Update: This post has been updated on April 28, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

For the red sole collectors with an urban sense of style, these kicks by Christian Louboutin screamed “Take me home tonight,” (before they were completely sold out)! Stars are being spotted out and about wearing more high tops than ever, and leading the pack is the beautiful, trendsetting Rihanna. If this is your favorite kind of footwear, or you just love to live in the limelight, wear them with shorts or skinny jeans to really show them off. For the red sole admirers, there is another set of shiny silver spikes waiting for you… so scroll down to see what we found!

Christian Louboutin Louis Studded Hi-Top Sneakers in black, red and white

Christian Louboutin Louis Studded Hi-Top Sneakersls
($785, Neiman Marcus)

Rihanna Loves Christian Louboutin

Rihannna wearing white Christian Louboutin Louis Studded Hi-Top Sneakers

Steve Madden “Levels” Spike-Studded Lace-Up High-Top Sneakers

Update (04/28/2016): So apparently Steve Madden decided to come up with a new, updated Christian Louboutin Louis look-alike recently. This dupe is much more spot-on than the first one which I love! Available in black, red and silver for $129.95.

Steve Madden "Levels" Spike-Studded Lace-Up High-Top Sneakers in black, red and silver (Christian Louboutin Louis knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Levels” Spike-Studded Lace-Up High-Top Sneakersls
($129.95, Steve Madden)

Xhilaration “Khalil” Low Top with Studs

Update (02/17/2013): Found this super affordable low top shoe by Xhilaration which looks a lot like Louboutin’s spiked Louis sneakers. Available in black, taupe and silver.

hilaration "Khalil" Low Top Sneaker with Studs in black (Christian Louboutin Louis look-a-like)

Xhilaration “Khalil” Low Top with Studs
($17.49, Target)

N.Y.L.A. “Catelin” Spiked Sneakers

Update (02/06/2013): Now look at these lovely Louboutin look-a-likes by N.Y.L.A.! So in love with these spikey stud sneakers! Available in black, ivory and silver.

N.Y.L.A. "Catelin" Spiked Sneakers in black (Christian Louboutin Louis knockoffs)

N.Y.L.A. “Catelin” Spiked Sneakersls
($64.99, Kohl’s)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls.

Blink “Akivaa” Studded Hi-Tops

Update (08/02/2012): Just came across another lovely and super similar Louboutin alternative by Blink. Love these studded kicks! Available in black, white and tan.

Blink Studded Hi-Tops in black patent and white (Christian Louboutin Louis knockoffs)

Blink “Akivaa” Studded Hi-Topsamazon
(£69.99, Amazon.co.uk)

Jeffrey Campbell “Alva” Studded High Top Sneakers

Update (07/14/2012): And here we go with another fantastic Louboutin alternative. Now that doesn’t happen too often, but I think in this case I kind of prefer Jeffrey Campbell‘s take on the spiked sneaker shoe. What do you think?

Jeffrey Campbell "Alva" Studded High Top Sneakers in black (Christian Louboutin Louis knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Alva” Studded High Top Sneakers
($149.95, Solestruck)

Steve Madden “TWYNKLE” Spiked Sneakers

If comfortable shoes are your thing, and trendsetting is your mission… don’t miss a beat and snag this pair by Steve Madden so you can begin channeling your inner Rock-‘n-Roll goddess. Especially because even at $785, the real deal is already sold out everywhere. While at $64.99 (sale price!), the pair below isn’t exactly a bargain, but they are still a steal considering the material, craftsmanship and apparent attention to detail. Not sure about how the grey pair will look for summer? They are also available in black suede, white, mint and gold!

Steve Madden "TWYNKLE" Spiked Sneakers in taupe suede and white leather (Christian Louboutin Louis knockoffs)

Steve Madden “TWYNKLE” Spiked Sneakerscj
($64.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Jildor.

Update: This post has been updated on April 22, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you haven’t heard of Mansur Gavriel by now, I suggest you stop whatever you’re doing and go read up on the NYC-based female designer duo now because fashion insiders all over the world have gone absolutely cuckoo over their minimalistic luxe leather bags! Mansur Gavriel’s bucket bag has been especially popular within the fashion world and is constantly sold out due to the high demand and despite the not so budget-friendly price tag of $495 (now: $595) for the “mini” version and $625 (now: $695) for the “large” one. I think the minimalistic design contrasted against the popping interior lining is one of the main reasons why this bag has been so extremely successful. If you can’t afford the beauty of a real Mansur Gavriel bag or just can’t stand being wait-listed, read on to find many great alternatives less than $100.

