I have been in love with these Leather and Perspex Sandals by Michael Kors (RRP: $689) ever since I spotted them. Truth be told, I have quite a love affair going with several pairs in his lower-priced lines, MICHAEL and KORS. Unfortunately, this pair isn’t in any of the lower-priced collections, and there isn’t $689 in my pocket for them either. Boo.

Michael Kors Leather and Perspex Sandals in black & clear

Michael Kors Leather and Perspex Sandalscj
($493.20, Zappos)

Paris Hilton “Addiction” Platform Sandals

I can’t believe I’m writing this, but the “Addiction” Platform Sandals by Paris Hilton run a close second to the Kors pair. The platform is definitely a diversion from the original look, but somehow, this pair works. I hate myself for writing that, I really do. Available in black and pewter.

Paris Hilton "Addiction" Platform Sandals in black & clear (Michael Kors knockoffs)

Paris Hilton “Addiction” Platform Sandalsls
($99, Macy’s)


UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 18, 2010. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Don’t get me wrong: I LOVE ankle boots and all, but over the last 2 years or so I’ve become kind of sick seeing them worn with everything. Especially on the red carpet where young starlets seem to think it’s so super cool and edgy to pair chunky booties with a white frilly lace dress. Yeah, no one’s done THAT before, try-hard. Most of those girls fail when it comes to carrying off such a contrasting look. That’s why I really appreciate when shoe designers take a different direction with the ankle bootie trend and make them look less bulky and less in-your-face. The Jimmy Choos below are a perfect example for such booties. They’re modern yet subtle, but still feminine.

Jimmy Choo "Jedd" Suede Studded Eyelet Booties in black

Jimmy Choo Jedd Studded Bootiesls
($1.250, NORDSTROM)

Charles by Charles David “Stud-Io” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (07/18/2010): Just stumbled upon this upscale knockoff by Charles by Charles David. Available in black or cognac suede.

Charles by Charles David "Stud-Io" Ankle Boots in black suede (Jimmy Choo Jedd knockoffs)

Charles by Charles David “Stud-Io” Ankle Bootsamazon
($45.99, Amazon)

Dollhouse “Joonie” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (07/18/2010): Dollhouse joins the Jimmy Choo look-a-like contest by coming up with their own Jedd alternative called “Joonie” which is available in black, brown or denim blue.

Dollhouse "Joonie" Ankle Boots in black (Jimmy Choo Jedd knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Joonie” Ankle Bootsamazon
($56.95, Amazon)

Fergie “Magnetized” Booties

UPDATE (05/28/2010): Fergie is the latest to join the Jimmy Choo Jedd copycat bandwagon. Her Choos-4-less come in either black or camel suede.

Fergie "Magnetized" Booties in black suede (Jimmy Choo Jedd knockoffs)

Fergie “Magnetized” Bootiesamazon
($99.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls & Shoes.comls.

Wild Diva Erin-72 Ankle Boots

UPDATE (03/08/2010): Here’s yet another great bargain by Wild Diva if you’re still on the hunt for those Jimmy Choo booties. Available in black & brown faux suede.

Wild Diva Erin-72 Studded Eyelet Ankle Boots in black faux suede (Jimmy Choo Jedd knockoffs)

Wild Diva Erin-72 Ankle Bootsamazon
($39, Amazon)

N.Y.L.A. “Kupa” Studded Eyelet Booties

UPDATE (02/08/2010): Found another great though significantly pricier Jimmy Choo alternative by N.Y.L.A..

N.Y.L.A. "Kupa" Studded Eyelet Booties in black suede (Jimmy Choo Jedd knockoffs)

N.Y.L.A. “Kupa” Studded Eyelet Bootiesamazon
($82.90, Amazon)

Liliana “Bandino” Studded Ankle Booties

These booties by Liliana are quite obviously a knockoff of the Jimmy Choos shown above. Don’t they look pretty awesome for $50 shoes? I think I even prefer these over the real Choos because of their rounder shape. Let alone the fact that of course I very much prefer their price which is way closer to my budget than the Choos. Another good thing: these booties also come in grey and purple (faux) suede.

Liliana "Bandino" Studded Ankle Booties in black faux suede (Jimmy Choo Jedd knockoffs)

Liliana “Bandino” Studded Ankle Bootiespjx
($49.90, UrbanOG)

Luichiny “Passa Fy” Booties

While these studded booties by Luichiny might not be as close to the originals as the Liliana ones, I think it’s still very easy to see the inspiration behind these. They don’t have the eyelets and the upper material is faux leather instead of suede, but everything else screams “JIMMY CHOO“! Also available in brown.

Luichiny Passa Fy Studded Booties in black (Jimmy Choo Jedd knockoffs)

Luichiny “Passa Fy” Bootiesamazon
($76.57, Amazon)

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


UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 18, 2010. Scroll down to see the new add.

Judging by all the Real vs. Steal posts that cover shoes I think it’s safe to say that I’m a total shoe addict. I get a lot of emails with requests to identify shoes worn by celebrities and I am now debating whether I should be worried about the fact that I’m almost always able to recognize them. These Giuseppe Zanotti open-toe booties (RRP: $999) for example were quite easy to id because of all the unique details. Saw them and instantly knew the designer!

