Leighton Meester

Update: This post has been updated on November 11, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

In one of the Gossip Girl episodes called “The Grandfather”, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) wore an unusually sexy, figure-hugging Hervé Léger bandage mini dress with white criss cross inlays. However, Blair’s risqué dress was tamed with a cute beige embellished Joie cardigan and a cute nautical Tomassini necklace.

Blair Waldorf aka Leighton Meester wearing a navy Hervé Léger Fall 2008 strapless bandage dress with white criss cross inlays

Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who? Leighton Meester/Blair Waldorf
Where? Gossip Girl, “The Grandfather”
When? Season 2, Episode 19
What? Hervé Léger Fall 2008 navy strapless dress, Joie “Moore” cardigan, Tomassini nautical necklace

Silvian Heach Strapless Mini Dress

Update (11/11/2017): Can’t believe I managed to find another Hervé Léger dupe after such a long time (last find was from 2011)! This strapless mini dress is by Italian brand Silvian Heach and costs $149. What do you think, is Hervé Léger still relevant in the fashion world of 2017?

Silvian Heach Strapless Mini Dress in black and white (Hervé Léger dupe)

Silvian Heach Strapless Mini Dress
($149, YOOX)

Betsy & Adam Strapless Satin Sheath Dress

Update (04/05/2011): Almost 2 years later a new Hervé Léger look-a-like popped up today. Yay! By Betsy & Adam. Price: $168.

Betsy & Adam Strapless Satin Sheath Dress in black white (Hervé Léger knockoff)

Betsy & Adam Strapless Satin Sheath Dressls
($168, Nordstrom)

Dave and Johnny Strapless Bandage Dress

Update (09/27/2009): Here’s yet another Hervé Léger knockoff for you. By Dave and Johnny.

Dave Johnny Strapless Bandage Dress in black and white (Hervé Léger knockoff)

Dave and Johnny Strapless Bandage Dress
($130, eDressMe)

Dorothy Perkins Black Insert Panel Tube Dress

Update (08/17/2009): Found yet another Hervé Léger knockoff for all my European readers. By Dorothy Perkins. Currently on sale for £15!

Dorothy Perkins Insert Panel Tube Dress in black (Hervé Léger knockoff)

Dorothy Perkins Black Insert Panel Tube Dress
(£15, Dorothy Perkins)

Atria Strapless Mini Dress

Update (08/17/2009): Found another Hervé Léger knockoff by Atria.

Atria Strapless Mini Dress in black (Hervé Léger knockoff)

Atria Strapless Mini Dresspjx
($138, eDressMe)

Jessica McClintock Strapless Taffeta Dress

Covet the body-con dress, but don’t have a $2k budget? You’re in luck because this strapless taffeta dress by Jessica McClintock is a great budget-friendly Hervé Léger alternative. The dress may be black instead of navy, but otherwise it has the same length, cut and detailing. It’s also currently on sale being marked down from $150 to $90. Who else smells a great deal here?

Jessica McClintock Strapless Taffeta Dress (Hervé Léger knockoff)

Jessica McClintock Strapless Taffeta Dress
($90, Amazon)

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Real vs. Steal – Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Boots

by Vanessa on October 1, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on October 1, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m not sure why they call these boots 50/50, when they’re 100% awesome, but I’ll take them! Stuart Weitzman has been a household name in evening shoes for a very long time. Many people don’t know that the collection features far more than glitz and glamour for the feet. There’s everyday booties, bags and wedges to name a few. In my fashionable opinion, each year the shoes get better and better looking, but the amazing comfort stays the same. So it’s no surprise that many of Hollywood’s leading ladies are consistently seen in Stuart Weitzman shoes on and off the red carpet. These below photos are sure to get you less sad about leaving summer behind.

Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Boots in black nappa leather

Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Bootscj
($655, Zappos)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Shopbopls, Amazonamazon, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Jildorcj, Stuart Weitzman, Bloomingdale’s, Selfridges, Harrodsls, Farfetchls, Lane Crawfordls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Stuart Weitzman

Celebs such as Leighton Meester, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lindsay Lohan, Angelina Jolie, Olivia Palermo, Emma Roberts and Shenae Grimes have all been spotted wearing the Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Boots.

Leighton Meester, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lindsay Lohan & Angelina Jolie wearing Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boots

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Andrew Geller Enzie Over the Knee Boots

Update (10/01/2017): Came across yet another Weitzman boot look-alike today! Really like this OTK pull-on boot by Andrew Geller which costs less than $80.

Andrew Geller Enzie Over the Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 dupes)

Andrew Geller Enzie Over the Knee Boots
($79.99, DSW)

Also available at Amazonamazon & eBay.

