Once in a blue moon, there's a designer shoe sale so expansive and cheap that it's hard not to question what's going on while quickly adding every item to your cart. Such is the case with the 3.1 Phillip Lim sale section on its website, which includes the brand's black suede booties for 60 percent off the original price.
It takes a creative imagination and an understanding of material to put a new twist on the basic black bootie, but 3.1 Phillip Lim managed to make the black suede Drum boot a must-have. On sale at $260 from the original $650, the suede Drum boot is a looser, round toed take on 3.1 Phillip Lim's signature Kyoto style. The boot sits on a comfortable block heel that's substantial enough to elevate your outfit, while petite in stature to make walking a breeze. 3.1 Phillip Lim breaks up the transition of the suede Drum boot into the heel similarly to the Kyoto, using a delicate band of silver metal to mark the delineation.
The black suede colorway isn't the only Drum boot option in the sale, either. Take a walk in the refined Ecru Drum boot colorway, also on sale at $260 from $650. Though pale round-toed boots can exude so much of a '70s vibe that they end up looking dated, 3.1 Phillip Lim keeps these boots squarely in the modern realm by using a fawn-colored kid suede and natural wood texture. The feel of the Drum is completely shaken up by the Malbec Drum boot colorway, a glam wine-colored leather boot on sale at $278 from the original $695. Though similar to the others in the collection, the Malbec Drum features a mirror-effect block heel.
The options go far beyond the Drum. Every type of winter shoe you need is on sale for far below original price, with plenty of 3.1 Phillip Lim's signature wearable avant-garde style at play. The designer puts a shearling twist on the basic leather loafer with the black Quinn Loafer, on sale from $550 for $220. Or go ahead and snag the Kyoto Stretch Boot while it's marked to $278 from $695 — though there are five colorway options on sale to choose from, the blue velvet boot will have you crooning Bobby Vinton in no time.
If you need more of an excuse to get in on the sale, you can recreate Gigi Hadid's iconic couple's costume with Zayn Malik by grabbing the Hayett Lug Sole Pearl Oxford. Marked down to $238 from $595, the oxford version of Hadid's boot is inspired by the '80s club culture that swept London, reflecting the new age style with contrast stitching and a gothically chunky lug sole. The pearl cabochons are a little extra giveaway that while functional and minimal, these are designer boots.
Ready to stock your closet in designer shoes? Shop these styles and more from the 3.1 Phillip Lim shoe sale section below, then go spend hours browsing the entire designer clothing sale.