While patent leather pieces never really went away, we haven't seen them on the fashion scene in a major way up until recently. We instead saw the proliferation of smooth leather adorning everything from bags to shoes to clothing—a finish that is sleek but subtle. With the arrival of cult pieces including Saint Laurent's pointed Lee heels, Miu Miu's buckled slingbacks, and The Row's Lana pumps, it's clear that patent leather is not only back in a major way, but shiny new pieces are the most in-demand right now.
We also saw this play out on the street style scene at fashion month during the S/S 24 collections where attendees were dressed in high-shine patent leather pieces. Specifically at Paris Fashion Week, where guests wore the futuristic material in silhouettes such as A-line skirts and trench coats that lent a cool edge to more classic shapes. Ahead, shop the best patent leather pieces on the market.