Azzedine Alaïa

Update: This post has been updated on October 17, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I have yet to come across an Alaïa shoe that I don’t like or covet. His footwear creations are always the right amount of edgy, sexy and creative. Just take a look at these super hot leather and stretch crisscross stilleto sandals! Imagine how awesome these would look with a leather leggings and a structured white blazer! They’re currently on sale at Net-A-Porter (which is a good thing), but even the sale price is still pretty steep at $1.347,50. Some day… some day I will own a pair of Alaïa heels! Too bad it probably won’t be these ones.

Alaïa Leather and Stretch Sandals

Alaïa Leather and Stretch Sandalsls
($1.347,50, Net-A-Porter)

Delman “Jean” High Heel Criss Cross Sandals

Update (10/17/2015): Spotted yet another Alaïa dupe today! These high heel sandals by Delman aren’t exactly a steal at $80.15 (and that’s already the sale price), but it’s still considerably cheaper than the real deal. Also available in other colors.

Delman "Jean" High Heel Criss Cross Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Delman “Jean” High Heel Criss Cross Sandalsamazon
($80.15, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom Rack & Last Call by Neiman Marcusls.

Mix No. 6 “Jennifer” Criss Cross High Heel Sandals

Update (07/23/2014): Discovered these lovely Mix No. 6 heels and thought they are a great and budget-friendly alternative to the Alaïa sandals above. Available in black patent or gold faux leather.

Mix No. 6 "Jennifer" Criss Cross High Heel Sandals in black patent (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Mix No. 6 “Jennifer” Criss Cross High Heel Sandals
($29.94, DSW)

Shoe Republic “Alaska” Elastic Strap Sandals

Update (05/15/2014): Aaaaand one more dupe to add to the list: Shoe Republic‘s “Alaska” strappy high heel sandals.

Shoe Republic "Alaska" Elastic Strap Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaia knockoffs)

Shoe Republic “Alaska” Elastic Strap Sandals
($49.99, 6pm)

Halogen “Katy” Criss Cross Sandals

Update (05/15/2014): I also found this Alaïa look-a-like by Halogen. Available in either black or blue leather for $89.95.

Halogen "Katy" Criss Cross Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Halogen “Katy” Criss Cross Sandalsls
($89.95, Nordstrom)

Simply Vera Vera Wang Banded High Heels

Update (04/28/2014): Et voilà, here’s another Alaïa dupe I came across! What do you think of these heels by Simply Vera Vera Wang? Hot or not?

Simply Vera Vera Wang Banded High Heels in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Simply Vera Vera Wang Banded High Heelsls
($55.99, Kohl’s)

Sole Society “Miri” Open-Toe Heels

Update (02/28/2014): Stumbled upon yet another amazing Alaïa dupe! These Sole Society heels look so close to the originals and are quite budget-friendly, too.

Sole Society "Miri" Open-Toe Heels in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Sole Society “Miri” Open-Toe Heels
($29.98, Sole Society)

Jessica Simpson “Maddalo” Elastic Strap Wedge Sandals

Update (02/28/2014): Found a wedge version of the Alaïa heels above which comes from Jessica Simpson. Available for under $50 in either black or taupe leather.

Jessica Simpson "Maddalo" Elastic Strap Wedge Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Maddalo” Elastic Strap Wedge Sandalsamazon
($49.49, Amazon)

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

BCBG Paris “Farleena” Sandals

Update (01/28/2014): Just came across these super fab and very budget-friendly Alaïa dupes by BCBG Paris. Love these!

BCBG Paris "Farleena" Sandals in black (Alaïa knockoffs)

BCBG Paris “Farleena” Sandals
($29.94, Zappos)

Helmut Lang “Silt” High Heel Sandals

Update (01/28/2014): I didn’t really expect to find Helmut Lang among the list of copycats, but as you can see below, his “Silt” heels are pretty much an identical copy of the Alaïa sandals above.

Helmut Lang "Silt" High Heel Sandals in black (Alaïa knockoffs)

Helmut Lang “Silt” High Heel Sandalsls
($495, Nordstrom)

Vince Camuto “Ondetti” Evening Sandals

Update (12/06/2013): Discovered these pretty Alaïa high heel dupes by Vince Camuto in gold today and had to add them to the list.

Vince Camuto "Ondetti" Evening Sandals in black (Alaïa knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Ondetti” Evening Sandalsls
($89.99, Vince Camuto)

Anne Michelle Enzo-53 Criss Cross Stretch Sandals

Update (11/23/2013): These high heel sandals by Anne Michelle are yet another somewhat Azzedine Alaïa inspired shoe. Available in black, gold and silver.

