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Posted on February 27, 2014
SJP shoe collection will be available tomorrow February 28th with prices starting at $195 exclusively at Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com.
Can’t you get the majority of these at DSW for a fraction of the cost (and much cuter ones, too)?
My only real reaction to these shoes was, what kinda sucker would pay $200 for flip-flops?
I have a pair of minimalist, strappy black flat sandals that are more fabulous than those flip flops, and they cost about $7 at Forever 21. It takes about a year or two for them to fall apart, and then I buy similar ones for the same price. No way any sensible person would shell out for those things.
*keeps a firm grasp on the 2/$5 Old Navy flip flops*
The more I see from SJP, the more I’m convinced she’s been pulling a long con on us all about her being a fashion icon and the ruse is just now falling apart.
totally agree- I was not impressed with her Bitten line several years ago either.
Maybe she doesn’t have the same level of people she had when she was on SATC. She’s trying to do more and more outside of her wheelhouse and that’s where the problems show.
But at least Bitten wasn’t this expensive.
Granted you’re talking about the line for a store where the price point falls below $25.
The Empress Has No Shoes.
I don’t think I’ve ever heard her give even a tiny bit credit to the person who helped make her a so called fashion icon, Pat Fields. If you look at her style before S&TC and after it’s a world of difference. No one was referring to her as an icon of any kind before this show took off. Just sayin’.
My thoughts exactly.
I was wondering how and why it takes a celebrity to “design” these shoes.
With very few exceptions, these are all really cheap-looking.
Very cheap. Yikes!
That’s exactly what I thought. And I tried not to think it because I kinda like her, but you’re right.
Cheap and also dated! Again, with very few exceptions there is nothing modern here.
A couple of decent options, but the bulk of them just look like grandma sandals with higher heels…
I was just thinking the same thing… these look like high heeled versions of shoes my 75-year-old grandmother would wear to a wedding. I couldn’t pull off a single pair of these without feeling grandmotherly.
My thoughts exactly. And while *technically* at 50 I am grandma age, I wouldn’t wear any of these. All the discomfort of a stiletto with none of the sexiness. No thanks.
Right! Suffering for beauty should never be in vain.
I am “technically” at grandma age too then…(though the image that invokes for me is more 75ish than 50
Yup, very “grandmother of the bride”..
SJP serving up some Thom McAn realness.
I remember an ex-boyfriend who used to buy his $11 Thom McAn shoes and wondered why his feet hurt. For an additional $184, we all can do the same.
Yaaasss- talk about a #throwbackthursday- i damn sure forgot Thom McAn existed!!
And absolutely these shoes belong there. Nordstrom, alas, is not the place for such synthetic upper dreckitude.
Anyone else remember Kinney Shoes?
I wanted to say that, but didn’t want to offend any bitter kitten’s who might be grandmas, because I bet they have better taste.
Especially the ones that have like 4 different colored straps woven over the toes. Blanche Devereaux wouldn’t even wear those.
Lol, those were precisely the one’s I know would have caught my Baba’s fancy…(with a more sensible heel of course!)
These don’t strike me as very interesting, but I’m not much of a shoe person.
eta: what’s with the little tabs?
My guess is that the little tab is a cute little detail where they have a teeny tiny “SJP” logo.
The grosgrain ribbon is meant to be a nod to her childhood and how her mom dressed her and her sisters.
I can’t even look at the shoes because the stupid little tab is making my eyes twitch.
I probably couldn’t walk in the heels, but they are nice. Most are pretty standard, but the colors are fantastic. I really like the olive color. Such a great neutral.
I do, too, but compared to the rest, it’s the last one I would have paired with that pink and black Valentino frock. Well, maybe not the last…
A couple caught my eye, but none of them got my motor running.
Ick. It’s all either super 80s or super plain and unimaginative.
Yes, 80s! One pair is just like the ones I wore to my Grade 12 graduation ceremony: Pink 3rd down, only mine were more of a buff colour.
My mother had a meticulously kept, Julia Sugarbakeresque, closet, full of shoes and coordinated purses, this collection took me right back there.
