Under the Radar Luxury Shoe Brands for Women to Know
Luxury shoe brands often turn to expert cobblers who handcraft footwear following traditional methods. Here you will find many designer footwear labels, like authentic French brand Clergerie, pictured, doing just that.

It is not difficult to understand where your investment is going when many of these luxury shoe brands use only premium leathers and fabrics sourced from Europe. Some, like Giuseppe Zanotti, also incorporate crystals, pearls, and rhinestones into their designs.

Heritage luxury shoe brand Le Chameau, which makes the Duchess of Cambridge's favorite rain boot, started in 1927. And Australian brand RM Williams has been perfecting the Chelsea leather boot since the 1930s.

Designer sneakers make a strong showing on this list. You will find sneaker brands made in Italy leading the way, with hand-distressed Golden Goose a favorite.

You won't be disappointed with the quality of the footwear from these luxury shoe brands, and many are more affordable than you might think.
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Alevi Milano

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Alevi Milano

Alevi Milano

Italy
$$$

Alevi Milano designs glamorous high heels made by artisans in Italy. Find sensual strappy styles made in quality leather with its signature under-sole pearl ever-present.

www.shopbop.com

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Alexandre Birman

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Alexandre Birman

Alexandre Birman

USA
$$$

Alexandre Birman is the namesake footwear label of the Brazilian native. His designs, handcrafted in Brazil, are sophisticated and playful. A bow is the label's ever-present signature accent.

alexandrebirman.com

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Aquazzura

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Aquazzura

Aquazzura

Italy
$$$

Aquazzura is the Florence-based luxury footwear label founded by Colombian designer Edgardo Osorio. Find sophisticated pumps and open-toe heels to add height and beauty to your look.

www.net-a-porter.com

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CITY Boots

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CITY Boots

CITY Boots

USA
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CITY Boots is known for chic and feminine cowboy boots made by hand. The sleek modern fit elongates the leg for a versatile look.

cityboots.com

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Clergerie

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Clergerie

Clergerie

France
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Clergerie is a high-end French shoe brand handcrafting elegant footwear with a masculine bent. Known for pushing boundaries, find styles that incorporate unconventional materials like woven raffia.

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Eytys

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Eytys

Eytys

Sweden
$$$

Eytys, pronounced 'eighties', is a Stockholm label known for its bold chunky-soled sneakers. Now a fully-fledged unisex fashion brand.

www.ssense.com

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Giuseppe Zanotti

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Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti

Italy
$$$

Guiseppe Zanotti is a luxury Italian shoe designer making modern footwear with traditional craftsmanship. Each shoe is like fine jewelry with crystal and rhinestone embellishments a signature.

giuseppezanottidesign.com

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Golden Goose

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Golden Goose

Golden Goose

Italy
$$$

Golden Goose is famed for its hand-distressed dirty sneakers. The cult Italian brand's bags and clothing are laid-back cool and contemporary.

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JW Anderson

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JW Anderson

JW Anderson

United Kingdom
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JW is the British label from designer Jonathan Anderson. His unique accessories catapulted him onto the international stage. Find high-fashion bags and womenswear that demand attention.

www.jwanderson.com

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Le Chameau

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Le Chameau

Le Chameau

United Kingdom
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Le Chameau makes the French heritage rain boot favored by the Duchess of Cambridge and British Royal Family. Find rubber and leather boots constructed by hand since 1927.

www.lechameau.com

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Maison Margiela

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Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela

France
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Maison Margiela is a French avant-garde fashion house known for its unusual split-toe footwear. The luxury label applies a deconstructed aesthetic to its ready-to-wear fashion and handbags.

www.maisonmargiela.com

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Malone Souliers

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Malone Souliers

Malone Souliers

United Kingdom
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British label Malone Souliers makes elegant luxury footwear for women, and more recently men. Find pointed toes, kitten heels, and slingbacks in an array of lively tones and prints.

malonesouliers.com

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