Ann Demeulemeester

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

Does this sound familiar? You see something and are really turned off by it first, but then, the more you look at it, the more it grows on you until you become obsessed with it? That happens to me quite often I must admit. In almost every case it’s a shoe which I first hate, then like and finally LOVE! The last time this happened to me was with these lace-up ankle boots by Ann Demeulemeester.

Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2009 black lace up ankle boots

Ann Demeulemeester Leather Open-Front Lace-Up Ankle Bootsls
($985, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeScribe.comls, The Corner & Lane Crawfordls.

When I first saw them, I thought they were way too clunky for a woman’s feet. But I couldn’t help but be fascinated by them, so I decided to give them another chance and googled them. Sometimes, in order to be able to see a shoe’s full potential, you have to see it on a person’s feet. That was definitely the case with the Ann Demeulemeester lace-up boots. The moment I saw the models flaunting them in a mini dress, I was irrevocably in LOVE!

Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2009 black lace up ankle boots

Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2009

I couldn’t find any celebrities rocking these beauties, but fashion editors and style bloggers like Jane of Sea of Shoes happen to love them as much as me.

Mollini “Jofan” Open-Toe Lace-Up Ankle Boots

Update (08/14/2015): Well, hello there best Ann Demeulemeester dupes EVER! Seriously, just how awesome and spot-on are these open-toe lace-up boots by Mollini?! I love ’em! They’re not cheap, but so close to the real deal. Available in either black, tan or cream white.

Mollini "Jofan" Open-Toe Lace-Up Ankle Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Mollini “Jofan” Open-Toe Lace-Up Ankle Boots
($219.95 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at Wanted Shoes.

Tony Bianco “Kinston” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots

Update (08/07/2015): I don’t think I’ve been so excited about finding an Ann Demeulemeester dupe since JC’s Corset Heels in 2009. Now isn’t the “Kinston” by Tony Bianco an awesome alternative to the real Ann D. boots above or what? So spot-on! I love this one!

Tony Bianco "Kinston" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Kinston” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots
($219.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Tony Bianco “Mixa” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots

Update (08/07/2015): Apparently, one Ann D. dupe is not enough, so Tony Bianco decided to do another one. Enter “Mixa”.

Tony Bianco "Mixa" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Mixa” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots
($199.95 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at Tony Bianco.

Forever 21 Lace-Up Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (07/28/2015): Great news! Forever 21‘s Ann Demeulemeester dupes are now available in an OTK boot version. So fab, right?

Forever 21 Lace-Up Over-The-Knee Boots in charcoal black and taupe (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Forever 21 Lace-Up Over-The-Knee Boots
($44.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (UK)ls & Forever 21 (EU).

Forever 21 Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties

Update (06/27/2015): RESTOCK ALERT! Now look at these lovely lace-up booties booties which have finally been restocked at Forever 21 just recently. So cool, right? They totally reminded me of the Ann Demeulemeester booties above. They’re available in either black, brown or olive (my personal fave!). But better be fast this time, these shoes are flying off the shelves!

Forever 21 Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties in black and olive (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Forever 21 Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties
($32.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK)ls & Forever 21 (EU).

Pink Inc “Tide” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Booties

Update (05/22/2015): Now look at these fabulous Ann D. inspired Pink Inc lace-up booties! Love, love, love! I’m usually not a big fan of white shoes, but these white booties here are kinda hot! Available in white and black leather and black suede for $199.95 AUD.

Pink Inc "Tide" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Booties in white and black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Pink Inc “Tide” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Booties
($199.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Mollini “Jimmy” Perforated Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties

Update (05/22/2015): Also spotted these perforated Ann Demeulemeester alternatives by Mollini today. Available in tan, black and white leather.

Mollini "Jimmy" Perforated Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties in tan and black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Mollini “Jimmy” Perforated Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties
($199.95 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at Mollini.

Forever 21 Perforated Lace-Up Peep Toe Booties

Update (05/22/2015): Speaking of perforated lace-up booties: here’s another version by Forever 21. Available in black, brown and khaki for a steal price of $34.90!

Forever 21 Perforated Lace-Up Peep Toe Booties in black and brown (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Forever 21 Perforated Lace-Up Peep Toe Booties
($34.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls.

Jeffrey Campbell “Cors” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties

Update (07/17/2014): Jeffrey Campbell just won’t let this Ann Demeulemeester boot go. And here we go again with yet another dupe! Available in black, brown and wine red suede.

Jeffrey Campbell "Cors" Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties in wine red and black suede (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Cors” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties
($165, Jildor)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Amazonamazon, Tilted Sole, Footnotescj, Nasty Galls, Lori’spjx, Ashbury Skiespjx, ShopAkirals, Shopbop & Anthropologie.

Jeffrey Campbell “Meriwidow” Lace-Up Boots

Update (01/30/2014): Here’s yet another Ann Demeulemeester bootie dupe coming from Jeffrey Campbell. This one’s a little bulkier than the others and comes in either black or ivory leather.

Jeffrey Campbell "Meriwidow" Lace-Up Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Meriwidow” Lace-Up Bootspjx
($169.95, Ashbury Skies)

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

Jeffrey Campbell “Contessa” Lace-Up Open-Toe Boots

Update (01/30/2014): And one more dupe by Jeffrey Campbell to add to the list. How do you like this one?

