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When it comes to Isabel Marant shoes, it’s always either hit or miss for me. Marant’s Birkenstock-like sandals from her recent S/S 2014 collection for example, didn’t resonate all too well with me, but these strappy high heel sandals here however are a total win in my book. They slightly remind me of a certain Alaïa pair from a couple years ago which is obviously a good thing because I’m absolutely obsessed with Alaïa shoes. Too bad these Marant heels are just as expensive as Alaïa’s. Boohoo!

Isabel Marant Paw Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals in black

Isabel Marant Paw Multi-Strap High Heel Sandalscj
($1.035, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Barneysls, NET-A-PORTER (US)ls, NET-A-PORTER (Int’l)ls, MyTheresals & Matches Fashionls.

Cameron Diaz Loves Isabel Marant

Actress Cameron Diaz has spotted wearing Isabel Marant Paw Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals numerous times.

Cameron Diaz wearing black Isabel Marant Paw Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals

Spurr “Benson” Criss Cross Heels

UPDATE (09/27/2014): Stumbled upon these Isabel Marant Paw look-a-like heels by Spurr. Absolutely loooove the yellow version!

Spurr "Benson" Criss Cross Heels in yellow, black and nude (Isabel Marant Paw knockoffs)

Spurr “Benson” Criss Cross Heels
($49.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Jessica Buurman “ALINA” Strappy Open Toe High Heel Sandals

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It doesn’t really come as a surprise for me to find these Isabel Marant Paw sandal dupes at Jessica Buurman because you can always find lots of Marant inspired items over there. And these lovely heels for $139 are no exception!

Jessica Buurman "ALINA" Strappy Open Toe High Heel Sandals in black (Isabel Marant Paw knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “ALINA” Strappy Open Toe High Heel Sandals
($139, Jessica Buurman)

Ssongbyssong Strappy High Heel Sandals

If you don’t want to spend quite as much, here’s a good faux leather Isabel Marant alternative I discovered on eBay sold by Ssongbyssong (located in South Korea) for under $60.

Ssongbyssong Strappy High Heel Sandals in black (Isabel Marant Paw knockoffs)

Ssongbyssong Strappy High Heel SandalseBay
($58, eBay)

Real vs. Steal – Acne Pistol Boots

by Irina on September 27, 2014

UPDATE: This post has been updated on September 27, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Acne‘s “Pistol” ankle boot is pretty much the “It” shoe of the fashion blogosphere because it’s either in every style blogger’s wardrobe or at least on their wish list. Apparently the appeal is partly due to the fact that Acne makes great quality footwear and most bloggers say they were totally worth the investment. At first I didn’t really see why these simple boots were so highly coveted, but the more I look at them the more I start to like them.

Acne Pistol Short Boots in black

Acne Pistol Short Ankle Bootscj
($570, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Solestruckpjx, Forward by Elyse Walkercj, NET-A-PORTER USls, NET-A-PORTER (International)ls, NORDSTROMls, S|SENSEcj, farfetchls, Saksls, My-Wardrobels, MyTheresals, Barneysls, Matchesls & Kurt Geigerls.

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Wifky Zip-Detail Ankle Boots

UPDATE (09/27/2014): Discovered a great Acne Pistol dupe in a faux suede version by South Korean shoe brand Wifky.

Wifky Zip-Detail Ankle Boots in beige and black faux suede (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Wifky Zip-Detail Ankle Boots
($86.32, YesStyle)

Dune “Platter” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (08/08/2014): Is it possible to be more on point with the design than Dune‘s “Platter” boots? I highly doubt so. It’s unbelievably close to the real Acne Pistol boots, don’t you agree? I can’t comment on their quality, but the almost identical design is definitely stunning and so is the budget-friendly price. Available in either black or brown leather.

Dune "Platter" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Dune “Platter” Zip Ankle Bootsls
($158.95, NORDSTROM)

P.S.: Also available at ASOS (US)ls, Dune (US)ls, Dune (UK)ls, House of Fraser, ASOS (DE), ASOS (FR), John Lewis, Selfridges, Zalando.co.uk & Zalando.deaffilinet.

