They were the shoes that launched a thousand tributes, sell-out stock and border line obsession for many of us. Manolo Blahnik’s blue, bejewelled satin pumps became a thing of fashion legend when they had a starring role in Sex And The City. And if you’re still dreaming of those glittering buckles, you’ll enjoy the news that the brand has just launched its very first collection of bags.
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In a glorious rainbow of colours, the capsule range is made up of six different clutches, all decorated with jewels that already exist on the brand’s most iconic shoes. The ultimate party accessories, there’s no doubt these beauties are an investment buy with prices starting at £1320, but as the designer himself says, “Every woman needs a jewel. Something very special and beautiful. There is nothing more stunning than a feminine hand holding a gem-like object.” We couldn’t agree more. And considering the fact that Carrie Bradshaw used her Manolo shoe as an engagement ring (of sorts), we’re pretty sure she’d be on board, too.
The bags will be available from the end of July in Liberty and Harrods, as well as in the Manolo Blahnik flagship store in London. With vivid jewel tones and opulent satin finishes, it’s hard to say which style we love the most. But does this mean we can expect more accessories from the legendary designer? “This collection came up because it’s something I really wanted to do,” Blahnik told Vogue. “I had no rush in getting this done. I like to make things beautifully and sometimes to get something right it takes time. At the moment I have no plans to make other accessories. For the moment I would like to enjoy the bags, and I am already thinking about more bags for next season!”