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I don’t know how they do it, but Yves Saint Laurent makes some of the most iconic shoes I’ve ever seen. Especially their “Tribute” collection is a hit among celebrities, fashion connoisseurs and us totally obsessed shoe freaks. I’ve loved the Tribute sandals from the first moment I saw them, but never got the chance to go for the real deal or snap up one of the various knockoffs (check!) back then when they were considered the “It” shoe of the year. My favorite Tribute sandal was the purple suede version with gold trimming, but the black patent version is of course more versatile.

YSL Tribute Platform T-Strap Sandals in black patent (Yves Saint Laurent)

Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Platform Sandalsls
($895, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Nordstromls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Forward by Elyse Walker, Farfetchls, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls, Harrodsls, Selfridges, Matches Fashionls & Luisaviaroma.

Celebrities Love YSL

Lucy Liu, Demi Lovato, Olivia Palermo, Hayden Panettiere and Kate Beckinsale wearing black patent YSL Tribute Platform Sandals

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Shoe Dezigns Lauren 87 Strappy Patent Platform Sandals

Update (05/14/2017): Spotted another YSL Tribute dupe today! Check out these mega high platform heels by Shoe Dezigns which are super budget-friendly at $19.99 and come in black, beige, yellow and light blue faux patent leather. Steal deal alert!

Shoe Dezigns Lauren 87 Strappy Patent Platform Sandals in black and beige patent (Yves Saint Laurent Tribute dupes)

Shoe Dezigns Lauren 87 Strappy Patent Platform Sandalsamazon
($19.99, Amazon)

Bandolino “Sarahi” T-Strap Platform Sandals

Update (05/14/2017): And if you’re not into wearing sky-high 5″ platform heels, check out these YSL inspired sandals by Bandolino which come in various colors and have a 3.5″ heel and a .75″ platform. So cute!

Bandolino "Sarahi" T-Strap Platform Sandals in black and nude patent (YSL Tribute inspired)

Bandolino “Sarahi” T-Strap Platform Sandalsamazon
($47.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm, Amazon (similar)amazon, 6pm (similar), ShoeMetrocj, Macy’s, eBayeBay & Kmart.

J. Adams “Vdara” T-Strap Platform Sandals

Update (04/25/2017): So stoked about having come across these absolutely fab and totally spot-on YSL Tribute dupes by J. Adams! They come in either black or nude patent faux leather and at $39.99 they’re super affordable, too! Steal deal alert!

J. Adams "Vdara" T-Strap Platform Sandals in black and nude patent (Yves Saint Laurent Tribute dupes)

J. Adams “Vdara” T-Strap Platform Sandalsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

Also available at ZooShoopjx.

Aldo “Chelly” T-Strap Platform Sandals

Update (04/25/2017): While browsing the latest arrivals at Aldo, I happened to stumble upon another great Yves Saint Laurent alternative. Say hello to “Chelly”! Apart from the heel which isn’t tapered, “Chelly” is pretty much a spot-on YSL dupe. Available in silver metallic or nude patent for $90.

Aldo "Chelly" T-Strap Platform Sandals in silver and nude patent (Yves Saint Laurent dupes)

Aldo “Chelly” T-Strap Platform Sandalsls
($90, Aldo)

Also available at Zappos, Aldo (Canada)ls, Aldo (UK)ls & Zalando.

Wild Pair “Kisme” Platform Patent Leather Sandals

Update (11/22/2016): Check out these super affordable YSL Tribute look-alike heels by Wild Pair! Aren’t they amazing? I guess they’re more likely supposed to be dupes of Steve Madden’s “Kananda” heels rather than the original YSLs as the brand has several other Steve Madden dupes in their collection, but since Madden’s “Kananda” is a pretty good dupe of the Tribute sandals itself, we’re not going to be petty here. They’re available in red, black and nude faux patent leather and cost $39.99.

Wild Pair "Kisme" Platform Patent Leather Sandals in black, red and nude (Yves Saint Laurent Tribute inspired)

Wild Pair “Kisme” Platform Patent Leather Sandals
($39.99, Target)

Dune “Maui” Lattice T-bar Platform Sandals

Update (11/22/2016): I also discovered another lovely YSL Tribute inspired sandal at Dune. “Maui” is a great alternative if you’re looking for the Yves Saint Laurent Tribute look without wanting a complete knock-off design. Available in black or nude patent for £95 £47.

Dune "Maui" Lattice T-bar Platform Sandals in nude and black patent (Yves Saint Laurent Tribute dupes)

Dune “Maui” Lattice T-bar Platform Sandals
(£47, Dune)

Also available at Debenhams & Selfridges.

