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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 21, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

When I first saw the “Bellantomod” Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties by Manolo Blahnik, I couldn’t really believe that these are supposed to be Manolos because the designer usually goes for a more elegant and timeless style direction. This high heel though screamed Tom Ford or Gucci to me. It’s a very sexy and stylish shoe; I love the lacing detail in the open back of this so-called “shootie”. As you can see from the pictures below, Vicky B. is also a fan. And who can blame her? However, not everyone of us has VB’s shopping budget, so we came up with a list of possible Manolo alternatives for you.

Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties in black

Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Bootiesls
($599, Barneys Warehouse)

Victoria Beckham Loves Manolo Blahnik

Victoria Beckham has been spotted numerous times wearing Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties.

Victoria Beckham wearing Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties

Zigi Soho “Marisol” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties

UPDATE (05/21/2015): Found these Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod inspired booties by Zigi Soho today. What do you think? Hot or not?

Zigi Soho "Marisol" Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

Zigi Soho “Marisol” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Bootiesamazon
($119.95, Amazon)

bebe “Matison” Lace-Up Mule Heels

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Et voilà, bebe to the rescue! Being a pretty much spot-on dupe of the Manolos, the “Matison” is just as sexy as the real deal and with a price tag of $139, you won’t have to break the bank in order to afford it. But you better be fast because some sizes are beginning to sell out already.

bebe "Matison" Lace-Up Mule Heels in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

bebe “Matison” Lace-Up Mule Heels
($139, bebe)

Chinese Laundry “Jinxy” High Heel Booties

Another budget-friendly alternative and currently on sale, too, are these stylish heels from Chinese Laundry. They’re not a 1:1 dupe or anything, but they’ll still give you the same sexy look. Make sure to check out the insanely gorgeous cobalt blue suede version which is my absolute favorite!

Chinese Laundry "Jinxy" High Heel Booties in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Jinxy” High Heel Bootiesamazon
($64.17, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at DailyLook, Chinese Laundry & 6pmcj.

Tony Bianco “Azura” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Stiletto Booties

And, of course, the stylish Australians strike once again! Tony Bianco‘s “Azura” heels will give you the coveted Manolo Blahnik look for less; for $149.95 AUD to be exact. And what can I say? I’m in love.

Tony Bianco "Azura" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Stiletto Booties in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Azura” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Stiletto Booties
($149.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 15, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

So there’s the Acne Pistol boots and the Rag & Bone Newbury booties – these both boot styles share the reign over the coveted designer bootie “goes-with-everything” kingdom in Hollywoodland. I’d love to join the fashionable crowd below, but spending $525 on shoes isn’t currently a viable option. However, I’ve found an almost identical match for all our budget-conscious readers and… well, me.

Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Boots in black

Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Bootiescj
($525, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Ron Herman, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Jildorcj, Forward by Elyse Walker, Nordstromls, Barneysls, S|SENSE, OTTEpjx, Rag + Bonepjx & Farfetchls.

Celebrities Love Rag & Bone

Rachel Bilson, Sienna Miller, Rachel Weisz, Nikki Reed, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Isla Fisher wearing Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Boots

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Therapy “Hendrix” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (05/15/2015): Stumbled upon these lovely Rag & Bone Newbury dupes by Therapy today! They’re available in various colors and retail for a budget-friendly $69.95.

Therapy "Hendrix" Ankle Boots in brown and black (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Therapy “Hendrix” Ankle Boots
($69.95 AUD, StyleTread)

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

Reneeze Baba-3 Stacked Heel Ankle Boots

UPDATE (02/07/2015): Discovered these budget-friendly Rag & Bone Newbury look-alikes by Reneeze today. Available in 4 different colors for under $30.

Reneeze Baba-3 Stacked Heel Ankle Boots (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Reneeze Baba-3 Stacked Heel Ankle Bootsamazon
($23.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls, Sears, Overstock & eBayeBay.

Forever 21 Cuffed Faux Leather Booties

UPDATE (10/22/2014): Spotted these lovely and budget-friendly booties at Forever 21 and thought they might be a great Newbury alternative, too.

Forever 21 Cuffed Faux Leather Booties in black and tan (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Forever 21 Cuffed Faux Leather Bootiesls
($37.90, Forever 21)

ALDO “Prigorwen” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (10/03/2014): ALDO have another great Rag & Bone Newbury bootie look-a-like available in either taupe or black leather for $52.99 (sale price!).

ALDO "Prigorwen" Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

ALDO “Prigorwen” Ankle Boots
($52.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Heels.comcj, ALDO (US)ls & The Iconic.

Tony Bianco “Dena” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (07/20/2014): Just discovered these almost identical Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like boots at Tony Bianco. Absolutely in love with them! They are available in either tan or black leather for $159.95 AUD. Go, get ‘em!