Jeffrey Campbell "Contessa" Lace-Up Open-Toe Boots in black suede (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Contessa” Lace-Up Open-Toe Bootsls
($208, Nasty Gal)

P.S.: Also available at RevolveClothing.

Steven by Steve Madden “SCANDLUS” Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties

Update (09/18/2013): Et voilà, I also discovered these open-toe booties by Steven by Steve Madden which would be great alternatives to the Ann D. boots. Available in black and tan leather.

Steven by Steve Madden "Scandalous" Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “SCANDLUS” Lace-Up Open-Toe Bootiesamazon
($60.75, Amazon)

Elizabeth and James “Terri” Lace-Up Ankle Boots

Update (09/18/2013): I know these Elizabeth and James boots aren’t a perfect dupe match and at $475 not exactly budget-friendly, but if you’re looking for an Ann D. inspired closed-toe version these here are probably your best bet at the moment.

Elizabeth and James "Terri" Lace-Up Ankle Boots in black patent and brown suede (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Elizabeth and James “Terri” Lace-Up Ankle Bootsamazon
($475, Amazon)

Jeffrey Campbell “Cardiac” Lace-Up Booties

Update (09/18/2013): And here’s yet another Ann Demeulemeester inspired lace up boot by Jeffrey Campbell! What do you think of it?

Jeffrey Campbell "Cardiac" Lace-Up Booties in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Cardiac” Lace-Up Bootiespjx
($168, Solestruck)

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Perspective Heels

Update (09/11/2013): Came across a tall boot version of the Jeffrey Campbell + Free People lace-up heels. Available in black or brown leather for $278! Absolutely love these boots, they’re so sexy!

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Perspective Tall Lace-Up Open-Toe Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Perspective Heels
($278, Free People)

Choies Peep toe Lace Up Sandal Boots

Update (08/11/2013): Seems like Ann Demeulemeester is “en vogue” again! Found another set of Ann D. Lace-Up Heel look-a-likes; this time at Choies. Also available in brown leather.

Choies Peep toe Lace Up Sandal Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Choies Peep toe Lace Up Sandal Boots
($79.99, Choies)

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Minimal Lace Up Heels

Update (07/16/2013): After almost 4 years Jeffrey Campbell re-released their highly coveted Ann Demeulemeester lace-up heels again exclusively for Free People. Availale in black, white, black and white, tan and grey.

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Minimal Lace Up Heels in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Minimal Lace Up Heels
($178, Free People)

Jeffrey Campbell Corset Heels

Update (10/05/2009): More good news! Free People have finally restocked Jeffrey Campbell’s Ann Deumeulemeester knockoffs. Missed out on these the first time? Now is your chance to get hold of these cuties!

Sometimes I think everything Jeffrey Campbell does these days is copying other people’s work. Well, it may be unethical, but at least it allows us budget fashionistas to be fashionable without the hefty price tag. Look at these beautiful, almost identical knockoffs. Pretty amazing, huh? They sure are shamelessly expensive for knockoffs, but even priced at $198 they are about $700 les than the originals, so they can’t be TOO bad, right? All sizes are still available, but you better be fast as these knockoffs won’t stay for too long (they’re also exclusively sold at Free People, so if they are gone there, you won’t find them anywhere else).

Jeffrey Campbell Corset Heels black lace-up ankle boots (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell Corset Heels
($198, Free People)

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Update: This post has been updated on December 19, 2009. Scroll down to see the new add.

These badass military style lace up boots by Ann Demeulemeester are from her Fall 2008 collection and used to retail for as much as $1.795 last year. They were a favorite of Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes and afterwards became very popular with many fashion bloggers and fabulous fashionistas all over the globe.

Ann Demeulemeester Fall 2008 Triple Lace Up Boots in grey/black

Ann Demeulemeester Triple Lace Up Bootsls
($1.795, Saks)

L.A.M.B. “Volera” Lace-Up Boots

UPDATE (12/19/2009): Stumbled upon these Ann Demeulemeester look-a-likes by L.A.M.B.. Pricey, but still less than half the price of the originals. Available in black or white.

L.A.M.B. "Volera" Triple Lace-Up Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

L.A.M.B. “Volera” Lace-Up Bootscj
($603, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopcj & NORDSTROMls.

Pour La Victoire “Kerry” Lace Up Flat Boots

If you are willing to spend some money on a pair of exquisite Ann Demeulemeester dupes, these lace up boots by Pour La Victoire are a great alternative which retail for a fraction of the original’s price. Available in either black or brown. Thanks to reader Leah who mailed us this awesome find!

Pour La Victoire Kerry Lace Up Flat Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester Triple Lace Up knockoffs)

Pour La Victoire Kerry Lace Up Flat Bootscj
($247.50, Shopbop)

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

Jeffrey Campbell “Rilla” Lace Up Boots

In case spending the above shown alternatives are out of your budget, these boots by Jeffrey Campbell might fit your bill instead. They lace up double instead of triple, but overall they still look very much like the Ann Demeulemeester boots, don’t you agree?

Jeffrey Campbell "Rilla" Lace Up Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester Triple Lace Up boot knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Rilla” Lace Up Bootspjx
($229.95, Solestruck)

P.S.: Also available at REVOLVEClothingcj & Shopbopcj.

Image source(s): Saks, Zappos, Amazon

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