Jeffrey Campbell Channels Miu Miu and Prada with the “Qual,” Like?

Are you fond of those retro-inspired ankle-strap platform sandals we see a lot from Miu Miu and Prada? Here are a couple of styles to remind you of what we’re referring to. These shoes are from their current collection, but similar silhouettes were also introduced by both labels in the past season or two:

miu miu front bow platform sandalMiu Miu Front-Bow Platform Sandals, $690

prada studded suede ankle wrap sandalPrada Studded Suede Ankle-Wrap Sandals, $950

A pair will obviously cost you a lot — from several hundred dollars to thousands depending on the style. So, if you can’t bring yourself to spend that much on shoes, what’s your alternative?

Here’s your answer — get the “Qual” from Jeffrey Campbell. It’s a $200 option that, dare we say, could be worth every penny. Jeffrey Campbell not only channeled Miu Miu and Prada when it came up with this style but also took the time to make the Qual look well made and expensive:

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jeffrey campbell qualJeffrey Campbell “Qual” Platform Sandals, $199.95

What do you think? Is the Qual a fitting alternative or not?

These sandals are made of patent leather, and they come with chunky flared heels that are 4.5 inches high and platforms that are about 1.25 inches thick. If you do the math, the Qual is pretty comfortable to wear. In fact, you can practically walk in it all day. If you like what you see and you’re ready to put it in the bag, you can shop for it at Nordstrom.