Jeffrey Campbell + Free People

Update: This post has been updated on August 30, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Does this sound familiar? You see something and are really turned off by it first, but then, the more you look at it, the more it grows on you until you become obsessed with it? That happens to me quite often I must admit. In almost every case it’s a shoe which I first hate, then like and finally LOVE! The last time this happened to me was with these lace-up ankle boots by Ann Demeulemeester.

Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2009 black lace up ankle boots

Ann Demeulemeester Leather Open-Front Lace-Up Ankle Bootsls
($780, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Forward by Elyse Walker, S|Sense, Farfetchls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

When I first saw them, I thought they were way too clunky for a woman’s feet. But I couldn’t help but be fascinated by them, so I decided to give them another chance and googled them. Sometimes, in order to be able to see a shoe’s full potential, you have to see it on a person’s feet. That was definitely the case with the Ann Demeulemeester lace-up boots. The moment I saw the models flaunting them in a mini dress, I was irrevocably in LOVE!

Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2009 black lace up ankle boots

Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2009

I couldn’t find any celebrities rocking these beauties, but fashion editors and style bloggers like Jane of Sea of Shoes happen to love them as much as me.

Chinese Laundry “Beckie” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties

Update (08/30/2017): Check out these lovely lace up heels by Chinese Laundry! They’d also be a great and budget-friendly alternative to the pricey Ann D designer boot version above. On sale for $55.99 and available in black, tan and silver metallic. Steal deal alert!

Chinese Laundry "Beckie" Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties in black and tan suede (Ann Demeulemeester dupes)

Chinese Laundry “Beckie” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Bootiesamazon
($55.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm, Chinese Laundry & Tobi.

H&M Shoes with Open Lacing

Update (08/30/2017): Also spotted these budget-friendly lace-up heels at H&M which would be a decent Ann D. look for less alternative. Price: $39.99.

H&M Shoes with Open Lacing in black faux suede (Ann Demeulemeester dupes)

H&M Shoes with Open Lacing
($39.99, H&M)

Lipstik “Tradgic” Lace Up Open-Toe Booties

Update (04/19/2016): Discovered another gorgeous and spot-on Ann Demeulemeester look-alike today! These lace-up open-toed booties by Lipstik come in tan and black faux leather and cost $99.95 AUD.

Lipstik "Tradgic" Lace Up Open-Toe Booties in tan and black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Lipstik “Tradgic” Lace Up Open-Toe Bootiesls
($99.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Steve Madden “Temptng” Lace Up Open Toe Booties

Update (01/29/2016): Spotted these fab and super similar lace up boots by Steve Madden which come in black or taupe leather and cost $64.99 (sale price!).

Steve Madden "Temptng" Lace Up Open Toe Booties in stone and black (Ann Demeulemeester dupes)

Steve Madden “Temptng” Lace Up Open Toe Bootiesamazon
($64.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm, Dune London, Tobi, Nordstromls, Nordstrom Rack & Selfridges.

Yoki “Brie” Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties

Update (01/29/2016): Here’s a faux suede Ann D. look-alike version by Yoki which comes in either black or beige for $44.99.

Yoki "Brie" Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties in beige and black faux suede (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Yoki “Brie” Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties
($44.99, Shiekh)

Also available at Amazonamazon.

Kendall + Kylie “Ginny” Lace Up Open Toe Booties

Update (01/29/2016): And if you’ve ever hoped to find a stiletto version of the Ann Demeulemeester booties, check out these fab new lace-up boots by Kendall + Kylie which are available in black and grey taupe suede for $143.28 (sale price!).

Kendall + Kylie "Ginny" Lace Up Open Toe Booties in black suede (Ann Demeulemeester dupes)

Kendall + Kylie “Ginny” Lace Up Open Toe Booties
($143.28, Bloomingdale’s)

Also available at Revolve, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Shopbopls & Office.

Breckelle’s Tina-15 Open-Toe Lace-Up Booties

Update (11/19/2015): Discovered this fab and super budget-friendly Ann Demeulemeester dupes by Breckelle’s today! They’re available in black, white, beige and tan faux leather and can be yours for a little over $30! Steal deal alert!

