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Update: This post has been updated on June 5, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

The moment I first laid eyes onto these fancy satin bow slide sandals by Puma which came out as part of the new Fenty Puma by Rihanna collection earlier this month, I knew Rihanna would have another hit on her hands for the fashion-forward, sportswear-loving ladies (…and men since these are also available in men’s sizing). The new styles are supposedly inspired by the luxurious Parisian days of the famously known decadent Queen of France, Marie-Antoinette, the bow slides are a glammed up version of the classic soccer slide with a super cute satin bow adorning the slide strap which come in either a beautiful pastel pink or edgy olive green. The bow slides retail for $90 which is obviously far from being a designer shoe price, but a) these sandals are so in demand right now that they’re almost sold out everywhere and b) not everbody wants to spend almost $100 on a pair of pool slide sandals, so we took a look around to see whether we could find some lower priced alternatives. Spoiler alert: we did!

 Fenty Puma by Rihanna Bow Slide Sandals in rose pink and olive green

Fenty Puma by Rihanna Bow Slide Sandals
($90, Bloomingdale’s)

Also available at Akirals, Forward by Elyse Walker, Amazonamazon, Urban Outfitters, ASOS, Puma, The Webster, Farfetchls, Office.co.uk, Office London (DE), Footlocker, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Intermix & Luisaviaroma.

Ego “Dream” Rubber Slider with Satin Bow

Update (06/05/2017): Spotted another set of Fenty Puma by Rihanna inspired bow slides at Ego today! They’re available in various lovely colors and cost £19.99. Worldwide delivery!

Ego "Dream" Rubber Slider with Satin Bow (Fenty by Puma x Rihanna dupes)

Ego “Dream” Rubber Slider with Satin Bow
(£19.99, Ego)

Ego “Foxy” Rubber Slide Sandals with Satin Bow

Update (06/05/2017): Also found these Puma inspired sliders at Ego which are yet another great alternative. They come in blush pink, black and baby blue satin and cost also £19.99. Steal deal alert!

Ego "Foxy" Rubber Slide Sandals with Satin Bow in blush pink, black, baby blue (Fenty by Puma x Rihanna dupes)

Ego “Foxy” Rubber Slide Sandals with Satin Bow
(£19.99, Ego)

Stradivarius Slides with Satin Bow

Update (06/05/2017): And check out these super cute blush pink satin slide sandals by Stradivarius! Price: £19.99.

Stradivarius Satin Bow Slides in blush pink (Fenty by Puma x Rihanna dupes)

Stradivarius Slides with Satin Bow
(£19.99, Stradivarius)

Also available at Stradivarius (EU).

Steve Madden “Silky” Bow Slide Sandals

Update (04/11/2017): And another Fenty Puma by Rihanna bow slide dupe entered the stage! Check out these spot-on and super fab satin bow slides by Steve Madden! Available in pink and black satin for a steal price of $39.95! These will go quickly, so you better buy them ASAP!

Steve Madden "Silky" Bow Slide Sandals in pink and black satin (Fenty Puma by Rihanna dupes)

Steve Madden “Silky” Bow Slide Sandalsamazon
($39.95, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstromls, Dillard’s, Jildor, Zappos, Steve Maddenls, Macy’s, DSW, Tillys, Tobi, Shi by Journeys, Belk, Shoes.comls, Buckle & Bon-Tonls.

LFL by Lust For Life “Spice” Satin Bow Slide Sandals

Update (04/11/2017): Also found these super cute beauties by LFL by Lust For Life which are another great look for less alternative for under $30 that comes in either blush, lavender, black or grey satin. Steal deal alert!

LFL by Lust For Life "Spice" Satin Bow Slide Sandals in blush, black and grey (Fenty Puma by Rihanna dupes)

LFL by Lust For Life “Spice” Satin Bow Slide Sandalsamazon
($29.95, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos, DSW & Forever 21.

Express Metallic Bow Slides

Update (04/11/2017): These silver metallic bow slides I found at Express could also be a great look for less alernative if you don’t want a spot-on Puma dupe.

Express Metallic Bow Slides in silver metallic (Fenty Puma by Rihanna inspired)

Express Metallic Bow Slides
($39.90, Express)

Topshop “Halo” Bow Slides

My current Fenty x Puma dupe favorite are these lovely salmon pink satin bow slide sandals by Topshop which cost $30 and also come in black. Same cute design at a fraction of the real deal’s price! Add to cart, please!

