Christian Louboutin

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What a shame that these Christian Louboutin heels went mostly unnoticed by the fashion world and have only been worn by a handful of celebs. Personally, I think these deserve a lot more attention because they’re absolutely fabulous. “Crosspiga” features the same silhouette as Louboutin’s most iconic style, the “Pigalle“, but “Crosspiga” has an extra two thin straps crossing on the arch. What a sexy shoe, right? If I had the money to buy myself a pair of Loubies without having to worry about how to pay next month’s rent, I’d so get these.

Christian Louboutin Crosspiga Patent Pumps in black

Christian Louboutin Crosspiga Patent Pumpsls
($795, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Celebs such as Emma Watson, Heidi Klum, Brooklyn Decker, Diane Kruger, Rihanna and Alessandra Ambrosio have all been spotted wearing the Christian Louboutin Crosspiga Patent Pumps.

Emma Watson, Heidi Klum, Brooklyn Decker and Diane Kruger wearing Christian Louboutin Crosspiga Patent Pumps

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Athena Alexander Monett Strappy Pumps

Update (11/16/2017): Athena Alexander came up with a super fab and spot-on Crosspiga look-alike for under $90 that comes in either black patent or nude and blue faux suede. Really like this look for less steal find!

Athena Alexander Monett Strappy Pumps in black patent faux leather (Christian Louboutin Crosspiga dupes)

Athena Alexander Monett Strappy Pumpsls
($84.95, Nordstrom)

Also available at Amazonamazon, DSW & Zappos.

ALDO Newbrook Crisscross Point-Toe Pumps

Update (12/02/2015): Found a lower heel (3.5″) version by ALDO which kind of reminded me of Louboutin’s Crosspiga heels. They’re available in black, red or gold leather and cost $54.99 (sale price!).

ALDO Newbrook Crisscross Point-Toe Pumps in red and black patent

ALDO Newbrook Crisscross Point-Toe Pumpsls
($54.99, ALDO)

Pleaser Sexy-26 Criss Cross Pointed Stiletto Pumps

Update (06/04/2015): Discovered these fantastic and almost spot-on Louboutin dupes by Pleaser today. Love the colors and looooove the price!

Pleaser Sexy-26 Criss Cross Pointed Stiletto Pumps in red, black and nude patent (Christian Louboutin Crosspiga dupes)

Pleaser Sexy-26 Criss Cross Pointed Stiletto Pumpsamazon
($49.95, Amazon)

Also available at Shoes.comls, BananaShoes, Amazon.co.ukamazon, eBayeBay, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

ASOS “Partial” Pointed High Heels

Update (06/24/2013): Another great alternative for the Crosspiga Louboutins are these crisscross pumps from ASOS. Also available in blue faux suede.

ASOS Partial Pointed High Heels in black patent

ASOS “Partial” Pointed High Heels
($57.17, ASOS)

Nine West “Gee” Pointed Pumps

Update (05/26/2013): Just stumbled upon a fantastic CL Crosspiga look-a-like by Nine West! Absolutely in love with this heel. Available in black, nude, pink and white leather.

Nine West "Gee" Pointed Pumps in black

Nine West “Gee” Pointed Pumps
($41.99, 6pm)

Pour La Victoire Cheyenne Strappy Pumps

However, I am not Mrs. Rockefeller and hence have to look for more budget-friendly options instead. Pour La Victoire’s Cheyenne Pumps are a wonderful alternative that will give you the same Louboutin look for less than $140 (sale price!). The black patent pump is lovely and classic, but my personal favorite would have to be the delicate gold snakeskin version. So glamorous!

Pour La Victoire Cheyenne Strappy Pumps in black patent

Pour La Victoire Cheyenne Strappy Pumpsls
($139, Nordstrom)

Pleaser Milan-42 d’Orsay Pumps

A big thank you to our reader Lisah who gave us a heads-up about these Louboutin-like heels by Pleaser. Available for under $50 in black or black patent!

Pleaser Milan-42 d'Orsay Pumps in black patent

Pleaser Milan-42 d’Orsay Pumpsamazon
($39.95, Amazon)

Also available at Shoes.comls.

