Shoeperwoman caught King of the Knockoffs, Steve Madden, red-handed in the act of, er, knocking off Alexander McQueen’s ‘Pelle’ boots this week. That just sounds so wrong, doesn’t it?
Of course, “Steve Madden copies other designers” is probably the least shocking news we’ve heard this week, but we thought this was a particularly blatant attempt, even for his Steveness. The weird thing about this is that if any other designer did this, people would be at least a little bit taken aback, but when Steve Madden does it, everyone just kinda ruffles his hair (virtually, natch) and goes, “Ah, Steve, you little tyke! At it again, eh?”
For those of you who just want to know where to get them, though, let the record show that the Alexander McQueen boots are $1,159 from Zappos, while the Steve Madden versions are just slightly less expensive, at $129.95.