Designers Can't Stop (Won't Stop) Copying Chloe's Susanna Studded Ankle Boots
October 31, 2013
In 2008, then-designer Paulo Melim Andersson of French fashion house Chloe presented a Pre-Fall collection inspired by the 1970s boho scene of Parisian neighborhood Saint-Germain-des-Prés. While the clothes won’t translate so well today (we have Isabel Marant for that), Andersson’s Susanna boots are still a coveted pair today, worn by Hollywood starlets and Downtown It girls alike. The studded-and-buckled ankle boots have been in production for the past five years, boasting new colors and materials like red suede, brown python, and gray lambskin.
But like any must-have fall boot that comes with a hefty price tag (Chloe’s boots rack up to more than $1,000), high street labels try their hand at the highest form of flattery (See Rag & Bone’s Newbury bootie lookalikes). Whether you’re able to afford the real thing or need a similar style at a more convenient price tag, check out our slideshow for three Taste Tests and a roundup of the best Chloe copycats.