Saint Laurent

Update: This post has been updated on June 7, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I don’t know exactly when and why, but over the last few years heeled ankle boots have become my personal shoe kryptonite. For some reason, I don’t seem to be able to let a month go by without buying a new pair of ankle boots. I’ll usually go for pairs-with-everything black, but occasionally my “adventurous” side will get the better of me and I’ll opt for a softer, less safe shade like tan, taupe or grey. So when I first saw these beautiful, neutral-colored suede ankle boots by Saint Laurent, I was instantly smitten. They’re casual and cool, complementing and blending effortlessly into any day-to-day outfit. Long story short: Saint Laurent’s “Blake” bootie is pretty much the perfect ankle boot – EVER! But it’s also pretty expensive at $895.

Saint Laurent Blake 40 Jodphur Suede Ankle Boots in tan and taupe

Saint Laurent Blake 40 Jodphur Suede Ankle Bootsls
($895, Barneys)

Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Farfetchls, S|Sense, MyTheresa, Matches Fashionls, Luisaviaroma, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Saint Laurent

Celebs such as Kendall Jenner and her BFF Gigi Hadid as well as Alessandra Ambrosio and Rita Ora have all been spotted wearing Saint Laurent Blake Suede Ankle Boots.

Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio and Rita Ora wearing Saint Laurent Blake 40 Jodphur Suede Ankle Boots

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Vagabond “Emira” Suede Ankle Boots

Update (06/07/2017): Spotted another great Saint Laurent Blake alternative today! Check out these fabulous suede booties by Vagabond. Price: $158. Love these!

Vagabond "Emira" Suede Ankle Boots in beige (Saint Laurent Blake dupes)

Vagabond “Emira” Suede Ankle Boots
($158, ASOS)

Sole Society “Leo” Suede Ankle Boots

Luckily, we’ve found a dead-on “Blake” dupe for you! Sole Society‘s “Leo” looks just like the Saint Laurent boot with the exception that it costs only a fraction of the real deal. The retail price for the Sole Society version used to be $109.95, but it’s currently on sale for half off! Now that’s what we call a real steal deal, so you better get advantage of this awesome deal while it’s still available! At this price I’d get them in all three colors!

Sole Society "Leo" Suede Ankle Boots in coffee and ash green (Saint Laurent Blake dupes)

Sole Society “Leo” Suede Ankle Boots
($54.98, Sole Society)

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

Mango “Alba” Buckle Ankle Boots

Another fitting Saint Laurent alternative would have to be these tan suede ankle boots by Mango which may not be an identical “Blake” dupe, but are still close enough to give you the same laidback designer look. Bonus: these, too, are currently on sale for less than $60! Yay!

Mango "Alba" Buckle Ankle Boots in tan suede (Saint Laurent Blake inspired)

Mango “Alba” Buckle Ankle Boots
($59.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

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Update: This post has been updated on November 29, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Even though I’m still missing the “Yves” in Saint Laurent, I must admit that Hedi Slimane is doing a remarkable job on revamping the (Y)SL brand. I’m a great fan of the new shoes and bags line in particular. There are so many elegant and timeless pieces to choose from! I first have seen these minimalistic ankle strap heels shown below on Karla’s blog and immediately fell in love with them as they match my vision of “the” perfect ankle strap high heel sandal! If only they’d match my shopping budget as well…

Saint Laurent Jane Ankle Strap Sandals in black

Saint Laurent Jane Ankle Strap Sandals
($695, Luisaviaroma)

P.S.: Also available at Forward by Elyse Walker, Nordstromls, Net-A-Porterls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, MyTheresa, Farfetchls & Selfridges.

Style Bloggers Love Saint Laurent

Style bloggers such as Karla from Karla’s Closet or Ashley from Ring My Bell have all been spotted wearing the Saint Laurent Jane Ankle Strap Sandals.

Karla's Closet and Ring My Bell wearing Saint Laurent Jane Ankle Strap Sandals

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Steven by Steve Madden “Rykie” Ankle Strap Sandals

Update (11/29/2015): Spotted another lovely Saint Laurent alternative for less! Aren’t these ankle strap heels by Steven by Steve Madden just fabulous? And not too expensive as well. Available in various colors and uppers.