Mansur Gavriel Drawstring Leather Bucket Bag in black, red and blue

Mansur Gavriel Drawstring Leather Bucket Bagls
($595, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Barneysls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Steven Alan, Kirna Zabêtels, Forward by Elyse Walker, Moda Operandi, Vestiaire Collective & Boutique1ls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Mansur Gavriel

Celebs such as Kirsten Dunst, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr and personal style bloggers such as Ann Kim from Andyheart, Adriana from Fake Leather and Shea Marie from Peace Love Shea have all been spotted carrying a Mansur Gavriel Leather Bucket Bag.

Kirsten Dunst, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Ann Kim (Andyheart), Adriana (Fake Leather) and Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea) carrying a Mansur Gavriel Leather Bucket Bag

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Unita “Verso” Genuine Leather Bucket Bag

Update (04/22/2016): Discovered another amazing designer bag dupe by Unita! Their genuine leather bags are always spot-on compared to the original real deals, the pictures promise a great product quality and most reviews seem to be very positive, too, so it might be worth the splurge. What do you think?

Unita "Verso" Genuine Leather Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Unita “Verso” Genuine Leather Bucket Bagamazon
($118.90, Amazon)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Bucket Bag

Update (12/04/2015): Look what I just spotted while browsing Forever 21‘s new arrivals: amazing Mansur Gavriel bucket bag dupes for under $30! I’m totally buying both of these for my own little designer dupes collection. If you love F21’s bucket bag dupes just as much, I suggest you don’t wait too long with your purchase because I’m super sure these babies will sell out fast.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Bucket Bag in black and nude (Mansur Gavriel dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Bucket Bag
($29.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK)ls, Forever 21 (EU).

Lancaster Paris “Pur” Saffiano Bucket Bag

Update (11/16/2015): Discovered another great Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag alternative today! This one’s by Lancaster Paris and it’s admittedly a little expensive at $250, but doesn’t the saffiano leather look absolutely gorgeous? Plus, it looks so much like the real deal, too, doesn’t it? Available two sizes (the big version is available here for $278) and an array of lovely colors (including pink!). Love!

Lancaster Paris "Pur" Saffiano Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Lancaster Paris “Pur” Saffiano Bucket Bag
($249.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at eBags, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Jessica Buurman “Aldous” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (08/26/2015): Just spotted this Mansur Gavriel look for less alternative at Jessica Buurman. $109 and it is yours, ladies!

Jessica Buurman "Aldous" Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “Aldous” Drawstring Bucket Bag
($109, Jessica Buurman)

Orsay Bucket Bag

Update (08/26/2015): Also stumbled upon this lovely Mansur Gavriel bucket bag look-alike at this German online shop Orsay. So close to the real deal and not too expensive at €20 (sale price)!

Orsay Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Orsay Bucket Bag
(€20, Orsay)

Mango Minimal Shopper Bag

Update (08/06/2015): Found this amazing Mansur Gavriel bucket bag dupe at Mango today. It’s almost spot-on and so affordable at $59.99! Loved it so much, I ordered straight away. There’s also a Mansur Gavriel backpack dupe available at Mango herecj. Update #2: Both the bag and the backpack have been in my possession for over a week now and I’m madly in love with both. Definitely recommended, looks very much like the real deal!

Mango Minimal Shopper Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Mango Minimal Shopper Bag
($59.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls, Mango (FR) & Mango (DE).

Parfois Trend Bucket Handbag

Update (06/02/2015): Found these Mansur Gavriel inspired bucket bags by Parfois today. Aren’t they super pretty? And quite affordable, too.

Parfois Trend Bucket Handbag in baby blue, tan and white (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Parfois Trend Bucket Handbagamazon
(£24.99, Amazon.co.uk)

Shiraleah “Anya” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (05/05/2015): Spotted these lovely Mansur Gavriel bucket bag look-alikes by Shiraleah today. Available in black, camel, blush and baby blue faux leather and currently on sale for a budget-friendly price of $29.99! Steal deal alert!

Shiraleah "Anya" Drawstring Bucket Bag (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Shiraleah “Anya” Drawstring Bucket Bagamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom Rack.

