Payless CMO explains how they pulled off viral 'Palessi' stunt

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Video: Courtesy Cheddar

Budget shoe chain Payless had a viral moment last week when it got fashion influencers to pay hundreds of dollars for $40 shoes by crediting them to a fake luxury designer, "Bruno Palessi."

Payless Chief Marketing Officer Sara Couch told Cheddar Big News on Monday that she wasn't surprised the stunt worked. "I walk around in a pair of Payless shoes and I get people say, 'Those are Payless? Really?'"


Watch the prank below:

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