Frayed

Update: This post has been updated on September 12, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

After writing this blog for more than 9 years and scouring the internet for designer dupes even longer, I hardly raise an eyebrow anymore whenever I come across a budget brand or fast-fashion chain copying a high fashion designer. But when designers – with very similar price points – copy amongst each other? Baffling! Which is exactly how I felt when I recently stumbled upon a pair of frayed satin slides by Stuart Weitzman. I knew I had seen that same style somewhere before, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on where. So after a few days I have almost already forgotten about it when I accidentally saw the Gianvito Rossi‘s “Barth” Sandal which looks so much alike, they’re basically designer shoe twins. Both have the same design, the same details, the same fabric and the same color! The prices, however, are somewhat different, but still close enough together to be both considered luxury shoes with Rossi’s sandals costing $645 (now on sale for $258) and Weitzman’s version being priced at $375 (now on sale for $150). I can’t tell who is copying whom though since I don’t know who came out first with their shoe style. Anyway, both sandals are absolutely fabulous and right on trend with the soft pink tone and the silky satin upper, so you can either go with your personal preference or your bank account because style-wise it’s a close tie between these two.

Gianvito Rossi Barth & Stuart Weitzman Edgeout Frayed Satin Crisscross Slide Sandals in blush pink

Go Shopping:

A New Day “Lola” Cross Band Slide Sandals

Update (09/12/2017): Spotted the most beautiful Gianvito Rossi Barth dupe sandals today! They’re by A New Day, Target’s newly launched fashion line, are super affordable at $22.99 and look exactly like the pricey designer version! By the way, I know the label says “Mossimo Supply Co.”, so I guess Target hasn’t said goodbye to Mossimo just yet and probably only had the line rebranded for marketing purposes.

A New Day "Lola" Cross Band Slide Sandals in pink, black and denim blue (Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes)

A New Day “Lola” Cross Band Slide Sandals
($22.99, Target)

The Fix “Brystal” Frayed Cross Strap Slide Dress Sandals

Update (07/22/2017): I’ve just discovered Amazon’s newly launched in-house fashion brand called The Fix which offers a selection of affordable bags and shoes including these super cute Gianvito Rossi Barth sandal dupes for $69. In order to be able to buy these though, you have to be an Amazon Prime member, but luckily you can start a free 30-day trial if you’re not signed up to this annual subscription service yet.

The Fix "Brystal" Frayed Cross Strap Slide Dress Sandals (Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes)

The Fix “Brystal” Frayed Cross Strap Slide Dress Sandalsamazon
($69, Amazon)

LFL by Lust for Life “Frill” Frayed Slide Sandals

Update (05/16/2017): Just stumbled upon these amazingly spot-on Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes by LFL by Lust for Life which come in either blush, black or silver and are on sale for $36.99. Love them!

LFL by Lust for Life "Frill" Frayed Slide Sandals in blush pink, silver and black satin (Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes)

LFL by Lust for Life “Frill” Frayed Slide Sandalsamazon
($36.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm & Last Call by Neiman Marcusls.

Forever 21 Frayed Ribbed Satin Slides

If you find yourself drooling over the blush satin slides above, but none of the price tags finds your liking, how about these frayed crisscross sandals by Forever 21 then? They look basically just like the designer versions above, but cost a mere $19.90 instead! Love, love, love!

Forever 21 Frayed Ribbed Satin Slides in blush pink (Gianvito Rossi Barth & Stuart Weitzman Edgeout inspired dupes)

Forever 21 Frayed Ribbed Satin Slides
($19.90, Forever 21)

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Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Jildor, Target, Amazon, Zappos, Forever 21

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Satin sandal slides have been a huge trend this year and Gianvito Rossi just knows how to make a chic summer flat that will look fabulous both with dressy dresses or with casual jeans or shorts. I love the effortlessness of being able to simply slide into a shoe and be instantly ready to go. These are the perfect shoes for a summer vacation! If you have the lavish shopping budget to opt for a pair of flats that’ll set you back $595, of course.

Gianvito Rossi Fringed Satin Mule Slides in yellow, black and red

Gianvito Rossi Fringed Satin Mule Slidesls
($595, Bergdorf Goodman)

Chinese Laundry “Pattie” Frayed Satin Slide Sandals

Luckily, we’ve been able to find a just as chic alternative by Chinese Laundry which looks a lot like the designer real deal above, but will cost you less than $40 (currently on sale for $22.99 down from $49.95). These stylish satin slides come in four different colors, but the rose and the nude version are my personal favorites! Steal deal alert!

Chinese Laundry "Pattie" Frayed Satin Slide Sandals (Gianvito Rossi dupes)

Chinese Laundry “Pattie” Frayed Satin Slide Sandalsamazon
($22.99, Amazon)

Also available at Macy’s, 6pm, Zappos, Francesca’s & Chinese Laundry.

Mango “Nilo” Fringe Satin Sandals

If you want to save even more, check out these super cute satin slide sandals by Mango which come in either orange or lavender and are currently on sale for $29.99 (were $49.99). They have a more prominent fringe, but the overall design is still strinkingly similar to the Gianvito Rossi designer version. Love these!

Mango "Nilo" Fringe Satin Sandals in orange and lavender (Gianvito Rossi inspired)

Mango “Nilo” Fringe Satin Sandals
($29.99, Mango)

Also available at Mango (UK) & Mango (EU).

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, Amazon, Mango

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Seems like we can’t catch a break from satin slides at the moment and to be honest with you: I don’t really mind! There’s just something so effortlessly chic about slipping into a pair of delicate satin mules, don’t you agree? A few days ago, I was looking through the newest arrivals at my favorite online shops when I saw a picture of Dolce Vita’s “Henry” Cross-Strap Satin Mules. The design seemed instantly familiar to me, but I couldn’t put my finger on the designer inspiration right away. So I kept on browsing while my brain was doing its usual shoe memory scanning process in the background. And suddenly it just hit me that the Dolce Vita design was a lovely hybrid of Gucci’s “Webby” High Heel Mule from last year and Gianvito Rossi’s “Barth” Sandal Slides which we have already featured here in a previous blog post. Copycat math has striked once again! And I must admit: $595 + $645 = $130 is exactly the kind of shopping math that I like!

Copycat Math - Gucci "Webby" + Gianvito Rossi "Barth" = Dolce Vita "Henry" Crisscross Satin Mule Sandals

Go Shopping:

Dolce Vita “Henry” is also available at Amazonamazon, Urban Outfitters, Dolce Vita, Zappos, Nordstromls & eBayeBay.

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Dolce Vita

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