Topshop "Halo" Bow Slides in nude pink (Fenty x Puma by Rihanna dupes)

Topshop “Halo” Bow Slides
($30, Topshop)

Also available at Nordstromls, Zalando & Hudson’s Bay.

Cape Robbin Moira-19 Bow Slide Sandals

Another great Puma by Rihanna alternative are these cooler-toned pink bow slides by Cape Robbin which cost between $30 – $40 and also come in white, blue and yellow satin. Really love these girly sandals!

Cape Robbin Moira-19 Bow Slide Sandals in pink (Fenty x Puma by Rihanna dupes)

Cape Robbin Moira-19 Bow Slide Sandalsamazon
($36.98, Amazon)

Also available at Amazon #2amazon, Nordstrom Rack, CiCi Hot, Amazon #3amazon, Zulily & eBayeBay.

Liliana Nomi-7 Satin Bow Slide Sandals

Last but not least are these spot-on Puma sandal dupes by Liliana which also happen to be the cheapest option at $21.99. Steal deal alert! Also available in various colors including black, blue, dusty and blush pink satin.

Liliana Nomi-7 Satin Bow Slide Sandals in blush pink and olive green (Fenty x Puma by Rihanna dupes)

Liliana Nomi-7 Satin Bow Slide Sandalsamazon
($21.99, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack.

Image source(s): Puma, Ego, Stradivarius, Steve Madden, Zappos, Topshop, Amazon, Nordstrom Rack

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Update: This post has been updated on May 18, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Alright, let’s talk Gucci again. I know we’ve already featured the “Princetown” loafer mules here on this blog before, but that was just the basic, no-frills version and ever since the huge success of the “Princetown” loafer, Gucci has released like a gazillion variations of new Princetowns, so we felt obligated to show you at least one more of the most coveted Princetown styles. This blog post will focus on the floral embroidered one which features a delicate pink rose embroidery on the vamp and either comes with a fur trim on the footbed ($1.050) or not ($780). If you can afford the real deal, by all means, go for it since there are absolutely no signs of the loafer mule trend slowing down this summer. But if you’re on a tight budget and dropping that kind of money on ONE pair of shoes is simply not justifiable to you, keep on reading as we’ve discovered some amazing Gucci alternatives that won’t break the bank.

Gucci Princetown Floral Embroidered Fur-Lined Backless Loafer Mules in black and pink

Gucci Princetown Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules
($780, Gucci)

Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Nordstromicon, Bloomingdale’s, Barneysls, Matches Fashionls, Selfridges, Harrodsls, MyTheresa, Farfetchls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities, Style Bloggers & IGers Love Gucci

Celebs such as supermodel Gigi Hadid and style bloggers like Michelle Madsen (Take Aim) and Roos-Anne van Dorsten (Moderosa) have all been spotted wearing Gucci Princetown Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules.

Celebrities, Style Bloggers and IGers wearing black Gucci Princetown Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules

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Forever 21 Horsebit Floral Loafer Mules

Update (05/18/2017): Just discovered that Forever 21 now has their own Gucci Princetown look-alikes! Check out these floral embroidered loafer mules! Price? $24.90. Add to cart, please!

Forever 21 Horsebit Floral Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Forever 21 Horsebit Floral Loafer Mules
($24.90, Forever 21)

Vintage Havana Rose Mules

Let’s start off with my favorite Gucci Princetown dupes! They’re by a brand called Vintage Havana and look almost identical to the pricey Princetowns, but cost only $48 which is exactly $732 cheaper than the real deal. Now that’s a steal deal, right? Some sizes are already out of stock, so you better hurry if you want a pair!

Vintage Havana Rose Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Vintage Havana Rose Mules
($48, Forever 21)

Steve Madden “Jill-P” Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules

Deal: Use promo code “MEMORIAL” to get 20% off regular, sale and clearance items at Lord & Taylor! Offer valid through May 25th, at 11:59 PM EST. Exclusions apply.

Next up are these fabulous Gucci look-alikes by Steve Madden. These are a great alternative if you’re looking for the (faux) fur-trimmed Princetown version. They’re not an identical dupe, but close enough to get you the coveted Gucci look and all that for the budget price of $89 which is absolutely awesome! Make sure to use the promo code above to save an extra 20% on these loafer slides which would lower the price of these darlings down to an even budget-friendlier $71.20. Score!