Catherine Catherine Malandrino “Acadia” Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (08/18/2017): Look at this awesome 50/50 boot dupe by Catherine Catherine Malandrino! So close to the real deal, made of leather and fabric upper and on sale for $119.97 (were $240). All sizes are still available, so get shopping!

Catherine Catherine Malandrino "Acadia" Over-the-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 dupes)

Catherine Catherine Malandrino “Acadia” Over-the-Knee Boots
($119.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Maiden Lane “Spicon” Mid Heel Knee-High Boots

Update (08/03/2017): In case anyone of you are still looking for Stuart Weitzman 5050 dupes, here’s another fabulous one from Maiden Lane! Leather and neoprene upper, made in Spain, with a stacked heel of 1.25″ and shaft height of 19″. Price: $149. All sizes are currently still available, but you better act fast because these are guaranteed to sell out quickly if my previous steal deal experience is of any indication!

Maiden Lane "Spicon" Mid Heel Knee-High Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 dupes)

Maiden Lane “Spicon” Mid Heel Knee-High Boots
($149, Gilt)

Farylrobin “Rima” Over the Knee Boots

Update (11/28/2016): Just stumbled upon these spot-on SW 5050 dupes by Farylrobin and immediately had to share them with you. These OTK boots look just like the real deal by Weitzman, but cost only $59.99. Steal deal alert!

Farylrobin "Rima" Over the Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 dupes)

Farylrobin “Rima” Over the Knee Boots
($59.99, Target)

Via Spiga “Itala” Tall Boots

Update (11/08/2016): While everyone is duping the Weitzman High- and Lowland boots, Via Spiga decided to bring back an old SW OTK boot favorite in their own inspired version. They’re a little pricey at $199.97, even with the huge markdown (retail price is $495), but the boot quality looks amazing, so they might be well worth the splurge! Another inspired boot, also by Via Spiga, is the “Breanna” ($129.99).

Via Spiga "Itala" Tall Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 dupes)

Via Spiga “Itala” Tall Boots
($199.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Maiden Lane “Egora” Over The Knee Boots

Update (11/08/2016): Also spotted these fab 5050 boot look-alikes by Maiden Lane which come in either black leather or black suede and are currently on sale for $139.99. Steal deal alert!

Maiden Lane "Egora" Over The Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 dupes)

Maiden Lane “Egora” Over The Knee Boots
($139.99, Gilt)

Bronx “May Way” Tall Riding Boots

Update (11/08/2016): And here’s another great Stuart Weitzman boot alternative by Bronx which also seems to be suitable for more athletic calves and is currently on sale for $109.

Bronx "May Way" Tall Riding Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 inspired)

Bronx “May Way” Tall Riding Bootsamazon
($109, Amazon)

Blondo “Eden” Pull-On Riding Boots

Update (12/16/2015): Another great Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot dupe popped up! Check out these fab and waterproof (!) boots by Blondo. Also available in black suede.

Blondo "Eden" Pull-On Riding Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 dupes)

Blondo “Eden” Pull-On Riding Bootsamazon
($279.90, Amazon)

Also available at Shoes.comls & Nordstromls.

Clarks “Bizzy Girl” Over-The-Knee Stretch Boots

Update (10/18/2015): And the list of Stuart Weitzman 50/50 alternatives gets longer and longer! Discovered these Weitzman dupes by Clarks today. From what I’ve heard about this brand, their shoes are said to be quite comfortable which I can personally confirm since I own a pair of Chelsea boots by Clarks and they’re really very comfy. So if you’re looking for a good pair of boots to get through fall and winter without having to spend a fortune, I think these here would be a very smart buy.

Clarks "Bizzy Girl" Somerset Over-The-Knee Stretch Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Clarks “Bizzy Girl” Over-The-Knee Stretch Bootsls
($159.95, Shoes.com)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Clarks, Zalando & Amazon.deamazon.

Corso Como “Laura” Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/18/2015): Also spotted these amazingly similar Stuart Weitzman look-alike boots by Corso Como. They’re a little expensive at $248 now $120.29, but the quality looks quite nice. Also available in other colors and uppers.

Corso Como "Laura" Over-The-Knee Stretch Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Corso Como “Laura” Over-The-Knee Bootsls
($120.29, Nordstrom)

Also available at 6pm & Amazonamazon.

Marc Fisher “Monica” Leather and Stretch Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/18/2015): These OTK boots by Marc Fisher are yet another fab look for less alternative if you can’t or don’t want to splurge on the pricey Weitzman boots. These beauties are currently on sale for a little under $100 an come in either black or brown leather and black and navy suede.

Marc Fisher "Monica" Leather and Stretch Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Marc Fisher “Monica” Leather and Stretch Over-The-Knee Bootscj
($56.47, QVC)

Oasis Premium Over The Knee Flat Boots

Update (10/18/2015): Spotted these lovely looking 50/50 dupes by Oasis as well. And at $128, they’re not terribly expensive.

