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Ask BB: Theyskens' Ankle Strap Wedge Pumps for Less

I'm currently obsessed with Theyskens' Theory wedges. (shown below). I'm a huge fan of the ombre, but would love the style in a solid as well. However, the price tag for these is pretty steep, so if you could find an affordable version of them, I would be overcome with gratitude! —Elizabeth H.

Theyskens' Theory at ShopStyle

I've loved these wedges ever since I saw my girl Nitrolicious wearing them (here). I'm surprised no one has done a DIY version of the ombre yet with some black spray paint - or maybe they have and I just haven't seen it! Anyway, here are some looks for less:

First, we have the ALDO "Winchel" available in a limited number of sizes for $67 at They're having a huge sitewide clearance sale now as well if you want to check that out.

Aldo also has a style called the "Plumb" which lacks the ankle strap but features a pointy toe that's an important feature of the Theory wedge. These are $71.62 (down from $143.24) at

Aldo at ShopStyle

Next, we have the Topshop "Salute" for $124.

Finally, Ann Taylor has an ankle strap wedge pump in a beautiful cobalt blue, but they're on the pricey side at $224 (down from $248). If you can find them for less in store, these might be worth it.

Hope this helps! xoBB
I saw the blue Ann Taylor shoes a few days ago on the clearance rack for 40% off!
#1 Sarah on 2012-01-21 08:00 (Reply)
TopShop version is amazing.
#2 Nicole @ Giraffelegs (Homepage) on 2012-01-22 09:56 (Reply)
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