Real vs. Steal – Stella McCartney Perforated Thigh-High Boots

by Irina on September 14, 2010

Update: This post has been updated on September 14, 2010. Scroll down to see the new add.

Just in case you lived under a rock for the last few months – thigh high boots are BIG this fall. Designers like Stella McCartney, Rodarte, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Chloé and many, many more have included over-the-knee footwear into their Fall 2009 collection. Celebrities such as Victoria Beckham or Shakira are already incorporating this trend into their wardrobes and I’ve seen a few editorials showing this controversial footwear as well. They may not be to everyone’s taste, but whether you like it or not: this is not the last time you’ll see thigh-high boots this fall.

Stella McCartney Fall 2009 perforated over-the-knee boots in black

Stella McCartney Perforated Thigh-High Bootsls
($1.595, NET-A-PORTER)

bebe “Tatum” Suede Lasercut Over-the-Knee Boots

UPDATE (09/14/2010): Just came across another fabulous alternative by bebe.

bebe "Tatum" Suede Lasercut Over-the-Knee Boots in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

bebe “Tatum” Suede Lasercut Over-the-Knee Bootspjx
($179, bebe)

Jeffrey Campbell “Issue” Over-the-knee Boots

Leave it to Jeffrey Campbell to adapt this new, daring trend first and make it available to women without a $2.000 shoe budget. His Stella McCartney inspired perforated over-the-knee boots may not fully live up to the real deal, but they’re still a fabulous alternative for a fraction of the original’s price. If only they would’ve kept the metal cap platform, but at that price I guess you just can’t have it all. Also available in taupe/grey leather and black suede.

Jeffrey Campbell "Issue" Perforated Over-the-knee Boots in black (Stella McCartney Fall 2009 knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Issue” Over-the-knee Bootspjx
($139.95, Solestruck)

Image source(s): NET-A-PORTER, bebe, Solestruck

Posted in: Real vs. Steal,Shoes,Stella McCartney

  • wow thank you so much for this find, thought I’m don’t know which one to choose between the leather and the suede ….

  • @Chiara: You’re welcome. My favorite is the black leather (even though the taupe/grey is badass, too). If you plan on purchasing them: get both, see which one you like more in person, keep those and return the others 😉

  • Lourdes

    I am on the fence about these boots, they look great when you see them on people but i am like 5’3 I think they would make me look shorter. One thing is for sure if you rock these you have to rock them with confidence.

  • I love these boot. But I am going to buy mine from the source!!

    HELLO STRIPPER STORES.. There are a pair I saw online and they look almost the same. They are faux leather thight high with no platform and stilleto heel. Great thing is they cost 55.99. I’m going to buy them and then see what I can do!

  • Emily

    Hi.. I am looking for the Alexander Wang Wrap skirt but for much less.. Can you help?

    Thank you!


  • Just ran across this $29.90 “Wild Rose Furge-98 Cut-Out Thigh High Boot.” Not as tall, but definitely has the perforated look.

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