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Update: This post has been updated on February 5, 2015. Scroll down to see the new adds.

So let me be honest with you. At first, I kind of hated Christian Louboutin‘s Daffodile pumps. They looked too stripperish, too high, just totally OTT. However, the more I saw these extreme platform pumps being flaunted by celebs on and off the red carpet the more I started to like them. Not sure what changed my mind about these… maybe the extra few inches gained by wearing these sky-high beauties? I’m not sure, but I do know that I certainly don’t like the $995 price tag attached to these designer heels.

Christian Louboutin Daffodile Platform Pumps in black

Christian Louboutin Daffodile Platform Pumpsls
($995, Saks)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Lady GaGa, Sofia Vergara, Victoria Beckham, Ciara, Fergie and Kim Kardashian wearing Christian Louboutin Daffodile Platform Pumps

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AX Paris Plain Classy Platform Shoes

UPDATE (02/05/2015): Stumbled upon these Christian Louboutin Daffodile dupes at AX Paris. Available in black or red for £27.99.

AX Paris Plain Classy Platform Shoes in black (Christian Louboutin Daffodile knockoffs)

AX Paris Plain Classy Platform Shoes
(£27.99, AX Paris)

Chinese Laundry “More Please” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (02/05/2015): Also discovered these Louboutin inspired patent platform pumps by Chinese Laundry which are currently on sale for under $70.

Chinese Laundry "More Please" Platform Pumps in black and nude patent (Christian Louboutin Daffodile knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “More Please” Platform Pumps
($69.99, Chinese Laundry)

Luichiny “Me Chelle” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (03/03/2013): Found a new fabulous Louboutin Daffodile look-a-like. Check out these extreme platform pumps by Luichiny. Available in black, nude and white.

Luichiny "Me Chelle" Platform Pumps in black and nude (Christian Louboutin Daffodile look-a-likes)

Luichiny “Me Chelle” Platform Pumpsamazon
($69.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zapposcj, Heels.com & ShoeMallls.

Steve Madden “DEJAVU” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (03/03/2013): Steve Madden has also a great Daffodile alternative called “DEJAVU”.

Steve Madden "DEJAVU" Platform Pumps in black and nude (Christian Louboutin Daffodile look-a-likes)

Steve Madden “DEJAVU” Platform Pumpsamazon
($99, Amazon)

Chinese Laundry “Bossa Nova” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (12/20/2011): Chinese Laundry has come up with a pretty amazing Louboutin alternative with their “Bossa Nova” platform pump.

Chinese Laundry "Bossa Nova" Platform Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Daffodile knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Bossa Nova” Platform Pumps
($129.95, Chinese Laundry)

Topshop “SUPREME” Extreme Platform Shoes

UPDATE (12/20/2011): And here’s another great Louboutin knockoff which is just as extreme as the original but for a whole lot less money. Thank you, Topshop.

Topshop "SUPREME" Extreme Platform Shoes in black and nude leather (Christian Louboutin Daffodile knockoffs)

Topshop “SUPREME” Extreme Platform Shoesls
($176, Topshop)

Dolce Vita “Devon” Platform Pumps

Dolce Vita helps all those being on a budget out by giving us an almost perfect Daffodile look-a-like for under $200. Available in black and nude leather, black and magenta suede as well as leopard.

Dolce Vita "Devon" Platform Pumps in black, fuchsia suede, black suede and nude (Christian Louboutin Daffodile knockoffs)

Dolce Vita “Devon” Platform Pumpsamazon
($199, Amazon)

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

Kelsi Dagger “Gracie” Platform Pumps

If you want something cheaper, then these Kelsi Dagger Louboutin knockoffs for a little over $50 might be more to your liking. Available in black, red and grey patent as well as foiled bronze.

Kelsi Dagger "Gracie" Platform Pumps (Christian Louboutin Daffodile knockoffs)

Kelsi Dagger “Gracie” Platform Pumpsamazon
($52.50, Amazon)

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

ALDO “Corelli” Platform Pumps

If you still want to go cheaper and don’t mind a faux leather shoe then check out these Daffodile dupes by ALDO which will cost you only £34.98. Available in black and navy patent as well as pewter.

ALDO "Corelli" Platform Pumps in black, navy and pewter (Christian Louboutin Daffodile knockoffs)

ALDO “Corelli” Platform Pumpsamazon
(£34.98, Amazon.co.uk)

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Update: This post has been updated on July 14, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

Yves Saint Laurent will be always one of my favorite high-end fashion brands. They belong to fashion much like the Eiffel Tower belongs to Paris. Where would be without this everlasting house of delicate French fashion? In 100 years from now most designers being hyped right now will be long forgotten, but I’m sure YSL will be considered iconic for its cultural and aesthetic influence in our era. And rightfully so. Evidence A: see below.

Yves Saint Laurent Imperiale Platform Pumps in black suede

Yves Saint Laurent Imperiale Platform Pumpsls
($795, NORDSTROM)

Celebrities Love Yves Saint Laurent

Kristen Stewart, Lily Allen, Kate Beckinsale and Lady GaGa wearing Yves Saint Laurent Imperiale Suede Platform Pumps

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Alloy “Lexi” Wedge Pumps

UPDATE (07/14/2012): Didn’t really expect to come across any more YSL Imperiale look-a-likes, but you can find a budget-friendly faux suede version at Alloy.