I hope for SJP’s sake that she didn’t invest a lot of time or effort in “designing” these cheap derivative boring shoes. also there is a huge difference between having style and being able to pick out the best of whats on the market and being able to design high quality accessories.
i don’t see a competitive or comparative advantage to any of these shoes. They really look cheap and ordinary.
they also strike me as really design by committee. and i think she should have done a shoe line when the show was at the height of its popularity with pat fields. I think it would have turned out well and they could have used the show to showcase the shoes.
And considering that people associate SJP (well, Carrie) with high end shoes like Manolo Blahniks and Christian Louboutins, it’s even more sad to see her name attached to these. They don’t seem high end OR interesting.
I know. One of my Japanese students wrote an entire essay basically about this point. And, yes, it was as shallow as it sounds.
Boring, retail friendly, overpriced shoes for people still using Carrie Bradshaw as their style icon ten years after the show went off air. There’s a market for it but they’re not really the fashionable customers they think that they are. I’m surprised this is Nordstrom and not JCPenny.
Maybe that’s why it’s priced that way? They’re not fashionable customers, but if there’s a market there’s money to be made.
I could see that but why put your name on something that’s just profitable and not something to be prod of when you have an industry reputation like SJP does (whether it’s deserved or not)? I just find it laughable to see these being churned out by the woman who wears McQueen to the MET gala. It’s pure exploitation of her name on her part. I may not like her personally but she has her merits in the industry and this just seems counterproductive to the brand she’s cultivated for herself.
Funny, I thought the same thing. These would be so much better for a Payless, like when Christian Siriano did a line for them. This doesn’t look high end enough for Nordy’s.
And I seem to remember Siriano’s line for Payless looking like better quality than these.
And there was at least some visual interest in his line. This is just bland old lady shoes.
Payless is exactly what popped into my head when i saw them.
That’s an insult to Payless. I’ve gotten some really cute shoes from there. 😉 (seriously!)
I’ve gotten cuter shoes in MY size (women’s 14) at Payless…
Is it just me, or are most of these pretty much of a yawn?
No, darling, it’s not just you.
Whew. I was wondering if I was missing some heel wearing sub text. lol
They are full of satire, how can you not see that? 😉
Yawn and Meh.
Total yawn. Look made for the 40-something lady who lunches in Dallas. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but not exactly an edgy look on the order of SJP.)
Right? Hardly what I would associate with such a fashionista as SJP
I somehow have never understood her rating as a fashionista. She always strikes me as just a trifle “off” OTOH, she is on my irrational hate list, so that might explain it
I’m from Dallas, and I wouldn’t wear these to lunch. Or anywhere.
Ha! Fair enough.
Utterly boring, and I’m a middle-aged lady who doesn’t do trendy anymore. I still wouldn’t buy any of these, unless they were about $150 less expensive. If I am going to pay that much for shoes, and I would, I want them to be beautiful.
May I vote that up 1000 times? No, but I’d like to.
And I love SJP! I’m so disappointed.
I think it says a lot that I own a few pairs of shoes that look just like these that were purchased at a much lower price. And I’m okay with admitting that I lack style!
You also didn’t shell out half a paycheck for them. So, quite frankly, it’s a matter of money matching quality. Unless these are made out of the only salt-cured Italian leather available, I can’t really understand the price point.
I like these about as much as I like SJP. You can draw your own conclusions.
It’s not like I expect her to reinvent the shoe wheel, but a lot of these seem ‘done’ and a few in particular don’t seem to be that lux looking. A few are rather cute.
I’m surprised it took her this long. Her image is so synonymous with shoes.
I know, right? This would seem to be a marketing home run! Except the shoes are boring and would fit in at Payless or JC Penney’s. I wish she’d worked with a more talented design team.
Really what took her so long? Yes boring and oddly practical. I could find shoes of the same quality and style for a lot less.
I wonder if there was some type of contractural thing that disallowed SATC stars from playing off their characters’ traits for profit. But if that were the case, Kim Cattrall would not have been able to publish her sex-themed books, and I believe SJP has had previous fashion-related forays as well. The shoe line seems like such a no-brainer, I don’t understand why she didn’t do this earlier. Very disappointing to see these pedestrian shoes- no way they would have been in Carrie’s closet.
Can I just say that a shoe wheel sounds glorious? Like Cher Horowitz’s closet, but cheaper.
