Christian Siriano & Payless Team for Affordable Runway Style

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For Recessionistas looking for affordable Fashion Week styles, Christian Siriano and Payless ShoeSource have teamed up to offer LeToile,  a new shoe.  Coming to Payless on  Feb. 18 , the LeToile,  is a direct-from-the-runway style featured in Siriano’s show.  LeToile will be offered at thousands of Payless stores nationwide and for just $30. So what is it? LeToile is a cocktail shoe, of course! 🙂 The LeToile is an opened-up sling-back dress pump with a platform sole featuring all-over black patent, a criss-cross detail at the toe and a playful animal print lining.   Twelve additional shoe designs will hit the runway tomorrow at Christian’s show and these styles will inspire the Fall ’13 Christian Siriano for Payless Gold collection available at Payless in September.

“The LeToile style is a very wearable cocktail shoe with is black patent sling-back design that transcends the seasons and so it fit nicely in my fall collection unveiling and will be featured  in my show tomorrow,” said Siriano.  “Fashion Week is always about the coming season — fashion available five months out — but I wanted to bring shoppers a direct-from-the-runway look that is available ASAP and at a great price.”

Beginning February 18, shoppers can purchase the style online at or use the “find this style at a store near you” feature to locate the style in the right size at a local store.

I’m looking forward to seeing Siriano’s Fall ’13 collection today at New York Fashion Week.  The collection  is inspired by the golden age of the Russian Opera in the 1880s.

“An evening at the opera was on my mind when I was designing, and I imagined what these women attending would wear and how they might style each look together for fall. There are whispers of Russian military details too and you can really see all this come together in the shoes — they are very regal and royal with a 1880s influence, but modern and powerful for today’s sexy woman.”

“Providing trend-right shoes and accessories at affordable prices is something we pride ourselves in season after season, and with creative design partners like Christian, we are able to do just that,” said Paul Jones, CEO of Payless ShoeSource. “We are excited to deliver more immediate access to fashion – giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase a style from Christian’s runway show at our stores for just $30 and just a week following the big event.”


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.