Carrie’s Most Famous Manolos Play A Poignant Role In And Just Like That

Spoilers ahead.

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by Hannah Banks-Walker |

If you've already devoured both episodes of And Just Like That, then you need not worry about any spoilers. If, however, you're saving it for the weekend or any other time, look away now. For not only am I about to talk openly about events in the show, I'll be discussing one of the biggest spoilers there is. And yes, it has something to do with those Manolos.

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Considering the amount of money Carrie Bradshaw spent on Manolo Blahnik shoes during the six seasons of Sex and the City, it seemed fitting that Mr. Big would end up essentially proposing to her with a pair of blue satin Hangisi heels at the end of the first movie. But who ever expected them to become a signifier of such momentous emotional moments?

There's a moment in the first episode of And Just Like That__ where we see Carrie in her enormous wardrobe for the first time. She looks at those blue Manolos ('hello, lovers') before putting them on and making a show of the fact that she's wearing them to Mr. Big. He acknowledges that they are her 'wedding shoes' and she clicks them together like Dorothy trying to make her way home.

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There's a lot of foreshadowing going on here because, as Carrie returns home from Lily's piano recital, she finds her husband slumped on the floor of the bathroom, apparently in the midst of a heart attack.

As Carrie runs to him and takes him in her arms, there's a very poignant shot of the Hangisi shoes falling into the running shower. Of course, you don't need to boast a shoe collection the size of Carrie's to know that getting silk-satin soaking wet does not bode well.

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So I suppose the important questions everyone's asking is: will Carrie buy a new pair? And just when is Aidan going to make an appearance?

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SHOP: The Outfits From And Just Like That

Sarah Jessica Parker
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Carrie dressed up a swishing floral maxi dress with this sequinned bag from Paco Rabanne. The exact style is sold out, but the brand has plenty more options when it comes to disco-ready accessories.

Paco Rabanne, Nano Disc Mini Bag, £670
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Sarah Jessica Parker
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Sporting another Fendi Baguette, this time the dinkier Nano.

Fendi, Nano Baguette Charm, £550
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Kristin Davis on the set of SATC
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A surprising outfit for girly-girl Charlotte, but we love these clean-cut overalls.

Free People, Marci Coverall, £118
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Carrie Bradshaw
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Batsheva's pink-and-white housedress is a lot nicer than what we wear to do the washing up.

Batsheva, Victoria House Dress In Pink Peony, £166
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Lisa Todd Wexley
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Lisa is earning a reputation as the group's boldest dresser, pairing this puff-sleeved fuchsia jacket with some sunflower shorts from Max Mara. For a winter alternative, try this leather pair from COS.

COS, Leather Bermuda Shorts, £225
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Carrie Bradshaw
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Carrie's tutu is back in business. OK, it's not the same pink style she wore in the original show's opening credits, but this long swooshing number is still fetching.

Needle & Thread, Florence Ruffle Ankle Skirt, £295
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Charlotte York
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Charlotte looks sunny side up, despite the grey skies, in this egg yolk yellow skirt and matching pumps.

LK Bennett, Floret Yellow Suede Closed Courts, WAS £195 NOW £78
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Seema Patel
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Seema Patel, played by Sarita Choudhury, appeared for the first time on set wearing this criss-cross jumpsuit from Ralph Lauren.

Seren, Shani Jumpsuit, £620
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Carrie Bradshaw
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We love this combination on Carrie; a fabulous blue-and-orange dress (vintage), a modern-day boater (Rodney Patterson) and towering platform sandals.

Sandro, Kaela Ruched Printed Silk-Satin Midi Dress, £252
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Carrie Bradshaw
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Is that socks and sandals we see on Carrie?! Her hip surgery in episode five explains the choice of footwear, but it's still a first from our stiletto-loving heroine.

Birkenstock, Madrid Birko-Flor, £55
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Charlotte York
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Charlotte does modern power dressing in this nipped-waist tweed dress in powder pink from St John.

