Real vs. Steal – Christian Louboutin Pigalle Crystal Encrusted Stiletto Pumps

by Irina on May 24, 2015

Update: This post has been updated on May 24, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

OMG! I’m out of words. If I had to describe these gold strass stiletto pumps by Christian Louboutin with 3 words, mine would be SEX – DIVA & DANGER. No need for a foreplay if you’re wearing these heels. I probably could walk (or rather stand) in these a mere 5 minutes at most, but it’d be sooo worth it. Too bad they’re out of my budget. Even though I don’t know the exact retail price I’m pretty sure it’s somewhere around $2.000-$3.000. Bummer!

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Crystal Encrusted Stiletto Pumps in gold

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Crystal Encrusted Stiletto Pumpsls
(Price Unknown, Neiman Marcus)

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Fergie wearing Christian Louboutin Pigalle Strass Stiletto Pumps

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Wanted “Heaven” Crystal-Studded Pointed-Toe Pumps

Update (05/24/2015): Found these gorgeous sparkling stiletto pumps by Wanted which look so much like the crystal-studded Pigalle Louboutins above. LOVE!

Wanted "Heaven" Crystal-Studded Pointed-Toe Pumps in champagne (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Strass knockoffs)

Wanted “Heaven” Crystal-Studded Pointed-Toe Pumps
($199.95 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

Karen Millen Limited Edition Crystal Pumps

Update (11/23/2013): Discovered these awesome-looking crystal pumps by Karen Millen which instantly reminded me of the Pigalle Strass heels. At $425 they surely aren’t a steal, but compared to the super pricey Louboutins these are definitely a budget-saver.

Karen Millen Limited Edition Crystal Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Strass knockoffs)

Karen Millen Limited Edition Crystal Pumpsls
($425, Karen Millen)

Steve Madden “LENONA” Strass Pumps

Update (07/30/2013): If you’re still on the lookout for a budget-friendly alternative for the CL Pigalle Strass Pumps, check out “LENONA” by Steve Madden! Available in champagne and black.

Steve Madden "LENONA" Strass Pumps in champagne (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Strass knockoffs)

Steve Madden “LENONA” Strass Pumpsls
($99.95, Steve Madden)

Lauren Jones “Zinger” Glitter Pumps

Update (12/08/2010): Just stumbled upon these Louboutin alternatives by Lauren Jones. Available in gold, black, blue and fuchsia glitter as well as black and white satin.

Lauren Jones "Zinger" Glitter Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Lauren Jones “Zinger” Glitter Pumpsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Betsey Johnson “Ice” Glitter Pumps

Update (11/02/2010): Here’s another great Louboutin alternative courtesy of Betsey Johnson. Available in gold, silver & black glitter.

Betsey Johnson "Ice" Glitter Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Betsey Johnson “Ice” Glitter Pumpsamazon
($38.99, Amazon)

Martinez Valero “Zeta” Pumps

Update (07/05/2010): Just found this sequined Pigalle look-a-like by Martinez Valero. Available in gold, black and bronze.

Martinez Valero Zeta Pumps in gold sequin (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Martinez Valero “Zeta” Pumpsamazon
($149.95, Amazon)

Michael Antonio “Lloyd” Glitter Pumps

Update (05/29/2010): Here’s another Louboutin inspired glitter pump by Michael Antonio. Also available in black, red & silver glitter.

Michael Antonio "Lloyd" Glitter Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Michael Antonio “Lloyd” Glitter Pumpsamazon
($64.95, Amazon)

ASOS SARA Pointed Glitter Shoes

Update (05/13/2010): Still lusting after a pair of glitter pumps à la Christian Louboutin? Try these pointy pumps by ASOS.

ASOS SARA Pointed Glitter Shoes in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

ASOS SARA Pointed Glitter Shoes
($59.18, ASOS)

Liliana “Gland” Glitter Pumps

Update (05/13/2010): And here’s another fabulous Louboutin alternative for under $40. They are either available in a luscious red or silver glitter. Love these!

Liliana "Gland" Glitter Pumps in red & silver (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Liliana “Gland” Glitter Pumpsls
($39.99, JCPenney)

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  • Can’t get any cheaper than $25! And you won’t feel guilty after the purchase or when the style goes out.

  • Angie

    I just found some shoes very similar at a store I shop at sometimes. They have gold glitters pumps like those, but the glitter is much finer which makes the shoes look more expensive.

    Here is the link,


  • Awesome find, Angie. Thanks for sharing!

  • Suyen

    I personally prefer the rounded toe over the pinty one, I find it more flattering, and I’m not really into glittery soes because that automatically makes them “too dressy” for most of your wardrobe, but aside from that, they are truly GORGE!

    Where the heck is the platform? Can people actually walk in those? :-O

  • Looking Good in South Carolina

    The authentic Louboutin’s worn by Sara Jessica Parker and Fergie retailed for right around $3,000. The shoes are completely encrusted in genuine crystals. I was fortunate to be able to snatch up a pair. The silver was my favorite, but the gold was left in my size. If you are absolutely crazy for them, you can find at least one pair left on eBay. It is the real thing, too.

  • When I saw these shoes for the first time, I literally fainted. I’m what you would call a frugal Imelda Marcos. :))

  • Shari

    I love these shoes!!! Wish I could afford it!! Thanks for the link Angie…these are the best ive seen so far!! They look almost exactly like CLs even the shape is similar!! I wanted the gold glitter for so long!! and now…its affordable!! lol =]

  • Sar

    Wet Seal has some for $26 in-store right now.

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  • Just found a pair of shoes that look similar with a sequin pattern in gold at Nordstroms, Joan & David, Flipp Pump for $220 they have a nice gold platform too.

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