Update: This post has been updated on July 5, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Chances are you’re already pretty familiar with these double-strapped ribbon tie ballerina flats by Miu Miu because these ballerinas are the “It shoe” of the summer and the latest shoe trend to take over our fashion feeds. As you can see below some of our favorite bloggers and IGers have already been prancing the streets in those cute and quirky ballet flats channeling their inner prima ballerina. I must admit I haven’t been actively following Miu Miu’s collections for a while now, but these shoes made me fall in love with Miuccia Prada’s younger fashion line all over again. I just love how the belted straps toughen up the otherwise overly sweet ballerina design thus giving them an edgy and modern vibe while at the same time still maintaining a classic and feminine look. Also, how cool is the idea of wearing them with mismatched ribbon laces? Pure genius and so refreshingly new and creative! Naturally, we’ve gotten quite a few requests to find budget-friendly alternatives for these much sought after Miu Miu flats because a) these babies cost a whopping $620 now: $670 and b) the popular versions like the nude one for example are basically sold out everywhere anyway. Ergo: challenge accepted!

Miu Miu Belted Ankle-Wrap Ballerina Flats in nude and gingham

Miu Miu Belted Ankle-Wrap Ballerina Flatsls
($670, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls, Matches Fashionls & MyTheresa.

Style Bloggers Love Miu Miu

Personal style bloggers such as Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Pernille Teisbaek and Leonie Hanne (Ohh Couture) have all been spotted wearing Miu Miu Belted Ankle-Wrap Ballerina Flats.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Pernille Teisbaek & Leonie Hanne (Ohh Couture) wearing Miu Miu Belted Ankle-Wrap Ballerina Flats

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Pretty Ballerinas Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (07/05/2017): Stumbled upon these Miu Miu inspired lace-up ballerina flats by Pretty Ballerinas today and wanted to share them with you. Plus, they’re currently on sale for €151.95 (down from €189.95).

Pretty Ballerinas Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu inspired)

Pretty Ballerinas Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
(€151.95, Zalando)

Also available in black here.

Wanted “Crepe” Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (04/25/2017): Came across these Miu Miu look for less alternatives by Wanted and just had to add them to the designer dupes list. Available in nude or black for $100 AUD (sale price!).

Wanted Crepe Buckled Lace Up Ballerina Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu dupes)

Wanted “Crepe” Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
($100 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

Another A Buckled Lace-Up Ballerinas

Update (04/25/2017): Also spotted these great Miu Miu inspired lace-up ballerina flats by Another A which come in either nude or black and are on sale for €34.95.

Another A Buckled Lace-Up Ballerinas in nude and black (Miu Miu dupes)

Another A Buckled Lace-Up Ballerinas
(€34.95, Görtz)

KMB “Armin” Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (04/25/2017): And one more Miu Miu dupe to add! This one’s by KMB, comes in nude suede or metallic silver and costs around €50 (sale price!). Such a cute designer look for less, right?

KMB "Armin" Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu dupes)

KMB “Armin” Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
(€54.95, Zalando)

Also available at Breuninger.

JY Shoes Buckled Lace Up Flats

Update (03/20/2017): Browsed a little on YesStyle today and discovered these lovely and inexpensive Miu Miu dupes by JY Shoes. They’re so spot-on!

JY Shoes Buckled Lace Up Flats in nude and black gingham (Miu Miu dupes)

JY Shoes Buckled Lace Up Flats
($26.01, YesStyle)

Pull & Bear Lace-Up Ballerinas

Update (03/20/2017): Also spotted these budget-friendly Miu Miu look-alike ballerinas at Pull & Bear. Price: £19.99 or €19.99. They’re so cute, right?

Pull & Bear Lace-Up Ballerinas in black satin gingham (Miu Miu dupes)

Pull & Bear Lace-Up Ballerinas
(£9.99/€15.99, Pull & Bear)

Ego “Maudie” Lace-Up Ballet Flats

Update (03/20/2017): These buckled lace-up ballet flats by Ego are another great way to get the coveted Miu Miu look for less. Available in nude, black and blue for £14.99 (sale price!).

Ego "Maudie" Lace-Up Ballet Flats in black and nude (Miu Miu dupes)

Ego “Maudie” Lace-Up Ballet Flats
(£14.99, Ego)

Aldo “Phay” Ribbon Ankle Strap Lace-Up Flats

Update (03/20/2017): Another Miu Miu inspired lace-up ballerina flat can be found at Aldo. It doesn’t have the buckles or the gingham ankle wrap ribbons, but the rest of the design is very similar to the real deal.

Aldo "Phay" Ribbon Ankle Strap Lace-Up Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu inspired)

Aldo “Phay” Ribbon Ankle Strap Lace-Up Flatsls
($31.98, Aldo)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Dillard’s, 6pm, Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK)ls, The Iconicls & Zalando.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Strappy Flats

Update (02/23/2017): Stumbled upon these amazing and spot-on Miu Miu dupes at Forever 21 today which are on sale for $24.50 and had to share them with you. Just wish these came with a pair of gingham ribbons as well.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Strappy Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Strappy Flats
($24.50, Forever 21)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack, Amazonamazon & Zulily.

River Island Ankle Ribbon Ballet Flats

Update (02/23/2017): Another Miu Miu inspired ballet flat can be found at River Island for $24 (sale price!). These are also available in a khaki satin and a black/multi-colored print version.

River Island Ankle Ribbon Ballet Flats in silver metallic (Miu Miu dupes)

River Island Ankle Ribbon Ballet Flats
($24, River Island)

Also available at River Island (UK)ls & River Island (EU).

