UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 23, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

When it comes to me obsessing over shoes it usually happens with high heels only. However, if it’s a shoe by Valentino I most likely will love it no matter whether it’s a sky-high stiletto or a flat gladiator sandal like this one. And I absolutely adore these studded summer sandals! Who wouldn’t anyway? They’re utterly chic without compromising on the comfort factor and the gold rockstuds really set these shoes off. I love how LeAnn Rimes wears her Valentinos with shorts and breezy tops. Too bad I don’t have her shoe shopping budget because at $945 these would have been quite the investment in terms of summer footwear.

Valentino Rockstud Ankle-Wrap Thong Gladiator Sandals in black and gold

Valentino Rockstud Ankle-Wrap Thong Gladiator Sandalsls
($945, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Barneysls & MyTheresa.

Celebrities Love Valentino

LeAnn Rimes and Jennifer Lopez wearing Valentino Rockstud Gladiator Sandals

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Choies Studded Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (07/23/2015): Spotted these lovely Valentino dupes at Choies today. They have a small heel, but everything else is pretty much spot-on.

Choies Studded Gladiator Sandals in black and red (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Choies Studded Gladiator Sandals
($42.29, Choies)

Wild Diva Lounge Tanaya-219 Pyramid Stud Strappy Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (03/31/2015): Great news! I found this cute little Valentino gladiator sandal dupe by Wild Diva Lounge today. So affordable and available in a variety of colors including black (pictured), red, blue, nude, yellow and orange. Total steal deal alert here!

Wild Diva Lounge Tanaya-219 Pyramid Stud Strappy Gladiator Sandals in black and gold (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Wild Diva Lounge Tanaya-219 Pyramid Stud Strappy Gladiator Sandalsamazon
($18.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at GoJane, Amazon #2amazon, Charlotte Russe & Necessary Clothing.

G-Small Studded Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (03/12/2014): Accidentally discovered these pretty studded thong sandals by G-Small which sell for $49.99 and also come in lovely colors such as baby blue, apple green, pink and red. Totally love these!

G-Small Studded Gladiator Sandals in nude and gold (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

G-Small Studded Gladiator Sandalsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Enzo Angiolini “Trendon” Studded Thong Sandals

UPDATE (08/05/2013): Came across these studded flat thong sandals by Enzo Angiolini which is also a good alternative if you want the Valentino Rockstud look for less. Available in both black and white.

Enzo Angiolini "Trendon" Studded Thong Sandals in black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Enzo Angiolini “Trendon” Studded Thong Sandalsamazon
($17.80, Amazon)

Report Signature “Leyla” Studded Gladiator Thong Sandals

UPDATE (06/10/2013): Just stumbled upon these Valentino look-a-likes by Report Signature! Available in black or nude faux patent leather.

Report Signature "Leyla" Studded Gladiator Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Report Signature “Leyla” Studded Gladiator Thong Sandalsamazon
($60, Amazon)

Alloy “Myla” Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (03/09/2013): Found another great Valentino sandal look-a-like. How do you like these spiked gold gladiator flats by Alloy? Only $19.90!

Alloy "Myla" Gladiator Sandals in gold (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Alloy “Myla” Gladiator Sandalsls
($19.90, Alloy)

bebe “Petra” Studded Flat Sandals

I was so happy to have stumbled upon these amazingly similar bebe gladiator sandals. They do miss one horizontal strap, but otherwise they’re a fabulous Valentino look-a-like. And did I mention they’re currently on sale for $39.99 (were $59.99)? What a great deal, right? But hurry up, some sizes are already out of stock as these summer sandals are figuratively flying off the shelves.

bebe "Petra" Studded Flat Sandals (Valentino knockoffs)

bebe “Petra” Studded Flat Sandals
($39.99, bebe)

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I didn’t used to be too fond of pearls because I always thought they’re too antiquated and conservative, but ever since Dior’s Mise En Dior Double Pearl Earrings pearls have officially won me over! And of course Chanel can’t do no wrong. Pearls are iconic for the French fashion house and I just love how they incorporated the pearls to the suede sandals below. The design is so minimalistic yet so elegant due to the pearl-embellishment. If you’re not into high heels and need a dressy shoe for summer, these would be perfect! If you can afford them, that is. I’m not sure what the retail price is for these, but since this is Chanel we’re talking about, I’m sure a lot of us can’t stomach the price.

