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Design Lab Sandal gives Fendi’s Strappy Look for Under $100

Design Lab Sandal gives Fendi’s Strappy Look for Under $100

design lab look for less sandals

Maybe you're dying for a pair of Fendi strappy cage-front metal high heel sandals from the designer's Spring 2015 collection? However, you might be reluctantly opting out of the hefty $1,700.00 price-tag. I hear you; an affordable shoe this is not for most! So fear not my shoe-loving friends, there is hope!

Although not a complete Fendi copycat version, Lord & Taylor's Design Lab has created a strappy number that has a similar ultra-cool feel & identical colors to the high-end heel. A fun & attainable look for less version this is! And guess what? Not only is the Design Lab sandal “Antesica” fabulously full-price at $126, but you can score this lovely sling-back on sale for $89! I've actually seen this exact sandal myself at Hudsons Bay in Toronto & it looks gooood! I haven't had a chance to try it on yet, but reviews indicate that it does run half a size large (so if you're an 8, opt for a 7 1/2) and has a standard width. I can see myself wearing these with a white boyfriend jean or donning them with a crisp structured white dress to the office. Well, if I worked in an office that is! Here are some details of the shoe for you…

Spring 2015's Design Lab “Antesica” Specs:

  • Style details: slingback strap with open toe
  • Heel: approximately 3.75 inches
  • Upper: leather
  • Lining: polyurethane
  • Insole: synthetic
  • Outsole: German rubber

You can pick-up the “Antesica” sandal from Lord & Taylor in the US for $89 and Hudsons Bay Co. in Canada for $99.

So what do you think of this Design Lab sandal vs. the Fendi number? Would you have preferred seeing a more literal designer dupe, or is a suggested resemblance rather than a blatant copy more your style?

 xo Cristina M.