Christian Louboutin

Update: This post has been updated on April 22, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Christian Louboutin is the mastermind behind the designer footwear aesthetic. Often considered to be one of the most well known designers, his designs are truly never lackluster and always exude luxury. Capturing our attention a few months ago were the Pigalle Plato Pumps, and now these Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumps do just the same. This papaya-pink color featured below is simply amazing with the addition of a pointed toe. Before, I never really appreciated any pointy toe shoes, however these pumps have sincerely changed my perspective. Priced at $625, I, for one will not be purchasing these any time soon. Conversely, take a look at more affordable versions of these pumps below!

Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumps in neon watermelon pink

Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumpsls
($625, Neiman Marcus)

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Nicole Richie and Gisele Bündchen wearing Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumps

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Aldo “Stessy” Neon Stiletto Pumps

Update (04/22/2016): Spotted these neon pink Aldo pumps and thought they’d be a great alternative if you’re looking for a budget-friendly alternative to the neon colored Louboutin Pigalles above. The silhouette of these stiletto pumps is more spot-on to Louboutin’s “So Kate“, but I think it also serves well as a dupe for the Pigalle. Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Aldo "Stessy" Neon Stiletto Pumps in fuchsia neon pink (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Aldo “Stessy” Neon Stiletto Pumpsls
($90, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm, Amazonamazon, Zappos, Aldo (Canada)ls, Aldo (UK)ls, ASOS, Selfridges & Zalando.

KG Kurt Geiger “Carey” Neon Pumps

Update (07/24/2012): And here’s another version of neon pink & yellow Pigalle look-a-likes. This one’s by KG Kurt Geiger and also available in white leather.

KG Kurt Geiger "Carey" Neon Pumps in neon pink and neon yellow (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

KG Kurt Geiger “Carey” Neon Pumpsls
(£120, Kurt Geiger)

ShoeMint “Kaylen” Neon Pumps

Update (07/20/2012): Found the almost perfect neon Doppelgänger Louboutin Pigalles (minus the red sole) over at ShoeMint today.

ShoeMint "Kaylen" Neon Pumps in neon pink and yellow (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

ShoeMint “Kaylen” Neon Pumpsamazon
($79.99, Amazon)

Alloy “Molly” Heels

Our most affordable steal, priced at $14.99 (sale price!), are these Alloy “Molly” heels. Simply put, I love this color! With summer shortly approaching, I have been craving bright colors in my wardrobe and this shoe is the perfect way to incorporate them. These also come in neon yellow for even more vividness. Truly an eye capturing shoe, one can make quite a statement in these heels.

Alloy "Molly" Heels in neon pink patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Alloy “Molly” Heels
($14.99, Nordstrom Rack)

Devious Sexy-20 Stiletto Pumps

Out of all the featured look-a-likes, this one by Devious appears to be the most significant because it very closely resembles the Louboutins. The patent shine, color, and super elongated heel are perfectly intact and maintain that Louboutin-esque look. With this type of shoe, it’s very difficult to go wrong especially when it radiates such a bold energy. Ultimately, these can be worn as a transition to summer and even in the winter for a nice pop of color.

Devious Sexy-20 Stiletto Pumps in fuchsia patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Devious Sexy-20 Stiletto Pumpsls
($48.95, Shoebuy)

P.S.: Also available at Shiekh.

Topshop “GAME” Pointed Court Shoes

Topshop is definitely one of my favorite stores due to their eclectic wardrobe varieties. Not to mention, these “Game” Pointed Court Shoes are absolutely beautiful. Though these are a bit pricier than the other alternatives above, I believe that they will become a permanent staple in one’s closet. They complement any outfit, and provide that extra vitality to spice up a dull look. I would love to pair them with perfectly tailored pants, but the wardrobe possibilities are simply superfluous.

Topshop "GAME" Pointed Court Shoes in neon pink (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Topshop “GAME” Pointed Court Shoes
($96, Topshop)

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Update: This post has been updated on March 28, 2016. 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 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)

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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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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 Pumpsls
($74.87, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Macy’s, Zappos, 6pm, Dillard’sls, 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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New Year’s Eve Outfit – Black & Gold

by Irina on December 31, 2015

And here we are again. The last day of the year has come and once more it’s time to say our goodbyes to a year gone by so fast. Reflecting on the last 12 months: the good, the bad and the ugly makes me all melancholic, excited and thankful at the same time. I know it sounds super cliché, but I love New Year’s Eve, it always gives me that sense of new beginnings and endless possibilities laying ahead. That’s why I love to dress up on this special day and celebrate it champagne, heels and lots of glitter. This year I felt like going with a black and gold theme. Simple elegance combined with bold jewelry. Sexy and daring without being overly complicated, a mantra I also want to become my mindset in 2016. What’s yours?

New Year's Eve Outfit - Black & Gold

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A few last words: make sure to say goodbye to all the bad things that have happened to you and leave them behind in the year 2015. Concentrate on a fresh, new start, reset your body and mind and do whatever makes you happy in 2016. Happy new year, everyone!

Image source(s): RevolveClothing, Sephora, BaubleBar, Zappos

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Update: This post has been updated on December 18, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

We’ve featured quite a number of Christian Louboutin shoes here on InTheirCloset and I think that’s because, other than being extremely popular with our readers, they are also what I would classify as “classic”. Louboutin pumps range from demure to over the top but almost all of them feel timeless. CL’s “Claudia” ankle-strap sandals are no exception. They are simply a new take on a tried and true shoe. Look how beloved these are by hollywood starlets and Playboy bunnies alike. You’d probably have to be either or both to swing that price tag though.

