If you’re going to make a comeback, make it a big one. That’s what iconic shoe brand Charles Jourdan did after spending nearly a decade in hibernation, and the strategy worked. Hiring the talented shoe designer Alexandra Neel — who came from the likes of Balenciaga and Celine — also helped the Paris-based label to reach a level of success that matches its '60s and '70s heyday. The Charles Jourdan 2.0 aesthetic focuses on lots of punchy colors, sky-high heels, slinky sandals, and daring silhouettes that toe the line between timeless and trendsetting. Leather and suede handbags in classic shapes, sleek automatic watches, dazzling bangle bracelets, and other bijoux fuse unabashedly bold details with Charles Jourdan’s vintage charm.
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