Real vs. Steal – Alaïa Leather and Stretch Sandals

by Irina on July 23, 2014

UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 23, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I have yet to come across an Alaïa shoe that I don’t like or covet. His footwear creations are always the right amount of edgy, sexy and creative. Just take a look at these super hot leather and stretch crisscross stilleto sandals! Imagine how awesome these would look with a leather leggings and a structured white blazer! They’re currently on sale at NET-A-PORTER (which is a good thing), but even the sale price is still pretty steep at $1.347,50. Some day… some day I will own a pair of Alaïa heels! Too bad it can’t be these ones.

Alaïa Leather and Stretch Sandals

Alaïa Leather and Stretch Sandalsls
($1.347,50, NET-A-PORTER)

P.S.: Also available at Farfetchls.

Mix No. 6 “Jennifer” Criss Cross High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (07/23/2014): Discovered these lovely Mix No. 6 heels and thought they are a great and budget-friendly alternative to the Alaïa sandals above. Available in black patent or gold faux leather.

Mix No. 6 "Jennifer" Criss Cross High Heel Sandals in black patent (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Mix No. 6 “Jennifer” Criss Cross High Heel Sandalscj
($39.95, DSW)

Shoe Republic “Alaska” Elastic Strap Sandals

UPDATE (05/15/2014): Aaaaand one more dupe to add to the list: Shoe Republic‘s “Alaska” strappy high heel sandals.

Shoe Republic "Alaska" Elastic Strap Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaia knockoffs)

Shoe Republic “Alaska” Elastic Strap Sandalscj
($49.99, Heels.com)

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

Halogen “Katy” Criss Cross Sandals

UPDATE (05/15/2014): I also found this Alaïa look-a-like by Halogen. Available in either black or blue leather for $89.95.

Halogen "Katy" Criss Cross Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Halogen “Katy” Criss Cross Sandalsls
($89.95, NORDSTROM)

Simply Vera Vera Wang Banded High Heels

UPDATE (04/28/2014): Et voilà, here’s another Alaïa dupe I came across! What do you think of these heels by Simply Vera Vera Wang? Hot or not?

Simply Vera Vera Wang Banded High Heels in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Simply Vera Vera Wang Banded High Heelsls
($36.97, Kohl’s)

Sole Society “Miri” Open-Toe Heels

UPDATE (02/28/2014): Stumbled upon yet another amazing Alaïa dupe! These Sole Society heels look so close to the originals and are quite budget-friendly, too.

Sole Society "Miri" Open-Toe Heels in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Sole Society “Miri” Open-Toe Heelsls
($29.98, Sole Society)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls.

Jessica Simpson “Maddalo” Elastic Strap Wedge Sandals

UPDATE (02/28/2014): Found a wedge version of the Alaïa heels above which comes from Jessica Simpson. Available for under $60 in either black or taupe leather.

Jessica Simpson "Maddalo" Elastic Strap Wedge Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Maddalo” Elastic Strap Wedge Sandalsamazon
($55.24, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj, ShoeMallls & House of Fraserls.

BCBG Paris “Farleena” Sandals

UPDATE (01/28/2014): Just came across these super fab and very budget-friendly Alaïa dupes by BCBG Paris. Love these!

BCBG Paris "Farleena" Sandals in black (Alaïa knockoffs)

BCBG Paris “Farleena” Sandalscj
($29.94, DSW)

Helmut Lang “Silt” High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (01/28/2014): I didn’t really expect to find Helmut Lang among the list of copycats, but as you can see below, his “Silt” heels are pretty much an identical copy of the Alaïa sandals above.

Helmut Lang "Silt" High Heel Sandals in black (Alaïa knockoffs)

Helmut Lang “Silt” High Heel Sandalsls
($495, NORDSTROM)

Vince Camuto “Ondetti” Evening Sandals

UPDATE (12/06/2013): Discovered these pretty Alaïa high heel dupes by Vince Camuto in gold today and had to add them to the list.

Vince Camuto "Ondetti" Evening Sandals in black (Alaïa knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Ondetti” Evening Sandalscj
($104.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Lord & Taylorcj, Lori’spjx, Vince Camuto (UK)ls & Kurt Geigerls.

Anne Michelle Enzo-53 Criss Cross Stretch Sandals

UPDATE (11/23/2013): These high heel sandals by Anne Michelle are yet another somewhat Azzedine Alaïa inspired shoe. Available in black, gold and silver.

Anne Michelle Enzo-53 Criss Cross Stretch Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Enzo-53 Criss Cross Stretch Sandalscj
($36.95, DSW)

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

Tony Bianco “Kamelot” Elastic Strap High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (07/26/2013): Discovered another spot-on dupe of the Alaïa heels! Check out these elastic strap heels by Tony Bianco. So close to the real deal!

Tony Bianco "Kamelot" Elastic Strap High Heel Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

“Kamelot” Elastic Strap High Heel Sandalsdgm
($80, Tony Bianco)

Steve Madden “REGULAYT” Crisscross Sandals

I might not be able to afford Alaïa shoes any time soon, but I can, however, purchase a pair of these super fabulous Steve Madden heels which are an almost perfect dupe of the Alaïa high heels shown above. And all that for under $50 instead of $1.350! Awesome!

Steve Madden "REGULAYT" Crisscross Sandals in black (Azzedina Alaïa look-a-likes)

Steve Madden “REGULAYT” Crisscross Sandalsls
($29.99, Steve Madden)

Image source(s): NET-A-PORTER, Heels.com, Sole Society, Amazon, NORDSTROM, Macy’s, DSW, Tony Bianco, Steve Madden

Posted in: Azzedine Alaïa,Helmut Lang,Real vs. Steal,Shoes

  • Ugh

    i like the steve madden option

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