Flat Sandals

I know this may not be the best time to be posting about summer sandals now that we’re almost halfway through fall, but I just couldn’t pass up on showing you these effortlessly chic “Tribute” slides by (Yves) Saint Laurent. I have proclaimed my undying love for the “Tribute” platform high heel version in the past and I do still love it dearly, but let’s be real: 5 inch heels just aren’t always a viable footwear option (long beach strolls and cobblestone walks, anyone?). Hence a classic pair of flat sandals like these timeless slides will probably get the most mileage during any summer vacation, especially if you can just easily slide in and out of them and take a quick dip in the pool without having to deal with untying your shoes first. Ain’t nobody got time for that, right? What I also ain’t got though, are the $595 in order to make these gorgeous shoes mine. Someday maybe, but not today. So in the meantime I will have to settle for a look for less option.

Saint Laurent Tribute Slide Sandals in black, cognac brown and patent

Saint Laurent Tribute Slide Sandalsls
($595, Nordstrom)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Saint Laurent

Style blogger Lucy Williams (Fashion Me Now) has been spotted wearing her Saint Laurent Tribute Slide Sandals various times on her fashion blog.

Lucy Williams (Fashion Me Now) wearing cognac brown Saint Laurent Tribute Slide Sandals

Massimo Matteo “Tina” Slide Sandals

Fortunately, I have been lucky enough to come across these amazing and spot-on “Tribute” sandal slide dupes by Massimo Matteo! They come in various uppers and colors and look almost identical to the real deal. But the best part? They’re on sale for $55.99 (down from $79) which is less than 10% of the designer version! Now that’s what I call a real steal deal, my fellow budget-conscious fashionistas!

Massimo Matteo "Tina" Slide Sandals in black, brown and red patent (Yves Saint Laurent YSL Tribute dupes)

Massimo Matteo “Tina” Slide Sandalsamazon
($55.99, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos.

Image source(s): Nordstrom, Fashion Me Now, Zappos

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Update: This post has been updated on September 12, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

After writing this blog for more than 9 years and scouring the internet for designer dupes even longer, I hardly raise an eyebrow anymore whenever I come across a budget brand or fast-fashion chain copying a high fashion designer. But when designers – with very similar price points – copy amongst each other? Baffling! Which is exactly how I felt when I recently stumbled upon a pair of frayed satin slides by Stuart Weitzman. I knew I had seen that same style somewhere before, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on where. So after a few days I have almost already forgotten about it when I accidentally saw the Gianvito Rossi‘s “Barth” Sandal which looks so much alike, they’re basically designer shoe twins. Both have the same design, the same details, the same fabric and the same color! The prices, however, are somewhat different, but still close enough together to be both considered luxury shoes with Rossi’s sandals costing $645 (now on sale for $258) and Weitzman’s version being priced at $375 (now on sale for $150). I can’t tell who is copying whom though since I don’t know who came out first with their shoe style. Anyway, both sandals are absolutely fabulous and right on trend with the soft pink tone and the silky satin upper, so you can either go with your personal preference or your bank account because style-wise it’s a close tie between these two.

Gianvito Rossi Barth & Stuart Weitzman Edgeout Frayed Satin Crisscross Slide Sandals in blush pink

Go Shopping:

A New Day “Lola” Cross Band Slide Sandals

Update (09/12/2017): Spotted the most beautiful Gianvito Rossi Barth dupe sandals today! They’re by A New Day, Target’s newly launched fashion line, are super affordable at $22.99 and look exactly like the pricey designer version! By the way, I know the label says “Mossimo Supply Co.”, so I guess Target hasn’t said goodbye to Mossimo just yet and probably only had the line rebranded for marketing purposes.

A New Day "Lola" Cross Band Slide Sandals in pink, black and denim blue (Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes)

A New Day “Lola” Cross Band Slide Sandals
($22.99, Target)

The Fix “Brystal” Frayed Cross Strap Slide Dress Sandals

Update (07/22/2017): I’ve just discovered Amazon’s newly launched in-house fashion brand called The Fix which offers a selection of affordable bags and shoes including these super cute Gianvito Rossi Barth sandal dupes for $69. In order to be able to buy these though, you have to be an Amazon Prime member, but luckily you can start a free 30-day trial if you’re not signed up to this annual subscription service yet.

