Real vs. Steal

Update: This post has been updated on March 29, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Got a little bit of a rocker-girl inside but don’t know how to express it? Try wearing these Balenciaga sandals and you’ll exude just enough edge while maintaining a polished look. Looking for the best way to pull them off? If you have long legs, try a black pencil skirt with a slightly longer hem in back and if you’re petite or curvy, wear some black leggings like Rihanna (below) with an off-the-shoulder knit dress. But the most important accessory is confidence, and to rock these – you gotta show it. While these shoes are amazing, if they don’t fit your budget, scroll down cause the steal we found is a ringer for the original.

Balenciaga Open Toe Slingback Sandals in black

Balenciaga Glove Sandalsls
($805, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at MyTheresa, The RealReal & Matches Fashionls.

Celebrities Love Balenciaga

Rihanna, Taylor Tomasi and LaLa Vasquez wearing black Balenciaga Open Toe Slingback Sandals

Who wore Balenciaga best?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Jaggar “Mania” Slingback Sandals

Update (03/29/2016) Discovered another Balenciaga inspired slingback heel today! By Jaggar and available in either black or grey leather for $229.95 AUD.

Jaggar "Mania" Slingback Sandals in black (Balenciaga Glove knockoffs)

Jaggar “Mania” Slingback Sandals
($229.95 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at BNKR.

Jessica Buurman “WELBURN” Slingback High Heel Sandals

Update (01/15/2014) Also stumbled upon these Balenciaga-inspired heels at Jessica Buurman today. So fab, right?

Jessica Buurman "WELBURN" Slingback High Heel Sandals in black (Balenciaga Glove knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “WELBURN” Slingback High Heel Sandals
($149, Jessica Buurman)

Kelsi Dagger “Cameo” Slingback Sandals

Update (08/15/2012): Just came across another Balenciaga look-a-like by Kelsi Dagger which is currently on sale for under $90. Available in various colors and textures, too (my favorites: leopard print and black/white spotted).

Kelsi Dagger "Cameo" Slingback Sandals in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Kelsi Dagger “Cameo” Slingback Sandals
($85.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Strategia “Alicia” Open Toe Slingbacks

Nope, you’re not seeing double. This pair by Strategia is actually quite a bit less than the Balenciagas above. What’s keeping you from making them yours? These architectural sandals will look artsy and modern with some red nail polish or go mysterious with a darker one. Either way, just let your shoes make the introduction and you can take over from there.

Strategia "Alicia" Open Toe Slingbacks in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Strategia “Alicia” Open Toe Slingbacks
($268, Yoox)

{ 3 comments }

Update: This post has been updated on March 28, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Christian Louboutin has done a lot of extreme and fetish-like shoes in the last couple years, but my favorites would have to be Louboutin’s “simpler”, more classic creations. Just like the “Alta Rita” pictured below. A paramount example for a perfect evening shoe: sparkly and glamorous yet not too distracting and with a feminine and elegant shape and a heel that is high but not impossibly so. I absolutely love how Kate Bosworth paired hers with a beautiful white Chanel frock. Such a classy look!

Christian Louboutin Alta Rita Crystal Embellished Slingback Pumps in pale gold

Christian Louboutin Alta Rita Crystal Embellished Slingback Pumpsls
($1.415, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Celebs such as Kate Bosworth and Taylor Swift have been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin Alta Rita Crystal Embellished Slingback Pumps.

Kate Bosworth and Taylor Swift wearing Christian Louboutin Alta Rita Crystal Embellished Slingback Pumps

Who wore Christian Louboutin better?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Adrianna Papell “Fiji” Embellished Slingback Pumps

Update (03/28/2016): When I first saw these lovely rhinestone embellished slingback pumps by Adrianna Papell, they immediately reminded me of the Alta Rita Louboutins above. They’re not an identical dupe, but the overall look is still the same. Available on sale for $74.87 in various colors.

Adrianna Papell "Fiji" Embellished Slingback Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Alta Rita inspired)

Adrianna Papell “Fiji” Embellished Slingback Pumpsls
($74.87, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Macy’s, Zappos, 6pm, Dillard’sls, Adrianna Papellpjx & Nordstrom Rack.

Ivanka Trump “Galantz” Slingback Sandals

Clearly, not everyone can afford to buy Louboutins, so here you go with an almost just as fabulous alternative by Ivanka Trump which will cost you roughly a fifth of the original Louboutin heels. Apart from a few minor details and minus the red luscious sole that Christian Louboutin is so famous for, the look of our budget-friendly Loubie version is pretty much identical. You like?

