When women buy shoes it’s not just really the shoes they pay for. Most often than not, they are pairing for the brand name of these shoes. Although great and fashionable shoe designs can be found in mid or lower end brands, there’s really nothing like getting a pair of designer shoes.
Here are some of the most best-selling and fashionable designer shoe brands that every woman should have at least a pair (or two) of.


Versace is famous for head-turning, ankle-breaking high-heeled shoes with their signature bright hues and tall heels. Wearing a pair of Versaces can surely make a woman feel more confident and powerful what with that bold design and sky-high heels. But Versace also offers versatility branching out their designs onto flat shoes.

Yves Saint Laurent

If Versace’s boldness and heel height are too much for your personal taste and pain tolerance, you can never go wrong with a classic pair of Yves Saint Laurent pumps. Also producing sandals and flats, the brand is a go-to for the more tame and classic gals. Invest in a pair of YSL shoes in a monochrome color and you’ll have a versatile piece that you can pair and wear with anything.

Nicholas Kirkwood

Although not as established as the former two, Nicholas Kirkwood still makes quality and coveted women’s shoes from pumps to lace up sandals. Launched in 2005, the shoe brand has managed to snag the loyalty of fashion-savvy celebrities like Beyonce, Lala and Thandie Newton.

Brian Atwood

Brian Atwood is often associated with conservative yet classy shoe designs. Their shoes have an understated grace upon them which will work for women who aren’t into the whole in-your-face aesthetic of other designer shoe brands. Some of the celebrities who’ve been seen wearing Brian Atwood shoes are Zoe Saldana and Jennifer Lopez. So, if these two are your style icons, you should definitely invest in a pair. Brian Atwood shoes usually retail around $600 but a lower end version can be bought at around the $300 price range as well.

Walter Steiger

The designer Walter Steiger, who was also a heel curator, is known for his curved heel designs. Walter Steiger shoes can be hard to find though as they are only in very few, select luxury department stores adding to the prestige of the product. The brand also has a growing celebrity clientele which includes singers like Beyonce, Ashanti and Nicki Minaj.

Gianmarco Lorenzi

Gianmarco Lorenzi is another shoe brand that Nicki Minaj and Beyonce patronize. Not surprising considering the designer’s signature bright colors and sky-high platforms perfect for the confident divas who aren’t afraid to stand out from the crowd.
Pierre Hardy

Pierre Hardy is a French shoe brand known for their color block shoes, peppered heels and metallic sandals. Although more popular among men, the brand has managed to gain a following from women clients as well.

Ruthie Davis

Another bold shoe brand is Ruthie Davis. The brand likes experimenting with designs such deconstructed heels and unusual shoe embellishments which makes their design not for the faint of heart and style.

Designer shoes can be that statement piece you need in your wardrobe. With an abundance of brands out there, one can surely find their personal style perfectly embodied in the designs of different designers.