Real vs. Steal – Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round Cap-Toe Pumps

by Juliana on April 11, 2014

UPDATE: This post has been updated on April 11, 2014. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Ever since seeing these on the runway and in ads reminiscent of glamorous ice cream parlors, these gorgeous Louis Vuitton heels have been on my mind. The metal toe is such a fresh new take on the classic pump, and the color combinations are heavenly. Just think of how easily you can wear these with a suit, jeans, a cocktail dress or full skirt! But not only are they as versatile as can be, they also make legs look miles long! My favorite shade is the beige, but you should choose yours based on what you already have in your closet. Do you love wearing dark colors? Then perhaps the black is your best bet. Think maybe a little mint tone would shake up your mostly khaki/cream wardrobe, then give it a try. It looks like celebrities really love them in white too! The price is very steep though, so if you’re mad for them, check out some astonishingly similar styles further down the page.

Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round Pumps

Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round Cap-Toe Pumps
($1.000, Louis Vuitton)

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Luichiny “Daz Ey” Pointed Cap-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (04/11/2014): Discovered these Luichiny cap-toe pumps which instantly reminded me of the LV heels above.

Luichiny "Daz Ey" Pointed Cap-Toe Pumps (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Luichiny “Daz Ey” Pointed Cap-Toe Pumpsamazon
($74.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls.

Necessary Clothing “Teresa” Pointed Cap-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (04/11/2014): Also stumbled upon this cap-toe pump at Necessary Clothing. Very affordable price point ($40) and also available in other colors and uppers.

Necessary Clothing "Teresa" Pointed Cap-Toe Pumps in black (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Necessary Clothing “Teresa” Pointed Cap-Toe Pumpspjx
($39.99, Necessary Clothing)

ALDO “Essi” Cap-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (02/02/2013): ALDO has now also come up with their own LV inspired cap-toe pump. Available in black, white and silver and bone leather.

ALDO "Essi" Cap-Toe Pumps in white and black (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round look-a-likes)

ALDO “Essi” Cap-Toe Pumpsls
($49.98-$100, ALDO)

P.S.: Also available at ALDO (Canada)ls & ALDO (UK).

Anne Klein “Wrenn” Cap-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (02/11/2013): Came across these lovely cap-toe pumps by Anne Klein that look a lot like LV’s Merry-Go-Round pumps. Also available in beige, bronze and black multi.

Anne Klein "Wrenn" Cap-Toe Pumps in light pink (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Anne Klein “Wrenn” Cap-Toe Pumpscj
($41.99, 6pm)

Steve Madden “Cappy” Suede Pumps

UPDATE (11/02/2013): Also found this suede cap-toe pump by Steve Madden which looks like it’s a lot inspired by Louis Vuitton.

Steve Madden "Cappy" Suede Pumps in beige and black (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Cappy” Suede Pumpscj
($69.95, DSW)

Style&Co “Nilah” Pumps

UPDATE (11/02/2013): Style&Co has a great and budget-friendly cap-toe pump alternative for all of you who are looking for a mid-heel version of the Merry-Go-Round style. Also available in teal, coral and black.

Style&Co "Nilah" Pumps in nude (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Style&Co “Nilah” Pumpsls
($39.99, Macy’s)

MANGO Contrast Toe Cap Pumps

UPDATE (10/02/2012): MANGO has also an inspired LV alternative in these black and gold pointy pumps. Also available in red/red.

MANGO Contrast Toe Cap Pumps in black and gold (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

MANGO Contrast Toe Cap Pumpsamazon
($109.99, Amazon)

Dune “Balmoral” Metal Toe Cap Pumps

UPDATE (10/02/2012): Now check out these fabulous stiletto suede cap-toe pumps by Dune in this season’s must-have color, oxblood. Love them!

Dune "Balmoral" Metal Toe Cap Court Shoes in Oxblood Suede (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Dune “Balmoral” Metal Toe Cap Pumpsjavari
(£90, Javari.co.uk)

GUESS “Myrick” Cap-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (10/02/2012): Here’s another cap toe pump reminiscent of the LV Merry-Go-Round pumps: “Myrick” by GUESS.

GUESS "Myrick" Cap-Toe Pumps in nude patent gold (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

GUESS “Myrick” Cap-Toe Pumpsamazon
($99, Amazon)

Chinese Laundry “Danger Zone” Cap-Toe Pumps

First up is the least expensive pair by Chinese Laundry. I’ve always liked this brand. They have great party shoes and you can usually count on them being well made and on-trend. Since these are $99.95 each, it’s not a crazy deal, but not too bad considering the original price tag. Just think about how you might wear the nude pair with a monochromatic ensemble like what we’ve seen on the runway this season. Or consider wearing the black pump with the gold toe during fall with a sleek silhouette including a jewel-toned peplum top, black leather skirt and a bold metal cuff.

Chinese Laundry "Danger Zone" Cap-Toe Pumps in black and nude (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Danger Zone” Cap-Toe Pumpsamazon
($35.52, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Chinese Laundrycj, ShoeMallls & Shoes.comls.

Diavolina “Attica” Cap-Toe Pumps

The other option is by Diavolina and costs just a bit more than the style right above. The heel is higher and skinnier though, which definitely makes for a leaner look. We found these on Australia’s awesome online shoe store, StyleTread. It looks like the black version is almost identical to the designer original with the silver toe! It’s too bad the mint and white versions are not available, but I’d say most of us would get the best use out of these two shades. So if these are for you, make sure you add a little bit of something metallic somewhere else in your outfit, but otherwise keep accessories simple to let them really stand out.

Diavolina "Attica" Cap-Toe Pumps in black and nude (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Diavolina “Attica” Cap-Toe Pumps
($159.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Steve Madden “ILUSSION” Cap-Toe Pumps

Steve Madden‘s “ILUSSION” Pumps also have a very LV-like look though the cap-toe isn’t made of metal. They retail at $99.95 but with the current promo (see above) you can get these for a budget-friendly $79.96 including free shipping.

Steve Madden "ILUSSION" Cap-Toe Pumps in black and nude (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Steve Madden “ILUSSION” Cap-Toe Pumpsls
($49.99, Steve Madden)

Nicholas “Amore” Cap-Toe Pumps

If you prefer the white Merry-Go-Round Pumps, here’s a pretty good alternative by Nicholas which, unfortunately, is a little pricey at $259 (now on sale for $181.30). However, these pumps have a very elegant and sophisticated look and might be worth the investment if you can get a lot of wear out of them.

Nicholas "Amore" Cap-Toe Pumps in black and white (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Nicholas “Amore” Cap-Toe Pumpscj
($181.30, Shopbop)

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  • Gwen

    Jeffrey Campbell has a similar version as well, Bullett. It’s got a small platform which is the main difference but it comes in the pretty mint colour like the Louis Vuitton.

  • Gwen

    Bullet* sorry I hate typos.

  • coco

    Gojane.comcj also has some!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brendaliz.santiago.3 Brendaliz Santiago

    lulus has some too in red and black ! they are from MiXX Shuz

  • http://intheircloset.com/ Irina

    Thanks for sharing, Brendaliz!

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