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Update: This post has been updated on November 28, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Every few couple years or so, a new designer ankle boot emerges to take over the fashion world by storm. It then quickly becomes an iconic must-have staple in the seemingly endless shoe closets of every fashion-conscious stylist, celebrity, influencer and editor. Right now I feel like it’s Givenchy turn for some serious shoe fame. Their “Prue” ankle boot is a classic, flat biker boot with 4 buckled straps and micro-stud details which you’ve probably seen dozens of times on the feet of your favorite Insta-people by now. It’s a shoe versatile enough to work with a lot of different fashion styles, but still detailed enough to stand out on its own to spice up an otherwise basic or bland outfit. Unfortunately, this much fabulousness comes at a very hefty price: $1.395! Let’s not kid ourselves: that’s a lot of money which probably would be more wisely spent on other, more useful things. You know, boring grown-up stuff like rent, mortgage, food and health insurance. Luckily, we’ve found various just as stylish, affordable Givenchy Prue alternatives that will leave enough money in your pockets to pay the bills.

Givenchy Prue Micro-Stud Buckle Ankle Booties in black

Givenchy Prue Micro-Stud Buckle Bootiesls
($1.395, Nordstrom)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Net-A-Porterls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, S|Sense, Barneysls, Selfridges, Luisaviaroma, Matches Fashionls, Farfetchls, MyTheresa, Harrodsls, Vestiaire Collective & The Real Real.

Style Bloggers Love Givenchy

Style bloggers such as Julie Sariñana (@sincerelyjules), Kayla Seah (Not Your Standard), Mary Lawless Lee (Happily Grey) and Andy Torres (StyleScrapbook) have all been spotted wearing Givenchy Prue Micro-Stud Buckle Booties.

Style Bloggers wearing black Givenchy Prue Micro-Stud Buckle Booties

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ASOS ASHER Leather Studded Ankle Boots

Update (11/28/2017): ASOS does Givenchy for less as well now! Check out their “ASHER” ankle boots which are made of genuine leather, cost $95 and also come in a wide fit. Really like the look of these dupes!

ASOS ASHER Leather Studded Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue inspired)

ASOS ASHER Leather Studded Ankle Boots
($95, ASOS)

Steve Madden Reena Studded Buckle Booties

Update (11/14/2017): I guess one Givenchy look-alike wasn’t enough to capitalize on this major shoe trend style, so Steve Madden came up with a second one which looks a little more spot-on to the real deal compared to Madden’s “Pursue” ankle boots. Available in black faux leather for $89.95.

Steve Madden Reena Studded Buckle Booties in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Steve Madden Reena Studded Buckle Bootiesicon
($89.95, Steve Madden)

Also available at Amazon.caamazon & Steve Madden (Canada)ls.

Le Temps Des Cerises Izy Micro-Stud Buckle Ankle Boots

Update (11/14/2017): Also stumbled upon these super fab studded booties by French fashion brand Le Temps Des Cerises which look so much like the high end designer version. I just wish they would’ve gone without the brand name stud strap, but oh well, you can’t always have it all, now can you? Price: €139.95.

Le Temps Des Cerises Izy Micro-Stud Buckle Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Le Temps Des Cerises Izy Micro-Stud Buckle Ankle Boots
(€139.95, Zalando)

Pull & Bear Fashion Ankle Boots with Buckle

Update (11/07/2017): Just spotted these lovely studded buckle booties by Pull & Bear which instantly reminded me of the Givenchy Prue ankle boots above.

Pull & Bear Fashion Ankle Boots with Buckle in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Pull & Bear Fashion Ankle Boots with Buckle
(£45.99, Pull & Bear)

Also available at Pull & Bear (EU).

Forever 21 Buckled Stud Ankle Boots

Update (11/07/2017): Also really impressed with these budget-friendly $40 Givenchy inspired booties I discovered at Forever 21. A few sizes are already sold out, so you better hurry to shop these!

Forever 21 Buckled Stud Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Forever 21 Buckled Stud Ankle Boots
($39.90, Forever 21)

Missguided Studded Four Buckle Strap Ankle Boots

Update (11/07/2017): These studded booties by Missguided might not have the micro-studs going around the sole, but their overall design still very much reminds me of Givenchy, don’t you agree? Price: $60. If you’re a student, you should definitely take advantage of Missguided’s student discount which they offer all year round.

