Siriano to Expand Line With Payless

Christian Siriano is upping his presence at Payless ShoeSource with an expanded collection for fall ’11.

The designer is branching out from his dress shoe looks, adding a more moderately priced line. (Price points were not disclosed, but current retail is between $25 and $60.)

The collection will include up to 20 styles of footwear and handbags, and feature on-trend details such as shearling and suede on a variety of boots, casuals, flats and sandals.

“I have such a broad range of fans from 10-year-olds to 60-year-old women who buy a $60,000 dress, so I have to figure out a way to give something to every [customer],” Siriano said.

The designer also said he has considered bowing a higher-priced footwear line to correspond with his ready-towear collection, but for now, he will focus on his work with Payless.

“This collaboration is growing,” Siriano said. “I will have another line [in the future], but not now.”

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