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When I was teenager I always wanted a pair of Timberland‘s Premium Work Boots, but my parents never bought them for me. And while I don’t think they would fit in my wardrobe now, there’s still a part in me that wants these shoes badly. But not for $169.95!

Timberland 6" Premium Work Boots in wheat nubuck

Timberland 6 Inch Premium Work Bootscj
($169.95, Zappos)

Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMallls, Nordstromls, Shoes.comls, 6pm, ASOS, ShopAkirals, Journeys, Urban Outfitters, Office, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Schuh.co.uk, The Iconicls & Amazon.deamazon.

Celebrities Love Timberland

Celebs such as Khloe Kardashian and Rihanna have all been spotted wearing Timberland 6″ Premium Work Boots.

Timberland 6" Premium Work Boots

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Charles Albert Combat Hiking Work Boots

Update (08/23/2017): Came across these super affordable Timberland boot look-alikes by Charles Albert and just had to share them with you.

Charles Albert Combat Hiking Work Boots in tan (Timberland 6 Premium dupes)

Charles Albert Combat Hiking Work Bootsamazon
($24.95, Amazon)

Westbuitti Gabrielle-1 Ankle Boots

Update (11/02/2015): And another fab Timberland work boot alternative has been unearthed! Check out this cool boot by Westbuitti for $43.95 which is also available in black. Use promo code LABORDAY17 to get 25% off your order at Shoes.com including free shipping and free exchanges (offer valid through September 5, 2017 at 4:59 AM PST).

Westbuitti Gabrielle-1 Ankle Boots in camel (Timberland 6 Premium knockoffs)

Westbuitti Gabrielle-1 Ankle Bootsls
($43.95, Shoes.com)

Mia “Everly / Eleana” Combat Boots

Update (11/02/2015): I also love this Timberland dupe by Mia which I have discovered recently. It’s available in various colors and is currently on sale for a budget-friendly $39.99! Yay!

Mia "Everly / Eleana" Combat Boots in chamois (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Mia “Everly / Eleana” Combat Bootsamazon
($23.99, Amazon)

Also available at ShoeMetro & Nordstrom Rack.

Beston “Terrain” Work Boots

Update (11/02/2015): This faux leather boot by Beston is yet another fabulous and super affordable Timberland alternative. It retails for $42.95 and comes in various colors.

Beston "Terrain" Work Boots in wheat faux leather (Timberland 6 Premium knockoffs)

Beston “Terrain” Work Bootsls
($42.95, Shoes.com)

Also available at Amazon & Zulily.

River Island Suede Worker Boots

Update (06/14/2014): Came across these Timberland dupes for under $100 at River Island today.

River Island Suede Worker Boots in light brown (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

River Island Suede Worker Boots
($90, River Island)

Soda “Tanic” Work Boots

Update (02/10/2014): Found another Timberland work boot dupe! Check out these steal-worthy lace-up boots by Soda. Under $30!

Soda "Tanic" Work Boots in wheat (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Soda “Tanic” Work Bootsamazon
($24.99-$27.99, Amazon)

Steve Madden “ASAP” Lace-Up Construction Boots

Update (01/04/2014): Steve Madden also came up with a Timberland 6 Inch Premium inspired work boot!

Steve Madden "ASAP" Lace-Up Construction Boots in wheat nubuck (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Steve Madden “ASAP” Lace-Up Construction Bootsls
($109.95, Nordstrom)

Shoe Republic “Malika” Lace Up Lug Sole Work Boots

Update (01/04/2014): Accidentally stumbled upon these Timberland dupes by Shoe Republic aka Promise today!

Shoe Republic "Malika" Lace Up Lug Sole Work Boots in camel (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Shoe Republic “Malika” Lace Up Lug Sole Work Boots
($24.89, Nordstrom Rack)

Report “Abby” Booties

While randomly browsing the new arrivals at ShoeMetro, I came across these Timberland work boot dupes by Report: same look, much nicer price tag.

Report "Abby" Booties in tan (Timberland 6 Inch Premium knockoffs)

Report “Abby” Booties
($24.99, Zappos)

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

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 in blush pink and black

Chloé Criss-Cross Ankle Strap Ballet Flatsls
($485, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Jenna Dewan Loves Chloé

Actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum has been spotted wearing Chloé Criss-Cross Ankle Strap Ballet Flats.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum wearing nude Chloé Criss-Cross Ankle Strap Ballet Flats

Mossimo Supply Co. “Jane” Elastic Ballet Flats with Ankle Wrap

Update (08/09/2017): Came across 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 in black (Chloé inspired)

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 a little over $40 and come in either black or brown faux leather. Steal deal alert!

Style & Co "Beaa" Crisscross Ballet Flats in black and brown (Chloé dupes)

Style & Co “Beaa” Crisscross Ballet Flats
($43.99, Macy’s)

Also available at Hudson’s Bay.

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 in nude and black (Chloé inspired)

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, but certainly a lot more affordable than the real deal.

