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Update: This post has been updated on December 13, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

As much as I love the vintage look of these classic patent leather t-strap pumps by Gucci, I have a hard time seeing myself shell out almost $700 for such a simple shoe design. And I guess most of you are with me on this. Luckily, I found a couple nice (and budget-friendly) alternatives that won’t break the bank.

Gucci T-Strap Pointed-Toe Pumps in black patent leather

Gucci T-Strap Pointed-Toe Pumps
(£420, MyTheresa)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels & Gucci.

GoJane Broadway Babe Faux Patent Heels

Update (12/13/2015): Found another budget-friendly Gucci alternative at GoJane today. What do you think? Hot or not?

GoJane Broadway Babe Faux Patent Heels in black and nude faux patent (Gucci dupes)

GoJane Broadway Babe Faux Patent Heels
($18.71, GoJane)

Vince Camuto “Nihal” T-Strap Pointed-Toe Pumps

Update (09/27/2015): Spotted these amazing and spot-on Gucci t-strap dupes by Vince Camuto today. They are currently on sale for under $70 and come in 4 colors: black, nude, bronze and burgundy red patent.

Vince Camuto "Nihal" T-Strap Pointed-Toe Pumps in black patent (Gucci knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Nihal” T-Strap Pointed-Toe Pumpspjx
($69.97, Shop The Shoe Box)

P.S.: Also available at Vince Camutols, Amazonamazon, Dillard’sls, Macy’s, Shoebuyls, Nordstromls, Heels.com, Lord & Taylorls, Nordstrom Rack & 6pm.

Anne Michelle Riseup-02 T-Strap Pointed-Toe Pumps

Update (09/27/2015): If the Vince Camuto option is too much of an investment, check out these super affordable Gucci look-alikes by Anne Michelle. They are currently on sale for less than $25 and available in either black, nude or gold faux leather. Steal deal alert!

Anne Michelle Riseup-02 T-Strap Pointed-Toe Pumps in black and nude patent (Gucci knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Riseup-02 T-Strap Pointed-Toe Pumpspjx
($24.99, Ideel)

P.S.: Also available at Necessary Clothing, Amazonamazon & eBayeBay.

Office “Selina” T-Bar Pointy Pumps

My favorite steal are these almost identical t-bar heels which I’ve come across at Office. The design is really close to the Gucci pumps, but the price is so much nicer at £65 (approx. $105). Available in black and nude patent leather.

Office "Selina" T-Bar Pointy Pumps in black patent leather (Gucci knockoffs)

Office “Selina” T-Bar Pointy Pumps
(£65, Office)

Adrienne Vittadini “Cecelia” T-Strap Pumps

If you prefer a lower heel, then these Adrienne Vittadini t-strap pumps would be a great alternative to the Gucci shoes above. Currently on sale for under $50 and also available in various other colors.

Adrienne Vittadini "Cecelia" T-Strap Pumps in black patent leather (Gucci knockoffs)

Adrienne Vittadini “Cecelia” T-Strap Pumpsamazon
($42.99, Amazon)

Image source(s): MyTheresa, GoJane, Vince Camuto, Office, Lord & Taylor

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Update: This post has been updated on September 13, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Whatever you want to call this piece of clothing – a blanket, a jacket, a cape or a poncho, there’s no denying that Burberry Prorsum‘s check wool and cashmere cape from the Fall 2014 show has been declared the latest must-have item for fall and winter. The popularity of this new cape trend is mostly owed to stylish celebs and It girls like Olivia Palermo, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Sarah Jessica Parker who have all been spotted being cosily wrapped in their monogrammed Burberry blanket capes out and about to fight off the chilly weather. If you love the blanket cape trend, but can’t casually drop $1,395 (not that you could anyway since the Burberry cape is already sold out everywhere), keep on reading to find a few budget-frienldy alternatives.

Burberry Prorsum Check Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cape

Burberry Prorsum Check Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cape
($1.395, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Burberry (US) & Burberry (UK).

Celebrities Love Burberry Prorsum

Celebs such as Olivia Palermo, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cara Delevingne have all been spotted wearing a Burberry Prorsum Check Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cape.

Olivia Palermo, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cara Delevingne wearing a Burberry Prorsum Check Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cape

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Apt. 9 Woven Whip-Stitched Colorblock Ruana

Update (09/13/2016): Stumbled upon this Burberry inspired colorblock poncho by Apt. 9 at Kohl’s today. Currently on sale for $40.60!

Apt. 9 Woven Whip-Stitched Colorblock Ruana (Burberry Prorsum inspired)

Apt. 9 Woven Whip-Stitched Colorblock Ruanals
($40.60, Kohl’s)

Mixit Colorblock Ruana Wrap

Update (12/11/2015): Found another fab Burberry cape alternative! This one’s by Mixit and it’s currently on sale for a very budget-friendly $30.

Mixit Colorblock Ruana Wrap (Burberry dupe)

Mixit Colorblock Ruana Wrap
($30, JCPenney)

Necessary Clothing Pumpkin Spice Poncho

Update (10/07/2015): Found this cute Burberry inspired colorblock poncho at Necessary Clothing today. Love the look and love the price!

Necessary Clothing Pumpkin Spice Poncho (Burberry inspired)

Necessary Clothing Pumpkin Spice Poncho
($39.99, Necessary Clothing)

Express Color Block Blanket Cover-Up

Update (10/07/2015): Spotted yet another Burberry inspired cape! This one’s by Express and it costs $35.94.

