It seems like Aquazzura is currently the blogger brand of the moment. With their lace-up shoe designs they managed to gain quite some momentum among the fashion blogosphere as you can see by how many fabulous personal style bloggers haven been flaunting Aquazzura in the picture below. The “Christy” flats seem to be especially popular (right along the just as coveted “Belgravia” flats which we’ll be featuring in a Real vs. Steal post soon as well). I think it’s the elegant pointed-toe and the delicate lace-up detailing that makes these flats so feminine and lustworthy to so many ladies. And which woman doesn’t long for a break from high heels from time to time? Luckily, we were able to come up with a few fantastic and budget-friendly alternatives, so you don’t have to spend a fortune if you don’t feel like it to achieve the Aquazzura designer look.
Aquazzura Christy Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats, $675 || Saks Fifth Avenue
Style Bloggers Love Aquazzura
Personal style bloggers such as Julie from Sincerely Jules, Emily from The Glam Files, Lucy from Fashion Me Now and Lisa from Mind Body Swag have all been spotted wearing Aquazzura Christy Lace-Up Flats.
Old Navy Pointy Lace-Up Flats
Update (10/17/2016): Spotted these cute pointy lace-up flats at Old Navy today and they instantly reminded me of Aquazzura’s Christy Flats. Did I mention they’re $9.97 only? Steal deal alert! A super cute faux suede version in various lovely Spring colors is available here.
Old Navy Pointy Lace-Up Flats, $9.97 || Old Navy
GuiltySoles Max Lace-Up Flats
Update (07/18/2016): Just stumbled upon these spot-on and super budget-friendly Christy look-alike flats at GuiltySoles which is a membership site for shoes. The flats come in 4 colors: black, nude, brown and grey faux leather and cost either $29.95 or $69.95 based on whether you’re a GuiltySoles member or not (there’s a free membership model available where you get your first item for $39.95 + $9.95 shipping or you choose the VIP package and get all shoes for $29.95 including free shipping for an annual fee of $49.95).
GuiltySoles Max Lace-Up Flats, $39.95 || Nordstrom Rack
Massimo Matteo Lace-Up Flats
Update (03/07/2016): So these Massimo Matteo lace-up flats are hands down THE BEST Aquazzura Christy look-alikes EVERRRRR! I mean, just look at them! Genuine leather, made in Italy (!) and absolutely spot-on to the real deal! And all that goodness can be yours for just $59.99 (sale price, compared to $675 for the Aquazzura version)! AHHH-mazing! Also, did I mention these come in 4 colors? Black, red, nude and navy leather and I’m obsessed with every one of them. Better get these quick, ladies, because these babies will be gone in no time!
Massimo Matteo Lace-Up Flats, $59.99 || Amazon
Also available at 6pm.
Saks Fifth Avenue Estyn Lace-Up Leather Point Toe Flats
Update (03/07/2016): Favorite steal deal alert, everyone! Check out these super fabulous lace-up flats by Saks Fifth Avenue which are a great Aquazzura Christy alternative. These beauties come in either black or nude leather and the best thing? They’re currently 75% off and cost less than $30. For genuine leather, this is a top notch price and I am certain these won’t take long to sell out.
Saks Fifth Avenue Estyn Lace-Up Leather Point Toe Flats, $29.99 || Saks Off 5th
Chelsea + Zoe Alpha Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats
Update (03/06/2016): Spotted another fab Aquazzura Christy dupe! This one’s by Chelsea + Zoe and it’s vailable in black, nude and red faux leather for 69.99.
Chelsea + Zoe Alpha Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats, 69.99 || Kohl’s
GC Shoes It Girl Lace-Up Skimmer Flats
Update (03/06/2016): Also discovered these cute and budget-friendly lace-up flats by GC Shoes which cost less than $10 (clearance price!) and come in either black, nude or python print.
GC Shoes It Girl Lace-Up Skimmer Flats, $9.99 || JCPenney
ALDO Alize Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flats
Update (02/19/2016): ALDO has come up with another Aquazzura inspired pointy lace-up flat that looks just gorgeous. Love both colors!
ALDO Alize Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flats, $24.49 || ALDO
Spurr Blakely Lace-Up Pointy Toe Flats
Update (02/19/2016): Also discovered these spot-on Aquazzura Christy dupes by Spurr and the black version is currently on sale for under $20 AUD. Steal deal alert!
Spurr Blakely Lace-Up Pointy Toe Flats, $19.98 AUD || The Iconic
Steve Madden Lecrew Lace-Up Pointy-Toe Flats
Update (01/20/2016): Steve Madden has recently released the Lecrew flat in various new colors and uppers including these lovely black and nude versions below. Love! Price: $69.95.
Steve Madden Lecrew Lace-Up Pointy-Toe Flats, $69.95 || Steve Madden
Also available at Steve Madden (Canada).
M. Gemi Brezza Pointed-Toe Lace-up Flats
Update (12/18/2015): OMG! Just spotted these almost spot-on, handcrafted “Made in Italy” Aquazzura look-alikes by M. Gemi which are an amazing alternative to the pricey real deal above. Brezza is available with either a leather or suede upper (black, nude, luggage, raspberry pink and blue) for
$248 $128. So in love with these beauties!
