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UPDATE: This post has been updated on April 19, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Oh my, oh my, oh my! I don’t have words to describe how much I’m in love with these black buckled stiletto booties by Giuseppe Zanotti. They’re so hot and the side buckles are such a sexy little detail, don’t you agree? Too bad even the sale price makes me want to cut my credit card in two.

Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 Open Toe Multi Buckle Sandals in black

Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 Open Toe Multi Buckle Sandalsamazon
($1,087.50, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zapposcj, Shopbopcj & Saksls.

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Celebs such as Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Scherzinger have all been spotted wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 Open Toe Multi Buckle Sandals.

Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Scherzinger wearing black Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 Open Toe Multi Buckle Sandals

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GUESS “Clarie” Open-Toe Buckled Slide Sandals

UPDATE (04/19/2014): Stumbled upon this Giuseppe Zanotti inspired slide sandal version by GUESS. Available in black, white and tan leather.

GUESS "Clarie" Open-Toe Buckled Slide Sandals in white and black (Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 knockoffs)

GUESS “Clarie” Open-Toe Buckled Slide Sandalsamazon
($110, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zapposcj, Bloomingdale’sls, Lord & Taylorcj & Macy’sls.

Chinese Laundry “Justify My Love” Side Buckle Peep-toe Booties

But hey, no need to despair because Chinese Laundry are here to save your day. Their “Justify My Love” booties are the perfect alternative if you crave the Zanotti look but don’t want to spend a fortune. Price point: $128 – which is a little more than 10% of the Zanotti’s sale price. Steal find alert!

Chinese Laundry "Justify My Love" Side Buckle Peep-toe Booties in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Justify My Love” Side Buckle Peep-toe Bootiescj
($128, Chinese Laundry)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on April 12, 2014. Scroll down to see the new adds.

We have already written multiple times about how Isabel Marant‘s footwear creations always seem to create a massive hype around them. Whatever the French designer brings out on the market is almost instantly set to be a guaranteed success. First, we had the “Bekket” hidden wedge sneaker and the “Dicker” boot and now “Carol”, a crystal-embellished leather cuff sandal with a stacked wooden heel, is well on its way to becoming the “It“-shoe of the season. Much like everyone else, I absolutely adore this boho-chic summer sandal, but there’s no way I could justify that enormous $1.035 price tag that comes along with it.

Isabel Marant Caroll Studded Leather Sandals in white

Isabel Marant Carol Studded Leather Sandalsls
($1.035, NET-A-PORTER)

P.S.: Also available at NET-A-PORTER (International)ls & Farfetchls.

Style Bloggers Love Isabel Marant

Style bloggers such as Chiara from The Blonde Salad, Shea Marie from Peace Love Shea and Jessica from Tuula Vintage have all been spotted wearing Isabel Marant Carol Studded Leather Sandals.

The Blonde Salad, Peace Love Shea and Tuula Vintage wearing Isabel Marant Carol Studded Leather Sandals

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Jeffrey Campbell “Tamaya” Stud Embellished Block Heel Sandals

UPDATE (04/12/2014): Came across another Marant inspired style by Jeffrey Campbell. “Tamaya” is very similar to the “Lakota” down below only it has a lower block heel. Available in white and black for roughly $200!

Jeffrey Campbell "Tamaya" Stud Embellished Block Heel Sandals in white and black (Isabel Marant Carol knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Tamaya” Stud Embellished Block Heel Sandalscj
($198, Nasty Gal)

P.S.: Also available at REVOLVEClothingcj & Nelly.

Jeffrey Campbell “Pow Wow” Studded Heels

UPDATE (04/12/2014): And here’s yet another Isabel Marant Carol dupe by Jeffrey Campbell with a slimmer heel than the “Lakota” by JC.

Jeffrey Campbell "Pow Wow" Studded Heels in white and black (Isabel Marant Carol knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Pow Wow” Studded Heelscj
($180, Urban Outfitters)

Wild Diva “Geri” Sandals

UPDATE (01/25/2014): Came across these studded Wild Diva sandals (available in either black or white) and instantly had to think of the Isabel Marant Carol sandals above.

Wild Diva "Geri" Sandals in black (Isabel Marant Carol knockoffs)

Wild Diva “Geri” Sandalsls
($39.90, Alloy)

Forever 21 Star Studded Strappy Sandals

UPDATE (01/25/2014): Also discovered these lovely Isabel Marant inspired studded sandals at Forever 21!

Forever 21 Star Studded Strappy Sandals in black and ivory (Isabel Marant Carol knockoffs)

Forever 21 Star Studded Strappy Sandalsls
($36.80, Forever 21)

Chinese Laundry “Time Flies” Studded Sandals

UPDATE (01/23/2014): Found another Marant inspired studded sandal! What do you think of these Chinese Laundry sandals? Hot or not? Available in black or nude leather.

