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Ask BB: Marc Jacobs Over-the-Knee Boots for Less




I'm in love. My parents always wanted me to fall in love before 30 and I finally have...sadly the object of my affections is a purple suede boot by Marc Jacobs that will surely be out of my budget. Any idea where I can find something similar? Here's a picture of the boot as featured on the Marc Jacobs fall 2009 runway (above). —Bootless

Dear Bootless, You're not first girl to be seduced by Mr. Jacobs. But I think we can make this relationship work! Over-the-knee boots were a hot commodity this past season, and thanks to your keen eye, it looks like they're going to continue to be the must-have shoe next fall. Since retailers are mostly stocking sandals and summer styles right now, your best bet for recreating the Marc Jacobs purple suede over the knee boot at the moment would have to be the wildly popular Turbo boot by Chinese Laundry.

Now I know what you're thinking: It's not PURPLE! However, it's got the great over-the-knee styling you're looking for in either black, gray, or brown suede. And I would bet that Chinese Laundry will be making them in purple (or other colors) for next fall if you can wait. Best of all, these boots are under $90 which makes them a reasonable purchase considering how much you are going to want to wear them.

Shop it: Turbo Over-the-Knee boot at Chinese Laundry, $89.99

Comments
THANKS!!!
#1 Bootless (Homepage) on 2009-02-22 10:33 (Reply)
Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens have both been spotted wearing the chinese laundry versions this past season! They look just as great as those Marc Jacob boots!
#2 Ally (Homepage) on 2009-02-22 15:54 (Reply)
Thanks for the direction to Chinese Laundry's site! They had some other really great boots - all for under $100 :-)
#3 Down Comforter (Homepage) on 2009-02-22 19:29 (Reply)
I saw some similar boots for 49.99 dlls at Urban Outfitters Shoe Sale section. They have them in black and grey!!! cheaper than chinese laundry
ENJOY!

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?itemdescription=true&itemCount=60&startValue=1&selectedProductColor=&sortby=&id=15545072&parentid=W_SHOES_SALE&sortProperties=price&navCount=921&navAction=poppushpush&color=&pushId=W_SHOES_SALE&popId=WOMENS_SALE&prepushId=
#4 Gisel on 2009-02-22 20:40 (Reply)
I bought these in the plain black leather, and they are a great boot for running around the town in during the fall/winter!
#5 taylor (Homepage) on 2009-02-23 09:26 (Reply)
They're great in gray, too - well spotted, BB!
#6 Sal (Homepage) on 2009-02-23 12:54 (Reply)
They already offer these in Purple - http://www.chineselaundry.com/indShoe.asp?type=b&store=c&id=2660&sess=0224092459355538

:-)
#7 Leslie Pigue on 2009-02-24 10:55 (Reply)
Nice find, I like the red too! Thanks for sharing :-)
#7.1 The Budget Babe on 2009-02-24 11:19 (Reply)
i know this post is late but im new to the budget babe. i found these three as well depending on your size:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_1&listing_id=16911318&ga_search_query=purple+boot&ga_search_type=tag_title_vintage&ga_page=2&min=&max=&order=

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_9&listing_id=21152958&ga_search_query=purple+boot&ga_search_type=tag_title_vintage&ga_page=&min=&max=&order=

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_6&listing_id=21357772&ga_search_query=purple+boot&ga_search_type=tag_title_vintage&ga_page=&min=&max=&order=

i actually have the boot in the last two links. amazing boot but it runs narrow so i had a black pannel added to the back to allow for extra room :-) goodluck!
#8 liz on 2009-03-12 00:08 (Reply)
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