A CANADIAN woman became a real-life Cinderella when she lost one of her newly-purchased shoes at a Huddersfield department store.
Carol Giblin, of Toronto, bought a pair of pink shoes from Peter's at Christmas when she was visiting Huddersfield.
But like Cinderella she returned home with only one of her shoes - the other belonged to a different sized pair.
She said: "I had bought some fabulous shoes, so I was devastated."
Meanwhile, back in Huddersfield, Peter's owner David Whittle was left wondering why he had a pair of different sized shoes in his shop.
Mrs Giblin tracked down Peter's website on the internet and e-mailed Mr Whittle with her problem.
He said: "We found the odd pair of shoes in the shop and I emailed her back saying, `Cinderella, you may go to the ball, we have found your lost slipper'.
"I said we would be delighted to send the shoe back and asked her to return the wrong one she had."
Mrs Giblin agreed in an email to Mr Whittle, which she jokingly addressed to Prince Charming.
Both parties posted their odd shoes and Mrs Giblin's correct footwear arrived in Toronto on Tuesday last week .
Mrs Giblin, an executive assistant at Alberta Radio Group, said: "We agreed to trade and lo and behold, my shoe arrived along with a chocolate bar.
"The shoe I returned will be one well-travelled slipper."
Mr Whittle said: "We put a bar of chocolate in with the shoes because she said she loved English chocolate.
"She was a really nice person and we had made a mistake, so we did our best to put it right and made a joke of it."