BagInc “Joanna” Calf Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (05/05/2015): If you’re looking for a genuine leather Mansur Gavriel bucket bag dupe, then BagInc‘s “Joanna” bag might be for you. Made of calf leather and available in either black, red, camel, silver metallic, pale pink, olive green, navy and grey for $109! Make sure to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your order.

BagInc "Joanna" Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

BagInc “Joanna” Calf Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag
($109, BagInc)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Amazonamazon.

Vince Camuto “Leila” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (05/02/2015): Well, hello there! Now isn’t Vince Camuto‘s “Leila” a great substitute if you can’t afford the real deal? Available in various colors, too.

Vince Camuto Leila Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Leila” Drawstring Bucket Bagamazon
($186.97, Amazon)

Dooney & Bourke “Serena” Drawstring Leather Bucket Bag

Update (05/02/2015): Another high-quality Mansur Gavriel inspired alternative is available by Dooney & Bourke. Looove the colored linings here!

Dooney & Bourke "Serena" Drawstring Leather Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Dooney & Bourke “Serena” Drawstring Leather Bucket Bagls
($298, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Dooney & Bourke & Lord & Taylorls.

JustFab “Alden” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (05/02/2015): Another lovely Mansur Gavriel steal find is available at JustFab. I absolutely adore the bag in the popping blue color! Sooo pretty!

JustFab "Alden" Drawstring Bucket Bag in tan and blue (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

JustFab “Alden” Drawstring Bucket Bag
($31.96, Heels.com)

Sole Society “Nevin” Faux Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (04/12/2015): Stumbled upon these Mansur Gavriel inspired faux leather bucket bags by Sole Society and wanted to share them with you.

Sole Society "Nevin" Faux Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Sole Society “Nevin” Faux Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag
($59.95, Sole Society)

Steve Madden “BGEMMAA” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Et voilà, Steve Madden to the rescue! Their “BGEMMAA” drawstring bucket bag isn’t a total knock-off, but the similarities are distinct enough to give you the same coveted Mansur Gavriel look. I absolutely adore the red lining here. So luxe-looking, right? Available in various color combinations including black/red, burgundy/blue, tan/blue and neon yellow/blue for an affordable $88 (less if you use the promo code above)! Steal deal alert!

Steve Madden "BGEMMAA" Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Steve Madden “BGEMMAA” Drawstring Bucket Bagls
($88, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, MyHabit & eBayeBay.

Lush Leather Smooth Bucket Bag

If you’re willing to invest more, you might want to take a look at these Mansur Gavriel dupes by Lush Bags. Certainly not a steal at almost $160, but the quality looks pretty decent, don’t you think?

Lush Leather Smooth Bucket Bag (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Lush Leather Smooth Bucket Bagamazon
($159.99, Amazon)

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Update: This post has been updated on April 22, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Christian Louboutin is the mastermind behind the designer footwear aesthetic. Often considered to be one of the most well known designers, his designs are truly never lackluster and always exude luxury. Capturing our attention a few months ago were the Pigalle Plato Pumps, and now these Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumps do just the same. This papaya-pink color featured below is simply amazing with the addition of a pointed toe. Before, I never really appreciated any pointy toe shoes, however these pumps have sincerely changed my perspective. Priced at $625, I, for one will not be purchasing these any time soon. Conversely, take a look at more affordable versions of these pumps below!

Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumps in neon watermelon pink

Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumpsls
($625, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Nicole Richie and Gisele Bündchen wearing Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumps

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Aldo “Stessy” Neon Stiletto Pumps

Update (04/22/2016): Spotted these neon pink Aldo pumps and thought they’d be a great alternative if you’re looking for a budget-friendly alternative to the neon colored Louboutin Pigalles above. The silhouette of these stiletto pumps is more spot-on to Louboutin’s “So Kate“, but I think it also serves well as a dupe for the Pigalle. Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Aldo "Stessy" Neon Stiletto Pumps in fuchsia neon pink (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Aldo “Stessy” Neon Stiletto Pumpsls
($90, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Heels.com, Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK).

KG Kurt Geiger “Carey” Neon Pumps

Update (07/24/2012): And here’s another version of neon pink & yellow Pigalle look-a-likes. This one’s by KG Kurt Geiger and also available in white leather.

