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Update: This post has been updated on May 1, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

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, Matches Fashion, MyTheresa, Browns Fashion, 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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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)

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 (EU + Rest of the World), 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 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 gold (Balenciaga knockoffs)

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 March 29, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Got a little bit of a rocker-girl inside but don’t know how to express it? Try wearing these Balenciaga sandals and you’ll exude just enough edge while maintaining a polished look. Looking for the best way to pull them off? If you have long legs, try a black pencil skirt with a slightly longer hem in back and if you’re petite or curvy, wear some black leggings like Rihanna (below) with an off-the-shoulder knit dress. But the most important accessory is confidence, and to rock these – you gotta show it. While these shoes are amazing, if they don’t fit your budget, scroll down cause the steal we found is a ringer for the original.

Balenciaga Open Toe Slingback Sandals in black

Balenciaga Glove Sandalsls
($805, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at MyTheresa, The RealReal & Matches Fashionls.

Celebrities Love Balenciaga

Rihanna, Taylor Tomasi and LaLa Vasquez wearing black Balenciaga Open Toe Slingback Sandals

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Jaggar “Mania” Slingback Sandals

Update (03/29/2016) Discovered another Balenciaga inspired slingback heel today! By Jaggar and available in either black or grey leather for $229.95 AUD.

Jaggar "Mania" Slingback Sandals in black (Balenciaga Glove knockoffs)

Jaggar “Mania” Slingback Sandals
($229.95 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at BNKR.

Jessica Buurman “WELBURN” Slingback High Heel Sandals

Update (01/15/2014) Also stumbled upon these Balenciaga-inspired heels at Jessica Buurman today. So fab, right?

Jessica Buurman "WELBURN" Slingback High Heel Sandals in black (Balenciaga Glove knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “WELBURN” Slingback High Heel Sandals
($149, Jessica Buurman)

Kelsi Dagger “Cameo” Slingback Sandals

Update (08/15/2012): Just came across another Balenciaga look-a-like by Kelsi Dagger which is currently on sale for under $90. Available in various colors and textures, too (my favorites: leopard print and black/white spotted).

Kelsi Dagger "Cameo" Slingback Sandals in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Kelsi Dagger “Cameo” Slingback Sandals
($85.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Strategia “Alicia” Open Toe Slingbacks

Nope, you’re not seeing double. This pair by Strategia is actually quite a bit less than the Balenciagas above. What’s keeping you from making them yours? These architectural sandals will look artsy and modern with some red nail polish or go mysterious with a darker one. Either way, just let your shoes make the introduction and you can take over from there.

Strategia "Alicia" Open Toe Slingbacks in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Strategia “Alicia” Open Toe Slingbacks
($268, Yoox)

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Update: This post has been updated on May 14, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

It’s only March, but I already have started looking for new summer shoes. These nude-colored slingback espadrille wedges by Balenciaga would be a perfect candidate! They look so deliciously summery, don’t they?! I love the leg-lenghtening beige color, the open-toe that can be utilized to show off a fresh pedicure (see celeb picture below) and the wedge which makes wearing 5″ heels more bearable. If only these weren’t $695!

Balenciaga Glove Espadrille Wedge Sandals in beige

Balenciaga Glove Espadrille Wedge Sandals
($695, Bluefly)

Celebrities Loves Balenciaga

Celebs such as Hilary Duff, LeAnn Rimes, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey all have been spotted wearing the Balenciaga Glove Espadrille Wedge Sandals.

Hilary Duff and LeAnn Rimes wearing nude Balenciaga Glove Espadrille Wedge Sandals

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Steve Madden “DRAPEY” Slingback Wedge Sandals

Update (05/14/2014): Found another Balenciaga-inspired wedge by Steve Madden.

Steve Madden "DRAPEY" Slingback Wedge Sandals in black (Balenciaga Glove knockoffs)

Steve Madden “DRAPEY” Slingback Wedge Sandalscj
($129.99, Heels.com)

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

Steven by Steve Madden “JOYRIDE” Slingback Espadrille Wedges

If your wallet can’t handle the price tag of the original Balenciagas, you might find a liking in these Steven by Steve Madden espadrille wedges which are an almost perfect dupe of the Balenciaga shoes. The heel on these is one inch shorter, but that’s probably a good thing since walking around a full day in 5″ heels can be quite the painful affair, even if it’s a wedge heel. $129.95 and you can call them yours! Also available in black leather.

Steven by Steve Madden "JOYRIDE" Slingback Espadrille Wedges in beige

Steven by Steve Madden “JOYRIDE” Slingback Espadrille Wedgesls
($129.95, Steve Madden)

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Lauren Conrad is to Los Angeles what Olivia Palermo is to New York; namely the best dressed socialite/reality tv personality in town! I was seriously starting to forget about LC and her impeccable style, but then I saw her in this white crisp button down shirt and forest green skinny jeans and I remembered how much I used to love Lauren’s classic style of dressing. Of course, I instantly had to recreate LC’s sharp look on a budget-friendly level. Check it out below!

Lauren Conrad’s White & Green Look 4 Less

Lauren Conrad's Crisp White Shirt & Forest Green Skinny Jeans Look 4 Less

Go Shopping:

Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who?Lauren Conrad
Where?Shopping in Westwood, California
When?January 15, 2013
What?Rag & Bone Skinny Jeansls ($109), Balenciaga Arena Giant Bagls ($1.895), LC Lauren Conrad Bootiesls ($26.97)

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Update: This post has been updated on August 27, 2011. Scroll down to see the new add.

So excited about this! Remember Balenciaga‘s Fall 2006 harness ankle boots with the mega platform? A lot of people thought they were the ugliest shoes on the planet, but then Mary-Kate Olsen came along, fell in love with these boots and wore them like a million times. And suddenly people were all over these boots. Of course, not everyone could afford the real Balenciagas and hence had to wait for an affordable knockoff version.

Balenciaga Fall 2006 Harness Platform Ankle Boots in black

Balenciaga Fall 2006 Harness Platform Boots
(Price Unknown, N/A)

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Love Balenciaga

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen wearing black Balenciaga Fall 2006 harness platform ankle boots

Nelly Shoes “Ameena” Ankle Booties

UPDATE (08/27/2011): After a long knockoff hiatus, here’s another Balenciaga look-a-like by Nelly Shoes. You like?

Nelly Shoes "Ameena" Ankle Booties in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Nelly Shoes “Ameena” Ankle Booties
(€56.95, Nelly)

Sam Edelman “Zoe” Ankle Boots

The knockoffs were brought to us by Sam Edelman and became such a big hit that they sold out in a rush. Even Rumi of fame fell in love with these Balenciaga look-a-likes. More than 2 years later, Sam Edelman has chosen to reintroduce the coveted ankle boots for his Fall 2009 line due to the popular demand. Unfortunately, they raised the price as well. If you missed out on these the first time, this is your chance now, but be fast and order quickly, these boots go like hot cakes!

Sam Edelman "Zoe" Platform Ankle Boots (Balenciaga Fall 2006 knockoffs)

Sam Edelman Zoe Bootspjx
($194.95, Solestruck)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Shopbop, Nordstromls, Heels.comcj.

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