Real vs. Steal – Report Signature Downey Platform Bootie Sandals

by Irina on April 29, 2010

These super shiny bootie sandals by Report Signature might be the cheapest “real deal” we have EVER featured here on ITC yet. It’s usually all about the $700 Jimmy Choos, $900 Louboutins or $1.500 Giuseppe Zanotti heels. Not this time though! The “Downey” Sandals retail for a reasonable $118.99, but due to all the celebrity love they got and because of their awesomeness in general, they sold out in a rush and were never to be seen again. There are a few non-patent sister styles floating around online (see Amazonamazon & REVOLVEcj), but they don’t excite me as much as the super shiny patent version. I’m sure Vahni would approve.

Report Signature Downey Platform Bootie Sandals in black patent

Report Signature Downey Platform Bootie Sandalscj
($118.99, Heels.com)

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Vanessa Hudgens, JoJo and Emmanuelle Chriqui wearing black Report Signature Downey-2 Platform Bootie Sandals

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Charles Albert “Barb” Peep-Toe Pumps

Since we can’t get our hands on the original anymore, let’s do the second best thing and turn to Charles Albert for an almost perfect “Downey” dupe! This “shootie” might not be quite as polished as the original and the heel is also a tad lower here, but for less than $30 I don’t care much about it. The style is identical as is the shiny (faux) patent leather. What more could you ask for? Did I mention they’re only $30? Go figure!

Charles Albert "Barb" Peep-Toe Pumps in black patent (Report Signature Downey knockoffs)

Charles Albert “Barb” Peep-Toe Pumpsamazon
($29.95, Amazon)

ALDO “Catanese” Open-toe Bootie Sandals

If you’re not so into the shiny patent leather, but do like the overall style, check out these Downey look-a-likes by ALDO. Like the Charles Albert version above these here are also almost identical, but just have a buttery leather finish. They are currently on sale for $54.98 (retail price was $100) and you can pick them in either black or natural (they call it taupe, but it’s actually more of a nude-like color).

ALDO "Catanese" Open-toe Bootie Sandals in black (Report Signature Downey knockoffs)

ALDO “Catanese” Open-toe Bootie Sandalsls
($54.98, ALDO)

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  • I sure love the pair from endless very similar to it! Funny because I had it to share it in my blog when I came across to the original pair! I guess we are both sisters in taste…LOL

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