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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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Athena Alexander Monett Strappy Pumps

Update (11/16/2017): Athena Alexander came up with a super fab and spot-on Crosspiga look-alike for under $90 that comes in either black patent or nude and blue faux suede. Really like this look for less steal find!

Athena Alexander Monett Strappy Pumps in black patent faux leather (Christian Louboutin Crosspiga dupes)

Athena Alexander Monett Strappy Pumpsls
($84.95, Nordstrom)

Also available at Amazonamazon, DSW & Zappos.

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

ALDO Newbrook Crisscross Point-Toe Pumpsls
($54.99, ALDO)

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 dupes)

Pleaser Sexy-26 Criss Cross Pointed Stiletto Pumpsamazon
($49.95, Amazon)

Also available at Shoes.comls, BananaShoes, Amazon.co.ukamazon, 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

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

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

Pour La Victoire Cheyenne Strappy Pumpsls
($139, Nordstrom)

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

Pleaser Milan-42 d’Orsay Pumpsamazon
($39.95, Amazon)

Also available at Shoes.comls.

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One of the main fashion trends I noticed this year: femininity is key! Be it color-wise in the form of blush tones and airy pastels, fabric-wise in the form of luxe silks and cozy velvets or detail-wise in the form of bows, pearls and embroideries being attached to everything lately. French fashion house Chloé has always been on the feminine side of womens luxury fashion and scalloped details have been a signature design element of theirs for years. That’s why their “Lauren” d’Orsay Pump couldn’t be possibly more en vogue this season! With its soft scalloped edges and the light beige suede, it’s the perfect shoe choice to show off your feminine side. That is, if you can afford them because the price for these darlings is steep!

Chloé Lauren Scalloped Ankle Strap d'Orsay Suede Pumps in beige

Chloé Lauren Scalloped Ankle Strap d’Orsay Pumpsls
($695, Nordstrom)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Neiman Marcusicon, Net-A-Portericon, Bergdorf Goodmanicon, Barneysicon & MyTheresa.

Audrey Brooke Delanie Scallop-Trim Suede Pumps

Update (11/16/2017): Just stumbled upon these almost spot-on dupes by Audrey Brooke and knew I had to share them with you straight away. These don’t come in beige unfortunately, but the black, taupe and navy colors look just as fabulous! And how good is the price? Only $49.99! Steal deal alert!

Audrey Brooke Delanie Scallop-Trim Suede Pumps in navy, taupe and black (Chloé Lauren dupes)

Audrey Brooke Delanie Scallop-Trim Suede Pumps
($49.99, DSW)

Marc Fisher Sahar Scalloped Ankle Strap d’Orsay Pumps

Enter Marc Fisher. With their “Sahar” Ankle Strap d’Orsay Pumps, there’s no need to spend a fortune to get Chloé’s signature look for less. The block heel on these is one inch higher compared to the Lauren pumps and the ankle strap isn’t scalloped on the Fishers, but otherwise it’s a pretty spot-on designer dupe for less than $90 (now on sale for $44.43). Plus, these are made of genuine leather and I just love the other pastel colors they come in! Definitely my favorite Lauren dupe so far!

Marc Fisher Sahar Scalloped Ankle Strap d'Orsay Suede Pumps

Marc Fisher Sahar Scalloped Ankle Strap d’Orsay Pumpsamazon
($44.43, Amazon)

Also available at Marc Fishericon, Shoes.comicon, Bon-Tonls & Macy’s.

Sam Edelman Lara Scallop Ankle Strap Pumps

If you can’t or don’t want to spend all day running around in 4 inch heels, check out these Chloé inspired block heel pumps by Sam Edelman. The heel on these is only 2 inches which is one inch less than on the real deal and two inches less than on the Marc Fisher version, so they’re probably super comfortable to wear all day. Available in various colors and uppers for $84 (sale price, down from $119.95).

Sam Edelman Lara Scallop Ankle Strap Suede Pumps

Sam Edelman Lara Scallop Ankle Strap Pumpsamazon
($84, Amazon)

Also available at Saks OFF 5TH, Sam Edelman, Century 21 & 6pm.

Dorothy Perkins Dorothy Scalloped Ankle Strap Pumps

Another super cute look for less option are these scalloped pumps by Dorothy Perkins. They have the same design as the high priced designer version, but come at a much lower price point: €29.70 which is about 95% cheaper than the real deal. Add to cart, please!

Dorothy Perkins Dorothy Scalloped Ankle Strap Pumps in nude and black

Dorothy Perkins Dorothy Scalloped Ankle Strap Pumps
(€29.70, Zalando)

Also available at Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.deamazon & Dorothy Perkins.

