Real vs. Steal – Acne Pistol Boots

by Irina on July 20, 2014

UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 20, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Acne‘s “Pistol” ankle boot is pretty much the “It” shoe of the fashion blogosphere because it’s either in every style blogger’s wardrobe or at least on their wish list. Apparently the appeal is partly due to the fact that Acne makes great quality footwear and most bloggers say they were totally worth the investment. At first I didn’t really see why these simple boots were so highly coveted, but the more I look at them the more I start to like them.

Acne Pistol Short Boots in black

Acne Pistol Short Ankle Bootscj
($570, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Solestruckpjx, Forward by Elyse Walkercj, NET-A-PORTER USls, NET-A-PORTER (International)ls, NORDSTROMls, S|SENSEcj, farfetchls, Saksls, My-Wardrobels, MyTheresals, Barneysls, Matchesls & Kurt Geigerls.

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Rachel Weisz, Clémence Poésy and Keira Knightley wearing Acne Pistol Short Boots

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Forever 21 Zippered Faux Leather Booties

UPDATE (07/20/2014): Stumbled upon these fantastic and wallet-friendly Acne Pistol boot dupes at Forever 21. $27.80 only and available in either black or brown faux leather.

Forever 21 Zippered Faux Leather Booties in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Forever 21 Zippered Faux Leather Bootiesls
($27.80, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (UK)ls & Forever 21 (EU).

Selected Femme “Carla” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (05/30/2014): Found another Acne Pistol boot dupe! Check out these fab booties by Selected Femme.

Selected Femme "Carla" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Selected Femme “Carla” Zip Ankle Boots
(£109.95, Nelly)

P.S.: Also available at About Youaffilinet & Edited.

Tony Bianco “Alexa” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (02/17/2014): Happened to come across this super amazing and almost identical Acne Pistol boot dupe by Tony Bianco! Not exactly a steal at $189.95 AUD, but so close to the real deal!

Tony Bianco "Alexa" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Alexa” Zip Ankle Bootsdgm
($189.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Spurr “Kerrie” Tassel Ankle Boots

UPDATE (02/17/2014): Also discovered this lovely and very affordable Acne Pistol boot dupe by Spurr. Available in black, tan and grey.

Spurr "Kerrie" Tassel Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Spurr “Kerrie” Tassel Ankle Boots
($49.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Therapy “Fidel” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (02/17/2014): And here’s yet another lovely and very budget-friendly Acne Pistol boot alternative! These boots from Therapy retail for a light $49.95 AUD and come in either black, grey and tan.

Therapy "Fidel" Zip Ankle Boots in black and tan (Acne Pistol Short knockoffs)

Therapy “Fidel” Zip Ankle Boots
($59.95 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic.

Topshop “ANGEL” Leather Heeled Boots

UPDATE (01/19/2014): Accidentally came across these zip ankle boots by Topshop today and they instantly reminded me of the iconic Acne Pistol boots. The heel on these here is higher, but that can’t be a bad thing, right? Also available in black suede and brown leather.

Topshop "ANGEL" Leather Heeled Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Topshop “ANGEL” Leather Heeled Bootsls
($160, Topshop)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls & Topshop (DE)zx.

EXPRESS Outside Zip Ankle Booties

UPDATE (03/08/2013): Stumbled upon these budget-friendly Acne Pistol boot look-a-likes by EXPRESS. Only $41.93!

EXPRESS Outside Zip Ankle Booties in black (Acne Pistol look-a-likes)

EXPRESS Outside Zip Ankle Bootiescj
($41.93, EXPRESS)

Steve Madden “Partenon” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (02/22/2013): And here we go with yet another perfectly good-looking Acne Pistol boot look-a-like by Steve Madden. Love, love, love these booties (and the price ain’t too bad as well)! Also available in brown leather.

Steve Madden "Partenon" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol look-a-likes)

Steve Madden “Partenon” Zip Ankle Bootsamazon
($65, Amazon)

Dixie “Gobi” Tasseled Booties

UPDATE (02/22/2013): Found this amazingly similar Acne Pistol altnerative by Dixie at Nelly. So close to the original, don’t you agree?

Dixie "Gobi" Tasseled Booties in black (Acne Pistol look-a-likes)

Dixie “Gobi” Tasseled Booties
(€209.95/£159.95, Nelly)

Forever 21 Tasseled Zip Booties

UPDATE (10/09/2012): Forever 21 has a great and budget-friendly Acne Pistol look-a-like for $32.80 available in either black or tan faux leather.

