Ann Demeulemeester

UPDATE: This post has been updated on January 30, 2014. 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
($910, Saks)

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

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.

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 Bootscj
($175, Nasty Gal)

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

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 Booties
($104, LuLu*s)

P.S.: Also available at Lord & Taylorcj, Jildorcj, Lori’spjx, Steve Maddenls, REVOLVEClothingcj, Footnotes Onlinecj, NORDSTROMls & Dillard’sls.

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)

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

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

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 Bootiesls
($168, Wasteland)

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 Heelscj
($278, Free People)

P.S.: Also available at Wastelandls.

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. Available in black or brown leather.

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

Choies Peep toe Lace Up Sandal Boots
($170.99, 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 Heelscj
($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 Heelscj
($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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