Oasis Premium Over The Knee Flat Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 dupes)

Oasis Premium Over The Knee Flat Boots
($128, ASOS)

Also available at Oasisls.

Cole Haan “Dutchess” Over The Knee Boots

Update (10/18/2015): Surprise! And yet another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 look-alike! This one’s by Cole Haan and it has a textured leather upper, but the overall is still unmistakably Stuart Weitzman.

Cole Haan "Dutchess" Over The Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 dupes)

Cole Haan “Dutchess” Over The Knee Bootsls
($350, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Cole Haan & Nordstromls.

Carolinna Espinosa “Corbin” Over-The-Knee Stretch Boots

Update (10/18/2015): Spotted this luxe SW 50/50 boot dupe by Carolinna Espinosa today! At $525, it’s far from being a steal, but it is at least $130 cheaper and the quality looks really good, too.

Carolinna Espinosa "Corbin" Over-The-Knee Stretch Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Carolinna Espinosa “Corbin” Over-The-Knee Stretch Boots
($525, Nordstrom Rack)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Joanie” Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/18/2015): The Stuart Weitzman 50/50 dupes just won’t stop coming in! So here’s another look for less option by MICHAEL Michael Kors. Currently on sale for 20% off at Nordstrom.

MICHAEL Michael Kors "Joanie" Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Joanie” Over-The-Knee Bootsls
($199.90, Nordstrom)

Vince Camuto “Jevina” Stretch Back Riding Boots

Update (08/26/2015): After having gotten bored with Stuart Weitzman’s 5050 look-alikes, I think I might have found my new favorite dupe and it’s by Vince Camuto. Just look at this beautifully designed tall boot! So pretty, isn’t it? And currently on sale for under $150!

Vince Camuto "Jevina" Stretch Back Riding Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Jevina” Stretch Back Riding Bootsamazon
($148.85, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstromls & Vince Camutols.

Sole Society “Raine” Leather/Stretch Tall Boots

Update (08/26/2015): Sole Society have come up with a Stuart Weitzman look for less. Their “Raine” boot looks very similar to the pricey designer original, but costs only $74.98 instead.

Sole Society "Raine" Leather/Stretch Tall Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Sole Society “Raine” Leather/Stretch Tall Boots
($74.98, Sole Society)

Also available at Nordstromls.

Donald J Pliner “Roz” Stretch Boots

Update (07/13/2015): Spotted yet another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot look-alike! This time it’s by Donald J Pliner. The boots are currently on sale for $179 (down from $298!), so it might be a great buy for coming winter.

Donald J Pliner "Roz" Stretch Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Donald J Pliner “Roz” Stretch Boots
($179, Donald J Pliner)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Nordstrom Rack, Amazonamazon.

Miss KG “West” Leather Stretch Boots

Update (07/13/2015): I know we’re in the middle of summer and boots are probably the last thing on your mind right now, but I just so happened to stumble upon these dupe-worthy tall stretch boots by Miss KG and they just so happen to be on sale right now. Don’t say we didn’t tell you!

Miss KG "West" Leather Stretch Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Miss KG “West” Leather Stretch Boots
(£65, Shoeaholics)

BCBGMAXAZRIA “Jene” Leather Stretch Boots

Update (02/20/2015): Here’s another great Weitzman 50/50 inspired non-OTK boot! This one’s by BCBGMAXAZRIA and is currently on sale for $82.97 (down from $395).

BCBGMAXAZRIA "Jene" Leather Stretch Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

BCBGMAXAZRIA “Jene” Leather Stretch Boots
($82.97, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th)

rsvp “Pietra” Wide Calf Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (02/20/2015): Also found this Stuart Weitzman boot look-alike by rsvp which is currently on sale for under $60.

rsvp "Pietra" Wide Calf Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

rsvp “Pietra” Wide Calf Over-The-Knee Boots
($42.99, 6pm)

Seychelles “Abroad” Riding Boots

Update (02/20/2015): And yet another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 dupe to add to the list. This time by Seychelles. Available in a leather or suede upper.

Seychelles "Abroad" Riding Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Seychelles “Abroad” Riding Bootsamazon
($64.99, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstromls, LuLu*s & Nordstrom Rack.

Dune “Trishy” Over the Knee Boots

Update (12/03/2014): Another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot alternative popped up on Dune. These OTK boots look quite nice, don’t they?

Dune "Trishy" Over the Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Dune “Trishy” Over the Knee Bootsls
($244.95, Nordstrom)

Also available at Selfridges & ASOS.

Lamica “Ninez” Flat Over-The-Knee Pull-On Boots

Update (11/05/2014): Now look at this absolutely fab and almost identical Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot dupe by Lamica! Super lovely, right? And available to buy for less than 50% of the real deal’s price. Yay!

