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Slip-on sneakers are a huge, huge trend right now and I have a feeling Givenchy is partly to hold responsible. I’m totally loving their iconic rose print which they put on pretty much every item at the moment and I think the floral print gives these sneakers a nice, feminine touch. But as much as I love these floral slip-ons, would I be willing to spend $570 on them? Probably not.

Givenchy Rose-Print Slip-On Sneakers in black and pink

Givenchy Rose-Print Slip-On Sneakersls
($570, NET-A-PORTER)

P.S.: Also available at Kirna Zabêtels, Barneysls, Saksls, Matches Fashionls & Farfetchls.

Schutz “Rosa” Slip-On Sneakers

UPDATE (08/13/2014): Discovered a high quality Givenchy dupe by Schutz today. Do you like their rose print slip-on sneaker?

Schutz "Rosa" Slip-On Sneakers in black and pink (Givenchy knockoffs)

Schutz “Rosa” Slip-On Sneakerscj
($160, Piperlime)

Choies Floral Print Slip-On Sneakers

UPDATE (06/10/2014): Just stumbled upon these Givenchy floral slip-on dupes at Choies. What do we think about these? Hot or not? Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 15% off any order at Choies.

Choies Floral Print Slip-On Sneakers in black and pink (Givenchy knockoffs)

Choies Floral Print Slip-On Sneakers
($99.99, Choies)

Ssongbyssong Monica Berry Floral Print Sneakers

Luckily, I discovered these cute Givenchy dupes sold by this eBay seller, Ssongbyssong, which I already mentioned once or twice on this blog. They’re made of faux leather and sell for less than 1/10 of the real deal’s price! Score!

Ssongbyssong Monica Berry Floral Print Sneakers in black and pink (Givenchy knockoffs)

Ssongbyssong Monica Berry Floral Print SneakerseBay
($55, eBay)

Image source(s): Kirna Zabête, eBay

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Wasn’t there a moment in every little girl’s life where she has dreamed of being a ballerina? And with ballet flats as lovely looking as these by Chloé, isn’t there still a place in every woman’s heart for that little girl’s dream? Too bad the reality of that $485 price tag keeps most of us away from making that dream come true.

Chloé Criss-Cross Ankle Strap Ballet Flats in blush pink and black

Chloé Criss-Cross Ankle Strap Ballet Flatsls
($485, Saks)

Jenna Dewan Loves Chloé

Actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum has been spotted wearing Chloé Criss-Cross Ankle Strap Ballet Flats.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum wearing nude Chloé Criss-Cross Ankle Strap Ballet Flats

a.n.a “Mercy” Ballet Flats

UPDATE (08/13/2014): These budget-friendly ballet flats by a.n.a are yet another great alternative to the pricey designer original above.

a.n.a "Mercy" Ballet Flats in black (Chloé knockoffs)

a.n.a “Mercy” Ballet Flatsls
($39.99, JCPenney)

Corso Como “Femme” Ankle Wrap Ballet Flats

UPDATE (04/30/2014): Yay, stumbled upon yet another Chloé ballet flat dupe today! Aren’t these Corso Como ballerinas absolutely lovely? Available in black, magenta and rose gold leather.

Corso Como "Femme" Ankle Wrap Ballet Flats in black (Chloé knockoffs)

Corso Como “Femme” Ankle Wrap Ballet Flatsamazon
($71.48, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pmcj, Zapposcj, Onlineshoes.comls & Bloomingdale’sls.

Jessica Simpson “Mandalaye” Square-Toe Ballet Flats

But well, well, what do we have here? The happy ending to our ballerina fairy tale maybe? These ballet flats by Jessica Simpson are a spot-on Chloé dupe yet they cost only $69. Available in blush nude, black and toffee leather.

Jessica Simpson "Mandalaye" Square-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chloé knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Mandalaye” Square-Toe Ballet Flatscj
($69, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Heels.comcj, Lord & Taylorcj, Boscovscj, Dillard’sls & Macy’sls.

Audrey Brooke “Pierre” Criss-Cross Ballet Flats

Another great Chloé alternative, available in black, blush, grey and silver, are these fab ballet flats by Audrey Brooke which sell for very reasonable $59.95.

Audrey Brooke "Pierre" Criss-Cross Ballet Flats in black (Chloé knockoffs)

Audrey Brooke “Pierre” Criss-Cross Ballet Flatscj
($59.95, DSW)

Steven by Steve Madden “KALOROSO” Criss-Cross Ballet Flats

I also came across these criss cross ballet flats from Steven by Steve Madden which are currently on clearance at Steve Madden. If you seize the moment, there’s a promo going on right now where you get an extra 50% off all clearance items which means these fabulous leather flats could be yours for a mere $30! Now that’s what I call a steal! Available in black and navy leather.

Steven by Steve Madden "KALOROSO" Criss-Cross Ballet Flats in black (Chloé knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “KALOROSO” Criss-Cross Ballet Flatsls
($59.99, Steve Madden)

Kenneth Cole Reaction “Pro-Time” Ankle-Strap Ballet Flats

These Kenneth Cole Reaction flats are another option if you’re looking for a budget-friendly Chloé alternative under $50. Available in black, dark grey and pewter metallic.

Kenneth Cole Reaction "Pro-Time" Ankle-Strap Ballet Flats in black (Chloé knockoffs)

Kenneth Cole Reaction “Pro-Time” Ankle-Strap Ballet Flatsamazon
($42.49, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zapposcj, Onlineshoes.comls, PlanetShoescj, Dillard’sls & Macy’sls.

Kimchi Blue Elastic Cross-Strap Flats

One of our fabulous readers, scriibbles, pointed us to yet another Chloé inspired option! Check out these very wallet-friendly criss-cross ballet flats by Kimchi Blue which retail for $19 (sale price!)!

Kimchi Blue Elastic Cross-Strap Flats in black and nude (Chloé knockoffs)

Kimchi Blue Elastic Cross-Strap Flatscj
($19, Urban Outfitters)

Bamboo Standouts-17A Criss Cross Ballet Flats

And here’s the last of the bunch! These Bamboo ballet flats are not what I’d call a dupe, but the design is very similar and the price very affordable. Available in various other colors including nude, pink, white and turquoise.

Bamboo Standouts-17A Criss Cross Ballet Flats in black (Chloé knockoffs)

Bamboo Standouts-17A Criss Cross Ballet Flatsamazon
($31.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ZooShoopjx.

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It was only recently that we have written about how lace up heels have been quite the trend this year. And just when I was about to let this one go and slowly started concentrating on fall footwear, I accidentally came across this laced up beauty by Tom Ford and it was over. What can I say? I am majorly obsessed! The corset-like lace up front silhouette is incredibly sexy, don’t you agree? You know what else is incredible? The astronomical price tag of $1.250 (which, admittedly, is rather on the cheaper side for Tom Ford shoes though).

Tom Ford Lace-Up Platform Sandals in black

Tom Ford Lace-Up Platform Sandalsls
($1.250, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Tom Ford

Celebs such as Rihanna, Jessie J, Kourtney Kardashian and Jada Pinkett Smith have all been spotted wearing Tom Ford Lace-Up Platform Sandals.

Rihanna, Jessie J, Kourtney Kardashian and Jada Pinkett Smith wearing black Tom Ford Lace-Up Platform Sandals

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ALDO “Ailaven” Lace-Up Platform Sandals

UPDATE (08/12/2014): Dicovered these Tom Ford inspired lace-up high heels at ALDO. Available in black or bone.

ALDO "Ailaven" Lace-Up Platform Sandals in black (Tom Ford knockoffs)

ALDO “Ailaven” Lace-Up Platform Sandalsls
($90, ALDO)

P.S.: Also available at ALDO (Canada)ls & ALDO (UK).

Jeffrey Campbell “Enable” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

Since there’s no way I could afford the Tom Ford heels above, I have to turn to the usual suspects when it comes to designer inspired shoes. And in this case it’s Jeffrey Campbell who delivers. I think it is the first time JC doing Tom Ford, but I’m liking what I see so far! “Enable” is Campbell’s homage to Tom Ford’s sexy lace up high heels. The overall design is very similar to Ford’s, I just wish the heel on the JC version were a bit skinnier. But oh well, you can’t have it all I guess.

