Oh dear Self-Portrait, how can you make even the most of demure dresses still make look so unbelievably feminine and sensual? Case in point: the collared “Felicia” two-tone dress pictured below. The basic design of this frock is actually pretty prudish, but the short length and Self-Portrait’s signature delicate lace save this dress from being plain boring and forgettable. Now if you have the shopping budget to afford this lovely lace dress and shell out the needed $371 (we’re already talking sale price here!), by all means, go for it and get the real deal. However, if you’d rather have a look at the available budget-friendly alternatives, just keep on reading…

Self-Portrait Felicia Collared Guipure Lace Mini Dress in black and white

Self-Portrait Felicia Collared Guipure Lace Mini Dressls
($371, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Shopbop, ASOS & Stylebop.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Self-Portrait

Celebs such as Paris Hilton and Rachel McAdams and personal style bloggers like Suma Gowda (Suma’s Lookbook) have been spotted wearing a Self-Portrait Felicia Collared Lace Mini Dress.

Paris Hilton, Rachel McAdams and Suma Gowda wearing a Self-Portrait Felicia Collared Lace Mini Dress

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Aqua Color Block Lace Dress

Enter Aqua. They ditched the Peter Pan collar, but kept most of the other key details in place and hence offer a great Self-Portrait alternative for less than $100. Steal deal alert!

Aqua Color Block Lace Dress in white and black (Self-Portrait Felicia look-alike)

Aqua Color Block Lace Dress
($98, Bloomingdale’s)

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We have featured many, many shoes and bags from Valentino’s “Rockstud” family already, but must embarrasingly admit that we have missed out on the most popular style yet, the 4 inch high heel t-strap version as seen below. Sorry, guys! So what could possibly be said about this shoe that hasn’t been said before? It’s THE SHOE by Valentino and you’ve probably seen it like a gazillion times in your Instagram feed, in fashion magazines and on the feet of your favorite celebrities and fashion bloggers. But despite the medial Valentino overexposure I am still just as much in love with the Rockstud heels as they day I first saw them! These heels ooze pure elegance and they’re so versatile, too! Dress them up with a lacey LBD or down with some distressed denim, you will look flawless either way! If you can afford them, that is. $995 is not exactly pocket money.

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap High Heel Pumps in nude and black patent

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap High Heel Pumpsls
($995, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls, Intermix, Farfetchls, Selfridges, Harrodsls, MyTheresa, Stylebop, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Valentino

Various personal style bloggers such as Negin Mirsalehi and Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) have been spotted wearing Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pumps.

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Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Slingback High Heel Pumps

Favorites first! My personal fave Valentino Rockstud dupe comes from Kaitlyn Pan and I think you’ll have a hard time finding better and more spot-on Valentino look-alikes than the ones they have to offer. I’ve been following Kaitlyn Pan’s product catalogamazon for several months now and they have hands down *the* best-looking designer dupes I’ve seen in a very long time. Sure, these $109 heels are not the cheapest Valentino dupes around, but look at the 92 customer reviews raving about their Valentino look for less heels (make sure to also check out the customer’s own photos) and you’ll know this money will be a smart investment as you’ll get a good high-quality dupe that will last you for a while. And did I mention these Rockstud knockoffs come in 19 colors? I simply want them all!

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Slingback High Heel Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Slingback High Heel Pumpsamazon
($109, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Etsy for non-US based customers.

Arturo Chiang “Gracen” Pointy Toe Studded Pumps

Another fabulous Valentino Rockstud alternative are these studded t-strap pumps by Arturo Chiang which come in various colors including black, nude, red, navy and gold. The heel on these is half an inch shorter than the real deal and they’re not quite as spot-on as the Kaitlyn Pan version, but they do happen to be $20 cheaper and are also made of genuine leather, so that’s quite a steal deal if you ask me. A couple of sizes are already out of stock, so you better hurry if you find yourself fancying a pair.