When mentally designing the apartment of my dreams, I often waver between Cher Holowitz’s closet and Carrie Bradshaw’s (tv version).
These are so disappointing. Sorry, SJP, I still like you but I cannot sign off on these.
Shoes always look different when there are feet in them, but I’m not seeing anything out of the ordinary with this collection.
These don’t set me on fire, but I will give her props for 1. some unusual colors (not easy to find at my DSW, at least) and 2. reasonable-height heels.
Yeah, as bored as I am by this collection, at least there’s none of that awful stripper platform trend
Some are pretty, but I’m mostly disappointed. I was expecting so much more from SJfreakingP
These are horrible. none are worth 195 dollars.
This may be the least fabulous thing I’ve ever seen featured on this site.
Just saw the mint sandals on a mannequin at Nordstrom (styled with a pale pink lace dress and light khaki trench) and thought they were really cute in a gamine way. Seeing the whole collection here leaves me underwhelmed, though.
ETA: If you told me this was Nine West’s spring collection, I would believe you.
I’d pay decent money for the sky blue heels. The rest should be $30, at most.
Wow, what a let down. I like the mint green pair, the espadrilles are okay and possibly the t-strap pumps but beyond that they seem very dated and more like SJP for Payless than for Nordstrom.
Nothing terrible groundbreaking or earth shattering here. . . .
as meh as it is I hope her shoe line becomes successful enough that she doesn’t have to make a third sex and the city movie.
I heard there’s talk about it happening … I also heard her name being tossed about as a replacement for Anna Wintour when she retires from Vogue.
I think there is always going to be talk. but I won’t believe it until I absolutely have to .
I don’t think her editorial eye is strong enough to be the next Vogue editor – case in point her shoe collection.
Yeah and I dont see her being a capable manager of people. I mean other than supervising nannies how much managerial stuff does she know how to do. I really hope that rumor is bullshit
These are really cute but I could buy a Jessica Simpson for a lot less.
Say what you will about JS, I really do like her shoe line. There are some really pretty shoes in her collections! Just my opinion.
I like her shoes too! Not as expensive and way cuter than SJP’s.
Mediocre at best, and certainly not worth the “starting at $195″ price tag. Those turquoise slides right above the red suede flip flops are Asian market stall standards and I’m certain I’ve seen the multi-coloured criss-cross strappy ones at Payless. For someone who’s made a living out of her love of shoes, these flat out suck.
Wow. Black pointy stilettos. Ground breaking.
was there a mandate to make all the shoes as ugly and boring as possible??? if so, great job!
Daniel Green with heels.
Could they be any uglier?
Please don’t ask that question. She just might try to answer it.
You seriously made me laugh out loud! I retract my original question. I don’t think I want the answer to it.
My work for the day is officially done. Now…who’s ready for a martini? I like vodka martinis with onions…no olives, please and thank you.
For someone who is known for shoes, I’m surprised by how inexpensive and unoriginal these look. There’s obviously a manufacturing price point the designer has to stick to for mass production, but this collection is underwhelming and disappointing to say the least
Old lady fug.
The scalloped ones are cute but the rest look like something I can BOGO at Payless.
I’m certainly no shoe aficionado, but these look like they could be bought for a fraction of the price at Payless or Shoe Carnival…
I think I recognize that green one…:-/
Perfect for your first middle school dance or ladies’ night at the retirement home
Hmm.. nothing really interesting here. They are cute and look easy to wear but nothing reads luxe to me (at least not $200 a pop luxe). Maybe Steven Madden $40 – $60 luxe (which is to say, not at all).
Whole lotta meh happening here. And the prices are ridiculous.
Nothing new to see here. Keep moving along….
Hmmmm, very Manolo Blahnik-wannabe
That was my thought. So much of who SJP is from a character who’s style was based on Manolo’s that it is hard to separate the woman from the shoe.
For a woman who allegedly loves shoes these are boring and blah. Disappointed
Almost everything is a sandal. I love having my toes out, but during a polar vortex my toes need some covering.
The grosgain tabs and ribbon up the back of the pumps is an homage to her disadvantaged childhood when she and her sisters each had 2 hair ribbons that they ironed every morning before school. Not kidding, look it up in O magazine interview. For such contrived story the end product is a total snore.
