UPDATE: This post has been updated on January 24, 2015. Scroll down to see the new adds.

It’s finally summer and my feet are screaming for a summer vacation! These floral lace espadrilles by Valentino would be the perfect summer shoes because they’re flat (= comfortable) and the lace fabric makes them not only super stylish but also super airy which means no sweaty feet on hot summer days. Too bad they’re probably the most expensive pair of espadrilles I’ve ever seen (well, besides those from Chanel, of course).

Valentino Flat Lace Espadrilles in black

Valentino Flat Lace Espadrillesls
($595, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Saks, NET-A-PORTERls & Bluefly.

GC Shoes Bloomy Flat Lace Espadrilles

UPDATE (01/24/2015): Just came across these super lovely Valentino inspired lace espadrilles by GC Shoes. Love all the fab colors and the budget price of $39.95!

GC Shoes Bloomy Flat Lace Espadrilles (Valentino knockoffs)

GC Shoes Bloomy Flat Lace Espadrilles
($39.95, DSW)

Soludos “Smoking Slipper” Lace Espadrilles

UPDATE (01/24/2015): And how beautiful are these lace espadrilles by Soludos? Totally enamored with those. They’re not exactly a dupe, but definitely very Valentino-ish.

Soludos "Smoking Slipper" Lace Espadrilles in black and white (Valentino knockoffs)

Soludos “Smoking Slipper” Lace Espadrillescj
($65, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Piperlime, Bloomingdale’s, The Iconic & StyleTread.

Choies Lace Espadrilles

UPDATE (07/25/2014): We found another great Valentino lace espadrille alternative for you! Check out these fab flats from Choies. Only $38.99!

Choies Lace Espadrilles in ivory and black (Valentino knockoffs)

Choies Lace Espadrilles
($38.99, Choies)

Stuart Weitzman “Meshuga” Lace Espadrille Sandals

UPDATE (03/07/2014): While these lace espadrilles by Stuart Weitzman are certainly far away from being a steal at $186.99, they are still much cheaper than the Valentinos and quite pretty, too, don’t you agree? Available in black, gold and ivory lace.

Stuart Weitzman "Meshuga" Lace Espadrille Sandals in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Stuart Weitzman “Meshuga” Lace Espadrille Sandalscj
($186.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Stuart Weitzmancj.

Jennifer Lopez Lace Espadrille Flats

UPDATE (12/27/2013): Et voilà, I just happened to find another lovely Valentino Lace Espadrille dupe! Check out these fab lace flats by Jennifer Lopez. Currently on sale for $23.99 and also available in white and pink lace.

Jennifer Lopez Lace Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Jennifer Lopez Lace Espadrille Flatsls
($23.99, Kohl’s)

XOXO “Kara” Lace Espadrille Flats

Et voilà, here you go with a super similar and super affordable Valentino look-a-like by XOXO. The lace fabric isn’t quite as delicate, but at $24.94 (sale price!) you can’t expect the quality of real chantilly lace. Also available in navy lace.

XOXO "Kara" Lace Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

XOXO “Kara” Lace Espadrille Flatsamazon
($24.94, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMallls & DSW.

Soludos Lace Flower Espadrilles

Another great alternative would be these espadrilles by Soludos. They’re a little more expensive than the XOXO version, but the lace on these also looks significantly better in return. Also available in off-white.

Soludos Lace Flower Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Soludos Lace Flower Espadrillesls
($50, CUSP)

VS Collection “Lacie” Espadrille Flats

If you like the look of the jute-capped toe and want good looking lace fabric, these VS Collection espadrille flats sell for $29.99 (sale price!) and – as you can see on the picture below – come in a bunch of beautiful colors. I really, really love these!

VS Collection "Lacie" Espadrille Flats (Valentino knockoffs)

VS Collection “Lacie” Espadrille Flats
($19.99, Victoria’s Secret)

Bettye Muller Flat Lace Slip-On Espadrilles

However, if you want a good quality pair of lace espadrilles and are willing to drop some serious cash without going the full distance, these Valentino-inspired flats by Bettye Muller would be a great budget-conscious alternative! Plus, you can get them for $67. Also available in nude lace.

Bettye Muller Flat Lace Slip-On Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Bettye Muller Flat Lace Slip-On Espadrillesls
($67, Neiman Marcus)

Jessica Buurman “PAULA” Lace Patent Leather Ballerina Espadrille Flats

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I also found these pretty lace espadrilles at Jessica Buurman which are probably the most identical to the Valentino originals but are also the most expensive ones at $89. Also available in white lace.