Missguided Studded Four Buckle Strap Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant inspired)

Missguided Studded Four Buckle Strap Ankle Boots
($60, Missguided)

Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (EU + AU).

Steve Madden “Pursue” Studded Buckle Booties

Let’s start with Steve Madden. “Pursue” is an ankle boot which is obviously inspired by the Givenchy Prue above without being a blatant copy which costs roughly 10% of the designer real deal.

Steve Madden "Pursue" Studded Buckle Booties in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Steve Madden “Pursue” Studded Buckle Bootiesamazon
($129.95, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstromls, Dillard’s, DSW, Jildor, Zappos, Steve Maddenls, Steve Madden (Canada)ls, Macy’s & Footnotescj.

Mossimo Supply Co. Briar Studded Combat Boots

Deal: Free standard shipping and returns at Target now through December 23, 2017.

If you’re looking for something considerably cheaper, how about these studded buckle boots by Mossimo Supply Co. then? They’re $37.99 only and have all the key design elements of the pricey Givenchys. Steal deal alert!

Mossimo Supply Co. Briar Studded Combat Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Mossimo Supply Co. Briar Studded Combat Boots
($37.99, Target)

Sol Sana Maxwell Studded Flat Ankle Boots

Another great Givenchy look for less option would be this microstud buckle bootie by Sol Sana which is one of the most expensive alternatives as it retails for $200. This ankle boot is heavily inspired by Givenchy’s Prue but not an identical dupe or copy if this is a concern of yours.

Sol Sana Maxwell Studded Flat Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Sol Sana Maxwell Studded Flat Ankle Bootsls
($200, Shopbop)

Also available at Amazonamazon & ASOS.

Jessica Buurman LEWIS Studded Buckled Biker Ankle Boots

Deal: Use promo code XOXOJESS to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman!

These studded booties I discovered at Jessica Buurman are probably the most spot-on Givenchy Prue dupes I have yet come across. They come in black, white/black and brown faux suede and cost $129.

Jessica Buurman LEWIS Studded Buckled Biker Ankle Boots in black and brown suede (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Jessica Buurman LEWIS Studded Buckled Biker Ankle Boots
($129, Jessica Buurman)

EGO Ximena Studded Detail Biker Boots

A rather spot-on but inexpensive Givenchy Prue look-alike are these faux leather booties by EGO which retail for affordable £34.99. But let me mention the best part: students get a 25% discount, that’s a saving of almost £9 on these booties! Steal deal alert! A similar shoe style available is the “Halo” which has a more traditional biker boot design.

EGO Ximena Studded Detail Biker Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

EGO Ximena Studded Detail Biker Boots
(£34.99, EGO)

A similar boot is also available at Linzi Shoes.

Office Academic Leather Stud Buckle Boots

Another one of my Givenchy dupe favorites are these lovely Office ankle boots I spotted at ASOS recently. Again, heavily inspired by the pricey designer original, but not an identical 1:1 copy. If you’re not a fan of excessive studding, a similar version sans studs on the buckle straps is the “Amsterdam” boot (£90), also by Office.

Office Academic Leather Stud Buckle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Office Academic Leather Stud Buckle Boots
($176, ASOS)

Also available at Zalando, Very.co.uk & Littlewoods.

Sacha Studded Buckle Booties

There are currently so many stylish Givenchy inspired booties out there, it’s crazy! These ankle boots by Sacha here are also one of my personal faves. Similar but not identical.

Sacha Studded Buckle Booties in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Sacha Studded Buckle Booties
(€129.99, Sacha)

Stradivarius Leather Ankle Boots with Studs

Another similar Givenchy studded boot option is this buckled ankle bootie by Stradivarius which I have personally purchased because I liked the look and the price for this genuine leather dupe. Definitely a recommendation!

Stradivarius Studded Buckled Leather Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant inspired)

Stradivarius Leather Ankle Boots with Studs
(£55.99, Stradivarius)

Also available at Stradivarius (EU).

Bestowal Studded Multi Buckle Ankle Boots

Looking for a spot-on Givenchy look-alike made of genuine leather? Then have a look at this studded boot by Bestowal I came across at Choies. The design is almost identical and the price of $115.99 seems somewhat reasonable.