Arturo Chiang "Gracen" Pointy Toe Studded Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud inspired)

Arturo Chiang “Gracen” Pointy Toe Studded Pumps
($89.99, Dillard’s)

Royou Yiuoer Studded T-Strap Pointed-Toe High Heel Pumps

Here’s another super spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupe for you! It’s by a brand called Royou Yiuoer which obviously is a pretty bad play on Roger Vivier and is most likely an Asian brand. The quality of these Valentino knockoffs looks pretty decent as does the price of $61.99 for genuine leather pumps, but it’s a relatively new brand to me and the shoes have received only one customer review yet (which gives them 5 stars though), so that’s why I’ll recommend this one with reservation. Order at your own risk! You can choose between 13 beautiful colors and uppers!

Royou Yiuoer Studded T-Strap Pointed-Toe High Heel Pumps in black and red patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Royou Yiuoer Studded T-Strap Pointed-Toe High Heel Pumpsamazon
($61.99, Amazon)

Sole Society “Tiia” Studded T-Strap Heels

You might recognize these studded t-strap heels by Sole Society because we have already featured them in the Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heels Real vs. Steal post a while back. That’s because they look like a hybrid between the 4 inch Rockstud and the kitten heel version and could work as a look for less alternative for either of the Rockstuds. And at $69.95 they’re quite affordable, too! Score!

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)

Loslandifen Studded T-Strap PU High Heel Pumps

If you’re on a tight budget and need a cheap Valentino fix, these Rockstud look-alike PU heels by Loslandifen might do the trick for you. The quality of these is nothing to get all too excited about, but they look like the real deal, are less than $40 and come in a variety of beautiful colors.

Loslandifen Studded T-Strap PU High Heel Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino knockoffs)

Loslandifen Studded T-Strap PU High Heel Pumpsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

Kensie “Fizzia” Studded T-Strap Heels

Deal: Use promo code “FRIENDS” at checkout to get 25% off your order at Lord & Taylor! Offer valid through October 24th at 11:59PM EST.

OK, last up are these loosely Valentino inspired t-strap suede heels by Kensie. If you like the design concept of the Rockstuds, but don’t want an obvious Valentino dupe, these fall-ready heels might be great alternative.

Kensie "Fizzia" Studded T-Strap Heels in black and taupe suede (Valentino Rockstud inspired)

Kensie “Fizzia” Studded T-Strap Heelsls
($99, Lord & Taylor)

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

Image source(s): Nordstrom, VivaLuxury, Negin Mirsalehi, Fashion Hippie Loves, Atlantic-Pacific, Style Pantry, Could I Have That?, Amazon, Dillard’s, Sole Society, Lord & Taylor

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Update: This post has been updated on October 20, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you think of Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, the first one to spring to mind is probably the iconic “Varacj” pump – a one-inch heeled patent ballet-style bow-adorned shoe. This shoe was first introduced in 1978 by Fiamma Ferragamo, the daughter of Salvatore, and has gained a lot of recognition among celebrities like Princess Diana for example. “Varina” is a spin-off of Vara, a more casual and modern designed ballerina flat with a lovely grosgrain bow on the vamp, which has been around since 2007. I’m usually not a fan of ballet flats, but these are so gorgeous and the quality looks absolutely superb, don’t you agree? I’d so love to own these ($525 isn’t that expensive for a pair of made in Italy designer shoes nowadays). If only I had that kind of shopping budget.

Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Classic Bow Flats in red patent leather

Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Classic Bow Flats
($525, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Zapposcj, Nordstromls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls, Bloomingdale’s, Farfetchls, Bluefly & MyTheresa.

Celebrities Love Salvatore Ferragamo

Celebs and style bloggers such as Emma Roberts, Alexa Chung, Susie Lau (Style Bubble) and AnnaSophia Robb have all been spotted wearing Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Classic Bow Flats.

Emma Roberts, Alexa Chung, AnnaSophia Robb and Susie Lau (Style Bubble) wearing Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Classic Bow Flats

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Kaitlyn Pan Soft Leather Patent Ballet Flats w/ Bow

Update (10/21/2016): Just discovered that Kaitlyn Pan are also offering an awesome set of Salvatore Ferragamo Varina ballet flat dupes for under $90.

Kaitlyn Pan Soft Leather Patent Ballet Flats w/ Bow in black, nude and red (Salvatore Ferragamo dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Soft Leather Patent Ballet Flats w/ Bow
(84.99, Etsy)

Journee Collection “Kim” Glossy Ballet Flats

Update (04/16/2016): Spotted these super cute Salvatore Ferragamo Varina look-alikes by Journee Collection today. They’re available in red, black, nude and grey faux patent leather for $29.99.