Tony Bianco "Dena" Ankle Boots in tan and black (Rag Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Dena” Ankle Boots
($159.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Diba London “Elyse” Booties

UPDATE (02/03/2014): And here we go again with yeth another Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like. Stumbled upon this lovely cognac colored bootie by Diba which is currently on clearance for a super steal-worthy $16.99.

Diba London "Elyse" Booties in cognac (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Diba London “Elyse” Booties
($16.99, JCPenney)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Remington” Microfiber Booties

UPDATE (11/29/2013): Are you tired of Newbury dupes yet? Well, here’s another add to the list. Check out these ankle boots coming from Carlos by Carlos Santana!

Carlos by Carlos Santana "Remington" Microfiber Ankle Booties in black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Remington” Microfiber Bootiesamazon
($23.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetro & 6pmcj.

Chinese Laundry “Elise Ginger” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (11/04/2013): And we have yet another name to add to the Rag & Bone Newbury dupe list! Stumbled upon these fabulous Chinese Laundry booties today and they instantly reminded me of the Newbury ankle boots.

Chinese Laundry "Elise Ginger" Ankle Boots (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Elise Ginger” Ankle Bootsls
($59.96, NORDSTROM)

Arturo Chiang “Sangia” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (10/11/2013): Found yet another Newbury bootie dupe! Now look at these lovely ankle boots by Arturo Chiang. Absolutely fabulous, right? My favorite’s the dark chocolate version.

Arturo Chiang "Sangia" Ankle Boots in brown and black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

Arturo Chiang “Sangia” Ankle Bootsamazon
($139.95, Amazon)

Kelsi Dagger “Zidane” Ankle Booties

UPDATE (10/11/2013): Here’s another high quality Rag & Bone Newbury ankle boot look-a-like! Check out these super fab booties by Kelsi Dagger!

Kelsi Dagger "Zidane" Ankle Booties in mocha and black (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

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($150.99, Heels.com)

SO® High Heel Ankle Boots

UPDATE (09/18/2013): Found these super fab ankle boots by SO which look like spot-on Rag & Bone Newbury dupes. And the best part? You can get them for under $30!

SO® High Heel Ankle Boots in brown and black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

SO® High Heel Ankle Bootsls
($24.97, Kohl’s)

Bucco “Earla” Textured Ankle Boots

UPDATE (06/22/2013): Came across these textured real leather booties by Bucco which are a great Rag & Bone Newbury dupe. Available in black, red, taupe and beige leather.

Bucco "Earla" Textured Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Bucco “Earla” Textured Ankle Bootsamazon
($24.99, Amazon)

Alias Mae “Lancaster” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (04/16/2013): Now look at the deliciousness of an ankle boot! Seriously obsessed with these Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like booties by Alias Mae! Those Australians ALWAYS have the best shoe brands for designer shoe look-a-likes! $151.96 AUD and also available in burgundy and brown leather.

Alias Mae "Lancaster" Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury look-a-likes)

Alias Mae “Lancaster” Ankle Boots
($132.97 AUD, The Iconic)

N.Y.L.A “Leron” Ankle Booties

UPDATE (04/07/2013): Came across another budget-friendly Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like today. Check out these ankle boots by N.Y.L.A.! On sale for under $30 and also available in chocolate brown.

N.Y.L.A "Leron" Ankle Booties in black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury look-a-likes)

N.Y.L.A “Leron” Ankle Bootiesamazon
($17.97, Amazon)

Steve Madden “Relay” Suede Booties

UPDATE (02/10/2013): Found another awesome Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like by Steve Madden. This one is a suede version. Available in black or burgundy.

Steve Madden "Relay" Suede Booties in black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Relay” Suede Bootiesls
($59.94, Steve Madden)

Steve Madden “Abonita” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (01/02/2013): Steve Madden has officially joined the long list of brands who have created a fabulous Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like! I really like these simple and classic booties which are available in either black or cognac leather.

Steve Madden "Abonita" Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Abonita” Ankle Bootsamazon
($129.95, Amazon)

Vince Camuto “Hadley” Ankle Boots

Now look at this Vince Camuto ankle boot! If this ain’t an awesome Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like, I don’t know what is. And the best part? These booties cost $89.97 (sale price!) instead of $525 which means you’ll save $435 in comparison to the real deal. Available in black, taupe, sand and chestnut brown.

Vince Camuto "Hadley" Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Hadley” Ankle Boots
($89.97, Nordstrom Rack)

P.S.: Also available at eBay, Nordstromls & Vince Camuto (UK)icon.