Gianni Bini “Linet” Ankle Wrap Lace-Up Gingham Ballet Flats

Update (12/29/2016): Spotted these amazing Miu Miu inspired ballet flats by Gianni Bini today. They are curenntly on sale for and are available in either black, nude or baby blue. The only thing missing are the two front buckle straps.

Gianni Bini "Linet" Ankle Wrap Lace-Up Gingham Ballet Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu dupes)

Gianni Bini “Linet” Ankle Wrap Lace-Up Gingham Ballet Flats
($27.99, Dillard’s)

Wanted “Colte” Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (12/29/2016): Another Miu Miu alternative are these lovely ankle wrap ballerina flats by Wanted, also sans buckle straps though, which come in either black or blush and are on sale for $80 AUD.

Wanted "Colte" Lace-Up Ballerina Flats in black and blush pink (Miu Miu dupes)

Wanted “Colte” Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
($80 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

Express Lace-Up Ballet Flats

Update (11/08/2016): Found another Miu Miu inspired ballet flat alternative at Express which retails for under $50 and comes in either nude or black faux leather. What do you think? Yay or nay?

Express Lace-Up Ballet Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu inspired)

Express Lace-Up Ballet Flats
($49.90, Express)

Kaitlyn Pan Soft Lambskin Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (10/17/2016): Just discovered that one of my favorites for designer dupes, Kaitlyn Pan, is now offering a great handmade Miu Miu ballerina look-alike version in nude, black and white genuine leather for under $100. Looooooooove these ballet flats!

Kaitlyn Pan Soft Lambskin Lace-Up Ballerina Flats (Miu Miu dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Soft Lambskin Lace-Up Ballerina Flatsamazon
($99.99, Amazon)

Also available at Etsy (alternative buying platform for non-US based buyers).

Minusey Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (09/19/2016): Spotted these amazing Miu Miu ballerina dupes at this new online-shop I recently came across while searching for designer dupes: Minusey. They come in beige or black faux leather, cost $89 and are also available in kids’ sizes (so cute, no?). Make sure to use our exclusive discount code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your purchase at Minusey which will cut down the price of these babies to a little over $80.

Minusey Lace-Up Ballerina Flats in nude and gingham (Miu Miu dupes)

Minusey Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
($89, Minusey)

Mango Lace-Up Ballerinas

Update (09/10/2016): Came across these lovely Miu Miu inspired lace-up ballerinas in black at Mango today. Price: $29.99 (sale price, down from $59.99).

Mango Lace-Up Ballerinas in black (Miu Miu dupes)

Mango Lace-Up Ballerinas
($29.99, Mango)

Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Bayo Buckled Lace-Up Ballet Flats

Update (08/29/2016): Spotted another super cheap Miu Miu ballet flat alternative today! These ballerinas by Bayo come in either black or white and cost only $19.71!

Bayo Buckled Lace-Up Ballet Flats in black and white (Miu Miu dupes)

Bayo Buckled Lace-Up Ballet Flats
($19.71, YesStyle)

A super cute kids version is available here.

Romwe Almond Toe Bow Decorated Lace-Up Flats

My current favorite Miu Miu dupe are these adorable lace-up flats I found at Romwe because they are spot-on compared to the real deal and also super budget-friendly with a price of just $29.99. They come in black, nude and baby pink PU leather and most sizes are still available (yay!), so get them while they’re still in stock!

Romwe Almond Toe Bow Decorated Lace-Up Flats in black and nude (Miu Miu knockoffs)

Romwe Almond Toe Bow Decorated Lace-Up Flats
($29.99, Romwe)

Also available at SheIn.

Jessica Buurman “Giselle” Mix And Match Playful Ballet Shoes

Deal: Use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order!

If you’re willing to invest in a high quality Miu Miu look-alike, check out these lovely flats by Jessica Buurman which are absolute dead-ringers for the Miu Miu flats above. They do cost $129, so it really is an investment to consider, but the fun part about these is that you can buy separate leather straps and ribbons in different colors for $3-$10 per set to mix and match at your heart’s desire hence having an abundance of possibilities on how to wear your Miu Miu-like ballerina flats. Make sure to use the promo code above to save 10% on your order!

Jessica Buurman "Giselle" Mix And Match Playful Ballet Shoes in nude satin and black leather (Miu Miu dupes)

Jessica Buurman “Giselle” Mix And Match Playful Ballet Shoes
($129, Jessica Buurman)

Steve Madden “Meow” Ribbon Tie Ballerina Flats

Last but not least are these lace-up flats by Steve Madden. They don’t have the buckled front straps like the real deal and thus are more of an “inspired by Miu Miu“-kind, but they do come with two sets of interchangeable ribbon laces, so the overall look is still very much Miu Miu without them being a blatant copy. Also how buttery soft does the blush leather look like here? Amazing for $35.95 (sale price!), no? Other available color options include black and silver metallic.

Steve Madden "Meow" Ribbon Tie Ballerina Flats in nude blush (Miu Miu inspired)

Steve Madden “Meow” Ribbon Tie Ballerina Flatsls
($35.95, Shoes.com)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Steve Madden (Canada)ls.

