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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 21, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

When I first saw the “Bellantomod” Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties by Manolo Blahnik, I couldn’t really believe that these are supposed to be Manolos because the designer usually goes for a more elegant and timeless style direction. This high heel though screamed Tom Ford or Gucci to me. It’s a very sexy and stylish shoe; I love the lacing detail in the open back of this so-called “shootie”. As you can see from the pictures below, Vicky B. is also a fan. And who can blame her? However, not everyone of us has VB’s shopping budget, so we came up with a list of possible Manolo alternatives for you.

Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties in black

Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Bootiesls
($599, Barneys Warehouse)

Victoria Beckham Loves Manolo Blahnik

Victoria Beckham has been spotted numerous times wearing Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties.

Victoria Beckham wearing Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties

Zigi Soho “Marisol” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties

UPDATE (05/21/2015): Found these Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod inspired booties by Zigi Soho today. What do you think? Hot or not?

Zigi Soho "Marisol" Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

Zigi Soho “Marisol” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Bootiesamazon
($119.95, Amazon)

bebe “Matison” Lace-Up Mule Heels

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Et voilà, bebe to the rescue! Being a pretty much spot-on dupe of the Manolos, the “Matison” is just as sexy as the real deal and with a price tag of $139, you won’t have to break the bank in order to afford it. But you better be fast because some sizes are beginning to sell out already.

bebe "Matison" Lace-Up Mule Heels in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

bebe “Matison” Lace-Up Mule Heels
($139, bebe)

Chinese Laundry “Jinxy” High Heel Booties

Another budget-friendly alternative and currently on sale, too, are these stylish heels from Chinese Laundry. They’re not a 1:1 dupe or anything, but they’ll still give you the same sexy look. Make sure to check out the insanely gorgeous cobalt blue suede version which is my absolute favorite!

Chinese Laundry "Jinxy" High Heel Booties in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Jinxy” High Heel Bootiesamazon
($64.17, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at DailyLook, Chinese Laundry & 6pmcj.

Tony Bianco “Azura” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Stiletto Booties

And, of course, the stylish Australians strike once again! Tony Bianco‘s “Azura” heels will give you the coveted Manolo Blahnik look for less; for $149.95 AUD to be exact. And what can I say? I’m in love.

Tony Bianco "Azura" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Stiletto Booties in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Azura” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Stiletto Booties
($149.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 7, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

When it comes to shoes, I don’t mind mine to look a bit bondage-y because it instantly adds sex appeal and confidence to any outfit. That’s why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m quite obsessed with these buckled multi-strap high heel sandals from Italian shoemaster Giuseppe Zanotti. But I can love these heels all I want, it won’t change the fact that they’re way out of my budget at more than $700 and that’s already the sale price! This means no Zanottis for me just yet.

Giuseppe Zanotti E40186 Buckled Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals in black

Giuseppe Zanotti E40186 Buckled Multi-Strap High Heel Sandalsls
($741.16, Farfetch)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls.

Rita Ora Loves Giuseppe Zanotti

Singer Rita Ora has been spotted wearing Giuseppe Zanotti E40186 Buckled Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals back in February to her stylist’s birthday party.

Rita Ora wearing black Giuseppe Zanotti E40186 Buckled Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals

Shiekh “Stay Close” Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (05/07/2015): Discovered these Giuseppe Zanotti dupes at Shiekh today. Available in black, brown and beige faux leather for $50!

Shiekh "Stay Close" Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals in brown, black and beige faux leather (Giuseppe Zanotti E40186 knockoffs)

Shiekh “Stay Close” Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals
($50, Shiekh)

bebe “Cassee” Multi-Buckle Sandals

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bebe love a sexy shoe, so I wasn’t surprised to find this Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-like high heel in their virtual shoe shelves. The design isn’t quite as polished as the real deal’s, but for less than $150 we ain’t complainin’, right? Available in black or cognac brown leather.

bebe "Cassee" Multi-Buckle Sandals in black (Giuseppe Zanotti E40186 knockoffs)

bebe “Cassee” Multi-Buckle Sandals
($149, bebe)

P.S.: Also available as a rebranded version by Zigi Girl at Nordstromls.

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Real vs. Steal – YSL Tribtoo Pumps

by Irina on April 18, 2015

UPDATE: This post has been updated on April 18, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Every once in a while there comes a shoe that will stand out from the masses, a shoe that first becomes a trend and later will be considered iconic (think Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy LBD from Breakfast at Tiffany’s). The YSL Tribtoo / Trib Two / Tribute Two Pump has great potential to become a shoe legend. The highly coveted 5″ inch stiletto pumps are virtually sold out EVERYWHERE and their hefty price tag prevents them from being a realistic shoe dream for most of us not-rich-by-default fashionistas.

