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Can we talk about this summer’s hottest footwear trend for a minute? Colorful, charm-embellished Pom Pom lace-up sandals. You’ve probably seen them all over Instagram already and now that summer is approaching, the trend is slowly emerging on the streets as well. It first started with Aquazzurals and Dolce & Gabbana I think; both houses came out with colorful Pom Pom shoes recently. Shortly after the “Penny Lane” lace-up gladiators by Elina Linardaki became a huge success and have started popping up on everyone’s fashion feed. And why wouldn’t they? Each pair is handmade in Greece and contrary to the likes of Aquazzura and Dolce & Gabbana, you don’t have to spend an arm or a leg to flaunt this summer’s hottest “It“-shoe.

Elina Linardaki Penny Lane Pompom Gladiator Sandals

Elina Linardaki Penny Lane Pompom Gladiator Sandalsls
($189, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Jildor, Revolve, Forward by Elyse Walker, Footnotescj, Etsy, Avenue 32, Boutique1ls & Moda Operandi.

Style Bloggers & IGers Love Elina Linardaki

Personal style bloggers and various IGers have been spotted flaunting their Elina Linardaki Penny Lane Pom Pom Gladiator Sandals.

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Sam Edelman “Lisabeth” Beaded Pom Pom Lace-Up Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): Sam Edelman has officially joined the Pom Pom sandal trend game! Their “Lisabeth” sandal which looks astonishingly similar to the Chinese Laundry and River Island version isn’t exactly budget-friendly at $110, but will still save you quite a few dollars compared to the real deal.

Sam Edelman "Lisabeth" Beaded Pom Pom Lace-Up Sandals in tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Sam Edelman “Lisabeth” Beaded Pom Pom Lace-Up Sandalsamazon
($110, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Bloomingdale’s, Sam Edelman, Zappos, Dillard’sls, Shoptiquesls, Lane Crawfordls & Neiman Marcusls.

BP. “Darah” Lace-Up Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): Not ready to spend that much? How about these lovely Elina Linardaki inspired faux leather sandals by BP. then? These colorful darlings could be yours for just $69.95.

BP. "Darah" Lace-Up Sandals in cognac tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane dupes)

BP. “Darah” Lace-Up Sandalsls
($69.95, Nordstrom)

Express Charm Pom Lace-Up Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): Want something even cheaper? Then check out these super cute lace-up sandals I discovered at Express which are currently on sale for a little over $30 and come in either tan or black (and a muted all-tan version).

Express Charm Pom Lace-Up Sandals in tan and black (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Express Charm Pom Lace-Up Sandals
($34.93, Express)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Kayla” Gladiator Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): Another cute alternative is this lace-up sandal Mossimo Supply Co. which isn’t quite as heavy on the Pom Poms and embellishments as the real deal. Price: $29.99.

Mossimo Supply Co. "Kayla" Gladiator Sandals in tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Kayla” Gladiator Sandals
($29.99, Target)

Steve Madden “PomPom” Lace-Up Sandals

Update (07/30/2016): Another great alternative for under $50 are these colorful Pom Pom sandals by Steve Madden which are currently on sale for $49.99 at Saks Off 5th. Steal deal alert!

Steve Madden "PomPom" Lace-Up Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Steve Madden “PomPom” Lace-Up Sandals
($49.99, Saks Off 5th)

SheIn Multicolor Pom-Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals

Update (07/19/2016): Spotted a couple more Elina Linardaki inspired lace-up pom-pom sandals, for example these budget-friendly ones from SheIn which cost less than $40.

SheIn Multicolor Pom-Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane look-alikes)

SheIn Multicolor Pom-Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals
($31.99, SheIn)

P.S.: Also available at Romwe.

Glamorous Embroidered Gladiator Charm Sandals

Update (07/19/2016): Glamorous also has a lovely alternative to the pricey Elina Linardaki Penny Lane version. Price: $47!

Glamorous Embroidered Gladiator Charm Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Glamorous Embroidered Gladiator Charm Sandals
($47, ASOS)

Public Desire “Susanna” Aztec Pom Pom Sandals

Update (07/19/2016): And here’s a more muted version of the pom-pom sandal which can easily be over-the-top. Found at Public Desire for £24.99.