Office “Nostalgia” Platform Heels

Update (07/06/2016): Spotted yet another almost spot-on Yves Saint Laurent Tribute dupe at Office. Like Steve Madden’s “Kananda” version, this one too, is missing the t-strap on the front, but otherwise the design is so close to the real deal. Available in nude, red and black patent leather as well as gold or rosegold leather and black nubuck for affordable £69.

Office "Nostalgia" Platform Heels in nude patent and gold (YSL Tribute knockoffs)

Office “Nostalgia” Platform Heels
(£69, Office)

Also available at Office London (DE), House of Fraser, Amazon.co.ukamazon & Amazon.deamazon.

Fersengold “Paris” T-Strap Platform Sandals

Update (05/01/2016): Just stumbled upon these spot-on YSL Tribute look-alike heels by German shoe brand Fersengold which come in either nude or blue patent leather. I also like the Fendi influencels here with the gold f-letter plate on the platform. They’re not the budget-friendliest steal find at £175, but might be worth the investment if you’re looking for a high-quality YSL dupe.

Fersengold "Paris" T-Strap Platform Sandals in nude and blue patent (Saint Laurent YSL Tribute knockoffs)

Fersengold “Paris” T-Strap Platform Sandalsamazon
(£147.83, Amazon.co.uk)

Also available at Zalando, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Steve Madden “Kananda” T-Strap Platform Sandals

Update (01/20/2016): And here we are, almost 6 years after the last find, here we have yet another YSL Tribute look-alike by Steve Madden (minus the t-strap). And I think this one’s the best one yet! “Kananda” is available in various colors and uppers for $60.99 (sale price!).

Steve Madden "Kananda" T-Strap Platform Sandals in black and nude patent (Saint Laurent YSL Tribute dupes)

Steve Madden “Kananda” T-Strap Platform Sandalsamazon
($60.99, Amazon)

Also available at Shoes.comls, ZooShoopjx, Zalando, About You, Macy’s & LuLu*s.

Formentini T-Strap Platform Sandals

Update (01/20/2016): Also happened to come across these YSL Tribute inspired 4 inch heels by Formentini which are currently on sale for a super steal-worthy price of $39.90. Also available in a suede version.

Formentini T-Strap Platform Sandals in black and nude patent (Saint Laurent YSL Tribute dupes)

Formentini T-Strap Platform Sandals
($39.90, Bluefly)

JustFab “Lianca” T-Strap Sandals

Update (09/06/2012): After more than a year I was able to find yet another YSL Tribute sandal look-a-like. Check out these fabulous heels by JustFab for under $30!

JustFab "Lianca" T-Strap Sandals (Yves Saint Laurent Tribute knockoffs)

JustFab “Lianca” T-Strap Sandals
($24.99, JustFab)

rsvp “Evelyn” T-Strap Sandals

Update (05/02/2011): Here’s another great and almost identical YSL Tribute look-a-like coming from rsvp. The only noticeable difference is the lower heel. These come in black, fuchsia, red, nude, gold and silver patent. Apart from the black patent version all the other colors have been marked down to a super affordable $55.

rsvp "Evelyn" T-Strap Sandals in black patent (YSL Tribute knockoffs)

rsvp “Evelyn” T-Strap Sandals
($99, Zappos)

Steve Madden “DAARLING” T-Strap Sandals

Update (03/28/2010): Check out Steve Madden‘s second take on the Tribute sandal. Available in black, nude & natural patent, denim and leopard.

I still prefer the first one, but this heel has some major advantages. It is a) not sold out, b) cheaper and c) way easier to walk in because of the lower heel (the platform helps, too).

Steve Madden "DAARLING" T-Strap Sandals in black patent (Yves Saint Laurent Tribute knockoffs)

Steve Madden “DAARLING” T-Strap Sandalsls
($69.95, Steve Madden)

Steve Madden T-Bar Platform Sandals

Update (12/04/2009): Woohoo! You lucky gals. ASOS is now selling the Steve Madden sandals at the amazing price of £32 at their online outlet store. That is 60% OFF the original retail price! I bought these babies full price six months ago there and they look absolutely fantastic in person. So worth the price.

YSL lovers, today’s your lucky day! These Steve Madden platform sandals have completely sold out everywhere else, but ASOS has still a few of these fabtastic heels in limited sizes available. Be quick to order because this is the final sale and probably also your last chance for a great YSL Tribute knockoff of such great quality. I love mine so much! They are absolutely amazing looking for knockoffs and while £80 were certainly not cheap, I haven’t put a second thought whether or not to buy them and ordered straight away after they added my size. My tip: if your feet are slightly wider than average I suggest you go at least half a size up so your toes won’t get squished.

Steve Madden Black Patent T-Bar Platforms (YSL Tribute Platform Sandal knockoffs)

Steve Madden Patent T-Bar Platforms
(£32, ASOS)

Guess Trivan T-Strap Platform Sandals

There have been countless YSL Tribute sandal knockoffs, but only a handful of them were actually decent looking. These YSL look-a-likes by Guess are one of the best knockoffs which are still being sold. So if you haven’t got the chance to grab a knockoff back then, you can now catch up on this!

