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I don’t know exactly when and why, but over the last few years heeled ankle boots have become my personal shoe kryptonite. For some reason, I don’t seem to be able to let a month go by without buying a new pair of ankle boots. I’ll usually go for pairs-with-everything black, but occasionally my “adventurous” side will get the better of me and I’ll opt for a softer, less safe shade like tan, taupe or grey. So when I first saw these beautiful, neutral-colored suede ankle boots by Saint Laurent, I was instantly smitten. They’re casual and cool, complementing and blending effortlessly into any day-to-day outfit. Long story short: Saint Laurent’s “Blake” bootie is pretty much the perfect ankle boot – EVER! But it’s also pretty expensive at $895.

Saint Laurent Blake 40 Jodphur Suede Ankle Boots in tan and taupe

Saint Laurent Blake 40 Jodphur Suede Ankle Bootsls
($895, Barneys)

Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Farfetchls, S|Sense, MyTheresa, Matches Fashionls, Luisaviaroma, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Saint Laurent

Celebs such as Kendall Jenner and her BFF Gigi Hadid as well as Alessandra Ambrosio and Rita Ora have all been spotted wearing Saint Laurent Blake Suede Ankle Boots.

Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio and Rita Ora wearing Saint Laurent Blake 40 Jodphur Suede Ankle Boots

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Vagabond “Emira” Suede Ankle Boots

Update (06/07/2017): Spotted another great Saint Laurent Blake alternative today! Check out these fabulous suede booties by Vagabond. Price: $158. Love these!

Vagabond "Emira" Suede Ankle Boots in beige (Saint Laurent Blake dupes)

Vagabond “Emira” Suede Ankle Boots
($158, ASOS)

Sole Society “Leo” Suede Ankle Boots

Luckily, we’ve found a dead-on “Blake” dupe for you! Sole Society‘s “Leo” looks just like the Saint Laurent boot with the exception that it costs only a fraction of the real deal. The retail price for the Sole Society version used to be $109.95, but it’s currently on sale for half off! Now that’s what we call a real steal deal, so you better get advantage of this awesome deal while it’s still available! At this price I’d get them in all three colors!

Sole Society "Leo" Suede Ankle Boots in coffee and ash green (Saint Laurent Blake dupes)

Sole Society “Leo” Suede Ankle Boots
($54.98, Sole Society)

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

Mango “Alba” Buckle Ankle Boots

Another fitting Saint Laurent alternative would have to be these tan suede ankle boots by Mango which may not be an identical “Blake” dupe, but are still close enough to give you the same laidback designer look. Bonus: these, too, are currently on sale for less than $60! Yay!

Mango "Alba" Buckle Ankle Boots in tan suede (Saint Laurent Blake inspired)

Mango “Alba” Buckle Ankle Boots
($59.99, Mango)

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

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Update: This post has been updated on June 5, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

The moment I first laid eyes onto these fancy satin bow slide sandals by Puma which came out as part of the new Fenty Puma by Rihanna collection earlier this month, I knew Rihanna would have another hit on her hands for the fashion-forward, sportswear-loving ladies (…and men since these are also available in men’s sizing). The new styles are supposedly inspired by the luxurious Parisian days of the famously known decadent Queen of France, Marie-Antoinette, the bow slides are a glammed up version of the classic soccer slide with a super cute satin bow adorning the slide strap which come in either a beautiful pastel pink or edgy olive green. The bow slides retail for $90 which is obviously far from being a designer shoe price, but a) these sandals are so in demand right now that they’re almost sold out everywhere and b) not everbody wants to spend almost $100 on a pair of pool slide sandals, so we took a look around to see whether we could find some lower priced alternatives. Spoiler alert: we did!

 Fenty Puma by Rihanna Bow Slide Sandals in rose pink and olive green

Fenty Puma by Rihanna Bow Slide Sandals
($90, Bloomingdale’s)

Also available at Akirals, Forward by Elyse Walker, Amazonamazon, Urban Outfitters, ASOS, Puma, The Webster, Farfetchls, Office.co.uk, Office London (DE), Footlocker, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Intermix & Luisaviaroma.

Ego “Dream” Rubber Slider with Satin Bow

Update (06/05/2017): Spotted another set of Fenty Puma by Rihanna inspired bow slides at Ego today! They’re available in various lovely colors and cost £19.99. Worldwide delivery!

Ego "Dream" Rubber Slider with Satin Bow (Fenty by Puma x Rihanna dupes)

Ego “Dream” Rubber Slider with Satin Bow
(£19.99, Ego)

Ego “Foxy” Rubber Slide Sandals with Satin Bow

Update (06/05/2017): Also found these Puma inspired sliders at Ego which are yet another great alternative. They come in blush pink, black and baby blue satin and cost also £19.99. Steal deal alert!

