Pumps from stiletto kings like Christian Louboutin and Brian Atwood are necessary presences in any true snob’s shoe closet. That doesn’t mean, however, you have to fork over triple-digit dollars for a slick, shiny, glossy heel worthy of your hottest date night. Give your Maniacs and Pigalles a rest, and snap up Semilla’s frugal steals instead. Hey, patent leather is patent leather, and they have nailed the addictively amped-up silhouette. A lightly tapered toe keeps it chic, and over 5.5” of heel with a generous platform means you don’t have to sacrifice towering height for a nice price, either. In chestnut-brown, jet-black, dusty tan, and forest-green, you can indulge in a full fall palette’s worth of shoes, guilt-free. On Luisa Via Roma for $279.