Alloy "Lexi" Wedge Pumps in bordeaux and black faux suede (YSL Imperiale knockoffs)

Alloy “Lexi” Wedge Pumpsls
($29.90, Alloy)

Dollhouse “Stunning” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (10/21/2010): Finally found a non-suede YSL alternative by Dollhouse. Available in black, brown, grey, pink & tan.

Dollhouse "Stunning" Platform Pumps in black (YSL Imperiale knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Stunning” Platform Pumpsamazon
($41.25, Amazon)

Steve Madden “BRIGITT” Wedge Pumps

UPDATE (10/13/2010): Just stumbled upon this YSL Imperiale look-a-like by Steve Madden. Available in black or blush suede.

Steve Madden "BRIGITT" Wedge Pumps in black suede (YSL Imperiale knockoffs)

Steve Madden “BRIGITT” Wedge Pumpsamazon
($129.95, Amazon)

Dolce Vita “Hayword” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (10/13/2010): These Dolce Vita pumps look exactly like the April pumps; they just seem to have renamed the shoe and re-released it. Available in black, burgundy and taupe suede.

Dolce Vita "Hayword" Platform Pumps in black suede (YSL Imperiale knockoffs)

Dolce Vita “Hayword” Platform Pumpscj
($112.49, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

New Look Suedette Demi Wedges

UPDATE (10/13/2010): New Look has also an almost identical low-budget version of the YSL pumps which in either black or grey (faux) suede.

New Look Suedette Demi Wedges in black faux suede (YSL Imperiale knockoffs)

New Look Suedette Demi Wedges
(£24.99, New Look)

Qupid Roshay-01 Platform Pumps

UPDATE (07/21/2010): Here’s a cheap & chic YSL knockoff by Qupid. These pumps are available in many colors & finishes.

Qupid Roshay-01 Platform Pumps in black faux suede (Yves Saint Laurent Imperiale knockoffs)

Qupid Roshay-01 Platform Pumpsamazon
($22.44, Amazon)

Dolce Vita “April” Platform Pumps

If you want the same style without breaking the bank, try these suede platforms by Dolce Vita which are dead ringers for the YSL Imperiale pumps. Not exactly a steal at ~$160, but still a whole lotta cheaper than the original Yves Saint Laurent heels. Also available in taupe suede and navy leather.

Dolce Vita "April" Platform Pumps in black suede (Yve Saint Laurent Imperiale knockoffs)

Dolce Vita “April” Platform Pumpsamazon
($159.95, Amazon)

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Update: This post has been updated on February 26, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

In case you didn’t get the memo, the 2010 designer darling is Alexander Wang. And why not? Aside from his clothing lines, his bags are legendary, his shoes the definition of urban cool, and—mark my words—his Zoro Angular Acetate Sunglasses are going to be iconic. In 20 years’ time, your girls are going to be scrambling for their very own vintage pair. They are the cat eye of the noughties.

Alexander Wang Zoro Angular Acetate Sunglasses in black

Alexander Wang Zoro Angular Acetate Sunglassesls
($325, NET-A-PORTER)

Lady GaGa Loves Alexander Wang

Lady GaGa wearing gold Alexander Wang Zoro Angular Acetate Sunglasses

Designer Inspired Angular Cat Eye Sunglasses

UPDATE (02/26/2012): Found another Alexander Wang sunglass alternative for under $5.

Designer Inspired Angular Cat Eye Sunglasses in black (Alexander Wang Zoro knockoffs)

Designer Inspired Angular Cat Eye Sunglassesamazon
($4.98, Amazon)

GoJane Futuristic Cat Eye Sunglasses

UPDATE (01/04/2011): Here’s a spot-on knockoff coming from GoJane. Available in black with silver or gold edges or in a red or tortoise frame.

<GoJane Futuristic Cat Eye Sunglasses in black & silver (Alexander Wang Zoro knockoff)

GoJane Futuristic Cat Eye Sunglasses
($4.80, GoJane)

ASOS Pointy Cat Sunglasses

UPDATE (01/04/2011): ASOS has also a stunningly similar Wang Zoro look-a-like. Available in black or brown tortoise.

ASOS Pointy Cat Sunglasses in black (Alexander Wang Zoro knockoff)

ASOS Pointy Cat Sunglassesls
($20.69, ASOS)

Sunglass Warehouse Style #31202 Cat Eye Sunglasses

If you’re digging the Wang frame, but don’t have the cash (or the courage) to sport them, the #31202 Cat Eye Sunglasses by Sunglass Warehouse are a fantastic alternative. They have the same, delicious hard angles, just slightly less extreme. And for less than $12? That’s a pair you don’t have to be Beautiful Dirty Rich to rock. Available in red tortoise, brown striped & zebra print.

Sunglass Warehouse Style #31202 Cat Eye Sunglasses in red tortoise (Alexander Wang Zoro knockoffs)

Sunglass Warehouse Style #31202 Cat Eye Sunglasses
($11.86, Sunglass Warehouse)

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