Real vs. Steal – Christian Louboutin Big Kiss Studded Flats

by Vahni on May 17, 2011

Update: This post has been updated on May 17, 2011. Scroll down to see the new add.

Leave it to Christian Louboutin to take a simple, sweet ballerina flat and make it sexy—and subversive. There’s nothing about the Big Kiss Flat I don’t like, from the gleaming black patent, to the spiky silver studs. Well, truth be told, there are a couple tiny problems with these shoes: the typically high Louboutin price tag, and the fact that although they debuted in the Resort 2010 collection, they’re already sold out.

Christian Louboutin Big Kiss Studded Flats in black patent

Christian Louboutin Big Kiss Studded Flatsls
($950, NET-A-PORTER)

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Alex Curran wearing black Christian Louboutin Big Kiss Studded Flats

Gianni Bini “Vanity” Studded Flats

UPDATE (05/17/2011): Here’s another though not quite as spot-on Louboutin spiked alternative coming from Gianni Bini. Available in black or nude.

Gianni Bini "Vanity" Studded Flats in black (Christian Louboutin Big Kiss knockoffs)

Gianni Bini “Vanity” Studded Flatsls
($59.99, Dillard’s)

Candela Studded Punk Flats

UPDATE (06/14/2010): I also just came across these fabulous though somewhat pricey Big Kiss look-a-likes by Candela. Available in either black or white leather.

Candela Studded Punk Ballerina Flats in black (Christian Louboutin Big Kiss knockoffs)

Candela Studded Punk Flatsamazon
($264.50, Amazon)

daniblack “Marval” Studded Flats

UPDATE (06/14/2010): Found one more subdued Big Kiss knockoff by daniblack.

daniblack "Marval" Studded Flats in black suede (Christian Louboutin Big Kiss knockoffs)

daniblack “Marval” Studded Flatsamazon
($90.75, Amazon)

Steve Madden “KAISAR” Studded Flats

Since Louboutin’s Big Kiss is not only pricey, but just about impossible to acquire, you can get your good girl/bad girl fill with the Steve Madden “Kaisar” studded flat. It’s not quite as spiky, but lots of gleaming studs still make this flat a stand-out. Use promo code “SMJAN1” to get 15% OFF all orders of $100 or more at Steve Madden including free shipping! Offer valid through 01/31/2013. Some exclusions apply.

Steve Madden "KAISAR" Studded Flats in black (Christian Louboutin Big Kiss knockoffs)

Steve Madden “KAISAR” Studded Flatsls
($89.95, Steve Madden)

Charles David “Rad” Studded Flats

Another option is the studded, shiny snake “Rad” Flat by Charles David. Like the Big Kiss, the “Rad” boasts high-gloss shine, and while there are less studs, the snakeskin adds oomph. Hiss…

Charles David "Rad" Studded Flats in black croc patent (Christian Louboutin Big Kiss knockoffs)

Charles David “Rad” Studded Flatsamazon
($86.78, Amazon)

Pour la Victoire “Juliet” Studded Flats

And here is yet another alternative: “Juliet” by Pour la Victoire. Not quite as aggressive in appearance (and probably superbly comfy) these flats could very well replace the flip-flips in your closet.

Pour la Victoire "Juliet" Studded Flats in black suede (Christian Louboutin Big Kiss knockoffs)

Pour la Victoire “Juliet” Studded Flatsls
($125.90, NORDSTROM)

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