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Update: This post has been updated on July 20, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Great flats are hard to find. Especially ones that will look chic even with work attire. These ballerinas by Valentino are perfect to wear with chic cigarette pants to the office and look just as fantastic with leggings and a tunic on the weekend. The studs give them a little bit of a vampy edge while the color makes fair-skinned legs look longer. There is even a tiny hint of a heel to balance them out and provide an extra bit of polish. But even though they are quite gorgeous, they are also a little too expensive for everyday flats. The concept is not completely lost though; there are at least a couple inspired-by versions out there for way less. Keep scrolling down for more tips and info on where to find them!

Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flats in nude patent

Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flatsls
($745, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Harrods, MyTheresa, Selfridges, Net-A-Porterls & David Jonesls.

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Whitney Port wearing black Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flats

Katypeny Studded Pointed Toe Flats

Update (03/29/2017): Stumbled upon yet another awesome set of spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes today! They’re by a brand called Katypeny and come in a variety of 16 different color combinations which are all made of faux leather. Price point: $35.99 – $39.99. I wouldn’t expect the highest product quality, but customers seem to be mostly satisfied with their $40 designer alternatives.

Katypeny Studded Pointed Toe Flats (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Katypeny Studded Pointed Toe Flatsamazon
($35.99, Amazon)

Dame Rose Studded Patent Ballet Flats

Update (11/28/2016): Just discovered these Valentino Rockstud deadringers by Dame Rose. They’re spot-on and currently on sale for $73. But hurry, only few sizes are left!

Dame Rose Studded Patent Ballet Flats in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Dame Rose Studded Patent Ballet Flats
($73, Yoox)

SheIn Pointed Toe Studded Flats

Update (07/20/2016): Spotted another very pretty and very budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud alternative today! Available at SheIn in either black, white rose or hot pink faux patent leather for $23.99! Yay to this steal deal!

SheIn Pointed Toe Studded Flats in patent faux leather (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

SheIn Pointed Toe Studded Flats
($23.99, SheIn)

P.S.: Also available at Romwe.

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Ballerina Leather Flats

Update (02/19/2016): Well, hello there, super mega perfect Valentino Rockstud dupes! Kaitlyn Pan strikes again. Absolutely adore these spot-on genuine leather ballet flats which are currently on sale for a little over $100 which I think is a fair price for this kind of quality shoe! Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Ballerina Leather Flats in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Ballerina Leather Flatsamazon
($103.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Etsy (alternative buying platform for non-US based buyers).

INC International Concepts “Zabbie” Pointed-Toe Flats

Update (02/19/2016): These studded flats by INC International Concepts offer the Valentino look without being an identical knock-off. Available in black or nude for a little over $60 (sale price!).

INC International Concepts "Zabbie" Pointed-Toe Flats in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

INC International Concepts “Zabbie” Pointed-Toe Flats
($62.65, Macy’s)

Roberto Festa 6005 Pointed Toe Studded Flats

Update (02/19/2016): Also spotted these amazing Valentino inspired Italian flats by Roberto Festa. At $298 they are everything but a steal (now on sale for $149!), but they are almost $450 $596 cheaper than the real deal and they’re made in Italy afterall, so the quality should be superb. Also available in other colors (Yoox).

Roberto Festa Pointed Toe Studded Flats in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Roberto Festa 6005 Pointed Toe Studded Flatscj
($149, Footnotes)

P.S.: Also available at Jildor & Yoox.

Skechers “Cleo” Studded Ballet Flats

Update (02/19/2016): A more rounded Valentino Rockstud inspired alternative is available by Skechers for under $40.

Skechers "Cleo" Studded Ballet Flats in black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Skechers “Cleo” Studded Ballet Flatsls
($37.95, Shoebuy)

Bongo “MaryKate” Studded Ballet Flats

Update (08/08/2015): OMG! I just spotted these cute Valentino Rockstud ballet flat dupes by Bongo and went almost hysteric when I saw the price. $14.99, people! I think this has to be our cheapest steal find yet. Better snap them up quick, all sizes are still available as I am writing this.

Bongo "MaryKate" Studded Ballet Flats in black and red faux patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Bongo “MaryKate” Studded Ballet Flats
($14.99, Kmart)

Spurr “Bambi” Studded Ballet Flats

Update (08/08/2015): Also discovered these super spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes by Spurr which come in either nude or black faux patent and retail for $39.95 AUD.

