Polly Of California

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What do Deborah Harry, Peg Bundy, Dolly Parton and yours truly all all have in common? Polly heels have adorned all of our hooves!  A while back I took a trip to the Polly of California HQ and got to know more about the shoe that resides at the top of My Shoe Triangle (sidenote: why didn’t I call this my SHOE PYRAMID? And why didn’t I realize this BARELY RIGH’ NOW!?! I’m so fob!!) Anyway, the Genie, which is the actual name for the style of Polly heel that I covet, originated in 1961 and has been around ever since. Patricia Field and Betsey Johnson are just a couple of the designers that have teamed up with Polly over the years to create various styles of this sexy shoe. Every girl I know that wears Pollys will passionately rave about how comfortable they are. When I went to New York last year, a gal who worked at Betsey Johnson saw my Pollys and stopped to talk to me about them, then we had drinks with her all night. She said she had EVERY SINGLE PAIR from Betsey! HATECHU!! Pollys do make girls bond.

This fall, Polly of California revamped their own line which includes not only the Genie stiletto, but clogs, wedges and a bunch of other styles that you can see on their website.

Some of the Polly archives!

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A newer Polly style

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Sparkly clutches!

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Trying on a vintage pair of gold Genies!

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LOVE the bow shoe clips!

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I’m really into this multicolored glitter situation lately.


Cuff bracelets and more shoe clips

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Pollys in their natural state. So naked!

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I definitely need some new Pollys once boot season is over! Do any of you own Pollys?


1 Ann { 12.29.10 at 11:38 am }

I totally love the look & feel of Polly’s, but Betsey’s smallest size still doesn’t fit my tiny feet! Le sigh!

2 vanessa { 12.29.10 at 12:06 pm }

this would be my willy wonka dream come true, love it!

3 Ashe Mischief { 12.29.10 at 12:14 pm }


I’m so not classy enough to walk in polly’s. I have a pair of slides and I clomp clomp clomp.

4 PixelHazard { 12.29.10 at 2:22 pm }

woah… totally digging on the accessories too.

happy new year!

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5 Helena { 12.29.10 at 11:59 pm }

Love the gold Pollys! Wish I had the $ for a pair.
Prompted by the pictures of Pygmy Hippo I went by, OMGoshness! Emmy’s store is so cute! It’s become my new favorite store in LA, and I wish her the best of luck.
Maybe one day she’ll own a whole line of Pygmy Hippo’s and be able to buy a real pygmy hippo, :)

6 rain { 12.30.10 at 2:08 am }

i need a pair of polly’s! where’s the store?

7 Hannah M. { 12.30.10 at 7:37 am }

Your site is really cute! :)

8 marie { 12.31.10 at 4:43 pm }

OMG! You must have the tiniest of feet! Jealous!

9 marie { 12.31.10 at 4:44 pm }

So good! let me know if you ever get a pair so I can advise you!!

10 marie { 12.31.10 at 4:44 pm }

I have faith in you! You need some of that sparkle on your feet someday!

11 marie { 12.31.10 at 4:49 pm }

I love the shoe clips the most! Happy New Year’s to you too!

12 marie { 12.31.10 at 4:50 pm }

HELENA!! Emi told me! :D I’m so glad you got to visit! Wish I was there that day to meet you! <3

13 marie { 12.31.10 at 4:51 pm }

They don’t have a store for their personal line but Remix Vintage in LA sells them as well as Betsey Johnson stores!

14 marie { 12.31.10 at 4:51 pm }

Thank you Hannah! :)

15 Fajr | Stylish Thought { 01.01.11 at 12:57 pm }

I don’t own any Polly’s but I’m going fix that! Those platforms are sick!

16 shabana farid { 11.14.12 at 10:06 am }

I only have one pair of these shoes and I love them,where could I buy more since betsyJohnson closed all her stores down?

17 BRANDY { 05.06.14 at 5:28 pm }

Ihave worn Polly for 35 yrs. Own org.and bestt j.which are the most well made a fit. Bordello makes one but inferior and sz.is too wide. However, can make do..if nothing else. Love Polly!!

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