Steven by Steve Madden "Rykie" Ankle Strap Sandals in gold and black (Saint Laurent Jane knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “Rykie” Ankle Strap Sandals
($54.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Lord & Taylorls, Shopbop & Bloomingdale’s.

boohoo Night “Caggie” Skinny Two Part Heels

Update (06/13/2015): Look at these fab Saint Laurent Jane inspired heels I’ve discovered at boohoo. So close to the real deal and only $44 (available in either black or nude).

boohoo Night "Caggie" Skinny Two Part Heels in black (Saint Laurent Jane knockoffs)

boohoo Night “Caggie” Skinny Two Part Heels
($44, boohoo)

Steve Madden “Gea” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals

Update (04/24/2015): Found these lovely patent Saint Laurent look-alike heels by Steve Madden. Available for $55.99 in various colors!

Steve Madden "Gea" Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals in nude and black patent (Saint Laurent Jane knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Gea” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals
($55.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Steve Maddenls & Nordstrom Rack.

Sole Society “Lindsay” Strappy High Heel Sandals

Update (02/28/2015): And while we’re at it, these strappy heels by Sole Society also reminded me of the Saint Laurent Jane ankle strap sandals above. Currently on sale for a steal price of $39.98!

Sole Society "Lindsay" Strappy High Heel Sandals in nude and black (Saint Laurent Jane knockoffs)

Sole Society “Lindsay” Strappy High Heel Sandals
($39.98, Sole Society)

Jeffrey Campbell “Strides” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals

Update (02/28/2015): Stumbled upon this great Saint Laurent Jane alternative by Jeffrey Campbell. JC’s version has a slightly higher platform, but otherwise the design is almost the same. Also available in nude/ivory leatherls.

Jeffrey Campbell "Strides" Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals in nude ivory and black (Saint Laurent Jane knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Strides” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandalsls
($160, Nasty Gal)

Topshop UNIQUE Hi Strappy Sandals

While browsing through Topshop‘s newest arrivals today, I spotted this little fella here and was instantly reminded of the Saint Laurent Jane heels. Although the ankle strap is significantly wider than on the SL original and the price tag at $230 not exactly steal-worthy, I still think these’d be a great buy if you’re looking for a budget-friendl(y)ier Saint Laurent alternative because the overall look of these Topshop heels is still very, very similar to the designer version.

Topshop UNIQUE Hi Strappy Sandals in black (Saint Laurent Jane look-a-likes)

Topshop UNIQUE Hi Strappy Sandals
($230, Topshop)

Image source(s): YSL, Karla’s Closet, Ring My Bell, Nasty Gal, Topshop

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Copycat Math - Saint Laurent Matelassé + Saint Laurent Cassandre = bebe Kylie Quilted Tassel Bag

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Image source(s): Bluefly, Neiman Marcus, bebe

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Update: This post has been updated on May 22, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m such a fan of Saint Laurent‘s classic shoe line, but why does it have to be so darn expensive? Spending $685 on a pair of simple black pumps? Not in my budget, unfortunately.

Saint Laurent Thorn Pointed-Toe Pumps in black

Saint Laurent Thorn Pointed-Toe Pumpsls
($685, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Net-A-Porterls & Barneys Warehousels.

Celebrities Love Saint Laurent

Celebs such as Eva Mendes, Ciara and Kourtney Kardashian have all been spotted wearing Saint Laurent Thorn Pointed-Toe Pumps.

Eva Mendes, Ciara and Kourtney Kardashian wearing Saint Laurent Thorn Pointed-Toe Pumps

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RMK “Lover” Pointed-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (05/22/2015): Came across another lovely Australian Saint Laurent Thorn look-alike. This one’s by RMK and comes in various colors such as black, nude, red and yellow leather.

RMK "Lover" Pointed-Toe Pumps in nude and black (Saint Laurent Thorn knockoffs)

RMK “Lover” Pointed-Toe Pumps
($90.82 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at StyleTread, RMK & Wanted Shoes.

Tony Bianco “Flurry” Pointed Stiletto Pumps

UPDATE (05/01/2014): Stumbled upon this fabulous and spot-on Saint Laurent dupe by Tony Bianco today. Absolutely in love with these stilettos! Available in various colors.

