An undisputable summer and holiday wardrobe essential, designer wedges are giving the leisured appearance of a sandal but with added party credentials. The ultimate informal heel, vintage wedges are often linked to 1970s bohemia with the characteristic heel made of cork (a recurring summer style to date!); though modern interpretations include a vast array of smarter styles with patent wedge heels, plexi wedge heels or conceptual wooden wedge heels. Consider a pair of Chanel patent leather heels with a quilted-look cork wedge tapping into the Paris label’s iconic handbag stitching; a Celine platform block heel in black leather and suede shaped by the brand’s signature minimal leanings; or a sculptural wedge heel from Marc Jacobs’ Louis Vuitton elevating the wedge to contemporary heights.
OfV says: From beach to BBQ, a pair of vintage designer wedges will have you strutting in unrivalled comfort and style all summer. At Open for Vintage, our designer wedges edit hosts decade-spanning designer wedges from some of the most prominent brands in modern history. Look beyond the classic cork wedge and try a slip-on style nodding to the popular mule; a luxurious snakeskin strap sandal wedge in tan-enhancing beige; or a decorative embellished pair tapping into the season’s penchant for sparkles and textures. Bohemian chic or smart and sleek, wedge heels are as classic as they are associated with retro holiday glamour and endless Summer nights. Uncover wedge espadrilles, buckled wedge sandals and platform block heels with eye-catching detailing and textures or luxurious polished uppers in our stellar edit of designer wedges below.