Lamica "Ninez" Flat Over-The-Knee Pull-On Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Lamica “Ninez” Flat Over-The-Knee Pull-On Boots
(€218.95, Zalando)

Journee Collection “Gwen” Gore Stretch Knee-High Riding Boots

Update (11/05/2014): Also stumbled upon these budget-friendly Stuart Weitzman 50/50 dupes by Journee Collection. Available for under $70 in either black, brown or grey faux leather.

Journee Collection "Gwen" Gore Stretch Knee-High Riding Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Journee Collection “Gwen” Gore Stretch Knee-High Riding Bootsls
($69.95, Shoes.com)

Also available at Overstockcj, Amazonamazon & Target.

Chinese Laundry “Riley” Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (08/08/2014): Chinese Laundry now also have their own Stuart Weitzman 50/50 OTK boot dupe! Check out the “Riley” leather boot for $69.99! Really like this one!

Chinese Laundry "Riley" Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Riley” Over-The-Knee Boots
($69.99, 6pm)

Also available at Chinese Laundry, Amazonamazon, ShoeMallls & eBayeBay.

Liz Claiborne “Paige” Boots

Update (08/08/2014): Here’s another great Stuart Weitzman alternative by Liz Claiborne for under $40. A buckled version is available here in various colors, uppers and widths.

Liz Claiborne "Paige" Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Liz Claiborne “Paige” Boots
($35.99, JCPenney)

Call It Spring “Zahavah” Stretch Riding Boots

Update (08/08/2014): Discovered these Weitzman inspired riding boots by Call It Spring today. Currently on sale for under $50!

Call It Spring "Zahavah" Stretch Riding Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Call It Spring “Zahavah” Stretch Riding Bootsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Aldo “Dyanna” Over-the-knee Boots

Update (08/08/2014): We also found a great Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot dupe at Aldo again. Available in black leather and patent as well as bordeaux.

Aldo "Dyanna" Over-the-knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Aldo “Dyanna” Over-the-knee Boots
($120.25, 6pm)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Aldo (US)ls, Aldo (UK)ls & ASOS.

Louise et Cie “Andora” Over the Knee Boots

Update (08/08/2014): Also discovered these Weitzman-inspired OTK boots by Louise et Cie. Currently available for under $100 (sale price!)!

Louise et Cie "Andora" Over the Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Louise et Cie “Andora” Over the Knee Bootsls
($99.90, Nordstrom)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack & Vince Camutols.

Unisa “Gillean” Over The Knee Boots

Update (07/23/2014): Stumbled upon yet another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot dupe. Check out these wallet-friendly OTK boots by Unisa. There’s also a nice quilted version available for $59.94.

Unisa "Gillean" Over The Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Unisa “Gillean” Over The Knee Boots
($59.94, DSW)

Top End “Wishlist” Tall Boots

Update (06/01/2014): OK, so how long is the list of Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot dupes already? Well, here’s one more to add to the party: the “Wishlist” boot by Top End.

Top End "Wishlist" Tall Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Top End “Wishlist” Tall Bootsls
($199.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Anne Klein “Citygurl” Over the Knee Boots

Update (02/18/2014): So yeah, here’s another Weitzman 50/50 inspired boot. What do you think of this OTK boot by Anne Klein? Hot or not?

Anne Klein "Citygurl" Over the Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Anne Klein “Citygurl” Over the Knee Boots
($71.60, 6pm)

Jollychic Overknee Winter Boots

Update (01/16/2014): Came across yet another Weitzman 50/50 boot dupe. Check out these wallet-friendly overknee boots by Jollychic which cost $70!

Jollychic Overknee Winter Boots

Jollychic Overknee Winter Boots
($70, Nordstrom Rack)

GC Shoes “Jay” Riding Boots

Update (12/05/2013): And here we go again! Another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot look-a-like popped up! This time it’s the “Jay” riding boot by GC Shoes.

GC Shoes "Jay" Riding Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

GC Shoes “Jay” Riding Boots
($59.97, Nordstrom Rack)

GoJane High Rise Faux Leather Boots

Update (11/15/2013): Found these super budget-friendly Stuart Weitzman 50/50 look-a-like boots at GoJane today! Also available in various other colors.

GoJane Faux Leather Mixed Media Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

GoJane High Rise Faux Leather Boots
(§39, GoJane)

Madden Girl “Lassoo” Boots

Update (11/11/2013): Just stumbled upon yet another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 dupe! Check out these very budget-friendly tall boots by Madden Girl. Only $39.99!

Madden Girl "Lassoo" Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Madden Girl “Lassoo” Boots
($52.99, 6pm)

Charles by Charles David “Jettison” Over The Knee Boots

Update (10/13/2013): These tall over the knee boots by Charles by Charles David are yet another one of the now very many SW 50/50 look-a-likes! Still love ’em boots though!

