Isabel Toledo Designs Shoes & Bags for Payless

Marcia Cole

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Photo by Randall Bachner courtesy of Payless
Many of us didn't know who Cuban designer Isabel Toledo was until First Lady Michelle Obama wore her lovely green sheath and matching coat during the swearing in of President Obama on Inauguration Day.

Now Toledo is set to help us all step out in style -- she's designing a line for Payless!

Isabel Toledo for Payless will average $40 per item -- really great prices for a rock star like her. The shoes and bags are said to incorporate patent, nylon, rubber, and mesh in the collection that will hit the stores in the Fall.

In a press release from Payless, Isabel said: "For me, fashion is personal and intimate, I love the unexpected, and I am truly excited to join Payless in its continuous mission to democratize fashion. As a fashion designer, I focus on the consumer to create designs that are meaningful, inventive, and very functional. Shoes must be flattering and wearable, and I am thrilled to collaborate with Payless to create something new and fresh for all women through my new Payless shoe line."

I'm thrilled, too!

Are you getting in line with me to buy Isabel Toledo for Payless items?

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