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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

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($975, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Nordstromls, Saks Fifh Avenuels, Forward by Elyse Walker, Barneysls, S|Sense, Intermix, Lane Crawfordls, Selfridges, MyTheresa, Stylebop & David Jonesls.

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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Topshop “Kate” Studded Pointy Toe Flats

Update (03/25/2016): Spotted these cute Valentino inspired slingback flats by Topshop today. Available for $50 (sale price!) in either nude patent leather or black leather.

Topshop "Kate" Studded Pointy Toe Flats in nude patent (Valentino Rockstud inspired)

Topshop “Kate” Studded Pointy Toe Flatsls
($50, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Zalando & Topshop.

Mivida Studded T-Strap Flats

Update (03/15/2016): And one more Valentino Rockstud alternative to add to the list! These studded flats by Mivida have cone studs instead of pyramid studs, but the rest of the design is pretty much spot-on Valentino. Available for $148.95 in black and white patent leather and bronze metallic.

Mivida Studded T-Strap Flats in black and white patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Mivida Studded T-Strap Flats
($148.95, Bluefly)

Kaitlyn Pan Strappy Ballerina Leather Flats

Update (10/21/2015): Spotted these amazing genuine leather Valentino Rockstud dupes by Kaitlyn Pan today. They’re not the cheapest pair of Valentino look-alikes, but the quality looks quite great here.

Kaitlyn Pan Strappy Ballerina Leather Flats in rose pink and taupe nude (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Kaitlyn Pan Strappy Ballerina Leather Flatsamazon
($109, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Etsy (alternative buying platform for non-US based buyers).

SheIn Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats

Update (10/21/2015): Also discovered a set of budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud knockoffs at SheIn. They’re on sale for around $35 and come also in black faux leather here.

SheIn Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

SheIn Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats
($33.23, SheIn)

Billini “Azalea” Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats

Update (05/22/2015): OMG! Look at these perfect, spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes by Billini! Aren’t they just gorgeous? So close to the original and not too expensive at $39.98 AUD (sale price!). Just wish these were widely available.

Billini "Azalea" Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Billini “Azalea” Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats
($39.98 AUD, The Iconic)

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 $94.98 AUD (sale price!), it’s a pricey Valentino look-alike and also rather hard to get hold of outside of Australia, but nonetheless, it’s about 90% 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
($94.98 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 Century 21, eBayeBay, CiCi Hot, Kmart & Sears.

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 $12.48!

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

Betseyville “Epic” Studded Ballet Flats
($12.48, 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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Update: This post has been updated on March 21, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

So I know I already raved quite a bit about Rag & Bone‘s Classic Newbury Booties (last time here), but a few days ago I discoreved this lustworthy burgundy suede version and have been obsessed with these classic and minimalistic ankle boots ever since! So much so that I am seriously contemplating biting the bullet and actually get the real deal! I know I’d get a lot of wear out of these because I am weirdly attracted to ankle boots lately and wear them almost daily. Decisions, decisions.

Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Suede Booties in burgundy

Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Suede Bootiesls
($525, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Ron Herman, Neiman Marcusls, Shopbopcj & Nordstromls.

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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Nine West “Hollie” Ankle Boots

Update (03/21/2016): Just discovered these amazing and spot-on Newbury dupes by Nine West. Aren’t they just gorgeous? Available in black leather and nude or black suede for $189.95 AUD. Looooove!

Nine West "Hollie" Ankle Boots in black and beige suede (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Nine West “Hollie” Ankle Boots
($189.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Humble Chic Stacked Heel Ankle Booties

Update (11/10/2015): Spotted these Rag & Bone Newbury inspired booties at Humble Chic. They’re currently on sale for $44.90 and come in either black or saddle faux suede.

Humble Chic Stacked Heel Ankle Booties in cognac and black faux suede (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

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($44.90, Amazon)

Bandolino “Quadrina” Suede Booties

Update (09/16/2013): Just stumbled upon these suede booties by Bandolino which look very much like Rag & Bone’s Newbury ankle boots yet are so much more affordable at only $59.94 (sale price)! Also available in black suede.

Bandolino "Quadrina" Suede Booties in taupe (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Bandolino “Quadrina” Suede Booties
($59.94, Zappos)

Steve Madden “Relay” Suede Ankle Boots

If you’re not too keen on spending $500 for a pair of booties, take a look at this nearly perfect Newbury look-a-like by Steve Madden. Can I just say: Oh. My. God! So in love with these! And they look astonishingly similar to the Rag & Bone Newbury originals, don’t you agree? The (sale!) price of $69.94 isn’t too bad either! Also available in black suede.

