Real vs. Steal – Alexander McQueen Crystal Embellished Platform Pumps

by Irina on January 19, 2012

I’ve always been kind of obsessed with everything red and sparkly. I call it the Dorothy complex. What’s not to love about a glitzy heel in the epitome of all statement colors? You can wear the most boring outfit; throw on a pair of red pumps and voilà you’re the center of attention. These red crystal embellished pumps by Alexander McQueen are haunting me. As if I didn’t have enough shoe obsessions already! Truly tempting, but the price is more of a budget nightmare.

Alexander McQueen Crystal Embellished Platform Pumps in red

Alexander McQueen Crystal Embellished Peep-toe Pumpsls
($733.25, Net-A-Porter)

Also available at Zappos & Alexander McQueen.

Gianni Bini “Marilyn” Studded Peep-Toe Pumps

Update (01/19/2012): Gianni Bini has a fairly similar pump. Available in red, black, white, ivory and blush satin.

Gianni Bini "Marilyn" Studded Peep-Toe Pumps in red satin (Alexander McQueen knockoffs)

Gianni Bini “Marilyn” Studded Peep-Toe Pumps
($79.99, Dillard’s)

Martinez Valero “Opal” Jeweled Peep-toe Pumps

Martinez Valero doesn’t have the biggest shoe portfolio, but oh boy does he deliver with the few styles he has in petto. Remember those gorgeous blue satin pumps à la Manolo Blahnik? Yeah, that was him and these gorgeous jeweled red peep-toe pumps are his newest creation. Not as delicate if compared to the real McQueen heels, but still a wonderful and budget-friendly alternative. There are only very few sizes left, but I just had to tell you about these gems.

Martinez Valero Opal Jeweled Platform Open-toe Pumps in red (Alexander McQueen knockoffs)

Martinez Valero “Opal” Jeweled Peep-toe Pumpsamazon
($164, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos & Nordstromls.

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