Bestowal Studded Multi Buckle Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Bestowal Studded Multi Buckle Ankle Boots
($115.99, Choies)

Similar versions in other colors are also available here and here.

Romwe Studded Buckle Ankle Booties

And lastly, check out these Givenchy inspired booties I found at Romwe which cost less than $50 and hence are yet another very budget-friendly dupe alternative.

Romwe Studded Buckle Ankle Booties in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Romwe Studded Buckle Ankle Booties
($45.99, Romwe)

Also available at SheIn.

Image source(s): Nordstrom, @sincerelyjules, Not Your Standard, Happily Grey, StyleScrapbook, Zalando, Pull & Bear, Forever 21, Missguided, Target, Amazon, Sacha, Stradivarius, Jessica Buurman, Choies, Romwe

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For someone who has always loved the delicacy of high heels and feminine silhouettes when it comes to shoes, lately I’ve been finding myself strangely gravitating more and more to tougher, more masculine footwear for some reason. So much so that I recently decided to take the plunge and went on to buy my very first pair of black, Doc Martens-like lace-up combat boots a few weeks ago and I’ve been obsessed with them ever since! I wear them with black skinny jeans, ripped denim, a flowy knit dress, a cute A-line skirt, you name it; everything seems to kind of work with these boots that will toughen up any look in an instant with their rough and functional design. And if you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know I have a soft spot for everything Alexander McQueen. So how could I not love these super badass silver studded metal cap-toe boots? They’re definitely not for the faint of heart and certainly won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I guess this is one of the main reasons I find myself so drawn to them! These heavy boots look like they could easily be part of a funky steampunk cosplay costume. But in a good way! Now that we’ve established the fabulousness of these boots – have you seen that price tag? $1.995! One grand per foot! Sadly, this kind of pricing doesn’t exactly fall into my personal shoe shopping bracket.

Alexander McQueen Hobnail Studded Lace-Up Cap-Toe Ankle Boots in black and silver

Alexander McQueen Hobnail Studded Lace-Up Cap-Toe Ankle Bootsls
($1.995, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Nordstromicon, Net-A-Portericon, Neiman Marcusicon, Bergdorf Goodmanicon, Farfetchicon, Browns Fashion, Italist, Alexander McQueen, Harvey Nichols, Stylebop, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Jeffrey Campbell “Gustine” Studded Cap-Toe Boots

Jeffrey Campbell to the rescue! Now look at these stud-adorned combat lace-up boots here! Aren’t they just so crazy cool? I love the oversized buckles! They’re not identical dupes of the McQueen boots above, but certainly similar enough to double as a great, look for less designer alternative if you can’t afford or simply don’t want to spend 2k on a pair of boots. These darling here might not be a steal at $179.95, but they are over 90% cheaper than the real deal which – I would say – you could consider a steal deal in comparison! Some sizes are already sold out though, so you better be fast if you want to get ahold of these stylish studded biker boots!

Jeffrey Campbell "Gustine" Studded Cap-Toe Boots in black and silver (Alexander McQueen Hobnail dupes)

Jeffrey Campbell “Gustine” Studded Cap-Toe Bootsls
($179.95, Nordstrom)

Image source(s): Browns Fashion, Nordstrom

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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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Update: This post has been updated on March 2, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

A few months ago we received a reader request from Maggie who asked:

Any idea where a sista can find some leather strap shoes like these that AREN’T $1.000?!

The shoe Maggie was talking about was a strappy stiletto pump by Gianvito Rossi which has been on my personal wish list as well after I first spotted it on personal style blogger at large, Blair Eadie from Atlantic-Pacific. It’s a truly gorgeous shoe, but shelling out that kind of money is simply not an option for me and Maggie (and probably you as well). So the hunt for Gianvito Rossi Carey dupes ensued.

Gianvito Rossi Carey Triple-Strap Pumps in black

Gianvito Rossi Carey Triple-Strap Pumpsls
($1.050, Barneys)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Farfetchls & Selfridges.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Gianvito Rossi

Celebs such as Julianne Moore, Cheryl Cole and Marion Cotillard as well as style blogger Blair Eadie from Atlantic-Pacific have all been spotted wearing Gianvito Rossi Carey Triple-Strap Pumps.

