Here’s tennis star Maria Sharapova, shopping in Beverly Hills with boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov, a fellow pro tennis player from Bulgaria. She’s styled a simple navy shift dress with a dramatic black statement necklace and a pair of low-key, Jimmy Choo Demi Slip-On Sneakers. You can currently find a pair of these artsy, black and gold slip-ons for $420 at

Slip-ons have had something of a fashion moment in 2014, and if you don’t believe me, you should check out some of our preferred designer slip-ons of the year. If you have a hard time spending a month’s salary on a shoe that is functionally and structurally identical to something you can buy at the mall for $40, well, we sympathize. Here are our 5 favorite slip-ons that retail for under $500.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Dwyer Boot

Price: $1,395 via Jimmy Choo

Why It’s the Shoe of the Week: It’s the first day of December, so that means we’ll be wearing all kinds of boots for the foreseeable future. Luckily, boots don’t have to be a drag, as you can see from these Jimmy Choos. This architectural boot features that fun pop of color you need as you trek through whatever weather winter throws our way.

Just like Manolo Blahnik, Stuart Weitzman and Prada have done in the past, Jimmy Choo will now offer a Made-to-Order option on its e-commerce site. As more brands begin to roll out bespoke options, brands continue to up the ante; the options at Jimmy Choo are some of the most elaborate we’ve seen so far.

When you begin the customization process at Jimmy Choo, first you must choose from four signature styles: the Anouk, Xenia, Lance and Tite. From here, you can choose various heel options, which range from 2 to 4.8 inches. Next, you choose a material, which is one of the most impressive parts of Choo’s process. While other made-to-order options from other brands offer basics like leather, suede and satin, Jimmy Choo’s customization offers up to seven options that include various leathers, exotics and metallic glitter. To finish your shoe, you can monogram the sole with up to four letters.

To demonstrate, I’ve gone ahead and created a few customized heels to peruse before you make your own at Jimmy Choo. Unfortunately, shipping is not yet available for Made-to-order shoes in the US and Canada; you’ll have to create your own shoe and bring it to a Jimmy Choo boutique, where they can place the order for you.

Jimmy Choo’s Vices capsule collection is full of exotics, crystals and many other specialized materials. The collection, which is part of Cruise 2015, was inspired by creative director Sandra Choi’s loves for gems and jewels, and the brand collaborated with artist Mat Collishaw to shoot the campaign.

This opulent, 18-piece collection features ten pairs of shoes and eight clutches. Each shoe features different textures and materials, but all are statement pieces. Check out the collection below.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge recently attended the Action on Addiction Autumn Gala Dinner in London wearing a beautiful black Temperley dress and a matching pair of Jimmy Choo Cosmic Suede Pumps, which are a bit higher and dressier than the shoes she normally wears. These exact pumps can currently be found for $695 at Jimmy Choo, but I suggest you snatch them up quickly before a mob of rabid Duchess Catherine fans descends upon the brand’s website.

Media coverage of this outfit seems to suggest that Kate chose this dress to “accentuate her baby bump,” to which I say, what baby bump? She still looks absolutely tiny to me.

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Anouk Pump

Price: $875 via Jimmy Choo

Why They’re the Shoe of the Week: The Jimmy Choo Anouk pump is a staple; that’s why we included it in our list of 17 shoe classics that should be in your closet. It’s a covetable pump that mixes a timeless structure with the sexiness of a stiletto. Between this pump’s elaphe texture and its vibrant yellow shade, it’s a real winner.

Here’s one of our fave celebs Emmy Rossum, walking the red carpet at the premiere of her new film You’re Not You in LA. Emmy paired a sultry LBD with matching black Jimmy Choo Escape Sandals especially for the occasion. These shoes aren’t currently available in stores, but the rest of the brand’s line can be found at Jimmy Choo, natch.

Emmy excels at accessorizing all manner of looks for daytime and night. We actually saw her running errands in a similarly fancy pair of suede cut-out Jimmy Choo Talka Pumps back in July. You can peruse all of Emmy’s best looks, handbags, shoes, and Choos in “The Many Bags of Emmy Rossum” on PurseBlog.

Here’s model Emily Ratajkowski, striding in to a business meeting of some sort in NYC in a gorgeous grey pair of Jimmy Choo Lance Sandals. We see these on the red carpet all the time, but it’s unusual to spot a celeb donning them in broad daylight. You can find a very similar pair in a metallic silver leather finish for $850 at Net-a-Porter.

We recently reported that Jimmy Choo will go public (albeit in a limited way) this month on the London Stock Exchange. So ladies, if you’re no longer content to simply fill your closet with Jimmy Choos, you’ll soon have the opportunity to add a little Jimmy Choo to your portfolio.

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