Shop the 13 Best Designer Shoes for Women 2022

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Designer shoes are what immediately comes to mind when we think of Carrie Bradshaw. Sex and the City. Our favorite fictional fashionistas is the queen luxury high heel! The SATC Movie: Mr. Big proposes to Carrie with a Manolo Blahnik pump. Talk about a Cinderella moment.

When it comes to narrowing down the best designer shoes for women, we couldn’t help but wonder… WWhat would Carrie Bradshaw do? She said it best herself: “When one door closes, a shoe box opens.” Don’t walk through life waiting for the other shoe to drop. You can be footloose and fancy-free if you kick up your heels! (We’ll cool it on the shoe puns, promise.)

While we don’t have the budget to exclusively fill our closet with designer shoes, we do believe it’s worth it to invest in a few pairs of high-quality footwear. It’s not just about the luxury label — designer shoes are made with premium materials, which lead to a longer shelf life. There’s a reason we often have to replace cheaper styles season after season! We also reserve our designer heels to be used for special events.

How to Choose the Best Designer Shoes For Women

Truth be told, I tend not to buy the most expensive shoes while Brooke, my twin, prefers the more expensive pairs. I sought advice from my fraternal footwear expert. I tried to include classic styles that will go with everything, as well as trendy styles that will stand out. There are flats, boots, and heels. As always, I tried to find comfortable pieces that were also reasonably priced. Wear it if the shoe fits!

These are the best 13 designer shoes on sale. These designer shoes will make Carrie Bradshaw proud.

1. Loeffler Randall Camelia Knotted Sandals

Saks Fifth Avenue

“I’ve spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!” – Carrie Bradshaw

Forget about the cherry on top — the knotted bow accent at the toe is the perfect footwear flourish! These pleated taffeta block heels will make a bold statement in any outfit, whether it’s a formal or casual dress. These shoes are praised by reviewers as flattering, beautiful, and comfortable. Some shades are even on sale now, so run — don’t walk — to score these stunning sandals!

Pros:

  • Amazingly feminine
  • Comfortable

Cons:

  • Design doesn’t go with every look

Available at: Saks Fifth Avenue

2. Jimmy Choo Romy Suede Pumps

Jimmy Choo suede pumps
Saks Fifth Avenue

“With no man in sight, I decided to rescue my ankles from a life of boredom. By purchasing too many pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes.” – Carrie Bradshaw 

These Jimmy Choo pointed-toe pumps from Jimmy Choo are timeless and versatile. As one shopper said, it’s “an absolutely stunning shoe. It is elegant and classic. The heel is so sturdy and the craftsmanship is impeccable.” Another customer called these suede pumps “absolutely the most sexy and comfortable pumps I ever wore.”

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  • Some people might find the heel height (3.34inches) too high.

Available at: Saks Fifth Avenue

3. Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Crystal Buckle Pump

blue Manolo Blahnik heels
Nordstrom

“I wanted to let you know that I’m getting married. To myself. And I’m registered at Manolo Blahnik.” – Carrie Bradshaw

Something blue! If these bedazzled blue pumps look familiar, it’s because they’re the iconic pair Carrie Bradshaw wore when getting married to Big. You can recreate the look at your nuptials, or for any other occasion. These embellished crystal heels are Manolo Blahnik’s bestselling style, adding a fun pop of color to any outfit. One customer gushed, “Beautiful color, and the rhinestones add sparkly happiness every time I look at them! I can’t wait to channel my inner-Carrie Bradshaw when I wear them. Fabulous!”

Pros:

  • Pop of color
  • Carrie Bradshaw-approved

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Available at: Nordstrom

4. Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies pointed Toe Pump

Christian Louboutin heels
Nordstrom

“I’m very, very comfortable in heels. The higher the better.” – Carrie Bradshaw

You can also quote Cardi B, “These expensive, these is red bottoms.” She’s talking, of course, about the classic Christian Louboutin heels with the brand’s signature red soles. These pointed-toe pumps are made in Italy and are simple, but elegant. These stilettos are the perfect choice for fancy functions. The 4.5-inch heels will make your legs look supermodel.

Pros:

  • Versatile
  • Flattering lift

Cons:

  • Some people may find the heel height too high.

 Available at: Nordstrom

5. Stuart Weitzman Lowland Over-the-Knee Boot

Stuart Weitzman boots
Nordstrom

“When I want a ridiculously extravagant pair of shoes, I find a way to buy them.” – Carrie Bradshaw

These Stuart Weitzman stunners over-the-knee are one of the most fashionable fall boots. This boot is perfect for walking thanks to its luxe stretch suede fabric and low stacked heel. “Worth every penny…and then some!” one shopper declared “I cannot even begin to describe how much I love my black suede Lowlands. The quality is exceptional. The suede is soft and supple and they are so comfortable!”

