Real vs. Steal – Christian Louboutin Coussin Caged Ankle Boots

by Celine on February 24, 2011

Update: This post has been updated on February 24, 2011. Scroll down to see the new add.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably gimpsed one of this season’s hottest trends: the cage bootie. I’m not entirely sure where this fad originated but I’m going to guess that it might have been Yves Saint Laurent’s Cage Leather Sandal. A delicate, architectural beauty of a shoe, the YSL heels spurred quite a few copies. Christian Louboutin‘s Coussin Caged Ankle Boots are like the big, badass sister to the YSL sandals. To me, the CL booties look both industrial and hard; girly and sweet. They’re not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, to be sure, but they are certainly works of art; and pricey ones at that.

Christian Louboutin Coussin Caged Booties in black

Christian Louboutin Coussin Caged Ankle Bootsls
($1.595, Saks Fifth Avenue)

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Blake Lively, Elle MacPherson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lake Bell, LeToya Luckett and Kim Kardashian wearing Christian Louboutin Coussin Caged Ankle Boots

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Penny Loves Kenny “Relish” Caged Booties

Update (02/24/2011): Stumbled upon another fabulous Louboutin look-a-like by Penny Loves Kenny. Available in black, nude and white.

Penny Loves Kenny "Relish" Caged Booties in black (Christian Louboutin Coussin knockoffs)

Penny Loves Kenny “Relish” Caged Bootiesamazon
($89.99, Amazon)

Boutique 9 “Valanda” Caged Platform Sandals

Update (04/15/2010): Boutique 9 has a second Louboutin steal version which is basically exactly like the “Val” style but without the bow. Available in black and medium natural.

Boutique 9 "Valanda" Caged Platform Sandals in black (Christian Louboutin Coussin knockoffs)

Boutique 9 “Valanda” Caged Platform Sandalsls
($190, Shopbop)

Boutique 9 “Val” Peep-toe Caged Booties

So if the YSL cage sandals and the Louboutin cage boots had a baby, it might look something like these “Val” Peep-Toe Caged Booties by Boutique 9 – and I gotta tell ya, I’m ready to adopt. I kinda love that they turned these into peep-toes and I’m a little obsessed with that silk bow. Wear with a simple black dress and let the shoes do all the talking. They’re not crazy cheap at $199, but they are considerably more affordable than the Louboutins, and just as drool-worthy. Yum! Available in black or natural.

Boutique 9 "Val" Peep-toe Caged Booties in black (Christian Louboutin Coussin knockoffs)

Boutique 9 “Val” Peep-toe Caged Bootiesls
($199.95, Nordstrom)

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  • karen

    I rhink I actually like the boutique nine more than the louboutins the bow detail looks really good ans the peep toe looks better to me they’re still kinda pricey though but I’d actually splurge on those

  • KrissyM

    They have these at Fredrick’s of Hollywood as well for under $40!!! Super cute.

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