Welcoming Luxury Shoe Designer Alexandre Birman to the Upper East Side


Yes, it has finally happened—the Alexandre Birman flagship store has settled on the Upper East Side of New York! Meanwhile, great news for fashion enthusiasts elsewhere in the country, Alexandre Birman has also launched its E-commerce for the U.S. on alexandrebirman.com. Continuing his expansion in the U.S., Alexandre Birman will open a second store in Bal Harbor in Florida this Fall.

Jessica Seinfeld, Alexandre Birman, Jamie Tisch

It has been an exciting year for the brilliant Brazilian shoe designer: After dressing the legendary actress Meryl Streep for The Post premiere in London and the Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o for this year’s Academy Awards, Birman designed for the stunning Kate Upton and attended the Met Gala for the first time in May.

 In celebration of the brand’s 10-year anniversary, Alexandre Birman worked with Bergdorf Goodman to release a Brazilian-themed exclusive capsule collection. More prominently, the designer’s work is displayed at the dedicated window of this luxury retailer’s famed Fifth Avenue location.

Alexandre Birman and his eponymous brand have brought many surprises to the fashion world for the past decade. The designer’s unique take on fashion inspired by culture has been presented through his use of exotic skins and the daring mixture of colors and patterns. In an industry as unpredictable as luxury fashion, Birman strives to show everyone with more fabulous designs that are sumptuous but not flashy, classy but not old-fashioned: he creates designs that are aesthetically pleasing on their own and the same time flattering enough to complement and elevate every outfit.

 “Our job is to inspire and empower,” Birman tells Quest, revealing the main purpose of every shoe he creates, and the reason why the brand researches so much to find the most exquisite materials and creates the best shoe possible each season. “At the end of the day, it is all about our passion for creating timeless shoes that ultimately empower our customer. I have been extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to dress so many powerful, influential, and independent women.” When being asked about why he became a shoe designer, Birman told us that he was born and raised in a shoe factory. “This is part of my DNA and now a major part of my life,” Birman notes, “Well, in fact, my friends and family always joke that my crib was a shoebox.”

Birman’s concept of design and passion for fashion allows him to flex his creativity and makes it possible for Alexandre Birman to continue experiencing strong growth in such a competitive industry.