UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 23, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I have yet to come across an Alaïa shoe that I don’t like or covet. His footwear creations are always the right amount of edgy, sexy and creative. Just take a look at these super hot leather and stretch crisscross stilleto sandals! Imagine how awesome these would look with a leather leggings and a structured white blazer! They’re currently on sale at NET-A-PORTER (which is a good thing), but even the sale price is still pretty steep at $1.347,50. Some day… some day I will own a pair of Alaïa heels! Too bad it can’t be these ones.

Alaïa Leather and Stretch Sandals

Alaïa Leather and Stretch Sandalsls
($1.347,50, NET-A-PORTER)

P.S.: Also available at Farfetchls.

Mix No. 6 “Jennifer” Criss Cross High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (07/23/2014): Discovered these lovely Mix No. 6 heels and thought they are a great and budget-friendly alternative to the Alaïa sandals above. Available in black patent or gold faux leather.

Mix No. 6 "Jennifer" Criss Cross High Heel Sandals in black patent (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Mix No. 6 “Jennifer” Criss Cross High Heel Sandals
($39.95, DSW)

Shoe Republic “Alaska” Elastic Strap Sandals

UPDATE (05/15/2014): Aaaaand one more dupe to add to the list: Shoe Republic‘s “Alaska” strappy high heel sandals.

Shoe Republic "Alaska" Elastic Strap Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaia knockoffs)

Shoe Republic “Alaska” Elastic Strap Sandalscj
($49.99, Heels.com)

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

Halogen “Katy” Criss Cross Sandals

UPDATE (05/15/2014): I also found this Alaïa look-a-like by Halogen. Available in either black or blue leather for $89.95.

Halogen "Katy" Criss Cross Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Halogen “Katy” Criss Cross Sandalsls
($89.95, NORDSTROM)

Simply Vera Vera Wang Banded High Heels

UPDATE (04/28/2014): Et voilà, here’s another Alaïa dupe I came across! What do you think of these heels by Simply Vera Vera Wang? Hot or not?

Simply Vera Vera Wang Banded High Heels in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Simply Vera Vera Wang Banded High Heelsls
($28.97, Kohl’s)

Sole Society “Miri” Open-Toe Heels

UPDATE (02/28/2014): Stumbled upon yet another amazing Alaïa dupe! These Sole Society heels look so close to the originals and are quite budget-friendly, too.

Sole Society "Miri" Open-Toe Heels in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Sole Society “Miri” Open-Toe Heelsls
($29.98, Sole Society)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls.

Jessica Simpson “Maddalo” Elastic Strap Wedge Sandals

UPDATE (02/28/2014): Found a wedge version of the Alaïa heels above which comes from Jessica Simpson. Available for under $60 in either black or taupe leather.

Jessica Simpson "Maddalo" Elastic Strap Wedge Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Maddalo” Elastic Strap Wedge Sandalsamazon
($55.24, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj & ShoeMallls.

BCBG Paris “Farleena” Sandals

UPDATE (01/28/2014): Just came across these super fab and very budget-friendly Alaïa dupes by BCBG Paris. Love these!

BCBG Paris "Farleena" Sandals in black (Alaïa knockoffs)

BCBG Paris “Farleena” Sandals
($29.94, DSW)

Helmut Lang “Silt” High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (01/28/2014): I didn’t really expect to find Helmut Lang among the list of copycats, but as you can see below, his “Silt” heels are pretty much an identical copy of the Alaïa sandals above.

Helmut Lang "Silt" High Heel Sandals in black (Alaïa knockoffs)

Helmut Lang “Silt” High Heel Sandalsls
($495, NORDSTROM)

Vince Camuto “Ondetti” Evening Sandals

UPDATE (12/06/2013): Discovered these pretty Alaïa high heel dupes by Vince Camuto in gold today and had to add them to the list.

Vince Camuto "Ondetti" Evening Sandals in black (Alaïa knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Ondetti” Evening Sandalscj
($104.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Lori’spjx, Vince Camuto (UK)ls & Kurt Geigerls.

Anne Michelle Enzo-53 Criss Cross Stretch Sandals

UPDATE (11/23/2013): These high heel sandals by Anne Michelle are yet another somewhat Azzedine Alaïa inspired shoe. Available in black, gold and silver.

Anne Michelle Enzo-53 Criss Cross Stretch Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Enzo-53 Criss Cross Stretch Sandals
($36.95, DSW)

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

Tony Bianco “Kamelot” Elastic Strap High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (07/26/2013): Discovered another spot-on dupe of the Alaïa heels! Check out these elastic strap heels by Tony Bianco. So close to the real deal!