Public Desire "Susanna" Aztec Pom Pom Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Public Desire “Susanna” Aztec Pom Pom Sandals
(£24.99, Public Desire)

MIA “Reanna” Pom-Pom Gladiator Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): So yeah, how amazing are these Penny Lane dupes by MIA? Very, I’d say. Love, love, loooove! Especially the price (under $50)! Get these beauties before they sell out (and trust me, they will!). Oh, and there’s also a lovely non-shaft version called “Renataamazon” available (also here and herels) for even less.

MIA "Reanna" Pom-Pom Gladiator Sandals in multicolor (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane knockoffs)

MIA “Reanna” Pom-Pom Gladiator Sandalsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Bikini Luxe, ShoeMallls, Macy’s & LuLu*s.

Ego “Saskia” Multi Strap Lace Up Pom Pom Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): One of my current Pom Pom sandal faves are these cute gladiator flats which I spotted at Ego for the super steal price of £24.99. These beauties also come in other color combinations and they ship worldwide, yay!

Ego "Saskia" Multi Strap Lace Up Pom Pom Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane knockoffs)

Ego “Saskia” Multi Strap Lace Up Pom Pom Sandals
(£24.99, Ego)

Zonewetwo Pom Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): Discovered these super cute and budget-friendly Pom Pom lace-up sandals by Zonewetwo at Choies. They look so similar to the pricey Elina Linardaki Penny Lanes, but cost less than $30!

Zonewetwo Pom Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals in multicolor (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane knockoffs)

Zonewetwo Pom Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals
($25.90, Choies)

River Island Lace-Up Leather Pom Pom Sandals

Update (06/04/2016): Spotted these $70 real leather Pom Pom sandals at River Island which would make a great Elina Linardaki look for less alternative.

River Island Lace-Up Leather Pom Pom Sandals in brown (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

River Island Lace-Up Leather Pom Pom Sandals
($70, River Island)

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

Chinese Laundry “Posh” Embellished Lace-Up Sandals

If spending $200 on the Pom Pom trend seems unreasonable to you and if you’re too lazy to DIY your own version, here’s a lovely and budget-friendly alternative by Chinese Laundry which will give you the same playful vacation look for $59.95. You better hurry though because these sandals are selling by the minute.

Chinese Laundry "Posh" Embellished Lace-Up Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Posh” Embellished Lace-Up Sandals
($59.95, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, ShoeMallls, Amazonamazon, ZooShoopjx, Chinese Laundry & LuLu*s.

Steve Madden “Cailin” Embellished Lace-Up Flat Sandals

These embellished lace-up sandals by Steve Madden are another great, but more toned down alternative of the Pom Pom lace-up sandal. If you like the basic design concept of these, but really want those Pom Poms poppin’ on your sandals, consider adding a couple of craft store-bought Pom Pomsamazon (cost: less than $10).

Steve Madden "Cailin" Embellished Lace-Up Flat Sandals in natural tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Steve Madden “Cailin” Embellished Lace-Up Flat Sandalsamazon
($49.63, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm, Macy’s & Nordstromls.

Mabu by Maria BK Embellished Leather Sandals

Now these Pom Pom lace-up sandals by Mabu by Maria BK won’t give you any price advantage compared to the Elina Linardaki version, but they are just as beautiful and I wanted to include these in case the Penny Lane sandals sell out and a suitable quality alternative will be needed.

Mabu by Maria BK Embellished Leather Sandals in tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane dupe)

Mabu by Maria BK Embellished Leather Sandalsls
($200, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Etsy.

Schutz “Patricia” Embellished Lace-Up Flat Gladiator Sandals

Last but not least are these super cute and playful lace-up flat sandals by Schutz. They’re missing the dangling Pom Poms, but as I wrote above, you can easily add them yourself, so if you prefer the conceptual design of these not so steal-worthy $190 now: $152 Schutz shoes, consider opting for these instead.

Schutz "Patricia" Embellished Lace-Up Flat Gladiator Sandals in tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Schutz “Patricia” Embellished Lace-Up Flat Gladiator Sandalsls
($152, Shopbop)

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

Image source(s): Revolve, The Sweetest Thing, @heartofchic/@seldacar/@mignonnegavigan/@muzungusisters Instagram, Zappos, Express, Target, Steve Madden, SheIn, Public Desire, Amazon, Ego, Choies, River Island, Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, Shopbop

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Colorful Pom Pom sandals are all the rage this summer, but if you can’t be bothered with complicated and tedious lace-up gladiator styles which take forever to get laced just right, these embellished leather slides by Schutz are a great and just as fabulous alternative – they’re super easy to put on and off which thus makes them the perfect beach or pool shoes for your summer vacation. But if you don’t see yourself spending $160 on a pair of trendy leather slides, well, we just happened to come across an absolute spot-on Schutz “Estelen” look-alike by Steve Madden. The design of Madden’s “Gypsy” is pretty much identical, even the arrangement of the embellishments is almost the exact same! The only noticeable difference here is the $79 price tag on the Steve Maddens which makes them half as expensive as the pricey Schutz sandals. Which slide-on sandals do you prefer, Madden or Schutz? And would you rather splurge or save on this shoe trend? Let us know!

