Stylebook snapshot: Sarah Jessica Parker designs collection for Nordstrom


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Ever wanted to spend a day in Sarah Jessica Parker's shoes? Now you can -- sort of.

The actress best known for her role as fashion aficionado Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and the City" has designed a collection of shoes, handbags and a trench coat for Nordstrom.

The SJP Collection aims to make shoe-aholics swoon with pumps and flirty, strappy stilettos in a variety of colors such as mint, purple and mauve. They are made in Italy and named after Ms. Parker's fashion influences, including a pair dubbed "Carrie" and another called "Maud" for renowned designer Maud Frizon.

"I've taken inspiration from things in my life such as the grosgrain ribbons I tied in my hair as a girl to the flower accents from the 'Sex and the City' wardrobe to references to classic styles from the late '70s and early '80s," Ms. Parker said in a statement.

Handbags got their names from some of Ms. Parker's favorite spots in New York City. For instance, there's the "Waverly" cross-body bag and the "Beekman" clutch. The "Manhattan" trench comes in navy or natural colors and is designed to accentuate the figure with an A-line fit and skirted silhouette.

"I'm a firm believer in quality and timelessness and have created this collection with the hopes that women will love wearing it for years to come," she said.

Shoes will range from $195 to nearly $500, and handbags will be $245-$375. The trench will retail for $495. The line launches on Friday in select Nordstrom stores and at a pop-up shop at 372 W. Broadway in Soho in New York. While the collection won't be in Nordstrom at Ross Park Mall, Pittsburghers will be able to shop the collection at nordstrom.com.


For more from PG style editor Sara Bauknecht, check out the PG's Stylebook blog at www.post-gazette.com/stylebook. Follow her on Twitter @SaraB_PG.

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