Susan Bennis Warren Edwards sold the most expensive shoes in New York City out of their West 57th Street boutique in the ostentatious 80s and early 90s. Everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Jackie O. flocked to the exotic skins Bennis and Edwards employed in their designs. While the team disbanded after 20 years (1977-1997), they designed some sublime (and some would later consider excessive) Italian handmade shoes. This pair of tassel loafers in dark brown lizard caught my eye while perusing the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show this past weekend. Anyone that knows me well is familiar with my burgeoning tassel loafer
problem collection—so naturally, I had to have them. While originally retailing upwards of $1100, they came home with me for only $150. And yeah, the woven label screams “American Psycho” but there’s something charming about that.