1.20.2011

Thrifty Thursday: Miu Miu Desert Suede Studded Platform Slingbacks for a Steal

Darlings, in the left corner you will find Miu Miu’s decadent Desert Suede Studded Platform Slingbacks – the very same ones seen countless times on Jessica Simpson; to the right feast your eyes on BCBGeneration’s blissful Blend Sandal.

While the platform of the BCBGeneration’s is a darker shade of wood than the blonde seen upon the magnificent Miu Miu’s; for just $110.00, as opposed to the $495.00 required to add the Miu Miu’s to your shoe collection, they are every bit as chic as their haute couture counterparts, allowing the frugal fashionista a splash of star style without breaking her budget!

So mes chéris, what are you up to today? Will your AmEx take a beating with a splurge, or will you stay safe and thrifty with a frugal buy?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Bluefly and Endless for the pictures.


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61 comments

Melanie's Randomness said...

In general I have darker clothing so I would LOVE to own those BCBGeneration ones!! I love that store. I can sometimes really find a great deal!! I'll definitely take the steal!

Melanie's Randomness

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Eh. I can take or leave either of them.

frenchleaveblog said...

I'd definitely settle for BCBG! :)

Joanne said...

What's old is new again ... These both look like a throw-back to the platform shoes of the 70s, a little retro going on here :)

chaoskontrolowany said...

So great shoes!:)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I haven't totally embraced platforms yet but BCBG for sure if I did!

Twenty.Something said...

What an awesome find! And I think I even like the BCBG ones better!!

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LYDIA HOPE said...

But just think of how great it would be knowing you're wearing Miu Miu! They are a bargain though :)

AH said...

i would have to go with the miu miu ones, they are too cute!!

Mens Suits said...

It's like before and after to that picture hehehe..

A La Mode et Plus! said...

I actually really love both of these and would be thrilled with either pair!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

That's odd. These shoes are screaming my name. Do you hear that???

Rachel said...

They're cute, but I'm not crazy about studs on shoes. :/

Couture Carrie said...

I am a total sucker for Miu Miu shoes, so I think I'm going to have to splurge this time!

xoxox,
CC

Dancing Branflake said...

I love the slingback feature on a cloglike shoe. Makes is more dainty. Definitely not splurging. Trying to save up for the perfect pair of boots!

Vinda Sonata said...

they have great details, although i prefer the color to be black. the shade's way too "calm" for me. :)

cocktail dresses said...

These stiletto rocks! I would love to have one also.

ellie said...

Unbelievable! So alike. Great find.

Paislea Elyse said...

i would NEVER be able to pull those off!!1

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lucy and sarah said...

These are so pretty. Great, there is a cheaper and more reasonable priced one.

Cindy Whitehead said...

I think in this very close comparison I could do either! They both look good!!

TT's Attic said...

Love the sandals and I can barely tell the two apart!

Check out my post about red high heels! :)

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Theresa said...

Ooh, you've done it again! Bravo on finding another budget-friendly pair of shoes!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love them, but I would die in them.

Josie said...

The bargain pair is fab! I looove them!
xo Josie
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Natasha said...

I would definitely go for the BCBGeneration ones. I'm naturally just a fan of darker colors, unless we're talking shirts. Then, I would get really experimental. Lovely find, E. They look exactly the same. Hope you have a good Thursday.

Tights Lover said...

I more than happy to go with the BCBG. I love pretty much everything from there!

ivy's closet said...

I would love to have a pair of them...but I highly doubt I'd have any use for them...except falling in them. I wear flats all the time now.

Yvonne said...

I am so not getting the giant wooden heels :(
Someone explain it to me please!
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Style Eyes said...

I love bith pairs such a great versatile colour. As usual I would go for the cheaper ones as I just can't resist a bargain.

Anaiz said...

I can't afford either, for the sake of my daydreaming I choose Miu Miu :):)

Krystal said...

I'll be thrifty :)

Lee Oliveira said...

They look identical. Who could knock back a pair of Miu Mui's though.

Lee
x

ediot said...

great look for less darling. you find the best ones! well done. these are so alike! if i were to buy one pair it'd be the cheap one..hope you're having a wonderful week love

xx

Mimi said...

oh my gosh, they look exactly alike!

<3, Mimi
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StyleID said...

I love BCBG.In general it is so hard for me to find shoes that fit, but I have a couple of BCBG shoes and fit perfect ....<3. Note: one of those pairs is 7 years old :)

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Marrisa said...

I actually like the color of the BCBG ones better!

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My Heart Blogged said...

I actually like the darker ones more.
My Heart Blogged

Clare said...

Not a huge fan of chunky heels or studs BUT the strappy look is making me long for warmer months. I would wear these every day if I could have warm weather back!

this free bird said...

That is a great deal - I'd totally go with the less expensive!

Fashion Nerd said...

I loove those shoes.

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Maddy said...

I actually prefer the color of the heel much better on the BCBG pair :) Another great find!!

la petite fashionista said...

these are so cute! i love the wood accents :)

meg said...

Totally gorgeous! Great find.

tanvii.com said...

I think these are not of my taste so I think I will leave both of them :)

Portable Closet said...

Awesome tip! Definitely going to go for the BCBG one! Thanks for posting this!

knk said...

those are really lovely sandal

Sherin said...

They look like great summer shoes. I agree with Tanvi though: they're not my style. I like the studs though.

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

I love them both, so I will go with the cheaper for sure! So cute!

xoxo
Rachel

janettaylor said...

Great find! :D

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vdcouture said...

nice stuff <3 you totally rock, tons of thanks!

vdcouture

briannelee said...

Def the cheaper version although $110 is still high for my budget :)

Elle Sees said...

ooh thanks for the contest links. i always love them

michelle_ said...

thee BCBG ones look good to me :) :)
i love it !

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Kristin said...

BCBG...I couldn't shell out that much for the Miu Mius!

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

awesome find! these are super identical.

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Fashionography. said...

I actually like the darker wood better, but both are a splurge for me now :)

Abi said...

These are so similar. Its a no brainer really

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Another great find Erika! If only I weren't tall already, these would be the perfect spring shoe for me. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

xo Mary Jo

Emily said...

the BCBG pair are so similar to the miu miu pair! I love them.

xoxo

dresses said...

The shoes are great! I hate color brown but now I guess I'm already starting to like it. LOve it!

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