Christian Louboutin Claudia Ankle Strap Sandals in black patent

Christian Louboutin Claudia Ankle Strap Sandalsls
($985, Neiman Marcus)

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Jennifer Love Hewitt, Megan Fox, Jennifer Morrison & Holly Madison wearing Christian Louboutin Claudia Ankle Strap Sandals

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M. Gemi “Amare” Ankle Strap Pumps

Update (12/18/2015): 4 years after the last find, I’ve discovered these amazing, handcrafted “Made in Italy” beauties by M. Gemi which are an absolutely fabulous alternative to the pricey Louboutins above. Available in black patent or gold for $198.

M. Gemi "Amare" Ankle Strap Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Claudia dupes)

M. Gemi “Amare” Ankle Strap Pumpsls
(198, M. Gemi)

Nine West “Freespirit” Ankle Strap Pumps

Update (12/23/2011): And here’s a gold glitter version of the CL Claudia heel by Nine West. A very fitting shoe for NYE, don’t you agree? 🙂

Nine West "Freespirit" Ankle Strap Pumps in gold glitter (Christian Louboutin Claudia knockoffs)

Nine West “Freespirit” Ankle Strap Pumps
(119, Nine West)

Rockport “Sasha” Ankle Strap Pumps

Update (05/16/2011): Just came across another Louboutin Claudia look-a-like by Rockport. Available in black or white patent.

Rockport "Sasha" Ankle Strap Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Claudia knockoffs)

Rockport “Sasha” Ankle Strap Pumpsamazon
(44.99, Amazon)

Ivanka Trump “Bulbli” Ankle Strap Sandals

Update (12/14/2010): Well, well. Seems like Ivanka Trump can add shoe designer to her resume now?! Or maybe not because her “Bulbli” sandals look like spot-on clones of Louboutin’s Claudias though I must admit they have the much nicer price tag. Available in black, red or graphite patent.

Ivanka Trump "Bulbli" Ankle Strap Sandals in black patent (Christian Louboutin Claudia knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Bulbli” Ankle Strap Sandals
(112.49, Heels.com)

Aldo “Brodigan” Ankle Strap Sandals

Thank you, Aldo, for bringing us a shoe both lovely and affordable. No, my friends, you will not be able to show off that red sole, but if it’s class you’re looking for, look no further. Aldo’s “Brodigan” pump is the versatile, cocktail pump you’ve been looking for minus the hefty price tag. *Ding Ding*. We have a winner! Also available in a great nude color.

Aldo "Brodigan" Ankle Strap Sandals in black patent (Christian Louboutin Claudia knockoffs)

Aldo “Brodigan” Ankle Strap Sandalsls
($34.98, Aldo)

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Update: This post has been updated on December 2, 2015. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Seeing something as functional as a zipper being used for decorative purposes always makes me wonder what the inventor would say about this trend? Studding and zipping everything has become so omnipresent that I easily forget those elements were originally not intended to be used as decoration. Luckily those times are long gone because otherwise we wouldn’t be able to lust after these gorgeous zip sandals by Christian Louboutin. And wouldn’t this be a pity?

Christian Louboutin Rodita Zip Platform Sandals in black & white

Christian Louboutin Rodita Zip Platform Sandalsls
($835, Net-A-Porter)

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Nicky Hilton, Anna Kournikova & Anna Dello Russo wearing black Christian Louboutin Rodita Zip Platforms

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Chelsea + Zoe “Panama” Zipper Sandals

Update (12/02/2015): Spotted these super sexy zipper heels by Chelsea + Zoe today and thought they’d make a great look for less alternative for the Louboutins above. And did I mention they’re currently on sale for under $50? Score!

Chelsea + Zoe "Panama" Zipper Sandals in red, black and blue (Christian Louboutin Rodita dupes)

Chelsea + Zoe “Panama” Zipper Sandals
($46.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Pleaser Adore-767 Crisscross Strappy Zip Platform Sandals

Update (12/02/2015): I also found this fetish-inspired Rodita dupe by Pleaser, so if you want to unleash your inner stripper but still want some Louboutin class, this is your shoe!

Pleaser Adore-767 Crisscross Strappy Zip Platform Sandals in black patent (Christian Louboutin Rodita dupes)

Pleaser Adore-767 Crisscross Strappy Zip Platform Sandalsamazon
($79.95, Amazon)

Julianne Hough for Sole Society “Makenna” Sandals

Update (02/12/2013): Didn’t think I’d find any more look-a-likes for this Louboutin style, but Sole Society came up with the “Makenna” sandal which looks very similar to the CL Rodita heels. Available in black, turquoise and orange.

Julianne Hough for Sole Society "Makenna" Sandals in black (Christian Louboutin Rodita knockoffs)

Julianne Hough for Sole Society “Makenna” Sandalsls
($69.95, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Jessica Simpson “Tansas” Zip Sandals

Louboutin’s “Rodita” sandals are sold out and also pretty expensive, too, so we are proud to present you these zip platform heels by Jessica Simpson which are just as fabulous and way more accessible than the actual Louboutins. Like the Loubies these sandals here also come in either black or white. Happy shopping!

Jessica Simpson "Tansas" Zip Platform Sandals in black & white (Christian Louboutin Rodita knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Tansas” Zip Sandalsamazon
($97.95, Amazon)

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