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It Would Cost About $50K to Buy All 50 Hottest Heels

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We were in a number-crunching kind of mood when we happened upon the 50 High Heels story in the LA Times Magazine, so we busted out a calculator to do the math. Our total isn't quite accurate: 50 pairs of shoes were shown, yet 53 prices were given -- and one pair was listed as "price upon request", which has GOT to mean stratospheric. On the low end are shoes by Diane Von Furstenburg, Tommy Hilfiger and Alexandre Herchcovitch. The most expensive pair is a crocodile sandal by Roberto Cavalli (of course), for $2,685. Ouch. It averages out to about $990 a pair (and yes, that's including LA sales tax). So much for that article about how the average woman pays $49 for a pair of shoes. Later on in the week, we'll have a roundup of the cutest spring shoes for under $100. [LA Times, Shopsmart]

Marc Jacobs

8400 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, CA 90069 Visit Website

Christian Louboutin

650 N Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069 310-247-9300 Visit Website

Vivienne Westwood

8320 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90048 323-951-0707 Visit Website

Prada

343 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Visit Website