I'm not the kind of person to spend that much money on shoes, though, so I've been looking around for an alternative and came up with these:
I've never bought anything from Street Moda before, so I was a little apprehensive - the rather eclectic brand collection seemed a bit strange, but they have an A+ ranking from the BBB and a quick Google search turned up a good amount of positive reviews, so I gave it a shot.
I signed up for their text service to get a 25% off code, so I ended up paying $22.49 (with free shipping and no tax). I paid on the 27th, the shoes were shipped on the 28th, and I received them today (the 30th), so a huge thumbs up for fast service!
Comparison with Litas
Suede upper, wooden heel. Same for both.
The Litas are listed as having a 5" heel with a 2" platform, while the Serenn is listed as having a 5" heel with a 1.25" platform - but I measured it myself, and the platform is just shy of 2", so that appears to be a listing error. Very similar.
The Litas are slightly taller and cover the ankle bone (total height including heel: 9.25"), while the Serenn is shorter and does not cover the ankle (total height including heel ~8"). While the undersole of the Lita is a solid brown that matches the color of the heel, the undersole of the Serenn is leopard-patterned and features a Betsey Johnson heart. Also, the Serenn has scalloped eyelet detail at the the ankle.
The Litas have a much longer lace-up area, with eight pairs of holes (Serenn only has 5). Also, the Litas have grommets on the holes, which I imagine makes un/lacing easier - it's a bit annoying on the Serenn due to friction between the suede and the cord.
Visually, these aren't the best dupe I've seen - TaoBao/eBay/other cheaper stores have copies that are closer, because, well, they're intended to replicate Litas as closely as possible. But for less than $25, the Serenn is a good-quality shoe from a good brand that evokes a similar look, and I'm totally happy with my purchase (and with Street Moda).