Giuseppe Zanotti I90115 Caged Open-Toe Ankle Boots in black

Giuseppe Zanotti I90115 Caged Open-Toe Ankle Bootsamazon
($463, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zapposcj.

Khloe Kardashian Loves Giuseppe Zanotti

Khloe Kardashian certainly loves her Giuseppe Zanotti booties as she has been spotted wearing them to various events in the last few months.

Khloe Kardashian wearing black Giuseppe Zanotti Caged Open-toe Grommet Booties

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BCBGeneration “Malina” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (07/18/2010): Woohoo! Look at this almost identical Zanotti look-a-like by BCBGeneration. Amazing, isn’t it? Available in black or pewter vintage metallic.

BCBGeneration "Malina" Ankle Boots in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I90115 knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Malina” Ankle Bootsamazon
($118.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoes.comls.

Kelsi Dagger “Karina” Wedge Sandals

UPDATE (02/15/2010): Kelsi Dagger has a sandal wedge version of the Zanottis. They are available in black, nude or pewter.

Kelsi Dagger "Karina" Wedge Sandals in black (Giuseppe Zanotti knockoffs)

Kelsi Dagger “Karina” Wedge Sandalsamazon
($71.47, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zapposcj & NORDSTROMls.

Michael Antonio “Misty” Ankle Boots

OK, I know these booties by Michael Antonio look slightly different because of the higher shaft, the stiletto shaped heel and the extra layer underneath the grommets, but it’s SO easy to see where the inspiration for these came from. They probably added the extra layer only because they wanted to release this bootie for the fall/winter collection. If you like the Giuseppe Zanottis, but don’t have the $$$ to splurge, these budget-friendly booties are a good investment.

Michael Antonio "Misty" Ankle Booties in black (Giuseppe Zanotti knockoffs)

Michael Antonio “Misty” Ankle Bootscj
($29, Shiekh Shoes)

P.S.: Also available in black and brown at Amazonamazon.


This fall is going to be all about Burberry. Seriously. The Fall/Winter 2010 Burberry Prorsum collection was so good, it’s going to be legendary. And these Burberry Prorsum Leather Ankle Boots are likely to reach cult status right along with it. For tough-girl chic, is there anything better? A combat boot with a heel? Yeah, that’s how I’d kit out my battalion of butt-kickin’, boot-stompin’ badass babes.

Burberry Prorsum Leather Ankle Boots in black

Burberry Prorsum Leather Ankle Bootsls
($895, NET-A-PORTER)

Celebrities Love Burberry Prorsum

Lily Collins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Emma Watson, Amber Rose, Ali Larter and Kate Lanphear wearing black Burberry Prorsum Leather Ankle Boots

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Jeffrey Campbell “Boot Camp” Ankle Boots

If you’re ready to enlist in the military…trend…but Burberry is a bit out of your league, then grab these “Boot Camp” Ankle Boots from Jeffrey Campbell instead. They have the same combat-boot-with-a-kick, they’re well under two bills, and they’re available in black leather or camouflage canvas. Hoowah!

Jeffrey Campbell "Boot Camp" Ankle Boots in black (Burberry Prorsum knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Boot Camp” Ankle Bootspjx
($159.95, Solestruck)


UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 18, 2010. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Christian Louboutin‘s “Dillian” pumps were designed for 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Spring 2009 collection. I love the shape of the pumps, but the big petal/ruffle thing on the front makes me rather hesitant as it’s so big it could easily drown your feet. Still loving them? If you have about 2k of spare cash, you’re good to go.

Christian Louboutin Dillian Mary Jane Ruffle Pumps in black

Christian Louboutin Dillian Pumpsls
($1.695, Saks)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Leighton Meester, Ciara, Khloe Kardashian & Christina Millian wearing Christian Louboutin Dillian ruffled pumps

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Bumper Dylan-05X Ruffle Pumps

UPDATE (07/18/2010): After a long pause I found yet another CL Dillian knockoff by Bumper. Available in black, camel, navy, red, white & purple.

Bumper Dylan-05X Ruffle Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Dillian knockoffs)

Bumper Dylan-05X Ruffle Pumpsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

Newport News Ruffle Pumps

UPDATE (07/18/2010): And here’s another Louboutin look-a-like by Newport News. I absolutely love the blush color! Soooo gorgeous, isn’t it?

Newport News Ruffle Pumps in blush and black (Christian Louboutin Dillian knockoffs)

Newport News Ruffle Pumps
($49, Newport News)

Vince Camuto “Marcia” Pumps

UPDATE (11/25/2009): Here’s another great alternative to the Christian Louboutin “Dillian” pumps by Vince Camuto. They come in either black, stone or purple suede (found via The Look 4 Less).

Vince Camuto "Marcia" Ruffled Pumps in black suede (Christian Louboutin Dillian knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Marcia” Pumpsls
($59.95, Shoebuy)

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

Dollhouse “Soleil” Ruffled Pumps

Scary price, no? However, if you’re not afraid of ruffles and want heels in the style of the Louboutins, this is your chance to satisfy your budget-friendly designer shoe dreams. Dollhouse‘s “Soleil” or “Soliel” Mary Jane pumps are almost identical, even the ginormous petal on the front is spot on. The pumps come either in black or purple.

Dollhouse Soleil Ruffle Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Dillian knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Soleil” Ruffled Pumpsamazon
($19.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoes.comls.


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