Julianne Moore, Cheryl Cole, Marion Cotillard and Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) wearing black Gianvito Rossi Carey Triple-Strap Pumps

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Topshop “Giselle” Multi-Buckle Stiletto Heels

Update (03/02/2016): Spotted these lovely Gianvito Rossi look-alikes by Topshop today. They’re available in black and wine red/nude suede and black/nude leather.

Topshop "Giselle" Multi-Buckle Stiletto Heels in black and nude (Gianvito Rossi Carey dupes)

Topshop “Giselle” Multi-Buckle Stiletto Heelsls
($80, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Topshop & Zalando.

Raye “Carrie” Pointy-Toe Heels

Update (09/23/2015): Although not exactly a steal at $215, these strappy stiletto heels by Raye are still a fabulous and spot-on look for less alternative to the Gianvito Rossi pumps above.

Raye x Revolve "Carrie" Pointy-Toe Heels in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Raye “Carrie” Pointy-Toe Heels
($215, Zappos)

Tony Bianco “Lacquer” Triple Strap Pointy Toe Heels

Update (08/06/2015): Here’s another spot-on and fabulous Gianvito Rossi Carey alternative. By Tony Bianco and also available in nude leather.

Tony Bianco "Lacquer" Triple Strap Pointy Toe Heels in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Lacquer” Triple Strap Pointy Toe Heels
($139.97 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at Tony Bianco.

Renvy “Leighton” Three Strap Pumps

Update (07/25/2015): And here’s another one to add to the bunch! May I kindly introduce you toe Renvy‘s “Leighton” pump, my current favorite of all Gianvito Rossi Carey dupes right now. Currently on sale for a very wallet-friendly $24.99 (down from $119) and available in black, nude, nude black and grey/white snake print leather. Now get these babies before they’re gone!

Renvy "Leighton" Three Strap Pumps in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Renvy “Leighton” Three Strap Pumps
($24.99, Gilt)

French Connection “Mandalay” Strappy Mule Pumps

Update (07/23/2015): Found a Gianvito Rossi Carey inspired mule version at French Connection. Available in black, nude and burgundy leather.

French Connection "Mandalay" Strappy Mule Pumps in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

French Connection “Mandalay” Strappy Mule Pumps
($64.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Bloomingdale’s, French Connection (US)ls & French Connection (UK).

ASOS “PAIGE” Pointed High Heels

Update (06/04/2015): Also discovered these fabulous faux suede Gianvito Rossi inspired heels at ASOS. Love these!

ASOS "PAIGE" Pointed High Heels in black faux suede (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

ASOS “PAIGE” Pointed High Heels
($54, ASOS)

Choies Strappy Pointed-Toe Patent Pumps

Update (06/04/2015): Stumbled upon another great Gianvito Rossi Carey look-alike. Check out these patent pointy pumps by Choies! Only $29.90!

Choies Strappy Pointed-Toe Patent Pumps in white and black patent (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Choies Strappy Pointed-Toe Patent Pumps
($29.90, Choies)

River Island Black Leather Strappy Pumps

Et voilà, River Island comes to our rescue! Their strappy black leather pump may not be an identical match, but for $130, it’s the closest you can get to Gianvito Rossi’s Carey heel at the moment. A few sizes are already sold out (including mine, boohoo!), so if you’re lusting after this style and yours is still available, I wouldn’t wait too long to order.

River Island Black Leather Strappy Pumps in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

River Island Black Leather Strappy Pumps
($130, River Island)

Milanoo Pointy-Toe Stiletto Pumps

If you don’t want to spend quite as much or if your size is simply sold out for the Gianvito Rossi dupe above, then take a look at this strappy heel I discovered at Milanoo. The design isn’t quite as sharp and polished compared to the original, but the overall look still screams Gianvito Rossi Carey and the price of $56.99 is pretty neat, too.

Milanoo Pointy-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Milanoo Pointy-Toe Stiletto Pumpsls
($56.99, Milanoo)

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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 Sandals
($741.16, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls & 6pm.

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 Sandalspjx
($50, Shiekh)

bebe “Cassee” Multi-Buckle Sandals

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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