Nine West has long been a staple in the shoe market. They do pretty well what Steve Madden does… er… less well; bringing fashion from the $$$$ level down to an accessible $ or $$ one. And this fall they’ve outdone themselves, in my opinion.
Everyone’s talking about oxford-style high heel booties, right? Everyone’s talking about shades of gray, right? Then it stands to reason that everyone who sees you in these will be talking about them. And instead of spending hundreds on em, you can get the Naples satin bootie for $70 on sale (and in three different widths, too–betcha Louboutin can’t offer that).
What was that Shoesense was saying about purple shoes and fall? Well how about these excellent Remlap boots ($170). They’re a little bit rocker, a little bit glamor puss, and all chic. (Plus, the name reminds of the Harry Potter universe’s Murtlap, whose soothing essence is a good pain reliever. Perhaps appropriate given that these boots can soothe the pain of sore wallets).
Or how about the Metropop suede and satin peep toes, which are currently on sale for $60. They’ve got a Deco influence and a sturdy heel, which may be a bit high for me (3 3/4″), but I’m sure some of you out there could manage them.
And last but certainly not least, a pair of shoes that both show great use of the cap toe phenomenon: the Nastro pump (on sale for $60) and the Frutta ankle boot (on sale for $100). Both will add a sass to your step without putting a crimp in your cashflow.