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After writing this blog for more than 9 years and scouring the internet for designer dupes even longer, I hardly raise an eyebrow anymore whenever I come across a budget brand or fast-fashion chain copying a high fashion designer. But when designers – with very similar price points – copy amongst each other? Baffling! Which is exactly how I felt when I recently stumbled upon a pair of frayed satin slides by Stuart Weitzman. I knew I had seen that same style somewhere before, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on where. So after a few days I have almost already forgotten about it when I accidentally saw the Gianvito Rossi‘s “Barth” Sandal which looks so much alike, they’re basically designer shoe twins. Both have the same design, the same details, the same fabric and the same color! The prices, however, are somewhat different, but still close enough together to be both considered luxury shoes with Rossi’s sandals costing $645 (now on sale for $258) and Weitzman’s version being priced at $375 (now on sale for $150). I can’t tell who is copying whom though since I don’t know who came out first with their shoe style. Anyway, both sandals are absolutely fabulous and right on trend with the soft pink tone and the silky satin upper, so you can either go with your personal preference or your bank account because style-wise it’s a close tie between these two.

Gianvito Rossi Barth & Stuart Weitzman Edgeout Frayed Satin Crisscross Slide Sandals in blush pink

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André Assous Nova Flat Satin Sandals

Update (11/30/2017): Stumbled upon yet another beautiful high-quality Gianvito Rossi / Stuart Weitzman alternative today! Take a look at this frayed satin slide by André Assous which comes in beige, blush, black and khaki and retails for $97.95! Isn’t it just absolutely fab? Make sure to use promo code 12DEALS at checkout to receive 30% off your order at Shoes.com (offer expires December 12, 2017 at 4:59 AM PST, exclusions apply)

André Assous Nova Flat Satin Sandals in blush (Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes)

André Assous Nova Flat Satin Sandalsls
($97.95, Shoes.com)

Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMallls & André Assous.

Tony Bianco Hush Slip-On Flat Sandals

Update (11/30/2017): These Tony Bianco slip-on satin sandals may not come in the blush color as the real deals above, but everything else is pretty much identical. Available in black or white/silver for $119.95 AUD.

Tony Bianco Hush Slip-On Flat Sandals in black and silver white satin (Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes)

Tony Bianco Hush Slip-On Flat Sandalsls
($119.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Also available at The Iconicls.

A New Day Lola Cross Band Slide Sandals

Update (09/12/2017): Spotted the most beautiful Gianvito Rossi Barth dupe sandals today! They’re by A New Day, Target’s newly launched fashion line, are super affordable at $22.99 and look exactly like the pricey designer version! By the way, I know the label says “Mossimo Supply Co.”, so I guess Target hasn’t said goodbye to Mossimo just yet and probably only had the line rebranded for marketing purposes.

A New Day Lola Cross Band Slide Sandals in pink, black and denim blue (Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes)

A New Day Lola Cross Band Slide Sandals
($22.99, Target)

The Fix Brystal Frayed Cross Strap Slide Dress Sandals

Update (07/22/2017): I’ve just discovered Amazon’s newly launched in-house fashion brand called The Fix which offers a selection of affordable bags and shoes including these super cute Gianvito Rossi Barth sandal dupes for $69. In order to be able to buy these though, you have to be an Amazon Prime member, but luckily you can start a free 30-day trial if you’re not signed up to this annual subscription service yet.

The Fix Brystal Frayed Cross Strap Slide Dress Sandals (Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes)

The Fix Brystal Frayed Cross Strap Slide Dress Sandalsamazon
($69, Amazon)

LFL by Lust for Life Frill Frayed Slide Sandals

Update (05/16/2017): Just stumbled upon these amazingly spot-on Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes by LFL by Lust for Life which come in either blush, black or silver and are on sale for $13.97. Love them!

LFL by Lust for Life Frill Frayed Slide Sandals in blush pink, silver and black satin (Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes)

LFL by Lust for Life Frill Frayed Slide Sandalsamazon
($13.97, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm & Last Call by Neiman Marcusls.

Forever 21 Frayed Ribbed Satin Slides

If you find yourself drooling over the blush satin slides above, but none of the price tags finds your liking, how about these frayed crisscross sandals by Forever 21 then? They look basically just like the designer versions above, but cost a mere $19.90 instead! Love, love, love!

Forever 21 Frayed Ribbed Satin Slides in blush pink (Gianvito Rossi Barth & Stuart Weitzman Edgeout inspired dupes)

Forever 21 Frayed Ribbed Satin Slides
($19.90, Forever 21)

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Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Jildor, Tony Bianco, Shoes.com, Target, Amazon, Zappos, Forever 21

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Update: This post has been updated on November 28, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Writing up a post about these “Ceinture” buckled boots by Balenciaga is a tough one for me. Why? Well, mainly because I don’t find myself very attracted to this type of masculine biker boots. Nor am I tall or skinny enough to pull off such a bulky boot. However, since these boots have been making the rounds on a number of style blogs and celebs lately, here you go with a couple of budget-friendly alternatives.