Jessica Buurman "PAULA" Lace Patent Leather Ballerina Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “PAULA” Lace Patent Leather Ballerina Espadrille Flats
($89, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, DSW, The Iconic, Choies, Zappos, Kohl’s, Macy’s, CUSP, Victoria’s Secret, Jessica Buurman

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While I never really warmed up to the wedge sneaker trend started by Isabel Marant, I must admit that I really liked Marant’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Especially the shoes! I even considered getting the studded “Caleen” booties pictured below, but since I can’t afford designer shoes full price, I had to wait until they went on sale and well, try getting size 9 Isabel Marant shoes on sale. Absolutely no luck for me this time!

Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Ankle Boots in black

Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Bootiesls
($890, NET-A-PORTER)

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Isabel Marant

Celebs and style bloggers such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea), Hilary Duff, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel have all been spotted wearing Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Ankle Boots.

Alessandra Ambrosio, Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea), Hilary Duff, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel wearing Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Ankle Boots

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UrbanOG Studded Pointy Toe Western Booties

UPDATE (01/24/2015): Discovered these cute Isabel Marant Caleen budget alernative booties at UrbanOG. Such a steal at only $12.10!

UrbanOG Studded Pointy Toe Western Booties in black, white and brown (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

UrbanOG Studded Pointy Toe Western Bootiespjx
($12.10, UrbanOG)

Alloy “Jerome” Studded Boots

UPDATE (12/29/2013): Happened to stumble upon these cute Marant inspired studded cowboy booties at Alloy.

Alloy "Jerome" Studded Boots in white and chestnut (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Alloy “Jerome” Studded Bootsls
($14.99, Alloy)

Chicwish Stud Moto Boots

UPDATE (11/29/2013): Still lusting after Marant’s fab studded booties? Well, here’s yet another dupe (found at Chicwish) and it’s selling for less than $60!

Chicwish Stud Moto Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Chicwish Stud Moto Boots
($59.42, Chicwish)

Steve Madden “AWSUM” Stud Ankle Boots

UPDATE (11/29/2013): These studded ankle boots by Steve Madden may not be a dupe per se, but there’s definitely some Marant inspiration going on here. Available in black and taupe leather.

Steve Madden "AWSUM" Stud Ankle Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Steve Madden “AWSUM” Stud Ankle Bootscj
($59.98, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Heels.comcj, Steve Maddenls & NORDSTROMls.

Mossimo Supply Co. “Karis” Studded Ankle Boots

UPDATE (11/29/2013): Also came across these studded boots by Mossimo Supply Co. which are more of a dupe of the Steve Madden booties above than of the original Marants, but since Madden copied Marant, you could say that therefore Mossimo Supply Co. copied Marant as well.

Mossimo Supply Co. "Karis" Studded Ankle Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Karis” Studded Ankle Boots
($34.99, Target)

ZiGi girl “Truffle” Studded Pull-On Booties

UPDATE (10/02/2013): Just stumbled upon these Marant look-a-like booties by ZiGi girl and wanted to share them with you! They’re not an identical match, but obvioulsy are quite inspired by Isabel Marant’s Caleen boots.

ZiGi girl "Truffle" Studded Pull-On Booties in black and tan (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

ZiGi girl “Truffle” Studded Pull-On Bootiesls
($99.79, NORDSTROM)

Jessica Buurman “KATHIE” Studded Concealed Wedge Heel Ankle Boots

Et voilà, check out these super fabulous Isabel Marant Caleen look-a-likes by Jessica Buurman! They are not a spot-on dupe of the Marant booties, but still close enough I think. $99-129 and available in either black or white.

Jessica Buurman "KATHIE" Studded Concealed Wedge Heel Ankle Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “KATHIE” Studded Concealed Wedge Heel Ankle Boots
($129, Jessica Buurman)

Choies Studded Western Boots

Another great Marant alternative are these studded boots by Choies. The shaft on these is slightly higher than on the designer originals, but overall they look pretty much alike! Available in black or white leather.

Choies Studded Western Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Choies Studded Western Boots
($94.49, Choies)

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Signore Giuseppe Zanotti, you are killing me with your shoes! I constantly find myself craving his fabulous Italian shoes, but the accompanying price tags just don’t sit well with me. For instance, I absolutely adore this nubuck leather peep-toe front-zip bootie, but even the sale price makes me want to faint. $671.25? I don’t think that’s going to happen.

Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien Front-Zip Peep-Toe Ankle Boots in black nubuck

Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien Front-Zip Peep-Toe Ankle Bootsamazon
($671.25, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Farfetchls.

