By StyleWatch
Updated May 29, 2008 04:10 PM

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Sex and the City turned high-end shoe labels like Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik into household words. But not every Sex fan can afford to buy pumps that can come with a four-digit sticker price. Famed SATC stylist Patricia Field saw a need for budget-friendly and fashionable shoes and took on the challenge last winter with her first collection of footwear for Payless. And the day after the gals of Sex and the City walked the red carpet at New York’s Radio City Music Hall during the New York City premiere Field took the opportunity to host a fete for her latest Payless shoe designs at her groovy apartment/studio with no sticker-shock in sight. Her blue Payless Empress Sandals with diamante studs go for $25, while her ballet flats are selling for just $20 and the demure Heiress Pump is $35. “I love some Louboutins and some Manolos,” said Field. “But personally, it kills me to spend that kind of money on a shoe. I’m much happier getting a shoe for less money that looks gorgeous.” But can the quality level of Field’s designs for Payless compare? “Payless makes a really nice quality,” the designer tells PEOPLE. “If they made junk, I wouldn’t want to do it, but look at this stitching — it’s gorgeous. This is as good as Manolo.” Check out the entire line now at