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Fall Shoe Trend: Patent Leather

Welcome to our third installment of Fall 2006 shoe trends! Yesterday we covered Pretty Flats and today we will focus on all things patent leather. I have been waiting all week to post these beautiful shoes! I LOVE patent leather and am excited that it is everywhere for fall. There are so many shoes on this post, it might be slightly overkill. There are just so many amazing ones out there, I had to make sure I shared them all - Enjoy!

As always, I have listed my favorite designer and non-designer picks below.

The Designer Versions

Christian Louboutin Platform Pumps, $690, Available here

Kate Spade Kassie Pump, $275, Available here

TONS more designer and Non-Designer options, so

Bruno Frisoni Patent Platform Sandals, $585, Available here

Fendi Patent Platform Pumps, $510, Available here

Gucci High Heel Pump, $450, Available here

Jimmy Choo Patent Leather Pumps, $496, Available here

Yves Saint Laurent Jeanne Loafers with Patent Trim, $650, Available here

Marc Jacobs Peep Toe Pumps, $350, Available here

Marc by Marc Jacobs Patent Leather Platforms, $295, Available here

Tod's Jodie, $459, Available here

The Non-Designer Versions

BCBGirls Lomas Pump, $88.95, Available here

Steve Madden Pawla Pump, $89.95, Available here

Nine West Francisco, $79, Available here

Diba Mardi Pump, $79.95, Available here

B.P. Cayenne Pump, $59.95, Available here

Boutique Nordstrom Tara Pump, $69.95, Available here

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Mikemartlet Mikemartlet 9 years
All have quite a lot of sex appeal apart from the Marc flat platforms; the Kate Spades, YSLs and Tods rather less so. The Louboutins, Frisonis, Fendis, Choos, Marc Jacobs, and (rather surprisingly) the BCBGs have it in absolute abundance!
lovekailua lovekailua 10 years
oh how i love patent leather. bought some hotttttttttt red stuart weitzman's a few weeks ago that i cannot wait to wear! those jimmy choo's are gorgeous.
sanD13 sanD13 10 years
Oh I so can't wear uncomfortable shoes. I dealt with uncomfortable but cute shoes in the past and had to either walk around barefoot or have someone give me a piggyback ride
yayita yayita 10 years
Dont know how you ladies do it, I cannot wear anything painful on my feet. My best friend even buys shoes a half a size smaller if she falls in love with them. She wears them even if they kill her!
sanD13 sanD13 10 years
Steve Maddens are cute but they're soooo uncomfortable!
caligirl1201 caligirl1201 10 years
BCBG and Steve Madden's are hotter than the designer shoes. When did that happen?
sanD13 sanD13 10 years
I love the Marc Jacobs peep toe. I wonder if any of these are comfortable...
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
I have 2 pairs of patent shoes and I love them both but they are both 4ins and I can bearly walk in them. As Carrie once said " they pinch my feet, but I love em "
Fashiondiva91 Fashiondiva91 10 years
I like Christian Louboutin Platform Pumps, Bruno Frisoni Patent Platform Sandals, Jimmy Choo Patent Leather pumps, BCBGirls Lomas Pump
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
I used to hate wearing my shoes of that material when I was younger. Bc if they scrap together they make the most awful sound in the universe
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
That's not a stupid question! I was wondering the same thing. I haven't had any since I was a small child, but I was thinking they might be high maintenance. Maybe you should ask Dear?
wren074 wren074 10 years
this is a stupid question, but what is the best way to care for patent leather? I have had a few pairs and they always get scuffed up and dull looking. I'm not hard on my shoes. In fact, I'm very careful with them, but they always end up looking icky after a month or so of wear.
pinkhearted pinkhearted 10 years
I don't like the one with the wedge, but I love all the peep-toe shoes. I've been trying to find a good quality, comfortable pump. -- "A dress should be tight enough to show you're a woman, and loose enough to prove you're a lady." --Edith Head
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Im sorry but I would never pay 500 bucks for shoes. I dont even think I would if I won the lotto.
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
*gasp* you weren't supposed to tell anyone *hides in shame*
yayita yayita 10 years
THE HORROR!!! Stop describing your elementary school picture day outfit.hehehe
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
oh yaya, when you say pompom socks, i picture you with sparkly tennis-shoes that have neon shoe-strings,pink and purple pompom socks, daisy dukes, and a sparkly top with shoulder pads, hair in pigtails, with hooker make-up on....a perfect replica of the 80's!
yayita yayita 10 years
not in my worl Jenn, i still imagine them
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Pompom socks went out? Dammit!
yayita yayita 10 years
I Want pompom socks! with high heels and shorts I bet Mariah will rock it
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 10 years
Peepshow, I have a love/hate relationship with it. I think patent is cute in certain situations, but it can definitely get you into porn star territory with the wrong outfit. It should be used to sex up an otherwise conservative outfit, but not paired with an uber-sexy outfit unless you're going for that look, lol. I think an ideal look with patent shoes like the 1st CL pair would be those with a knee-length slim pencil skirt (gray or black) and a white fitted button-up blouse. Work appropriate but still chic.
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
hopefully NEVER yaya!!!
yayita yayita 10 years
when are popmpom socks coming back LOL
yayita yayita 10 years
It reminds me of the little girlie shoes my mom used to buy me when I was a kid. Along with the pompom socks :)
peepshow peepshow 10 years
I'm not such a fan of patent leather. It reminds me of Pamela Anderson and various porn stars.
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