From Show Business To Shoe Business, Sarah Jessica Parker Branches Out

Actress and style icon Sarah Jessica Parker is now in the shoe business.

The “Sex and the City” star launched her own line at the Grove Thursday.
The exclusive line — sold only at Nordstroms — also includes coats and handbags.
CBS2′s Amy Johnson was at the Grove and got a sneak peak.

“I’ve loved shoes since I was a very young person,” Parker said, “but I didn’t have access. I had two pairs a year when I was a girl growing up and a lot of hand-me-downs. And as I got older, and started earning some money of my own, I bought shoes.”

Her new line is called the SJP Collection and it’s made in partnership — of course — with the people who make Manolo Blahniks, the shoes made famous on “SATC.”

“I really wanted to find the right partner, a partner that I knew,” said Parker, “could make a shoe I could believe in. One I could offer up honorably, a shoe that would last for 5-10 years. A shoe that would be worth every hard-earned dollar that we are asking for.”

The SJP Collection includes 25 different styles — from the signature Carrie, from strappy sandals to pumps, booties and flip-flops.
Each of the shoes are also named.

“A lot of the names come from women I’ve admired. Some are women I’ve never met, some are friends. Names I never got to name my children,” she laughs.
The shoes range in price from $200-500.
Many lined up to meet the actress and fashionista.
Shopper Sammy Sohl bought the Ettas.
“They were the first shoes that I saw in the whole collection, and I fell in love instantly,” said Sohl.

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