Real vs. Steal – Valentino Bow Espadrilles

by Vahni on June 29, 2011

Update: This post has been updated on June 29, 2011. Scroll down to see the new add.

How precious and supergirlie are these Valentino Bow Espadrilles? What a lovely summer shoe. Of course, a shoe like this begs to be paired with a breezy sundress, but I also think they’d be a nice contrast to a pair of denim cutoffs (which are everywhere already). But you know espadrilles aren’t known for being a great return-on-investment—once they reach a certain amount of wear, they have to be binned. Cute as they are, I just can’t justify $495 for an espadrille.

Valentino Bow Espadrille Wedges in black patent

Valentino Bow Espadrille Wedgesls
($495, NORDSTROM)

Pleaser Summer-08 Wedge Sandals

UPDATE (06/29/2011): And here’s another great Valentino alternative for under $50 coming from Pleaser. Available in black or red.

Pleaser Summer-08 Wedge Sandals in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Pleaser Summer-08 Wedge Sandalsamazon
($43.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoes.comls.

Tommy Hilfiger “Kelly” Espadrille Wedges

UPDATE (03/22/2011): Just came across this Valentino inspired bow espadrille by Tommy Hilfiger. Available in dark denim or bone floral.

Tommy Hilfiger "Kelly" Espadrille Wedges in denim (Valentino knockoffs)

Tommy Hilfiger “Kelly” Espadrille Wedgesamazon
($69, Amazon)

Qupid Konya-17 Bow Espadrille Wedges

Now this is more like it—a sassy espadrille at a killer price. When you use the coupon code above, these Qupid Konya-17 Bow Espadrille Wedges cost less than $15! Sweet. Available in black (pictured), blue, red & white.

Qupid Konya-17 Bow Espadrille Wedges in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Qupid Konya-17 Bow Espadrille Wedges
($22.99, AmiClubWear)

Image source(s): Stylebop, Amazon, AmiClubWear

Posted in: Real vs. Steal,Shoes,Valentino

  • Absolutely agree with you about $495 for wedge espadrilles. One really good season and they start to fray at the bottom…love the cheaper options that you chose!

  • Thank you, Hillary.

  • The last pair is the best!
    I thought the black patent was a little stark for summer too (maybe it’s just my pale legs!) lol.

    🙂 Tina

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