Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Look For Less (See Jane Find a Deal)

It seems that a lot of my spring/summer shoes fall into the neutral category.  While I love that color palette, I wondered why my black items seem to be restricted to winter clothes and accessories only.  I really do love black for any season and decided some darker sandals were right up my alley for the impending summer.  After some perusing for black espadrilles for my upcoming trip I came across a pair that I loved.  What I didn't love was the price tag, so I sought out a more affordable version:


I found the Stuart Weitzman "Alex" espadrille (loved by many celebrities--just google the shoe and you'll see) on Nordstrom first then wandered over to Zappos/Endless/Piperlime to see what else I could find.  Lo and behold, I stumbled upon the Steve Madden "Fantastik"--similar material, shape and less than a quarter of the price.  I bought Steve Madden version at a local shoe store around the corner from my apartment and can't wait to wear them.

Which do you prefer?

30 comments

Lippylash said...

I prefer the Steve Madden ones even before reading the post I loved the right ones! Enjoy wearing them

Lauren said...

I do tend to veer towards Steve Madden's when I'm shoe shopping. Both are super cute but I like the ones you chose : )

Laurenlovestoshare

Carolyn said...

love espadrilles! and you really can't tell the difference between the two..

Kate said...

They have both of these in a local shoe store and I was shocked at how similar they are! I think the Stewart Weitzman ones are slightly sleeker, but the cost difference is pretty major, so I would definitely go with the steve maddens!

RosaLovesDC said...

Great deal. The Steve Maddens looks just perfect.

Cassie Lee said...

They are almost identical, I love when that happens! I would have bought the Steve Madden ones too.

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

great find! i love the steve madden pair! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Julie and Lauren said...

Hmm- I actually like the Steve Madden better because I prefer the black/gold color combo.
Xx

Rebecca said...

I have the Steve madden pair in the neutral color and love them! I wore them for the first time this weekend and they were very comfortable!

Ashley said...

Great find- I need to try these SM's on ASAP! ;)

-Ashley
http://lerougestylo.blog.com

Courtney Erin said...

Nice work - you found a sweet a shoe deal! I love the Madden ones!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Sydney Robyn said...

I actually own the Stuart Weitzman pair - the thing which I have noticed with Steve Madden which will make all the difference is the quality of the cut. The SW are the most amazingly comfortable and supportive heels I have ever worn - I put them on and I am suddenly 6 ft tall with none of the associated discomfort. If the SM are as comfortable, certainly go for them, but the SW is a truly well made shoe

Taylor said...

Super cute, do this too!!!! Esp with sandals, seem to beat them up vs my winter shoes!

Josie said...

I love these, and they're a perfect match -- and they'll be fantastic in Mexico!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Closet Fashionista said...

Its funny how Steve Madden ALWAYS does copies of designer shoes, I wonder why...but I do love them both :D :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Nikki said...

I love the steve madden ones even better than the designer ones! ^^ love this deal! I am so happy that the first steve madden store opened here in antwerp ^^ they've got awesome shoes! x

Amber's Notebook said...

Cute! I think I even like the look for less better!

Marie a la Mode said...

I love both and would wear both but would probably buy the Steve Madden shoes because they fit my funds!

Meisha.Style said...

they look just about the same! great find!

La Petite Olga said...

These are perfect summer wedges!!

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

DSK Steph said...

I've been eying the SW! But I can't bring myself to pay the $$$. The SM are definitely a better value!

chopstick panorama said...

I prefer the left ones as they look more feminin :)

christine donee said...

I love the SW ones.. they're much more feminine looking than the steve madden ones...

Petite Voyageur said...

this was a great post idea--the stuarts are so $$

this free bird said...

Hey this is a jackpot. Obvs you'd look great in either pair, but cool that you scored a great deal! Perfect for Mexico btw :)

xo,
C

kendall k. said...

what a find! I can always rely on Steve Madden to bring the designer look to a more affordable level.

Kate said...

Ha! We are neighbors... and I just got these a few weeks ago at Lori's in the khaki color. I'm just glad it's finally nice enough outside to wear them!

In Pursuit of Style said...

I saw some similar ones at Old Navy for an even cheaper price!

In Pursuit of Style

Britt+Whit said...

I love the Steve Madden wedges and I'm a huge fan of black as well (though I have been trying to wear more color lately!)

XOXO,

Britt + Whit
www.brittandwhit.com

Jane said...

I have these shoes and love them!