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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.

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, Shoebuy)

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 19, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Dear “Pigalle“, I know you won’t like this, but there’s a new queen in town, her name is “So Kate” aka shoe perfection and she is probably Louboutin‘s hottest and most coveted style at the moment. One look at her and you will instantly understand why. The shiny black leather, the thinning stiletto heel, the perfectly shaped arch – everything about this shoe is just perfect! Plus, while the price of $675 sure isn’t exactly a bargain, compared to what other Louboutin styles are usually retailing for, these here are on the rather budget-friendlier side of the designer shoe price range. Which is also probably the reason why “So Kate” is constantly on the verge of selling out at nearly every e-tailer. Anyway, this beauty of a high heel has definitely taken the #1 spot on my current shoe wish list and until I have saved up the neccessary $675 to bring them home, I’ll settle for a less expensive Louboutin look-a-like in the meantime.

Christian Louboutin So Kate Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent

Christian Louboutin So Kate Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsls
($675, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, Matches Fashionls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Celebs such as Miranda Kerr, Emmy Rossum, Blake Lively, Jessica Biel, Sophia Bush and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have all been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin So Kate Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps.

Miranda Kerr, Emmy Rossum, Blake Lively, Jessica Biel, Sophia Bush and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wearing Christian Louboutin So Kate Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

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Mix No. 6 “Dignity” Stiletto Pumps

Update (01/08/2017): Stumbled upon this cute and budget-friendly Louboutin alternative by Mix No. 6 which come in either nude or black patent and cost $39.95.

Mix No. 6 "Dignity" Stiletto Pumps in nude and black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate inspired)

Guoar Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($39.95, DSW)

Steve Madden “Daisie” Stiletto Pumps

Update (01/08/2017): I also discovered these stiletto pumps by Steve Madden which actually more resemble Louboutin’s “Pigalle Folliesls” heels, but since both Louboutin styles are very similar in terms of design, the Maddens suit as an alternative here as well. Available in black and nude leather and black suede.

Steve Madden "Daisie" Stiletto Pumps in nude and black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies dupes)

Steve Madden “Daisie” Stiletto Pumpsls
($99.95, Steve Madden)

Guoar Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (01/08/2017): Came across these Louboutin look-alikes by Guoar. These seem to be of the “Made in China”-kind of designer dupes, so you better don’t expect top noth quality here, but for $48 these might be a good So Kate alternative (customer reviews average a 4 star rating with plenty of self-submitted buyer’s photos, so you can make an informed buyer’s decision). What I really, really liked about these Loubie dupes though is the variety of colors these come in: 31 (either in faux patent, leather or suede). Love!

Guoar Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in red faux suede and black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate dupes)

Guoar Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsamazon
($48, Amazon)

Nicole Miller Artelier “Maison” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (12/01/2016): Just spotted this amazing Louboutin So Kate dupe by Nicole Miller Artelier! It looks so much like the real deal (minus the red sole, obviously)! These stiletto pumps are currently on sale for $108.50, but you can get 20% off your purchase at Shoebuy by using promo code “SPRING17” at checkout which will cut the price down to a little over $86 (offer expires April 23, 2017 at 4:59 AM PST). Yay! Also available in other colors and prints.

Nicole Miller Artelier "Maison" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin So Kate dupes)

Nicole Miller Artelier “Maison” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsls
($108.50, Shoebuy)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMetro, Bluefly, DSW, Nordstrom Rack, Overstock & Belk.

Steve Madden “Pardee” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (07/13/2016): Discovered another possible Louboutin So Kate alternative by Steve Madden. “Pardee” comes in black, red or nude leather and costs $99.95.

Steve Madden "Pardee" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in red and black (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Pardee” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsls
($99.95, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed-Toe Stiletto High Heel Pumps

Update (07/13/2016): There’s also a fabulous So Kate dupe available by Kaitlyn Pan for $99 and which also comes in nude patent. The design is spot-on, it’s made of genuine leather and if you read the customer reviews for the brand’s other designer inspired shoes, you’ll know you’ve found yourself a good designer dupe with these Louboutin-like beauties. The only drawback (if you consider it to be one) is that the sole is pink instead of Louboutin’s signature red. But everything else looks exactly like Louboutin’s So Kate.

