Ankle Boots

Update: This post has been updated on May 21, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Up until recently British designer J.W. Anderson hasn’t been on my fashion radar, but now that I’ve seen his latest womenswear collections, especially the bags and the shoes, I immediately subscribed to his various social media channels in order to never miss out on his future creations again. But let me give you an example of J.W. Anderson’s unique aesthetic first: look at these gorgeous asymmetrical pointy ruffle booties below! I love the boldness of the ruffles and the fact that the asymmetric arrangement forms a forward-facing arrow when both feet are standing next to each other. What I’m not loving though is the price: $840 in retail and even the sale price of $570.99 is still pretty hefty!

J.W. Anderson Ruffle Ankle Booties in black

J.W. Anderson Ruffle Booties
($570.99, Need Supply Co.)

Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Matches Fashionls, Farfetchls, Moda Operandi, Selfridges, MyTheresa, S|Sense, Barneysls, Italistls, Yoox, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love J.W. Anderson

Various personal style bloggers such as Mary Seng (Happily Grey) and Zina Charkoplia (Fashionvibe) as well as fashion insiders like Pernille Teisbaek have been spotted wearing J.W. Anderson Ruffle Ankle Boots.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insider wearing J.W. Anderson Ruffle Ankle Boots

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Jessica Buurman “Adye” Ruffled Booties

Update (05/21/2017): Came across these spot-on J.W. Anderson ruffle boot dupes at Jessica Buurman today. Prices vary from $145 (synthetic suede) to $159 (genuine suede). Make sure to use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman.

Jessica Buurman "Adye" Ruffled Booties in black and tan suede (J.W. Anderson dupes)

Jessica Buurman “Adye” Ruffled Booties
($145-$159, Jessica Buurman)

Office “Luscious” Ruffle Ankle Boots

If you’re searching for a similar look, check out these ruffle booties by Office. They are heeled and the ruffle arrangement is not quite as extreme and bold as on the J.W. Anderson original, but for £50 (sale price!) these are a pretty fab alternative to the pricey real deal! Also available in black suede.

Office "Luscious" Ruffle Ankle Boots in black (J.W. Anderson inspired)

Office “Luscious” Ruffle Ankle Boots
(£50, Office)

P.S.: Also available at Offlice London (DE), Amazon.co.ukamazon & Amazon.deamazon.

Image source(s): Need Supply Co., @happilygrey/Instagram, Look de Pernille, Fashionvibe, Jessica Buurman, Office Shoes

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Update: This post has been updated on May 1, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

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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Romwe Buckle Cutout Boots

Update (05/01/2017): Discovered these budget-friendly Balenciaga boot dupes at Romwe today. Spot-on to the real deal, don’t you think? And they’re only $35.99!

Romwe Buckle Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Romwe Buckle Cutout Boots
($35.99, Romwe)

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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Update: This post has been updated on February 9, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

While I was still majorly crushing for the “Pistol” boots, somehow Acne‘s “Jensen” chelsea boot has managed to gain quite some popularity in the fashion world, especially among fashion bloggers. You really have to leave it to Acne to only have to tweak a few minimal details on a simple boot design here and there and – BOOM! – bestseller! I love all the pointy details of the Jensen boot, just not its price of $560!

Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots in black and beige

Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Bootsls
($560, Nordstrom)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Shopbopls, Foward by Elyse Walker, Acne Studios, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls, S|Sense, Bergdorf Goodmanls, MyTheresa, Monnier Frères & Matches Fashionls.

Style Bloggers Love Acne Studios

Personal style bloggers such as Helena (Brooklyn Blonde), Lee (FIGTNY), Melanie (The Tia Fox) and Julia (Gal meets Glam) have all been spotted wearing Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots.

Helena (Brooklyn Blonde), Lee (FIGTNY), Melanie (The Tia Fox) and Julia (Gal meets Glam) wearing Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots

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Express Faux Suede Pointed Toe Booties

Update (02/09/2017): Spotted these lovely Acne Jensen inspired faux suede booties at Express today. Price: $59.90. Steal deal alert!

Express Faux Suede Pointed Toe Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Express Faux Suede Pointed Toe Booties
($59.90, Express)

Spurr “Piper” Ankle Boots

Update (02/09/2017): Also came across these Jensen look-alike chelsea booties by Spurr which come in either black, taupe or black faux suede and cost $69.95 AUD.

Spurr "Piper" Ankle Boots in taupe faux suede and black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Spurr “Piper” Ankle Boots
($69.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Ankle Boots

Update (12/29/2016): Didn’t expect Forever 21 to come up with such a spot-on and totally gorgeous Acne Jensen boot dupe, but hey I’m not complaining! Price: $32.90, so get this steal deal while it’s still available.

