Saturday, January 15, 2011


oh you look familiar



The other night I was sitting with my Mum and she happened to go on Priceless Shoes, I think they were a highstreet store but then they closed down due to the recession, although after looking on their store finder they have a fair few shops in the Midlands. As Mum was flicking through I saw these these boots, Instantly remembering a VERY similar pair from Topshop that I actually bought and returned months and months ago because I thought the price was extortionate. For £10, I took my chances and ordered a pair. I did a quick google, YES I even remembered the name of the shoe, and they looked pretty much the same. They came today and I LOVE them! They don't feel too cheap or crappy either! I paid £10+ £3.50 P&P, compared to be £60 odd I'd paid for those Topshop ones.

I tend to forget about discount shoe stores, I did buy an awesome pair of booties (2nd from the right) years ago from a random ebay shoe shop and I loved them! From experience, I tend to see alot of Topshop, New Look and River Island shoe-a-likes on eBay for much, much less than they are in stores. For example these boots on eBay are very similar, if not the same as these Topshop ones. These current stock River Island boots are very similar to these fur lined boots on eBay. Obviously the quality might not be the same and the designs may be a bit off, I cant vouch for these stores because obviously I've not bought these shoes. But hey, hope it helps some people who want some cheapy shoes! Although I'm tempted to get the Topshop Swallow cut out copies because after seeing Charlene in them, I really NEED them!

Have you bought off any off these sorts of shoe shops before? Any good? Recommendations in the comments!
 

55 comments:

  1. It's not like they're going to be worn every single day, so I'd rather have loads of cheap shoes than only a few expensive ones! Thanks for posting these!

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  2. i love priceless shoes, there is a really big one near me in Leeds. I tried those boots on in tan!! x

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  3. in theory i always say u should get a pair that costs a bit more cos it will last longer etc vs 2 pairs of cheap ones.

    but in practice, i tend to go for the 2 pairs of cheaper ones!!!

    i remember hearing about priceless but dont think ive ever bought anything from them

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  4. My friend has those Swallow rip-offs (the cut out wedges) and I have the real ones, she didn't want them because she's veggie and doesn't wear leather! I recently got some pumps from work that are the same as some from Topshop that I got ages ago but returned because of the price, same reason as you! Glad I waited now :) also have some similar to the Aggie Topshop ones from Chockers x

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  5. nope, the shoes unfortunately don't do it for me Lily

    MK x

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  6. They look EXACTLY like the Topshop ones! I bought the Topshop ones last Autumn and I wore them to death. Literally, I wore them until they broke - which was about a month ago. Well worth the £65 in my opinion :) I prefer to get more expensive stuff if the quality is better. That's just me though.
    xxx

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  7. i love those boots, they sell some similar ones in misselfridge too, but these are so cheap - its amazing that so many of these stores charge a ridiculous amount for these kinda shoes, s'all bout shoppin around! Great post Lily :) xx

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  8. They are a brilliant copy, love buying cheapy copies on the sly! However I did buy the Topshop Swallow wedges yesterday for £27.60 in the sale which I can deal with! Hopefully I will find a Topshop Layla copy soon as I am mourning the ones I returned

    R x

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  9. I had a pair of boots from priceless shoes that I paid just £6 for and I wore them all the time until the sole literally snapped in half!
    These are cute, I hope they last you a while :)
    X

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  10. I LOVE ebay for stuff like that. i got a Topshop 'ambrose' esque pair in black off their for £20 from some shop called 'shoes2you' or something similar. They're not leather and they are currently wrecked on my heater from all the snow but they survived a good while.
    ebay FTW, i check there before i spend loads of money on the real thing.
    LOVE this pair, i wanted the pair in there for ages that were just like that but weren't ankle boots, more like brogues.

    xxx

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  11. I think it's alright to buy cheap shoes, at least you can stock up on them and have like some massive range of shoes, but then you should always have tghe odd pair of expensive shoes too I suppose haha

    But I'm a trainer type girl, don't really wear shoes as much ahahaa :)

    x

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  12. Wow! These are a great find, seeing as they look pretty much the same as the Topshop ones x

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  13. We have a priceless shoes near me (in Swindon), I prefer internet shopping on that store though- you see more I think. I got my worker boots from there & love it. The ebay stores are also amazing, I got some little pixie boots from an ebay shop & I'm in loveee
    xx

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  14. Errrm NEED those boots!

