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Update: This post has been updated on June 4, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Alright, I’ll just come out and say it: I like big bows and I cannot lie! And I’m not going to deny! OK, OK, enough with the rhymes and musical references, let’s cut straight to the chase: this suede d’orsay pump by newcomer Aminah Abdul Jillil with the oversized bow on the ankle is a picture-perfect example why I can’t resist anything with a big, fat bow on it. Take a moment and let the beauty of this shoe unfold before your eyes. Don’t you just love how bold and feminine this pump is? Especially in red suede? AH-MAZING! And the best thing is that it ain’t too expensive either: $215 is a solid price for a shoe this pretty if you ask me, but if you can’t justify spending that much on such a statement shoe, we’ve come up with a few budget-friendly alternatives that will give you the same look a little down below.

Aminah Abdul Jillil Oversized Bow Pumps in red suede

Aminah Abdul Jillil Oversized Bow Pumps
(£285, Harvey Nichols)

Style Bloggers Love Aminah Abdul Jillil

Style Bloggers such as Laura from Laura Lily, Blair from Atlantic-Pacific, Stella from Jadore-Fashion, Annabelle from VivaLuxury, Aimee from Song of Style and Helena from Brooklyn Blonde have all been spotted wearing Aminah Abdul Jillil Bow Pumps.

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Wild Diva Akira-24 Ankle Cuff Bow d’Orsay Pumps

Update (05/19/2017): Stumbled upon another bow heel dupe today! It’s by Wild Diva, looks very much like the real deal, comes in various colors and costs only $35! Make sure to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 15% off your order of $45+ at ZooShoo!

Wild Diva Akira-24 Ankle Cuff Bow d'Orsay Pumps in red and black faux suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil dupes)

Wild Diva Akira-24 Ankle Cuff Bow d’Orsay Pumpspjx
($35, ZooShoo)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Nordstrom Rack & Charlotte Russe.

NerissaDOS Bow-Embellished High Heel Pumps

Update (06/04/2015): Look at these fabulous Aminah Abdul Jillil bow pump dupes by Choies! Aren’t they just gorgeous? They’re available in 5 different colors (black, red, pink, green and blue) and sell for budget-friendly $26.90! Steal deal alert!

NerissaDOS Bow-Embellished High Heel Pumps in red, black, pink and green faux suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

NerissaDOS Bow-Embellished High Heel Pumps
($26.90, Choies)

A similar version is also available at Amazonamazon.

Akira Black Label “Bravo” Pointed Toe Bow Ankle Strap Sandals

Update (06/04/2015): Discovered these lovely Aminah Abdul Jillil dupes by Akira Black Label which are also available in an open-toe version named “Happy”.

Akira Black Label "Bravo" Pointed Toe Bow Ankle Strap Sandals in red and black faux suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

Akira Black Label “Bravo” Pointed Toe Bow Ankle Strap Sandalsls
($79.90, Akira)

Betsey Johnson “Malissa” Bow-Detail Ankle Strap Pumps

Update (01/11/2015): Stumbled upon another Aminah Abdul Jillil inspired bow pump: “Malissa” by Betsey Johnson. Available in black and floral print.

Betsey Johnson "Malissa" Bow-Detail Ankle Strap Pumps in black (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

Betsey Johnson “Malissa” Bow-Detail Ankle Strap Pumps
($119.98, Betsey Johnson)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack, Amazonamazon & 6pm.

Jessica Buurman “Angop” Ankle Side Bow Cut Out Pumps

First ones in line would have to be these lovely side bow pumps by Jessica Buurman. They’re not that much cheaper than the real deal (you’ll save $76!), but they are cheaper and very similar to the Aminah Abdul Jillil heels above, so there’s that. Make sure to sign up to the newsletter to save a few extra bucks! Available in red, black, blue, green and pale pink suede.

