Since the creation of the camera, there’s no disputing that film and fashion have become intertwined. Not only have we been able to document history itself, but it’s transformed pop culture—from being able to see celebrity icons on the red carpet to characters on-screen taking on a life of their own. And no other fictional protagonist entirely speaks to the latter than Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and The City. We may not all be fans of her personality or even the reboot, but there’s no denying her influence on the zeitgeist.
Bradshaw’s character and the series at large not only changed how women were viewed when it first aired in the ’90s, but one could argue she singlehandedly romanticized fashion at large. More specifically, Carrie made shopping for shoes a part of the conversation. Of course, buying designer shoes may not always be a plausible purchase (unless you’re living in your version of a romantic sitcom), but the visuals alone showed that it’s not impossible.
In fact, one yearly occasion does give us a chance to make the fantasy of film a reality and it’s Black Friday. For those who self-identify with Ms. Carrie Bradshaw, this time of year is the perfect opportunity to secure some of the best deals on what we love most: shoes. So, in that vein, I’ve scoured through thousands of pages on Nordstrom, Shopbop, Net-a-Porter, and a few other favorite brands in search of the best Black Friday shoe deals. Whether you want to live out your camera-ready moment or need a new pair of boots, there’s a fabulous pair waiting for you ahead.