Splurge or Save? - Embellished Sandal Slides: Schutz "Estelen" or Steve Madden "Gypsy"?

Embellished Sandal Slides: Splurge or Save?

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Olivia Miller “Kaara” Embellished Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): Discovered yet another embellished sandal slide today! These cute embellished summer sandals are by Olivia Miller and cost $39.99 at Kohl’s.

Olivia Miller "Kaara" Embellished Sandals in tan (Schutz Estelen dupes)

Olivia Miller “Kaara” Embellished Sandals
($39.99, Kohl’s)

Chinese Laundry “Palma” Flat Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): These Chinese Laundry embellished sandals may be a bit more expensive at $80, but I love their look, especially the green/turquoise version which is my personal favorite.

Chinese Laundry "Palma" Flat Sandals in pink and green tan (Schutz Estelen dupes)

Chinese Laundry “Palma” Flat Sandals
($80, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Chinese Laundry.

Forever 21 Fringed Pom Pom Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): Also came across these fun-colored sandal slides at Forever 21 which also reminded me of the Schutz sandal above. Available in various color combinations for a steal price of $22.90.

Forever 21 Fringed Pom Pom Sandals (Schutz Estelen dupes)

Forever 21 Fringed Pom Pom Sandals
($22.90, Forever 21)

BP. “Abby” Embellished Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): Another great Schutz Estelen inspired alternative are these cute sandal slides by BP. which cost $49.95.

BP. "Abby" Embellished Sandals (Schutz Estelen dupes)

BP. “Abby” Embellished Sandalsls
($49.95, Nordstrom)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Kay” Slide Sandals

Update (01/30/2017): Spotted another awesome budget-friendly “Save” contender at Target. These embellished slides are by Mossimo Supply Co. and cost only $27.99. Steal deal alert!

Mossimo Supply Co. "Kay" Slide Sandals (Schutz Estelen dupes)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Kay” Slide Sandals
($27.99, Target)

Madden Girl “Kreed” Embellished Slide Sandals

Update (01/30/2017): Also found these slides by Madden Girl which are a great alternative to the pricey Schutz sandals are also cheaper than the Steve Madden version ($49 at Macy’s).

Madden Girl "Kreed" Embellished Slide Sandals (Schutz Estelen dupes)

Madden Girl “Kreed” Embellished Slide Sandals
($49, Macy’s)

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

Image source(s): Revolve, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Nordstrom, Forever 21, Target, Macy’s

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So I’m sure a lot of you will absolutely hate Stella McCartney‘s “Britt” flatforms. Not only because of their polarizing design, but also because Stella McCartney doesn’t use animal originated materials for her line yet still charges a whopping $995 for these faux leather brogues. However, I’m also quite positively sure that just as many will loooove Stella McCartney for the very same reasons. While I personally can’t picture myself rocking these babies, I do somehow see its androgynous appeal to others – viewed through the man repelling lens, of course. But the price though? Still a total turn-off!

Stella McCartney Britt Faux Glossed-Leather Platform Brogues in black, tan and white

Stella McCartney Elyse Platform Oxfordsls
($995, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Stella McCartney, S|Sense, Farfetchls, Matches Fashionls, Lane Crawfordls, Net-A-Porterls & MyTheresa.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love Stella McCartney

Various style bloggers and fashion insiders (including Stella McCartney herself) have been spotted wearing Stella McCartney Britt Faux Glossed-Leather Platform Brogues.

Style Bloggers and Fashion Insiders wearing black Stella McCartney Britt Faux Glossed-Leather Platform Brogues

Pull & Bear Metallic Flatform Shoes

Update (03/20/2017): Spotted these shiny silver flatforms by Pull & Bear today and had to add them to the dupe list ASAP. The price of $55 isn’t too bad either.

