Designer Shoes: Platform

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Alexander McQueen Obsession ankle-cuff sandals | now on sale at Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus launched their holiday-ready sale with 40% off designer discounts. We spotted these glamorous Obsession sandals by Alexander McQueen featuring black leather, mirrored leather covered platform & heel breast with signature embroidered pearl & crystal charms including an eye, stars and lips.

Half sizes are available and you can also find coordinating bags on sale from the same collection.

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Without a doubt one of the best sales of the year, Net-A-Porter’s designer end-of-season sale is not to be missed and IT’S HERE! Shop must-have designer goodies up to 50% off for a limited time.

Also enjoy an additional 20% off at checkout with code SALE20 on select items labeled “Sale Must- Have”.

Here’s our pick of the shoes you want to snag before they’re gone:

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Sophia Webster Yasmina Pom Pom embellished sandals; 30% discount at Net-A-Porter.

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Gianvito Rossi red silk sandal fringe ankle cuff sandals; 50% discount at Net-A-Porter.

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Sophia Webster Mila studded leather sandals; 30% discount at Net-A-Porter.

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Jimmy Choo Mitsu fringed paneled satin ankle boots; 30% discount at Net-A-Porter.

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Laurence Dacade Pete embroidered velvet ankle boots; 30% discount at Net-A-Porter.

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Gianvito Rossi Regalia embroidered satin sandals; 50% discount at Net-A-Porter.

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Gianvito Rossi 85mm leopard-print calf hair pumps; 50% discount at Net-A-Porter.

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Aquazzura + Poppy Delevingne Midnight metallic leather sandals; 50% discount at Net-A-Porter.

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Aquazzura Pina Colada appliquéd suede sandals; 50% discount at Net-A-Porter.

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Aquazzura Rasputine embellished suede over-the-knee boots; 50% discount at Net-A-Porter.

Yes, I promise – It’s actually possible. Looking for a deal? Or maybe you’re hunting for an amazing style you’re craving from several seasons ago? Look not further, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of retailers carrying Christian Louboutin shoes on sale!

1. Amuze

You have to make an account to access the sales. Amuze feature’s discounted Christian Louboutin shoes all the time. You’ll be put in their daily email list and receive notices whenever the red soles are stocked (side note – they have awesome Valentino Rockstud sales too :))

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2. Ebay

Good ol’ eBay, the marketplace for anything and everything. Due to the selling of inauthentic shoes, I strongly urge you to look a the users reviews and selling history, closely look at the product photos, and filter to shop only from North America. It goes without saying but be street-smart – if the price is “too good to be true”…….it probably is. With that being said, I’ve seen fantastic Christian Louboutin shoe prices well below retail price.

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3. Bluefly

Bluefly’s been around forever and I was little surprised when I looked at their latest selection for this post. They carry more recent styles but note that the discounts aren’t “heavy” – averaging around 20% off retail price.

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4. Gilt 

Another classic, Gilt! Gilt’s sales aren’t as regular as some of the other membership type sites meaning you have to join the site and receive the email alerts to be notified of an upcoming Christian Louboutin sale. Another tip, shop fast! The Louboutin styles sell out in a flash.

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5. Matches Fashion

This sale section from Matches is new and welcomed. For every shoe designer really including Louboutin, this is a fashion trouve featuring 40-50% off, happy hunting!

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6. The Outnet

Discount sister to Net-A-Porter, some of the hottest shoes you missed at retail will pop up on The Outnet. Remember when they did the $1 sale forever ago? Again, these styles sell fast so be fast.

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7. The Real Real

This is an online consignment boutique featuring over 6,000 styles of Christian Louboutin shoes. They also promise that every item is 100% the real thing. Bonus! Use Code EXTRA20 for an extra 20% off‎.

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8. Bag Borrow or Steal

Not just for bags anymore, the premiere designer borrowing site has expanded into other consignment areas (for buying) including designer shoes. I suggest following them on Facebook as they regularly hold sales including ‘extra 30% off deals’.

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9. Tradesy

I haven’t personally used this site but it’s very popular and they current have 27,000 Christian Louboutin shoes to shop! It’s a great site to snag the classics including the original Pigalle pump or the staple So Kate.

