Off Broadway Shoes BiographySource(google.com.pk)
I hit up this Off Broadway (literally located... you guessed it, off Broadway) when I was getting my ride detailed at Shur Brite right up the street. The location is a but obscure as it is a bit off to the side of Dan McGuiness and I always seem to forget that this place exists.
I was able to find a really great pair of Nike running shoes here for around $20 below what they would normally retail for... this made me happy. They had a nice selection of Summer kicks too and even some Betsey Johnson in the clearance section for nearly 70% off normal retail prices. Yes. Please.
The staff was pretty unremarkable and didn't greet or assist me throughout my shopping experience as they were more busy chatting amongst themselves to notice that I was ready to throw down some cash.
While I don't see myself being a regular here, I definitely won't count out Off Broadway for a shoe fix every now and then.
Wow! How did I not know that this place existed?? A shoe warehouse in the center of Nashville with an amazing selection of women's shoes (men's selection not quite as grand) and some great sale prices on top of that? Yes please!
Back in the day, I used to own over 100 pairs of shoes -- but they were all running shoes. I think I had 1 pair each of brown, black, and navy shoes for work. So, boutiques for me are out of the question.
Warehouse-type places, on the other hand, are more my style. As long as they fit, match something in my wardrobe, and are appropriate for work, then I'll buy it. Because they have virtually all of the available shoes out, there really is no need to ask the roaming workers if they have shoes in your size. Maybe that's what I'm used to -- I don't need the customer service others tend to clamor for. If I don't see the size I need, I move on.
This place is pretty big. The women's shoes, naturally, take up half the store. The other half consists of men's shoes and children's shoes. And even in a small area of the men's side, there are the bargain basement women's shoes. And the usual bags and belts and shoe horns and socks up front.
As for the quality of the shoes -- there are a few designers that even I recognize, and a few that are obviously exclusive to the store. On the day I went, there were a few markdowns to $29.99 (and the quality matched). I was only looking for work basics, so I didn't really see anything over $100 when I was there. I noticed that shoes with stitching didn't exactly have clean lines.
I managed to find a basic black pump. Most of the styles didn't have my size (6.5) which I thought would be the last to sell out. They did have quite a few 7s and 8s.
This is my go to place for quality shoes when I am on the prowl for something specific. The main reason is that the store is ginormous and they house shoes for anyone and any type year round. I would say they offer shoes a good 20% off what you would find in the department stores and they carry a lot of the same brands.
It's laid out like a big warehouse with shoes on display and the boxes underneath so it's self service. Again, I prefer this, I don't' like some shoe person getting up in my business or waiting on them for a ridiculously long time as they try to locate the size shoe I want.
They do have sale racks in the back that offer shoes that are even further discounted. I personally don't always find much here but again their prices are reasonable. I have low back problems so I am unfortunately limited to clunky shoes and so if i come here , I will find all the brands of clunky shoes on the market (like born, clarks, merrel, teva)in all the available colors and styles. I swear it works for just about any shoe like that here so alas, I save time and money.
There is also an off Broadway in Oprymills.
Oh yeah......always many choices, great selection of many styles of shoes....
Huhhhhhh...(that's me sighing out of disappointment). This place used to rock back in the day (2001ish). It was THE place to go to find great shoes, and great deals on these great shoes. I went there at least once a week--yes I had a bit of shoe obsession. This location is so convenient too--right off the music row circle (think naked statues).
The past few years has seen a fast downhill slide for this place, sadly enough. Suddenly they stopped carrying a lot of my favorite designers, and started with their own (I can only assume it is their own brand because of the sheer volume of the product). Michael Shannon. At first, I was OK with the brand--most shoes were $39.99 or less and if you were in a bind and needed some strappy heels, you were in luck. But then you quickly realize, they are all exactly the same. Same heel height, same strap. A few different colors.
I still enjoy the bargain section every once in a while, mainly because the shoes are ultra cheap, but then they should be. Quality is not the same as it used to be either.
If you are in need of some inexpensive shoes and don't care about having a big variety, check this place out. It is huge, which is what blows my mind--every shoe looks the same to me. Oh, and they do have a "rewards" program--when you make a purchase, you get 10% of that purchase off of your next one. You just have to remember to save your receipt.
I used to always think Off Broadway was called such because it was, duh, "off Broadway" near Music Row in Nashville. Then I kept seeing more stores pop up... All of which were nowhere near Broadway, some even in different states... So I figured I was wrong, and "Off Broadway" referred to New York or plays, or something other than Nashville's famed street. So I went to their website to get to the bottom of it, and found this:
"Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse began as a three-day-a-week warehouse operation in the fall of 1989 in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. It was one of the first "warehouse concept" stores in the country. As the name suggests, the first store was located just "off Broadway," one of the main thoroughfares in the city."
They've since been bought out by a big shoe company and have over 50 locations across the US. I have to agree with the previous reviewer... I do remember a much better selection "way back when". But it's still a good place to look for shoes, and definitely one of the biggest selections you will find in the area.
Off Broadway is best for dressy, work shoes... For funkier shoes and cool sneakers, maybe not.
They have a cool program where, depending on how much you spend, you get a coupon on your receipt towards your next purchase. I like this better than a lot of rewards programs and other frequent customer programs out there.
I'm pretty disappointed with Off Broadway...20 years ago they had THE corner on the Nashville shoe market. Now it seems to be a hit or miss situation. No real high-end shoes, just the standard fare that can be found at most chain stores. Best quality? Good prices. Difficult sizes go fast!
I'm female. Therefore I shop for shoes. I hang on Vandy's campus and shoe shopping around this area isn't easy. You know, unless you have a few extra zillion bucks to drop in Green Hills. The location is close to campus and totally walk-able (maybe less so at night?). The set up is giant box store with easy access parking and I absolutely agree with Marcia that the staff is 'non descript' They were more interested in seeing if was going to swap my sneakers for the heels in the box I was trying on than actually seeing if I liked my shoes. This is the place you go for tons of shoes and low prices, not smiley customer service.
I would absolutely recommend this place to those who are on a big mission ('Must buy grown up shoes') who don't have time to shop at a zillion places. They WILL have something for you and it more than likely won't be more than $60. I got two snappy sets of heels for $40/piece. The men's selection stinks, but you know...who cares. Its not like I saw any men there. :-)
If you are looking for higher quality, I'd hit up DSW, but if you need some dang shoes...this could be your spot. Don't forget to hit the back of the store, where the real deals are!
Rows and rows of shoes...good deals! Imelda Marcos and Sex in the City's SJP would approve perhaps.....even though I didn't see any Manolo's or Jimmy Choos!
Off Broadway is a huge store that offers discount dressy and casual shoes for men, women, and children. The front of the store is all fancy women's shoes, and I saw some that I liked, but they were a little out of my price range. Further back, you'll find the more casual shoes and the sales, which range from 20% to 60% off, so you can find some really good deals on brand name shoes, some as low as $10.
When I walked into the store, a staff member stared at my shoes for a second and then handed me an "Extra 10% off all clearance items" coupon, which was a nice bonus. Off Broadway is very clean and organized, the staff was friendly, and they had good deals on some cool Rocket Dog and Steve Madden shoes and neat sneakers. The store is centrally located just off of music row, so you don't have to drive all the way out to the mall or Green Hills. They also carry a good selection of purses. The inventory leans strongly towards dressy and fashionable shoes, although there are a few athletic options too.