Forever 21 Tasseled Zip Booties in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Forever 21 Tasseled Zip Bootiesls
($32.80, Forever 21)

Enzo Angiolini “Elysian” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (10/09/2012): Here’s a great suede alternative if you’re looking for the Acne Pistol look 4 less. These Enzo Angiolini booties look absolutely amazing, I especially love the red suede version.

Enzo Angiolini "Elysian" Ankle Boots in black suede (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Enzo Angiolini “Elysian” Ankle Bootsamazon
($70, Amazon)

Chelsea Crew “Hull” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (09/29/2012): Good news! Another fabulous and budget-friendly Acne Pistol boot knockoff has popped up. Check out these zip booties by Chelsea Crew. Also available in olive green and beige faux snake.

Chelsea Crew "Hull" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Chelsea Crew “Hull” Zip Ankle Bootsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Topshop “MIGHTY” Leather Zip Boots

UPDATE (07/20/2012): Phew! This is the 20th Acne Pistol boot look-a-like we have listed here in this Real vs. Steal post. These Topshop booties look strangely identical with the “AMBUSH” ones found below which were one of the first Acne Pistol knockoffs to pop up only the “MIGHTY” boots are only $90 instead of $150. Yay for that!

Topshop "MIGHTY" Leather Zip Boots in black (Acne Pistol Short knockoffs)

Topshop “MIGHTY” Leather Zip Bootsls
($90, Topshop)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls.

Office “Dusk Till Dawn” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (06/24/2012): And here we go again with yet another Acne Pistol boot look-a-like by Office. Available in black or brown leather.

Office "Dusk Till Dawn" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Office “Dusk Till Dawn” Zip Ankle Boots
(£80, Office)

Blink “Maraa” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (06/24/2012): Acne Pistol boot fangirls can now get their budget-friendly boot fix from Blink.

Blink Maraa Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Blink “Maraa” Zip Ankle Bootscj
($69.99, Heels.com)

ZiGiny “Creative” Booties

UPDATE (05/04/2012): And here’s yet another fab Acne Pistol look-a-like. These faux leather booties by ZiGiny are a great alternative if you’re on a tight budget.

ZiGiny "Creative" Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

ZiGiny “Creative” Bootiesamazon
($59.96, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj.

STEVEN by Steve Madden “PARADOXX” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (03/07/2012): The Holy Grail has been found! Finally! I really don’t think you’ll ever find a better Acne Pistol boot look-a-like than these almost identical STEVEN by Steve Madden zip ankle boots. I even hyperventilated a little when I first saw them on the Steve Madden website. You better make your order ASAP because I’m 100% certain these are going to sell very, very well.

STEVEN by Steve Madden "PARADOXX" Ankle Boots in black and cognac (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

STEVEN by Steve Madden “PARADOXX” Ankle Bootscj
($44.99, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMallls, Steve Maddenls & NORDSTROMls.

Dorothy Perkins Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (12/15/2011): Another chic British Acne look-a-like by Dorothy Perkins. Available in black or tan faux leather.

Dorothy Perkins Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Dorothy Perkins Zip Ankle Boots
(£20, Dorothy Perkins)

BP. “Trolley” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (12/05/2011): One of our readers, JRD, found this super similar Pistol boot look-a-like by BP. which costs a little under $100 and is available in either black or chocolate. Thanks for the great find, JRD!

BP. "Trolley" Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

BP. “Trolley” Ankle Bootsls
($99.95, NORDSTROM)

Just Sheepskin “Nikita” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (12/01/2011): And here we go again! The next Pistol knockoff is kindly presented to you by Just Sheepskin for the sweet price of £70! Available in black and brown.

Just Sheepskin "Nikita" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Just Sheepskin “Nikita” Zip Ankle Boots
(£70, Office)

ALDO “Crisson” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (11/15/2011): A big thank you to ITC reader horangi113 for letting us know about yet another great Acne Pistol knockoff. This one’s by ALDO and it comes in black or beige.

ALDO "Crisson" Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

ALDO “Crisson” Ankle Bootsls
($45.49, ALDO)

Dolce Vita “Jax” Booties

UPDATE (11/15/2011): Woohoo, found another fantastic though slightly pricey Acne boot alternative. These Dolce Vita tassel booties come in either black, brown or cognac. They’re selling pretty quick, so you better hurry if you fancy this boot style. P.S.: I bought these booties recently and now am pretty much wearing them to death! Big shoe love here!