Steve Madden "Jill-P" Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Steve Madden “Jill-P” Floral Embroidered Loafer Mulesls
($89, Lord & Taylor)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Dillard’s, ShoeMallls, Zappos & Akirals.

Ego “Cheska” Floral Embroidered Flat Mules

Deal: Students get 10% off at Ego (excludes sale items)!

Another one of my absolute favorites are these spot-on Princetown dupes by Ego which also come in nude and white faux leather (perfect color choice for Spring and Summer). Ego is a footwear brand based in the UK, but they also offer worldwide delivery. Just in case some of you Non-Brits are interested in these as well.

Ego "Cheska" Floral Embroidered Flat Mules in white, black and nude (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Ego “Cheska” Floral Embroidered Flat Mules
(£24.99, Ego)

Romwe Rose Embroidered PU Fur Trim Loafer Slippers

If you’re looking for spot-on AND super affordable Gucci Princetown dupes, check out Romwe as they have the hugest selection of budget-friendly loafer mules I have seen so far; including fur and non-fur versions with most of them being priced around $30.

Romwe Rose Embroidered PU Fur Trim Loafer Slippers in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Romwe Rose Embroidered PU Loafer Mule Slippers
($29.99, Romwe)

Also available at SheIn.

Silent D “Ganthon” Rose-Embroidered Slide Loafers

If you’re willing to invest in a pair of quality designer dupes, check out these fab loafer slides by Silent D. They have noticeable differences to the real deal such as the rose embroidery and the horsebit detail, but the overall design still exudes that luxe Gucci Princetown look. Made of genuine leather and available in either navy or nude. Price: $124.99.

Silent D "Ganthon" Rose-Embroidered Slide Loafers in navy and nude (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Silent D “Ganthon” Rose-Embroidered Slide Loafers
($124.99, DNA Footwear)

LaRosa Embroidered Slip-On Loafer Mules

And lastly, here’s a Gucci Princetown look-alike made of genuine leather for under $60! I found this dupe while browsing Amazon recently, the brand is called LaRosa and the loafer mules come in either black or white. I can’t personally vouch for this brand as I think these Gucci dupes are from one of those many generic China-based copycat sellers, but judging by the pictures, the quality looks decent for $59.99.

LaRosa Embroidered Slip-On Loafer Mules in black and white (Gucci Princetown dupes)

LaRosa Embroidered Slip-On Loafer Mulesamazon
($59.99, Amazon)

Image source(s): Gucci, MyTheresa, Take Aim, InStyle, Moderosa, @nikitadmadhani/Instagram, Forever 21, ShoeMall, Ego, Romwe, DNA Footwear, Amazon

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Update: This post has been updated on April 25, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Chances are you’re already pretty familiar with these double-strapped ribbon tie ballerina flats by Miu Miu because these ballerinas are the “It shoe” of the summer and the latest shoe trend to take over our fashion feeds. As you can see below some of our favorite bloggers and IGers have already been prancing the streets in those cute and quirky ballet flats channeling their inner prima ballerina. I must admit I haven’t been actively following Miu Miu’s collections for a while now, but these shoes made me fall in love with Miuccia Prada’s younger fashion line all over again. I just love how the belted straps toughen up the otherwise overly sweet ballerina design thus giving them an edgy and modern vibe while at the same time still maintaining a classic and feminine look. Also, how cool is the idea of wearing them with mismatched ribbon laces? Pure genius and so refreshingly new and creative! Naturally, we’ve gotten quite a few requests to find budget-friendly alternatives for these much sought after Miu Miu flats because a) these babies cost a whopping $620 now: $670 and b) the popular versions like the nude one for example are basically sold out everywhere anyway. Ergo: challenge accepted!

Miu Miu Belted Ankle-Wrap Ballerina Flats in nude and gingham

Miu Miu Belted Ankle-Wrap Ballerina Flatsls
($670, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls, Matches Fashionls & MyTheresa.

Style Bloggers Love Miu Miu

Personal style bloggers such as Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Pernille Teisbaek and Leonie Hanne (Ohh Couture) have all been spotted wearing Miu Miu Belted Ankle-Wrap Ballerina Flats.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Pernille Teisbaek & Leonie Hanne (Ohh Couture) wearing Miu Miu Belted Ankle-Wrap Ballerina Flats

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Wanted “Crepe” Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (04/25/2017): Came across these Miu Miu look for less alternatives by Wanted and just had to add them to the designer dupes list. Available in nude or black for $129.95 AUD.

