When Australian designer Anna McLaren realized that she couldn’t find a decent pair of sandals for less than the cost of a car payment, she decided to quit her job and fill this seemingly obvious gap in the market. Her debut collection—a range of all-black sandals priced under $200 AUD (about $150 US)—was a smashing success. And it’s not hard to see why: The minimal designs are sleek and sophisticated (which we love) and don’t break the bank (which we love even more). And while black will always be McLaren’s calling card, she dabbles in off-white and burgundy, too.
LEFT: A EMERY SANDALS, goop, $180. MIDDLE: A EMERY SANDALS, goop, $170. TOP RIGHT: A EMERY SANDALS, goop, $140.