Real vs. Steal – Isabel Marant Milwaukee Studded Suede and Leather Ankle Boots

by Irina on March 21, 2013

Update: This post has been updated on March 21, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Isabel Marant sure knows how to keep things fresh collection after collection. Her footwear seems to be a paramount example for her creative mind: one season she manages to create a massive hype around a simple suede ankle boot (code word: “Dicker“), then re-shaped the footwear scene with the now everywhere sporty wedge sneakers (code word: “Bekket“). This fall Marant came up with a hodgepodge of “cowgirl meets rocker glam” hybrid shoes. The “Milwaukee” boot is a beautifully cratfed studded suede and leather Western ankle boot and probably my favorite style of Marant’s F/W 2012 footwear collection. It’s the perfect fall/winter everyday boot with enough personality to be the center of attention in an outfit.

Isabel Marant Milwaukee Studded Suede and Leather Ankle Boots in black

Isabel Marant Milwaukee Studded Suede and Leather Ankle Bootsls
($1.788, Net-A-Porter)

Also available at Barneysls, Bluefly, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

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Buffalo “Dori” Western Style Ankle Boots

Update (03/21/2013): Found these Marant-like booties by Buffalo London at ShoeDazzle today. They’re made of genuine leather and come in 4 colors: black, burgundy, camel and teal. These look like a hybrid of Marant’s Milwaukee and Blackson boots.

Buffalo "Dori" Western Style Ankle Boots in black (Isabel Marant Milwaukee Blackson look-a-likes)

Buffalo “Dori” Western Style Ankle Boots
($15, ShoeDazzle)

Also available at Buffalo.

Nine West “Buster” Studded Booties

I have previously wrote about Nine West‘s “Buster” booties which are part of NW’s “Vintage America Collection”. Back then I felt familiar with the design of the boot, but couldn’t quite put my finger on the inspiration behind it. Well, puzzle resolved I’d say! I like that these have key elements of the Marant Milwaukee bootie without being a direct copy. The only downside though? The $399 price tag. Ouch!

Nine West "Buster" Suede Studded Booties in black (Isabel Marant Milwaukee knockoffs)

Nine West “Buster” Studded Booties
($399, Nine West)

Aldo “Jodetha” Studded Western Booties

If you don’t have a $400 shoe shopping budget or are on the lookout for a bootie that has the Milwaukee look without being an obvious rip-off, then you might find a liking in these studded western booties by Aldo. Price: $55.99 (sale price!) and available in black or cognac suede.

Aldo "Jodetha" Studded Western Booties in black (Isabel Marant Milwaukee knockoffs)

Aldo “Jodetha” Studded Western Bootiesls
($55.99, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK)ls.

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