YSL Tribtoo Platform Pump (Yves Saint Laurent)

Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Two Platform Pumpsls
($795, Net-A-Porter)

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

Celebrities Love Yves Saint Laurent

The YSL Tribtoo Pumps have been worn by like at least 2 dozen celebrities, from A-Listers to D-Listers. Almost anyone who’s rich and famous owns a pair. Heidi Klum, Victoria Beckham, Lucy Liu, Christina Aguilera, etc. The YSL Tribtoo Pump was probably the most worn shoe on the red carpet last year and there’s no end in sight for 2009.

Celebrities wearing YSL Tribtoo Platform Pumps

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Jessica Simpson “Rebeca” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (04/18/2015): Here we go with yet another YSL Tribute Two look-a-like pumps. This time it’s a pump by Jessica Simpson. Available in many colors and uppers.

Jessica Simpson "Rebeca" Platform Pumps in black (YSL Tribute Two knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Rebeca” Platform Pumpsamazon
($58.80, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, 6pm, Zappos, Heels.com, Shoebuyls, Herberger’sls, Macy’s & Dillard’s.

ShoeDazzle “Zendaya” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (03/08/2015): After an almost three year steal find hiatus, we managed to come across this perfectly looking YSL Tribute Two platform pump dupe by ShoeDazzle. So lovely, isn’t it?

ShoeDazzle "Zendaya" Platform Pumps in nude and black faux patent (YSL Tribute Two knockoffs)

ShoeDazzle “Zendaya” Platform Pumps
($19.98/$54.95, ShoeDazzle)

JustFab “Shalini” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (11/14/2012): Just found this budget-friendly YSL Tribtoo look-a-like by JustFab. Also available in nude patent.

JustFab "Shalini" Platform Pumps in black patent (Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo knockoffs)

JustFab “Shalini” Platform Pumpscj
($54.99, Heels.com)

Pour La Victoire “Zimmer” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (05/30/2012): After quite a while Pour La Victoire decided to release a new great YSL Tribtoo alternative called the “Zimmer” pump which I sadly love a bit more than my namesake, the PLV “Irina” pump.

Pour La Victoire "Zimmer" Platform Pumps in black patent (YSL Trib Too knockoffs)

Pour La Victoire “Zimmer” Platform Pumpscj
($146.57, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Heels.comcj.

Kelsi Dagger “Linzy” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (10/15/2010): Well, well. Look at this. Kelsi Dagger is the lower-priced line of Pour La Victoire and doesn’t their “Linzy” pump look JUST like the PLV Irina? Only it costs half the price. I’ve been a great fan of the “Irina” pumps (obviously!), but the Kelsi Dagger Linzy is just as nice. And there are so many colors to choose from. Which one is your favorite? Personally, I want them ALL!

Kelsi Dagger "Linzy" Platform Pumps (YSL Tribtoo knockoffs)

Kelsi Dagger “Linzy” Platform Pumps
($93.59, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & 6pmcj.

Pour La Victoire “Irina” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (07/12/2010): OK, so I might be slightly biased to call these Pour La Victoire platform pumps the best YSL Tribtoo knockoffs because of the name, but even though these here are more tamed I’m still over-the-moon in love with these lustworthy heels.

Pour La Victoire "Irina" Platform Pumps in black & taupe patent (YSL Tribtoo knockoffs)

Pour La Victoire “Irina” Platform Pumpsamazon
($245, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zapposcj, 6pmcj & Jildorcj.

Wet Seal Round Toe Platform Pumps

UPDATE (01/12/2010): Found another YSL Tribtoo alternative by Wet Seal.

When I checked out the new arrivals on Wet Seal today I jumped out of my seat. They’ve added a pair of platform pumps that are so close to the YSL Tribtoos and cost only $24.50?! This must be DEAL OF THE MONTH or so. The pumps are currently available in black and pink and if I were you I’d snag both colors NOW because these heels will go fast.

Wet Seal Round Toe Platform Pumps in black (YSL Tribtoo knockoffs)

Wet Seal Round Toe Platform Pumps
($24.50, Wet Seal)

bebe “Liza” Leather Platform Pumps

Feast your eyes on these YSL knockoff darlings: bebe‘s Liza Leather Platform Pumps. This is probably the closest you’ll ever come to the real deal with a $149 budget. Huge knockoff crush potential! They are currently available in either black leather or patent tortoise shell, but on the website they are also pictured in off white, so I guess you’ll be able to order these in that color soon, too.

bebe Liza Platform Pumps in Black Leather (YSL Trib Two Pumps knockoffs)

bebe “Liza” Leather Platform Pumps
($149, bebe)

Office “LAST OF THE GIANTS” Pumps

European readers rejoice! British shoe retailer Office (confusing name, right?) is selling a stunning pair of YSL Tribtoo Pump knockoffs for £75 ($110 or 80€). The pumps look very well manufactured and are also available in brown/croc leather. P.S.: they also ship internationally!

