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The Look for Less: Kate Spade Halle Wedge Pump

A reader named Anna C. asked me to help her track down a more affordable version of the Kate Spade "Halle" wedge pump, a top pick of celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe on It's also apparently something of an "it" shoe among women in politics, according to the New York Times. This versatile shoe is undeniably stylish and comfortable but carries a painful $300 pricetag.

So I did a little digging around and discovered Nine West's "Smooch" Wedge Pump for $79 at It's a close match in black patent leather and round toe but it has a 4" heel, so be aware.

Another option that will give you the Kate Spade look-for-less is from Jones New York. Their "Kent" wedge pumps are $59.95 at and have a genuine leather upper and 3" heel (just like the Kate Spades, although it's tough to tell from the photos).

Lastly, we have Merona's Myka Suede Wedge Pumps featuring a 2-inch heel that's great for walking. These are just $29.99 at Take your pick!