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Bottega Veneta is one of the hottest luxury brands right now. You’ve probably seen one of your favorite celebs carry its woven leather handbags or strut through a paparazzi shot in its heels. It’s a quiet luxury brand in that none of its pieces have big, glaring logos printed on them. Instead, the brand lets its quality and signature styles do the talking.
However, without the logo, that means it’s one of the easiest brands to copy. The internet is filled with Bottega Veneta dupes, from handbags to jewelry. If you like the look of its popular braided Lido heels, well, there’s a very similar looking pair of those, too.
The Brelanie Braided Strap Sandal by Vince Camuto has a similar braided strap, a tapered heel and a square toe. The biggest difference is in the heel height — Vince Camuto’s is 3.5 inches tall, making it 1/4 inches taller than the Lido heels.
Don’t get it wrong, though: The Vince Camuto shoes are still really high quality — they’re real leather, after all, and regularly cost $99. They just look eerily similar to Bottega Veneta’s and cost a fraction of the price, especially now that they’re on sale.
Yes, the Brelanie Braided Strap Sandal is on sale at Nordstrom Rack for $39.97 in six colors, including black, brown, bone white, tan, bright green and “pickled pepper” green. (Bottega Veneta’s Lido Heels come in a range of similar colors as well.)
Nordstrom Rack shoppers love Vince Camuto’s sandals as well — the shoes have over 375 reviews.
“I have the Bottega Veneta [shoes] and I purchased these, and I am amazed at the quality and style,” wrote one Nordstrom Rack reviewer. “I love them so much I’m getting every color.”
“These are everything shoes,” explained another reviewer. I” don’t have to worry about not being able to stand for too long and sacrifice style. They are lovely for work, casual and date night. Very comparable to the Bottegas and for a fraction. These will become a staple in my shoe wardrobe as I have two already.”
Obviously, the Brelanie Braided Strap Sandals are a great option if you want to get the luxury look for less. Plus, the point of dressing in quiet luxury brands is not to brag about the label. The goal is to dress in quality items that are well-made, well-tailored and not overly flashy, and these shoes definitely fit the bill.
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