Find My Shoes: Jimmy Choo Quinze lookalike
I received an email from fellow shoe lover Rebecca, who is on the hunt for a lower-priced version of the Jimmy Choo Quinze, which can be found for $1,795 at Nordstrom in nude and for the same price at Jimmy Choo in black. This is an absolutely gorgeous shoe, but it’s definitely a toughie to find anything that compares to it and I had to put my magic shoe wand on full throttle to find anything that even comes close. So, are there inexpensive alternatives for the Quinze? Unfortunately, after doing an extensive search I didn’t see any mesh, crystal-adorned booties for less. That doesn’t mean we won’t see an inspired-by version at some point (I’ll update this post if I see one), but if anyone knows of something similar, please help Rebecca out. In the meantime, I’ve found some shoes that incorporate at least some of the same elements of the Quinze and are viable options, at least for the time being:
There’s no mesh in sight, but the Badgley Mischka Forrester has a string of bling across the vamp that reminds me of the Quinze. Get these for $215 with free overnight shipping at Endless.
Similarly, the Pelle Moda Favilla has beads and crystals running all they way up to the ankle strap. Endless has this pair for $188.95 with free overnight shipping.
The Steve Madden Fanfair comes in black or blush and features plenty of jewels in various sizes along the t-strap. Get it for $99.95 at Stevemadden.com with free shipping using code SMFREESHIP or for $89.96 with free shipping at Zappos.
The Boutique 9 Denya doesn’t have jewel or rhinestone detail, but it is a mesh bootie adorned with pretty flowers. Get it for $129.95 at Shoebuy and 15% off with coupon code FIFTEEN for a limited time.
Get some serious sparkle for much less with the Celest Hana-08 for $28.50 at Urban Originals.
To get an even closer lookalike for the Quinze, you may have to take matters into your own hands…literally. Get a plain mesh bootie, like the Aldo Schade (pictured above) for $44.98 or this super-cute tie-back mesh heel from Americlubwear for $27.99. Add some super glue and loose rhinestones and go to town on the black piping for a creative DIY project. I’m not quite sure how this will turn out, but it might just work for the crafty among us.
Any more suggestions for Rebecca? Let us know in the comments!
Update: Here’s a pretty close lookalike for the black version: the Mojo Moxy Venus Pump for $79.95 at DSW.
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