Forever 21 Zippered Faux Leather Booties

UPDATE (07/20/2014): Stumbled upon these fantastic and wallet-friendly Acne Pistol boot dupes at Forever 21. $27.80 only and available in either black or brown faux leather.

Forever 21 Zippered Faux Leather Booties in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Forever 21 Zippered Faux Leather Bootiesls
($27.80, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK)ls & Forever 21 (EU).

Selected Femme “Carla” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (05/30/2014): Found another Acne Pistol boot dupe! Check out these fab booties by Selected Femme.

Selected Femme "Carla" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Selected Femme “Carla” Zip Ankle Boots
(£109.95, Nelly)

P.S.: Also available at About Youaffilinet & Edited.

Tony Bianco “Alexa” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (02/17/2014): Happened to come across this super amazing and almost identical Acne Pistol boot dupe by Tony Bianco! Not exactly a steal at $189.95 AUD, but so close to the real deal!

Tony Bianco "Alexa" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Alexa” Zip Ankle Bootsdgm
($189.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Spurr “Kerrie” Tassel Ankle Boots

UPDATE (02/17/2014): Also discovered this lovely and very affordable Acne Pistol boot dupe by Spurr. Available in black, tan and grey.

Spurr "Kerrie" Tassel Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Spurr “Kerrie” Tassel Ankle Boots
($49.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Therapy “Fidel” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (02/17/2014): And here’s yet another lovely and very budget-friendly Acne Pistol boot alternative! These boots from Therapy retail for a light $49.95 AUD and come in either black, grey and tan.

Therapy "Fidel" Zip Ankle Boots in black and tan (Acne Pistol Short knockoffs)

Therapy “Fidel” Zip Ankle Boots
($59.95 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic.

Topshop “ANGEL” Leather Heeled Boots

UPDATE (01/19/2014): Accidentally came across these zip ankle boots by Topshop today and they instantly reminded me of the iconic Acne Pistol boots. The heel on these here is higher, but that can’t be a bad thing, right? Also available in black suede and brown leather.

Topshop "ANGEL" Leather Heeled Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Topshop “ANGEL” Leather Heeled Bootsls
($160, Topshop)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls & Topshop (DE)zx.

EXPRESS Outside Zip Ankle Booties

UPDATE (03/08/2013): Stumbled upon these budget-friendly Acne Pistol boot look-a-likes by EXPRESS. Only $41.93!

EXPRESS Outside Zip Ankle Booties in black (Acne Pistol look-a-likes)

EXPRESS Outside Zip Ankle Bootiescj
($41.93, EXPRESS)

Steve Madden “Partenon” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (02/22/2013): And here we go with yet another perfectly good-looking Acne Pistol boot look-a-like by Steve Madden. Love, love, love these booties (and the price ain’t too bad as well)! Also available in brown leather.

Steve Madden "Partenon" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol look-a-likes)

Steve Madden “Partenon” Zip Ankle Bootsamazon
($65, Amazon)

Dixie “Gobi” Tasseled Booties

UPDATE (02/22/2013): Found this amazingly similar Acne Pistol altnerative by Dixie at Nelly. So close to the original, don’t you agree?

Dixie "Gobi" Tasseled Booties in black (Acne Pistol look-a-likes)

Dixie “Gobi” Tasseled Booties
(€209.95/£159.95, Nelly)

Forever 21 Tasseled Zip Booties

UPDATE (10/09/2012): Forever 21 has a great and budget-friendly Acne Pistol look-a-like for $32.80 available in either black or tan faux leather.

Forever 21 Tasseled Zip Booties in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Forever 21 Tasseled Zip Bootiesls
($32.80, Forever 21)

Enzo Angiolini “Elysian” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (10/09/2012): Here’s a great suede alternative if you’re looking for the Acne Pistol look 4 less. These Enzo Angiolini booties look absolutely amazing, I especially love the red suede version.

