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The Look for Less: Matt Bernson Multi-Colored Gladiators

Matt Bernson at ShopStyle

If you love gladiator sandals, you'll love the latest crop of multi-colored ones, like these Nouer III sandals by Matt Bernson ($170 at Jildor). They make brown look so boring!

Steve Madden at ShopStyle

Holy copycat! No, you're not seeing double, though the "Barbyy" sandal bares a striking resemblance to Matt Bernson's beauties. Scoop up this "look for less" for $79.95 at (surprise!) Steve Madden.

Even before I scrolled down to the rest of the page, I had a feeling the replica was by Steve Madden lol.
#1 Bella on 2009-05-07 16:21 (Reply)
Wow, great find!
#2 J (Homepage) on 2009-05-07 16:29 (Reply)
I have yet to find an original pair of Steve Madden shoes this season. The company has taken to full on copying Matt Bernson, as well as many other designers. I don't think this shoe is a "steal" I think it's a cheap ripoff of someone else's talent and vision.

Shame on Steve Madden
#3 Allie (Homepage) on 2009-05-07 18:52 (Reply)
I cannot believe how close those look-wow!!!
#4 Real Style Real people (Homepage) on 2009-05-08 08:06 (Reply)
I HAVE THESE MATT BERNSON SHOES! This makes me SO mad ! I normally like Steve Madden, but I paid good money for those Bernsons (those EXACT shoes, as you've seen on my blog) and I HATE that Madden came out with an exact duplicate down to the colours - have you no shame Steve???

I can tell you though, if you are already gonna spend $70 on a sandal, ignore the cheaply made copycat and spend an extra $100 to get the original versions. They are better made, more detailed and you won't feel so dirty.

.end rant
#5 Wanderlusting (Homepage) on 2009-05-08 10:28 (Reply)
I looove those, but I still think $80 is a lot to pay for sandals! And I have no problem with Steve Madden ripping off other people's extra hundred bucks is a LOT of money for me.
#6 Hilary on 2009-05-08 10:55 (Reply)
$80 is a lot for those shoes..i might get them if they go on sale..otherwise i can live without them :-)
#7 Nonie on 2009-05-08 13:28 (Reply)
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