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Very much the modern update on a classic pointy-toe pump, this design by Christian Louboutin is perfect for the fashionista who wants to be the first to add another sexy pair of heels to her wardrobe. While most versatile in black, (the way Rihanna and Lea Michele wear theirs), if you’ve got the budget to also get them in neon yellow… you can count on your feet getting a considerable amount of attention all season and beyond. And considering the popularity of this pair among Hollywood’s most stylish stars, it’s no wonder you can’t find them in stores. But, the good news is other designers are definitely catching on and look-a-likes have begun to emerge… One of the first designs to echo this coveted futuristic design at an affordable price is shown below…

Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout PVC Ankle Strap Pumps in neon yellow

Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout PVC Ankle Strap Pumpsls
($795, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Kristen Stewart, Rihanna, Beyoncé Knowles, Brooklyn Decker, Lea Michele and Angie Harmon wearing Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout PVC Ankle Strap Pumps

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Charlotte Russe Ankle Strap Lucite Pointed Cap-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (09/22/2014): Discovered these Louboutin look-a-likes for a steal price of $30 at Charlotte Russe. Also available in various other lovely colors including purple, red and pink.

Charlotte Russe Ankle Strap Lucite Pointed Cap-Toe Pumps (Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout knockoffs)

Charlotte Russe Ankle Strap Lucite Pointed Cap-Toe Pumps
($30, Charlotte Russe)

Journee Collection “Lulu” Strap Pumps

UPDATE (09/22/2014): These Journee Collection lucite ankle strap heels are also a great alternative to the Louboutins above and they come in several other colors like pink and white, too.

Journee Collection Lulu Strap Pumps in yellow and black faux suede (Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout knockoffs)

Journee Collection “Lulu” Strap Pumps
($59.99, Target)

P.S.: Also available at Kohl’sls.

Journee Collection “Olga” Lucite Ankle Strap Pumps

UPDATE (09/22/2014): Also found this Louboutin dupe by Journee Collection in black and blue faux suede.

Journee Collection Olga Lucite Ankle Strap Pumps in black and blue faux suede (Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout knockoffs)

Journee Collection “Olga” Lucite Ankle Strap Pumps
($69.99, Target)

P.S.: Also available at Kohl’sls.

Liliana Olga-1 Transparent Pointy Toe Ankle Strap Clear Pumps

UPDATE (08/03/2013): Here’s another fab and super affordable Louboutin Bis Un Bout dupe by Liliana.

Liliana Olga-1 Transparent Pointy Toe Ankle Strap Clear Pumps (Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout knockoffs)

Liliana Olga-1 Transparent Pointy Toe Ankle Strap Clear Pumpsamazon
($28-$39.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at GoJane, UrbanOGpjx & eBayeBay.

Zehui Ankle Strap PVC Pointed Pumps

UPDATE (06/29/2013): Found a lovely mid-heel CL Bis Un Bout look-a-like by Zehui in neon yellow. Also available in black and pink faux patent leather.

Zehui Ankle Strap PVC Pointed Pumps in neon yellow (Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout knockoffs)

Zehui Ankle Strap PVC Pointed Pumpsamazon
($22.79, Amazon)

Shiekh 081 PVC Pointed Ankle Strap Pumps

UPDATE (06/29/2013): Shiekh has also a faux patent leather Louboutin look-a-like version available in pink, black and nude.

Shiekh 081 PVC Pointed Ankle Strap Pumps in pink faux patent leather (Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout knockoffs)

Shiekh 081 PVC Pointed Ankle Strap Pumpscj
($19.99-49.97, Shiekh)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

VS Collection Cap-toe Pumps

UPDATE (04/12/2013): If you’re still looking for a Louboutin alternative, check out these ankle strap pumps by VS Collection which are currently on sale for $39.99 at Victoria’s Secret!

VS Collection Cap-toe Pumps (Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout look-a-likes)

VS Collection Cap-toe Pumps
($39.99, Victoria’s Secret)

Qupid Potion-44 Pointy Cap Toe Ankle Strap Pumps

UPDATE (03/05/2013): Came across another great Louboutin alternative. Check out these fab and affordable ankle strap heels by Qupid. Available in black, white as well as neon pink and neon yellow.