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, The Blonde Salad, @pernilleteisbaek Instagram, Ohh Couture, Görtz, Zalando, Pull & Bear, Ego, Aldo, Forever 21, River Island, Dillard’s, Wanted Shoes, Express, Etsy, Minusey, Mango, YesStyle, Romwe, Jessica Buurman, Nordstrom

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Update: This post has been updated on July 4, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Does the name Rene Caovilla ring a bell with you? If not, it definitely should and if you ask why, then just take a look at the darling shoes below and I’m sure you will all come to agree with me on this. Rene Caovilla is a family-run shoemaking business from Italy with a strong focus on jeweled luxury shoes. And as you can see, you don’t even have to be a high heel lover to be a fan. Their pearl- and bow-adorned thong sandal called “Venus” has been around for more than two decades now and is considered to be one of Caovilla’s most famous signature styles. Too bad you’d have to be pretty rich though because these babies are everything but cheap!

Rene Caovilla Venus Pearly & Crystal Flat Thong Sandals in white and black

Rene Caovilla Venus Pearly & Crystal Flat Thong Sandalsls
($1.150, Bergdorf Goodman)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Neiman Marcusls, Farfetchls & Lane Crawfordls.

Rihanna Loves Rene Caovilla

Rihanna has been spotted wearing her Rene Caovilla Venus Pearly & Crystal Flat Thong Sandals various times.

Rihanna wearing black Rene Caovilla Venus Pearly & Crystal Flat Thong Sandals

Kailee P Pearl-Embellished T-Strap Flat Sandals

Update (07/04/2017): Stumbled upon these amazing Rene Caovilla Venus dupes by Kailee P and just had to share this steal deal with you. So close to the real deal while being moderately priced at $49! Love!

Kailee P Pearl-Embellished T-Strap Flat Sandals in white and nude (Rene Caovilla Venus dupes)

Kailee P Pearl-Embellished T-Strap Flat Sandals
($49, Etsy)

Also available in various other colors here.

Head over Heels by Dune “Leonia” Pearl Trim T-Bar Flat Sandals

Update (07/04/2017): Also spotted these pearl-embellished thong sandals by Head over Heels by Dune which would be a great and affordable alternative to the pricey designer real deal above. Available in black or nude for $45.

Head over Heels by Dune "Leonia" Pearl Trim T-Bar Flat Sandals in black and nude (Rene Caovilla Venus inspired)

Head over Heels by Dune “Leonia” Pearl Trim T-Bar Flat Sandals
($45, Dune)

Also available at Dorothy Perkins.

Mobi Pearl-Embellished T-Strap Thong Sandals

Update (05/02/2017): Came across this Venus dupe by Mobi today. So cute, right? Available for $25.99 in either white, black or turquoise faux leather.

Mobi Pearl-Embellished T-Strap Thong Sandals in turquoise and ivory (René Caovilla Venus dupes)

Mobi Pearl-Embellished T-Strap Thong Sandals
($25.99, Oasap)

Dorothy Perkins “Florence” Pearl Sandals

Update (05/02/2017): Also stumbled upon this pearly thong sandal by Dorothy Perkins which is a great René Caovilla alternative minus the bow. Made of genuine leather. Price: $44.

Dorothy Perkins "Florence" Pearl Sandals in nude (René Caovilla Venus inspired)

Dorothy Perkins “Florence” Pearl Sandals
($44, Dorothy Perkins)

Also available at Debenhams, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Blue by Betsey Johnson “Pearl” T-Strap Sandals

Update (03/20/2016): Spotted another beautiful Rene Caovilla alternative in these pearl- and bow-adorned thong sandals by Blue by Betsey Johnson.

Blue by Betsey Johnson "Pearl" T-Strap Sandals in silver (Rene Caovilla Venus knockoffs)

Blue by Betsey Johnson “Pearl” T-Strap Sandalsamazon
($99, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos, Lord & Taylorls, Dillard’s, Betsey Johnsonls, ShoeMallls, Belk, Amazon.co.ukamazon & Macy’s.

I Love Billy “Crawf” Faux Pearl T-Bar Strap Sandals

Update (01/12/2016): And here’s another fabulous alternative for the pricey Rene Caovilla designer originals for under $100! This dupe’s by I Love Billy and it comes in either black or nude leather.

I Love Billy "Crawf" Faux Pearl T-Bar Strap Sandals in black and nude (Rene Caovilla Venus dupes)

I Love Billy “Crawf” Faux Pearl T-Bar Strap Sandalsls
($49.98 AUD, StyleTread)

Lara’s Pearls & Rhinestones Bow Thong Sandals

Update (07/29/2015): Just stumbled upon these lovely and super budget-friendly Rene Caovilla Venus dupes by Lara’s and wanted to share them with you. They’re available in either white, silver or gold faux leather and are currently on sale for less than $30! Steal deal alert!

Lara's Pearls & Rhinestones Bow Thong Sandals in white and platin gold (Rene Caovilla Venus knockoffs)

Lara’s Pearls & Rhinestones Bow Thong Sandalsamazon
($26.99, Amazon)

Marc Fisher “Fumi” Pearly Bow Flat Thong Sandals

Luckily, there’s no need to break the bank because these pearly bow flat sandals by Marc Fisher are the next best thing to Rene Caovilla if you’re on a budget. Fisher’s “Fumi” is astonishingly similar to Caovilla’s “Venus” sandals; the only noticeable difference being the missing crystal rim on the sole. But since they’re about one thousand dollars cheaper than the real deal, I wouldn’t complain too much about missing details.

Marc Fisher "Fumi" Pearly Bow Flat Thong Sandals in ivory and rose pink (Rene Caovilla Venus knockoffs)

Marc Fisher “Fumi” Pearly Bow Flat Thong Sandalsamazon
($47, Amazon)

Also available at Walmartls & Amazon.co.ukamazon.

