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Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus. Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link. All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.

Last Update: August 22, 2017


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Designer Shoes:  Kate Spade, Embroidered Smoking Slippers| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

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Kate Spade
Floral Embroidered
Smoking Slippers

Size 6.5 - 10.5 M

Karl Lagerfeld Paris
Mirror Metallic Loafers
Size 5.5 - 11 M

 Manolo Blahnik
Velvet Embroidered Ankle Boots

European Size
35 - 42


Red Carpet Style
Cocktail Looks
Evening Gowns
Wedding Gowns

High-end designer shoes can be particularly difficult to find in larger sizes, and almost impossible in wide-widths.  However, the design and craftsmanship are superb and worth the price if they fit your foot. Price points tend to run from a few hundred dollars to over a thousand per pair. Heel heights range from flats and skimmers to classic pumps, wedge, and platform styles.  Sandals and boots are also available in most designer shoe lines.

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Pour La Victoire, Embossed Velvet Block Heel Pumps | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Designer Shoes: Eileen Fisher, Metallic Leather Maryjane Pumps | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Stuart Weitzman, Over-the-Knee Stretch Velvet Boots, Wide Width | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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  Pour La Victoire
Embossed Velvet
Block Heel Pumps
Size 5.5 - 11 M

Eileen Fisher
Metallic Leather
Maryjane Pumps
6.5 - 11 M

Sam Edelman
Moon & Stars Mules
5 - 10 M

Stuart Weitzman
Stretch Velvet Boots
Size 4 - 12 M, W

Elegant Plus makes every effort to feature shoes with the broadest size ranges available, however to accommodate the needs of upscale fashionistas other factors take precedence in the Style Editor's choices in this section.

Please also note that many designer shoes are available in European sizing only.  Italian shoes, in particular, tend to run narrow.  Those with a medium width foot may find going up half a size from usual is required.

Upscale, full-figured fashionistas will often use high end designer shoes and accessories mixed with both designer fashion and less expensive labels to create polished looks. This is especially true for working professional women and special occasion dressing. More casual designer shoes are popular mixed with designer jeans and resort wear.


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Nicholas Kirkwood, Pearl Heel Velvet Smoking Slippers| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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  Nicholas Kirkwood
Pearl Heel Velvet
Smoking Slippers
European Size 34 - 42

 Anna Sui
Embellished Mules
5 - 11 M

Leopard Calf Hair Loafer
European Size 35 - 41

Sam Edelman
Leya Pom Pom Sneaker
Size 4 - 13 M

Shopping Resources for Designer Shoes

If you are looking for shoes off the high end European Fashion Week runways, official licensed internet representative Luisa Via Roma is one of the best resources.  Pre-orders are often available for the most exclusive looks shortly after showing on the runways.  Hard to find brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, and Pierre Balmain can be found in addition to contemporary premium shoe designers such as Jeffrey Campbell and Nicholas Kirkwood. Expect prices in the high hundreds to thousand dollar mark here.

Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue will also carry very high end designer shoes from luxury labels such as Valentino, Alexander McQueen, and Prada to name just a few.  These can also be especially good places to find famous shoe brands such as Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin.

Meanwhile Lord & Taylor regularly offers contemporary shoe designs from brands such as Kate Spade, Trina Turk, and Marc by Marc Jacobs.  Nordstrom offers the most diverse range of shoe sizes in high end to moderate designer shoes, so if looking for extended sizes larger than 10 or wide widths, this is the department store that will reliably stock styles to fit your foot.

More moderately priced around $100 to $200, upscale shoe designers such as Steve Madden, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Ivanka Trump, and Vince Camuto are plentiful at department stores such as Dillard's and Macy's.

Shoe superstore Zappos has hundreds of brands and thousands of styles, diverse sizing, and good sorting tools to help locate the perfect shoes for your occasion.  Designer name brands here are less flashy in the $200 + bracket, but this is the best spot for those looking for high quality, comfort, and style in the luxury market.  It is in this shopping space that the widest range of widths and extended sizes are available.  Shopping reviews from consumers, in addition to meticulous sizing information, is especially good here to help in choosing the right size for your foot.

Occasionally a great pair of pumps from Vivienne Westwood or  funky, high end look from DSquared2 will turn up in the $500+ bracket, but most of the offerings in the luxury space fall between $150 to $500.

Popular upscale labels include Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Tory Burch, and names such as UGG, Frye, Born, Taryn Rose, Think!, Munro American, and Mephisto.  It is here that a gorgeous pair of special occasion pumps from Badgley Mischka or Stuart Weitzmann can most reliably be purchased.

Bargain Designer Shoe Shopping

The best resources for bargain designer shoe shopping, other than the department store sale racks, are at some of the off price retailers that specialize in guaranteed, genuine designer goods on the internet.   Last Call is owned by Neiman Marcus, and Saks Off Fifth is owned by Saks Fifth Avenue and stand 100% behind their products.






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