Anne Michelle Enzo-53 Criss Cross Stretch Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Enzo-53 Criss Cross Stretch Sandals
($36.95, CiCi Hot)

Tony Bianco “Kamelot” Elastic Strap High Heel Sandals

Update (07/26/2013): Discovered another spot-on dupe of the Alaïa heels! Check out these elastic strap heels by Tony Bianco. So close to the real deal!

Tony Bianco "Kamelot" Elastic Strap High Heel Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Kamelot” Elastic Strap High Heel Sandals
($80, Tony Bianco)

Steve Madden “REGULAYT” Crisscross Sandals

I might not be able to afford Alaïa shoes any time soon, but I can, however, purchase a pair of these super fabulous Steve Madden heels which are an almost perfect dupe of the Alaïa high heels shown above. And all that for under $50 instead of $1.350! Awesome!

Steve Madden "REGULAYT" Crisscross Sandals in black (Azzedina Alaïa look-a-likes)

Steve Madden “REGULAYT” Crisscross Sandalsls
($29.99, Steve Madden)

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Heels.com, Sole Society, Amazon, Nordstrom, Macy’s, DSW, Tony Bianco, Steve Madden

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Update: This post has been updated on January 4, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

October has arrived which means it’s officially “bootie time“. I have been swooning over Alaïa shoes for years now and I have yet to be disappointed. A few season ago Azzedine Alaïa created these beautiful nude suede high heel lace up ankle boots which have clear cutout mesh panels. Aren’t they absolutely pretty? I can totally see them working with almost anything in a woman’s wardrobe (jeans, dresses, you name it). Unfortunately, Alaïa shoes aren’t known to be budget-friendly… what a bummer!

Azzedine Alaïa Mesh Cutout Lace Up Booties in beige suede

Alaïa Mesh Cutout Lace Up Bootiesls
($1.175, Boutique1)

Mojo Moxy “Pandora” Oxford Lace-Up Booties

Update (01/04/2015): Discovered these Alaïa-ish lace-up booties by Mojo Moxy today which are currently on sale for under $40.

Mojo Moxy "Pandora" Oxford Lace-Up Booties in camel and black faux suede (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Mojo Moxy “Pandora” Oxford Lace-Up Booties
($39.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Heels.comcj.

Chinese Laundry “Lacee” Mesh Panel Lace Up Platform Ankle Boots

These Chinese Laundry lace up platform booties may not be of Alaïa quality, but they surely look a lot like Alaïa, don’t they? The price tag however is a lot nicer at $60.28 (compared to Alaïa’s steep $1.175). Available in blush and black suede.

Chinese Laundry "Lacee" Mesh Panel Lace Up Platform Ankle Boots in beige and black suede (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Lacee” Mesh Panel Lace Up Platform Ankle Bootsamazon
($60.28, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pmcj, Chinese Laundrycj & Nordstromls.

Image source(s): Boutique1, 6pm, Chinese Laundry

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Update: This post has been updated on July 17, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

So I’ve been majorly obsessed with these Azzedine Alaïa booties ever since I saw them on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley earlier this year. Now I sure love most of Alaïa’s shoes, but these were especially fabulous to me. Suede ankle boots are a staple for fall and the studded banana heel with the added decorative zippers is a total head-turner. If only I could afford these gems…

Alaïa Studded Suede Ankle Boots in black

Azzedine Alaïa Stud and Zip Suede Ankle Bootsls
($2.650, NET-A-PORTER)

Celebrities Love Alaïa

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jennifer Hudson, Nicky Hilton and Kim Kardashian wearing Azzedine Alaïa Stud and Zip Suede Ankle Boots

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Jessica Simpson “Midara” Studded Peep Toe Booties

UPDATE (07/17/2014): Stumbled upon these Alaïa inspired booties by Jessica Simpson today and had to share them with you. Available in black or taupe suede.

Jessica Simpson "Midara" Studded Peep Toe Booties in black suede (Azzedine Alaia knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Midara” Studded Peep Toe Bootiescj
($119.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls, Dillard’sls & Macy’sls.

Pelle Moda “Palm” Studded Platform Booties

Pelle Moda has a pretty great Alaïa alternative. It’s not an identical 1:1-match, but the overall look is still very Alaïa. Now I just wished the platform wasn’t quite as dominant and the price tag a tad lower. Thanks to our reader Devon for reminding me about these fabulous Alaïa look-a-likes!

