If there are two things that I have in abundance, they are shoes and principles. But what happens when the two disagree? My recent People Style Watch had a discount code for Pour La Victoire and since I really like their shoes (evidenced here, here, here and here) I decided to buy another pair. I was so excited for these olive green booties for fall. I have been envisioning them with so many things; skirts, jeans, wide leg pants. They would be the perfect transition shoe. But imagine my disappointment when I saw these very same shoes, one day after I bought them, on Gilt for less than half what I paid. The same thing happened to me this past spring with a Catherine Malandrino top that showed up on Rue La La two days after I bought it for a third of the price. But at least Catherine Malandrino made it right and credited me back the difference in price. Pour La Victoire was interested in doing no such thing. I think it's extremely poor practice to sell something at full price (or very close to it) that you will have at a deep discount via the likes of Gilt or Rue La La without adjusting the price that your customer paid if it is brought to your attention. The discounted shoes on Gilt are not available in my size so here's the dilemma. Do I keep the shoes because I love them despite not being happy with Pour La Victoire as a company? Or do I send them back and stand behind my principles? What say you blog reader?