Look up perfection in the dictionary and you’ll most likely find a picture of a Manolo Blahnik BB Pump. (At least in my version of the dictionary you will.) The epiphany that the Manolo BB Pumps might actually hold the key to my heart didn’t occur to me until recently. The girls and I were discussing shoes (as usual) when the question arose, what’s the first pair of designer shoes a woman should buy? Almost instantaneously, we all said BB pumps in unison.
Disclaimer: I already know there’s going be the argument that every girl needs a pair of Louboutins, which I should state I completely agree with, but in this case, the red soles can wait.
You can blame some of the Manolo madness on Carrie Bradshaw, who introduced millions of women around the world to the infamous shoes, or you can blame Manolo himself for creating these divine pumps. If you’ve never tried on a pair of these pretty puppies, stop reading this right now and run to your nearest department store; better yet, sprint. I’ll never forget my first encounter: my first time was at Barneys on Madison Avenue, and I’m pretty sure I walked around the entire store wearing them. “Walking” would actually be putting it lightly, because I strutted around the carpeted shoe floor like I owned the place. The second I slipped both my feet in, I instantly felt taller, prettier and sexier, and I’m convinced I looked ten pounds lighter. No words can describe how magical these shoes actually made me feel.
The BB’s minimalistic design and varied selection of heel heights make them desirable to almost every woman, no matter the age. Compared to other designer shoes, the Manolos’ price come in a bit lower than you might expect ($595 for leather or suede), and trust me when I tell you, you’ll get your money’s worth. I picked out some of my favorite color BB pumps, but to see the full selection head over to Barneys. Picking one color might be the hardest shoe decision you’ll ever make.