Designer shoes and their dupes
Designer Shoes And Their Dupes
What Is Worth Buying?
I am a huge fan of buying real, quality, designer shoes. But there are times when the shoe is so trendy, it goes out of style shortly. Is it worth it then to get their dupe?
Now before we talk about copyrights and stealing designs, I just want to add that many designers copy each other. And even the big names in designer shoes like YSL and Christian Louboutin have been accused of copying each other.
I often recommend a dupe from BP Nordstrom for the Manolo Blank Chaos. I don't think anything is wrong with that. The real problem lies in knockoffs, shoes that are passed off as designer and have the designer's label on them.
As you can see, they're very similar to the Aquazurra originals. I bought these on sale, because I just couldn't even think about paying full price (or even sale!) for the designer shoes. Normally, I'd visit sites like The Real Real, and try to find something similar pre-owned. But due to the popularity of these shoes, they're nowhere to be found.
I always advise people not to buy very recognizable designer shoes. One example is the Valentino rock studs. EVERYONE has those! Hence, in a few years they will look very dated, and we'll regret spending thousands of dollars on them.
I don't ordinarily ever buy anything that can "pass for" the original designer shoes. I would be way too embarrassed if someone ever asked me if they're originals and I'd have to say no!
While wearing these, I realized I'm overreacting. The majority of people out there in the world don't know or care about designer this or that. They just see cute shoes and compliment me!
The dupes are worth it in this case, just because when (or if) these sandals go out of style, you won't regret spending too much money on them!
Since the shoes were the focal point in my look, I kept the rest of the outfit to a simple black and white.
The bandage mini is such a popular look that it is ridiculous to say one is knock off. More importantly, they're flattering and will remain classics. I love these asymmetrical ones too: from Missguided and T by Alexander Wang.
Jewelry and Accessories
Finally, I finished the look off with a Marc Jacobs bag and some gold rings.
I hope I helped you make some decisions about your designer shoes!
Do you usually choose designer or go for the dupe?