Real vs. Steal – Stella McCartney Maia Cork Platform Wedges

by Irina on April 18, 2012

Update: This post has been updated on April 18, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m a big fan of Stella McCartney! Very much like with Prada and Miu Miu I might not approve of EVERYTHING that is shown on the runways, but when I find myself liking something from these designers chances are high I really, really LOVE it. Case in point: Stella’s “Maia” cork wedge from last year. Despite the remote resemblance of Birkenstock shoes I am still highly attracted to this wedge. Also, how genius is the pink lining? It’s small details like these that can turn a good shoe into a truly great one. What’s not so great about it? Oh yeah, I forgot… the steep price of $735 for example. Also the fact that it’s sold out.

Stella McCartney Maia Cork Platform Wedges in natural

Stella McCartney Maia Cork Platform Wedgesls
($735, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Stella McCartney

Michelle Williams and Emily Deschanel wearing Stella McCartney Maia Cork Platform Wedges

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ASOS “Hitch” Cork Wedge Sandals

Update (04/18/2012): Just stumbled upon another great bunch of Stella McCartney cork wegde look-a-likes by ASOS.

ASOS "Hitch" Cork Wedge Sandals (Stella McCartney Maia knockoffs)

ASOS “Hitch” Cork Wedge Sandals
($33.42, ASOS)

Dune “Nina D” Cork Wedge Sandals

Update (05/20/2011): And here’s another fabulous Stella McCartney look-a-like by Dune for all the UK/European Maia fans. Bonus: everything on their site is on sale right now! These cork wedges here would normally cost £75, but are currently down to £60. Not sure when this promo ends though, so you better order fast if you want to take advantage of this sweet deal.

Dune "Nina D" Cork Wedge Sandals in taupe (Stella McCartney Maia knockoffs)

Dune “Nina D” Cork Wedge Sandals
(£60, Dune)

Jean-Michel Cazabat Paloma Wedge Espadrilles

Update (04/07/2011): Found a second though pretty steep Stella McCartney alternative by Jean-Michel Cazabat.

Jean-Michel Cazabat Paloma Wedge Espadrilles in brown (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

Jean-Michel Cazabat Paloma Wedge Espadrillesamazon
($240, Amazon)

BCBGeneration “Crespo” Wedge Sandals

Thanks to BCBGeneration, we can now rock our own Stella McCartney wedges for a fraction of the price. Their “Crespo” wedge sandal is an almost identical copy of the “Maia” even though I wish it had the same hot pink lining as the original. But at $69.95 I am not one to complain. Available in gold, stone, black/white and light peach (shown below).

BCBGeneration "Crespo" Wedge Sandals in light peach (Stella McCartney Maia knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Crespo” Wedge Sandalsamazon
($69.95, Amazon)

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