Nine West co-founder Vince Camuto has based his life's work upon perfecting women's shoes and boots. After starting seven unique collections for Dillard's department stores and acquiring the footwear licenses for BCBG Max Azria and BCBGirls, Camuto finally launched his own eponymous footwear line in 2005. Texture and metal hardware feature prominently in Camuto's collections — from antique leather “bilco” boots and strippy-strappy sandals to his elegantly sexy Trish pumps (two-toned, peep-toe Mary Janes accented with perforated detailing). In recent years Cavuto has branched out into designing women's ready-to-wear clothing, perfume, watches, and handbags as well as VC Signatures, a conservative-leaning, high-end line of footwear and accessories. He's too busy to create wildly successful collaborations with other brands and designers, however: In addition to owning all the licenses for Jessica Simpson's shoe label, he's partnered with Lucky Brand, Banana Republic, and Tory Burch (helping to create its ubiquitous “Reva” ballet flat).
Who can resist the allure of a shoe that's stylish and comfortable enough for all-day wear? That’s why we’re obsessed with ballet flats — especially this super-chic array, which features everything from metallic cap-toes to glossy, primary-hued options. Don’t feel badly if you want more than one pair; these picks prove that keeping a low profile doesn’t mean sacrificing high style.
Vince Camuto may be the brains behind a slew of successful brands (Nine West, Jessica Simpson), but when it comes to his namesake line — designed in tandem with wife Louise — he doesn't hold back on the trendy embellishments and details his fans know and love. Couldn't agree more? Stock your wardrobe with everything from patent-leather sandals and bejeweled ballet flats to metallic wedge sneakers and stingray-embossed pumps, all perfect for a statement-making spring.
Right-now sandals, booties, and pumps to anchor your wardrobe.
The seasonal staple for every style-minded persuasion.