Another Pair of Shoes Petrae1 Scallop Ankle Strap Pumps

Last but not least are these lovely ankle strap faux suede heels by Another Pair of Shoes. They’re cute, they’re affordable and they’re available for expedited Amazon Prime shipping. Just sayin’.

Another Pair of Shoes Petrae1 Scallop Ankle Strap Pumps in dusty pink and black faux suede

Another Pair of Shoes Petrae1 Scallop Ankle Strap Pumpsamazon
(€34.95, Amazon.fr)

Image source(s): Nordstrom, DSW, Marc Fisher, Amazon.de

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If you’ve never worn flats to work because they seem too informal, these pointy confections by Christian Louboutin may just be the antidote. They are certainly among the most luxurious I’ve ever seen, and yet are oddly familiar. Like a pair that Holly Golightly might have pulled out from underneath the bed looking for her crocodile shoes in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Of course, although these are fantastic, perhaps you may want to check out the other options below if your budget doesn’t allow for such a large investment.

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed Flats in black patent

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed Flatsls
($595, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Kate Walsh and Anne Hathaway wearing black patent Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed Flats

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M. Gemi Fortuna Pointy Flats

Update (11/16/2017): Fell in love with these classic chic flats by M. Gemi and then remembered that these would also be a fantastic dupe for the Pigalle Louboutins above. Yes, they are not cheap, but M. Gemi shoes are handmade in Italy and it definitely shows in the quality and the craftmanship of the shoes they offer. Available in nude, natural and black patent leather as well as a black matte version. I want one in every color!

M. Gemi Fortuna Pointy Flats in black patent leather (Christian Louboutin Pigalle dupes)

M. Gemi Fortuna Pointy Flatsls
($198, M. Gemi)

Butter Shoes Pointer Pointed-Toe Flats

Update (03/31/2015): Came across this lovely navy-colored Louboutin alternative by Butter Shoes. Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Butter Shoes Pointer Pointed-Toe Flats in navy patent

Butter Shoes Pointer Pointed-Toe Flatsamazon
($218, Amazon)

Ivanka Trump Tizzy Pointed-Toe Slip-On Flats

Update (01/15/2015): Another spot-on Louboutin Pigalle Flat dupe spotted! Check out these chic flats by Ivanka Trump. So lovely, aren’t they?

Ivanka Trump Tizzy Pointed-Toe Flats in black and red patent

Ivanka Trump Tizzy Pointed-Toe Flatsamazon
($56.99, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos & 6pm.

BP. Moveover Pointed Toe Flats

Update (04/13/2013): Found yet another great Louboutin alternative! Look at these fab pointed-toe flats by BP.! Only $49.95 and available in black, coral, blue and yellow patent.

BP. Moveover Pointed Toe Flats in black patent

BP. Moveover Pointed Toe Flatsls
($49.95, Nordstrom)

VS Collection Pointed-Toe Flats

Update (04/07/2013): Just came across another great Pigalle Flat look-a-like. Check out these pointed-toe flats by VS Collection. They cost $49 (sale price!) and are also available in various other uppers and prints!

VS Collection Pointed-Toe Patent Flats

VS Collection Pointed-Toe Flats
($49, Victoria’s Secret)

Ivanka Trump Annulio Pointed Flats

This lovely option by Ivanka Trump, is both ladylike and modern at the same time. Perfectly polished for work, and yet they have a little added flirtatiousness to them as well. If there ever was a pair of flats that could look fabulous with a skirt, it’s got to be these. The pointy toe will elongate your legs, while the small heel elevates the foot just enough to give you support, and not completely betraying you at the end of the day with cramped toes. Plus, the patent leather is very easy to maintain. These are currently available in black, coral, lime, burgundy, grey and nude patent leather as well as matte black leather.

Ivanka Trump Annulio Pointed Flats in black patent

Ivanka Trump Annulio Pointed Flatsamazon
($76.99, Amazon)

J.Crew Viv Pointed Patent Flats

Leave it to J.Crew to offer some spring-infused alternatives made from great quality soft leather, and sure to provide a comfortable fit. At $188, they are a little bit more expensive than your average department store option, but you’ll instantly feel the difference in the way these will mold to your feet. If you love wearing stylish flats, consider investing in a quality pair that you’ll keep reaching for year after year! Plus, choosing a bright shade like Kelly Green is a great way to update your favorite weekend skinny jeans.

J.Crew Viv Pointed Patent Flats

J.Crew Viv Pointed Patent Flats
($188, J.Crew)

Report Gonzalez Pointed Flats

If you like to have a pair of shoes on standby for those days where you can’t even fathom wearing any kind of heel, the answer is this pair by Report. Perhaps you might try this more matte version with some sleek black leggings and a sweater dress? I definitely love my heels, but this is one very convincing alternative; especially for when I need to look polished, but my toes require a vacation. This pair is available in black, chestnut or nude patent leather.

