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If anyone knows shoes, it’s Carrie Bradshaw. And Sarah Jessica Parker learned a lot while playing the shopaholic Sex and the City character for six seasons and two movies: The actress’s footwear line, SJP Shoes, launches at Nordstrom Friday, and with shoes priced between $195 and $495, Parker has taken criticism for calling her line affordable. But she wants to let it be known that her shoes are cost-effective given their high quality.
“All these shoes were made in Italy, [by a] third-, fourth-generation Tuscan shoemaker. That means that we’re not able to give a shoe for $99,” Parker explained on Tuesday’s Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo on FOX. “So while not as affordable to some as I would like them to be, there is a large group of people that can now reach out and have a shoe like this that’s, you know, in my opinion, beautifully made, lasts a lifetime, will look good in their closet three and four years from now.”
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And of course, compared to the thousand-dollar Manolo Blahnik heels Carrie lined her closet with, SJP Collection does sound like bang for your buck.