Fashion Advice: Designer Deals on Amazon

Q: I’ve been browsing Amazon and I came upon shoes by Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, and Jimmy Choo at discounted prices!!!  Do you know if the shoes on this site are actually true designer and not just fakes or knock-offs?  If they are real then where does Amazon get them???

Wal-Mart Fashion Advice: Designer Deals on Amazon

A: The shoes are indeed the real thing. Amazon doesn’t actually “sell” the items themselves, but sort of acts like a shopping portal linking retailers like Nordstrom.com and Bluefly.com with shoppers like yourself. So you’re purchasing the shoes directly from a company like Bluefly, with Amazon just facilitating (and probably receiving a nice commission) the process.