Real vs. Steal – Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain Suede Zipper Boots

by Irina on January 3, 2010

Update: This post has been updated on January 03, 2010. Scroll down to see the new add.

So, did you catch the zippers and buckles trend for this season? This is majorly thanks to Balmain and Giuseppe Zanotti who presented this trend at their wonderful Fall 2009 collection. Take these suede zipper boots here for example. They are absolutely gorgeous and I would LOVE to rock them, but at $1.975 a pair this isn’t going to happen… sad, but true.

Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain Suede Zipped Boots in black

Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain Zipper Bootscj
($1.975, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at NET-A-PORTERls, farfetchls & YOOXls.

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Khloe Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan wearing black suede Balmain Zipper Boots

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Hypnotic “Wilder” Zipper Boots

UPDATE (01/03/2010): Here’s yet another great and budget-friendly Balmain zipper boot look-a-like version by Hypnotic. Available in black, grey and rust suede.

Hypnotic "Wilder" Zipper Boots in black suede (Balmain knockoffs)

Hypnotic “Wilder” Zipper Bootsamazon
($45.95, Amazon)

Dollhouse “Lupo” Zipper Booties

UPDATE (11/05/2009): Found another budget-friendly Balmain zipper boot knockoff by Dollhouse. Available in black or blue.

Dollhouse "Lupo" Zipper Ankle Boots in black (Balmain Fall 2009 knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Lupo” Zipper Bootiesamazon
($66.95, Amazon)

Anne Michelle “Just Zip It” Boots

I nearly fell off my chair when I saw these hot babies by Anne Michelle popping up on LuLu*s “What’s New“-section. They look so close to the originals and are sooooo affordable at the same time. Major excitement! Yes, they are faux-suede, but it’s almost impossible to get real suede at such a cheap price, so don’t complain.

Anne Michelle Addiction 53 Just Zip it Boots in black faux suede (Balmain Fall 2009 knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Addiction 53 Just Zip It Boots
($53, LuLu*s)

N.Y.L.A. “Zipit” Ankle Boots

We all have different kinds of budgets and since I know a lot of you aren’t into faux suede, I wanted to provide an additional great Balmain alternative to lust after. These zippered boots by N.Y.L.A. are significantly pricier than the Anne Michelle boots, but the quality you’ll get will be accordingly better. Available in black, brown, natural or red suede.

N.Y.L.A. Zipit Ankle Boots in black suede (Balmain Fall 2009 knockoffs)

N.Y.L.A. “Zipit” Ankle Bootsamazon
($144.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj, REVOLVEClothingcj & NORDSTROMls.

Posted in: Balmain,Giuseppe Zanotti,Khloe Kardashian,Lindsay Lohan,Out & About,Real vs. Steal,Shoes

  • Gina

    Charlotte Russe also has a knockoff pair. They have one in black and gray. I couldn’t find it on the website, but they definately have them. They have them on display at the Mall of Georgia.

  • Morgan

    These are another great knock off. I found them from a link on Perez Hilton. And they’re like $20.

  • Eli

    Thanks so much for this great article! I absolutely adore Balmain’s zipper boots, but I don’t have two grand to spend on a car, let alone shoes! So I’m going to get Hypnotic’s ‘Wilder’ boots.
    Again, thank you!

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