Thursday, October 22, 2015

A dupe for the Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots

*Update* These boots are now sold out but I found several identical dupes for less: under $60, under $125, under $200 and under $250 

The Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots became so popular and has been featured just about everywhere. Don't get me wrong, I think they're amazing but am not sure they're worth the price tag. I purchased the Quiltboot last year. After putting some thoughts into it, I decided to take them back. I don't know how I feel about wearing $700 boots in the snow. I really love the sleek design and am determined to find something similar at a lower price point.
Last year, I reviewed the Unisa Gilles which was super similar to the Stuart Weitzman 5050. I thought I would look there first. Lo and behold, Unisa came out with the Careana which is incredibly similar to the Lowland. I tried them on in store and immediately fell in love with them. For the price tag, they're fantastic. DSW had a $10 off $50 purchase coupon during Columbus Day weekend which made them even more affordable. They are also available in black and blue.

A dupe for the Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots_SydneysFashionDiary

These boots appear and look more expensive in person than they actually cost. I have been wearing them non-stop for almost 2 weeks now and am in love with them even more. They're incredibly comfortable, easy to take on/off and fit like a glove right of the box. Plus, no break-in time required! They fit true to size (I took my usual size 7). The measurements are as follow: shaft height = 22" and calf circumference = 14". I am wearing them here with leggings and they fit with a little room to spare. They definitely fit tighter with a pair of skinny jeans.

A dupe for the Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots_SydneysFashionDiary

The upper is made out of suede-like fabric and unlined. However, the fabric is thick enough that they don't feel flimsy. The foot-bed has just the right amount of padding to keep you comfortable while still maintaining the slim profile. I don't have anything negative to say about these boots. While searching, I found a couple of other options that are worth looking into. However, I am so in love with these Unisa boots that I have no desired to try anything else. If you end up trying these, I'd love to hear your thoughts.


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