Real vs. Steal – Yves Saint Laurent Cut-Out Platform Sandals

by Irina on August 6, 2012

Update: This post has been updated on August 6, 2011. Scroll down to see the new add.

There’s something about YSL shoes that always keeps me fascinated. I think it’s how most of their shoes have this chunky, awfully impractical platform and the resulting ultra-high stiletto heel that comes with such a platform shape. Perfect examples are the Tribute sandals, the infamous YSL Trib Two pumps and also these black suede platform sandals below which I find myself being quite fond of.

YSL Suede Cutout Platform Sandals in black (Yves Saint Laurent)

Yves Saint Laurent Cutout Platform Sandalsls
($870, Bergdorf Goodman)

Kylie Minogue Loves YSL

Kylie Minogue has always been a dedicated fan of Yves Saint Laurent and can be often seen wearing something YSL like 2 days ago when she was papped at the airport in Lisbon, Portugal wearing the cutout platforms.

Kylie Minogue wearing black YSL Cutout Platform Sandals

Simply Vera by Vera Wang Peep-Toe High Heels

UPDATE (08/07/2012): And I stumbled upon yet another YSL look-a-like. These Simply Vera by Vera Wang will give you the Yves Saint Laurent look for under $70.

Simply Vera by Vera Wang Peep-Toe High Heels in black (Yves Saint Laurent knockoffs)

Simply Vera by Vera Wang Peep-Toe High Heelsls
($69.99, Kohl’s)

Via Spiga “V-Elysia” Platform Sandals

UPDATE (07/30/2011): After a long look-a-like hiatus, here’s another great though slightly pricey YSL alternative coming from Via Spiga.

Via Spiga "V-Elysia" Platform Sandals in black (YSL knockoffs)

Via Spiga “V-Elysia” Platform Sandalscj
($225, Zappos)

Boutique 9 “Iola” Platform Sandals

UPDATE (10/22/2009): Found yet another YSL knockoff by Boutique 9. Available in black & purple.

Boutique 9 "Iola" Cut-Out Platform Slingbacks in black (Yves Saint Laurent knockoffs)

Boutique 9 “Iola” Platform Sandalsamazon
($149, Amazon)

GUESS Tunner2 Platform Sandals

UPDATE (08/16/2009): Found another pair of YSL knockoffs by GUESS.

GUESS Tunner2 Platform Sandals in black (YSL knockoffs)

GUESS Tunner2 Platform Sandalsamazon
($87.96, Amazon)

bebe “Maya” Leather Cutout Sandals

For weeks I was desperately trying to identify these bebe knockoffs. I think I already mentioned my knockoff intuition in a previous post. I knew that these platforms were designer knockoffs, but I just couldn’t put my finger on it. The mystery is now finally resolved. If you prefer a different color and want to cut off the price by more than 50%, there is also a tiger-printed suede version of the Maya sandal available which is on sale for $38.49.

Bebe Maya Leather Cutout Sandals in black (YSL knockoffs)

bebe “Maya” Leather Cutout Sandals
($119, bebe)

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  • I just bought a pair of the Tunner 2 Cutout Platforms by Guess. The shoes are so hot! I wrote a little review about them on my blog. I also gave InTheirCloset.com a mention. I hope you don’t mind 🙂

    http://hottrendsbigfashion.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/shoe-buy-of-the-week/

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  • Hi Aubrie,

    congrats on your purchase, those shoes are hot! You’re welcome to give us a mention anytime, honey! 🙂

  • Katie

    Vera Wang for Kohls also has a perfect pair! Simply Vera Vera Wang Peep-Toe High Heels

    They come in black and in nude! I own them and they’re super comfortable. They are definitely my dancing shoes. The only downside is that the platform scuffs easily and it’s white underneath, so I’ve had to make use of a black sharpie now and then, but other than that they’re fantastic and look EXACTLY like the YSL ones!! They go on sale pretty regularly too, currently priced at $48.99. Super cheap!

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