Spurr "Bambi" Studded Ballet Flats in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Spurr “Bambi” Studded Ballet Flats
($39.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Steve Madden “Lansingg” Studded Point-Toe Flats

Update (06/28/2015): Spotted a Valentino inspired studded flat at Steve Madden today. Available in either black or nude shiny faux leather for $69.99.

Steve Madden "Lansingg" Studded Point-Toe Flats in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Lansingg” Studded Point-Toe Flatsls
($69.99, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at Steve Madden (Canada)ls.

Billini “Crush” Pyramid Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (05/22/2015): More Valentino Rockstud flat look-alikes! Aren’t these pointy studded flats by Billini absolutely amazing and spot-on? And the price seems to be reasonable as well. Love!

Billini "Crush" Pyramid Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats in black, nude and white (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Billini “Crush” Pyramid Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats
($79.95 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at Wanted Shoes.

Pink Inc “Bishop” Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (05/22/2015): Another lovely Rockstud dupe are these flats by Pink Inc. They’re made of genuine leather and hence are more expensive compared to the faux leather Valentino dupes.

Pink Inc "Bishop" Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Pink Inc “Bishop” Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats
($169.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Diavolina “Miranda” Pyramid Studded Pointed Flats

Update (05/19/2015): Stumbled upon these spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes by Diavolina today. Available in various colors for $79.98 AUD (sale price!).

Diavolina "Miranda" Pyramid Studded Pointed Ballet Flats in black, nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Diavolina “Miranda” Pyramid Studded Pointed Flatsls
($79.98 AUD, StyleTread)

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

Wild Diva Lounge Pippa-36 Pyramid Stud Ballerina Flats

Update (04/12/2015): Discovered these fab and spot-on Valentino Rockstud flat look-alikes by Wild Diva Lounge today and instantly had to share them with you.

Wild Diva Lounge Pippa-36 Pyramid Stud Ballerina Flats in nude, black and yellow faux patent leather (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Wild Diva Lounge Pippa-36 Pyramid Stud Ballerina Flats
($16.99, Shiekh)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, eBayeBay, Amazon #2amazon & GoJane.

Fanyo Studded Patent Flats

Update (01/06/2015): Here’s another set of lovely pastel-colored Valentino Rockstud dupes by Fanyo for under $20.

Fanyo Studded Patent Flats in pink, mint, black and white (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Fanyo Studded Patent Flats
($19.71, YesStyle)

Charlotte Russe Studded Pointed Toe Flats

Update (01/06/2015): Discovered these fun-colored and super affordable Valentino Rockstud look-alike flats at Charlotte Russe.

Charlotte Russe Studded Pointed Toe Flats in neon pink, neon yellow, nude and black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Charlotte Russe Studded Pointed Toe Flats
($12.99, Charlotte Russe)

GoJane Studying Pyramids Faux Leather Flats

Update (09/21/2014): Stumbled upon these cute and super budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud ballet flat dupes at GoJane today. Available in various colors for $20! Yay!

GoJane Studying Pyramids Faux Leather Flats in nude and black (Valetino Rockstud knockoffs)

GoJane Studying Pyramids Faux Leather Flats
($20.70, GoJane)

Ken up Rockstud Ballerina Flats

Update (08/15/2013): Check out these Valentino Rockstud dupes by Ken up which are currently on sale for $38.17 and come in either nude or light blue PU leather.

Ken up Rockstud Ballerina Flats in nude and baby blue patent (Valentino knockoffs)

Ken up Rockstud Ballerina Flats
($38.17, Chicwish)

Sole Society “Martine” Stud Detail Flats

Update (04/13/2013): Just stumbled upon these cute and budget-friendly Valentino look-a-likes by Sole Society! Aren’t they lovely? Also available in snakeskin.

Sole Society "Martine" Stud Detail Flats in black and burgundy patent (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Sole Society “Martine” Stud Detail Flats
($49.95, Sole Society)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flats

Update (03/27/2013): Forever 21 have also great Valentino Rockstud flat alternatives which come in 3 different colors. Only $24.80!

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flats in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flats
($24.80, Forever 21)

Nine West “Surrender” Studded Flats

Update (12/27/2012): Just came across these fab Valentino inspired flats by Nine West.

