Real vs. Steal – Acne Star Ankle Boots

by Irina on July 12, 2013

Update: This post has been updated on July 12, 2013. Scroll down to see the new adds.

I kinda feel bad for all the Acne shoes that came out after the “Pistol” boot success because none of them will probably be ever as coveted, loved and hyped as the super popular Pistol booties even though those new shoes might be just as gorgeous as the Pistols. Acne’s “Star” ankle boots are yet another fabulous ankle boot staple and I totally love them. Maybe not quite as much as the Pistol booties, but I certainly wouldn’t mind having these beauties in my shoe cabinet. At $550, however, that’s not going to happen any time soon!

Acne Star Ankle Boots in black

Acne Star Ankle Boots
($550, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls, MyTheresa, Selfridges & Vestiaire Collective.

Aldo “Handshaw” Heeled Chelsea Boots

Update (07/12/2013): Stumbled upon this fab Acne Star look-a-like by Aldo. Also available in cream and gray.

Aldo Handshaw Heeled Chelsea Boots in black (Acne Star knockoffs)

Aldo “Handshaw” Heeled Chelsea Boots
($220.61, ASOS)

Tony Bianco “Brave” Round-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (07/12/2013): Also found these fabulous Acne Star doppelgängers by Tony Bianco. Available in black, tan and burgundy red.

Tony Bianco "Brave" Round-Toe Ankle Boots in black (Acne Star knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Brave” Round-Toe Ankle Boots
($189.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Carvela “Standard” Booties

If you don’t see yourself splurging on the original Acne booties, these ankle boots by Carvela look almost identical but cost only £150 (approx. $240). Too bad they don’t have the same thick and sturdy sole as the Acnes.

Carvela "Standard" Ankle Booties in black and nude (Acne Star knockoffs)

Carvela “Standard” Bootiesamazon

Topshop “ANARCHY” Western Chelsea Boots

Another wonderful and affordable Acne Star look-a-like are these ankle boots by Topshop. The elastic side element might look slightly different, but I love that these have the same curvy shape as the Acne originals. The black version is sold out unfortunately, but you can still buy these in tan or bordeaux for a great sale price!

Topshop "ANARCHY" Western Chelsea Boots in black (Acne Star knockoffs)

Topshop “ANARCHY” Western Chelsea Boots
($60, Topshop)

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