One of my favorite bloggers, Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere, does a series occasionally on her blog called Crave or Save. She puts two similar or identical shoes side by side, but one has an exorbitant price tag, and the other a much more reasonable one.
With several pairs of trending shoes, I found more reasonably priced pairs that are nearly identical, and thought I’d share.
Click through to see 5 popular pairs and tell me…which pair would you go for? Do you crave the pricier pair, or would you save with the less expensive pair?
Crave or Save? 1 of 11
Chunky Heel Leopard Pumps Crave? 2 of 11
These gorgeous chunky heel leopard pumps from J.Crew are pretty much to die for. However, the $350 price tag is more than I'm willing to spend.
Find them at J.Crew for $350.
or Chunky Heel Leopard Print Pumps Save? 3 of 11
Target just put these nearly identical chunky heeled pumps on their website (they're also in stores!), and the $29.99 price tag is definitely within my price range. I just might have to pick these up for Fall.
Find them at Target for $29.99.
Red Valentino Rockstud Pumps Crave? 4 of 11
These edgy studded pumps have suddenly become one of the most coveted heels in the blogging world. But with a price tag at nearly a grand, they're a huge investment.
Find them at Nordstrom for $945.
or Red Valentino Rockstud Pump Save? 5 of 11
I happened upon this nearly identical pair recently, and although I'm unfamiliar with the retailer, they're a much more reasonable price.
Find them at Amazing 4 Shoes for $95.
Leather Strap Booties Crave? 6 of 11
These gorgeous leather boots with leather strap detailing are trendy and perfect for fall. But the $295 price tag is a little steep.
Find them at Madewell for $295.
or Leather Strap Booties Save? 7 of 11
This pair from Target is almost identical and a fraction of the cost.
Find them at Target for $34.99.
Cat Face Slipper Crave? 8 of 11
These cutesy kitty face slippers are fun, but the nearly $600 price tag is super steep.
Find them at Nordstrom for $$595.
or Cat Face Slipper Save? 9 of 11
This pair from Chicwish is pretty much identical, and at a fantastic price.
Find them (on sale!) at Chicwish for $42.42.
Black D’Orsay Flat Crave? 10 of 11
I've seen these D'Orsay flats popping up all over the place, and although at first they looked like Princess Jasmine shoes, they're growing on me. But this gorgeous calf hair pair is a little pricey.
Find them at ShopBop for $295.
or Black D’Orsay Flat Save? 11 of 11
This Chinese Laundry pair, although suede instead of calf hair, is nearly identical, and at only $60, a much better price.
Find them at Dillards for $59.99.
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