In 1968, an ambitious young upstart from the Bronx named Calvin Klein got his start in the fashion world by opening a tiny boutique in a New York City hotel. Within a year Klein and his understated, elegant designs were making regular appearances in the pages of <i>Vogue</i> and other fashion magazines, and soon Calvin Klein evolved into a multimillion-dollar company. Klein spent the 1970s through the 1990s transforming the fashion industry — kicking off the designer jeans craze and hiring celebrities to model his clothing and underwear collections in racy ad campaigns. Today Klein's empire includes around a dozen brands, including Calvin Klein, the Calvin Klein Collection, and ck Calvin Klein. Headed up by English designer Kevin Carrigan since 1998, Calvin Klein offers luxurious ready-to-wear separates, outerwear, shoes, and accessories for both adults and kids. From fitted work shirts and suits for men to jersey dresses and flattering sweaters for women, every piece reflects Klein's minimalist, timeless aesthetic.
Calvin Klein launched his eponymous label in 1968 with a line of men’s and women's coats designed for the now defunct retailer Bonwit Teller. Since then, the iconic American company has grown to include high-end apparel, designer jeans, underwear, eyewear, eveningwear and home collections, each renowned for their muted color palate and modern yet timeless quality. Undoubtedly one of the great American fashion houses, Calvin Klein is also a pioneer when it comes to advertising and branding. His sultry and often controversial campaigns have helped launch the careers of Kate Moss and Antonio Sabato Jr., and propelled celebrities like Brooke Shields and Mark Wahlberg into fashion icons in their own right. Though Klein sold the line in 2003, his minimalist, form-fitting aesthetic remains at the core of the company's design principle and is what keeps Hollywood tastemakers like Naomi Watts and Gwyneth Paltrow (and many others) as loyal clients, and its designs in the editorial spreads of every magazine from Vogue to Town & Country.
With a reputation for immaculate finishing and luxe materials, Calvin Klein Collection is the most refined brand within the Calvin Klein portfolio — and this shoe selection is proof that the reputation is well-deserved. Have a look at these sleek pumps, classic flats and sexy sandals, all crafted in supple leather and soft suede. Standouts include the Raja pump, woven from horsehair and leather, and the strappy Nicky sandal, made of foil-treated suede.
Put your fiercest foot forward in metallic platforms, ankle booties and thigh-high boots from the Calvin Klein Collection. The floral-print wedges from D&G, Dolce & Gabbana’s diffusion line, can help you rise to any occasion, or stand out on your next night out by pairing Sergio Rossi’s strappy evening sandals with a velvet clutch.
Start the summer off with a bang and stock up on essential designer accessories from covetable brands such as Dolce & Gabbana and Costume National. From standout strappy sandals to luxe leather totes, this sale is not to be missed.