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Note that most department stores and luxury online retailers will have select styles on discount for end-of-season sales but this usually only happens twice a year (Nordstrom has an anniversary sale too). So look out for end -of-season sales at Net-A-Porter, Nordstorm, Neiman Marcus & Saks Fifth Avenue.

Also, I’ll be sending a sale guide for the upcoming holidays and Black Friday, so sign up!

Please feel free to message me with any questions you have.

xxAshley

There are more talented designers and high quality crafted shoes than ever before. Retailers are stocking as much as the can; exclusive designs, premiere collections, pre-orders….and as much as I love how accessible fashion has become, it’s also seems quite cluttered.

Since we started this blog (6 years ago!) we continue to enjoy curating and searching through the masses to bring you the best, the standouts.

Here we have it, our must-have shoes right now (good to bookmark too for the fast-approaching end-of-season sales!):

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Jimmy Choo Trick strappy buckle sandals; available at FarFetch.

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Gucci Mary Jane black patent leather and snakeskin bow embellished pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.

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Gianvito Rossi Regalia embroidered red satin strappy sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.

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Aquazzura black suede Wild Thing fringed lace-up pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.

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Gianvito Rossi red silk fringed satin ankle cuff sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.

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Valentino ballerina-inspired nude leather booties; available at MyTheresa.

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Alaia black suede lace-up eyelet-embellished ankle booties; available at Net-A-Porter.

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Inga Amy black snake cutout sandals; available at Montaigne Market.

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Dsquared2 embellished black ruffle lace sandals; available at LuisaViaRoma.

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Prada black suede lace up front peep-toe booties with sneaker laces; available at Neiman Marcus.

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Jimmy Choo Romy crystal-embellished grey flannel pointed-toe pumps; available at Neiman Marcus.

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Rene Caovilla crystal-embellished beige suede lace-up gladiator sandals; available at Neiman Marcus.

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Aquazzura midnight blue velvet thigh-high over the knee boots; available at Spring.

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Oscar Tiye Antoinette ruffle ankle-cuff sandals in black and nude leather; available at LuisaViaRoma.

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Gianvito Rossi slouchy nude leather pointed-toe boots; available at LuisaViaRoma.

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Dolce & Gabbana Kate stretch floral lace thigh-high pointed-toe boots; available at LuisaViaRoma.

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Alaia rose suede lace-up sandals with a laser-cut design and metallic gold underlay; available at Savannahs.

And for the finale, something to look forward too from Resort 2017 on pre-order:

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Gucci light blue leather brogue strappy pumps; available at Neiman Marcus.

Which are you favorite?

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We’re currently receiving some form of disciplinary action. It involves complete submission to a squad of ready-for-fashion-battle shoes –and you’ll be answering the call of duty soon too, once you get your eyes on them. Together, let’s salute the Gianvito Rossi Fall/Winter 2016 collection –our new shoe heroes.

Rossi’s latest line of footwear is an homage to French and British military uniforms (along with its signature Italian craftsmanship, of course). Adorned with rich hues and regal embellishments, ankle boots and sandals are strikingly commanding –but with a feminine flair that screams elegance –perfect for the lady bosses and the style savants who are ready to conquer the world this fall.

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August regal velvet ankle-cuff sandal; available at Barneys and Neiman Marcus.

The collection is sharp and striking –reminiscent of the richly decorated uniforms of the Navy. The Augusta is a velvet gem. Blue, gold and garnet embroideries decorate the sexy stiletto sandal, while the midnight blue Miral bootie brims with fit-for-royalty details such as shiny gold buttons and satin red piping.

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Miral velvet peep-toe with contrast trim; available at Barneys, MyTheresa and FarFetch.

The sensual shape of the slip-on loafer might just make you give your classic black pumps a long break. The Moret features a high vamp d’Orsay with naked sides, and a thin 105 mm stiletto heel. Your new power shoe, perhaps?

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Moret d’Orsay velvet pump with high-rise front; available at MyTheresa and Lane Crawford.

The Vendome Bootie boasts of a cage design that captures the frogging detail of military jackets. It consists of embroidered loops of black suede with gold stitching, creating a fierce yet ultra-feminine finish.

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Vendome lattice cage sandal in black suede and gold embroidery; available at Barneys and Montaigne Market.