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed-Toe Stiletto High Heel Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed-Toe Stiletto High Heel Pumpsamazon
($99, Amazon)

Cosmoparis “Aelia” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (03/27/2016): Just stumbled upon these gorgeous stiletto pumps by Cosmoparis and immediately fell in love! Don’t they look just like Louboutin’s So Kate?

Cosmoparis "Aelia" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Cosmoparis “Aelia” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
(€159.95, Zalando)

P.S.: Also available at Mon Showroom & Sarenza.

Schutz “Caiolea” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (03/27/2016): Also discovered these Louboutin alternatives by Schutz which are just as fabulous. Available for $170 in various colors and uppers. Love these!

Schutz "Caiolea" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in red and black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Schutz “Caiolea” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsamazon
($170, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Revolve & Shopbopls.

Maiden Lane “Huxley” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (09/23/2015): Spotted another great Louboutin So Kate look for less alternative with a slightly sturdier heel than the original. Check out these hot sky-high stiletto pumps by Maiden Lane. They’re available in various colors (black, nude, wine red) and uppers (leather, suede, patent) for $59. Get these hotties before they sell out!

Maiden Lane "Huxley" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black and black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Maiden Lane “Huxley” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($59, Gilt)

Akira Black Label “Circus” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (09/23/2015): Also happened to stumble upon these fab Louboutin look for less options by Akira Black Label. Available in nude, red and white patent faux patent leather and currently on sale for $49!

Akira Black Label "Circus" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in nude, red and white patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Akira Black Label “Circus” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsls
($49, ShopAkira)

Madden Girl “Ohnice” Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumps

Update (07/23/2015): Spotted these fabulous and budget-friendly Louboutin So Kate inspired by Madden Girl today. They’re available in either black, nude or red faux patent leather and are currently on sale for just $34.99. Now that’s a steal deal, right?

Madden Girl "Ohnice" Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumps in black and nude patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Madden Girl “Ohnice” Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumpsamazon
($34.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon #2amazon, 6pm & ShoeMallls.

Aldo “Stessy” Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumps

Update (06/12/2015): OMG! Look at these fabulous So Kate look-alikes by Aldo! Aren’t they just aaaaaw-mazing? And they come in so many gorgeous colors. LOVE!

Aldo "Stessy" Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumps in nude, black, fuchsia and yellow (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Aldo “Stessy” Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumpsls
($90, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, 6pm, ASOS, Aldo (Canada)ls, Aldo (UK)ls, Selfridges, The Iconic, Zalando, About You, Edited, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

LFL “Elektrik” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (06/12/2015): Also spotted these Louboutin So Kate inspired stiletto pumps by LFL. They come in various colors and uppers and retail for a budget-friendly $46.99.

LFL "Elektrik" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

LFL “Elektrik” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpscj
($46.99, ShoeMetro)

Steve Madden “PROTO” Pointy-Toe Pumps

Et voilà, check out “PROTO” by Steve Madden! Yes, I know it’s not a total spot-on dupe and that it’s not as delicate and immaculately curved as the real deal Louboutins, but “PROTO” is probably still the best shot you’ve got at “So Kate” on a budget. At least for now. $52.47 (sale price!) and you’re wearing Louboutin for less, girl! Available in various lovely colors and uppers: black, blush, pink, white, red, yellow and natural snake. Now get your Loubie dupe before it’s too late!

Steve Madden "PROTO" Pointy-Toe Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Steve Madden “PROTO” Pointy-Toe Pumpsamazon
($52.47, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ZooShoopjx, Steve Maddenls & Zalando.