Enzo Angiolini "Elysian" Ankle Boots in black suede (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Enzo Angiolini “Elysian” Ankle Bootsamazon
($70, Amazon)

Chelsea Crew “Hull” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (09/29/2012): Good news! Another fabulous and budget-friendly Acne Pistol boot knockoff has popped up. Check out these zip booties by Chelsea Crew. Also available in olive green and beige faux snake.

Chelsea Crew "Hull" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Chelsea Crew “Hull” Zip Ankle Bootsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Topshop “MIGHTY” Leather Zip Boots

UPDATE (07/20/2012): Phew! This is the 20th Acne Pistol boot look-a-like we have listed here in this Real vs. Steal post. These Topshop booties look strangely identical with the “AMBUSH” ones found below which were one of the first Acne Pistol knockoffs to pop up only the “MIGHTY” boots are only $90 instead of $150. Yay for that!

Topshop "MIGHTY" Leather Zip Boots in black (Acne Pistol Short knockoffs)

Topshop “MIGHTY” Leather Zip Bootsls
($90, Topshop)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls.

Office “Dusk Till Dawn” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (06/24/2012): And here we go again with yet another Acne Pistol boot look-a-like by Office. Available in black or brown leather.

Office "Dusk Till Dawn" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Office “Dusk Till Dawn” Zip Ankle Boots
(£80, Office)

Blink “Maraa” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (06/24/2012): Acne Pistol boot fangirls can now get their budget-friendly boot fix from Blink.

Blink Maraa Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Blink “Maraa” Zip Ankle Bootscj
($69.99, Heels.com)

ZiGiny “Creative” Booties

UPDATE (05/04/2012): And here’s yet another fab Acne Pistol look-a-like. These faux leather booties by ZiGiny are a great alternative if you’re on a tight budget.

ZiGiny "Creative" Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

ZiGiny “Creative” Bootiesamazon
($59.96, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj.

STEVEN by Steve Madden “PARADOXX” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (03/07/2012): The Holy Grail has been found! Finally! I really don’t think you’ll ever find a better Acne Pistol boot look-a-like than these almost identical STEVEN by Steve Madden zip ankle boots. I even hyperventilated a little when I first saw them on the Steve Madden website. You better make your order ASAP because I’m 100% certain these are going to sell very, very well.

STEVEN by Steve Madden "PARADOXX" Ankle Boots in black and cognac (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

STEVEN by Steve Madden “PARADOXX” Ankle Bootscj
($44.99, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMallls, Steve Maddenls & NORDSTROMls.

Dorothy Perkins Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (12/15/2011): Another chic British Acne look-a-like by Dorothy Perkins. Available in black or tan faux leather.

Dorothy Perkins Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Dorothy Perkins Zip Ankle Boots
(£20, Dorothy Perkins)

BP. “Trolley” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (12/05/2011): One of our readers, JRD, found this super similar Pistol boot look-a-like by BP. which costs a little under $100 and is available in either black or chocolate. Thanks for the great find, JRD!

BP. "Trolley" Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

BP. “Trolley” Ankle Bootsls
($99.95, NORDSTROM)

Just Sheepskin “Nikita” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (12/01/2011): And here we go again! The next Pistol knockoff is kindly presented to you by Just Sheepskin for the sweet price of £70! Available in black and brown.

Just Sheepskin "Nikita" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Just Sheepskin “Nikita” Zip Ankle Boots
(£70, Office)

ALDO “Crisson” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (11/15/2011): A big thank you to ITC reader horangi113 for letting us know about yet another great Acne Pistol knockoff. This one’s by ALDO and it comes in black or beige.

ALDO "Crisson" Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

ALDO “Crisson” Ankle Bootsls
($45.49, ALDO)

Dolce Vita “Jax” Booties

UPDATE (11/15/2011): Woohoo, found another fantastic though slightly pricey Acne boot alternative. These Dolce Vita tassel booties come in either black, brown or cognac. They’re selling pretty quick, so you better hurry if you fancy this boot style. P.S.: I bought these booties recently and now am pretty much wearing them to death! Big shoe love here!