Pros:

  • Perfect for fall
  • Low heel — comfortable

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Available at: Nordstrom

6. Tory Burch Mister Travel Ballet Flat, Leather

Tory Burch ballet flats
Tory Burch

“Here lies Carrie. She had two loves and lots of shoes.” – Carrie Bradshaw

It’s classic and chic! These Tory Burch ballet shoes have been a fashion staple for decades. According to VogueThis season, ballet flats will be back in style! These slip-on sneakers can be folded and tucked easily. These flats are made with super soft leather and are elegant for everyday wear.

Pros:

  • Ideal for traveling
  • Comfortable
  • Classic

Cons:

  • Some people say that these shoes are too tight.

Available at: Tory Burch

7. Chelsea Boot with Prada Monolith Lug Sole Chelsea Boot

Prada lug sole boots
Nordstrom

“I have this little substance abuse problem: expensive footwear.” – Carrie Bradshaw 

“Don’t stomp your little last season Prada shoes at me, honey.” One of our favorite lines from Legally Blonde brings up a good point — don’t wear last year’s styles when you could shop today’s trending looks instead. These lug sole Chelsea boot are in this season’s fall and winter! These chunky boots will add some style to your wardrobe. One reviewer reported, “The soles are super sturdy so I don’t have to worry about rolling my ankles. They are surprisingly light which makes walking in them for a long time easy!”

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Available at: Nordstrom

8. Mach & Mach Double Crystal Bow Heels

pink sparkly heels
Shopbop

“The fact is, sometimes it’s hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then – to make the walk a little more fun.” – Carrie Bradshaw

Pretty in pink Talking of Legally BlondeThese pink pointed-toe heels will make you feel like Elle Woods! The sparkling details and crystal bow will make you shine brightly. If pale pink isn’t your color, choose from a variety of other shades. These satin stiletto heels are sure to get you all the compliments.

Pros:

  • Shiny embellishments
  • Beautiful color and design

Cons:

  • The heels are quite high at 4.25 inches

Shopbop

9. Gucci Princetown Leather Slipper

Gucci mules
Saks Fifth Avenue

“Hi! I’m not here right now, but my shoes are, so leave them a message.” – Carrie Bradshaw 

These Gucci mules, which are stunning and stylish, are a must-have for any closet. You’ll reach for these leather flats again and again all fall. “These shoes are perfect for walking around town all day,” one customer wrote. “I wore them for the first time and not even one blister. Super comfortable and classic.” Our go-to outfit with these mules? Ankle-length pants, a top and a jacket for work or happy hour.

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Available at: Saks Fifth Avenue

10. Balenciaga Triple S Sneaker

Balenciaga sneakers
Nordstrom

“Men I may not know, but shoes, shoes I know.” – Carrie Bradshaw

Do you want to improve your sneaker game. These chunky Balenciaga heels are a street fashion hit. Celebrities who love these shoes include Hailey Bieber, Ashley TisdaleAnd Vanessa Hudgens. This thick, triple-layered sole will give you an extra boost.

Pros:

  • Street style staple
  • Celeb-approved

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Available at: Nordstrom

11. Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Pump 

Salvatore Ferragamo heels
Nordstrom

“I decided, the only way to break free was to move from one addiction, to an even bigger one: shoes.” – Carrie Bradshaw

These iconic pumps are made with glossy leather and have a bow with gold hardware. These low heels are made with genuine Italian leather and offer arch support. According to one reviewer, these are “beautiful, elegant and very comfortable shoes. The shining leather finish makes you feel like royalty. Wear with formal and casual wear, heels in the right height, neither too high nor too low. Expensive but totally worth it.”

Pros:

  • Low heels
  • Comfortable
  • Classic

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Available at: Nordstrom

12. Bottega Veneta Madame Leather Loafers

Bottega Veneta loafers
Saks Fifth Avenue

“I’m not afraid of heights. Have you seen my shoes?” – Carrie Bradshaw

These luxe loafers are great for lounging around. My dad invented that dad joke. These loafers are a modern interpretation of the classic workwear style and one of the most popular trends of the season. These slip-on sandals are made of rich Italian leather with gold hardware for an extra elegant touch. These shoes can be worn from brunch to business meetings.

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Cons:

  • Style may not suit everyone

Available at: Saks Fifth Avenue

13. Manolo Blahnik Lurum 90 Crystal-Embellished Satin Mules

Manolo Blahnik mules
Saks Fifth Avenue

“Please sir, you can take my Fendi baguette, you can take my ring and watch but you can’t take my Manolo Blahniks.” – Carrie Bradshaw

You are on point! These Manolo Blahnik crystal-embellished satin mules sparkle with style One satisfied shopper enthused, “They are just brilliant! They are SO sexy!!” The crystal wreath adds a dazzling touch to these pointed-toe heels. This pair is perfect with a LBD or even skinny jeans and blouse.

Pros:

  • Beautiful crystal details
  • Elegant

Cons:

  • Crystals won’t work with every outfit

 Available at: Saks Fifth Avenue

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