Arden B. Seamed Ankle Boots

UPDATE (10/10/2012): Just cames across this super fabulous and super budget-friendly Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like by Arden B.. These faux leather booties are currently on sale for a mere $9.99, so get them before they’re gone!

Arden B. Seamed Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Newbury Classic knockoffs)

Arden B. Seamed Ankle Bootsls
($9.99, Arden B.)

Cole Haan “Cassidy” Booties

UPDATE (10/10/2012): Another great alternative though more on the expensive side are these Nubuck leather booties by Cole Haan. My favorite’s the tea rose colored version.

Cole Haan "Cassidy" Booties in black and natural (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Cole Haan “Cassidy” Booties
($169.95, Cole Haan)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Overstock & Sears.

Bandolino “Joinedtome” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (09/08/2012): Just came across these super fabulous Rag & Bone Newbury real leather knockoffs by Bandolino for $54.99 (sale price!). Yay! Available in black or brown leather and taupe suede.

Bandolino "Joinedtome" Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Bandolino “Joinedtome” Ankle Bootsamazon
($42.99, Amazon)

Chelsea Crew “Holster” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (08/15/2012): Found another great and super similar Rag & Bone Newbury alternative. These booties by Chelsea Crew are $59.99 (sale price!) only and come in either black or brown.

Chelsea Crew "Holster" Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Chelsea Crew “Holster” Ankle Bootsamazon
($59.99, Amazon)

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Valentino‘s shoe line from the “Rockstud” collection is probably the most popular here on this blog. And even though the Rockstud shoes have been going strong in the fashion community for a couple of years, there seems no sign of declining popularity with these pyramid studded, strappy Valentino shoes. We’ve written about quite a few shoe styles from the “Rockstud” family already and today we’re finally featuring the caged t-strap ballet flats. For a flat, this shoe is about as dressy as it gets; the luxe patent leather juxtaposed the shiny studded straps = perfection! But before you fall hopelessly in love, take a deep breath and look at the price tag: $975! And that’s the lower price limit for this type of Rockstud style. Other variations of the caged flat go as far up as $1.095! Now that’s a lot of money.

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flats in nude and black patent

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flats
($975, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusicon, Barneysls, Nordstromls, S|SENSE, Intermix, Lane Crawfordls, Saks Fifh Avenuels, Selfridges, MyTheresa & Stylebop.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Valentino

Celebs such as Ashley Tisdale and Alexa Chung as well as personal style bloggers like Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Arielle Nachmani (Something Navy), Rachel Parcell (Pink Peonies) and Jessica Stein (Tuula Vintage) have all been spotted wearing Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flats.

Ashley Tisdale, Alexa Chung, Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Arielle Nachmani (Something Navy), Rach Parcell (Pink Peonies) and Jessica Stein (Tuula Vintage) wearing Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flats

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Diavolina “Delight” Studded T-Strap Flats

Luckily, there are some fantastic and affordable alternatives out there for all of us Valentino-loving fashionistas on a budget. Let’s start with my current favorite Valentino steal find which is the “Delight” by Diavolina, a spot-on Rockstud flat dupe which comes in either black or nude patent. Unfortunately, at $189.95 AUD, it’s a pricey Valentino look-alike and also rather hard to get hold of outside of Australia, but nonetheless, it’s about 80% cheaper than the real deal, so I’d still consider this to be a great steal find if you’re willing to invest in a high-quality Valentino alternative.

Diavolina "Delight" Studded T-Strap Flats in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Diavolina “Delight” Studded T-Strap Flats
($189.95 AUD, StyleTread)

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

Wild Diva Pippa-35 Pyramid Studded Ankle T-Strap Ballet Flats

If you’re looking for a quick and budget-friendly Valentino look for less fix however, then you’re probably best off with these pretty Rockstud flat dupes by Wild Diva. They’re spot-on with the design, come in various lovely colors and cost under $30! Total steal deal alert here!

Wild Diva Pippa-35 Pyramid Studded Ankle T-Strap Ballet Flats (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Wild Diva Pippa-35 Pyramid Studded Ankle T-Strap Ballet Flatsamazon
($23.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Meritline, CiCi Hot, Charlotte Russe & eBayeBay.

Betseyville “Epic” Studded Ballet Flats

Another cute Valentino alternative are these studded ballet flats by Betseyville. They’re very similar to the Valentinos, come in either black, blush or leopard print and cost only 34.99!

Betseyville "Epic" Studded Ballet Flats in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Betseyville “Epic” Studded Ballet Flats
($34.99, Target)

Milanoo Studded Pointed Toe Flats

And lastly, may I present you these budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud dupes I found at Milanoo. Same design but a veeery different price tag (only $19.99!). Available in black, warm and cool pink as well as white faux patent leather. Happy shopping!

