Fake it until you do: Stylish shopper finds $35 sandals that look like $200 designer pair
- A Sydney TikToker came across a ‘dupe’ of a popular pair of sandals
- Target is selling an almost identical version of the Alias Mae Paris sandals for $35
- Alias Mae shoes sell for $199.95 – more than five times the price
- The Target version would be an idea for those on a budget
An Australian shopper has found a ‘dupe’ of a pair of $200 sandals for just $35 – sending fashionistas into a tailspin.
While browsing the aisles of Target, Sydney TikToker Chelsea came across the Maia Double Band slides which look nearly identical to the Alias Mae Paris sandals.
At the store, Chelsea recorded her excitement and shared images of the budget shoes in a TikTok video seen by thousands of people.
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While browsing the aisles of Target, Sydney TikToker Chelsea came across the Maia Double Band slides (pictured) which look almost identical to the Alias Mae Paris sandals
The Alias Mae sandals (pictured) cost more than five times the Target dupe price, but are made of genuine leather
“I found the best dupes for Alias Mae sandals,” she wrote in the video.
In the comments, Chelsea confirmed that she bought the Target shoes which are “surprisingly comfortable”.
According to the product description, the sandals are made of soft faux leather and with a lightly padded insole for extra comfort.
The Alias Mae sandals are more than five times the Target dupe price but are made of genuine leather.
Both shoes are also available online in sizes 5-10, but the Target sandals would be ideal for those on a budget (pictured: model wearing Alias Mae sandals)
The Chelsea video has since been viewed over 30,000 times and eager shoppers said they would “run” to Target to pick up a pair.
Both shoes are also available online in sizes 5-10, but the Target sandals would be ideal for those on a budget.
Earlier this year, another shopper discovered that Kmart’s recently reissued $25 winter boots are a perfect dupe for similar versions worth over $100.
TikToker Clio Crowhurst, from Adelaide, found the black rib knit boots at her local Kmart and noted that they looked like a pair of Wittner boots she had bought on sale in a now viral video.
“I have a Kmart dupe for you. It’s the best I’ve ever found,’ she said in the clip which has over 113,600 views.
Australian shopper Clio Crowhurst (pictured) has gone viral on TikTok after finding a perfect dupe for her beloved Wittner shoes at Kmart for just $25
While the nearly identical Wittner Orbit Vintage Recycled knit ankle boots are currently on sale for $100, they sell for $250 full price.
“They’re so good, they’re literally my favorite boots because they’re casual and comfortable,” Clio said of the designer version she previously purchased.
‘I went to Kmart and found this. It’s literally the same thing.
She also pointed out how easily the marks show on the expensive pair while the darker colored disguise of the Kmart boot scratches and gets dirty easily.
She found the $25 black rib-knit boots (pictured left) at her local Kmart and noted that they looked like a pair of Wittner boots (pictured right) she bought on sale for $100.
The frugal fashionista’s video drew dozens of responses from viewers eager to get their hands on the bargain purchase.
“RUN TO KMART,” one of them exclaimed.
“I’ve had mine for a year and they’re so good! Kmart bring the goods,” said a second while a third wrote, “I have these Kmart boots and they are awesome!! So comfortable.
Kmart’s fashionable black boots feature a block heel, knit texture and effortless pull-on design and are available in sizes AU5-11 on Kmart’s website and in stores.