Things are looking pretty good for Sarah Jessica Parker’s SJP shoe line. This past month, she celebrated her line’s one year anniversary, and it’s now branched out beyond Nordstrom to retailers like Neiman Marcus and Zappos Couture. Also this year, the designer also incorporated bridal footwear to her growing business.
SJP’s CEO George Malkemus is also Manolo Blahnik’s CEO, so it’s inevitable that Parker’s influenced by one of the shoe greats; SJP is also, of course, a person fan of Blahnik’s work. Parker’s latest creations to hit retailers’ websites are very similar to Blahnik’s classic Hangisi pump.
The Hangisi pump is a fan favorite among Sex and the City enthusiasts; Carrie Bradshaw wore this pair of Manolos with a vintage dress to get married in the Sex and the City movie. It was only a matter of time before Parker incorporated a very similar pair to her own shoe line. Parker’s version includes three different jewel ornamentations on satin pumps; the heel is a quarter of an inch shorter than Blahnik’s version. Like all of the SJP pumps, you’ll also find the designer’s signature grosgrain backstay.
If you’re a big fan of the Blahnik’s Hangisi pumps but they’re out of your budget, the SJP satin pumps are the look for less alternative you are looking for.