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Update: This post has been updated on April 3, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Now that Christmas is only 2 days away I know you’re probably super busy shopping for last minute gifts (guilty as charged!), wrapping presents and finalizing your Christmas menu, but there’s always some time to appreciate a beautiful shoe, right? This red suede fringed block-heel beauty by Aquazzura might look familiar as we’ve featured its 4″ stiletto heel sibling in a previous Real vs. Steal post. But as much as we love a sky-high stiletto high-heel shoe, even the comfiest of them still isn’t comfy. Wearing high heels is painful, often exhausting, sometimes even downright dangerous (hello, cobblestone pavement!), so I’m super happy to see mid-heeled block-heels taking the wheel in the footwear trend scene right now. Because happy feet = happy me! And these Aquazzura sandals are a prime example that show that block-heeled shoes can look just as sexy and beautiful as their high-heeled counterparts. Too bad these beauties cost a whopping $785 though! Luckily, we’ve found a few budget-friendly alternatives that will give you the designer look for a fraction of the price.

Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringe Block-Heel City Sandals in red suede

Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringe Block-Heel City Sandalsls
($785, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Shopbopls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Barneysls, Matches Fashionls, Farfetchls, MyTheresa, Selfridges, Luisaviaroma & Lane Crawfordls.

Sole Society “Sera” Fringe Strap Heeled Sandals

Update (04/03/2017): Spotted these amazingly similar fringe block heel sandals at Sole Society which look just like the real deal, but cost only a fraction of the price. Available for $89.95 in red, taupe or blue suede.

Sole Society "Sera" Fringe Strap Heeled Suede Sandals (Aquazzura Wild Thing City dupes)

Sole Society “Sera” Fringe Strap Heeled Sandals
($89.95, Sole Society)

JustFab “Jean” Fringe Block Heeled Sandals

Update (04/03/2017): Also discovered these budget-friendly Aquazzura Wild Thing City dupes at JustFab. They come in 4 colors (taupe, red, black and yellow) and can be yours for as low as $9.99 (first item purchase for JustFab members). Stea deal alert!

JustFab "Jean" Fringe Block Heeled Sandals in red and yellow faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing City dupes)

JustFab “Jean” Fringe Block Heeled Sandals
($9.99, JustFab)

BP. “Karla” Block Heel Ankle Wrap Sandals

Update (04/03/2017): Another great Aquazzura alternative are these block heel sandals by BP. which are made of genuine leather and retail for $59.95. They miss the fringe detail on the front strap, but the overall design is still quite similar to the designer version above. Available in blush, blue and black suede.

BP. "Karla" Block Heel Ankle Wrap Sandals in blush and blue (Aquazzura Wild Thing City inspired)

BP. “Karla” Block Heel Ankle Wrap Sandalsls
($59.95, Nordstrom)

Spurr “Aisha” Fringe Block Heels

Update (01/28/2017): Stumbled upon another lovely Aquazzura Wild Thing City alternative today! “Aisha” by Spurr looks a lot like the real deal, comes in 3 colors (coral, black and pink blush microsuede) and costs $38.97 AUD!

Spurr "Aisha" Fringe Block Heels in coral and blush pink micro suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing City dupes)

Spurr “Aisha” Fringe Block Heels
($38.97 AUD, The Iconic)

Athena Alexander “Saige” Fringed Ankle Wrap Sandals

May I introduce you to “Saige” by Athena Alexander? A gorgeous and spot-on Aquazurra Wild Thing City dupe available in either red, grey or black faux suede for $97.95. No need to spend $800 if you can have the exact same designer look for under $100, right?

Athena Alexander "Saige" Fringed Ankle Wrap Sandals in red faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing City dupes)

Athena Alexander “Saige” Fringed Ankle Wrap Sandalsamazon
($97.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Zappos & DSW.

Kaitlyn Pan Fringed Suede Lace-Up Tassel Block Heel Sandals

My favorite Aquazzura Wild Thing alternative however is this one by Kaitlyn Pan. Why? Well, first off: it’s just as spot-on as the Athena Alexander version, but it is made of genuine suede and also costs $13 less ($84.99). Plus, the available colors (red, blue = my fave, tan and black) are absolutely gorgeous, too.

