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Update: This post has been updated on March 4, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

It’s finally summer and my feet are screaming for a summer vacation! These floral lace espadrilles by Valentino would be the perfect summer shoes because they’re flat (= comfortable) and the lace fabric makes them not only super stylish but also super airy which means no sweaty feet on hot summer days. Too bad they’re probably the most expensive pair of espadrilles I’ve ever seen (well, besides those from Chanel, of course).

Valentino Flat Lace Espadrilles in black

Valentino Flat Lace Espadrillesls
($595, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Stylebop, Neiman Marcusls, Saks Fifth Avenuels & Net-A-Porterls.

Diane von Furstenberg “Cairo” Lace Espadrilles

Update (03/04/2016): Found another great Valentino alternative! These lace espadrilles by Diane von Furstenberg aren’t exactly a steal at $228, but they are 60% cheaper than the Valentino version, so it might be worth the splurge.

Diane von Furstenberg "Cairo" Lace Espadrilles in black (Valentino dupes)

Diane von Furstenberg “Cairo” Lace Espadrilles
($228, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Revolve, Hudson’s Bay & Shopbop.

Windsor Smith “Balmoral” Lace Espadrilles

Update (03/04/2016): Also came across these lace espadrilles by Windsor Smith which are a great Valentino look for less for roughly 25% of the real deal’s price.

Windsor Smith "Balmoral" Lace Espadrilles in black (Valentino dupes)

Windsor Smith “Balmoral” Lace Espadrillesls
($150, Lane Crawford)

Breckelle’s Lace Slip-On Espadrilles

Update (01/24/2015): Spotted another Valentino dupe today! By Breckelle’s and currently on sale for under $10! Total steal deal alert here!

Breckelle's Lace Slip-On Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Breckelle’s Lace Slip-On Espadrilles
($9.29, Zulily)

GC Shoes Bloomy Flat Lace Espadrilles

Update (01/24/2015): Just came across these super lovely Valentino inspired lace espadrilles by GC Shoes. Love all the fab colors and the budget price of $14.79!

GC Shoes Bloomy Flat Lace Espadrilles (Valentino knockoffs)

GC Shoes Bloomy Flat Lace Espadrilles
($14.79, Zulily)

Soludos “Smoking Slipper” Lace Espadrilles

Update (01/24/2015): And how beautiful are these lace espadrilles by Soludos? Totally enamored with those. They’re not exactly a dupe, but definitely very Valentino-ish.

Soludos "Smoking Slipper" Lace Espadrilles in black and white (Valentino knockoffs)

Soludos “Smoking Slipper” Lace Espadrillescj
($65, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Bloomingdale’s & StyleTread.

Choies Lace Espadrilles

Update (07/25/2014): We found another great Valentino lace espadrille alternative for you! Check out these fab flats from Choies. Only $38.99!

Choies Lace Espadrilles in ivory and black (Valentino knockoffs)

Choies Lace Espadrilles
($38.99, Choies)

Stuart Weitzman “Meshuga” Lace Espadrille Sandals

Update (03/07/2014): While these lace espadrilles by Stuart Weitzman are certainly far away from being a steal at $124.99, they are still much cheaper than the Valentinos and quite pretty, too, don’t you agree? Available in black, gold and ivory lace.

Stuart Weitzman "Meshuga" Lace Espadrille Sandals in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Stuart Weitzman “Meshuga” Lace Espadrille Sandalscj
($124.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Stuart Weitzmancj.

Jennifer Lopez Lace Espadrille Flats

Update (12/27/2013): Et voilà, I just happened to find another lovely Valentino Lace Espadrille dupe! Check out these fab lace flats by Jennifer Lopez. Currently on sale for $23.99 and also available in white and pink lace.

Jennifer Lopez Lace Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Jennifer Lopez Lace Espadrille Flatsls
($23.99, Kohl’s)

XOXO “Kara” Lace Espadrille Flats

Et voilà, here you go with a super similar and super affordable Valentino look-a-like by XOXO. The lace fabric isn’t quite as delicate, but at $20 (sale price!) you can’t expect the quality of real chantilly lace. Also available in navy lace.

XOXO "Kara" Lace Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

XOXO “Kara” Lace Espadrille Flatsamazon
($20, Amazon)

Soludos Lace Flower Espadrilles

Another great alternative would be these espadrilles by Soludos. They’re a little more expensive than the XOXO version, but the lace on these also looks significantly better in return. Also available in off-white.

Soludos Lace Flower Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Soludos Lace Flower Espadrilles
($50, Shopbop)

VS Collection “Lacie” Espadrille Flats

If you like the look of the jute-capped toe and want good looking lace fabric, these VS Collection espadrille flats sell for $29.99 (sale price!) and – as you can see on the picture below – come in a bunch of beautiful colors. I really, really love these!

