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I’m always on the fence whether it’s worth splurging on designer shoe staples or not? Take this pointed black pump by Saint Laurent for example. It is basically a simple black pump without any outstanding features and I’m sure there are dozens of similar looking shoes that are way cheaper than $625. Yet when I look at how the pumps look worn, it becomes clear to me that these shoes – even though they don’t have any distinctive features that make these pumps stand out – are designed to absolute perfection. From the arch to the supple leather and the perfectly shaped heel… and let’s not forget about the craftmanship of designer shoes made in Italy. If I had $625 free to spend and would be in need of black pumps, these Saint Laurent heels would be my choice!

Saint Laurent Paris Classic Pointed Toe Pumps in black

Saint Laurent Paris Classic Pointed Toe Pumpsls
($625, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Barneysls, NORDSTROMls, NET-A-PORTER (International)ls, S|SENSEcj, Saksls & Bergdorf Goodmanls.

Celebrities Love Saint Laurent

Celebs such as Stacy Keibler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie and Reese Witherspoon have all been spotted wearing Saint Laurent Paris Classic Pointed Toe Pumps.

Stacy Keibler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie and Reese Witherspoon wearing Saint Laurent Paris Classic Pointed Toe Pumps

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Topshop “GLORY” Pointed Toe Pumps

UPDATE (04/09/2014): Came across these lovely pointed pumps by Topshop today which retail for $95 and also come in various colors and uppers.

Topshop "GLORY" Pointed Toe Pumps in black (Saint Laurent Paris knockoffs)

Topshop “GLORY” Pointed Toe Pumpsls
($95, Topshop)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls.

Jeffrey Campbell “Dulce” Pointed Toe Pumps

Alright, I get that most of us don’t have budgets that allow a $625 shoe purchase, that’s why I would like to introduce you to these just as fab pumps by Jeffrey Campbell. It’s so unusual to see such a simple shoe design coming from Campbell since they’ve been mostly doing OTT shoes for the last few years, but these simple black high heel pumps are a nice, refreshing change. I absolutely love the elegant design of these Jeffrey Campbell pumps and the shape is so similar to that of the Saint Laurent heels. Available in black and yellow leather as well as gray and red suede.

Jeffrey Campbell "Dulce" Pointed Toe Pumps in black (Saint Laurent Paris Classic knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Dulce” Pointed Toe Pumpscj
($145, Urban Outfitters)

P.S.: Also available at Karmaloopls, CUSPls, Neiman Marcusls & Nasty Galcj.

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 16, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Heels like this one are one of the many reasons why I just freakin’ love Giuseppe Zanotti! Seriously, how much better can it get than these red patent stiletto pumps with a mirrored silver heel? This is what I call absolute shoe perfection! Sure, with its high vamp these look extremely painful to walk in, but us women we don’t wear high heels for the comfort factor, now do we? If I had a spare $650 laying around, I’d so have bought these fire red darlings already!

Giuseppe Zanotti I26208 Frida Mirrored Stiletto Pumps in red patent and silver

Giuseppe Zanotti I26208 Frida Mirrored Stiletto Pumpsamazon
($375.80, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls & Bloomingdale’sls.

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Olivia Wilde, Jordin Sparks, Jessica Alba, Victoria Beckham, Nicole Scherzinger and Emma Roberts wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I26208 Frida Mirrored Stiletto Pumps

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Spiegel “Tessa” Patent Platform Pumps

UPDATE (03/16/2014): Came across these $60 Giuseppe Zanotti dupes at Spiegel today and had to share them with you.

Spiegel "Tessa" Patent Platform Pumps in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I26208 Frida knockoffs)

Spiegel “Tessa” Patent Platform Pumpsls
($59, Spiegel)

2 Lips Too “Too Moody” Ankle Strap Platform Pumps

UPDATE (07/16/2013): Just discovered this red faux suede ankle strap version by 2 Lips Too which is obviously heavily inspired by Giuseppe Zanotti. Available in red, black and blue faux suede.

2 Lips Too "Too Moody" Ankle Strap Platform Pumps in red faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I26208 Frida knockoffs)

2 Lips Too “Too Moody” Ankle Strap Platform Pumpscj
($40, 6pm)

ShoeDazzle “Kristina” Metallic Stiletto Platform Pumps

UPDATE (07/16/2013): This metallic stiletto pump by ShoeDazzle is also a great Giuseppe Zanotti Frida alternative. Also available in rose gold faux leather.

