25 Best Designer Shoe Brands You Need In Your Collection

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Picking up a new pair of gorgeous luxury shoes is always a good idea, which is why we have brought together 25 of the best designer shoe brands you need in your wardrobe!

Black Mach & Mach heels with crystal bow
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If you love designer shoes or are looking for a pair of luxe heels or flats to add to your shoe collection, then you are in the right place!

This list of 20 of the best designer shoe brands includes some of the most iconic brands that are a must for any shoe enthusiast as well as some newer footwear brands that you really need to know about.

No matter whether you are looking for a new pair of stilettos, versatile sneakers, summery sandals, or sleek loafers, you are bound to find a pair of shoes to add to your shopping basket and a new designer brand or fashion house you’ll love.

25 best designer shoe brands

1. Christian Louboutin

Nude beige Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies 85mm Patent Red Sole Pumps

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Christian Louboutin is one of the best luxury shoe brands in the world, best known for the beautiful heels that are often spotted on the red carpet.

The first Christian Louboutin customer was Princess Caroline of Monaco and now the brand continues to create striking shoes for many celebrity clients including Jennifer Lopez and Blake Lively.

Louboutin heels are instantly recognizable because of their red soles, which feature on these gorgeous Pigalle Follies 85mm Patent Pumps that are a wardrobe essential.

2. Jimmy Choo

Nude beige Jimmy Choo Bing Crystal Embellished Patent Mule

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After studying at the London College of Fashion, Jimmy Choo founded his eponymous footwear brand in 1996 and his shoes were then worn at London Fashion Week by many models.

Soon, the brand was featured in British Vogue, rapidly increasing the popularity of Jimmy Choo shoes and adding many celebrity clients, including Diana, Princess of Wales, to his roster.

Now, Jimmy Choo is world-renowned for high-quality, beautiful shoes, including these classic Bing Crystal Embellished Patent Mules that are versatile enough for work and formal evenings out!

3. Aquazzura

White Aquazzura Tequila Crystal Ankle-Strap Cocktail Sandals

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The founder and creative director of Aquazzura, Edgardo Osorio, studied at the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins and worked at Salvatore Ferragamo and Roberto Cavalli before creating his own brand in 2011.

The luxurious footwear from Aquazzura combines sleek, modern design with top-quality European craftsmanship to create beautiful shoes. These Tequila Crystal Ankle-Strap Cocktail Sandals are some of our favorites and would make incredible designer wedding shoes!

4. Amina Muaddi

Blue Amina Muaddi Rosie See-Through Slingback Bow Pumps

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Amina Muaddi is a new luxury shoe and handbag brand that you really need to know about! Amina founded her namesake brand in 2018 after working as a stylist and designer for other luxury brands for many years.

The unique look of Amina Muaddi shoes has quickly made the brand popular, and caught the eye of many celebrities, including Rihanna, Gigi Hadid and Kim Kardashian – Rihanna even asked Amina to design a collection for her Fenty brand!

We love the striking look of these Rosie See-Through Slingback Bow Pumps, with the signature pedestal heel in a bright blue shade.

5. Mach & Mach

Silver Mach & Mach Double Bow Slide Sandal

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Mach & Mach is a luxury brand created by sisters Nina and Gvantsa Macharashvili in 2012 in the country of Georgia. The sparkling, glamorous shoes from this brand wear an instant success and have been seen on the likes of Kylie Jenner, Solange, and Megan Fox.

A double-bow motif, often embellished with crystals, has become a signature motif of the brand and you will see it throughout the Mach & Mach footwear collections, including these Double Bow Slide Sandals.

6. René Caovilla

Silver Rene Caovilla Strass Snake-Wrap Sandals

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René Caovilla treats all of his footwear designs and creations like a work of art, making them the shoes you need for special occasions and evenings out.

Caovilla has worked with the like of Chanel, Valentino Garavani, and Christian Dior to create beautiful footwear, while the shoes within his own collection are like sculptures all of their own.

The Strass Snake-Wrap Sandals perfectly exemplify this brand, with a crystal-embellished strap that crosses over the foot and another that wraps around the 4.25-inch heel and up around the ankle.

7. Manolo Blahnik

Beige Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Crystal Buckle Pump

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Manolo Blahnik is a world-famous luxury footwear brand that is an essential part of any luxury shoe collection. Manolo Blahnik founded his namesake brand in the 1970s and soon was asked to create shoes for Ossie Clark and Zandra Rhodes, before expanding into the American fashion world.

The brand became world famous when Carrie Bradshaw was seen in a pair of Manolo heels in Sex and the City. Sarah Jessica Parker’s character in fact wore these Hangisi Crystal Buckle Pumps in the hit TV show!

8. Gucci

White, green, and red Gucci Women's Ace sneaker with bee

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The Italian fashion house, Gucci, is already a top brand for strikingly unique ready-to-wear collections, but did you know their range of shoes is just as incredible?!

