3.03.2011

Thrifty Thursday: Stella McCartney Maia Cork Platform Wedge for Less

Kitty cats, to the left we have Stella McCartney’s stunning Maia Cork Platform Wedge – the very same ones seen gracing the fancy feet of le ever-magnificent Michelle Williams and le elegant Emily Deschanel; to the right, plant your pretty peepers upon the Crespo Wedge Sandal from BCBGeneration.

While the charming Crespo sports a slightly lower platform and wedge than the 6 ½-inch McCartney’s; for a mere $89.00, as opposed to the $735.00 of the mesmerizing Maia, they are a sublime way for the frugalista to snag a smidgen of Stella’s haute couture style – at a price that allows one to scoop up all four snazzy shades (Light Peach, Gold, Panna Stone, and White Black), should she so desire!

Will Stella McCartney tempt you into being a big spender, or will BCBGeneration inspire you to save?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Neiman Marcus and Endless for the pictures.


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57 comments

lucy and sarah said...

Wow, that so much. I'd go for the cheaper ones. For sure.

caitlin and megan said...

Glad their is a cheaper option. Thankfully.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

The Stella's for sure!

ellie said...

I wouldn't know the difference. Great more reasonable version that you found.

Joanne said...

BCB will definitely tempt me with the lower platform, I like the look better. And the price ;)

Twenty.Something said...

Loveeee wedges!! Cannot wait for spring!!!

Stephanie said...

Stella would definitely tempt me into being a big spendor!

Eternally yours,
Stephanie

michelle_ said...

woah almost the same !
only different shades !

thanks for stopping by at my blog !
glisters and blisters

..R May A.. said...

they look almost identical - no one would notice the difference :)
thanks for sharing!! x

ZANAH said...

You always have great finds !

Bisous,
Mon Mode Blog

Couture Carrie said...

Ooooooh love these sandals!

I'll go for the Stellas because they are vegan leather :)

xoxox,
CC

StyleID said...

Honestly? this time I would save for the higher platform wedge Stella McCartney's. They are both cute but the expensive version are more stylized.

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Dancing Branflake said...

Love Stella! I forgot about your love for cork wedges. Glad to see they are still in style.

Hazel said...

i think the expensive one does look more classy.. :)

very married said...

i'm so impressed by your finds!

Rachel said...

Definitely go with the more inexpensive one, though both are lovely. :D

MissNeira said...

Save! they are IDENTICAL, great find!

xoxo
Miss Neira

Megan said...

im really liking both, but based on price, id totally go with the BCBG ones...

i have often found with cork wedges they can look cheap...so i have struggled finding a nice pair throughout the years...but both of these are super nice looking. i really like them!

<3 megan
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molly said...

Such a fun look. I'm glad you found this bargain.

modanista junkie said...

I have to stay thrifty because it just makes more sense to me... unless I were a rich girl of course. ;)

xoxo,
melrod

Oh to Be a Muse said...

oohhh....i like the Stellas! the inside sole is so much nicer, but the price is so high!

Maddy said...

Wow! I like the Stella pair! You notice the difference in the details, but boy is that price steep!

Youa said...

Great find!

ediot said...

thanks for sharing. i have a pair of cork wedges i need to get wearing this spring. if spring ever comes..
xx

Natasha said...

Even though the Crespos are really nice, I would have to go with the Maias. I would love to have something by Stella McCartney on my feet.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

another amazing find!! The BCBG's are fab! xx

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

I LOVE the BCB wedges! What a fantastic replica!

Josie said...

Let's be honest, I couldn't walk in a 6.5-inch wedge anyway.
xo Josie
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Tights Lover said...

I have to say, I'm pretty much in love with every piece of footwear from BCBGeneration.

The extra $600 or so in savings is gravy. Sorry Stella...you know I love you too!

AH said...

oooh, i'd have to go for the stella mccartney ones, they're stunning!!

My Heart Blogged said...

I really like the minimalist look of these pieces. I wish it would warm up, and stop snowing so I could a great pair of cork wedges like the BCBG ones.
My Heart Blogged

Fashionography. said...

I love the Stella McCartney version! Of course, neither version would work in the snow :(

ryan said...

In this case, I think the expensive Stella McCartney ones are much cuter, so today I vote to splurge!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

How cute!

Accounting for Fabulous said...

Its amazing the steals you find! Personally I'm not a fan of these but I see why others would :)

Megan said...

I'll splurge for the Stella McCartney wedges.

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Anna Gray said...

I LOVE the Stella McCartney wedges! I may consider purchasing a pair of those (IF my mother approves. Ha!). :)

Elle said...

Oh Stella never fails - those cork platforms are irresistible! And so perfect for spring!

Clare said...

Oh these are rad and they look EXACTLY the same. If I could wear wedges I would take the cheaper ones :)

Grace said...

They're so similar that I'd definitely go with the BCBG's! These would be so cute for summer. :)

jess said...

The Stella pair are tempting.

naomemandeflores said...

I'm not a huge fan of cork plataforms, so...I'll pass this time!

:)

Love,
Camila F.

ivy said...

Such a wonderful shoe. Great you found a cheaper version.

Angelica Ng said...

I don't like this wedge. Looks so much like a stylized Birkenstock...but anything that resembles a Birk is never good (not a Birken...Birkenstock! lol).

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Miss Caitlin S. said...

ooo stella's version is so much more radiant, is it not??? Just something about it, I think I will splurge today :)

Joanne Faith said...

The McCarteny ones are far more beautiful... There's something about how delicate that lovely little buckle is!

Glass and Splinters said...

I do prefer the Stella McCartney, but with such a huge price difference I'd have to go for the Crespo!

Sherin said...

Cork wedges are one of my summer must have's. I love them. THe Stella McCartney ones are so nice.

Pratishtha Durga said...

Ummm... I'd save for Stella... Classier, better shade... Love it.

Susu Paris Chic said...

I have some connection here in Paris with the Stella McG crew... hopefully I could be posting something someday. In the meantime I dream through your lovely words, dear.

F. Pian! said...

Hi... Stella it´s amazing.... love
Kisses


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Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

I actually like the BCB more! :D
xxx

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P.S: I'm having a House of Harlow feather ring giveaway! I think it would look perfect on you! :D

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oooo I like the Mia one too much!! I'd have to splurge!! =)

Style with Benefits said...

I'm torn! I prefer the Stella McCartney pair but there's no way I'm dropping more than $700 for those. The BCBG though looks pretty darn good too! Yep, I want summer again so I can wear wedge sandals again!

xx, becs

Audrey Allure said...

Love the Stella McCartney ones!

Laura said...

Oh gosh they are both so beautiful! I'd be happy with either pair.

Henar said...

Aww, this is beautiful!!
I love it!! ♥
xx

Henar
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