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Writing up a post about these “Ceinture” buckled booties by Balenciaga is a tough one for me. Why? Well, mainly because I don’t find myself very attracted to this type of masculine biker boots. Nor am I tall or skinny enough to pull off such a bulky boot. However, since these boots have been making the rounds on a number of style blogs and celebs lately, here you go with a couple of budget-friendly alternatives.

Balenciaga Ceinture Cutout Buckled Booties in black

Balenciaga Ceinture Double-Buckle-Strap Bootsls
($1.275, Nordstrom)

Also available at Balenciaga, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, S|Sense, Matches Fashion, MyTheresa, Farfetchls, Browns Fashion, Breuninger, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Balenciaga

Miley Cyrus, Mary-Kate Olsen, Nicole Richie, Dakota Fanning, Rashida Jones and Nina Dobrev wearing black Balenciaga Cutout Buckled Booties

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Sacha Buckled Cut-Out Biker Boots

Update (09/20/2017): Came across yet another Balenciaga inspired cut-out biker boot today! Found it at Sacha, it comes in either white or black and costs €129.99.

Sacha Buckled Cut-Out Biker Boots in white and black (Balenciaga Ceinture inspired)

Sacha Buckled Cut-Out Biker Boots
(€129.99, Sacha)

Romwe Buckle Cutout Boots

Update (05/01/2017): Discovered these budget-friendly Balenciaga boot dupes at Romwe today. Spot-on to the real deal, don’t you think? And they’re only $35.99!

Romwe Buckle Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Romwe Buckle Cutout Boots
($35.99, Romwe)

Also available at SheIn.

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots

Update (03/20/2017): One of our readers alerted us about these budget-friendly Balenciaga look-alike boots by Pull & Bear which retail for £39.99/€45.99. Thank you for the tip, Serena!

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots
(£39.99/€45.99, Pull & Bear)

Bucco “Sai” Cutout Platform Boots

Update (03/13/2017): Spotted another Balenciaga Ceinture inspired buckle boot today! It’s by Bucco is currently on sale for less than $30 and comes in either black or brown faux leather.

Bucco "Sai" Cutout Platform Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Bucco “Sai” Cutout Platform Bootsamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

River Island “Rudy” Patent Cut-Out Boots

Update (07/31/2016): 3 years after posting our last designer steal find, we finally came across a brand new Balenciaga Ceinture dupe: it’s by River Island and costs only $40 (sale price!). But hurry, only very few sizes left!

River Island Rudy Patent Cut-Out Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

River Island “Rudy” Patent Cut-Out Boots
($40, River Island)

Also available at River Island (UK)ls, River Island (International), ASOS & Zalando.

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Boots

Update (07/31/2016): We also happened to discover these fab and spot-on Balenciaga boot look-alikes by XCC at Amazon for under $90. What do you think?

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Boots in black patent (Balenciaga Ceinture look-alikes)

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Bootsamazon
($85.93, Amazon)

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots

Update (07/31/2016): Spotted these fab Balenciaga-like boots by Bestowal at Choies which are made of genuine leather and come in either black or black patent leather.

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots in black patent (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots
($96.90, Choies)

Wanted “Plaza” Buckled Cut-Out Booties

Update (09/16/2013): And I stumbled upon yet another budget-friendly Balenciaga dupe! Check out these faux leather buckle cut-out boots by Wanted. Only $19.94!

Wanted "Plaza" Buckled Cut-Out Booties in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Wanted “Plaza” Buckled Cut-Out Booties
($19.94, DSW)

Jessica Buurman “CRUSH” Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (08/16/2013): Whoa! Now look at these fabulous, almost identical Balenciaga dupes by Jessica Buurman which are available in different colors and finishes in mens and womens sizing and either with gold or silver hardware. Looking pretty awesome, right? Shhhh, use promo code “XOXOJESS” at checkout and you’ll receive 10% off your order!