Balenciaga Ceinture Cutout Buckled Booties in black

Balenciaga Ceinture Double-Buckle-Strap Bootsls
($1.390, Nordstrom)

Also available at Balenciaga, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, S|Sense, Matches Fashion, MyTheresa, Farfetchls, Browns Fashion, Breuninger, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Balenciaga

Miley Cyrus, Mary-Kate Olsen, Nicole Richie, Dakota Fanning, Rashida Jones and Nina Dobrev wearing black Balenciaga Cutout Buckled Booties

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Linzi Whizz Buckle Boots

Update (11/28/2017): Check out these fab and super spot-on Balenciaga Ceinture look-alike boots which I found at Linzi today. And did I mention they’re on sale for £20 (were £35)! You’re welcome!

Linzi Whizz Buckle Boots in black and gold, silver (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Linzi Whizz Buckle Boots
(£20, Linzi Shoes)

Sacha Buckled Cut-Out Biker Boots

Update (09/20/2017): Came across yet another Balenciaga inspired cut-out biker boot today! Found it at Sacha, it comes in either white or black and costs €129.99.

Sacha Buckled Cut-Out Biker Boots in white and black (Balenciaga Ceinture inspired)

Sacha Buckled Cut-Out Biker Boots
(€129.99, Sacha)

Romwe Buckle Cutout Boots

Update (05/01/2017): Discovered these budget-friendly Balenciaga boot dupes at Romwe today. Spot-on to the real deal, don’t you think? And they’re only $35.99!

Romwe Buckle Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Romwe Buckle Cutout Boots
($35.99, Romwe)

Also available at SheIn.

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots

Update (03/20/2017): One of our readers alerted us about these budget-friendly Balenciaga look-alike boots by Pull & Bear which retail for £39.99/€45.99. Thank you for the tip, Serena!

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots
(£39.99/€45.99, Pull & Bear)

Bucco Sai Cutout Platform Boots

Update (03/13/2017): Spotted another Balenciaga Ceinture inspired buckle boot today! It’s by Bucco is currently on sale for less than $30 and comes in either black or brown faux leather.

Bucco Sai Cutout Platform Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Bucco Sai Cutout Platform Bootsamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

River Island Rudy Patent Cut-Out Boots

Update (07/31/2016): 3 years after posting our last designer steal find, we finally came across a brand new Balenciaga Ceinture dupe: it’s by River Island and costs only $40 (sale price!). But hurry, only very few sizes left!

River Island Rudy Patent Cut-Out Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

River Island Rudy Patent Cut-Out Boots
($40, River Island)

Also available at River Island (UK)ls, River Island (International), ASOS & Zalando.

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Boots

Update (07/31/2016): We also happened to discover these fab and spot-on Balenciaga boot look-alikes by XCC at Amazon for under $90. What do you think?

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Boots in black patent (Balenciaga Ceinture look-alikes)

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Bootsamazon
($85.93, Amazon)

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots

Update (07/31/2016): Spotted these fab Balenciaga-like boots by Bestowal at Choies which are made of genuine leather and come in either black or black patent leather.

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots in black patent (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots
($96.90, Choies)

Wanted Plaza Buckled Cut-Out Booties

Update (09/16/2013): And I stumbled upon yet another budget-friendly Balenciaga dupe! Check out these faux leather buckle cut-out boots by Wanted. Only $19.94!

Wanted Plaza Buckled Cut-Out Booties in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Wanted Plaza Buckled Cut-Out Booties
($19.94, DSW)

Jessica Buurman CRUSH Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (08/16/2013): Whoa! Now look at these fabulous, almost identical Balenciaga dupes by Jessica Buurman which are available in different colors and finishes in mens and womens sizing and either with gold or silver hardware. Looking pretty awesome, right? Shhhh, use promo code “XOXOJESS” at checkout and you’ll receive 10% off your order!

Jessica Buurman CRUSH Buckled Cutout Boots in black and white gold silver (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Jessica Buurman CRUSH Buckled Cutout Boots
($159, Jessica Buurman)

Chicnova Chunky Cut Out Buckled Boots

Update (08/16/2013): And here we go again with yet another Balenciaga Buckle Bootie alternative. This one comes from Chicnova and is made of PU leather.

Chicnova Retro PU Leather Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Chicnova Chunky Cut Out Buckled Boots
($32.93, Oasap)

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Booties

Update (08/16/2013): If you need a more wallet-friendly Balenciaga fix, this cutout boot by Qupid is a great Balenciaga Ceinture look-alike for under $20! Yay!

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Booties in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Bootiesamazon
($16.99, Amazon)

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers

Update (08/03/2013): Wild Diva have made a creeper version out of the highly coveted Balenciaga boots and called it Credence-11! Available in black or burgundy.