Tony Bianco "Kamelot" Elastic Strap High Heel Sandals in black (Azzedine Alaïa knockoffs)

“Kamelot” Elastic Strap High Heel Sandalsdgm
($80, Tony Bianco)

Steve Madden “REGULAYT” Crisscross Sandals

I might not be able to afford Alaïa shoes any time soon, but I can, however, purchase a pair of these super fabulous Steve Madden heels which are an almost perfect dupe of the Alaïa high heels shown above. And all that for under $50 instead of $1.350! Awesome!

Steve Madden "REGULAYT" Crisscross Sandals in black (Azzedina Alaïa look-a-likes)

Steve Madden “REGULAYT” Crisscross Sandalsls
($29.99, Steve Madden)

Image source(s): NET-A-PORTER, Heels.com, Sole Society, Amazon, NORDSTROM, Macy’s, DSW, Tony Bianco, Steve Madden

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 20, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Now is this a statement item or what? The shocking pink Adam jumpsuit below sure isn’t for the faint of heart, so wear with caution. Putting it on will guarantee to make you the center of attention. Finish off your outfit with black stilettos and turquoise accessories and you’re set to make a colorful impact.

Adam Spring 2009 Sleeveless Silk Romper in pink

Adam Sleeveless Silk Jumpsuitls
($345, NET-A-PORTER)

Celebrities Love Adam

Kimberley Walsh vs. Kelly Rowland in Adam Spring 2009 sleeveless silk jumpsuit in pink

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Forever 21 Woven Surplice Romper

UPDATE (07/20/2014): Discovered another really cute romper at Forever 21 in a hot fuchsia pink which also instantly reminded me of the Adam jumpsuit above.

Forever 21 Woven Surplice Romper in fuchsia pink (Adam knockoff)

Forever 21 Woven Surplice Romperls
($19.80, Forever 21)

Forever 21 V-Neck Woven Romper

UPDATE (05/10/2014): Stumbled upon this cute playsuit at Forever 21 today and it instantly reminded me of the Adam one above.

Forever 21 V-Neck Woven Romper in fuchsia pink (Adam knockoff)

Forever 21 V-Neck Woven Romperls
($19.80, Forever 21)

LuLu*s Exclusive Say the Word Magenta Romper

UPDATE (05/10/2014): This bright pink LuLu*s romper is also another lovely Adam jumpsuit alternative.

LuLu*s Exclusive Say the Word Magenta Romper in pink (Adam knockoff)

LuLu*s Exclusive Say the Word Magenta Romper
($42, LuLu*s)

Motel Jet Playsuit

UPDATE (03/19/2012): Not really a knockoff, but the fuchsia Motel playsuit instantly reminded me of the pink Adam jumpsuit, so I figured it might be a great alternative.

Motel Jet Playsuit in black, fuchsia and yellow (Adam knockoff)

Motel Jet Playsuitls
($85.94, ASOS)

LuLu’s Lucy Fuchsia Romper

This super cute romper from LuLu’s is a great alternative if you are looking for a similar style. I know the color of the LuLu’s version isn’t a 100% match, but it’s pretty close and also super cheap at $35.

Lulu's Lucy Fuchsia Romper (Adam Spring 2009 knockoff)

LuLu’s Lucy Fuchsia Romper
($35, LuLu’s)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 18, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Espadrilles! These summer shoes have risen to fame in the last couple of seasons with Chanel and Valentino leading the pack of the fabulous espadrilles. We’ve already done a Real vs. Steal on Valentino’s highly popular lace espadrilles from a few seasons ago and now they’ve updated their shoe collection with a just as stylish crochet version. But as gorgeous as they are, do you actually see yourself spending $675 (!) on a pair of highly delicate espadrilles? Well, I can’t.

Valentino Glamorous Mesh & Crochet Knit Espadrilles in black

Valentino Glamorous Mesh & Crochet Knit Espadrillescj
($675, Forward)

ALDO “Agrano” Crochet Lace Espadrilles

UPDATE (07/18/2014): Came across these Valentino inspired and budget-friendly crochet lace espadrilles at ALDO today. What you think? Hot or not?

ALDO "Agrano" Crochet Lace Espadrilles in black and ivory (Valentino knockoffs)

ALDO “Agrano” Crochet Lace Espadrillesls
($40, ALDO)

P.S.: Also available at ALDO (Canada)ls, ALDO (UK) & House of Fraser.