I’m all for paying homage, but this is not really a great way of doing it. Some of those tabs are making my eyes twitch.
Are you sure you’re not thinking of Laura Ingalls Wilder? Remember the time Ma was sleep deprived from moving house again and she put Mary’s blue ribbons in Laura’s hair, and Laura’s pink ribbons in Mary’s hair? Oh, we laffed and laffed.
She doesn’t have much of a point of view, does she?
Mostly meh, don’t hate ’em but don’t love them either. I do like the robin’s egg blue shoe, about tenth down.
At least SJP didn’t do platforms on most of them. We can be grateful for that.
How very boring.
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, huh, whaaaa?
As shoes go, they’re rather pedestrian. (ba-dump-bump!)
And you win the boards, Chelsea!
These don’t look horrible, and but I’d only feel value if I saw them on Payless shelf.
They’re pretty, but very…generic. Of celebrity brands, I’d rather wear Jessica Simpson, which has some personality.
So…ordinary. Sure wish she’d stop trying to be “1 of the people” & let her creative fashion freak flag fly. How do any of these shoes say SJP? The flower? That says Carrie Bradshaw circa 1998. What does any of these styles say about SJP today? “I don’t want to break a hip”?
These are really bad. I guess they’re the kind of shoes that some women are looking for, but definitely not me. It seems like all these shoes exist already. What a waste.
I mean… they’re fine? They aren’t offending me with their ugliness, the way many designer shoes do. But there’s nothing here that says “Oh yes, that’s a fresh and original design eye,” and unless she’s somehow managed to make wearing heeled sandals feel like Birks, there’s nothing to justify the price point either.
Nothing really new or innovative, but pretty sure her name will be sufficient to sell these.
my grandmother would love these
Totally Tog Shop.
I wondered why I couldn’t find any preview pics online before this…. Now I know why. Nordstrom sure hasn’t done anything to hype them up, either.
They all look like ballroom dance shoes. That’s not a compliment.
Unimpressed. And I can find shoes similar to these for way more reasonable prices…I get trying to design shoes that people can wear repeatedly, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still be fun!
They’re cute, Pretty standard. Like nice Old Lady shoes.
Very uneven. I don’t mind the 70s/80s vibe, but I expect a bit more fabulousness from a “fashion icon.” These mostly look like shoes you can already find at Nordstrom’s. And those thick-strap ones in red and brown would look more at home at Payless.
Those thick-strapped shoes look positively geriatric.
There is no way in the entire world that I would pay $195 for even the “fanciest” of those shoes. I went down the line and said “hiddy” to all but two of them and the two that were passable are total prom shoes that you could get at the local DSW or even Payless. Give me a break.
And you know what? They’re just so … so … sensible! That’s the part of it that chaps my ass for some reason. They’re totally “sensible”, mother of the bride shoes and it irks my soul. She’s supposed to be a huge fashion icon, someone who plays with fashion and when she comes out with a shoe line, she does run-of-the-mill, totally uninspired and uninteresting footwear. Just ew.
And there’s a tiny part of me that wishes she’d put her face on the label somewhere just because Peter on Family Guy says her face looks like a foot. I would snort and like her more if she did that. I know I’m horrible.
Exactly! The designs are very, very safe.
Boring and cheap looking. Stuart Weitzman isn’t that much more expensive and you have a quality shoe.
Ugly, boring, and old lady-ish. Shame on SJP for putting her name on this.
These are seriously dated. Like she designed these at the height of her SitC fame and then didn’t touch them for 15 years.
Really blah work- and wedding-appropriate shoes that you could find on clearance at JCPenny. It’s kind of stunning that a woman who helped popularize sexy and daring footwear put her name on this collection. Even the little bow embellishments look discouraged and sad.
Was anyone else expecting a little more Carrie in this? Maybe I’m just perpetually expecting SJP to actually BE Carrie. None of these seem very exciting and quite a lot look pretty cheap. I would, however, definitely buy a pair of those pink shoes she wore when Charlotte had her baby- maybe her next line will have those? A girl can hope….
If this was a collection for Payless, I might be okay with it, but for Nordstrom’s? Something tells me this line is going to be well represented at their half-yearly sale.