The Fix "Brystal" Frayed Cross Strap Slide Dress Sandals (Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes)

The Fix “Brystal” Frayed Cross Strap Slide Dress Sandalsamazon
($69, Amazon)

LFL by Lust for Life “Frill” Frayed Slide Sandals

Update (05/16/2017): Just stumbled upon these amazingly spot-on Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes by LFL by Lust for Life which come in either blush, black or silver and are on sale for $36.99. Love them!

LFL by Lust for Life "Frill" Frayed Slide Sandals in blush pink, silver and black satin (Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes)

LFL by Lust for Life “Frill” Frayed Slide Sandalsamazon
($36.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm & Last Call by Neiman Marcusls.

Forever 21 Frayed Ribbed Satin Slides

If you find yourself drooling over the blush satin slides above, but none of the price tags finds your liking, how about these frayed crisscross sandals by Forever 21 then? They look basically just like the designer versions above, but cost a mere $19.90 instead! Love, love, love!

Forever 21 Frayed Ribbed Satin Slides in blush pink (Gianvito Rossi Barth & Stuart Weitzman Edgeout inspired dupes)

Forever 21 Frayed Ribbed Satin Slides
($19.90, Forever 21)

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Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Jildor, Target, Amazon, Zappos, Forever 21

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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.

Mossimo Supply Co. “Julisa” Bow Satin Slide Sandals

Update (08/09/2017): Stumbled upon another super cute Puma inspired bow slide today! It’s by Mossimo Supply Co., comes in blush or black satin and costs $22.99.

Mossimo Supply Co. "Julisa" Bow Satin Slide Sandals in blush and black (Fenty Puma Rihanna dupes)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Julisa” Bow Satin Slide Sandals
($22.99, Target)

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, Lord & Taylorls, Dillard’s, Jildor, Zappos, Steve Maddenls, Macy’s, DSW, Tillys, Tobi, Shi by Journeys, Belk & Buckle.

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 6pm, Century 21, 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, Target, Ego, Stradivarius, Steve Madden, Zappos, Topshop, Amazon, Nordstrom Rack

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Satin sandal slides have been a huge trend this year and Gianvito Rossi just knows how to make a chic summer flat that will look fabulous both with dressy dresses or with casual jeans or shorts. I love the effortlessness of being able to simply slide into a shoe and be instantly ready to go. These are the perfect shoes for a summer vacation! If you have the lavish shopping budget to opt for a pair of flats that’ll set you back $595, of course.

Gianvito Rossi Fringed Satin Mule Slides in yellow, black and red

Gianvito Rossi Fringed Satin Mule Slidesls
($595, Bergdorf Goodman)

Chinese Laundry “Pattie” Frayed Satin Slide Sandals

Luckily, we’ve been able to find a just as chic alternative by Chinese Laundry which looks a lot like the designer real deal above, but will cost you less than $40 (currently on sale for $22.99 down from $49.95). These stylish satin slides come in four different colors, but the rose and the nude version are my personal favorites! Steal deal alert!

Chinese Laundry "Pattie" Frayed Satin Slide Sandals (Gianvito Rossi dupes)

Chinese Laundry “Pattie” Frayed Satin Slide Sandalsamazon
($22.99, Amazon)

Also available at Macy’s, 6pm, Zappos, Francesca’s & Chinese Laundry.

Mango “Nilo” Fringe Satin Sandals

If you want to save even more, check out these super cute satin slide sandals by Mango which come in either orange or lavender and are currently on sale for $29.99 (were $49.99). They have a more prominent fringe, but the overall design is still strinkingly similar to the Gianvito Rossi designer version. Love these!

