Which one: Alexander Wang Liya vs. Zara


More shoes, please!
Apr 3, 2008
Los Angeles, CA
I am currently obsessed with Alexander Wang shoes and I am so terribly smitten with the Liya and Emma. I found a similar version from Zara (http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-W2012-s/330007/982006/BASIC%2BANKLE%2BSTRAP%2BHEELS), but it's now soldout and marked up on ebay.

Should I shell out the money for the real deal or a decent, marked up knockoff? The Zara version is alluring because it costs $400 less, but the tradeoff is it isn't suede (it's a sueded polyester) and the quality (and thus longevity of the shoe) would be far less superior than AW.

Another option is to get the Zara version and maybe the Emma in stamped leather (http://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/Alexander-Wang-Emma-Strappy-Lizard-Embossed-Pump-Shoes/prod155390226_cat38290731__/?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.jsp%253FitemId%253Dcat38290731%2526pageSize%253D120%2526No%253D0%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod155390226&cmCat=product)? Get the best of both worlds?

Or just give in, forget about Zara and get the Liya? I need some advice! I needed these shoes in my life yesterday ;) TIA!


Aug 26, 2010
i'm wearing my liya in lizard embossed right now, i love them =)

i didn't know the zara version was that much cheaper. but anyway, $ aside, i find the zara version is more feminine, and the AW ones are more edgy, so depends on what you prefer i guess.


Jul 31, 2008
In My Own Little World
Hi Mishybelle! I had just bought Valentino red RS but really liked this style so..... I have the Zara version....I paid Zara retail for them and they are fun but I would not overpay for them on the 'Bay. I don't feel the quality is worth it.

I don't have either AW style but if this is a shoe that will become a staple in your wardrobe, then I would splurge on them:smile: