Manolo-alikes For £40?
mother, may i... Get those blue satin shoes without obliterating your credit rating
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