8.26.2010

Thrifty Thursday: Rock & Republic Nika Studded Pumps for Pennies

Dolls, to your left feast your eyes upon Rock & Republic’s ravishing Nika Studded Pumps, the very same ones seen “rocked” by many of your favorite celebrities – from AnnaLynne McCord and Drew Barrymore to Rihanna, Twilight’s Kristen Stewart, and Gossip Girl’s newest addition, Miss Katie Cassidy; to the right take a gander at Luichiny’s luscious Fanta See Platform Pump.

Though the fabulous Fanta See’s are made out of a synthetic suede-like upper, unlike the true suede of Nika; for a mere $64.99, as opposed to the $295.00 required to add Nika to your wardrobe, Fanta See is just as capable of helping you to channel your inner vampy coquette – at a fraction of the price!

Will Rock & Republic tempt you into being a big spender, or will Luichiny inspire you to save?


Thanks to Zappos and Amazon for the pictures.


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Melanie's Randomness said...

LOL I can barely see any difference between the two of these! I'm going to definitely get the thrifty one! These are so cute! I have a soft spot for red shoes so I'm going to head to the sites!

vdcouture said...

AWESOME :*

love,vdcouture

janettaylor said...

Oh, so sexy!

sylvie said...

now THIS is a fashion find! what a stunning pair of shoes :)

and being the francophile that i am, the lipstick red pair is more my style. LOVE!

have a wonderful week, friend!

xo,
sylvie of silver lining

Stephanie said...

I love the red ones! how fun!

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Princess Liberty said...

Both are beautiful :)

Couture Carrie said...

Unbelievable find!
I am going there right now to see if they have my size!
Thanks, E!

xoxox,
CC

Valerie said...

Erika, these studded pumps are exactly the same! I'd absolutely go for the cheaper one. I love the rich color and edgy look of the silver heel. I can picture myself wearing these with an otherwise standard LBD to holiday parties (is it weird that I'm already thinking of the holidays??).

xo
Valerie

Dancing Branflake said...

Dang, the cheaper ones are just like that way overpriced ones. And I love a good stiletto, sexy!

Rachel said...

What fabulous shoes! Such a great find, Erika! I'll definitely save some cash and go for the Luichiny version.

The Favour Shoppe said...

Super sexy!! LOVE them!

Tasha Gregson said...

So similar!! I like the dark pink best but I think the red would go with more :) xx

Josie said...

Um, hello, perfect holiday statement shoe. The cheaper ones are fab!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Natasha said...

Both of them are so sexy, but I would definitely have to go with the cheaper pair.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Both are TOTALLY sexy!

ivy's closet said...

So exciting..love the inexpensive ones.

lucy and sarah said...

What a very cool color. Never seen anything quite like these.

Melissa said...

Yes, studded shoes are the coolest!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

FAB find!

Jessica said...

I love that I actually prefer the steal bc I like that color red better! When does that EVER happen?!

I just did your blog interview darling, check it out!!

FASHION SNAG said...

I have to go with the Rock & Republic because their shoes are so comfy!

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Shop N' Chomp said...

I'd save and get the Luichiny shoes!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

These are crazy good. I prefer man-made ultra suede anyway and make a lot of bags with this fabric because it holds up so much better than real suede. I may have to get a pair of these!

xo Mary Jo

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

You definitely have a way of finding very similiar pieces for very different prices.

Not my style of shoe but red is HOT.

Leia said...

Gorgeous shoes!!

Leia

Sherin said...

Red heels: Yes Please!!! They're both amazing!! I don't know which ones to choose.

Toutou Ly said...

I'm in LOVE with Rock & Republic! Love the thrift find though. It's awesome. I'd buy both! Haha.

briannelee said...

Wow, those are pretty much the same shoe!

Mimi said...

wow, they are soooo identical! couldn't even tell the difference!

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

ellie said...

A must have! Great find!

