I've somehow gone the past couple of years without a pair of simple black single-sole pumps. Part of my reluctance to buy a pair stems from the fact that they just feel so delicate -- not ideal for running around a gross, slush-filled city like New York.
These ones from & Other Stories, on the other hand, feel like shoes I can really stomp around in -- something I would be able to wear all day, not just change into after work to go out in. It doesn't hurt that they have a bit of a Celine vibe without being a total knockoff.
Square toe pumps, $150, available at & Other Stories.