Vinnies op-shop panned by customers after advertising a pair of Christian Louboutin designer shoes for an eye-watering price
- Palm Beach Vinnies selling Louboutin shoes
- Advertised as down from $1,482 to $500
A charity op-shop has caused a ruckus after listing a pair of designer shoes for a startling price.
The Vinnies at Palm Beach, south-east of the Gold Coast, advertised the gold and silver Christian Louboutin men’s shoes with gold-studded heels for $500, discounted down from $1,483.
The same pair of shoes is being sold online by a retailer for about $1,480.
The famous French designer, Christian Louboutin, became famous for his brand’s red-bottomed stilettos that can sell for as much as $5,000 a pair.
The shoes, advertised on a red pillow, caused a stir in a locals Facebook group where members were dumbfounded by the price tag.
A pair of gold and silver Christian Louboutin shoes with gold studded heels (pictured) were advertised at a Vinnies op-shop for $500, down from $1,483
‘You know when Palmy has gone really upmarket,’ the photo of the shoes was captioned.
‘Designer shoes at Vinnies,’
‘I remember seeing Vinnies in Tugun had this ghastly wedding dress for almost $4,000,’ one user wrote.
‘Think they need to remember they are selling donated goods, not operating a boutique store. [Such] a rip-off.’
‘It’s bloody disgusting the prices they charge on anything,’ another wrote.
Another member of the Facebook group commented that ‘all op shops have forgotten that they are meant to be there for the poor people, not just the hipsters’.
One user jumped to the op-shop’s defence, saying: ‘Actually, the op shops are there to raise money for the charity.’
‘Lifeline to fund their crisis line, Vinnies to help the poor,’ they wrote.
‘Their shops are there for everyone and Vinnies give gift cards to the poor to use at their shops so they get items for free.’
The shoes are being sold out of the Vinnies at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast (pictured) – with the charity shop established to help support the poor
After a shirt from designer brand Proenza Schouler was found in a Vinnies in Sydney’s Summer Hill for $350 – later being dropped to $100 – a spokesperson for the company’s NSW branch said product pricing was determined by ‘affordability to its customers as well as the quality of goods on sale’.
‘The principal purpose of Vinnies Shops is to raise much-needed funds for the St Vincent de Paul Society’s many services for people experiencing disadvantage,’ the spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia.
‘These include homelessness services, domestic and family violence shelters, health services, disability services, and the work of our members in communities all over NSW by supplying food, clothes, and everyday essentials to people in need.’