Market Watch: Brian Atwood

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Fact: There’s no way faster to a girl’s heart than through the right shoes, and in the 10 years since he started his line, Brian Atwood has figured out exactly how to pull those heartstrings.

For holiday, I stopped in my tracks (my own black strappy wedges seeming all of a sudden entirely inadequate) when I saw the array of bright patent pumps in shades so highlighter-bright I almost pulled out my shades. Super glossy and unadorned (those maribou feathers and flowers playing tricks on your eyes were just in the background), they are the epitome of a statement shoe.


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Not a neon type of girl, but still want a spark of color? Atwood’s array also included a series of pink pairs to bring out any girl’s inner Barbie. And sure, leopard shoes are nothing new—but what about leopard with feathers, and ribbons, and a metallic stiletto heel, and everything else your heart desires? Maybe I’m getting a little carried away, but I will say that the next pair of shoes I buy will not be basic black.