The New York Times recently published an article about the insanely competitive business of selling $1,000 shoes.

You’ve probably already heard that Sarah Jessica Parker is launching her own shoe line, called SPJ, which will be carried exclusively by Nordstrom. The Thread has the background story on Mrs. Parker’s shoe collaboration with George Malkemus, president of Manolo Blahnik USA.

From Pixie Market and Bird, to Edon Manor and Shoe Market, Refinery29 brings us a roundup of the 20 best shoe stores in New York City.

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This blogger’s review of The Shelf — a customized online shopping planner — has AJ excited. She especially likes how you can see a graph of the item’s price to help you decide if it’s the best time to buy.

Angie loves Elena’s modern classic and minimal style, which she grew into this year. Her style was trendier in 2012, and the evolution is interesting to watch.

“Never trust anyone who is rude to a waiter”. This Guardian article really resonated with Caro who has experience waitressing, and has been less than impressed with how her husband’s work colleagues behave during dinner out.

That’s Not My Age has some good quotes from Ines de la Fressange. Shevia especially loved the second one about achieving a healthy work-life balance.

La Belle Demimondaine found very good advice in Alterations Needed blog post on wardrobe upgrades. It has helped clarify her thinking and planning, as she continues to curate and purge items from her wardrobe.

Photographer Leo Caillard came up with the idea to dress classic statues in “hipster” clothing to address the power of representation. Vildy dryly comments that depending on your view of hipsters, they now look very approachable or like you’d want to run away.