Monday, February 8, 2016

Stuart Weitzman Highland dup for under $60

*Update* I found several identical dupes for less here: under $100, under $100under $200

As you may already know, the Stuart Weitzman Highland boots have become so popular over the years. I love them because they're beautiful and so sleek. However, I do not love the price tag. They're crazy expensive and not affordable to the average person. I spent sometime searching for the alternative and stumbled upon these boots. It took me awhile to pull the trigger mainly because they're a UK based brand. I am glad I did because the boots ended up working out pretty well for me.

- Affordable - They cost right under $60. For something trendy like thigh-high boot, I don't wear it enough to make the cost per wear worthwhile. I can't wear them to work. Most of the time, I can't wear 4" heels running around with my kids on the weekends. They are basically reserved for date nights and god knows, we don't go out that much =)
- Decent quality - For under $60, I thought the quality is somewhat decent. Of course, they're not made out of real suede but the fabric is not flimsy at all. They are available in black, taupe, grey and beige
- Great fit - The fit is what sold me. They fit my scarves extremely well (bare-legged and tucked into jeans). I went with a UK5 (US7) and thankfully, they run very true to size. Measurements are as follows: shaft height = 26", calf circumference = 8", ankle circumference = 4.5 and heel height = 4". The foot-bed is on the narrow side so they might be tight for those who have wide feet. If you have narrow/average feet, they should be just fine. The boot features a partial side zipper for easy on and off which is nice. Sizing starts at UK3/US5 to UK8/US10


- The smell - When I first pulled them out of the box, they have that chemical smell. I do not notice the smell when I have them on and it does seem to fade.
- The back strings - They do not stay put. I believe this was caused by the stiffness of the material. I hope they will soften up with wear. It doesn't bother me so much but I thought I'd mention.

-My overall shopping experience with Public Desire - It was a smooth one. I received email updates every step of the way. My order took roughly 2 weeks to arrive. USA standard delivery untracked cost £4.99 ($7.50). You can return any items within 14 days of receipt to the address listed on their site. Unfortunately returns will be made at your own cost. All in all, I highly recommend these boots if you're looking for something trendy, affordable and will last for a couple of seasons.



Unknown said...

I'm loving the boots, I've been look for perfect pair and might try ordering these. And you're looking so pretty in that outfit <3.
Have a great day

Xx Josette

jbt said...

Love these! Thanks for the find! I've been looking for these dupes for a while but have always found something a little "off" with the ones that I've found. One question: does the material have any stretch to it? They look snug on your leg so wondering if they will be too tight on me or if there is a little give. Thanks so much! <3

Sydney's Fashion Diary said...

@jbt Unfortunately, the material has no stretch to it. I am afraid they may be too tight for your athletic calves.

Dash of Fash and Finance said...

Great review Sydney! They look awesome on you and the jacket is so pretty! Very beautiful look! Hope you are having a great week!