Charles by Charles David "Jettison" Over The Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Charles by Charles David “Jettison” Over The Knee Bootsamazon
($90.99, Amazon)

Also available at Shoes.comls, Saks Off 5th & eBayeBay.

Vaneli “Gaius” Over The Knee Boots

Update (10/13/2013): Discovered yet another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot dupe. How do you like this one by Vaneli? Hot or not?

Vaneli "Gaius" Over The Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Vaneli “Gaius” Over The Knee Bootscj
($162.50, Jildor)

Aldo “Delana” Pull-On Boots

Update (10/13/2013): Surprise, surprise! It’s yet another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot dupe. This one’s by Aldo and costs $120.

Aldo "Delana" Pull-On Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Aldo “Delana” Pull-On Boots
($120, ASOS)

Nine West “Pristeen” Over The Knee Boots

Update (10/13/2013): And here we go again! Stumbled upon yet another 50/50 inspired OTK boot. I’m quite fond of this particular style by Nine West.

Nine West "Pristeen" Over The Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Nine West “Pristeen” Over The Knee Bootsamazon
($131.62, Amazon)

Dune “Trish” Over The Knee Boots

Update (10/13/2013): And here’s another one for my British/European readers. These OTK boots by Dune are obviously also quite inspired by Stuart Weitzman’s 50/50 boots.

Dune "Trish" Over The Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Dune “Trish” Over The Knee Boots
($105, Dune)

Vince Camuto “Karita” Tall Riding Boots

Update (09/24/2013): Fall has officially arrived and so has yet another Stuart Weitzman inspired boot. What do you think about this Vince Camuto riding boot? Hot or not?

Vince Camuto "Karita" Tall Riding Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Karita” Tall Riding Bootsamazon
($169, Amazon)

Also available at Sole Society, Zappos, Walmartls & Nordstrom Rack.

Luichiny “Trend Lee” Boots

Update (09/21/2013): Guess the world hasn’t had enough Stuart Weitzman inspired footwear yet because here’s yet another SW 50/50 dupe. Check out these ultra fabulous tall leather boots by Luichiny! Absolutely love them! Available in black or chestnut.

Luichiny "Trend Lee" Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Luichiny “Trend Lee” Bootsamazon
($66.58, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm & eBayeBay.

Office “Antiquity” Stretch Boots

Update (09/21/2013): So happy to have discovered these fab Stuart Weitzman look-a-likes by Office! They’re so close to the original, right? I’m really tempted to buy these myself. What do you think? Shall I buy this boot or not?

Office "Antiquity" Stretch Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Office “Antiquity” Stretch Boots
(£50.40, Office)

Carvela “Wood” Flat Over the Knee Boots

Update (09/21/2013): I also stumbled upon this Stuart Weitzman 5050 inspired flat boot by Carvela at Kurt Geiger today. Looks very stylish, no?

Carvela "Wood" Flat Over the Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Carvela “Wood” Flat Over the Knee Bootsamazon
(£200, Amazon.co.uk)

Franco Sarto “Motor” Over-the-knee Pull-On Boots

Update (09/13/2013): And here we go wit yet another fabulous Weitzman 50/50 boot alternative. Absolutely in love with these luxe-looking tall boots by Franco Sarto! Available in black, brown and camel leather.

Franco Sarto "Motor" Over-the-knee Pull-On Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Franco Sarto “Motor” Over-the-knee Pull-On Bootsamazon
($89.99, Amazon)

Also available at ShoeMallls, eBayeBay & Nordstrom Rack.

Tony Bianco “Panache” Knee-High Boots

Update (06/01/2013): Et voilà! Here’s another super fantastic and pretty much identical Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot look-a-like version by Tony Bianco. Seriously, the Aussies have the best designer inspired shoes over there!

Tony Bianco "Panache" Knee-High Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50 50 look-a-likes)

Tony Bianco “Panache” Knee-High Bootsls
($279.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Also available at Revolve,StyleTreadls & The Iconicls.

Wanted “Pisa” Knee-High Boots

Update (10/15/2012): Just stumbled upon yet another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot look-a-like by Wanted. What a steal at only $69, right?

Wanted "Pisa" Knee-High Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Wanted “Pisa” Knee-High Bootsamazon
($69, Amazon)

Enzo Angiolini “Zeric” Boots

Update (10/07/2012): Just came across these absolutely fabulous 50/50 boot loo-a-likes by Enzo Angiolini. Also available in dark brown.

Enzo Angiolini "Zeric" Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Enzo Angiolini “Zeric” Bootsamazon
($43.99, Amazon)

Steve Madden “HAZELE” Boots

Update (06/20/2012): I know we’re still far away from boot season, but I just happened to stumble upon this fabulous 50/50 boot look-a-like by Steve Madden and couldn’t help but share my find with you. Available in black or black & brown.

