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UPDATE: This post has been updated on September 16, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Writing up a post about these buckled booties by Balenciaga is a toughie 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 few budget-friendly alternatives.

Balenciaga Cutout Buckled Booties in black

Balenciaga Cutout Buckled Bootiesls
($1.275, Barneys)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls & Matches Fashionls.

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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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 Bootiescj
($19.94, DSW)

P.S.: Also available at Lori’spjx & Urban Outfitterscj.

Jessica Buurman “CRUSH” Buckled Cutout Boots

UPDATE (08/16/2013): Whoa! Now look at these fabulous, almost identical Balenciaga dupes by Jessica Buurman. Looking pretty awesome, right? Psst, if you sign up to the Jessica Buurman newsletter, you’ll receive 10% off your first order!

Jessica Buurman "CRUSH" Buckled Cutout Boots in black and gold (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “CRUSH” Buckled Cutout Boots
($129, Jessica Buurman)

Chicwish 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 Chicwish and is made of PU leather.

Chicnova Retro PU Leather Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Chicwish Chunky Cut Out Buckled Boots
($61.97, Chicwish)

P.S.: Also available at Chicnova.

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 look-a-like for under $50! Yay!

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

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Bootiescj
($43.20, UrbanOG)

P.S.: Also available at DSWcj & DailyLookcj.

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers

UPDATE (08/03/2013): Wild Diva have made a creeper version out of the highly coveted Balenciaga booties 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 Creepersamazon
($32.90, Amazon)

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 £47 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
(£47, 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 Boots
($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 Boots
($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 Bootsamazon
($99.99, Amazon)

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 knockoffs)

Topshop “ARABEL” Cut Out Bootsls
($170, NORDSTROM)

Jeffrey Campbell “Roscoe” 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-4-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 Bootscj
($248, NASTY GAL)

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 Bootscj
($185, NASTY GAL)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls, Karmaloopls & Solestruckpjx.

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 9, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Over the last few years Valentino has built quite the extensive “Rockstud” collection. From bags to shoes, everything gets adorned with the famed pyramid studs these days. These cork wedge sandals are the 10th “Rockstud” item we’re covering on this blog. Unsurprisingly, I like these studded caged cork wedges just as much as the rest of the “Rockstud” collection. They’re casual yet sexy and summery but also glamorous and a little wild. If I had $975 to spare, I totally would get these for the upcoming spring and summer season.

Valentino Rockstud Cage Cork-Wedge Sandals in black

Valentino Rockstud Cage Cork-Wedge Sandalsls
($975, Neiman Marcus)

Coconuts by Matisse “Morrissey” Wedge Sandals

UPDATE (09/15/2013): Just came across these almost spot-on Valentino wedge dupes from Coconuts by Matisse. So pretty and not too expensive at $83.99! Use promo code “SHOES15” to get 15% off sitewide + free shipping! Expiry date unknown.

Coconuts by Matisse "Morrissey" Wedge Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

Coconuts by Matisse “Morrissey” Wedge Sandalsls
($83.99, Shoes.com)

P.S.: Also available at Famous Footwearls & Amazonamazon.

Diavolina “Sabrina” Studded Caged Platform Wedges

UPDATE (07/09/2013): Stumbled upon an almost identical Valentino twin by Diavolina at StyleTread. Currently on sale for $65.90 AUD and also available in tan leather!

Diavolina "Sabrina" Studded Caged Platform Wedges in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Diavolina “Sabrina” Studded Caged Platform Wedges
($65.90 AUD, StyleTread)

JustFab “Antibes” Studded Cage Wedge Sandals

UPDATE (03/11/2013): Just found this budget-friendly Valentino look-a-like by JustFab. Lovely, isn’t it? Available in black or white.

JustFab "Antibes" Studded Cage Wedge Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

JustFab “Antibes” Studded Cage Wedge Sandalscj
($54.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at JustFabcj.

Fergie “Valencia” Studded Wedges

If you’re looking for a caged wedge à la Valentino, you might want to consider investing in these studded wedge sandals by Fergie. There’s clearly some heavy Valentino inspiration involved here even though these Fergie wedges have also a few differences that makes them stand out on their own.

Fergie "Valencia" Studded Wedges in black and camel (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Fergie “Valencia” Studded Wedgescj
($62.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMallls, Shoes.comls, Famous Footwearls & Fergie Footwearls.