Jessica Buurman "CRUSH" Buckled Cutout Boots in black and white gold silver (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Jessica Buurman “CRUSH” Buckled Cutout Boots
($159, Jessica Buurman)

Chicnova Chunky Cut Out Buckled Boots

Update (08/16/2013): And here we go again with yet another Balenciaga Buckle Bootie alternative. This one comes from Chicnova and is made of PU leather.

Chicnova Retro PU Leather Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Chicnova Chunky Cut Out Buckled Boots
($32.93, Oasap)

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Booties

Update (08/16/2013): If you need a more wallet-friendly Balenciaga fix, this cutout boot by Qupid is a great Balenciaga Ceinture look-alike for under $20! Yay!

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Booties in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Bootiesamazon
($16.99, Amazon)

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers

Update (08/03/2013): Wild Diva have made a creeper version out of the highly coveted Balenciaga boots and called it Credence-11! Available in black or burgundy.

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers
($32.90, CiCi Hot)

Office Ultimate 2 Buckled Ankle Boots

Update (04/03/2013): Found yet another great Balenciaga inspired buckle boot! This one’s by Office, it costs £38 and there are only a few limited sizes left, so if you like these, you better hurry up to get these!

Office "Ultimate" Buckled Ankle Boots in black (Balenciaga look-a-likes)

Office Ultimate 2 Buckled Ankle Boots
(£38, Office)

Windsor Smith “Envy” Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (01/26/2013): Just came across another great Balenciaga boot look-a-like by Windsor Smith. If you prefer a patent version, check out the “Encore” boot, also by Windsor Smith.

Windsor Smith "Envy" Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Windsor Smith “Envy” Buckled Cutout Bootsls
($179.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Soles “Magento” Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (01/26/2013): Also found a second Australian Balenciaga alternative by Soles.

Soles "Magento" Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Soles “Magento” Buckled Cutout Bootsls
($159.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Steve Madden “AVE-A” Buckle Boots

As of now Steve Madden‘s “AVE-A” Buckle Boots are probably the closest and cheapest match to the Balenciaga boots.

Steve Madden "AVE-A" Buckle Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Steve Madden “AVE-A” Buckle Bootsls
($99.99, Steve Madden)

Topshop “ARABEL” Cut Out Boots

Topshop comes in second in terms of the Balenciaga look with their $170 “ARABEL” boot that is also available in white and a black studded version.

Topshop "ARABEL" Cut Out Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Topshop “ARABEL” Cut Out Boots
($170, Topshop)

Jeffrey Campbell “Roscoe” Cutout Boots

And of course, Jeffrey Campbell has come up with their own interpretation of Balenciaga’s bulky biker boot and named it “Roscoe”. It’s the most expensive of all look for less options ($248), but I like the shape of this boot the most and it’s the closest to the original.

Jeffrey Campbell "Roscoe" Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Roscoe” Cutout Boots
($67.50, Nordstrom Rack)

Jeffrey Campbell “Coltrane” Buckled Cutout Boots

Our reader Devon has found another Balenciaga boot look-a-like by Jeffrey Campbell which is even more similar than the “Roscoe” boot. Check out the “Coltrane” which comes in an array of uppers and colors and retails for $185!

Jeffrey Campbell "Coltrane" Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Coltrane” Buckled Cutout Boots
($194.95, Nordstrom)

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Update: This post has been updated on July 30, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

With the recent sunglass craze, how can one possibly resist these Old Hollywood glamour inspired sunglasses by House of Harlow 1960? They carry all of the vintage-esque characteristics, and that’s enough for Nicole Richie. Sporting these sunglasses on numerous occasions, she looks so chic all the while maintaining her signature style. If you’re not able to purchase these, check out the identical option below!

House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea Cat Eye Sunglasses in black

House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea Cat Eye Sunglassespjx
($138, Designs by Stephene)

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

Nicole Richie Loves House of Harlow 1960

Nicole Richie wearing black House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea Cat Eye Sunglasses

Forever 21 Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses

Update (07/02/2016): Discovered another cheap HoH Chelsea sunglass dupe today! It comes in tortoise, is by Forever 21 and costs only $5.90. Steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses (House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea knockoff)

Forever 21 Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses
($5.90, Forever 21)

GoJane Thick Cat Eye Sunglassess

Update (07/30/2012): Just stumbled upon these fab shades at GoJane which are a dead ringer for the House of Harlow Chelsea sunnies. And you know what? They cost only $5!