Chanel Pearl Flat Sandals in black suede

Chanel Pearl Flat Sandals
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

Schutz “Darussa” Pearl Flat Sandals

Luckily, there’s no need to loot our savings accounts because Schutz have an amazingly similar pearl-embellished flat style that would be a great alternative to the Chanel shoes above. They’re not exactly budget-friendly at $160, but definitely a lot more attainable than the real deal. And if you prefer high heels, there’s also a very lovely 4″ high heel version named “Danielle” available at Amazonamazon, Anthropologie and Nasty Galls.

Schutz "Darussa" Pearl Flat Sandals in black suede (Chanel knockoffs)

Schutz “Darussa” Pearl Flat Sandalspjx
($160, Madison Los Angeles)

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

ALDO “Taong” Pearl-Embellished Thong Sandals

HOT DEAL: Free shipping on all orders at ALDO! Valid through July 22nd, 2015!

Now I know these pearl-embellished thong sandals by ALDO aren’t an identical dupe, but I thought they would still be a good alternative if you’re looking for something Chanel-inspired. And have I already mentioned they’re currently half off for $27.50?! Now that’s what I call a steal deal!

ALDO "Taong" Pearl-Embellished Thong Sandals in nude and black (Chanel inspired)

ALDO “Taong” Pearl-Embellished Thong Sandalsls
($27.50, ALDO)

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

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Real vs. Steal – Acne Pistol Boots

by Irina on July 22, 2015

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

Acne‘s “Pistol” ankle boot is pretty much the “It” shoe of the fashion blogosphere because it’s either in every style blogger’s wardrobe or at least on their wish list. Apparently the appeal is partly due to the fact that Acne makes great quality footwear and most bloggers say they were totally worth the investment. At first I didn’t really see why these simple boots were so highly coveted, but the more I look at them the more I start to like them.

Acne Pistol Short Boots in black

Acne Pistol Short Ankle Bootsls
($570, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbop, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Barneysls, Net-A-Porter (International)ls, Solestruckpjx, Forward by Elyse Walker, Nordstrom, S|SENSE, Farfetchls, MyTheresals, Matchesls & Kurt Geigerls.

Celebrities Love Acne

Rachel Weisz, Clémence Poésy and Keira Knightley wearing Acne Pistol Short Boots

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Forever 21 Zippered Faux Leather Booties

UPDATE (07/22/2015): Great news everyone! Forever 21‘s fantastic and wallet-friendly Acne Pistol boot dupes haven finally been restocked! Get them for $27.90 in either black, brown or wine faux leather.

Forever 21 Zippered Faux Leather Booties in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Forever 21 Zippered Faux Leather Bootiesls
($27.90, Forever 21)

Sixtyseven “Nange” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (07/20/2015): Also happened to dig up these cool Acne Pistol look-alikes by Sixtyseven! They’re mostly available in Europe, so all European Acne fans rejoice! Also available in other colors.

Sixtyseven "Nange" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Sixtyseven “Nange” Zip Ankle Bootsamazon
(£119.95, Amazon.co.uk)

P.S.: Also available at Zalando.co.uk, Zalando.de, Görtz, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Dune “Platter” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (08/08/2014): Is it possible to be more on point with the design than Dune‘s “Platter” boots? I highly doubt so. It’s unbelievably close to the real Acne Pistol boots, don’t you agree? I can’t comment on their quality, but the almost identical design is definitely stunning and so is the budget-friendly price ($79.99!). Available in either black or brown leather.

Dune "Platter" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Dune “Platter” Zip Ankle Boots
($79.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Dune (US), Nordstrom, ASOS (US), Dune (UK), Dune (DE), Amazon.co.ukamazon, Spartoo, eBay, Selfridges, Zalando.co.uk & Zalando.deaffilinet.

Selected Femme “Carla” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (05/30/2014): Found another Acne Pistol boot dupe! Check out these fab booties by Selected Femme.

Selected Femme "Carla" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Selected Femme “Carla” Zip Ankle Bootsamazon
(£109.95, Amazon.co.uk)

P.S.: Also available at About Youaffilinet & Edited.

Tony Bianco “Alexa” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (02/17/2014): Happened to come across this super amazing and almost identical Acne Pistol boot dupe by Tony Bianco! Not exactly a steal at $189.95 AUD, but so close to the real deal!

Tony Bianco "Alexa" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Alexa” Zip Ankle Boots
($189.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Spurr “Kerrie” Tassel Ankle Boots

UPDATE (02/17/2014): Also discovered this lovely and very affordable Acne Pistol boot dupe by Spurr. Available in black, tan and grey.

