Designer Spotlight – Wanted Shoes

Alan Bongo

Line Builder

Booth: 2254


Describe your Immediate Holiday/Resort 11-12 Collection.

Our collection consists of street smart, “in control” military boots and “I’m the boss” oxfords that are sure to keep any girl at the top of their game. Glitz and glamour flourish in our embellished flats and wedges. These shoes are sure to get the Wanted girl ready to be the Femme Fatale this season.

What was the inspiration behind this collection?

The inspiration behind our current collection is driven by our travels through Europe and the trends hitting the runways throughout the world. We gravitate towards tailored menswear looks with a feminine touch while adding a splash of sparkle to provide glamour. We’ve also gained inspiration from current and past film and celebrity trendsetters, such as Demi Moore in G.I. Jane and Goldie Hawn in Private Benjamin.

What is your “must-have” item this season?

The must-have item this season is the smoking shoe, better known as Carlton and Ritzy at Wanted Shoes. Carlton is available in tiger and leopard and Ritzy shines in black, pewter, bronze, and gold.

What is your personal fashion philosophy?

Our philosophy at Wanted Shoes is to make women of all ages feel Wanted! Whether you’re in a military chic knee-high boot or a sexy heel, our customers are proven to feel nothing less than fabulous.

What do you think will draw retailers to your collection this season?

We have no doubt that retailers will be drawn to the Wanted Shoes collection because of our trendsetting styles, affordable prices, and the ability to fulfill the demands of our fashion conscious customers.

If you could dress a celebrity who you feel fits your product image, who would it be and why?

Megan Fox and Kristen Stewart are great examples of the Wanted girl. A little bit of glamour and a lot of edge.

What three items are essential to you during market week?

Three items that are essential to us during market week are salesman samples, business cards, and a smart phone to keep in touch with our customers.