ASOS “Funder” Pearly Bow Flat Thong Sandals

Another cute and slightly cheaper Rene Caovilla Venus alternative would have to be these faux-pearl bow thong sandals by ASOS. These are more of an “inspired by”-kind rather than an identical dupe, but I find them beautiful nonetheless. A similar version named “Florence” is available here.

ASOS "Funder" Pearly Bow Flat Thong Sandals in black and silver (Rene Caovilla Venus knockoffs)

ASOS “Funder” Pearly Bow Flat Thong Sandals
($45, ASOS)

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Update: This post has been updated on July 2, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

We’ve already written multiple times about the items of Valentino‘s famed “Rockstud“-family and as you might remember, up until now I loved every single bag or shoe that came out with the unmistakably studded silhouette. However, when Valentino brought out a “kitten heel” version of their iconic Rockstud high heels, I wasn’t too impressed at first. Sure, I did love them from the front, but the side view? Not so much. Kitten heels just aren’t my cup of tea and probably will never be, but seeing them on the gorgeous bloggers and celebs below, at least I realized that there are women who can get away with wearing kitten heels (skinny girls with beautiful long legs specifically). What still kept me cringing about these kitten heels though is the hefty price tag of $995!

Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heels in nude and black patent

Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heelsls
($995, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, Selfridges, MyTheresa, Farfetchls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers, Celebrities Love Valentino

Style bloggers such as Julie from Sincerely Jules, Blair from Atlantic-Pacific, Magdalena from Hoard of Trends and celebs such as AnnaSophia Robb and Giovanna Battaglia have all been spotted wearing Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heels.

Style Bloggers and Celebrities in Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heels

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J. by J. Renee “Odanda” Studded T-Strap Pointy Toe Pumps

Update (07/02/2017): Stumbled upon these fab and budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud look-alike pumps by J. by J. Renee which come in various colors and are currently on sale for less than $50 at Nordstrom Rack. Steal deal alert!

J. by J. Renee "Odanda" Studded T-Strap Pointy Toe Pumps in red, black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

J. by J. Renee “Odanda” Studded T-Strap Pointy Toe Pumps
($49.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Pink Inc “Sphinx” Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Pumps

Update (05/13/2017): Came across these lovely 3″ Valentino Rockstud dupes by Pink Inc today. The strap arrangement is a little different, but the Valentino influence is obviously undeniable! They’re not cheap at $199.95 AUD (approx. $150 USD), but they’re made of genuine leather and look like high-quality designer dupes, so might be worth the investment. Also available in nude or all-black patent leather and in a 4″ high heel versionls.

Pink Inc "Sphinx" Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Pink Inc “Sphinx” Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Pumpsls
($199.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Jessica Simpson “Dameera” Studded T-Strap Pumps

Update (05/13/2017): Also discovered these Valentino inspired mid-heel pumps by Jessica Simpson which look like they could be a rebranded version of the BCBGeneration/Sole Society pumps. They also cost $69.95 and come in the cutest colors! Total steal deal alert!

Jessica Simpson "Dameera" Studded T-Strap Pumps in nude and pink patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Jessica Simpson “Dameera” Studded T-Strap Pumps
($69.95, DSW)

J. Renee “OlyviaToo” Studded Heel Sandals

Update (01/13/2017): Just spotted these fab Valentino Rockstud kitten heel pump look-alikes by J. Renee and had to share them with you as they are currently on sale for a steal-worthy $64.99 (down from $129.95). Super steal deal alert!

J. Renee "OlyviaToo" Studded Heel Sandals in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

J. Renee “OlyviaToo” Studded Heel Sandalsamazon
($64.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm & Nordstrom Rack.

Royou Yiuoer Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Slingback Pumps

Update (08/01/2016): Stumbled upon these gorgeous and spot-on Valentino Rockstud kitten heel dupes by Royou Yiuoer which are quite affordable at $59.99 and come in a variety of 14 different colors and uppers. Love, love, love!

Royou Yiuoer Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Slingback Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Royou Yiuoer Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Slingback Pumpsamazon
($59.99, Amazon)

Billini “Jacinda” Studded T-Strap Kitten Pumps

Update (01/29/2016): Spotted these lovely Valentino Rockstud dupes by Billini today. Available in black or nude for $99.95 AUD.

Billini "Jacinda" Studded T-Strap Kitten Pumps in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Billini “Jacinda” Studded T-Strap Kitten Pumpsls
($99.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Sole Society “Tiia” Studded T-Strap Heels

Update (12/17/2015): Now look at this pretty Valentino inspired kitten heel by Sole Society which has just been restocked and is now also available in nude patent! Isn’t it gorgeous? And at $69.95, it’s budget-friendly, too!

Sole Society "Tiia" Studded T-Strap Heels in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heel knockoffs)

Sole Society “Tiia” Studded T-Strap Heels
($69.95, Sole Society)

Also available at Nordstromls & QVC.

Kaitlyn Pan Slingback Kitten Heel Leather Pumps

Update (11/06/2015): If you’re willing to invest more in a more exact Valentino Rockstud dupe, then check out these virtually identical kitten heel pumps by Kaitlyn Pan. They’re made of genuine leather and are available in various colors for $113.99.

Kaitlyn Pan Slingback Kitten Heel Leather Pumps (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Kaitlyn Pan Slingback Kitten Heel Leather Pumpsamazon
($113.99, Amazon)

Also available at Amazon.caamazon & Etsy.

BCBGeneration “Darron” Studded Strappy Slingback Pumps

Update (11/06/2015): “Darron” by BCBGeneration is yet another fabulous Valentino Rockstud alternative which costs $69.95 and comes in various colors and uppers including a gorgeous leopard version. Get this one while it’s still available!