Guess Trivan T-Strap Platform Sandals in black patent (YSL Tribute Sandal knockoffs)

Guess Trivan T-Strap Platform Sandalsamazon
($79.19, Amazon)

Gianni Bini Uptown Platform Sandals

If you’re looking for something more budget-friendly, you’ll probably be happy with these Gianni Bini platforms. They are currently on sale for half the price being marked down from $98 to $49.99 and come in black or tan (my favorite!). But hurry, sizes are limited.

Gianni Bini Uptown black patent platform sandals (YSL Tribute Sandal knockoffs)

Gianni Bini Uptown Platform Sandals
($49.99, Dillard’s)

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Update: This post has been updated on July 24, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m still not cool with “Yves” being stripped from Saint Laurent, but I am definitely cool with the creative direction Hedi Slimane is taking the French fashion house. The shoes are especially fabulous. I really like the angular design of these black ankle boots. So chic! And expensive. Le sigh!

Saint Laurent Classic Paris Chelsea Ankle Boots in black

Saint Laurent Classic Paris Chelsea Ankle Bootsls
($950, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Nordstromls, Farfetch & MyTheresa.

Celebrities Love Saint Laurent

Celebs such as Heidi Klum, Hayden Panettiere, Cheryl Cole and Demi Lovato have all been spotted wearing Saint Laurent Classic Paris Chelsea Ankle Boots.

Heidi Klum, Hayden Panettiere, Cheryl Cole and Demi Lovato wearing Saint Laurent Classic Paris Ankle Boots

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Forever 21 Faux Suede Booties

Update (07/24/2014): Stumbled upon a Saint Laurent faux suede alternative at Forever 21 today. Available in black, burgundy and light grey faux suede for $32.80! A gold metallic version is available, too, for $34.90!

Forever 21 Faux Suede Booties in burgundy and black (Saint Laurent Classic Paris knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Booties
($32.80, Forever 21)

Tony Bianco “Fontana” High Heeled Ankle Boots

Update (03/11/2014): Stumbled upon this nearly identical Saint Laurent dupe by Tony Bianco and had to share it with you. A little pricey, but so similar to the original. Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Tony Bianco "Fontana" High Heeled Ankle Boots in black and red (Saint Laurent Classic Paris knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Fontana” High Heeled Ankle Boots
($80 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Topshop “ALL NIGHT” Chelsea Boots

Update (01/20/2014): Here’s another Saint Laurent chelsea boot dupe I’ve come across! I really like these cute Topshop booties; especially in red.

Topshop "ALL NIGHT" Chelsea Boots in black and red (Saint Laurent knockoffs)

Topshop “ALL NIGHT” Chelsea Bootsls
($67.98, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Topshop.

Aldo “Floivon” Pointed Heeled Chelsea Boots

Update (11/25/2013): Found another set of Saint Laurent ankle boot dupes. What do you think of these booties by Aldo? Hot or not?

Aldo "Floivon" Pointed Heeled Chelsea Boots in black and gold (Saint Laurent Classic Paris knockoffs)

Aldo “Floivon” Pointed Heeled Chelsea Boots
($95.27, ASOS)

Mango Elasticated Panel Leather Ankle Boots

Update (09/27/2013): Just came across these fab ankle booties by Mango which would be a great alternative to the pricey Saint Laurent originals, don’t you agree?

Mango Elasticated Panel Leather Ankle Boots in black (Saint Laurent Paris Chelsea knockoffs)

Mango Elasticated Panel Leather Ankle Boots
($129.99, Mango)

Steve Madden “DEVIL” High Heel Ankle Boots

Oh, Steve Madden – you are a “DEVIL” indeed! The description of these pointed-toe booties says “So sexy it’s just plain evil!” – well, I say “So close to the original, it’s just plain copying!“. Not that I mind too much though since the price tag of these $63.89 (sale price!) black booties is much easier to handle than the $950 one of the original Saint Laurent heels. Pre-order these beauties now if you want your Saint Laurent fix for less and have them ready when Fall comes around the corner!

Steve Madden "DEVIL" High Heel Ankle Boots in black (Saint Laurent Paris knockoffs)

Steve Madden “DEVIL” High Heel Ankle Bootsamazon
($63.89, Amazon)

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

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Update: This post has been updated on January 23, 2013. Scroll down to see the new adds.

I absolutely adore the entire B Brian Atwood collection for several reasons. I appreciate how the collection is true to the label yet is more of an affordable version, without straying from Brian Atwood’s vision. Though I may not be able to purchase this shoe until it hits the sale rack, if it ever does, I cannot fail to express my obsession with it. The colorblocking adds a pop of color juxtaposing a simple pump with a not-so-simple pattern. However, if you don’t want to wait until the next sale, which may never exist in fact, check out the alternative below.