ShoeDazzle "Kristina" Metallic Stiletto Platform Pumps in silver (Giuseppe Zanotti I26208 Frida knockoffs)

ShoeDazzle “Kristina” Metallic Stiletto Platform Pumps
($27.97, ShoeDazzle)

bebe “Dionne” Metallic Heel Pumps

UPDATE (12/27/2012): Found another almost identical Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-like by bebe. Available in black or nude patent leather.

bebe "Dionne" Metallic Heel Pumps in black patent (Giuseppe Zanotti I26208 Frida knockoffs)

bebe “Dionne” Metallic Heel Pumps!cj
($159, bebe)

Steve Madden “LIPSTYCK” Stiletto Pumps

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “MARSM1” to get 15% off orders of $75+ or “MARSM8” for 20% off orders of $100+ at Steve Madden including free shipping! Offer valid through 03/31/2014. Some exclusions apply.

Well, well, now what do we have here? How about an almost perfect looking Zanotti twin by Steve Madden? The design is staggeringly similar; I’d even say it’s an almost indistinguishable 1:1 copy of the super sexy Zanotti stiletto pump. I think I finally figured out what I want for christmas… (no, not a man, Mariah, but shoes, of course; and these in particular). Get them as well before they sell out which I predict to happen very quickly.

Steve Madden "LIPSTYCK" Stiletto Pumps in red patent and black (Giuseppe Zanotti I26208 Frida knockoffs)

Steve Madden “LIPSTYCK” Stiletto Pumpsls
($59.99, Steve Madden)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 15, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Here we have another pair of the typically OTT Giuseppe Zanotti pumps. The silhouette is all very similar with the sky-high towering heel and some sort of exaggerated design. As usual, my initial liking towards Giuseppe Zanotti footwear always arises some mixed feelings, which later turn into a slight footwear obsession. Undeniably, these exaggerated peep-toe platform pumps are a form of creative vision. Likewise, they look amazing and really elongate one’s legs for a super flattering finish. I really love how Gabrielle Union paired these pumps with a simple yet elegant red dress.

Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 Suede Peep Toe Exaggerated Platform Pumps in purple

Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 Suede Peep Toe Exaggerated Platform Pumpsls
($750, NORDSTROM)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls & Saksls.

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Gabrielle Union, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Munn, Kelly Rowland, Lucy Liu & Jennifer Morrison wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 Suede Peep Toe Exaggerated Platform Pumps

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Qupid “Ellie” Extreme Platform Pumps

UPDATE (03/15/2014): Stumbled upon these Zanotti dupes by Qupid today. Available in black and red faux suede as well as silver faux leather.

Qupid "Ellie" Extreme Platform Pumps in red and black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 knockoffs)

Qupid “Ellie” Extreme Platform Pumpscj
($54.99, Heels.com)

Qupid Scandal-01 Square Toe Extreme Platform Pumps

UPDATE (06/22/2013): Came across another super similar and budget-friendly Zanotti I26111 look-a-like version by Qupid. Also available in black, mint yellow and blush faux suede.

Qupid Scandal-01 Square Toe Extreme Platform Pumps in faux coral suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 knockoffs)

Qupid Scandal-01 Square Toe Extreme Platform Pumpsamazon
($19.60-$29.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ZooShoopjx & eBayeBay.

Chinese Laundry “Willy Wonka” Peep-toe Platform Pumps

UPDATE (11/18/2012): Just stumbled upon yet another fantastic Zanotti look-a-like pump by Chinese Laundry. It’s available in blush suede as pictured below and also in black leather and nude patent.

Chinese Laundry "Willy Wonka" Peep-toe Platform Pumps in blush suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Willy Wonka” Peep-toe Platform Pumpscj
($69.98, Chinese Laundry)

Sam Edelman “Alexa” Peep-toe Platform Pumps

Although Zanotti is known for his innovative style, Sam Edelman also brings an inventive touch in the footwear industry. Greatly mimicking the designer deal above, these “Alexa” Peep-toe Platform Pumps have a very similar shape and structure. And though the general motif is very comparable, the price tag makes a huge difference! These are not only futuristically beautiful, but also quite affordably priced at $130! Aside from this bright purple version pictured below, they are available in black suede as well.

