What to Expect from Sarah Jessica Parker's New Shoe Line

When Sarah Jessica Parker announced last week that she was launching a shoe line, the world gasped a unanimous, "Finally!" Now the actress is slowly starting to dish on what the shoes in her forthcoming SJP line (which also includes bags and trenches) will look like.
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When Sarah Jessica Parker announced last week that she was launching a shoe line, the world gasped a unanimous, "Finally!" Now the actress is slowly starting to dish on what the shoes in her forthcoming SJP line (which also includes bags and trenches) will look like.
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When Sarah Jessica Parker announced last week that she was launching a shoe line, the world gasped a unanimous, "Finally!" Now the actress is slowly starting to dish on what the shoes in her forthcoming SJP line (which also includes bags and trenches) will look like.

Expect grosgrain to be a "signature" element of the shoes, according to Footwear News. This one surprised us a bit, because it seems so preppy and traditional (after all it's signature on Ferragamo's classic Vara shoes) but Parker has a history with it. Her mother had a penchant for traditional children's clothing--think saddle shoes and pinafores. And of course, nothing completes that look like a grosgrain hair ribbon. Parker told the trade that she was expected to wear one in her hair everyday--the family even had an entire bureau dedicated to them.

Another thing to expect? Dullness. No, not in the design, but in the fabrication. "I don’t like a shoe to be too shiny. Sometimes it loses its chicness," Parker told Footwear News. "That’s why suede is so nice--it takes color so beautifully as opposed to calf.”

The collection, which will debut exclusively at Nordstrom in January, is a homage to the New York woman. “We thought [about the metropolitan New York woman]. A beautiful coat, bag and pair of shoes--they all kind of go together. It seemed tight," Parker told the trade. "It didn’t seem like we were trying to sell a bunch of junk to people.”