Office Shoes Last of the Giants Pump (YSL Trib Two Pump knockoff)

Office “LAST OF THE GIANTS” Pumps
(£75, Office)

Gianni Bini “Desiree” Pumps

These YSL knockoffs were orginally spotted by a reader from The Look 4 Less. These pumps by Gianni Bini are a great alternative to the pricey YSL Tribtoos and come in either black patent or patent croc brown.

Gianni Bini Desiree Pumps (YSL Trib Two Pump knockoff)

Gianni Bini “Desiree” Pumps
($110, Dillard’s)

Steve Madden “FORTAY” Pumps

Steve Madden‘s “FORTAY” Pump is also a good alternative if you are lusting for an affordable YSL Tribtoo version that is not as extreme as the original.

Steve Madden FORTAY Pump (YSL Trib Two Pump knockoffs)

Steve Madden “FORTAY” Pumpsls
($149.95, Steve Madden)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on April 17, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Mary-Kate Olsen is quite the trendsetter. A few weeks after being spotted on MK’s feet, Stella McCartney‘s mesh sandals hit the digital shelves of NET-A-PORTER, but sold out there super fast. If you are craving the real deal, you can still find them on Stella’s website or read on and let me show you some recession-proof alternatives.

Stella McCartney Mesh Basket Sandals in black

Stella McCartney Mesh Basket Sandalsls
($995, NET-A-PORTER)

Mary-Kate Olsen Loves Stella McCartney

At the beginning of 2009, Mary-Kate Olsen was having an obsession with Stella McCartney’s mesh sandals from the Spring 2009 collection. She was wearing them to various events and when being out and about before finally moving on to another pair of lustworthy heels which she could wear to death.

Mary-Kate Olsen wearing Stella McCartney Mesh Basket Sandals in black

ALDO “Frirassi” Mesh Slingback Sandals

UPDATE (04/17/2015): Four years after our last find I happened to stumble upon these mesh slingback heels at ALDO today and they instantly reminded me of the Stella McCartney mesh basket sandals above.

ALDO "Frirassi" Mesh Slingback Sandals in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

ALDO “Frirassi” Mesh Slingback Sandalsls
($90, ALDO)

Charles by Charles David “Netizen” Mesh Sandals

UPDATE (05/16/2011): Here’s another great Stella McCartney alternative coming from Charles by Charles David. Available in black or camel.

Charles by Charles David "Netizen" Mesh Sandals in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

Charles by Charles David “Netizen” Mesh Sandalsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

Martinez Valero “Cleo” Sandals

UPDATE (05/12/2010): Yay! Finally another Stella McCartney knockoff and this one’s absolutely fabulous I think. Martinez Valero did a great job with his “Cleo” sandals. They come in either black, nude or silver.

Martinez Valero "Cleo" Sandals in black (Stella Mccartney knockoffs)

Martinez Valero “Cleo” Sandalsamazon
($25.99, Amazon)

BCBGMAXAZRIA “Lisa” Pumps

UPDATE (03/10/2010): Here’s yet another fabulous but slightly pricey Stella McCartney knockoff by BCBGMAXAZRIA.

BCBGMAXAZRIA "Lisa" Mesh Slingback Pumps in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

BCBGMAXAZRIA “Lisa” Pumpsls
($142, Shoebuy)

Nine West “Hotrock” Mesh Sandals

UPDATE (10/30/2009): Found another budget-friendly Stella McCartney alternative by Nine West.

Nine West "Hotrock" Mesh Sandals in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

Nine West “Hotrock” Mesh Sandalsamazon
($72.05, Amazon)

bebe “Lizzy” Mesh Sandals

I always thought Steve Madden is the king of knockoffs, but after seeing so many designer shoe look-a-likes coming from bebe latey, I have come to the conclusion that they deserve this title. Whenever I visit their website, new designer knockoffs have popped up just like these Stella McCartney knockoffs for example. bebe’s “Lizzy” sandals come in 3 different colors and retail for $139.

bebe Lizzy Mesh Sandals in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

bebe “Lizzy” Mesh Sandals
($139, bebe)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 31, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

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

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

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

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

Celebrities Love Valentino

LeAnn Rimes and Jennifer Lopez wearing Valentino Rockstud Gladiator Sandals

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Wild Diva Lounge Tanaya-219 Pyramid Stud Strappy Gladiator Sandals

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

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

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

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

G-Small Studded Gladiator Sandals

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

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

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

Enzo Angiolini “Trendon” Studded Thong Sandals

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

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

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

Report Signature “Leyla” Studded Gladiator Thong Sandals

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

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

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

Alloy “Myla” Gladiator Sandals

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

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

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

bebe “Petra” Studded Flat Sandals

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

bebe "Petra" Studded Flat Sandals (Valentino knockoffs)

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

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