[Editor’s Note: This week, the TalkShoes staff is out of the office to enjoy the last little bit of summer. We’ll return on Monday August 31st, but in the meantime, we’ll be running a few of our favorites from the past few months, complete with updates, to get you ready for fall. Below, we added even more brands to this ever-expanding list!]
Over the weekend, I got together with family and friends to celebrate my birthday, and one of my friends told me that she wanted to treat herself to a new pair of shoes; her budget was about $300. She needed some brand recommendations, commenting that she currently “couldn’t afford a pair of Louboutins or Jimmy Choos.” I quickly rattled off names like Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Kate Spade and Michael Kors; these designers all make enormously stylish shoes, even if they’re not in the very top tier of luxury brands.
Below, I made a list of 20 contemporary brands that won’t break that break the bank while still looking more expensive than they are. These shoe are on trend, all for less than $500. If you’re looking for some fresh spring updates at a fair price, you’ve come to the right place.