Mink and lamb shearlings also add a fun and flirty touch to the collection. The Moritz is an eye-popping emerald suede bootie with a fur-covered front and a lace-up detail to the ankle –a gorgeous accent no doubt, to an LBD or a white tee and jeans combo.

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Moritz suede & fur boot with wrap-around laces; available at Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue and MyTheresa.

Gianvito Rossi’s Fall ’16 collection is an army of bold and powerful footwear that celebrate femininity and relaxed elegance. The only war we now have to fight is: How can we get our hands on ALL these shoes, stat?!

Shop Gianvito Rossi’s latest collection at Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Mytheresa and Gianvito Rossi.

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About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 

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Jimmy Choo Daphne pump | 4.5″ / 120mm heel | available in bordeaux red at Farfetch, black at Jimmy Choo and midnight blue at Forward by Elyse Walker for $925.00

Daphne is a new bohemian inspired platform pump from Jimmy Choo’s Fall 2016 collection. Featuring soft velvet, trimmed in black leather, an almond toe, an ankle strap with a side buckle fastening, plus a high block 120mm heel with a 25mm platform. Complete your look with a ruffled duchesse-satin crepe skirt & fluid crepe de chine blouse.

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Christian Louboutin Louloudance sandal | 5.5″ / 140mm heel | available in black suede at Barneys, Christian Louboutin & Nordstrom and in multi-colored suede at Neiman Marcus for $1095.00

These platform sandals are from the Fall 2016 collection featuring black or multicolored suede trimmed in metallic gold leather, an adjustable buckled ankle-strap, round open-toe and 1 inch platform. Louloudance is the perfect accessory to any LBD, a gold cocktail dress or high waisted skinny jeans.

You can shop more Louboutin Fall 16′ styles at Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin.

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We hope that everyone is having a warm, sunny summer with their family and friends! As Fall approaches, now is the time to grab some go-to heels that will last you through the winter. Boots, booties and peep-toe pumps are our favorites from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale.

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Here are our top ten picks:

L.K. Bennett Lara peep-toe bootie

L.K. Bennett Lara peep-toe bootie

Sorel 1964 premium canvas waterproof wedge bootie

Sorel 1964 premium canvas waterproof wedge bootie

Hunter Short Moto rain boot

Hunter Short Moto rain boot

BCBGMAXAZRIA Billee color block pump

BCBGMAXAZRIA Billee color block pump

Cole Haan Hayes block heel bootie

Cole Haan Hayes block heel bootie

Rag & Rone Kinsey bootie

Rag & Rone Kinsey bootie

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Stuart Weitzman Perfection suede bootie

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Pedro Garcia Tesla platform sandal

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Alexander Wang Stefania suede pump


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Charlotte Olympia Electra sandal | 6″ / 155mm heel | available in pink satin at Zappos & Charlotte Olympia, in black embossed croc-effect leather at Net-A-Porter, black satin at Shopbop and black velvet at Moda Operandi for $995.00

For Charlotte Olympia’s Pre-Fall 2016 collection, a 1927 sci-fi film Metropolis is behind the inspiration.  From this collection titled “Mechanix” we see elegant shoe styles transformed with colorful network of cogs and wheels plus intricate circuit board embroidered prints. Electra features a crisscross vamp with a slingback strap, side buckled closure and chunky 40mm platform. We love these heels paired with a simple flirty layered skirt or vintage combo dress.

You can shop more Pre-Fall Charlotte Olympia styles at Shopbop.

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Nicholas Kirkwood Maya sandal | 5″ / 125mm heel | available in burgundy patent leather at Moda Operandi, in rose-gold at Matches, in black suede at Forward by Elyse Walker, in black leather at Saks Fifth Avenue and in black satin at Barneys for $850.00

This season’s retro ready-to-wear calls for 1970s influenced footwear just like Kirkwood’s Maya platform sandal. Crafted with either high tortoiseshell leather, patent leather or smooth suede and finished with a chunky heel & 40mm platform. Maya is accented with a signature oversized floating feaux-pearl. We suggest pairing them with cropped wide-leg pants or pleated mini skirts.

You can shop more Pre-Fall 16′ styles at Matches.

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