Forever 21 Pointed-Toe Metal Tip Chelsea Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Ankle Boots
($32.90, Forever 21)

Also at Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

And Other Stories Pointed-Toe Leather Chelsea Boots

Update (12/25/2016): Spotted these amazing Acne Jensen boot dupes at And Other Stories today. The only noticeable difference is the missing metal toe cap, otherwise they’re pretty much identical. Also, these chelsea boots are pretty reasonably priced at $155 and come in either black smooth leather or black and burgundy suede. So in love with these booties!

And Other Stories Pointed-Toe Leather Chelsea Boots in black and burgundy suede (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

And Other Stories Pointed-Toe Leather Chelsea Boots
($155, & Other Stories)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yalyn” Metal Studded Leather Chelsea Booties

Update (11/30/2016): Stumbled upon these almost identical Acne Jensen dupes by Marc Fisher LTD which have star-shaped stud-details in the back that look a lot like Valentino (see here for comparison). Plus, they’re currently on sale for $109.99 at Amazon (down from $199).

Marc Fisher LTD Yalyn Metal Studded Leather Chelsea Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yalyn” Metal Studded Leather Chelsea Bootiesamazon
($109.99, Amazon)

Also at 6pm, Lord & Taylorls & Marc Fisherls.

Bronx “Carter” Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots

Update (11/11/2016): Discovered these spot-on Jensen dupes by Bronx which look so much like the real deal, but cost so much less. Steal deal alert!

Bronx "Carter" Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Bronx “Carter” Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Bootsamazon
(£103.24, Amazon.co.uk)

Also available at Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon, About You & Edited.

Buffalo Pointy Chelsea Boots

Update (11/11/2016): Also spotted these amazing Acne Jensen look-alike booties by Buffalo today and just had to share them with you.

Buffalo Pointy Chelsea Boots in taupe suede and black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Buffalo Pointy Chelsea Boots
(€40, Buffalo)

Also available at Zalando, Otto, About You & About You #2.

Bianco Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots

Update (11/11/2016): This Bianco bootie lacks the metal cap to be a perfect Acne dupe, but otherwise the design is pretty much spot-on!.

Bianco Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Bianco Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots
(€127.95, Zalando)

Sixtyseven “Emilia” Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots

Update (11/11/2016): I also like these suede ankle booties by Sixtyseven which also remind me of the Acne Jensen chelsea boots heavily. Available in black or brown suede for under €80.

Sixtyseven "Emilia" Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots in brown and black suede (Acne Studios Jensen inspired)

Sixtyseven “Emilia” Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots
(€79.95, Zalando)

Also available in black smooth leather at Görtz.

Guess “Safarri” Pointy Ankle Booties

Update (11/11/2016): And here’s another Acne inspired ankle boot! It’s by Guess, comes in various colors and uppers and is currently on sale for $44.99 at Amazon (was $139).

Guess "Safarri" Pointy Ankle Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen inspired)

Guess “Safarri” Pointy Ankle Bootiesamazon
($44.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm, Guessls, Guess (Canada)ls, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon, Omoda.

Old Navy Faux-Leather Pointy Ankle Boots

Update (08/29/2016): Here’s another lovely and budget-friendly Acne Jensen alternative I discovered today at Old Navy. Looks so much like the real deal, but costs only $26 (sale price)!

Old Navy Faux-Leather Pointy Ankle Boots in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupe)

Old Navy Faux-Leather Pointy Ankle Boots
($26, Old Navy)

Steve Madden “Anella” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (08/24/2016): Came across these lovely suede chelsea boots by Steve Madden which are a great alternative to the Acne Jensen booties above. Available in black or taupe suede for $49.98 (sale price!).

Steve Madden "Anella" Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots in taupe and black suede (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Steve Madden “Anella” Pointed-Toe Ankle Bootsls
($49.98, Steve Madden)

NA-KD Pointy Chelsea Boots

Update (07/14/2016): Just spotted these fab and budget-friendly faux leather Acne Jensen boot dupes at NA-KD. Price: $19.32.

NA-KD Pointy Chelsea Boots in black and faux suede (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

NA-KD Pointy Chelsea Bootsls
($19.32, NA-KD)

Human Premium “Dena” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (04/29/2016): And here’s another stylish Acne Studios Jensen boot look-alike! By Human Premium, price: $119.97 AUD (sale price!), available in black leather or tan suede.

Human Premium "Dena" Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots in black and tan suede (Acne Studios Jensen knockoffs)

Human Premium “Dena” Pointed-Toe Ankle Bootsls
($111.97 AUD, StyleTread)

Alias Mae “Dexter” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (03/16/2016): Stumbled upon another great Acne Studios Jensen dupe today! These pointy ankle boots by Alias Mae retail for $219.95 AUD and come in various colors and uppers.