Qupid Potion-44 Pointy Cap Toe Ankle Strap Pumps in hot pink (Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout look-a-like)

Qupid Potion-44 Pointy Cap Toe Ankle Strap Pumps
($39.95, DSW)

C Label Luxe-7A Ankle Strap Pumps

UPDATE (02/21/2013): Found another CL Bis Un Bout look-a-like. These ankle strap pumps by C Label cost $28.73 (sale price!) and come either in neon yellow, black or nude faux leather.

C Label Luxe-7A Ankle Strap Pumps in neon yellow (Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout look-a-likes)

C Label Luxe-7A Ankle Strap Pumpsamazon
($28.73, Amazon)

BCBGeneration “Cynthia” Ankle Strap Pumps

UPDATE (12/12/2012): I know many of you haven been waiting for a more high-quality Bis Un Bout knockoff to pop up and here it is: BCBGeneration‘s “Cynthia”. I really love this Louboutin look-a-like!

BCBGeneration "Cynthia" Ankle Strap Pumps in black suede

BCBGeneration “Cynthia” Ankle Strap Pumpsamazon
($46.72, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at BCBGenerationpjx, 6pmcj, Heels.comcj, Designs by Stephenels, Lord & Taylorcj & Dillard’sls.

Wild Rose Posy-01 PVC Ankle Strap Pumps

If you are a huge fan of the designer look above, then why not have a little fun with this version by Wild Rose? While it’s definitely not worth a huge investment, if you’re one to try many different styles, you can have a lot of fun wearing these. I do wish they had a little bit of a higher/skinnier heel and lower cut toe, but for ca. $30 you can play with this trend and show a little pop of neon under some trousers during cocktail hour. Pick one other accessory in a complimentary neon shade (like a cuff or a great belt) to really pull the outfit together and make it look effortless. Perhaps try the bright orange pair under some navy pinstripe trousers, a white blouse and a couple bright bangles in gold and magenta.

Wild Rose Posy-01 PVC Ankle Strap Pumps (Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout knockoffs)

Wild Rose Posy-01 PVC Ankle Strap Pumpsamazon
($28-32, Amazon)

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Budget Finds

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Image source(s): Charlotte Russe, GoJane, Target, Forever 21, Max and Chloe, DSW

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on February 17, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I wonder if – one fine day – I will be the happy owner of a pair of Alexander McQueen heels. I would LOVE to, but thinking that his shoes go for more than 1k per pair, I somehow doubt this is ever going to happen. Not with that kind of budget at least. Anyone out there bothering to tell me the secret of getting rich quick? My shoe addiction refuses to wait any longer to be satisfied.

Alexander McQueen "Faithful" Zipper Peep-toe Ankle Boots in black

Alexander McQueen Faithful Peep-toe Ankle Bootsls
($901, farfetch)

Celebrities Love Alexander McQueen

Emma Watson, Rihanna, LaLa Vasquez, Amerie and Lindsay Lohan wearing black Alexander McQueen "Faithful" zipper peep-toe ankle boots

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Milanoo Peep-Toe High Heel Booties

UPDATE (02/17/2014): After all these years, we’re still getting requests for the McQueen booties above, so here you go. Found another Faithful bootie dupe at Milanoo for $70.99!

Milanoo Peep-Toe High Heel Booties in black (Alexander McQueen Faithful knockoffs)

Milanoo Peep-Toe High Heel Bootiesls
($70.99, Milanoo)

Italina SR-BD1116 Open Toe Booties

UPDATE (02/10/2012): Just stumbled upon these McQueen bootie look-a-likes by Italina. And they’re currently on sale for $39.99!

Italina SR-BD1116 Open Toe Booties in black (Alexander McQueen "Faithful" knockoffs)

Italina SR-BD1116 Open Toe Bootiesamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

Madden Girl “Kernal” Zipper Booties

UPDATE (05/27/2010): If you’re wary of high heels, try these “Faithful” knockoffs by Madden Girl. They’re a bit bulky, but the low heel makes them that much more practical for day-to-day wear. The price ain’t too bad either.