Nine West "Surrender" Studded Flats in red and black (Valentino knockoffs)

Nine West “Surrender” Studded Flats
($39.99, Nine West)

C Label Hudson 10 Studded Ballerina Flats

This first version by C Label has the same studs as the original as well as the beautiful overall shape and construction. The small difference is their slightly higher heel which I love because even though flats are phenomenal for long days on your feet, that extra half inch goes a long way. But that definitely wouldn’t change how you’d wear them; they would still be perfect with skinny or tailored boot cut trousers and a feminine blouse for work. Just throw on a colorful cardigan and instantly feel inspired by a fresh new take on a little 1950’s glamour.

C Label Hudson 10 Studded Ballerina Flats (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

C Label Hudson 10 Studded Ballerina Flatsamazon
($11.99, Amazon)

GoJane Studded Flats

The second option we found is from GoJane, and at under $25 for the pair, you can be sure you’re getting a steal. This style works especially well when worn with jeans and a tee for running errands or grabbing brunch or coffee over the weekend with friends. The cut of the shoe is the exactly same as the designer version, the only difference is the hardware and studs, which are more modest in design. But while the other styles might be dressier, these still look sharp and classic; plus your feet will thank you for giving them a day of rest once in a while.

GoJane Studded Flats (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

GoJane Studded Flats
($23.40, GoJane)

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Update: This post has been updated on March 27, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

And we’re back to Chanel. Back to the now uber-famous and highly popular Chanel espadrilles, to be exact. We have already written about the black mesh pair and this time we’re showing you the just as lovely canvas version. And while I do think that they are really beautiful and would make a great pair of summer shoes, there’s absolutely no way I’d pay more than $500 for a pair of espadrilles! Not gonna happen, not even if they’re Chanel.

Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles

Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles
($525, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Chanel

Celebs such as Emma Roberts and Ashley Tisdale and style bloggers such as Brenda Song (Song of Style) and Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) have all been spotted wearing Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers in Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles

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Roberto Festa “Ibiza” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles

Update (03/27/2017): Just spotted these lovely Chanel look-alike espadrilles by Roberto Festa which have a cool peace sign sewn onto the front instead of the interlocking CC logo. What a cute idea!

Roberto Festa "Ibiza" Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles in natural and taupe (Chanel dupes)

Roberto Festa “Ibiza” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles
($165, Jildor)

P.S.: Also available at Footnotescj.

Merona “Eden” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles

Update (05/10/2016): Stumbled upon these cute and super affordable $25 cap-toe espadrille flats by Merona which instantly reminded me of the Chanels above.

Merona "Eden" Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles in beige/black and denim/black (Chanel knockoffs)

Merona “Eden” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles
($24.99, Target)

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles

Update (11/08/2014): Nice try, Tory Burch, but we all know where you got your inspiration for these Chanel-esque canvas espadrilles.

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles in beige and black and blue and denim (Chanel knockoffs)

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles
($150, Tory Burch)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls & Neiman Marcusls.

China Girl “Espa” Canvas Espadrille Flats

Update (05/27/2014): OMG! Look at these fabulous Chanel espadrille dupes by China Girl! So lovely, right? And pretty budget-friendly as well. Just wish I had discovered these earlier because a lot of sizes are already out of stock. ūüôĀ

China Girl "Espa" Canvas Espadrille Flats (Chanel knockoffs)

China Girl “Espa” Canvas Espadrille Flats
(£9.50, ASOS)

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrilles

Luckily, there’s no need to lay down the big bucks because these Bamboo espadrilles are a cute and very budget-friendly Chanel alternative. Available in various color combinations including ivory/black, red/denim and denim/denim.

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrilles in beige/black and red/denim (Chanel knockoffs)

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrillesamazon
($27.95, Amazon)

Dollhouse “Preserve” Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats

Another possible alternative are these fab and wallet-friendly two-tone espadrille flats by Dollhouse. Also available in other color combinations.

Dollhouse "Preserve" Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Preserve” Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats
($34, LuLu*s)

Alloy “Penny” Two-Tone Espadrilles

You can also find a very lovely Chanel-inspired espadrille at Alloy. Better get these while your size is still in stock!

Alloy "Penny" Two-Tone Espadrilles in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Alloy “Penny” Two-Tone Espadrilles
($7.99, Nordstrom Rack)

KG Kurt Geiger “Madison” Canvas Summer Espadrilles

And for all of you who are willing to invest in their Chanel espadrille look-a-likes, here’s a very stylish Chanel alternative by KG Kurt Geiger.