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers
($32.90, CiCi Hot)

Office Ultimate 2 Buckled Ankle Boots

Update (04/03/2013): Found yet another great Balenciaga inspired buckle boot! This one’s by Office, it costs £38 and there are only a few limited sizes left, so if you like these, you better hurry up to get these!

Office "Ultimate" Buckled Ankle Boots in black (Balenciaga look-a-likes)

Office Ultimate 2 Buckled Ankle Boots
(£38, Office)

Windsor Smith Envy Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (01/26/2013): Just came across another great Balenciaga boot look-a-like by Windsor Smith. If you prefer a patent version, check out the “Encore” boot, also by Windsor Smith.

Windsor Smith Envy Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Windsor Smith Envy Buckled Cutout Bootsls
($179.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Soles Magento Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (01/26/2013): Also found a second Australian Balenciaga alternative by Soles.

Soles Magento Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Soles Magento Buckled Cutout Bootsls
($159.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Steve Madden AVE-A Buckle Boots

As of now Steve Madden’s AVE-A Buckle Boots are probably the closest and cheapest match to the Balenciaga boots.

Steve Madden AVE-A Buckle Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Steve Madden AVE-A Buckle Bootsls
($99.99, Steve Madden)

Topshop ARABEL Cut Out Boots

Topshop comes in second in terms of the Balenciaga look with their $170 ARABEL boot that is also available in white and a black studded version.

Topshop ARABEL Cut Out Boots in black (Balenciaga dupes)

Topshop ARABEL Cut Out Boots
($170, Topshop)

Jeffrey Campbell Rosco Cutout Boots

And of course, Jeffrey Campbell has come up with their own interpretation of Balenciaga’s bulky biker boot and named it “Roscoe”. It’s the most expensive of all look for less options ($248), but I like the shape of this boot the most and it’s the closest to the original.

Jeffrey Campbell Roscoe Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell Roscoe Cutout Boots
($67.50, Nordstrom Rack)

Jeffrey Campbell Coltrane Buckled Cutout Boots

Our reader Devon has found another Balenciaga boot look-a-like by Jeffrey Campbell which is even more similar than the “Roscoe” boot. Check out the “Coltrane” which comes in an array of uppers and colors and retails for $185!

Jeffrey Campbell Coltrane Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell Coltrane Buckled Cutout Boots
($194.95, Nordstrom)

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Update: This post has been updated on November 28, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Every few couple years or so, a new designer ankle boot emerges to take over the fashion world by storm. It then quickly becomes an iconic must-have staple in the seemingly endless shoe closets of every fashion-conscious stylist, celebrity, influencer and editor. Right now I feel like it’s Givenchy turn for some serious shoe fame. Their “Prue” ankle boot is a classic, flat biker boot with 4 buckled straps and micro-stud details which you’ve probably seen dozens of times on the feet of your favorite Insta-people by now. It’s a shoe versatile enough to work with a lot of different fashion styles, but still detailed enough to stand out on its own to spice up an otherwise basic or bland outfit. Unfortunately, this much fabulousness comes at a very hefty price: $1.395! Let’s not kid ourselves: that’s a lot of money which probably would be more wisely spent on other, more useful things. You know, boring grown-up stuff like rent, mortgage, food and health insurance. Luckily, we’ve found various just as stylish, affordable Givenchy Prue alternatives that will leave enough money in your pockets to pay the bills.

Givenchy Prue Micro-Stud Buckle Ankle Booties in black

Givenchy Prue Micro-Stud Buckle Bootiesls
($1.395, Nordstrom)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Net-A-Porterls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, S|Sense, Barneysls, Selfridges, Luisaviaroma, Matches Fashionls, Farfetchls, MyTheresa, Harrodsls, Vestiaire Collective & The Real Real.

Style Bloggers Love Givenchy

Style bloggers such as Julie Sariñana (@sincerelyjules), Kayla Seah (Not Your Standard), Mary Lawless Lee (Happily Grey) and Andy Torres (StyleScrapbook) have all been spotted wearing Givenchy Prue Micro-Stud Buckle Booties.

Style Bloggers wearing black Givenchy Prue Micro-Stud Buckle Booties

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ASOS ASHER Leather Studded Ankle Boots

Update (11/28/2017): ASOS does Givenchy for less as well now! Check out their “ASHER” ankle boots which are made of genuine leather, cost $95 and also come in a wide fit. Really like the look of these dupes!

ASOS ASHER Leather Studded Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue inspired)

ASOS ASHER Leather Studded Ankle Boots
($95, ASOS)

Steve Madden Reena Studded Buckle Booties

Update (11/14/2017): I guess one Givenchy look-alike wasn’t enough to capitalize on this major shoe trend style, so Steve Madden came up with a second one which looks a little more spot-on to the real deal compared to Madden’s “Pursue” ankle boots. Available in black faux leather for $89.95.