Pull & Bear Metallic Flatform Shoes in silver (Stella McCartney Britt / Elyse dupes)

Pull & Bear Metallic Flatform Shoes
($55, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at Pull & Bear (EU + UK).

Shiekh Mena-01 Platform Lace-Up Shoes

Update (03/20/2017): Also stumbled upon these patent Stella McCartney inspired platform shoes at Shiekh which come in either black, nude or burgundy and cost $39.99. What a steal deal!

Shiekh Mena-01 Platform Lace-Up Shoes in nude and black patent (Stella McCartney Britt / Elyse inspired)

Shiekh Mena-01 Platform Lace-Up Shoes
($39.99, Shiekh)

Wanted “Belllos” Lace-Up Oxford Shoes

Update (03/20/2017): And I managed to find an all-black version in patent faux leather by Wanted for less than $50. Score!

Wanted "Belllos" Lace-Up Oxford Shoes in black patent (Stella McCartney Britt / Elyse dupes)

Wanted “Belllos” Lace-Up Oxford Shoes
($49.95, DSW)

Beltrami “Sienna” Lace-Up Oxford Flatforms

Update (08/25/2016): Spotted yet another Stella McCartney dupe today! Check out this lace-up flatform by Beltrami. Yay or nay?

Beltrami "Sienna" Lace-Up Oxford Flatforms in black (Stella McCartney Elyse / Britt dupes)

Beltrami “Sienna” Lace-Up Oxford Flatforms
($199.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Schutz Shiny Platforms

Update (08/25/2016): Another Stella McCartney inspired option are these platform shoes by Schutz which come in either shiny black or silver metallic for $109.98 AUD (sale price!). You like?

Schutz Shiny Platforms in silver and black (Stella McCartney Britt / Elyse inspired)

Schutz Shiny Platforms
($109.98 AUD, The Iconic)

Sol Sana “Megan” Lace-Up Wedge Platform Oxfords

Update (07/14/2016): Please check out these absolutely spot-on Stella McCartney dupes by Sol Sana! Aren’t they just gorgeous? I’ve been a little obsessed with these and feel really tempted to buy them, but their price tag of €209.95 is kind of killing my budget. Boohoo!

Sol Sana "Megan" Lace-Up Wedge Platform Oxfords in silver and black patent (Stella McCartney Elyse / Britt dupes)

Sol Sana “Megan” Lace-Up Wedge Platform Oxfords
(€209.95, Zalando)

Chase & Chloe Tylor-1 Lace-Up Platform Oxfords

Update (03/24/2016): OMGALERT! Look what I just discovered! Spot-on Stella McCartney Britt/Elyse dupes by Chase & Chloe for under $50! AH-mazing! Available in black or nude faux patent leather. You better get these ASAP as I’m sure these babies will sell out in no time!

Chase & Chloe Tylor-1 Lace-Up Platform Oxfords in black and nude faux patent (Stella McCartney Britt / Elyse knockoffs)

Chase & Chloe Tylor-1 Lace-Up Platform Oxfords
($49.99, Shiekh)

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

Steve Madden “Korrie” Lace-Up Platform Shoes

Update (03/30/2016): And here’s another Stella McCartney inspired alternative by Steve Madden. Available in black, nude and silver for $99.95.

Steve Madden "Korrie" Lace-Up Platform Shoes in nude and black (Stella McCartney Britte / Elyse inspired)

Steve Madden “Korrie” Lace-Up Platform Shoesls
($99.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Jildor, Zappos, Nordstromls, Revolve, ShoeMallls, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Lord & Taylorls, Shoebuyls, Steve Maddenls & Zalando.

Jeffrey Campbell “Kirby” Lace-Up Platform Oxford Shoes

Update (03/24/2016): Also spotted these fab Stella McCartney inspired oxford shoes by Jeffrey Campbell with a non-rigged platform sole.

Jeffrey Campbell "Kirby" Lace-Up Platform Oxford Shoes in black (Stella McCartney Britt / Elyse knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Kirby” Lace-Up Platform Oxford Shoes
($189.95, Ashbury Skies)

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

Mango “Kenji” Contrast Platform Shoes

Update (12/23/2015): While browsing Mango‘s new arrivals, I discovered these platform lace-up shoes which instantly reminded me of Stella McCartney’s Britts above.

Mango "Kenji" Contrast Platform Shoes in black (Stella McCartney Britt dupes)

Mango “Kenji” Contrast Platform Shoes
($64.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU)tradedoubler.

