Dear Pigalle, I know you won’t like this, but there’s a new queen in town, her name is So Kate aka shoe perfection and she is probably Louboutin‘s hottest and most coveted style at the moment. One look at her and you will instantly understand why. The shiny black leather, the thinning stiletto heel, the perfectly shaped arch – everything about this shoe is just perfect! Plus, while the price of
$675 now: $725 sure isn’t exactly a bargain, compared to what other Louboutin styles are usually retailing for, these here are on the rather budget-friendlier side of the designer shoe price range. Which is also probably the reason why “So Kate” is constantly on the verge of selling out at nearly every e-tailer. Anyway, this beauty of a high heel has definitely taken the #1 spot on my current shoe wish list and until I have saved up the neccessary $725 to bring them home, I’ll settle for a less expensive Louboutin look-a-like in the meantime.
Christian Louboutin So Kate Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps, $725 || Neiman Marcus
Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin
Celebs such as Miranda Kerr, Emmy Rossum, Blake Lively, Jessica Biel, Sophia Bush and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have all been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin So Kate Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps.
Kurt Geiger London Soho Ponted Toe Stiletto Pumps
Update (08/20/2018): It’s been a while since we last added new Louboutin dupes here, but the moment I saw these stiletto heels by Kurt Geiger I knew these were dead-ringers for the So Kate pumps. Sure, they do not have the red sole, but the red lining which is almost identical to Louboutin’s signature shade of red totally gives it away. Available in black or red patent for £139. Love, love, love these!
Kurt Geiger London Soho Ponted Toe Stiletto Pumps, £139 || Kurt Geiger
Sam Edelman Danna Ponted Toe Stiletto Pumps
Update (08/20/2018): Another dupe favorite would have to be these fabulous high heel pumps by Sam Edelman which are almost spot-on compared to the real deal Louboutins above. Price: $120, available in black, red, nude patent and gold glitter mesh.
Sam Edelman Danna Ponted Toe Stiletto Pumps, $120 || Sam Edelman
Massimo Matteo Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps
Update (10/17/2017): Discovered yet another budget-friendly Louboutin alternative today! These fabulous stiletto pumps by Massimo Matteo come in various colors and uppers, look a lot like the “So Kate” pumps and they retail for a little over $100.
Massimo Matteo Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps 17, $105 || Amazon
Elegant Collection GE48 Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps
Update (05/04/2017): Happened to come across these fab and super affordable Louboutin look-alikes by Elegant Collection which come in either black, nude or red faux patent leather and are currently on sale for a little over $20. Steal deal alert!
Elegant Collection GE48 Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps, $21.99 || CiCi Hot
Mix No. 6 Dignity Stiletto Pumps
Update (04/19/2017): Stumbled upon this cute and budget-friendly Louboutin alternative by Mix No. 6 which come in either nude or black patent and cost $39.99.
Mix No. 6 Dignity Stiletto Pumps, $39.99 || DSW
Steve Madden Daisie Stiletto Pumps
Update (04/19/2017): I also discovered these stiletto pumps by Steve Madden which actually more resemble Louboutin’s Pigalle Follies heels, but since both Louboutin styles are very similar in terms of design, the Maddens suit as an alternative here as well. Available in various colors and uppers.
Steve Madden “Daisie” Stiletto Pumps, $89.95 || Nordstrom
Guoar Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
Update (01/08/2017): Came across these Louboutin look-alikes by Guoar. These seem to be of the “Made in China”-kind of designer dupes, so you better don’t expect top noth quality here, but for $48 these might be a good So Kate alternative (customer reviews average a 4 star rating with plenty of self-submitted buyer’s photos, so you can make an informed buyer’s decision). What I really, really liked about these Loubie dupes though is the variety of colors these come in: 31 (either in faux patent, leather or suede). Love!
