8.31.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Isabel Marant Otway Studded Ankle Boots on a Budget

Darlings, to the left, prepare to salivate over Isabel Marant’s outrageously chic and futuristic Otway Studded Ankle Boots, the very same ones that caused a stir on the Fall 2009 runways and have been seen on the tootsies of AnnaLynne McCord, Lindsay Lohan, and Sienna Miller; to the right take a peek at Alloy’s tantalizing Trinity Bootie.

While Trinity sports a faux leather strap and faux suede upper, as opposed to the real suede and leather construction of the magnificent Marant’s; for just $42.90, in comparison to the $1,295.00 asking price of their haute couture counterparts, they are the perfect way to add a little edge to your demure look du jour – and allow for the buyer to indulge in both colors…black and gray!

Is today the day for you to please the big spender within; or will you play it cool and be thrifty?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to WSJ and Alloy for the pictures.


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71 comments

amy anne said...

I love those boots! Great rendition!

Amanda Lee said...

thrifty i'd say!
the phones look exactly the same

xx
a.

The Favour Shoppe said...

LOVE!

sylvie said...

thrifty never looked this fabulous! alloy, you are a true fashion find. LOVE!
xo,
sylvie of silver lining

Melanie's Randomness said...

I'll take the $42 ones in a heartbeat! They look the same!

Ginger said...

Beautiful! Especially since that heel is so iconic of Marant, I'd despaired of finding anything similar to these or to her Bardu boots!

Maddy said...

Wow!!! That's a big price difference! But I have to say, I like the "big spend" option better! The difference is in the details :)

FASHION SNAG said...

I would love to find the originals! x

www.FashionSnag.com

DiamondsandTulle said...

Ahhh the coveted IM's. The steal is a great comparable!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Def the Alloy pair- love the studs!

Natasha said...

I die for those boots. I'm going to definitely go for the more affordable ones, but both of them are gorge.

Audrey Allure said...

Really cute, the Alloy ones look more comfortable as well!

lancelonie said...

I'm gonna play it cool for awhile. But it won't be long. ;)

Josie said...

For such a huge price difference, MUST go with the Alloys! You have the greatest finds, lady!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Meream said...

My boyfriend says that the cheaper ones look "sexier" or "more graceful." Haha. He's referring to the much thinner shaft :D

Sunshine Sarah said...

I think I actually like the Alloy ones more! At least for my footsies, they would look gorgeous. Love!

Sarah.

style'n said...

in this case go for the cheaper ones. These aren't my style but they are still fabulous!!naina

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Definitely thrifty!

Dancing Branflake said...

They are exactly the same! But I love the gray. Much more my style.

Islandia Lane said...

gosh I love ankle booties! And these can def be bought on the budget end :-)

anhesty said...

nice! they both look good!

The Blonde Duck said...

Alloy looks much more stable!

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

These boots are SO FIERCE. If I owned any of them (most likely the cheaper one because while $1 295 IS very affordable...), I'd feel like a rock n' roll girl all the time.

SINGING I LOVE ROCK N' ROLL...

QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

Anaiz said...

These look so similar! Alloy here I come! :D

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing Alloy find, darling!
These shoes look identical!

xoxox,
CC

AMK said...

I love the Isable Marrent ones, but hate the Alloy ones.

Tяainwяeck Tяagedy said...

Although I do love the Isabel Marant boots just a tish more, I'd have to be thrifty and buy the Alloy shoes instead. LSU is sucking all the life (and the money) outta me. The $1,295 is almost a month's worth of work for me. Great find though. :)

Ebony said...

I honestly can't tell the difference between them from the photos. I'm sure the Isabel Marant are made of luxurious suede, while the Alloy weigh less than a few ounces because of the material, they really do look the same to me.

http://xoxoebony.blogspot.com

Join the Gossip said...

You always do such a great job of picking tightwad tuesday items! They really do look almost identical :)

Paislea Elyse said...

gorgeous boots! i love them!

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Tights Lover said...

$42 is a great price for those shoes. They're totally gorgeous.

Valerie said...

Hello studs! I'm obsessed. These look exactly alike and I'd definitely go for the Alloy pair. I can totally picture these on my feet this fall!

xo
Valerie

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Toutou Ly said...

