Real vs. Steal – Christian Louboutin Armadillo D’Orsay Pumps

by Irina on June 2, 2009

A few days ago, I received a reader request from Sarah who asked me if I ever came across Christian Louboutin Armadillo look-a-likes:

I just stumbled upon your site and LOVE IT! I was wondering if in your research you ever came across a knockoff version of the Christian Louboutin Striped Satin d’Orsay sandal in blue. I would love to have this shoe to wear for my wedding but since I am paying for said wedding I can’t afford to drop a grand on shoes alone.
Thank you!

Dear Sarah,
I am sorry to say that I failed to find an alternative in the desired color (see UPDATE #1 below), but I certainly did stumble upon a few Armadillo look-a-likes which you can find listed below. You could go for one of these, blow your budget and buy the originals or opt for a total different wedding shoe (some Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby look-a-likes perhaps?)

Christian Louboutin Armadillo d’Orsay Pumps

Christian Louboutin Armadillo d'Orsay Pump in black leather

Christian Louboutin Armadillo d’Orsay Pumpsls
($865, Neiman Marcus)

J Loren d’Orsay Pumps

I accidentally found these Louboutin look-a-likes a few weeks ago when I was doing research for other articles. These pumps by J. Loren are probably the best Armadillo look-a-likes available right now! They are so similar to the Louboutins and the price is not too bad either.

J Loren black pleated d'orsay pumps (Christian Louboutin Armadillo knockoffs)

J Loren d'Orsay Pumpscj
($65.98, Zappos)

Charlotte Russe Tiered Peep-toe d’Orsay Pumps

UPDATE #1: Look what I found today! Another Louboutin “Armadillo” look-a-like coming from Charlotte Russe! Don’t they look exactly like the Louboutins (well, except for the luscious red sole, of course)? They retail for $26.99 only! Yay! They also have a blue version of the Louboutin-like pumps which also sell for $26.99 and come in either black/grey, blue, brown or fuchsia. Another yay!

Charlotte Russe Tiered Peep-toe Platform Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Armadillo knockoffs)

Charlotte Russe Tiered Peep-toe Platform Pumps
($26.99, Charlotte Russe)

Jessica Simpson Staria D’Orsay Pumps

These pumps by Jessica Simpson are also a pretty good Louboutin alternative. They retail for around $90 and come either in pewter or dark bronze.

Jessica Simpson Staria pleated d'orsay pump pewter

Jessica Simpson “Staria” d’Orsay Pumpsamazon
($88.95, Amazon)

Image source(s): Saks, LoveMyShoes, Charlotte Russe, Amazon

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