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Can we all agree that Prada has created the perfect nude barely-there strappy sandal here? I absolutely love this minimalistic high heel. The stiletto and the thin straps look incredibly sexy because they expose large parts of your foot (be sure to have a pedicure before wearing such baring heels) and the shoe itself is a real wardrobe joker as it can be worn with anything in your wardrobe from a dressy dress to a casual jeans. Well, that is as long as you have $690 to spend on them.

Prada Thin-Strap High Heel Sandals in nude

Prada Thin-Strap High Heel Sandalsls
($690, Bergdorf Goodman)

Siren “Kari” Ankle Strap Sandals

Update (03/15/2016): Spotted another fabulous Prada look for less alternative. These ankle strap stiletto sandals by Siren are currently on sale for under $80 AUD and come in either nude, black or silver.

Siren "Kari" Ankle Strap Sandals in nude (Prada dupes)

Siren “Kari” Ankle Strap Sandals
($74.98, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at Wanted Shoes & The Iconic.

Aldo “Creason” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals

Update (01/04/2014): Came across these lovely ankle strap heels at Aldo today and they instantly reminded me of the Prada high heel sandals above. So lovely, aren’t they? And also available in an array of different colors: black, cognac, blush, silver, turquoise and yellow.

Aldo "Creason" Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals in cognac (Prada knockoffs)

Aldo “Creason” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandalsls
($80, Aldo)

Fergie “Roxanne” High Heel Sandals

Update (02/22/2013): Well, hello there “Roxanne” by Fergie. You look like Prada’s little sister! Available in 13 different colors including mint, nude, black, neon yellow, silver and pink. Absolutely love these!

Fergie "Roxanne" High Heel Sandals in coral (Prada look-alikes)

Fergie “Roxanne” High Heel Sandalsamazon
($43.45, Amazon)

Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk “Genesis” Ankle Strap High Heels

Update (02/22/2013): Also found this great and super budget-friendly Prada alternative by Touch Ups. Only $52.95!

Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk "Genesis" Ankle Strap High Heels in nude (Prada look-a-likes)

Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk “Genesis” Ankle Strap High Heelsls
($52.95, Shoebuy)

P.S.: Also available at Shoes.comcj & Onlineshoes.com.

KORS Michael Kors “Mikaela” Ankle Strap Sandals

Update (02/22/2013): Not exactly a steal, but these KORS Michael Kors heels look almost identical to the original Pradas. And these are also available in a lustworthy hot pink metallic color!

KORS Michael Kors "Mikaela" Ankle Strap Sandals in black patent (Prada look-a-likes)

KORS Michael Kors “Mikaela” Ankle Strap Sandalscj
($123.75, Shopbop)

Steve Madden “ROSELAND” Ankle Strap Sandals

If you don’t have the funds to get the real Pradas, then these shiny nude heels by Steve Madden are the next best thing around. Also available in black patent leather.

Steve Madden "ROSELAND" Ankle Strap Sandals in blush leather (Prada knockoffs)

Steve Madden “ROSELAND” Ankle Strap Sandalsls
($29.99, Steve Madden)

Tony Bianco “Katia” High Heel Sandals

Tony Bianco‘s “Katia” high heel sandal looks very much like Prada’s doppelgänger but costs a whole lot less. Also available in 6 other beautiful colors including gold, silver and rosegold (my personal favorite!).

Tony Bianco "Katia" High Heel Sandals in black (Prada knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Katia” High Heel Sandals
($74.98 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, StyleTread, Zappos, Shoes.com, Shopbop, Steve Madden, The Iconic

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Update: This post has been updated on March 6, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

There’s something so Audrey Hepburn about these classic quilted ballet flats by Chanel that makes me fall in love with these shoes right away. Now don’t get the wrong idea, I don’t wear ballet flats very often; mostly because I think they make my legs look funny. I do, however, admire all the women who can just slip on a pair of flats and a cigarette pant and instantly oozing effortless chic looking like their own version of Audrey. I’m not sure what the retail price is for these quilted beauties, but they’re Chanel, so how affordable can they be?

Chanel Classic Quilted Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in black

Chanel Classic Quilted Cap-Toe Ballet Flats
(Price Unknown, The RealReal)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective.

Steve Madden “Kradle” Quilted Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (03/06/2016): Just discovered these amazing and spot-on Chanel ballet dupes by Steve Madden which are currently on sale for under $40.

Steve Madden "Kradle" Quilted Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in black and nude (Chanel dupes)

Steve Madden “Kradle” Quilted Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsls
($39.98, Steve Madden)

Steve Madden “Kwiltt” Quilted Ballet Flats

Update (03/06/2016): Also found a non-cap-toe version at Steve Madden named “Kwiltt” which comes in various colors and is currently on sale for $53.

