Bargain Shoe Store Payless Is Closing Its Doors
Claire Miles - February 19, 2019

Looking Back

by Edgar A. Guest

I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.

I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.

I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.

I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.

Bargain hunters are saying goodbye to one of the most affordable stores to score the best deals on low-cost footwear. Payless Shoes announced it will be closing its 2,100 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico starting in March. Some locations will have huge liquidation sales which will begin on February 17.

 

Not only are the physical stores are closing, but Payless’ online store will shut down as well. Though, if you really want to score a good deal, you can still purchase at their international locations in Latin America.

 

Payless has been in the spotlight recently. Designer Christian Siriano worked with Payless for his 2019 New York Fashion Week show. Siriano’s models rocked Payless shoes down the runway. Siriano also worked with Payless in 2017.

 

Payless launched a campaign in November 2018 to promote their footwear. They opened a faux luxury shoe store in Los Angeles called Palessi. They went all out for their opening with flashing lights and over the top displays. Style influencers who came for the opening couldn’t tell the footwear was, in fact, Payless discount shoes. Attendees noted the quality, “classy” and “sophisticated” look. Some even paid $600 for a single pair of shoes! The influencers were shocked when they found out that Palessi¬†was actually Payless.

 

 

 

Regardless of their viral ad campaign, it was not enough to keep Payless doors open. Payless will begin closing its stores in March 2019.