Ego "Foxy" Rubber Slide Sandals with Satin Bow in blush pink, black, baby blue (Fenty by Puma x Rihanna dupes)

Ego “Foxy” Rubber Slide Sandals with Satin Bow
(£19.99, Ego)

Stradivarius Slides with Satin Bow

Update (06/05/2017): And check out these super cute blush pink satin slide sandals by Stradivarius! Price: £19.99.

Stradivarius Satin Bow Slides in blush pink (Fenty by Puma x Rihanna dupes)

Stradivarius Slides with Satin Bow
(£19.99, Stradivarius)

Also available at Stradivarius (EU).

Steve Madden “Silky” Bow Slide Sandals

Update (04/11/2017): And another Fenty Puma by Rihanna bow slide dupe entered the stage! Check out these spot-on and super fab satin bow slides by Steve Madden! Available in pink and black satin for a steal price of $39.95! These will go quickly, so you better buy them ASAP!

Steve Madden "Silky" Bow Slide Sandals in pink and black satin (Fenty Puma by Rihanna dupes)

Steve Madden “Silky” Bow Slide Sandalsamazon
($39.95, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstromls, Dillard’s, Jildor, Zappos, Steve Maddenls, Macy’s, DSW, Tillys, Tobi, Shi by Journeys, Belk, Shoes.comls, Buckle & Bon-Tonls.

LFL by Lust For Life “Spice” Satin Bow Slide Sandals

Update (04/11/2017): Also found these super cute beauties by LFL by Lust For Life which are another great look for less alternative for under $30 that comes in either blush, lavender, black or grey satin. Steal deal alert!

LFL by Lust For Life "Spice" Satin Bow Slide Sandals in blush, black and grey (Fenty Puma by Rihanna dupes)

LFL by Lust For Life “Spice” Satin Bow Slide Sandalsamazon
($29.95, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos, DSW & Forever 21.

Express Metallic Bow Slides

Update (04/11/2017): These silver metallic bow slides I found at Express could also be a great look for less alernative if you don’t want a spot-on Puma dupe.

Express Metallic Bow Slides in silver metallic (Fenty Puma by Rihanna inspired)

Express Metallic Bow Slides
($39.90, Express)

Topshop “Halo” Bow Slides

My current Fenty x Puma dupe favorite are these lovely salmon pink satin bow slide sandals by Topshop which cost $30 and also come in black. Same cute design at a fraction of the real deal’s price! Add to cart, please!

Topshop "Halo" Bow Slides in nude pink (Fenty x Puma by Rihanna dupes)

Topshop “Halo” Bow Slides
($30, Topshop)

Also available at Nordstromls, Zalando & Hudson’s Bay.

Cape Robbin Moira-19 Bow Slide Sandals

Another great Puma by Rihanna alternative are these cooler-toned pink bow slides by Cape Robbin which cost between $30 – $40 and also come in white, blue and yellow satin. Really love these girly sandals!

Cape Robbin Moira-19 Bow Slide Sandals in pink (Fenty x Puma by Rihanna dupes)

Cape Robbin Moira-19 Bow Slide Sandalsamazon
($36.98, Amazon)

Also available at Amazon #2amazon, Nordstrom Rack, CiCi Hot, Amazon #3amazon, Zulily & eBayeBay.

Liliana Nomi-7 Satin Bow Slide Sandals

Last but not least are these spot-on Puma sandal dupes by Liliana which also happen to be the cheapest option at $21.99. Steal deal alert! Also available in various colors including black, blue, dusty and blush pink satin.

Liliana Nomi-7 Satin Bow Slide Sandals in blush pink and olive green (Fenty x Puma by Rihanna dupes)

Liliana Nomi-7 Satin Bow Slide Sandalsamazon
($21.99, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack.

Image source(s): Puma, Ego, Stradivarius, Steve Madden, Zappos, Topshop, Amazon, Nordstrom Rack

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Seems like we can’t catch a break from satin slides at the moment and to be honest with you: I don’t really mind! There’s just something so effortlessly chic about slipping into a pair of delicate satin mules, don’t you agree? A few days ago, I was looking through the newest arrivals at my favorite online shops when I saw a picture of Dolce Vita’s “Henry” Cross-Strap Satin Mules. The design seemed instantly familiar to me, but I couldn’t put my finger on the designer inspiration right away. So I kept on browsing while my brain was doing its usual shoe memory scanning process in the background. And suddenly it just hit me that the Dolce Vita design was a lovely hybrid of Gucci’s “Webby” High Heel Mule from last year and Gianvito Rossi’s “Barth” Sandal Slides which we have already featured here in a previous blog post. Copycat math has striked once again! And I must admit: $595 + $645 = $130 is exactly the kind of shopping math that I like!

Copycat Math - Gucci "Webby" + Gianvito Rossi "Barth" = Dolce Vita "Henry" Crisscross Satin Mule Sandals

Go Shopping:

Dolce Vita “Henry” is also available at Amazonamazon, Urban Outfitters, Dolce Vita, Zappos, Nordstromls & eBayeBay.