Tony Bianco "Flurry" Pointed Stiletto Pumps in black (Saint Laurent Thorn knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Flurry” Pointed Stiletto Pumps
($169.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

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

Steven by Steve Madden “BLADEE” Pointed-Toe Pumps

Luckily, we have Steve Madden keeping an eye out for the hottest designer shoe trends. These Steven by Steve Madden pointed-toe pumps are a fab alternative if you’re looking for a budget-friendly version of the Saint Laurent Thorn heels above. The only noticeable difference? Madden’s heels have a zipper in the back.

Steven by Steve Madden "BLADEE" Pointed-Toe Pumps in black (Saint Laurent Thorn knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “BLADEE” Pointed-Toe Pumpsls
($149.95, Steve Madden)

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Update: This post has been updated on October 27, 2014. Scroll down to see the new adds.

When I first saw these studded combat boots and read that they are Saint Laurent, I had to double check it because I wasn’t expecting this drastic change of style from Hedi Slimane. His first womenswear collection for (Y)SL was very classic and feminine and so were the shoes (e.g. “Jane” high heel and “Paris” ankle boot) that it seemed unlikely to me that Slimane would swing in such a different direction within just one season. But obviously I was wrong and Slimane’s second collection for Saint Laurent (F/W 13/14) was screaming nineties grunge all over! And while I prefer Slimane’s first collection over the second one (including the footwear), I must admit that these spike-encrusted boots have a strange appeal that I can’t quite put in words.

Saint Laurent Studded Rangers Boots in black

Saint Laurent Studded Rangers Boots
($1.740, MyHabit)

P.S.: Also available at Matches Fashionls, Net-A-Porterls & Barneys.

Jessica Buurman “KENAT” Studded & Spiked Biker Boots

Update (10/27/2014): A second, almost identical looking Saint Laurent Rangers boot look-a-like popped up on Jessica Buurman. If you sign up to the Jessica Buurman newsletter, you get a 10% discount promo code. Shipping is free, by the way. Worldwide.

Jessica Buurman "KENAT" Studded & Spiked Biker Boots in black (Saint Laurent Rangers knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “KENAT” Studded & Spiked Biker Boots
($165, Jessica Buurman)

Jeffrey Campbell “Cruzados” Biker Boots

Update (10/27/2014): Jeffrey Campbell have also come up with a second Saint Laurent spiked biker boot dupe: “Cruzados”. How do you like it?

Jeffrey Campbell "Cruzados" Biker Boots in black (Saint Laurent Rangers knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Cruzados” Biker Bootsls
($201.60, Nasty Gal)

P.S.: Also available at RevolveClothing.

DV by Dolce Vita “Stirling” Stud Moto Boots

Update (12/24/2013): Check out these fab Saint Laurent inspired moto booties by DV by Dolce Vita! So hot, right?

DV by Dolce Vita "Stirling" Stud Moto Boots in black (Saint Laurent Rangers knockoffs)

DV by Dolce Vita “Stirling” Stud Moto Bootsls
($158.95, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Dolce Vitapjx & RevolveClothing.

Jessica Buurman “KERMT” Studded & Spiked Ankle Boots

Update (10/15/2013): Stumbled upon another super fabulous and almost identical Saint Laurent boot look-a-like at Jessica Buurman. Not a steal at $195, but so close to the original! Plus, if you sign up to the Jessica Buurman newsletter, you get a 10% discount promo code. Shipping is free, by the way. Worldwide.

Jessica Buurman "KERMT" Studded & Spiked Ankle Boots in black (Saint Laurent Rangers knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “KERMT” Studded & Spiked Ankle Boots
($195, Jessica Buurman)

Jeffrey Campbell “Draco” Strapped Stud Boots

One look at the price tag of the (Y)SL boots and it was clear that there’s no way I could afford them. So what’s the next best thing? Yeah, Jeffrey Campbell and their “Draco” boot. Not a 1:1 dupe but obviously very, very Saint Laurent inspired. At $329.95 this ain’t a steal, but it’s still way cheaper than the Saint Laurent original.

Jeffrey Campbell "Draco" Strapped Stud Boots in black (Saint Laurent Rangers knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Draco” Strapped Stud Boots
($329.95, Solestruck)

P.S.: Also available at Nasty Galls & Jessica Buurman.

Image source(s): Barneys, Nordstrom, Jessica Buurman, Jildor

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