VS Collection "Lacie" Espadrille Flats (Valentino knockoffs)

VS Collection “Lacie” Espadrille Flats
($19.99, Victoria’s Secret)

Bettye Muller Flat Lace Slip-On Espadrilles

However, if you want a good quality pair of lace espadrilles and are willing to drop some serious cash without going the full distance, these Valentino-inspired flats by Bettye Muller would be a great budget-conscious alternative! Plus, you can get them for $67. Also available in nude lace.

Bettye Muller Flat Lace Slip-On Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Bettye Muller Flat Lace Slip-On Espadrillesls
($67, Neiman Marcus)

Jessica Buurman “PAULA” Lace Patent Leather Ballerina Espadrille Flats

Deal: Free worldwide shipping on all orders! Sign up to the Jessica Buurman newsletter and get a 10% off coupon!

I also found these pretty lace espadrilles at Jessica Buurman which are probably the most identical to the Valentino originals but are also the most expensive ones at $89. Also available in white lace.

Jessica Buurman "PAULA" Lace Patent Leather Ballerina Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “PAULA” Lace Patent Leather Ballerina Espadrille Flats
($89, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, DSW, The Iconic, Choies, Zappos, Kohl’s, Macy’s, CUSP, Victoria’s Secret, Jessica Buurman

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Update: This post has been updated on March 20, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Christian Louboutin makes some of the finest shoes in the world. Louboutins are a celebrity’s staple buys and no red carpet would be complete without at least one pair of the red-soled high heels. Louboutin’s “Pigalle” pump is timeless with its classic and sleek design. It’s probably Louboutin’s bestselling and most famous shoe ever. Not to mention expensive.

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent

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

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

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson, Emma Stone, Kim Kardashian, Fergie and Rihanna wearing Christian Louboutin Pigalle Patent Pumps

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XCC Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (03/20/2015): Now look at these Pigalle doppelgängers by XCC which I spotted on Amazon today! The heel doesn’t seem quite as high as on the original, but otherwise the design is pretty much identical. Plus, they even have the luscioud red sale, everybody! You can get these Louboutin look-a-likes in either black, nude or pink patent for a steal price of $29.99!

XCC Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

XCC Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon hereamazon & hereamazon.

Tony Bianco “Leola” Classic Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (09/27/2014): Found another great Pigalle dupe by Tony Bianco today. The “Leola” pump is available in 21 (!) different colors, uppers and prints.

Tony Bianco "Leola" Classic Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in yellow, black and nude patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Leola” Classic Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($159.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

P.S.: Also available at StyleTread & The Iconic.

Diavolina “Alessa” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (05/30/2014): Just discovered these super fabulous stiletto pumps by Diavolina which instantly reminded me of Louboutin’s Pigalle heels. Love these!

Diavolina "Alessa" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Diavolina “Alessa” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($149.95 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at Wanted Shoes & The Iconic.

Diane von Furstenberg “Bethany” Pointed-Toe Pumps

Update (02/23/2014): While these Diane von Furstenberg stilettos are certainly not a steal find, they are a great alternative to Louboutin’s Pigalle pumps and you’d still save a good $270! Also available in various colors and uppers.

Diane von Furstenberg "Bethany" Pointed-Toe Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Diane von Furstenberg “Bethany” Pointed-Toe Pumps
($325, Diane von Furstenberg)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Zappos & Shopbopcj.

Tony Bianco “Ajana” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (02/23/2014): Just came across these super fabulous Pigalle look-a-likes by Tony Bianco. Available in various beautiful colors and uppers (suede, leather and patent). Better get these while you can!

Tony Bianco "Ajana" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Ajana” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($139.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Anne Klein “Warmth” Pointed-Toe Pumps

Update (02/23/2014): Also found these discounted pointy pumps at Anne Klein which are currently on sale for under $40!

Anne Klein "Warmth" Pointed-Toe Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Anne Klein “Warmth” Pointed-Toe Pumpsamazon
($39, Amazon)

Nine West “Tatiana” Pointed-Toe Pumps

Update (12/03/2013): Stumbled upon these pointy black patent pumps by Nine West and thought they’d be a good alternative if you’re craving Louboutin’s Pigalle heels. Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Nine West "Tatiana" Pointed-Toe Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Nine West “Tatiana” Pointed-Toe Pumps
($79, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Lord & Taylorls, 6pm, Nine West, Nordstromls, Shoebuyls, ShoeMetrocj, DSW, The Iconic, House of Fraser & Kurt Geigerls.

Forever 21 Sleek Asymmetrical Stiletto Pumps

Update (07/04/2013): Found another very budget-friendly Pigalle alternative in a non-patent version at Forever 21. Available in black or nude faux leather for only $27.80!

Forever 21 Sleek Asymmetrical Stiletto Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Forever 21 Sleek Asymmetrical Stiletto Pumps
($27.80, Forever 21)

Aldo “Frited” Pumps

Update (02/18/2013): Just came across these beautiful pointed-toe pumps by Aldo which would make a great Pigalle alternative. Available in black and nude patent leather.

