This Affordable Shoe Brand Is a Celebrity Open Secret

And Nordstrom just put it on sale.
By Laura Reilly
Feb 19, 2021 @ 11:45 am
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Famous people tend to be pretty good about keeping secrets. With such a high level of public interest in their lives and behind-the-scenes concerns like contracts and NDAs ever looming, we understand the instinct to be a bit more private than the average neighborhood gossip.

Still, leaks happen. (Deuxmoi makes sure of it.) And one of the most useful celebrity secrets that's finally becoming known concerns an affordable shoe brand they all seem to wear on the low.

Vagabond Shoemakers has been a fixture on celebrity feet since as early as 2016 when Miley Cyrus began stepping out in the brand. Over the years, the brand's understated, stylish silhouettes have been sighted on everyone from Alessandra Ambrosio to Brie Larson, becoming a fixture of fashion week street style and celebrity airport fits.

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It wasn't up until the past year or so that celebs seemed to drop their guard and start wearing the brand all at once, and we have an inkling as to why that may be. In just a few months, Emma Roberts, Gigi Hadid, Sophie Turner, Diane Kruger, and Katie Holmes all wore the brand multiple times, some upwards of three times each and with rotating pairs. Interestingly, Hadid, Turner, and Roberts shared a tendency towards Vagabond during their respective pregnancies. And Holmes, known for her chic, no-nonsense style, went on something of a Vagabond-wearing spree just a few weeks ago.

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The common thread is that comfort has been of the utmost importance to the shoes' wearers. Pregnant women — yes, even famous ones — suffer from swollen feet and extra weight to carry, which makes supportive, cushioned, and well-fitting shoes non-negotiable. Of course, even non-expectant women have the right to demand those qualities from their footwear, which is exactly why someone like Katie Holmes (pragmatic elegance incarnate) wore the brand thrice in January.

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Best known for its pared-back leather boots in neutral shades, Vagabond's lineup offers a take on every trending style, from lug-sole and platform to square-toe and block-heeled. And while good design and variety themselves aren't revolutionary, finding them together for less than $200 — or less than $100 — is.

Vagabond shoes are affordable on an average day (shocking for a celebrity go-to, we know), but at Nordstrom's Winter Sale happening now through Sunday, February 21, they're even cheaper, some styles as little as $56.

Of course, with styles this desirable and prices this generous, this celebrity shoe secret is bound to get out faster than a celebrity pregnancy. Shop Vagabond Shoemakers on sale at Nordstrom while you still can.

Vagabond Shoemakers Marja Chelsea Bootie

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Shop now: $84 (Originally $140); nordstrom.com

Vagabond Shoemakers Lissie Sock Bootie

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Shop now: $96 (Originally $160); nordstrom.com

Vagabond Shoemakers Marja Bootie

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Shop now: $96 (Originally $160); nordstrom.com

Vagabond Shoemakers Marja Cap Toe Bootie

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Shop now: $105 (Originally $175); nordstrom.com

Vagabond Shoemakers Kenova Knee High Boot

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Shop now: $144 (Originally $240); nordstrom.com