Madden Girl "Kernal" Zipper Booties in black (Alexander McQueen Faithful knockoffs)

Madden Girl “Kernal” Zipper Bootiesamazon
($49.95, Amazon)

Wet Seal Motorcycle Booties

UPDATE (12/10/2009): Stumbled upon yet another Faithful bootie knockoff version by Wet Seal. Available in either black or taupe.

Wet Seal Motorcycle Booties in black (Alexander McQueen Faithful knockoffs)

Wet Seal Motorcycle Bootiesls
($19.50, Wet Seal)

ALDO “Haga” Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (12/02/2009): Found yet another great alternative to the McQueen booties by Aldo. They are not a complete rip-off, but the inspiration behind these is more than obvious.

Aldo "Haga" Zipper Open-toe Booties in black (Alexander McQueen "Faithful" knockoffs)

ALDO “Haga” Zip Ankle Bootsls
($120, ALDO)

Michael Antonio “Monet” Zipper Booties

UPDATE (11/19/2009): Woohoo! I didn’t expect to find a knockoff just as good as the Steve Maddens, but then I stumbled upon these zipper booties by Michael Antonio. They look just as good AND are way cheaper, too. Yay! Also available in brown, berry, grey and red.

Michael Antonio "Monet" Zipper Ankle Booties in black (Alexander McQueen Faithful knockoffs)

Michael Antonio “Monet” Zipper Ankle Bootiescj
($34.97, Shiekh)

Pink Duchess “Vicky” Zipper Ankle Boots

UPDATE: These booties by Pink Duchess are also a good and super affordable alternative to the real McQueen booties.

Pink Duchess "Vicky" Zipper Ankle Boots in black (Alexander McQueen Faithful knockoffs)

Pink Duchess “Vicky” Zipper Ankle Bootsamazon
($24.99, Amazon)

Steve Madden “SERYNA” Peep-toe Ankle Boots

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “FEBSM1” to get 15% off orders of $75+ or “FEBSM8” for 20% off orders of $100+ at Steve Madden including free shipping! Offer valid through 02/28/2014. Some exclusions apply. Take an extra 35% off clearance items with promo code “BONUS35“! Offer valid while supplies last!

I love and hate Steve Madden. Hate because his collection is mostly based on other people’s creativity and LOVE because it makes being fashionable on a budget SO much easier without having to compromise the designer look of a shoe. These Alexander McQueen knockoffs are almost identical, the only thing that’s different is that the zipper isn’t a skull shape, but everything else could pass as the original. The ankle boots are currently on pre-order and will be ready to ship in approx. 4 weeks. However I wouldn’t wait too long to order as this style is probably one of the first to sell out.

Steve Madden SERYNA Zipper Ankle Booties in black (Alexander McQueen "Faithful" knockoffs)

Steve Madden “SERYNA” Peep-toe Ankle Bootsls
($129.95, Steve Madden)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on November 23, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

OMG! I’m out of words. If I had to describe these gold strass stiletto pumps by Christian Louboutin with 3 words, mine would be SEX – DIVA & DANGER. No need for a foreplay if you’re wearing these heels. I probably could walk (or rather stand) in these a mere 5 minutes at most, but it’d be sooo worth it. Too bad they’re out of my budget. Even though I don’t know the exact retail price I’m pretty sure it’s somewhere around $2.000-$3.000. Bummer!

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Crystal Encrusted Stiletto Pumps in gold

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Crystal Encrusted Stiletto Pumpsls
(Price Unknown, N/A)

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Karen Millen Limited Edition Crystal Pumps

UPDATE (11/23/2013): Discovered these awesome-looking crystal pumps by Karen Millen which instantly reminded me of the Pigalle Strass heels. At $425 they surely aren’t a steal, but compared to the super pricey Louboutins these are definitely a budget-saver.

Karen Millen Limited Edition Crystal Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Strass knockoffs)

Karen Millen Limited Edition Crystal Pumpsls
($425, Karen Millen)

P.S.: Also available at Karen Millen (UK)ls, Karen Millen (DE), ASOS (DE)zx & ASOS (FR).