JY Shoes Genuine Leather Wedge Oxfords

Update (12/23/2015): I also spotted these amazing, spot-on genuine leather Stella McCartney Elyse/Britt dupes by JY Shoes a few days ago. They’re not exactly cheap at $179.46, but could be worth the investment if you really like the style and want a high-quality look-alike.

JY Shoes Genuine Leather Wedge Oxfords in black and nude (Stella McCartney Britt dupes)

JY Shoes Genuine Leather Wedge Oxfords
($179.46, YesStyle)

P.S.: Similar versions are also available by Glamkicks & SouthBay Shoes.

Choies Patent Lace Up Flatform Shoes

Update (04/17/2015): Discovered these shiny patent Stella McCartney Britt dupes at Choies. Also check out the non-patent faux leather version for under $50 here.

Choies Patent Lace Up Flatform Shoes in black patent (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

Choies Patent Lace Up Flatform Shoes
($127.99, Choies)

Tony Bianco “Peppa” Lace-Up Platform Oxfords

Update (01/29/2015): Australian Stella McCartney fans on a budget rejoice! Tony Bianco have come up with a pretty spot-on Britt look-a-like which you can buy for $80 AUD.

Tony Bianco "Peppa" Lace-Up Platform Oxfords in black, tan and white (Stella McCartney Britt knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Peppa” Lace-Up Platform Oxfords
($80 AUD, Tony Bianco)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Jeffrey Campbell “Berliner” Lace-Up Platform Oxfords

Enter Jeffrey Campbell. Crazy shoe designs have always been a part of the brand’s aesthetical vision, so I wasn’t the least surprised to find this Stella McCartney “Britt” dupe in JC’s repertoire. As usual, Jeffrey Campbell’s prices aren’t the easiest on a middle-class woman’s budget, but the design is spot-on and they’re still more than $800 cheaper than the pricey originals. Make sure to also check out JC’s “Zeppolels“; same design, but with a beautiful baby blue suede upper!

Jeffrey Campbell "Berliner" Lace-Up Platform Oxfords in black patent, tan and white (Stella McCartney Britt knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Berliner” Lace-Up Platform Oxfordsamazon
($174.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Ashbury Skies & Nordstromls.

Dabagirl Contrast Platform-Heel Oxfords

If you’re looking for something less expensive, you might wan to consider these oxford lace-up platforms by Dabagirl instead which are selling for $74.61 (sale price!). The design is very similar to Stella McCartney’s “Britt”, plus they’re also made of faux leather (if this is an important aspect for you). Available in black and nude.

Dabagirl Contrast Platform-Heel Oxfords in black, tan and white (Stella McCartney Britt knockoffs)

Dabagirl Contrast Platform-Heel Oxfords
($74.61, YesStyle)

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Writing up a post about these “Ceinture” buckled booties by Balenciaga is a tough one for me. Why? Well, mainly because I don’t find myself very attracted to this type of masculine biker boots. Nor am I tall or skinny enough to pull off such a bulky boot. However, since these boots have been making the rounds on a number of style blogs and celebs lately, here you go with a couple of budget-friendly alternatives.

Balenciaga Ceinture Cutout Buckled Booties in black

Balenciaga Ceinture Double-Buckle-Strap Bootsls
($1.275, Nordstrom)

Also available at Balenciaga, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, Matches Fashion, MyTheresa, Browns Fashion, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Balenciaga

Miley Cyrus, Mary-Kate Olsen, Nicole Richie, Dakota Fanning, Rashida Jones and Nina Dobrev wearing black Balenciaga Cutout Buckled Booties

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Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots

Update (03/20/2017): One of our readers alerted us about these budget-friendly Balenciaga look-alike boots by Pull & Bear which retail for £39.99/€45.99. Thank you for the tip, Serena!

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots
(£39.99/€45.99, Pull & Bear)

Bucco “Sai” Cutout Platform Boots

Update (03/13/2017): Spotted another Balenciaga Ceinture inspired buckle boot today! It’s by Bucco is currently on sale for less than $30 and comes in either black or brown faux leather.

Bucco "Sai" Cutout Platform Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Bucco “Sai” Cutout Platform Bootsamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

River Island “Rudy” Patent Cut-Out Boots

Update (07/31/2016): 3 years after posting our last designer steal find, we finally came across a brand new Balenciaga Ceinture dupe: it’s by River Island and costs only $40 (sale price!). But hurry, only very few sizes left!

