Saint Laurent’s crystal-embellished Niki boots are sold out in many sizes at major retailers — and now the coveted style is going for almost $18,000 on eBay.
An eBay seller from Germany posted the boots with a whopping $17,990 price tag in European sizes 36 to 40. Another seller had sizes 41 and 42 available for $15,000 or the best offer.
Celebrities and shoppers alike have been clamoring for the look.
Last week, Kendall Jenner made a major style statement when she wore the boots on her 22nd birthday in West Hollywood. The supermodel sported a ribbed cropped tank paired with baggy ripped jeans and the knee-high, crystal-embellished boots. At the end of August, Cardi B performed in the style during the MTV VMAs pre-show. And of course, Rihanna led the pack when she donned the boots straight off the runway in March.
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In fact, the shoes were an instant sensation when designer Anthony Vacarello sent thie this intentionally poor shoe posture to the max with his lineup of pointed-toe, cone-heel, crumpled boots. For maximum flash, they came in only the shiniest of leathers: patent, glossed, embossed or glittering, respectively.
“Saint Laurent delivered yet another cult moment. Their crystal boot kicked off Paris Fashion Week with a bang and is our most lust-worthy style of the season,” said Net-a-Porter senior buyer Thalia Tserevegou at the time.