Steve Madden “LENONA” Strass Pumps

UPDATE (07/30/2013): If you’re still on the lookout for a budget-friendly alternative for the CL Pigalle Strass Pumps, check out “LENONA” by Steve Madden! Available in champagne and black. Use promo code “SMNOV1” to get 15% off orders of $100+ or “SMNOV8” for 20% off orders of $150+ at Steve Madden including free shipping! Offer valid through 11/30/2013. Some exclusions apply.

Steve Madden "LENONA" Strass Pumps in champagne (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Strass knockoffs)

Steve Madden “LENONA” Strass Pumpsls
($99.95, Steve Madden)

Lauren Jones “Zinger” Glitter Pumps

UPDATE (12/08/2010): Just stumbled upon these Louboutin alternatives by Lauren Jones. Available in gold, black, blue and fuchsia glitter as well as black and white satin.

Lauren Jones "Zinger" Glitter Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Lauren Jones “Zinger” Glitter Pumpsamazon
($109, Amazon)

Betsey Johnson “Ice” Glitter Pumps

UPDATE (11/02/2010): Here’s another great Louboutin alternative courtesy of Betsey Johnson. Available in gold, silver & black glitter.

Betsey Johnson "Ice" Glitter Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Betsey Johnson “Ice” Glitter Pumpsamazon
($38.99, Amazon)

Martinez Valero “Zeta” Pumps

UPDATE (07/05/2010): Just found this sequined Pigalle look-a-like by Martinez Valero. Available in gold, black and bronze.

Martinez Valero Zeta Pumps in gold sequin (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Martinez Valero “Zeta” Pumpsamazon
($149.95, Amazon)

Michael Antonio “Lloyd” Glitter Pumps

UPDATE (05/29/2010): Here’s another Louboutin inspired glitter pump by Michael Antonio. Also available in black, red & silver glitter.

Michael Antonio "Lloyd" Glitter Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Michael Antonio “Lloyd” Glitter Pumpsamazon
($64.95, Amazon)

ASOS SARA Pointed Glitter Shoes

UPDATE (05/13/2010): Still lusting after a pair of glitter pumps à la Christian Louboutin? Try these pointy pumps by ASOS.

ASOS SARA Pointed Glitter Shoes in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

ASOS SARA Pointed Glitter Shoesls
($59.18, ASOS)

Liliana “Gland” Glitter Pumps

UPDATE (05/13/2010): And here’s another fabulous Louboutin alternative for under $25. They are either available in a luscious red or silver glitter. LOVE!

Liliana "Gland" Glitter Pumps in red & silver (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Liliana “Gland” Glitter Pumpsamazon
($20, Amazon)

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A few days ago Jessica Alba and her cute little daughters attended Ralph Lauren’s Fall ’13 Girls Runway Show in The Hamptons. The former actress and now entrepreneur (see The Honest Life) looked absolutely amazing in head-to-toe Ralph Lauren; I just adore the navy blue polka dot dress on Jessica which she combined with a denim jacket, a monochrome two-tone satchel and matching black cork wedge heels. The dress is supposed to be from Ralph Lauren’s Black Label Collection, however, I couldn’t find it anywhere online, but stumbled upon an almost identical and more affordable alternative at NORDSTROM (see dress #1 in the list below). How do you like my budget-friendly take on Jessica Alba’s casual-chic summer look? Yay or nay?

Jessica Alba’s Ralph Lauren Denim Jacket & Polka Dot Dress Look 4 Less

Jessica Alba's Ralph Lauren Denim Jacket & Polka Dot Dress Look 4 Less

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Our Rating: ★★★★☆

Who?Jessica Alba
Where?Ralph Lauren Fall ’13 Girls Runway Show, The Hamptons
When?August 5, 2013
What?Ralph Lauren Black Label Polka Dot Dress, Ralph Lauren Denim Jacket, Ralph Lauren Ricky Satchells ($2.500), Ralph Lauren Fimesa Cork Wedgescj ($297.99)

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