Steve Madden "HAZELE" Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50 50 knockoffs)

Steve Madden “HAZELE” Bootsamazon
($77.99, Amazon)

Dana Buchman Riding Boots

Update (11/14/2011): And here’s another great and budget-friendly 50/50 look-a-like. These Dana Buchman boots were discovered by ITC reader, Christine. Thanks for the heads-up!

Dana Buchman Over-the-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Dana Buchman Over-the-Knee Boots
($29.99, Kohl’s)

Vaneli “Rankin” Boots

Update (11/18/2010): Just came across these fine 50/50 knockoffs by Vaneli. Spot-on, but only half the price of the originals!

Vaneli "Rankin" Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Vaneli “Rankin” Boots
($139.99, 6pm)

Paul Green “Grayson” Boots

Update (11/08/2010): And here’s another fabulous though pretty steep 50/50 alternative by Paul Green.

aul Green "Grayson" Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Paul Green “Grayson” Bootsamazon
($379, Amazon)

Wanted “Eiffel” Knee-High Boots

Update (08/22/2010): Look what I just came across! Another 50/50 look-a-like by Wanted. Available in black or brown.

Wanted "Eiffel" Knee-High Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Wanted “Eiffel” Knee-High Bootsamazon
($79.99, Amazon)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Bromley” Flat Boots

Update (08/22/2010): And here’s a high-class knockoff coming from MICHAEL Michael Kors. Available in black or brown.

MICHAEL Michael Kors "Bromley" Flat Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Bromley” Flat Boots
($175, Zappos)

Also available at Dillard’s, Amazonamazon, Neiman Marcusls, Jildor & Nordstromls.

Steve Madden “HAVILAND” Boots

If you’re anything like me, you’ve seen the photos and you’re now dying to work those looks into your Fall/Winter wardrobe – stat! Once again, Steve Madden comes through. The Haviland boots are an excellent alternative and if you think of how many times they will be your go-to boot, the cost per wear turns into pennies!

Steve Madden "HAVILAND" Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Steve Madden “HAVILAND” Boots
($111.98, Revolve)

Promiscuous “Karin” Boots

Many fashion loving ladies have told me that they have trouble getting slim fitting boots over their athletic calves, often forcing them into ankle boots. While I love the way ankle boots look, diversity is important in a wardrobe. Luckily, these fabulous Karin boots by Promiscuous will solve that problem and get taller boots onto all feet this year!

Promiscuous "Karin" Boots in black leather (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Promiscuous “Karin” Boots
($143, Zappos)

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Oh my, Tom Ford, your shoes are giving me serious heart palpitations! So we’ve already shown you the OTT mirrored mosaic OTK boots from the SS14 collection two weeks ago and here we have another pair: a just as extravagant and insanely sexy lacey thigh-boot. But all that footwear sexiness comes with a price tag of $3.600. Yup, that should cool us down a little.

Tom Ford Lacey Lace-Up Over-The-Knee Boots in black

Tom Ford Lacey Lace-Up Over-The-Knee Bootsls
($3.600, Bergdorf Goodman)

Celebrities Love Tom Ford

Celebs such as Jessie J, Leighton Meester and Lea Michele have all been spotted wearing Tom Ford Lacey Lace-Up Over-The-Knee Boots.

Jessie J, Leighton Meester and Lea Michele wearing black Tom Ford Lacey Lace-Up Over-The-Knee Boots

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Cape Robbin Olga-YH-1 Lace Up Open Toe Thigh High Boots

Update (06/12/2015): Came across these Tom Ford inspired thigh high boots by Cape Robbin today which are available in various colors for under $70 (sale price!).

Cape Robbin Olga-YH-1 Lace Up Open Toe Thigh High Boots in black (Tom Ford knockoffs)

Cape Robbin Olga-YH-1 Lace Up Open Toe Thigh High Bootspjx
($65, ZooShoo)

P.S.: Also available at CiCi Hot.

Qupid Interest-110 Crochet Tall Lace-Up Boots

Update (01/04/2015): Stumbled upon these budget-friendly, Tom Ford inspired talll lace-up boots by Qupid today.

Qupid Interest-110 Crochet Tall Lace-Up Boots in black (Tom Ford knockoffs)

Qupid Interest-110 Crochet Tall Lace-Up Boots
($45.99, CiCi Hot)

ZiGiny “Maili” Lace Inset Thigh-High Lace-Up Boots

Update (08/06/2014): Discovered these lacey OTK boots by ZiGiny which are obviously inspired by the Tom Ford thigh-high boots above.