BCBGeneration "Darron" Studded Strappy Slingback Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Darron” Studded Strappy Slingback Pumps
($69.95, DSW)

Also available at eBay.

BCBGeneration “Niro” Studded Strappy Kitten Heel Pumps

Update (08/11/2015): Well, hello there, darlings! Just stumbled upon these lovely Valentino kitten heel dupes by BCBGeneration.

BCBGeneration "Niro" Studded Strappy Kitten Heel Pumps in black and red (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Niro” Studded Strappy Kitten Heel Pumps
($69.95, DSW)

Loslandifen T-Strap Studded Mid-Heel Pumps

Update (07/19/2015): I also spotted these low-heel Valentino dupes by Loslandifen. They come in an amazing array of 14 (!) colors and are currently on sale for $29.90! A high heel version (4,5 inches) can be found hereamazon.

Loslandifen T-Strap Studded Mid-Heel Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heel knockoffs)

Loslandifen T-Strap Studded Mid-Heel Pumpsamazon
($29.90, Amazon)

JY Shoes Studded Strappy Pointy Pumps

Update (07/19/2015): Also discovered these cute kitten heel Valentino look-alikes by JY Shoes which are available in either black, nude or blue faux patent leather for under $40.

JY Shoes Studded Strappy Pointy Pumps in black, nude and blue patent (Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heel knockoffs)

JY Shoes Studded Strappy Pointy Pumps
($31.90, YesStyle)

Jessica Buurman “CARA” Studded High Heel Pumps

Update (01/04/2015): Just happened to stumble upon this set of lovely Valentino Rockstud kitten heel look-a-likes at Jessica Buurman. So similar to the real deal, aren’t they? Available for $129 in 15 (!) different colors and uppers. I loooove!

Jessica Buurman "CARA" Studded High Heel Pumps in red, black and pink patent (Valentino Rockstud Kitten knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “CARA” Studded High Heel Pumps
($129, Jessica Buurman)

G-small Studded Kitten Heels

If you’re really into the kitten heels of the Valentinos above though and are explicitly looking for kitten heels, these here by G-small are pretty much identical but don’t have the designer shoe price tag. Steal deal alert!

G-small Studded Kitten Heels in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud Kitten knockoffs)

G-small Studded Kitten Heelsamazon
($56.99, Amazon)

Oasap Studded T-Strap Pumps

Another great Valentino Rockstud alternative are these super fabulous kitten heels from Oasap. Available in various color combinations with price points from $50 to $70.

Oasap Studded T-Strap Pumps (Valentin Rockstudd Kitten knockoffs)

Oasap Studded T-Strap Pumps
($49.99-$72.99, Oasap)

Gumzzi T-Strap Studded High Heel Pumps

I also stumbled upon this super cute calf hair Valentino dupe by Gumzzi. Not a steal at almost $100, but the Valentino Rockstud look is spot-on.

Gumzzi T-Strap Studded High Heel Pumps in black calf hair (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Gumzzi T-Strap Studded High Heel Pumps
($97.90, YesStyle)

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Trendy Summer Essentials

by Irina on June 29, 2017

July is right around the corner and summer is in full swing! Staying on top of your fashion game in sweltering heat can be pretty tough when all you want to do is wear as less as possible. But I did a little style research and found a couple of awesome summer essentials that are so on trend right now without being too complicated or overboard (OK, minus the flamingo maybe). We mostly focussed on accessories here, so you can take them off or put them down at any time and let them shine right next to you in your pool lounger. So if you want to make your summer absolutely #instagrammable, take a look at our list below and pick your favorite three for maximal ♥ ♥ ♥! From straw bags to lemon and banana leaf prints to eye-catching ball drop earrings, this is what fashionastas all around the world are loving and wearing right now.

Trendy Summer Essentials - Straw Bags, BonBon Earrings, Lemon Banana Leaf Print, Pom Pom Sandals, Inflatable Flamingo

Go Shopping:

  1. Moon River Lemon Print Midi Dressamazon, $92
  2. Unique Vintage Mrs. Parker Watermelon Ombre One Piece Swimsuitamazon, $85.80
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  4. Intex Flamingo Inflatable Ride-Onamazon, $19.99
  5. Paula’s Choice EXTRA CARE Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50, $17
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  8. Steve Madden “Carly” Pom Pom Embellished Slide-On Sandalsls, $79.95
  9. Mingchen “Bonjour” Handmade Tote Straw Bagamazon, $21
  10. AprilJuly Silk Bon Bon Ball Drop Earringsamazon, $25
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Update: This post has been updated on June 28, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Just as recently promised today is the day we’re finally covering the incredibly popular Gucci “Princetown” loafer mules that have been constantly flooding our fashion feeds for roughly the past twelve months. If Stuart Weitzman’s “Highland” overknee boots have been the “It“-shoe for Fall/Winter, Gucci’s “Princetown” is the absolute must-have shoe for Spring/Summer. We’re admittedly pretty late to the party, but even though the loafer mule trend has been around for quite a while now, there seem to be no signs of slowing down anytime soon. And with Spring around the corner, Gucci’s “Princetown” is the perfect addition to your wardrobe. That is, if you can stomach the price tag of $595, of course. Luckily, there’s no need to shell out a fortune to be right on trend this season as we have compiled a list of more than *drumroll please* 20, yes, TWENTY Gucci “Princetown” alternatives for you to satisfy all your fashion needs! This is an absolute first in the history of this blog; to start out with so many designer dupes right from the get-go. It only goes to show just how insanely popular (and probably super comfy) this footwear trend is at the moment. I also love how ELLE referred to loafer mules as “…the mullet of office-friendly footwear” which is one of the funniest fashion metaphors I’ve read in a while.

