2. The Mary Jane
This shoe classic has a long and illustrious history. Characterised by its closed-toe design and strap across the foot, the Mary Jane was, not surprisingly, first worn by a character from a comic that appeared in the New York Herald in 1902 called (you guessed it), Mary Jane! In 1934, Shirley Temple introduced the shoe to the annals of fashion immortality. Subsequently, renowned ‘60s designer Mary Quant, brought the shoe back to popularity when her designs were modelled by the childlike model, Twiggy. This Spring, the iconic shoe emerged notably on the runways of Prada, Dries Van Noten and Marc Jacobs. Looking at its decades-long popularity, it’s definitely a piece worthy of investment.