Certain designer pieces have a way of making it into every fashion's girl's closet at one point or another. One peek at the picks that make any list of luxury items we round up, and you'll come to learn they all have a few things in common: They're top quality, they're timeless, and they're quite pricey (we know, the latter may not be exactly what you want to hear). But each makes for a worthy investment piece that you'll have hanging in your wardrobes for years to come.
The same can be said about the 10 most popular designer shoes of all time. It's a hard title to earn, especially when you take into account the sheer number of standout shoes that flood the vast footwear market, but every style we found below has made the list for a particular reason. Each pair has a can't-miss element to it, whether it be a unique heel, a specific pattern, or an all-around iconic silhouette. Read on to see and shop the designer shoes that are apart of fashion girls' forever wardrobes.
1. Chanel Slingbacks
Chanel's iconic two-tone shoe was initially released back in 1957 and was quickly scooped up by the likes of Catherine Deneuve, Romy Schneider, Brigitte Bardot, and Jane Fonda. To this day, the classic pumps remain a fashion-girl favorite, thanks to their sleek silhouette and neutral colorway.
Chanel Cap Toe CC Slingback Pumps ($875)
Chanel Slingbacks ($875)
2. Prada's Chunky Logo Plaque Loafers
Prada received lots of attention for their chunky logo loafers this past fall, and the style doesn't seem like it's going to go anywhere from the fashion set.
Prada Logo Plaque Chunky Heel Loafers ($950)
Prada Brushed Leather Loafers ($950)
3. Maison Margiela Tabi
Maison Margiela's eye-catching Tabi styles have earned a cult-like following, simply because they are such unique, conversation-starting pieces. The trademark cleft-toe shape has become a can't-miss feature on many of the brand's shoes, which actually pays homage to former designer John Galliano's love of upcycling and distressed details.
Maison Margiela Tabi Ballerina Shoes ($685)
Maison Margiela Tabi Split-Toe Patent-Leather Chelsea Boots ($1150)
4. Gucci Princetown Loafer
When is a Gucci shoe not an instant hit? This particular loafer is the classic shoe that is in the wardrobe of many fashion girls. I can see why, as the minimal and sleek design makes them a pair that can go with just about any outfit.
Gucci Princetown Loafer Mule ($790)
Gucci Princetown Genuine Shearling Loafer Mule ($995)
5. Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Pump
Manolo Blahnik's shoes have always been iconic, but ever since Carrie Bradshaw made a blue pair of Hangisi heels her "something blue", it became a heel that everyone wanted, and till this day brides are searching out for the heel for their big day.
Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Embellished Satin Pumps ($995)
Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Mule Pump ($1025)
6. Hermes Oran Sandals
One of Hermes' best-sellers, the Oran sandal is a staple that you'll return to again and again everytime the weather gets warm.
Hermès Oran Sandal ($630)
Hermès Oran Sandle ($630)
7. Bottega Veneta Debossed Leather Mules
Amina Muaddi Lupita Suede Mules ($645)
Dior J'Adior Slingback Ballerina Flat ($850)
Bottega Veneta Debossed Leather Mules ($970)
Bottega Veneta Quilted Leather Mules ($880)
8. Amina Muaddi Lupita heels
Amina Muaddi's heels are considered a "newer" luxury staple, but it's one to keep on your radar from here on out. The "fluted" heel came from the idea of making the feminine stiletto more edgier, which clearly works since it's already gained a huge following.
Amina Muaddi Lupita Satin Slipper ($650)
9. Dior J'Adior Slingbacks
While I've been seeing Dior's sneakers on my social feed lately, their slingbacks are still the logomania style that fashion girls will always have a love for.
Dior J'Adior Slingback Pump ($950)
10. Celine Madame Boots
R.I.P Old Celine. These boots are rare on the secondhand market, but there are still options available to shop if you search hard enough. Once you get your hands on a pair, you're not going to want to part ways with them.
Celine Madame Leather Ankle Boots ($1431)
Celine Madame Leather Ankle Boots ($1445)
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