Double-Take: Jimmy Choo Lucy

Do you ever scan the shoe racks at TJ Maxx or Nordstrom Rack, spot a pair you think is designer, and then are pleasantly surprised when it’s not but looks just as good? Well that recently happened to me.

I do a couple rounds whenever I shop at discount stores because it’s easy to miss things. The first time I walk through, I grab what immediately catches my eye and toss it into my cart for trying on. Then I go through the rows one more time in case I missed anything, and take a closer look at styles that might seem plain but could have potential. This is actually when I spot the hidden gems, usually they’re tucked away on the bottom shelf or shoved into a box with another pair.

Finding designer shoes at Nordstrom Rack is not uncommon, I’ve run across several pairs in the past from heels to sneakers. But sometimes they can look like normal shoes, so you have to have an eagle eye to spot them. During a recent shopping trip, I thought I found a pair of Jimmy Choo Lucy flats among the endless rows of shoes. These shoes are immediate classics—a timeless flat with a pointed toe and delicate ankle strap. They’re very flattering and go with every outfit. You can pick up a pair in pink, silver, and nude. And if your size is available, you can grab them for less online at TJ Maxx.I wasn’t disappointed when I discovered the flats I found weren’t Jimmy Choo, because they turned out to be an excellent double take by Sam Edelman. You literally can’t tell the two shoes apart! Both styles have the same structure and are made of leather. Plus, Sam Edeleman flats are known for comfort because of the extra padding inside. These flats are available in two colors and you can get a pair for yourself from Nordstrom RackGilt, or Off 5th.