Alias Mae "Dexter" Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Alias Mae “Dexter” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots
($153.97 AUD, The Iconic)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yale” Pointy Toe Chelsea Booties

Luckily, I’ve pretty much found the perfect Acne Jensen dupe in these chelsea boots by Marc Fisher LTD which retail for less than one third of the real deal’s price and are available in an array of colors and uppers. Score!

Marc Fisher LTD "Yale" Pointy Toe Chelsea Booties (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yale” Pointy Toe Chelsea Bootiesamazon
($179, Amazon)

Also available at Lord & Taylorls, Zappos, 6pm, Nordstromls, Marc Fisherls, Bloomingdale’s & Belk.

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, S|Sense, Brooklyn Blonde, FIGTNY, The Tia Fox, Gal meets Glam, Express, The Iconic, Forever 21, & Other Stories, Lord & Taylor, Buffalo, About You, Old Navy, Zalando, Steve Madden, NA-KD, StyleTread, Alias Mae, Marc Fisher

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I don’t know exactly when and why, but over the last few years heeled ankle boots have become my personal shoe kryptonite. For some reason, I don’t seem to be able to let a month go by without buying a new pair of ankle boots. I’ll usually go for pairs-with-everything black, but occasionally my “adventurous” side will get the better of me and I’ll opt for a softer, less safe shade like tan, taupe or grey. So when I first saw these beautiful, neutral-colored suede ankle boots by Saint Laurent, I was instantly smitten. They’re casual and cool, complementing and blending effortlessly into any day-to-day outfit. Long story short: Saint Laurent’s “Blake” bootie is pretty much the perfect ankle boot – EVER! But it’s also pretty expensive at $895.

Saint Laurent Blake 40 Jodphur Suede Ankle Boots in tan and taupe

Saint Laurent Blake 40 Jodphur Suede Ankle Bootsls
($895, Barneys)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Net-A-Porterls, Farfetchls, S|Sense, MyTheresa, Matches Fashionls, Luisaviaroma & Italist.

Celebrities Love Saint Laurent

Celebs such as Kendall Jenner and her BFF Gigi Hadid as well as Alessandra Ambrosio and Rita Ora have all been spotted wearing Saint Laurent Blake Suede Ankle Boots.

Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio and Rita Ora wearing Saint Laurent Blake 40 Jodphur Suede Ankle Boots

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Sole Society “Leo” Suede Ankle Boots

Luckily, we’ve found a dead-on “Blake” dupe for you! Sole Society‘s “Leo” looks just like the Saint Laurent boot with the exception that it costs only a fraction of the real deal. The retail price for the Sole Society version used to be $109.95, but it’s currently on sale for half off! Now that’s what we call a real steal deal, so you better get advantage of this awesome deal while it’s still available! At this price I’d get them in all three colors!

Sole Society "Leo" Suede Ankle Boots in coffee and ash green (Saint Laurent Blake dupes)

Sole Society “Leo” Suede Ankle Boots
($54.98, Sole Society)

P.S.: Also available at QVC & Nordstromls.

Mango “Alba” Buckle Ankle Boots

Another fitting Saint Laurent alternative would have to be these tan suede ankle boots by Mango which may not be an identical “Blake” dupe, but are still close enough to give you the same laidback designer look. Bonus: these, too, are currently on sale for less than $60! Yay!

Mango "Alba" Buckle Ankle Boots in tan suede (Saint Laurent Blake inspired)

Mango “Alba” Buckle Ankle Boots
($59.99, Mango)

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

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It’s been ages since we last showed you a “Shoe of the Day” here on this blog and we thought it was time to revive that feature. That’s why today I present to you: “Andrina” by Calvin Klein, a classic yet playful, almost architectural black ankle boot with a gold rounded heel and a gold oversized buckle at the ankle. “Andrina” is an absolute design classic and will get you a ton of mileage due to its timeless elegance while the gold accents and the intricate placing of the heel will avoid looking it is yet another boring black boot and make any outfit with these boots an instant eyecatcher! $245 isn’t a steal, I hear you, but when I originally first saw the boot, I didn’t look at the price tag right away and immediately assumed this had to be a $700+ designer shoe because of the superb craftmanship and all the clever little details. That’s why I was extra pleased to learn that this is a boot that costs less than $250! So if you’re still on the hunt for the perfect black standout boot that’ll still go with all of your outfits, why not take this one into closer consideration?

Calvin Klein Andrina Buckle Booties in black and gold

Calvin Klein “Andrina” Buckle Bootiesls
($244.95, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Macy’s & eBayeBay.

Image source(s): Nordstrom

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