By Jennifer Bakken
Payless does good designer
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Payless does it right – again.
I've been impressed by what I've seen from Payless over the past couple years on several occasions. They've stepped up their game and like any savvy retailer they've adjusted their product assortment to give their customer what they really want; designer looks an affordable price. I recently came across some ads that ran during fashion week for some shoes that I think are pretty fantastic and I had to share them with you all in case you all haven't seen this assortment already. Adding a pair of these $38 beauties into your fun/flirty Spring wardrobe may be a very worthwhile splurge, for at least a season's worth of reward.
Two NYC designers created these shoes for Payless, Lela Rose and Abaeté. When I did some research about the designers (as honestly I'd never heard of them before), I've found the similarities between the two lies in their love of mixing fabrics/textures/patterns. With this they not only have created some fun and affordable footwear, but they also have designed some really beautiful apparel collections that you can purchase at high-end retailers like Neiman's and Saks.
I also had to give you a sneak peak at one of the fall shoes featured on the runway that you'll see on Payless.com, again designed by Abaeté. This is a bootie that although it's uber-trendy at the price point if for even the fabulous draped hardware alone, they're most definitely worth the investment!
Lela Rose, Gillian Wedge, for $38
Abaeté, Wyatt Gladiator Slingback, for $38
Lela Rose, Caruth Check Wedge, $38
Jennifer Bakken is a San Francisco based wardrobe consultant. For more information: cabinetdenvie.com.