Update: This post has been updated on November 24, 2011. Scroll down to see the new add.

These buckled ankle boots were designed by shoe design genius Giuseppe Zanotti for the hottest brand in Fashionland right now, Balmain, for their Fall 2009 footwear range. I wasn’t really a fan of this collection until I saw these badass rocker booties. My only problem: finding the pocket change to afford these. Sigh!

Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain Uma Buckled Ankle Boots in black leather

Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain Buckled Bootiesls
($948, YOOX)

XOXO “Raven” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (11/24/2011): Just stumbled upon another very affordable buckled Balmain look-a-like by XOXO.

XOXO "Raven" Ankle Boots in black (Balmain knockoffs)

XOXO “Raven” Ankle Bootsls
($27.95, Shoebuy)

Charles Albert New 1733 Buckle Booties

UPDATE (09/08/2010): Just in time for fall I happened to stumble upon these buckled Balmain look-a-likes by Charles Albert. They have a canvas upper, but everything else is pretty much spot-on. Available in black, blue or white canvas.

Charles Albert New 1733 Buckle Booties in black canvas (Balmain knockoffs)

Charles Albert New 1733 Buckle Bootiesamazon
($39.95, Amazon)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Admit” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (07/22/2010): Carlos by Carlos Santana provides us with yet another fabulous Balmain alternative in form of this latticed zipper ankle boots. Available in black or camel leather.

Carlos by Carlos Santana "Admit" Ankle Boots in black (Balmain knockoffs)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Admit” Ankle Bootsamazon
($44.99, Amazon)

ZiGiny “Triumph” Booties

UPDATE (01/19/2010): If you want an upscale knockoff of the Balmain booties, try these ankle boots by ZiGiny. They are available in black leather, black and red suede.

ZiGiny "Triumph" Booties in black (Balmain knockoffs)

ZiGiny “Triumph” Bootiesamazon
($65.97, Amazon)

Hypnotic “Roadtrip” Buckle Booties

UPDATE (01/03/2010): Surprise! Surprise! Yet another Balmain knockoff. This one’s by Hypnotic and the booties come in either black, grey or rust suede.

Hypnotic "Roadtrip" Buckle Booties in black suede (Balmain knockoffs)

Hypnotic “Roadtrip” Buckle Bootiesamazon
($39.95, Amazon)

Wet Seal Multi Buckle Booties

UPDATE (12/10/2009): Found yet another Balmain alternative by Wet Seal. Click on the link below and navigate to the shoes section or enter style number “41597064” in the search field to find the Balmain inspired buckle booties on the website.

Wet Seal Multi Buckle Booties in black faux suede (Balmain Fall 2009 knockoffs)

Wet Seal Multi Buckle Bootiesls
($36.50, Wet Seal)

Anne Michelle Savior 27 Strappy Booties

UPDATE: WHOA! Check out these amazing Balmain knockoffs by Anne Michelle. I LOVE these!

Anne Michelle Savior 27 Strappy Booties in black (Balmain Fall 2009 knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Savior 27 Strappy Booties
($42, LuLu*s)

Report “Lyndon” Buckle Booties

Check out these fabulous Balmain knockoffs brought to you by Report! Aren’t they just gorgeous? They’re so close to the original buckle booties. You better act fast as I predict these are going to sell out very, very quickly.

Report "Lyndon" Buckle Booties in black (Balmain for Giuseppe Zanotti Fall 2009 knockoffs)

Report “Lyndon” Buckle Bootiesls
($86.90, NORDSTROM)


Update: This post has been updated on February 07, 2011. Scroll down to see the new adds.

I’ve been a huge fan of Brian Atwood for a few years and now that SJP flaunted her lilac Locas in the newest Sex and the City installment, it seems like everyone and their mother does love his shoes as well. Brian really stepped up his shoe game lately and these studded platform pumps with clear panel are absolutely hot! I love the contrast between the feminine lilac color and the kickass sky-high heel and gold studs. Too bad they’re way out of my budget at $800 a pair.

