Fashion Finds: Stylish Shoes (On A Budget)

Chinese New Year may be over, but you can always find an excuse to buy new shoes. The perfect pair can sometimes be as elusive as Cinderella’s glass slipper, but who says you can’t have a happy ending to your shoe fairytale? Here are some cool places to get stylish shoes – without breaking the bank.

Charles & Keith

Available online and at their various boutiques island-wide.

Now, Charles & Keith of course needs no introduction, but we had to include it in this list for posterity’s sake. After all, when you think of stylish and affordable shoes, doesn’t Charles & Keith almost always come to mind? While prices have increased in recent years, the brand still manages to push out affordable styles that are on-point every season. From basic work pumps to on-trend mules, it’s not difficult to snag a snazzy new pair of shoes for under $100. If you can’t find a particular size or style in stock at one of their many stores island-wide, try checking out their website instead. Delivery is free in Singapore for purchases above $40 anyway.

(Charles & Keith Facebook)

Nelissa Hilman

Available online or at their boutique at UGF-20, Bangsar Village II, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Nelissa Hilman hails from our neighbour across the Causeway, but thankfully, they ship to Singapore too. The Malaysian shoe maker offers a collection of stylish heels, flats and sandals – all of which are especially affordable when converted to Singapore dollars (think 40 to 50 Singapore dollars for a well-made pair of shoes). From metallic mules to tartan block heels, this is one brand you can always go to for stylish, high-quality and affordable kicks.

(Source: Nelissa Hilman Facebook)

Shop Weekend Cheoks

Available online and at their studio in Singapore.

Shop Weekend Cheoks is a quaint boutique that offers a collection of casual wear, weekend shoes and homeware – basically, everything to fulfil your naturalistic and minimalist Instagram lust list. Their collection of shoes are pretty on-point and affordable, so check them out if you’re looking for a new pair of slingbacks or mules.

The most popular shoe style seems to be their Square Mules, which come in a range of neutral shades to complement almost any #OOTD. Shoes are priced between $49 to $119, so we say skip the overpriced Celine mules and get these dupes instead.

(Source: Shop Weekend Cheoks Facebook)


Available online.

If you’re looking for celebrity-inspired styles, American retailer Tobi has you covered with their cool girl-approved footwear collection – and for reasonable prices ranging between $29 – $50 (Singapore dollars!) too. From strappy sandals to slip-on sneakers, the online retailer is your go-to place to score that pair of shoes you saw on Instagram. Oh, and have we mentioned how Tobi offers free shipping on all orders to Singapore? Yassssss.

(Source: Tobi)


Available online or at Tangs, Metro Paragon and Keepers. See here for stockist details.

Who says you have to compromise style for comfort? Anothersole is best known for their comfortable lace ups, which come in a variety of colours and finishes. Not only is each pair made with 100% natural products, but the brand also donates a portion of their proceeds to a charity which feeds starving children. Each pair ranges between 50 to 60 USD, but that’s a small price to pay for comfort and style no?

(Source: Anothersole Facebook)


Available online or at Citylink Mall #B1-44/46, Wisma Atria #B1-27/28/29 and ION Orchard #B3-36. Other store locations here.

PrettyFIT can be uh, pretty hit or miss – and we’re fairly sure that the brand isn’t exactly approved by the fashion set – but they do occasionally push out some nice styles. While we’ve seen quite a few auntie mum-approved styles on their shelves, PrettyFIT does actually have a nice range of affordable sandals and sneakers. Don’t write this brand off just yet, and take some time to try out the shoes – you’ll be surprised at what you might find there.

(Source: PrettyFIT Facebook)


Available online.

Whenever we’re thinking about trying out a new shoe trend, one of the first places we’ll check out is Zalora. The retailer not only stocks a wide selection of mid-range shoe brands, but their own house brand has some pretty neat styles at affordable prices too – think strappy heels, chunky mules and ankle strap flats for under $50. Local delivery is also free for orders above $40 and they have a 30 day return policy.

(Source Zalora Facebook)

Pretty Ballerinas

Available at The Paragon #02-47 and Ngee Ann City #B1-50.

With a pair of shoes ranging from $200 – $300, Pretty Ballerinas is one of the more expensive brands on this list. However, that is a (comparatively) reasonable price to pay for a pair of quality shoes made in Spain – in fact, we would even venture so far as to say that these are much more comfortable and long-wearing than Repetto ballet flats (cue gasps of horror).

Besides their classic ballet flats, Pretty Ballerinas also does some cute oxfords and on-trend mules. If paying $200 a pop is a bit too much for you, wait for their sale or promotion periods to score a pair at a discount.

(Source: Pretty Ballerinas Facebook)

E8 by Miista

Available on their website and on Zalora.

If British luxury shoe brand Miista is the equivalent of Marc Jacobs, then their diffusion line E8 by Miista is the Marc by Marc Jacobs of footwear. Whether you’re lusting after some studded booties or Gucci-esque mules, E8 by Miista always has something worthy of your #OOTD. Don’t sleep on your wish list for too long though – some styles tend to sell out quite quickly.

(Source: E8 by Miista Facebook)


Available online and at The Heeren, Raffles City and JEM.

Long before its facelift, Robinsons used to be the place for aunties to buy pillow cases and young adults to buy “adult” clothes (which only served to make one look more like the aforementioned aunties). Now, the department store offers a younger and trendier selection of brands, including shoe labels like Schutz, Melissa and more. (Where do all the aunties shop these days though?)

If you don’t have a particular style in mind, have a gander at the Robinsons shoe department – you just might find your perfect pair from their collection of stylish and affordable shoes.

(Source: Schutz Facebook)

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