Oct 23, 2012

J. Crew MacAlister High Heel Boot lookalike

When I saw fellow blogger, Ina post about her J. Crew MacAlister high heel boot lookalike, I was on a mission to find my alternative to the fabulous boots. Just when I started my search, of course, J. Crew has to tempt me with the extra 30% off final sale promo(use code OURTREAT).

J. Crew MacAlister high heel ankle boots (buy here)
Currently on sale for CDN $184, with the 30% off, it comes to $128.80

I wasn't too crazy about it being suede as we get a lot of snow here and the salt gets really nasty on suede even if I pre-treated the boots with protector. 

Was browsing on the Gap website and came across these:

Gap leather lace-up booties (buy here)
Regular priced at CDN $99.95. They are running a promo until Thursday for 30% off, making this $70

Doesnt' these look exactly like the J. Crew ones? I was so excited. Yes, I know, the quality won't be nearly the same. But it is almost half price of the real deal. And it says it is 100% leather, making life much easier for me. I ordered half size up as they don't come in half sizes. 




16 comments:

  1. They do look very similar! It's always a bit of a thrill to find a cheaper alternative to something you've been eyeing :) Hope the sizing is right!

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    1. exactly. It is indeed a great thrill to find something so similar but half the price. I don't have high hopes for these as I know Gap shoes quality. But the price is right and I'm willing to try. Best thing is Gap has really easy return policy here .

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  2. What a great find!
    Hopefully they will fit perfect and they really do look like the real ones.
    I am tempted by the promo and probably order a few things:).
    Thanks for the link love!

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    1. I size up to 8 (my usual is 7.5) so size should be ok. Only thing is they didn't specify the heel height of these boots. I'm a big klutz when it comes to heels. Thanks for the inspiration and looking forward to getting my new boots soon!

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  3. great find!! i'm resisting the sale, but it's really hard. i am such a sucker for markdowns. :)

    phiphi's blog

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    1. whenever J. Crew is running a promo, I tend to get up really early to check popbacks. Yes it is a sickness. Fingers not working properly first thing in the morning sometimes haha!

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  4. Those booties are super cute! Perfect for this weather! - xo

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    1. thank you! I hope they are not super high heels as I'm a big klutz when it comes to heels.

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  5. My sister is obsessed with JCrew too lol I know how you feel. And so glad I saw this post, I tried DSW for a similar style and they had nothing even close! So I will definitely check them out my GAP. I wonder how comfy they'd be for lots of walking hmm..

    Stay pretty xo

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    1. I'm a big klutz on heels. So will keep you posted regarding the comfort level once I receive them.

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  6. They look identical, great find!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. they look extremely close in pictures but I'm sure the J. Crew version is much better made. But half the price, I'm willing to give the Gap ones a try :)

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  7. I noticed these dupes as well! I rotate out a lot of my boots yearly, so the Gap ones are better buys for me if I'll potentially only get 12-20 wears from them. They're having a 30% off sale too, so these are a steal!!

    New reader here, loving your blog!

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    1. yes, got these Gap boots 30% off, making the deal even sweeter. Excited to try them out!

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  8. ooh nice find!
    they both look chic and comfortable. ;)

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    1. Love finding dupes at a much better price. yes, I know, they won't be even be close to J. Crew quality but I'm willing to give them a try :)

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