Jessica Buurman "Angop" Ankle Side Bow Cut Out Pumps in red, black, blue and green suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Angop” Ankle Side Bow Cut Out Pumps
($139, Jessica Buurman)

Oasap Big Bowknot Black Stilettos

Another great option are these bow-accented d’orsay pumps which I have come across at Oasap. They only come in two colors, but those colors offered are very lovely, aren’t they? Plus, they’re moderately priced at a little over $37.99.

Oasap Big Bowknot Black Stilettos in rose pink and black faux suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

Oasap Big Bowknot Black Stilettos
($37.99, Oasap)

JustFab “Hadley” Oversized Ankle Bow d’Orsay Pumps

Alright, here we have the star of the Aminah Abdul Jillil look-a-likes: the “Hadley” by JustFab. Now isn’t she perfect? And surprisingly budget-friendly, too! Love, love, love this one.

JustFab "Hadley" Oversized Ankle Bow d'Orsay Pumps in red and black faux suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

JustFab “Hadley” Oversized Ankle Bow d’Orsay Pumpscj
($31.96, JustFab)

Mojo Moxy “Bowie” Oversized Pump d’Orsay Pumps

If you like it a little more girly, then this bow-adorned pump by Mojo Moxy might be the right fit instead. The bow on these is more feminine and less abstract than on the Aminah Abdul Jillil pumps, but the overall look is still the same. Also, I’m totally obsessed with the green color (♥)!

Mojo Moxy "Billie" Oversized Pump d'Orsay Pumps (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

Mojo Moxy “Bowie” Oversized Pump d’Orsay Pumpsamazon
($62.06, Amazon)

Also available at ShoeMall & ModCloth.

Privileged “Panarama” Side Bow d’Orsay Platform Pumps

If you love the look of the Aminah Abdul Jillil Bow Pumps, but need a bit more height (e.g. because you’re petite), you might want to take a look at these platform-supported mega high heels by Privileged. Available in black, pink and blue faux suede. Same look, but with 6 inch heels!

Privileged "Panarama" Side Bow d'Orsay Platform Pumps in black faux suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

Privileged “Panarama” Side Bow d’Orsay Platform Pumps
($74.99, Shiekh)

Also available at Akira & eBayeBay.

Image source(s): Aminah Abdul Jillil, Laura Lily, Atlantic-Pacific, Jadore-Fashion, VivaLuxury, Song of Style, Brooklyn Blonde, Nordstrom Rack, Target, Choies, JustFab, Jessica Buurman, Oasap, DSW, Shiekh

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One of the main fashion trends I noticed this year: femininity is key! Be it color-wise in the form of blush tones and airy pastels, fabric-wise in the form of luxe silks and cozy velvets or detail-wise in the form of bows, pearls and embroideries being attached to everything lately. French fashion house Chloé has always been on the feminine side of womens luxury fashion and scalloped details have been a signature design element of theirs for years. That’s why their “Lauren” d’Orsay Pump couldn’t be possibly more en vogue this season! With its soft scalloped edges and the light beige suede, it’s the perfect shoe choice to show off your feminine side. That is, if you can afford them because the price for these darlings is steep!

Chloé Lauren Scalloped Ankle Strap d'Orsay Suede Pumps in beige

Chloé Lauren Scalloped Ankle Strap d’Orsay Pumpsls
($695, Nordstrom)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, S|Sense, Neiman Marcusicon, Net-A-Portericon, Bergdorf Goodmanicon, Barneysicon, Selfridges & MyTheresa.

Marc Fisher “Sahar” Scalloped Ankle Strap d’Orsay Pumps

Enter Marc Fisher. With their “Sahar” Ankle Strap d’Orsay Pumps, there’s no need to spend a fortune to get Chloé’s signature look for less. The block heel on these is one inch higher compared to the Chloé Lauren Pumps and the ankle strap isn’t scalloped, but otherwise it’s a pretty spot-on designer dupe for less than $90. Plus, these are made of genuine leather and I just love the other pastel colors they come in! Definitely my favorite Lauren dupe so far!

