After five months of patiently waiting, the two pairs of shoes I ordered from Secret Shop through taobaonow finally arrived. The delay wasn't the shopping service's fault, but they kept me periodically updated.
Both pairs were Innocent World replicas, as I had been needing more classical styled shoes which other cheap alternatives (bodyline) didn't really provide. After fees and shipping, I paid about $50 per pair. I don't think Secret Shop is allowing individual shoe orders anymore, however, and you have to go through some distributor for nearly $50 a pair before shipping.
I found it amusing that they used an Angelic Pretty logo for the inside of the shoe.
They used their own logo for the inside of these, which I prefer.
I've never had a pair of shoes that clasped quite like these before. The closures are hooks that you slide the strap into, and the adjustable "buckle" part prevents the strap from sliding through. It's faster than buckling, sure, but it doesn't seem as secure...
For comparison, my pair of Innocent World shoes have a normal buckle.
Here they are worn with the pair of Secret Shop socks that I threw in with the order as an impulse.
I love that Secret Shop put out some classical shoes, but the waiting time was slightly irritating as it kept getting delayed. I'm very satisfied with these and can't wait to incorporate them into my wardrobe. It's just a shame ordering from Secret Shop is more difficult and expensive now.