Balmain(ia) Continues

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Balmain –> Zara –> Aldo –> Jeffrey Campbell –> Bebe –> Bakers –> Steve Madden

That’s probably not the right order, but nonetheless, Steve Madden is the latest to come out with its version of the popular Balmain stud and rhinestone heaven.  Yes, I realize that everyone and their mom have blogged about these (myself included), but for fun, here’s an updated scorecard on availability of the shoe bling.  And if they’re sold out, then the next best bet is eBay.


Balmain Studded Heels_Net-a-Porter


Steve Madden Brigght

Balmain ($2,300):  Sold out on Net-A-Porter.com

Zara ($169):  Sold out in-stores

Aldo:  SMEAL ($125) and MOLAVI ($90 sale) available

Jeffrey Campbell MEL:  Available on Jildor Shoes ($165) and back in stock in only sizes 8 and 14 on Solestruck ($170).  Nasty Gal had them in stock earlier today, but shocker, they’re now sold out.

Bebe Marianna Platform Sandals ($169):  Sold out online (fast).  UPDATED: Just checked online, and it’s back in stock! Only available in sizes 6 and 7 in gold.

Bakers DEREK ($80):  Available and cheapest option

Steve Madden BRIGGHT ($130):  Available for pre-order with expected ship date of July 21

For me, I got my fix of these via the Jeffrey Campbell MEL, and love them.  I ordered mine from Solestruck when they had half sizes, and they do fit true to size.  I like the JC ones because they are not only gorg, but comfy with the lower heel and slight platform.  I’ve posted pics in the past, but here are two below.

Bebe Dress_HM Jacket

Bebe Dress_HM Jacket Roof3

Last weekend I went to Nordstrom and came across the Jeffrey Campbell LITE ($165),  sister shoe to the Jeffrey Campbell MEL.  They’re not available online at Nordstrom, but found them on Solestruck (linked above).  Embellished with chains and faux black pearls, these shoes have the same heel and platform heights as the Jeffrey Campbell MEL.  Clutch (for me).  They are a good alternate if you prefer to rock this style but in a more subtle fashion.

10 Responses to “Balmain(ia) Continues”

  1. May 8, 2009 at 4:35 am

    AND the mix of these “GLAM Rock-issimes Fetish fFneries” with your Red polished toes is truly as Sparkling as Bewitching . . .
    ps: Mmmmmh AND a silhouette subtly placed under a Dark “Girlie CHIC-issime” sign !!!

    à Bientôt, Antoine

  2. 2 Dana
    May 8, 2009 at 6:06 am

    LOVE those shoes!! I think I need a pair!!

  3. May 8, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    I checked out the lite and really loved it on solestruck…..yours are amazing!!!! you look so pretty:)

  4. May 8, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Ohh, both your shoes and the Lite version are absolutely gorgeous! Definitely thinking of snapping up a pair…

  5. May 10, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Love the shoes and that dress is SO amazing!!!

  6. May 13, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    you look fantastic with this dress and shoes…Whaou!

  7. 8 Tiffany
    June 3, 2009 at 4:09 am

    hi, i love yr blog! i was wondering what size you have the h&m jacket in because i found one online in black but i’m not so sure about the sizing…thanks!

  8. June 28, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Those shoes look amazinggg. So punk vibe, i love it. It pairs really well with your dress.

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