The beauty of high street fashion is that sometimes it does saves us some good bucks.
For a long time I’ve been in the hunt for the Sandro Atlanta boots and although they are worth few hundreds (£, €, $) I didn’t manage to find a pair available anywhere. I had/have a crush on the silver chain, the shape, the details of the ankle strap and the opened sides.
Later, I spotted a very similar pair, but with a golden chain and without straps at the friendlier price tag of £160. I liked them, I wanted them. However, my very common size 37 is out of stock on every single retailer. Bummer! But, to my surprise, the never-disappointing Zara designed a very similar pair of ankle boots for its new collection. They have two straps on the ankle and the silver chain, like those Sandro boots. The best of all is their even more wallet-friendly price tag of £80. This is a b.a.r.g.a.i.n, comparing to the few hundred (ouch!) I first had on mind. They might not be temptingly cheap for a Zara pair of shoes, but in this case, they are. They won’t have the same quality, cut or shape of the Sandro boots, but they seem to be a nice pair of leather boots that will certainly be a good/low investment. Plus, they do look different and I like that. If I’m not getting the Sandro ones, I don’t want the exact copycat, but a similar one.