KG Kurt Geiger "Madison" Canvas Summer Espadrilles in bone and black (Chanel knockoffs)

KG Kurt Geiger “Madison” Canvas Summer Espadrilles
($142.91, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at Kurt Geigerls & Nordstromls.

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Update: This post has been updated on March 22, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

I know I already mentioned that Aquazzura is having quite the fashion moment with bloggers right now, but WOW!, I then went on to discover another one of their latest top sellers: Wild Thing, a delicate suede high heel sandal with intricate lace up tassels and a fringed vamp. Now I don’t know about you, but even though the shoe looks lovely on its own, I wasn’t too compelled at first. But then I started seeing all those gorgeous personal style bloggers donning their Wild Things on Instagram and all of a sudden I found myself completely obsessed with this shoe! I love how many of the bloggers used it to either add a pop of color or to compliment their already colorful outfit. I so wish I could lavishly spend $785 on a pair of shoes, but rent is not gonna pay by itself unfortunately.

Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringed Lace-Up Suede Sandals in red

Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringed Suede Sandalsls
($785, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Shopbopls, Net-A-Porterls, MyTheresa, Matches Fashionls, Selfridges, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Aquazzura

Various style bloggers such as Nicole from Gary Pepper Girl, Julie from Sincerely Jules, Blair from Atlantic-Pacific have all been spotted wearing Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringed Suede Sandals.

Personal Style & Fashion Bloggers wearing Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringed Suede Sandals

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Ivanka Trump “Hethal” Suede Fringe High Heel Sandals

Update (03/22/2017): Juicy details coming up with a new steal find! As you might know Aquazzura has filed a lawsuit againgst the Ivanka Trump brand last year for allegedly copying their highly popular “Wild Thing” design. As far as I am informed, the lawsuit hasn’t been settled yet, but I guess the folks at Ivanka Trump are either not particularly worried ooooor really pissed off at Aquazzura because Ivanka Trump released a new shoe design that looks A LOT like the “Hettie” sandal with only a few minor changes such as the metal hoop on the fringed vamp and the missing tassels on the laces which IV replaced with metal caps instead, which, coincidentally or not, are also heavily used by Aquazzura (e.g. on the “Christy” flats). Now THAT’s a bold move when you’re in the middle of a (possibly? probably!) multi-million dollar lawsuit! Really curious to see how that copycat feud is going to turn out. In the meantime, you can purchase these admittedly lovely shoes for a budget-friendly price of $90.99 (sale price!). Make sure to use promo code “LTDAYS” at checkout to get an extra 20% off regular and sale items at Lord & Taylor (offer valid through March 29th at 11:59 PM EST, some exclusions may apply). This would lower the price of these shoes down to less than $80.

Ivanka Trump "Hethal" Suede Fringe High Heel Sandals in black, red and turquoise (Aquazzura Wild Thing inspired)

Ivanka Trump “Hethal” Suede Fringe High Heel Sandalsls
($90.99, Lord & Taylor)

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

Maiden Lane Fringed Ankle-Wrap Suede Sandals

Update (03/22/2017): To take some pressure off of Ivanka Trump though, she’s definitely not the only one copying Aquazzura (obviously, just look at this long list of “Wild Thing” dupes here). Maiden Lane decided to hop on the “Wild Thing” trend bandwagon as well and thus came up with an almost spot-on look-alike shoe. The only noticeable difference is the heel height which is significantly lower on the Maiden Lane version which I personally really like because it makes the shoe so much more w/bearable. I just wonder whether Maiden Lane decided to go with a lower heel because they didn’t want to anger Aquazzura too much and be the possible cause of yet another copycat lawsuit? We’ll probably never know. Anyway, these heels are available in red, taupe and black suede for $129. But hurry, some sizes are already out of stock!

Maiden Lane Fringed Ankle-Wrap Suede Sandals in red (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Maiden Lane Fringed Ankle-Wrap Suede Sandals
($129, Gilt)

Mossimo “Irene” Ghillie Lace Up Pumps

Update (01/31/2017): Spotted another great and budget-friendly Aquazzura alternative. It’s by Mossimo and comes in either black or red faux suede.

