I know this may not be the best time to be posting about summer sandals now that we’re almost halfway through fall, but I just couldn’t pass up on showing you these effortlessly chic Tribute slides by (Yves) Saint Laurent. I have proclaimed my undying love for the Tribute platform high heel version in the past and I do still love it dearly, but let’s be real: 5 inch heels just aren’t always a viable footwear option (long beach strolls and cobblestone walks, anyone?). Hence a classic pair of flat sandals like these timeless slides will probably get the most mileage during any summer vacation, especially if you can just easily slide in and out of them and take a quick dip in the pool without having to deal with untying your shoes first. Ain’t nobody got time for that, right? What I also ain’t got though, are the $595 in order to make these gorgeous shoes mine. Someday maybe, but not today. So in the meantime I will have to settle for a look for less option.
Saint Laurent Tribute Nu Pieds Slide Sandals, $595 || Nordstrom
Also available at YSL, Forward by Elyse Walker, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys, Net-A-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman, MyTheresa, Matches Fashion, Selfridges, Harrods, Vestiaire Collective, The RealReal & Fashionphile.
Jane Debster Tegan Flat Slide Sandals
Update (04/01/2019): I feel like the hunt for the perfect YSL Nu Pieds dupes may finally be over after spotting these sandal slides by Jane Debster! The only noticeable difference is that the Jane Debster slides have a rounded almond toe whereas the original Nu Pieds sandals have a square one. But other than that both are pretty much identical, wouldn’t you agree? And did I mention they’re on sale, too? Down from $149.95 to $99 AUD. Unfortunately, Jane Debster is an Aussie footwear brand, so worldwide availability is limited and it’s a little more complicated to get ahold of these fine designer shoe dupes. Available in cognac brown, black, white and platin silver leather upper.
Jane Debster Tegan Flat Slide Sandals, $99 AUD || Myer
Lola Cruz Slip-On Sandal Slides
Update (03/28/2019): Lola Cruz strikes again! Check out these amazing sandal slides which look SO MUCH like the Saint Laurent version! They’re a little expensive, but wow are they gorgeous! Let’s hope they go on sale soon because I want them both in brown and red.
Lola Cruz Slip-On Sandal Slides, $173 || YOOX
Rock & Candy by Zigi Dhira Flat Slide Sandals
Update (03/28/2019): Not feeling like spending that much on a pair of summer sandals? Then check out these fab slides by Rock & Candy which are a spot-on YSL dupe. They come in tan, black, natural and gold faux leather and cost just $29.95 which I think is a very fair price. Definitely one of my favorite Nu Pieds dupes lately! By the way, the same YSL design is also available as an ankle strap sandal.
Rock & Candy by Zigi Dhira Flat Slide Sandals, $29.95 || Amazon
Harper Shoes Slide Flat Sandals
Update (03/28/2019): Want to spend even less on a dupe? Then these super affordable slip-on slides by Harper Shoes might be what you’re looking for. They look just like the real deal, are under $20 and come in a variety of colors including tan, black, gold, white and yellow faux leather. Add to cart, please!
Harper Shoes Slide Flat Sandals, $14.99 || Amazon
Office Saffron Mule Sandals
Update (03/28/2019): Also check out these cute Saint Laurent Nu Pieds inspired mule sandals I discovered at Office. They come in so many colors (7!) and some of them are already on sale for £26.
Office Saffron Mule Sandals, £26-£42 || Office
Also available at Office London (DE).
I.N.C. Gargi Knot-Front Woven Slide Sandals
Update (03/20/2019): Stumbled upon these fab slide sandals by INC International Concepts the other day and now I’m obsessed with them! They look a lot like the YSL real deal and cost less than $60. Available colors: cognac, white and leopard print. Love, love, love these!
I.N.C. Gargi Knot-Front Woven Slide Sandals, $59.50 || Macy’s
Boden Adora Slingbacks
Update (03/20/2019): Also spotted these super cute knotted sandals at Boden and noticed that the design is obviously an homage to the Saint Laurent Nu Pieds sandal. They do have a slingback strap, but are otherwise a very close dupe match, wouldn’t you agree? And I’m so obsessed with the vibrant deep orange! Such a statement color! Price: $98.
