Alexander McQueen

For someone who has always loved the delicacy of high heels and feminine silhouettes when it comes to shoes, lately I’ve been finding myself strangely gravitating more and more to tougher, more masculine footwear for some reason. So much so that I recently decided to take the plunge and went on to buy my very first pair of black, Doc Martens-like lace-up combat boots a few weeks ago and I’ve been obsessed with them ever since! I wear them with black skinny jeans, ripped denim, a flowy knit dress, a cute A-line skirt, you name it; everything seems to kind of work with these boots that will toughen up any look in an instant with their rough and functional design. And if you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know I have a soft spot for everything Alexander McQueen. So how could I not love these super badass silver studded metal cap-toe boots? They’re definitely not for the faint of heart and certainly won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I guess this is one of the main reasons I find myself so drawn to them! These heavy boots look like they could easily be part of a funky steampunk cosplay costume. But in a good way! Now that we’ve established the fabulousness of these boots – have you seen that price tag? $1.995! One grand per foot! Sadly, this kind of pricing doesn’t exactly fall into my personal shoe shopping bracket.

Alexander McQueen Hobnail Studded Lace-Up Cap-Toe Ankle Boots in black and silver

Alexander McQueen Hobnail Studded Lace-Up Cap-Toe Ankle Bootsls
($1.995, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Nordstromicon, Net-A-Portericon, Neiman Marcusicon, Bergdorf Goodmanicon, Farfetchicon, Browns Fashion, Italist, Alexander McQueen, Harvey Nichols, Stylebop, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Jeffrey Campbell “Gustine” Studded Cap-Toe Boots

Jeffrey Campbell to the rescue! Now look at these stud-adorned combat lace-up boots here! Aren’t they just so crazy cool? I love the oversized buckles! They’re not identical dupes of the McQueen boots above, but certainly similar enough to double as a great, look for less designer alternative if you can’t afford or simply don’t want to spend 2k on a pair of boots. These darling here might not be a steal at $179.95, but they are over 90% cheaper than the real deal which – I would say – you could consider a steal deal in comparison! Some sizes are already sold out though, so you better be fast if you want to get ahold of these stylish studded biker boots!

Jeffrey Campbell "Gustine" Studded Cap-Toe Boots in black and silver (Alexander McQueen Hobnail dupes)

Jeffrey Campbell “Gustine” Studded Cap-Toe Bootsls
($179.95, Nordstrom)

Image source(s): Browns Fashion, Nordstrom

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Update: This post has been updated on April 14, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

I wonder if – one fine day – I will be the happy owner of a pair of Alexander McQueen heels. I would LOVE to, but thinking that his shoes go for more than 1k per pair, I somehow doubt this is ever going to happen. Not with that kind of budget at least. Anyone out there bothering to tell me the secret of getting rich quick? My shoe addiction refuses to wait any longer to be satisfied.

Alexander McQueen "Faithful" Zipper Peep-toe Ankle Boots in black

Alexander McQueen Faithful Peep-toe Ankle Bootsls
($1.155, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities Love Alexander McQueen

Emma Watson, Rihanna, LaLa Vasquez, Amerie and Lindsay Lohan wearing black Alexander McQueen "Faithful" zipper peep-toe ankle boots

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BCBGeneration “Lantern” Peep-Toe Ankle Booties

Update (04/14/2015): Discovered these front collar peep-toe booties by BCBGeneration and they instantly reminded me of the Alexander McQueen ankle boots above. Currently on sale for a very budget-friendly $45.60!

BCBGeneration "Lantern" Peep-Toe Ankle Booties in black (Alexander McQueen Faithful knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Lantern” Peep-Toe Ankle Bootiesamazon
($45.60, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm & Nordstrom Rack.

Milanoo Peep-Toe High Heel Booties

Update (02/17/2014): After all these years, we’re still getting requests for the McQueen booties above, so here you go. Found another Faithful bootie dupe at Milanoo for $66.39!

Milanoo Peep-Toe High Heel Booties in black (Alexander McQueen Faithful knockoffs)

Milanoo Peep-Toe High Heel Bootiesls
($66.39, Milanoo)

Italina SR-BD1116 Open Toe Booties

Update (02/10/2012): Just stumbled upon these McQueen bootie look-a-likes by Italina. And they’re currently on sale for $39.99!

Italina SR-BD1116 Open Toe Booties in black (Alexander McQueen "Faithful" knockoffs)

Italina SR-BD1116 Open Toe Bootiesamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

Madden Girl “Kernal” Zipper Booties

Update (05/27/2010): If you’re wary of high heels, try these “Faithful” knockoffs by Madden Girl. They’re a bit bulky, but the low heel makes them that much more practical for day-to-day wear. The price ain’t too bad either.

Madden Girl "Kernal" Zipper Booties in black (Alexander McQueen Faithful knockoffs)

Madden Girl “Kernal” Zipper Booties
($49.95, DSW)

Wet Seal Motorcycle Booties

Update (12/10/2009): Stumbled upon yet another Faithful bootie knockoff version by Wet Seal. Available in either black or taupe.

Wet Seal Motorcycle Booties in black (Alexander McQueen Faithful knockoffs)

Wet Seal Motorcycle Booties
($19.50, Wet Seal)

Aldo “Haga” Zip Ankle Boots

Update (12/02/2009): Found yet another great alternative to the McQueen booties by Aldo. They are not a complete rip-off, but the inspiration behind these is more than obvious.

Aldo "Haga" Zipper Open-toe Booties in black (Alexander McQueen "Faithful" knockoffs)

Aldo “Haga” Zip Ankle Bootsls
($120, Aldo)

Michael Antonio “Monet” Zipper Booties

Update (11/19/2009): Woohoo! I didn’t expect to find a knockoff just as good as the Steve Maddens, but then I stumbled upon these zipper booties by Michael Antonio. They look just as good AND are way cheaper, too. Yay! Also available in brown, berry, grey and red.