Kaitlyn Pan Fringed Suede Lace-Up Tassel Block Heel Sandals in red (Aquazzura Wild Thing City dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Fringed Suede Lace-Up Tassel Block Heel Sandalsamazon
($84.99, Amazon)

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Sole Society, JustFab, Nordstrom, The Iconic, Amazon

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Update: This post has been updated on July 20, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Great flats are hard to find. Especially ones that will look chic even with work attire. These ballerinas by Valentino are perfect to wear with chic cigarette pants to the office and look just as fantastic with leggings and a tunic on the weekend. The studs give them a little bit of a vampy edge while the color makes fair-skinned legs look longer. There is even a tiny hint of a heel to balance them out and provide an extra bit of polish. But even though they are quite gorgeous, they are also a little too expensive for everyday flats. The concept is not completely lost though; there are at least a couple inspired-by versions out there for way less. Keep scrolling down for more tips and info on where to find them!

Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flats in nude patent

Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flatsls
($745, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Harrods, MyTheresa, Selfridges, Net-A-Porterls & David Jonesls.

Whitney Port Loves Valentino

Whitney Port wearing black Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flats

Katypeny Studded Pointed Toe Flats

Update (03/29/2017): Stumbled upon yet another awesome set of spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes today! They’re by a brand called Katypeny and come in a variety of 16 different color combinations which are all made of faux leather. Price point: $35.99 – $39.99. I wouldn’t expect the highest product quality, but customers seem to be mostly satisfied with their $40 designer alternatives.

Katypeny Studded Pointed Toe Flats (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Katypeny Studded Pointed Toe Flatsamazon
($35.99, Amazon)

Dame Rose Studded Patent Ballet Flats

Update (11/28/2016): Just discovered these Valentino Rockstud deadringers by Dame Rose. They’re spot-on and currently on sale for $73. But hurry, only few sizes are left!

Dame Rose Studded Patent Ballet Flats in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Dame Rose Studded Patent Ballet Flats
($73, Yoox)

SheIn Pointed Toe Studded Flats

Update (07/20/2016): Spotted another very pretty and very budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud alternative today! Available at SheIn in either black, white rose or hot pink faux patent leather for $23.99! Yay to this steal deal!

SheIn Pointed Toe Studded Flats in patent faux leather (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

SheIn Pointed Toe Studded Flats
($23.99, SheIn)

P.S.: Also available at Romwe.

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Ballerina Leather Flats

Update (02/19/2016): Well, hello there, super mega perfect Valentino Rockstud dupes! Kaitlyn Pan strikes again. Absolutely adore these spot-on genuine leather ballet flats which are currently on sale for a little over $100 which I think is a fair price for this kind of quality shoe! Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Ballerina Leather Flats in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Ballerina Leather Flatsamazon
($103.99, Amazon)

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

INC International Concepts “Zabbie” Pointed-Toe Flats

Update (02/19/2016): These studded flats by INC International Concepts offer the Valentino look without being an identical knock-off. Available in black or nude for a little over $60 (sale price!).

INC International Concepts "Zabbie" Pointed-Toe Flats in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

INC International Concepts “Zabbie” Pointed-Toe Flats
($62.65, Macy’s)

Roberto Festa 6005 Pointed Toe Studded Flats

Update (02/19/2016): Also spotted these amazing Valentino inspired Italian flats by Roberto Festa. At $298 they are everything but a steal (now on sale for $149!), but they are almost $450 $596 cheaper than the real deal and they’re made in Italy afterall, so the quality should be superb. Also available in other colors (Yoox).

Roberto Festa Pointed Toe Studded Flats in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Roberto Festa 6005 Pointed Toe Studded Flatscj
($149, Footnotes)

P.S.: Also available at Jildor & Yoox.

Skechers “Cleo” Studded Ballet Flats

Update (02/19/2016): A more rounded Valentino Rockstud inspired alternative is available by Skechers for under $40.

Skechers "Cleo" Studded Ballet Flats in black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Skechers “Cleo” Studded Ballet Flatsls
($37.95, Shoebuy)

Bongo “MaryKate” Studded Ballet Flats

Update (08/08/2015): OMG! I just spotted these cute Valentino Rockstud ballet flat dupes by Bongo and went almost hysteric when I saw the price. $14.99, people! I think this has to be our cheapest steal find yet. Better snap them up quick, all sizes are still available as I am writing this.