Brian Atwood Loca Studded Pumps in lilac suede

Brian Atwood Loca Studded Pumpsls
($800, NET-A-PORTER)

Celebrities Love Brian Atwood

Kate Mara, Sarah Jessica Parker, Emilie de Ravin, Rose McGowan, Sylvie van der Vaart & Dakota Fanning wearing Brian Atwood Loca Studded Pumps

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Mojo Moxy “Snoopy” Studded Pumps

UPDATE (02/07/2011): Mojo Moxy have a really neat knockoff of the BA pumps. They are spot on! Available in turquoise, pink, taupe and black suede.

Mojo Moxy "Snoopy" Studded Pumps in turquoise suede (Brian Atwood Loca knockoffs)

Mojo Moxy “Snoopy” Studded Pumpsamazon
($58.19, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoes.comls & Zapposcj.

Miss Me Bello-13 Pumps

UPDATE (02/07/2011): If you’re looking for something more budget-friendly, you might find yourself fancying these studded beauties by Miss Me which are only a little under $50. Available in black, cobalt blue, fuchsia, purple & red faux suede.

Miss Me Bello-13 Pumps in cobalt blue suede (Brian Atwood Loca knockoffs)

Miss Me Bello-13 Pumpsamazon
($46.95, Amazon)

Hypnotic “Parker” Studded Pumps

These Hypnotic “Parker” pumps are a dead ringer for the Brian Atwood Locas. They come in 5 colors including taupe which is the closest to the original lilac, black, grey, red & blue faux suede. The black and grey version popped up on Shiekh Shoes today and you better head over and place your order immediately as these have sold out within hours at a few other retailers already. I couldn’t even write a quick post before they were all gone, so I held back until I saw a fresh restock and well, here you have ’em. They’re quite cheap at only $49.97. Now don’t waste your time reading here and grab ’em quickly!

Hypnotic "Parker" Studded Pumps in black & grey faux suede (Brian Atwood Loca knockoffs)

Hypnotic “Parker” Studded Pumpscj
($34.99, Shiekh Shoes)


Update: This post has been updated on January 03, 2010. Scroll down to see the new add.

So, did you catch the zippers and buckles trend for this season? This is majorly thanks to Balmain and Giuseppe Zanotti who presented this trend at their wonderful Fall 2009 collection. Take these suede zipper boots here for example. They are absolutely gorgeous and I would LOVE to rock them, but at $1.975 a pair this isn’t going to happen… sad, but true.

Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain Suede Zipped Boots in black

Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain Zipper Bootscj
($1.975, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at NET-A-PORTERls, farfetchls & YOOXls.

Celebrities Love Balmain

Khloe Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan wearing black suede Balmain Zipper Boots

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Hypnotic “Wilder” Zipper Boots

UPDATE (01/03/2010): Here’s yet another great and budget-friendly Balmain zipper boot look-a-like version by Hypnotic. Available in black, grey and rust suede.

Hypnotic "Wilder" Zipper Boots in black suede (Balmain knockoffs)

Hypnotic “Wilder” Zipper Bootsamazon
($45.95, Amazon)

Dollhouse “Lupo” Zipper Booties

UPDATE (11/05/2009): Found another budget-friendly Balmain zipper boot knockoff by Dollhouse. Available in black or blue.

Dollhouse "Lupo" Zipper Ankle Boots in black (Balmain Fall 2009 knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Lupo” Zipper Bootiesamazon
($66.95, Amazon)

Anne Michelle “Just Zip It” Boots

I nearly fell off my chair when I saw these hot babies by Anne Michelle popping up on LuLu*s “What’s New“-section. They look so close to the originals and are sooooo affordable at the same time. Major excitement! Yes, they are faux-suede, but it’s almost impossible to get real suede at such a cheap price, so don’t complain.

Anne Michelle Addiction 53 Just Zip it Boots in black faux suede (Balmain Fall 2009 knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Addiction 53 Just Zip It Boots
($53, LuLu*s)

N.Y.L.A. “Zipit” Ankle Boots

We all have different kinds of budgets and since I know a lot of you aren’t into faux suede, I wanted to provide an additional great Balmain alternative to lust after. These zippered boots by N.Y.L.A. are significantly pricier than the Anne Michelle boots, but the quality you’ll get will be accordingly better. Available in black, brown, natural or red suede.

N.Y.L.A. Zipit Ankle Boots in black suede (Balmain Fall 2009 knockoffs)

N.Y.L.A. “Zipit” Ankle Bootsamazon
($144.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj, REVOLVEClothingcj & NORDSTROMls.