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 there 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, such as 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.