Wasn’t there a moment in every little girl’s life where she has dreamed of being a ballerina? And with ballet flats as lovely looking as these by Chloé, isn’t there still a place in every woman’s heart for that little girl’s dream? Too bad the reality of that $485 price tag keeps most of us away from making that dream come true.
Chloé Criss-Cross Ankle Strap Ballet Flats, $485 || Saks Fifth Avenue
Charles Albert Dana Ballerina Flats
Update (09/06/2018): Spotted another cute look for less alternative! How cute are these criss-cross ballerina flats by Charles Albert? And they’re super budget-friendly, too!
Charles Albert Dana Ballerina Flats, $11.90 || Amazon
Taryn Rose Edina Leather Cross Over Strap Ballerina Flats
Update (08/24/2018): When I first discovered these strappy ballet flats by Taryn Rose they instantly reminded me of the coveted Chloé version above. Available for $105 in various colors and uppers. Love these!
Taryn Rose Edina Leather Cross Over Strap Ballerina Flats, $105 || Dillard’s
Mossimo Supply Co. Jane Elastic Ballet Flats
Update (08/09/2017): Spotted yet another stylish and affordable Chloé ballet flat look for less alternative today! This ankle wrap ballet flat by Mossimo Supply Co. is only $19.99!
Mossimo Supply Co. Jane Elastic Ballet Flats with Ankle Wrap, $19.99 || Target
Style & Co Beaa Crisscross Ballet Flats
Update (07/05/2017): Came across these fab Chloé ballet flat alternatives by Style & Co which are currently on sale for $40 and come in either black or brown faux leather. Steal deal alert!
Style & Co Beaa Crisscross Ballet Flats, $39.99 || Macy’s
Stradivarius Elasticated Ballerinas
Update (03/03/2017): Discovered another Chloé ballet flat alternative at Stradivarius today. These two-tone criss-cross ballerinas are budget-friendly (£19.99/€19.95) and look a lot like the real deal!
Stradivarius Elasticated Ballerinas, £19.99 || Stradivarius
Also available at Stradivarius (EU).
Jessica Buurman Anna Cross Strap Ballet Flats
Update (07/18/2016): Found another spot-on Chloé ballet flat dupe at Jessica Buurman today. Not exactly a steal at
$99 (now on sale for $45), but certainly a lot more affordable than the real deal. Use promo code XOXOJESS to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman.
Jessica Buurman Anna Cross Strap Ballet Flats, $45 || Jessica Buurman
Stradivarius Lace-Up Ballet Flats
Update (03/26/2016): Just spotted these insanely beautiful rose pink lace-up satin ballet flats at Stradivarius and they instantly reminded me of the blush Chloé ballerinas above. I’m soooo in love with these!
Stradivarius Lace-Up Ballet Flats, £25.99 || Stradivarius
Also available at Stradivarius (EU).
Esprit Bennie Ballet Flats
Update (05/03/2015): Discovered this beautiful, nude colored Chloé ballet flat alternative by Esprit today. And the best thing? It’s currently on sale for less than $30! Steal find alert!
Esprit Bennie Ballet Flats, $27.99 || Amazon
Charles Albert Cobra Criss-Cross Ballerina Flats
Update (05/03/2015): Another cute ballet flat pair I’ve found are these faux leather ballerina flats by Charles Albert. Available for $22.99 in either black, cobalt blue or pink.
Charles Albert Cobra Criss-Cross Ballerina Flats, $22.99 || 6pm
Jessica Simpson Mandayss Ballet Flats
Update (10/03/2014): Found another Chloé inspired (faux leather) ballet flat by Jessica Simpson today.
Jessica Simpson Mandayss Ballet Flats, $39 || Amazon
a.n.a Mercy Ballet Flats
Update (08/13/2014): These budget-friendly ballet flats by a.n.a are yet another great alternative to the pricey designer original above. A version with studded strap embellishments is available here.
a.n.a Mercy Ballet Flats, $39.99 || JCPenney
Corso Como Femme Ankle Wrap Ballet Flats
Update (04/30/2014): Yay, stumbled upon yet another Chloé ballet flat dupe today! Aren’t these Corso Como ballerinas absolutely lovely? Available in black, magenta and rose gold leather.
Corso Como Femme Ankle Wrap Ballet Flats, $71.48 || Amazon
Jessica Simpson Mandalaye Square-Toe Ballet Flats
But well, well, what do we have here? The happy ending to our ballerina fairy tale maybe? These ballet flats by Jessica Simpson are a spot-on Chloé dupe yet they cost only $69. Available in blush nude, black and toffee leather.
Jessica Simpson Mandalaye Square-Toe Ballet Flats, $69 || Amazon
Steven by Steve Madden KALOROSO Criss-Cross Ballet Flats
I also came across these criss cross ballet flats from Steven by Steve Madden which are currently on clearance at Steve Madden. If you seize the moment, there’s a promo going on right now where you get an extra 50% off all clearance items which means these fabulous leather flats could be yours for a mere $60! Now that’s what I call a steal! Available in black and navy leather.
Steven by Steve Madden KALOROSO Criss-Cross Ballet Flats, $59.99 || Steve Madden
Kenneth Cole Reaction Pro-Time Ankle-Strap Ballet Flats
These Kenneth Cole Reaction flats are another option if you’re looking for a budget-friendly Chloé alternative under $50. Available in black, dark grey and pewter metallic.
Kenneth Cole Reaction Pro-Time Ankle-Strap Ballet Flats, $41.99 || Amazon
Kimchi Blue Elastic Cross-Strap Flats
One of our fabulous readers, scriibbles, pointed us to yet another Chloé inspired option! Check out these very wallet-friendly criss-cross ballet flats by Kimchi Blue for $29!
Kimchi Blue Elastic Cross-Strap Flats, $29 || Urban Outfitters
Bamboo Standouts-17A Criss Cross Ballet Flats
And here’s the last of the bunch! These Bamboo ballet flats are not what I’d call a dupe, but the design is very similar and the price very affordable. Available in various other colors including nude, pink, white and turquoise.
Bamboo Standouts-17A Criss Cross Ballet Flats, $28 || GoJane