Wanted Crepe Buckled Lace Up Ballerina Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu dupes)

Wanted “Crepe” Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
($129.95 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

Another A Buckled Lace-Up Ballerinas

Update (04/25/2017): Also spotted these great Miu Miu inspired lace-up ballerina flats by Another A which come in either nude or black and retail for €89.95.

Another A Buckled Lace-Up Ballerinas in nude and black (Miu Miu dupes)

Another A Buckled Lace-Up Ballerinas
(€89.95, Görtz)

KMB “Armin” Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (04/25/2017): And one more Miu Miu dupe to add! This one’s by KMB, comes in nude suede or metallic silver and costs around €100. Such a cute designer look for less, right?

KMB "Armin" Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu dupes)

KMB “Armin” Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
(€99.95, Zalando)

Also available at Breuninger.

JY Shoes Buckled Lace Up Flats

Update (03/20/2017): Browsed a little on YesStyle today and discovered these lovely and inexpensive Miu Miu dupes by JY Shoes. They’re so spot-on!

JY Shoes Buckled Lace Up Flats in nude and black gingham (Miu Miu dupes)

JY Shoes Buckled Lace Up Flats
($35.90, YesStyle)

Pull & Bear Lace-Up Ballerinas

Update (03/20/2017): Also spotted these budget-friendly Miu Miu look-alike ballerinas at Pull & Bear. Price: £19.99 or €19.99. They’re so cute, right?

Pull & Bear Lace-Up Ballerinas in black satin gingham (Miu Miu dupes)

Pull & Bear Lace-Up Ballerinas
(£19.99/€19.99, Pull & Bear)

Ego “Maudie” Lace-Up Ballet Flats

Update (03/20/2017): These buckled lace-up ballet flats by Ego are another great way to get the coveted Miu Miu look for less. Available in nude, black and blue for £24.99.

Ego "Maudie" Lace-Up Ballet Flats in black and nude (Miu Miu dupes)

Ego “Maudie” Lace-Up Ballet Flats
(£24.99, Ego)

Aldo “Phay” Ribbon Ankle Strap Lace-Up Flats

Update (03/20/2017): Another Miu Miu inspired lace-up ballerina flat can be found at Aldo. It doesn’t have the buckles or the gingham ankle wrap ribbons, but the rest of the design is very similar to the real deal.

Aldo "Phay" Ribbon Ankle Strap Lace-Up Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu inspired)

Aldo “Phay” Ribbon Ankle Strap Lace-Up Flatsls
($65, Aldo)

Also available at Zappos, Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK)ls.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Strappy Flats

Update (02/23/2017): Stumbled upon these amazing and spot-on Miu Miu dupes at Forever 21 today which cost $35 and had to share them with you. Just wish these came with a pair of gingham ribbons as well.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Strappy Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Strappy Flats
($35, Forever 21)

Also available in black/red velvet here ($28) & Amazonamazon.

River Island Ankle Ribbon Ballet Flats

Update (02/23/2017): Another Miu Miu inspired ballet flat can be found at River Island for $36 (sale price!). These are also available in a khaki satin and a black/multi-colored print version.

River Island Ankle Ribbon Ballet Flats in silver metallic (Miu Miu dupes)

River Island Ankle Ribbon Ballet Flats
($36, River Island)

Also available at River Island (UK)ls & River Island (EU).

Gianni Bini “Linet” Ankle Wrap Lace-Up Gingham Ballet Flats

Update (12/29/2016): Spotted these amazing Miu Miu inspired ballet flats by Gianni Bini today. They cost $79.99 and are available in either black, nude or baby blue. The only thing missing are the two front buckle straps.

Gianni Bini "Linet" Ankle Wrap Lace-Up Gingham Ballet Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu dupes)

Gianni Bini “Linet” Ankle Wrap Lace-Up Gingham Ballet Flats
($79.99, Dillard’s)

Wanted “Colte” Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (12/29/2016): Another Miu Miu alternative are these lovely ankle wrap ballerina flats by Wanted, also sans buckle straps though, which come in either black or blush and cost $119.95 AUD.

Wanted "Colte" Lace-Up Ballerina Flats in black and blush pink (Miu Miu dupes)

Wanted “Colte” Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
($119.95 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

Express Lace-Up Ballet Flats

Update (11/08/2016): Found another Miu Miu inspired ballet flat alternative at Express which retails for under $50 and comes in either nude or black faux leather. What do you think? Yay or nay?

