10.12.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Prada Black Studded Suede Cross Strap Sandals for a Steal

Dolls, in the left corner we have Prada’s blissful Black Studded Suede Cross Strap Platform Sandals – the very same ones seen gracing the tootsies of both Anna Dello Russo and the charming Carey Mulligan; in the right corner we have XOXO’s haute Hollywood Platform Sandal.

Though the XOXO lovely is constructed out of a synthetic upper and manmade sole, as opposed to the suede upper of the Prada pretty; for just $79.99, as opposed to the $795.00 asking price of the Prada’s, they are just as capable of making the wearer feel like a Hollywood starlet – at a fraction of the price!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for Prada, or be thrifty and spring for XOXO?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Bluefly and Endless for the pictures.


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FASHION SNAG said...

Prada all the way baby!


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Collette Osuna said...

Wow!!! These are fabulous hunnie!! Seriously..one of the closest comparisons Ive seen......GREAT job on these!!

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Jamie said...

Wow they almost look like the same shoe!!! Hmm....this is a tough one...if I HAD the $795 to spend on shoes they would probably be the kind with the shiny red soles... ;)
So I am going to have to go with the cheaper ones on these :)

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nookie said...

I'm with Prada this time eventhough they are almost 800$:)

The Favour Shoppe said...

LOVE those!! of course the cheaper is within budget :)

Maddy said...

Who couldn't use a little Prada in their life?? I know I could!

Krystal said...

ooo those are so cute =)

Couture Carrie said...

i am going to have to be a big spender on this one ~ love those Prada shoes!

xoxox,
CC

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

love the xoxo ones! have a nice day, darling! xo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

The XO pair looks great! I'll spend the big bucks on another Prada pair :)

la petite fashionista said...

what a cute pair of shoes! (both!). that style is so flattering!

Joanne said...

The Prada has a more substantial heel, so I'll have to dish out the dough today.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Fairly close, but I'd still love to get my hands on the Pradas!

Dancing Branflake said...

Well, if I was insanely wealthy I would totally go for the Prada, but since I'm not the cheaper version is just as good. But sometimes you just want the brand!

match.box.muse said...

wow that's so close! Love them both. Great blog.

Love, M

A La Mode et Plus! said...

I totally agree with Jamie! I'd prefer a pair of those delectable red soled babies over anything else, if I was going to drop $800 on shoes. But these prada shoes are beautiful!!

Natasha H. said...

I love the Prada shoes way too much for my own good. I would get both.

Ebony said...

The Prada ... defiantly

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Anaiz said...

I like the lighter colored lining of the Prada pair, big spender it is!

Tasha Gregson said...

Tough choice. The Prada ones look like they'd be easier to walk in with the chunky heel, and I think I like prefer that heel, although my first look I prefered the XOXO ones. Overall the Pradas win-they just have that classy, Prada edge!! Once again great finds :) xx

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Prada all the way!

Drama Queen #1 said...

price feels like a punch in the stomach... especially for just a pair of shoes. however, I would probably go for Prada.

Leia said...

What gorgeous sandals!

Leia

janettaylor said...

Ooooh those Pradas. YAY!

ellie said...

So gorgeous. I do love Prada's heel..but hey, these are beauties at a sweet price too.

The Blonde Duck said...

For some reason these remind me of Carrie Underwood.

Rocio said...

Love them both, but I'll choose the XOXO this time^^

Kristin said...

Did you see the Stuart Weitzmans that Meg wore in her Champ Sat post? They come in black too. She got them for a song! Although, those xoxo pretties are prob even lower in price and totally cute!

Taj Acosta said...

Prada! But that's a great find for the budget for sure!!

Tasha said...

I love the Prada ones best! But both are fabulous!

The Trendy Fashionista said...

Wow, they do look pretty similar but I think I like the Prada one best.

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AH said...

i actually like the xoxo ones better - i hate shoes with beige soles..

Paislea Elyse said...

great shoes!!

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Melanie's Randomness said...

I'd have to get the Prada ones because they're Prada. Oooo in a magical world with no price tags & no high arches I would LOVE to own these!!!

Sarah said...

Because they look so much alike, I have to go with the cheaper ones. :)

OneCraftyFox said...

Oh I so despise Prada just because I can never justify the price (and I'm sorry but I actually do have a couple friends who buy shoes there and I DON'T think the quality is ANY BETTER AT ALL than the shoes I buy, lol) but for this one, I have to kick myself and say Prada. Don't know what it is, they just look more uniform and streamlined.

S.Elisabeth said...

Perfect find!!

thesydneygirl said...

wow the xoxo show is so similar! great find! just added you to twitter ;) x

meg said...

These are absolutely awesome! Thank you XOXO!

Josie said...

So chic -- love them!
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Lily Johnson said...

Give me those shoes! Wow! I would go for the XOXO pair cos of the price. Fabulous find Erica dear!

anhesty said...

these shoes are yummy! both of them!

Clare said...

Oh those xoxo beauties will look so good on my footsies! ha

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

amazing how close these 2 look! can be found with a great eye like yours! Hope u are having a great week!!

Grace said...

Hmm, I like the aesthethic of the Prada just a bit more, but I can really justify the price.

Pixie Drive-In said...

These are very Carey Mulligan! I like the studs. They are a nice twist on classic black pumps!

Emily said...

I like the Prada ones better for this comparison. the price is way out of my price range, though!

xoxo

ryan said...

I would go with the inexpensive ones for a pair of shoes this trendy. I would only wear them a few times so the price wouldn't make sense.

Elle said...

Obsessssed with the Prada heels... they're just so prettttty!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Wow, that is such a deal AND XOXO can often be found in TJMaxx and Ross for even cheaper.. maybe just maybe they'll make an appearance near me!

Mimi said...

this time i like the more expensive one better. but i am more likely to get the cheaper version, haha. :D

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Dylana Suarez said...

Beautiful shoes!

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Sherin said...

Wow! Those prada shoes are seriously amazing. Definitely a perfect shoe.

Eksy said...

If I had all the money in the world, the Prada. I like the variation in the studs, and I dig the two rows of studs on the platform versus the metallic band on the XOXO.
It's a slight difference, but it's there.
I also love the heel on the Prada vs. the XOXO. It's very straight and gives the shoe a bit more power.
Rawr.

this free bird said...

Erika if I wasn't on wallet restriction I'd be all over the Prada shoes. Hot mess!

xoxo,
Carrie

Nancie said...

i love the xoxo one because of the heel, plus its way more affordable!

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Audrey Allure said...

Both are so cute!

Arushi Khosla (FabBlab) said...

Prada for the win, baby!

Confessions of A Confused City Girl said...

Whoa! XOXO is definitely a steal, but Prada is Prada :-). I'd have to walk in them to decide.

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Rachel said...

I'd have to splurge and go for the Prada. I can't resist! :)

ShyViolet said...

Nice comparison! I do like the Prada ones a little better, but not 10 times better.

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

love the XOXO pair because the heel is so much nicer and it's practically the same shoe.

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Jessica said...

I just wish the XOXO pair was made of leather. I'm not a fan of synthetics. Pout.

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Oh, My Darling said...

Shoe gorgeousness!!!

hassam said...

Wow!!! These are fabulous hunnie!! Seriously..one of the closest comparisons Ive seen......GREAT job on these!!

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