Steve Madden Reena Studded Buckle Booties in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Steve Madden Reena Studded Buckle Bootiesicon
($89.95, Steve Madden)

Also available at Amazon.caamazon & Steve Madden (Canada)ls.

Le Temps Des Cerises Izy Micro-Stud Buckle Ankle Boots

Update (11/14/2017): Also stumbled upon these super fab studded booties by French fashion brand Le Temps Des Cerises which look so much like the high end designer version. I just wish they would’ve gone without the brand name stud strap, but oh well, you can’t always have it all, now can you? Price: €139.95.

Le Temps Des Cerises Izy Micro-Stud Buckle Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Le Temps Des Cerises Izy Micro-Stud Buckle Ankle Boots
(€139.95, Zalando)

Pull & Bear Fashion Ankle Boots with Buckle

Update (11/07/2017): Just spotted these lovely studded buckle booties by Pull & Bear which instantly reminded me of the Givenchy Prue ankle boots above.

Pull & Bear Fashion Ankle Boots with Buckle in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Pull & Bear Fashion Ankle Boots with Buckle
(£45.99, Pull & Bear)

Also available at Pull & Bear (EU).

Forever 21 Buckled Stud Ankle Boots

Update (11/07/2017): Also really impressed with these budget-friendly $40 Givenchy inspired booties I discovered at Forever 21. A few sizes are already sold out, so you better hurry to shop these!

Forever 21 Buckled Stud Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Forever 21 Buckled Stud Ankle Boots
($39.90, Forever 21)

Missguided Studded Four Buckle Strap Ankle Boots

Update (11/07/2017): These studded booties by Missguided might not have the micro-studs going around the sole, but their overall design still very much reminds me of Givenchy, don’t you agree? Price: $60. If you’re a student, you should definitely take advantage of Missguided’s student discount which they offer all year round.

Missguided Studded Four Buckle Strap Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant inspired)

Missguided Studded Four Buckle Strap Ankle Boots
($60, Missguided)

Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (EU + AU).

Steve Madden “Pursue” Studded Buckle Booties

Let’s start with Steve Madden. “Pursue” is an ankle boot which is obviously inspired by the Givenchy Prue above without being a blatant copy which costs roughly 10% of the designer real deal.

Steve Madden "Pursue" Studded Buckle Booties in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Steve Madden “Pursue” Studded Buckle Bootiesamazon
($129.95, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstromls, Dillard’s, DSW, Jildor, Zappos, Steve Maddenls, Steve Madden (Canada)ls, Macy’s & Footnotescj.

Mossimo Supply Co. Briar Studded Combat Boots

Deal: Free standard shipping and returns at Target now through December 23, 2017.

If you’re looking for something considerably cheaper, how about these studded buckle boots by Mossimo Supply Co. then? They’re $37.99 only and have all the key design elements of the pricey Givenchys. Steal deal alert!

Mossimo Supply Co. Briar Studded Combat Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Mossimo Supply Co. Briar Studded Combat Boots
($37.99, Target)

Sol Sana Maxwell Studded Flat Ankle Boots

Another great Givenchy look for less option would be this microstud buckle bootie by Sol Sana which is one of the most expensive alternatives as it retails for $200. This ankle boot is heavily inspired by Givenchy’s Prue but not an identical dupe or copy if this is a concern of yours.

Sol Sana Maxwell Studded Flat Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Sol Sana Maxwell Studded Flat Ankle Bootsls
($200, Shopbop)

Also available at Amazonamazon & ASOS.

Jessica Buurman LEWIS Studded Buckled Biker Ankle Boots

Deal: Use promo code XOXOJESS to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman!

These studded booties I discovered at Jessica Buurman are probably the most spot-on Givenchy Prue dupes I have yet come across. They come in black, white/black and brown faux suede and cost $129.

Jessica Buurman LEWIS Studded Buckled Biker Ankle Boots in black and brown suede (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Jessica Buurman LEWIS Studded Buckled Biker Ankle Boots
($129, Jessica Buurman)

EGO Ximena Studded Detail Biker Boots

A rather spot-on but inexpensive Givenchy Prue look-alike are these faux leather booties by EGO which retail for affordable £34.99. But let me mention the best part: students get a 25% discount, that’s a saving of almost £9 on these booties! Steal deal alert! A similar shoe style available is the “Halo” which has a more traditional biker boot design.

EGO Ximena Studded Detail Biker Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

EGO Ximena Studded Detail Biker Boots
(£34.99, EGO)

A similar boot is also available at Linzi Shoes.

Office Academic Leather Stud Buckle Boots

Another one of my Givenchy dupe favorites are these lovely Office ankle boots I spotted at ASOS recently. Again, heavily inspired by the pricey designer original, but not an identical 1:1 copy. If you’re not a fan of excessive studding, a similar version sans studs on the buckle straps is the “Amsterdam” boot (£90), also by Office.

Office Academic Leather Stud Buckle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Office Academic Leather Stud Buckle Boots
($176, ASOS)

Also available at Zalando, Very.co.uk & Littlewoods.

