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Look for Less: Steve Madden Studded Sandals

If you're dying to get a head-start on your spring/summer wardrobe, or you're jetting off to warmer climes for a little mid-winter vacay, then feast your eyes on these studded sandals. On the pricey end, we have the "Bangelz" from Steven by Steve Madden (above left), a gladiator-inspired flat with vintage appeal. According to the Steve Madden website, it's a "real celebrity favorite seen on Heidi Klum, Bar Rafaeli, Lindsay Lohan, Kate Moss, and more." Want the star style without forking over $90? Try Forever 21's cheap-o version, the "Encore Studded Flat" (above right), just $16.80 (and it's available in your choice of 3 colors!) Pair either, er, pair with jeans, skirts or flirty sundresses for effortless summer style.

Left: Steven by Steve Madden "Banglez" sandal, $89.95 at
Right: "Encore Studded Flat," $16.80 at

nice find! i'm all about blingy sandals in muted colors.
#1 Cupcakes and Cashmere (Homepage) on 2009-02-04 13:55 (Reply)
And since they are steve madden's the forver 21 shoes are probably of the same quality and made in the same factory! Seriously though, they are probably identical quality!
#2 Peaches on 2009-02-04 14:03 (Reply)
These sandals are great, I am seeing them everywhere now. I just saw them at Target. Bust still a little too cold in DC where I am at, brr! I have a fashion section on my blog, I will have to refer my fashion girl to your site for good tips!
#3 Dylan (Homepage) on 2009-02-04 14:07 (Reply)

hey there's a promotion for zappos for free overnight shipping, not sure you're interested xp
#4 Julia on 2009-02-04 14:27 (Reply)
These sandals look great! I can't wait for summer to come!
#5 AmandaW on 2009-02-04 15:53 (Reply)

almost identicle for under $15.00 enjoy!
#6 liz on 2009-03-12 00:13 (Reply)
I bougth a pair from promod that is very much alike the steve madden, much better in my opinion, but they don't seem to be available anymore! I found this link that shows them in black, mine are beige. they cost 35euros, not as little as the f21 but they're worth it!
#7 Rita on 2009-09-13 16:42 (Reply)
sorry, wrong link!
#8 Rita on 2009-09-13 16:45 (Reply)
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