Breckelle's Tina-15 Open-Toe Lace-Up Booties in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Breckelle’s Tina-15 Open-Toe Lace-Up Bootiesamazon
($31.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ZooShoopjx, eBayeBay & Amazon #2amazon.

Therapy “Natalee” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Booties

Update (11/19/2015): Another fab alternative are these lace-up booties by Therapy which cost $63.96 AUD and look a lot like the real deal.

Therapy "Natalee" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Booties in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Therapy “Natalee” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Bootiesls
($63.96 AUD, StyleTread)

Mollini “Jofan” Open-Toe Lace-Up Ankle Boots

Update (08/14/2015): Well, hello there best Ann Demeulemeester dupes EVER! Seriously, just how awesome and spot-on are these open-toe lace-up boots by Mollini?! I love ’em! They’re not cheap, but so close to the real deal. Available in either black, tan or cream white.

Mollini "Jofan" Open-Toe Lace-Up Ankle Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Mollini “Jofan” Open-Toe Lace-Up Ankle Bootsls
($139.97 AUD, StyleTread)

Also available at The Iconicls & Wanted Shoes.

Tony Bianco “Kinston” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots

Update (08/07/2015): I don’t think I’ve been so excited about finding an Ann Demeulemeester dupe since JC’s Corset Heels in 2009. Now isn’t the “Kinston” by Tony Bianco an awesome alternative to the real Ann D. boots above or what? So spot-on! I love this one!

Tony Bianco "Kinston" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Kinston” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Bootsls
($120 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Tony Bianco “Mixa” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots

Update (08/07/2015): Apparently, one Ann D. dupe is not enough, so Tony Bianco decided to do another one. Enter “Mixa”.

Tony Bianco "Mixa" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Mixa” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Bootsls
($219.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Forever 21 Lace-Up Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (07/28/2015): Great news! Forever 21‘s Ann Demeulemeester dupes are now available in an OTK boot version. So fab, right?

Forever 21 Lace-Up Over-The-Knee Boots in charcoal black and taupe (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Forever 21 Lace-Up Over-The-Knee Boots
($44.90, Forever 21)

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

Forever 21 Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties

Update (06/27/2015): RESTOCK ALERT! Now look at these lovely lace-up booties booties which have finally been restocked at Forever 21 just recently. So cool, right? They totally reminded me of the Ann Demeulemeester booties above. They’re available in either black, brown or olive (my personal fave!). But better be fast this time, these shoes are flying off the shelves!

Forever 21 Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties in black and olive (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Forever 21 Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties
($32.90, Forever 21)

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

Pink Inc “Tide” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Booties

Update (05/22/2015): Now look at these fabulous Ann D. inspired Pink Inc lace-up booties! Love, love, love! I’m usually not a big fan of white shoes, but these white booties here are kinda hot! Available in white and black leather and black suede for $119.95 AUD.

Pink Inc "Tide" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Booties in white and black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Pink Inc “Tide” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Bootiesls
($119.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Mollini “Jimmy” Perforated Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties

Update (05/22/2015): Also spotted these perforated Ann Demeulemeester alternatives by Mollini today. Available in tan, black and white leather.

Mollini "Jimmy" Perforated Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties in tan and black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Mollini “Jimmy” Perforated Lace-Up Open-Toe Bootiesls
($139.97 AUD, StyleTread)

Forever 21 Perforated Lace-Up Peep Toe Booties

Update (05/22/2015): Speaking of perforated lace-up booties: here’s another version by Forever 21. Available in black, brown and khaki for a steal price of $34.90!

Forever 21 Perforated Lace-Up Peep Toe Booties in black and brown (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Forever 21 Perforated Lace-Up Peep Toe Booties
($34.90, Forever 21)

Jeffrey Campbell “Cors” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties

Update (07/17/2014): Jeffrey Campbell just won’t let this Ann Demeulemeester boot go. And here we go again with yet another dupe! Available in black, brown and wine red suede.

