Shoe maestro Brian Atwood's eagerly awaited B Brian Atwood shoe line launches today at Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks.com... and I'm insanely excited. The main Brian Atwood shoe line is full of those gorgeous shoes that just make you drool. And they're expensive. Really expensive. But, with this new affordable line we can all snag Brian Atwood style at a price point that won't totally screw up your budget.
The main B Brian Atwood line will sell for $200-$400, with seasonal items going as low as $100-$150 (for sandals, flip-flops) and as high as $500-$600 (for boots). Ok, I know the prices aren't exactly super cheap -- "affordable" is relative when you are talking about a shoe designer who creates shoes that normally go for anywhere between $600 and $2,000.
To sweeten the deal a bit more, Saks is offering a free gift with purchase through Monday, August 29. While supplies last, you can snag a B Brian Atwood leather inlay bracelet free with any B Brian Atwood purchase by using code BBRIAN2. Plus, Brian will be launching a Tweetstakes today via @Brian_Atwood, inviting followers to retweet #bobsessed for a chance to win his favorite things, including a Jo Malone Candle, Vosges chocolates, plus a handwritten note. Altogether, a fun launch plan.
Ok, now on to the shoes. Here are my picks for the 5 best of the inaugural collection:
These chic ankle boots feature dual textures: snake embossed leather at the heel and rich suede up front.
→ Buy the B Brian Atwood Paramour Ankle Boots, $450.00, at saks.com.
This mixed-texture platform pump is classic Brian Atwood -- all drama, all the time. Word is from the PR agency handling the launch that this is the most popular pre-sale item.
→ Buy the B Brian Atwood Blayne Suede Peep Toe Pumps, $350.00, at saks.com.
For a designer who is known for sexy shoes, Brian Atwood has managed to pull off the funky, fashion-forward look well with these covetable boots.
→ Buy thee B Brian Atwood Taurasa Leather Lug Sole Ankle Boots, $550.00, at saks.com.
I dig the sleek simplicity of nude suede pumps with a nicely hidden platform. These are nearly perfect. For a little more fun, try this same silhouette in black calf hair.
→ Buy the B Brian Atwood Petisca Suede Pumps, $425.00, at saks.com.
Looking for something a little "lower" -- both in price and heel height? The least expensive entry in the new line is the sole pair of flats. But, they are just as stylish as their big-heeled sister shoes.
→ Buy the B Brian Atwood Carabelle Leopard Print Calf Hair Ballet Flats, $275.00, at saks.com.
Those are just a few of my favorites -- there are a lot more gorgeous shoes to choose from. This first collection is particularly rich with animal prints (always a classic) and stunning Fall boots. Be sure to check them all out to get a real feel for this new shoe line.
→ Browse all of the new B Brian Atwood shoe line online at saks.com.