9.30.2010

Thrifty Thursday: Balmain Stretch Urban Studded Gladiators for Less

Kitty cats, to your left you will find Balmain’s blissful Stretch Urban Studded Gladitors – the very same ones seen styling the feet of Lindsay Lohan and Rihanna; to the right prepare to fall in lust with Type Z’s tantalizing Lorry.

While the luscious Lorry has an ever so slightly higher heel than the Balmain beauties; for a mere $100.00, as opposed to the $1,025.21 price tag of the Balmain’s, they are a nearly identical offering – for a fraction of the price!

What’s your stand…will you splurge, or save?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to My Theresa and Zappos for the pictures.


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46 comments

The Favour Shoppe said...

Those shoes are awesome!! Definitely the Type Z !

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Holy wow, they're so similar! I'd go either way!

Krystal said...

theeese are sassy shoes :)

FASHION SNAG said...

I love Balmain!

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ellie said...

Honestly, I can't tell the difference. Cool.

molly said...

So cool, but a 100 bucks is still too much for me.

janettaylor said...

Both of sex-ay! :)

Josie said...

They look so similar! And they're absolutely gorgeous.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

fashion junkie said...

$100 shoes are more my style and price. :)

xoxo,
MelRod

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh my goodness! They are exactly the same!!! How do you find these things? I'd love a pair- I bet my legs would look amazing in them!

Miss Vintage Vixen said...

They are basically the same! Except the Balmian shoes seem to have much more of a classy curve to them, they are identical!

Nice picks!

Natasha said...

They look exactly the same, so why go for the $100 version when you can have the originals?

Audrey Allure said...

They're gorgeous!

Couture Carrie said...

Divine affordable find, darling!
I am always so impressed with these posts of yours!

xoxox,
CC

Tights Lover said...

Wow, these are almost identical. I love them! They look so much alike, I think I'm content to just drop the $100!

Toutou Ly said...

Omg, these are so fierce! I'd buy them in an instant. <3

hiven said...

lovely
xx

Laura said...

I would definitely save! (I actually don't have much of a choice!) I'm actually getting these Arturo Chiang's> they definitely differ in design, but I think they might be on the same style plane.

Sherin said...

Those Balmain ones are so stunning!! I think they would go so well with socks and a skirt.

hot beauty health said...

I can't believe the similarity. haha
Definitely save!

meg said...

I'd definitely think the cheaper ones would be a good investment.

AH said...

there's just no way i could pass on anything balmain!

Rachel said...

They look identical! I'll definitely save and go with the Type Z pair!

Goody said...

Aah, they are soo similar! And they are absolutely awesome.
xx, www.fashiongoodies.net

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

This may be one of your best matchups ever! They look idetical! Seriously perfect.

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Sarah said...

These look so alike, I just HAVE to go with the Type Z shoes! Great find,Erika!

Grace said...

Now really, who can resist the Balmain look for less? Type Z for Me!

this free bird said...

I'll have to go with the save Erika...but I'd be going with tears and a big ol' nothing without you!!

xoxo,
Carrie

Shop N' Chomp said...

Wow, now those are a good copy! Totally being thrifty on these. =D

P.S Way excited to read it!!!

Clare said...

These cage sandals have been catching my eye for a while. I adore them!

Clare said...

p.s. You would be the cutest with a splattering on freckles! As if you aren't cute enough already :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The ones from Type Z are really great!

ryan said...

As always, I prefer yours over the high end ones : )

Nubiasnonsense said...

Wow you outdid yourself here. Def type Z they are almost identical lol

mom & son said...

If you didn't label them...I could hardly tell
which is Balmain and Type Z. It's really a copy cat, noh! i will just go for Type Z then :-)

Pixie Drive-In said...

I'd go for the ones with the higher heel!

healyh said...

In love.

Leia said...

I think this is definitely a thrifty moment - they look so similar!

Leia

Maddy said...

Type Z for sure!! These are IDENTICAL!!! These look like possible bday shoes too ;o)

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

i would totally wear these. they are the exact same shoes!

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Style with Benefits said...

omg, you have outdone yourself this time! they are practically identical! SAVE! :)

xx, becs

Ebony said...

Balmain ... I don't know why because they really do look so similar, but I like them better.

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Cindy Whitehead said...

Here's another one i can't decide between! both are lovely!

Chic Geek (Devs) said...

Woah, those look exactly the same! Would probably go for the cheaper ones as they are equally gorgeous!

Nikolett said...

I can barely tell the difference, love the pricetag of the Type Z ones for sure! Hope you have an amazing weekend Erika :)

Ben Dunn said...

What a gorgeous post it was. My first impression is that deserves Royalty. You have really done a great job. Truly exceptional. I believe what you have done is unique and gorgeous.

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