The most-coveted boots for fall are none other than Saint Laurent‘s sparkling, rhinestone-covered, glitter-tastic boots from its Fall 2017 show. Upon their debut, the slouchy, knee-high boots nearly broke the internet. Fashion editors, buyers, and just plain admirers from across the globe collectively displayed their awe, adoration, and near-obsession for the Saint Laurent crystal glitter boots on social media.
Of course Rihanna, being that she is Rihanna, got her hands on the fresh-off catwalk boots before anyone else. RiRi proudly shared her obsession with the shoes on her Instagram page not once, but three separate times.
Unfortunately for us plain folk, we will have to wait the usual six-month period between when a runway show finishes and the collection hits retail stores. But don’t be fooled. These glamazon-style boots will not be easy on your wallet. According to WWD, the boots (which are handmade and feature 3,000 rhinestones on each foot) will retail the average cost of a used car — $10,000 to be exact. To make matters worse, a waiting list surrounding the boots has already begun at Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Feeling a bit down? What if we told you that you can get these boots for 98% off? Yes, you read that correctly. Nine West is introducing their own version of fall’s most coveted boots for only $199, aptly called “The Metallic Slouch Boot.” The resemblance is uncanny, but if it can save you $9,000+ why not? You be the judge.
The only drawback is that you still have to wait until August to get your hands on them. However, we’re certain these boots will fly like hotcakes as soon as they’re out. Don’t forget, you read it here first on Yahoo Style.
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