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Love Kate Middleton’s Manolo Blahnik Hangisi shoes? Here's where to buy them

Did you spot Kate Middleton’s iconic shoes?


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Sophie Bates
Commerce Writer
Updated: 23 November 2022
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Kate Middleton wore a pair of Manolo Blahnik Hangisi pumps (yes, the style made famous by Carrie Bradshaw) in the portrait of herself and Prince William - and everyone is still talking about the iconic footwear brand that's known for elegant heeled frames and delicately embellished detailing.

From where to buy the shoes, to how they gained their cult status, and the long list of fashion-forward celebs with a pair of Manolos in their wardrobe, here is everything you need to know about the Manolo Blahnik Hangisi shoes.

When did Kate Middleton wear the Manolo Blahnik Hangisi shoes?

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Kate wore the Manolo Blahnik Hangisi pumps with her go-to party gown

The Duchess of Cambridge wore the Manolo Blahnik Hangisi satin pumps in the portrait of herself and Prince William, which was unveiled at the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum. In the painting, Kate teamed the stunning satin pumps with her The Vampire’s Wife metallic midi dress in the most elegant forest green shade. 

What colour Manolo Blahnik shoes does Kate Middleton wear?

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Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 70mm appliqué satin pumps, £945, Harrods

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The Duchess opted for the Manolo Blahnik Hangisi appliqué satin pumps in emerald green as her footwear for the portrait, and we’re obsessed. The shoes are crafted with a 100% leather sole and lining with sleek satin uppers. The pointed toe design is finished with appliqué detailing to round off the elegant design.

Which celebrities wear Manolo Blahniks?

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Sofia Richie took to Instagram to show off her Manolo Blahnik pumps 

Meghan Markle is known to own several pairs of suede Manolo Blahniks in a variety of colours. But it’s not just royals that have given the iconic footwear brand the seal of approval, celebrity fans of Manolo’s include Blake Lively, Jennifer Aniston, Sofia Richie, Victoria Beckham and fashion icon Anna Wintour.

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Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 105mm black silk-satin pumps, £875, Farfetch

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Embellished slingback heeled shoes, was £44, now £35.20, ASOS

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If Manolo's are out of your price range - you need to snap up these embellished heels fast. They're just £35.20 and are available in black, orange or raffia. 

Which retailers stock Manolo Blahnik shoes?

If you want to snap up a pair of the royal-approved designer shoes, you can shop Manolo Blahnik at Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Harrods, Farfetch, and NET-A-PORTER.

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Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 70 satin pumps, £795, Harrods

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Why are Manolo Blahnik shoes so iconic?

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Monolo Blahnik Hangisi 105 embellished satin pumps, £875, Harrods

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The blue satin pumps became best-sellers and gained cult status, and were one of the many pairs worn by Carrie on the show. If you want to live out your Carrie Bradshaw fantasy, the iconic pair of pumps are still available to buy, and they’re almost identical to Kate Middleton’s forest green heels.

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Jewel heel shoes, £59.99, Mango

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These Mango heels are trending right now, and we can absolutely see why. The jewel pumps look exactly like Manolo's - and for just £59.99.

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Sarah Jessica Parker wearing the iconic blue satin pumps on the set of Sex and the City 

While the designer shoes have been an it-girl brand for decades, Sex and the City is known to have elevated Manolo Blahnik’s to a household name. Manolo Blahniks hold a place in some of the most iconic SATC scenes, as Sarah Jessica Parker, who played protagonist Carrie Bradshaw, wore the Hangisi blue satin pumps with brooch detailing in the show during her proposal and her wedding day.

Are Manolo Blahniks true to size?

Manolo Blahniks are known to be true to their size, and are also praised for their comfort. 

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Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 105 silk pumps, £795, Harrods

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How much are Manolo Blahnik shoes?

Manolo Blahniks can range from around £500/$665 to £1000/$1,500.

Are Manolo Blahnik shoes ever on sale?

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Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 70 satin pumps, was £980, now £668.14, Rue La La 

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It’s rare for the Manolo Blahnik site to have discounted shoes, with the first ever online sale taking place in 2020. Don't worry though, as some other retailers such as Rue La La have selected styles for a discounted price. You can save a huge 31% on these satin Hangisi pumps right now, but you'll need to hurry. 

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