To celebrate our week of fabulous party shoes (keep your eyes peeled for the guide that comes out tomorrow), we're featuring five of the most spectacularly expensive shoes around. Sure, we love a good deal (and the guide will be full of them), but we also think gawking at the heels only celebrities and trust fund kids can afford is equally fun. So to start our series, let's take a peek at a selection from Jimmy Choo.
What: Jimmy Choo Damon Slingback Pumps, $960
Why: Although the $500 shoe ceased to seem inrrationally expensive a while ago (sad but true), the $1,000 pair blows our mind. Really, there are people who spend less than that on their monthly mortgage payments. Still, these stunners from Jimmy Choo might make us reconsider what's grotesquely expensive and what's not. The slender 4-inch heel, jeweled brooch, satin finish, and peekabo toe couldn't be more elegant. If we were lucky enough to own something as classy as these, we'd wear them to every holiday party on our packed calendar (and probably just around the house, too–it's not like we'd have money left over for slippers) to the envy of even our most fashionable friends.
Since there's not a chance these will fit into our budget, we also recommend this similar style from Guess. They may not have the same cache as the luxury brand, but you can actually afford an outfit to match with the money you'll have leftover. And you can always keep an eye on eBay in the hopes that a pair might appear at a lesser price.