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Look for Less: Balmain Fringe Boot

I get such a kick out of finding these designer looks-for-less (hardly think the designers share my enthusiasm but I can't help it!). A few days ago, we featured some inexpensive ways to channel Balmain's Fall 2008 collection. Now, we are proud to present what is quite possibly the best way to imitate the oh-so-fashionable look of the designer's black suede fringed boots with these Budget Babe-style boots from Bakers. The pair on the left will burn a hole in your pocket with its $1,025 pricetag. The shoes on the right, however, are simply smoking hot.

Left: Balmain Fringed Leather Boots at, $1,025
Right: "Flare BK" Boots at, Was $129.95 Now $99.99

This is one of the few times I've been able to say that I like the budget-friendly style better! The shape of the Bakers boot is beautiful ... I especially love the more rounded almond toe. Super-cute!
#1 Katie on 2008-11-04 22:03 (Reply)
Theres something about the fringe this season that tells me it will def go out of style very quickly

but i agree with Katie, the budget friendly has a much better shape than the expensive one
#2 Neira on 2008-11-05 08:03 (Reply)
Those are so hot, I'm waiting on a good promo code.
#3 budgetchic (Homepage) on 2008-11-07 08:28 (Reply)
gotta say i like the balmain one better. it's sleeker and more elegant. but with such a great price difference for an item that will be yesterday's news next year, the baker's option is the only way to go.
#4 maggie z on 2008-11-08 17:39 (Reply)
Just bought a pair today at for $19.99. And They look more like the designer pair than the ones you have listed.

PS: what would I wear them with?! Anyone have any ideas?
#5 Crystal on 2008-12-16 18:06 (Reply)
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