Express Lace-Up Ballet Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu inspired)

Express Lace-Up Ballet Flats
($49.90, Express)

Kaitlyn Pan Soft Lambskin Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (10/17/2016): Just discovered that one of my favorites for designer dupes, Kaitlyn Pan, is now offering a great handmade Miu Miu ballerina look-alike version in nude, black and white genuine leather for under $100. Looooooooove these ballet flats!

Kaitlyn Pan Soft Lambskin Lace-Up Ballerina Flats (Miu Miu dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Soft Lambskin Lace-Up Ballerina Flatsamazon
($99.99, Amazon)

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

Minusey Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (09/19/2016): Spotted these amazing Miu Miu ballerina dupes at this new online-shop I recently came across while searching for designer dupes: Minusey. They come in beige or black faux leather, cost $89 and are also available in kids’ sizes (so cute, no?). Make sure to use our exclusive discount code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your purchase at Minusey which will cut down the price of these babies to a little over $80.

Minusey Lace-Up Ballerina Flats in nude and gingham (Miu Miu dupes)

Minusey Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
($89, Minusey)

Mango Lace-Up Ballerinas

Update (09/10/2016): Came across these lovely Miu Miu inspired lace-up ballerinas in black at Mango today. Price: $29.99 (sale price, down from $59.99).

Mango Lace-Up Ballerinas in black (Miu Miu dupes)

Mango Lace-Up Ballerinas
($29.99, Mango)

Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Bayo Buckled Lace-Up Ballet Flats

Update (08/29/2016): Spotted another super cheap Miu Miu ballet flat alternative today! These ballerinas by Bayo come in either black or white and cost only $14.31!

Bayo Buckled Lace-Up Ballet Flats in black and white (Miu Miu dupes)

Bayo Buckled Lace-Up Ballet Flats
($14.31, YesStyle)

A super cute kids version is available here.

Romwe Almond Toe Bow Decorated Lace-Up Flats

My current favorite Miu Miu dupe are these adorable lace-up flats I found at Romwe because they are spot-on compared to the real deal and also super budget-friendly with a price of just $29.99. They come in black, nude and baby pink PU leather and most sizes are still available (yay!), so get them while they’re still in stock!

Romwe Almond Toe Bow Decorated Lace-Up Flats in black and nude (Miu Miu knockoffs)

Romwe Almond Toe Bow Decorated Lace-Up Flats
($29.99, Romwe)

Also available at SheIn.

Jessica Buurman “Giselle” Mix And Match Playful Ballet Shoes

Deal: Use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order!

If you’re willing to invest in a high quality Miu Miu look-alike, check out these lovely flats by Jessica Buurman which are absolute dead-ringers for the Miu Miu flats above. They do cost $129, so it really is an investment to consider, but the fun part about these is that you can buy separate leather straps and ribbons in different colors for $3-$10 per set to mix and match at your heart’s desire hence having an abundance of possibilities on how to wear your Miu Miu-like ballerina flats. Make sure to use the promo code above to save 10% on your order!

Jessica Buurman "Giselle" Mix And Match Playful Ballet Shoes in nude satin and black leather (Miu Miu dupes)

Jessica Buurman “Giselle” Mix And Match Playful Ballet Shoes
($129, Jessica Buurman)

Steve Madden “Meow” Ribbon Tie Ballerina Flats

Last but not least are these lace-up flats by Steve Madden. They don’t have the buckled front straps like the real deal and thus are more of an “inspired by Miu Miu“-kind, but they do come with two sets of interchangeable ribbon laces, so the overall look is still very much Miu Miu without them being a blatant copy. Also how buttery soft does the blush leather look like here? Amazing for $35.95 (sale price!), no? Other available color options include black and silver metallic.

Steve Madden "Meow" Ribbon Tie Ballerina Flats in nude blush (Miu Miu inspired)

Steve Madden “Meow” Ribbon Tie Ballerina Flatsls
($35.95, Shoes.com)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Steve Madden (Canada)ls.

