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Update: This post has been updated on November 8, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

So I’m sure a lot of you will absolutely hate Stella McCartney‘s “Britt” flatforms. Not only because of their polarizing design, but also because Stella McCartney doesn’t use animal originated materials for her line yet still charges a whopping $995 for these faux leather brogues. However, I’m also quite positively sure that just as many will loooove Stella McCartney for the very same reasons. While I personally can’t picture myself rocking these babies, I do somehow see its androgynous appeal to others – viewed through the man repelling lens, of course. But the price though? Still a total turn-off!

Stella McCartney Britt Faux Glossed-Leather Platform Brogues in black, tan and white

Stella McCartney Elyse Platform Oxfordsls
($995, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Stella McCartney, Barneysls, S|Sense, Nordstromls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Matches Fashionls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Lane Crawfordls, Net-A-Porterls, MyTheresa, Farfetchls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love Stella McCartney

Various style bloggers and fashion insiders (including Stella McCartney herself) have been spotted wearing Stella McCartney Britt Faux Glossed-Leather Platform Brogues.

Style Bloggers and Fashion Insiders wearing black Stella McCartney Britt Faux Glossed-Leather Platform Brogues

Treasure & Bond Noah Lea Tiered Platform Derby Shoes

Update (11/08/2017): Really like this toned down Stella McCartney Elyse inspired platform derby by Treasure & Bond which retails for $89.95 and comes in either black or silver metallic.

Treasure & Bond Noah Lea Tiered Platform Derby Shoes in black and silver (Stella McCartney Elyse / Britt dupes)

Treasure & Bond Noah Lea Tiered Platform Derby Shoesls
($89.95, Nordstrom)

Matisse Beaux Lace-Up Platform Creeper

Update (11/08/2017): Another possible designer alternative is this black platform creeper by Matisse which is admittedly not cheap at $195, but still way cheaper than the real deal.

Matisse Beaux Lace-Up Platform Creeper in black (Stella McCartney Elyse Britt inspired)

Matisse Beaux Lace-Up Platform Creeper
($195, Matisse)

J. Adams Elevate Platform Lace Up Oxford Shoes

Update (10/05/2017): Spotted even more budget-friendly Stella McCartney inspired platform oxfords. Check out these cool lace-up shoes by J. Adams which are less than $40 and come in various colors and variations.

J. Adams Elevate Platform Lace Up Oxford Shoes in black, nude and rosegold (Stella McCartney Britt Elyse dupes)

J. Adams Elevate Platform Lace Up Oxford Shoesamazon
($39.50, Amazon)

Also available at ZooShoopjx.

H&M Platform Shoes

Update (10/05/2017): Also discovered another suitabe alternative at H&M in bronze metallic faux leather for less than $50.

H&M Platform Shoes in bronze metallic (Stella McCartney Britt Elyse inspired)

H&M Platform Shoes
($49.99, H&M)

Qupid Prado-01 Lace-Up Platform Wedge Oxford Shoes

Update (09/05/2017): Found more Stella McCartney platform dupes! How cool are these metallic platforms by Qupid which look so much like the real deal but cost less than $30? Awesome! Available in silver, gold and bronze faux leather.

Qupid Prado-01 Lace-Up Platform Wedge Oxford Shoes in silver and gold metallic (Stella McCartney Elyse / Britt dupes)

Qupid Prado-01 Lace-Up Platform Wedge Oxford Shoes
($29.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Also available at Amazonamazon & eBayeBay.

H&M Patent Platform Shoes

Update (09/05/2017): These lace-up platforms by H&M are a great alternative if you want a less extreme version of the Stella McCartney oxford shoes above. And they’re super affordable, too!

H&M Patent Platform Shoes in black (Stella McCartney Britt / Elyse inspired)

H&M Patent Platform Shoes
($34.99, H&M)

Cape Robbin Fara-2 Lace-Up Oxford Platforms

Update (07/31/2017): Came across another set of lovely and spot-on Stella McCartney dupes today! They’re by Cape Robbin, come in various colors and are just a little over $30! Steal deal alert!

Cape Robbin Fara-2 Lace-Up Oxford Platforms (Stella McCartney Britt / Elyse dupes)

Cape Robbin Fara-2 Lace-Up Oxford Platformsamazon
($34.35, Amazon)

Also available at Forever 21.

Pull & Bear Metallic Flatform Shoes

Update (03/20/2017): Spotted these shiny silver flatforms by Pull & Bear today and had to add them to the dupe list ASAP. The price of $55 isn’t too bad either.