KG Kurt Geiger "Carey" Neon Pumps in neon pink and neon yellow (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

KG Kurt Geiger “Carey” Neon Pumpsls
(£120, Kurt Geiger)

ShoeMint “Kaylen” Neon Pumps

Update (07/20/2012): Found the almost perfect neon Doppelgänger Louboutin Pigalles (minus the red sole) over at ShoeMint today.

ShoeMint "Kaylen" Neon Pumps in neon pink and yellow (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

ShoeMint “Kaylen” Neon Pumps
($79.99, Heels.com)

Alloy “Molly” Heels

Our most affordable steal, priced at $14.99 (sale price!), are these Alloy “Molly” heels. Simply put, I love this color! With summer shortly approaching, I have been craving bright colors in my wardrobe and this shoe is the perfect way to incorporate them. These also come in neon yellow for even more vividness. Truly an eye capturing shoe, one can make quite a statement in these heels.

Alloy "Molly" Heels in neon pink patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Alloy “Molly” Heelsls
($14.99, Alloy)

Devious Sexy-20 Stiletto Pumps

Out of all the featured look-a-likes, this one by Devious appears to be the most significant because it very closely resembles the Louboutins. The patent shine, color, and super elongated heel are perfectly intact and maintain that Louboutin-esque look. With this type of shoe, it’s very difficult to go wrong especially when it radiates such a bold energy. Ultimately, these can be worn as a transition to summer and even in the winter for a nice pop of color.

Devious Sexy-20 Stiletto Pumps in fuchsia patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Devious Sexy-20 Stiletto Pumpsls
($48.95, Shoebuy)

P.S.: Also available at Shiekhcj.

Topshop “GAME” Pointed Court Shoes

Topshop is definitely one of my favorite stores due to their eclectic wardrobe varieties. Not to mention, these “Game” Pointed Court Shoes are absolutely beautiful. Though these are a bit pricier than the other alternatives above, I believe that they will become a permanent staple in one’s closet. They complement any outfit, and provide that extra vitality to spice up a dull look. I would love to pair them with perfectly tailored pants, but the wardrobe possibilities are simply superfluous.

Topshop "GAME" Pointed Court Shoes in neon pink (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Topshop “GAME” Pointed Court Shoes
($96, Topshop)

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One swift glance at these chic Chanel flats and you’ll be thinking about giving your feet a little break from those platforms you’ve been wearing all season. These cute ballerinas are a must-have in every shoe wardrobe, and they take the prize for the most comfortable yet stylish footwear… and as you’ll see below, you can get a pair just like them to fit any budget.

Chanel Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black

Chanel Ballet Flats
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

Merona “Aimi” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Update (04/19/2016): Now look at these spot-on $20 Chanel dupes by Merona which I have discovered today? Aren’t they lovely? And so light on the wallet, too. Available in nude/black or black/black for $19.99 at Target.

Merona "Aimi" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Merona “Aimi” Cap Toe Ballet Flats
($19.99, Target)

Vince Camuto “Impella” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/02/2015): And here’s Vince Camuto‘s second attempt at interpreting Chanel’s cap-toe ballet flats. Available in various colors.

Vince Camuto "Impella" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Impella” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats
($47.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Nordstromls.

Aldo “Eleallan” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/02/2015): Aldo also has come up with a second Chanel ballet flat dupe. This quilted version is available in either nude/black, black or white/black.

Aldo "Eleallan" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Aldo “Eleallan” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsls
($13.99, Aldo)

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

Tony Bianco “Taylah” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (02/07/2014): Discovered these fabulous Chanel-inspired ballet flats at Tony Bianco today.

Tony Bianco "Taylah" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Taylah” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats
($80 AUD, Tony Bianco)

P.S.: Also available at StyleTread & Wanted Shoes.

Yosi Samra “Samantha” Soft Leather Fold Up Cap Toe Flats

Update (08/13/2014): Stumbled upon these amazing and comfy looking Chanel flat dupes by Yosi Samra. I love that they’re only $89! Also available in various other colors.

Yosi Samra "Samantha" Soft Leather Fold Up Cap Toe Flats in blush and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Yosi Samra “Samantha” Soft Leather Fold Up Cap Toe Flats
($89, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Revolve, 6pm & Amazonamazon.

Aldo “Sorah” Elastic Ballet Flats

Update (08/13/2014): Aldo have released a second Chanel alternative with their “Sorah” elastic ballet flats. Also available in black and navy.

