Real vs. Steal – YSL Tribtoo Pumps

by Irina on November 14, 2012

UPDATE: This post has been updated on November 14, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

Every once in a while there comes a shoe that will stand out from the masses, a shoe that first becomes a trend and later will be considered iconic (think Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy LBD from Breakfast at Tiffany’s). The YSL Tribtoo / Trib Two Pump has great potential to become a shoe legend. The highly coveted 5″ inch stiletto pumps are virtually sold out EVERYWHERE and their hefty price tag prevents them from being a realistic shoe dream for most of us not-rich-by-default fashionistas.

YSL Tribtoo Platform Pump (Yves Saint Laurent)

YSL Tribtoo Platform Pumpsls
($795, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Yves Saint Laurent

The YSL Tribtoo Pumps have been worn by like at least 2 dozen celebrities, from A-Listers to D-Listers. Almost anyone who’s rich and famous owns a pair. Heidi Klum, Victoria Beckham, Lucy Liu, Christina Aguilera, etc. The YSL Tribtoo Pump was probably the most worn shoe on the red carpet last year and there’s no end in sight for 2009.

Celebrities wearing YSL Tribtoo Platform Pumps

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JustFab “Shalini” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (11/14/2012): Just found this budget-friendly YSL Tribtoo look-a-like by JustFab. Also available in nude patent.

JustFab "Shalini" Platform Pumps in black patent (Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo knockoffs)

JustFab “Shalini” Platform Pumpscj
($54.99, Heels.com)

Pour La Victoire “Zimmer” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (05/30/2012): After quite a while Pour La Victoire decided to release a new great YSL Tribtoo alternative called the “Zimmer” pump which I sadly love a bit more than my namesake, the PLV “Irina” pump.

Pour La Victoire "Zimmer" Platform Pumps in black patent (YSL Trib Too knockoffs)

Pour La Victoire “Zimmer” Platform Pumpscj
($146.57, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & DSW, Heels.comcj.

Kelsi Dagger “Linzy” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (10/15/2010): Well, well. Look at this. Kelsi Dagger is the lower-priced line of Pour La Victoire and doesn’t their “Linzy” pump look JUST like the PLV Irina? Only it costs half the price. I’ve been a great fan of the “Irina” pumps (obviously!), but the Kelsi Dagger Linzy is just as nice. And there are so many colors to choose from. Which one is your favorite? Personally, I want them ALL!

Kelsi Dagger "Linzy" Platform Pumps (YSL Tribtoo knockoffs)

Kelsi Dagger “Linzy” Platform Pumpscj
($93.59, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, DSW, Heels.comcj & 6pmcj.

Pour La Victoire “Irina” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (07/12/2010): OK, so I might be slightly biased to call these Pour La Victoire platform pumps the best YSL Tribtoo knockoffs because of the name, but even though these here are more tamed I’m still over-the-moon in love with these lustworthy heels.

Pour La Victoire "Irina" Platform Pumps in black & taupe patent (YSL Tribtoo knockoffs)

Pour La Victoire “Irina” Platform Pumpsamazon
($245, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zapposcj, 6pmcj & Jildorcj.

Wet Seal Round Toe Platform Pumps

UPDATE (01/12/2010): Found another YSL Tribtoo alternative by Wet Seal.

When I checked out the new arrivals on Wet Seal today I jumped out of my seat. They’ve added a pair of platform pumps that are so close to the YSL Tribtoos and cost only $24.50?! This must be DEAL OF THE MONTH or so. The pumps are currently available in black and pink and if I were you I’d snag both colors NOW because these heels will go fast.

Wet Seal Round Toe Platform Pumps in black (YSL Tribtoo knockoffs)

Wet Seal Round Toe Platform Pumpsls
($24.50, Wet Seal)

bebe “Liza” Leather Platform Pumps

Feast your eyes on these YSL knockoff darlings: bebe‘s Liza Leather Platform Pumps. This is probably the closest you’ll ever come to the real deal with a $149 budget. Huge knockoff crush potential! They are currently available in either black leather or patent tortoise shell, but on the website they are also pictured in off white, so I guess you’ll be able to order these in that color soon, too.

bebe Liza Platform Pumps in Black Leather (YSL Trib Two Pumps knockoffs)

bebe “Liza” Leather Platform Pumpspjx
($149, bebe)

Office “LAST OF THE GIANTS” Pumps

European readers rejoice! British shoe retailer Office (confusing name, right?) is selling a stunning pair of YSL Tribtoo Pump knockoffs for £75 ($110 or 80€). The pumps look very well manufactured and are also available in brown/croc leather. P.S.: they also ship internationally!