Spurr "Kerrie" Tassel Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Spurr “Kerrie” Tassel Ankle Boots
($49.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Therapy “Fidel” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (02/17/2014): And here’s yet another lovely and very budget-friendly Acne Pistol boot alternative! These boots from Therapy retail for a light $49.95 AUD and come in either black, grey and tan.

Therapy "Fidel" Zip Ankle Boots in black and tan (Acne Pistol Short knockoffs)

Therapy “Fidel” Zip Ankle Boots
($59.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Topshop “ANGEL” Leather Heeled Boots

UPDATE (01/19/2014): Accidentally came across these zip ankle boots by Topshop today and they instantly reminded me of the iconic Acne Pistol boots. The heel on these here is higher, but that can’t be a bad thing, right? Also available in black suede and brown leather.

Topshop "ANGEL" Leather Heeled Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Topshop “ANGEL” Leather Heeled Bootsls
($160, Topshop)

Express Outside Zip Ankle Booties

UPDATE (03/08/2013): Stumbled upon these budget-friendly Acne Pistol boot look-a-likes by Express. Only $41.93!

Express Outside Zip Ankle Booties in black (Acne Pistol look-a-likes)

Express Outside Zip Ankle Booties
($41.93, Express)

Steve Madden “Partenon” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (02/22/2013): And here we go with yet another perfectly good-looking Acne Pistol boot look-a-like by Steve Madden. Love, love, love these booties (and the price ain’t too bad as well)! Also available in brown leather.

Steve Madden "Partenon" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol look-a-likes)

Steve Madden “Partenon” Zip Ankle Bootsamazon
($65, Amazon)

Dixie “Gobi” Tasseled Booties

UPDATE (02/22/2013): Found this amazingly similar Acne Pistol altnerative by Dixie at Nelly. So close to the original, don’t you agree?

Dixie "Gobi" Tasseled Booties in black (Acne Pistol look-a-likes)

Dixie “Gobi” Tasseled Bootiesamazon
(£159.95, Amazon.co.uk)

Forever 21 Tasseled Zip Booties

UPDATE (10/09/2012): Forever 21 has a great and budget-friendly Acne Pistol look-a-like for $32.80 available in either black or tan faux leather.

Forever 21 Tasseled Zip Booties in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Forever 21 Tasseled Zip Bootiesls
($32.80, Forever 21)

Enzo Angiolini “Elysian” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (10/09/2012): Here’s a great suede alternative if you’re looking for the Acne Pistol look 4 less. These Enzo Angiolini booties look absolutely amazing, I especially love the red suede version.

Enzo Angiolini "Elysian" Ankle Boots in black suede (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Enzo Angiolini “Elysian” Ankle Bootsamazon
($70, Amazon)

Chelsea Crew “Hull” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (09/29/2012): Good news! Another fabulous and budget-friendly Acne Pistol boot knockoff has popped up. Check out these zip booties by Chelsea Crew. Also available in olive green and beige faux snake.

Chelsea Crew "Hull" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Chelsea Crew “Hull” Zip Ankle Bootsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Topshop “MIGHTY” Leather Zip Boots

UPDATE (07/20/2012): Phew! This is the 20th Acne Pistol boot look-a-like we have listed here in this Real vs. Steal post. These Topshop booties look strangely identical with the “AMBUSH” ones found below which were one of the first Acne Pistol knockoffs to pop up only the “MIGHTY” boots are only $90 instead of $150. Yay for that!

Topshop "MIGHTY" Leather Zip Boots in black (Acne Pistol Short knockoffs)

Topshop “MIGHTY” Leather Zip Bootsls
($90, Topshop)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls.

Office “Dusk Till Dawn” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (06/24/2012): And here we go again with yet another Acne Pistol boot look-a-like by Office. Available in black or brown leather.

Office "Dusk Till Dawn" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Office “Dusk Till Dawn” Zip Ankle Boots
(£80, Office)

Blink “Maraa” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (06/24/2012): Acne Pistol boot fangirls can now get their budget-friendly boot fix from Blink.

Blink Maraa Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Blink “Maraa” Zip Ankle Boots
($69.99, Heels.com)

ZiGiny “Creative” Booties

UPDATE (05/04/2012): And here’s yet another fab Acne Pistol look-a-like. These faux leather booties by ZiGiny are a great alternative if you’re on a tight budget.

