The Manolo Blahnik Campari—considered an “urban shoe myth” in Sex and the City—is an instant classic. It’s a very lady-like shoe that works perfectly with any outfit, whether it’s jeans, a skirt, or a dress. But of course, the price tag isn’t so lovely if you’re on a budget. Lucky for you, I’ve found some alternative options.
The Charles David Scholar is the most similar to the Campari. It’s crafted of patent leather and even has the same piped edge. They’re a bit expensive, but you’re getting great quality with this pair!
You can almost never go wrong with Nine West. Their shoes last a long time if taken care of, and most are made with quality materials. This shoe also comes in silver. You can snag them on Amazon or 6pm.
The Pauletta is available online at DSW, but I spotted a pair in black patent at Nordstrom Rack recently. The fit is pretty true to size and makes the foot look very delicate. If you have wide feet though, this pair might not be the best option because the toe box is a little narrow.