    I got the eBay version of the River Island fur boots....they're such good quality. I'm much happier to pay £18 on eBay than £45 in RI!

    T x

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  15. i love the priceless ones! theyre so so cute and such a bargain!

    im having an Alexander Wang esque studded bag giveaway on my blog if you think youd like too look hon! x

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  16. I love finding shoes much cheaper on Ebay, but sometimes when i'm shopping i forget to look for them cheaper first.. oppz! :)

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  17. Really liking the shoes, I'm in need of some new shoes after mine are falling apart; i wear them in all seasons... even the snow! they've become so damaged!

    I'm not sure wheather to buy some pricey ones so they last longer... urm!

    Those swallow wedges are so nice! I bought some from topshop however the back of them is very strange, my ankle didn't fill the gap which was depressing so I had them returned.

    This website is really good for cheap-expencive-look-a-like-ie shoes http://www.chockersshoes.co.uk/category/ankle/product/pixie5/

    Check it out!

    Katie. x

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  18. There's still a Priceless Shoes in Lichfield and in Birmingham! I'm pretty sure I saw one in Essex as well last week.. or could have been London.
    I love those boots, might have to get some as I have no black boots! Are they true to size?

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  19. Ohhhh i need these boots! I added them to my wishlist post last week and im pretty sure they were from Peacocks? Im not sure. But you've paid way less than what they were going for! It's an amazing buy and im very jealous! They look so comfy too :) xo

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  20. i went to uni in norwich and they had a priceless shoes there. I was dying for a pair of knitted uggs, and I got some black ones from there for £17.50, and they have been brilliant! they have lasted more than a year through being wrecked with snow+rain, yet they are in good condition, and the biggest plus- so so warm! you actually feel the difference in your feet when you step in them. So I'd recommend priceless shoes :P

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  21. What a great buy, so beautiful too! Hope they last a long time, they are definitely a wonderful bargain treasure.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  22. I love cheap shoes! I buy expensive flat shoes because I walk a lot in them, but fashion shoes like heels I won't wear often I don't really like paying over the odds for. We have a shop here called 'shoemarket' which sells so many cheapo rip offs of Topshop shoes, it's great! Topshop shoes have gone WAY overpriced lately.

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  23. I like buying shoes during sales, so that I get a great quality but at a cheaper price.

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  24. ive been trying to save my money till payday, but youve gotten me spending money on a pair of boots ive seen on this website, thanks lily :P at least theyre cheap :)

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  25. Wow, these boots are amazing! There's still a priceless shoes in Glasgow, but I don't think I;ve ever been in .. I definitely need to take a wander in now!
    I bought a cream dress in Topshop for a christmas night out for around £50 after thinking ohh I'll never find anything as nice if I go to Primark .. then I walked in the next day and they had basically the same dress but in an empire line style (which would actually suit my shape better) for £18 or something grr!

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  26. I've bought 2 pairs of boots from a 'Varanni Shoes' shop in Manchester and I love it! I got a pair of fur lined pixie type boots exactly like the ones from River Island, but for half the price. Would definately recommend it, not sure if there's any other shops than in Manchester though! xx

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  27. Thank you for the links :) just purhcased some pixie boots from the ebay site for £14.99 and I've been looking for a pair for ages!!
    Though I should be saving but they were on sale!!
    xx

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  28. i'm very jealous, i love it when i find things like this in the most unexpected places!

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  29. Hi.

    see my post here....

    http://justabitblonde.blogspot.com/2010/06/fingers-crossed.html

    they were brought from....

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/loudlook

    i was really happy with them.


    xoxo

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  30. Those boots look pretty much identical to the Topshop ones! I always seem to look on eBay for shoes now as I just find them so expensive on the high-street.