ZiGiny "Creative" Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

ZiGiny “Creative” Bootiesamazon
($59.96, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.com.

Steven by Steve Madden “PARADOXX” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (03/07/2012): The Holy Grail has been found! Finally! I really don’t think you’ll find a better Acne Pistol boot look-a-like than these almost identical Steven by Steve Madden zip ankle boots. I even hyperventilated a little when I first saw them on the Steve Madden website. You better make your order ASAP because I’m 100% certain these are going to sell out quickly.

Steven by Steve Madden "PARADOXX" Ankle Boots in black and cognac (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “PARADOXX” Ankle Bootsamazon
($44.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMallls, Nordstromls & Steve Maddenls.

Dorothy Perkins Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (12/15/2011): Another chic British Acne look-a-like by Dorothy Perkins. Available in black or tan faux leather.

Dorothy Perkins Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Dorothy Perkins Zip Ankle Boots
(£20, Dorothy Perkins)

BP. “Trolley” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (12/05/2011): One of our readers, JRD, found this super similar Pistol boot look-a-like by BP. which costs a little under $100 and is available in either black or chocolate. Thanks for the great find, JRD!

BP. "Trolley" Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

BP. “Trolley” Ankle Bootsls
($99.95, Nordstrom)

Just Sheepskin “Nikita” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (12/01/2011): And here we go again! The next Pistol knockoff is kindly presented to you by Just Sheepskin for the sweet price of £70! Available in black and brown.

Just Sheepskin "Nikita" Zip Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Just Sheepskin “Nikita” Zip Ankle Boots
(£70, Office)

ALDO “Crisson” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (11/15/2011): A big thank you to ITC reader horangi113 for letting us know about yet another great Acne Pistol knockoff. This one’s by ALDO and it comes in black or beige.

ALDO "Crisson" Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

ALDO “Crisson” Ankle Bootsls
($45.49, ALDO)

Dolce Vita “Jax” Booties

UPDATE (11/15/2011): Woohoo, found another fantastic though slightly pricey Acne boot alternative. These Dolce Vita tassel booties come in either black, brown or cognac. They’re selling pretty quick, so you better hurry if you fancy this boot style. P.S.: I bought these booties recently and now am pretty much wearing them to death! Big shoe love here!

Dolce Vita "Jax" Booties in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Dolce Vita “Jax” Bootiesamazon
($120.29, Amazon)

Topshop “AMBUSH” Side Zip Boots

Thank Topshop for bringing Acne to the masses. Their Pistol boot look-a-like is almost just as fabulous as the original and I’m currently debating whether I should try these boots myself to see if they can become my go-to ankle boots for this Fall and Winter. Also check out the other colors and variations of the “AMBUSH” boots.

Topshop "AMBUSH" Side Zip Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Topshop “AMBUSH” Side Zip Bootsls
($150, Topshop)

Bronx “E Lusion” Ankle Boots

If you’re willing to spend a bit more Bronx also has a really great Acne Pistol boot look-a-like for a little less than $100.

Bronx "E Lusion" Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol knockoffs)

Bronx “E Lusion” Ankle Bootsamazon
($99.99, Amazon)

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

Shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti is a well-known man on this blog because a) his shoes are absolutely loved by celebrities and b) because his shoes are often copied. And while it’s not cool to copy, I really can’t blame the copycats because shoes as fabulous as these scalloped suede lace-up sandals need to be brought at more affordable price points. At least that’s how I think. My obsession for these Zanotti heels started when I first saw Aimee Song from Song of Style rocking these high-heeled beauties in various of her outfits. I just love the delicate nature of these! They’re incredibly sexy yet still elude a sense of romance. But here’s the deal-breaker: they cost a whopping $1.095 and are pretty much sold out everywhere.

Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandals in black suede

Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandalsls
($1.195, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Celebs such as Elle MacPherson, Aimee Song from Song of Style, Khloe Kardashian and Naomie Harris have all been spotted wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandals.

Elle MacPherson, Aimee Song (Song of Style), Khloe Kardashian and Naomie Harris wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandals

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Forever 21 Faux Suede Lace-Up Cutout Pumps

UPDATE (07/22/2015): Aaaaaand here’s another budget-friendly Giuseppe Zanotti inspired lace-up high heel! Found at Forever 21 for $34.90 and available in either black or chestnut faux suede!

