Why Sam Edelman x Gilt’s Exclusive Collection Is Perfect For a Summer Getaway

Gilt teamed up with Sam Edelman for an exclusive spring collection and it’s perfect for a summer vacation. Launching today, the line features 15 spring-inspired styles, which include embellished and embroidered sandals, heels, slip-ons and mules.

“The collection feels like a trip to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with bright pops of color, bold beading and hand-painted details,” Sam Edelman told Footwear News. “From pom poms to puka shells, it gives perfect summer getaway style.” 

Gilt Sam Edelman Spring Collection
Gilt x Sam Edelman Lily lace-up sandal.
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This launch is the first full-price Sam Edelman and Gilt collaboration with its shoes ranging from $70 to $120. 

“[The collaboration] came naturally because of our thorough understanding of the trend-setting and aspirational nature of the Gilt customer,” Edelman added.

Gilt Sam Edelman Spring Collection
Gilt x Sam Edelman Nona suede platform.
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To celebrate the launch, Gilt’s fashion director, Brooke Cundiff, hosted a pedicure party in New York City on Wednesday with Libby Edelman in attendance.

“Our customer is so loyal to Gilt so the fact that’s it’s exclusive for us is super exciting for our girl and the price points are accessible,” Cundiff told FN.  For Cundiff, the collection’s Tilly suede stacked-heel sandal is a go-to.

Gilt Sam Edelman Spring Collection
Gilt x Sam Edelman Tilly heel.
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And as for the other styles, Cundiff says they are great for festival season. “[The shoes] are perfect for day to evening — and good with a crop denim or maxi dress,” she said.

For her personal spring/summer style, the fashion director said she is loving all the white and satin trends. Cundiff continued, “The summer [midi] boot looks fresh and is great with short or skirts. I am a heels [girl], but I have to say in the summer I go down to flats because I walk everywhere. That’s why I’m looking forward to all the kitten heels — you can basically run miles in a nice kitten heel. 

Gilt Sam Edelman Spring Collection
Gilt x Sam Edelman Peony slip-on sneaker.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

Check out the collection here.

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