B Brian Atwood Fontanne Suede Colorblock Platform Pumps in fuchsia, yellow and purple

B Brian Atwood Fontanne Suede Colorblock Platform Pumpsls
($350, Saks)

Celebrities Love B Brian Atwood

Hayden Panettiere, Michelle Trachtenberg and Estelle wearing B Brian Atwood Fontanne Platform Pumps

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Moda in Pelle “Kalentay” Suede Colorblock Platform Pumps

UPDATE (01/23/2013): Came across these nearly identical B Brian Atwood look-a-likes by Moda in Pelle today which are currently on sale for £39.95 (£119.95)! Also available in nude and black colorblocking options.

Moda in Pelle "Kalentay" Suede Colorblock Platform Pumps in pink, yellow, blue & turquoise (B Brian Atwood Fontanne knockoffs)

Moda in Pelle “Kalentay” Suede Colorblock Platform Pumps
(£39.95, Moda in Pelle)

P.S.: Also available at Simply Be, Marisota & Amazon.co.ukamazon.

ASOS “PARADE” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (01/23/2013): Also found these great and budget-friendly B Brian Atwood Fontanne inspired platform pumps by ASOS.

ASOS "PARADE" Platform Pumps in black and coral (B Brian Atwood Fontanne knockoffs)

ASOS “PARADE” Platform Pumpsls
($70.16, ASOS)

Steve Madden “OPTICALL” Colorblock Suede Pumps

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “SMMAR1” to get 15% off orders of $100 or more at Steve Madden including free shipping! Offer valid through 02/28/2013. Some exclusions apply.

Featured on a previous post, these Steve Madden pumps are making their reappearance except in colorblocking form. The shape is very reminiscent of these Giuseppe Zanotti heels, but the colorblocking is very B Brian Atwood. To mimic the B Brian Atwood look the ankle strap is removable, so you can mix and match the different style this pump boasts. The amalgam of design and inspiration behind this shoe creates an eclectic feel that will last long both regarding wearability and trends.

Steve Madden "OPTICALL" Colorblock Suede Pumps in fuchsia, yellow and turquoise (B Brian Atwood Fontanne knockoffs)

Steve Madden “OPTICALL” Colorblock Suede Pumpsls
($109.95, Steve Madden)

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‘Tis the season of the trench. One of the classic essentials to every stylish girl’s wardrobe, this must-have is a safe return on investment. You can wear it on any occasion; from going out over a cocktail dress or with jeans and a feminine blouse on a hot date. It will take you from the airport to an elegant dinner, and you’ll look just as chic. For a piece like this, it’s really important to look for quality. And quality is something the iconic Burberry Trench has, but spending over a thousand dollars isn’t the only way to invest. Take a look at our other option below.

Burberry Double Breasted Long Cotton Trench Coat in beige

Burberry Double Breasted Long Cotton Trench Coat
($1.395, Burberry)

P.S.: A very similar version is available at NET-A-PORTERls for $1.095.

Celebrities Love Burberry

Kate Hudson, Hayden Panettiere, Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Camilla Belle and Liv Tyler wearing Burberry Double Breasted Long Cotton Trench Coat

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Mango Double Breasted Trench

Lucky for those of us who are on a budget, great quality can be found at an awesome price – if you know where to look. This gorgeously tailored trench by Mango, pays homage to the original silhouette and close attention to detail with its tortoiseshell buttons and flattering seams (in all the right places). Ladies without trenches, at $159.99, this is surely a wise addition to your closet.

Mango Double Breasted Trench in beige (Burberry knockoff)

Mango Double Breasted Trenchls
($159.99/£89.99, Mango)

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You know when you wear an outfit and someone tells you that you look great and “that’s totally your color“? Well, someone needs to tell Hayden Panettiere that. Pastel pink looks fantastic with her skin tone and hair color. The shoes and bag give the otherwise sweet dress an edgier look that is definitely not matchy matchy. Snaps to Hayden and her stylist!

Hayden Panettiere wearing a rose Elizabeth and James Luna Dress, black Giuseppe Zanotti Glitter Ankle Boots and a purple Nancy Gonzalez clutch

Our Rating: ★★★★☆

Who?Hayden Panettiere
Where?Arriving at “It’s On With Alexa Chung” at the MTV Studios, New York
When?July 07, 2009
What?Elizabeth and James Luna dress, Giuseppe Zanotti Glitter ankle booties, Nancy Gonzalez clutch & Joan Hornig earrings

Hayden Panettiere’s Pink Bell Sleeve Dress Look 4 Less

Hayden Panettiere's Pink Bell Sleeve Dress Look 4 Less

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