2.17.2011

Thrifty Thursday: Alexander Wang Trish Leather Wedge Mule for Less

My loves, in the left corner you will spot Alexander Wang’s wondrous Trish Leather Wedge Mules – the very same ones that wowed on the runways not too long ago; in the right corner you will find Forever 21’s luscious Leatherette Wedge Loafers.

Though, of course, there is a difference in textures – the Wang’s being constructed out of true leather, the Forever 21’s being constructed out of faux – and the color of the lower-priced version is a darker shade of brown than the Wang’s; for a mere $29.80, in comparison to the $575.00 needed to take the tantalizing Trish home, they allow the frugalista to indulge in runway-worthy refinement, at a price that allows one to indulge in both haute hues (black and camel)!

Now the question remains…will you be thrifty, or suckered into putting on your spendthrift cap?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Net-A-Porter and Forever 21 for the pictures.


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59 comments

LadyLiz said...

As much as I like to be thrifty... I think I like the expensive ones better this time. I think its the color?

Twenty.Something said...

OMG they're identical! That's crazy. Definitely need to buy those from Forever! I could totally see them with a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt.

Audrey Allure said...

I'd take the Forever 21 ones! Btw, love the new layout :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Hmmm... I'd say Forever 21.

Joanne said...

Though I love the leather of the Wang, I don't care for that price tag! Today it's Forever 21 for me ...

ellie said...

Such a sweet Forever 21 find!

molly said...

I love these wedges!!! & Forever 21.

naomemandeflores said...

I'd get the Forever 21 ones. It's so much less expensive!


Camila F.

Dancing Branflake said...

Thank goodness for F21!
I cannot wait to wear these with a skirt in the spring!

caitlin and megan said...

These look great! Forever 21..oh yeah!

theclassyturtle said...

I love these wedges...must search my forever 21s for them!

Ps. I am loving the new look! Super cute!!!

StyleID said...

I give up the real leather for the F21 faux ones....
other than that they are identical.
I love these but they are not a classic piece so I wouldn't put the $575.00
Great find.

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CessOviedo said...

Gosh they are identical, gotta love F21 for stuff like these, I know nothing compares in quality and comfort to the real ones, but those look alikes will do the trick, great fing girl!

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michelle_ said...

F21 has always great bargainssss !!
these shoes are gorgeous !

ola appletea said...

so cute and beauty :)

Rafael Franco said...

Hi

Very nice shoes!


kisses from Brazil*

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AH said...

f21!!

Jamie said...

Oh F21 all the way!! If I am getting Wang, it's that fab studded bag!!! I will gladly take the $530 I save and apply it toward that!!

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modanista junkie said...

Wow! I must say I have to go with the F21 shoes again!! I'm a thrifty kind of girl who cannot afford the expensive pieces, so Forever 21 is my pick.

xoxo,
melrod

Haute World said...

Neither are my style, but if it's a fad, I"d get F21 and if I were to wear them beyond a season... I might splurge on the Wang... but only on sale! I do have a general rule not to wear faux leather shoes though.

Rachel said...

Forever 21 makes such awesome shoes, and they're always so cheap! :o

She is Sara said...

I want those shoes right now!!!

Erika, I forgot to mention this yesterday, but I love the new layout! You did a great job!

ivy's closet said...

These are so sweet! Oh thank goodness for Forever 21!

lucy and sarah said...

Nice price at Forever 21!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

You amaze me yet again. I love the forever 21 pair and the price! Perfect for the wide legged jeans I am currently smitten with.

Maddy said...

Even though the F21 is a great replica, you can notice the difference in quality crftmanship with the Alexander Wang pair!

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous f21 find, darling E!

xoxox,
CC

Tяainwяeck Tяagedy said...

I'm actually really loving the color on the shoes from Forever 21. And the faux leather is totally animal friendly, and that price is totally in my budget! So I'll definitely have to go with F21 this time. Fabulous find! :]

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

although i do like F21, i promised myself i wouldn't ever buy shoes from there again. and the ones on here are super cute--but i'm going for the Wangs!

..R May A.. said...

definately be sticking with the f21 - i actually prefer the colour :)

Josie said...

I'll save on these -- they're so pretty and similar!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Ooohhh these are super cute!! You can barely tell the difference with the F21 ones! :P

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Wow...they are pretty much exact! It still amazes me how F21 can get away with the exact same design. Wow. Great find girl! xo

My Heart Blogged said...

I almost bought those from Forever 21. I love how they look, and think they woudl be perfect for the upcoming 70's trend.
My Heart Blogged

Lily Johnson said...

Love them both but i think i am going for the cheaper version.

frenchleaveblog said...

Erika! I love the new blog design! So neat and clutter-free! Sweet.

The F21s seem a better deal and in fact I even like their colour better!

this free bird said...

Erika your new layout looks fantastic!! Congrats!!

and on the F21...once again they pull it off!

xo,
Carrie

Rick said...

Erika, we have to splurge a little in this particular contest. The Alexander Wang gets my vote. I like the color and texture!

Clare said...

These are so so soo fantastic! Ugh to be able to wear wedges. But these are like clog wedges. SO maybe I can do those??

Angelica Ng said...

Oh, it's F21 again! Yep, my least favourite label... I've gotta go with the Wangs here.

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Kavery said...

Great new design. Love it. And I'd take the budget version in the shoes

Maggie said...

Those are really cute! I shop at Forever 21 a lot so I might even get them :)

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fashion provocateur said...

thoes are amazing!
i can never find anything good at forever 21 but i m thinking im having to buy these heels!

but alexander wang is my favourite i would just die if i owned a pair of his shoes!!

hah
x
fashion provocateur

Shop N' Chomp said...

I haven't had much luck with F21 shoes so I'll have to go with the A. Wangs!

(P.S Love the new layout :)

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Ummm Yes to the F21 pair!! They are really lovely.
But I wonder, am I going to walk right out of these?

K said...

I love F21! I do not, however, love either pair of mules. Oh well, there will be other shoes...

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I'm going to go with F21 as much as it pains me to say it because I don't really like buying shoes from there... ask me in 10 years and hopefully I can say Wang!

Natasha said...

Ooh. I do not like either of them. It's the fringe. I've never been a fan. Hope you had a good Thursday.

Hazel said...

Forever 21 saved the day! i don't mind faux leather

Janine said...

I actually prefer the F21 pair. I've never owned any Forever 21 shoes though - How do they hold up?

MrJeffery said...

good eye! i love the F21.

Rachel said...

I'll be thrifty and go for the Forever 21 pair. They're both so identical!

LOVING the new layout!

Krystal said...

thrifty for this girl :)

Kristin said...

The Wangs for sure. J'adore them!

Sherin said...

I love the colour of those wedges. I love the Forever 21 ones! So pretty.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Those are very interesting shoes, E! Did you buy a pair? I don't think I would wear these.

Karina said...

Oh I love the Forever 21 shoes :)
They would add so much height to me :)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

The Forever 21 pair look awesome and for the difference in price it's a no brainier which to choose!

Liya said...

wow, same pair,good save !!! shall check this out in stores!:)

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