Pull & Bear Metallic Flatform Shoes in silver (Stella McCartney Britt / Elyse dupes)

Pull & Bear Metallic Flatform Shoes
($55, ASOS)

Also available at Pull & Bear (EU + UK).

Shiekh Mena-01 Platform Lace-Up Shoes

Update (03/20/2017): Also stumbled upon these patent Stella McCartney inspired platform shoes at Shiekh which come in either black, nude or burgundy and cost $39.99. What a steal deal!

Shiekh Mena-01 Platform Lace-Up Shoes in nude and black patent (Stella McCartney Britt / Elyse inspired)

Shiekh Mena-01 Platform Lace-Up Shoes
($39.99, Shiekh)

Wanted Belllos Lace-Up Oxford Shoes

Update (03/20/2017): And I managed to find an all-black version in patent faux leather by Wanted for less than $50. Score! Another similar version, also by Wanted, is “Glacial“.

Wanted Belllos Lace-Up Oxford Shoes in black patent (Stella McCartney Britt / Elyse dupes)

Wanted Belllos Lace-Up Oxford Shoes
($49.95, DSW)

Beltrami Sienna Lace-Up Oxford Flatforms

Update (08/25/2016): Spotted yet another Stella McCartney dupe today! Check out this lace-up flatform by Beltrami. Yay or nay?

Beltrami Sienna Lace-Up Oxford Flatforms in black (Stella McCartney Elyse / Britt dupes)

Beltrami Sienna Lace-Up Oxford Flatformsls
($199.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Schutz Shiny Platforms

Update (08/25/2016): Another Stella McCartney inspired option are these platform shoes by Schutz which come in either shiny black or silver metallic for $109.98 AUD (sale price!). You like?

Schutz Shiny Platforms in silver and black (Stella McCartney Britt / Elyse inspired)

Schutz Shiny Platformsls
($109.98 AUD, The Iconic)

Sol Sana Megan Lace-Up Wedge Platform Oxfords

Update (07/14/2016): Please check out these absolutely spot-on Stella McCartney dupes by Sol Sana! Aren’t they just gorgeous? I’ve been a little obsessed with these and feel really tempted to buy them, but their price tag of €209.95 is kind of killing my budget. Boohoo!

Sol Sana Megan Lace-Up Wedge Platform Oxfords in silver and black patent (Stella McCartney Elyse / Britt dupes)

Sol Sana Megan Lace-Up Wedge Platform Oxfords
(€209.95, Zalando)

Chase & Chloe Tylor-1 Lace-Up Platform Oxfords

Update (03/24/2016): OMGALERT! Look what I just discovered! Spot-on Stella McCartney Britt/Elyse dupes by Chase & Chloe for under $40! AH-mazing! Available in various colors and uppers including black or nude faux patent leather. You better get these ASAP as I’m sure these babies will sell out in no time!

Chase & Chloe Tylor-1 Lace-Up Platform Oxfords in black and nude faux patent (Stella McCartney Britt / Elyse knockoffs)

Chase & Chloe Tylor-1 Lace-Up Platform Oxfordsamazon
($31.14, Amazon)

Also available at Shiekh & Overstock.

Steve Madden Korrie Lace-Up Platform Shoes

Update (03/30/2016): And here’s another Stella McCartney inspired alternative by Steve Madden. Available in black, nude and silver for less than $80 (sale price!).

Steve Madden Korrie Lace-Up Platform Shoes in nude and black (Stella McCartney Britt / Elyse inspired)

Steve Madden Korrie Lace-Up Platform Shoesls
($79.95, Shoes.com)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Nordstrom Rack, Jildor, Lord & Taylorls & Zalando.

Jeffrey Campbell Kirby Lace-Up Platform Oxford Shoes

Update (03/24/2016): Also spotted these fab Stella McCartney inspired oxford shoes by Jeffrey Campbell with a non-rigged platform sole.

Jeffrey Campbell Kirby Lace-Up Platform Oxford Shoes in black (Stella McCartney Britt / Elyse knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell Kirby Lace-Up Platform Oxford Shoes
($189.95, Ashbury Skies)

Also available at Amazonamazon & eBayeBay.

MANGO Kenji Contrast Platform Shoes

Update (12/23/2015): While browsing MANGO’s new arrivals, I discovered these platform lace-up shoes which instantly reminded me of Stella McCartney’s Britts above.

MANGO Kenji Contrast Platform Shoes in black (Stella McCartney Britt dupes)

MANGO Kenji Contrast Platform Shoes
($64.99, MANGO)

Also available at MANGO (UK)ls & MANGO (EU)tradedoubler.

