Shoes

Who could’ve imagined that Isabel Marant would start a hype that is both so passionately loved and hated such as the wedge sneakers trend? I know I didn’t. But Marant’s “Bekett” shoe has conquered the whole fashion world and you’ll probably have a hard time finding a shoe shop that hasn’t jumped on the wedge sneaker bandwagon. Personally, I think these wedge sneakers can look good with a few outfits on a few body types, but I don’t think I really fit within that category, that’s why I haven’t yet bought a wedge sneaker. Not that I could afford the real Bekkets in the first place. Or would be willing to spend more than $700 on a sneaker shoe.

Isabel Marant Tie Dye Bekett Wedge Sneakers in denim blue

Isabel Marant Bekett Tie Dye Denim Wedge Sneakersls
(Price Unknown, N/A)

Steve Madden “HILITE-C” Denim Wedge Sneakers

If you’re standing on the “pro wedge sneaker” side, just turn to Steve Madden and you can have your own “Bekket”-style velcro sneakers for a budget price of under $100 (sale price!). They don’t look quite as refined as Marant’s “Bekett” sneakers, but the savings are enormous so I wouldn’t complain too much.

Steve Madden "HILITE-C" Denim Wedge Sneakers in light blue (Isabel Marant Bekket knockoffs)

Steve Madden “HILITE-C” Denim Wedge Sneakersls
($99.90, NORDSTROM)

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

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So this it! My last Shopbopcj wish list for the year 2012! The December wish list is always especially precious to me since I consider it to be my Christmas wish list. What do you think of my picks?

My Shopbop Wish List for December 2012 (Christmas Wish List Edition)

Go Shopping:

  1. Haute Hippie Man’s Shirt Dresscj, $395
  2. Yigal Azrouel Eye Print Scarfcj, $385
  3. DKNY Leather Sleeve Trench Coatcj, $895
  4. Michael Kors Mercer Heritage Sport Watchcj, $225
  5. Diane von Furstenberg Beata Skirtcj, $285
  6. Fallon Jewelry Classique Biker Chokercj, $325
  7. Gryphon Gold Garden Dresscj, $645
  8. Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Hobocj, $438
  9. Jason Wu Marisa Platform Sandalscj, $995
  10. DL1961 Hazel Wax Coated Skinny Jeanscj, $268

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on December 17, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

Miu Miu is known for comfort and beauty which is merely exhibited by these Glitter Ankle Strap Sandals. The glitter adds that extra detail which contrasts with the black piping. Though the silhouette of the actual shoe itself is quite simple, the contrasted tones bring out the extraordinary appeal. Unsurprisingly, the overly expensive original price was $730! However, if you are willing to make a noteworthy splurge, in comparison to the original price these are now on sale for a milder budget of $383.25! If not, check out the steal below!

Miu Miu Glitter Ankle Strap Sandals in silver and black

Miu Miu Glitter Ankle Strap Sandalsls
($383.25, Saks)

Celebrities Love Miu Miu

Dianna Agron and Chloë Moretz wearing silver Miu Miu Glitter Ankle Strap Sandals in silver and black

Who wore Miu Miu better?

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Tony Bianco “Krystyn” Glitter Sandals

UPDATE (12/17/2012): Just found these similar Miu Miu look-a-likes by Tony Bianco. And they’re on sale! Also available in gold glitter.

Tony Bianco "Krystyn" Glitter Sandals in red and black (Miu Miu knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Krystyn” Glitter Sandals
(AUD$119.96, The Iconic)

East Lion “Kristen” Glitter Heels

UPDATE (11/05/2012): Here’s another lovely and very budget-friendly gold glitter heel option by East Lion.

East Lion "Kristen" Glitter Heels in gold (Miu Miu knockoffs)

East Lion “Kristen” Glitter Heelsls
($24.90, Alloy)

GUESS “Laren” Glitter Sandals

These “Laren” Glitter Sandals by GUESS are a great look-a-like, and on the positive side are affordably priced at $94.99! I love how the glitter effect can be utilized to create an evening look, or paired with tailored trousers for a perfect finishing touch for both day and night. Though the Miu Miu sandals above may be out of my reach, these ones are not only in my budget but also perfectly coincide with the general concept of the design and style. And although I love the silver glitter with the black, the black glitter is just so effortlessly chic!

GUESS "Laren" Glitter Sandals (Miu Miu knockoffs)

GUESS “Laren” Glitter Sandalscj
($94.99, Heels.com)

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Is there a shoe that’s more festive than a sparkling bow-adorned pink slingback high heel sandal like this one by Kate Spade? It’s such a cute style and would be the perfect heel to wear to a New Year’s Eve party! Too bad these pink beauties cost a whopping $325!

Kate Spade Charm Slingback Glitter Sandals in pink multi

Kate Spade Charm Slingback Glitter Sandalscj
($325, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, NORDSTROMls, Piperlimecj, Footnotescj, Jildorcj & Saksls.

Bella Thorne Loves Kate Spade

Bella Thorne in Kate Spade Charm Slingback Glitter Sandals

Flounce “Sparkle” Glitter Slingback Sandals

Luckily, I came across this super similar bow heel by Flounce that has all the same characteristics as the Kate Spade sandals and it costs only $44.96. That’s quite the steal, isn’t it?

Flounce "Sparkle" Glitter Slingback Sandals in pink multi

Flounce “Sparkle” Glitter Slingback Sandalsls
($44.96, NORDSTROM)

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I’ve gotten very used to seeing budget fashion brands copying designer labels, but it still always baffles me when I see two renowned designer houses copying from each other. And this happens to be the case with these two-tone platform pumps here. I’m not sure whose shoe came out first – Giuseppe Zanotti’s or Jimmy Choo’s – but it seems like someone’s taken one too many clues from the other. Sure, it could be a coincidence that both brands bring out a nude/black almond-toe shaped two-tone platform pump at the same time, but I’m having my doubts about that. What do you think? What’s your guess on who’s been the copycat here?

Designer Shoe Twins - Giuseppe Zanotti I26191 & Jimmy Choo Sepia Two-Tone Platform Pumps

Go Shopping:

Which two-tone pump do you like more?

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