Report Gonzalez Pointed Flats in black patent

Report Gonzalez Pointed Flats
($49.95, Zappos)

Pour La Victoire Bre Pointed Flats

If you loved the color choices above, check out even more bright options with this beautifully constructed version by Pour La Victoire. While the shape of the shoe does provide a more polished look, you can really have fun and modernize with a some color by combining a fuchsia pair with your classic gray suit. Wear them also with tailored pants, or tapered capris! And why not invite your pretty a-line and full skirts to the party too? Just make sure to keep those skirt hems above the knee for the most flattering silhouette (shoes pictured are available in various colors and uppers).

Pour La Victoire Bre Pointed Patent Leather Flats

Pour La Victoire Bre Pointed Flatsls
($39.95, Nordstrom)

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Update: This post has been updated on November 15, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Christian Louboutin. So Kate. In a bootie version! Now if that doesn’t make you gasp for air, I don’t know what would! I mean, just look at this perfectly curved arch! I’ve always been obsessed with Louboutin’s insanely sexy “So Kate” pumps and now that they’ve gotten a fall/winter update in the form of these gorgeous heeled stiletto booties, I guess I’ll have to once again expand my imaginary wish list of designer shoes I wish I could afford (which is already long enough). These killer stiletto booties come in a range of beautiful colors and uppers and are available in either a 4″ (left) or 5″ (right) version. Unfortunately, these heels are so popular, they’re virtually sold out everywhere. Bummer!

Christian Louboutin So Kate Stiletto Ankle Boots in black suede and black leather

Christian Louboutin So Kate Stiletto Ankle Bootsls
($1.095, Bergdorf Goodman)

Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Net-A-Porterls & Barneysls.

Style Bloggers Love Christian Louboutin

Personal style bloggers like Arielle from Something Navy and Helena from Brooklyn Blonde have been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin So Kate Stiletto Ankle Boots.

Arielle (SomethingNavy) and Helena (Brooklyn Blonde) wearing Christian Louboutin So Kate Stiletto Booties

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Steve Madden Wagner Stiletto Booties

Update (11/15/2017): Two years later and finally more So Kate bootie dupes popped up on the scene! How gorgeous are these pointed-toe stiletto booties by Steve Madden? They retail for $129.95 and come in a variety of colors and uppers. I’m in love with the black suede version, it’s such a timeless classic boot style!

Steve Madden Wagner Stiletto Booties in nude, black and red

Steve Madden Wagner Stiletto Bootiesamazon
($129.95, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstromls, DSW, Shoes.comls, Steve Maddenls, Dillard’s, Steve Madden (CA)ls, Tilted Sole & Zalando.

Carvela Spectacular Stiletto High Heel Boots

Update (11/15/2017): British footwear brand Carvela also came out with a stiletto bootie that instantly reminded me of the Louboutins above. Definitely not cheap at $230, but the quality and craftmanship look like they might be worth the investment.

Carvela Spectacular Stiletto High Heel Boots in black leather

Carvela Spectacular Stiletto High Heel Bootsls
($230, Kurt Geiger)

Also available at Kurt Geiger (UK)ls, Selfridges, House of Fraser & John Lewis.

Kurt Geiger Ride High Heel Ankle Boots

Update (11/15/2017): Also fell in love with these statement stiletto booties by Kurt Geiger in black or red leather which would also be perfectly suitable look for less alternatives if you’re looking for a sexy standout boot. Again, this one too is far from being a budget find at $240, but it still is $855 cheaper than the real deal, so I’d consider it a viable option nonetheless.

Kurt Geiger Ride High Heel Ankle Boots in red and white

Kurt Geiger Ride High Heel Ankle Bootsls
($240, Kurt Geiger)

Also available at Kurt Geiger (UK)ls, Selfridges, ASOS, House of Fraser & John Lewis.

ALDO Areicia Stiletto Ankle Boots

OK, I’ll just give you a moment with these So Kate dupe-worthy stiletto boots by ALDO here. Aren’t they just everything? Virtually spot-on to the 4″ designer version, these booties will give you the coveted look of Monsieur Louboutin for just 1/10 of the real deal’s price. And while I love both colors, how amazing is the flaming red suede? These would make the perfect pair of statement booties for fall, don’t you think? Loooooove!

ALDO Areicia Stiletto Ankle Boots in black patent and red suede

ALDO Areicia Stiletto Ankle Boots
($119.99, Nordstrom Rack)

Also available at Amazonamazon, ALDO (US)ls & ALDO (Canada)ls.