Bongo "MaryKate" Studded Ballet Flats in black and red faux patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Bongo “MaryKate” Studded Ballet Flats
($14.99, Kmart)

Spurr “Bambi” Studded Ballet Flats

Update (08/08/2015): Also discovered these super spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes by Spurr which come in either nude or black faux patent and retail for $39.95 AUD.

Spurr "Bambi" Studded Ballet Flats in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Spurr “Bambi” Studded Ballet Flats
($39.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Steve Madden “Lansingg” Studded Point-Toe Flats

Update (06/28/2015): Spotted a Valentino inspired studded flat at Steve Madden today. Available in either black or nude shiny faux leather for $69.99.

Steve Madden "Lansingg" Studded Point-Toe Flats in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Lansingg” Studded Point-Toe Flatsls
($69.99, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at Steve Madden (Canada)ls.

Billini “Crush” Pyramid Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (05/22/2015): More Valentino Rockstud flat look-alikes! Aren’t these pointy studded flats by Billini absolutely amazing and spot-on? And the price seems to be reasonable as well. Love!

Billini "Crush" Pyramid Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats in black, nude and white (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Billini “Crush” Pyramid Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats
($79.95 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at Wanted Shoes.

Pink Inc “Bishop” Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (05/22/2015): Another lovely Rockstud dupe are these flats by Pink Inc. They’re made of genuine leather and hence are more expensive compared to the faux leather Valentino dupes.

Pink Inc "Bishop" Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Pink Inc “Bishop” Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats
($169.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Diavolina “Miranda” Pyramid Studded Pointed Flats

Update (05/19/2015): Stumbled upon these spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes by Diavolina today. Available in various colors for $79.98 AUD (sale price!).

Diavolina "Miranda" Pyramid Studded Pointed Ballet Flats in black, nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Diavolina “Miranda” Pyramid Studded Pointed Flatsls
($79.98 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic & eBayeBay.

Wild Diva Lounge Pippa-36 Pyramid Stud Ballerina Flats

Update (04/12/2015): Discovered these fab and spot-on Valentino Rockstud flat look-alikes by Wild Diva Lounge today and instantly had to share them with you.

Wild Diva Lounge Pippa-36 Pyramid Stud Ballerina Flats in nude, black and yellow faux patent leather (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Wild Diva Lounge Pippa-36 Pyramid Stud Ballerina Flats
($16.99, Shiekh)

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

Fanyo Studded Patent Flats

Update (01/06/2015): Here’s another set of lovely pastel-colored Valentino Rockstud dupes by Fanyo for under $20.

Fanyo Studded Patent Flats in pink, mint, black and white (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Fanyo Studded Patent Flats
($19.71, YesStyle)

Charlotte Russe Studded Pointed Toe Flats

Update (01/06/2015): Discovered these fun-colored and super affordable Valentino Rockstud look-alike flats at Charlotte Russe.

Charlotte Russe Studded Pointed Toe Flats in neon pink, neon yellow, nude and black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Charlotte Russe Studded Pointed Toe Flats
($12.99, Charlotte Russe)

GoJane Studying Pyramids Faux Leather Flats

Update (09/21/2014): Stumbled upon these cute and super budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud ballet flat dupes at GoJane today. Available in various colors for $20! Yay!

GoJane Studying Pyramids Faux Leather Flats in nude and black (Valetino Rockstud knockoffs)

GoJane Studying Pyramids Faux Leather Flats
($20.70, GoJane)

Ken up Rockstud Ballerina Flats

Update (08/15/2013): Check out these Valentino Rockstud dupes by Ken up which are currently on sale for $38.17 and come in either nude or light blue PU leather.

Ken up Rockstud Ballerina Flats in nude and baby blue patent (Valentino knockoffs)

Ken up Rockstud Ballerina Flats
($38.17, Chicwish)

Sole Society “Martine” Stud Detail Flats

Update (04/13/2013): Just stumbled upon these cute and budget-friendly Valentino look-a-likes by Sole Society! Aren’t they lovely? Also available in snakeskin.

Sole Society "Martine" Stud Detail Flats in black and burgundy patent (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Sole Society “Martine” Stud Detail Flats
($49.95, Sole Society)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flats

Update (03/27/2013): Forever 21 have also great Valentino Rockstud flat alternatives which come in 3 different colors. Only $24.80!