Steve Madden "Relay" Suede Ankle Boots in burgundy (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Relay” Suede Ankle Bootsamazon
($69.94, Amazon)

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

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

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($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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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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Topshop “Giselle” Multi-Buckle Stiletto Heels

Update (03/02/2016): Spotted these lovely Gianvito Rossi look-alikes by Topshop today. They’re available in black and wine red/nude suede and black/nude leather.

Topshop "Giselle" Multi-Buckle Stiletto Heels in black and nude (Gianvito Rossi Carey dupes)

Topshop “Giselle” Multi-Buckle Stiletto Heelsls
($80, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Topshop & Zalando.

Raye “Carrie” Pointy-Toe Heels

Update (09/23/2015): Although not exactly a steal at $215, these strappy stiletto heels by Raye are still a fabulous and spot-on look for less alternative to the Gianvito Rossi pumps above.

Raye x Revolve "Carrie" Pointy-Toe Heels in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Raye “Carrie” Pointy-Toe Heels
($215, Zappos)

Tony Bianco “Lacquer” Triple Strap Pointy Toe Heels

Update (08/06/2015): Here’s another spot-on and fabulous Gianvito Rossi Carey alternative. By Tony Bianco and also available in nude leather.

Tony Bianco "Lacquer" Triple Strap Pointy Toe Heels in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Lacquer” Triple Strap Pointy Toe Heels
($139.97 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at Tony Bianco.

Renvy “Leighton” Three Strap Pumps

Update (07/25/2015): And here’s another one to add to the bunch! May I kindly introduce you toe Renvy‘s “Leighton” pump, my current favorite of all Gianvito Rossi Carey dupes right now. Currently on sale for a very wallet-friendly $24.99 (down from $119) and available in black, nude, nude black and grey/white snake print leather. Now get these babies before they’re gone!

Renvy "Leighton" Three Strap Pumps in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Renvy “Leighton” Three Strap Pumps
($24.99, Gilt)

French Connection “Mandalay” Strappy Mule Pumps

Update (07/23/2015): Found a Gianvito Rossi Carey inspired mule version at French Connection. Available in black, nude and burgundy leather.

French Connection "Mandalay" Strappy Mule Pumps in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

French Connection “Mandalay” Strappy Mule Pumps
($64.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Bloomingdale’s, French Connection (US)ls & French Connection (UK).

ASOS “PAIGE” Pointed High Heels

Update (06/04/2015): Also discovered these fabulous faux suede Gianvito Rossi inspired heels at ASOS. Love these!

ASOS "PAIGE" Pointed High Heels in black faux suede (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

ASOS “PAIGE” Pointed High Heels
($54, ASOS)

Choies Strappy Pointed-Toe Patent Pumps

Update (06/04/2015): Stumbled upon another great Gianvito Rossi Carey look-alike. Check out these patent pointy pumps by Choies! Only $29.90!

Choies Strappy Pointed-Toe Patent Pumps in white and black patent (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Choies Strappy Pointed-Toe Patent Pumps
($29.90, Choies)

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 Pumps
($130, River Island)

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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The minute I first laid my eyes on Gucci‘s “Beverly” pumps, I was instantly obsessed! I’m so in love with its sexy-meets-retro look. The thin t-strap is giving these shoes a feminine and delicate vintage look while the patent leather adds some modern oomph to the mix. And while they are not terribly expensive for a pair of designer heels, they’re still too expensive for me. Boohoo!

Gucci Beverly T-Strap Pumps in black patent

Gucci Beverly T-Strap Pumpsls
($695, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Gucci & Saks Fifth Avenuels.

Celebrities Love Gucci

Celebs such as Lily Collins and Hilary Swank have been spotted wearing Gucci Beverly T-Strap Pumps.

Lily Collins and Hilary Swank wearing black patent Gucci Beverly T-Strap Pumps

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Alba Moda T-Strap Bow Pumps

Update (03/02/2016): Hey European Gucci lovers! I just discovered these fabulous Gucci Beverly look-alikes by Alba Moda for you all. So beautiful, right?

Alba Moda T-Strap Bow Pumps in black patent (Gucci Beverly dupes)

Alba Moda T-Strap Bow Pumps
(€169.95, Alba Moda)

P.S.: Also available at Heine.

Sole Society “Anouk” T-Strap Leather Pumps

While recently browsing through the new arrivals of Sole Society, I happened to stumble upon these lovely t-strap heels which reminded me of the Gucci heels above. They are not a perfect dupe or anything and I wish they’d come in patent leather, but the look is still very similar to Gucci, don’t you agree?

Sole Society "Anouk" T-Strap Leather Pumps in nude and black (Gucci Beverly knockoffs)

Sole Society “Anouk” T-Strap Leather Pumps
($79.95, Sole Society)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls.

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