Journee Collection "Kim" Glossy Ballet Flats in red, black and nude faux patent (Salvatore Ferragamo Varina knockoffs)

Journee Collection “Kim” Glossy Ballet Flats
(29.99, Target)

P.S.: Also available at JCPenney, Kohl’sls & Overstock.

Aldo “Juricek” Ballerina Bow Flats

If you can’t afford Italian luxury, but still want Italian style, here’s a fantastic alternative I found at Aldo which looks so similar to Ferragamo’s “Varina” flats. Price point: $70 and the “Juricek” flats come also in bone and black leather.

Aldo "Juricek" Ballerina Bow Flats in red (Salvatore Ferragamo Varina knockoffs)

Aldo “Juricek” Ballerina Bow Flatsamazon
($70, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (US)ls, Aldo (Canada)ls, Aldo (UK) & Amazon.co.ukamazon.

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Update: This post has been updated on October 17, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

It seems like Aquazzura is currently the blogger brand of the moment. With their lace-up shoe designs they managed to gain quite some momentum among the fashion blogosphere as you can see by how many fabulous personal style bloggers haven been flaunting Aquazzura in the picture below. The “Christy” flats seem to be especially popular (right along the just as coveted “Belgravials” flats which we’ll be featuring in a Real vs. Steal post soon as well). I think it’s the elegant pointed-toe and the delicate lace-up detailing that makes these flats so feminine and lustworthy to so many ladies. And which woman doesn’t long for a break from high heels from time to time? Luckily, we were able to come up with a few fantastic and budget-friendly alternatives, so you don’t have to spend a fortune if you don’t feel like it to achieve the Aquazzura designer look.

Aquazzura Christy Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats in black and gold

Aquazzura Christy Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flatsls
($675, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls, Moda Operandils, Lane Crawford, Selfridges, Harrodsls, Farfetchls, MyTheresa & Matches Fashionls.

Style Bloggers Love Aquazzura

Personal style bloggers such as Julie from Sincerely Jules, Emily from The Glam Files, Lucy from Fashion Me Now and Lisa from Mind Body Swag have all been spotted wearing Aquazzura Christy Lace-Up Flats.

Personal Style Bloggers wearing Aquazzura Christy Lace-Up Flats

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Old Navy Pointy Lace-Up Flats

Update (10/17/2016): Spotted these cute pointy lace-up flats at Old Navy today and they instantly reminded me of Aquazzura’s Christy Flats. Did I mention they’re $26.94 only? Steal deal alert!

Old Navy Pointy Lace-Up Flats in black (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

Old Navy Pointy Lace-Up Flats
($26.94, Old Navy)

GuiltySoles “Max” Lace-Up Flats

Update (07/18/2016): Just stumbled upon these spot-on and super budget-friendly Christy look-alike flats at GuiltySoles which is a membership site for shoes. The flats come in 4 colors: black, nude, brown and grey faux leather and cost either $29.95 or $69.95 based on whether you’re a GuiltySoles member or not (there’s a free membership model available where you get your first item for $29.95 + $9.95 shipping or you choose the VIP package and get all shoes for $29.95 including free shipping for an annual fee of $49.95).

GuiltySoles "Max" Lace-Up Flats in black faux leather (Aquazzura Christy dupe)

GuiltySoles “Max” Lace-Up Flatspjx
($29.95, GuiltySoles)

Massimo Matteo Lace-Up Flats

Update (03/07/2016): So these Massimo Matteo lace-up flats are hands down THE BEST Aquazzura Christy look-alikes EVERRRRR! I mean, just look at them! Genuine leather, made in Italy (!) and absolutely spot-on to the real deal! And all that goodness can be yours for just $145 (compared to $675 for the Aquazzura version)! AHHH-mazing! Also, did I mention these come in 4 colors? Black, red, nude and navy leather and I’m obsessed with every one of them. Better get these quick, ladies, because these babies will be gone in no time!

