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Shoppers Get The Latest Fall Fashions For Less At Payless(R)

On-Trend Shoes and Accessories from Christian Siriano for Payless(TM) and Brash(TM), Among Others, Help Women Update Fall Wardrobes for Less, Starting at Under $20 an Item

TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the official start of fall later this month, Payless ShoeSource(R) announced today its new women's collection including a range of popular fall styles starting at under $20 an item. The collection features animal print booties, menswear pumps, heeled Mary Janes, a myriad of flats including ballet and smoking flats and a wide range of boots – all aimed at helping women get outfitted for a fashionable fall season for less.  

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"A great pair of shoes or handbag can transform an outfit, and our mission is to be the go-to store for women looking to get the latest looks at a great price," said LuAnn Via, CEO of Payless ShoeSource. "Our fall line for women has styles for every need – dress and casual boots, heels in a wide range of heights, special occasion looks for Homecoming and the fall wedding season, casual flats, canvas and athletic sneakers, even wellie rain boots – whatever the occasion, you can count on Payless to find what you need."  

Designer Collections For Less
Payless' widely available designer line, Christian Siriano for Payless, is focused on everyday styling at great prices, starting at under $30.   The fall line includes a range of on-trend looks featuring menswear details such as the Lambert loafer pump, $35, with its peep-toe, tassel detail and plaid and tweed uppers, as well as the Candice flat, $27, with its gold chain and tassel detailing rendered in rich red and black versions.  This Christian Siriano-designed line also includes the La Femme pump, a classic silhouette modernized in an all-over leopard print and black patent option for just $33. The Yvonne boot features a sculptural platform silhouette and a round toe in black and grey faux suede, while the Racquel side-zip heeled bootie is featured in all-over leopard print and black designs – all priced at $50 a pair.   Two coordinating handbags – the Trista shopper with its leopard print detailing, and the color-blocked Logan in grey/black and beige/black combinations – are both $25 each.

Fall Boot Collection
Boots are always a key staple for fall and the Payless boot collection features a full range of styles including popular western looks, harness details, motorcycle and military-inspired styles. Other details include tall-shaft slouch boots, short and mid-shaft boots with strapping details, and a range of heel heights from flat to chunky stacked and daintier dress heel treatments.  Popular styles in the line include the Ryan fringe moc-bootie, $40, the Sammi short boot for $35, the Val style with its chunky stacked heel at $45, and the Wanda and Pixie western style boots at $50 and $45 respectively.  Wellington boots (aka Wellies) for the fall rainy season are also included like the Splash at $30 and fun cozy boots featuring knit sweater uppers such as the Marian and Tia, both at $23.

Special Occasion Dress Looks for Homecoming & Fall Wedding Season
The fall season brings special occasions like Homecoming dances and fall wedding season – important events that require a fantastic pair of shoes.  Payless has a wide range of women's dress shoes featuring classic styles, as well as more modern designs from its Brash collection. The Brash collection includes shoes that make a statement including the Lunar sky-high wedge for $35 in nude, cobalt blue, black and all-over leopard print, the Jupiter platform sandal in nude, black and mirrored metallic options at just $30, and the Kosmic pump with its sleek high-heel platform design in brilliant red and silver alternatives at $35.  Fioni and Fioni Night brands offer classic dress and special occasion styles including the Luring, $30, a beautiful ruffle T-strap in rich red and black faux satin versions; the Lyndie, $30, a d'orsay pump in silver faux satin featuring an elegant side bow; the Intyce, $25, featuring a mass of curved straps in bronze metallic and bright red versions; the Helix, $30, with its electric blue glitter strappy upper; and the Influence, $28, a point-toe mid-heel pump rendered in black faux stain and featuring a chic bow.  Clutches like the Elyse envelope clutch and the Krista ruffle clutch, designed to coordinate with the Luring, start at just $17.

Other key footwear trends for the fall season include:

  • Silhouettes – slouch boots, heeled boots, riding boots, ankle booties, military-inspired boots, western boots,  Wellington rain boots, heeled Mary Janes, platform pumps, wedges, ballet flats, smoking flats
  • Colors & Prints – animal print, plaid, blue, red, grey and natural tones like tan, brown and stone
  • Materials – suede, fabric, cozy faux fur, glitter finish, tweed, patent, satin
  • Details – fringe, straps, buckles, tassels, chains and  bows

Payless Signature BOGO Sale
All pricing listed above are full retail prices and very affordable for these popular trend items.  Shoppers can get an even sweeter deal when they hit Payless' signature Buy One Get One half off sale, which is running now in all Payless stores nationwide.

Happiness Guarantee
Payless has one of the best return policies in the industry and will return items for any reason.  For shoppers that have a receipt, Payless will gladly exchange the item for another of equal value or refund the purchase price.  For those without a receipt, a store credit is given. 

About Payless & Collective Brands, Inc.
Payless ShoeSource, Inc., a unit of Collective Brands, Inc., (NYSE: PSS) is the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere and is dedicated to providing incredible value pricing for trend-right styles of footwear and accessories for the entire family to enjoy.   As of the end of second quarter 2012, Payless operated 4,107 stores throughout the Americas and an online store (www.Payless.com) and also has approximately 174 franchised stores located primarily in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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