Sam Edelman "Alexa" Peep-toe Platform Pumps in purple suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 knockoffs)

Sam Edelman “Alexa” Peep-toe Platform Pumpsamazon
($130, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls & eBayeBay

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 14, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

OMG! How ah-mazing are these OTK gladiator high heel sandals by Altuzarra? Some might say these are a little too Xena, but, personally, I love the warrior princess look and feel of these Gianvito Rossi designed heels. So hot and sexy! And incredibly expensive, too. These come with a price tag of $2.715, my loves! Oh my, oh my!

Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi Embellished Leather Cage Sandals in mocha brown

Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi Embellished Leather Cage Sandalsls
($2.715, NET-A-PORTER)

Nicki Minaj Loves Altuzarra x Gianvito Rossi

Singer Nicki Minaj wore Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi Embellished Leather Cage Sandals with a Roberto Cavalli animal print maxi dress for a photoshoot.

Nicki Minaj wearing mocha brown Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi Embellished Leather Cage Sandals

Alloy “Ivy” Gladiator Heels

UPDATE (03/14/2014): And here we go again with yet another Altuzarra inspired gladiator heel which I found at Alloy.

Alloy "Ivy" Gladiator Heels in tan (Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Alloy “Ivy” Gladiator Heelsls
($59.90, Alloy)

Vince Camuto “Omera” Tall Gladiator High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (12/12/2013): Stumbled upon these lovely Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi gladiator sandal dupes by Vince Camuto today. Available in nutmeg or black leather.

Vince Camuto "Omera" Tall Gladiator High Heel Sandals in tan (Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Omera” Tall Gladiator High Heel Sandalsamazon
($178.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shop The Shoeboxpjx, Designs by Stephenels, ShoeMallls, NORDSTROMls, Vince Camutols, Dillard’sls & Macy’sls.

Schutz “Eirini” Cutout Tall Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (11/04/2013): Came across these fantastic Altuzarra inspired gladiator heels by Schutz today. Absolutely in love with these!

Schutz "Eirini" Cutout Tall Gladiator Sandals in black (Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Schutz “Eirini” Cutout Tall Gladiator Sandalsamazon
($330, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopcj, Neiman Marcusls & REVOLVEClothingcj.

Breckelle’s Diva-22 High Heel Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (11/04/2013): And here’s another steal-worthy attempt at the Altuzarra heels! Check out these gladiator sandals by Breckelle’s! Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Breckelle's Diva-22 High Heel Gladiator Sandals in black (Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Breckelle’s Diva-22 High Heel Gladiator Sandalsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at UrbanOGpjx, GoJanecj & CiCi Hot.

Penny Loves Kenny “Conduct” Gladiator Boots

UPDATE (10/22/2013): Discovered these fab designer inspired gladiator boots by Penny Loves Kenny today. So close to the Altuzarra originals, right?

Penny Loves Kenny "Conduct" Gladiator Boots (Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra knockoffs)

Penny Loves Kenny “Conduct” Gladiator Bootsamazon
($119.95, Amazon)

UrbanOG Italy-01 Gladiator Knee High Sandals

UPDATE (10/22/2013): Also found a very fab and budget-friendly alternative at UrbanOG. Available in black and tan faux leather.

UrbanOG Italy-01 Gladiator Knee High Sandals in black (Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra knockoffs)

UrbanOG Italy-01 Gladiator Knee High Sandalscj
($42.20, UrbanOG)

P.S.: Also available at GoJanecj.

ZiGi Girl “Samara” Platform Gladiator Sandal Boots

UPDATE (10/22/2013): Came across these Altuzarra dupes by ZiGi Girl which have quite the extreme platform. Available in black and tan for $95 (sale price!).

ZiGi Girl "Samara" Platform Gladiator Sandal Boots in black (Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra knockoffs)

ZiGi Girl “Samara” Platform Gladiator Sandal Bootsls
($95, ShopAKIRA)

Chinese Laundry “Three Pointer” Mid-Calf Gladiator High Heel Sandals

There’s no way you could expect the same detail work that went into the Altuzarra designer heels in a $100 budget version, but Chinese Laundry have come up with a pretty neat alternative! Check out CL’s “Three Pointer” – a mid-calf gladiator high heel sandal that looks heavily inspired by Altuzarra’s caged OTK heels. I really like the price on these and think that the shorter length is also way more practical and less over-the-top than the designer over-the-knee original. And if you’re not too much into high heels, check out Chinese Laundry’s flat-heeled version “Cleopatracj” ($100).