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, The Blonde Salad, @pernilleteisbaek Instagram, Ohh Couture, Görtz, Zalando, Pull & Bear, Ego, Aldo, Forever 21, River Island, Dillard’s, Wanted Shoes, Express, Etsy, Minusey, Mango, YesStyle, Romwe, Jessica Buurman, Nordstrom

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Update: This post has been updated on April 25, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

I have already written in length how much I love everything “Rockstud” from Valentino, so I won’t even start elaborating how I lust over these pyramid studded ankle wrap espadrilles. But the whopping $895 price tag attached to these summer shoe beauties makes them absolutely inaccessible for me. So when I spotted the non-studded ShoeDazzle “Morena” espadrilles shown below, I thought these would be the perfect fit for a DIY Valentino Rockstud project. Personally, I’m not much of a DIYer, but since this DIY idea would only require ironing on a couple of pre-glued studs, the task sounds actually manageable even for absolute DIY beginners like me. What do you think? Are these shoes worth the effort?

DIY Idea - Valentino Rockstud Double Ankle-Wrap Flat Espadrilles

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Fashion Thirsty Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrilles

Update (04/25/2017): No need for DIYing if you can buy the same designer look for under $25! Check out these studded espadrille flats by Fashion Thirsty which come in various colors and cost only $22.99. Steal deal alert!

Fashion Thirsty Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrilles in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Fashion Thirsty Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrillesamazon
($22.99, Amazon)

Ego “Belfast” Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrilles

Update (04/25/2017): Also found these super similar studded espadrille flats by Ego which look just like the designer real deal. They come in various colors and uppers (search “Nel” for the faux suede version) and cost only £19.99. Worldwide delivery available, by the way.

Ego "Belfast" Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrilles (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Ego “Belfast” Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrilles
(£19.99, Ego)

Maiden Lane Studded Ankle-Wrap Platform Espadrilles

Update (04/25/2017): Another Valentino inspired alternative are these espadrilles by Maiden Lane. They have a taller platform, so this might be your way to go if you want to add height without compromising on the comfort. Available in nude or black for $109.

Maiden Lane Studded Ankle-Wrap Platform Espadrilles in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud inspired)

Maiden Lane Studded Ankle-Wrap Platform Espadrilles
($109, Gilt)

Ash “Zania” Studded Ankle Wrap d’Orsay Espadrille Flats

Update (05/08/2016): Spotted the perfect Valentino Rockstud espadrille look-alikes today! They’re by Ash, come in either black, white, snakeskin or ponyhair animal print and they’re currently on sale for under $80 at Amazon (sale price!). Yay!

Ash "Zania" Studded Ankle Wrap d'Orsay Espadrille Flats in white and black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Ash “Zania” Studded Ankle Wrap d’Orsay Espadrille Flatsamazon
($79.99, Amazon)

Also available at Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Farfetchls.

Rebecca Minkoff “Gilles” Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrille Flats

Update (03/25/2016): Found a high-quality Rockstud dupe in these Rebecca Minkoff studded espadrille flats. $175, but so fab, right? Available in black, coral, white and denim.

Rebecca Minkoff "Gilles" Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Rebecca Minkoff “Gilles” Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrille Flatsls
($175, Shopbop)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack, Revolve, Neiman Marcusls, Amazonamazon, Nordstromls & Rebecca Minkoff.

Forever 21 Ankle Strap Espadrilles

Update (03/25/2016): And here’s another suitable and budget-friendly alternative for the Valentino Rockstud DIY project which I’ve found at Forever 21. Available in nude or black faux leather for $19.90.

Forever 21 Ankle Strap Espadrilles in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud inspired)

Forever 21 Ankle Strap Espadrilles
($19.90, Forever 21)

Halogen “Dylan” Espadrille Flats

Update (03/05/2016): Discovered these Halogen espadrilles which instantly reminded me of the Valentino Rockstuds above. Available in black or ivory leather for $89.95.

Halogen "Dylan" Espadrille Flats in ivory and black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Halogen “Dylan” Espadrille Flatsls
($89.95, Nordstrom)

Cute to the Core “Mandy” Studded Espadrille Sandals

Update (10/16/2015): Spotted another ready-to-wear Valentino Rockstud dupe if you can’t be bordered to do it yourself. This one’s by Cute to the Core, costs $35 and comes in either black, leopard print or metallic pink.

Cute to the Core "Mandy" Studded Espadrille Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Cute to the Core “Mandy” Studded Espadrille Sandalspjx
($35, ZooShoo)

JustFab “Kesnia” Espadrille Flats

Update (04/21/2015): If you can’t be bothered with DIY-ing, why not opt for these spot-on, ready-to-wear Valentino espadrille dupes by JustFab instead?