Dolce Vita "Jax" Booties in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Dolce Vita “Jax” Bootiesamazon
($120.29, Amazon)

Topshop “AMBUSH” Side Zip Boots

Thank Topshop for bringing Acne to the masses. Their Pistol boot look-a-like is almost just as fabulous as the original and I’m currently debating whether I should try these boots myself to see if they can become my go-to ankle boots for this Fall and Winter. Also check out the other colors and variations of the “AMBUSH” boot herels.

Topshop "AMBUSH" Side Zip Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Topshop “AMBUSH” Side Zip Bootsls
($150, Topshop)

Bronx “E Lusion” Ankle Boots

If you’re willing to spend a bit more Bronx also has a really great Acne Pistol boot look-a-like for a little less than $100.

Bronx "E Lusion" Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Bronx “E Lusion” Ankle Bootsamazon
($99.99, Amazon)

Nelly Shoes “Low Clara” Ankle Boots

If your budget does not allow for a big splurge and you’re living in the EU, you can get your Acne Pistol fashion fix at Nelly. They have a fab Acne Pistol boot look-a-like for under £50/€50, but be aware that these here are faux leather.

Nelly Shoes "Low Clara" Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol Short knockoffs)

Nelly Shoes “Low Clara” Ankle Boots
(£39.95/€56.95, Nelly)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 20, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

So there’s the Acne Pistol boots and the Rag & Bone Newbury booties – these both boot styles share the reign over the coveted designer bootie “goes-with-everything” kingdom in Hollywoodland. I’d love to join the fashionable crowd below, but spending $495 on shoes isn’t currently a viable option. However, I’ve found an almost identical match for all our budget-conscious readers and… well, me.

Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Boots in black

Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Bootiescj
($495, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls, Jildorcj, Forward by Elyse Walkercj, NET-A-PORTERls, NET-A-PORTER (International)ls, NORDSTROMls, S|SENSEcj, OTTEpjx, Barneysls, Rag + Bonepjx, Saksls, Farfetchls, LUISAVIAROMAcj & MyTheresals.

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Tony Bianco “Dena” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (07/20/2014): Just discovered these almost identical Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like boots at Tony Bianco. Absolutely in love with them! They are available in either tan or black leather for $159.95 AUD. Go, get ‘em!

Tony Bianco "Dena" Ankle Boots in tan and black (Rag Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Dena” Ankle Boots
($159.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Diba London “Elyse” Booties

UPDATE (02/03/2014): And here we go again with yeth another Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like. Stumbled upon this lovely cognac colored bootie by Diba which is currently on clearance for a super steal-worthy $16.99.

Diba London "Elyse" Booties in cognac (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Diba London “Elyse” Bootiesls
($16.99, JCPenney)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Remington” Microfiber Booties

UPDATE (11/29/2013): Are you tired of Newbury dupes yet? Well, here’s another add to the list. Check out these ankle boots coming from Carlos by Carlos Santana!

Carlos by Carlos Santana "Remington" Microfiber Ankle Booties in black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Remington” Microfiber Bootiesamazon
($23.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pmcj, Shoes.comls, Famous Footwearls, Onlineshoes.comls & Macy’sls.

Chinese Laundry “Elise Ginger” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (11/04/2013): And we have yet another name to add to the Rag & Bone Newbury dupe list! Stumbled upon these fabulous Chinese Laundry booties today and they instantly reminded me of the Newbury ankle boots.

Chinese Laundry "Elise Ginger" Ankle Boots (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Elise Ginger” Ankle Bootsls
($59.96, NORDSTROM)

Arturo Chiang “Sangia” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (10/11/2013): Found yet another Newbury bootie dupe! Now look at these lovely ankle boots by Arturo Chiang. Absolutely fabulous, right? My favorite’s the dark chocolate version.

Arturo Chiang "Sangia" Ankle Boots in brown and black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

Arturo Chiang “Sangia” Ankle Bootsamazon
($139.95, Amazon)

Kelsi Dagger “Zidane” Ankle Booties

UPDATE (10/11/2013): Here’s another high quality Rag & Bone Newbury ankle boot look-a-like! Check out these super fab booties by Kelsi Dagger!

Kelsi Dagger "Zidane" Ankle Booties in mocha and black (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Kelsi Dagger “Zidane” Ankle Bootiescj
($174.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Urban Outfitterscj & REVOLVEClothingcj.

SO® High Heel Ankle Boots

UPDATE (09/18/2013): Found these super fab ankle boots by SO which look like spot-on Rag & Bone Newbury dupes. And the best part? You can get them for under $30!

SO® High Heel Ankle Boots in brown and black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

SO® High Heel Ankle Bootsls
($24.97, Kohl’s)

Bucco “Earla” Textured Ankle Boots

UPDATE (06/22/2013): Came across these textured real leather booties by Bucco which are a great Rag & Bone Newbury dupe. Available in black, red, taupe and beige leather.