Mossimo "Irene" Ghillie Lace Up Pumps in red and black faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Mossimo “Irene” Ghillie Lace Up Pumps
($17.48, Target)

Charlotte Russe Fringed Two-Piece Dress Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): Super steal deal alert! Check out these spot-on Aquazzura Wild Thing look-alikes which I found at Charlotte Russe today. So beautiful, aren’t they? And so affordable, too! Available in red, yellow, nude and black faux suede for $32.99.

Charlotte Russe Fringed Two-Piece Dress Sandals in red, yellow and nude (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Charlotte Russe Fringed Two-Piece Dress Sandals
($32.99, Charlotte Russe)

Gianni Bini “Hadley” Fringe Two Piece Suede Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): I also came across these Aquazzura inspired 3″ fringe heels by Gianni Bini which would be a great alternative for all you Aquazzura Wild Thing lovers who might not be used to walking around in high heels. These come in either red, yellow, tan or black kid suede and retail for $89.99.

Gianni Bini "Hadley" Fringe Two Piece Suede Sandals in yellow and natural (Aquazzura Wild Thing inspired)

Gianni Bini “Hadley” Fringe Two Piece Suede Sandals
($89.99, Dillard’s)

NerissaDOS Tassel Embellishment Lace Up Heeled Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): There’s also a great Aquazzura dupe available at Choies for just $29.90. By NerissaDOS and available in either red, blue or black faux suede.

NerissaDOS Tassel Embellishment Lace Up Heeled Sandals in red and blue faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

NerissaDOS Tassel Embellishment Lace Up Heeled Sandals
($29.90, Choies)

Ivanka Trump “Hettie” Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandals

Update (04/15/2016): OMGNEWS! Just found two new stockists of the highly coveted “Hettie” sandals by Ivanka Trump and both stock the gorgeous new yellow suede version! Love these! They come in either red, black, yellow or gold.

Ivanka Trump "Hettie" Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandals in red and black (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Ivanka Trump “Hettie” Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandalsamazon
($135.98, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetrocj, Kmart, Nordstrom Rack.

Matiko “Daphne” Fringed Suede Sandals

Update (01/29/2016): And here we have yet another Aquazzura Wild Thing dupe! This one’s by Matiko and it retails for a not so budget-friendly $176.

Matiko "Daphne" Fringed Suede Sandals in black (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Matiko “Daphne” Fringed Suede Sandals
($176, Revolve)

Banana Republic “Honey” Fringe Sandals

Update (01/29/2016): These fringe suede sandals by Banana Republic don’t have the tassels and wrap-around detail, but otherwise they’re a pretty fab alternative to the Aquazzura heels above, no? Available in black, green, red and nude faux suede.

Banana Republic "Honey" Fringe Sandals in black and red suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Banana Republic “Honey” Fringe Sandals
($129.99, Banana Republic)

P.S.: Also available at Banana Republic (EU).

GoJane Girly Gossip Fringe Heels

Update (01/29/2016): Check out these super budget-friendly Aquazzura dupes I found at GoJane. They come in blue, red, black and olive green faux suede.

GoJane Girly Gossip Fringe Heels in blue, red and black (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

GoJane Girly Gossip Fringe Heels
($23.41, GoJane)

Daisy Street “Afia” Pom Ghillie Lace Up Heeled Sandals

Update (01/29/2016): Spotted these Aquazzura dupes by Daisy Street. Love the fab color (also available in blush and black faux suede)!

Daisy Street "Afia" Pom Ghillie Lace Up Heeled Sandals in turquoise teal (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Daisy Street Black Pom Ghillie Lace Up Heeled Sandals
($60, ASOS)

Express Fringe Heeled Tassel Sandals

Update (01/29/2016): If you don’t want an identical knock-off, but more of an inspired version, these Aquazzura inspired fringe heels by Express are a great alternative for less than $90.

Express Fringe Heeled Tassel Sandals in red faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Express Fringe Heeled Tassel Sandals
($88, Express)

Lost Ink Ruffle Fringe Lace Up High Heeled Sandals

Update (01/29/2016): Also discovered these lovely Aquazzura Wild Thing look-alikes by Lost Ink. So cute, right?

Lost Ink Ruffle Fringe Lace Up High Heeled Sandals in black faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Lost Ink Ruffle Fringe Lace Up High Heeled Sandals
($44.50, ASOS)

Privileged “Miami” Fringe & Tassel Sandals

Update (01/20/2016): Stumbled upon these super chic Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes by Privileged today. They come in 4 rad colors: green aqua, red, deep blue and hot pink faux suede.

