Even when I know my wardrobe's stocked for Fall, I can't resist adding another pair of booties to my collection, especially when they're so practical. These Madewell Sandstorm Booties ($188) caught my attention — and would play nicely with the tights, dresses, and other seasonal faves. Practically speaking, they're a near-necessity, and with that in mind I set out to make the purchase — until the pricey tag made me rethink . . .
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Once you have your heart set on a purchase, it's hard to rethink the item, but my alternative is practically perfect. Behold the chic substitute — Cooperative Lace-Up Sherpa Booties ($68). Same wood heel and classic black color, only these come with snugly sherpa-lined insides to style — and warm — you up.