River Island Rudy Patent Cut-Out Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

River Island “Rudy” Patent Cut-Out Boots
($40, River Island)

Also available at River Island (UK)ls, River Island (EU + Rest of the World), ASOS & Zalando.

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Boots

Update (07/31/2016): We also happened to discover these fab and spot-on Balenciaga boot look-alikes by XCC at Amazon for under $90. What do you think?

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Boots in black patent (Balenciaga Ceinture look-alikes)

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Bootsamazon
($85.93, Amazon)

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots

Update (07/31/2016): Spotted these fab Balenciaga-like boots by Bestowal at Choies which are made of genuine leather and come in either black or black patent leather.

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots in black patent (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots
($96.90, Choies)

Wanted “Plaza” Buckled Cut-Out Booties

Update (09/16/2013): And I stumbled upon yet another budget-friendly Balenciaga dupe! Check out these faux leather buckle cut-out boots by Wanted. Only $19.94!

Wanted "Plaza" Buckled Cut-Out Booties in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Wanted “Plaza” Buckled Cut-Out Booties
($19.94, DSW)

Jessica Buurman “CRUSH” Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (08/16/2013): Whoa! Now look at these fabulous, almost identical Balenciaga dupes by Jessica Buurman which are available in different colors and finishes and either with gold or silver hardware. Looking pretty awesome, right? Shhhh, use promo code “XOXOJESS” at checkout and you’ll receive 10% off your order!

Jessica Buurman "CRUSH" Buckled Cutout Boots in black and gold (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “CRUSH” Buckled Cutout Boots
($159, Jessica Buurman)

Chicnova Chunky Cut Out Buckled Boots

Update (08/16/2013): And here we go again with yet another Balenciaga Buckle Bootie alternative. This one comes from Chicnova and is made of PU leather.

Chicnova Retro PU Leather Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Chicnova Chunky Cut Out Buckled Boots
($32.93, Oasap)

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Booties

Update (08/16/2013): If you need a more wallet-friendly Balenciaga fix, this cutout boot by Qupid is a great Balenciaga Ceinture look-alike for under $20! Yay!

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Booties in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Bootiesamazon
($16.99, Amazon)

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers

Update (08/03/2013): Wild Diva have made a creeper version out of the highly coveted Balenciaga boots and called it Credence-11! Available in black or burgundy.

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers
($32.90, CiCi Hot)

Office Ultimate 2 Buckled Ankle Boots

Update (04/03/2013): Found yet another great Balenciaga inspired buckle boot! This one’s by Office, it costs £38 and there are only a few limited sizes left, so if you like these, you better hurry up to get these!

Office "Ultimate" Buckled Ankle Boots in black (Balenciaga look-a-likes)

Office Ultimate 2 Buckled Ankle Boots
(£38, Office)

Windsor Smith “Envy” Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (01/26/2013): Just came across another great Balenciaga boot look-a-like by Windsor Smith. If you prefer a patent version, check out the “Encore” boot, also by Windsor Smith.

Windsor Smith "Envy" Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Windsor Smith “Envy” Buckled Cutout Bootsls
($179.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Soles “Magento” Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (01/26/2013): Also found a second Australian Balenciaga alternative by Soles.

Soles "Magento" Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Soles “Magento” Buckled Cutout Bootsls
($159.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Steve Madden “AVE-A” Buckle Boots

As of now Steve Madden‘s “AVE-A” Buckle Boots are probably the closest and cheapest match to the Balenciaga boots.

Steve Madden "AVE-A" Buckle Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Steve Madden “AVE-A” Buckle Bootsls
($99.99, Steve Madden)

Topshop “ARABEL” Cut Out Boots

Topshop comes in second in terms of the Balenciaga look with their $170 “ARABEL” boot that is also available in white and a black studded version.

Topshop "ARABEL" Cut Out Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Topshop “ARABEL” Cut Out Boots
($170, Topshop)

Jeffrey Campbell “Roscoe” Cutout Boots

And of course, Jeffrey Campbell has come up with their own interpretation of Balenciaga’s bulky biker boot and named it “Roscoe”. It’s the most expensive of all look for less options ($248), but I like the shape of this boot the most and it’s the closest to the original.

Jeffrey Campbell "Roscoe" Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Roscoe” Cutout Boots
($67.50, Nordstrom Rack)

Jeffrey Campbell “Coltrane” Buckled Cutout Boots

Our reader Devon has found another Balenciaga boot look-a-like by Jeffrey Campbell which is even more similar than the “Roscoe” boot. Check out the “Coltrane” which comes in an array of uppers and colors and retails for $185!