Jessica Buurman Glara Stiletto High Heel Booties

Deal: Free worldwide shipping! Use promo code XOXOJESS to get 10% off!

If you’re all about the red soles and are willing to invest a bit more, you might want to take a look at these suede high heel booties by Jessica Buurman. 4 available colors, spot-on design and red soles included! $149 and they’re yours.

Jessica Buurman Glara Stiletto High Heel Booties

Jessica Buurman Glara Stiletto High Heel Booties
($149, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, Something Navy, Brooklyn Blonde, Steve Madden, Kurt Geiger, ALDO, Jessica Buurman

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With this colder climate it’s safe to say that scarves are becoming an essential part of my wardrobe. Scarves can really add definition to any ensemble and are a staple piece on one of those “nothing to wear” days. This Burberry Icon Check Cashmere Scarf maintains a signature style with super soft cashmere, check print, and delicate fringe. It is the ultimate exemplar of how to liven a monochromatic outfit, or just a brilliant way to stay warm this season.

Burberry Classic Cashmere Scarf in Heritage Check in camel

Burberry Classic Cashmere Scarf in Heritage Check
($435, Burberry)

Also available at Nordstromls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Neiman Marcusls, Farfetchls, Selfridges, Stylebop, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Burberry

Ashley Tisdale, Jennifer Hudson, Claudia Schiffer & Nick Jonas wearing a beige Burberry Icon Check Cashmere Scarf

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Vincenzo Boretti 1123 Classic Fringed Check Scarf

Update (11/14/2017): Look what I’ve discovered just in time for christmas gift shopping! How gorgeous, spot-on AND affordable are these Burberry look-alike fringe scarves by Vincenzo Boretti? These look just like the real and while they are unfortunately made of acrylic, they allegedly are supposed to feel cashmere like which is a product claim that may hold true as these scarves received great five star customer reviews. And did I mention they come in 12 different (but all of them lovely) colors? Which makes it almost impossible for me to settle on just one favorite! I might have to bag two, three (possibly even four) of these darlings now that christmas is approaching and these would make lovely gifts.

Vincenzo Boretti 1123 Classic Fringed Check Scarf in red, camel, black, blue, grey and pink (Burberry dupes)

Vincenzo Boretti 1123 Classic Fringed Check Scarfamazon
(£19.90, Amazon.co.uk)

Also available at Amazon.comamazon, Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon, Amazon.itamazon, Amazon.esamazon, Otto & eBay.

Vincenzo Boretti 1120 Classic Fringed Check Wool & Cashmere Scarf

Update (11/10/2017): Can’t stand acrylic or just want a good old fashioned fuzzy wool scarf? Vincenzo Boretti has got you covered here, too. If you’re willing to spend £13 more, you can get this premium quality Burberry scarf dupe made of 90% virgin wool and 10% cashmere instead! It’s available in 5 lustworthy colors: beige, navy, grey, off-white and red. Absolutely adore these!

Vincenzo Boretti 1120 Classic Fringed Check Wool & Cashmere Scarf in camel beige, grey and ivory (Burberry dupes)

Vincenzo Boretti 1120 Classic Fringed Check Wool & Cashmere Scarfamazon
(£32.90, Amazon.co.uk)

Also available at Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon, Amazon.itamazon, Amazon.esamazon, Otto & eBay.

Humble Chic London Plaid Scarf

Update (11/10/2015): Discovered these amazing and super spot-on Burberry scarf dupes at Humble Chic today! They come in 4 lovely colors (black, camel, red and navy) and cost just $17.98. Wouldn’t these make fantastic christmas gifts? I love!

Humble Chic London Plaid Scarf in black, camel and red (Burberry Icon knockoffs)

Humble Chic London Plaid Scarfamazon
($17.98, Amazon)

Also available at Humble Chic NY.

Scarves.com “Daphne” Plaid Scarf

Update (12/18/2011): Found another great Burberry scarf look-a-like which can be bought at Scarves.com. It’s currently 15% OFF, so if you’re on a tight budget and still need a classic last minute gift, this scarf might be it!

Scarves.com "Daphne" Plaid Scarf in tan (Burberry knockoff)

Scarves.com “Daphne” Plaid Scarf
($15, Scarves.com)

Melrose Glam “So Scottish” Scarf

Deal: Use promo code SPRINGBAG to get 15% off your order at BagInc!

The Melrose Glam “So Scottish” Scarf will give you the identical Burberry look, and for just $10. It evenly parallels with the classical Burberry plaid print and coincides with the latest trends this season. This is idyllic for a touch of vibrancy and a flawless finish.

Melrose Glam So Scottish Scarf in beige (Burberry knockoff)

Melrose Glam “So Scottish” Scarf
($9.99, BagInc)

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