Milanoo Studded Pointed Toe Flats in black and pink patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Milanoo Studded Pointed Toe Flatsls
($19.99, Milanoo)

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A few months ago we received a reader request from Maggie who asked:

Any idea where a sista can find some leather strap shoes like these that AREN’T $1.000?!

The shoe Maggie was talking about was a strappy stiletto pump by Gianvito Rossi which has been on my personal wish list as well after I first spotted it on personal style blogger at large, Blair Eadie from Atlantic-Pacific. It’s a truly gorgeous shoe, but shelling out that kind of money is simply not an option for me and Maggie (and probably you as well). So the hunt for Gianvito Rossi Carey dupes ensued.

Gianvito Rossi Carey Triple-Strap Pumps in black

Gianvito Rossi Carey Triple-Strap Pumpsls
($1.050, Barneys)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Farfetchls & Selfridges.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Gianvito Rossi

Celebs such as Julianne Moore, Cheryl Cole and Marion Cotillard as well as style blogger Blair Eadie from Atlantic-Pacific have all been spotted wearing Gianvito Rossi Carey Triple-Strap Pumps.

Julianne Moore, Cheryl Cole, Marion Cotillard and Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) wearing black Gianvito Rossi Carey Triple-Strap Pumps

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River Island Black Leather Strappy Pumps

Et voilà, River Island comes to our rescue! Their strappy black leather pump may not be an identical match, but for $130, it’s the closest you can get to Gianvito Rossi’s Carey heel at the moment. A few sizes are already sold out (including mine, boohoo!), so if you’re lusting after this style and yours is still available, I wouldn’t wait too long to order.

River Island Black Leather Strappy Pumps in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

River Island Black Leather Strappy Pumpsls
($130, River Island)

P.S.: Also available at River Island (UK)ls.

Milanoo Pointy-Toe Stiletto Pumps

If you don’t want to spend quite as much or if your size is simply sold out for the Gianvito Rossi dupe above, then take a look at this strappy heel I discovered at Milanoo. The design isn’t quite as sharp and polished compared to the original, but the overall look still screams Gianvito Rossi Carey and the price of $56.99 is pretty neat, too.

Milanoo Pointy-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Milanoo Pointy-Toe Stiletto Pumpsls
($56.99, Milanoo)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 9, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Over the years I have fallen in love with so many Louboutins that I always thought: “Well, now he has outdone himself! I couldn’t love a shoe more!” – But then this shoe came along. The “Impera” – a truly imperial lasercut lace-up stiletto pump. So how divine could a shoe be? And even though it’s usually very hard for me to love a white heel, this one I absolutely ADORE! In both white and black leather. Just look how gorgeous these shoes look on the celebs! I’m especially in love with how Alessandra Ambrosio has worn her Loubies. Too bad they are a) sold out and b) totally out of my budget.

Christian Louboutin Impera Lace-Up Lasercut Stiletto Pumps in white and black

Christian Louboutin Impera Lace-Up Lasercut Stiletto Pumpsls
($1.295, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Net-A-Porterls & Barneysls.

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Celebs such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Nina Dobrev and Rihanna have all been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin Impera Lace-Up Lasercut Stiletto Pumps.

Alessandra Ambrosio, Nina Dobrev and Rihanna wearing Christian Louboutin Impera Lace-Up Lasercut Stiletto Pumps

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Bolaro SH1646 Laser-Cut Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (05/09/2015): Spotted these budget-friendly Christian Louboutin Impera look-alikes by Bolaro today. Available in either black, red and nude faux leather for a steal price of $23.99!

Bolaro SH1646 Laser-Cut Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Impera knockoffs)

Bolaro SH1646 Laser-Cut Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Pumpsamazon
($23.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Sears, & eBayeBay.

Choies Cut Out Tie Up High Heels

UPDATE (01/15/2015): Stumbled upon another fab Christian Louboutin Impera dupe at Choies. Available in black and cream faux leather for a steal price of $57.99.

Choies Cut Out Tie Up High Heels in black (Christian Louboutin Impera knockoffs)

Choies Cut Out Tie Up High Heels
($57.99, Choies)

P.S.: Also available at Rosegal (black) & Rosegal (nude).

Jessica Buurman “LOVER” Floral Cutout Lace-up High Heel Pumps

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These heels by Jessica Buurman don’t quite live up to the quality of the Louboutins above, but for 1/10 of the price they do come pretty close, don’t you agree? They’re currently on pre-order and I am now contemplating which color to get them in. Any advice from our fabulous readers?

Jessica Buurman "LOVER" Floral Cutout Lace-up High Heel Pumps in white and black (Christian Louboutin Impera knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “LOVER” Floral Cutout Lace-up High Heel Pumps
($149, Jessica Buurman)

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