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flats in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flats
($24.80, Forever 21)

Nine West “Surrender” Studded Flats

Update (12/27/2012): Just came across these fab Valentino inspired flats by Nine West.

Nine West "Surrender" Studded Flats in red and black (Valentino knockoffs)

Nine West “Surrender” Studded Flats
($39.99, Nine West)

C Label Hudson 10 Studded Ballerina Flats

This first version by C Label has the same studs as the original as well as the beautiful overall shape and construction. The small difference is their slightly higher heel which I love because even though flats are phenomenal for long days on your feet, that extra half inch goes a long way. But that definitely wouldn’t change how you’d wear them; they would still be perfect with skinny or tailored boot cut trousers and a feminine blouse for work. Just throw on a colorful cardigan and instantly feel inspired by a fresh new take on a little 1950’s glamour.

C Label Hudson 10 Studded Ballerina Flats (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

C Label Hudson 10 Studded Ballerina Flatsamazon
($11.99, Amazon)

GoJane Studded Flats

The second option we found is from GoJane, and at under $25 for the pair, you can be sure you’re getting a steal. This style works especially well when worn with jeans and a tee for running errands or grabbing brunch or coffee over the weekend with friends. The cut of the shoe is the exactly same as the designer version, the only difference is the hardware and studs, which are more modest in design. But while the other styles might be dressier, these still look sharp and classic; plus your feet will thank you for giving them a day of rest once in a while.

GoJane Studded Flats (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

GoJane Studded Flats
($23.40, GoJane)

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Leave it to Chanel to make us crave those #grannyshoes we all deemed ugly when we were teenagers. And if it weren’t for Chanel and the iconic CC-logo on the side of the heel, I doubt these would have been quite as popular as they are right now, but even though I know the greater part of the allure of these shoes can be traced back to just being by Chanel, I somehow still understand why so many bloggers and fashion insiders are so in love with these. The two-tone cap-toe, the mid-height block heel, the convenient slingback; it’s the perfect example of 50s retro chic and an absolute timeless classic. By pairing these shoes with modern pieces such as ripped skinny jeans or a cool biker jacket, you will keep yourself from looking like an actual granny in these. And while I don’t know what the exact retail price is for these, we’re talking about Chanel here after all, so I think it’s safe to say that they’re expensive. And apparently very hard to get ahold of these days.

Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps in beige and black

Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps
(~$1.500, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love Chanel

Personal style bloggers and fashion insiders such as Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl), Pernille Teisbaek (Look de Pernille), Miroslava Duma, Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Leandra Medine (Manrepeller) have all been spotted wearing Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl), Pernille Teisbaek (Look de Pernille), Miroslava Duma, Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Leandra Medine (Manrepeller) wearing Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps

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Sam Edelman “Leah” Cutout Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

Update (03/17/2017): I think I just found my new favorite Chanel slingback dupe! Check out these amazing cap-toe block heel pumps by Sam Edelman! So similar to the real deal, don’t you think? Loooove! Also available in silver/black and black/black suede. Price: $120. Make sure to use promo code “LTDAYS” at checkout to get 20% off regular and sale items at Lord & Taylor (offer valid through March 29th at 11:59 PM EST, some exclusions may apply) which would lower the price of these darling to less than $100.

Sam Edelman "Leah" Cutout Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in nude and black (Chanel dupes)

Sam Edelman “Leah” Cutout Cap-Toe Slingback Pumpsls
($120, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Sam Edelman & Zappos.

Pull & Bear Slingback High Heel Shoes with Toe Cap

Update (03/17/2017): Also discovered these super fab faux suede cap-toe heels at Pull & Bear which instantly reminded me of the iconic Chanel slingbacks above. And at £25.99 (or €29.99) they’re super budget-friendly as well!

Pull & Bear Slingback High Heel Shoes with Toe Cap in nude and black faux suede (Chanel inspired)

Pull & Bear Slingback High Heel Shoes with Toe Cap
(£25.99/€29.99, Pull & Bear)

River Island Slingback Block Heels

Update (09/20/2016): Just spotted these cute Chanel inspired cap-toe suede slingbacks at River Island. They come in various colors and uppers and cost $50 (sale price!).

