Isabel Marant's Wedge Sneakers Are Sold Out And Knockoffs Are Rampant
August 1, 2012
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt seen/drooled over/tried to validate purchasing Isabel Marant‘s wedge sneaker by now. The shoe, which comes in a wide variety of leathers and suedes, is the ultimate cool girl accessory–plus, it makes your legs look k-i-l-l-e-r.
The problem: It’s sold out. Everywhere. The shoe is only available on Net A Porter, Barney’s, La Garconne, and a few other select e-retailers, and shows no sign of being available any time soon. Several other designers (Steve Madden ($100), ASOS ($74.57), Jeffrey Campbell ($165) have hopped on the wedge sneaker bandwagon, and while we’re usually all of lower-budget versions of our favorite designer pieces, we think the similarities in some of these kicks cross the line.
So what’s a girl to do? Join a wait-list with the peons, or buy a knock-off? We choose to wait (hey mom!) but would love to hear–what do you think?!
Read more on our take on the fine line between “cheaper version” and “straight up copyright infringement”: Isabel Marant vs. Steve Madden (again!) Christian Louboutin vs. Jessica Simpson, Derek Lam vs. Ivanka Trump.