Jeffrey Campbell "Cors" Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties in wine red and black suede (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Cors” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Bootiesls
($99, Shopbop)

Also available at Jildor, Nordstromls, Amazonamazon, Footnotescj, Ashbury Skies & Anthropologie.

Jeffrey Campbell “Meriwidow” Lace-Up Boots

Update (01/30/2014): Here’s yet another Ann Demeulemeester bootie dupe coming from Jeffrey Campbell. This one’s a little bulkier than the others and comes in either black or ivory leather.

Jeffrey Campbell "Meriwidow" Lace-Up Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Meriwidow” Lace-Up Boots
($169.95, Ashbury Skies)

Jeffrey Campbell “Contessa” Lace-Up Open-Toe Boots

Update (01/30/2014): And one more dupe by Jeffrey Campbell to add to the list. How do you like this one?

Jeffrey Campbell "Contessa" Lace-Up Open-Toe Boots in black suede (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Contessa” Lace-Up Open-Toe Boots
($208, Revolve)

Steven by Steve Madden “SCANDLUS” Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties

Update (09/18/2013): Et voilà, I also discovered these open-toe booties by Steven by Steve Madden which would be great alternatives to the Ann D. boots. Available in black and tan leather.

Steven by Steve Madden "Scandalous" Lace-Up Open-Toe Booties in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “SCANDLUS” Lace-Up Open-Toe Bootiesamazon
($60.75, Amazon)

Elizabeth and James “Terri” Lace-Up Ankle Boots

Update (09/18/2013): I know these Elizabeth and James boots aren’t a perfect dupe match and at $475 not exactly budget-friendly, but if you’re looking for an Ann D. inspired closed-toe version these here are probably your best bet at the moment.

Elizabeth and James "Terri" Lace-Up Ankle Boots in black patent and brown suede (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Elizabeth and James “Terri” Lace-Up Ankle Bootsamazon
($475, Amazon)

Jeffrey Campbell “Cardiac” Lace-Up Booties

Update (09/18/2013): And here’s yet another Ann Demeulemeester inspired lace up boot by Jeffrey Campbell! What do you think of it?

Jeffrey Campbell "Cardiac" Lace-Up Booties in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Cardiac” Lace-Up Bootiesls
($168, Shopbop)

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Perspective Heels

Update (09/11/2013): Came across a tall boot version of the Jeffrey Campbell + Free People lace-up heels. Available in black or brown leather for $278! Absolutely love these boots, they’re so sexy!

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Perspective Tall Lace-Up Open-Toe Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Perspective Heels
($278, Free People)

Choies Peep toe Lace Up Sandal Boots

Update (08/11/2013): Seems like Ann Demeulemeester is “en vogue” again! Found another set of Ann D. Lace-Up Heel look-a-likes; this time at Choies. Also available in brown leather.

Choies Peep toe Lace Up Sandal Boots in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Choies Peep toe Lace Up Sandal Boots
($99.99, Choies)

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Minimal Lace Up Heels

Update (07/16/2013): After almost 4 years Jeffrey Campbell re-released their highly coveted Ann Demeulemeester lace-up heels again exclusively for Free People. Availale in black, white, black and white, tan and grey.

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Minimal Lace Up Heels in black (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell + Free People Minimal Lace Up Heels
($178, Free People)

Jeffrey Campbell Corset Heels

Update (10/05/2009): More good news! Free People have finally restocked Jeffrey Campbell’s Ann Deumeulemeester knockoffs. Missed out on these the first time? Now is your chance to get hold of these cuties!

Sometimes I think everything Jeffrey Campbell does these days is copying other people’s work. Well, it may be unethical, but at least it allows us budget fashionistas to be fashionable without the hefty price tag. Look at these beautiful, almost identical knockoffs. Pretty amazing, huh? They sure are shamelessly expensive for knockoffs, but even priced at $198 they are about $700 les than the originals, so they can’t be TOO bad, right? All sizes are still available, but you better be fast as these knockoffs won’t stay for too long (they’re also exclusively sold at Free People, so if they are gone there, you won’t find them anywhere else).

