Double-Take: Manolo Blahnik BB in Lace

Lace isn’t a typical material for crafting pumps, but it can create a beautiful effect. When done well, a lace pump in any color can look graceful and refined. You can never go wrong with a classic Manolo Blahnik BB pump.

This pair  (Barney’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks) has been crafted in delicate black lace (also in nude) and reinforced with a layer of stronger netting. It creates the illusion of an almost-naked foot, which looks much nicer than the transparent PU/PVC shoes out there. Of course, the price doesn’t make them very obtainable, but here are some equally beautiful double-take options:


The Marlee pump from ShoeMint looks extremely similar to the BB, and it’s much more affordable. My experience with ShoeMint shoes is that they run slightly small, so I definitely suggest reading the comments regarding fit before you order.


I don’t want to call her a copy-cat, but I find that Ivanka Trump is great at providing double-takes of designer shoes. I’ve found many, and if you watch them, you can snag them on sale for an even better deal! These are available at Nordstrom, 6pm, Lord & Taylor, and Amazon.