THE SCOOP:For the city girl who wants to travel around in style, the sophisticated sister of our beautiful "Belle" arrives with a wedge this season. We won't be surprised if you find yourself wearing her morning, noon, and night.COLOR:Mandarin RedMaterial:LeatherDescription:Heel Height: 3.9 inches approx. - 100 mm approx.Arch: 3.9 inches approx. - 100 mm approx.Collection:ClassiqueYou know something is wrong when high-end department stores are complaining about the cost of designer shoes.In many ways, outrageously priced shoes have become the new designer handbags. Over the past few years, brands like Christian Louboutin and Nicholas Kirkwood have pioneered the "status symbol" shoe, distinguished by its flashy details: red soles, glittering studs, christian louboutin wedges and heels that match the price. While the materials that go into making these shoes are costly, high prices also help convince shoppers that they're getting something truly precious..The prices have gotten so high that even Barneys claims it is worried about losing business, according to Vitale. "The concern is if the average price point continues to go up, people will stop buying multiple pairs," she said.The price hike on designer shoes is an anomaly, even for the fashion industry: overall apparel prices actually declined between between 2007 and 2010, according to Consumer Price Index data calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.