My first reaction is, “meh…” But these are a huge improvement from the 5-6 years of platform hoof shoes to which we’ve been subjected. They are pretty colors and feminine styles. And if they are at Nordstrom’s they may even carry my size 12Ns…..One can always hope….
Wendy Williams was wearing a pair so I believe they do.
LOL….I’ll bet a million bucks she wears a 12 WIDE.
Man, that is a bunch of old lady shoes.
Yeah seriously – nothing special at all.
Strappy sandals incorporated
You have got to be kidding me. Nothing special about these (except the price), and I don’t mean that in a good way.
These look like she “designed” then when she was on SATC and is just now getting them produced. Or like they’ve been sitting in some DSW warehouse that long. Disappointing.
Yawn. These look like they came straight out a 1982 JCPenney catalog.
Not bad, just a bit ordinary which I guess is done in order to reach as wide a market as possible. I’d wear the pink shoe with the flower, the black with the mini bow and the green flats.
They look better here than the green ones did on her, but that isn’t saying much.
I understand the sentimentality behind the little ribbon on each shoe, but I hate it.
I like the wedges and maybe the sandals with flowers on them, but the rest is really something we’ve seen before. There is nothing new anywhere here, and that’s a bit of a shame.
There’s nothing here I haven’t already tried on at DSW.
Wow. The shape is exactly the same except for the rando rope-soled wedges and flip-flops. Based on the above can we assume the freaking flip flops are one. hundred. and. ninety. five. dollars?
I don’t mind paying for shoes (I love love Rachel Ray shoes) but there is no zsa zsa zsu on these, and for $195 there better be aLOT of zsu with my zsa zsa!!
A couple of these are cute, but there are a number of really HIDDY, cheap-looking shoes as well. And nothing terribly remarkable. Ans as other kittens have commented, you can get these styles at DSW or Zappos for a fraction of the cost that SJP/Nordstrom are charging.
They seem surprisingly blah. And why would you pick the green ones to wear to your press event about them?!
Seriously been-there done-that.
meh X 10000. i have seen these all before, usually at payless.
These shoes are largely ugly, and not nearly high enough.
Some of these are cute (I especially like the black ones with the bow)…and they do look like shoes ‘real women’ could wear. But the price point is awfully high, don’t you think? At that price, you want something that LOOKS like 200 dollars.
SJP should have worn the first blue pair at the top of the post with the pale pink Valentino dress to the premier of her line rather than the icky green pair she chose.
these largely look like shoes a poor bridesmaid would be forced to wear. disappointing.
Hmmmm, I think I’ll stick with Miss. L. Fire if it’s all the same to you SJP…
I know how each pair would torture my foot specifically.
They look quite dated to me – the styles are from the ‘Sex and the City’ era — 10-15 years ago. But kind of a boring version of what was trendy then.
But — why??
I can’t imagine that she needs the cash — or that this was in any way creatively satisfying.
I like these, and I would own most of them if I could. But not at $200 a pair. Maybe $20 a pair, and we’ll talk. For $200 I want fashion, not basic sandals.
Maybe she could sell them to wardrobe at the Carrie Diaries.
Payless shoes, and cheap looking ones at that.
They look sooooo cheap.
I am almost certain I have seen all of these shoes while perusing aisles at Payless.
Sarah Jessica Payless-Shoe-Source?
Ugh. Over priced and cheap looking. Oh SJP, give up the Carrie crown already. The show has been off-air for maybe ten years.
It strikes me as a last ditch and easy-buck attempt to cash in on the franchise that has already made her millions. Some of these shoes don’t look like they would last more than a few outings on a city street. Fail.
Haven’t we seen all these before? Like at Ross or PayLess or in granny’s closet?
For some reason, these look cheap … like BOGO at Payless cheap. The only one I like at all is the red sandals, #5 from the top.
Carrie Bradshaw wouldn’t be caught dead in any of these shoes.
#6 down – the shiny pink strappy numbers. They scream Prom. Or bridesmaid. or bridesmaid dress recycled for Prom. Everything else needs to be shipped to the Nordstrom in Boca immediately.
Which decade are these from? Not this one, that’s for sure.
This is underwhelming. I expected more form her.
