Real vs. Steal – Azzedine Alaïa Raffia Platform Wedge Sandals

by Roseanne on March 13, 2012

One of my favorite designers is Azzedine Alaïa. I can always expect beautiful craftsmanship and design, but that usually comes with a not so beautiful and quite large price tag. Just look at these Raffia Wedge Sandals; they exude all of the elements that make Alaïa a known name in the fashion industry. Obviously, many would agree with that statement as they are sold out. Fortunately, if you want to steal this style, we found an alternative that is just perfect for summer!

Azzedine Alaïa Raffia Platform Wedge Sandals in tan

Azzedine Alaïa Raffia Platform Wedge Sandalsls
($2.045, Net-A-Porter)

Matisse “Ipanema” Espadrille Wedge Sandals

Matisse may not be Alaïa, but these wedge sandals certainly look like they are! The “Ipanema” wedge is like a sister shoe compared with the “Raffia” wedge, minus $1.942.50. Currently priced at $102.50, they can be easily adapted into anyone’s personal style without delving into a savings account. Also, I love how they can be transformed and worn accordingly to any occasion. This versatility really makes these wedges a necessity in one’s closet.

Matisse "Ipanema" Espadrille Wedge Sandals in natural (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Matisse “Ipanema” Espadrille Wedge Sandalsamazon
($29.97, Amazon)

Posted in: Azzedine Alaïa,Real vs. Steal,Shoes

  • the rare occasion has occurred where i actually like the alternative better than the original! cheers to that. especially in this case…

  • Marie Martell

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