1.11.2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Pierre Hardy Laser-Cut Slingback Booties on a Budget

Lovers, on the left plant your pretty peepers on Pierre Hardy’s Laser-Cut Slingback Booties – the very same ones seen upon Blake Lively (as Serena van der Woodsen) on Gossip Girl; to the right acquaint yourself with Chinese Laundry’s haute-to-trot Hopscotch, if you will.

While the color of the chic Chinese Laundry’s is ever so slightly darker than that of the Hardy originals; for just $119.00, as opposed to the $1,000.00 required to skip home in the Hardy’s, they are every bit as perfect for adding a dash of playful to your shoe collection – at a price that would leave Ms. van der Woodsen herself green with envy!

Are you having a tightwad moment darlings, or are you plagued with a craving to splurge?


Fashionably yours!


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56 comments

Yvonne said...

Erika - you never cease to amaze! What a great find! I like the higher heel of the Hardy but the price of the CL. However, my funds are being thrust into the StyleNation Las Vegas Meetup piggybank!!
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LadyLiz said...

I always have a hard time splurging. I don't think I ever have... I've always gone for the less expensive. I'm just cheap, I guess!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I like the Chinese Landry ones better!!! =) The darker camel color is prettier to me I think! =)

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Sarah said...

They look so alike I just have to save! I also think the Chinese Laundry is better because I like darker colors for shoes. (:

Rachel said...

The Chinese Laundry shoes are definitely a great option; I can't imagine spending $1,000 on a single pair of shoes!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

The Hardy's look better made for sure.

Mimi said...

I love the wooden heels on these shoes! Your budget finds for high end items never cease to amaze me.

Maddy said...

I love the color of the Chinese Laundry! Plus, love the quality of their shoes

Designer's Wifey said...

I love Chinese Laundry stuffs so I'm saving today hehe(: Btw thanks for always visiting my blog and commenting, I always look forward to your sweet comments(:

Audrey Allure said...

I definitely like the way the Pierre Hardy ones look!

Elle Sees said...

chinese laundry for me this go around.

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous find, darling!
Love this series so, and this is one of my favorite side-by-sides yet!

xoxox,
CC

Rae said...

They look almost identical! I would definitely go for the Chinese Laundry pair... the darker shade is more appealing and at that price difference, how could you say no??

Paislea Elyse said...

loving the chinese laundry!! soooo cute!!

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HitomiNeko said...

oooooo 1000 $$$ for shoes.. .. idk if it will happen in my life time. haha.


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HitomiNeko said...

oooooo 1000 $$$ for shoes.. .. idk if it will happen in my life time. haha.


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Kassie said...

The Chinese Laundry shoes are perfection. I love how they are budget friendly too, they would have to be my pick this time.

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TT's Attic said...

Absolutely love the booties! I have such a shoe fetish!!

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Anna Gray said...

LOVE those shoes! Great find, Erika! =)

Sandy a la Mode said...

those shoes are hottt!! and what a great find (for the cheap one)!!

L'Amour et la Paix said...

These are fierce! I'd definitely go for the Pierre Hardy pair... if I were swimming in cash, that is.

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Dancing Branflake said...

Love Chinese Laundry! In this case I would go for whatever is more comfy. I could imagine myself wearing either one in an awesome dress.

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Josie said...

I love these! They remind me a bit of the Pradas I've been drooling over... What a fantastic match!
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I love cage shoes! Always love...

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ellie said...

All I can think about are snow boots right now..and furry slippers when I'm not in them..

Joanne said...

If I have to, I'll pick the $119. But, the Peep-Toe has got to go :/

AH said...

i'd definitely go for the chinese laundry ones, what a great find!

better days said...

This an amazing find. So cool that you found these at that kind of cool price.

lucy and sarah said...

Chinese laundry definitely for me!!!

Sootjeelina said...

I always love Serena van der Woodsen and Blake Lively's styles, and I love these shoes too!
I'd would way rather have a tightwad moment here, they look basically the same and Chinese Laundry sound so much better than Pierre Hardy

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Theresa said...

Once again, another post, another triumph. You are GIFTED, Girly. Keep em comin.

Natasha said...

E, you should definitely become a personal shopper because only someone like you would know how to find the best stuff. As for me, I like the darker color and the affordable price of the Chinese Laundry booties. Have a good Tuesday, E.

molly said...

How do you do it! A great find.

Tights Lover said...

I need to bring you shopping with me. I feel like you could find me a less expensive identical version of just about anything!

I typically am in love with Chinese Laundry, and this is no exception. I'm tightwad all the way today!

Frozen Fashion said...

Oh I love the curviness of the Chinese Laundry shoes. And also most definately the darker tone:)



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Sherin said...

I have a similar pair of shoes, which I love! I adore the Pierre Hardy ones. The squareish holes look so good.

Chic Geek said...

Those are so cute! I like em' both. :)

Savvy Gal said...

both are quite similar but i like pierre hardy design more.

valncami said...

wow thats awesome! what a great find :} thank you for your lovely comment on our blog! its much appreciated :]

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Kristin said...

I think the CL pair are perfectly cute!

The Blonde Duck said...

The last pair of Chinese Laundry shoes I had gave me serious blisters.

Ruby Mines said...

I love the Chinese Laundry ones- so gorgeous. I would love to wear these with an white eyelet fitted knee sundress in the summer. vavoom!
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Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

i love the pair from Chinese Laundry. they make great shoes!

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jess said...

I like the color on the Chinese Laundry pair better.

Liz said...

Not sure how I feel about these shoes. I'm picky, but they are different, which I like! I just wanted to say congrats on starting your MBA! Hope it's good being back in the classroom :)

My Heart Blogged said...

I like the Hardy's. The intricate design is amazing. What a fun shoe, too bad we have so much snow in Ohio.
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meg said...

Chinese Laundry please! So adorable.

Mara said...

oh so cute!! I love the cheap ones ;)

Megan said...

I like the darker color of the Chinese Laundry shoes.

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Ioana Liliana said...

Great find, indeed these two are just slightly, and such a huge price difference!


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Embodying Fashion said...

Great find as always :)

Punctuation Mark said...

on this occasion i vote for the pierre hardys... the chinese laundry ones are pretty but they never last long... hence the cheaper price... ha!

Grace said...

I'd go with the Chinese Laundry ones! The shape of the cutouts is cuter, in my opinion.

STYLEEZTA said...

Love the Pierre Hardy ones :)

Carmen Steffens said...

This style is definitely in for Spring 2011. Our Brazilian take on this cut-out sandal, the Carmen Steffens' Veronica, was featured at NYFW. You can see it here on the runway:
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