Express Color Block Blanket Cover-Up (Burberry inspired)

Express Color Block Blanket Cover-Up
($35.94, Express)

Forever 21 Square-Patterned Open-Front Poncho

Update (10/07/2015): And here’s yet another one from Forever 21. I really like the colors on this one!

Forever 21 Square-Patterned Open-Front Poncho (Burberry inspired)

Forever 21 Square-Patterned Open-Front Poncho
($20.99, Forever 21)

RD Style Colorblock Poncho

Update (10/07/2015): Also discovered this colorblocked poncho by RD Style which instantly reminded me of the Burberry cape above.

RD Style Colorblock Poncho (Burberry inspired)

RD Style Colorblock Poncho
($74.95, Nordstrom Rack)

Forever 21 Block-Patterned Shawl

Update (08/26/2015): Forever 21 might call this a shawl, but I call it a poncho. One that looks familiarly similar to the Burberry version above. On F21’s costs only $32.90.

Forever 21 Block-Patterned Shawl Poncho in camel multi (Burberry knockoff)

Forever 21 Block-Patterned Shawl
($32.90, Forever 21)

SheIn Asymmetric Wool Blend Cape

Let’s start with my favorite steal option which is this wool blend cape by SheIn. It’s the most similar to the Burberry original, plus it’s currently on sale for a very wallet-friendly $33.80!

SheInside Asymmetric Wool Blend Cape (Burberry Prorsum knockoff)

SheInside Asymmetric Wool Blend Cape
($33.80, SheIn)

P.S.: Also available at Oasap.

Choies Multicolor Poncho Cape Coat

Another noteworthy alternative is this cape coat from Choies. Similar design and a nice price tag! Steal deal alert!

Choies Multicolor Poncho Cape Coat (Burberry Prorsum knockoff)

Choies Multicolor Poncho Cape Coat
($36.99, Choies)

Jessica Buurman “DEIDRE” Color Block Poncho Blanket Coat

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

If you’re ready to invest a little into your new must-have cape, then this blanket coat from Jessica Buurman might be the right choice for you. It’s the most expensive option at $115, but it’s also very similar to the original Burberry Prorsum cape, plus Jessica Buurman is known for selling high-quality designer-inspired items, so the investment might pay off eventually.

Jessica Buurman "DEIDRE" Color Block Poncho Blanket Coat (Burberry Prorsum knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “DEIDRE” Color Block Poncho Blanket Coat
($115, Jessica Buurman)

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

Listen up, ladies, we have another Valentino shoe post here and for once it’s not about one from the Rockstud family. After doing like a hundred different Rockstud shoe styles, Valentino finally decided to move on to a softer direction. No studs and no pointy toes anymore, instead followed floral prints and round almond toes. Valentino’s “Bo-y-ch” striped colorblock booties starkly contrast to Valentino’s usual romantic aesthetic. They’re bold and extravagant rather than feminine and pretty and I totally sense a 70s vibe here. It’s a statement boot I would’ve expected from Chloé, but from Valentino? Unusual, admittedly, but I like to be surprised once in a while. Plus, these funky boots totally remind me of those colorful socks probably everyone of us has been gifted in their life at least once by one of their grandmas, aunts or other relatives. Except these cost a hefty $1.375. That would be quite an expensive christmas present!

Valentino Boych Striped Colorblock Booties

Valentino Bo-y-ch Striped Colorblock Bootiesls
($1.375, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Forward by Elyse Walker, Nordstromls, Farfetchls & Lane Crawfordls.

Choies Striped Colorblock Booties

Update (12/02/2015): Just came across these insanely cute Valentino Bo-y-ch dupes while browsing Choies and immediately wanted to share them with you. Price: $49.99 and they’re also available in a tall boot version.

Choies Striped Colorblock Booties (Valentino Bo-y-ch dupes)

Choies Striped Colorblock Booties
($49.99, Choies)

ASOS “End It On This” Ankle Boots

If you love Valentino’s new funky boots yet can’t afford them, then how about these Valentino Bo-y-ch inspired striped booties I found at ASOS here? They’re obviously not an identical match, but the inspiration is clearly visible I think. And to be totally honest with you, I kind of prefer ASOS’ version because the color selection seems more fitting for Fall and I think the colors here harmonize better than on the real deal Valentinos. What do you prefer? Real or steal deal?

ASOS "End It On This" Ankle Boots (Valentino Bo-y-ch knockoffs)

ASOS “End It On This” Ankle Boots
($81, ASOS)

Image source(s): Forward by Elyse Walker, Lane Crawford, ASOS

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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)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

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

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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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 (Christian Louboutin Crosspiga dupes)

Aldo “Newbrook” Crisscross Point-Toe Pumps
($54.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Aldo (US)ls, Aldo (UK)ls & The Iconic.

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 knockoffs)

Pleaser Sexy-26 Criss Cross Pointed Stiletto Pumpsamazon
($50.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls, BananaShoes, Overstock, 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 (Christian Louboutin Crosspiga knockoffs)

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 (Christian Louboutin Crosspiga look-a-likes)

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 (Christian Louboutin Crosspiga look-a-likes)

Pour La Victoire “Cheyenne” Strappy Pumpsamazon
($139, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Last Call by Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls & Shopbopcj.

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 (Christian Louboutin Crosspiga look-a-likes)

Pleaser Milan-42 d’Orsay Pumpsamazon
($41.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls.

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