Guoar Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps, $48 || Amazon
Nicole Miller Artelier Maison Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
Update (12/01/2016): Just spotted this amazing Louboutin So Kate dupe by Nicole Miller Artelier! It looks so much like the real deal (minus the red sole, obviously)! These stiletto pumps are currently on sale for $108.50. Also available in other colors and prints.
Nicole Miller Artelier Maison Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps, $108.50 || Shoes.com
Steve Madden Pardee Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
Update (07/13/2016): Discovered another possible Louboutin So Kate alternative by Steve Madden. “Pardee” comes in black, red or nude leather and costs $99.95.
Steve Madden Pardee Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps, $99.95 || Steve Madden
Also available at Amazon.
Kaitlyn Pan Pointed-Toe Stiletto High Heel Pumps
Update (07/13/2016): There’s also a fabulous So Kate dupe available by Kaitlyn Pan for $99 and which also comes in nude patent. The design is spot-on, it’s made of genuine leather and if you read the customer reviews for the brand’s other designer inspired shoes, you’ll know you’ve found yourself a good designer dupe with these Louboutin-like beauties. The only drawback (if you consider it to be one) is that the sole is pink instead of Louboutin’s signature red. But everything else looks exactly like Louboutin’s So Kate.
Kaitlyn Pan Pointed-Toe Stiletto High Heel Pumps, $99 || Amazon
Cosmoparis Aelia Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
Update (03/27/2016): Just stumbled upon these gorgeous stiletto pumps by Cosmoparis and immediately fell in love! Don’t they look just like Louboutin’s So Kate?
Cosmoparis Aelia Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps, €159.95 || Cosmoparis
Schutz Caiolea Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
Update (03/27/2016): Also discovered these Louboutin alternatives by Schutz which are just as fabulous. Available for $170 in various colors and uppers. Love these!
Schutz Caiolea Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps, $170 || Schutz
Maiden Lane Huxley Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
Update (09/23/2015): Spotted another great Louboutin So Kate look for less alternative with a slightly sturdier heel than the original. Check out these hot sky-high stiletto pumps by Maiden Lane. They’re available in various colors (black, nude, wine red) and uppers (leather, suede, patent) for $59. Get these hotties before they sell out!
Maiden Lane Huxley Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps, $59 || Gilt
Akira Black Label Circus Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
Update (09/23/2015): Also happened to stumble upon these fab Louboutin look for less options by Akira Black Label. Available in nude, red and white patent faux patent leather and currently on sale for $49!
Akira Black Label Circus Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps, $49 || ShopAkira
Madden Girl Ohnice Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumps
Update (07/23/2015): Spotted these fabulous and budget-friendly Louboutin So Kate inspired by Madden Girl today. They’re available in either black, nude or red faux patent leather and are currently on sale for just $34.99. Now that’s a steal deal, right?
Madden Girl Ohnice Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumps, $34.99 || Amazon
ALDO Stessy Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumps
Update (06/12/2015): OMG! Look at these fabulous So Kate look-alikes by ALDO! Aren’t they just aaaaaw-mazing? And they come in so many gorgeous colors. LOVE!
ALDO Stessy Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumps, $90 || ALDO
LFL Elektrik Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
Update (06/12/2015): Also spotted these Louboutin So Kate inspired stiletto pumps by LFL. They come in various colors and uppers and retail for a budget-friendly $46.99.
LFL Elektrik Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps, $46.99 || 6pm
Steve Madden PROTO Pointy-Toe Pumps
Et voilà, check out PROTO by Steve Madden! Yes, I know it’s not a total spot-on dupe and that it’s not as delicate and immaculately curved as the real deal Louboutins, but “PROTO” is probably still the best shot you’ve got at “So Kate” on a budget. At least for now. $52.47 (sale price!) and you’re wearing Louboutin for less, girl! Available in various lovely colors and uppers: black, blush, pink, white, red, yellow and natural snake. Now get your Loubie dupe before it’s too late!
Steve Madden PROTO Pointy-Toe Pumps, $52.47 || Amazon
Also available at Steve Madden.