When we see direct imitations of a brand’s signature aesthetic, luxury consumers usually look to point fingers at the copycat, as we’ve seen with Sam Edelman’s take on the blade heel. That’s often the correct instinct, but sometimes a specific design element becomes popular in by both the luxury and mass markets. This seems to be the case with Badgley Mischka’s and René Caovilla’s crystal back pumps.
With the holidays growing near, a little sparkle on your footwear always brings about some heer and these heels deliver just that. The René Caovilla pump is a point-toe suede pump with much more crystal detailing on the heel than the open-toe satin Badgley Mischka pair. Both give that hint of shine that makes a great holiday pump, but with one major difference: the price. The Badgley Mischka pair costs $184, while the René Caovilla pair will set you back $1,195. That’s a very big difference, especially if you are trying to stay on budget.