Jeffrey Campbell "Coltrane" Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Coltrane” Buckled Cutout Boots
($194.95, Nordstrom)

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Leave it to Chanel to make us crave those #grannyshoes we all deemed ugly when we were teenagers. And if it weren’t for Chanel and the iconic CC-logo on the side of the heel, I doubt these would have been quite as popular as they are right now, but even though I know the greater part of the allure of these shoes can be traced back to just being by Chanel, I somehow still understand why so many bloggers and fashion insiders are so in love with these. The two-tone cap-toe, the mid-height block heel, the convenient slingback; it’s the perfect example of 50s retro chic and an absolute timeless classic. By pairing these shoes with modern pieces such as ripped skinny jeans or a cool biker jacket, you will keep yourself from looking like an actual granny in these. And while I don’t know what the exact retail price is for these, we’re talking about Chanel here after all, so I think it’s safe to say that they’re expensive. And apparently very hard to get ahold of these days.

Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps in beige and black

Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps
(~$1.500, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love Chanel

Personal style bloggers and fashion insiders such as Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl), Pernille Teisbaek (Look de Pernille), Miroslava Duma, Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Leandra Medine (Manrepeller) have all been spotted wearing Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl), Pernille Teisbaek (Look de Pernille), Miroslava Duma, Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Leandra Medine (Manrepeller) wearing Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps

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Sam Edelman “Leah” Cutout Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

Update (03/17/2017): I think I just found my new favorite Chanel slingback dupe! Check out these amazing cap-toe block heel pumps by Sam Edelman! So similar to the real deal, don’t you think? Loooove! Also available in silver/black and black/black suede. Price: $120. Make sure to use promo code “LTDAYS” at checkout to get 20% off regular and sale items at Lord & Taylor (offer valid through March 29th at 11:59 PM EST, some exclusions may apply) which would lower the price of these darling to less than $100.

Sam Edelman "Leah" Cutout Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in nude and black (Chanel dupes)

Sam Edelman “Leah” Cutout Cap-Toe Slingback Pumpsls
($120, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Sam Edelman & Zappos.

Pull & Bear Slingback High Heel Shoes with Toe Cap

Update (03/17/2017): Also discovered these super fab faux suede cap-toe heels at Pull & Bear which instantly reminded me of the iconic Chanel slingbacks above. And at £25.99 (or €29.99) they’re super budget-friendly as well!

Pull & Bear Slingback High Heel Shoes with Toe Cap in nude and black faux suede (Chanel inspired)

Pull & Bear Slingback High Heel Shoes with Toe Cap
(£25.99/€29.99, Pull & Bear)

River Island Slingback Block Heels

Update (09/20/2016): Just spotted these cute Chanel inspired cap-toe suede slingbacks at River Island. They come in various colors and uppers and cost $50 (sale price!).

River Island Slingback Block Heels in cream and black suede (Chanel dupes)

River Island Slingback Block Heels
($50, River Island)

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

Ivanka Trump “Liah” Slingback Block-Heel Pumps

Update (06/29/2016): OMG, I’m officially in designer dupe heaven! Now please take a long look at these gorgeous and spot-on Chanel look-alike pumps by Ivanka Trump. The search for the perfect Chanel slingback dupe is finally over! These are available in either nude, black or grey suede and retail for $125. It’s not the cheapest Chanel dupe, but probably worth the investment (made of genuine leather). I promise you, these shoes will sell out in less than a week, so if you find yourself fancying a pair, don’t wait (they won’t last until sale season) and buy them now! Make sure to use promo code “SIGNATURE” at checkout to get 20% off regular and sale price items (offer valid now through March 20th at 11:59 PM EST).

Ivanka Trump "Liah" Slingback Block-Heel Pumps in nude, black and grey (Chanel knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Liah” Slingback Block-Heel Pumpsls
($125, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, 6pm, Macy’s, Nordstromls & Nordstrom Rack.

Kaitlyn Pan Two-Tone Block Heel Slingback Pumps

Update (06/20/2016): And Kaitlyn Pan strikes again! Just discovered yet another gorgeous designer shoe dupe! Love, love, looooove these Chanel slingback look-alikes which are made of genuine sheepskin leather and cost under $90. The customer reviews are also raving as usual for Kaitlyn Pan shoes. Definitely got to get myself a pair!

