The Ultimate Shoe Guide: The Manolo Blahnik BB Pump

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When you think of classic shoes, Manolo Blahnik is among the all-time great designers. He creates the kind of sophisticated, classic shoes that shoppers of all ages look for year in and year out, and in this Ultimate Shoe Guide, we’re demystifying the shopping process (including prices, heel heights, colors and leathers) for his most popular, enduring design: the Manolo Blahnik BB Pump.

The BB pump debuted in 2008 and is named after French model and actress Brigitte Bardot, who served as inspiration for this design. The BB comes in an enormous range of colors, textures, finishes and heel heights, from flat to stiletto, which means that it can serve a wide range of wardrobe needs.

Every season, the BB pump is issued in new colors, prints and materials, but the suede, solid-colored 105mm pumps are by far the most in-demand. The BB pump is also a favorite with celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Victoria Beckham and many others. Even our handbag guru-in-chief, Megs, has professed her love for the iconic BB!

If you don’t have a Manolo BB in your shoe arsenal, we advise that you add one immediately. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about purchasing a pair of your very own.