Massimo Matteo Lace-Up Flats in black and red gold (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

Massimo Matteo Lace-Up Flats
($145, Zappos)

Saks Fifth Avenue “Estyn” Lace-Up Leather Point Toe Flats

Update (03/07/2016): Favorite steal deal alert, everyone! Check out these super fabulous lace-up flats by Saks Fifth Avenue which are a great Aquazzura Christy alternative. These beauties come in either black or nude leather and the best thing? They’re currently 50% off and cost $60. For genuine leather, this is a top notch price and I am certain these won’t take long to sell out.

Saks Fifth Avenue "Estyn" Lace-Up Leather Point Toe Flats in black and nude (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

Saks Fifth Avenue “Estyn” Lace-Up Leather Point Toe Flatsls
($59.99, Saks Off 5th)

Chelsea + Zoe “Alpha” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats

Update (03/06/2016): Spotted another fab Aquazzura Christy dupe! This one’s by Chelsea + Zoe and it’s vailable in black, nude and red faux leather for $59.99.

Chelsea + Zoe "Alpha" Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats in black (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

Chelsea + Zoe “Alpha” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flatsls
($54.99, Kohl’s)

GC Shoes “It Girl” Lace-Up Skimmer Flats

Update (03/06/2016): Also discovered these cute and budget-friendly lace-up flats by GC Shoes which cost less than $20 (clearance price!) and come in either black, nude or python print.

GC Shoes "It Girl" Lace-Up Skimmer Flats in black (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

GC Shoes “It Girl” Lace-Up Skimmer Flats
($19.99, JCPenney)

Aldo “Alize” Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flats

Update (02/19/2016): Aldo has come up with another Aquazzura inspired pointy lace-up flat that looks just gorgeous. Love both colors!

Aldo "Alize" Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flats in black and nude (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

Aldo “Alize” Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flatsls
($34.98, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls, Aldo (UK), Sarenza & The Iconic.

Spurr “Blakely” Lace-Up Pointy Toe Flats

Update (02/19/2016): Also discovered these spot-on Aquazzura Christy dupes by Spurr and the black version is currently on sale for under $20 AUD. Steal deal alert!

Spurr "Blakely" Lace-Up Pointy Toe Flats in black and nude (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

Spurr “Blakely” Lace-Up Pointy Toe Flats
($19.98 AUD, The Iconic)

Steve Madden “Lecrew” Lace-Up Pointy-Toe Flats

Update (01/20/2016): Steve Madden has recently released the “Lecrew” flat in various new colors and uppers including these lovely black and nude versions below. Love! Price: $69.95.

Steve Madden "Lecrew" Lace-Up Pointy-Toe Flats in black and nude (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

Steve Madden “Lecrew” Lace-Up Pointy-Toe Flatsls
($69.95, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at Steve Madden (Canada)ls.

M. Gemi “Brezza” Pointed-Toe Lace-up Flats

Update (12/18/2015): OMG! Just spotted these almost spot-on, handcrafted “Made in Italy” Aquazzura look-alikes by M. Gemi which are an amazing alternative to the pricey real deal above. “Brezza” is available with either a leather or suede upper (black, nude, luggage, raspberry pink and blue) for $248. So in love with these beauties!

M. Gemi "Brezza" Pointed-Toe Lace-up Flats (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

M. Gemi “Brezza” Pointed-Toe Lace-up Flatsls
($248, M. Gemi)

Halogen “Owen” Pointy Toe Ghillie Flats

Update (12/18/2015): Another recent discoverey of mine are these fab and budget-friendly lace-up flats by Halogen. They strongly remind me of Aquazzura’s Christy, but are on sale for less than $70. Available in black, nude and bone snakeprint leather.

Halogen "Owen" Pointy Toe Ghillie Flats in black and nude (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

Halogen “Owen” Pointy Toe Ghillie Flatsls
($69.90, Nordstrom)

Steve Madden “Eleanorr” Lace-Up Pointed Ballet Flats

Update (12/18/2015): Steve Madden has also brought out a second Aquazzura inspired lace-up pointy ballet flat. This one’s available in black, taupe or dusty blue leather.

Steve Madden "Eleanorr" Lace-Up Pointed Ballet Flats in black suede (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

Steve Madden “Eleanorr” Lace-Up Pointed Ballet Flats
($79.95, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Shoebuyls, Lord & Taylorls, Jildor, Steve Maddenls, Steve Madden (Canada)ls & Zalando.