Jessica Buurman "Anna" Cross Strap Ballet Flats in off-white (Chloé dupes)

Jessica Buurman “Anna” Cross Strap Ballet Flats
($99, 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 in rose pink satin (Chloé inspired)

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 in nude (Chloé knockoffs)

Esprit “Bennie” Ballet Flatsamazon
($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 in black (Chloé knockoffs)

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 in black faux leather (Chloé knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Mandayss” Ballet Flatsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

Also available at Century 21, 6pmcj & Nordstrom Rack.

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 in black (Chloé knockoffs)

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 in black (Chloé knockoffs)

Corso Como “Femme” Ankle Wrap Ballet Flatsamazon
($71.48, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm & Bloomingdale’s.

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 in nude and black (Chloé knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Mandalaye” Square-Toe Ballet Flatscj
($69, Zappos)

Also available at Shoes.comls, Lord & Taylorls, ShoeMallls, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Amazon, 6pm, DSW, Boscov’s, HSN, Hudson’s Bay & Belk.

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 in black (Chloé knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “KALOROSO” Criss-Cross Ballet Flatsls
($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 in black (Chloé knockoffs)

Kenneth Cole Reaction “Pro-Time” Ankle-Strap Ballet Flatsamazon
($41.99, Amazon)

Also available at Zapposcj, Macy’s, Dillard’sls, 6pm & Kenneth Cole.

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 in black and nude (Chloé knockoffs)

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 in black (Chloé knockoffs)

Bamboo Standouts-17A Criss Cross Ballet Flats
($28, GoJane)

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Can we take a short moment here and gush a bit about the amazingness that was Elie Saab’s gorgeous S/S 2014 collection? It was such a beautiful and outstanding collection; there’s not one single thing I wouldn’t love wearing from that collection. I especially loved the floral print pieces like the cute little white shift dressls ($3.000) with the floral print on the bottom below. Such a lovely dress, don’t you agree? So imagine my delight when I spotted an almost identical frock at Choies for a steal price of under $40! I instantly had to recreate Elie Saab’s runway look on a budget level, do you like it?

Runway to Real Way - Elie Saab's S/S 2014 Floral Shift Dress Look 4 Less

Go Shopping:

Image source(s): Style, Ulta, Max & Chloe, Macy’s, Choies, Amazon

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Real vs. Steal – Ash Lotus Wedges

by Irina on August 12, 2013

Update: This post has been updated on August 12, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Some shoes need time to grow on me. Case in point: Acne’s Atacoma Wedges. Or these strappy wedges by Ash. At first I thought they’d look clunky on, but then I saw Amber from Amber’s Notebook sporting them and quickly changed my mind. Too bad they’re all sold out now.

Ash Lotus Wedges in black

Ash Lotus Strappy Wedgesls
($249.95, Nordstrom)

Gunmetal “Lowtus” Strappy Peep-toe Wedges

Update (08/12/2013): After 3 years I stumbled upon these spot-on Ash Lotus look-a-likes by Gunmetal. They even didn’t care to change the shoe name all too much: “Lowtus” – “Lotus”.

Gunmetal "Lowtus" Strappy Peep-toe Wedges in taupe grey (Ash Lotus knockoffs)

Gunmetal “Lowtus” Strappy Peep-toe Wedgescj
($101.24, Heels.com)

Coconuts by Matisse “Bennett” Wedges

Update (12/31/2010): Here’s a lower but still pretty spot-on Ash Lotus knockoff coming from Coconuts by Matisse. Available in black, grey and ivory.

Coconuts by Matisse "Bennett" Wedges in black (Ash Lotus knockoffs)

Coconuts by Matisse “Bennett” Wedgesamazon
($76.95, Amazon)

Jeffrey Campbell “She-Man” Wedges

Update (10/28/2010): If you like it shiny, Jeffrey Campbell has a very cool Ash look-a-like in black patent.

Jeffrey Campbell "She-Man" Wedges in black patent (Ash Lotus knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “She-Man” Wedges
($163, Revolve)

Aldo “Curly” Wedge Booties

If you’re keen on the Ash wedges, but don’t want to spend that much, here’s a great budget-friendly alternative by Aldo.

Aldo "Curly" Wedge Booties in black (Ash Lotus knockoffs)

Aldo “Curly” Wedge Bootiesls
($55.99, Aldo)

Charles Albert Strappy Wedge Ankle Boots

Not digging the $100 price of the Aldo wedges? Then how about these Ash knockoffs by Charles Albert? They’re spot-on compared to the originals and cost only $44.

Charles Albert Strappy Wedge Ankle Boots in black (Ash Lotus knockoffs)

Charles Albert Strappy Wedge Ankle Boots
($44, LuLu*s)

Qupid Bikini-48 Strappy Wedges

If you really try to save some cash here, then these wedges by Qupid might be for you. Again, these are dead-on knockoffs, but cost only a fraction of the originals’ price. Available in black, beige, brown & mauve.