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Dolce Vita

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While I admittedly do not know much about The Row other than it’s a fashion label launched by the Olsen twins, I do know that I really, really like their “April” Bow Satin Slides. Intendedly or not, these sandals combine three current fashion trends: 1) knotted bows on 2) flat slides embedded in 3) shiny satin fabric. It’s all about laid-back comfort footwear these days and I have to admit: I like it! What I don’t like though is the $795 price tag on what is basically just a thong sandal. You’re cute, April, but you’re not that cute! We’ll talk again in the sale section.

The Row April Bow Satin Slide Sandals in yellow gold, ivory white and black

The Row April Bow Satin Slide Sandalsls
($795, Barneys)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Net-A-Porterls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Kensie “Major” Bow Slide Sandals

Deal: Use promo code “SUPER” to get 20% off regular, sale & clearance items at Lord & Taylor! Offer valid through June 4th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Exclusions apply.

If you’re not willing to wait until the real deal goes on sale, feel free to take a look at these fabulous slide sandals by Kensie. They’re almost a spot-on “April” dupe but so much cheaper! I also love the added blush pink color! And who wouldn’t love the price of $69.52? Add to cart, please!

Kensie "Major" Bow Slide Sandals (The Row April dupes)

Kensie “Major” Bow Slide Sandalsls
($69.52, Lord & Taylor)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Francesca’s, Belk, DSW, Nordstrom Rack & Bon-Tonls.

GoJane Bow Em Gee Satin Slide Sandals

Still not convinced? How about these fabulous and super affordable The Row look-alikes I found at GoJane then? They have the same spot-on design, come in a variety of lovely summer colors including mint green and periwinkle blue and are currently on sale for a steal-worthy $15.84! Definite steal deal alert!

GoJane Bow Em Gee Satin Slide Sandals (The Row April dupes)

GoJane Bow Em Gee Satin Slide Sandals
($15.84, GoJane)

Mango Bow Satin Sandals

And lastly, if you don’t want an obvious designer knock-off, check out this satin bow slide sandal I discovered at Mango which I think is a wonderful alternative to The Row’s “April” slides. These are from Mango’s “Premium” collection, so the price of $149.99 is higher than we are used of Mango, but they are still more than $600 cheaper than the real deal, so there’s that.

Mango Bow Satin Sandals in mustard yellow (The Row April inspired)

Mango Bow Satin Sandals
($149.99, Mango)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, FN Platform, GoJane, Mango

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Update: This post has been updated on May 21, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Up until recently British designer J.W. Anderson hasn’t been on my fashion radar, but now that I’ve seen his latest womenswear collections, especially the bags and the shoes, I immediately subscribed to his various social media channels in order to never miss out on his future creations again. But let me give you an example of J.W. Anderson’s unique aesthetic first: look at these gorgeous asymmetrical pointy ruffle booties below! I love the boldness of the ruffles and the fact that the asymmetric arrangement forms a forward-facing arrow when both feet are standing next to each other. What I’m not loving though is the price: $840 in retail and even the sale price of $570.99 is still pretty hefty!

J.W. Anderson Ruffle Ankle Booties in black

J.W. Anderson Ruffle Booties
($570.99, Need Supply Co.)

Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Matches Fashionls, Farfetchls, Moda Operandi, Selfridges, MyTheresa, S|Sense, Barneysls, Italistls, Yoox, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love J.W. Anderson

Various personal style bloggers such as Mary Seng (Happily Grey) and Zina Charkoplia (Fashionvibe) as well as fashion insiders like Pernille Teisbaek have been spotted wearing J.W. Anderson Ruffle Ankle Boots.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insider wearing J.W. Anderson Ruffle Ankle Boots

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Jessica Buurman “Adye” Ruffled Booties

Update (05/21/2017): Came across these spot-on J.W. Anderson ruffle boot dupes at Jessica Buurman today. Prices vary from $145 (synthetic suede) to $159 (genuine suede). Make sure to use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman.

Jessica Buurman "Adye" Ruffled Booties in black and tan suede (J.W. Anderson dupes)

Jessica Buurman “Adye” Ruffled Booties
($145-$159, Jessica Buurman)

Office “Luscious” Ruffle Ankle Boots

If you’re searching for a similar look, check out these ruffle booties by Office. They are heeled and the ruffle arrangement is not quite as extreme and bold as on the J.W. Anderson original, but for £50 (sale price!) these are a pretty fab alternative to the pricey real deal! Also available in black suede.

Office "Luscious" Ruffle Ankle Boots in black (J.W. Anderson inspired)

Office “Luscious” Ruffle Ankle Boots
(£50, Office)

P.S.: Also available at Offlice London (DE), Amazon.co.ukamazon & Amazon.deamazon.

Image source(s): Need Supply Co., @happilygrey/Instagram, Look de Pernille, Fashionvibe, Jessica Buurman, Office Shoes

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