Kate Spade New York has captured the epitome of New York – the New York taxi – in a shoe. But it’s not a taxi shoe, if you know what I mean.
Instead, Kate Spade has turned the brand’s spirited approach to making a manageable 4 inch heel out of the taxi motif that defines the city the never sleeps. Colorful and creative, fun, serious, playful, sophisticated…
The taxi shoe is called Lexie and it has a quality leather upper with sparkling sequins.
More than anything, Lexie reflects Kate Spade’s passion for sharing the colorful parts of the New York vibe that has long shaped the Kate Spade New York brand. Love New York, love these shoes.
UPDATE, April 2016: This article refers to Kate Spade’s Le Taxi Heels, which were available for $550 from KateSpade.com in September 2013. Unfortunately these shoes are no longer available for sale.
Fast footwear fit for Carrie Bradshaw herself rings in September here at High Heels Daily. Quirky, fun and toweringly high, these playful Le Taxi pumps by Kate Spade New York are the footwear equivalent of an I Heart NY t-shirt with an added dash of city sass.
Made from patent leather, the pumps boast an all round taxi decal including a black and white striped stacked heel and the word ‘taxi’ cheekily printed just above the peep toe.
At 4 inches they aren’t so high as to demand that you do take a taxi every wear but are high enough to add a fabulously elegant, unexpectedly kitsch edge to any office or going out ensemble.
Nothing beats a pair of leopard print pumps to add some cat-like tread to an outfit. Dressed down or dressed up, a pair should just about be a wardrobe staple and these classic Karolina pumps from Kate Spade are pretty hard to pass up. Elegantly detailed and designed with a leather upper and 3 1/2 inch heel they’re comfortable enough for the office – or for a full night out and about.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for the round-toe, leopard print look for less then it is hard to go past Chinese Laundry’s New Love pumps. They’ve got a patent leather upper, and a heel that’s only a little bit shorter than the Kate Spade shoes at 3 inches tall.
Both these great leopard print pumps are available from Zappos. The Kate Spade pumps are $298 or you can get the look for less with the Chinese Laundry pumps for $69.95.