Marc Fisher "Sahar" Scalloped Ankle Strap d'Orsay Suede Pumps (Chloé Lauren dupes)

Marc Fisher “Sahar” Scalloped Ankle Strap d’Orsay Pumpsamazon
($89, Amazon)

Also available at Marc Fishericon, Shoes.comicon, Bon-Tonls, Macy’s & Amazon.co.ukamazon.

Sam Edelman “Lara” Scallop Ankle Strap Pumps

If you can’t or don’t want to spend all day running around in 4 inch heels, check out these Chloé inspired block heel pumps by Sam Edelman. The heel on these is only 2 inches which is one inch less than on the real deal and two inches less than on the Marc Fisher version, so they’re probably super comfortable to wear all day. Available in various colors and uppers for $119.95.

Sam Edelman "Lara" Scallop Ankle Strap Suede Pumps (Chloé Lauren inspired)

Sam Edelman “Lara” Scallop Ankle Strap Pumpsls
($119.95, Nordstrom)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Zappos, Sam Edelman & Shopbopls.

Dorothy Perkins “Dorothy” Scalloped Ankle Strap Pumps

Another super cute look for less option are these scalloped pumps by Dorothy Perkins. Same Chloé look, but at a much lower price point: €34.95 which is about 95% cheaper than the real deal. Add to cart, please!

Dorothy Perkins "Dorothy" Scalloped Ankle Strap Pumps in nude and black (Chloé Lauren dupes)

Dorothy Perkins “Dorothy” Scalloped Ankle Strap Pumps
(€34.95, Zalando)

Also available at Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon, House of Fraser & Dorothy Perkins.

Another Pair of Shoes Petrae1 Scallop Ankle Strap Pumps

Last but not least are these lovely Chloé inspired ankle strap faux suede heels by Another Pair of Shoes. They’re cute, they’re affordable and they’re available for expedited Amazon Prime shipping. Just sayin’.

Another Pair of Shoes Petrae1 Scallop Ankle Strap Pumps in dusty pink and black faux suede (Chloé Lauren inspired)

Another Pair of Shoes Petrae1 Scallop Ankle Strap Pumpsamazon
(€34.95, Amazon.de)

Also available at Amazon.framazon.

Image source(s): Nordstrom, Marc Fisher, Amazon.de

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Copycat Math - Christian Louboutin Iriza + Christian Louboutin So Kate Degradé = INC International Concepts Kenjay Ombré d'Orsay Pumps

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Image source(s): Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s

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Update: This post has been updated on July 19, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

So, lace-up flats again today. Are you already sick of seeing them everywhere yet? Stuart Weitzman has been really killing it in the boot department lately (Highland OTK boot, anyone?), so of course they had to join the lace-up flat trend bandwagon as well. May I introduce you to “Gilligan”, a beautiful suede lace-up d’Orsay flat with a 0.5″ stacked heel and absolute style blogger favorite. I love every single detail about this flat except for the price which is $398. If you love the look but not the price, keep on reading to find some fantastic Weitzman alternatives for much, much less.

Stuart Weitzman Gilligan Lace-Up d'Orsay Flats in black suede

Stuart Weitzman Gilligan Lace-Up d’Orsay Flatsls
($398, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Stuart Weitzman, Zappos, Amazonamazon, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Shopbop, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Footnotes, Farfetchls, Jildor & Lane Crawfordls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Stuart Weitzman

Actress Emmy Rossum and various personal style bloggers such as Wendy Nguyen (Wendy’s Lookbook), Julia Engel (Gal Meets Glam), Sara Donaldson (Harper & Harley), Jane Aldridge (Sea of Shoes) and Alicia T. Chew (Alicia Tenise) have all been spotted wearing Stuart Weitzman Gilligan Lace-Up d’Orsay Suede Flats.