GoJane Thick Cat Eye Sunglassess in black, tortoise and red (House of Harlow Chelsea knockoffs)

GoJane Thick Cat Eye Sunglassess
($5, GoJane)

Triple Optic Designer Inspired Bold Chic Cat Eye Sunglasses

Triple Optic strikes once again! These sunglasses are the latest designer shade look-a-likes Irina discovered in their shop. As always, these are very budget-friendly at $9.99 and come also in tortoise. The best part is the more you buy, the more you save! These would make a great gift for a friend and they look practically identical to the real deal.

Triple Optic Designer Inspired Bold Chic Cat Eye Sunglasses in black (House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea knockoffs)

Triple Optic Designer Inspired Bold Chic Cat Eye Sunglassesamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

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Update: This post has been updated on April 22, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Christian Louboutin is the mastermind behind the designer footwear aesthetic. Often considered to be one of the most well known designers, his designs are truly never lackluster and always exude luxury. Capturing our attention a few months ago were the Pigalle Plato Pumps, and now these Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumps do just the same. This papaya-pink color featured below is simply amazing with the addition of a pointed toe. Before, I never really appreciated any pointy toe shoes, however these pumps have sincerely changed my perspective. Priced at $625, I, for one will not be purchasing these any time soon. Conversely, take a look at more affordable versions of these pumps below!

Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumps in neon watermelon pink

Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumpsls
($625, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Nicole Richie and Gisele Bündchen wearing Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumps

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Aldo “Stessy” Neon Stiletto Pumps

Update (04/22/2016): Spotted these neon pink Aldo pumps and thought they’d be a great alternative if you’re looking for a budget-friendly alternative to the neon colored Louboutin Pigalles above. The silhouette of these stiletto pumps is more spot-on to Louboutin’s “So Kate“, but I think it also serves well as a dupe for the Pigalle. Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Aldo "Stessy" Neon Stiletto Pumps in fuchsia neon pink (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Aldo “Stessy” Neon Stiletto Pumpsls
($90, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm, Amazonamazon, Zappos, Aldo (Canada)ls, Aldo (UK)ls, ASOS, Selfridges & Zalando.

KG Kurt Geiger “Carey” Neon Pumps

Update (07/24/2012): And here’s another version of neon pink & yellow Pigalle look-a-likes. This one’s by KG Kurt Geiger and also available in white leather.

KG Kurt Geiger "Carey" Neon Pumps in neon pink and neon yellow (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

KG Kurt Geiger “Carey” Neon Pumpsls
(£120, Kurt Geiger)

ShoeMint “Kaylen” Neon Pumps

Update (07/20/2012): Found the almost perfect neon Doppelgänger Louboutin Pigalles (minus the red sole) over at ShoeMint today.

ShoeMint "Kaylen" Neon Pumps in neon pink and yellow (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

ShoeMint “Kaylen” Neon Pumpsamazon
($79.99, Amazon)

Alloy “Molly” Heels

Our most affordable steal, priced at $14.99 (sale price!), are these Alloy “Molly” heels. Simply put, I love this color! With summer shortly approaching, I have been craving bright colors in my wardrobe and this shoe is the perfect way to incorporate them. These also come in neon yellow for even more vividness. Truly an eye capturing shoe, one can make quite a statement in these heels.

Alloy "Molly" Heels in neon pink patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Alloy “Molly” Heels
($14.99, Nordstrom Rack)

Devious Sexy-20 Stiletto Pumps

Out of all the featured look-a-likes, this one by Devious appears to be the most significant because it very closely resembles the Louboutins. The patent shine, color, and super elongated heel are perfectly intact and maintain that Louboutin-esque look. With this type of shoe, it’s very difficult to go wrong especially when it radiates such a bold energy. Ultimately, these can be worn as a transition to summer and even in the winter for a nice pop of color.