Aldo "Sorah" Elastic Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Aldo “Sorah” Elastic Ballet Flats
($22.50, Aldo)

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

Apt. 9 Two-Tone Ballet Flats

Update (02/22/2014): And here we go with yet another Chanel ballet flat look-a-like. What do you think of these budget-friendly two-tone flats by Apt. 9?

Apt. 9 Two-Tone Ballet Flats in black patent and nude (Chanel knockoffs)

Apt. 9 Two-Tone Ballet Flats
($49.99, Kohl’s)

Banana Republic “Aida” Ballet Flats

Update (01/12/2014): Came across another super fabulous Chanel inspired ballet flat at Banana Republic. I love this steal!

Banana Republic "Aida" Ballet Flats in blush and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Banana Republic “Aida” Ballet Flatscj
($69, Banana Republic)

P.S.: Also available at Banana Republic (EU)cj.

Tory Burch “Bridgette” Quilted Leather Ballet Flats

Update (01/01/2014): Found another Chanel inspired ballet flat style by Tory Burch. Not budget-friendly, but probably worth the investment. Available in beige and and pewter.

Tory Burch "Bridgette" Quilted Leather Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Tory Burch “Bridgette” Quilted Leather Ballet Flatscj
($69, Jildor)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Neiman Marcusls, Neiman Marcusls, Saks Fifth Avenue & Bloomingdale’s.

Audrey Brooke “Brie” Flats

Update (10/25/2013): Stumbled upon another Chanel inspired two-tone ballet flat today! What do you think of these by Audrey Brooke? Under $40 and also available in black.

Audrey Brooke "Brie" Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Audrey Brooke “Brie” Flatsamazon
($39.95, Amazon)

Vince Camuto “Elisee” Flats

Update (03/09/2013): And here we go again with yet another great Chanel ballet flat alternative for under $40. I really like these lovely cap-toe flats by Vince Camuto. Also available in baby blue and peach.

Vince Camuto "Elise" Cap-Toe Flats in beige and black (Chanel look-a-likes)

Vince Camuto “Elisee” Flats
($32.98, Shoes.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, OnlineShoes.com & Nordstrom Rack.

Anne Klein “Bea” Quilted Ballet Flats

Update (02/12/2013): Came across a lovely Chanel inspired ballet flat look-a-like by Anne Klein. Currently on sale! Yay!

Anne Klein "Bea" Quilted Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Anne Klein “Bea” Quilted Ballet Flatsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Steve Madden “FAVORYTE” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (10/05/2012): Found yet another great Chanel inspired ballet flat version. These cap-toe flats by Steve Madden have a few differences, but overall share the same look. Also available in other color combinations.

Steve Madden "FAVORYTE" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Steve Madden “FAVORYTE” Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($26.99, Amazon)

Aldo “Kissell” Two Tone Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Update (08/11/2012): And here we go again with a new Chanel ballet flat alternative. These Aldo flats are made of faux leather and also come in other color versions.

Aldo "Kissell" Two Tone Cap Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Aldo “Kissell” Two Tone Cap Toe Ballet Flats
($34.98, Aldo)

J.Crew “Mila” Cap Toe Leather Ballet Flats

Update (07/20/2012): Thanks to our reader Mary, we now could add J.Crew‘s “Mila” cap-toe ballet flats as yet another great Chanel look-a-like.

J.Crew "Mila" Cap Toe Leather Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

J.Crew “Mila” Cap Toe Leather Ballet Flats
($119.99, J.Crew)

BP. “Mindy” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/14/2012): Just came across this lovely and super affordable Chanel alternative with a patent cap-toe by BP..

BP. "Mindy" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

BP. “Mindy” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats
($33.46, Nordstrom)

Lacoste Constance 3 Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (03/15/2012): Found another fabulous Chanel alternative by Lacoste.

Lacoste "Constance 3" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Lacoste Constance 3 Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($48.95, Amazon)

Me Too “Kaden” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (02/29/2012): Our reader, horangi113, informed us about yet another lovely Chanel ballet flat alternative. These cap-toe flats by Me Too have a patent leather upper and come in an array of colors.

Me Too "Kaden" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black patent (Chanel knockoffs)

Me Too “Kaden” Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Jessica Simpson “Madisen” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

This pair by Jessica Simpson are pretty affordable, especially if you are semi-permanently attached to your sky-high pumps and are just starting to ease your way into the idea of wearing ballet flats. If this sounds like you, try these out with some black leggings, a fitted sweater dress and you’ll soon be channeling some serious Parisian style!