JustFab Kesnia Studded Double Ankle Wrap Flat Espadrilles (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

JustFab “Kesnia” Espadrille Flatscj
($31.96, JustFab)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, ShoeDazzle, Ego, Gilt, Jildor, Amazon, Rebecca Minkoff, Forever 21, Nordstrom, ZooShoo, JustFab

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Update: This post has been updated on March 21, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Can we talk about this summer’s hottest footwear trend for a minute? Colorful, charm-embellished Pom Pom lace-up sandals. You’ve probably seen them all over Instagram already and now that summer is approaching, the trend is slowly emerging on the streets as well. It first started with Aquazzurals and Dolce & Gabbana I think; both houses came out with colorful Pom Pom shoes recently. Shortly after the “Penny Lane” lace-up gladiators by Elina Linardaki became a huge success and have started popping up on everyone’s fashion feed. And why wouldn’t they? Each pair is handmade in Greece and contrary to the likes of Aquazzura and Dolce & Gabbana, you don’t have to spend an arm or a leg to flaunt this summer’s hottest “It“-shoe.

Elina Linardaki Penny Lane Pompom Gladiator Sandals

Elina Linardaki Penny Lane Pompom Gladiator Sandalsls
($189, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Jildor, Revolve, Forward by Elyse Walker, Footnotescj, Etsy, Avenue 32, Boutique1ls & Moda Operandi.

Style Bloggers & IGers Love Elina Linardaki

Personal style bloggers and various IGers have been spotted flaunting their Elina Linardaki Penny Lane Pom Pom Gladiator Sandals.

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Sam Edelman “Lisabeth” Beaded Pom Pom Lace-Up Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): Sam Edelman has officially joined the Pom Pom sandal trend game! Their “Lisabeth” sandal which looks astonishingly similar to the Chinese Laundry and River Island version isn’t exactly budget-friendly at $110, but will still save you quite a few dollars compared to the real deal.

Sam Edelman "Lisabeth" Beaded Pom Pom Lace-Up Sandals in tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Sam Edelman “Lisabeth” Beaded Pom Pom Lace-Up Sandalsamazon
($110, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Bloomingdale’s, Sam Edelman, Zappos, Dillard’sls, Shoptiquesls, Lane Crawfordls & Neiman Marcusls.

BP. “Darah” Lace-Up Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): Not ready to spend that much? How about these lovely Elina Linardaki inspired faux leather sandals by BP. then? These colorful darlings could be yours for just $69.95.

BP. "Darah" Lace-Up Sandals in cognac tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane dupes)

BP. “Darah” Lace-Up Sandalsls
($69.95, Nordstrom)

Express Charm Pom Lace-Up Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): Want something even cheaper? Then check out these super cute lace-up sandals I discovered at Express which are currently on sale for a little over $30 and come in either tan or black (and a muted all-tan version).

Express Charm Pom Lace-Up Sandals in tan and black (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Express Charm Pom Lace-Up Sandals
($34.93, Express)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Kayla” Gladiator Sandals

Update (03/21/2017): Another cute alternative is this lace-up sandal Mossimo Supply Co. which isn’t quite as heavy on the Pom Poms and embellishments as the real deal. Price: $29.99.

Mossimo Supply Co. "Kayla" Gladiator Sandals in tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Kayla” Gladiator Sandals
($29.99, Target)

Steve Madden “PomPom” Lace-Up Sandals

Update (07/30/2016): Another great alternative for under $50 are these colorful Pom Pom sandals by Steve Madden which are currently on sale for $49.99 at Saks Off 5th. Steal deal alert!

Steve Madden "PomPom" Lace-Up Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Steve Madden “PomPom” Lace-Up Sandals
($49.99, Saks Off 5th)

SheIn Multicolor Pom-Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals

Update (07/19/2016): Spotted a couple more Elina Linardaki inspired lace-up pom-pom sandals, for example these budget-friendly ones from SheIn which cost less than $40.

SheIn Multicolor Pom-Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane look-alikes)

SheIn Multicolor Pom-Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals
($31.99, SheIn)

P.S.: Also available at Romwe.

Glamorous Embroidered Gladiator Charm Sandals

Update (07/19/2016): Glamorous also has a lovely alternative to the pricey Elina Linardaki Penny Lane version. Price: $47!

Glamorous Embroidered Gladiator Charm Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Glamorous Embroidered Gladiator Charm Sandals
($47, ASOS)

Public Desire “Susanna” Aztec Pom Pom Sandals

Update (07/19/2016): And here’s a more muted version of the pom-pom sandal which can easily be over-the-top. Found at Public Desire for £24.99.

