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Fashion Article Posted July 7, 2009

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Shoes have always been a favorite fashion accessory and a key area of weakness for many fashionistas. The hit television show Sex and the City placed lots of emphasis on the shoe category, particularly its star character Carrie Bradshaw who is known for her shoe addiction. In one episode Carrie actually calculates the amount of money she spent on her chic designer shoe collection and realizes that she could have wisely invested that money in purchasing a NYC apartment.

Whether you have a shoe fetish or not, Apparel Search presents an overview of some of our favorite shoe brands, some at prices even Carrie could have (wisely) afforded. Here, a few of our best picks.

Jimmy Choo - We would be remiss if we did not mention Jimmy Choo, the 'red carpet' shoe of choice for many of Hollywood's elite. Regarded as stylish but wearable, Choo's renowned shoe brand was the recipient of the 2008 'Designer Brand of the Year' award from the British Fashion Council; the 2008 ACE award for 'Brand of the Year' from the Accessory Council; the 2008 'Brand of the Year' from the 22nd Annual Footwear News Awards in New York; and the 2009 Nordstrom 'Partners in Excellence' award. The Jimmy Choo philosophy is to create exclusive shoes and accessories that are both luxurious and practical for all occasions while creating a look that is instantaneously recognized as Jimmy Choo.  Learn more about Jimmy Choo.  

Anne Klein - Classic styling is at the core of Anne Klein's stylish collection of footwear. Whether it is a penny loafer, peep toe pump, or sexy slingback, Anne Klein continuously delivers taste and quality at prices that won't break the bank. Elegance is key to the collection.

BCBGMaxazria - Although BCBG offers a mix of styles from chic flats and simple sandals to sexy, strappy evening shoes, its BCBG's eye-catching collection of heels that truly capture our attention. High-heel lovers won't be disappointed in BCBG's soaring heel lengths, which can make every woman feel like a 6 feet tall fashionista.

Marc Fisher - This contemporary collection offers a vast collectionfrom chunky wedges to bold pumps and elegant flats. The shoes, which are considered an affordable luxury, are priced at approximately $69. The Marc Fisher collection truly offers a selection of styles that suit a wide range of taste preferences.

Stuart Weitzman - Sumptuous pumps, glittering mules, and studded stilettos, upscale shoe label Stuart Weitzman offers a range of sexy styles from patent leathers to suedes and satins.

Ralph Lauren - This American icon always impresses us whether its his timeless apparel, stylish accessories, or elegant home decor. Whether its a casual espadrille, classic riding boot, or a gladiator sandal, we're certainly eager to step into his stylish world one that always reflects elegance and fine taste.

Cole Haan - Simple, understated, and elegant, Cole Haan always steps forward in style. From thongs to ballet flats, slingbacks, and even clogs, Cole Haan fuses classic style with only the finest fabrications such as burnished calfskin, textured saffiano leather, and metallic kidskin. Prices may be quite a bit higher, but Cole Haan's quality style and craftsmanship is well worth the investment.

Franco Sarto - Franco Sarto shoes reflect a European sense of design. Originating from the mind of their name-sake Italian designer, Franco Sarto footwear perfectly fuses cutting-edge fashion with comfort. Since these stylish shoes are so affordable, they enable you to stash your money away, saving for an exotic trip to the Italian Riviera. These shoes will certainly look and feel at home and may even take on a life of their own.

Joan & David - The Joan & David brand celebrates classic sophistication. A rich heritage, fine materials, and Italian craftsmanship fuse together for a timeless collection that always reflects quality, elegance, and fine taste.

Donald J Pliner - Visionary designer Donald J Pliner is renowned for his luxury footwear. Pioneering new materials, such as stretchable micro-fibers, Pliner brings comfort, flexibility, and lightness to footwear. Inducted into the Footwear News Hall of Fame in 2004, Pliner has stayed true to his motto, "when the feet are uncomfortable, so is the mind, so is the body, so is the soul."

Written for Apparel Search by Regina Cooper.

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