3.22.2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Jimmy Choo Phyllis Espadrille Slide for a Steal

Kitty cats, to your left take a peek at Jimmy Choo’s classy Phyllis Espadrille Slide; in the right corner allow me to introduce you to Steve Madden’s glamorous Genisis.

While the Madden marvels proffer a heel and platform that is ever so slightly higher than that found upon the pretty Phyllis, and are constructed out of synthetic materials as opposed to the true leather of the Jimmy gems; for just $89.95, in comparison to the $375.00 needed to scoop up the charming Choo’s, they allow the frugalista the chance to add a bit of high fashion fabulosity to her shoe collection – at a price that leaves behind enough spare change to take home all three sizzling shades (black patent, blush patent, and red patent)!

So mes chéris, what are you up to today? Will your AmEx take a beating with a splurge, or will you stay safe and thrifty with a frugal buy?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Nordstrom and Steve Madden for the pictures.


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53 comments

Twenty.Something said...

Definitely the thrifty ones... I love Steve Madden!

ivy's closet said...

Always frugal here. Great find.

lucy and sarah said...

So lovely! Glad you found this deal. I'm sure I wouldn't know what I was missing since I'll never buy a Jimmy Choo.

ellie said...

Such a great shoe. Cool look-alike. I'm always out to get the cheaper one.

meg said...

Steve Madden does it for me. Love this wedge.

Dancing Branflake said...

Great find! This could seriously be my go to shoe this Spring. So cute! Man... if I could afford Jimmy I should would get them.

Joanne said...

I'll go with the Maddens. Now if only some Spring weather would come our way ...

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous find!
Steve Madden all the way!

xoxox,
CC

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh lovely! My Amex would breathe a little easier with the Steve Maddens - they look awesome!

Maddy said...

I don't know, but the shape of Jimmy Choos strikes me as sleeker! And they're not that "bad" pricewise :)

R Chandra said...

eek, i'm so low maintenance when it comes to shoes.. don't really like heels! i prefer a frilly-style flat or quirky sneakers. :)

Yvette Ladies Shoes said...

ooooooohhh! Jimmy :-) Jimmy :-) If only I can afford you. Maddens looks so awesome I'll get those then I can get me a nice skirt that goes with it (**,)

Megan said...

i definitely like the choos here! normally id go for the bargain, but i think the maddens definitely look a bit cheaper (well, obviously they are LOL). have a great day!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Yay for Steve Madden!

StyleID said...

I love the Jimmy Choos ... I 'feel' the choos more stylize than the Madden... wow, this is one of those times where my AMEX will get 'the hit' :)

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The Anthology said...

Oooooooh Jimmy Choo. Just because I've always wanted a pair.

That's a good enough reason, right?

*Kelsey

Megan said...

I like the Steve Madden shoes. Great find!

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Jamie said...

Steve Madden all the way!!!

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AH said...

i would have to go for the choos, love them!!

My Heart Blogged said...

As much as I would love a pair of choos, I would totally go for the steve madden shoes. They are really good quality for the price.
My Heart Blogged

naomemandeflores said...

Espadrilles are so in right now! The plataform is lovely, but I really don't like the synthetic materials.


Camila F.

KcomeKarolina said...

ma sono identiche!!!


xoxo from rome
K.
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Tights Lover said...

Love these shoes, but I'm staying thrifty on this one. Bring on the Steve Madden's!

I will score me some Choo's someday, though. I figure I'm worth it right? ... :).

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Definitely Steve Madden!

Natasha said...

Those Steve Madden espadrilles are much more wonderful, even though my mom's name is Phyllis. Hope you have a great day, E.

Cafe Pasadena said...

They look similar but I'm wundering which feels better made for the most steps??

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i'll go with the steve maddens for the price but they're both very nice.

Taj Acosta said...

Great find! I love the Steve madden's! xo

janettaylor said...

U are the best! :D

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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Great find girl...I have the Choos but the Madden's are a great match! xo

Josie said...

Perfect match as always! I love the Steve Maddens!
xo Josie
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Nikolett said...

Oooo those would be so nice for a warm spring day (which haven't happened here yet, but I'm holding on)! I'd definitely have to go with the Steve Maddens :)

Tяainwяeck Tяagedy said...

Those Jimmy Choos are just too beautiful to pass up. I think I'll be splurging.

jess said...

The look alike is so similar.

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Wow, what great shoes--both pairs! I love Jimmy Choos, though, it's be hard to pass that up.

Audrey Allure said...

Beautiful, they both look great!

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

i'd love with an ankle strap...i think my feet would slip!

Un-stitched said...

Oh, good find! I'll go with Steve Madden!
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OneCraftyFox said...

Wowza!! I can't tell the diff so I'm gonna save a few bucks ;)

Cindy Whitehead said...

This time - Jimmy Choo! (-:

365 Fashion Rehab said...

There is something about the arch in the Choos that is just so fab and the wedge that looks oh so luxurious while the Steve Maddens just fall short! I think on the foot they both would look great but I can't help but love the more expensive pair. Sigh. Love, A

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Miss Caitlin S. said...

Steve Madden because I've never been disappointed in my life with a Steve Madden shoe :) PS Miss Erika... where do you find these neverending line of relatable items, you're such a good blogger :)

karen said...

omg, are these back in style again?! i bought a similiar pair in white about six years ago and would be more than happy to break them out again!

Marcia B. said...

Wow, they are identical! Steve Madden it is! Today, i remained frugal...that may change soon lol

Sherin said...

The Jimmy Choo ones are gorgeous. They look really pretty.

ediot said...

hi erika!
so happy to hear that ;) i've already prepared another post soon ;)
love your looks for less. here i'd choose the steve madden ones.
hope you're having a great week
xx

Burning Skies said...

I actually like the Steve Madden version more :)

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The Blonde Duck said...

Steal!

Rick said...

oooow, those are both nice.
Steve Madden Strikes Again! :)

Savvy Gal said...

Jimmy Choo looks more delicate from the picture but it is important to try both on to know which one fits better.

Accounting for Fabulous said...

I love Steve Madden shoes! What a steal!

Laura said...

Though Jimmy Choo is a genius, I'd pick Steve in this case.

Angelica Ng said...

The Choos are so much sleeker! Ok, well, it is subtle, but it's still a difference!

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