2.08.2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Christian Louboutin Banana Platform Pumps for Pennies

Darlings, in the left corner we have Christian Louboutin’s bombastic Banana Platform Pumps – the exact pair seen upon the tantalizing tootsies of Anna Hathaway, Emmy Rossum, Bar Rafaeli, Keke Palmer, Jennifer Lopez, and Zoe Saldana; to the right cast your pretty peepers upon Vince Camuto’s Milesy2 in Blush Patent.

Though it’s obvious that the charming Camuto’s lack the red velvet cupcake soles of the blissful Banana’s; for just $94.05, in comparison to the $795.00 needed to make their haute couture counterpart your very own, they are a preemptive way of snagging a bit of star style at a price that won’t break the bank!

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


Fashionably yours!


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67 comments

Twenty.Something said...

I LOVE nude pumps... so versatile. Maybe I'll have to get a new pair for spring ;)

D. Marie said...

I would always choose the less expensive shoe, I usually get my flats or heels at payless! But in the wedding world, brides are obsessed with their Christian Louboutins! <3 Hope you have a great day Erika!

Joanne said...

I'd definitely opt for the less expensive one, but I'm not sure I'd be able to walk in those heels!

marialε said...

I like the Louboutin's but for the price I prefer the Camuto's, still very beautiful and much more affordable!

xx
mariale

Maddy said...

Nothing compares to a real Louboutin, but Vince Camuto is a great alternative!! Wish it had red soles though.

Maddy said...

Nothing compares to a real Louboutin, but Vince Camuto is a great alternative!! Wish it had red soles though.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Louboutins ALL THE WAY.

Liz said...

Unfortunately, I have to with the cheaper ones because the Christian Louboutin ones are wayyy out of my budget! But, I love the red soles of Christian Louboutin shoes! So, it is hard to turn down one of his shoes :)

StyleID said...

Well, who doesn't want a pair of Laouboutins ... really who? but for the price difference I can give up the red soles and be very happy with the Vince Camuto.
Love the color.

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Melanie's Randomness said...

I'll save up for the Louboutin's definitely!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Jamie said...

Ok if I had infinite amounts of money, I would have a closet full of Loubi's, however seeing as I don't, the Vince Camuto's are a pretty great back up plan!!

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Yvonne said...

Louboutin makes gorgeous shoes in lustable styles but I have to say Vince hit it with this one! The only difference I can see is the color of the sole!
You are so good at this Erika! Find me the Louboutin Gingham peeptoe being copied for on the thrifty Thursday! I want that shoe so bad!!
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Leia said...

I'd like the Camutos, please! :)

Leia

MadeinMari said...

O Loubotin é lindo demais, acho que toda mulher deveria ter um sapato nude.

Rachel Clare Price said...

Those shoes are lush! I want :)

TT's Attic said...

I'd definitely go for the less expensive ones - I just love stilettos! :)


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Rachel said...

Wow, nearly identical! :o

Dancing Branflake said...

IF I had the money I would buy those Louboutins in a heartbeat! But the others are a great alternative.

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Oh these are gorgeous! Nude pumps are essential in every working girl's closet. While I am un peu obsessed with Louboutins, I would take their just as chic less expensive counterpoint in a heartbeat!

Valerie said...

I actually have these Vince Camuto pumps and LOVE them! They're super comfy and such a great price!

Cindy Whitehead said...

I'd have to go w/the louboutins in this case (-:

ediot said...

i couldn't walk in any of these- but that's a nice look for less darling.
what i like the most about louboutin are them red soles- such a brilliant idea!
hope you're having a good week so far darling

x

Tights Lover said...

I'd be happy to go with the Camutos at that price. I'll get some Louboutin's some day, but I think I'd like the all-black pump when I do!

AH said...

i'd have to splurge!

Joanne Faith said...

The Loub's just look so much more beautiful... not that I could afford them. )-:

Joanne Faith xo

Josie said...

The Camutos are super cute and chic for the price -- but no one beats Louboutin!
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Chelsea Talks Smack said...