Ivanka Trump "Galantz" Slingback Sandals in champagne (Christian Louboutin Alta Rita knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Galantz” Slingback Sandalsls
($249.95, Nordstrom)

{ 0 comments }

Update: This post has been updated on March 27, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

In the last few years, I always felt attracted to these oversized, men’s like Michael Kors-type of watches, but lately I’ve been more and more finding myself flirting with the idea to purchase one of these tiny, feminine, classic women’s watches such as the “Tank Anglaise” by Cartier. It’s such a timeless design and I have no doubt I could still wear it in either 5 or 50 years from now on and still look great. But $33.900? We don’t even need to begin the discussion of possibly purchasing or saving up for it because it’s way, way out of my price league…or universe even.

Cartier Tank Anglaise Watch in gold and white gold

Cartier Tank Anglaise Watch (Medium Model)
($33.900, Cartier)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective, The RealReal & Fashionphile.

Saks Fifth Avenue Stainless Steel Pavé Crystal Bezel Rectangular Watch

Update (03/27/2016): Spotted these lovely watches by Saks Fifth Avenue today which instantly reminded of the Cartier Tank Anglaise Watches above. These are currently 50% off for $87.49. Steal deal alert!

Saks Fifth Avenue Stainless Steel Pavé Crystal Bezel Rectangular Watch in goldtone and silvertone (Cartier Tank Anglaise inspired)

Saks Fifth Avenue Stainless Steel Pavé Crystal Bezel Rectangular Watchls
($87.49, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH)

Vince Camuto Rectangle Bracelet Watch

Update (05/02/2015): Found another great Cartier Tank Anglaise steal alternative by Vince Camuto. Available for $125 $90.23 (sale price!) in either gold-, silver- or rosegold-tone.

Vince Camuto Rectangle Bracelet Watch in gold, silver and rose gold (Cartier Tank Anglaise knockoffs)

Vince Camuto Rectangle Bracelet Watchamazon
($90.23, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Vince Camutols & Dillard’sls.

Juicy Couture “Darby” Watch

However, a few days ago I happened to stumble upon this set of watches by Juicy Couture and the design instantly reminded me of Cartier’s Tank Anglaise timepiece. There are a couple differences, but considering the huge price difference (the JC version cost either $195 (silver) or $250 (gold) compared to the $33.000 for the Cartier watch) I don’t think it’s much of a big deal.

Juicy Couture Darby 1901057 Watch in gold and silver (Cartier Tank Anglaise knockoff)

Juicy Couture “Darby” Watchls
($250, Lord & Taylor)

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

Image source(s): Cartier, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Nordstrom, Macy’s

{ 0 comments }

Update: This post has been updated on March 26, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti is a well-known man on this blog because a) his shoes are absolutely loved by celebrities and b) because his shoes are often copied. And while it’s not cool to copy, I really can’t blame the copycats because shoes as fabulous as these scalloped suede lace-up sandals need to be brought at more affordable price points. At least that’s how I think. My obsession for these Zanotti heels started when I first saw Aimee Song from Song of Style rocking these high-heeled beauties in various of her outfits. I just love the delicate nature of these! They’re incredibly sexy yet still elude a sense of romance. But here’s the deal-breaker: they cost a whopping $1.095 and are pretty much sold out everywhere.

Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandals in black suede

Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandalsls
($1.195, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Celebs such as Elle MacPherson, Aimee Song from Song of Style, Khloe Kardashian and Naomie Harris have all been spotted wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandals.

Elle MacPherson, Aimee Song (Song of Style), Khloe Kardashian and Naomie Harris wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandals

Who wore Giuseppe Zanotti best?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

New Look Suedette Laser Cut Out Ghillie Heels

Update (03/26/2016): Came across these fab Giuseppe Zanotti inspired ghillie heels by New Look today. Available in black or blue faux suede for £29.99! I looooove the vibrant blue version here!

New Look Suedette Laser Cut Out Ghillie Heels in black and blue (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

New Look Suedette Laser Cut Out Ghillie Heels
(£29.99, New Look)

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

Public Desire “Anais” Cut Out Lace Up Heels

Update (10/13/2015): Spotted another Giuseppe Zanotti dupe today! Check out these lovely cut-out heels by Public Desire which are currently on sale for a budget-friendly £16.99 and come in either black, white or aqua blue faux suede.

Public Desire "Anais" Cut Out Lace Up Heels in black and aqua blue faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Public Desire “Anais” Cut Out Lace Up Heels
(£16.99, Public Desire)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Lace-Up Cutout Pumps

Update (07/22/2015): Aaaaaand here’s another budget-friendly Giuseppe Zanotti inspired lace-up high heel! Found at Forever 21 for $34.90 and available in either black or chestnut faux suede!

Forever 21 Faux Suede Lace-Up Cutout Pumps in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Lace-Up Cutout Pumps
($34.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (UK)ls & Forever 21 (EU).

