Bottega Veneta's embroidered heel velvet T-bars are one of the shoes of the season, so it's no surprise that a lot of sizes are sold out at Net-a-Porter, despite the hefty £400 price tag. So what's a girl to do if she can't stretch to that so close to Christmas? How about River Island's velvet T-bars for a far more wallet-friendly £39.99. They're not exactly the same, but with a similar shape and fabric, they nod toward all the same trends for a lot less cash.