Forever 21 Faux Suede Lace-Up Cutout Pumps in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Lace-Up Cutout Pumpsls
($34.90, Forever 21)

boohoo “Jazz” Lazer Cut Out Suedette Lace Up Gladiator Heels

UPDATE (06/26/2015): Stumbled upon these budget-friendly and spot-on Giuseppe Zanotti dupes at boohoo today. Aren’t they just fabulous?

boohoo "Jazz" Lazer Cut Out Suedette Lace Up Gladiator Heels in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

boohoo “Jazz” Lazer Cut Out Suedette Lace Up Gladiator Heels
($52, boohoo)

BCBGeneration “Carnival” Scalloped Suede Lace-Up Sandals

UPDATE (06/12/2015): Discovered this spot-on Giuseppe Zanotti dupe by BCBGeneration today. So close to the original, but with a much nicer price tag, right? Available in black, nude or dove grey suede leather.

BCBGeneration "Carnival" Scalloped Suede Lace-Up Sandals in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Carnival” Scalloped Suede Lace-Up Sandalsls
($89.99, Shoebuy)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, REVOLVEClothing, BCBGeneration & Dillard’sls.

Fashionchick Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (06/12/2015): Also spotted these Zanotti inspired suede lace up heels by German shoe brand Fashionchick. They’re available in black, blue and nude suede.

Fashionchick Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in black and blue (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Fashionchick Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandalsaffilinet
(€149.95, Mirapodo)

P.S.: Also available at Omoda.

Delicious Kaleen-S Cage Lace-Up Sandals

UPDATE (01/24/2015): So how about these lace-up heels by Delicious? Quite a spot-on alternative to the Giuseppe Zanotti sandals above, no? Very budget-friendly, too.

Delicious Kaleen-S Cage Lace-Up Sandals in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Delicious Kaleen-S Cage Lace-Up Sandalsamazon
($23.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at LuLu*s, Amazon #2amazon & Kmartcj.

JustFab “Vernon” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (05/16/2014): And here we go again with yet another Giuseppe Zanotti dupe. By JustFab. I’m really loving the red version!

JustFab "Vernon" Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in red, black and nude faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

JustFab “Vernon” Lace-Up High Heel Sandalscj
($54.99, Heels.com)

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

Milanoo Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (05/04/2014): Stumbled upon this beautiful Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-like at Milanoo today.

Milanoo Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Milanoo Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandals
($54.99, Milanoo)

Olsenboye “Rachel” High Heel Booties

UPDATE (05/04/2014): Also discovered these lovely spot-on Giuseppe Zanotti dupes by Olsenboye at JCPenney.

Olsenboye "Rachel" High Heel Booties in faux black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Olsenboye “Rachel” High Heel Booties
($39.99, JCPenney)

Choies Suede Peep Toe Tie Up Sandals

UPDATE (04/17/2014): Came across another mighty fine Giuseppe Zanotti dupe at Choies. Available in either black or nude suede for under $85! Score!

Choies Suede Peep Toe Tie Up Sandals in black and nude (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Choies Suede Peep Toe Tie Up Sandals
($83.99, Choies)

P.S.: Also available at SheIn & Persunmall.

Steve Madden “TROME” Lace-Up Scalloped High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (02/02/2014): I knew it was just a matter of time until Steve Madden would come up with their own Giuseppe Zanotti scalloped heel dupe! And here you go, a pretty identical Zanotti look-a-like which comes in either black or nude suede. This style is part of Chiara Ferragni‘s capsule collection for Steve Madden.

Steve Madden "TROME" Lace-Up Scalloped High Heel Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Steve Madden “TROME” Lace-Up Scalloped High Heel Sandalsamazon
($139.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nasty Gal & Steve Madden.

Therapy “Monroe” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (02/02/2014): These lace-up heels from Therapy are yet another wonderful and very wallet-friendly dupe of the pricey Zanotti heels above. Totally in love with these here!

Therapy "Monroe" Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Therapy “Monroe” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals
(AUD $59.95, The Iconic)

ALDO “Cezarine” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (02/02/2014): Also discovered this super fab Zanotti-inspired “minimalistic” lace-up high heel at ALDO today.

ALDO "Cezarine" Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

ALDO “Cezarine” Lace-Up High Heel Sandalsls
($50, ALDO)

Anne Michelle Rapture-62 Lasercut Lace-Up Heels

UPDATE (01/24/2014): Finally found a budget-friendly Zanotti alternative! Check out these fab heels from Anne Michelle. Only $34.80 and also available in nude faux suede!