ZiGiny "Maili" Lace Inset Thigh-High Lace-Up Boots in black (Tom Ford knockoffs)

ZiGiny “Maili” Lace Inset Thigh-High Lace-Up Bootsamazon
($289, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls & eBayeBay.

Lust for Life “Fly” Thigh-High Lace Boots

Woot, woot! Today I discovered these super sexy Tom Ford dupes by Lust for Life which are currently on pre-order for $250 at Zappos. I’m slightly missing the gold stiletto heel on these, but for $250 (that’s $3.350 less than the real deal, FYI), I ain’t complaining. If you love these as much as I do, better get them ASAP, I am sure they will sell out in no time!

Lust for Life "Fly" Thigh-High Lace Boots in black (Tom Ford knockoffs)

Lust for Life “Fly” Thigh-High Lace Boots
($249.99, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm.

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Update: This post has been updated on August 25, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Sometimes I really question my sanity. I will jump at the chance to buy and subsequently wear (all night long) a pair of 5 inch heels, however when it comes to bags I am much more comfort-conscious. I carry my Rebecca Minkoff cross-body purse more than any other bag in my closet, and it’s because it’s just so darn comfortable. I really love a cross-body bag because it distributes the weight of all your worldly possessions while simultaneously looking effortlessly chic. My new favorite bag to fall into this utopian category is the Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Leather Satchel. God, it’s a beauty, isn’t it? I’m particularly lusting after the gray color Leighton Meester is carrying. Unfortunately this satchel retails for $1.995. Yes, folks, life is cruel.

Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Leather Satchel in chestnut brown

Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Leather Satchells
($1.995, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusicon, Forward by Elyse Walkercj, Barneysls & Proenza Schouler.

Celebrities Love Proenza Schouler

Mary-Kate Olsen, Kirsten Dunst, Leighton Meester, Nicky Hilton, Jessica Alba and Chloë Sevigny carrying a Proenza Schouler PS1 satchel bag

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Sole Society “Presley” Vegan Leather Messenger Bag

Update (08/25/2014): Stumbled upon this Proenza Schouler PS1 inspired handbag at Sole Society today. It’s available in either black, red or brown faux leather.

Sole Society "Presley" Vegan Leather Messenger Bag in brown (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

Sole Society “Presley” Vegan Leather Messenger Bag
($59.95, Sole Society)

Forever 21 Runaround Faux Leather Satchel

Update (05/09/2014): Found these cute satchels at Forever 21 that instantly reminded me of the Proenza Schouler PS1 bag. Love all the different colors, too!

Forever 21 Runaround Faux Leather Satchel (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

Forever 21 Runaround Faux Leather Satchel
($27.80, Forever 21)

Chicnova Pure Color Nubuck Leather Tote

Update (02/02/2014): After a long time, I stumbled upon these fabulous Proenza Schouler PS1 dupes at Chicnova. These bags are made of nubuck leather, are currently on sale for $31.14 and also come in various other lovely colors. Make sure to sign up for the newsletter and you’ll get 20% off your first order at Chicnova.

Chicnova Pure Color Nubuck Leather Tote (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

Chicnova Pure Color Nubuck Leather Tote
($36.63, Chicnova)

P.S.: Also available at Jessica Buurman.

Tylie Malibu Heritage Trotter Ohio THC002 Satchel

Update (09/29/2011): So I know this “steal” by Tylie Malibu is probably the most expensive designer look-a-like we’ve ever featured, but I just found it way too good to pass on it. The bag might be too pricey for most of us at $449, but it’s still $1.500 cheaper than the original PS1 so I guess it does qualify as a steal.

Tylie Malibu Heritage Trotter Ohio THC002 Satchel in black (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

Tylie Malibu Heritage Trotter Ohio THC002 Satchelamazon
($449, Amazon)

BagInc The Most Coveted Bag For Years

Update (07/24/2011): This PS1 knockoff by BagInc is one of the best look-a-likes I’ve seen yet. And it’s made of real leather, too. Love all the colors! Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% OFF your entire order!

BagInc The Most Coveted Bag For Years (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

BagInc The Most Coveted Bag For Years
($92, BagInc)

Vieta Veronique Buckle Satchel

Update (07/24/2011): Just came across another PS1 alternative by Vieta.

Vieta Veronique Buckle Satchel in cream and yellow (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

Vieta Veronique Buckle Satchells
($81.95, Handbag Heaven)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Mossimo Messenger Bag

Update (03/25/2011): Just stumbled upon the much buzzed about infamous PS1 knockoff by Mossimo. Available in black, cognac, mushroom and olive.

Mossimo Messenger Bag in cognac (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

Mossimo Messenger Bag
($34.99, Target)

Pink Studio “Martine” Suede Satchel

Update (07/24/2010): Check out this almost identical PS1 knockoff by Pink Studio. Isn’t it absolutely amazing?

