Real vs. Steal – Giuseppe Zanotti I90089 Embellished Sandals

by Vahni on March 5, 2010

Did you know that Italian shoemaker Giuseppe Zanotti first expressed his creative side as a DJ in the 80’s? Yeah, looking at his I90089 Embellished Sandals, I would never have guessed it either, because the man makes a sensational sandal. And an expensive one as well….the original retail price of this sublime strappy creation is $695, and frankly, even on sale at $405.32, it’s a hard purchase to justify. Of course Zanotti’s shoes are born of old-world, Italian shoemaking standards, but that’s still a heck of a lot of Euros for a sandal.

Giuseppe Zanotti I90089 Embellished Sandals in black

Giuseppe Zanotti I90089 Embellished Sandalscj
($405.32, Zappos)

BCBGeneration “Mercury” Sandals

Every so often we get lucky and hit the mother lode in terms of designer lookalikes, and today is one of those lucky days. Can you see the difference between the Zanotti sandal above, and the “Mercury” by BCBGeneration? I certainly can’t. Actually, there is one major difference: the price tag. Try $109.95 on for size…feels a whole lot better than $400+, doesn’t it? Also available in black, cream & white.

BCBGeneration "Mercury" Studded Sandals in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I90089 knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Mercury” Sandalsamazon
($109.95, Amazon)

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

Image source(s): Zappos

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