Real vs. Steal – Yves Saint Laurent Palais Suede Platform Pumps

by Irina on October 27, 2011

Update: This post has been updated on October 27, 2011. Scroll down to see the new add.

I must admit the first time I saw the “Palais” pumps by Yves Saint Laurent I didn’t like them very much. While I was madly in love with the vibrant blue suede, what I didn’t like was the carved heel and the exaggerated round toe. But as I previously said, sometimes you have to see a shoe on a person to truly recognize its beauty. And this was the case when I spotted the lovely Carey Mulligan wearing these iconic YSL pumps. From this moment on I was a reformed “Palais” lover.

Yves Saint Laurent Palais Suede Platform Pumps in blue

Yves Saint Laurent Palais Suede Platform Pumpsls
($720, NET-A-PORTER)

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Alexa Chung, Carey Mulligan, Vanessa Hudgens, Jessica Simpson, Olivia Palermo and Heidi Klum wearing Yves Saint Laurent Palais Suede Platform Pumps

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Miss KG “Adorn” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (10/27/2011): Found a hot pink canvas version of the YSL Palais pump on sale coming from Miss KG. Also available in black or grey.

Miss KG "Adorn" Platform Pumps in pink

Miss KG “Adorn” Platform Pumpsls
(£45, Kurt Geiger)

Kelsi Dagger “Abrielle” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (10/24/2011): Just stumbled upon this gorgeous and almost perfect YSL Palais look-a-like by Kelsi Dagger. The price ain’t too bad either!

Kelsi Dagger "Abrielle" Platform Pumps in blue suede (YSL Palais knockoffs)

Kelsi Dagger “Abrielle” Platform Pumpsamazon
($129.99, Amazon)

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Promise “Lego” Platform Pumps

Now I can love YSL shoes as much as I want, I still don’t have the $$$ to splurge on them. So what’s the next best thing? These YSL look-a-likes by Promise, of course. Sure, they’re not as delicate as the originals and lack a few details, but they’ll definitely give you the YSL look and all for under $50. Available in blue, black and pink faux suede.

Promise "Lego" Platform Pumps in blue faux suede (YSL Palais knockoffs)

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