Shopplr loves Max Mara’s suede shoes and ankle boots

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Loyal readers of Shopplr already know that I love Max Mara and its sister brands, Sportmax and ‘S Max Mara. Their clothes, shoes and accessories are classic, sophisticated and modern, not ultra-trendy or loud.

In looking for accessories this season, I struggled to find shoes that have a minimalist, sleek and elegant look – and a gorgeous finish. The only shoes I’ve found so far that fit those criteria are these suede pumps and ankle boots from Max Mara (see above). Just look at the graceful, clean lines of the suede pumps – they make your feet and ankles look slim and willowy. The ankle boots are so chic and refined that they enhance the look of any trousers or skirts worn with them.

Not all Max Mara boutiques carry them so you’ll need to call your local Max Mara store. The company finally has a website (after all these years), www.maxmara.com, with an online store locator, the 2009 fall/winter collections for their brands (Weekend, Max Mara, Sportmax, Studio Elegante, Sportmax Code, ‘S Max Mara, Weekend) as well as the spring/summer 2010 fashion show. I did not see one of my favorite Max Mara brands – Pianoforte – but I guess that has been renamed or abandoned. Max Mara also started a new line of luxurious coats that bear the “Atelier” label. I will write about that shortly. Max Mara’s strength remains its coats which are truly the best I’ve ever come across. Now if only they would open an online boutique . . .

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