The hottest, celebrity-approved, of-the-moment brands tend to live on the higher end of the price scale, so when celeb-adored handbag brand JW Pei lept onto our radar we were thrilled to see that most of their price points sit happily under £100.
JW Pei bags have been carried by the likes of Gigi Hadid, Lupita Nyong’o, Emily Ratajkowski, Irina Shayk, Hailey Bieber and Suranne Jones, and with legions of influencer fans, the LA-based brand has solidified itself as a must-have name in everyone’s bag arsenal.
It’s not surprising these bags are so popular. For one thing, they look designer. Crafted from vegan materials, the architectural approach to design from founders Steph & Yang Pei mean JW Pei pieces look much more expensive than they are.
And now, with 750k followers on Instagram and a loyal cult following, JW Pei has ventured into footwear for the first time. That’s right, your favourite handbag brand now does shoes, thus enabling us to complete every outfit with a JW Pei touch.
There are eight designs in the debut range of JW Pei shoes, including several heeled mule sandal styles – in padded and strappy varieties – and chunky platform sandals and sliders – made of woven cotton, terry towelling and fuzzy faux fur. Each style comes in a range of colours, including on-trend hues lime, hot pink, tangerine and lilac, as well as more neutral white, black and beige for the more minimalist among us.
With prices from £89-£129, it’s thrilling to see the JW Pei shoes are as pleasingly affordable as their bags. Now all there is to do is chose which style to go for. To help you out, keep scrolling for our favourite picks…