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Update: This post has been updated on November 16, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you’ve never worn flats to work because they seem too informal, these pointy confections by Christian Louboutin may just be the antidote. They are certainly among the most luxurious I’ve ever seen, and yet are oddly familiar. Like a pair that Holly Golightly might have pulled out from underneath the bed looking for her crocodile shoes in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Of course, although these are fantastic, perhaps you may want to check out the other options below if your budget doesn’t allow for such a large investment.

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed Flats in black patent

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed Flatsls
($595, Neiman Marcus)

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Kate Walsh and Anne Hathaway wearing black patent Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed Flats

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M. Gemi Fortuna Pointy Flats

Update (11/16/2017): Fell in love with these classic chic flats by M. Gemi and then remembered that these would also be a fantastic dupe for the Pigalle Louboutins above. Yes, they are not cheap, but M. Gemi shoes are handmade in Italy and it definitely shows in the quality and the craftmanship of the shoes they offer. Available in nude, natural and black patent leather as well as a black matte version. I want one in every color!

M. Gemi Fortuna Pointy Flats in black patent leather (Christian Louboutin Pigalle dupes)

M. Gemi Fortuna Pointy Flatsls
($198, M. Gemi)

Butter Shoes Pointer Pointed-Toe Flats

Update (03/31/2015): Came across this lovely navy-colored Louboutin alternative by Butter Shoes. Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Butter Shoes Pointer Pointed-Toe Flats in navy patent

Butter Shoes Pointer Pointed-Toe Flatsamazon
($218, Amazon)

Ivanka Trump Tizzy Pointed-Toe Slip-On Flats

Update (01/15/2015): Another spot-on Louboutin Pigalle Flat dupe spotted! Check out these chic flats by Ivanka Trump. So lovely, aren’t they?

Ivanka Trump Tizzy Pointed-Toe Flats in black and red patent

Ivanka Trump Tizzy Pointed-Toe Flatsamazon
($56.99, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos & 6pm.

BP. Moveover Pointed Toe Flats

Update (04/13/2013): Found yet another great Louboutin alternative! Look at these fab pointed-toe flats by BP.! Only $49.95 and available in black, coral, blue and yellow patent.

BP. Moveover Pointed Toe Flats in black patent

BP. Moveover Pointed Toe Flatsls
($49.95, Nordstrom)

VS Collection Pointed-Toe Flats

Update (04/07/2013): Just came across another great Pigalle Flat look-a-like. Check out these pointed-toe flats by VS Collection. They cost $49 (sale price!) and are also available in various other uppers and prints!

VS Collection Pointed-Toe Patent Flats

VS Collection Pointed-Toe Flats
($49, Victoria’s Secret)

Ivanka Trump Annulio Pointed Flats

This lovely option by Ivanka Trump, is both ladylike and modern at the same time. Perfectly polished for work, and yet they have a little added flirtatiousness to them as well. If there ever was a pair of flats that could look fabulous with a skirt, it’s got to be these. The pointy toe will elongate your legs, while the small heel elevates the foot just enough to give you support, and not completely betraying you at the end of the day with cramped toes. Plus, the patent leather is very easy to maintain. These are currently available in black, coral, lime, burgundy, grey and nude patent leather as well as matte black leather.

Ivanka Trump Annulio Pointed Flats in black patent

Ivanka Trump Annulio Pointed Flatsamazon
($76.99, Amazon)

J.Crew Viv Pointed Patent Flats

Leave it to J.Crew to offer some spring-infused alternatives made from great quality soft leather, and sure to provide a comfortable fit. At $188, they are a little bit more expensive than your average department store option, but you’ll instantly feel the difference in the way these will mold to your feet. If you love wearing stylish flats, consider investing in a quality pair that you’ll keep reaching for year after year! Plus, choosing a bright shade like Kelly Green is a great way to update your favorite weekend skinny jeans.

J.Crew Viv Pointed Patent Flats

J.Crew Viv Pointed Patent Flats
($188, J.Crew)

Report Gonzalez Pointed Flats

If you like to have a pair of shoes on standby for those days where you can’t even fathom wearing any kind of heel, the answer is this pair by Report. Perhaps you might try this more matte version with some sleek black leggings and a sweater dress? I definitely love my heels, but this is one very convincing alternative; especially for when I need to look polished, but my toes require a vacation. This pair is available in black, chestnut or nude patent leather.