Chinese Laundry "Time Flies" Studded Sandals in nude (Isabel Marant Carol knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Time Flies” Studded Sandalscj
($89.95, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Chinese Laundrycj & Urban Outfitterscj.

Wild Diva Danica-02 Studded Ankle Strap Sandals

UPDATE (01/03/2014): Stumbled upon these Isabel Marant inspired studded summer sandals by Wild Diva today.

Wild Diva Danica-02 Studded Ankle Strap Sandals in black (Isabel Marant Carol knockoffs)

Wild Diva Danica-02 Studded Ankle Strap Sandalsamazon
($21.95, Amazon)

Bamboo “Ella” Studded Flat Sandals

UPDATE (12/29/2013): Just discovered these cute Isabel Marant inspired studded flat sandals by Bamboo.

Bamboo "Ella" Studded Flat Sandals in white, black and brown (Isabel Marant Carol knockoffs)

Bamboo “Ella” Studded Flat Sandals
($23, GoJane)

P.S.: Also available at dELiA*sls.

Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal “Nymph” Studded Sandals

UPDATE (08/23/2013): Found another Marant inspired Carol look-a-like at Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal (Nasty Gal’s first own shoe collection). Also available in black faux leather.

Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal "Nymph" Studded Sandals in white (Isabel Marant Carol knockoffs)

Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal “Nymph” Studded Sandalscj
($78, Nasty Gal)

Jeffrey Campbell “Seneca” Studded Block Heel Sandals

UPDATE (08/16/2013): Oh, Jeffrey Campbell, I love you! Absolutely adore the 2nd Carol look-a-like from JC called “Seneca”! So, so pretty and selling out fast, so hurry up to get your own pair!

Jeffrey Campbell "Seneca" Studded Block Heel Sandals in white and black (Isabel Marant Carol knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Seneca” Studded Block Heel Sandalscj
($207, REVOLVEClothing)

Jessica Buurman “RUMI” Ankle Strap Studded Sandals

UPDATE (08/12/2013): Found the perfect Isabel Marant Carol dupe in all three colors at Jessica Buurman for $119! Psst, if you sign up to the Jessica Buurman newsletter, you’ll receive 10% off your first order!

Jessica Buurman "RUMI" Ankle Strap Studded Sandals in white, brown and black (Isabel Marant Caroll knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “RUMI” Ankle Strap Studded Sandals
($119, Jessica Buurman)

Jeffrey Campbell “Lakota” Studded Cuff Sandals

Vahni, one of our former guest bloggers here at ITC, has recently blogged about how she (and the rest of the fashion world, for that matter) is totally insane for Isabel at the moment; and for the above pictured “Carol” Sandal in particular. Luckily, just a few days before I happened to stumble upon Jeffrey Campbell‘s “Lakota” Sandal which as you can easily see below is heavily inspired by Madame Marant’s studded creation. I happily passed on the tip to Vahni and she ordered them within a heartbeat. You can see how Vahni rocks her new JCs on her Instagram (absolutely love how V paired them with white denim). Since I am quite positive that these shoes, which retail for $178 (approx. 1/5 of the original’s price) and are available in either black or white, are probably going to sell out very quickly soon, you better hurry up to order these JCs if you’re, too, like Vahni are insane for Isabel.

Jeffrey Campbell "Lakota" Studded Cuff Sandals in white and black (Isabel Marant Caroll look-a-likes)

Jeffrey Campbell “Lakota” Studded Cuff Sandals<cj
($178, Nasty Gal)

Image source(s): Forward by Elyse Walker, The Blonde Salad, Peace Love Shea, Tuula Vintage, Urban Outfitters, Alloy, Forever 21, Chinese Laundry, Amazon, dELiA*s, Nasty Gal, REVOLVEClothing, Jessica Buurman, Jildor

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on April 11, 2014. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Ever since seeing these on the runway and in ads reminiscent of glamorous ice cream parlors, these gorgeous Louis Vuitton heels have been on my mind. The metal toe is such a fresh new take on the classic pump, and the color combinations are heavenly. Just think of how easily you can wear these with a suit, jeans, a cocktail dress or full skirt! But not only are they as versatile as can be, they also make legs look miles long! My favorite shade is the beige, but you should choose yours based on what you already have in your closet. Do you love wearing dark colors? Then perhaps the black is your best bet. Think maybe a little mint tone would shake up your mostly khaki/cream wardrobe, then give it a try. It looks like celebrities really love them in white too! The price is very steep though, so if you’re mad for them, check out some astonishingly similar styles further down the page.

Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round Pumps

Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round Cap-Toe Pumps
($1.000, Louis Vuitton)

Celebrities Love Louis Vuitton

Kristen Stewart, Jessica Biel, Gemma Arterton, Chloë Sevigny, Kelly Brook and Alexa Chung wearing Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round Cap-Toe Pumps

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Luichiny “Daz Ey” Pointed Cap-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (04/11/2014): Discovered these Luichiny cap-toe pumps which instantly reminded me of the LV heels above.

Luichiny "Daz Ey" Pointed Cap-Toe Pumps (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Luichiny “Daz Ey” Pointed Cap-Toe Pumpsamazon
($74.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls.

Necessary Clothing “Teresa” Pointed Cap-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (04/11/2014): Also stumbled upon this cap-toe pump at Necessary Clothing. Very affordable price point ($40) and also available in other colors and uppers.

Necessary Clothing "Teresa" Pointed Cap-Toe Pumps in black (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Necessary Clothing “Teresa” Pointed Cap-Toe Pumpspjx
($39.99, Necessary Clothing)

ALDO “Essi” Cap-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (02/02/2013): ALDO has now also come up with their own LV inspired cap-toe pump. Available in black, white and silver and bone leather.

ALDO "Essi" Cap-Toe Pumps in white and black (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round look-a-likes)

ALDO “Essi” Cap-Toe Pumpsls
($49.98-$100, ALDO)

P.S.: Also available at ALDO (Canada)ls & ALDO (UK).

Anne Klein “Wrenn” Cap-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (02/11/2013): Came across these lovely cap-toe pumps by Anne Klein that look a lot like LV’s Merry-Go-Round pumps. Also available in beige, bronze and black multi.

Anne Klein "Wrenn" Cap-Toe Pumps in light pink (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Anne Klein “Wrenn” Cap-Toe Pumpscj
($41.99, 6pm)

Steve Madden “Cappy” Suede Pumps

UPDATE (11/02/2013): Also found this suede cap-toe pump by Steve Madden which looks like it’s a lot inspired by Louis Vuitton.

Steve Madden "Cappy" Suede Pumps in beige and black (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Cappy” Suede Pumpscj
($69.95, DSW)

Style&Co “Nilah” Pumps

UPDATE (11/02/2013): Style&Co has a great and budget-friendly cap-toe pump alternative for all of you who are looking for a mid-heel version of the Merry-Go-Round style. Also available in teal, coral and black.

Style&Co "Nilah" Pumps in nude (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Style&Co “Nilah” Pumpsls
($39.99, Macy’s)

MANGO Contrast Toe Cap Pumps

UPDATE (10/02/2012): MANGO has also an inspired LV alternative in these black and gold pointy pumps. Also available in red/red.

MANGO Contrast Toe Cap Pumps in black and gold (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

MANGO Contrast Toe Cap Pumpsamazon
($109.99, Amazon)

Dune “Balmoral” Metal Toe Cap Pumps

UPDATE (10/02/2012): Now check out these fabulous stiletto suede cap-toe pumps by Dune in this season’s must-have color, oxblood. Love them!

Dune "Balmoral" Metal Toe Cap Court Shoes in Oxblood Suede (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Dune “Balmoral” Metal Toe Cap Pumpsjavari
(£90, Javari.co.uk)

GUESS “Myrick” Cap-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (10/02/2012): Here’s another cap toe pump reminiscent of the LV Merry-Go-Round pumps: “Myrick” by GUESS.

GUESS "Myrick" Cap-Toe Pumps in nude patent gold (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

GUESS “Myrick” Cap-Toe Pumpsamazon
($99, Amazon)

Chinese Laundry “Danger Zone” Cap-Toe Pumps

First up is the least expensive pair by Chinese Laundry. I’ve always liked this brand. They have great party shoes and you can usually count on them being well made and on-trend. Since these are $99.95 each, it’s not a crazy deal, but not too bad considering the original price tag. Just think about how you might wear the nude pair with a monochromatic ensemble like what we’ve seen on the runway this season. Or consider wearing the black pump with the gold toe during fall with a sleek silhouette including a jewel-toned peplum top, black leather skirt and a bold metal cuff.

Chinese Laundry "Danger Zone" Cap-Toe Pumps in black and nude (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Danger Zone” Cap-Toe Pumpsamazon
($35.52, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Chinese Laundrycj, ShoeMallls & Shoes.comls.

Diavolina “Attica” Cap-Toe Pumps

The other option is by Diavolina and costs just a bit more than the style right above. The heel is higher and skinnier though, which definitely makes for a leaner look. We found these on Australia’s awesome online shoe store, StyleTread. It looks like the black version is almost identical to the designer original with the silver toe! It’s too bad the mint and white versions are not available, but I’d say most of us would get the best use out of these two shades. So if these are for you, make sure you add a little bit of something metallic somewhere else in your outfit, but otherwise keep accessories simple to let them really stand out.

