Real vs. Steal – Jimmy Choo Phoenix Espadrille Wedges

by Celine on May 12, 2010

Update: This post has been updated on May 12, 2010. Scroll down to see the new add.

We’ve featured quite a few espadrilles in the last few months in anticipation of the up-coming Summer season (picnics, roof-top parties, BBQs), but perhaps you have yet to find “The One“. Well Jimmy Choo is always good for a classic, beautifully executed, luxe pump and fortunately for us the same holds true for his sandals. Choo’s Phoenix Wedges are equal parts casual-wear and effortless sophistication. Perfect for that vacation you’re planning on taking on a yacht. Oh, what’s that? No yacht in your future? Money’s tight, is it? Well perhaps we can find something a little more budget-friendly.

Jimmy Choo Pheonix Espadrille Wedges in black patent

Jimmy Choo Phoenix Espadrille Wedgesls
($395, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porterls & Neiman Marcusls.

Charles David “Cannes” Wedge Sandals

Update (05/12/2010): Here’s a second great Jimmy Choo look-a-like by Charles David. Apart from the colored inset on the wedge they are practically twins. Available in 3 colors: black & nude patent and snakeskin metallic.

Charles David "Cannes" Wedge Sandals in black patent (Jimmy Choo Phoenix knockoffs)

Charles David “Cannes” Wedge Sandalsamazon
($184.95, Amazon)

Wanted “Samantha” Wedges

Is it sad that I actually think the Choos above are somewhat reasonably priced? I mean, I couldn’t afford them, but after seeing so many pairs of $700+ shoes, $395 actually seems somewhat doable! Not. $50 is way more my speed. These “Samantha” wedges by shoe e-tailer Wanted are a great alternative to the pricier Jimmy Choos. Pair with a lightweight white skirt or cropped cargo pants for an easy summer look. Available colors: black & beige patent.

Wanted "Samantha" Wedges in black patent (Jimmy Choo Phoenix knockoffs)

Wanted “Samantha” Wedgesamazon
($50, Amazon)

Image source(s): Nordstrom, Amazon

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