Anne Michelle Rapture-62 Lasercut Lace-Up Heels in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Rapture-62 Lasercut Lace-Up Heels
($34.80, CiCi Hot)

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

Sofia Z “Eliana” Lace-Up Open-Toe Sandals

UPDATE (01/24/2014): And if you prefer a mid-heel version, check out these heels by Sofia Z. They are currently on sale for $131.25!

Sofia Z "Eliana" Lace-Up Open-Toe Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I12068 knockoffs)

Sofia Z “Eliana” Lace-Up Open-Toe Sandalscj
($131.25, Bluefly)

Jessica Buurman “AYOKA” Cut-Out Lace Up Sandals

UPDATE (01/16/2014): Found another Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-like at Jessica Buurman today. So fab, right?

Jessica Buurman "AYOKA" Cut-Out Lace Up Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “AYOKA” Cut-Out Lace Up Sandals
($129, Jessica Buurman)

Modern Vice “Ghillie” Suede Laser-Cut Pumps

Thanks to Modern Vice we don’t have to spend a fortune to get the coveted Zanotti lace-up heel look. The “Ghillie” peep-toe sandal is a perfect substitute that sells for 10% compared to the designer original. Available in either black or red suede. But you better be fast and order quickly because these shoes are selling like hot cakes!

Modern Vice "Ghillie" Suede Laser-Cut Pumps in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Modern Vice “Ghillie” Suede Laser-Cut Pumps
($74.95, DailyLook)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetrocj, Amazonamazon & LuLu*s.

Windsor Smith “Gillie” Suede Lace-Up Heels

Our fellow Australian shoe lovers don’t have to be disappointed though because the “Gillie” lace-up heel by Windsor Smith is the perfect Zanotti dupe just like the one by Modern Vice (I think this might even be just a rebranded version of the Modern Vice or vice versa).

Windsor Smith "Gillie" Suede Lace-Up Heels in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Windsor Smith “Gillie” Suede Lace-Up Heels
($139.95 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at ASOS #1 & ASOS #2.

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on April 24, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you are familiar with the fashion blogosphere I’m pretty sure you will all remember the studded Chloé Susan (also sometimes called “Susanna” or “Suzanna”) ankle boots below as they’ve created quite a buzz among fashion bloggers in 2009. Even though they cost more than a grand, people bought them like crazy and the boots soon were sold out everywhere.

Chloé Pre-Fall 2008 Red Studded Ankle Boots

Chloé Pre-Fall 2008 Black Studded Ankle Boots

Chloé “Suzanna” Studded Ankle Bootsls
($1.345, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at S|SENSE, Barneysls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Net-A-Porter, Stylebop, Shoescribe, Farfetch, MyTheresa & Editorialist.

Chloé Pre-Fall 2008

The studded ankle boots were part of Chloé’s Pre-Fall 2008 collection and came in an array of colors like red, white, black and green (my personal favorite!).

Chloé Pre-Fall 2008 Flat Studded Ankle Boots in red, white, black and green

Kate Bosworth & Sienna Miller Love Chloé

Famous fashionistas Kate Bosworth and Sienna Miller both sported the studded ankle boots in red. Kate was literally obsessed with those boots and wore them whenever possible last year. And can we blame her? They are so cute and both women looked absolutely fabulous wearing them, didn’t they?

Kate Bosworth and Sienna Miller wearing red Chloé Pre-Fall 2008 studded ankle boots

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Jeffrey Campbell “Combust” Micro-Stud Ankle Boots

UPDATE (07/21/2015): Discovered yet another Chloé Susanna dupe by Jeffrey Campbell today. The sculptural heel is the major difference between the real and the steal deal, but otherwise it’s a pretty spot-on dupe!

Jeffrey Campbell "Combust" Micro-Stud Ankle Boots in black (Chloé Susanna knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Combust” Micro-Stud Ankle Boots
($270, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at RevolveClothing.

Moda In Pelle “Coraline” Studded Ankle Boots

UPDATE (04/24/2015): Stumbled upon these Chloé Suzanna inspired studded booties by Moda In Pelle. Available in black and burgundy leather.

Moda In Pelle "Coraline" Studded Ankle Boots in black (Chloé Suzanna knockoffs)

Moda In Pelle “Coraline” Studded Ankle Bootsamazon
(£95.96, Amazon.co.uk)

P.S.: Also available at eBayeBay & Amazon.deamazon.