Office Shoes Last of the Giants Pump (YSL Trib Two Pump knockoff)

Office “LAST OF THE GIANTS” Pumps
(£75, Office)

Gianni Bini “Desiree” Pumps

These YSL knockoffs were orginally spotted by a reader from The Look 4 Less. These pumps by Gianni Bini are a great alternative to the pricey YSL Tribtoos and come in either black patent or patent croc brown.

Gianni Bini Desiree Pumps (YSL Trib Two Pump knockoff)

Gianni Bini “Desiree” Pumpsls
($110, Dillard’s)

Steve Madden “FORTAY” Pumps

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “SMSEP1” to get 15% off orders of $80+ or “SMSEP8” for 20% off orders of $125+ at Steve Madden including free shipping! Offer valid through 09/30/2013. Some exclusions apply.

Steve Madden‘s “FORTAY” Pump is also a good alternative if you are lusting for an affordable YSL Tribtoo version that is not as extreme as the original.

Steve Madden FORTAY Pump (YSL Trib Two Pump knockoffs)

Steve Madden “FORTAY” Pumpsls
($149.95, Steve Madden)

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  • Chiara

    I would say Beyonce, I feel those heels works better with a tight jean/ pants.

  • SULU

    Hi everyone!
    I am selling a pair of the BEBE LIZA platform pumps in Black SIZE 7. They were a little to small for me so I would like to pass them on to a fellow shoe lover. They are completely sold out online. Let me know if you are interested!

  • http://intheircloset.com InTheirCloset

    Hi SULU,

    well if size 7 would fit me, I’d be your man (well, er…woman). But I have size 8.5. Such a crap!

    Maybe you should include your asking price and your email adress or put it up on eBay and post the link here (include your email adress in the comment area not the form because of privacy reasons a commenter’s email adress isn’t published).

    Good luck selling them!

  • http://www.charlotterusse.com/largeImage/index.jsp?productId=3783351&cp=&&LargeImageURL=http%3A//chic.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pCHIC1-5772836dt.jpg&ThumbImageURL=undefined Jessie

    Found these at Charlotte Russe for $24.99

  • http://www.charlotterusse.com/largeImage/index.jsp?productId=3783364&cp=&&LargeImageURL=http%3A//chic.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pCHIC1-6645308dt.jpg&ThumbImageURL=undefined Jessie

    Patent Platform Pumps

    ($24.99, charlotterusse.com)

  • Amber

    Do they have them in white leather? Are these ysl? Where can i find these white pumps cassie is wearing here? http://theybf.com/index.php/2010/03/04/spotted-cassie-diddy-sightseeing-in-paris/

  • Allison

    SULU – I know this is MONTHS AND MONTHS late – but if you still have those Lizas, I’d like to see them!!!

  • http://intheircloset.com Irina

    Hi Allison, if I’m not mistaken Bebe is planning to restock on these pumps very soon. I think I’m going to check on that. If these will be restocked, I definitely update the post to let you all know. :)

  • david

    Please tell me if BEBE restock or WETSEAL restock because I want to buy a pair for my girl

  • http://intheircloset.com Irina

    Awww, that’s so sweet of you, David. I’ll keep you updated on these heels. Thanks for your comment.

  • david

    Sulu Im interested in the size 7 Liza Bebe shoes, are you still selling them?

    thanks

    DAVID

  • david

    My girl have a pair of Bimini Desiree shoes, how can I upload a photo to this page so you can see how beautifull they look when wearing.

    thanks

    David

  • david

    Hi, I found Bebe Liza high heels in mexico city at ANTARA MALL. Im super happy.

  • http://intheircloset.com Irina

    Great you found them, David. Your girlfriend sure will love these heels. ;)

  • Suyen

    Irina, would you please, please, please let me know if WetSeal re-stocks these!
    I LOVE THEM! I WANT THEM!

    By the way, take a look at these guys:
    http://www.ioffershoes.com/goods-6393-Yves+Saint+Laurent+YSL+Platform+Slingbacks.html

    http://www.ioffershoes.com/goods-8309-Christian+Louboutin+Banana+Watersnake+Peep-toe+Pumps.html

  • http://intheircloset.com Irina

    Hi Suyen,

    sure I’ll definitely let you know, but I’m afraid these won’t be restocked again as they already have been restocked twice I think. :-/

  • Suyen

    Ohhh :-(
    Ok, thank you so much anyways.
    I’ll keep looking for the perfect (and affordable) pair. :-D

  • Danielle

    Hi Irina!!

    I definitely missed the boat on those amazing BeBe Liza pumps!!! Do you know if BeBe has any plans on restocking them? (in ANY color)

    Thank You!
    Danielle

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