Privileged "Miami" Fringe & Tassel Sandals in green, red and blue faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Privileged “Miami” Fringe & Tassel Sandalsls
($49.20, Nasty Gal)

P.S.: Also available at LuLu*s & Charlotte Russe.

Steve Madden “Sassey” Fringe Suede Sandals

Update (11/06/2015): Just spotted these amazing Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes at Steve Madden. Aren’t they absolutely gorgeous? And so close to the real, too. I’m super obsessed with these and they’re available in so many rad colors! L.O.V.E.

Steve Madden "Sassey" Fringe Suede Sandals (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Sassey” Fringe Suede Sandalsamazon
($79.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm, Macy’s, Nordstromls, Shoebuyls, LuLu*s & Zalando.

Mollini “Capers” Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandals

Update (11/06/2015): Australian Aquazzura lovers, rejoice! I have found a great and spot-on Wild Thing look-alike by Mollini, too. Price: $160 AUD.

Mollini "Capers" Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandals in black and grey (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Mollini “Capers” Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandals
($160 AUD, Mollini)

River Island Leather Tassel Front Heels

Update (11/02/2015): And here’s another great Aquazzura dupe which I found at River Island. Available in either red or black suede for $40 (sale price!). Love these heels!

River Island Leather Tassel Front Heels in red suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

River Island Leather Tassel Front Heels
($40, River Island)

Chase & Chloe Edward-21 Fringed Lace-Up Sandals

Update (11/02/2015): I also stumbled upon these Aquazzura look-alikes by Chase & Chloe. They’re available in red, black, grey and nude faux suede leather.

Chase & Chloe Edward-21 Fringed Lace-Up Sandals in red and black faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Chase & Chloe Edward-21 Fringed Lace-Up Sandals
($16.99, Shiekh)

Public Desire “Silvia” Fringed Heels

Update (09/26/2015): Just found these amazing and budget-friendly Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes at British footwear retailer Public Desire. They’re available in 6 colors: black, red, blue, taupe, nude and khaki faux suede. Worldwide shipping available. Students get a 10% discount on their order.

Public Desire "Silvia" Fringed Heels in taupe, red and cobalt blue faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Public Desire “Silvia” Fringed Heels
(£29.99, Public Desire)

Dabagirl Tasseled Ankle-Strap Fringe Sandals

Update (08/11/2015): So pretty much all the Aquazzura Wild Thing steal versions I’ve posted here yet have sold out by now and that’s why I am happy to report that I’ve come across yet another bunch of Aquazzura dupes. This one’s by Dabagirl and it comes in 4 lovely colors.

Dabagirl Tasseled Ankle-Strap Fringe Sandals in red, taupe, black and yellow faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Dabagirl Tasseled Ankle-Strap Fringe Sandals
($26.01, YesStyle)

Missguided Tassel Detail Barely There Heeled Sandals

Update (08/06/2015): Now look at these gorgeous Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes by Missguided! I’m SO in love (you know I love me some cobalt blue)! Price point: under $50 and also available in nude faux suede. Students get 40% off at Missguided! Now hurry, I’m sure these will sell out fast just like the Boohoo ones below!

Missguided Tassel Detail Barely There Heeled Sandals in cobalt blue and red faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Missguided Tassel Detail Barely There Heeled Sandals
($48.45, Missguided US)

P.S.: Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (International).

Boohoo “Millie” Fringe And Ghillie Tie Heels

Not willing to shell out $140 for such a treny shoe? I hear ‘ya, girls! And that’s when Boohoo saves our day! Their “Millie” faux suede heels, availabl in red and black, retail for a budget-friendly $42 and look astonishingly similar to the Aquazzura real deal.

Boohoo "Millie" Fringe And Ghillie Tie Heels in red and black faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Boohoo “Millie” Fringe And Ghillie Tie Heels
($42, Boohoo US)

P.S.: Also available at Boohoo (UK) & Boohoo (EU & Global).

