Certain designer pieces have a way of making it into every fashion's girl's closet at one point or another. Take, for example, the 10 most popular designer handbags that we spotted on the arms of just about every street-styler last year. One peek at the picks that made the list, and you'll come to learn they all have a few things in common: They're top quality, they're timeless, and they're quite pricey (we know, the latter may not be exactly what you want to hear). But each makes for a worthy investment piece that you'll have hanging in your wardrobes for years to come.
The same can be said about the 10 most popular designer shoes of 2019. It's a hard title to earn, especially when you take into account the sheer number of standout shoes that flood the vast footwear market, but every style we found below has made the list for a particular reason. Each pair has a specific can't-miss element to it, whether it be a unique heel, a fun print, or an all-around iconic silhouette (we're talking about you, Chanel slingbacks). Read on to see and shop the designer shoes fashion girls can't stop wearing.
Chanel's iconic two-tone shoe was initially released back in 1957 and was quickly scooped up by the likes of Catherine Deneuve, Romy Schneider, Brigitte Bardot, and Jane Fonda. To this day, the classic pumps remain a fashion-girl favorite, thanks to their sleek silhouette and neutral colorway.
Prada's heels are, much like Chanel's, a true classic. But this particular style, which made its debut on the spring 2019 runways, received lots of attention because of its unique, slightly exaggerated design that made footwear fun.
Maison Margiela Pumps
Maison Margiela's eye-catching pumps instantly earned a cult-like following, simply because they were such unique, conversation-starting pieces. The trademark cleft-toe shape has become a can't-miss feature on many of the brand's shoes, which actually pays homage to former designer John Galliano's love of upcycling and distressed details.
Balenciaga Floral Knife Bootie
You'd be hard-pressed to find a celebrity or fashion girl without a pair of Balenciaga's sharp-toed knife booties. The floral-print iteration debuted back in 2017 and remains one of the most coveted of all styles—so you better act fast if you want to get your hands on these.
Gucci Patent Leather Mules
When is a Gucci shoe not an instant hit? This particular slide features an exaggerated, chunky hee—are you sensing a pattern here?—and eye-catching detailing. Best of all thoug, they're not only beautiful, but they're quite comfy, too.
Tamara Mellon Boots
Tamara Mellon's boots earn a spot in everyone's footwear collection. The brand, which has an impressive celeb following, churns out top-quality shoes that are made to last—hence, why you've probably been seeing them everywhere, as well.
Valentino Rockstud Pumps
The Rockstud pump was released to great praise back in 2010 and has maintained a foothold in the shoe industry since. Celebs like J. Lo rock the style, which is characterized by edgy studded detailing and a cage-like front, on repeat.
Pool slides are polarizing, but they've still reigned supreme for quite a while. And although they are certainly a standout staple in everyone's beachwear looks, they've become just as much a street-style essential, too.
Amina Muaddi Pyramid Heels
The newest of styles to hit the market, Amina Muaddi's pyramid pumps, which per the name, feature a pyramid-like heel, were an instant hit. Prepare to see these in the years to come.
Dior J'Adior Slingbacks
Logomania started cropping up on the scene in 2017, and Dior J'Adior slingbacks were a super-elegant approach on the trend. The front features a sleek, simple silhouette, while the back strap is stamped with J'adior.