After writing this blog for more than 9 years and scouring the internet for designer dupes even longer, I hardly raise an eyebrow anymore whenever I come across a budget brand or fast-fashion chain copying a high fashion designer. But when designers – with very similar price points – copy amongst each other? Baffling! Which is exactly how I felt when I recently stumbled upon a pair of frayed satin slides by Stuart Weitzman. I knew I had seen that same style somewhere before, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on where. So after a few days I have almost already forgotten about it when I accidentally saw the Gianvito Rossi‘s “Barth” Sandal which looks so much alike, they’re basically designer shoe twins. Both have the same design, the same details, the same fabric and the same color! The prices, however, are somewhat different, but still close enough together to be both considered luxury shoes with Rossi’s sandals costing
$645 (now on sale for $258) and Weitzman’s version being priced at $375 (now on sale for $112.50). I can’t tell who is copying whom though since I don’t know who came out first with their shoe style. Anyway, both sandals are absolutely fabulous and right on trend with the soft pink tone and the silky satin upper, so you can either go with your personal preference or your bank account because style-wise it’s a close tie between these two.
- LEFT: Gianvito Rossi Barth Satin Crisscross Slide Sandals,
- RIGHT: Stuart Weitzman Edgeout Crisscross Flat Satin Slides,
André Assous Nova Flat Satin Sandals
Update (11/30/2017): Stumbled upon yet another beautiful high-quality Gianvito Rossi / Stuart Weitzman alternative today! Take a look at this frayed satin slide by André Assous which comes in beige, blush, black and khaki and retails for $97.95! Isn’t it just absolutely fab?
André Assous Nova Flat Satin Sandals, $97.95 || Shoes.com
Tony Bianco Hush Slip-On Flat Sandals
Update (11/30/2017): These Tony Bianco slip-on satin sandals may not come in the blush color as the real deals above, but everything else is pretty much identical. Available in black or white/silver for $119.95 AUD.
Tony Bianco Hush Slip-On Flat Sandals, $119.95 AUD || Tony Bianco
Also available at The Iconic.
A New Day Lola Cross Band Slide Sandals
Update (09/12/2017): Spotted the most beautiful Gianvito Rossi Barth dupe sandals today! They’re by A New Day, Target’s newly launched fashion line, are super affordable at $22.99 and look exactly like the pricey designer version! By the way, I know the label says “Mossimo Supply Co.”, so I guess Target hasn’t said goodbye to Mossimo just yet and probably only had the line rebranded for marketing purposes.
A New Day Lola Cross Band Slide Sandals, $22.99 || Target
The Fix Brystal Frayed Cross Strap Slide Dress Sandals
Update (07/22/2017): I’ve just discovered Amazon’s newly launched in-house fashion brand called The Fix which offers a selection of affordable bags and shoes including these super cute Gianvito Rossi Barth sandal dupes for $34.50 (sale price!). In order to be able to buy these though, you have to be an Amazon Prime member, but luckily you can start a free 30-day trial if you’re not signed up to this annual subscription service yet.
The Fix Brystal Frayed Cross Strap Slide Dress Sandals, $34.50 || Amazon
LFL by Lust for Life Frill Frayed Slide Sandals
Update (05/16/2017): Just stumbled upon these amazingly spot-on Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes by LFL by Lust for Life which come in either blush, black or silver and are on sale for $12.99. Love them!
LFL by Lust for Life Frill Frayed Slide Sandals, $12.99 || Amazon
Forever 21 Frayed Ribbed Satin Slides
If you find yourself drooling over the blush satin slides above, but none of the price tags finds your liking, how about these frayed crisscross sandals by Forever 21 then? They look basically just like the designer versions above, but cost a mere $19.90 instead! Love, love, love!
Forever 21 Frayed Ribbed Satin Slides, $19.90 || Forever 21
Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Jildor, Tony Bianco, Shoes.com, Target, Amazon, Zappos, Forever 21