Best Bet: Raffia Wedge Sandals

Since they landed at Opening Ceremony earlier this spring, we've been spotting Robert Clergerie's comfy-cool raffia platforms on stylish dressers all over the city, from the West Village to Brooklyn Heights. If you're not prepared to part with the requisite $300 for Clergerie's kicks (inset), cut yourself a half-off deal by buying Anthropologie's strikingly similar pair instead. The braided sandals have the same natural, wear-anywhere look of an espadrille and can pair with black, brown, or navy. Plus, the generous platform means you can run around the city in them without worrying about worn-down heels.

Twine Around Wedges, $158 at Anthropologie or online.