Sacha Studded Buckle Booties

There are currently so many stylish Givenchy inspired booties out there, it’s crazy! These ankle boots by Sacha here are also one of my personal faves. Similar but not identical.

Sacha Studded Buckle Booties in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Sacha Studded Buckle Booties
(€129.99, Sacha)

Stradivarius Leather Ankle Boots with Studs

Another similar Givenchy studded boot option is this buckled ankle bootie by Stradivarius which I have personally purchased because I liked the look and the price for this genuine leather dupe. Definitely a recommendation!

Stradivarius Studded Buckled Leather Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant inspired)

Stradivarius Leather Ankle Boots with Studs
(£55.99, Stradivarius)

Also available at Stradivarius (EU).

Bestowal Studded Multi Buckle Ankle Boots

Looking for a spot-on Givenchy look-alike made of genuine leather? Then have a look at this studded boot by Bestowal I came across at Choies. The design is almost identical and the price of $115.99 seems somewhat reasonable.

Bestowal Studded Multi Buckle Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Bestowal Studded Multi Buckle Ankle Boots
($115.99, Choies)

Similar versions in other colors are also available here and here.

Romwe Studded Buckle Ankle Booties

And lastly, check out these Givenchy inspired booties I found at Romwe which cost less than $50 and hence are yet another very budget-friendly dupe alternative.

Romwe Studded Buckle Ankle Booties in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Romwe Studded Buckle Ankle Booties
($45.99, Romwe)

Also available at SheIn.

Image source(s): Nordstrom, @sincerelyjules, Not Your Standard, Happily Grey, StyleScrapbook, Zalando, Pull & Bear, Forever 21, Missguided, Target, Amazon, Sacha, Stradivarius, Jessica Buurman, Choies, Romwe

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Update: This post has been updated on November 28, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Alright, let’s talk Gucci again. I know we’ve already featured the “Princetown” loafer mules here on this blog before, but that was just the basic, no-frills version and ever since the huge success of the “Princetown” loafer, Gucci has released like a gazillion variations of new Princetowns, so we felt obligated to show you at least one more of the most coveted Princetown styles. This blog post will focus on the floral embroidered one which features a delicate pink rose embroidery on the vamp and either comes with a fur trim on the footbed ($1.050 now: $1.100) or not ($780 now: $820). If you can afford the real deal, by all means, go for it since there are absolutely no signs of the loafer mule trend slowing down this summer. But if you’re on a tight budget and dropping that kind of money on ONE pair of shoes is simply not justifiable to you, keep on reading as we’ve discovered some amazing Gucci alternatives that won’t break the bank.

Gucci Princetown Floral Embroidered Fur-Lined Backless Loafer Mules in black and pink

Gucci Princetown Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules
($820, Gucci)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Net-A-Porterls, Nordstromicon, Bloomingdale’s, Barneysls, Matches Fashionls, Selfridges, Harrodsls, MyTheresa, Farfetchls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities, Style Bloggers & IGers Love Gucci

Celebs such as supermodel Gigi Hadid and style bloggers like Michelle Madsen (Take Aim) and Roos-Anne van Dorsten (Moderosa) have all been spotted wearing Gucci Princetown Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules.

Celebrities, Style Bloggers and IGers wearing black Gucci Princetown Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules

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Marc Fisher Wrangler Embroidered Loafer Mules

Update (11/28/2017): If you’re still looking for a chic pair of floral loafer mules, check out these Gucci inpired slippers by Marc Fisher which are on sale for just $25 (down from $79)! The upper is made of genuine leather, so I’d consider these to be quite a steal deal!

Marc Fisher Wrangler Embroidered Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown inspired)

Marc Fisher Wrangler Embroidered Loafer Mulesamazon
($25.02, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack, DSW, Marc Fisher, 6pm, QVC & Bon-Tonls.

Qupid Torino-02 Floral Loafer Mules

Update (11/28/2017): Want a more spot-on Gucci dupe? Then have a look at these loafer slip-on mules by Qupid which are also another great alternative compared to the pricey designer version.

Qupid Torino-02 Floral Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Qupid Torino-02 Floral Loafer Mulesamazon
($38, Amazon)

Also available at zulily.

Cape Robbin Adel-7 Floral Slip-On Loafer Mules

Update (09/02/2017): Spotted the cutest, floral Gucci Princetown loafer mule dupes today! They’re by Cape Robbin, come in black, beige, pale pink and denim and cost only $25.46! Super steal deal alert here, you guys! Get these while they’re still available!

Cape Robbin Adel-7 Floral Slip-On Loafer Mules in black, beige and pale pink (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Cape Robbin Adel-7 Floral Slip-On Loafer Mulesamazon
($25.46, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack & Zulily.