Jessica Simpson "Madisen" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige black (Chanel knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Madisen” Cap Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($50, Amazon)

Bloch “Classica Pearl” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Already a ballerina fan but also on a real-girl budget? Check out these gorgeous slippers by Bloch. They will look fantastic with a slouchy black or tan tote, and the classic two-tone leather will take you from work to cocktails easily when worn with some tailored black trousers and a sheer blouse in a complimentary nude tone.

Bloch "Classica Pearl" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Bloch “Classica Pearl” Cap Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($48.94, Amazon)

Tory Burch “Carrie” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Love designer shoes but can’t quite seem to splurge on the original? Why not consider this lovely version by designer Tory Burch? Just like all of her designs, you can count on these sleek flats to be super comfortable and you won’t ever want to take them off!

Tory Burch "Carrie" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Tory Burch “Carrie” Cap Toe Ballet Flats
($225, Bergdorf Goodman)

Image source(s): InStyle, Target, Tony Bianco, Shopbop, Kohl’s, Banana Republic, DSW, Vince Camuto, Shoes.com, Zappos, Aldo, J.Crew, Nordstrom, Amazon

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Update: This post has been updated on April 19, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Does this sound familiar? You see something and are really turned off by it first, but then, the more you look at it, the more it grows on you until you become obsessed with it? That happens to me quite often I must admit. In almost every case it’s a shoe which I first hate, then like and finally LOVE! The last time this happened to me was with these lace-up ankle boots by Ann Demeulemeester.

Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2009 black lace up ankle boots

Ann Demeulemeester Leather Open-Front Lace-Up Ankle Boots
($966, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at S|Sense, Barneysls, ShoeScribe.com, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Saks Fifth Avenue (rose)ls, Farfetchls, The Corner, Lane Crawfordls & Vestiaire Collective.

When I first saw them, I thought they were way too clunky for a woman’s feet. But I couldn’t help but be fascinated by them, so I decided to give them another chance and googled them. Sometimes, in order to be able to see a shoe’s full potential, you have to see it on a person’s feet. That was definitely the case with the Ann Demeulemeester lace-up boots. The moment I saw the models flaunting them in a mini dress, I was irrevocably in LOVE!

Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2009 black lace up ankle boots

Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2009

I couldn’t find any celebrities rocking these beauties, but fashion editors and style bloggers like Jane of Sea of Shoes happen to love them as much as me.

Lipstik “Tradgic” Lace Up Open-Toe Booties

Update (04/19/2016): Discovered another gorgeous and spot-on Ann Demeulemeester look-alike today! These lace-up open-toed booties by Lipstik come in tan and black faux leather and cost $99.95 AUD.

Lipstik "Tradgic" Lace Up Open-Toe Booties in tan and black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Lipstik “Tradgic” Lace Up Open-Toe Booties
($99.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Steve Madden “Temptng” Lace Up Open Toe Booties

Update (01/29/2016): Spotted these fab and super similar lace up boots by Steve Madden which come in black or taupe leather and cost $129.95.

Steve Madden "Temptng" Lace Up Open Toe Booties in stone and black (Ann Demeulemeester dupes)

Steve Madden “Temptng” Lace Up Open Toe Bootiesamazon
($129.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Lord & Taylorls, Steve Maddenls, Nordstromls, Tobi, Nordstrom Rack, LuLu*s, Tilly’s & Dillard’sls.

Yoki “Brie” Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties

Update (01/29/2016): Here’s a faux suede Ann D. look-alike version by Yoki which comes in either black or beige for $44.99.

Yoki "Brie" Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties in beige and black faux suede (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Yoki “Brie” Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties
($44.99, Shiekh)

P.S.: Also available at Tilly’s & Zulily.

Kendall + Kylie “Ginny” Lace Up Open Toe Booties

Update (01/29/2016): And if you’ve ever hoped to find a stiletto version of the Ann Demeulemeester booties, check out these fab new lace-up boots by Kendall + Kylie which are available in black and grey taupe suede for $199 (now on sale for $139.30 at Saks Fifth Avenue).