Report Gonzalez Pointed Flats in black patent

Report Gonzalez Pointed Flats
($49.95, Zappos)

Pour La Victoire Bre Pointed Flats

If you loved the color choices above, check out even more bright options with this beautifully constructed version by Pour La Victoire. While the shape of the shoe does provide a more polished look, you can really have fun and modernize with a some color by combining a fuchsia pair with your classic gray suit. Wear them also with tailored pants, or tapered capris! And why not invite your pretty a-line and full skirts to the party too? Just make sure to keep those skirt hems above the knee for the most flattering silhouette (shoes pictured are available in various colors and uppers).

Pour La Victoire Bre Pointed Patent Leather Flats

Pour La Victoire Bre Pointed Flatsls
($39.95, Nordstrom)

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Update: This post has been updated on November 15, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Christian Louboutin. So Kate. In a bootie version! Now if that doesn’t make you gasp for air, I don’t know what would! I mean, just look at this perfectly curved arch! I’ve always been obsessed with Louboutin’s insanely sexy “So Kate” pumps and now that they’ve gotten a fall/winter update in the form of these gorgeous heeled stiletto booties, I guess I’ll have to once again expand my imaginary wish list of designer shoes I wish I could afford (which is already long enough). These killer stiletto booties come in a range of beautiful colors and uppers and are available in either a 4″ (left) or 5″ (right) version. Unfortunately, these heels are so popular, they’re virtually sold out everywhere. Bummer!

Christian Louboutin So Kate Stiletto Ankle Boots in black suede and black leather

Christian Louboutin So Kate Stiletto Ankle Bootsls
($1.095, Bergdorf Goodman)

Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Net-A-Porterls & Barneysls.

Style Bloggers Love Christian Louboutin

Personal style bloggers like Arielle from Something Navy and Helena from Brooklyn Blonde have been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin So Kate Stiletto Ankle Boots.

Arielle (SomethingNavy) and Helena (Brooklyn Blonde) wearing Christian Louboutin So Kate Stiletto Booties

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Steve Madden Wagner Stiletto Booties

Update (11/15/2017): Two years later and finally more So Kate bootie dupes popped up on the scene! How gorgeous are these pointed-toe stiletto booties by Steve Madden? They retail for $129.95 and come in a variety of colors and uppers. I’m in love with the black suede version, it’s such a timeless classic boot style!

Steve Madden Wagner Stiletto Booties in nude, black and red

Steve Madden Wagner Stiletto Bootiesamazon
($129.95, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstromls, DSW, Shoes.comls, Steve Maddenls, Dillard’s, Steve Madden (CA)ls, Tilted Sole & Zalando.

Carvela Spectacular Stiletto High Heel Boots

Update (11/15/2017): British footwear brand Carvela also came out with a stiletto bootie that instantly reminded me of the Louboutins above. Definitely not cheap at $230, but the quality and craftmanship look like they might be worth the investment.

Carvela Spectacular Stiletto High Heel Boots in black leather

Carvela Spectacular Stiletto High Heel Bootsls
($230, Kurt Geiger)

Also available at Kurt Geiger (UK)ls, Selfridges, House of Fraser & John Lewis.

Kurt Geiger Ride High Heel Ankle Boots

Update (11/15/2017): Also fell in love with these statement stiletto booties by Kurt Geiger in black or red leather which would also be perfectly suitable look for less alternatives if you’re looking for a sexy standout boot. Again, this one too is far from being a budget find at $240, but it still is $855 cheaper than the real deal, so I’d consider it a viable option nonetheless.

Kurt Geiger Ride High Heel Ankle Boots in red and white

Kurt Geiger Ride High Heel Ankle Bootsls
($240, Kurt Geiger)

Also available at Kurt Geiger (UK)ls, Selfridges, ASOS, House of Fraser & John Lewis.

ALDO Areicia Stiletto Ankle Boots

OK, I’ll just give you a moment with these So Kate dupe-worthy stiletto boots by ALDO here. Aren’t they just everything? Virtually spot-on to the 4″ designer version, these booties will give you the coveted look of Monsieur Louboutin for just 1/10 of the real deal’s price. And while I love both colors, how amazing is the flaming red suede? These would make the perfect pair of statement booties for fall, don’t you think? Loooooove!

