Yves Saint Laurent

Ta-daaa! Another case of Copycat Math unveiled! Bebe’s inspiration for their “Sydney” wedge sandals have been obviously coming from French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent as well as Italian’s finest shoemaker, Signore Giuseppe Zanotti. Well, I certainly know which price I like the most here…

Yves Saint Laurent "Baobab" & Giuseppe Zanotti NE1001 vs. bebe "Sydney"

Go Shopping:

  1. Yves Saint Laurent “Baobab” Python Wedge Sandalsls, $1.995
  2. Giuseppe Zanotti NE1001 High Heel Sandalscj, $650
  3. bebe “Sydney” Wedge Sandalspjx, $129

Image source(s): NET-A-PORTER, Zappos, bebe


Update: This post has been updated on September 6, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

I don’t know how they do it, but Yves Saint Laurent makes some of the most iconic shoes I’ve ever seen. Especially their “Tribute” collection is a hit among celebrities, fashion connoisseurs and us totally obsessed shoe freaks. I’ve loved the Tribute sandals from the first moment I saw them, but never got the chance to go for the real deal or snap up one of the various knockoffs (check!) back then when they were considered the “It” shoe of the year. My favorite Tribute sandal was the purple suede version with gold trimming, but the black patent version is of course more versatile.

YSL Tribute Platform T-Strap Sandals in black patent (Yves Saint Laurent)

YSL Tribute Platform Sandals
($875, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls, Farfetchls, Nordstromls, Barneysls, Harrodsls, Selfridges, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Matches Fashionls, Net-A-Porterls & LuisaViaRoma.

Celebrities Love YSL

Lucy Liu, Demi Lovato, Olivia Palermo, Hayden Panettiere and Kate Beckinsale wearing black patent YSL Tribute Platform Sandals

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JustFab “Lianca” T-Strap Sandals

UPDATE (09/06/2012): After more than a year I was able to find yet another YSL Tribute sandal look-a-like. Check out these fabulous heels by JustFab for under $60!

JustFab "Lianca" T-Strap Sandals (Yves Saint Laurent Tribute knockoffs)

JustFab “Lianca” T-Strap Sandalscj
($54.99, Heels.com)

rsvp “Evelyn” T-Strap Sandals

UPDATE (05/02/2011): Here’s another great and almost identical YSL Tribute look-a-like coming from rsvp. The only noticeable difference is the lower heel. These come in black, fuchsia, red, nude, gold and silver patent. Apart from the black patent version all the other colors have been marked down to a super affordable $55.

rsvp "Evelyn" T-Strap Sandals in black patent (YSL Tribute knockoffs)

rsvp “Evelyn” T-Strap Sandals
($99, Zappos)

Steve Madden “DAARLING” T-Strap Sandals

UPDATE (03/28/2010): Check out Steve Madden‘s second take on the Tribute sandal. Available in black, nude & natural patent, denim and leopard.

I still prefer the first one, but this heel has some major advantages. It is a) not sold out, b) cheaper and c) way easier to walk in because of the lower heel (the platform helps, too).

Steve Madden "DAARLING" T-Strap Sandals in black patent (Yves Saint Laurent Tribute knockoffs)

Steve Madden “DAARLING” T-Strap Sandalsls
($69.95, Steve Madden)

Steve Madden T-Bar Platform Sandals

UPDATE (12/04/2009): Woohoo! You lucky gals. ASOS is now selling the Steve Madden sandals at the amazing price of £32 at their online outlet store. That is 60% OFF the original retail price! I bought these babies full price six months ago there and they look absolutely fantastic in person. So worth the price.

YSL lovers, today’s your lucky day! These Steve Madden platform sandals have completely sold out everywhere else, but ASOS has still a few of these fabtastic heels in limited sizes available. Be quick to order because this is the final sale and probably also your last chance for a great YSL Tribute knockoff of such great quality. I love mine so much! They are absolutely amazing looking for knockoffs and while £80 were certainly not cheap, I haven’t put a second thought whether or not to buy them and ordered straight away after they added my size. My tip: if your feet are slightly wider than average I suggest you go at least half a size up so your toes won’t get squished.

Steve Madden Black Patent T-Bar Platforms (YSL Tribute Platform Sandal knockoffs)

Steve Madden Patent T-Bar Platforms
(£32, ASOS)

Guess Trivan T-Strap Platform Sandals

There have been countless YSL Tribute sandal knockoffs, but only a handful of them were actually decent looking. These YSL look-a-likes by Guess are one of the best knockoffs which are still being sold. So if you haven’t got the chance to grab a knockoff back then, you can now catch up on this!

Guess Trivan T-Strap Platform Sandals in black patent (YSL Tribute Sandal knockoffs)

Guess Trivan T-Strap Platform Sandals
($79.19, Heels.com)

Gianni Bini Uptown Platform Sandals

If you’re looking for something more budget-friendly, you’ll probably be happy with these Gianni Bini platforms. They are currently on sale for half the price being marked down from $98 to $49.99 and come in black or tan (my favorite!). But hurry, sizes are limited.