Billini Naomi Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules

Update (08/07/2017): Also found these Gucci inspired floral embroidered loafer mules by Billini which cost $69.95 AUD and would be a great designer alternative for all you budget-conscious Gucci lovers from Australia.

Billini Naomi Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Billini Naomi Floral Embroidered Loafer Mulesicon
($69.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Also available at Billini, Princess Polly & eBayeBay.

SNJ Floral Embroidered Slip-On Loafers

Update (06/04/2017): Stumbled upon these lovely and super affordable Gucci Princetown floral loafer mules by SNJ which cost only $16.99! Steal deal alert!

SNJ Floral Embroidered Slip-On Loafers in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

SNJ Floral Embroidered Slip-On Loafersamazon
($16.99, Amazon)

Forever 21 Horsebit Floral Loafer Mules

Update (05/18/2017): Just discovered that Forever 21 now has their own Gucci Princetown look-alikes! Check out these floral embroidered loafer mules! Price? $24.90. Add to cart, please!

Forever 21 Horsebit Floral Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Forever 21 Horsebit Floral Loafer Mules
($24.90, Forever 21)

Vintage Havana Rose Mules

Let’s start off with my favorite Gucci Princetown dupes! They’re by a brand called Vintage Havana and look almost identical to the pricey Princetowns, but cost only $48 which is exactly $732 cheaper than the real deal. Now that’s a steal deal, right? Some sizes are already out of stock, so you better hurry if you want a pair!

Vintage Havana Rose Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Vintage Havana Rose Mules
($48, Forever 21)

Steve Madden Jill-P Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules

Deal: Use promo code “CYBER” to get 25% off regular and sale items at Lord & Taylor! Offer valid through November 28th, at 11:59 PM EST. Exclusions apply.

Next up are these fabulous Gucci look-alikes by Steve Madden. These are a great alternative if you’re looking for the (faux) fur-trimmed Princetown version. They’re not an identical dupe, but close enough to get you the coveted Gucci look and all that for the budget price of $89 which is absolutely awesome! Make sure to use the promo code above to save an extra 20% on these loafer slides which would lower the price of these darlings down to an even budget-friendlier $71.20. Score!

Steve Madden Jill-P Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Steve Madden Jill-P Floral Embroidered Loafer Mulesls
($89, Lord & Taylor)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Dillard’s, ShoeMallls, 6pm & Akirals.

EGO Cheska Floral Embroidered Flat Mules

Another one of my absolute favorites are these spot-on Princetown dupes by EGO which also come in nude and white faux leather (perfect color choice for Spring and Summer). EGO is a footwear brand based in the UK, but they also offer worldwide delivery. Just in case some of you Non-Brits are interested in these as well.

EGO Cheska Floral Embroidered Flat Mules in white, black and nude (Gucci Princetown dupes)

EGO Cheska Floral Embroidered Flat Mules
(£9.99, EGO)

Romwe Rose Embroidered PU Fur Trim Loafer Slippers

If you’re looking for spot-on AND super affordable Gucci Princetown dupes, check out Romwe as they have the hugest selection of budget-friendly loafer mules I have seen so far; including fur and non-fur versions with most of them being priced around $30.

Romwe Rose Embroidered PU Fur Trim Loafer Slippers in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Romwe Rose Embroidered PU Loafer Mule Slippers
($29.99, Romwe)

Also available at SheIn.

Silent D Ganthon Rose-Embroidered Slide Loafers

If you’re willing to invest in a pair of quality designer dupes, check out these fab loafer slides by Silent D. They have noticeable differences to the real deal such as the rose embroidery and the horsebit detail, but the overall design still exudes that luxe Gucci Princetown look. Made of genuine leather and available in either navy or nude. Price: $124.99.

Silent D Ganthon Rose-Embroidered Slide Loafers in navy and nude (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Silent D Ganthon Rose-Embroidered Slide Loafersls
($124.99 AUD, StyleTread)

LaRosa Embroidered Slip-On Loafer Mules

And lastly, here’s a Gucci Princetown look-alike made of genuine leather for under $70! I found this dupe while browsing Amazon recently, the brand is called LaRosa and the loafer mules come in either black or white. I can’t personally vouch for this brand as I think these Gucci dupes are from one of those many generic China-based copycat sellers, but judging by the pictures, the quality looks decent for $69.99.

LaRosa Embroidered Slip-On Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

LaRosa Embroidered Slip-On Loafer Mulesamazon
($69.99, Amazon)

Image source(s): Gucci, MyTheresa, Take Aim, InStyle, Moderosa, @nikitadmadhani/Instagram, Marc Fisher, Tilted Sole, Billini, Forever 21, ShoeMall, Ego, Romwe, DNA Footwear, Amazon

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Update: This post has been updated on November 28, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

While I was still majorly crushing for the “Pistol” boots, somehow Acne‘s “Jensen” chelsea boot has managed to gain quite some popularity in the fashion world, especially among fashion bloggers. You really have to leave it to Acne to only have to tweak a few minimal details on a simple boot design here and there and – BOOM! – bestseller! I love all the pointy details of the Jensen boot, just not its price of $560!

Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots in black and beige

Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Bootsls
($560, Nordstrom)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Shopbopls, Foward by Elyse Walker, Acne Studios, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls, S|Sense, Bergdorf Goodmanls, MyTheresa, Monnier Frères, Unger & Matches Fashionls.

Style Bloggers Love Acne Studios

Personal style bloggers such as Helena (Brooklyn Blonde), Lee (FIGTNY), Melanie (The Tia Fox) and Julia (Gal meets Glam) have all been spotted wearing Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots.

Helena (Brooklyn Blonde), Lee (FIGTNY), Melanie (The Tia Fox) and Julia (Gal meets Glam) wearing Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots

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Saks Fifth Avenue Rowena Leather Chelsea Boots

Update (11/28/2017): Spotted another set of fabulous Jensen chelsea boot dupes today! They’re by Saks Fifth Avenue, come in various colors and uppers and are currently on clearance for less than $60. Steal deal alert!

Saks Fifth Avenue Rowena Leather Chelsea Boots in black, brown and navy suede (Acne Jensen dupes)

Saks Fifth Avenue Rowena Leather Chelsea Boots
($59.99, Saks OFF 5TH)

Tony Bianco Bello Pointy Toe Booties

Update (11/28/2017): Another great Acne dupe would be these pointed-toe Tony Bianco ankle boots. The block heel on these is significantly higher than on the real deal, but the rest of the shoe design is pretty much spot-on.

Tony Bianco Bello Pointy Toe Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen Loma inspired)

Tony Bianco Bello Pointy Toe Bootiesls
($166.95, Nordstrom)

Also at Amazonamazon, The Iconicls & Tony Biancols.

The Fix Rory Block-Heel Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots

Update (09/05/2017): Stumbled upon these chelsea booties by Amazon’s own fashion brand The Fix and thought they’d make a good alternative if you want the Acne Jensen look for less. Available in black, silver and pearlized bronze leather for $119.

The Fix Rory Block-Heel Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots in black (Acne Studios Jensen inspired)

The Fix Rory Block-Heel Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Bootsamazon
($119, Amazon)

Sacha Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots

Update (09/05/2017): Also discovered these lovely Acne look-a-like chelsea boots at Sacha which cost €119.99 and come in pebbled black leather, khaki green suede or silver metallic. Really like these!

Sacha Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots in black and khaki suede (Acne Jensen dupes)

Sacha Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots
(€119.99, Sacha)

Treasure & Bond Easton Pointed-Toe Chelsea Booties

Update (07/31/2017): Possibly stumbled upon the most gorgeous Acne Jensen dupes EVER today! Check out these uber-fab chelsea ankle boots by Treasure & Bond! Price: $59.96 and also available in a cool leopard print calf hair version. Love, love, loooooove!

Treasure & Bond Easton Pointed-Toe Chelsea Booties in black and burgundy (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Treasure & Bond Easton Pointed-Toe Chelsea Booties
($59.96, Nordstrom)

Express Faux Suede Pointed Toe Booties

Update (02/09/2017): Spotted these lovely Acne Jensen inspired faux suede booties at Express today. Price: $59.90. Steal deal alert!

Express Faux Suede Pointed Toe Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Express Faux Suede Pointed Toe Booties
($59.90, Express)

Spurr Piper Ankle Boots

Update (02/09/2017): Also came across these Jensen look-alike chelsea booties by Spurr which come in either black, taupe or black faux suede and cost $69.95 AUD.

Spurr Piper Ankle Boots in taupe faux suede and black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Spurr Piper Ankle Bootsls
($69.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Ankle Boots

Update (12/29/2016): Didn’t expect Forever 21 to come up with such a spot-on and totally gorgeous Acne Jensen boot dupe, but hey I’m not complaining! Price: $32.90, so get this steal deal while it’s still available.

Forever 21 Pointed-Toe Metal Tip Chelsea Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Ankle Boots
($32.90, Forever 21)

Also at Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

And Other Stories Pointed-Toe Leather Chelsea Boots

Update (12/25/2016): Spotted these amazing Acne Jensen boot dupes at And Other Stories today. The only noticeable difference is the missing metal toe cap, otherwise they’re pretty much identical. Also, these chelsea boots are pretty reasonably priced at $155 and come in either black smooth leather or black and burgundy suede. So in love with these booties!

And Other Stories Pointed-Toe Leather Chelsea Boots in black and burgundy suede (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

And Other Stories Pointed-Toe Leather Chelsea Boots
($155, & Other Stories)

Marc Fisher LTD Yalyn Metal Studded Leather Chelsea Booties

Update (11/30/2016): Stumbled upon these almost identical Acne Jensen dupes by Marc Fisher LTD which have star-shaped stud-details in the back that look a lot like Valentino (see here for comparison). Plus, they’re currently on sale for $109.99 at Amazon (down from $199).