Steve Madden "Kwiltt" Quilted Ballet Flats in black, nude, pink and gold (Chanel dupes)

Steve Madden “Kwiltt” Quilted Ballet Flatsamazon
($53.10, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls, Lord & Taylorls, Steve Maddenls, Steve Madden (Canada)ls, Buckle.com, eBayeBay, ShoeMetrocj & Zalora.

Ann Taylor Quilted Leather Ballet Flats

If you’re a Chanel fan on a budget, today might be your lucky day because I happened to discover these amazing, almost spot-on Chanel look-alike quilted leather flats while I was browsing Ann Taylor. For $59.88 (and we’re talking genuine leather here), it’s probably the closest you get to the real deal.

Ann Taylor Quilted Leather Ballet Flats in black and nude (Chanel Classic knockoffs)

Ann Taylor Quilted Leather Ballet Flats
($59.88, Ann Taylor)

Image source(s): Designer Vault, Ann Taylor, Amazon, Steve Madden

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Update: This post has been updated on March 6, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Slip-on sneakers are a huge, huge trend right now and I have a feeling Givenchy is partly to hold responsible. I’m totally loving their iconic rose print which they put on pretty much every item at the moment and I think the floral print gives these sneakers a nice, feminine touch. But as much as I love these floral slip-ons, would I be willing to spend $570 on them? Probably not.

Givenchy Rose-Print Slip-On Sneakers in black and pink

Givenchy Rose-Print Slip-On Sneakersls
($570, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Barneysls & Farfetchls.

Halogen “Turner” Rose-Print Slip-On Sneakers

Update (03/06/2016): Spotted yet another rose-print slip-ons that would make a good Givenchy alternative. Check out these sneakers by Halogen.

Halogen "Turner" Rose-Print Slip-On Sneakers in black and pink (Givenchy dupes)

Halogen “Turner” Rose-Print Slip-On Sneakersls
($69.95, Nordstrom)

NLY Shoes Floral Print Slip in Sneakers

Update (02/16/2015): Discovered these floral-print Slip-Ons by NLY Shoes and thought they’d be a suitable alternative for the Givenchy sneakers above.

NLY Shoes Floral Print Slip in Sneakers in black and pink (Givenchy knockoffs)

NLY Shoes Floral Print Slip in Sneakersamazon
($22.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Old Navy Patterned Canvas Slip-Ons

Update (02/16/2015): Stumbled upon these floral printed slip-on sneakers at Old Navy and they instantly reminded me of the Givenchy shoes above. Only $20!

Old Navy Patterned Canvas Slip-Ons in black and pink (Givenchy knockoffs)

Old Navy Patterned Canvas Slip-Ons
($20, Old Navy)

Mollini “Vincenzus” Floral Print Slip-On Sneakers

Update (10/23/2014): And here’s another Givenchy inspired floral print slip-on sneaker! Found at Mollini.

Mollini "Vincenzus" Floral Print Slip-On Sneakers in black (Givenchy knockoffs)

Mollini “Vincenzus” Floral Print Slip-On Sneakers
($60 AUD, Mollini)

Schutz “Rosa” Slip-On Sneakers

Update (08/13/2014): Discovered a high quality Givenchy dupe by Schutz today. Do you like their rose print slip-on sneaker?

Schutz "Rosa" Slip-On Sneakers in black and pink (Givenchy knockoffs)

Schutz “Rosa” Slip-On Sneakerscj
($40, 6pm)

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

Choies Floral Print Slip-On Sneakers

Update (06/10/2014): Just stumbled upon these Givenchy floral slip-on dupes at Choies. What do we think about these? Hot or not?

Choies Floral Print Slip-On Sneakers in black and pink (Givenchy knockoffs)

Choies Floral Print Slip-On Sneakers
($99.99, Choies)

Ssongbyssong Monica Berry Floral Print Sneakers

Luckily, I discovered these cute Givenchy dupes sold by this eBay seller, Ssongbyssong, which I already mentioned once or twice on this blog. They’re made of faux leather and sell for less than 1/10 of the real deal’s price! Score!