Kendall + Kylie "Ginny" Lace Up Open Toe Booties in black suede (Ann Demeulemeester dupes)

Kendall + Kylie “Ginny” Lace Up Open Toe Bootiesls
($139.30, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Shopbop, Zappos, Heels.com, Lord & Taylorls, ASOS, Nasty Galls, Luisaviaroma, Revolve, Bloomingdale’s, Office & The Iconic.

Breckelle’s Tina-15 Open-Toe Lace-Up Booties

Update (11/19/2015): Discovered this fab and super budget-friendly Ann Demeulemeester dupes by Breckelle’s today! They’re available in black, white, beige and tan faux leather and can be yours for a little over $30! Steal deal alert!

Breckelle's Tina-15 Open-Toe Lace-Up Booties in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Breckelle’s Tina-15 Open-Toe Lace-Up Bootiesamazon
($31.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ZooShoopjx, Zulily, eBayeBay & Amazon #2amazon.

Therapy “Natalee” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Booties

Update (11/19/2015): Another fab alternative are these lace-up booties by Therapy which cost $63.96 AUD and look a lot like the real deal.

Therapy "Natalee" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Booties in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Therapy “Natalee” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Booties
($63.96 AUD, StyleTread)

Mollini “Jofan” Open-Toe Lace-Up Ankle Boots

Update (08/14/2015): Well, hello there best Ann Demeulemeester dupes EVER! Seriously, just how awesome and spot-on are these open-toe lace-up boots by Mollini?! I love ’em! They’re not cheap, but so close to the real deal. Available in either black, tan or cream white.

Mollini "Jofan" Open-Toe Lace-Up Ankle Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Mollini “Jofan” Open-Toe Lace-Up Ankle Boots
($199.95 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at Wanted Shoes & Mollini.

Tony Bianco “Kinston” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots

Update (08/07/2015): I don’t think I’ve been so excited about finding an Ann Demeulemeester dupe since JC’s Corset Heels in 2009. Now isn’t the “Kinston” by Tony Bianco an awesome alternative to the real Ann D. boots above or what? So spot-on! I love this one!

Tony Bianco "Kinston" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Kinston” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots
($120 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Tony Bianco “Mixa” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots

Update (08/07/2015): Apparently, one Ann D. dupe is not enough, so Tony Bianco decided to do another one. Enter “Mixa”.

Tony Bianco "Mixa" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Mixa” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots
($219.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Forever 21 Lace-Up Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (07/28/2015): Great news! Forever 21‘s Ann Demeulemeester dupes are now available in an OTK boot version. So fab, right?

Forever 21 Lace-Up Over-The-Knee Boots in charcoal black and taupe (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Forever 21 Lace-Up Over-The-Knee Boots
($44.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK)ls & Forever 21 (EU).

Forever 21 Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties

Update (06/27/2015): RESTOCK ALERT! Now look at these lovely lace-up booties booties which have finally been restocked at Forever 21 just recently. So cool, right? They totally reminded me of the Ann Demeulemeester booties above. They’re available in either black, brown or olive (my personal fave!). But better be fast this time, these shoes are flying off the shelves!

Forever 21 Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties in black and olive (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Forever 21 Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties
($32.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK)ls & Forever 21 (EU).

Pink Inc “Tide” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Booties

Update (05/22/2015): Now look at these fabulous Ann D. inspired Pink Inc lace-up booties! Love, love, love! I’m usually not a big fan of white shoes, but these white booties here are kinda hot! Available in white and black leather and black suede for $119.95 AUD.

Pink Inc "Tide" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Booties in white and black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Pink Inc “Tide” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Booties
($119.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Mollini “Jimmy” Perforated Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties

Update (05/22/2015): Also spotted these perforated Ann Demeulemeester alternatives by Mollini today. Available in tan, black and white leather.

Mollini "Jimmy" Perforated Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties in tan and black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Mollini “Jimmy” Perforated Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties
($199.95 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at Mollini.

Forever 21 Perforated Lace-Up Peep Toe Booties

Update (05/22/2015): Speaking of perforated lace-up booties: here’s another version by Forever 21. Available in black, brown and khaki for a steal price of $34.90!

Forever 21 Perforated Lace-Up Peep Toe Booties in black and brown (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Forever 21 Perforated Lace-Up Peep Toe Booties
($34.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls.