ALDO Areicia Stiletto Ankle Boots in black patent and red suede

ALDO Areicia Stiletto Ankle Boots
($119.99, Nordstrom Rack)

Also available at Amazonamazon, ALDO (US)ls & ALDO (Canada)ls.

Jessica Buurman Glara Stiletto High Heel Booties

Deal: Free worldwide shipping! Use promo code XOXOJESS to get 10% off!

If you’re all about the red soles and are willing to invest a bit more, you might want to take a look at these suede high heel booties by Jessica Buurman. 4 available colors, spot-on design and red soles included! $149 and they’re yours.

Jessica Buurman Glara Stiletto High Heel Booties

Jessica Buurman Glara Stiletto High Heel Booties
($149, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, Something Navy, Brooklyn Blonde, Steve Madden, Kurt Geiger, ALDO, Jessica Buurman

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Update: This post has been updated on October 17, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Dear “Pigalle“, I know you won’t like this, but there’s a new queen in town, her name is “So Kate” aka shoe perfection and she is probably Louboutin‘s hottest and most coveted style at the moment. One look at her and you will instantly understand why. The shiny black leather, the thinning stiletto heel, the perfectly shaped arch – everything about this shoe is just perfect! Plus, while the price of $675 sure isn’t exactly a bargain, compared to what other Louboutin styles are usually retailing for, these here are on the rather budget-friendlier side of the designer shoe price range. Which is also probably the reason why “So Kate” is constantly on the verge of selling out at nearly every e-tailer. Anyway, this beauty of a high heel has definitely taken the #1 spot on my current shoe wish list and until I have saved up the neccessary $675 to bring them home, I’ll settle for a less expensive Louboutin look-a-like in the meantime.

Christian Louboutin So Kate Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent

Christian Louboutin So Kate Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsls
($675, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, Matches Fashionls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Celebs such as Miranda Kerr, Emmy Rossum, Blake Lively, Jessica Biel, Sophia Bush and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have all been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin So Kate Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps.

Miranda Kerr, Emmy Rossum, Blake Lively, Jessica Biel, Sophia Bush and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wearing Christian Louboutin So Kate Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

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Massimo Matteo Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (10/17/2017): Discovered yet another budget-friendly Louboutin alternative today! These fabulous stiletto pumps by Massimo Matteo come in various colors and uppers, look a lot like the “So Kate” pumps and they retail for a little over $100.

Massimo Matteo Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps 17 in black and red patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate dupes)

Massimo Matteo Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps 17amazon
($105, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos & 6pm.

Elegant Collection GE48 Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (05/04/2017): Happened to come across these fab and super affordable Louboutin look-alikes by Elegant Collection which come in either black, nude or red faux patent leather and are currently on sale for a little over $20. Steal deal alert!

Elegant Collection GE48 Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps in red, black and nude faux patent leather (Christian Louboutin So Kate dupes)

Elegant Collection GE48 Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps
($21.99, CiCi Hot)

Also available at eBayeBay.

Mix No. 6 “Dignity” Stiletto Pumps

Update (04/19/2017): Stumbled upon this cute and budget-friendly Louboutin alternative by Mix No. 6 which come in either nude or black patent and cost $39.99.

Mix No. 6 "Dignity" Stiletto Pumps in nude and black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate inspired)

Mix No. 6 “Dignity” Stiletto Pumps
($39.99, DSW)

Steve Madden “Daisie” Stiletto Pumps

Update (04/19/2017): I also discovered these stiletto pumps by Steve Madden which actually more resemble Louboutin’s “Pigalle Folliesls” heels, but since both Louboutin styles are very similar in terms of design, the Maddens suit as an alternative here as well. Available in various colors and uppers.

Steve Madden "Daisie" Stiletto Pumps in nude and black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies dupes)

Steve Madden “Daisie” Stiletto Pumpsls
($89.95, Nordstrom)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Nordstromls, Shoes.comls, Lord & Taylorls, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Zappos, Steve Maddenls, ShoeMallls, Revolve, Express, LuLu*s, Steve Madden (Canada)ls, Bon-Tonls, Selfridges, House of Fraser, Next, Zalando, Omoda & About You.