Diavolina "Attica" Cap-Toe Pumps in black and nude (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Diavolina “Attica” Cap-Toe Pumps
($159.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Steve Madden “ILUSSION” Cap-Toe Pumps

Steve Madden‘s “ILUSSION” Pumps also have a very LV-like look though the cap-toe isn’t made of metal. They retail at $99.95 but with the current promo (see above) you can get these for a budget-friendly $79.96 including free shipping.

Steve Madden "ILUSSION" Cap-Toe Pumps in black and nude (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Steve Madden “ILUSSION” Cap-Toe Pumpsls
($49.99, Steve Madden)

Nicholas “Amore” Cap-Toe Pumps

If you prefer the white Merry-Go-Round Pumps, here’s a pretty good alternative by Nicholas which, unfortunately, is a little pricey at $259 (now on sale for $181.30). However, these pumps have a very elegant and sophisticated look and might be worth the investment if you can get a lot of wear out of them.

Nicholas "Amore" Cap-Toe Pumps in black and white (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Nicholas “Amore” Cap-Toe Pumpscj
($181.30, Shopbop)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 15, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Here we have another pair of the typically OTT Giuseppe Zanotti pumps. The silhouette is all very similar with the sky-high towering heel and some sort of exaggerated design. As usual, my initial liking towards Giuseppe Zanotti footwear always arises some mixed feelings, which later turn into a slight footwear obsession. Undeniably, these exaggerated peep-toe platform pumps are a form of creative vision. Likewise, they look amazing and really elongate one’s legs for a super flattering finish. I really love how Gabrielle Union paired these pumps with a simple yet elegant red dress.

Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 Suede Peep Toe Exaggerated Platform Pumps in purple

Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 Suede Peep Toe Exaggerated Platform Pumpsls
($750, NORDSTROM)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls & Saksls.

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Gabrielle Union, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Munn, Kelly Rowland, Lucy Liu & Jennifer Morrison wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 Suede Peep Toe Exaggerated Platform Pumps

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Qupid “Ellie” Extreme Platform Pumps

UPDATE (03/15/2014): Stumbled upon these Zanotti dupes by Qupid today. Available in black and red faux suede as well as silver faux leather.

Qupid "Ellie" Extreme Platform Pumps in red and black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 knockoffs)

Qupid “Ellie” Extreme Platform Pumpscj
($54.99, Heels.com)

Qupid Scandal-01 Square Toe Extreme Platform Pumps

UPDATE (06/22/2013): Came across another super similar and budget-friendly Zanotti I26111 look-a-like version by Qupid. Also available in black, mint yellow and blush faux suede.

Qupid Scandal-01 Square Toe Extreme Platform Pumps in faux coral suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 knockoffs)

Qupid Scandal-01 Square Toe Extreme Platform Pumpsamazon
($19.60-$29.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ZooShoopjx & eBayeBay.

Chinese Laundry “Willy Wonka” Peep-toe Platform Pumps

UPDATE (11/18/2012): Just stumbled upon yet another fantastic Zanotti look-a-like pump by Chinese Laundry. It’s available in blush suede as pictured below and also in black leather and nude patent.

Chinese Laundry "Willy Wonka" Peep-toe Platform Pumps in blush suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Willy Wonka” Peep-toe Platform Pumpscj
($69.98, Chinese Laundry)

Sam Edelman “Alexa” Peep-toe Platform Pumps

Although Zanotti is known for his innovative style, Sam Edelman also brings an inventive touch in the footwear industry. Greatly mimicking the designer deal above, these “Alexa” Peep-toe Platform Pumps have a very similar shape and structure. And though the general motif is very comparable, the price tag makes a huge difference! These are not only futuristically beautiful, but also quite affordably priced at $130! Aside from this bright purple version pictured below, they are available in black suede as well.

Sam Edelman "Alexa" Peep-toe Platform Pumps in purple suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 knockoffs)

Sam Edelman “Alexa” Peep-toe Platform Pumpsamazon
($130, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls & eBayeBay

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I used to love wearing white when I was a teenager, but then got tired of it and stopped wearing anything white apart from tops or blouses for a very, very long time. Nowadays, I embrace wearing white again and even an all-white look as daring as this one from Jennifer Lopez really finds my liking. I love the crisp cleanliness of J.Lo’s look, so I tried to recreate her outfit for you on a more budget-friendly level. Do you like it?

Jennifer Lopez’ All-White Look 4 Less

Jennifer Lopez' All-White Look & Crop Top

Go Shopping:

Our Rating: ★★★★☆

Who?Jennifer Lopez
Where?The Market America World Conference After Party
When?February 8, 2014
What?Giuseppe Zanotti Lace-Up Python-Print Leather Bootiesls ($1.115), Chanel bag

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