Real vs. Steal – Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Buckle Boots

by Irina on May 15, 2014

UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 15, 2014. Scroll down to see the new adds.

After running this blog for more than 6 months, I don’t get as excited as I used to when spotting a new knockoff. Today, however, was one of these rare days. A few months back when it was announced that Chloë Sevigny would design a second collection for Opening Ceremony (Fall/Winter 2009), I spotted a pair of to-die-for black buckle boots on Chloë’s feet and I instantly fell in love.

Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Autumn/Winter 2009 Buckle Boots in black leather

Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Wedge Bootiescj
($625, Shopbop)

It was one of these shoe obsessions where I was even willing to take the plunge and go for the real deal, but my enthusiasm came to an abrupt end when I learned that a) the buckle boots wouldn’t be available until late August/September and b) were priced at $625 which is twice the price I expected/hoped them to be.

Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Fall 2009 Buckle Boots in black leather

Penny Loves Kenny “Clay” Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (05/15/2014): Almost four years after the last find, I happened to come across this strappy wedge by Penny Loves Kenny which instantly reminded me of the Opening Ceremony booties above.

Penny Loves Kenny "Clay" Gladiator Sandals in black (Opening Ceremony knockoffs)

Penny Loves Kenny “Clay” Gladiator Sandalscj
($92.99, Heels.com)

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

Wild Diva Madison-93 Strappy Gladiator Wedges

UPDATE (05/15/2014): Also found these strappy wedges by Wild Diva which come in either black, white or beige faux leather.

Wild Diva Madison-93 Strappy Gladiator Wedges in black (Opening Ceremony knockoffs)

Wild Diva Madison-93 Strappy Gladiator Wedgesamazon
($25.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon #2amazon & UrbanOGpjx.

Dollhouse “Alley” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (06/03/2010): Excitement! I just stumbled upon these super fabulous & very reasonably priced O.C. knockoffs by Dollhouse. L.O.V.E.

Dollhouse "Alley" Ankle Boots in black (Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Alley” Ankle Bootsamazon
($56.95, Amazon)

Steve Madden “REANA” Wedges

UPDATE (04/21/2010): Steve Madden is a little late with his designer inspired “REANA” wedges, but I quite like his take on the O.C. wedge booties.

Steve Madden "REANA" Wedges

Steve Madden “REANA” Wedgesls
($129.95, Steve Madden)

Jeffrey Campbell “Genius” Buckle Wedges

UPDATE (02/12/2010): Jeffrey Campbell just can’t get over Chloë’s wedges for O.C. Here’s his newest interpretation called “Genius” – Pretty darn close to the originals, don’t you think? Available in grey or khaki.

Jeffrey Campbell "Genius" Buckle Wedges in grey canvas (Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Genius” Buckle Wedgespjx
($169.95, Solestruck)

ALDO “Daskal” Wedge Ankle Boots

UPDATE (02/04/2010): Found these ALDO wedges today which instantly reminded me of the Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Buckle Boots.

Aldo "DASKAL" Wedge Ankle Boots in black (Chloe Sevigny Opening Ceremony knockoffs)

ALDO “Daskal” Wedge Ankle Bootsls
($79.98, ALDO)

Michael Antonio “Karina” Open Toe Pumps

UPDATE (12/17/2009): Michael Antonio has come up with a heeled version of Chloë Sevigny’s buckled wedge booties. Available in black, brown and red.

Michael Antonio "Karina" Open-toe Pumps in black (Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony knockoffs)

Michael Antonio “Karina” Open Toe Pumpsamazon
($84.95, Amazon)

bebe “Karen” Multi-Strap Wedges

UPDATE (10/22/2009): Just stumbled upon yet another budget-friendly alternative. These wedges by bebe might not be an identical match, but I think they still come pretty close.

bebe "Karen" Multi-Strap Wedges in black (Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony knockoffs)

bebe “Karen” Multi-Strap Wedgespjx
($159, bebe)

Jeffrey Campbell “Belgium” Buckled Wedge Booties

UPDATE (10/22/2009): Here’s JC’s second take on the buckled wedge as seen above which I kind of prefer to the first one.

Jeffrey Campbell "Belgium" Buckled Wedge Booties in black (Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Belgium” Buckled Wedge Booties
($155, LuLu*s)

Jeffrey Campbell “Potion” Ankle Boots

I tried to find reasonably priced knockoffs for weeks, but never found anything noteworthy. Until today when I accidentally stumbled upon these buckled boots by Jeffrey Campbell. Just look at them, they look almost the same except the original O.C. boots have those additional buckle caps which is a minor bummer, but otherwise they are identical and cost only 1/6 of the originals’ price. Big YAY!

Jeffrey Campbell Potion Ankle Boots in black leather (Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Buckle Boots knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Potion” Ankle Bootspjx
($119.95, Solestruck)

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  • Lourdes

    Not a fan at first but now I am starting to warm up to them. I think I am might get the Jeffrey Campbell version. Really loving these and can see me rocking them. So many shoes I want yet so little money to buy them :(

  • http://intheircloset.com Irina

    @Lourdes: LOL! This problem is no stranger to me as well. ;-)

  • karen

    i absolutely love the michael antonio heeled version im not a big fan of wedges maybe thats why but i think the heel looks a bit more edgy than the wedge. wedges just scream “clunky” to me! guess im just not a wedge person, though ill admit theyre far more comfortable

  • http://www.twitter.com/sunrisesundown M*

    i bought the BEBE WEDGE ones! they are hot! i havent bought a new innovated heel in a minute.

    and i just so happen to spot them, when they were on sell for $65 dollars now.

    thanks for sharing.

  • http://wearability.posterous.com Wearability.us

    You know, I actually like some of the knockoffs better than the real thing, especially the versions by Dollhouse and Steve Madden! It’s lovely in gray!

  • chicnik

    Saw the Dollhouse version on your site on Thursday. I immediatley ordered them and they arrived today. They are adorable. This is the 2nd Dollhouse knockoff that i have purchased after seeing them on your site. So far I am 2 for 2 when it comes to being satisfied. Thanks.

  • http://intheircloset.com Irina

    Yay, happy to hear you’re satisfied with your purchases, chicnik. :)

  • Ariane

    Friis & Company also made a knock-off with very similar looking buckles to the original:
    http://www.shopfriiscompany.com/products/detail/high-heels/ninon-/12971/9/2336

  • nadine

    Those Friis & Company shoes are the best of the knock-offs listed! Any idea where they can be bought that ships to the U.S.?

  • http://www.alexfotograful.ro Alex

    Verry nice indeed

  • Teresa

    ALL OF THESE ARE JEFF CAMPBELL KNOCK OFFS. BEST BET GO WITH THE REAL THING ;)

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