Dolce Vita "Jax" Booties in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Dolce Vita “Jax” Bootiesamazon
($120.29, Amazon)

Topshop “AMBUSH” Side Zip Boots

Thank Topshop for bringing Acne to the masses. Their Pistol boot look-a-like is almost just as fabulous as the original and I’m currently debating whether I should try these boots myself to see if they can become my go-to ankle boots for this Fall and Winter. Also check out the other colors and variations of the “AMBUSH” boot herels.

Topshop "AMBUSH" Side Zip Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Topshop “AMBUSH” Side Zip Bootsls
($150, Topshop)

Bronx “E Lusion” Ankle Boots

If you’re willing to spend a bit more Bronx also has a really great Acne Pistol boot look-a-like for a little less than $100.

Bronx "E Lusion" Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Bronx “E Lusion” Ankle Bootsamazon
($99.99, Amazon)

Nelly Shoes “Low Clara” Ankle Boots

If your budget does not allow for a big splurge and you’re living in the EU, you can get your Acne Pistol fashion fix at Nelly. They have a fab Acne Pistol boot look-a-like for under £50/€50, but be aware that these here are faux leather.

Nelly Shoes "Low Clara" Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol Short knockoffs)

Nelly Shoes “Low Clara” Ankle Boots
(£39.95/€56.95, Nelly)

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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 Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls, Jildorcj, Forward by Elyse Walkercj, NET-A-PORTERls, NET-A-PORTER (International)ls, NORDSTROMls, S|SENSEcj, OTTEpjx, Barneysls, Rag + Bonepjx, Saksls, Farfetchls, LUISAVIAROMAcj & MyTheresals.

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Bongjashop Chunky-Heel Ankle Boots

UPDATE (09/27/2014): Came across these Rag & Bone Newbury inspired ankle boots by Bongjashop. Really like these cuties!

Bongjashop Chunky-Heel Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

Bongjashop Chunky-Heel Ankle Boots
($68.72, YesStyle)

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” Bootiesls
($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 6pmcj, Shoes.comls, Famous Footwearls, Onlineshoes.comls & Macy’sls.

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)

Kelsi Dagger “Zidane” Ankle Bootiescj
($174.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Urban Outfitterscj & REVOLVEClothingcj.

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
($29.99, 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 Booties
($59.94, DSW)

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 $34.30 (sale price!) instead of $525 which means you’ll save $490 in comparison to the real deal. Available in black, taupe and chestnut brown.

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

Vince Camuto “Hadley” Ankle Bootsls
($34.30, NORDSTROM)

P.S.: Also available at eBay, Kurt Geiger (UK)ls & 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” Bootiesls
($109.97, NORDSTROM)

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

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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Christian Louboutin makes some of the finest shoes in the world. Louboutins are a celebrity’s staple buys and no red carpet would be complete without at least one pair of the red-soled high heels. Louboutin’s “Pigalle” pump is timeless with its classic and sleek design. It’s probably Louboutin’s bestselling and most famous shoe ever. Not to mention expensive.

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsls
($675, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanicon, NET-A-PORTER (US)ls, NET-A-PORTER (International)ls, Matchesls, Barneysls & Saksls.

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Tony Bianco “Leola” Classic Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

UPDATE (09/27/2014): Found another great Pigalle dupe by Tony Bianco today. The “Leola” pump is available in 21 (!) different colors, uppers and prints.

Tony Bianco "Leola" Classic Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in yellow, black and nude patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Leola” Classic Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($159.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic & StyleTread.

Diavolina “Alessa” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

UPDATE (05/30/2014): Just discovered these super fabulous stiletto pumps by Diavolina which instantly reminded me of Louboutin’s Pigalle heels. Love these!

Diavolina "Alessa" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Diavolina “Alessa” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($149.95 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic & Westfield.

Jessica Buurman “JACINTA” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

UPDATE (02/28/2014): Accidentally stumbled upon these super high stiletto pumps at Jessica Buurman and they instantly reminded me of Louboutin’s Pigalle heels. You can get these in black, nude, neon green and neon yellow patent leather for $139!

Jessica Buurman "JACINTA" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “JACINTA” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($139, Jessica Buurman)

Diane von Furstenberg “Bethany” Pointed-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (02/23/2014): While these Diane von Furstenberg stilettos are certainly not a steal find, they are a great alternative to Louboutin’s Pigalle pumps and you’d still save a good $270! Also available in various colors and uppers.

Diane von Furstenberg "Bethany" Pointed-Toe Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Diane von Furstenberg “Bethany” Pointed-Toe Pumpscj
($325, Zappos)

P.S.: Amazonamazon, Shopbopcj, Jildorcj & Saksls.

Tony Bianco “Ajana” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

UPDATE (02/23/2014): Just came across these super fabulous Pigalle look-a-likes by Tony Bianco. Available in various beautiful colors and uppers (suede, leather and patent). Better get these while you can!

Tony Bianco "Ajana" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Ajana” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsdgm
($139.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Anne Klein “Warmth” Pointed-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (02/23/2014): Also found these discounted pointy pumps at Anne Klein which are currently on sale for under $40!

Anne Klein "Warmth" Pointed-Toe Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Anne Klein “Warmth” Pointed-Toe Pumpscj
($39, Anne Klein)

Nine West “Tatiana” Pointed-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (12/03/2013): Stumbled upon these pointy black patent pumps by Nine West and thought they’d be a good alternative if you’re craving Louboutin’s Pigalle heels. Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Nine West "Tatiana" Pointed-Toe Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Nine West “Tatiana” Pointed-Toe Pumpsamazon
($39, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at House of Fraser & Kurt Geigerls.

Forever 21 Sleek Asymmetrical Stiletto Pumps

UPDATE (07/04/2013): Found another very budget-friendly Pigalle alternative in a non-patent version at Forever 21. Available in black or nude faux leather for only $27.80!

Forever 21 Sleek Asymmetrical Stiletto Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Forever 21 Sleek Asymmetrical Stiletto Pumpsls
($27.80, Forever 21)

ALDO “Frited” Pumps

UPDATE (02/18/2013): Just came across these beautiful pointed-toe pumps by ALDO which would make a great Pigalle alternative. Available in black and nude patent leather.

ALDO "Frited" Pointed-Toe Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle look-a-likes)

ALDO “Frited” Pumpsls
($54.98, ALDO US)

bebe “Sarah” Classic Leather Pumps

UPDATE (02/18/2013): bebe has also a very nice Pigalle alternative in a non-patent leather version. Available in black or red leather (my personal fave!).

bebe "Sarah" Classic Leather Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle look-a-likes)

bebe “Sarah” Classic Leather Pumpspjx
($89.99, bebe)

ShoeMint “Kathryn” Pumps

UPDATE (07/25/2012): I’m starting to become quite fond of ShoeMint‘s shoe selection. They have some of the best designer shoe look-a-likes out there. For instance, I loooooooooove these fabulous real leather Pigalle-Doppelgänger!

ShoeMint "Kathryn" Pumps (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

ShoeMint “Kathryn” Pumpscj
($39.99, Heels.com)

Devious Sexy-20 Pumps

UPDATE (01/19/2012): Oh my, I’m so ecstatic about finding these super affordable Pigalle look-a-likes by Devious. Available in 13 (!) different colors & uppers and $50.95 only (sale price)!

Devious Sexy-20 Pumps (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Devious Sexy-20 Pumpsamazon
($50.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls, Shiekhcj & Overstockcj.

The Highest Heel “Hottie” Pumps

How great is this find? I recently stumbled upon these Louboutin knockoffs and was astounded by how similar to the originals they are. Just look at the extreme high heel or the pointed toe, it looks just like the real deal. And the best thing: they are on sale right now. But you better hurry and order fast as I’m sure they will sell out quickly.

The Highest Heel Hottie Black Patent Pumps

The Highest Heel “Hottie” Pumpsamazon
($43, Amazon)

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Black ankle boots have been my life savers lately! And I feel weird saying that since up until last year I didn’t really pay much attention to them. But over time I learned that you can’t always don your highest heels in the middle of winter and that’s where stylish ankle boots come in. Take one with a mid heel and a few eye-catching details such as studs, buckles or zippers and you’re set to make some serious fashion game without having to sacrifice comfort for fashion or vice versa. This Tabitha Simmons suede bootie with the side buckles and the front zipper totally stole my heart. And then went on to break it with its crushing $1.195 price tag! Sorry, love, but this isn’t happening!

Tabitha Simmons Early Zip Buckle Suede Booties in black

Tabitha Simmons Early Zip Buckle Suede Bootiesls
($1.195, Saks)

P.S.: Also available at NET-A-PORTER (International)ls, Moda Operandils & MyTheresals.

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Chicwish Buckled Point Toe Ankle Boots

UPDATE (09/27/2014): Discovered these great Tabitha Simmons Early alternatives at Chicwish today.

Chicwish Buckled Point Toe Ankle Boots in taupe and black (Tabitha Simmons Early knockoffs)

Chicwish Buckled Point Toe Ankle Boots
($56.02, Chicwish)

Lucky Brand “Doreen” Zip & Buckle Booties

UPDATE (12/28/2013): Stumbled upon these Tabitha Simmons Early look-a-likes by Lucky Brand today. Currently on sale for under $70 and available in either black or beige suede leather.

Lucky Brand "Doreen" Zip & Buckle Booties in black suede (Tabitha Simmons Early knockoffs)

Lucky Brand “Doreen” Zip & Buckle Booties
($69.94, DSW)

Alias Mae “Bronti” Pointed-Toe Buckle Booties

UPDATE (06/10/2013): Just came across another great Tabitha Simmons alternative! Check out these red “Early” boot look-a-likes by Alias Mae! Lovely, aren’t they? On sale, too!

Alias Mae "Bronti" Pointed-Toe Buckle Booties in red (Tabitha Simmons Early look-a-likes)

Alias Mae “Bronti” Pointed-Toe Buckle Booties
($37.99 AUD, The Iconic)

Underground “Blitz” Winklepicker Ankle Boots

UPDATE (02/09/2013): And here’s yet another great Tabitha Simmons Early look-a-like in red and black by Underground. Also available as a men’s boot at Amazon.co.ukamazon.

Underground "Blitz" Winklepicker Ankle Boots in red and black (Tabitha Simmons Early knockoffs)

Underground “Blitz” Winklepicker Ankle Bootsls
($160.32, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon.co.ukamazon.

Office “Upper Street” Buckled Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (02/09/2013): These suede booties by Office are also obviously inspired by Tabitha Simmons’ Early boot.

Office "Upper Street" Buckled Zip Ankle Boots in burgundy and black suede (Tabitha Simmons Early knockoffs)

Office “Upper Street” Buckled Zip Ankle Boots
(£35, Office)

Zigi Soho “Lead” Buckle Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (01/30/2013): Came across these fantastic and almost identical Tabitha Simmons look-a-likes by Zigi Soho. Also available in burgundy suede (my fave!).

Zigi Soho "Lead" Buckle Zip Ankle Boots in black suede (Tabitha Simmons Early knockoffs)

Zigi Soho “Lead” Buckle Zip Ankle Boots
($69.94, DSW)

Limited Edition Buckle Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (12/12/2012): Found another lovely alternative in wine and black leather by Limited Edition. I must say I really like the wine red version!

Limited Edition Buckle Zip Ankle Boots in wine red and black (Tabitha Simmon Early knockoffs)

Limited Edition Buckle Zip Ankle Boots
(£28, New Look)

Steve Madden “MANSFELD” Suede Ankle Boots

Luckily for me, Steve Madden is right there to heal my aching heart with their interpretation of Simmons “Early” boot. And I must admit I kind of prefer that little fella over the original designer shoe. Why? Well, first there’s the price factor. Madden’s “MANSFELD” is $129.95 (now $64.96) whereas the real deal costs almost 10x as much. And even though the lacking zipper is a minor bummer, I really like that they added a fourth buckle and made the heel one inch higher (’cause a girl like me gotta take all the height she can get! ;-)).

Steve Madden "MANSFELD" Suede Ankle Boots in black (Tabitha Simmons Early knockoffs)

Steve Madden “MANSFELD” Suede Ankle Bootsls
($64.96, NORDSTROM)

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