Go Cheap & Chic with Shoes by SATC's Famed Stylist!

05/29/2008 at 11:10 AM ET

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Sex and the City turned high-end shoe labels like Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik into household words. But not every Sex fan can afford to buy pumps that can come with a four-digit sticker price. Famed SATC stylist Patricia Field saw a need for budget-friendly and fashionable shoes and took on the challenge last winter with her first collection of footwear for Payless. And the day after the gals of Sex and the City walked the red carpet at New York’s Radio City Music Hall during the New York City premiere Field took the opportunity to host a fete for her latest Payless shoe designs at her groovy apartment/studio with no sticker-shock in sight. Her blue Payless Empress Sandals with diamante studs go for $25, while her ballet flats are selling for just $20 and the demure Heiress Pump is $35. “I love some Louboutins and some Manolos,” said Field. “But personally, it kills me to spend that kind of money on a shoe. I’m much happier getting a shoe for less money that looks gorgeous.” But can the quality level of Field’s designs for Payless compare? “Payless makes a really nice quality,” the designer tells PEOPLE. “If they made junk, I wouldn’t want to do it, but look at this stitching — it’s gorgeous. This is as good as Manolo.” Check out the entire line now at Payless.com.

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Kim v on

i get a lot of my shoes from Payless, and you’d be surprised how many compliments i get on them! i doubt they are as good quality as Manolo, but you could buy about 20 pairs at Payless for the same price as 1 pair of them. i will definitely check out her collection.

Mary on

Payless quality as good as Manolo? That’s a joke. I’d personally be more concerned about comfort, the quality of the materials used, the construction of the shoe, and the overall look. Stitching is nice, but my feet need more than that!

tina on

I love a cheap shoe as much as the next girl! I’ve bought at payless and I will still buy a cheap shoe, but I have to say that shoes that cost a little bit more fit more comfortably! It doesn’t have to be Manolos but I always reach for my Naturalizers! They’re the only sandal that won’t kill my feet. Yes Particia, the stiching could compare to Manolo, but what about the material or comfort?

Taryn on

Gorgeous shoes for an amazing price??? YES PLEASE!!!! As long as they look good who cares where they came from!

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