Jeffrey Campbell “Cors” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties

Update (07/17/2014): Jeffrey Campbell just won’t let this Ann Demeulemeester boot go. And here we go again with yet another dupe! Available in black, brown and wine red suede.

Jeffrey Campbell "Cors" Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties in wine red and black suede (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Cors” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties
($165, Jildor)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbop, Nordstromls, Amazonamazon, Footnotescj, Nasty Galls, Lori’spjx, Ashbury Skies, Solestruck & Anthropologie.

Jeffrey Campbell “Meriwidow” Lace-Up Boots

Update (01/30/2014): Here’s yet another Ann Demeulemeester bootie dupe coming from Jeffrey Campbell. This one’s a little bulkier than the others and comes in either black or ivory leather.

Jeffrey Campbell "Meriwidow" Lace-Up Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Meriwidow” Lace-Up Boots
($169.95, Ashbury Skies)

P.S.: Also available at Solestruck & eBayeBay.

Jeffrey Campbell “Contessa” Lace-Up Open-Toe Boots

Update (01/30/2014): And one more dupe by Jeffrey Campbell to add to the list. How do you like this one?

Jeffrey Campbell "Contessa" Lace-Up Open-Toe Boots in black suede (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Contessa” Lace-Up Open-Toe Bootsls
($208, Nasty Gal)

Steven by Steve Madden “SCANDLUS” Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties

Update (09/18/2013): Et voilà, I also discovered these open-toe booties by Steven by Steve Madden which would be great alternatives to the Ann D. boots. Available in black and tan leather.

Steven by Steve Madden "Scandalous" Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “SCANDLUS” Lace-Up Open-Toe Bootiesamazon
($60.75, Amazon)

Elizabeth and James “Terri” Lace-Up Ankle Boots

Update (09/18/2013): I know these Elizabeth and James boots aren’t a perfect dupe match and at $475 not exactly budget-friendly, but if you’re looking for an Ann D. inspired closed-toe version these here are probably your best bet at the moment.

Elizabeth and James "Terri" Lace-Up Ankle Boots in black patent and brown suede (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Elizabeth and James “Terri” Lace-Up Ankle Bootsamazon
($475, Amazon)

Jeffrey Campbell “Cardiac” Lace-Up Booties

Update (09/18/2013): And here’s yet another Ann Demeulemeester inspired lace up boot by Jeffrey Campbell! What do you think of it?

Jeffrey Campbell "Cardiac" Lace-Up Booties in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Cardiac” Lace-Up Booties
($168, Solestruck)

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Perspective Heels

Update (09/11/2013): Came across a tall boot version of the Jeffrey Campbell + Free People lace-up heels. Available in black or brown leather for $278! Absolutely love these boots, they’re so sexy!

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Perspective Tall Lace-Up Open-Toe Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Perspective Heels
($278, Free People)

Choies Peep toe Lace Up Sandal Boots

Update (08/11/2013): Seems like Ann Demeulemeester is “en vogue” again! Found another set of Ann D. Lace-Up Heel look-a-likes; this time at Choies. Also available in brown leather.

Choies Peep toe Lace Up Sandal Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Choies Peep toe Lace Up Sandal Boots
($99.99, Choies)

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Minimal Lace Up Heels

Update (07/16/2013): After almost 4 years Jeffrey Campbell re-released their highly coveted Ann Demeulemeester lace-up heels again exclusively for Free People. Availale in black, white, black and white, tan and grey.

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Minimal Lace Up Heels in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Minimal Lace Up Heels
($178, Free People)

Jeffrey Campbell Corset Heels

Update (10/05/2009): More good news! Free People have finally restocked Jeffrey Campbell’s Ann Deumeulemeester knockoffs. Missed out on these the first time? Now is your chance to get hold of these cuties!

Sometimes I think everything Jeffrey Campbell does these days is copying other people’s work. Well, it may be unethical, but at least it allows us budget fashionistas to be fashionable without the hefty price tag. Look at these beautiful, almost identical knockoffs. Pretty amazing, huh? They sure are shamelessly expensive for knockoffs, but even priced at $198 they are about $700 les than the originals, so they can’t be TOO bad, right? All sizes are still available, but you better be fast as these knockoffs won’t stay for too long (they’re also exclusively sold at Free People, so if they are gone there, you won’t find them anywhere else).

Jeffrey Campbell Corset Heels black lace-up ankle boots (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell Corset Heels
($198, Free People)

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