If you’d have asked me at age 8 what my favourite pair of shoes was, I’m pretty sure I would have said a gleaming pair of patent-leather Mary Janes. Thirty years later, that shoe choice would still make perfect sense. As you’re well aware, every fashion trend comes back around, and Anne Hathaway is the latest example of the return of this particular one.
While walking through New York over the weekend, Hathaway paired a long coat and cropped jeans with a pair of patent-leather Christian Louboutin loafers. Our editorial team has been buzzing about the return of patent leather pretty much nonstop as of late, and it’s worth mentioning that two of the most important It shoes of the season (Miu Miu’s Kitten Heel Slingback Pumps and Saint Laurent’s Lee Slingback Pumps) are made of patent leather.
Given Anne Hathaway’s current status as one of the most stylish women in Hollywood, I think you can trust her taste on this one. With that, scroll on to shop the season’s best patent-leather shoes.