn't expecting to run in to 2 seperate countries.  Also it looks like Canada won't ship to the USA and vice versa as the states and whatever Canadas states are called are seperated and can't be overridden.  For instant, I didn't realize that zip codes won't work in the Canadian site.  It took me 3 days and tries to figure all that out.  Good Luck. Got a great winter shoe at a great price,

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@SundayMonday

 

Thanks for the information. In the greater Vancouver, B.C. area, there are a couple of Naturalizer outlet stores but I haven't been to one lately. I did visit the one near the Vancouver airport about a month ago but it was crowded. I think I have better luck visiting the outlet stores in the U.S. like the Naturalizer outlet and Famous Footwear which is owned by Naturalizer.

 

I did look online at Hudson's Bay as they now have the Bzees Kiss slingback sandal in black on sale but they only brought in medium and not wide widths so they won't fit me. I'll look for them in black in the U.S. in the next year or so.

 

Given that their parent company Caleres owns both the Ryka shoe brand (which is sold on QVC) and the Bzees shoe brand (which is sold on HSN too), that these brands aren't sold on TSC in Canada. I don't think that Caleres does a very good job with their Naturalizer, Ryka, or Bzees brands of shoes in Canada.

 

You used to be able to buy wide width Naturalizer shoes at Hudson's Bay in store and now if they carry Naturalizers, it's only medium widths. Same thing with other Caleres brands like Lifestride and Franco Sarto. There are only 3 Naturalizer shoe stores in the lower mainland Vancouver B.C. area so buying online is the most likely option.

 

I've only seen Ryka shoes at Sears Canada and I won't shop at that department store anymore. Sears Canada has filed for bankruptcy and is going to rip off their laid off employees by basically not paying severance, vacation pay, or their pensions. I can't support them and I won't shop at Sears in the U.S. anymore either as the same company owns both Sears Canada and Sears in the U.S.

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Re: Bzees Kiss Slingback sandals

BZEES Kiss Sandal is 39.99 on the Naturalizer website today.  There is also a twenty percent off coupon and free shipping.  hellospring

 

If you go through Mr. Rebates you will get a few percent knocked off too.

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A couple of weeks ago when Hudson's Bay stores were clearing out their fall shoes, I saw a pair of Bzees Sandy black shoes for the sale price of $80.99 CDN - the full price was $90 CDN. Are you kidding me? When I turned the shoes over to look at the HBC price sticker with the shoe information, I noticed that these shoes were from the fall of 2013. Maybe HBC is clearing out their Ontario warehouse and shipping shoes to suburban stores but I sure am not going to pay nearly full price for a pair of shoes that are more than 5 years old. I even took a photo of the shoe label just to see if I could find them online on the HBC website. Nope.