Aldo "Frited" Pointed-Toe Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle look-a-likes)

Aldo “Frited” Pumpsls
($54.98, Aldo)

bebe “Sarah” Classic Leather Pumps

Update (02/18/2013): bebe has also a very nice Pigalle alternative in a non-patent leather version. Available in black or red leather (my personal fave!).

bebe "Sarah" Classic Leather Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle look-a-likes)

bebe “Sarah” Classic Leather Pumps
($89.99, bebe)

ShoeMint “Kathryn” Pumps

Update (07/25/2012): I’m starting to become quite fond of ShoeMint‘s shoe selection. They have some of the best designer shoe look-a-likes out there. For instance, I loooooooooove these fabulous real leather Pigalle-Doppelgänger!

ShoeMint "Kathryn" Pumps (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

ShoeMint “Kathryn” Pumpscj
($39.99, Nordstrom Rack)

Devious Sexy-20 Pumps

Update (01/19/2012): Oh my, I’m so ecstatic about finding these super affordable Pigalle look-a-likes by Devious. Available in 13 (!) different colors & uppers and $48.95 only (sale price)!

Devious Sexy-20 Pumps (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Devious Sexy-20 Pumpsamazon
($48.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls, Shiekh, Overstockcj, BananaShoes, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

The Highest Heel “Hottie” Pumps

How great is this find? I recently stumbled upon these Louboutin knockoffs and was astounded by how similar to the originals they are. Just look at the extreme high heel or the pointed toe, it looks just like the real deal. And the best thing: they are on sale right now. But you better hurry and order fast as I’m sure they will sell out quickly.

The Highest Heel Hottie Black Patent Pumps

The Highest Heel “Hottie” Pumpsamazon
($43, Amazon)

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I’m such a fan of tortoise! Like big time! I have so many tortoise sunglasses at home, but tortoise shoes? Nope. So naturally, when I first spotted these gorgeous tortoise pointed toe stilletos by footwear designer legend Manolo Blahnik I instantly fell in love. And I guess I’m not the only as model Miranda Kerr seems to love her tortoise Blahnik heels just as much and has worn them quite often already.

Manolo Blahnik BB Tortoise Patent Leather Pumps

Manolo Blahnik BB Tortoise Patent Leather Pumpsls
($595, Bergdorf Goodman)

Miranda Kerr Loves Manolo Blahnik

Supermodel Miranda Kerr has been spotted various times wearing Manolo Blahnik BB Tortoise Patent Leather Pumps.

Miranda Kerr wearing Manolo Blahnik BB Tortoise Patent Leather Pumps

Diane von Furstenberg “Bethany” Tortoise Patent Dress Pumps

The Manolos are admittedly not the priciest pair of designer shoes we’ve ever featured on this blog, but if you can save half the price, why not? These tortoise pumps by Diane von Furstenberg are not exactly wallet-friendly at $325, but they do look super similar to the Blahnik heels and are still a good $270 cheaper. So which of the shoes would be your pick?

Diane von Furstenberg "Bethany" Tortoise Patent Dress Pumps (Manolo Blahnik BB knockoffs)

Diane von Furstenberg “Bethany” Tortoise Patent Dress Pumpsamazon
($325, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zapposcj, CUSPls & Neiman Marcusls.

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So this it! My last Shopbopcj wish list for the year 2012! The December wish list is always especially precious to me since I consider it to be my Christmas wish list. What do you think of my picks?

My Shopbop Wish List for December 2012 (Christmas Wish List Edition)

Go Shopping:

  1. Haute Hippie Man’s Shirt Dresscj, $395
  2. Yigal Azrouel Eye Print Scarfcj, $385
  3. DKNY Leather Sleeve Trench Coatcj, $895
  4. Michael Kors Mercer Heritage Sport Watchcj, $225
  5. Diane von Furstenberg Beata Skirtcj, $285
  6. Fallon Jewelry Classique Biker Chokercj, $325
  7. Gryphon Gold Garden Dresscj, $645
  8. Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot to Handle Hobocj, $438
  9. Jason Wu Marisa Platform Sandalscj, $995
  10. DL1961 Hazel Wax Coated Skinny Jeanscj, $268

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My Shopbop Wish List for March 2012

by Irina on March 31, 2012

I can’t believe I almost forgot to do my Shopbop wish list this month! Shame on me! There are so many pretty new things this month to choose from. Seems like lately I’m crushing hard on soft pastels such as coral, lilac and mint. Most perfect Spring colors ever!

My Shopbop Wish List for March 2012

Go Shopping:

  1. Rebecca Taylor Drop Shoulder Tile Print Blousecj, $285
  2. Timo Weiland Tennessee Dresscj, $506
  3. Jerome C. Rousseau Hanzo Zip Back Sandalscj, $795
  4. Paige Denim Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jeanscj, $179
  5. Theodora & Callum Bodrum Necklacecj, $295
  6. Diane von Furstenberg Camisha Miniskirtcj, $225
  7. Michael Kors Jet Set Watchcj, $225
  8. True Religion Jayde BF Denim Shortscj, $172
  9. Rachel Comey Huron Perforated Bootiescj, $445

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