Attention “Avalyn” Zip Peep-Toe Booties

UPDATE (01/24/2015): Discovered this super budget-friendly Giuseppe Zanotti dupe by Attention today. Currently on sale for a steal price of $14.99. Steal deal alert!

Attention "Avalyn" Zip Peep-Toe Booties in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 knockoffs)

Attention “Avalyn” Zip Peep-Toe Bootiescj
($14.99, Kmart)

Billini “Becky” Peep-toe Zipper Booties

UPDATE (05/30/2014): Stumbled upon this lovely Giuseppe Zanotti dupe by Billini today.

Billini "Becky" Peep-toe Zipper Booties in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien knockoffs)

Billini “Becky” Peep-toe Zipper Booties
($89.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Atmos&Here “Murchison” Zipper Booties

UPDATE (05/01/2014): And here’s another fab Zanotti dupe by Atmos&Here. On sale for under $60 AUD and available in khaki faux suede, too.

Atmos&Here "Murchison" Zipper Booties in faux black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien knockoffs)

Atmos&Here “Murchison” Zipper Booties
($55.96 AUD, The Iconic)

Wild Diva Lounge Cecily-17 Zipper Peep-Toe Stiletto Booties

Luckily Wild Diva Lounge have come up with a pretty neat and super affordable Zanotti inspired bootie that’ll help you get the designer look for less.

Wild Diva Lounge Cecily-17 Zipper Peep-Toe Stiletto Booties in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien knockoffs)

Wild Diva Lounge Cecily-17 Zipper Peep-Toe Stiletto Bootiesamazon
($21.63, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at CiCi Hot & UrbanOGpjx.

Dollhouse Strive Zipper Peep-Toe Booties

Another cute option is this faux suede peep-toe bootie by Dollhouse. It has a very similar look and you won’t break the bank by spending only $35 on these booties.

Dollhouse Strive Zipper Peep-Toe Booties in faux black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien knockoffs)

Dollhouse Strive Zipper Peep-Toe Bootiespjx
($35, Dollhouse)

Tony Bianco “Ashlie” Peep-Toe Zip Ankle Booties

If you’re willing to spend some cash but not quite as much as the original Zanotti heels cost, here’s an almost identical Giuseppe Zanotti bootie dupe I found at Tony Bianco. Available in all sorts of colors and uppers for $132.97 AUD (sale price!).

Tony Bianco "Ashlie" Peep-Toe Zip Ankle Booties (Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Ashlie” Peep-Toe Zip Ankle Booties
($132.97 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at Tony Bianco.

Image source(s): Jildor, The Iconic, Alloy, UrbanOG, Tony Bianco

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Why is it that so many people imagine themselves to be Cleopatra reincarnated? I’m thinking it’s because of the stylish clothes, hip make-up and the unmatched beauty and brains, of course. So for all you modern day, wanna be Roman-Egyptian empresses, these lovely gold sandals by Jimmy Choo clearly capture the mood of 50 B.C. perfectly! And for $850, they’ll give your wallet something to “chew” on. Well… more like taking a huge bite out of your wallet – ouch!

Jimmy Choo Lance Strappy Sandals in silver

Jimmy Choo Lance Strappy Sandalsls
($850, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, NET-A-PORTERls, NORDSTROMls, Jimmy Chools, & LUISAVIAROMAls.

Celebrities Love Jimmy Choo

Keri Russell, Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian, Blake Lively, Jada Pinkett Smith and Victoria Beckham wearing Jimmy Choo Lance Strappy Sandals

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Forever 21 Metallic Strappy Cutout Pumps

UPDATE (01/23/2015): Stumbled upon these spot-on Jimmy Choo Lance dupes at Forever 21 today. So close to the real deal and only $32.90! Available in either silver, rosegold or black patent faux leather.

Forever 21 Metallic Strappy Cutout Pumps in silver and rosegold (Jimmy Choo Lance Lang knockoffs)

Forever 21 Metallic Strappy Cutout Pumpsls
($32.90, Forever 21)

Butter “Consuelo” Sandals

But for half the price, this creamy & smooth imposter is like Butter! The heel height is lower and yet, so is the price tag. Available in gold or silver.

Butter "Consuelo" Metallic Strappy Sandals in gold (Jimmy Choo Lance knockoffs)

Butter “Consuelo” Sandalsamazon
($304, Amazon)

Topshop “RONNIE” Twist Sandals

For a real twist on the original, try Topshop‘s version. Not available in gold or silver (only black & wine patent), but your gold credit card balance will remain intact.