JY Shoes Genuine Leather Wedge Oxfords

Update (12/23/2015): I also spotted these amazing, spot-on genuine leather Stella McCartney Elyse/Britt dupes by JY Shoes a few days ago. They’re not exactly cheap at $90.11, but could be worth the investment if you really like the style and want a high-quality look-alike.

JY Shoes Genuine Leather Wedge Oxfords in black and nude (Stella McCartney Britt dupes)

JY Shoes Genuine Leather Wedge Oxfords
($90.11, YesStyle)

Choies Patent Lace Up Flatform Shoes

Update (04/17/2015): Discovered these shiny patent Stella McCartney Britt dupes at Choies. Also check out the non-patent faux leather version for under $50.

Choies Patent Lace Up Flatform Shoes in black patent (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

Choies Patent Lace Up Flatform Shoes
($127.99, Choies)

Jessica Buurman WEMER Lace Up Oxford Platform Sneakers

Update (02/16/2015): And here’s another Stella McCartney Britt dupe to add to the list! This one has been discovered at Jessica Buurman. Available in various colors and finishes for $135-$159.

Jessica Buurman WEMER Lace Up Oxford Platform Sneakers in black, white and tan (Stella McCartney Britt knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman WEMER Lace Up Oxford Platform Sneakers
($135-$159, Jessica Buurman)

Tony Bianco Peppa Lace-Up Platform Oxfords

Update (01/29/2015): Australian Stella McCartney fans on a budget rejoice! Tony Bianco have come up with a pretty spot-on Britt look-a-like which you can buy for $80 AUD.

Tony Bianco Peppa Lace-Up Platform Oxfords in black, tan and white (Stella McCartney Britt knockoffs)

Tony Bianco Peppa Lace-Up Platform Oxfordsls
($80 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Also available at Amazonamazon.

Jeffrey Campbell Berliner Lace-Up Platform Oxfords

Enter Jeffrey Campbell. Crazy shoe designs have always been a part of the brand’s aesthetical vision, so I wasn’t the least surprised to find this Stella McCartney “Britt” dupe in JC’s repertoire. As usual, Jeffrey Campbell’s prices aren’t the easiest on a middle-class woman’s budget, but the design is spot-on and they’re still more than $800 cheaper than the pricey originals.

Jeffrey Campbell Berliner Lace-Up Platform Oxfords in black patent, tan and white (Stella McCartney Britt knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell Berliner Lace-Up Platform Oxfordsamazon
($174.95, Amazon)

Also available at Ashbury Skies & Nordstromls.

Dabagirl Contrast Platform-Heel Oxfords

If you’re looking for something less expensive, you might wan to consider these oxford lace-up platforms by Dabagirl instead which are selling for $74.61 (sale price!). The design is very similar to Stella McCartney’s “Britt”, plus they’re also made of faux leather (if this is an important aspect for you). Available in black and nude.

Dabagirl Contrast Platform-Heel Oxfords in black, tan and white (Stella McCartney Britt knockoffs)

Dabagirl Contrast Platform-Heel Oxfords
($74.61, YesStyle)

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Update: This post has been updated on June 14, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I don’t know how they do it, but Yves Saint Laurent makes some of the most iconic shoes I’ve ever seen. Especially their “Tribute” collection is a hit among celebrities, fashion connoisseurs and us totally obsessed shoe freaks. I’ve loved the Tribute sandals from the first moment I saw them, but never got the chance to go for the real deal or snap up one of the various knockoffs (check!) back then when they were considered the “It” shoe of the year. My favorite Tribute sandal was the purple suede version with gold trimming, but the black patent version is of course more versatile.

YSL Tribute Platform T-Strap Sandals in black patent (Yves Saint Laurent)

Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Platform Sandalsls
($895, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Nordstromls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Forward by Elyse Walker, Farfetchls, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls, Harrodsls, Selfridges, Matches Fashionls & Luisaviaroma.

Celebrities Love YSL

Lucy Liu, Demi Lovato, Olivia Palermo, Hayden Panettiere and Kate Beckinsale wearing black patent YSL Tribute Platform Sandals

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Aldo “Chelly” T-Strap Platform Sandals

Update (06/14/2017): While browsing the latest arrivals at Aldo, I happened to stumble upon another great Yves Saint Laurent alternative. Say hello to “Chelly”! Apart from the heel which isn’t tapered, “Chelly” is pretty much a spot-on YSL dupe. Available in black, silver or nude patent for $62.99.