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, StyleTread, Heels.com, Zappos

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on September 15, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Where does one begin when a boot is called Miss Fast Plato? Except, you go Ms. Thang, with your bad self! Who am I to question the great Mr. Louboutin? Oh no, not I, said the girl nicknamed Ms. Heel. ;-) I don’t ever get the names he assigns to his shoes, but I do know that by wearing this simple yet sexy boot, you’ll be one badass chick. Miss Fast Plato or better yet, Miss Deep Pockets (if you got it like that) – you look marvelous!

Christian Louboutin Miss Fast Plato Ankle Boots in black

Christian Louboutin Miss Fast Plato Ankle Bootsls
($995, Barneys)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Blake Lively, Jenna Dewan and Alex Curran Gerrard wearing Christian Louboutin Miss Fast Plato Ankle Boots

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Audrey Brooke “Perry” Platform Booties

UPDATE (09/15/2013): 2 years after our last find, I happened to stumble upon these faux leather booties by Audrey Brooke which instantly reminded me of Louboutin’s Miss Fast Plato ankle boots.

Audrey Brooke "Perry" Platform Booties in black (Christian Louboutin Miss Fast Plato knockoffs)

Audrey Brooke “Perry” Platform Bootiescj
($49.95, DSW)

Dollhouse “Sansa” Platform Ankle Booties

UPDATE (09/29/2011): Came across yet another Louboutin knockoff from Dollhouse. Super cheap and available in either black or beige.

Dollhouse "Sansa" Platform Ankle Booties in black (Christian Louboutin Miss Fast Plato knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Sansa” Platform Ankle Bootiespjx
($40, Dollhouse)

Matiko “Karlene” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (09/29/2011): Matiko also has a rather similar bootie though their version has a lower and hidden platform. Available in black or black patent.

Matiko "Karlene" Ankle Boots in black (Christian Louboutin Miss Fast Plato knockoffs)

Matiko “Karlene” Ankle Bootsamazon
($68, Amazon)

bebe “Kyra” Crocodile Print Leather Booties

UPDATE (08/17/2011): And here’s another great CL alternative by bebe.

bebe "Kyra" Crocodile Print Leather Booties in black (Christian Louboutin Miss Fast Plato knockoffs)

bebe “Kyra” Crocodile Print Leather Bootiespjx
($169, bebe)

B. MAKOWSKY “Nyle” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (08/17/2011): Found another alternative with a lower platform and a peep-toe by B. MAKOWSKY. Available in black and grey leather as well as black suede (w/ a red sole!).

B. MAKOWSKY "Nyle" Ankle Boots in black (Christian Louboutin Miss Fast Plato knockoffs)

B. MAKOWSKY “Nyle” Ankle Bootsamazon
($139, Amazon)

INC International Concepts “Marwa” Platform Booties

UPDATE (08/17/2011): Stumbled upon a fab suede version of the Miss Fast Plato by INC International Concepts. Available in black, indigo and leopard print.

INC International Concepts "Marwa" Platform Booties in black suede (Christian Louboutin Miss Fast Plato knockoffs)

INC International Concepts “Marwa” Platform Bootiesls
($98, Macy’s)

Nine West “Gracious” Booties

Well hello there, Miss Slow-To-Open-The-Wallet! We know you love to look good on a budget; that’s why we graciously went in search of a budget-friendly, but by no means, uncompromising sexy version of the Louboutin boot. And If I may say so myself, we did pretty good. “Gracious” by Nine West is remarkably similar (minus the heel height) for only a $109. Available in black, gray and nude leather as well as red and black suede.

Nine West "Gracious" Booties in black (Christian Louboutin Miss Fast Plato knockoffs)

Nine West “Gracious” Bootiesamazon
($75, Amazon)

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When it comes to creating beautiful evening shoes, you can always count on Jimmy Choo to deliver. And while I’m not really feeling how Carolina from Fashionsquad paired Choo’s “Besso” heels with a skirt (as for me this is more of a pants shoe), I can still see the beauty of this shoe shining through the outfit. But would I pay almost $900 for it if I could? Probably not.

Jimmy Choo Besso Textured and Mirrored-Leather Sandals in black and gold

Jimmy Choo Besso Textured and Mirrored-Leather Sandalsls
($895, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, NET-A-PORTER (US)ls, NET-A-PORTER (International)ls, NORDSTROMls, Saksls, Jimmy Choo (UK)ls & Farfetchls.