Gianni Bini Uptown black patent platform sandals (YSL Tribute Sandal knockoffs)

Gianni Bini Uptown Platform Sandalsls
($49.99, Dillard’s)


Cork, canvas and navy. Now doesn’t this sound like the perfect nautical-inspired summer shoe? Yves Saint Laurent has come up with yet another lustworthy shoe in the form of these “Deauville” cork platforms. Just looking at these makes me want to spend my summer on a yacht lavishly sipping on a bunch of cocktails. The $695 price tag brings me back down to earth rather quickly though.

Yves Saint Laurent Deauville Canvas Wedge Sandals in navy

Yves Saint Laurent Deauville Canvas Wedge Sandalsls
($695, NET-A-PORTER)

Megan Fox Loves Yves Saint Laurent

Megan Fox wearing navy Yves Saint Laurent Deauville Canvas Wedge Sandals

Steve Madden “TAYTUM” Cork Wedges

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “SMSPRING15” to get 15% OFF + Free Shipping on your order of $75 or more! Offer valid until 06/30/12.

Steve Madden to the rescue! Look, it’s another almost identical YSL copy. The only visible difference to me is the missing indent on the cork wedge platform. Everything else looks spot-on. Available in navy, black and natural fabric.

Steve Madden "TAYTUM" Cork Wedges in navy (YSL Deauville knockoffs)

Steve Madden “TAYTUM” Cork Wedgesls
($89.95, Steve Madden)


Couture Closet Cravings

by Irina on April 24, 2011

I usually refrain from posting my obsessions that have an astronomical price tag, but I’ve stumbled upon so many great new things lately that I felt I had to share them with you even though they’re a tad out of my price range (and probably out of yours, too). Most of the picks are not super, super pricey but rather in the upscale department (all pieces except for the dress are below $500). Enjoy!

Couture Closet Cravings

Go Shopping:

  • BAG #1: Linea Pelle “Parker” Croco Shoulder Bagcj, $295 – I never knew I wanted a white bag until I saw this one by Linea Pelle. The perfect accessory to lighten up any outfit.
  • RING #1: Yves Saint Laurent Arty Gold-Plated Glass Ringls, $250 – Oh how I am obsessed with this azure YSL arty ring. Yesterday I was even willing to lay down those $250 and on the verge of hitting the “Order”-button, but for some stupid reason I can’t figure out my ring size. But, sooner or later this ring is going to grace my greedy little fingers! Probably sooner than later though.
  • DRESS: Paul & Joe Osmose Floral-Print Silk-Chiffon Gownls, $1.605 – I am usually not inclined to boho fashion, but this floral maxi wrap dress by Paul & Joe is the epitome of spring chic. J’Adore!
  • SHOES: Vera Wang Lavender “Burke” Platform Sandalsls, $425 – As a shoeaholic it’s simply impossible NOT to love this strappy platform sandal by Vera Wang. Just look at that sick silver stiletto heel! Beyond perfection!
  • BAG #2: Marc by Marc Jacobs “Saddlery Sophie” Satchelcj, $478 – M by MJ bags always look pretty amazing, but this one definitely takes the cake. I love the red trimmed straps on this satchel. The shape is classic and the size is just right for an everyday bag.
  • RING #2: Merle O’Grady Spike Ring, $244.20 – Gold & turquoise is always a win in my book, so it sure didn’t come as a suprise to me that I am totally craving this spike ring by Merle O’Grady. I love statement jewelry!

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Hello boys & girls, you should probably know that YSL is AOK in my book! In the last couple of years their accessories (especially their shoes) have really become the “It” piece in any fashionable girl’s closet! Clearly, this is old news to those who have these beautiful slingback pumps like the six famous fashionistas below. But for those whose moniker is budget fashionista and wallets are facing some trial & tribulations, well, you and your pretty lil’ broke self (I say this with love) just keep on reading for a less expensive version of the Tribtoo slingbacks.

Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo Slingback Platform Pumps in black

Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo Slingback Platform Pumpsls
($795, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Yves Saint Laurent

Adrienne Bailon, Eva Longoria, Olivia Munn, Audrina Patridge, Kristin Cavallari and Stephanie Pratt wearing Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo Slingback Platform Pumps

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Steve Madden “STACIEE” Slingback Pumps

Never fear, my budget fashionistas, Steve Madden is always here to help you wear the latest shoes without the exorbitant price tag. Please put your hands together for “Staciee” – isn’t she a beauty? And she’s available in a plethora of colors: black, blush, grey, oyster and tan patent leather. As well as a version in black and magenta suede which is available at Steve Madden. Oh, and the best part, “Staciee” is a cheap date – she costs only $89.95

Steve Madden "STACIEE" Slingback Pumps in black patent (YSL Tribtoo knockoffs)

Steve Madden “STACIEE” Slingback Pumpscj
($89.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Dillard’sls.


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