Monday, April 11, 2011

Cinderella, Dorothy and the Old Woman

What do Cinderella, Dorothy and the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe all have in common? Well, a love of shoes of course!  Cinderella’s Glass Slippers were not only beautiful (and much classier than lucite), but they were also magical enough to snag her a hot rich guy.  Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers were so beloved that the chick was willing to throw down with a heinous witch and winged monkey’s just to keep them.  And let’s not forget about the Old Woman who lived in her shoe; she had so many children she didn’t know what to do (I did a whole diatribe about how she might have ended up there in an earlier blog post) …  What she did know? She loved shoes more than motherhood, which would explain why her kids didn’t live in a normal house. 

But digging deeper, there’s something else that links these ladies together besides shoes.  They were all poor! Cinderella was essentially a maid whose closest friends were rodents, Dorothy was the orphaned niece of farmers, and the Old Woman… well she was a single mom… living in a BOOT!

Carrie Bradshaw loved shoes too, but she had an HBO sized budget to work with.  In reality, most women aren’t so lucky; they’re more likely working on a shoe string budget instead (all puns intended).  What’s a girl to do when she wants fancy feet with floundering finances? 

If The Shoe Doesn't Fit is an online auction website for shoe lovers that offers a variety of footwear at a range of price points.  The site was created to offer a one stop shopping just for shoes and shoe related merchandise.  Shoppers will find brand new shoes as well as previously-loved shoes that may have been worn only once or twice and have been abandoned to the back of a closet. That translates into listings of designer shoes and boots, comfort shoes, even sports shoes in great condition, new or gently worn, at amazing prices. Good deal, right?

If Cinderella, Dorothy, and the Old Woman had access to If The Shoe Doesn't Fit it’s fair to say that they would have saved themselves a whole lot of trouble.  Pumpkins and poppies, boots and balls, step-sisters and scarecrows… yes, they could have saved a whole lot of trouble, time, and of course, money.

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