Real vs. Steal – Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo Platform Pumps

by Irina on January 10, 2010

Update: This post has been updated on January 12, 2010. Scroll down to see the new add.

Yves Saint Laurent‘s iconic Tribtoo (or Trib Two?) pumps have been on the market for about 3 years now and even though 3 years equal a million seasons in fashion industry time they still happen to be the most flaunted heels on the red carpet. Celebrities just can’t get enough of them. The platform pumps have been re-released in each and every color under the sun by now. My favorite is the new red patent version. Are these borderline tacky hooker shoes? Definitely, but that’s exactly the point where heads start turning. For the faint of heart these are not.

Yves Saint Laurent Trib Two Platform Pumps in red patent

Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo Platform Pumpsls
($825, Neiman Marcus)

Victoria Beckham Loves YSL

Victoria Beckham seems to be YSL’s biggest fan as she has Tribtoos in at least 5 different colors. She was also the only celebrity who has been seen wearing the red patent version yet.

Victoria Beckham wearing red patent Yves Saint Laurent YSL Trib Two Platform Pumps

Wet Seal Round Toe Platform Pumps

UPDATE (01/12/2010): Found another amazing YSL Tribtoo alternative by Wet Seal. I know these pumps aren’t red but pink, but I just stumbled upon these on Wet Seal and jumped out of my seat. Those pumps are so close to the YSL Tribtoos and cost only $24.50?! This must be the deal of the month or so. They 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 pink (YSL Tribtoo knockoffs)

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

bebe “Liza” Platform Pumps

bebe‘s ode to the YSL Tribtoos is called “Liza” and I’ve been a fan of these YSL inspired platforms ever since I first wrote about them in black about a year ago. They’re probably my favorite designer shoe dupes EVER! The red version is delicate though it has a few differences like the wooden heel and the fact that it does not come in patent leather. But the exaggerated, unique shape that makes the Tribtoos stand out is identical! Be fast to stock up on this color, these heels will be sold out soon.

bebe "Liza" Platform Pumps in red (YSL Tribtoo knockoffs)

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

Posted in: Out & About,Real vs. Steal,Shoes,Victoria Beckham,Yves Saint Laurent

  • The best copy imo are the wittner ones (Australian shoe brand). I bought them, and they are an exact match. (

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