Belle by Sigerson Morrison “Viata” Pointy Lace-up Flats

Update (11/19/2015): Spotted these high quality Aquazzura inspired flats by Belle by Sigerson Morrison. Not a steal at $157.50 (sale price!), but the craftmanship looks amazing, no?

Belle by Sigerson Morrison "Viata" Pointy Lace-up Flats in black (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Belle by Sigerson Morrison “Viata” Pointy Lace-up Flats
($157.50, Jildor)

P.S.: Also available at Revolve, Footnotescj, Amazonamazon & 6pm.

Ivanka Trump “Tropica” Pointy-Toe Lace-Up Ghillie Flats

Update (11/19/2015): These lace-up flats by Ivanka Trump aren’t an identical match when compared Aquazzura’s “Christy” shoes, but they’re still one of my favorite lace-up flats at the moment and you can definitely see some Aquazzura influence going on here. Be fast, these flats are selling very quickly! Available in nude, black, blue and pink suede.

Ivanka Trump "Tropica" Pointy-Toe Lace-Up Ghillie Flats in nude and black suede (Stuart Weitzman Gilligan knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Tropica” Pointy-Toe Lace-Up Ghillie Flats
($140, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm, Amazonamazon, Lord & Taylorls, Bloomingdale’s & Macy’s.

Top End “Connex” Pointed Lace-Up Flats

Update (11/19/2015): Also discovered another Christy dupe for all of our Australian fashionistas! Check out these lovely lace-up flats by Top End. They’re only missing the gold accents, otherwise they’d be a perfect Aquazzura dupe.

Top End "Connex" Pointed Lace-Up Flats in nude and black (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Top End “Connex” Pointed Lace-Up Flats
($84.98 AUD, StyleTread)

Warehouse Leather Lace Up Ballet Pumps

Update (07/29/2015): Look what I discovered today! Beautiful real leather Aquazzura Christy look-alike flats by Warehouse. Aren’t they just lovely? And quite affordable, too.

Warehouse Leather Lace Up Ballet Pumps in black (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Warehouse Leather Lace Up Ballet Pumps
($73, ASOS)

Therapy “Ezard” Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flats

Update (06/27/2015): Also spotted these lovely Aquazzura Christy look-alikes by Therapy today. Love the design and love the price!

Therapy "Ezard" Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flats in nude and black faux suede (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Therapy “Ezard” Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flats
($17.99 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic.

Human Premium “Rasp” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats

Update (06/27/2015): Another spot-on dupe are these lace-up flats by Human Premium. Available in either black or nude leather for $109.95 AUD.

Human Premium "Rasp" Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats in black and nude (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Human Premium “Rasp” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats
($109.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Mango “Douse” Faux Suede Lace-Up Flats

Update (06/27/2015): An Aquazzura inspired version is also available at Mango.

Mango "Douse" Faux Suede Lace-Up Flats in black (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Mango “Douse” Faux Suede Lace-Up Flats
($49.99, Mango)

Aldo “Colyn” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats

Update (06/12/2015): Just happened to stumble upon these lovely Aquazzura Christy inspired flats at Aldo. Aren’t they absolutely gorgeous? Better be fast if you like them because they’re selling like hot cakes right now and first sizes are already sold out.

Aldo "Colyn" Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats in black and bone (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Aldo “Colyn” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flatsamazon
($70, Amazon)

Oxitaly “Susy” Ballet Pumps

Update (06/12/2015): Also discovered this spot-on Aquazzura Christy dupe by Oxitaly. Available in black, pink and snakeskin effect.

Oxitaly "Susy" Ballet Pumps in black (Aquazzura Christy knockoff)

Oxitaly “Susy” Ballet Pumps
(£115, Zalando.co.uk)

Topshop “KINGDOM” Ghillie Pointed Flats

Dear Topshop, I think I’m in love with you! Just how gorgeous are these “KINGDOM” ghillie pointed-toe flats? They have a couple differences compared to Aquazzura’s Christy flats, but the inspiration behind these is quite obvious I think. Obsessed!