Ssongbyssong Monica Berry Floral Print Sneakers in black and pink (Givenchy knockoffs)

Ssongbyssong Monica Berry Floral Print SneakerseBay
($55, eBay)

Image source(s): Kirna Zabête, eBay, Choies, Nelly, Old Navy, Mollini, Amazon, Nordstrom

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As a shoe, these E10134 Chiffon-Bow Sandals are edgy, chic and seem to look good with just about everything. Giuseppe Zanotti has yet to disappoint, and well – these sandals are just another beautiful addition to his ever-growing body of work. Featuring a chiffon bow at the ankle, these shoes seem to manage to spice up any outfit, although the actual design itself is on the minimal side. The price of $850, on the other hand, is not so simple. Hence, we have a beautiful alternative for you!

Giuseppe Zanotti E10134 Chiffon-Bow Sandals in black satin

Giuseppe Zanotti E10134 Chiffon-Bow Sandalsamazon
($850, Amazon)

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Mila Kunis, Emily Blunt, Mena Suvari and Selena Gomez wearing satin Giuseppe Zanotti E10134 Chiffon-Bow Sandals

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Nicole Miller “Jackson” Bow Ankle Strap Sandals

Update (03/06/2016): Just discovered these lovely bow-adorned satin sandals by Nicole Miller and thought make a good alternative to the Giuseppe Zanottis above.

Nicole Miller "Jackson" Bow Ankle Strap Sandals in black satin (Giuseppe Zanotti E10134 dupes)

Nicole Miller “Jackson” Bow Ankle Strap Sandals
($165, Nicole Miller)

Paris Hilton “Selene” Chiffon-Bow Sandals

Although in the past I would have never really considered Paris Hilton as a designer of footwear, or really any garments, I think I have been transformed. After browsing her past and recent footwear collection, I really did like many of the shoes, and most importantly they are on the affordable side. These “Selene” Chiffon-Bow Sandals perfectly prove my point stated above. They are chic, elegant, and super similar to the designer version without stretching one’s budget. Also, is it possible that these “Selene” sandals might just be a reference to Selena Gomez who also wore these shoes?

Paris Hilton "Selene" Chiffon-Bow Sandals in black (Giuseppe Zanotti E10134 knockoffs)

Paris Hilton “Selene” Chiffon-Bow Sandalscj
($94.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Macy’sls.

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Update: This post has been updated on March 5, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Remember the mega craze for Tory Burch‘s highly-coveted “Reva” ballet flats a few years back? Well, the hype around these logo medallion-adorned classic flats may have died down a little since, but it’s still a very lovely and versatile shoe worth having in your wardrobe. And at $225 per pair these shoes are rather on the lower price spectrum of designer shoes we’ve featured here over the years.

Tory Burch Reva Ballerina Flats in black

Tory Burch Reva Ballerina Flatscj
($225, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Net-A-Porterls, Bloomingdale’s, Jildor, Tory Burch, Harrodsls & Vestiaire Collective.

Celebrities Love Tory Burch

Celebs such as Hilary Duff, Audrina Patridge and Mandy Moore have all been spotted wearing Tory Burch Reva Ballerina Flats.

Hilary Duff, Audrina Patridge and Mandy Moore wearing Tory Burch Reva Ballerina Flats

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Capelli New York Medallion Ballet Flats

Update (03/05/2016): Spotted another Tory Burch Reva inspired set of ballerina flats today. By Capelli New York and currently on sale for under $15.

Capelli New York Medallion Ballet Flats in black, ivory and red (Tory Burch Reva dupes)

Capelli New York Medallion Ballet Flats
($14.96, SteinMart)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Necessary Clothing Golden Emblem Flats

Update (05/03/2015): Discovered these Tory Burch Reva look-alikes at Necessary Clothing which are currently on sale for a very wallet-friendly $12.99 and are available in either black or brown faux leather.

Necessary Clothing Golden Emblem Flats in black and brown (Tory Burch Reva knockoffs)

Necessary Clothing Golden Emblem Flats
($12.99, Necessary Clothing)

Audrey Brooke “Kristin” Ballet Flats

If you can’t or don’t want to spend more than $200 on a pair of basic flats, here’s a great alternative by Audrey Brooke which will give you the luxurious look of Tory Burch for under $20. Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Audrey Brooke "Kristin" Ballet Flats in black and mustard (Tory Burch Reva knockoffs)

Audrey Brooke “Kristin” Patent Ballet FlatseBay
($19.99, eBay)

Aldo “Chaya” Ballet Flats

I also found these flats by Aldo which are also obviously inspired by Tory Burch’s Reva ballerina flats. At $70 they’re slightly more expensive than the Audrey Brooke version, but the Aldo flats are also made of real leather which the Audrey Brooke ones are not.

Aldo "Chaya" Ballet Flats in black, nude and red (Tory Burch Reva knockoffs)

Aldo “Chaya” Ballet Flatsls
($70, Aldo)

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