Happy Friday, friends!! When I started this blog a year ago, I didn’t intend on it primarily becoming a resource for “where to get the best designer dupes.” At the same time, I completely understand the frustrations felt when you’re into high fashion, but all the bloggers you look to for inspo are typically sporting some rather unattainable pieces. I do have a handful of splurge items myself, but many of those were purchased before I left my stable career. For my more recent purchases, just know that I probably had to dog sit A LOT of pups to save up for those splurges, so I can without a doubt appreciate a good “look for less” option nowadays. And I’m more than happy to pass on any worthwhile budget fashion hacks to all of you.
Lately, I’ve come across a few really good finds (like these!), and these dupes of the Chloe Susanna Studded booties are probably the best yet. They’re almost too good for my comfort level, as I don’t care to purchase designer replicas (where the designer brand is fraudulently displayed), but these dupes don’t have “Chloe” displayed on the bottoms or inside (or anywhere for that matter), as these authentic Susanna booties would. Since most people don’t go around looking at the bottoms of other people’s shoes, it’s harder to tell that these aren’t the real deal, which is the part that makes me slightly uncomfortable. Obviously not uncomfortable enough to keep me from rocking the hell out of these booties year round;)
I’m legit going to find a way to work these stunning specimens into my OOTDs as much as possible…you’ve been warned;) I’ve been crushing on these babies FOREVAHHH, but at nearly $1.400, purchasing a pair of brand new Chloe Susannas was definitely out of the question for me…womp womp:( So for at least a year, I’ve been on the hunt for a pre-owned pair, but you gotta act quick if you want to get a good deal on a size 8 in the black leather/gold stud version, so unfortunately I kept missing out.
You all have no idea how thrilled I was when I randomly came across these dupes….especially at just over $100. They’re basically free compared to the Chloe’s…(I kid, I kid;)). They’re made of real leather, and absolutely gorgeous in person. They also come in this beautiful burgundy color, which is extremely tempting for me. =\
The only issue I have to warn you about is the lack of automated communication by the retailer. After I placed my order, the only email confirmation I received that the order actually went through was my PayPal transaction receipt. I waited about five days and never heard anything from the retailer, so I sent a message through their website, and surprisingly got a personal response within a few hours apologizing and advising me that my order would ship soon. A couple days later they followed up with another personalized email with my tracking info. Like most things sold in the U.S., these booties are made in and shipped from Asia. It probably took about a month to receive them, but the wait was more than worth it.
Their size conversion chart online shows that a 39 is the equivalent of an 8. I’m a solid 8, which usually translates to a 38-38.5, but I’ve had issues with shoes running small at other Asian based retailers, so I ordered the 39s and hoped for the best. Thankfully, they’re actually a bit roomy, which is great because I’ll be adding insoles when I wear them on my upcoming Scotland trip. So it seems they run pretty true to size, since the 39 was indeed a little big on me.
You’ll definitely be seeing these paired with shorts and dresses this spring and summer, and I cannot wait. As far as I’m concerned, they go with everything;)