In an ideal America, we'd all have disposable income to splurge on the occasional luxury items (Marc Jacobs, Manolo–I'm looking in your direction). But these days, when just filling up your gas tank and buying three days worth of groceries constitutes a spending spree, affordable alternatives to big name labels have become more appealing (and necessary).
Recently, I hit TJ Maxx, a long-time favorite (don't laugh!) for its reduced-price designer clothing, and was surprised to find some very cute sandals scattered among their generally mediocre shoe selection. All of those cute sandals, it turns out, are from the same company, Matisse Footwear, specifically their Coconuts line. I exercised restraint, buying only two pairs of these fresh, original sandals for a grand sum total of $56, and have since fielded so many inquiries about their label and availability, that I decided to share the information with the SheFinds community.
If anyone deserves to save more and look fabulous, it's you.
This green snakeskin Fusion sandal costs just $49, but would look like a million bucks with a white summer dress. It also comes in maroon.
For a slightly dressier look, opt for these flashy Natalia sandals ($77.95).
This black strappy number ($52.95) is like the LBD of sandals – wear it with anything for any occasion.
And be sure to check out Our Guide to Comfy Summer Shoes for more chic and affordable options.