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 Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps, ~$1.500 || Vestiaire Collective
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.
French Sole “Baton” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
Update (08/13/2018): Happened to find these Chanel inspired cap-toe slingback heels by French Sole today. They’re a little pricey at $195, but they’re very close to the real deal, so it might be worth the investment.
French Sole “Baton” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps, $195 || Tuckernuck
Also available at Zappos.
Design Lab Lord & Taylor “Tifa” Block-Heel Slingbacks
Update (07/07/2017): Spotted these cute Chanel inspired block-heel slingbacks by Design Lab Lord & Taylor which are on clearance for under $30 and come in various colors including nude/black, gold and black patent.
Design Lab Lord & Taylor “Tifa” Block-Heel Slingbacks, $34.65 || Lord & Taylor
Office Middle Two Part Block Heels
Update (07/07/2017): Also stumbled upon these Chanel alternatives at Office which come in two colors and cost £68.
Office Middle Two Part Block Heels, £34 || Office
Also available at Office Shoes (DE).
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.
Sam Edelman “Leah” Cutout Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps, $120 || Shopbop
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, £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, $50 || River Island
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 “VIP” at checkout to get 15% off regular and sale priced items (offer valid now through August 13th at 11:59 PM EST, exclusions may apply).
Ivanka Trump “Liah” Slingback Block-Heel Pumps, $125 || Lord & Taylor
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, $84.99 || Amazon
Also available at Amazon.ca.
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, $59.99 || MANGO
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 $139.95.
Vaneli “Aliz” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps, $139.95 || Shoes.com
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, £8 || New Look
Also available at 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, $33.90 || Choies
Jessica Buurman “Jorie” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
The closest Chanel look-alikes I could find as of now are these fab slingbacks by Jessica Buurman. Spot-on design for $129. Available in beige/black and black/black as well as beige/black suede. Love how similar these look to the real deal! Use promo code XOXOJESS for 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman.
Jessica Buurman “Jorie” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps, $99-$129 || Jessica Buurman
Carnival Beast Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
If you can’t spend that much money, here’s a very budget-friendly Chanel dupe by Carnival Beast 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.
Carnival Beast Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps, $23.66 || YesStyle
A similar version is also available by JY Shoes.
Heine Two-Tone Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
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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, €69.90 || Heine
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, $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, £38 || Office
Image source(s): Chanel, Lord & Taylor, Zappos, Pull & Bear, River Island, Nordstrom, Amazon, Mango, Lori’s, New Look, Choies, Jessica Buurman, YesStyle, Heine, Designs by Stephene, Office