Chinese Laundry "Three Pointer" Mid-Calf Gladiator High Heel Sandals in dark brown (Altuzarra x Gianvito Rossi look-a-likes)

Chinese Laundry “Three Pointer” Mid-Calf Gladiator High Heel Sandalscj
($99.99, Chinese Laundry)

Image source(s): NET-A-PORTER, Nicki Minaj Twitter, Alloy, Zappos, Amazon, Heels.com, UrbanOG, NORDSTROM, Chinese Laundry

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 10, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

You might remember these Jimmy Choo booties from our Copycat Math post from a few months ago. At that time, there was only a loosely inspired version by Steve Madden around, but now we’ve discovered a few more budget-friendly Jimmy Choo look-a-likes and decided these sexy cutout booties deserve a post of their own.

Jimmy Choo Drift Cutout Peep-Toe Suede Booties in burgundy

Jimmy Choo Drift Cutout Peep-Toe Suede Bootiesls
($995, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Farfetchls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Jimmy Choo

Celebs and personal style bloggers such as Nicole Kidman and Allegra from Very Allegra have been spotted wearing Jimmy Choo Drift Cutout Peep-Toe Suede Booties.

Nicole Kidman and Allegra (Very Allegra) wearing Jimmy Choo Drift Cutout Peep-Toe Suede Booties

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Shoe Republic LA “Umika” Cutout Booties

UPDATE (03/10/2014): Discovered yet another Jimmy Choo Drift dupe. I really like these faux suede booties by Shoe Republic LA. And they’re budget-friendly, too!

Shoe Republic LA "Umika" Cutout Booties in black and nude faux suede (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

Shoe Republic LA “Umika” Cutout Bootiescj
($59.95, Heels.com)

Therapy “La Trobe” Lattice-Detail Peep-Toe Booties

UPDATE (02/27/2014): And here’s another Jimmy Choo dupe I found! Check out these budget-friendly faux suede booties by Therapy. Only $59.95 AUD!

Therapy "La Trobe" Lattice-Detail Peep-Toe Booties in blue, black and taupe faux suede (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

Therapy “La Trobe” Lattice-Detail Peep-Toe Booties
($59.95 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at StyleTread.

GoJane No Pane No Gain Cut-Out Booties

UPDATE (02/21/2014): Just stumbled upon these Jimmy Choo bootie look-a-likes at GoJane. What do you think? Hot or not?

GoJane No Pane No Gain Cut-Out Booties (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

GoJane No Pane No Gain Cut-Out Booties
($32.10, GoJane)

Heart Soul “Patricia” Lattice Booties

The best dupe currently around would have to be these cutout peep-toe booties by Heart Soul. They’re pretty much an almost identical Jimmy Choo Drift look-a-like minus the designer price tag. I also really love the colors they come in: black, burgundy, blue and grey (faux suede).

Heart Soul "Patricia" Lattice Booties in black, burgundy and blue faux suede (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

Heart Soul “Patricia” Lattice Bootiescj
($44.94-$59.95, DSW)

P.S.: Also available at DailyLookcj & NORDSTROMls.

Steven by Steve Madden “FRANCES” Lattice Booties

We’ve shown you these Steven by Steve Madden booties before. If you like the general shoe design of the Choos but aren’t a fan of peep-toe in ankle boots, these here are a fab alternative. Available in wine, black and grey suede leather.

Steven by Steve Madden "FRANCES" Lattice Booties (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “FRANCES” Lattice Bootiesls
($169.95, Steve Madden)

Qupid Interest-28 Cut-Out Peep-toe Ankle Booties

And if you’re not a fan of suede and like your shoes cheap, here’s another Jimmy Choo look-a-like we’ve found: Qupid Interest-28 Cut-Out Peep-toe Ankle Booties. Available in black and pale gold metallic.

Qupid Interest-28 Cut-Out Peep-toe Ankle Booties in black (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

Qupid Interest-28 Cut-Out Peep-toe Ankle Bootiespjx
($33.90, UrbanOG)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Image source(s): MyTheresa, WWD, Very Allegra, GoJane, DSW, Steve Madden, UrbanOG

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