Fashionsquad Loves Jimmy Choo

Fashionblogger Carolina Engman from Fashionsquad has been spotted wearing Jimmy Choo Besso Textured and Mirrored-Leather Sandals.

Carolina Engman (Fashionsquad) wearing black and gold Jimmy Choo Besso Textured and Mirrored-Leather Sandals

Shoe Republic “Venegas” Two-Tone High Heel Sandals

No need to shell out $800 if you’re searching for the Choo look, these heels by Shoe Republic LA are a budget-friendly alternative. Sure, they ain’t Jimmy Choo quality, but if you’re looking for a quick shoe fix without breaking the bank, these are probably your best bet. Also available in a nude/rosegold version.

Shoe Republic "Venegas" Two-Tone High Heel Sandals in black and gold (Jimmy Choo Besso knockoffs)

Shoe Republic “Venegas” Two-Tone High Heel Sandalscj
($49.99, Heels.com)

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

Image source(s): NET-A-PORTER, Fashionsquad, Heels.com

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on September 12, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Signore Giuseppe Zanotti, te amo! Or, to be a bit more specific: I love your shoes! Especially those extreme platform wedges from your S/S 2011 collection. We’ve already shown you the peep-toe version of this wedge and today we’re going to show you a great Zanotti alternative for the equally gorgeous closed toe version.

Giuseppe Zanotti I06078 Suede Ankle Strap Platform Wedges in navy

Giuseppe Zanotti I06078 Suede Ankle Strap Platform Wedgescj
($650, Shopbop)

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Alexis Bledel, Hilary Duff, Eva Marcille, Keri Hilson, Vanessa Hudgens & Michelle Trachtenberg wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I06078 Suede Ankle Strap Platform Wedges

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Jessica Buurman “LINNE” Suede Ankle Strap Wedges

UPDATE (09/12/2013): Found another set of Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-likes at Jessica Buurman today! I love all the bright colors!

Jessica Buurman "LINNE" Suede Ankle Strap Wedges (Giuseppe Zanotti I06078 knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “LINNE” Suede Ankle Strap Wedges
($149, Jessica Buurman)

ALDO “Herena” Platform Wedges

UPDATE (01/16/2012): Just came across yet another almost identical Zanotti look-a-like sans ankle strap. This one’s coming from ALDO and is available in either black or teal suede.

ALDO "Herena" Platform Wedges in black and teal suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I06078 knockoffs)

ALDO “Herena” Platform Wedgesls
($49.98, ALDO)

Qupid Pulse-02 Ankle Strap Wedges

UPDATE (01/04/2012): Look what a cute and affordable Zanotti alternative has popped up on GoJane. Aren’t these faux suede wedges by Qupid absolutely lovely? I love the bright colors. Enter promo code “GJSHIP60” & get free shipping over $60!

Qupid Pulse-02 Ankle Strap Wedges in pink, blue and lime faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I06078 knockoffs)

Qupid Pulse-02 Ankle Strap Wedges
($24.70, GoJane)

Sam Edelman “Quinn” Wedge Pumps

UPDATE (09/09/2011): Squeal! I just stumbled upon the perfect Zanotti look-a-like by Sam Edelman. The heel height on these here is somewhat lower, but I actually prefer them that way because it makes the shoes more wearable and less dangerous imo. Available in red or black suede.

Sam Edelman "Quinn" Wedge Pumps in red suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I06078 knockoffs)

Sam Edelman “Quinn” Wedge Pumpsls
($149.95, NORDSTROM)

Dollhouse “Brik” Wedge Platform Pumps

UPDATE (09/09/2011): If you’re looking for a cheap Zanotti alternative in red, check out these faux suede wedge pumps by Dollhouse. They’re $35 only & come in black patent as well black and red suede!

Dollhouse "Brik" Wedge Platform Pumps in red faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I06078 knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Brik” Wedge Platform Pumpspjx
($35, Dollhouse)

Wild Pair “Lola WP” Wedge Pumps

So, how great are these Zanottis on a budget by Wild Pair? Quite spot-on I’d say, even though I would love them more if they had kept the suede platform. But at $95 I’ll just keep my mouth shut and put them into my cart ASAP (sizes are already starting to sell out, so you better hurry to make your order). Available in red or black suede.

Wild Pair "Lola WP" Wedge Pumps in red suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I06078 knockoffs)

Wild Pair “Lola WP” Wedge Pumpsamazon
($95, Amazon)

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