Her name has become synonymous with women's love of footwear and soon Sarah Jessica Parker's own shoe collection will be available to buy in store and online (for those of us in the UK) at US retailer Nordstrom. The line was first revealed in June last year, but we've had to wait until now to feast our eyes on the full collection and decide which of her many designs is our fave.
SJP is not only about to make Carrie Bradshaw (and our) dreams come true with the launch her shoe brand, but she's already got bags in the works too, as well as a trench coat, named 'Manhattan' - an ode to her and Bradshaw's beloved New York City. The actress explained that she didn't want to skimp on quality and found the right factory in Italy that would ensure great craftsmanship but at a lower price point. Indeed, this isn't just a gimmicky celebrity clothing line as Parker boasts extensive shoe expertise. 'I really wanted to bring back the single sole. I wanted to go back in time and be the 11-year-old that was looking in the window at Charles Jourdan and Maud Frizon and recall those great, gorgeous colours and the way people made shoes without thinking about anyone else, just doing what excites them.'
Considering Parker is famed for playing a character with a Manolo Blahnik addiction - who could forget when Big proposed with a blue five-inch stiletto? - it's no surprise the shoe designer was a huge inspiration. What's more, her partner in footwear crime is George Malkemus, the longtime CEO at Manolo Blahnik.
While you'll be able to buy the collection at Nordstrom.com, die-hard Parker fans should consider a trip across the pond in March when the star will be making personal appearances in stores to promote the line. She said, 'This endeavor has been a long time coming, but now that the pieces have come together as they have, with Nordstrom, George and a collection I’m so very proud of, I believe it was worth the wait. And I’m so looking forward to meeting and actually seeing the shoes on Nordstrom customers as I travel to stores across the country. That will be, I think, the most thrilling moment of all.'
The SJP collection will be available online and in selected Nordstrom stores on February 28.