Mango "Nilo" Fringe Satin Sandals in orange and lavender (Gianvito Rossi inspired)

Mango “Nilo” Fringe Satin Sandals
($29.99, Mango)

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

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, Amazon, Mango

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Update: This post has been updated on July 7, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Don’t get me wrong: I loooooove high heels with utmost passion, but when summer is blazing its heatwaves upon us, the last thing I would think of wearing are high heeled shoes. A good flat sandal that you can easily slide in and out of and walk in for hours is absolutely essential in the summer; especially if you’re planning to go on vacation. Flip flops would be an obvious choice here, but aren’t we so over them by now? That’s why I am absolutely smitten with these backless knotted sandal leather slides by Joie. I love their minimalistic yet chic design (made in Italy, btw) and the supple cowhide leather; these would go with almost anything in my wardrobe. And while they’re not terribly expensive at $125 (currently on sale for $43.75), we understand that many of you are on a budget, so we made it our mission to find some great alternative options for much less. Just keep on reading.

Joie a la Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals in black and brown

Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandalsls
($43.75, Shopbop)

Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Joie, Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls & Bloomingdale’s.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Joie

Celebs such as Reese Witherspoon and various personal style bloggers have been spotted wearing Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals.

Reese Witherspoon, Risa (Really Risa) and Jessie (Diary of Ambitions) wearing Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals

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Seven7 “Nuvo” Knotted Thong Sandals

Update (07/07/2017): Spotted another set of lovely Joie Nice look-alike sandals today! They’re by Seven7, come in various colors and are on sale for less than $30.

Seven7 "Nuvo" Knotted Thong Sandals (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Seven7 “Nuvo” Knotted Thong Sandals
($26.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Kohl’s.

Dorothy Perkins “Frazer” Knotted Thong Sandals

Update (05/02/2017): Here’s another absolutely fabulous and spot-on Joie Nice dupe to add to the list. It’s by Dorothy Perkins, comes in either black or white faux leather and costs $25. Love these!

Dorothy Perkins "Frazer" Knotted Thong Sandals (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Dorothy Perkins “Frazer” Knotted Thong Sandals
($25, Dorothy Perkins)

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

Pieces Knotted Thong Leather Sandals

Update (05/02/2017): Also found these fabulous leather sandals by Pieces which are obviously inspired by Joie as well. Made of genuine leather, price: £22.35.

Pieces Knotted Thong Leather Sandals in black and nude (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Pieces Knotted Thong Leather Sandals
(£22.35, Pieces)

Also available at Bestseller.

Charlotte Russe T-Strap Slide Sandals

Update (04/20/2017): Today I browsed the Charlotte Russe website and came across these steal-worthy Joie sandal look-alikes which come in either rosegold or faux snakeskin are just $9.09! Steal deal alert!

Charlotte Russe T-Strap Slide Sandals (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Charlotte Russe T-Strap Slide Sandals
($9.09, Charotte Russe)

Massimo Matteo Thong 17 Sandals

Update (03/28/2017): Spotted another Joie Nice inspired set of thong sandals! These here are by Massimo Matteo, they’re made of genuine leather and are on sale for $30.99! Also available in various other colors.

Massimo Matteo Thong 17 Sandals (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Massimo Matteo Thong 17 Sandalsamazon
($34.99, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos.

Merona “Malia” Thong Sandals

Update (03/06/2017): Check out these amazing Joie Nice look-alike sandals by Merona which are super budget-friendly ($19.99!) and come in either black, tan, silver or raspberry red. Absolutely love this designer dupe steal find!

Merona "Malia" Thong Sandals in black and tan (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Merona “Malia” Thong Sandals
($19.99, Target)

Rock & Candy “Blaney” Thong Sandals

Update (12/14/2016): Discovered these spot-on Joie Nice dupe sandals by Rock & Candy today which are available in various colors and are currently on sale for less than $25! Major steal deal alert! This sandal is also available with a 1,25″ stacked heel here if you need some extra height.

Rock & Candy "Blaney" Thong Sandals in black and orange (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Rock & Candy “Blaney” Thong Sandals
($24.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Wanted “Munn” T-Bar Knotted Flat Sandals

Update (12/14/2016): Also found these knotted summer sandals by Wanted which are a spot-on dupe of the Joie originals. They’re a little pricey at $129.95 AUD, but once they go on sale these might be a nice and budget-friendly alternative to the real deal. Available in tan, white, silver and leopard.

