Christian Siriano to Make Payless Fierce with His Shoes!

12/01/2008 at 04:10 PM ET

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Joining the likes of star-favorite designers like Lela Rose, Stacey Bendet for Alice + Olivia, Patricia Fields and more, the Project Runway winner will lend his skills to a line for Payless, Christian Siriano for Payless. Siriano has inked a multi-season deal with the affordable retailer to produce his first stand-alone line of shoes and handbags. “I’m so excited to design and create with such an amazing brand that is all about fashion and trend but, most importantly, is also about affordability,” said Christian in a press statement. “I can’t wait to see how [Payless] will take the high-end shoes and bags I’m designing for the runway and turn them into pieces that everyone can buy. I’m all about the runway and the sidewalks!” Christian’s Payless collection will be unveiled at his runway show at New York Fashion Week next February and then exclusively available in Payless stores and in fall ’09 with price points expected to be in the $25 – $45 range. Tell us: Are you excited for Christian’s Payless line?

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cris on

Fiercly excited!!

Jane on

Heck yeah I am!

That’s fierce!!

I loooove Christian!! :-P

Ms. Jazmin on

Most definitely!! =]

bfdjkbfs on

ahh his shoes will be FIERCE! can’t wait!

Angelface on


shireen on

that’s pretty embarassing for him. he kept saying how high-end he is, and he’s working for Payless? that means no one wants his stuff. Rami or the other girl should have won!!!!

bubblegum on

I totally (respectfully) disagree with Shireen, think of all the big names that have been designing for Target. The masses want to be able to buy things at affordable prices. Especially trendy seasonal items.

Actually, I used to get really hideous shoes from payless when I was one of the four kids in my single-income family. They were like $5-$7 dollars. Now they are like $30!! I’m like whooa whoaa…I thought this was PAY LESS! But, with all the celeb designers they’ve sky-rocketed.

Daze on

I have to agree with Bubblegum!
Payless comes off as “cheap” and looked down on, why? I mean I personally don’t own anything from them, but their shoes don’t look bad at all! Once on, I’m sure NO ONE would be able to guess where they were purchased. Same goes for high end designer stuff, when someone is wearing $500 dollar boots or shoes can you really tell?….NO! They look identical to other items. Only arrogant, materialistic people would be whining the opposite. And half the time, most of the high end stuff people wear thinkin it looks great, really looks hideous! I think Christian is gonna do a great job and I’ll be taking a break from Macy’s, stopping by soon to take a look around!

Merriah on


justcuz on

pretty psyched, except what’s up with $45 shoes at Payless?

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