Topshop "KINGDOM" Ghillie Pointed Flats in black, red, snake-effect (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Topshop “KINGDOM” Ghillie Pointed Flats
($95, Topshop)

Jessica Buurman “Lauren” Lace Up Flats

Deal: Free worldwide shipping on all orders! Sign up to the Jessica Buurman newsletter and get a 10% off coupon!

If you’re looking for a spot-on Aquazzura Christy dupe head over to Jessica Buurman and get yourself a pair of their “Lauren” flats which are vailable in either black or ivory leather for $152.

Jessica Buurman "Lauren" Lace Up Flats in black (Aquazzura knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Lauren” Lace Up Flats
($152, Jessica Buurman)

Office “Low Down” Ghillie Lace Up Flats

While these suede lace-up flats by Office are not an identical match and are more of the inspired-by kind, I think they make a beautiful alternative if you’re going for the Aquazzura look. Not a spot-on dupe, but definitely beautiful in their own way.

Office "Low Down" Ghillie Suede Lace Up Flats in black and red (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Office “Low Down” Ghillie Lace Up Flats
(£23, Office)

Parfois Lace Up Ballerinas

Our reader Edem suggested another fabulous and super budget-friendly Aquazzura Christy look-alike (thank you, Edem!). It’s by Parfois and their cute lace-up flats come in either black or coral faux leather and sell for a steal-worthy £14.99! Yay!

Parfois Lace Up Ballerinas in black (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Parfois Lace Up Ballerinasamazon
(£14.99, Amazon.co.uk)

Image source(s): Forward by Elyse Walker, Sincerely Jules, The Glam Files, Fashion Me Now, Mind Body Swag, Old Navy, GuiltySoles, Zappos, Saks Off 5th, Kohl’s, M. Gemi, Nordstrom, Zalando, Aldo, Steve Madden, Mango, Wanted Shoes, The Iconic, StyleTread, Topshop, Jessica Buurman, Office, Parfois

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Update: This post has been updated on October 12, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

How gorgeous are these Cat-Embroidered Suede Slippers by Charlotte Olympia? They are a combination of modern design and a classic silhouette. The mini golden heel exhibits pure luxury and the cat-face embroidery adds a fun, young, and unexpected touch. Unfortunately, the price reflects all of these qualities and makes these wonderful flats merely unattainable. However, we have very similar options below for each and every budget!

Charlotte Olympia Kitty Cat-Embroidered Suede Slippers in pink and black

Charlotte Olympia Kitty Cat-Embroidered Suede Slippers
($495, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Zappos, Net-A-Porterls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls, Matches Fashionls, Farfetchls, Bloomingdale’s, MyTheresa, Forzieri, S|Sense & Forward by Elyse Walker.

Celebrities Love Charlotte Olympia

Alexa Chung, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kylie Minogue, Anne Hathaway, Katy Perry and Nicky Hilton wearing Charlotte Olympia Kitty Cat-Embroidered Suede Slippers

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Comfity Kitty Velvet Loafers

Update (10/12/2016): Spotted these colorful Charlotte Olympia Kitty dupes by Comfity today! They look so close to the real deal, but cost only $44.99 instead of $495. I also loooove that they come in various (8), bright colors such as pink, purple, yellow and red. Yay!

Comfity Kitty Velvet Loafers in navy, pink and purple (Charlotte Olympia Kitty dupes)

Comfity Kitty Velvet Loafersamazon
($44.99, Amazon)

Qupid Salya-637 Kitty Face Loafers

Update (05/14/2014): Stumbled upon these cute kitty cat loafers by Qupid. Available in various colors!

Qupid Salya-637 Kitty Face Loafers in black (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

Qupid Salya-637 Kitty Face Loafersamazon
($24.99, Amazon)

Wet Seal Cat Flats

Update (12/29/2013): Found these cat flats at Wet Seal and wanted to share them with our readers. So cute and a total at only $16.90!

Wet Seal Cat Flats in black faux suede (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

Wet Seal Cat Flats
($16.90, Wet Seal)

Vaneli “Agace” Cat-Face Loafers

Update (10/11/2013): Check out these super fab Charlotte Olympia Kitty dupes by Vaneli. You can get them for $84.99 (sale price!).