Jeffrey Campbell "Enable" Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in black suede (Tom Ford knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Enable” Lace-Up High Heel Sandalsls
($138.95, Karmaloop)

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Gianvito Rossi has easily become one of my favorite shoe designers in the last couple years. His last few collections have all been absolutely wonderful and I loved almost every one of Rossi’s shoe styles! Including this summery, nude high heel sandal. I really like how Kim paired hers with both casual and more dressy outfits. Too bad these darlings come with a price tag of $995. Not really my kind of shoe shopping budget, I’m afraid.

Gianvito Rossi Strappy Ankle Cuff Sandals in beige

Gianvito Rossi Strappy Ankle Cuff Sandalsls
($995, NET-A-PORTER)

Kim Kardashian Loves Gianvito Rossi

Socialite, entrepreneur and new mom Kim Kardashian has been spotted wearing Gianvito Rossi Strappy Ankle Cuff Sandals various times.

Kim Kardashian wearing beige Gianvito Rossi Strappy Ankle Cuff Sandals

Via Spiga “Tarren” Strappy Ankle Cuff Sandals

UPDATE (08/12/2014): Stumbled upon these Via Spiga strappy sandals today and thought they would be a great alternative to the Gianvito Rossi heels above.

Via Spiga "Tarren" Strappy Ankle Cuff Sandals in grey and black (Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Via Spiga “Tarren” Strappy Ankle Cuff Sandalsls
($295, NORDSTROM)

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

Heart Soul “Devina” Strappy Dress Heels

Luckily, these Gianvito Rossi dupes by Heart Soul fit totally into my budget. They look so much like their designer counterparts, don’t they? But the best part is that they are currently on sale for a wallet-friendly $49.99! Just don’t expect the same quality from these faux leather heels as from the designer originals made in Italy.

Heart Soul "Devina" Strappy Dress Heels in black and sand (Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Heart Soul “Devina” Strappy Dress Heelsls
($49.99, Kohl’s)

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Real vs. Steal – Acne Pistol Boots

by Irina on August 8, 2014

UPDATE: This post has been updated on August 8, 2014. 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 Bootscj
($570, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Solestruckpjx, Forward by Elyse Walkercj, NET-A-PORTER USls, NET-A-PORTER (International)ls, NORDSTROMls, S|SENSEcj, farfetchls, Saksls, My-Wardrobels, MyTheresals, Barneysls, Matchesls & Kurt Geigerls.

Celebrities Love Acne

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

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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. Available in either black or brown leather.

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

Dune “Platter” Zip Ankle Bootsls
($159, Dune)

P.S.: Also available at Dune (UK)ls & John Lewis.

Forever 21 Zippered Faux Leather Booties

UPDATE (07/20/2014): Stumbled upon these fantastic and wallet-friendly Acne Pistol boot dupes at Forever 21. $27.80 only and available in either black or brown faux leather.

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

Forever 21 Zippered Faux Leather Bootiesls
($27.80, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK)ls & Forever 21 (EU).

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 Boots
(£109.95, Nelly)

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 Bootsdgm
($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)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic.

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)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls & Topshop (DE)zx.

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 Bootiescj
($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 Booties
(€209.95/£159.95, Nelly)

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 Bootscj
($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.comcj.

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 ever 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 very, very well.

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

STEVEN by Steve Madden “PARADOXX” Ankle Bootscj
($44.99, Zappos)

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

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” boot herels.

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)

Nelly Shoes “Low Clara” Ankle Boots

If your budget does not allow for a big splurge and you’re living in the EU, you can get your Acne Pistol fashion fix at Nelly. They have a fab Acne Pistol boot look-a-like for under £50/€50, but be aware that these here are faux leather.

Nelly Shoes "Low Clara" Ankle Boots in black (Acne Pistol Short knockoffs)

Nelly Shoes “Low Clara” Ankle Boots
(£39.95/€56.95, Nelly)

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