If you’ve never worn flats to work because they seem too informal, these pointy confections by Christian Louboutin may just be the antidote. They are certainly among the most luxurious I’ve ever seen, and yet are oddly familiar. Like a pair that Holly Golightly might have pulled out from underneath the bed looking for her crocodile shoes in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Of course, although these are fantastic, perhaps you may want to check out the other options below if your budget doesn’t allow for such a large investment.
Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed Flats, $595 || Neiman Marcus
M. Gemi Fortuna Pointy Flats
Update (11/16/2017): Fell in love with these classic chic flats by M. Gemi and then remembered that these would also be a fantastic dupe for the Pigalle Louboutins above. Yes, they are not cheap, but M. Gemi shoes are handmade in Italy and it definitely shows in the quality and the craftmanship of the shoes they offer. Available in nude, natural and black patent leather as well as a black matte version. I want one in every color!
M. Gemi Fortuna Pointy Flats, $228 || M. Gemi
Butter Shoes Pointer Pointed-Toe Flats
Update (03/31/2015): Came across this lovely navy-colored Louboutin alternative by Butter Shoes. Also available in various other colors and uppers.
Butter Shoes Pointer Pointed-Toe Flats, $218 || Amazon
Ivanka Trump Tizzy Pointed-Toe Slip-On Flats
Update (01/15/2015): Another spot-on Louboutin Pigalle Flat dupe spotted! Check out these chic flats by Ivanka Trump. So lovely, aren’t they?
Ivanka Trump Tizzy Pointed-Toe Flats, $56.99 || Amazon
BP. Moveover Pointed Toe Flats
Update (04/13/2013): Found yet another great Louboutin alternative! Look at these fab pointed-toe flats by BP.! Only $49.95 and available in black, coral, blue and yellow patent.
BP. Moveover Pointed Toe Flats, $49.95 || Nordstrom
VS Collection Pointed-Toe Flats
Update (04/07/2013): Just came across another great Pigalle Flat look-a-like. Check out these pointed-toe flats by VS Collection. They cost $49 (sale price!) and are also available in various other uppers and prints!
VS Collection Pointed-Toe Flats, $49 || Victoria’s Secret
Ivanka Trump Annulio Pointed Flats
This lovely option by Ivanka Trump, is both ladylike and modern at the same time. Perfectly polished for work, and yet they have a little added flirtatiousness to them as well. If there ever was a pair of flats that could look fabulous with a skirt, it’s got to be these. The pointy toe will elongate your legs, while the small heel elevates the foot just enough to give you support, and not completely betraying you at the end of the day with cramped toes. Plus, the patent leather is very easy to maintain. These are currently available in black, coral, lime, burgundy, grey and nude patent leather as well as matte black leather.
Ivanka Trump Annulio Pointed Flats, $76.99 || Amazon
J.Crew Viv Pointed Patent Flats
Leave it to J.Crew to offer some spring-infused alternatives made from great quality soft leather, and sure to provide a comfortable fit. At $188, they are a little bit more expensive than your average department store option, but you’ll instantly feel the difference in the way these will mold to your feet. If you love wearing stylish flats, consider investing in a quality pair that you’ll keep reaching for year after year! Plus, choosing a bright shade like Kelly Green is a great way to update your favorite weekend skinny jeans.
J.Crew Viv Pointed Patent Flats, $188 || J.Crew
Report Gonzalez Pointed Flats
If you like to have a pair of shoes on standby for those days where you can’t even fathom wearing any kind of heel, the answer is this pair by Report. Perhaps you might try this more matte version with some sleek black leggings and a sweater dress? I definitely love my heels, but this is one very convincing alternative; especially for when I need to look polished, but my toes require a vacation. This pair is available in black, chestnut or nude patent leather.
Report Gonzalez Pointed Flats, $49.95 || Zappos
Pour La Victoire Bre Pointed Flats
If you loved the color choices above, check out even more bright options with this beautifully constructed version by Pour La Victoire. While the shape of the shoe does provide a more polished look, you can really have fun and modernize with a some color by combining a fuchsia pair with your classic gray suit. Wear them also with tailored pants, or tapered capris! And why not invite your pretty a-line and full skirts to the party too? Just make sure to keep those skirt hems above the knee for the most flattering silhouette (shoes pictured are available in various colors and uppers).
Pour La Victoire Bre Pointed Flats, $39.95 || Pour La Victoire