Qupid Bikini-48 Strappy Wedges in black (Ash Lotus knockoffs)

Qupid Bikini-48 Strappy Wedges
($35, GoJane)

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Leave it to Christian Louboutin to make loafers look at least somewhat attractive to me. I’m not saying I love these nor would I spend almost a grand on them, but the silver spikes do make these less old man looking and give it a Michael Jackson coolness instead. As you can see below this shoe knows no age and gender; it gets worn by rebellious celebrity teens, newly-wed brides and egocentric dudes likewise.

Christian Louboutin Rollerball Loafers in black

Christian Louboutin Rollerball Loafersls
($995, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Lourdes Leon, LaLa Vasquez and Kanye West wearing studded Christian Louboutin Rollerball Loafers

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ZiGiny “Smokey” Spiked Loafers

Update (08/12/2012): Came across another super similar and budget-friendly faux leather “Rollerball” look-a-like by ZiGiny. Available in various colors.

ZiGiny "Smokey" Spiked Loafers in black and nude (Christian Louboutin Rollerball knockoffs)

ZiGi Soho “Smokey” Spiked Loafers
($40.97, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Famous Footwearls.

Wanted “Granite” Studded Slip-On Loafers

Update (08/12/2012): Stumbled upon these CL Rollerball inspired slip-on loafers by Wanted. Available in black, gold, leopard and pewter faux leather.

Wanted "Granite" Studded Slip-On Loafers in black (Christian Louboutin Rollerball knockoffs)

Wanted “Granite” Studded Slip-On Loafersamazon
($34.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoes.comls.

Nelly Trend Spiked Loafers

Update (07/14/2012): And here’s another great Rollerball look-a-like brought to you by Nelly Trend. Available in various colors.

Nelly Trend Spiked Loafers in black, nude, blue and white (Christian Louboutin Rollerball knockoffs)

Nelly Trend Spiked Loafers
(£44.95/€64.95, Nelly)

ALDO “Blye” Studded Loafers

Update (05/21/2012): Just came across another CL Rollerball look-a-like. These studded loafers by ALDO come in black, white and nude leather and cost a reasonable $80 $27.99 (sale price!).

ALDO "Blye" Studded Loafers in black, white and nude (Christian Louboutin Rollerball knockoffs)

ALDO “Blye” Studded Loafersls
($27.99, ALDO)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, ALDO (Canada)ls, ALDO (UK) & Amazon.co.ukamazon.

The Damned “Pyr St Man” Spiked Loafers

Update (03/30/2012): And here we go again. Another great Louboutin Rollerball alternative. These spiked loafers by The Damned not only come in black but also nude & red.

The Damned "Pyr St Man" Spiked Loafers in nude, black and red (Christian Louboutin Rollerball knockoffs)

The Damned “Pyr St Man” Spiked Loaferspjx
($159.95, Solestruck)

Steve Madden “STUDLYY” Spiked Loafers

Update (03/19/2012): Came across another great Christian Louboutin Rollerball look-a-like. This one is by Steve Madden and it comes in either black, silver or gold.

Steve Madden "STUDLYY" Spiked Loafers in black (Christian Louboutin Rollerball knockoffs)

Steve Madden “STUDLYY” Spiked Loafersamazon
($99, Amazon)

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

Unif “Hellraiser” Spiked Loafers

Update (08/17/2011): Check out this spike-encrusted CL Rollerball knockoff by Unif. So sick, right?! Available in black or pink (!!!).

Unif "Hellraiser" Spiked Loafers in black (Christian Louboutin Rollerball knockoffs)

Unif “Hellraiser” Spiked Loafersls
($81.95, Karmaloop)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopcj & Solestruckpjx.

Matiko “Lee” Studded Loafers

Update (08/17/2011): Found an updated version of Matiko‘s “Leila” called “Lee”. Snake embossed leather all covered up by black spikey studs. Yum! Also available in leopard print.

Matiko "Lee" Studded Loafers in black (Christian Louboutin Rollerball knockoffs)

Matiko “Lee” Studded Loafersamazon
($132, Amazon)

Matiko “Leila” Studded Loafers

So I can’t love each and every shoe under the sun and that’s OK because I know some of you will be all over these studded loafers. For all of you who can’t afford the Louboutins, Matiko has an amazingly twin-like knockoff named “Leila”. Now don’t be shy, say hi!

Matiko "Leila" Studded Loafers in black (Christian Louboutin Rollerball knockoffs)

Matiko “Leila” Studded Loaferspjx
($119.95, Solestruck)

Charles Albert New 1551 Studded Loafers

Shortly after publishing this post I came across these white studded loafers by Charles Albert. Clearly an ode to Monsieur Louboutin, these will give you the same look for a mere 30 bucks. Unfortunately only limited sizes are left.

Charles Albert "New 1551" Studded Loafers in white (Christian Louboutin Rollerball knockoffs)

Charles Albert New 1551 Studded Loafersamazon
($29.95, Amazon)

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