Wanted "Munn" T-Bar Knotted Flat Sandals in tan and white (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Wanted “Munn” T-Bar Knotted Flat Sandals
($129.95 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Spotted another very affordable Joie Nice alternative today! How cute are these knotted t-strap slides by Old Navy? Available in black, cognax or white faux leather for $24.94.

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals in cognac brown and black (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals
($24.94, Old Navy)

Lucky Brand “Ari” Thong Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Here’s a fab Joie Nice look-alike by Lucky Brand which is available for less than 1/3 of the price of the real deal. Available in black, tan, blue and watermelon pink leather.

Lucky Brand "Ari" Thong Sandals in black, tan and blue (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Lucky Brand “Ari” Thong Sandals
($35.99, 6pm)

Also available at Amazonamazon

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Forever 21 now has a lovely non-suede Joice Nice dupe stocked! Available in black, tan, white and gold faux leather for a very budget-friendly price of $12.90! Steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals in black, tan and white (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals
($12.90, Forever 21)

Steve Madden “Olivia” Knotted Thong Flat Sandals

Update (03/09/2016): Spotted these amazing and spot-on Joie Nice look-alike sandals by Steve Madden. Available for $19.80 in various colors. Made of genuine leather. Love these!

Steve Madden "Olivia" Knotted Thong Flat Sandals (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Steve Madden “Olivia” Knotted Thong Flat Sandals
($19.80, LuLu*s)

Rebels “Paitlyn” Knotted Thong Sandals

Update (03/09/2016): Also discovered these Joie dupes by Rebels which are currently on sale for $20.95. There’s also a very cute cow-hair version available for a little over $30.

Rebels "Paitlyn" Knotted Thong Sandals in tan and gold metallic (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Rebels “Paitlyn” Knotted Thong Sandalsamazon
($20.95, Amazon)

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals

Update (03/06/2016): These Alex + Alex thong sandals have an extra back strap, but the overall design is obviously inspired by the Joie sandals above.

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals
($69, Gilt)

Maiden Lane “Gia” Thong Slides

Update (03/09/2016): Also love the fun colors of these Joie inspired flat sandals by Maiden Lane. So many colorful options! Love it!

Maiden Lane "Gia" Thong Slides (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Maiden Lane “Gia” Thong Slides
($19.99, Gilt)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals

Update (12/13/2015): Spotted these lovely faux suede Joie Nice dupes at Forever 21 for a steal price of $12.90. Love every one of the colors!

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals (Joie Nice Plage dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals
($12.90, Forever 21)

Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

Mossimo Supply Co. “Ainsley” Knot Thong Sandals

If you’re on a really tight budget, then these cute thong sandals by Mossimo Supply Co. are probably your best option. The design is spot-on, they come in three different colors (black, brown and white) and they can be yours for less than $15! Only downside? These are made of PU leather, so no promises regarding durability and/or sweaty feet here.

Mossimo Supply Co. "Ainsley" Knot Thong Sandals in black and cognac brown (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Ainsley” Knot Thong Sandals
($13.98, Target)

Sole Society “Sarena” Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandals

If you’re willing to invest a little more for a genuine leather option, check out these chic summer sandals by Sole Society. Again, these are pretty much a spot-on dupe compared to the Joies above (plus, I love that these are made of genuine leather). The price of $29.98 (sale!) ain’t too bad either (that’s less than half the price of the real deal).

Sole Society "Sarena" Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandals in black and platinum metallic (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Sole Society “Sarena” Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandalsls
($29.98, Sole Society)

Also available at Nordstromls.

Naya “Crescent” Huarache Sandals

Another look-for-less option would be these huarache sandals by Naya. They have a very similar design and come in various color combinations (and are genuine leather, too), plus they’re currently on sale for a budget-friendly $44.99.

Naya "Crescent" Huarache Sandals in black and brown (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Naya “Crescent” Huarache Sandals
($44.99, 6pm)

Also available at Amazonamazon.

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