The Isabelle ones look a bit more comfortable because the ankle opening is wider. It leaves more room to tuck bottoms in or to just have the loose look to them, which I love! The Alloy ones are just as cute though! :]

Krystal said...

those are pretty cute!!

Tasha said...

I like the Alloy one's better! And oh my gosh, over $1200!! I could never spend that much money on shoes! No matter how fabulous! lol

Shop N' Chomp said...

I'd save up and get the Marants!

Melanie said...

Perfection! Love the Alloy booties...

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

janettaylor said...

LUUUUV!

molly said...

I do like Alloy stuff. These are so cool.

Sarah said...

The shoes are adorable! They're almost identical! :)

Sherin said...

The Isabel Marant ones for sure!!! I know they're a bit (a lot) more expensive, but I would wear them so much that they'd be worth it.

AH said...

i actually like the heel of the alloy ones better so i'd be thrifty!

Grace said...

I remember loving those shoes! I'd be a tightwad today and go for the Alloy ones.

Claire Kiefer said...

Whoa. Not my style, but they're damn near identical!

ryan said...

call me naive, but I like the alloy ones better!!!

Collette Osuna said...

Cannot believe how close these two look alike.....

Clare said...

I don't usually wear studs BUT these beauts are wonderful! I love the pointy toes!

briannelee said...

Wow, pretty much no diff! I want the cheapo ones ;)

Elle said...

I sort of forgot how much I obsessed with the Isabel Marant version months ago... oh what a steal the others are!

Anna Gray said...

Um, yes, I think I would DEFINITLEY go with the $42 boots! Ha! Great find, Erika! ♥

20 York Street said...

If I give you my mailing address, will you send me a pair of the ones on the left please hun?

=)

xoxo,

http://twentyyork.blogspot.com

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

I was so excited today, I received the giveaway book, The day I shot cupid by j. hewitt.

Thank you so much. I will be posting about it tomorrow.

L'Amour et la Paix said...

I adore booties and am currently in the process of finding myself the perfect pair. Both are cute! xo

http://lamouretlapaix.blogspot.com/

ellie said...

This shoe had to be inspired a little from Desperately Seeking Susan..one of my favorite movies. But such a modern heel. I'd definitely go with Alloy. I do enjoy their stuff.

ivy's closet said...

The Alloy price is so much more affordable.

Mimi said...

one thing i love about fall is it's boots season! this is very cute!

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

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Am I crazy--I like the Alloy version better! I don't know how you do it every week but your shopping tips just keep getting better! Hope you're having a great week so far Erika!
xo Mary Jo

B a la Moda said...

This time I have to choose Isabel Marant. I love her designs.
xoxo
B* a la Moda

chaoskontrolowany said...

Nice;)

Sara Lynn said...

YES! I love alloy! I really want those, they are so cute :)

Nicole Marie said...

alloy is amazing! delias too!!

Tasha Gregson said...

Ah, what stunning boots, I'd love to get my hands on a pair of those Isabel Marants!! There great :) xx

Teen Queen said...

isnt it funny how people worry so much about a label? they look exactly the same!

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

I saw the Isabel boots in person where I work.. her stuff is seriously amazing!! The alloy knockoff isn't bad either!

Rachel said...

Wow! Those Isabel Marant booties are expensive!! I'll take the Alloy pair!

a.diaz said...

Oh my gosh! I just love the detailing on these boots! What a great steal. I even love the zipper on the Alloy knockoff, I totally think the Alloy's are cuter anyway and their price just makes them so much better! I will definitely be purchasing them in gray. I cannot wait to add these beautiful boots to my shoe collection.

The Pocket Stylist said...

I love these booties. They look exactly the same great find!!

Sense for Fashion said...

I asked my sister what do you think about these shoes and she said they're horrible,And i told her than you don't know about fashion because honey these are beautiful.I absolutely love them.I was checking this blog and its one of my inspirations.for my blog.

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Anonymous said...

Hey there : )
Buying on the web or in-store? which usually do you realy go for? actually wondering lol.. i favor in-store only because i hate waiting for it to arrive!
Thanks
Emily

Ben Dunn said...

Thanks for this awesome post. Fashion doesn't look completed without shoes. Your product will look lovely with glittering wears.

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