Gucci has a wide range of sophisticated and elegant sandals and pumps, statement platform heels, as well as demure flats so you are bound to find something that perfectly suits your personal style.

The Ace sneakers with Bee are a best seller for the brand, crafted from white leather for a chic, timeless look and then decorated with motifs of the Gucci brand.

9. Prada

Black Prada Chocolate patent leather loafers

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Prada is a historic Italian brand that was established in 1913 by Mario Prada, first selling trunks and handbags. It was Miuccia Prada, Mario Prada’s granddaughter, that expanded the Prada collection and added shoes and a ready-to-wear collection to the brand.

The sleek silhouettes, clean lines, and minimalist aesthetic has made Prada one of the top fashion houses in the world. These Prada loafers are a classic pair of shoes that can be dressed up with a pair of black tailored trousers or styled with a mini skirt or dress for a preppy look.

10. Golden Goose

White and gold Golden Goose Super-Star Low Top Sneaker

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Golden Goose is the perfect brand for anyone who is often wearing casual sneakers and wants to step up their sneaker game!

This footwear brand was founded in Venice in 2000 by the husband and wife duo, Alessandro Gallo and Francesca Rinaldo, who originally began with clothing and did not add footwear to the brand until 2004.

It was their sneakers that became a hit, with bold branding and a worn-in distressed look, as you can see with these Super-Star Low Top Sneakers. There are also pristine white sneakers available too if that’s more your style!

11. Gianvito Rossi

Black Gianvito Rossi Vitello Kitten Heel Slingback Pointed Toe Pump

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Gianvito Rossi founded his own luxury Italian footwear brand in 2006 after working with his shoemaker father for 25 years, perfecting the art of designer shoes made from high-quality materials.

Over the years, Gianvito Rossi has become a family brand that prides itself on its incredible craftsmanship, sustainable materials and techniques, and beautiful designs that are intended to enhance the female silhouette.

These Vitello Kitten Heel Slingback Pointed Toe Pumps are classic shoes, with a sleek silhouette and chic aesthetic.

12. Bottega Veneta

Black Bottega Veneta Patch Mule Woven Leather Flat Sandals

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You are bound to be a fan of the beautiful Bottega Veneta shoes if you love the famous Bottega bags! Bottega Veneta is an Italian brand, founded in 1966, that has become world-renowned for its leather goods that are crafted using the woven intrecciato technique for a gorgeous, textural effect.

The Patch Mule Woven Leather Flat Sandals are ideal for everyday wear during the summer months since the minimalist design will suit a wide range of summer looks, for both day and night.

13. Roger Vivier

Blue Roger Vivier Viv In The City Leather Buckle Pumps

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We love the elegant, sophisticated, and polished look of Roger Vivier shoes, perfect for work, special events, or evenings out. Roger Vivier is known as the creator of the first stiletto heel in the 1950s and has been creating new and exciting shoes ever since.

These Viv In The City Leather Buckle Pumps have a chic look, with the low heel and a tonal oversized buckle decorating the pointed toe. Roger Vivier is known for using luxurious materials and exquisite craftsmanship so you know these heels will stand the test of time.

14. Valentino Garavani

Blue and gold Valentino Garavani One Stud Ankle-Strap Sandals

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The chunky glittering gold pyramid stud that decorates the front of these One Stud Ankle-Strap Sandals has become an instantly recognizable motif of the Valentino Garavani designer brand.

The current creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, has created stunning ready-to-wear and haute couture collections that have made Valentino Garavani clothing and accessories wildly popular.

You may have seen Florence Pugh, Dua Lipa, and Anne Hathaway in Valentino Garavani shoes recently, just another reason why you need these One Stud Sandals in your life!

15. Stuart Weitzman

Green Stuart Weitzman Playa Knot Ankle-Strap Lambskin Sandals

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Stuart Weitzman is a New York City-based footwear brand that was founded in 1986 and has been creating shoes that make women feel confident ever since.

Craftsmanship, stylish silhouettes, and the perfect fit are all key parts of Stuart Weitzman shoes, to make sure these shoes are comfortable and can be worn for years and years to come.

All Stuart Weitzman shoes are made in Spain from luxe materials, such as these Playa Knot Ankle-Strap Sandals, made from lambskin leather and available in 4 different colors.

16. Fendi

Black and brown Fendi x Sarah Coleman FF Vertigo Slide Sandal

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Kim Jones and Silvia Venturini Fendi at the Italian luxury brand, Fendi, creates gorgeous ready-to-wear collections and beautiful accessories each season, which is Fendi footwear is a must-have in your wardrobe.

You may have already heard of the famous Fendi Baguette bag, but the sandals, heels, and sneakers are just as irresistible.

These FF Vertigo Slide Sandals are a stunning pair of shoes you really need for the summer months, with a comfortable molded rubber footbed and a satin FF logo emblazoned foot strap for a high-fashion finish.