Public Desire "Susanna" Aztec Pom Pom Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Public Desire “Susanna” Aztec Pom Pom Sandals
(£24.99, Public Desire)

MIA “Reanna” Pom-Pom Gladiator Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): So yeah, how amazing are these Penny Lane dupes by MIA? Very, I’d say. Love, love, loooove! Especially the price (under $50)! Get these beauties before they sell out (and trust me, they will!). Oh, and there’s also a lovely non-shaft version called “Renataamazon” available (also here and herels) for even less.

MIA "Reanna" Pom-Pom Gladiator Sandals in multicolor (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane knockoffs)

MIA “Reanna” Pom-Pom Gladiator Sandalsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Bikini Luxe, ShoeMallls, Macy’s & LuLu*s.

Ego “Saskia” Multi Strap Lace Up Pom Pom Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): One of my current Pom Pom sandal faves are these cute gladiator flats which I spotted at Ego for the super steal price of £24.99. These beauties also come in other color combinations and they ship worldwide, yay!

Ego "Saskia" Multi Strap Lace Up Pom Pom Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane knockoffs)

Ego “Saskia” Multi Strap Lace Up Pom Pom Sandals
(£24.99, Ego)

Zonewetwo Pom Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): Discovered these super cute and budget-friendly Pom Pom lace-up sandals by Zonewetwo at Choies. They look so similar to the pricey Elina Linardaki Penny Lanes, but cost less than $30!

Zonewetwo Pom Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals in multicolor (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane knockoffs)

Zonewetwo Pom Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals
($25.90, Choies)

River Island Lace-Up Leather Pom Pom Sandals

Update (06/04/2016): Spotted these $70 real leather Pom Pom sandals at River Island which would make a great Elina Linardaki look for less alternative.

River Island Lace-Up Leather Pom Pom Sandals in brown (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

River Island Lace-Up Leather Pom Pom Sandals
($70, River Island)

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

Chinese Laundry “Posh” Embellished Lace-Up Sandals

If spending $200 on the Pom Pom trend seems unreasonable to you and if you’re too lazy to DIY your own version, here’s a lovely and budget-friendly alternative by Chinese Laundry which will give you the same playful vacation look for $59.95. You better hurry though because these sandals are selling by the minute.

Chinese Laundry "Posh" Embellished Lace-Up Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Posh” Embellished Lace-Up Sandals
($59.95, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, ShoeMallls, Amazonamazon, ZooShoopjx, Chinese Laundry & LuLu*s.

Steve Madden “Cailin” Embellished Lace-Up Flat Sandals

These embellished lace-up sandals by Steve Madden are another great, but more toned down alternative of the Pom Pom lace-up sandal. If you like the basic design concept of these, but really want those Pom Poms poppin’ on your sandals, consider adding a couple of craft store-bought Pom Pomsamazon (cost: less than $10).

Steve Madden "Cailin" Embellished Lace-Up Flat Sandals in natural tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Steve Madden “Cailin” Embellished Lace-Up Flat Sandalsamazon
($49.63, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm, Macy’s & Nordstromls.

Mabu by Maria BK Embellished Leather Sandals

Now these Pom Pom lace-up sandals by Mabu by Maria BK won’t give you any price advantage compared to the Elina Linardaki version, but they are just as beautiful and I wanted to include these in case the Penny Lane sandals sell out and a suitable quality alternative will be needed.

Mabu by Maria BK Embellished Leather Sandals in tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane dupe)

Mabu by Maria BK Embellished Leather Sandalsls
($200, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Etsy.

Schutz “Patricia” Embellished Lace-Up Flat Gladiator Sandals

Last but not least are these super cute and playful lace-up flat sandals by Schutz. They’re missing the dangling Pom Poms, but as I wrote above, you can easily add them yourself, so if you prefer the conceptual design of these not so steal-worthy $190 now: $152 Schutz shoes, consider opting for these instead.

Schutz "Patricia" Embellished Lace-Up Flat Gladiator Sandals in tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Schutz “Patricia” Embellished Lace-Up Flat Gladiator Sandalsls
($152, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Jildor, Footnotescj, 6pm, Amazonamazon & Revolve.

Image source(s): Revolve, The Sweetest Thing, @heartofchic/@seldacar/@mignonnegavigan/@muzungusisters Instagram, Zappos, Express, Target, Steve Madden, SheIn, Public Desire, Amazon, Ego, Choies, River Island, Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, Shopbop

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