Bucco "Earla" Textured Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Bucco “Earla” Textured Ankle Bootsamazon
($99.99, Amazon)

Alias Mae “Lancaster” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (04/16/2013): Now look at the deliciousness of an ankle boot! Seriously obsessed with these Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like booties by Alias Mae! Those Australians ALWAYS have the best shoe brands for designer shoe look-a-likes! $151.96 AUD and also available in burgundy and brown leather.

Alias Mae "Lancaster" Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury look-a-likes)

Alias Mae “Lancaster” Ankle Boots
($151.96 AUD, The Iconic)

N.Y.L.A “Leron” Ankle Booties

UPDATE (04/07/2013): Came across another budget-friendly Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like today. Check out these ankle boots by N.Y.L.A.! On sale for under $30 and also available in chocolate brown.

N.Y.L.A "Leron" Ankle Booties in black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury look-a-likes)

N.Y.L.A “Leron” Ankle Bootiesamazon
($17.97, Amazon)

Steve Madden “Relay” Suede Booties

UPDATE (02/10/2013): Found another awesome Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like by Steve Madden. This one is a suede version. Available in black or burgundy.

Steve Madden "Relay" Suede Booties in black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Relay” Suede Bootiescj
($59.94, DSW)

Steve Madden “Abonita” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (01/02/2013): Steve Madden has officially joined the long list of brands who have created a fabulous Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like! I really like these simple and classic booties which are available in either black or cognac leather.

Steve Madden "Abonita" Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Abonita” Ankle Bootsamazon
($129.95, Amazon)

Vince Camuto “Hadley” Ankle Boots

Now look at this Vince Camuto ankle boot! If this ain’t an awesome Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like, I don’t know what is. And the best part? These booties cost $34.30 (sale price!) instead of $495 which means you’ll save $460 in comparison to the real deal. Available in black, taupe and chestnut brown.

Vince Camuto "Hadley" Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Hadley” Ankle Bootsls
($34.30, Dillard’s)

P.S.: Also available at Bloomingdale’sls, eBay, Kurt Geiger (UK)ls, Vince Camuto (UK)icon & House of Fraserls, NORDSTROMls.

Arden B. Seamed Ankle Boots

UPDATE (10/10/2012): Just cames across this super fabulous and super budget-friendly Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like by Arden B.. These faux leather booties are currently on sale for a mere $9.99, so get them before they’re gone!

Arden B. Seamed Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Newbury Classic knockoffs)

Arden B. Seamed Ankle Bootsls
($9.99, Arden B.)

Cole Haan “Cassidy” Booties

UPDATE (10/10/2012): Another great alternative though more on the expensive side are these Nubuck leather booties by Cole Haan. My favorite’s the tea rose colored version.

Cole Haan "Cassidy" Booties in black and natural (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Cole Haan “Cassidy” Bootiesls
($109.97, NORDSTROM)

P.S.: Also available at 6pmcj, Zapposcj & Amazonamazon.

Bandolino “Joinedtome” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (09/08/2012): Just came across these super fabulous Rag & Bone Newbury real leather knockoffs by Bandolino for $54.99 (sale price!). Yay! Available in black or brown leather and taupe suede.

Bandolino "Joinedtome" Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Bandolino “Joinedtome” Ankle Bootsamazon
($42.99, Amazon)

Chelsea Crew “Holster” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (08/15/2012): Found another great and super similar Rag & Bone Newbury alternative. These booties by Chelsea Crew are $59.99 (sale price!) only and come in either black or brown.

Chelsea Crew "Holster" Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Chelsea Crew “Holster” Ankle Bootsamazon
($59.99, Amazon)

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Now is this a statement item or what? The shocking pink Adam jumpsuit below sure isn’t for the faint of heart, so wear with caution. Putting it on will guarantee to make you the center of attention. Finish off your outfit with black stilettos and turquoise accessories and you’re set to make a colorful impact.

Adam Spring 2009 Sleeveless Silk Romper in pink

Adam Sleeveless Silk Jumpsuitls
($345, NET-A-PORTER)

Celebrities Love Adam

Kimberley Walsh vs. Kelly Rowland in Adam Spring 2009 sleeveless silk jumpsuit in pink

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Forever 21 Woven Surplice Romper

UPDATE (07/20/2014): Discovered another really cute romper at Forever 21 in a hot fuchsia pink which also instantly reminded me of the Adam jumpsuit above.