M. Gemi Brezza Pointed-Toe Lace-up Flats, $128 || M. Gemi
Halogen Owen Pointy Toe Ghillie Flats
Update (12/18/2015): Another recent discoverey of mine are these fab and budget-friendly lace-up flats by Halogen. They strongly remind me of Aquazzura’s Christy, but are on sale for less than $70. Available in black, nude and bone snakeprint leather.
Halogen Owen Pointy Toe Ghillie Flats, $69.90 || Nordstrom
Steve Madden Eleanorr Lace-Up Pointed Ballet Flats
Update (12/18/2015): Steve Madden has also brought out a second Aquazzura inspired lace-up pointy ballet flat. This one’s available in black, taupe or dusty blue leather.
Steve Madden Eleanorr Lace-Up Pointed Ballet Flats, $64.95 || Amazon
Belle by Sigerson Morrison Viata Pointy Lace-up Flats
Update (11/19/2015): Spotted these high quality Aquazzura inspired flats by Belle by Sigerson Morrison. Not a steal at $90 (sale price!), but the craftmanship looks amazing, no?
Belle by Sigerson Morrison Viata Pointy Lace-up Flats, $90 || Jildor
Ivanka Trump Tropica Pointy-Toe Lace-Up Ghillie Flats
Update (11/19/2015): These lace-up flats by Ivanka Trump aren’t an identical match when compared Aquazzura’s Christy shoes, but they’re still one of my favorite lace-up flats at the moment and you can definitely see some Aquazzura influence going on here. Be fast, these flats are selling very quickly! Available in nude, black, blue and pink suede.
Ivanka Trump Tropica Pointy-Toe Lace-Up Ghillie Flats, $78.60 || Amazon
Top End Connex Pointed Lace-Up Flats
Update (11/19/2015): Also discovered another Christy dupe for all of our Australian fashionistas! Check out these lovely lace-up flats by Top End. They’re only missing the gold accents, otherwise they’d be a perfect Aquazzura dupe.
Top End Connex Pointed Lace-Up Flats, $84.98 AUD || StyleTread
Warehouse Leather Lace Up Ballet Pumps
Update (07/29/2015): Look what I discovered today! Beautiful real leather Aquazzura Christy look-alike flats by Warehouse. Aren’t they just lovely? And quite affordable, too.
Warehouse Leather Lace Up Ballet Pumps, $73 || ASOS
Therapy Ezard Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flats
Update (06/27/2015): Also spotted these lovely Aquazzura Christy look-alikes by Therapy today. Love the design and love the price!
Therapy Ezard Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flats, $17.99 AUD || The Iconic
Human Premium Rasp Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats
Update (06/27/2015): Another spot-on dupe are these lace-up flats by Human Premium. Available in either black or nude leather for $54.98 AUD.
Human Premium Rasp Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats, $54.98 AUD || StyleTread
MANGO Douse Faux Suede Lace-Up Flats
Update (06/27/2015): An Aquazzura inspired version is also available at MANGO.
MANGO Douse Faux Suede Lace-Up Flats, $49.99 || MANGO
ALDO Colyn Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats
Update (06/12/2015): Just happened to stumble upon these lovely Aquazzura Christy inspired flats at ALDO. Aren’t they absolutely gorgeous? Better be fast if you like them because they’re selling like hot cakes right now and first sizes are already sold out.
ALDO Colyn Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats, $70 || Amazon
Oxitaly Susy Ballet Pumps
Update (06/12/2015): Also discovered this spot-on Aquazzura Christy dupe by Oxitaly. Available in black, pink and snakeskin effect.
Oxitaly Susy Ballet Pumps, £115 || Amazon.de
Jessica Buurman Lauren Lace Up Flats
Deal: Use promo code XOXOJESS at checkout to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman!
If you’re looking for a spot-on Aquazzura Christy dupe head over to Jessica Buurman and get yourself a pair of their Lauren flats which are vailable in either black or ivory leather for
$152 (now on sale for $95).
Jessica Buurman Lauren Lace Up Flats, $95 || Jessica Buurman
Topshop Kingdom Ghillie Pointed Flats
Dear Topshop, I think I’m in love with you! Just how gorgeous are these Kingdom ghillie pointed-toe flats? They have a couple differences compared to Aquazzura’s Christy flats, but the inspiration behind these is quite obvious I think. Obsessed!
Topshop Kingdom Ghillie Pointed Flats, $95 || Topshop
Office Low Down Ghillie Lace Up Flats
While these suede lace-up flats by Office are not an identical match and are more of the inspired-by kind, I think they make a beautiful alternative if you’re going for the Aquazzura look. Not a spot-on dupe, but definitely beautiful in their own way.
Office Low Down Ghillie Lace Up Flats, £23 || Office
Parfois Lace Up Ballerinas
Our reader Edem suggested another fabulous and super budget-friendly Aquazzura Christy look-alike (thank you, Edem!). It’s by Parfois and their cute lace-up flats come in either black or coral faux leather and sell for a steal-worthy £14.99! Yay!
Parfois Lace Up Ballerinas, £14.99 || Amazon.co.uk
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