Splurge or Steal // Studded Ankle Booties

August 3, 2012
Studded booties: 
Splurge (top) – $1,345 // Steal (bottom) – $188

I’ve been daydreaming about these studded Chloe booties since the very moment I saw them a few seasons ago, but when I came across the Jeffrey Campbell look-alikes the other day, I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about such an obvious copy.  I try to avoid buying knock-offs whenever possible, but in this case, there is no chance of me ever springing for the original – so what’s a girl to do?

Is it awful of me to consider the “steal” version, even though I’ve already thought through the moral conundrum? 

Would love to know your general thoughts on knock-offs, and beyond that – are these cutie booties a shoe-trend that you’d consider trying for yourself?

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10 Comments

  • Reply Tinacious Me August 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    They are so cute! I have been eyeing the JC version for so long!
    ~Tinacious Me~

  • Reply christin August 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    OMG so similar! steal for sheezy!

  • Reply lkmear August 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I see no issue with the steal. I could never bring myself to pay over $1000 for a pair of shoes. As long as the “steal” are also good quality, go for it!

  • Reply Gray Skies August 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I’ve been wanting those Chloe boots for years, but I’d never pay more than my rent for a pair of shoes :) I say go for the Jeffrey Campbells! Also, ShoeMint has a really cute pair of ankle boots that look kind of like these pairs, but for only $80.

  • Reply Heart of Gold August 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Zara also has a very similar pair too, see my post here. I love them too!

    xo
    Alison

    http://heartofgoldandluxury.blogspot.com/2012/07/i-love-this-look-leather-shorts.html

  • Reply Alissa Kelly August 3, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Those are so you – and you’d rock ’em!! They’re great!!

    Alissa
    alissakelly.blogspot.com

  • Reply Marie-Eve August 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Oh my ! I’ve been obsessed with those boots but with that pricetag, yikes ! I’ll be all over those Jeffrey Campbell ones !!!

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  • Reply livefreeandfashionable August 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    They’re not quite my style, but I always go for the steal rather than the splurge. Then I can buy several things! :)

    http://livefreeandfashionable.wordpress.com/

  • Reply Angela Marie August 4, 2012 at 2:54 am

    amazing steal! Thanks :)

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    Angela @ The Lovely Cup

  • Reply No chic, Sherlock! August 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    The steal pair… Well the heel is.. No words for it except – ugly. And they could’ve match the buckle color to the studs. Choose, are you going with gold or? Because, this looks like somebody didn’t finish the job.. Or if you are not capable of doing it right, don’t do it at al.. sorry, I know this maybe harsh for some of the readers but its my oppinion..

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