Espadrilles! These summer shoes have risen to fame in the last couple of seasons with Chanel and Valentino leading the pack of the fabulous espadrilles. We’ve already done a Real vs. Steal on Valentino’s highly popular lace espadrilles from a few seasons ago and now they’ve updated their shoe collection with a just as stylish crochet version. But as gorgeous as they are, do you actually see yourself spending $675 (!) on a pair of highly delicate espadrilles? Well, I can’t.

Valentino Glamorous Mesh & Crochet Knit Espadrilles in black

Valentino Glamorous Mesh & Crochet Knit Espadrillescj
($675, Forward)

P.S.: Also available at Stylebopls.

Rebecca Minkoff “Genny” Lace Espadrille Flats

Good thing is that I don’t have to spend nearly $700 when there are Valentino-inspired espadrilles like these by Rebecca Minkoff around. And while I admit these aren’t what I’d consider a steal at $175 they are still in fact $500 cheaper than the originals. Available in black, red coral, yellow and taupe.

Rebecca Minkoff "Genny" Lace Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Rebecca Minkoff “Genny” Lace Espadrille Flatsls
($175, CUSP)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Shopbopcj, Zapposcj, Saksls, Amazonamazon, REVOLVEClothingcj, Bloomingdale’sls, Zalando.co.uk & Zalando.deaffilinet.

Tory Burch “Abbe” Crochet Espadrilles

Another great Valentino alternative are these crochet espadrilles by Tory Burch. They aren’t terribly cheaper than the Rebecca Minkoffs but in comparison to the pricey Valentinos they’re quite the good deal. Available in black and white.

Tory Burch "Abbe" Crochet Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Tory Burch “Abbe” Crochet Espadrillescj
($150, Jildor)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls, Shopbopcj, Footnotes Onlinecj, LUISAVIAROMAcj & Bloomingdale’sls.

Jessica Buurman “AGAR” Lace & Crochet Slip-On Espadrilles

And here’s another Valentino alternative which is actually my personal favorite because of the price and all the lovely colors you can buy them in. $109 at Jessica Buurman. Available in black, blush, aqua and yellow.

Jessica Buurman "AGAR" Lace & Crochet Slip-On Espadrilles (Valentino knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “AGAR” Lace & Crochet Slip-On Espadrilles
($109, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Forward by Elyse Walker, Neiman Marcus, NORDSTROM, Jessica Buurman

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on April 19, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Oh my, oh my, oh my! I don’t have words to describe how much I’m in love with these black buckled stiletto booties by Giuseppe Zanotti. They’re so hot and the side buckles are such a sexy little detail, don’t you agree? Too bad even the sale price makes me want to cut my credit card in two.

Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 Open Toe Multi Buckle Sandals in black

Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 Open Toe Multi Buckle Sandalsamazon
($1,087.50, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zapposcj, Shopbopcj & Saksls.

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Celebs such as Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Scherzinger have all been spotted wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 Open Toe Multi Buckle Sandals.

Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Scherzinger wearing black Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 Open Toe Multi Buckle Sandals

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GUESS “Clarie” Open-Toe Buckled Slide Sandals

UPDATE (04/19/2014): Stumbled upon this Giuseppe Zanotti inspired slide sandal version by GUESS. Available in black, white and tan leather.

GUESS "Clarie" Open-Toe Buckled Slide Sandals in white and black (Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 knockoffs)

GUESS “Clarie” Open-Toe Buckled Slide Sandalsamazon
($110, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zapposcj, Bloomingdale’sls, Lord & Taylorcj & Macy’sls.

Chinese Laundry “Justify My Love” Side Buckle Peep-toe Booties

But hey, no need to despair because Chinese Laundry are here to save your day. Their “Justify My Love” booties are the perfect alternative if you crave the Zanotti look but don’t want to spend a fortune. Price point: $128 – which is a little more than 10% of the Zanotti’s sale price. Steal find alert!

Chinese Laundry "Justify My Love" Side Buckle Peep-toe Booties in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Justify My Love” Side Buckle Peep-toe Bootiescj
($128, Chinese Laundry)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on April 17, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m pretty sure by now you’ve all seen and and learned about Isabel Marant‘s “Carol” studded sandal since it was quite the “It” shoe among the style bloggers last year. But did you know “Carol” had a little brother named “Cole”? It’s a cute flat stud-embellished sandal, very similar looking to his big sister but with no block heel attached. I especially love the white version here. But $640? Um, thank you, but no, thank you.