Gucci Princetown Loafer Mules in black

Gucci Princetown Loafer Mules
($595, Gucci)

Also available at Nordstromicon, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, Bloomingdale’s, Matches Fashionls, Selfridges, Harrodsls, MyTheresa, Breuninger, Farfetchls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

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Billini “Olivia” Loafer Mules

Update (06/28/2017): Check out these cute Gucci look-alike loafer slides by Billini which come in black or rosegold metallic and cost $69.95. What do you think of these Princetown dupes?

Billini "Olivia" Loafer Mules in black and rosegold (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Billini “Olivia” Loafer Mulesls
($69.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Also available at Billini & Beginning Boutique.

Kensie “Petunia” Slip-On Loafer Mules

Update (05/21/2017): Spotted more Gucci Princetown look-alikes today including these budget-friendly loafer mules by Kensie which come in either black PU or taupe suede and are currently on sale for a little over $40.

Kensie "Petunia" Slip-On Loafer Mules in black PU and taupe suede (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Kensie “Petunia” Slip-On Loafer Mulesamazon
($41.40, Amazon)

Also available at Macy’s, Bluefly & Amazon.co.ukamazon.

Windsor Smith “Dree” Loafer Mules

Update (05/21/2017): Also discovered these Princetown dupes by Windsor Smith for all of you Australian Gucci lovers out there. Price: $99.95 AUD.

Windsor Smith "Dree" Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Windsor Smith “Dree” Loafer Mulesls
($99.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Jessica Buurman “Leana” / “Dinah” Slip-On Loafer Mules

Update (05/21/2017): And here’s a Gucci alternative found at Jessica Buurman which come in a variety of colors and uppers including a fur-lined version. Prices vary from $119 to $145. Make sure to use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman.

Jessica Buurman "Leana" / "Dinah" Slip-On Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Jessica Buurman “Leana” / “Dinah” Slip-On Loafer Mules
($119-$145, Jessica Buurman)

Also available in a (faux) fur-lined version here.

Silent D “Gigi” Slip-On Loafers

Update (04/26/2017): Stumbled upon a bunch of new Gucci Princetown dupes including these spot-on loafer mules by Silent D which come in multiple colors and retail for $128.

Silent D "Gigi" Slip-On Loafers in black and gold (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Silent D “Gigi” Slip-On Loafers
($128, Free People)

André Assous “Priya” Slip-On Loafer Mules

Update (04/26/2017): Another great Gucci alternative – even though they’re on the more expensive side – is “Priya” by André Assous which costs $174.90 (sale price!, retail: $250) and comes in either nappa or black patent leather.

André Assous "Priya" Slip-On Loafer Mules in black patent (Gucci Princetown dupes)

André Assous “Priya” Slip-On Loafer Mulesamazon
($174.90, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm.

ASOS “Movie” Leather Mule Loafers

Update (04/26/2017): Of course, ASOS couldn’t dare to miss out on the Gucci mule trendwagon! Check out their “Movie” mule loafers which retail for $56, are made of genuine leather and come in either black, pastel pink or gold. So cute, right?

ASOS "Movie" Leather Mule Loafers in black and pastel pink (Gucci Princetown dupes)

ASOS “Movie” Leather Mule Loafers
($56, ASOS)

Nine West “Jacobini” Horsebit Slip-On Loafer Mules

Update (04/26/2017): Same goes for Nine West. They have a solid and budget-friendly Gucci Princetown look-alike which comes in black, brown or white and is on sale for $59.31.

Nine West "Jacobini" Horsebit Slip-On Loafer Mules in black and white (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Nine West “Jacobini” Horsebit Slip-On Loafer Mulesamazon
($59.31, Amazon)

Paprika “Garson” Mule Loafers

Update (04/26/2017): If your shopping budget is really tight, but you still crave the Gucci look, take a look at these fab Princetown inspired loafers mules by Paprika which come in an array of colors and variations and cost around $25.

Paprika "Garson" Mule Loafers (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Paprika “Garson” Mule Loafersamazon
($24.99, Amazon)

Also available at Shiekh, ZooShoopjx, Tilly’s & Amazon #2amazon.

Breckelle’s Minky-01 Slipper Mules

Update (04/26/2017): These Breckelle’s loafer mules are also a chic way to get the coveted Gucci look for less. Available in various colors and finishes.

Breckelles Minky-01 Slipper Mules (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Breckelle’s Minky-01 Slipper Mulesamazon
($18.99, Amazon)

Also available at Amazon #2amazon, Amazon #3amazon, eBayeBay & Nordstrom Rack.

Steve Madden “Kandi” Slip-On Loafers

Let’s kick off the Gucci “Princetown” dupe game with a trusted ol’ copycat confidant: Steve Madden. “Kandi” is a pretty decent and almost spot-on “Princetown” look-alike which costs $79.95 and comes in either black, silver or floral embroidered. Definitely one of my fave steals! By the way, the (faux) fur lined Gucci loafer dupe by Steve Madden is called “Jill” and retails for $90.

Steve Madden "Kandi" Slip-On Loafers in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Steve Madden “Kandi” Slip-On Loafersamazon
($79.95, Amazon)

Also available at Shoes.comls, Zappos, Dillard’s, Steve Maddenls, ShoeMallls, LuLu*s, Steve Madden (Canada)ls, Jildor, Hudson’s Bay & Nordstromls.

