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)

Celebrities Love Louis Vuitton

Kristen Stewart, Jessica Biel, Gemma Arterton, Chloë Sevigny, Kelly Brook and Alexa Chung wearing Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round Cap-Toe Pumps

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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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Well, hello there, beautiful! Now isn’t this silver striped ankle strap high heel sandal by Saint Laurent a real beauty? I must say I’m quite in love with it. I especially love the huge ankle strap buckle, it has become quite the signature detail for Saint Laurent footwear lately, don’t you agree? Too bad these heels are a) expensive and b) sold out!

Saint Laurent Paloma Striped Ankle-Strap Sandals in black and silver suede

Saint Laurent Paloma Striped Ankle-Strap Sandalsls
($750, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Saint Laurent

Celebs such as Kelly Rowland, Cobie Smulders and Miley Cyrus have all been spotted wearing Saint Laurent Paloma Striped Ankle-Strap Sandals.

Kelly Rowland, Cobie Smulders and Miley Cyrus wearing Saint Laurent Paloma Striped Ankle-Strap Sandals

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Fergie “Torcha” Striped Ankle-Strap Heels

Now I know these Fergie high heel sandals are not an 1:1 dupe because they’re missing the buckle, the stripes don’t go down the heel and they’re black/white colored rather than silver/black. However, the overall look still screams Saint Laurent to me, plus these heels are currently on sale for affordable $75 so there really isn’t a reason to complain here!

Fergie "Torcha" Striped Ankle-Strap Heels in black and white (Saint Laurent Paloma knockoffs)

Fergie “Torcha” Striped Ankle-Strap Heelsamazon
($74.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls, Zapposcj, DSWcj, Heels.comcj, Shoes.comls, FergieShoesls, 6pmcj, ShoeMallls & Overstockcj.

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Soooooo, Chanel espadrilles, anyone? Let me tell you: last year they were EVERYWHERE! I feel like I’ve seen them on pretty much every famous style blogger’s feet. Chanel released a couple different variations, one of which are these black cap-toe mesh espadrille flats. I must admit I have grown quite fondly of this particular version, but I don’t see myself spending $450 on a pair of espadrille shoes anytime soon.

Chanel Mesh Espadrille Cap-Toe Flats in black

Chanel Mesh Espadrille Flats
($450, N/A)

Celebrities Love Chanel

Celebs such as Brooklyn Decker and style bloggers like Julie from Sincerely Jules and Kate from Twomorrow have been spotted wearing Chanel Mesh Espadrille Flats.

Brooklyn Decker, Julie (Sincerely Jules) and Kate (Twomorrow) wearing black Chanel Mesh Espadrille Flats

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Circus by Sam Edelman “Lena” Mesh Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats

And why should I when there are virtually perfect look-a-likes available for a steal price such as $40 which is less than 1/10 the price of the Chanels. If you’re not obsessed with designer logos and don’t care much for the CC emblem on the vamp, these Circus by Sam Edelman mesh espadrilles are the way to go! Available for $40 in either black, white, coral and silver mesh fabric.

Circus by Sam Edelman "Lena" Mesh Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Circus by Sam Edelman “Lena” Mesh Cap-Toe Espadrille Flatscj
($40, Piperlime)

P.S.: Also available at Zapposcj, Amazonamazon, REVOLVEClothingcj, Urban Outfitterscj, Lord & Taylorpjx, Dillard’sls & Macy’sls.

Schutz “Fossa” Mesh Espadrilles

If you’re looking for a high quality dupe instead, these espadrille flats by Schutz are just as nice looking and have real leather trimming but in return also retail for a much higher $130. Available in black and white.

Schutz "Fossa" Mesh Espadrilles in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Schutz “Fossa” Mesh Espadrillescj
($130, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at REVOLVEClothingcj, Free Peoplecj & Bloomingdale’sls.

Steve Madden “DESTINEY” Mesh Espadrille Flats

I also came across this lovely and budget-friendly faux suede Chanel inspired mesh espadrille by Steve Madden. Available in black and blue mesh fabric.