Jeffrey Campbell Corset Heels black lace-up ankle boots (Ann Demeulemeester knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell Corset Heels
($198, Free People)

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Update: This post has been updated on February 1, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I feel like lately ankle boots have become the new high heels. Heeled booties? Yes, please! But favorably with a block heel, so the boots stay wearable and the heel height stays manageable. We know by now that French fashion house, Céline, can get away with pretty much anything and everything and still easily maintain that understated coolness vibe. Case in point: their latest “It“-shoe of the moment, the Rodeo High Ankle Boot; a very loooong and very pointy Western-style ankle boot with a wooden block heel and heavy, brass-colored studs along the sole. At first, I wasn’t much of a fan of the boot when I saw it on its own, but once the blogger and street style outfits started rolling in featuring these Cowboy-style infused booties, I was instantly won over: these boots have some serious iconic shoe potential. And if you can afford them, by all means, invest in them! If you can’t, however, just keep on reading to find more budget-conscious options that will give you a similar Céline Rodeo boot look.

Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots in black

Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots
(£1.200, Vestiaire Collective)

Also available at The RealReal.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love Céline

Personal style bloggers and fashion insiders such as Pernille Teisbaek, Amanda Shadforth (Oracle Fox), Sara Escudero (Collage Vintage) and Jennifer Grace (Native Fox) have all been spotted wearing a pair of Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots.

Personal style bloggers & fashion insiders wearing black Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots

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Jeffrey Campbell “Walton” Studded Boots

Update (02/01/2017): Discovered these amazing Céline Rodeo dupe boots by Jeffrey Campbell! They’re available in various colors and retail for $168.

Jeffrey Campbell "Walton" Studded Boots in black (Céline Rodeo dupes)

Jeffrey Campbell “Walton” Studded Boots
($168, Urban Outfitters)

Also available at Free People, Karmalooppjx, Nordstromls, Revolve & Zalando.

BCBGeneration “Jonnie” Stud Detail Block Heel Booties

Update (12/14/2016): Spotted another Céline Rodeo inspired ankle bootie by BCBGeneration. It’s not quite as extreme in its features as the real deal, but close enough to give you a similar look. Available in black leather as well as mink and wheat suede. Currently on sale for $35.99 at Amazon.

BCBGeneration "Jonnie" Stud Detail Block Heel Booties in black (Céline Rodeo dupes)

BCBGeneration “Jonnie” Stud Detail Block Heel Bootiesamazon
($35.99, Amazon)

Also available at ShoeMetrocj, Nordstromls, BCBGenerationls, HSN, Sole Society, Revolve, Bluefly, Amazon.co.ukamazon & Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Office “Levi” Studded Western Boots

I love Office‘s shoes! There I said it. I own several pairs of Office shoes and love them all to death! The quality is pretty decent, the prices are fair and the collections are all very up-to-date and with a lot of designer inspired, budget-friendly options in between. “Levi” is quite obviously inspired by Céline’s Rodeo boots without being a blatant knock-off, plus it’s quite affordable at £64. And it’s also available in a non-studded version if studs aren’t exactly your thing.

Office "Levi" Studded Western Boots in black (Céline Rodeo dupes)

Office “Levi” Studded Western Boots
(£64, Office)

P.S.: Also available at Office London (DE) & Amazon.co.ukamazon.

Jessica Buurman “Casse” Studded Wooden Heel Ankle Boots

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

However, if you want to get as close to the real deal as you can while being on a budget, you might want to consider these spot-on Céline Rodeo boot dupes by Jessica Buurman. They’re a total dead-ringer for the Céline boots and cost “only” $139 instead of £1.200. Consider us sold!

Jessica Buurman "Casse" Studded Wooden Heel Ankle Boots in black (Céline Rodeo knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Casse” Studded Wooden Heel Ankle Boots
($139, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Céline, @pernilleteisbaek Instagram, Oracle Fox, Collage Vintage, Native Fox, Dillard’s, Office, Jessica Buurman

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