Rachele said...

what a steal!! ha I love these, like everyone else said..they are pretty much identical! I certainly can't tell the difference! thanks for sharing this amazing find!

xox
chele
http://wildflowerbazaar.blogspot.com/

Maria at Bachman's Sparrow said...

I'm all about saving money over owning brand names, unless there is a huge difference between quality! I can't do the stiletto though unfortunately :(

xoxo Maria

Christina said...

looove those shoes :)

meg said...

Definitely, beautiful..just not for me.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love Luichiny’s version!

Grace said...

At that level of similarity, I'd feel stupid to not go for the Fanta See! Very cute shoes.

Grace said...

At that level of similarity, I'd feel stupid to not go for the Fanta See! Very cute shoes.

Chic Geek (Devs) said...

These two are so similar! Equally in love with both.

Mish Dish said...

Great find, these are some fabulous shoes. So much for changing the design 30% so you don't get in trouble. Does this look like 30% to you? xo Mish

ediot said...

hi darling! tHanKs for that sweet comment you left me! i was addicted to studs a year ago-- but now its been too much for me, its about to pass..its how i do with everything.. once i find something i like i either overdo it or overeat it.. haha

xx

AH said...

wow, they're practically the same! i'd definitely go for the luichiny ones!

Anna Gray said...

Those shoes are one word: SASSY

Love 'em! Great find! ♥

The Blonde Duck said...

Those are shoes for a rock star!

Jamie said...

These shoes are SICK...and I mean that in the most Rachel Zoe kind of way! LOVE! DIE! BANANAS!!!

I actually like the rich red of the R&R ones so...
I think on this one I'm gonna have to say go BIG or go HOME! ;)

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L'Amour et la Paix said...

These shoes are SO hot.. and the Luichiny ones look exactly like the R&R pair! xo

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Kristin said...

Bargain totally does the trick with this pair!

Emily said...

seeing as how the original are not too, too pricey..I think I'd splurge!

Emily said...

seeing as how the original are not too, too pricey..I think I'd splurge!

Rick said...

I made it to the 3rd line and then sorta stopped. Ahem, tried to google AnnaLynne McCord wearing those stylish pumps and then after a while returned to where I started from lol. Great post, Erika! those shoes are both red hot fire :)

Pixie Drive-In said...

Wow, these are sick! I love them. I could really see Kristen Stewart rocking a pair.

Marcia B. said...

oh wow loves these pumps, totally lipstick rocker chic.

MarchMusings said...

Too great for words! The colour and the vibe!

Join the Gossip said...

Totally like the knockoffs better! The color is way more vibrant!

Mara said...

wow these look so similar!! I love this studded look on the heels!

Ginger said...

Especially since I already have that shade of pink suede shoes, I would totally go for the Luichiny shoes!! Even though right now I think I'm supposed to be saving and buying neither!!

fashion junkie said...

Ahhhh!!! You're killing me here. I love them both.

xoxo,
MelRod

http://melrod1206.wordpress.com

Ashley said...

Good find! They are almost exact replicas!! I'm impressed :)

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Saretta said...

They are identical! Btw, have you seen this video: http://www.hm.com/it/moda/hmfashionvideo/thefashionistacaf__fashionvideoaction_1276762109095.nhtml
Reminded me of you...

Susu Paris Chic said...

I know I would feel so so soooo sexy wearing these... I have no red shoes, or not red anything. And it is the burning color of the fall... oh la la... gotta fix that!

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

i love finding cheaper versions of the same item. these shoes are super pretty, so i would probably go with the less expensive ones.

http://ohtobeamuse.com

Islandia Lane said...

I'd rather go with the cheaper price tag but I LOVE Rock & Republic so I think I'd have to save and splurge on the R&R!
Love these shoes!

Midtown Girl said...

The color is so perfect for FALL - love this pick!

style'n said...

I had a tough time seeing a difference here! They are so pretty. You should get a pair :)
naina

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Save save save in this case! I save my money for classic items. These are super fun, but I know I won't get the wear out of them.
Great crave or save!

Elaine said...

They look exactly the same!!

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