Real vs. Steal – Isabel Marant Carol Studded Leather Sandals

by Irina on April 12, 2014

UPDATE: This post has been updated on April 12, 2014. Scroll down to see the new adds.

We have already written multiple times about how Isabel Marant‘s footwear creations always seem to create a massive hype around them. Whatever the French designer brings out on the market is almost instantly set to be a guaranteed success. First, we had the “Bekket” hidden wedge sneaker and the “Dicker” boot and now “Carol”, a crystal-embellished leather cuff sandal with a stacked wooden heel, is well on its way to becoming the “It“-shoe of the season. Much like everyone else, I absolutely adore this boho-chic summer sandal, but there’s no way I could justify that enormous $1.035 price tag that comes along with it.

Isabel Marant Caroll Studded Leather Sandals in white

Isabel Marant Carol Studded Leather Sandalsls
($1.035, NET-A-PORTER)

P.S.: Also available at NET-A-PORTER (International)ls & Farfetchls.

Style Bloggers Love Isabel Marant

Style bloggers such as Chiara from The Blonde Salad, Shea Marie from Peace Love Shea and Jessica from Tuula Vintage have all been spotted wearing Isabel Marant Carol Studded Leather Sandals.

The Blonde Salad, Peace Love Shea and Tuula Vintage wearing Isabel Marant Carol Studded Leather Sandals

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Jeffrey Campbell “Tamaya” Stud Embellished Block Heel Sandals

UPDATE (04/12/2014): Came across another Marant inspired style by Jeffrey Campbell. “Tamaya” is very similar to the “Lakota” down below only it has a lower block heel. Available in white and black for roughly $200!

Jeffrey Campbell "Tamaya" Stud Embellished Block Heel Sandals in white and black (Isabel Marant Carol knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Tamaya” Stud Embellished Block Heel Sandalscj
($198, Nasty Gal)

P.S.: Also available at REVOLVEClothingcj & Nelly.

Jeffrey Campbell “Pow Wow” Studded Heels

UPDATE (04/12/2014): And here’s yet another Isabel Marant Carol dupe by Jeffrey Campbell with a slimmer heel than the “Lakota” by JC.

Jeffrey Campbell "Pow Wow" Studded Heels in white and black (Isabel Marant Carol knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Pow Wow” Studded Heelscj
($180, Urban Outfitters)

Wild Diva “Geri” Sandals

UPDATE (01/25/2014): Came across these studded Wild Diva sandals (available in either black or white) and instantly had to think of the Isabel Marant Carol sandals above.

Wild Diva "Geri" Sandals in black (Isabel Marant Carol knockoffs)

Wild Diva “Geri” Sandalsls
($39.90, Alloy)

Forever 21 Star Studded Strappy Sandals

UPDATE (01/25/2014): Also discovered these lovely Isabel Marant inspired studded sandals at Forever 21!

Forever 21 Star Studded Strappy Sandals in black and ivory (Isabel Marant Carol knockoffs)

Forever 21 Star Studded Strappy Sandalsls
($36.80, Forever 21)

Chinese Laundry “Time Flies” Studded Sandals

UPDATE (01/23/2014): Found another Marant inspired studded sandal! What do you think of these Chinese Laundry sandals? Hot or not? Available in black or nude leather.

Chinese Laundry "Time Flies" Studded Sandals in nude (Isabel Marant Carol knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Time Flies” Studded Sandalscj
($89.95, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Chinese Laundrycj & Urban Outfitterscj.

Wild Diva Danica-02 Studded Ankle Strap Sandals

UPDATE (01/03/2014): Stumbled upon these Isabel Marant inspired studded summer sandals by Wild Diva today.

Wild Diva Danica-02 Studded Ankle Strap Sandals in black (Isabel Marant Carol knockoffs)

Wild Diva Danica-02 Studded Ankle Strap Sandalsamazon
($21.95, Amazon)

Bamboo “Ella” Studded Flat Sandals

UPDATE (12/29/2013): Just discovered these cute Isabel Marant inspired studded flat sandals by Bamboo.

Bamboo "Ella" Studded Flat Sandals in white, black and brown (Isabel Marant Carol knockoffs)

Bamboo “Ella” Studded Flat Sandals
($23, GoJane)

P.S.: Also available at dELiA*sls.

Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal “Nymph” Studded Sandals

UPDATE (08/23/2013): Found another Marant inspired Carol look-a-like at Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal (Nasty Gal’s first own shoe collection). Also available in black faux leather.

Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal "Nymph" Studded Sandals in white (Isabel Marant Carol knockoffs)

Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal “Nymph” Studded Sandalscj
($78, Nasty Gal)

Jeffrey Campbell “Seneca” Studded Block Heel Sandals

UPDATE (08/16/2013): Oh, Jeffrey Campbell, I love you! Absolutely adore the 2nd Carol look-a-like from JC called “Seneca”! So, so pretty and selling out fast, so hurry up to get your own pair!

Jeffrey Campbell "Seneca" Studded Block Heel Sandals in white and black (Isabel Marant Carol knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Seneca” Studded Block Heel Sandalscj
($207, REVOLVEClothing)

Jessica Buurman “RUMI” Ankle Strap Studded Sandals

UPDATE (08/12/2013): Found the perfect Isabel Marant Carol dupe in all three colors at Jessica Buurman for $119! Psst, if you sign up to the Jessica Buurman newsletter, you’ll receive 10% off your first order!

Jessica Buurman "RUMI" Ankle Strap Studded Sandals in white, brown and black (Isabel Marant Caroll knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “RUMI” Ankle Strap Studded Sandals
($119, Jessica Buurman)

Jeffrey Campbell “Lakota” Studded Cuff Sandals

Vahni, one of our former guest bloggers here at ITC, has recently blogged about how she (and the rest of the fashion world, for that matter) is totally insane for Isabel at the moment; and for the above pictured “Carol” Sandal in particular. Luckily, just a few days before I happened to stumble upon Jeffrey Campbell‘s “Lakota” Sandal which as you can easily see below is heavily inspired by Madame Marant’s studded creation. I happily passed on the tip to Vahni and she ordered them within a heartbeat. You can see how Vahni rocks her new JCs on her Instagram (absolutely love how V paired them with white denim). Since I am quite positive that these shoes, which retail for $178 (approx. 1/5 of the original’s price) and are available in either black or white, are probably going to sell out very quickly soon, you better hurry up to order these JCs if you’re, too, like Vahni are insane for Isabel.

Jeffrey Campbell "Lakota" Studded Cuff Sandals in white and black (Isabel Marant Caroll look-a-likes)

Jeffrey Campbell “Lakota” Studded Cuff Sandals<cj
($178, Nasty Gal)

Image source(s): Forward by Elyse Walker, The Blonde Salad, Peace Love Shea, Tuula Vintage, Urban Outfitters, Alloy, Forever 21, Chinese Laundry, Amazon, dELiA*s, Nasty Gal, REVOLVEClothing, Jessica Buurman, Jildor

Posted in: Isabel Marant,Out & About,Real vs. Steal,Shoes

  • http://twitter.com/gritandglamour Grit & Glamour™

    Hi lovely, thanks for the mention!

  • rachel

    does the lakota run small? i normally wear a size 8 but in the color i want the closest available size is an 8.5 so i’m unsure whether or not to buy them. thank you!

  • Grit & Glamour™

    It runs true-to-size.

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