Topshop "RONNIE" Twist Sandals in black patent (Jimmy Choo Lance knockoffs)

Topshop “RONNIE” Twist Sandalsls
($160, Topshop)

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Real vs. Steal – Chanel Spring 2010 Clogs

by Celine on January 23, 2015

UPDATE: This post has been updated on January 23, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Some shoes take time to grow on me; others I want immediately. The studded clogs from Chanel‘s S/S 2010 runway fell into the latter category. I don’t know if it’s the 60s-70s clothes kick I’ve been on recently or maybe just the fact that I love how nude shoes of all kinds elongate the leg (that 4 inch heel helps, too), but I prayed to the fashion gods above that someone would come out with a knock-off (the Chanel shoes being out of my budget and all). Usually, my prayers of that kind get answered – by the Steve Maddens and Jeffrey Campbells of the world – and I was not disappointed…

Chanel Spring 2010 Clogs in beige and black

Chanel Spring 2010 Clogs
(Price Unknown, N/A)

Alexa Chung Loves Chanel

Alexa Chung wearing brown Chanel Spring 2010 clogs

Forever 21 Faux Leather Platform Clogs

UPDATE (01/23/2015): Just discovered these retro-style Chanel inspired studded faux leather clogs at Forever 21. Only $34.90!

Forever 21 Faux Leather Platform Clogs in tan and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Platform Clogsls
($34.90, Forever 21)

Chinese Laundry Studded Clogs

UPDATE (08/09/2013): Et voilà, another 6 months later I have found another amazingly similar Chanel clog look-a-like at Chinese Laundry! On sale for $69.99 and available in both brown and black leather.

Chinese Laundry Studded Clogs in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry Studded Clogscj
($69.99, Chinese Laundry)

bebe “Willow” Suede & Wood Sandals

UPDATE (02/02/2013): Who would’ve thought? Almost 3 years after their first outing, I have found a new Chanel clog alternative. Check out these suede studded clogs by bebe. Available in black or natural for $129!

bebe "Willow" Suede & Wood Sandal Clogs in beige and black (Chanel look-a-likes)

bebe “Willow” Suede & Wood Sandals
($129, bebe)

ASOS HOWDY Wooden Platform Clogs

UPDATE (05/09/2010): ASOS is a bit late to join the clog party, but at least they came up with a decent looking Chanel knockoff.

ASOS HOWDY Wooden Platform Clogs in brown (Chanel knockoffs)

ASOS HOWDY Wooden Platform Clogs
($143.73, ASOS)

Steve Madden “CECEILA” Wooden Clogs

UPDATE (03/26/2010): Woohoo! Another Chanel knock-off. This one’s by Steve Madden and it looks a lot like Jeffrey Campbell’s “Charlie” clog only that Madden’s version is a few bucks cheaper. Score!

Steve Madden "CECEILA" Wooden Clogs in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Steve Madden “CECEILA” Wooden Clogsls
($99.95, Steve Madden)

Topshop “SEANNA” Closed Toe Clogs

UPDATE (03/26/2010): Just stumbled upon this great Chanel alternative by Topshop. Available in black or white. Hurry, these are selling fast!

Topshop "SEANNA" Closed Toe Clogs in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Topshop “SEANNA” Closed Toe Clogsls
($135, Topshop)

Sam Edelman “Flair” Clogs

UPDATE (03/26/2010): Sam Edelman‘s “Flair” clogs are quite reminiscent of the Chanels, don’t you agree?

Sam Edelman "Flair" Clogs in brown (Chanel knockoffs)

Sam Edelman “Flair” Clogsamazon
($104.30, Amazon)

Jeffrey Campbell “Karl” Clogs

UPDATE (02/27/2010): Jeffrey Campbell has released a new version of the Charlie clog named “Karl” with a raffia fabric upper in either navy or beige. So pretty!

Jeffrey Campbell "Karl" Clogs in beige & navy raffia fabric (Chanel Spring 2010 knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Karl” Clogscj
($135, Footnotes)

Jeffrey Campbell “Charlie” Clogs

I just received these Jeffrey Campbell “Charlie” clogs (I ordered them immediately after seeing them) and I have to tell you – they’re just as fabulous as I imagine Chanel’s to be. That scary 4 inch + heel is surprisingly comfortable to walk in and I just love their retro spirit. From the chunky wooden heel to the gold studs, these are truly an excellent knock-off. And for $178 (see retailers listed below for more prices), they’re really a steal. The clogs are available in either beige, black or tan.

Jeffrey Campbell "Charlie" Clogs in natural and black (Chanel Spring 2010 knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Charli-C” Clogsls
($124.95, NORDSTROM)

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