Guoar Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (01/08/2017): Came across these Louboutin look-alikes by Guoar. These seem to be of the “Made in China”-kind of designer dupes, so you better don’t expect top noth quality here, but for $48 these might be a good So Kate alternative (customer reviews average a 4 star rating with plenty of self-submitted buyer’s photos, so you can make an informed buyer’s decision). What I really, really liked about these Loubie dupes though is the variety of colors these come in: 31 (either in faux patent, leather or suede). Love!

Guoar Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in red faux suede and black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate dupes)

Guoar Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsamazon
($48, Amazon)

Nicole Miller Artelier “Maison” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (12/01/2016): Just spotted this amazing Louboutin So Kate dupe by Nicole Miller Artelier! It looks so much like the real deal (minus the red sole, obviously)! These stiletto pumps are currently on sale for $108.50, but you can get 25% off your purchase at Shoes.com by using promo code “FLASH17” at checkout which will cut the price down to a little over $81.38 (offer expires October 17, 2017 at 4:59 AM PST, exclusions may apply). Yay! Also available in other colors and prints.

Nicole Miller Artelier "Maison" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin So Kate dupes)

Nicole Miller Artelier “Maison” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsls
($108.50, Shoes.com)

Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMetro, DSW, Nordstrom Rack, Overstock & Belk.

Steve Madden “Pardee” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (07/13/2016): Discovered another possible Louboutin So Kate alternative by Steve Madden. “Pardee” comes in black, red or nude leather and costs $99.95.

Steve Madden "Pardee" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in red and black (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Pardee” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsls
($99.95, Steve Madden)

Also available at Amazonamazon.

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed-Toe Stiletto High Heel Pumps

Update (07/13/2016): There’s also a fabulous So Kate dupe available by Kaitlyn Pan for $99 and which also comes in nude patent. The design is spot-on, it’s made of genuine leather and if you read the customer reviews for the brand’s other designer inspired shoes, you’ll know you’ve found yourself a good designer dupe with these Louboutin-like beauties. The only drawback (if you consider it to be one) is that the sole is pink instead of Louboutin’s signature red. But everything else looks exactly like Louboutin’s So Kate.

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed-Toe Stiletto High Heel Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed-Toe Stiletto High Heel Pumpsamazon
($99, Amazon)

Cosmoparis “Aelia” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (03/27/2016): Just stumbled upon these gorgeous stiletto pumps by Cosmoparis and immediately fell in love! Don’t they look just like Louboutin’s So Kate?

Cosmoparis "Aelia" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Cosmoparis “Aelia” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
(€159.95, Zalando)

Also available at Mon Showroom & Sarenza.

Schutz “Caiolea” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (03/27/2016): Also discovered these Louboutin alternatives by Schutz which are just as fabulous. Available for $170 in various colors and uppers. Love these!

Schutz "Caiolea" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in red and black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Schutz “Caiolea” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsamazon
($170, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Revolve & Shopbopls.

Maiden Lane “Huxley” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (09/23/2015): Spotted another great Louboutin So Kate look for less alternative with a slightly sturdier heel than the original. Check out these hot sky-high stiletto pumps by Maiden Lane. They’re available in various colors (black, nude, wine red) and uppers (leather, suede, patent) for $59. Get these hotties before they sell out!

Maiden Lane "Huxley" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black and black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Maiden Lane “Huxley” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($59, Gilt)

Akira Black Label “Circus” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (09/23/2015): Also happened to stumble upon these fab Louboutin look for less options by Akira Black Label. Available in nude, red and white patent faux patent leather and currently on sale for $49!

Akira Black Label "Circus" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in nude, red and white patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Akira Black Label “Circus” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsls
($49, ShopAkira)

Madden Girl “Ohnice” Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumps

Update (07/23/2015): Spotted these fabulous and budget-friendly Louboutin So Kate inspired by Madden Girl today. They’re available in either black, nude or red faux patent leather and are currently on sale for just $34.99. Now that’s a steal deal, right?

Madden Girl "Ohnice" Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumps in black and nude patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Madden Girl “Ohnice” Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumpsamazon
($34.99, Amazon)

Also available at Amazon #2amazon, 6pm & ShoeMallls.