Marc Fisher LTD Yalyn Metal Studded Leather Chelsea Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Marc Fisher LTD Yalyn Metal Studded Leather Chelsea Bootiesamazon
($109.99, Amazon)

Also at 6pm, Lord & Taylorls & Marc Fisherls.

Bronx Carter Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots

Update (11/11/2016): Discovered these spot-on Jensen dupes by Bronx which look so much like the real deal, but cost so much less. Steal deal alert!

Bronx Carter Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Bronx Carter Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Bootsamazon
(£103.24, Amazon.co.uk)

Also available at Amazon.deamazon & About You.

Buffalo Pointy Chelsea Boots

Update (11/11/2016): Also spotted these amazing Acne Jensen look-alike booties by Buffalo today and just had to share them with you.

Buffalo Pointy Chelsea Boots in taupe suede and black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Buffalo Pointy Chelsea Boots
(€40, Buffalo)

Also available at Zalando, Otto & About You.

Bianco Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots

Update (11/11/2016): This Bianco bootie lacks the metal cap to be a perfect Acne dupe, but otherwise the design is pretty much spot-on!.

Bianco Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Bianco Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots
(€127.95, Zalando)

Sixtyseven Emilia Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots

Update (11/11/2016): I also like these suede ankle booties by Sixtyseven which also remind me of the Acne Jensen chelsea boots heavily. Available in black or brown suede for under €80.

Sixtyseven Emilia Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots in brown and black suede (Acne Studios Jensen inspired)

Sixtyseven Emilia Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots
(€130, Görtz)

Guess Safarri Pointy Ankle Booties

Update (11/11/2016): And here’s another Acne inspired ankle boot! It’s by Guess, comes in various colors and uppers and is currently on sale for $44.99 at Amazon (was $139).

Guess Safarri Pointy Ankle Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen inspired)

Guess Safarri Pointy Ankle Bootiesamazon
($44.99, Amazon)

Also available at Guessls, Guess (Canada)ls, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon & Omoda.

Old Navy Faux-Leather Pointy Ankle Boots

Update (08/29/2016): Here’s another lovely and budget-friendly Acne Jensen alternative I discovered today at Old Navy. Looks so much like the real deal, but costs only $26 (sale price)!

Old Navy Faux-Leather Pointy Ankle Boots in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupe)

Old Navy Faux-Leather Pointy Ankle Boots
($26, Old Navy)

Steve Madden Anella Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (08/24/2016): Came across these lovely suede chelsea boots by Steve Madden which are a great alternative to the Acne Jensen booties above. Available in black or taupe suede for $49.98 (sale price!).

Steve Madden Anella Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots in taupe and black suede (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Steve Madden Anella Pointed-Toe Ankle Bootsls
($49.98, Steve Madden)

NA-KD Pointy Chelsea Boots

Update (07/14/2016): Just spotted these fab and budget-friendly faux leather Acne Jensen boot dupes at NA-KD. Price: $19.32.

NA-KD Pointy Chelsea Boots in black and faux suede (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

NA-KD Pointy Chelsea Bootsls
($19.32, NA-KD)

Human Premium Dena Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (04/29/2016): And here’s another stylish Acne Studios Jensen boot look-alike! By Human Premium, price: $119.97 AUD (sale price!), available in black leather or tan suede.

Human Premium "Dena" Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots in black and tan suede (Acne Studios Jensen knockoffs)

Human Premium “Dena” Pointed-Toe Ankle Bootsls
($111.97 AUD, StyleTread)

Alias Mae Dexter Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (03/16/2016): Stumbled upon another great Acne Studios Jensen dupe today! These pointy ankle boots by Alias Mae retail for $219.95 AUD and come in various colors and uppers.

Alias Mae Dexter Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Alias Mae Dexter Pointed-Toe Ankle Bootsls
($153.97 AUD, The Iconic)

Marc Fisher LTD Yale Pointy Toe Chelsea Booties

Luckily, I’ve pretty much found the perfect Acne Jensen dupe in these chelsea boots by Marc Fisher LTD which retail for less than one third of the real deal’s price and are available in an array of colors and uppers. Score!

Marc Fisher LTD Yale Pointy Toe Chelsea Booties (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Marc Fisher LTD Yale Pointy Toe Chelsea Bootiesamazon
($179, Amazon)

Also available at Lord & Taylorls, Nordstromls, Zappos, 6pm, Marc Fisherls, Bloomingdale’s, Belk & Nordstrom Rack.

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, S|Sense, Brooklyn Blonde, FIGTNY, The Tia Fox, Gal meets Glam, Saks OFF 5TH, Amazon, Sacha, Nordstrom, Express, The Iconic, Forever 21, & Other Stories, Lord & Taylor, Buffalo, About You, Old Navy, Zalando, Steve Madden, NA-KD, StyleTread, Alias Mae, Marc Fisher

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