Isabel Marant Cole Strassed and Studded Sandals in blue and white

Isabel Marant Cole Strassed and Studded Sandalsls
($640, M’Oda ‘Operandi)

Mark & Maddux Channing-02 Round-Studded Jewel Flat Sandals

UPDATE (04/17/2014): Stumbled upon these cute Isabel Marant Cole look-a-likes by Mark & Maddux. Available in black, white and whiskey faux leather for under $30!

Mark & Maddux Channing-02 Round-Studded Jewel Flat Sandals in black and brown (Isabel Marant Cole knockoffs)

Mark & Maddux Channing-02 Round-Studded Jewel Flat Sandalsamazon
($25.99, Amazon)

Matisse “Isla” Stud Embellished Flat Sandals

If you like the Marant look, but can’t afford the original, here’s an inspired version by Matisse. The sandals don’t come in the exact same colors and have a few minor design differences, but the overall look and feel is still very Marant-ish. Get these for $89 in either black or natural leather.

Matisse "Isla" Stud Embellished Flat Sandals in black and nude (Isabel Marant Cole knockoffs)

Matisse “Isla” Stud Embellished Flat Sandalscj
($89, Piperlime)

P.S.: Also available at Shoes.comls, Zapposcj, Amazonamazon, Famous Footwearls, OnlineShoes.comls & REVOLVEClothingcj.

JustFab “Lissandra” Studded Flat Sandals

Don’t want to spend $90 on a pair of summer sandals? No problem. Here’s another Isabel Marant inspired version I came across. These JustFab flat sandals come in either white or black faux leather.

JustFab "Lissandra" Studded Flat Sandals in black and white (Isabel Marant Cole knockoffs)

JustFab “Lissandra” Studded Flat Sandalscj
($54.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at JustFabcj.

Image source(s): Moda Operandi, REVOLVEClothing, Heels.com

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on April 17, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti is a well-known man on this blog because a) his shoes are absolutely loved by celebrities and b) because his shoes are often copied. And while it’s not cool to copy, I really can’t blame the copycats because shoes as fabulous as these scalloped suede lace-up sandals need to be brought at more affordable price points. At least that’s how I think. My obsession for these Zanotti heels started when I first saw Aimee Song from Song of Style rocking these high-heeled beauties in various of her outfits. I just love the delicate nature of these! They’re incredibly sexy yet still elude a sense of romance. But here’s the deal-breaker: they cost a whopping $1.095 and are pretty much sold out everywhere.

Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandals in black suede

Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandalsls
($1.195, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Celebs such as Elle MacPherson, Aimee Song from Song of Style, Khloe Kardashian and Naomie Harris have all been spotted wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandals.

Elle MacPherson, Aimee Song (Song of Style), Khloe Kardashian and Naomie Harris wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandals

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Choies Suede Peep Toe Tie Up Sandals

UPDATE (04/17/2014): Came across another mighty fine Giuseppe Zanotti dupe at Choies. Available in either black or nude suede for under $100! Score!

Choies Suede Peep Toe Tie Up Sandals in black and nude (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Choies Suede Peep Toe Tie Up Sandals
($98.99, Choies)

Steve Madden “TROME” Lace-Up Scalloped High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (02/02/2014): I knew it was just a matter of time until Steve Madden would come up with their own Giuseppe Zanotti scalloped heel dupe! And here you go, a pretty identical Zanotti look-a-like which comes in either black or nude suede. This style is part of Chiara Ferragni‘s capsule collection for Steve Madden.

Steve Madden "TROME" Lace-Up Scalloped High Heel Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)


Steve Madden “TROME” Lace-Up Scalloped High Heel Sandals
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($130, Piperlime)

P.S.: Also available at Zapposcj, Amazonamazon, Nasty Galcj, REVOLVEClothingcj & Steve Maddenls.

Therapy “Monroe” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (02/02/2014): These lace-up heels from Therapy are yet another wonderful and very wallet-friendly dupe of the pricey Zanotti heels above. Totally in love with these here!

Therapy "Monroe" Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Therapy “Monroe” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals
($59.95 AUD, The Iconic)

ALDO “Cezarine” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (02/02/2014): Also discovered this super fab Zanotti-inspired “minimalistic” lace-up high heel at ALDO today.

ALDO "Cezarine" Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

ALDO “Cezarine” Lace-Up High Heel Sandalsls
($100, ALDO)

P.S.: Also available at ALDO (UK).