Pink Studio "Martine" Suede Satchel in tan (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

Pink Studio “Martine” Suede Satchel
($185, Nordstrom Rack)

ASOS Leather Slot Through Satchel

Update (05/14/2010): I just stumbled upon another ASOS PS1 inspired version and I think it looks absolutely amazing. The bags comes in black, nude, yellow, green, mink & black/brown, is made of real leather and although not every detail is spot-on the overall look & feel is very similar to the Proenza Schouler PS1 in my opinion.

ASOS Leather Slot Through Satchel in nude & black (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

ASOS Leather Slot Through Satchel
($109.49, ASOS)

ASOS Leather Twist Lock Satchel

But wait! What light through yonder window breaks? ASOS‘s Leather Twist Lock Satchel is not an exact copy of the Proenza Schouler bag but it is so similar in all the ways that count (I considered seeing that Shakespeare reference through to the bitter end but didn’t want to bore you). I love the buttery looking leather and of course the long cross-body strap. I am also quite fond of the rich tan color. I truly think this is an excellent “inspired by” satchel. Now if only it came in gray…

ASOS Leather Twist Lock Satchel in tan (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

ASOS Leather Twist Lock Satchel
($117.92, ASOS)

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Update: This post has been updated on March 19, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

To brighten up your day – both literally and metaphorically – simply turn to these Lady Peep Spikes Platform Pumps by Christian Louboutin for an instant (mood) lift. They are bold, edgy and elegant in their own right. These stunning red heels master the popular spiked detailing all the while maintaining Louboutin’s signature shape. They are so captivating that staring becomes the most appropriate form of admiration. But besides that, these pumps – with their bold detailing and all – manage to be very wearable. The budget of $1.395 is not necessarily the price one has to pay for these beauties as we have several affordable look-a-likes below!

Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Spikes Peep-toe Platform Pumps in red patent

Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Spikes Peep-toe Platform Pumpsls
($1.395, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at NET-A-PORTERls, Barneysls & MyTheresals.

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Kelly Rowland, Anne Hathway, Kate Beckinsale, Rosamund Pike, Leighton Meester and LeToya Luckett wearing Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Spikes Peep-toe Platform Pumps

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Luichiny “Back At Ya” Spiked Platform Pumps

UPDATE (03/19/2013): Just came across these lovely Louboutin inspired spiked heels by Luichiny. Available in red, black and white.

Luichiny "Back At Ya" Spiked Platform Pumps in red black patent (Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Spikes look-a-likes)

Luichiny “Back At Ya” Spiked Platform Pumpscj
($79.99, Heels.com)

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

Schuh “Fox” Stud High Heels

UPDATE (02/13/2013): Here’s another great Louboutin alternative for you. These high heels by Schuh are available for £19.99 (sale price!) in black, nude and camouflage green.

Schuh "Fox" Stud High Heel Platform Pumps in black and nude patent (Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Spikes knockoffs)

Schuh “Fox” Stud High Heelsls
(£19.99/€25.99, Schuh)

ALDO “Petrona” Spiked Peep-toe Pumps

These “Petrona” Spiked Peep-toe Pumps are one-for-one in comparison with the Louboutins above. They appear to be so strikingly similar that it is hard to believe that these ALDO pumps are priced at a mere $100 as opposed to the exuberant designer price. The detailing is quite similar and questions whether it is even worth splurging $1000+ on designer footwear, when one can purchase something so similar with a budget-conscious outlook. In addition to this bold red color, these pumps are also available in black for a superlative edgy vibe.

ALDO "Petrona" Spiked Peep-toe Pumps in red patent (Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Spikes knockoffs)

ALDO “Petrona” Spiked Peep-toe Pumpsls
($100, ALDO)

P.S.: Also available at House of Fraser.

Steve Madden “ANDIIE” Spiked Platform Pumps

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “SMAUG1” to get 15% off orders of $80 or more at Steve Madden including free shipping! Offer valid through 08/31/2013. Some exclusions apply.

Not only are these Steve Madden “ANDIIE” Spiked Platform Pumps an amazing Louboutin look-a-like, they are also extremely budget-friendly, currently on sale for $47.99! I really like both the nude and black patent as they are very eye-capturing, but are more toned down which makes them easier to wear for various events and occasions. The heel is also one my favorite aspects about this shoe as it is sky-high which elongates the legs and overall gives a very flattering appearance. Although these spiked platforms are generally very fun, they also have a note of modern elegance. For example, Kate Beckinsale looks so polished and elegant.

Steve Madden "ANDIIE" Spiked Platform Pumps in black and nude patent (Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Spikes knockoffs)

Steve Madden “ANDIIE” Spiked Platform Pumpsls
($47.99, Steve Madden)

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