Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we’ve taken it on for you. Here you’ll find an eclectic list of superior products, people and places – the best of luxury living. From the world’s best beaches to top of the line fragrances, home appliances and glorious runway models, we have compiled our favorites to share with you. On each list you will find brands that have stood the test of time, names that have gained notoriety through elegant design and exquisite quality; as well as some worthy new additions we know you’ll love. Welcome to the The Best Of, a guide for the discerning client with refined taste.
Jimmy Choo was launched in 1996 when Tamara Mellon, Accessories Editor at British Vogue realized the potential demand for stylish but wearable shoes and approached Mr Jimmy Choo, the couture shoe maker based in the East End of London, recognized for his excellent craftsmanship.
In 1998, Jimmy Choo opened its first boutique in New York followed by Los Angeles in 1999. Sparking an immediate success amongst young Hollywood, Jimmy Choo became synonymous with the “red carpet” shoe of choice and was hailed the lucky charm for Oscar winners such as Cate Blanchett, Halle Berry, Hilary Swank and many other Hollywood actresses.
Because they blend experience and technical skills, shoes require a very special know-how. Relying on the finest time-honed craftsmanship, Louis Vuitton creates shoes of exceptional quality and comfort. Louis Vuitton’s workshops are ideally situated in Venetia, where expert cobblery is a proud tradition.
When a women walks by and her sky-high heels have a bright red sole, this means only one thing… She has Louboutins. These instantly recognizable stilettos have become de rigueur on the red carpet, and amongst shoe connoisseurs alike.
The avant-garde style and design that embodies every Christianlouboutin is what makes a Christian Louboutin shoes a must-have, and ever so desirable.
Walter Steiger as a company was started by Walter Steiger senior in 1932 as an an exclusive tailored shoe atelier. He collaborated with some of the most legendary fashion designers such as Ungaro, Nina Ricci, Calvin Klein, Claude Montana, Oscar de la Renta, and Karl Lagerfeld. Innovation has always been the core of Walter Steiger’s design, many of his creations revolutionized the Shoe industry and many of them are now consid- ered classics.
Whisper “Stuart Weitzman” to any discerning shoe-lover, and you’ll inspire a reverie. Sumptuous pumps . . . glittering mules . . . studded stilettos – Weitzman creations are the stuff of dreams for women around the world.
Frequently seen on runways and red carpets, Weitzman shoes literally make headlines. Often, they deserve a spotlight of their own. Die-hard devotees have even penned poems and composed songs to celebrate their passion for Weitzman styles.
In 2001, Atwood finally took the plunge and created his own label dedicated to stop-and-stare, drop-dead-gorgeous shoes made from the best manufacturers in Italy. Atwood, clearly an ally for all females, is singularly devoted to making women’s bottom halves look long, lean and fabulously sexy…and he does all that without killing their feet. His wicked stilettos, filled with detail and unusual contrasts, are expertly constructed using only the finest luxury materials.
With a career spanning over 30 years, Manolo Blahnik has become one of the most influential footwear designers in the world. His intricate designs have managed to become the obsession of shoe connoisseurs across the globe. From the sexy stiletto heel, to the little detailed embroidery, every pair of Manolo’s is unique, exuberant, luxurious, and extremely coveted and desired.
Mastering aesthetics from 16th century design and razor sharp tailoring, during his life, Alexander McQueen managed to make quite the mark in the fashion industry. Capturing elements that are hard to uncover, his shoe collection shows raw energy, romantic edge, and bespoke tailoring.
Bright, sexy, intriguing, and masterful are all the reasons as to why Alexander McQueen tops our “Best” list.
Although Miu Miu is the brainchild of Miuccia Prada, the styles evoke spears of sex, style, and intrigue…therefore making the list for Best Designer Shoes. Miuccia Prada is a true trend visionary and each of her designs instantly become hits among chic fashionistas.
Her mix of sophistication and eclecticism makes her shoes perfect to wear from a dive bar to the hippest nightspot.