Devious Sexy-20 Stiletto Pumps in fuchsia patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Devious Sexy-20 Stiletto Pumpsls
($48.95, Shoebuy)

P.S.: Also available at Shiekh.

Topshop “GAME” Pointed Court Shoes

Topshop is definitely one of my favorite stores due to their eclectic wardrobe varieties. Not to mention, these “Game” Pointed Court Shoes are absolutely beautiful. Though these are a bit pricier than the other alternatives above, I believe that they will become a permanent staple in one’s closet. They complement any outfit, and provide that extra vitality to spice up a dull look. I would love to pair them with perfectly tailored pants, but the wardrobe possibilities are simply superfluous.

Topshop "GAME" Pointed Court Shoes in neon pink (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Topshop “GAME” Pointed Court Shoes
($96, Topshop)

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It is my personal opinion that you have to be mentally ill if you do not like this classic staple of a bag! Yves Saint Laurent‘s Muse Large Leather Dome Satchel is a handbag that will never go out of style. This bag comes in several different colors, and I personally love it in the brown which is available through Forzieri. I also love Nicole Richie’s bright yellow version because it gives your most boring outfit a splash of color. If you don’t have the funds to splurge on this handbag we have another alternative for you!

Yves Saint Laurent Muse Large Leather Dome Satchel in black

Yves Saint Laurent Muse Large Leather Dome Satchells
($1.690, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective & Saks Fifth Avenuels.

Celebrities Love Yves Saint Laurent

Sofia Vergara, Cameron Diaz, Blake Lively and Nicole Richie carrying a Yves Saint Laurent Muse Large Leather Dome Satchel

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Lush Front Lock Stitched Leather Tote

UPDATE (06/11/2015): 4 years after our first YSL Muse steal find, we finally discovered a new one! This one’s by Lush Bags, it’s available in black, cognac and dark brown and is currently on sale for under $80.

Lush Front Lock Stitched Leather Tote in black (Yves Saint Laurent Muse knockoff)

Lush Front Lock Stitched Leather Toteamazon
($74.99, Amazon)

BagInc “The Very Inspired” Leather Bag

Hence the irony in the name of this BagInc bag “The Very Inspired.” You can clearly see who they were inspired by… but, nonetheless, they did a good job with their inspired version made of real leather! Priced at $59, you can certainly have the classic look of YSL’s iconic Muse bag! Also, check out the brown color, too!

BagInc "The Very Inspired" Leather Bag in black (Yves Saint Laurent Muse knockoff)

BagInc “The Very Inspired” Leather Bag
($59, BagInc)

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Real vs. Steal – Dior Extreme Cutout Sandals

by Velicia on August 25, 2012

Hi dolls, can I just say, I am absolutely loving these high heel sandals sandals by Dior! These are so, so cute. And who knew? These are the same heels my all-time fav movie character, Ms. Carrie Bradshaw, wore in the Sex & the City Movie! Just add your own “Mr. Big”, a strong Cosmopolitan Martini and these cut-out sandals… o’ how sweet life would be. But because these are already a couple seasons old and therefore sold out and not for extreme coupon clippers, you can truly steal a pair from Bakers below. Psst… no coupon necessary.

Dior Extreme Cutout Sandals in black

Dior Extreme Cutout Sandalsls
($780, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Dior

Sophia Bush, Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Kruger, Nicole Richie, Kim Kardashian and Megan Fox wearing Dior Extreme Cutout Sandals

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Bakers “Candee” Platform Sandals

I LUV CANDY & these “Candee” heels from Bakers! OK, so they may not be made of real leather. And yes, they have a wooden platform. But at only $49.99 (sale price!), I still have enough money left over to buy a smokin’ hot dress for my date with “Mr. Big”! 😉

Bakers "Candee" Platform Sandals in black and tan (Dior Extreme knockoffs)

Bakers “Candee” Platform Sandalsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

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