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Ask BB: Birkenstock Sandals for Less

Christina Hendricks airport style and  Birkenstock sandals
So I see the Birkenstock style sandal popping up everywhere. I want to give it a try but on a budget. I'm afraid the feeling for this trend will pass quickly for me, so I would like to try the style for less. Any ideas where I can find a similar style in black or white? —Monica

I was really hoping we could avoid having this discussion, but I'm here to answer your questions, so here goes! Birkenstocks have become a hot shoe trend for spring, having officially made the transition from fashion "don't" to fashion "do". We've seen them on celebs with diverse fashion personas ranging from the Olsen twins to Christina Hendricks (shown above).

For those interested in the real thing, you can find Birkenstocks for under $100 on sites like AMAZON.COM, ZAPPOS.COM and 6PM.COM (this pair of Gizahs is unique and just $37, or the Kairo in white for $58.)

Now, on to some looks for less:

(Christina Hendricks Photo Credit: MHD, PacificCoastNews)

Here's a great Birkenstock 'Gizeh' look for less at JCP.COM - the Arizona 'Stila' just $25 in black, white or tan (try code POOLDAY for up to 25% off select items):

Wet Seal has lookalikes in white/floral or navy/floral for $18.90:

GOJANE.COM has a couple options including this updated take on the trend, the aptly named 'Granola Girl' for $22.10:

Granola Girl

Zara has a couple options but they cost as much as real Birks, however, these are kinda cute with the rhinestones ($99.90 at ZARA.COM):

They've also got these in white or black for $100:

Steve Madden's 'Boundee' is on sale for $70 at LORDANDTAYLOR.COM:

Decide you love the trend after you've tried it for less? Then get these Birkenstock 'Arizona' sandals in white at ASOS.COM ($95):

Got a great Birkenstock knockoff to share with Monica? Let her know in the comments!

Thanks for the quick answer! I can't believe they are going mainstream.

Turns out they also have them at Target. I'm really liking this pair, it's similar but yet a bit original, I think.
#1 Monica on 2014-05-13 14:22 (Reply)
Oh wow, I missed those! Best find yet! And now you've got me wanting a pair...grr ;-)
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2014-05-13 20:43 (Reply)
I don't know if I can really get behind this but the Go Jane ones aren't that bad
#2 Maura (Homepage) on 2014-05-13 14:35 (Reply)
I've seen bunches of the real Birkenstocks at Nordstrom Rack marked down a bunch. If you have a Nordstrom Rack near you, give them a try.
#3 Laura on 2014-05-13 15:28 (Reply)
Ok, I gotta say this is one trend I haven't been excited to get in board with, BUT those Arizona Stila's in tan just might sway me ;-) thanks for sharing!
#4 Megan @ (Homepage) on 2014-05-14 07:51 (Reply)
I know it's almost closed-toe shoe season, but I found a knockoff sandal I LOVED at a boutique that was out of my size. Looking online, I found the brand for half the price here:

Plus, 20% off?! I bought them on the spot. Thanks for the post!
#5 Meghan (Homepage) on 2014-09-17 13:43 (Reply)
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