Vaneli "Agace" Cat-Face Velvet Loafers in black (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

Vaneli “Agace” Cat-Face Loafers
($76.99, 6pm)

Forever 21 Cool Cat Flats

Update (10/11/2013): Also stumbled upon these cat-face loafers at Forever 21 which are a budget-friendly alternative to the pricey Charlotte Olympia originals.

Forever 21 Cool Cat Flats in black faux suede (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

Forever 21 Cool Cat Flats
($22.80, Forever 21)

Union Bay Kitty Loafers

Update (07/25/2013): And here’s another budget-friendly Charlotte Olympia inspired cat face loafer! By Union Bay.

Union Bay Kitty Loafers in black (Charlotte Olympia Cat Face knockoffs)

Union Bay Kitty Loafersamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

dELiA*s “Meow” Cat-Face Loafers

Update (07/15/2013): Just stumbled upon yet another Charlotte Olympia look-a-like! Check out these cat-face loafers at dELiA*s.

dELiA*s "Meow" Cat-Face Loafers in black faux suede (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

dELiA*s “Meow” Cat-Face Loafers
($14.90, dELiA*s)

Jessica Buurman “CHARLIE” Kitty Embroidered Suede Flats

Update (06/10/2013): One of our readers pointed us to yet another Charlotte Olympia Kitty loafer alternative. Check out these fab suede cat face slippers by Jessica Buurman! They’re currently on sale for $99 and are also available in pink velvet and red suede. Thanks for the heads-up, PHB!

Jessica Buurman "CHARLIE" Kitty Embroidered Suede Flats in black (Charlotte Olympia look-a-likes)

Jessica Buurman “CHARLIE” Kitty Embroidered Suede Flats
($99, Jessica Buurman)

Buroch Cat Face Embroidery Ballet Flat Shoes

Update (05/17/2013): Found another great Charlotte Olympia Kitty alternative for under $50 by Buroch. They’re available at Chicwish and are currently on sale for $42.42.

Buroch Cat Face Embroidery Ballet Flat Shoes in black faux suede (Charlotte Olympia Kitty look-a-likes)

Buroch Cat Face Embroidery Ballet Flat Shoes
($42.42, Chicwish)

Jon Josef “Gatsby” Velvet Cat Flat Loafers

Update (02/12/2013): Just stumbled upon these fabulous cat-face velvet slippers by Jon Josef which look so much like the Charlotte Olympia originals. Aren’t they adorably cute! Available in black or blue velvet.

Jon Josef "Gatsby" Velvet Cat Flat Loafers in black (Charlotte Olympia knockoffs)

Jon Josef “Gatsby” Velvet Cat Flat Loaferscj
($155, Footnotes Online)

Boohoo “Parie” Suedette Cat Face Slippers

Update (09/11/2012): Here’s another super budget-friendly Charlotte Olympia Kitty alternative by Boohoo. $36 only and shipping to the US is free on orders above $25! Oh, and there’s a lovely $30 wedge version available, too.

Boohoo "Parie" Suedette Cat Face Slippers in black and red (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

Boohoo “Parie” Suedette Cat Face Slippers
($36/£18, Boohoo)

Liliana Mulberry-1 Cat Face Loafers

For casual footwear with certain uniqueness, these Liliana loafers exemplify how a casual flat/loafer should be like. They are chic and can be very elegant; however, they are also equally fun and interesting to look at! Plus, priced at $19.40, they make a very worthy and inexpensive steal while mimicking the designer look pictured above!

Liliana Mulberry-1 Cat Face Loafers in black, pink and blue faux suede (Charlotte Olympia kitty-knockoffs)

Liliana Mulberry-1 Cat Face Loafers
($20.40, GoJane)

Blink Cat Face Slipper Shoes

I have to admit, these Blink Cat Face Slipper Shoes are probably my favorite! They are a mixture of the high-end luxury designer version yet they also maintain the casual-like feel as the steal above. Though they are a bit pricier than the Liliana loafers, they are more refined in terms of their structure. Priced at £34.99 (approx. $55), they seem to be the most similar to the Charlotte Olympia version while still being affordable! Also, for an extra shipping charge they can be shipped to almost every destination!

Blink Cat Face Slipper Shoes in black and leopard print (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

Blink Cat Face Slipper Shoes
(£34.99, New Look)

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