Boohoo “Amber” Lazer Cut Out Suedette Lace Up Gladiator Heels

Update (06/26/2015): Stumbled upon these budget-friendly and spot-on Giuseppe Zanotti dupes at Boohoo today. Aren’t they just fabulous?

boohoo "Amber" Lazer Cut Out Suedette Lace Up Gladiator Heels in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Boohoo “Amber” Lazer Cut Out Suedette Lace Up Gladiator Heels
($60, Boohoo)

P.S.: Also available at Boohoo (UK).

BCBGeneration “Carnival” Scalloped Suede Lace-Up Sandals

Update (06/12/2015): Discovered this spot-on Giuseppe Zanotti dupe by BCBGeneration today. So close to the original, but with a much nicer price tag, right? Available in black, nude or dove grey suede leather.

BCBGeneration "Carnival" Scalloped Suede Lace-Up Sandals in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Carnival” Scalloped Suede Lace-Up Sandalsamazon
($106.40, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Dillard’sls, Nordstrom Rack & Revolve.

Fashionchick Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

Update (06/12/2015): Also spotted these Zanotti inspired suede lace up heels by German shoe brand Fashionchick. They’re available in black, blue and nude suede.

Fashionchick Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in black and blue (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Fashionchick Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandalsaffilinet
(€104.95, Mirapodo)

P.S.: Also available at Omoda.

Delicious Kaleen-S Cage Lace-Up Sandals

Update (01/24/2015): So how about these lace-up heels by Delicious? Quite a spot-on alternative to the Giuseppe Zanotti sandals above, no? Very budget-friendly, too.

Delicious Kaleen-S Cage Lace-Up Sandals in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Delicious Kaleen-S Cage Lace-Up Sandals
($30.90, GoJane)

P.S.: Also available at LuLu*s & Amazonamazon.

JustFab “Vernon” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

Update (05/16/2014): And here we go again with yet another Giuseppe Zanotti dupe. By JustFab. I’m really loving the red version!

JustFab "Vernon" Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in red, black and nude faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

JustFab “Vernon” Lace-Up High Heel Sandalscj
($54.99, Heels.com)

Milanoo Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

Update (05/04/2014): Stumbled upon this beautiful Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-like at Milanoo today.

Milanoo Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Milanoo Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandals
($54.99, Milanoo)

Olsenboye “Rachel” High Heel Booties

Update (05/04/2014): Also discovered these lovely spot-on Giuseppe Zanotti dupes by Olsenboye at JCPenney.

Olsenboye "Rachel" High Heel Booties in faux black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Olsenboye “Rachel” High Heel Bootiesls
($39.99, JCPenney)

Choies Suede Peep Toe Tie Up Sandals

Update (04/17/2014): Came across another mighty fine Giuseppe Zanotti dupe at Choies. Available in either black or nude suede for under $80! Score!

Choies Suede Peep Toe Tie Up Sandals in black and nude (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Choies Suede Peep Toe Tie Up Sandals
($78.90, Choies)

P.S.: Also available at SheIn.

Steve Madden “TROME” Lace-Up Scalloped High Heel Sandals

Update (02/02/2014): I knew it was just a matter of time until Steve Madden would come up with their own Giuseppe Zanotti scalloped heel dupe! And here you go, a pretty identical Zanotti look-a-like which comes in either black or nude suede. This style is part of Chiara Ferragni‘s capsule collection for Steve Madden.

Steve Madden "TROME" Lace-Up Scalloped High Heel Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Steve Madden “TROME” Lace-Up Scalloped High Heel Sandalsamazon
($139.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nasty Gal & Steve Madden.

Therapy “Monroe” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

Update (02/02/2014): These lace-up heels from Therapy are yet another wonderful and very wallet-friendly dupe of the pricey Zanotti heels above. Totally in love with these here!

Therapy "Monroe" Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Therapy “Monroe” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals
($59.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Aldo “Cezarine” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

Update (02/02/2014): Also discovered this super fab Zanotti-inspired “minimalistic” lace-up high heel at Aldo today.

Aldo "Cezarine" Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Aldo “Cezarine” Lace-Up High Heel Sandalsls
($50, Aldo)

Anne Michelle Rapture-62 Lasercut Lace-Up Heels

Update (01/24/2014): Finally found a budget-friendly Zanotti alternative! Check out these fab heels from Anne Michelle. Only $34.80 and also available in nude faux suede!

Anne Michelle Rapture-62 Lasercut Lace-Up Heels in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Rapture-62 Lasercut Lace-Up Heels
($34.80, CiCi Hot)

Sofia Z “Eliana” Lace-Up Open-Toe Sandals

Update (01/24/2014): And if you prefer a mid-heel version, check out these heels by Sofia Z. They are currently on sale for $131.25!

Sofia Z "Eliana" Lace-Up Open-Toe Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I12068 knockoffs)

Sofia Z “Eliana” Lace-Up Open-Toe Sandals
($131.25, Bluefly)

Jessica Buurman “AYOKA” Cut-Out Lace Up Sandals

Update (01/16/2014): Found another Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-like at Jessica Buurman today. So fab, right?