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, The Cut, Sincerely Jules, Brooklyn Blonde, Atlantic-Pacific, @thedaileigh Instagram, My White T, Style Pantry, @elle_ferguson Instagram, Lord & Taylor, Gilt, Target, Dillard’s, Choies, Charlotte Russe, Boohoo, Public Desire, Missguided, YesStyle, Shiekh, River Island, Mollini, Steve Madden, Lord & Taylor, Heels.com

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Update: This post has been updated on March 20, 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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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/‚ā¨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/‚ā¨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 17, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Leave it to Chanel to make us crave those #grannyshoes we all deemed ugly when we were teenagers. And if it weren’t for Chanel and the iconic CC-logo on the side of the heel, I doubt these would have been quite as popular as they are right now, but even though I know the greater part of the allure of these shoes can be traced back to just being by Chanel, I somehow still understand why so many bloggers and fashion insiders are so in love with these. The two-tone cap-toe, the mid-height block heel, the convenient slingback; it’s the perfect example of 50s retro chic and an absolute timeless classic. By pairing these shoes with modern pieces such as ripped skinny jeans or a cool biker jacket, you will keep yourself from looking like an actual granny in these. And while I don’t know what the exact retail price is for these, we’re talking about Chanel here after all, so I think it’s safe to say that they’re expensive. And apparently very hard to get ahold of these days.

Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps in beige and black

Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps
(~$1.500, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love Chanel

Personal style bloggers and fashion insiders such as Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl), Pernille Teisbaek (Look de Pernille), Miroslava Duma, Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Leandra Medine (Manrepeller) have all been spotted wearing Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl), Pernille Teisbaek (Look de Pernille), Miroslava Duma, Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Leandra Medine (Manrepeller) wearing Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps

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Sam Edelman “Leah” Cutout Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

Update (03/17/2017): I think I just found my new favorite Chanel slingback dupe! Check out these amazing cap-toe block heel pumps by Sam Edelman! So similar to the real deal, don’t you think? Loooove! Also available in silver/black and black/black suede. Price: $120. Make sure to use promo code “LTDAYS” at checkout to get 20% off regular and sale items at Lord & Taylor (offer valid through March 29th at 11:59 PM EST, some exclusions may apply) which would lower the price of these darling to less than $100.

Sam Edelman "Leah" Cutout Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in nude and black (Chanel dupes)

Sam Edelman “Leah” Cutout Cap-Toe Slingback Pumpsls
($120, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Sam Edelman & Zappos.

Pull & Bear Slingback High Heel Shoes with Toe Cap

Update (03/17/2017): Also discovered these super fab faux suede cap-toe heels at Pull & Bear which instantly reminded me of the iconic Chanel slingbacks above. And at ¬£25.99 (or ‚ā¨29.99) they’re super budget-friendly as well!

Pull & Bear Slingback High Heel Shoes with Toe Cap in nude and black faux suede (Chanel inspired)

Pull & Bear Slingback High Heel Shoes with Toe Cap
(¬£25.99/‚ā¨29.99, Pull & Bear)

River Island Slingback Block Heels

Update (09/20/2016): Just spotted these cute Chanel inspired cap-toe suede slingbacks at River Island. They come in various colors and uppers and cost $50 (sale price!).

River Island Slingback Block Heels in cream and black suede (Chanel dupes)

River Island Slingback Block Heels
($50, River Island)

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

Ivanka Trump “Liah” Slingback Block-Heel Pumps

Update (06/29/2016): OMG, I’m officially in designer dupe heaven! Now please take a long look at these gorgeous and spot-on Chanel look-alike pumps by Ivanka Trump. The search for the perfect Chanel slingback dupe is finally over! These are available in either nude, black or grey suede and retail for $125. It’s not the cheapest Chanel dupe, but probably worth the investment (made of genuine leather). I promise you, these shoes will sell out in less than a week, so if you find yourself fancying a pair, don’t wait (they won’t last until sale season) and buy them now! Make sure to use promo code “SIGNATURE” at checkout to get 20% off regular and sale price items (offer valid now through March 20th at 11:59 PM EST).

Ivanka Trump "Liah" Slingback Block-Heel Pumps in nude, black and grey (Chanel knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Liah” Slingback Block-Heel Pumpsls
($125, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, 6pm, Macy’s, Nordstromls & Nordstrom Rack.

Kaitlyn Pan Two-Tone Block Heel Slingback Pumps

Update (06/20/2016): And Kaitlyn Pan strikes again! Just discovered yet another gorgeous designer shoe dupe! Love, love, looooove these Chanel slingback look-alikes which are made of genuine sheepskin leather and cost under $90. The customer reviews are also raving as usual for Kaitlyn Pan shoes. Definitely got to get myself a pair!

