Karla McPhail now owns a pair of Oprah Winfrey shoes.
Karla McPhail now owns a pair of Oprah Winfrey shoes.

Yeppoon woman buys Oprah's shoes for nearly $17,000

COLOURFUL Capricorn Coast businesswoman Karla McPhail has snapped up a pair of Oprah Winfrey's Louboutin shoes for close to $17,000. 

Ms McPhail was in an Ebay bidding war for the pair of sparkly silver kicks, with her bid of $16,601 winning the auction. 

While it may seem like a lot of money to fork out for a pair of shoes, Ms McPhail said it was a win-win, with all the money going straight to Oprah's charity Do It In A Dress. 

The Coal Train CEO jets off to Brisbane on Thursday to hear Oprah speak - and of Karla's 30 guests, 20 are staff and 10 are family and friends. 

"I'm shouting them all down for the night, we have a whole-of-staff function for all of my admin girls I'm taking down as well," she said. "We've got support staff coming in to run the business so the girls in my office are beside themselves."    Despite "nearly being sick", Karla said she was really pleased with winning the auction - and the shoes.    "I'm hoping they are here before Thursday so I can wear them while I listen to her (Oprah)," she said.    "We have exactly the same shoe size - so I know they will fit me."   


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