Merona “Kona” Backless Mule Loafers

Another one of my favorite dupes and super budget-friendly, too, are these lovely loafer slides by Merona which can be yours for the steal-worthy price of $22.99! Major steal deal alert!

Merona "Kona" Backless Mule Loafers in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Merona “Kona” Backless Mule Loafers
($22.99, Target)

AnnaKastle Backless Slip-On Loafer Mules

AnnaKastle is a brand I have recently discovered on Amazon and they have the biggest selection of Gucci “Princetown” dupes I’ve yet come across. Fur, no fur, embroidered, printed, you name it, they got it. I assume the merchant is operating somewhere from Asia to be able to produce such spot-on “Princetown” look-alikes and most of the dupes sell for ~$50. Customer reviews average around 4/5 stars, so I’d say they’re worth taking a closer look at. I wouldn’t say they’ll last you a lifetime, but if you want to try the trend without breaking the bank, this one might be a suitable option. By the way, my personal favorite of the Gucci dupe bunch is the rose embroidered one, it’s so pretty!

AnnaKastle Backless Slip-On Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

AnnaKastle Backless Slip-On Loafer Mulesamazon
($48.90, Amazon)

Louise et Cie “Finay” Loafer Mules

Another beautiful looking Gucci Princetown alternative are these loafer mule flats by Louise et Cie which are currently on sale for $61.99 (down from $110) and come in either black, red (looove!) or silver patent. What a sweet steal deal!

Louise et Cie "Finay" Loafer Mules in black and red (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Louise et Cie “Finay” Loafer Mules
($61.99, 6pm)

Also available at Dillard’s, Lord & Taylorls, Vince Camutols & Sole Society.

Boohoo “Harriet” / “Melissa” Loafer Mule Flats

At Boohoo you can find plenty of cute and budget-friendly Gucci “Princetown” dupes and most of them are currently on sale for $25. Steal deal alert!

Boohoo "Harriet" / "Melissa" Loafer Mule Flats in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Boohoo “Harriet” / “Melissa” Loafer Mule Flats
($25, Boohoo)

Also available at Boohoo (UK) & Boohoo + Global.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Loafer Slides

It didn’t really surprise me that Forever 21 also jumped on the loafer mule bandwagon and came up with their own take on Gucci’s “Princetown” mules which cost $16.99 (sale price!) and come in either black, silver or gold faux leather. I bought these in black and am really liking them so far! A cute and affordable way if you don’t want to spend $600 on the real deal.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Loafer Slides in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Loafer Slides
($16.99, Forever 21)

Qupid Slip-On Loafer Flats

Want to save even more on the loafer mule trend? Then try these loafer slides by Qupid which come in black, rosegold or floral print and are on sale for a steal price of $17.99 at CiCi Hot. These are probably the cheapest Gucci “Princetown” dupes available at the moment!

Qupid Slip-On Loafer Flats in black and rose gold (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Qupid Slip-On Loafer Flats
($17.99, CiCi Hot)

Also available Amazonamazon, GoJane & LuLu*s (faux fur version).

Romwe Backless Loafer Slippers

Another now not-so-secret Gucci dupe favorites of mine are these loafer mules I discovered at Romwe. While they’re only pictured in the plain black version here, if you click over to the website, you’ll find an abundance of gorgeous Gucci “Princetown” look-alikes for just ~$30 and I want to have them ALL! Chic and budget-friendly is exactly how we like our designer dupes, right?

Romwe Backless Loafer Slippers in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Romwe Backless Loafer Slippers
($24.99, Romwe)

Also available at SheIn.

275 Central 784 Backless Loafer Mules

If you’re willing to invest in a durable high-quality Gucci dupe, check out these cool loafer slides by 275 Central which are almost spot-on to the real deal, but also cost $225. “Made in Italy” obviously comes at a price. You’re still saving $370 compared to the original though! Available in black, white and gold metallic.

275 Central 784 Backless Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

275 Central 784 Backless Loafer Mulescj
($225, Footnotes)

Wanted “Cavallo” Loafer Mules

Not ready to commit to such a price tag? Then take a look at these super budget-friendly loafer mules by Wanted which are under $50 and come in either black, white, silver and rose gold. Steal deal alert!

Wanted "Coverlet" Cavallo Loafer Mules in black and white (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Wanted “Cavallo” Loafer Mulesamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Also available at Belk & DSW.

Mollini “Googi” Slip-On Loafer Mules

Now we’re moving over to the Australian-based Gucci “Princetown” dupes. These pretty loafer mules are by Mollini and will cost you $149.95. Which one is your favorite? The plain black version or the studded floral embroidered one? I can’t decide!

Mollini "Googi" & "Grover" Slip-On Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Mollini “Googi” / “Grover” Slip-On Loafer Mulesls
($149.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Also available at The Iconicls, Wanted Shoes & eBayeBay.

I Love Billy “Gollam” Loafer Mules

Not ready to drop $150 on loafer mules? Well, how about $69.95 AUD for these just as fabulous loafer mules by I Love Billy then? They’re made of faux leather, but cost only half as much as the Mollini ones.

I Love Billy "Gollam" Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

I Love Billy “Gollam” Loafer Mulesls
($69.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Tony Bianco “Vienna” Slip-On Loafer Mules

Another Australian high-quality Gucci “Princetown” dupe comes from Tony Bianco which is currently on pre-order for $149.95 AUD and also comes in a faux fur version in black and nude. Really like these, they are so chic and spot-on to the real deal!

Tony Bianco "Vienna" Slip-On Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Tony Bianco “Vienna” Slip-On Loafer Mules
($149.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Also available at The Iconicls, David Jonesls & Beginning Boutique.