Michael Antonio "Monet" Zipper Ankle Booties in black (Alexander McQueen Faithful knockoffs)

Michael Antonio “Monet” Zipper Ankle Bootiespjx
($34.97, Shiekh)

Pink Duchess “Vicky” Zipper Ankle Boots

Update: These booties by Pink Duchess are also a good and super affordable alternative to the real McQueen booties.

Pink Duchess "Vicky" Zipper Ankle Boots in black (Alexander McQueen Faithful knockoffs)

Pink Duchess “Vicky” Zipper Ankle Boots
($24.99, Nordstrom Rack)

Steve Madden “SERYNA” Peep-toe Ankle Boots

I love and hate Steve Madden. Hate because his collection is mostly based on other people’s creativity and LOVE because it makes being fashionable on a budget SO much easier without having to compromise the designer look of a shoe. These Alexander McQueen knockoffs are almost identical, the only thing that’s different is that the zipper isn’t a skull shape, but everything else could pass as the original. The ankle boots are currently on pre-order and will be ready to ship in approx. 4 weeks. However I wouldn’t wait too long to order as this style is probably one of the first to sell out.

Steve Madden SERYNA Zipper Ankle Booties in black (Alexander McQueen "Faithful" knockoffs)

Steve Madden “SERYNA” Peep-toe Ankle Bootsls
($129.95, Steve Madden)

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Copycat Math - Alexander McQueen "Armadillo" + Prada = Jessica Simpson "Salemm"

Go Shopping:

P.S.: Jessica Simpson “Salemm” is available in black, magenta and gunmetal and can also be purchased at Zapposcj, NORDSTROMls, Dillard’sls & Macy’sls.

Image source(s): Farfetch, Bluefly, NORDSTROM

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Update: This post has been updated on October 21, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

We all know those little festive red carpet clutches are anything but practical or versatile, but they’re just so darn pretty, aren’t they? My personal favorite brand for those type of box clutches is Alexander McQueen. I just love the mix of beauty and morbidity that graces their famed skull clutches. What I don’t love though is their exorbitant price tag. $1.400 for a handful of baggie? I think I’ll have to pass, thanks.

Alexander McQueen Crystal-Encrusted Skull Clutch in red

Alexander McQueen Crystal-Encrusted Skull Clutchcj
($1.399, Zappos)

Celebrities Love Alexander McQueen

Celebs such as Noomi Rapace, Rosamund Pike and Freida Pinto have all been spotted carrying an Alexander McQueen Crystal-Encrusted Skull Clutch.

Noomi Rapace, Rosamund Pike and Freida Pinto carrying an Alexander McQueen Crystal-Encrusted Skull Clutch

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Natasha Couture “Caviar Crystal” Minaudière Box Clutch

Update (10/21/2014): Stumbled upon another great Alexander McQueen box clutch alternative (unfortunately not available in red though). By Natasha Couture. Available in bue, black and champagne.

Natasha Couture "Caviar Crystal" Minaudière Box Clutch in blue, black and ivory satin (Alexander McQueen knockoff)

Natasha Couture “Caviar Crystal” Minaudière Box Clutchls
($98, Nordstrom)

Urban Expressions “Galaxy” Rhinestone Box Clutch

A great alternative to pricey Alexander McQueen are these Urban Expressions box clutches. I really like the blue version here! Similar look, but much nicer in price. I just miss the skull clasp on these. Also available in other colors.

Urban Expressions "Galaxy" Rhinestone Box Clutch in blue and black (Alexander McQueen knockoff)

Urban Expressions “Galaxy” Rhinestone Box Clutchcj
($34.94, eBags)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

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Update: This post has been updated on February 20, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

So who’s up for some hot bootie action today? I know I am. Especially if it’s such a gorgeous little thing such as the Alexander McQueen buckled beauty below. Sophistication meets rocker chic – what a lovely symbiosis! But, oooh, have I mentioned these come with a price tag of $1.495 and are also nowhere to get hold of by now?

Alexander McQueen Buckled Ski Booties in black

Alexander McQueen Buckled Ski Bootsls
($1.495, Neiman Marcus)

Beyoncé Knowles Loves Alexander McQueen

Beyoncé Knowles wearing black Alexander McQueen Buckled Ski Boots

Milanoo High Heel Buckle Booties

UPDATE (02/20/2014): Found another McQueen bootie look-a-like at Milanoo today.

Milanoo High Heel Buckle Booties in black (Alexander McQueen knockoffs)

Milanoo High Heel Buckle Bootiesls
($84.99, Milanoo)

Boutique 9 “Bondina” Booties

UPDATE (10/16/2011): Just came across another McQueen inspired bootie by Boutique 9. Available in black or brown cowhide leather.

Boutique 9 "Bondina" Booties in black (Alexander McQueen knockoffs)

Boutique 9 “Bondina” Bootiesamazon
($76.99, Amazon)

Heart Soul “Kaiser” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (09/26/2011): And here’s another sturdier and more affordable Alexander McQueen bootie alternative coming from Heart Soul.

Heart Soul "Kaiser" Ankle Boots in black (Alexander McQueen knockoffs)

Heart Soul “Kaiser” Ankle Bootsamazon
($88.95, Amazon)

Ash “Extreme” Buckled Booties

A little more rocker than the McQueen originals these Ash booties called “Extreme” mirror the same design but come at a much nice price (though still not a steal!): $300. Me likey!

Ash "Extreme" Buckled Booties in black (Alexander McQueen knockoffs)

Ash “Extreme” Buckled Bootiescj
($300, Shopbop)

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