Although the B Brian Atwood Strappy Cage Sandals and B Brian Atwood Glitter Platform Pumps don’t technically have anything to do with each other (except for being from the same brand, obviously), it seemed like a good idea to combine them in a joint post, if only for expediency’s sake. I feel like I’m going to be harping on how much I love this new diffusion line early and often for the foreseeable future, so doubling up the number of shoes per post just seems like good logic.
The first thing that always has to be mentioned in a post about B Brian Atwood is the price point – these shoes clock in at $400 and $350, respectively, which allows them to occupy a price level that the shoe market has largely ignored in recent years and that which will probably be of great interest to footwear lovers. For that amount of money, you can absolutely get a well-crafted shoe with a ton of style that’s made of high-quality materials. I’ve tried on so many stiff, ill-fitting, twice-as-expensive shoes in my lifetime that I’m more than happy to give a brand that’s doing similar design work at half the price a very generous opportunity to impress me.
And that’s exactly what B Brian Atwood keeps doing; these shoes are exactly on-trend and still have a ton of Atwood’s signature quirk, but at a price point that is often half of his usual work. At the same time, they’re light years ahead of the Sam Edelmens of the world, who occupy a slightly lower price level and spend their time playing design catchup to the people who make the trends. Both of theses shoes could take up some space in my closet any day. Buy the sandals for $400 or the pumps for $350, both via Neiman Marcus.