Miss Selfridge “Elena” Snaffle Backless Mules

Let me show you another lovely and budget-friendly Gucci inspired loafer mule option which I have recently discovered at Miss Selfridge. Currently on sale for just £22.40!

Miss Selfridge "Elena" Snaffle Backless Mules in nude, black and silver (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Miss Selfridge “Elena” Snaffle Backless Mules
(£22.40, Miss Selfridge)

Also available at Miss Selfridge (US)ls, Miss Selfridge (EU + AU), Zalando & Zalora.

Pull & Bear Loafer Mules

A great Gucci Princetown inspired loafer mule version in faux leather can also be found at Pull & Bear and it’s quite easy on the wallet, too. Price: £25.99 or €29.99. Really like these!

Pull & Bear Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Pull & Bear Loafer Mules
(£25.99/€29.99, Pull & Bear)

Billi Bi 5220 Slip-On Loafer Mules

Not convinced? Well how about these Gucci “Princetown” look-alikes by Billi Bi which might be especially of interest for all of you European Gucci budget-conscious fashionistas. They’re rather on the expensive side at €179.95, but possibly worth the investment if you are not looking for a cheap fix.

Billi Bi 5220 Slip-On Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Billi Bi 5220 Slip-On Loafer Mules
(€179.95, Zalando)

Also available at Mirapodo & Otto.

Marc O’Polo Backless Slipper Mules

Another fabulous look-for-less option inspired Gucci’s “Princetown” mules are these backless slipper flats by Marc O’Polo which I think would be perfect to wear at the office. Again, these are not exactly budget-friendly, but the quality looks so good, don’t you agree? Also available in half sizes.

Marc O'Polo Backless Slipper Mules in black (Gucci Princetown inspired)

Marc O’Polo Backless Slipper Mules
(€149.95, Zalando)

Also available at Marc O’Polo.

Mango Dear1 Slip-On Loafers

Fast fashion moguls like Mango couldn’t pass up on such a major trend and so they came up with a lovely silver metallic Gucci look-alike which costs $99.99 (£59.99/€59.99). So fab!

Mango Dear1 Slip-On Loafers in silver (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Mango Dear1 Slip-On Loafers
($99.99, Mango)

Also available at Mango (UK)ls, Mango (EU)td & Zalando.

Dune London “Gole” Backless Loafer Shoes

Metallic silver and gold were also the choice of color for Dune London‘s take on the Gucci “Princetown” which can be yours for $99. Also available in various other colors.

Dune London "Gole" Backless Loafer Shoes in silver and gold (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Dune London “Gole” Backless Loafer Shoes
($99, Dune London)

Also available at Zalando, Selfridges, House of Fraser & John Lewis.

Topshop “Kylie” Loafer Mules

Of course, this dupes list wouldn’t be complete without Topshop! A lovely silver metallic loafer mule (“Kylie”) can be purchased for $85 at Nordstrom.

Topshop "Kylie" Loafer Mules in silver metallic (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Topshop “Kylie” Loafer Mulesls
($85, Nordstrom)

Topshop “Alexa” Slip On Mules

And then here’s yet another dupe by Topshop, “Alexa” is a fab Gucci inspired loafer in black faux suede which is also quite budget-friendly at just $52.

Topshop "Alexa" Slip On Mules in black suede (Gucci Princetown inspired)

Topshop “Alexa” Slip On Mules
($52, Topshop)

Also available at Nordstromls.

5th Avenue by Deichmann Backless Loafers

I also discovered a set of great Gucci Princetown look-alikes by 5th Avenue which you can buy at Deichmann in either black or nude genuine leather for just £19.99. Love the look and love the price even more! By the way, a super cute floral print version for £17.99 is available here.

5th Avenue by Deichmann Backless Loafers in black and nude (Gucci Princetown dupes)

5th Avenue by Deichmann Backless Loafers
(£19.99, Deichmann)

Also available at Deichmann (DE).

Public Desire “Louisa” Backless Loafers

Also check out these fab metallic Gucci inspired backless loafer mules I found at Public Desire which are quite budget-friendly at £29.99. Plus, students get an extra 10% off all non-sale items at Public Desire.

Public Desire "Louisa" Backless Loafers in gold and pewter metallic (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Public Desire “Louisa” Backless Loafers
(£29.99, Public Desire)

Steven by Steve Madden “Razzi” Slipper Mules

Let’s make a full circle here and close as we began: with Steve Madden. Apparently one Gucci “Princetown” dupe was not enough for Steve Madden, so they came up with multiple more and we decided to show you the Steven by Steve Madden “Razzi” which is available in a velvet version as pictured below, but also comes in other exotic variations like studs or python print. The price point for these designer dupe beauties ranges between $62.99 to $107.99. My favorite of the bunch: soft pink suede! A Barbie dream come true!

Steven by Steve Madden "Razzi" Velvet Slipper Mules (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Steven by Steve Madden “Razzi” Slipper Mules
($62.99, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Lord & Taylorls, Steve Maddenls, Macy’s, Shopbopls, 6pm, DSW & HSN.

Image source(s): Nordstrom, Instagram/@songofstyle, We The People, Stylewich, Crystalin Marie, Billini, Windsor Smith, Jessica Buurman, Free People, ASOS, Tilly’s, Amazon, Zappos, Target, Boohoo, Forever 21, CiCi Hot, Footnotes, DSW, Romwe, StyleTread, Miss Selfridge, Pull & Bear, Tony Bianco, Mirapodo, Marc O’Polo, Mango, Dune London, Topshop, Deichmann, Public Desire, Steve Madden

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