Real vs. Steal – Azzedine Alaïa Gladiator Stiletto Sandals

by Irina on May 26, 2009

There is such a thing as the perfect pair of summer stilettos and I believe Azzedine Alaïa created them. Look at these darlings below: wouldn’t they look perfect with a yellow sundress or white capri pants? They used to retail for approx. $1.000, but it seems like they have sold out recently.

Azzedine Alaïa Gladiator Stiletto Sandals in tan leather

Azzedine Alaïa Gladiator Stiletto Sandalsls
(~ $1.000, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities Love Azzedine Alaïa

Azzedine Alaïa is loved by the celebrity world, so it’s no surprise to see female celebrities flaunting his designs on a regular basis. Charlize Theron for example looks chic wearing her black Alaïa sandals with a black tunic dress while Katie Holmes took a more casual approach by pairing her tan version (my personal favorite!) with a plaid blouse and cuffed boyfriend jeans. Celine Dion went the sexy route and sexed up her silver metallic Alaïa heels with a micro mini pink Balmain dress.

Charlize Theron, Katie Holmes & Celine Dion wearing Azzedine Alaïa Gladiator Stiletto Sandals

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Boutique 9 “Vivacity” Sandals

These Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs from Boutique 9 are pretty much spot on except for the heel which is a bit thicker and not quite as high as on the originals. However, they also retail for a lot, lot less, being currently marked down from $155 to $59.99. Also available in black leather.

Boutique 9 Vivacity Gladiator Sandals in tan (Azzedine Alaia knockoff)

Boutique 9 Vivacity Sandals
($59.99, 6pm)

Moul Style Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE #1: Just found another pair of Azzedine Alaïa gladiator sandal knockoffs which you can buy from YesStyle. The heel is thicker, but other than that they have the same look and feel as the Alaïa sandals. Sorry for the crappy pic, you can see the shoes from other angles on YesStyle’s website.

Moul Style Gladiator Sandals in brown (Azzedine Alaia knockoffs)

Moul Style Gladiator Sandals
($72, YesStyle)

BCBGMAXAZRIA “Lavin” Platform High Heel Strappy Sandals

UPDATE #2: Yet another pair of Azzedine Alaïa gladiator sandal alternative coming from BCBGMAXAZRIA which are currently on sale for $217.80 and available in either black or white.

BCBG Max Azria Lavin Buckled Gladiator Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaia knockoffs)

BCBGMAXAZRIA “Lavin” Platform High Heel Strappy Sandalsamazon
($217.80, Amazon)

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