Emmy Rossum, Wendy Nguyen (Wendy's Lookbook), Julia Engel (Gal Meets Glam), Sara Donaldson (Harper & Harley), Jane Aldridge (Sea of Shoes) and Alicia T. Chew (Alicia Tenise) wearing Stuart Weitzman Gilligan Lace-Up d'Orsay Suede Flats

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Kaitlyn Pan Suede Pointed Toe Lace-up Ballet Flats

Update (07/19/2016): And one more add to add to the list of gorgeous Kaitlyn Pan designer shoe dupes! Check out these ahhhh-mazing and spot-on Stuart Weitzman look-alikes which come in either black, nude or red genuine suede and cost $99.99. Love these so much!

Kaitlyn Pan Suede Pointed Toe Lace-up Ballet Flats in black, nude and red (Stuart Weitzman Gilligan dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Suede Pointed Toe Lace-up Ballet Flatsamazon
($99.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Etsy (alternative buying platform for non-US based buyers).

AK Anne Klein “Ottillia” Lace-Up d’Orsay Flats

Now look at these spot-on Stuart Weitzman Gilligan dupes by AK Anne Klein! Aren’t they absolutely lovely? So close to the real, made of genuine suede and super budget-friendly at $41.96 (sale price!) as well. Available in black and natural suede and black leather. Big, big shoe love here!

AK Anne Klein "Ottillia" Lace-Up d'Orsay Flats in black and nude suede (Stuart Weitzman Gilligan dupes)

AK Anne Klein “Ottillia” Lace-Up d’Orsay Flats
($41.96, SteinMart)

P.S.: Also available at Lord & Taylorls & Amazonamazon.

Louise et Cie “Abbatha” Lace-Up d’Orsay Flats

Another personal favorite of mine are these lovely lace-up flats by Louise et Cie. They don’t come in suede unfortunately, but the rest of the design is pretty much identical. Plus, these are currently on sale for $79.99 (down from $139).

Louise et Cie "Abbatha" Lace-Up d'Orsay Flats in black (Stuart Weitzman Gilligan dupes)

Louise et Cie “Abbatha” Lace-Up d’Orsay Flatsls
($79.99, Vince Camuto)

P.S.: Also available at Dillard’sls & Nordstromls.

Mango “Cristina” Pointed Toe Flat Shoes

Also a great alternative for half the price of the Vince Camuto version is this faux leather lace-up flat by Mango which looks just like the Stuart Weitzman real deal, but costs only $49.99 and comes in either black or ivory.

Mango "Cristina" Pointed Toe Flat Shoes in black (Stuart Weitzman Gilligan dupes)

Mango “Cristina” Pointed Toe Flat Shoes
($49.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Qupid Pika-03 Faux Suede Pointy Lace-Up Flats

If you’re all about the suede look of the Gilligan, here’s a budget-friendly faux suede version by Qupid which comes in either black or taupe and costs just $20. Steal deal alert!

Qupid Pika-03 Faux Suede Pointy Lace-Up Flats in black and nude faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Gilligan knockoffs)

Qupid Pika-03 Faux Suede Pointy Lace-Up Flats
($20.90, Charlotte Russe)

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

Steve Madden “Sunshine” d’Orsay Lace-Up Flats

I also adore these lace-up flats from Steve Madden which aren’t an identical dupe, but similar enough to double as a budget-friendly Weitzman alternative. This flat looks actually like the perfect symbiosis of Aquazzura’s “Christy” and Stuart Weitzman’s “Gilligan”, don’t you agree? These beauties come in various beautiful colors (sand, light pink, gold, snakeskin and black) and at $69.95 they’re quite budget-friendly as well. By the way, a taupe version with a non-gold heel named “Blondie” is available at Steve Madden (Canada)ls.

Steve Madden "Sunshine" d'Orsay Lace-Up Flats in black suede (Stuart Weitzman Gilligan inspired)

Steve Madden “Sunshine” d’Orsay Lace-Up Flatsls
($69.95, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Macy’s, Dillard’sls, Steve Maddenls & Steve Madden (CA)ls.