Kaitlyn Pan Two-Tone Block Heel Slingback Pumps in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Kaitlyn Pan Two-Tone Block Heel Slingback Pumpsamazon
($84.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Etsy (alternative buying option for non-US based buyers).

Mango “Orly” Slingback Pumps

Update (06/20/2016): I also spotted these lovely Chanel inspired faux suede slingback shoes at Mango which cost $59.99. They don’t have the contrasting black cap-toe front, but the overall look of these slingback is still very reminiscent of Chanel, don’t you think?

Mango "Orly" Slingback Pumps in nude faux suede (Chanel knockoffs)

Mango “Orly” Slingback Pumps
($59.99, Mango)

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

Vaneli “Aliz” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

Update (03/29/2016): And just like that Chanel dupes are starting to come in! This one’s by Vaneli and it’s available in either nude/black or black/black for $150.

Vaneli "Aliz" Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Vaneli “Aliz” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
($150, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Nordstromls, Jildor & Bluefly.

New Look Suedette Slingback Pumps

Update (03/30/2016): I also discovered these cute and budget-friendly faux suede slingback cap-toe pumps by New Look which retail for £8 (sale price!).

New Look Suedette Slingback Pumps in tan and black (Chanel dupes)

New Look Suedette Slingback Pumps
(£8, New Look)

P.S.: Also available at New Look (EU) & ASOS.

Jill-YBC Contrast Toe Heeled Shoes

Update (03/24/2016): OMGSHOEALERT! Just discovered these amazing and spot-on Chanel dupes by Jill-YBC and guess what? They’re under $35! What a steal deal! Available in beige/black or black/black faux leather. A non-slingback flat version is available here for $34.90. Choies was so nice to provide a pair of these shoes for us to review and we can honestly say that these Chanel dupes are lovely, especially considering the price! True to size, well made and durable. Definitely a recommendation from our side.

Jill-YBC Contrast Toe Heeled Shoes in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Jill-YBC Contrast Toe Heeled Shoes
($33.90, Choies)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Amazonamazon.

Kimi Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

If you can’t spend that much money, here’s a very budget-friendly Chanel dupe by Kimi which is currently on sale for a little over $20. This one comes also in a black/black and in a beige/black faux suede version.

Kimi Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in beige and black (Chanel look-alikes)

Kimi Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
($22.14, YesStyle)

P.S.: Similar versions are also available by Pastel Pairs, JY Shoes & Anran.

Heine Two-Tone Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

Deal: Sign up to the Heine newsletter and get a ‚ā¨5 discount on your order!

For all you European Chanel lovers and budget-conscious fashionistas out there, I have discovered these beautiful slingbacks by Heine which are obviously heavily inspired by the Chanel shoes above. They’re currently on backorder and will approximately ship around mid-April, but you can pre-order these now and get your hands on these beauties before they sell out once again. Available in beige/black or beige/rose pink for ‚ā¨69.90.

Heine Two-Tone Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in nude and black (Chanel dupes)

Heine Two-Tone Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
(‚ā¨69.90, Heine)

P.S.: Also available at Kaleidoscope & I’m walking.

Jeffrey Campbell “Tulloch” Cap-Toe Pumps

Another great Chanel inspired alternative are these lovely cap-toe pumps by Jeffrey Campbell which are $139.95 and come in beige/black, taupe/black and red/black.

Jeffrey Campbell "Tulloch" Cap-Toe Pumps in beige and black (Chanel inspired)

Jeffrey Campbell “Tulloch” Cap-Toe Pumpsls
($139.95, Nordstrom)

Office “Maddie” Slingback Toe Cap Block Heels

And one last Chanel alternative for all my lovely UK readers. Now these beige/black suede slingbacks from Office might not be an identical dupe, but they’re still close enough to serve as a great Chanel look for less, wouldn’t you agree? Plus, there’s also a closed back version named “Madison” available here which costs ¬£38 (sale price!) as well.

Office "Maddie" Slingback Toe Cap Block Heels in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Office “Maddie” Slingback Toe Cap Block Heels
(£38, Office)

Image source(s): Chanel, Keep it Chic, @chiaraferragni/@pernilleteisbaek Instagram, Gary Pepper, Song of Style, Lindley Pless, Zappos, Pull & Bear, River Island, Nordstrom, Amazon, Mango, Lori’s, New Look, Choies, Jessica Buurman, YesStyle, Heine, Designs by Stephene, Office

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