Manolo-alikes For £40?

mother, may i... Get those blue satin shoes with­out oblit­er­at­ing your credit rat­ing

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Rarely can a sin­gle piece of fash­ion iconog­ra­phy unite all of wom­ankind in ado­ra­tion. But that’s ex­actly what hap­pened as Carrie Brad­shaw said ‘I do’ when Mr Big fi­nally popped the ques­tion and pre­sented her with the most beau­ti­ful shoes imag­in­able in lieu of a ring.

Of course, we’re talk­ing about the Hangisi – the sap­phire satin Manolo Blah­nik courts com­plete with a jew­e­len­crusted buckle placed del­i­cately on the per­fectly formed al­mond toe. For mil­lions of women around the globe, it was love at first sight – not even the im­pos­si­bly stylish Olivia Palermo could re­sist the £745 Hangisi’s charm.

And since that fate­ful day, we’ve been wait­ing pa­tiently for a wor­thy (and af­ford­able) homage. That day has come. It all started when we saw an In­sta post from River Is­land, fea­tur­ing a fa­mil­iar- look­ing pair of broochadorned shoes, which has since spread like virtual wild­fire.

Com­mand­ing a colos­sal 9,000+ likes in just a mat­ter of hours, ed­i­tors, blog­gers and shop­pers alike couldn’t be­lieve what they were see­ing. Couldbe-blah­niks for £40? We’re still ex­pect­ing to wake up and re­alise it’s all been a dream. But this is bliss­ful re­al­ity.

How­ever, leave it too long and you’ll be sob­bing in your slip­pers when these bad boys sell out. Just ask your­self: ‘What would Carrie do?’ And you’ll make the right de­ci­sion…

£40, River Is­land

Big, Carrie and those Mano­los

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