The Dupes by Steve Madden

Since the trending topic this week has been Melania Trump plagiarizing Michelle Obama’s speech, it got me thinking about a theme I’ve been planning to write about for some time – designers copying each other in the world of fashion.

Steve Madden is one of the most popular budget brands on the footwear and accessory market. Most of us probably have at least one pair of his shoes in our closets. Yet, every time I visit his boutique I can’t help but experience a deja vu. I know I’ve seen all these shoes somewhere already, with a more inflated price tag! Yes, all designers copy each other, fashion goes in circles and it’s nearly impossible to create something groundbreaking these days. But Steve Madden has taken copycatting to a whole new level.

Below are some examples. 

Let’s see if you can guess which one is a High End Item and which one is a Steve Madden Dupe:

Steve Madden Foldover Satchel 31 Hour Bag 3.1. Phillip Lim

3.1. Phillip Lim 31 Hour Colorblock Bag ($795)

or

Steve Madden Foldover Satchel (clearance under $40)

Steve Madden Kananda Sandals Saint Laurent Tribute

Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals ($895)

or

Steve Madden Kananda Sandals (on sale at $75!)

Stuart Weitzman Nudist Steve Madden Stecy

Stuart Weitzman Nudist (on sale!)

or

Steve Madden Stecy ($79.95)

Steve Madden Fiorela Aquazzura Wild thing

Aquazzura Wild Thing ($785)

or

Steve Madden Fiorela (on sale $64.99)

Steve Madden Juniee Birkenstock Arizona

Birkenstock Arizona Sandals ($135)

or

Steve Madden Juniee (on sale under $40!)

Steve Madden Cailin Elina Linardaki Penni Lane Sandals

Elina Linardaki Penni Lane Sandals ($225)

or

Steve Madden Cailin Lace Up Sandals ($89)

(also see these on sale!) 

Steve Madden Irenee Sandal Gianvito Rossi Texas

Gianvito Rossi Texas Sandal

or

Steve Madden Irenee Sandal

Steve Madden Sunshine Aquazzura Christy Lace Up Flats

Aquazzura Christy Lace Up Flats

or

Steve Madden Sunshine

More dupes:

Originals:

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Steve Madden Copies:

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