Kaitlyn Pan Two-Tone Block Heel Slingback Pumps in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Kaitlyn Pan Two-Tone Block Heel Slingback Pumpsamazon
($84.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Etsy (alternative buying option for non-US based buyers).

Mango “Orly” Slingback Pumps

Update (06/20/2016): I also spotted these lovely Chanel inspired faux suede slingback shoes at Mango which cost $59.99. They don’t have the contrasting black cap-toe front, but the overall look of these slingback is still very reminiscent of Chanel, don’t you think?

Mango "Orly" Slingback Pumps in nude faux suede (Chanel knockoffs)

Mango “Orly” Slingback Pumps
($59.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Vaneli “Aliz” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

Update (03/29/2016): And just like that Chanel dupes are starting to come in! This one’s by Vaneli and it’s available in either nude/black or black/black for $150.

Vaneli "Aliz" Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Vaneli “Aliz” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
($150, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Nordstromls, Jildor & Bluefly.

New Look Suedette Slingback Pumps

Update (03/30/2016): I also discovered these cute and budget-friendly faux suede slingback cap-toe pumps by New Look which retail for £8 (sale price!).

New Look Suedette Slingback Pumps in tan and black (Chanel dupes)

New Look Suedette Slingback Pumps
(£8, New Look)

P.S.: Also available at New Look (EU) & ASOS.

Jill-YBC Contrast Toe Heeled Shoes

Update (03/24/2016): OMGSHOEALERT! Just discovered these amazing and spot-on Chanel dupes by Jill-YBC and guess what? They’re under $35! What a steal deal! Available in beige/black or black/black faux leather. A non-slingback flat version is available here for $34.90. Choies was so nice to provide a pair of these shoes for us to review and we can honestly say that these Chanel dupes are lovely, especially considering the price! True to size, well made and durable. Definitely a recommendation from our side.

Jill-YBC Contrast Toe Heeled Shoes in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Jill-YBC Contrast Toe Heeled Shoes
($33.90, Choies)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Amazonamazon.

Kimi Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

If you can’t spend that much money, here’s a very budget-friendly Chanel dupe by Kimi which is currently on sale for a little over $20. This one comes also in a black/black and in a beige/black faux suede version.

Kimi Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in beige and black (Chanel look-alikes)

Kimi Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
($22.14, YesStyle)

P.S.: Similar versions are also available by Pastel Pairs, JY Shoes & Anran.

Heine Two-Tone Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

Deal: Sign up to the Heine newsletter and get a €5 discount on your order!

For all you European Chanel lovers and budget-conscious fashionistas out there, I have discovered these beautiful slingbacks by Heine which are obviously heavily inspired by the Chanel shoes above. They’re currently on backorder and will approximately ship around mid-April, but you can pre-order these now and get your hands on these beauties before they sell out once again. Available in beige/black or beige/rose pink for €69.90.

Heine Two-Tone Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in nude and black (Chanel dupes)

Heine Two-Tone Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
(€69.90, Heine)

P.S.: Also available at Kaleidoscope & I’m walking.

Jeffrey Campbell “Tulloch” Cap-Toe Pumps

Another great Chanel inspired alternative are these lovely cap-toe pumps by Jeffrey Campbell which are $139.95 and come in beige/black, taupe/black and red/black.

Jeffrey Campbell "Tulloch" Cap-Toe Pumps in beige and black (Chanel inspired)

Jeffrey Campbell “Tulloch” Cap-Toe Pumpsls
($139.95, Nordstrom)

Office “Maddie” Slingback Toe Cap Block Heels

And one last Chanel alternative for all my lovely UK readers. Now these beige/black suede slingbacks from Office might not be an identical dupe, but they’re still close enough to serve as a great Chanel look for less, wouldn’t you agree? Plus, there’s also a closed back version named “Madison” available here which costs £38 (sale price!) as well.

Office "Maddie" Slingback Toe Cap Block Heels in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Office “Maddie” Slingback Toe Cap Block Heels
(£38, Office)

Image source(s): Chanel, Keep it Chic, @chiaraferragni/@pernilleteisbaek Instagram, Gary Pepper, Song of Style, Lindley Pless, Zappos, Pull & Bear, River Island, Nordstrom, Amazon, Mango, Lori’s, New Look, Choies, Jessica Buurman, YesStyle, Heine, Designs by Stephene, Office

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