Boden Adora Slingbacks, $98 || Boden
Marc Fisher LTD Kayli Slide Sandals
Update (03/14/2019): Couldn’t help but notice the Nu Pieds inspiration radiating from these fab sandal slides by Marc Fisher LTD. The knotted front strap situation is slightly more square-ish than on the YSL real deal, but the overall design is still very reminiscent of the Saint Laurent original, wouldn’t you agree? Not exactly a steal deal at $119.95, but certainly cheaper than $595. Available in various colors and uppers, too.
Marc Fisher LTD Kayli Slide Sandals, $119.95 || Nordstrom
Enzo Angiolini Golda Leather Block Heel Slides
Update (03/05/2019): Saw these Enzo Angiolini slide sandals and thought they’d make a great look for less YSL designer dupe option. They’re similar enough to the real deal and have all the Nu Pieds signature design elements without being a blatant copy of the shoe. And I like that they come in a variety of colors. Price: $69.
Enzo Angiolini Golda Leather Block Heel Slides, $69 || Dillard’s
Stuart Weitzman Cami Knotted Slide Sandals
Update (03/05/2019): Also discovered these knotted sandal slides at Stuart Weitzman and thought they’d be a great alternative if you’re looking for a high quality look for less option of the pricey Saint Laurent Nu Pieds sandals. Weitzman’s Cami sandals are by no means a steal deal at $325, but they are still $270 cheaper than the YSL original, so if you’re willing to drop some serious cash for a high quality dupe, these might be worth your investment.
Stuart Weitzman Cami Knotted Slide Sandals, $325 || Stuart Weitzman
Steve Madden Sicily Slide Sandals
Update (09/06/2018): Spotted these YSL Tribute inspired sandal slides by Steve Madden and thought they’d be a great addition on this look for less list as they are currently on sale for a very budget-friendly $36 at 6pm! Steal deal alert!
Steve Madden Sicily Slide Sandals, $36 || 6pm
Express Bedford Sandal Slides
Update (09/06/2018): If you don’t want to opt for an obvious Saint Laurent Nu Pieds knockoff, take a look at these lovely flat slide sandals I found at Express which are more of an inspired version. Available in black or brown faux leather for $29.90.
Express Bedford Sandal Slides, $29.90 || Express
Talbots Keri Woven Strap Slip-On Sandals
Update (08/12/2018): Discovered these super cute slip-on slides at Talbots which look so much like Saint Laurent’s Nu Pieds sandals, don’t they? They’re made of soft vachetta leather, cost
$89.50 (now on sale for $55.99!) and come in either black, ivory, navy or papaya pink. Absolutely in love with these YSL dupes!
Talbots Keri Woven Strap Slip-On Sandals, $55.99 || Talbots
ALDO Astirassa Sandal Slides
Update (08/12/2018): Also spotted these lovely Saint Laurent Nu Pieds slide dupes at ALDO. They come in black, red and leopard print faux patent leather and cost $60 which is 1/10 of the price of the real deal. Steal deal alert!
ALDO Astirassa Sandal Slides, $60 || ALDO
Massimo Matteo Tina Slide Sandals
Fortunately, I have been lucky enough to come across these amazing and spot-on “Tribute” sandal slide dupes by Massimo Matteo! They come in various uppers and colors and look almost identical to the real deal. But the best part? They’re on sale for $27.99 (down from $79) which is less than 5% of the designer version! Now that’s what I call a real steal deal, my fellow budget-conscious fashionistas!
Massimo Matteo Tina Slide Sandals, $27.99 || Amazon
More Saint Laurent Nu Pieds Inspired Sandals…
And if you’re still looking for the perfect Saint Laurent sandal dupe look for less, take a look at our Nu Pieds inspired shoe picks below:
Image source(s): Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Myer, YOOX, Amazon, Office, Macy’s, Boden, Stuart Weitzman, Dillard’s, ALDO, Zappos, Talbots, Express