17. Alexander McQueen

Black and white Alexander McQueen Oversized Sneakers

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After working as an apprentice at a Savile Row tailor and completing a Master’s degree at Central Saint Martins, Alexander McQueen founded his eponymous luxury brand in 1992.

The brand quickly became known for bold, eye-catching designs and spectacular runway shows that were just unforgettable.

His head of womenswear, Sarah Burton, is now the creative director and continues the legacy of Alexander McQueen. So many incredible pieces are available from this brand, but these Oversized Sneakers are a great place to start.

18. Christian Dior

Black and white Dior J'Adior Slingback Pumps

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Christian Dior first ever womenswear collection, named La Corolle and commonly known as the New Look, was an instant hit and actually set the popular silhouette for the decade of the 1950s – seen through film and on the catwalk.

Ever since, Dior has been a top luxury label, offering beautiful men’s and womenswear, bags, shoes, and accessories, now designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri.

These J’Adior Slingback Pumps from Dior are some of the best designer shoes out there with a chic and sophisticated look that will never go out of style.

19. Tom Ford

Gold Tom Ford Lock Metallic Stiletto Sandals

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If you love eye-catching, glamorous designs, then Tom Ford is the brand for you! This designer brand was established by Tom Ford in 2005, after working for many years at Gucci, and has become known for stunning clothes and shoes, ideal for evenings out.

We love these Lock Metallic Stiletto Sandals with simple straps over the foot and around the ankle, then finished with a lock pendant hanging from the ankle strap. These high heels are available in gold and silver – perfect options to suit any night-out look.

20. Hermès

Nude beige Hermes Box Calfskin Oran Sandals

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Hermès is best known for its leather goods, in particular the Birkin and Kelly handbags, but have you checked out the beautiful footwear on offer from Hermès?

The same exquisite craftsmanship, top-quality materials, and incredible attention to detail, that we see in Hermès handbags feature in Hermès shoes too to ensure a classic look that will really stand the test of time.

The Hermès Oran Sandals, pictured above beige nude box calfskin leather, is a best seller for the brand because of their stylish and elegant look.

21. Off White

White and purple Off White Out of Office Sneaker

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Off White is a luxury streetwear brand that was founded by the innovative and ground-breaking designer Virgil Abloh in 2012. The brand rose to fame because of its unique and quirky design and the unusual collaborations with brands like Rimowa, Levi, Moncler, and Ikea.

We particularly love the designer sneakers from Off-White, like the Out of Office Sneakers pictured above, with a chunky, statement look and classically Off-White decorations – including the branded zip tag.

22. Saint Laurent

Black and gold Saint Laurent Opyum YSL Logo-Heel Sandals with Golden Hardware

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The French fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent became one of the most popular luxury labels in the 1960s and 70s because of his Avant Garde and innovative collections that made ready-to-wear fashion more accessible and youthful.

Now, Anthony Vaccarello continues the legacy of Saint Laurent by creating strikingly beautiful collections each season. We love the statement look of these Opyum YSL Logo Sandals, with the gleaming gold YSL heel, which are the perfect accessory to any little black dress.

23. Versace

Black and gold Versace La Medusa Pointed Toe Pump

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If you love bold and opulent designs, then Versace is the perfect designer brand for you! This Italian fashion house was established by Gianni Versace in 1978 and quickly became a hit with celebrities such as Diana Princess of Wales, Elton John, and Michael Jackson.

Gianni’s sister, Donatella Versace is now the creative director of the brand and continues to create eye-catching, lavish designs.

These La Medusa Pointed Toe Pumps are a fabulous pair of designer shoes that you really need in your wardrobe – crafted from glossy black leather and decorated with a gleaming gold medusa head, which is a motif synonymous with the Versace brand.

24. Alexandre Birman

Beige Alexandre Birman Clarita Curve Suede Platform Sandals

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The Brazilian designer, Alexandre Birman, was brought up in a family of shoemakers and was trained at his father’s store before starting his own, namesake brand in 2008.

Over the years, Alexandre Birman has become known for bold and vibrant colors, unusual and unique materials, and stunning, eye-catching silhouettes. We love the Clarita Curve Suede Platform Sandals, a great choice if you are looking for a pair of summer heels that will always look effortlessly stylish.

25. Chloé

Tan Chloe Woody Flat Logo Ribbon Slide Sandals

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Abby Aghion founded the French luxury label, Chloé, in 1952, with the aim of creating beautiful, refined, yet practical ready-to-wear pieces that busy working women would love.

Previous creative directors, Stella McCartney, and Phoebe Philo continued this aesthetic, creating minimalist, Parisian-chic clothes and accessories that proved incredibly popular.

These Woody Flat Logo Ribbon Slide Sandals perfectly display the design style of the Chloé accessories, with a classic, timeless style.

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