Aldo “Stessy” Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumps

Update (06/12/2015): OMG! Look at these fabulous So Kate look-alikes by Aldo! Aren’t they just aaaaaw-mazing? And they come in so many gorgeous colors. LOVE!

Aldo "Stessy" Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumps in nude, black, fuchsia and yellow (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Aldo “Stessy” Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumpsls
($90, Aldo)

Also available at Dillard’s, Zappos, Amazonamazon, ASOS, Aldo (Canada)ls, Selfridges, The Iconicls, Zalando, About You, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

LFL “Elektrik” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (06/12/2015): Also spotted these Louboutin So Kate inspired stiletto pumps by LFL. They come in various colors and uppers and retail for a budget-friendly $46.99.

LFL "Elektrik" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

LFL “Elektrik” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($46.99, 6pm)

Steve Madden “PROTO” Pointy-Toe Pumps

Et voilà, check out “PROTO” by Steve Madden! Yes, I know it’s not a total spot-on dupe and that it’s not as delicate and immaculately curved as the real deal Louboutins, but “PROTO” is probably still the best shot you’ve got at “So Kate” on a budget. At least for now. $52.47 (sale price!) and you’re wearing Louboutin for less, girl! Available in various lovely colors and uppers: black, blush, pink, white, red, yellow and natural snake. Now get your Loubie dupe before it’s too late!

Steve Madden "PROTO" Pointy-Toe Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Steve Madden “PROTO” Pointy-Toe Pumpsamazon
($52.47, Amazon)

Also available at ZooShoopjx, Steve Maddenls & Zalando.

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Update: This post has been updated on May 16, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Christian Louboutin has done a lot of extreme and fetish-like shoes in the last couple years, but my favorites would have to be Louboutin’s “simpler”, more classic creations. Just like the “Alta Rita” pictured below. A paramount example for a perfect evening/bridal shoe: sparkly and glamorous yet not too distracting and with a feminine and elegant shape and a heel that is high but not impossibly so. I absolutely love how Kate Bosworth paired hers with a beautiful white Chanel frock. Such a classy look!

Christian Louboutin Alta Rita Crystal Embellished Slingback Pumps in pale gold

Christian Louboutin Alta Rita Crystal Embellished Slingback Pumpsls
($1.415, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Celebs such as Kate Bosworth and Taylor Swift have been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin Alta Rita Crystal Embellished Slingback Pumps.

Kate Bosworth and Taylor Swift wearing Christian Louboutin Alta Rita Crystal Embellished Slingback Pumps

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Lunar “Izzy” Rhinestone-Embellished Slingback Sandals

Update (05/16/2017): Spotted these cute and budget-friendly Louboutin look-alikes by Lunar today! They come in various colors, but my personal favorite is the navy blue.

Lunar "Izzy" Rhinestone-Embellished Slingback Sandals in silver, blue and black (Christian Louboutin Alta Rita dupes)

Lunar “Izzy” Rhinestone-Embellished Slingback Sandalsamazon
(£41.99, Amazon.co.uk)

Also available at Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Adrianna Papell “Fiji” Embellished Slingback Pumps

Update (03/28/2016): When I first saw these lovely rhinestone embellished slingback pumps by Adrianna Papell, they immediately reminded me of the Alta Rita Louboutins above. They’re not an identical dupe, but the overall look is still the same. Available on sale for $74.87 in various colors.

Adrianna Papell "Fiji" Embellished Slingback Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Alta Rita inspired)

Adrianna Papell “Fiji” Embellished Slingback Pumpsamazon
($74.87, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm, Adrianna Papellpjx & Nordstrom Rack.

Ivanka Trump “Galantz” Slingback Sandals

Clearly, not everyone can afford to buy Louboutins, so here you go with an almost just as fabulous alternative by Ivanka Trump which will cost you roughly a fifth of the original Louboutin heels. Apart from a few minor details and minus the red luscious sole that Christian Louboutin is so famous for, the look of our budget-friendly Loubie version is pretty much identical. You like?

Ivanka Trump "Galantz" Slingback Sandals in champagne (Christian Louboutin Alta Rita knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Galantz” Slingback Sandalsls
($249.95, Nordstrom)

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