Pelle Moda "Palm" Studded Platform Booties in black suede (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Pelle Moda “Palm” Studded Platform Bootiesls
($162.50, NORDSTROM)

VANELi “Candice” Studded Suede Ankle Boots

I found another Alaïa inspired optionon Amazon, but you have to be a bit careful with that one as I’m not completely sure if this is actually a bootie by VANELi. On the Amazon website you see this particular style pictured along with plain ankle boots. Someone’s mixed up two completely different shoe styles I guess, so be careful that you get the right shoe in case you plan to oder it.

VANELi "Candice" Studded Suede Ankle Boots in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

VANELi “Candice” Studded Suede Ankle Bootsamazon
($173, Amazon)

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

When it comes to shoes, Azzedine Alaïa has yet to disappoint me. I’ve loved every single of his shoes and I think this isn’t going to change soon. Just look at these fabulous strappy high heels sandals with the stingray leather straps. I love the bondage-y vibe they give off, it makes such a sexy look, don’t you agree? But whoah, have you seen the price?

Alaïa Suede & Stingray Strappy Sandals in black

Alaïa Suede & Stingray Strappy Sandalsls
($1.913, NET-A-PORTER)

Jada Pinkett Smith Loves Azzedine Alaïa

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has been spotted wearing Alaïa Suede & Stingray Strappy Sandals.

Jada Pinkett Smith wearing red Alaïa Suede & Stingray Strappy Sandals

Heart Soul “Danna” Gladiator Dress Heels

UPDATE (02/25/2014): Came across these Heart Soul strappy heels today and instantly had to think of the Alaïa heels above. Currently on sale for $69.99!

Heart Soul "Danna" Gladiator Dress Heels in black (Alaïa knockoffs)

Heart Soul “Danna” Gladiator Dress Heelsls
($69.99, Kohl’s)

Diavolina “Jester” Suede Strappy High Heel Sandals

Apart from the luxe stingray leather straps, these strappy heels by Diavolina are pretty much a spot-on dupe of the Alaïa high heel sandals above which retail for a much nicer $139.95 AUD. Also available in black/white lizard.

Diavolina "Jester" Suede Strappy High Heel Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Diavolina “Jester” Suede Strappy High Heel Sandals
($139.95 AUD, StyleTread)

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So we’re back to Alaïa! These shoes might seem familiar because we’ve already written about the lace-up version of this hot mesh cut-out bootie a few months ago. And surprise, surprise, I’m totally in love with this Alaïa style as well! But as usual there’s no way I could afford it. Boohoo!

Alaïa Suede & Mesh Shoe Booties in black and grey

Alaïa Suede & Mesh Shoe Bootiesls
(£835, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities Love Azzedine Alaïa

Celebs such as Hilary Duff, Victoria Beckham, Rihanna and Naomi Campbell have all been spotted wearing Alaïa Suede & Mesh Shoe Booties.

Hilary Duff, Victoria Beckham, Rihanna & Naomi Campbell wearing Alaïa Suede & Mesh Shoe Booties

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Audrey Brooke “Venice” Mesh Booties

Luckily, I can afford these $69.95 mesh booties by Audrey Brooke which are a great Alaïa alternative if you can’t spend a fortune on the real designer originals.

Audrey Brooke "Venice" Mesh Booties in black suede (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Audrey Brooke “Venice” Mesh Booties
($69.95, Tradesy)

Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry “Letizia” Mesh Platform Booties

I also stumbled upon these platform mesh ankle booties by Chinese Laundry which are also obviously inspired by the Alaïa heels above. They’re a bit more expensive than the Audrey Brooke shooties but still waaaaaay cheaper than the real deal. Available in black, nude, rose and red suede.

Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry "Letizia" Mesh Platform Booties in black and nude suede (Alaïa knockoffs)

Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry “Letizia” Mesh Platform Bootiesamazon
($99.98, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj & 6pmcj.

Pink and Pepper “Dinka” Mesh Shooties

And here’s another Alaïa look-a-like for all of you who like their heels to be a manageable height. These Pink and Pepper mesh booties will save your feet, your wallet and yet will still give you the look of Alaïa.

Pink and Pepper "Dinka" Mesh Shooties in black and taupe faux suede (Alaia knockoffs)

Pink and Pepper “Dinka” Mesh Shootiesamazon
($26.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetro.

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