It's no surprise that I'm embracing the gladiator sandal trend with enormous fervor. Though I already own two pairs, they're both flat, so I'm currently searching for a high-heel version. Lanvin's Platform Gladiators, in a marine blue, are ridiculously sleek and I love the straps that definitely make an impact, yet don't overpower the shoe. Sadly, they cost nearly a month's rent, so I can only hope that Barney's will decide to cut the price by about 80%. Luckily, Steve Madden makes a very similar alternative with their Simmerr. The stacked heel and the colored patent leather straps that wrap around the ankle are far too alike to merit spending the money on the Lanvin's.