Jeffrey Campbell “Nia” Crochet Lace Espadrilles

UPDATE (05/23/2014): Stumbled upon another lovely Valentino alternative! What do you think of these crochet lace espadrille sandals by Jeffrey Campbell? So cute, right? Available in black, white or beige.

Jeffrey Campbell "Nia" Crochet Lace Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Nia” Crochet Lace Espadrillescj
($105, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at REVOLVEClothingcj, Lori’spjx, NORDSTROMls & Nasty Galcj.

Rebecca Minkoff “Genny” Lace Espadrille Flats

Good thing is that I don’t have to spend nearly $700 when there are Valentino-inspired espadrilles like these by Rebecca Minkoff around. And while I admit these aren’t what I’d consider a steal at $175 they are still in fact $500 cheaper than the originals. Available in black, red coral, yellow and taupe.

Rebecca Minkoff "Genny" Lace Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Rebecca Minkoff “Genny” Lace Espadrille Flatsls
($175, CUSP)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Shopbopcj, Zapposcj, Amazonamazon & Bloomingdale’sls.

Tory Burch “Abbe” Crochet Espadrilles

Another great Valentino alternative are these crochet espadrilles by Tory Burch. They aren’t terribly cheaper than the Rebecca Minkoffs but in comparison to the pricey Valentinos they’re quite the good deal. Available in black and white.

Tory Burch "Abbe" Crochet Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Tory Burch “Abbe” Crochet Espadrillescj
($150, Jildor)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls, Shopbopcj & Footnotes Onlinecj.

Jessica Buurman “AGAR” Lace & Crochet Slip-On Espadrilles

And here’s another Valentino alternative which is actually my personal favorite because of the price and all the lovely colors you can buy them in. $109 at Jessica Buurman. Available in black, blush, aqua and yellow.

Jessica Buurman "AGAR" Lace & Crochet Slip-On Espadrilles (Valentino knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “AGAR” Lace & Crochet Slip-On Espadrilles
($109, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Forward by Elyse Walker, Neiman Marcus, NORDSTROM, Jessica Buurman

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Oh my, it’s been a while, huh? So sorry we’ve been MIA for the last couple of weeks, but offline life has kept us very busy. However, we’re almost fully back now and should return to our regular posting schedule next week at the latest. In the meantime, have some fun with these stunners from Monsieur Christian Louboutin. I know I’ve said it like a hundred times before already, but I think I have found THE shoe. As soon as I laid my eyes on Louboutin’s “So Kate” stiletto heels I was captivated, it has the most perfect arch ever, doesn’t it? And while I would probably opt for the classic black patent, this snakeskin stripe print version is so much more fun, don’t you agree? Only problem? The price tag, obviously. $1.095 – that would pay quite a few bills for this girl here!

Christian Louboutin So Kate Striped Snakeskin Print Stiletto Pumps in orange, black and white

Christian Louboutin So Kate Striped Snakeskin Print Stiletto Pumpsls
($1.095, NET-A-PORTER)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Celebs such as Kerry Washington, Beyoncé Knowles, Naomie Harris and Cheryl Cole have all been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin So Kate Striped Snakeskin Print Stiletto Pumps.

Kerry Washington, Beyoncé Knowles, Naomie Harris and Cheryl Cole wearing Christian Louboutin So Kate Striped Snakeskin Print Stiletto Pumps

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Lust for Life “Krush” Striped Stiletto Pumps

While we couldn’t find an exact match for the orange version, we managed to dig out these fabulous stiletto pumps by Lust for Life which you might remember have also come up with a stunning pair of Tom Ford OTK boot dupes. As much as I love the real Loubis, the cobalt blue color (one of my absolute faves!) and the much nicer price tag of $129.99 makes this an easy choice for me. What about you? Real or steal, which one do you prefer?

Lust for Life "Krush" Striped Stiletto Pumps in blue, black and white (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Lust for Life “Krush” Striped Stiletto Pumpscj
($129.99, Heels.com)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 17, 2014. 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 Bootsls
($910, Saks)

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

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.

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 Bootiesls
($179.95, NORDSTROM)

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 Bootscj
($175, Nasty Gal)

P.S.: Also available at Solestruckpjx & 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 Bootscj
($208, Nasty Gal)

P.S.: Also available at REVOLVEClothingcj

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 Bootiespjx
($109.90, Lori’s Shoes)

P.S.: Also available at Jildorcj & Steve Maddenls.

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, Wasteland)

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 Heelscj
($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. Available in black or brown leather.

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

Choies Peep toe Lace Up Sandal Boots
($94.99, 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 Heelscj
($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 Heelscj
($198, Free People)

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