Steve Madden "DESTINEY" Mesh Espadrille Flats in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Steve Madden “DESTINEY” Mesh Espadrille Flatsamazon
($39.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pmcj, Zapposcj, Piperlimecj, Steve Maddenls, NORDSTROMls, Dillard’sls, House of Fraser & Dunels.

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on April 9, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m always on the fence whether it’s worth splurging on designer shoe staples or not? Take this pointed black pump by Saint Laurent for example. It is basically a simple black pump without any outstanding features and I’m sure there are dozens of similar looking shoes that are way cheaper than $625. Yet when I look at how the pumps look worn, it becomes clear to me that these shoes – even though they don’t have any distinctive features that make these pumps stand out – are designed to absolute perfection. From the arch to the supple leather and the perfectly shaped heel… and let’s not forget about the craftmanship of designer shoes made in Italy. If I had $625 free to spend and would be in need of black pumps, these Saint Laurent heels would be my choice!

Saint Laurent Paris Classic Pointed Toe Pumps in black

Saint Laurent Paris Classic Pointed Toe Pumpsls
($625, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Barneysls, NORDSTROMls, NET-A-PORTER (International)ls, S|SENSEcj, Saksls & Bergdorf Goodmanls.

Celebrities Love Saint Laurent

Celebs such as Stacy Keibler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie and Reese Witherspoon have all been spotted wearing Saint Laurent Paris Classic Pointed Toe Pumps.

Stacy Keibler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie and Reese Witherspoon wearing Saint Laurent Paris Classic Pointed Toe Pumps

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Topshop “GLORY” Pointed Toe Pumps

UPDATE (04/09/2014): Came across these lovely pointed pumps by Topshop today which retail for $95 and also come in various colors and uppers.

Topshop "GLORY" Pointed Toe Pumps in black (Saint Laurent Paris knockoffs)

Topshop “GLORY” Pointed Toe Pumpsls
($95, Topshop)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls.

Jeffrey Campbell “Dulce” Pointed Toe Pumps

Alright, I get that most of us don’t have budgets that allow a $625 shoe purchase, that’s why I would like to introduce you to these just as fab pumps by Jeffrey Campbell. It’s so unusual to see such a simple shoe design coming from Campbell since they’ve been mostly doing OTT shoes for the last few years, but these simple black high heel pumps are a nice, refreshing change. I absolutely love the elegant design of these Jeffrey Campbell pumps and the shape is so similar to that of the Saint Laurent heels. Available in black and yellow leather as well as gray and red suede.

Jeffrey Campbell "Dulce" Pointed Toe Pumps in black (Saint Laurent Paris Classic knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Dulce” Pointed Toe Pumpscj
($145, Urban Outfitters)

P.S.: Also available at Karmaloopls, CUSPls, Neiman Marcusls & Nasty Galcj.

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I’m not very aware of who Bella Thorne is (apparently she’s an actress, dancer, singer and model who rose to fame through the Disney Channel), but she certainly caught my attention when she wore a beautiful emerald green satin romper by Valentino to the Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards recently which radiated against her soft flowy flame-red hair. Bella completed her look with gold accessories and matching pumps by Christian Louboutin. What an outfit, huh? I love every detail about it! Now I tried to find anything remotely similar to the emerald green satin romper, but unfortunately wasn’t successful in my quest. However, I then accidentally came across this super gorgeous bow wrap mini dress by Katie Ermilio and instantly had to think of Bella’s green Valentino romper. It certainly is a far cry from being affordable at $2.250, but I liked the dress so much I had to include it here anyway. What do you think? Hot or what?

Bella Thorne’s Emerald Green Valentino Look

Get the Look - Bella Thorne's Emerald Green Valentino Satin Romper

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Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who?Bella Thorne
Where?Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, Los Angeles
When?March 29, 2014
What?Valentino satin romper, Christian Louboutin pumps

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