Real vs. Steal – Gianmarco Lorenzi Collector Rhinestone Platform Sandals

by Velicia on December 19, 2011

Update: This post has been updated on December 19, 2011. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Attention, serious shoe lovers & collectors: if you crave heels that only a few, the proud and the rich can afford (Mariah Carey loves these heels), then boy do we have a heel for you! Swarovski crystals adorn this ultra-feminine, show-stopping heel by Gianmarco Lorenzi. Totally a red carpet heel, but only affordable to those whose bank accounts isn’t in the “red” though. $2.300! I cannot even begin to tell you how many bills that would pay in my house!

Gianmarco Lorenzi Collector Rhinestone Platform Sandals in gold crystal

Gianmarco Lorenzi Collector Rhinestone Platform Sandalsls
($2.316, Farfetch)

Pleaser Fascinate-637DM Platform Sandals

UPDATE (12/19/2011): And here’s another great Gianmarco Lorenzi look-a-like by Pleaser. These would make a great pair of sparkling heels for NYE, don’t you agree?

Pleaser Fascinate-637DM Platform Sandals (Gianmarco Lorenzi knockoffs)

Pleaser Fascinate-637DM Platform Sandalsls
($97.95, Shoebuy)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Shiekhcj.

Steve Madden “ZAMBUKA” Crystal Platform Sandals

UPDATE (12/19/2011): A big thank you to our reader, Natalie, for letting us about this Steve Madden heel which is obviously heavily inspired by Gianmarco Lorenzi. Use promo code “SMDEC1” to get 15% off orders of $100+ or “SMDEC8” for 20% off orders of $150+ at Steve Madden including free shipping! Offer valid through 12/31/2013. Some exclusions apply.

Steve Madden "ZAMBUKA" Crystal Platform Sandals in black (Gianmarco Lorenzi knockoffs)

Steve Madden “ZAMBUKA” Crystal Platform Sandalsls
($41.99, Steve Madden)

Zigi NY Black Label “Sparkler” Crystal Heels

UPDATE (06/25/2011): Just discovered that now has the Sparkler heels stocked in a beautiful rosegold color. Don’t they look absolutely amazing? I love.

But luckily for you, I love to shop and shop I did, for a copy of this heel. And to my surprise, Zigi NY‘s new Black Label worked their magic on re-creating the Lorenzi heel – for a whole lot less. OMG, I’m speechless! All the details are there: the crystals, the ankle-strap, and even the open crystal filled platform. This steal is so close to the real deal that the only detectable difference is a couple thousand dollars! Prepare to set off fireworks when wearing these Sparkler heels! Perfect for the upcoming holidays.

Zigi NY Black Label "Sparkler" Crystal Heels (Gianmarco Lorenzi knockoffs)

ZiGiNY Black Label “Sparkler” Sandalsls
($169.95, NORDSTROM)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj.

Image source(s): farfetch, Shoebuy, Steve Madden,

Posted in: Gianmarco Lorenzi,Real vs. Steal,Shoes

  • Olya

    Irina! It seems to me or Ms.Heel used pics of original beauties?

  • Hi Olya, I really want to understand your comment…confused-PLEASE reply.

  • Olya

    )))) sorry english isnt my native language
    i checked the copie from Ms.Heel page and it seems to me that they posted pics of original G.Lorenzi shoes. Not Zigi
    what do you think?

  • Olya,
    We have the Zigi Ny first and show the G. Lorenzi as alternate views. We did this purposefully (to show how similar they were) and explained in description of heel, that the alternate views were the G. Lorenzi’s.

    Having said that, I will have my tech dept. to write Lorenzi on alternate views as to not add and/or cause confusion.

    Thanks for your comment! 🙂

  • NikNak

    $399.99 is still pretty friggin steep.

  • NikNak, I totally agree with you. But a) even at $400 it’s only about 1/8 of the originals’ price and b) with such a delicate thing as rhinestones you’re better off with the more expensive knockoff because on the cheaper ones they’re going to fall off sooner or later.

  • meisje Burton

    Just bought them!!!! Thank you 🙂

  • Ms. Burton-COOL!!! Wear’em well my dear!

  • Awesome, Meisje. Congrats on your purchase! Let us know how they turn out once you receive them. 🙂

  • when I die I wanna go 2 shoe heaven

    I was in soho this week and saw these same exact shoes in the store 4 $399
    I originally thought they were “GL” due to the platform but 2 my surprise they were zigi (shocked)..
    they look really good in person I love them..thx 4 posting this blog
    by any chance do u know the name of these shoes, not brand
    as all shoes have a name?
    Please let me know 🙂

  • Hello up there in Shoe Heaven 🙂
    The Zigi heel is called, “sparkler”. It’s from Zigi Ny’s new Black Label.

    Did you buy them? If not, you do know you can save an additional $40 by purchasing them from

    Take care and thanks for commenting!

  • Kris

    These are $378 shipped from DNAfootwear —

    Use 10% coupon “Toutie” to take $42 off for $378 (that coupon is a nice discount because these shoes are still quite pricey!). Free shipping!

  • Natalie

    I found these from steve madden, they are not the same gold tone, but they are a similar style that is affordable.

  • Patrice Elisa

    Similar Faux Leather Rhinestone Tall Stack Platform Heels are at AMI Clubwear for only $49.00.

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