So very blah. Not this century.
Meh. Seen it all many times before. And at a better price.
My mum has about a dozen versions of the first shoe: very 1980s L&T/Bandolino/Nina-ish. She’d love the line–but she is approaching the big 8-oh (go mom!)
Just looking at these makes my feet feel fat.
Ugh I can smell old farty grandma perfume just looking at these.
I saw Sarah Jessica Parker on the Today Show a few weeks back. These shoes are designed by a Manolo Blahnik designer. She is well aware that design and materials short-cuts had to be made “to keep the shoes at consumer price points.” Here’s the thing….she is trying to market an MB shoe for consumers. MB isn’t going to deliver it’s best for $500 because they take their mark-up. Then Nordstrom takes its mark-up. These are MBs in looks, barely, only. But if you have the sort of feet that can wear anything and you want the look without dipping into your kid’s college savings account, by all means.
As for the construction of the shoes, I can tell by looking at them that for many women, there will be insufficient support. I need arch support, for instance. I cannot wear these shoes. I’ve never looked inside a full-priced MB shoe to see if I can wear it, so I don’t know if they are more comfortable. I see stars standing in them all the time and they don’t always look comfortable.
When it comes to shoes and clothing, sometimes, you have to let common sense rule the day. I can find more comfortable shoes at lower price points than $500. Even stylish shoes. And they will be made by manufacturers who don’t have a cadre of designers and don’t have to re-design their stock just to keep up. These are going to be basic looks and probably not the most fashion forward.
Quite frankly, I’ll leave the impossibly pretty shoes to young starlets who don’t have far to walk down that red carpet. You’ll notice that many stars over 40 don’t show off their shoes much. They’ve switched over from high style to high comfort.
Well said. I left the land of high heels long ago, with arthritis in both knees, along with my personal preference for lower heels. I shop at Comfort One Shoes, for comfort and some small degree of style.
I’m also leaving these styles for the younger model/starlet/and anyone else who wants to attempt walking in them.
Comfort One rocks!
So they do-and their salespeople always know their stock, measure my feet, and make me feel as if they really want me to buy the best shoe for my feet
I don’t find MB shoes very comfortable at all. Louboutins are much more comfortable. All that being said, I see NO resemblance of any of theses shoes to MB. These shoes look grandma, boring and cheap.
I’ve always wanted to know the comfort ratings of high designer shows. Louboutins always looked better made to me.
Gee, I feel completely alone on this one. I LOVE all of the high heels in this collection. But then, I am a middle-aged man and don’t have to wear them. I think they are pretty. The only ones I don’t like are the ones where it ribbons up the legs.
It’s not just you. They look nice to me too. The only thing that I don’t like about them is the price point. I could get a reasonable facsimile of any of these pairs for at least $100 less than these are selling for.
I rather like the shoes, too, with the exception of the babypuke/pea green pair. They are giving me a definiite Sex and the City vibe-I’m picturing Carrie and Samantha in them.
My God. It’s like Blahnik had a STROKE!
Man, for the most part, those are some FUGLY shoes.
Between these and the Valentino dress, I can’t help but feel that she is really missing her days of planning Carrie Bradshaw.
I can’t imagine why I would need any of these shoes. That is some uninspired sh*t.
If these were $30 at Payless or H&M I would totally buy them. For $200? Not a chance.
I am legitimately confused. Do not see her influence here at all.
What, huh? Oh sorry…. I fell asleep there for a minute.
For the jazzy older lady in you. Or the Anna Wintour in you.
For when I grow up to be a mid-40’s southern mom, I suppose…
$300+ ? Get over yourself, Sar.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s cute stuff but this kind of caught me off guard.
Not to mention, the social media push behind this launch was exhausting. Props to the pole dance but enough already.
Meh, they all read kinda cheap and generic to me.
What a bore. Half of these shoes I can find in Payless.
WHAT THE SNOOZE
Why do these all look so cheap?
I was expecting more fabulous shoes from Carrie Bradshaw.
A lot of very pretty shoes, and I’m very thankful to see no hooker platforms! That trend can’t die soon enough! But sadly, most of these are unwearable for me, as a stiletto heel is just too much pain to endure. I’m thinking these will be popular.
I would love to have a pair of each