2.03.2011

Thrifty Thursday: Stuart Weitzman Alex Espadrille for Less

Mes chers, in the left corner you will spot Stuart Weitzman’s sassy Alex Espadrille – the very same sandals seen donned by the glamorous Jennifer Aniston and Eva Mendes; in the right corner cast a glance upon Steve Madden’s tres fabulous Fantasik Sandals.

Though the wondrous Weitzman’s feature leather trim and an insole lined with suede, two aspects that the Madden’s are missing; for a mere $69.00, in comparison to the $365.00 of the ambrosial Alex, they are every bit as wondrous as their haute couture counterparts, and allow the frugal fashionista to indulge in a splash of star style on a budget!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for Stuart Weitzman, or be thrifty and spring for Steve Madden?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Endless and Dillard’s for the pictures.


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LadyLiz said...

Steve Madden. They look so similar to the realty expensive ones! I am usually not a fan of espadrilles but I like these. I might have to consider them for the spring. Now to find something to wear them with!

Twenty.Something said...

I love them! They make me crave spring even more! I'm tired of wearing boots.


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Melanie's Randomness said...

I've had tons of luck with Steve Madden shoes like they actually wear for a long time. =)

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The Favour Shoppe said...

LOVE them both....but alas the cheaper will do just for my feet!! :)

D. Marie said...

Great shoe for the spring and summer with a cute hat and dress! Def would go for the Steve Madden shoes, they look so close to the others!

She is Sara said...

Erika those steve maddens make me want to go somewhere warm! I love how classic they are. I love simple shades on summer shoes because then you can go crazy with nail polish!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Madden all the way!

janettaylor said...

YUMMY! So timeless!

Joanne said...

I'll go with the Madden's, along with a wish for a summery day as we continue to break snow records here in New England :)

Maddy said...

Steve madden for sure! I love the quality of their shoes and for the price, you just can't beat a deal like that :)

Maddy said...

Steve madden for sure! I love the quality of their shoes and for the price, you just can't beat a deal like that :)

ellie said...

I'm so happy that you found a thrifty find like this.

Natasha said...

They look so similar, but I'd rather stick to the Steve Maddens. There's a Steve Madden store at one of my favorite malls and I'd be crazy not to pick them up. BTW, snow days are pretty nice when you're in the comfort of your own home. They're not pretty if you have to go outside. Have an awesome Thursday.

StyleID said...

Love them both but the price difference is big. It looks like the Stuart Weitzman are a bit higher, right?
Well, that doesn't pay for the hundreds in price difference,
I keep the Steve Madden.

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naomemandeflores said...

WOW, they look the same! But I have to agree with Maddy: the quality of Steve Madden shoes is amazing!


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caitlin and megan said...

awesome spring fling shoe. Cool price that would still be a lot out of my wallet. But I so love it.

ChYmEc!nDy** said...

awww i love them both. Been planning to buy that shoes too.

Dancing Branflake said...

I am a Madden Girl all the way! Great find!

AH said...

i'd have to go for the stuart weitzman ones, they are perfection!

Rachel said...

They're both great; I'm in need of a pair of wedges. :D

Anaiz said...

I like the way the Weitzman version looks, big spender today! :):)

myvogue said...

Those Steve Madden wedges look really gorgeous and so affordable - total must have for the summer. Great find!!!

LIFESTYLE LEMONAID said...

THIS IS SO FUNNY!! I JUST BOUGHT THOSE SHOES YESTERDAY. I HAD TORN THEM OUT OF MAGAZINES TWICE AND FINALLY PULLED THE TRIGGER. OBSESSED!!

The Anthology said...

Ooooooooh these make me so excited for spring!

I'd pick the Weitzmans just because I love how pronounced the braids are.

*Kelsey

TT's Attic said...

I'm a huge fan of Steve Madden! I love how you find these thrifty comparisons, awesome job! :)

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Shop N' Chomp said...

I love the details on the Stuart Weitzman one more so I'm going with that!

(The third pic is actually my fave too ;)

better days said...

Such cool shoes! Great cheaper price, too.

My Heart Blogged said...

I love madden's. i feel like for the price their stuff is great quality.
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caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

wow Erica, those sandals are just gorgeous! great deal, darling! xo

Josie said...

I always adore Steve Madden -- these are darling!
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Sherin said...

You seem to have read my mind! I've been on teh lookout for the perfect summer wedge. They are so similar: I'm definitley picking the thrift option.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Love those Stuart's! great look for less.. totally would go for the Steve's.

jess said...

Wow! They look so similar.

Giselle said...

Yup I have definitely seen Jennifer Aniston working these great shoes. Love the price and look of the Steve Madden ones, perfect for spring.
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Rachel said...

I can't resist a good pair of Steve Madden shoes! So, I'll have to be thrifty and go with those! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm SO over winter.

ediot said...

hi dear. love how you always manage to find almost identical picks here- i don't know how you do it?
hope you're having a great week darling

x

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

Oh man the Steve Madden ones all the way. I love me some deals.

Heather Hiemstra said...

I actually think I like the Steve Madden ones better. The strap is better looking. But WOW the similarity.

Clare said...

Uuugh! I wish i could wear wedges! These bird legs don't handle chinky shoes well.

Marrisa said...

We sell Steve Maddens at Famous Footwear at my store so I would get a discount!
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Fashionography. said...

Steve Madden on this one! They're so similar, though, it's crazy.

Grace said...

Those wedges are super cute! And I really like Steve Madden, so it's not like you're skimping on quality.

betsy said...

Thrift me UP! Gorge!

K said...

Not really fan of either one...I want more of a delicate lace-up espadrille if possible. Hopefully this season will provide me with the footwear of my longings!

lucy and sarah said...

Thrifty is the key here. Great find.

Lily Johnson said...

Love them both but I am gonna have to go cheap.

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

SERIOUSLY WHAT WHAAAT HUHHH. These look SO similar. I don't understand how you catch these things. It's seriously a talent in itself.

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gleenn said...

I'd take the Steve Madden. Lately, I've been thinking of getting another new pair of wedge. :)

FashionJazz said...

Wow these are so similar!!! Hope you have a lovely wknd hun! xx

Audrey Allure said...

Love the Steve Madden ones, they look so similar!

E said...

These make me so exciting for spring! I can't wait for open-toed shoes again!

Angelica Ng said...

Ooo nice picks! I do like the leather trim, and that is tempting me...but since there's so little leather, I would be fine going for the Madden.

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Mimi said...

aaahhhh, yay for the steve madden one!!! :D

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jamie-lee said...

I can't get over how similar they look - cheapies of course!

theclassyturtle said...

ahhh soo cute!!!

Saretta said...

I am excited about espadrilles this year!

Style with Benefits said...

Oh yes, I can't wait to wear these sandal wedges in the summer! I prefer the bottom wedge part of the Stuart ones but the Steve Madden's are definitely the way to go in terms of that great price!

xx, becs

shoes uk said...

I love the new verity of shoes and Love those Stuart's! great look for less.. totally would go for the Steve's.so nice of all posts on your blog superb

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