Forever 21 Woven Surplice Romper in fuchsia pink (Adam knockoff)

Forever 21 Woven Surplice Romperls
($19.80, Forever 21)

Forever 21 V-Neck Woven Romper

UPDATE (05/10/2014): Stumbled upon this cute playsuit at Forever 21 today and it instantly reminded me of the Adam one above.

Forever 21 V-Neck Woven Romper in fuchsia pink (Adam knockoff)

Forever 21 V-Neck Woven Romperls
($19.80, Forever 21)

LuLu*s Exclusive Say the Word Magenta Romper

UPDATE (05/10/2014): This bright pink LuLu*s romper is also another lovely Adam jumpsuit alternative.

LuLu*s Exclusive Say the Word Magenta Romper in pink (Adam knockoff)

LuLu*s Exclusive Say the Word Magenta Romper
($42, LuLu*s)

Motel Jet Playsuit

UPDATE (03/19/2012): Not really a knockoff, but the fuchsia Motel playsuit instantly reminded me of the pink Adam jumpsuit, so I figured it might be a great alternative.

Motel Jet Playsuit in black, fuchsia and yellow (Adam knockoff)

Motel Jet Playsuitls
($85.94, ASOS)

LuLu’s Lucy Fuchsia Romper

This super cute romper from LuLu’s is a great alternative if you are looking for a similar style. I know the color of the LuLu’s version isn’t a 100% match, but it’s pretty close and also super cheap at $35.

Lulu's Lucy Fuchsia Romper (Adam Spring 2009 knockoff)

LuLu’s Lucy Fuchsia Romper
($35, LuLu’s)

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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)

ALDO “Agrano” Crochet Lace Espadrilles

UPDATE (07/18/2014): Came across these Valentino inspired and budget-friendly crochet lace espadrilles at ALDO today. What you think? Hot or not?

ALDO "Agrano" Crochet Lace Espadrilles in black and ivory (Valentino knockoffs)

ALDO “Agrano” Crochet Lace Espadrillesls
($40, ALDO)

P.S.: Also available at ALDO (Canada)ls, ALDO (UK) & House of Fraser.

Jeffrey Campbell “Nia” Crochet Lace Espadrilles

UPDATE (05/23/2014): Stumbled upon another lovely Valentino alternative! What do you think of these crochet lace espadrille sandals by Jeffrey Campbell? So cute, right? Available in black, white or beige.

Jeffrey Campbell "Nia" Crochet Lace Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Nia” Crochet Lace Espadrillescj
($105, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at REVOLVEClothingcj, Lori’spjx, NORDSTROMls & Nasty Galcj.

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, Amazonamazon & Bloomingdale’sls.

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.

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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Oh my, it’s been a while, huh? So sorry we’ve been MIA for the last couple of weeks, but offline life has kept us very busy. However, we’re almost fully back now and should return to our regular posting schedule next week at the latest. In the meantime, have some fun with these stunners from Monsieur Christian Louboutin. I know I’ve said it like a hundred times before already, but I think I have found THE shoe. As soon as I laid my eyes on Louboutin’s “So Kate” stiletto heels I was captivated, it has the most perfect arch ever, doesn’t it? And while I would probably opt for the classic black patent, this snakeskin stripe print version is so much more fun, don’t you agree? Only problem? The price tag, obviously. $1.095 – that would pay quite a few bills for this girl here!

Christian Louboutin So Kate Striped Snakeskin Print Stiletto Pumps in orange, black and white

Christian Louboutin So Kate Striped Snakeskin Print Stiletto Pumpsls
($1.095, NET-A-PORTER)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Celebs such as Kerry Washington, Beyoncé Knowles, Naomie Harris and Cheryl Cole have all been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin So Kate Striped Snakeskin Print Stiletto Pumps.

Kerry Washington, Beyoncé Knowles, Naomie Harris and Cheryl Cole wearing Christian Louboutin So Kate Striped Snakeskin Print Stiletto Pumps

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Lust for Life “Krush” Striped Stiletto Pumps

While we couldn’t find an exact match for the orange version, we managed to dig out these fabulous stiletto pumps by Lust for Life which you might remember have also come up with a stunning pair of Tom Ford OTK boot dupes. As much as I love the real Loubis, the cobalt blue color (one of my absolute faves!) and the much nicer price tag of $129.99 makes this an easy choice for me. What about you? Real or steal, which one do you prefer?

Lust for Life "Krush" Striped Stiletto Pumps in blue, black and white (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Lust for Life “Krush” Striped Stiletto Pumpscj
($129.99, Heels.com)

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