Jessica Buurman "AYOKA" Cut-Out Lace Up Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “AYOKA” Cut-Out Lace Up Sandals
($129, Jessica Buurman)

Modern Vice “Ghillie” Suede Laser-Cut Pumps

Thanks to Modern Vice we don’t have to spend a fortune to get the coveted Zanotti lace-up heel look. The “Ghillie” peep-toe sandal is a perfect substitute that sells for 10% compared to the designer original. Available in either black or red suede. But you better be fast and order quickly because these shoes are selling like hot cakes!

Modern Vice "Ghillie" Suede Laser-Cut Pumps in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Modern Vice “Ghillie” Suede Laser-Cut Pumps
($67.95, DailyLook)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetrocj & LuLu*s.

Windsor Smith “Gillie” Suede Lace-Up Heels

Our fellow Australian shoe lovers don’t have to be disappointed though because the “Gillie” lace-up heel by Windsor Smith is the perfect Zanotti dupe just like the one by Modern Vice (I think this might even be just a rebranded version of the Modern Vice or vice versa).

Windsor Smith "Gillie" Suede Lace-Up Heels in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Windsor Smith “Gillie” Suede Lace-Up Heels
($48, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at StyleTread, The Iconic, Lane Crawfordls & Wanted Shoes.

{ 3 comments }

So we’ve already covered quite a few of Stuart Weitzman‘s best-selling shoe styles including the highly coveted Alex Wedges, the 5050 Boots and the Highland/Lowland Overknees, but we happened to miss out on one very important shoe until now: the Nudist – a minimalistic stiletto sandal with two skinny straps running across the toes and the ankle which give the shoe that alluring “barely there”-look everybody is lusting after these days. Over the last two years the Nudist was by far one of the most worn red carpet shoes I have seen yet. The list of celebrities who’ve worn these super sexy heels is seemingly endless (Blake Lively, Reese Witherspoon, Miranda Kerr and Jennifer Lopez to name a few) and personal style bloggers seem to love the Nudist – which comes in a variety of different colors, uppers and variations – just as much. And even though Stuart Weitzman shoes are not the most expensive designer shoes out there, the prices are still everything but budget-friendly. The standard leather version of the Nudist retails for $398, a hefty price for what is basically a stiletto heel with two skinny leather straps attached to it.

Stuart Weitzman Nudist Ankle Strap Stiletto Sandals in nude patent and black

Stuart Weitzman Nudist Ankle Strap Stiletto Sandals
($398, Stuart Weitzman)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Shopbop, Zappos, Amazon, 6pm, Nordstromls, Net-A-Porterls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Forward by Elyse Walker, Bloomingdale’s, Bluefly, Jildor, Revolve, Farfetchls, LuisaViaRoma, David Jonesls & Vestiaire Collective.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Stuart Weitzman

Celebs such as Bella Hadid and various style bloggers like Julie Sarinana (Sincerely Jules), Aimee Song (Song of Style), Ashley Madekwe (Ring My Bell) have all been spotted wearing Stuart Weitzman Nudist Ankle Strap Stiletto Sandals.

Julie Sarinana (Sincerely Jules), Aimee Song (Song of Style), Ashley Madekwe (Ring My Bell) and Bella Hadid wearing Stuart Weitzman Nudist Ankle Strap Stiletto Sandals

Who wore Stuart Weitzman best?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Banana Republic “Holland” Heeled Sandals

Deal: 40% off your purchase at Banana Republic (US)! Use promo code “BRSPRING” at checkout! Restrictions apply. Offer ends 04/02/2016.

First, take a deep breath! … OK, done? Good. Now look at these amazing and almost identical Stuart Weitzman Nudist look-alikes by Banana Republic! Spot-on design, genuine leather and available in various beautiful colors and uppers. All that for just $118. Consider me obsessed. But the best part? There’s currently an awesome promotion going on where you can get a whopping 40% off your Banana Republic (US) purchase which would lower the price of these lustworthy stilettos down to a budget-friendly $70.80! Total steal deal alert! Psssst, don’t tell my bank consultant, but I’ve just placed my order for the black and the nude version. Sigh! Can’t help it, I’m a hopeless shoe addict and super passionate about snatching great deals.

Banana Republic "Holland" Barely There Ankle Strap Stiletto Sandals (Stuart Weitzman Nudist knockoffs)

Banana Republic “Holland” Heeled Sandals
($118, Banana Republic)

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

Image source(s): Stuart Weitzman, Sincerely Jules, Song of Style, Ring My Bell, @versace_official Instagram, Banana Republic

{ 0 comments }

Page 20 of 227« First...10...1819202122...304050...Last »