As I was somewhat mindlessly scrolling through Zara’s new arrivals, one pair of shoes stood out to me. I recently shelled out $450 for a pair of shoes from the beloved French brand Carel and here was Zara offering a similar pair for just $70. (Even still, I don’t regret my original purchase as I’m obsessed with the shoes and wore them to Copenhagen Fashion Week.)
My favorite French style icons like Anne Laure Mais are fans of Carel and wear the Paris-based brand all the time. Mais recently ‘grammed the Carel Peche Black Patent Leather Mary Janes ($455), while the Kina Black Patent Mary Janes ($495) are another popular choice. Zara’s new shoes are a worthy alternative to get the same look on a smaller budget—scroll down to buy them before they sell out.