Aldo "Chelly" T-Strap Platform Sandals in silver and nude patent (Yves Saint Laurent dupes)

Aldo “Chelly” T-Strap Platform Sandalsamazon
($62.99, Amazon)

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

Shoe Dezigns Lauren 87 Strappy Patent Platform Sandals

Update (05/14/2017): Spotted another YSL Tribute dupe today! Check out these mega high platform heels by Shoe Dezigns which are super budget-friendly at $19.99 and come in black, beige, yellow and light blue faux patent leather. Steal deal alert!

Shoe Dezigns Lauren 87 Strappy Patent Platform Sandals in black and beige patent (Yves Saint Laurent Tribute dupes)

Shoe Dezigns Lauren 87 Strappy Patent Platform Sandalsamazon
($19.99, Amazon)

Bandolino “Sarahi” T-Strap Platform Sandals

Update (05/14/2017): And if you’re not into wearing sky-high 5″ platform heels, check out these YSL inspired sandals by Bandolino which come in various colors and have a 3.5″ heel and a .75″ platform. So cute!

Bandolino "Sarahi" T-Strap Platform Sandals in black and nude patent (YSL Tribute inspired)

Bandolino “Sarahi” T-Strap Platform Sandalsamazon
($47.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm, Amazon (similar)amazon, 6pm (similar), ShoeMetrocj, Macy’s, eBayeBay & Kmart.

J. Adams “Vdara” T-Strap Platform Sandals

Update (04/25/2017): So stoked about having come across these absolutely fab and totally spot-on YSL Tribute dupes by J. Adams! They come in either black or nude patent faux leather and at $39.99 they’re super affordable, too! Steal deal alert!

J. Adams "Vdara" T-Strap Platform Sandals in black and nude patent (Yves Saint Laurent Tribute dupes)

J. Adams “Vdara” T-Strap Platform Sandalsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

Also available at ZooShoopjx.

Wild Pair “Kisme” Platform Patent Leather Sandals

Update (11/22/2016): Check out these super affordable YSL Tribute look-alike heels by Wild Pair! Aren’t they amazing? I guess they’re more likely supposed to be dupes of Steve Madden’s “Kananda” heels rather than the original YSLs as the brand has several other Steve Madden dupes in their collection, but since Madden’s “Kananda” is a pretty good dupe of the Tribute sandals itself, we’re not going to be petty here. They’re available in red, black and nude faux patent leather and cost $39.99.

Wild Pair "Kisme" Platform Patent Leather Sandals in black, red and nude (Yves Saint Laurent Tribute inspired)

Wild Pair “Kisme” Platform Patent Leather Sandals
($39.99, Target)

Dune “Maui” Lattice T-bar Platform Sandals

Update (11/22/2016): I also discovered another lovely YSL Tribute inspired sandal at Dune. “Maui” is a great alternative if you’re looking for the Yves Saint Laurent Tribute look without wanting a complete knock-off design. Available in black or nude patent for £95 £47.

Dune "Maui" Lattice T-bar Platform Sandals in nude and black patent (Yves Saint Laurent Tribute dupes)

Dune “Maui” Lattice T-bar Platform Sandals
(£47, Dune)

Also available at Debenhams & Selfridges.

Office “Nostalgia” Platform Heels

Update (07/06/2016): Spotted yet another almost spot-on Yves Saint Laurent Tribute dupe at Office. Like Steve Madden’s “Kananda” version, this one too, is missing the t-strap on the front, but otherwise the design is so close to the real deal. Available in nude, red and black patent leather as well as gold or rosegold leather and black nubuck for affordable £69.

Office "Nostalgia" Platform Heels in nude patent and gold (YSL Tribute knockoffs)

Office “Nostalgia” Platform Heels
(£69, Office)

Also available at Office London (DE), House of Fraser, Amazon.co.ukamazon & Amazon.deamazon.

Fersengold “Paris” T-Strap Platform Sandals

Update (05/01/2016): Just stumbled upon these spot-on YSL Tribute look-alike heels by German shoe brand Fersengold which come in either nude or blue patent leather. I also like the Fendi influencels here with the gold f-letter plate on the platform. They’re not the budget-friendliest steal find at £175, but might be worth the investment if you’re looking for a high-quality YSL dupe.