Forever 21 Perforated Stiletto Heels

UPDATE (02/02/2014): Also stumbled upon these budget-friendly Zanotti inspired lace-up high heels at Forever 21 for $36.80!

Forever 21 Perforated Stiletto Heels in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Forever 21 Perforated Stiletto Heelsls
($36.80, Forever 21)

Anne Michelle Rapture-62 Lasercut Lace-Up Heels

UPDATE (01/24/2014): Finally found a budget-friendly Zanotti alternative! Check out these fab heels from Anne Michelle. Only $34.80 and also available in nude faux suede!

Anne Michelle Rapture-62 Lasercut Lace-Up Heels in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Rapture-62 Lasercut Lace-Up Heelspjx
($34.80, UrbanOG)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & GoJane.

Sofia Z “Eliana” Lace-Up Open-Toe Sandals

UPDATE (01/24/2014): And if you prefer a mid-heel version, check out these heels by Sofia Z. They are currently on sale for $175!

Sofia Z "Eliana" Lace-Up Open-Toe Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I12068 knockoffs)

Sofia Z “Eliana” Lace-Up Open-Toe Sandalscj
($175, Bluefly)

Jessica Buurman “AYOKA” Cut-Out Lace Up Sandals

UPDATE (01/16/2014): Found another Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-like at Jessica Buurman today. So fab, right?

Jessica Buurman "AYOKA" Cut-Out Lace Up Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “AYOKA” Cut-Out Lace Up Sandals
($129, Jessica Buurman)

Modern Vice “Ghillie” Suede Laser-Cut Pumps

Thanks to Modern Vice we don’t have to spend a fortune to get the coveted Zanotti lace-up heel look. The “Ghillie” peep-toe sandal is a perfect substitute that sells for 10% compared to the designer original. Available in either black or red suede. But you better be fast and order quickly because these shoes are selling like hot cakes!

Modern Vice "Ghillie" Suede Laser-Cut Pumps in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Modern Vice “Ghillie” Suede Laser-Cut Pumpsls
($109.95, ShoeMall)

P.S.: Also available at ShopAKIRAls, LuLu*s, Lord & Taylorcj & Heels.comcj.

Windsor Smith “Gillie” Suede Lace-Up Heels

Our fellow Australian shoe lovers don’t have to be disappointed though because the “Gillie” lace-up heel by Windsor Smith is the perfect Zanotti dupe just like the one by Modern Vice (I think this might even be just a rebranded version of the Modern Vice or vice versa).

Windsor Smith "Gillie" Suede Lace-Up Heels in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Windsor Smith “Gillie” Suede Lace-Up Heels
($139.95 AUD, StyleTread)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on April 12, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I remember very well how I totally fell in love with this strappy high heel sandal the first time I discovered it on Zara. I was especially smitten with the bright turquoise suede version. For some reason I decided to wait and see whether these would go on sale. As you can probably imagine it wasn’t the best idea because unsurprisingly these strappy heels became quite the hit among fashion bloggers and hence sold out in no time. I still regret not snapping these up while I had the chance because they remind me of these fab Alaïa sandals which I absolutely adore.

Zara Strappy High-Heel Sandals in black suede

Zara Strappy High-Heel Sandals
($89.90, Zara)

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Obsession Rules “Victoria” Strappy Suede Sandals

UPDATE (04/12/2014): Stumbled upon this Zara dupe by Obsession Rules which is actually $10 more expensive than the real deal, however, overall it’s a rather reasonable price for a real suede shoe and if you’re desperate for the look of the Zara heels, these are a an almost perfect match (the only noticeable difference is the slightly lower heel of these).

Obsession Rules "Victoria" Strappy Suede Sandals in blue and black (Zara knockoffs)

Obsession Rules “Victoria” Strappy Suede Sandalscj
($99.99, Heels.com)

Bonnibel Sonya-4 Strappy Peep-Toe Heels

No need to worry though because I happened to come across these wallet-friendly faux suede heels by Bonnibel which are a total 1:1 dupe of the Zara sandals above. Too bad these don’t also come in turquoise. But black and beige are absolutely fine, too!

Bonnibel Sonya-4 Strappy Peep-Toe Heels in beige and black faux suede (Zara knockoffs)

Bonnibel Sonya-4 Strappy Peep-Toe Heels
($36, LuLu*s)

Image source(s): Zara, Heels.com, LuLu*s

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