Today's "look for less" was requested by a reader who says she loves these Matt Bernson Barracuda sandals, but isn't loving the price—they're $175 at Piperlime.com. Celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker, Miley Cyrus and Leighton Meester are all fans of Matt Bernson, too, a brand that distinguishes itself by blending luxurious details with comfortable styling. Each pair is hand cut leather and "soulfully made in Brazil," says their website (find out more about Matt Bernson shoes at mattbernson.com), which explains the higher prices.
For those on a budget, here are some alternatives that won't break the bank. (Click any image for details.)
Wet Seal has these stud and zipper embellished gladiator sandals for just $14.50, a real bargain buy!
For just 10 cents more, you can pick up these metallic stud design gladiator sandals at GoJane.com. They have a couple styles and colors to choose from to suit your taste.
You can always count on Payless to have the latest trends for a whole lot less. These American Eagle Naomi Beaded Sandal are $19.99 down from $24.99, at Payless.com.
Ditto for Target! Their Mossimo Pauline Gladiator Sandal is also just $19.99 and comes in white, gold, pewter, black or bronze.
Fred Flare hones in on this hot trend with these Metallic Studded Capri Sandals, just $28.
Charlotte Russe offers another inexpensive option with the same essence as the original for just $29.99.
Madden Girl offers a metallic version of the sandal called the 'Brendahh' that's no less tempting. It's $39.95, down from $50 at DSW.com.
If you can afford to drop a little more cash, then $64.95 will get you these gorgeous DV by Dolce Vita Allen Leather Sandals at DSW.com, which are marked down from $80 and also available in black leather. Use promo code FSDSW for free shipping. (Free DSW Rewards membership required.)
On the higher end, Steve Madden offers a couple real-leather options, like this 'Bridgee' Sandal, which is $79.95 at Nordstrom.com.
We featured the Steve Madden 'Banglez' sandal back in February, but it's such a good match that it's worth repeating. Comes in gold, silver or black for $89.95 at SteveMadden.com. Deal: Take 20% Off Your Entire Purchase of $49.95+! Enter code SMSCRATCH20 at checkout. Ends 4/19