Ava & Aiden “Alexandra” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats

While these Ava & Aiden lace-up flats are the least likely of a “Gilligan” dupe in this list, I still wanted to include them here because I think they’re absolutely fabulous and have a very similar look to the Weitzman flats above. These come in black, grey, blush and tan and are currently on sale for under $70.

Ava & Aiden "Alexandra" Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats in black and grey suede (Stuart Weitzman Gilligan knockoffs)

Ava & Aiden “Alexandra” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats
($69, Gilt)

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Update: This post has been updated on May 12, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Now if this back-bow d’Orsay pump by everyone’s favorite French shoe designer, Monsieur Christian Louboutin, isn’t absolute shoe perfection, I don’t know what is! I mean, just look at it! Perfectly-shaped arch, a nice, subtle platform with a luscious red sole, an almost 5″ stiletto heel and the loveliest tied bow on the back. In a word, the perfect symbiosis of girly and grown-up.

Christian Louboutin Dos Noeud Back-Bow d'Orsay Pumps in black

Christian Louboutin Dos Noeud Back-Bow d’Orsay Pumpsls
($1.045, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porterls & Bergdorf Goodmanls.

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Celebs such as Zendaya Coleman, Rocsi Diaz, Caroline Sieber and Mariah Carey have all been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin Dos Noeud Back-Bow d’Orsay Pumps.

Zendaya Coleman, Rocsi Diaz, Caroline Sieber and Mariah Carey wearing Christian Louboutin Dos Noeud Back-Bow d'Orsay Pumps

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Kate Spade New York “Izzie” Back-Bow d’Orsay Pumps

Update (05/12/2016): Kate Spade New York came out with a second CL Dos Noeud inspired shoe style named “Izzie”. Available in various colors with an either leather or satin upper, these beauties will cost you a not so steal-worthy $328, but that’s still better than $1.045, right?

Kate Spade New York "Izzie" Back-Bow d'Orsay Pumps (Christian Louboutin Dos Noeud inspired)

Kate Spade New York “Izzie” Back-Bow d’Orsay Pumps
($328, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Lord & Taylorls, Shopbop, Amazon, Neiman Marcusls & Bloomingdale’s.

Nina “Mileena” Bow Back Sandals

Update (01/29/2016): Stumbled upon these adorable bow back heels by Nina and they instantly reminded me of the Louboutins above. Available in various beautiful colors and uppers.

Nina "Mileena" Bow Back Sandals (Christian Louboutin Dos Noeud dupes)

Nina “Mileena” Bow Back Sandalsamazon
($52.96, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Nordstromls, Nina Shoespjx & Zalando.

Milanoo Rivet Bow Spike Slingback Pumps

Update (05/09/2014): Also discovered these gorgeous Christian Louboutin dupes at Milanoo. Love the price, too!

Milanoo Back-Bow d'Orsay Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Dos Noeud knockoffs)

Milanoo Back-Bow d’Orsay Pumpsls
($56.99, Milanoo)

Kate Spade “Chrissie” Back-Bow Dress Sandals

And while I’d love to invest in the Louboutins above, I have to face reality and accept the fact that they’re way out of my price league. That’s why I made it my mission to find a similar shoe for less money. Et voilà, Kate Spade delivered! At $373.50 (sale price!), these cute bow heels are from being a “steal”, but they are about half the price of the Loubis while looking suspiciously similar to the CL Dos Noeud pumps. FYI: I wouldn’t mind having both versions in my closet. 😉 Available in deep red satin or black suede.

Kate Spade "Chrissie" Back-Bow Dress Sandals in red satin and black suede (Christian Louboutin Dos Noeud knockoffs)

Kate Spade “Chrissie” Back-Bow Dress Sandalsamazon
($373.50, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls & Neiman Marcusls.

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