Invest: Miu Miu Leather Platform Pump

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 • Permalink • 

Miu Miu Leather Platform Pump
When it comes to investment dressing, it's hard to go wrong with a really fabulous, well-constructed black leather pump. So, now that you have a handful of "investment-worthy" black leather pumps in your closet, what could you possible want with a new pair? Well, I think this new find has a little something different that you may not have represented in the expensive section of your shoe closet.

The Miu Miu Leather Platform Pump combines a trend-proof almond shaped toe with substantial exposed platform, which is made more demure by the low key black leather construction. The slender heel is also a classic -- neither going-out pencil thin, nor funky chunky. Plus, the cut of the vamp is just low enough to show a hint of toe cleavage. Altogether, great balance between class and frivolity. This shoe would be perfect for pairing with your ultra long trousers for work, or for snazzing up an otherwise conservative dress.

While the classic shape and quality construction of this shoe make it an investment piece, the price is actually not completely horrible for a luxe designer. The reason? This shoe hails from Miu Miu, the lower-priced sister line to ultra-high-end Prada. Founded in 1993, Miu Miu has become known as a source of more imaginative designs that aren't quite right for Prada, and slightly more manageable prices. Let's just call it "investment-worthy lite".

→ But the Miu Miu Leather Platform Pump, $645.00, at neimanmarcus.com