What’s in your bag, Sea of Shoes’ Jane Aldridge?

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Photography by Esther S. H. Byun

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Jane Aldridge has the designer shoe game on lock. Her wildly popular blog, Sea of Shoes, has documented her favourite purchases and pairs since 2008, landing her on the pages of Vanity Fair and at dinner tables with Karl Lagerfeld. So it’s fitting that we caught up with the red-headed blogger at Holt Renfrew Yorkdale, to celebrate the launch of the newly-revamped shoe hall. Naturally, she was advising fellow footwear lovers on pre-Christmas purchases and posing for photo opps with fans. (As for Aldridge’s own shoes, open toe Jerome C. Rousseau cage booties are a new favourite. “I’ve been wearing these tons, actually, ever since I got them,” she said.)

While she’s still based out of her hometown of Dallas, Texas, Aldridge travels frequently. Before she arrived in Toronto she was in Paris, covering the Le Bal des Debutantes for Sea of Shoes. It was her second time at the ball—she famously attended as a debutante in 2009—and the Lanvin earrings she purchased for the occasion were still in her bag. Which, by the way, is a lesson in why you should always be thrifting: that Chanel purse was scooped up by her mom at a suburban thrift shop for a mere $15. As for the rest of the items Aldridge keeps on hand—including many goodies that she stocked up on during a recent trip to South Korea—read on for the full Sea of Shoes scoop.