    Thanks for posting the link to Priceless, definitely going to take a look :D xo

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  31. I live in the states and we have stores that sell a lot of lower priced shoes. We have one store that has tons of boots, and booties for $10 USD, or £6.30. The best part is no shipping.
    My Heart Blogged

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  33. Ohh.Myy.Godd. This is the weirdest conincidence, I was looking at these shoes on ebay yesterday, and am watching them. And now you put up a post about them?? The only bad thing is that now they'll probably sell out from all the attention ;)
    It would be mine
    Aren't these quite like the ones you were selling on your blogshop, but they were brown? Not my size though :(

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  34. i've been looking for cheaper shoes recently as well, they're just a live saver. those topshop heel look a likes are gorgeous! you've inspired me to search ebay for some more ha

    http://afluorescentadolescent.blogspot.com/ x

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  35. These look IDENTICAL to the ones I have from Peacocks, you were right Victoria! I have bought shoes off Ebay before but I am always wary after the strap snapped off one pair that I bought when I was out. I always double check the quality now! :)

    Maria xxx

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  36. I always try and wait to see if I can get items like this cheaper anywhere else, but 70% of the time I'm overcome with the impatience of wanting it there and then.
    <3

    http://kelseyfenton.blogspot.com/

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  37. I have these too! Although mine were £20 when I got them :(

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  38. Those boots are exactly the same as the topshop ones! Good find! Priceless shoes often has some pretty nice pumps - and my friend has got some moccassins from their that are amazing. Well worth a look! xxx

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  39. Good find!

    I find it really hard to find something that looks the same, but cost less.
    I never want to put time in it haha.

    ow and nice shoes ofcourse!
    xx

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  40. I nearly bought those boots when they were instore! Glad I had second thoughts :) Thanks for the tip!

    www.ktrebecca.blogspot.com

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  41. i always used to go for cheaper shoes because i felt like 'the more the merrier'! but then i realised i only really wore my favourite few and the rest were just cluttering up my home :(
    now i try and have as few pairs as possible and just buy one pair of flats and one pair of heels per season.
    having said that, the cheaper ones aren't always worse quality. i had a pair of £4 ballet flats that outlasted numerous pars by faith, office, new look, topshop etc.

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  42. i have a secret: i spend the most ridiculous amount on clothes buy ONLY buy my shoes from cheap knock off ebay stores. shhh, though. x

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  43. I have seen these shoes on topshop, too, and have been since then always thinking about buying them, but 60 pounds are just too much, especially for someone, who mostly wears high heels, like me. I love them tough.

    I think to buy cheap shoes is okay, especially when they are more or less 'in' at the moment. I only spend lots of money on shoes, which are made from real leather and for the only flat pair of shoes I wear, because if I wear them, I'm on my feet the whole day without a break and then you need a comfy pair of shoes.
    Sorry, this one's so long.
    Love, Jojo

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  44. What a great copy and for so much less, nice one =)

    Hannah xx

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  45. Hey... cheap look a likies are the best. I bought a pair of timberland look a likies from Dotty Ps & at a fraction of the price they lasted forever!

    Thank god I'm not making shoes in my clothes making project :)

    x

    http://thecapsulewardrobeproject2011.blogspot.com/

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    xx

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  47. Lol! i just tried on the same black boots today! They were comfy but i can't spend no more...i shan't! I really like their boots though! Same with Internacionale. The stores have alot more variety.

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  48. I've loved priceless shoes ever since I was like 8 and able to afford my very own navy blue platform shoes (hello, the spice girls!)

    They make pretty decent shoes - and lots of different types too and they're mostly decently priced. yay! xxZ

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  49. I've never really considered getting my shoes from ebay. I usually buy my shoes from places which have student discount and luckily Topshop does! I don't know what I'll do when I'm not a student anymore, haha.

    http://francesca-xo.blogspot.com/

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  50. Very unlike you to do a shoe post lily, i'm shocked :P I'd say about half of my shoes are from ebay, priceless or primark. At that price and the rate I go through shoes I don't see it as a problem :) Though I of course invest in the little more expensive ones from time to time when're they're just to pretty to resist! xx

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  51. I got the Topshop version of these last year and I've worn them soooo much. Investment! (did get staff discount to justify the price though!)

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  52. It is so strange you posted about these, I've just clicked on the site and they had these http://www.pricelessshoes.co.uk/en/qube-chelsea-boot-180922 which I literally tried on today in town! Coincidental :) I didn't get them in the end because the soles didn't seem very sturdy (I wear mine down so bad) but cheap as chips all the same! http://www.pricelessshoes.co.uk/en/qube-chelsea-boot-180922

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