Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.
We covered beige pumps back in February when they were first appearing in the stores — but since so many are now hitting the sales racks (and there’s still two months of good weather for them) I thought we’d revisit. Readers, let us know if you’ve found any great shoe sales (especially in nude-for-you colors) in the comments!
(2015 Update: check out our most recent roundup of beige pumps.)
|Nordstrom has these simple “Claye” pumps on sale from Nine West. Both the “pink leather” (pictured) and the “off white” could work for different skin tones. They were $79.95, now marked to $39.90 (limited sizes only). Nine West ‘Claye’ Pump|
|Mesh shoe accents get mixed reactions on this site, but I like these very low kitten heels from Ellen Tracy. I like the preppy bow, as well as the fact that your heel is covered a bit. The pumps were $99 — Lord & Taylor have the pumps for the best price ($47.99), but very limited sizes; also check Endless for more sizes (at $70.95). Ellen Tracy Women’s Kylie Pump|
|For those of us who prefer a lower heel, this 2″ heel from Sam Edelman looks lovely. I like the leopard-printed fabric lining on the inside footbed, as well as the super teeny peep. Dillards has the best price ($49.99), but if you’re having trouble finding your size check Endless ($54.45) and Piperlime ($59.99) also. The shoes are also available in black or red patent leather.|
|Yes, another kitten heel — love the lattice design on the vamp and the gently pointed toe. There are multiple “nude for me” possibilities from this shoe, including the “beige patent” (pictured here), the pink patent, or (only at Lord & Taylor) a brown patent. The shoes were $185, but they’re now on sale: Zappos has them for $105, Nordstrom has them for $91.90, Piperlimehas them for $99.99, and Bloomingdale’s has them for $104.06. Depending on the store, they may also be available in a black and red. Via Spiga – Dolmen (Beige Patent) – Footwear|
|Pour la Victoire continues to be a strong contender with pumps, and I like these 4.25″ high “natural patent” pumps. (They also come in black and red patent.) This shoe was $250, now marked to $149.90 at Nordstrom (lots of sizes still available). Pour la Victoire ‘Loelle’ Pump|
|Even Italian high-end shoes go on sale, as with this Giuseppe Zanotti low-vamp pump. There are very limited sizes left at Neiman Marcus in black and beige, but it’s a great sale: was $550, now marked to $368 plus an additional 25% off, bringing it down to $276 today. Nice! Giuseppe Zanotti Patent Low-Vamp Pump|