Ash “Joyce” Studded Suede Ankle Boots

UPDATE (11/01/2013): Stumbled upon these lovely Chloé inspired suede ankle boots by Ash. So pretty, right? Available in black or stone suede.

Ash "Joyce" Studded Suede Ankle Boots in black (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Ash “Joyce” Studded Suede Ankle Boots
($89.50, Last Call)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMetro, Shopbopcj & Nordstrom.

Jessica Buurman “Carmen” Studded Ankle Boots

UPDATE (09/20/2013): And here’s another Chloé Susan spot-on dupe! Not at steal at $129 but so, so, so similar to the real deal, no? Plus, if you sign up to the Jessica Buurman newsletter, you’ll receive 10% off your first order!

Jessica Buurman Carmen Studded Ankle Boots in black and gold (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Carmen” Studded Ankle Boots
($129, Jessica Buurman)

P.S.: Also available at Choies & Persunmall.

Sugar “Clipper” Studded Ankle Boots

UPDATE (07/29/2013): Just found another lovely and super cheap Chloé Susan Boot dupe by Sugar. On sale for only $29.97!

Sugar "Clipper" Studded Ankle Boots in black (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Sugar “Clipper” Studded Ankle Boots
($29.97, Kohl’s)

Bumper Anka-01 Studded Buckle Ankle Booties

UPDATE (07/29/2013): Discovered yet another budget-friendly Chloé Susan dupe at GoJane. By Bumper and available in either black or burgundy red faux leather.

Bumper Anka-01 Studded Buckle Ankle Booties in black and burdguny red (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Bumper Anka-01 Studded Buckle Ankle Booties
($41.10, GoJane)

N.Y.L.A. “Klueless” Studded Ankle Boots

UPDATE (05/03/2013): Just stumbled upon these Chloé inspired studded booties by N.Y.L.A.. Available in black or tan for $45.99 (sale price)!

N.Y.L.A. "Klueless" Studded Ankle Boots in black

N.Y.L.A. “Klueless” Studded Ankle Bootsamazon
($45.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetro.

Forever 21 Buckled Ankle Boots

UPDATE (01/08/2013): One of our wonderful readers found these amazing and budget-friendly Chloé Susanna look-a-like booties at Forever 21. Better order them ASAP as I predict that these will sell out in no time!

Forever 21 Buckled Ankle Boots in black and red (Chloé Susanna knockoffs)

Forever 21 Buckled Ankle Boots
($39.80, Forever 21)

Vince Camuto “Tema” Studded Booties

UPDATE (10/08/2012): I think I might have a new Chloé Doppelgänger favorite! These studded booties by Vince Camuto are not a direct 1:1 knockoff, but I love the quality of these ankle boots and while they have a few differences in design these still ooze the same look as the Chloé Susan booties, don’t they? Price: $132.63 (sale price!) & available in black, wolf grey and black brown.

Vince Camuto "Tema" Studded Booties in black (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Tema” Studded Bootiesamazon
($110.65, Amazon)

Therapy “Piccadilly” Studded Booties

UPDATE (10/08/2012): For all the Australian Chloé fans, here’s a great and affordable Susan alternative by Therapy.

Therapy "Piccadilly" Studded Booties in black (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Therapy “Piccadilly” Studded Booties
(AUD $34.98, StyleTread)

Steve Madden “MADHOUSE” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (10/25/2012): Good news! Steve Madden‘s “MADHOUSE” booties are now also available at ASOS! Get them now before they sell out!

Steve Madden "MADHOUSE" Ankle Boots in black (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Steve Madden “MADHOUSE” Ankle Bootsamazon
($59.94, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ASOS & StyleTread.

AX Paris Buckle Stud Ankle Boots

UPDATE (10/25/2012): Found yet another Chloé Susan inspired boot. These AX Paris faux leather booties are not an exact match, but still similar enough to see the inspiration behind it.

AX Paris Buckle Stud Ankle Boots in black (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

AX Paris Buckle Stud Ankle Boots
(£45, AX Paris)

River Island “Saline” Suede Studded Booties

UPDATE (10/02/2012): Here we go again. A new Chloé Susan inspired bootie has popped up. I really like the playful design of these suede ankle boots by River Island. They are available in black, red and white.

