Designer Dupes: The Perfect Wedge Sandal

Hello loves! As you may already know, I am a PhD student at The University of Tennessee. While I am lucky to be a salaried student, I definitely can’t afford to make regular high-end fashion purchases. Fortunately for you, I’ve become pretty darn good at finding designer dupes- aka, similar, but less expensive options.

Today, I am sharing a super-exciting designer dupe with you! I know summer is fading fast, but these beauties can easily be worn with jeans to squeeze a little extra wear time.

If you follow any of the prominent fashion bloggers, you’ve probably seen these high-end Marc Fisher wedges at least a thousand times (or a million, if you troll instagram like I do).

Marc Fisher LTD Adalyn Espadrille Wedge Sandal. $159.95. Linked here.

Although these shoes are GORGEOUS, I personally couldn’t justify spending $159.95 on shoes I can’t even wear to work (I work in a lab, no sandals allowed!). I set out to find a suitable alternative, and I was VERY pleased to discover a pair of shoes that were not only similar, but almost identical. Successful dupe!

L- Marc Fisher Shoes, R- Steve Madden Shoes

I mean, c’mon guys….am I crazy, or are these seriously identical? The only difference I’ve been able to find between the two is the size of the heel- the Marc Fisher wedges are 4″, while the Steve Madden version is 3.75″. Oh, and the Marc Fisher ones cost $159.95, and the Steve Madden ones are $59.95 (although I just got mine on sale for $29.95). You can shop the Steve Madden version here.

Although the Marc Fisher version is definitely a high-quality buy, I opted to purchase the Steve Madden version. Considering I can’t tell the difference at a glance, it was a pretty easy choice for me.

I look forward to sharing (the oh-so-many) ways I style these shoes! Be sure to check back later to see for yourself 😉

Have you found any dupes worth sharing? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,


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