St John, Tweed Boucle Knit Dress, WAS £1,600 NOW £635
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Carrie Bradshaw
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The last time she wore a 'bird' on her head, Carrie was marrying Mr Big (/hitting him with a bouquet of roses when he left her at the altar). If you've seen the first episode, you'll know that this meeting is something of a head-scratcher...The outfit however is 10/10. (The polka dot skirt is Carolina Herrera; the hand-painted bag is by artist Rebecca Moses.)

Carolina Herrera, Gathered Polka Dot Silk-Organza Midi Skirt, £465
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Carrie Bradshaw
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Carrie's flowing maxi dress (an usually bohemian choice it must be said) caused much confusion when some sources said it was vintage and others that it was Forever21.

Mango, Flowy Printed Dress, WAS £59.99 NOW £39.99
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Bridget Moynahan
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For her confrontation with Carrie, Bridget Moynahan was styled in a polished shirt dress from luxury sustainable label Gabriela Hearst.

COS, Wrap Shirt Dress, £69
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Charlotte York
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For a scene filmed outside the Lyceum Theatre, Kristin Davis looked exceptionally 'Charlotte', wearing a flower-embroidered cocktail dress from Lela Rose, a powder blue handbag from Louis Vuitton, and a watch from Cartier.

Rixo, Aurelia Embroidered Voile Maxi Dress, £171
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Carrie Bradshaw
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In the best revival yet, SJP was spotted wearing those peacock blue pumps - Manolo Blahnik's Hangisi - that she last wore for her low-key wedding to Mr Big.

Manolo Blahnik, Hangisi 105 Buckle-Embellished Satin Courts, £795
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Carrie Bradshaw
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As well as digging out her beloved Fendi Baguette, SJP's also resurrected this studded belt from Streets Ahead. As eagle-eyed fans will remember, the eye-catching accessory made its debut in the first movie, cinching the waist of the rose-printed dress that she wears to go apartment-hunting.

The Kooples, Black Leather Belt With Studs And Eyelets, £85
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Charlotte York
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For a cafe catch-up, Charlotte ventures into the world of print with a white sundress patterned with blue sailboats from Emilia Wickstead.

Emilia Wickstead, Galen Dress, £1,495
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Miranda Hobbes
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This is the second pair of wedge sandals spotted on Miranda - proof, if you needed it, that they've come a long way since being the type of shoe your old headmistress would wear in summer.

Russell & Bromley, Headspin Woven Espadrille Wedges, £155
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Miranda Hobbes
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Miranda's berry red jumpsuit scores a perfect 10 in our book and is from homegrown label Likely NYC.

Safiyaa, Miriana Sleeveless Jumpsuit, £1,138
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Carrie Bradshaw
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Saint Laurent's Farrah platforms prove that our heroine hasn't lost her love of heels (or serious height).

Saint Laurent, Bianca Sandals In Smooth Leather, £660
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Lisa Todd Wexley
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LTW is the show's new ambassador for power necklaces (this one is from Monies).

Monies, Palermo Necklace In Polyester, £415
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Charlotte York
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Charlotte was seen in princess pink dialled to its punchiest max in this blouse, a $154 number from Gosilk.

Kitri, Bretta Pink Floral Cotton Top, WAS £85 NOW £65
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Carrie Bradshaw
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Carrie was always game for a fancy hat - her fascinator once caused a fight between her Berger, remember? - and this jaunty straw style is no exception.

Emily London, Provence Hat, £645
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Carrie Bradshaw
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We shudder at the thought of the costume department's shoe wardrobe (it must be similar to when our heroine found herself let loose in the cupboard at Vogue), and love these patent and super stacked Mary-Janes. The necklace has become a new signature of Carrie's, and is from Fry Powers.

Fry Powers, Turquoise & Malachite 14kt Gold-Plated Necklace, £595
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