River Island "Saline" Suede Studded Booties in black and red (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

River Island “Saline” Suede Studded Booties
($158.31, ASOS)

Shoe Republic LA “Arly” Studded Booties

UPDATE (09/06/2012): And here’s yet another Chloé Susan inspired bootie. These Shoe Republic LA ankle boots are available in black, brown and camel faux suede.

Shoe Republic LA "Arly" Studded Booties in black faux suede (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Shoe Republic LA “Arly” Studded Booties
($52, GoJane)

Topshop “ALVIN” Studded Western Boots

UPDATE (08/25/2012): And here’s Topshop‘s version of the Chloé studded bootie: “ALVIN”; available for $90 (sale price!) in black, tan and burgundy leather.

Topshop "ALVIN" Studded Western Boots in black (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Topshop “ALVIN” Studded Western Boots
($90, Topshop)

ASOS “Amazon” Leather Studded Biker Boots

UPDATE (08/25/2012): Finally, ASOS has joined the ranks of Office, Bronx, Schuh and the likes with their very own Chloé Susan boot look-a-like. It’s a bit bulkier than the original with a biker boot feel to it, but overall it still looks a lot like the highly popular Chloé bootie.

ASOS AMAZON Leather Studded Biker Boots in black (Chloé Susanna knockoffs)

ASOS “Amazon” Leather Studded Biker Boots
($72.12, ASOS)

Office “Nighthawk” Stud Booties

UPDATE (07/06/2012): Good news! Office’s “Nighthawk” boots are now also available in red and white leather! Yay! But you better hurry, these shoes are flying off the shelves!

ITC reader Mat gave us a heads-up on these Chloé Susan boot look-a-like by Office. It sure looks like the identical sister of Office’s “Manic” boot which sold out a year ago or so. Available in black or brown.

Office "Nighthawk" Stud Booties in black and red (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Office “Nighthawk” Stud Booties
(£80, Office)

Schuh “Bob” Studded Ankle Boots

UPDATE (07/06/2012): Chloè Susan look-a-likes are now rolling in like crazy. Schuh has a fab, almost identical version in black.

Schuh "Bob" Studded Ankle Boots in black (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Schuh “Bob” Studded Ankle Boots
(£49.99, Schuh)

Blink Black Leather Studded Buckle Ankle Boots

UPDATE (07/06/2012): And here we go again with yet another amazingly similar Chloé knockoff; this one’s by Blink and made of real leather.

Blink Black Leather Studded Buckle Ankle Boots (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Blink Black Leather Studded Buckle Ankle Boots
(£89.99, New Look)

Jeffrey Campbell “Starburst” Studded Ankle Boots

UPDATE (05/30/2012): Jeffrey Campbell‘s highly-coveted “Starburst” booties are now available for European fans for at British shoe e-tailer Office. Better get them quick before they sell out!

Free People always seems to get the best Jeffrey Campbell styles. First they got the awesome Ann Deumeulemeester lace-up boots and now they sell knockoffs of the iconic Chloé studded ankle boots (Free People call this style “Northern Lights” while JC and other retailers named it “Starburst”). Don’t they look almost identical? The heel is a bit off, but the studs and buckles are pretty close to the original. The only downsides are that the Jeffrey Campbell studded booties don’t come in red. But the boots are available in black, white and brown, so if you always wanted a budget-friendlier alternative, these Jeffrey Campbell knockoffs are probably your last and only chance as the Chloé booties are a couple of seasons old now.

Jeffrey Campbell "Starburst" Studded Booties in black (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Starburst” Studded Ankle Bootspjx
($169.95, Solestruck)

P.S.: Also available at Free People, eBayeBay & Sarenza.

GoJane Microstud Buckle Booties

UPDATE (05/21/2012): For all the budget-conscious Chloé fans out there, here’s a fab and steal-worthy Susan boot look-a-like by GoJane which comes in 4 different colors. Use promo code “GJSHIP60” to get free shipping on your $60+ order!

GoJane Microstud Buckle Booties (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

GoJane Microstud Buckle Booties
($51.60, GoJane)

Office “Manic” Stud Strap Boots

UPDATE (05/19/2010): Office have just restocked their awesome, almost identical Chloé knockoffs for the 4th time and reduced the price by £15. If you missed out on these in the past, this is probably your last chance to get hold of these booties.

Office Manic Studded Strap Ankle Boots in black (Chloé Pre-Fall 2008 Studded Boots knockoffs)

Office “Manic” Stud Strap Boots
(£52, Office)

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