We’ve all seen the GORG viral Jimmy Choo wedding heels. These are the two most popular–the ones with the pearls and the ones with the bows; they are timeless, of great quality, and so beautiful, buuuuut… They are pretty expensive. Want the look but don’t want to pay four figures for a pair of shoes? We’ve got you covered with dupes and DIYs of the shoes to consider before you splurge.
The OG Shoes
Designer shoes are a lifetime investment. Jimmy Choo makes good quality, timeless designs that you can pass down once you’re done stomping around in them. There is certainly an argument to be made about spending the money on a piece like this that you can wear for other occasions.
These are the Aveline 100: oversized bows with asymmetrical placement, open toe stilettos with a delicate strap, almost four inch heel. A classic silhouette that makes your legs look so sexy. These ones retail for $995.
The other pair are the Sacaria/PF 120: peep toe, white satin, platform heels embellished with pearls. The heel is almost five inches with a one inch platform. They come out to $2,050.
Second Hand, Consignment, Liquidated
Ok so, I’m in love with the look and I want them so bad! What about discounted prices? Poshmark, Saks off 5th, eBay, The RealReal, Vestaire, and United Apparel Liquidators are good places to start your search. You can even set up alerts for some of the sites when new Jimmy Choos become available. Look around areas near you for designer liquidation stores and high end consignment. While you might need to keep an eye out and be patient, some of these places will have a basically brand new shoe for half the price.
Consider: the dupe. You don’t need the original shoe, especially if you only intend to wear these for just one day. I scoured the internet and found (almost) perfect matches. I chose the top three based on price, how close it looks to the original, and, of course, style!
- These Milanoo heels are a fantastic dupe for the Aveline shoe. They are less than $60 and have the same big asymmetrical bows as the Jimmy Choo shoe. The color is not a perfect match for the off white of the designer, but these look pretty close.
- There are many designer-hack sites listing near-perfect dupes for the Sacaria shoe. These Gianni Bini ones look pretty close. They have the same kind of pearl embellishing, similar toe shape, and the familiar platform.
- The real winner in terms of Choo dupes? LingChanStudio on Etsy. Take a look for yourself–this shop has a variety of styles for a fraction of the designer price.
This DIY video is easy to follow along with and doesn’t require you to spend more than $40. It takes you through step by step on how to create a very similar look to the original. If you’re looking for a specific walk-through of this DIY, this video is for you.
This video shows you how to add pearls to any pair of heels. It is not specific to duping this exact pair of heels, but it gives a good idea of the pearl-attaching process.
Whether you buy the originals, the discounted ones, the dupes, or DIY them yourself, these shoes are going to look like a million buck on you when the big day actually happens. For more tips on how to accessorize for your wedding, check out 10 Bridal Accessories You Need to Know About.