Fersengold "Paris" T-Strap Platform Sandals in nude and blue patent (Saint Laurent YSL Tribute knockoffs)

Fersengold “Paris” T-Strap Platform Sandalsamazon
(£147.83, Amazon.co.uk)

Also available at Zalando, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Steve Madden “Kananda” T-Strap Platform Sandals

Update (01/20/2016): And here we are, almost 6 years after the last find, here we have yet another YSL Tribute look-alike by Steve Madden (minus the t-strap). And I think this one’s the best one yet! “Kananda” is available in various colors and uppers for $60.99 (sale price!).

Steve Madden "Kananda" T-Strap Platform Sandals in black and nude patent (Saint Laurent YSL Tribute dupes)

Steve Madden “Kananda” T-Strap Platform Sandalsamazon
($60.99, Amazon)

Also available at Shoes.comls, ZooShoopjx, Zalando, About You, Macy’s & LuLu*s.

Formentini T-Strap Platform Sandals

Update (01/20/2016): Also happened to come across these YSL Tribute inspired 4 inch heels by Formentini which are currently on sale for a super steal-worthy price of $39.90. Also available in a suede version.

Formentini T-Strap Platform Sandals in black and nude patent (Saint Laurent YSL Tribute dupes)

Formentini T-Strap Platform Sandals
($39.90, Bluefly)

JustFab “Lianca” T-Strap Sandals

Update (09/06/2012): After more than a year I was able to find yet another YSL Tribute sandal look-a-like. Check out these fabulous heels by JustFab for under $30!

JustFab "Lianca" T-Strap Sandals (Yves Saint Laurent Tribute knockoffs)

JustFab “Lianca” T-Strap Sandals
($24.99, JustFab)

rsvp “Evelyn” T-Strap Sandals

Update (05/02/2011): Here’s another great and almost identical YSL Tribute look-a-like coming from rsvp. The only noticeable difference is the lower heel. These come in black, fuchsia, red, nude, gold and silver patent. Apart from the black patent version all the other colors have been marked down to a super affordable $55.

rsvp "Evelyn" T-Strap Sandals in black patent (YSL Tribute knockoffs)

rsvp “Evelyn” T-Strap Sandals
($99, Zappos)

Steve Madden “DAARLING” T-Strap Sandals

Update (03/28/2010): Check out Steve Madden‘s second take on the Tribute sandal. Available in black, nude & natural patent, denim and leopard.

I still prefer the first one, but this heel has some major advantages. It is a) not sold out, b) cheaper and c) way easier to walk in because of the lower heel (the platform helps, too).

Steve Madden "DAARLING" T-Strap Sandals in black patent (Yves Saint Laurent Tribute knockoffs)

Steve Madden “DAARLING” T-Strap Sandalsls
($69.95, Steve Madden)

Steve Madden T-Bar Platform Sandals

Update (12/04/2009): Woohoo! You lucky gals. ASOS is now selling the Steve Madden sandals at the amazing price of £32 at their online outlet store. That is 60% OFF the original retail price! I bought these babies full price six months ago there and they look absolutely fantastic in person. So worth the price.

YSL lovers, today’s your lucky day! These Steve Madden platform sandals have completely sold out everywhere else, but ASOS has still a few of these fabtastic heels in limited sizes available. Be quick to order because this is the final sale and probably also your last chance for a great YSL Tribute knockoff of such great quality. I love mine so much! They are absolutely amazing looking for knockoffs and while £80 were certainly not cheap, I haven’t put a second thought whether or not to buy them and ordered straight away after they added my size. My tip: if your feet are slightly wider than average I suggest you go at least half a size up so your toes won’t get squished.

Steve Madden Black Patent T-Bar Platforms (YSL Tribute Platform Sandal knockoffs)

Steve Madden Patent T-Bar Platforms
(£32, ASOS)

Guess Trivan T-Strap Platform Sandals

There have been countless YSL Tribute sandal knockoffs, but only a handful of them were actually decent looking. These YSL look-a-likes by Guess are one of the best knockoffs which are still being sold. So if you haven’t got the chance to grab a knockoff back then, you can now catch up on this!

Guess Trivan T-Strap Platform Sandals in black patent (YSL Tribute Sandal knockoffs)

Guess Trivan T-Strap Platform Sandalsamazon
($79.19, Amazon)

Gianni Bini Uptown Platform Sandals

If you’re looking for something more budget-friendly, you’ll probably be happy with these Gianni Bini platforms. They are currently on sale for half the price being marked down from $98 to $49.99 and come in black or tan (my favorite!). But hurry, sizes are limited.

Gianni Bini Uptown black patent platform sandals (YSL Tribute Sandal knockoffs)

Gianni Bini Uptown Platform Sandals
($49.99, Dillard’s)

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