Sarah Jessica Parker Launching Shoe Collection
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
June 06, 2013
Sarah Jessica Parker is launching a shoe collection -- and in a move that her beloved Sex and the City alter ego Carrie Bradshaw would approve of, she'll be doing it with partner George Malkemus, the CEO of Manolo Blahnik.
The line, called SJP, will be available exclusively at Nordstrom early next year and will include bags and trench coats.
"In a silly way, I think it's what people have expected of me most because of Carrie Bradshaw," she tells Vogue. "... Because I got to play that role, I wore a lot of shoes, and by default I learned an enormous amount. It's hard to walk away from that."
Single-sole pumps and flats will range from around $200 to $300, and bags will likely sell for under $700. Everything will be produced in Europe and New York City, though production location for the trenches is still being decided.
"We're putting new colors together that people don't typically do, just beautiful combinations that you wish existed in your closet," she says.
But let's just hope her SJP heels are a little more feet-friendly than her on-screen stilettos have been -- which she revealed in March have caused her to grow an extra bone in her foot!
"For ten or so years, I literally ran in heels. I worked 18-hour days and never took them off. I wore beautiful shoes, some better made than others, and never complained ... but then I did I Don't Know How She Does It ... you know, [my character Kate Reddy] could not afford really good footwear. So I got [lower-priced] shoes and the bottoms weren't leather, they were plastic, so I slipped a couple times, twisted my ankle. I went to a foot doctor and he said, 'Your foot does things it shouldn't be able to do. That bone there... You've created that bone. It doesn't belong there,'" she explained to Net-A-Porter Magazine. "It's sad, because my feet took me all over the world, but eventually they were like, 'You know what, we are really tired, can you just stop – and don't put cheap shoes on us?'"
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