OOO, Yeah I want those.

molly said...

These are must haves for Spring..but I'd still go on the cheap..because that's plenty expensive for me.

caitlin and megan said...

Less would be more for me.

ellie said...

Gosh, I could never afford anything that expensive. I'm glad you found a more reasonable priced shoe.

BALLET NEWS said...

LOVING the nude accessories - they go so perfectly with everything and are somehow so flattering on most skin tones. Well done you for featuring these fab shoes !!!

My Heart Blogged said...

I love the Vince Camuto but there is something about those lovely red soles ; )
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Kavery said...

The V Camuto's are enough for me and not that cheap either!

Couture Carrie said...

The similarity is amazing, darling E!
I'll take the Vince Camutos!

xoxox,
CC

lucy and sarah said...

So lovely. I could probably just stare at them on the shelf and not wear them.

I'm happy to have new snowboots for this cold weather we are having.

Megan said...

love the Christian Louboutin pumps.

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Emily said...

Wow, these are exactly the same. Awesome, awesome find. I'm totally across the street from that store right now and considering going in to look at these...

Cheers!
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Clare said...

I wish I could afford the Louboutin's! But the less expensive ones are also quite grand. I also like that the cheaper ones don't have a seam.

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

perfect find! i need a nude-ish shoe. Sigh, a girl can dream of owning Loubs... :)

Natasha said...

Though I know that I'm going for the Camutos, I really really want the Louboutins. Hope you had a good day, E. Thank you for the support.

Taj Acosta said...

But look at the curve on those LB's! Just equisite!! Love me some nude pumps girl!!

Angelica Ng said...

WOW! Super similar...but then again, a lot of Louboutin shoes are always being used for inspiration. But, as you can tell from the name of my blog, I can never choose something else over CL! Haha!

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jess said...

They both look great. I always buy cheap shoes.

Val said...

Almost identical, save for the red sole! I'd definitely go for the Camutos.

Val

Emily said...

Camutos hands down!

xoxo

Grace said...

As fab as Louboutins are, with my price range, I'd take the Vince Camutos. They're identical!

OceanDreams said...

i'd go for the craving...i've never had a pair of Louboutins before and it would be simply amazing! pretty pretty shoes!

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

i love that so many people are making affordable shoes like these. the Camutos are just as pretty but without the grave price tag.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I would cheap it up I think :) They're both so cute but 795 for shoes isn't really in my budget now :)

Sherin said...

Love this shoe style. It's such a classic. They're similar, but nothing compares to a real pair of Louboutins.

michelle_ said...

woah they're almost exactly the same ! the nude shade are both gorgeous !

slim suits said...

I couldn't help but to get insecure with the stiletto. It's like what I see from my favorite celebrities. Love it!

..R May A.. said...

nothing compares to a real Louboutin but that is an amaing alternative!! x

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I prefer the Vince Camutos here - love concealed platforms!

yiqin; said...

there will be a day where i xcan own louboutins <3

Schnappy said...

My favourite is first shoes! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I would trip and fall in those so bad!

Kaci said...

Ah, absolutely LOVE Louboutin! His shoes are amazing and even the very simple shoes are sexy, it's totally worth the splurge!

Diane said...

could they look more alike??? i love them both...but the $94 version is much more in my budget

Anaiz said...

Both pairs are beautiful, Vince Camuto for me! :):)

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Yvette said...

love them both!

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Dina's Days said...

Nude pumps are on my spring wish list. They go with practically everything, although it would be lovely to walk around with "red velvet cupcake soles" I think I will go with the Vince Camuto pumps. My landlord will thank me for being able to make the rent that month.

clou noeud said...

Nude christian louboutin pumps is also my favourite

Confessions of A Confused City Girl said...

Nude pumps are so gorgeous, i've been on the hunt for the perfect pair and have yet to find them... I may have to check out this one!

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Sun Kissed♥ said...

Personally, I LOVE Vince Camuto's shoes, hes one of my favorites so on this one, definitely save

michelle said...

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