When it comes to crafting dream-like shoes for women, footwear designer Alexandre Birman’s eponymous label makes the cut in style! Creating high-end sandals powered by sensual shapes, exquisite materials and lively colours, the Alexandre Birman brand draws inspiration from its founder’s rich Brazilian heritage and inimitable spirit of creativity.
Alexandre Birman—The Designer
Born to a family that owned shoe factories, Alexandre Birman grew up with a passion for designing footwear. He created his first shoe at the age of 12 and founded his own label, Schutz, in the year 1995 when he was 19. His namesake brand was launched in 2008 with a focus on handcrafted shoes that were exclusive and timeless. Birman’s intricate, graceful designs are a hit with the Hollywood elite, having been seen on personalities like Blake Lively, Reese Witherspoon, Lupita Nyong’o and Meryl Streep.
Clarita by Alexandre Birman
The Clarita is Birman’s most iconic creation. Design-wise, the popular shoe takes a feminine silhouette and amplifies it with knotted elements. Best shown off with midi hemlines and cropped lengths, the iconic Clarita is available in limitless materials, colours and in every style imaginable—sandals, pumps, flats, sneakers and boots. Just as presents are special no matter the day or time, Birman’s tie-up shoe is for every season and occasion.
The Luxury Closet’s growing collection of new and pre-owned Alexandre Birman shoes includes multiple versions of the Clarita. Here are five of our favourites: