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UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 23, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I have yet to come across an Alaïa shoe that I don’t like or covet. His footwear creations are always the right amount of edgy, sexy and creative. Just take a look at these super hot leather and stretch crisscross stilleto sandals! Imagine how awesome these would look with a leather leggings and a structured white blazer! They’re currently on sale at NET-A-PORTER (which is a good thing), but even the sale price is still pretty steep at $1.347,50. Some day… some day I will own a pair of Alaïa heels! Too bad it can’t be these ones.

Alaïa Leather and Stretch Sandals

Alaïa Leather and Stretch Sandalsls
($1.347,50, NET-A-PORTER)

P.S.: Also available at Farfetchls.

Mix No. 6 “Jennifer” Criss Cross High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (07/23/2014): Discovered these lovely Mix No. 6 heels and thought they are a great and budget-friendly alternative to the Alaïa sandals above. Available in black patent or gold faux leather.

Mix No. 6 "Jennifer" Criss Cross High Heel Sandals in black patent (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Mix No. 6 “Jennifer” Criss Cross High Heel Sandals
($29.94, DSW)

Shoe Republic “Alaska” Elastic Strap Sandals

UPDATE (05/15/2014): Aaaaand one more dupe to add to the list: Shoe Republic‘s “Alaska” strappy high heel sandals.

Shoe Republic "Alaska" Elastic Strap Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaia knockoffs)

Shoe Republic “Alaska” Elastic Strap Sandalscj
($49.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & UrbanOGcj.

Halogen “Katy” Criss Cross Sandals

UPDATE (05/15/2014): I also found this Alaïa look-a-like by Halogen. Available in either black or blue leather for $89.95.

Halogen "Katy" Criss Cross Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Halogen “Katy” Criss Cross Sandalsls
($89.95, NORDSTROM)

Simply Vera Vera Wang Banded High Heels

UPDATE (04/28/2014): Et voilà, here’s another Alaïa dupe I came across! What do you think of these heels by Simply Vera Vera Wang? Hot or not?

Simply Vera Vera Wang Banded High Heels in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Simply Vera Vera Wang Banded High Heelsls
($55.99, Kohl’s)

Sole Society “Miri” Open-Toe Heels

UPDATE (02/28/2014): Stumbled upon yet another amazing Alaïa dupe! These Sole Society heels look so close to the originals and are quite budget-friendly, too.

Sole Society "Miri" Open-Toe Heels in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Sole Society “Miri” Open-Toe Heelsls
($29.98, Sole Society)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls.

Jessica Simpson “Maddalo” Elastic Strap Wedge Sandals

UPDATE (02/28/2014): Found a wedge version of the Alaïa heels above which comes from Jessica Simpson. Available for under $60 in either black or taupe leather.

Jessica Simpson "Maddalo" Elastic Strap Wedge Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Maddalo” Elastic Strap Wedge Sandalsamazon
($55.24, Amazon)

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

BCBG Paris “Farleena” Sandals

UPDATE (01/28/2014): Just came across these super fab and very budget-friendly Alaïa dupes by BCBG Paris. Love these!

BCBG Paris "Farleena" Sandals in black (Alaïa knockoffs)

BCBG Paris “Farleena” Sandals
($29.94, DSW)

Helmut Lang “Silt” High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (01/28/2014): I didn’t really expect to find Helmut Lang among the list of copycats, but as you can see below, his “Silt” heels are pretty much an identical copy of the Alaïa sandals above.

Helmut Lang "Silt" High Heel Sandals in black (Alaïa knockoffs)

Helmut Lang “Silt” High Heel Sandalsls
($495, NORDSTROM)

Vince Camuto “Ondetti” Evening Sandals

UPDATE (12/06/2013): Discovered these pretty Alaïa high heel dupes by Vince Camuto in gold today and had to add them to the list.

Vince Camuto "Ondetti" Evening Sandals in black (Alaïa knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Ondetti” Evening Sandalscj
($104.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Lori’spjx, Vince Camuto (UK)ls & Kurt Geigerls.

Anne Michelle Enzo-53 Criss Cross Stretch Sandals

UPDATE (11/23/2013): These high heel sandals by Anne Michelle are yet another somewhat Azzedine Alaïa inspired shoe. Available in black, gold and silver.

Anne Michelle Enzo-53 Criss Cross Stretch Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Enzo-53 Criss Cross Stretch Sandals
($36.95, DSW)

Tony Bianco “Kamelot” Elastic Strap High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (07/26/2013): Discovered another spot-on dupe of the Alaïa heels! Check out these elastic strap heels by Tony Bianco. So close to the real deal!

Tony Bianco "Kamelot" Elastic Strap High Heel Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Kamelot” Elastic Strap High Heel Sandals
($80, Tony Bianco)

Steve Madden “REGULAYT” Crisscross Sandals

I might not be able to afford Alaïa shoes any time soon, but I can, however, purchase a pair of these super fabulous Steve Madden heels which are an almost perfect dupe of the Alaïa high heels shown above. And all that for under $50 instead of $1.350! Awesome!

Steve Madden "REGULAYT" Crisscross Sandals in black (Azzedina Alaïa look-a-likes)

Steve Madden “REGULAYT” Crisscross Sandalsls
($29.99, Steve Madden)

Image source(s): NET-A-PORTER, Heels.com, Sole Society, Amazon, NORDSTROM, Macy’s, DSW, Tony Bianco, Steve Madden

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 17, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

So I’ve been majorly obsessed with these Azzedine Alaïa booties ever since I saw them on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley earlier this year. Now I sure love most of Alaïa’s shoes, but these were especially fabulous to me. Suede ankle boots are a staple for fall and the studded banana heel with the added decorative zippers is a total head-turner. If only I could afford these gems…

Alaïa Studded Suede Ankle Boots in black

Azzedine Alaïa Stud and Zip Suede Ankle Bootsls
($2.650, NET-A-PORTER)

Celebrities Love Alaïa

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jennifer Hudson, Nicky Hilton and Kim Kardashian wearing Azzedine Alaïa Stud and Zip Suede Ankle Boots

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Jessica Simpson “Midara” Studded Peep Toe Booties

UPDATE (07/17/2014): Stumbled upon these Alaïa inspired booties by Jessica Simpson today and had to share them with you. Available in black or taupe suede.

Jessica Simpson "Midara" Studded Peep Toe Booties in black suede (Azzedine Alaia knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Midara” Studded Peep Toe Bootiescj
($119.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls, Dillard’sls & Macy’sls.

Pelle Moda “Palm” Studded Platform Booties

Pelle Moda has a pretty great Alaïa alternative. It’s not an identical 1:1-match, but the overall look is still very Alaïa. Now I just wished the platform wasn’t quite as dominant and the price tag a tad lower. Thanks to our reader Devon for reminding me about these fabulous Alaïa look-a-likes!

Pelle Moda "Palm" Studded Platform Booties in black suede (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Pelle Moda “Palm” Studded Platform Bootiesls
($162.50, NORDSTROM)

VANELi “Candice” Studded Suede Ankle Boots

I found another Alaïa inspired optionon Amazon, but you have to be a bit careful with that one as I’m not completely sure if this is actually a bootie by VANELi. On the Amazon website you see this particular style pictured along with plain ankle boots. Someone’s mixed up two completely different shoe styles I guess, so be careful that you get the right shoe in case you plan to oder it.

VANELi "Candice" Studded Suede Ankle Boots in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

VANELi “Candice” Studded Suede Ankle Bootsamazon
($173, Amazon)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 5, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’ve just taken a look at the last few dozen blog posts and realized it’s been months too long since we last had a good ol’ Christian Louboutin Real vs. Steal here on this blog. So here you go: I’m quite in love with this beauty of a cutout high heel ankle bootie! So chic and classic yet the cutouts add a bit of an edge! I much prefer Monsieur Louboutin doing “classic with a twist” than those flashy uber-modern designs that he’s been doing the last couple seasons. Too bad I can’t afford to splurge on these high heeled beauties. Le sigh!

Christian Louboutin Cachottiere Cutout Red Sole Booties in black

Christian Louboutin Cachottiere Cutout Red Sole Bootiesls
($995, Bergdorf Goodman)

Kim Kardashian Loves Christian Louboutin

Reality TV star and new mom Kim Kardashian has been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin Cachottiere Cutout Booties.

Kim Kardashian wearing black Christian Louboutin Cachottiere Cutout Red Sole Booties

Jessica Simpson “Elsbeth” Cut-Out Dress Sandals

UPDATE (07/05/2014): Found another great Christian Louboutin Cachottiere dupe today! What do you think about these high heel sandals by Jessica Simpson? Also available in other colors and uppers.

Jessica Simpson "Elsbeth" Cut-Out Dress Sandals in black and nude (Christian Louboutin Cachottiere knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Elsbeth” Cut-Out Dress Sandalscj
($109.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Dillard’sls, Macy’sls, Amazonamazon, NORDSTROMls & LuLu*s.

Vince Camuto “Karmi” Slash-Cut Bootie Pumps

UPDATE (01/16/2014): Spotted this lovely Louboutin look-a-like by Vince Camuto today. Also available in tan and bronze metallic.

Vince Camuto "Karmi" Slash-Cut Bootie Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Cachottiere knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Karmi” Slash-Cut Bootie Pumpsls
($54.96, NORDSTROM)

P.S.: Also available at Dillard’sls, Vince Camutols, Zapposcj, Amazonamazon, Kurt Geigerls, Vince Camuto (UK)ls & House of Fraser.

Julianne Hough for Sole Society “Kristen” Asymmetric Sandals

UPDATE (07/02/2013): Found another Louboutin alternative in these black patent asymmetric heels by Sole Society. Also available in faux blush patent and platinum gold.

Julianne Hough for Sole Society "Kristen" Asymmetric Sandals in black patent (Christian Louboutin Cachottiere knockoffs)

Julianne Hough for Sole Society “Kristen” Asymmetric Sandalsls
($54.95, Sole Society)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls.

Anne Michelle Rapture-25 Cutout Ankle Booties

Well, hello there Rapture-25 by Anne Michelle! Nice to meet you. Has anyone ever told you you look a lot like Christian Louboutin’s “Cachottiere”? No? But it’s true. OK, you’re not French and might not be quite as delicate as your luxurious twin sister, but your price tag of $29.90 is way easier to handle than the designer’s steep price of $995 (ouch!). Also available in nude beige.

Anne Michelle Rapture-25 Cutout Ankle Booties in black (Christian Louboutin Cachottiere knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Rapture-25 Cutout Ankle Bootiesamazon
($29.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ebayeBay, UrbanOGpjx, ZooShoopjx & LuLu*s.

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on June 14, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

When I was teenager I always wanted a pair of Timberland‘s Premium Work Boots, but my parents never bought them for me. And while I don’t think they would fit in my wardrobe now, there’s still a part in me that wants these shoes badly. But not for $179.95!

Timberland 6" Premium Work Boots in wheat nubuck

Timberland 6 Inch Premium Work Bootscj
($179.95, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Macy’s, ShoeMallls, Shoes.comls, Urban Outfitterscj, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Schuh.co.ukls & Amazon.deamazon.

Celebrities Love Timberland

Celebs such as Khloe Kardashian and Rihanna have all been spotted wearing Timberland 6″ Premium Work Boots.

Timberland 6" Premium Work Boots

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River Island Suede Worker Boots

UPDATE (06/14/2014): Came across these Timberland dupes for under $100 at River Island today.

River Island Suede Worker Boots in light brown (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

River Island Suede Worker Bootsls
($90, River Island)

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

Soda “Tanic” Work Boots

UPDATE (02/10/2014): Found another Timberland work boot dupe! Check out these steal-worthy lace-up boots by Soda. Under $30!

Soda "Tanic" Work Boots in wheat (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Soda “Tanic” Work Bootsamazon
($24.99-$27.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Tilly’scj & Shiekh Shoescj.

Steve Madden “ASAP” Lace-Up Construction Boots

UPDATE (01/04/2014): Steve Madden also came up with a Timberland 6 Inch Premium inspired work boot!

Steve Madden "ASAP" Lace-Up Construction Boots in wheat nubuck (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Steve Madden “ASAP” Lace-Up Construction Bootsls
($109.95, NORDSTROM)

Shoe Republic “Malika” Lace Up Lug Sole Work Boots

UPDATE (01/04/2014): Accidentally stumbled upon these Timberland dupes by Shoe Republic aka Promise today!

Shoe Republic "Malika" Lace Up Lug Sole Work Boots in camel (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Shoe Republic “Malika” Lace Up Lug Sole Work Bootsamazon
($24.89, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom Rackpjx, Heels.comcj & Amazon #2amazon.

Report “Abby” Booties

While randomly browsing the new arrivals at DSW, I came across these Timberland work boot dupes by Report: same look, much nicer price tag.

Report "Abby" Booties in tan (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Report “Abby” Booties
($59.95, DSW)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetrocj & eBayeBay.

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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 Guccils & Saksls.

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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Sole Society “Anouk” T-Strap Leather Pumps

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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 Pumpsls
($79.95, Sole Society)

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