River Island Slingback Block Heels in cream and black suede (Chanel dupes)

River Island Slingback Block Heels
($50, River Island)

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

Ivanka Trump “Liah” Slingback Block-Heel Pumps

Update (06/29/2016): OMG, I’m officially in designer dupe heaven! Now please take a long look at these gorgeous and spot-on Chanel look-alike pumps by Ivanka Trump. The search for the perfect Chanel slingback dupe is finally over! These are available in either nude, black or grey suede and retail for $125. It’s not the cheapest Chanel dupe, but probably worth the investment (made of genuine leather). I promise you, these shoes will sell out in less than a week, so if you find yourself fancying a pair, don’t wait (they won’t last until sale season) and buy them now! Make sure to use promo code “SIGNATURE” at checkout to get 20% off regular and sale price items (offer valid now through March 20th at 11:59 PM EST).

Ivanka Trump "Liah" Slingback Block-Heel Pumps in nude, black and grey (Chanel knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Liah” Slingback Block-Heel Pumpsls
($125, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, 6pm, Macy’s, Nordstromls & Nordstrom Rack.

Kaitlyn Pan Two-Tone Block Heel Slingback Pumps

Update (06/20/2016): And Kaitlyn Pan strikes again! Just discovered yet another gorgeous designer shoe dupe! Love, love, looooove these Chanel slingback look-alikes which are made of genuine sheepskin leather and cost under $90. The customer reviews are also raving as usual for Kaitlyn Pan shoes. Definitely got to get myself a pair!

Kaitlyn Pan Two-Tone Block Heel Slingback Pumps in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Kaitlyn Pan Two-Tone Block Heel Slingback Pumpsamazon
($84.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Etsy (alternative buying option for non-US based buyers).

Mango “Orly” Slingback Pumps

Update (06/20/2016): I also spotted these lovely Chanel inspired faux suede slingback shoes at Mango which cost $59.99. They don’t have the contrasting black cap-toe front, but the overall look of these slingback is still very reminiscent of Chanel, don’t you think?

Mango "Orly" Slingback Pumps in nude faux suede (Chanel knockoffs)

Mango “Orly” Slingback Pumps
($59.99, Mango)

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

Vaneli “Aliz” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

Update (03/29/2016): And just like that Chanel dupes are starting to come in! This one’s by Vaneli and it’s available in either nude/black or black/black for $150.

Vaneli "Aliz" Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Vaneli “Aliz” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
($150, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Nordstromls, Jildor & Bluefly.

New Look Suedette Slingback Pumps

Update (03/30/2016): I also discovered these cute and budget-friendly faux suede slingback cap-toe pumps by New Look which retail for £8 (sale price!).

New Look Suedette Slingback Pumps in tan and black (Chanel dupes)

New Look Suedette Slingback Pumps
(£8, New Look)

P.S.: Also available at New Look (EU) & ASOS.

Jill-YBC Contrast Toe Heeled Shoes

Update (03/24/2016): OMGSHOEALERT! Just discovered these amazing and spot-on Chanel dupes by Jill-YBC and guess what? They’re under $35! What a steal deal! Available in beige/black or black/black faux leather. A non-slingback flat version is available here for $34.90. Choies was so nice to provide a pair of these shoes for us to review and we can honestly say that these Chanel dupes are lovely, especially considering the price! True to size, well made and durable. Definitely a recommendation from our side.

Jill-YBC Contrast Toe Heeled Shoes in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Jill-YBC Contrast Toe Heeled Shoes
($33.90, Choies)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Amazonamazon.

Kimi Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

If you can’t spend that much money, here’s a very budget-friendly Chanel dupe by Kimi which is currently on sale for a little over $20. This one comes also in a black/black and in a beige/black faux suede version.

Kimi Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in beige and black (Chanel look-alikes)

Kimi Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
($22.14, YesStyle)

P.S.: Similar versions are also available by Pastel Pairs, JY Shoes & Anran.

Heine Two-Tone Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

Deal: Sign up to the Heine newsletter and get a €5 discount on your order!

For all you European Chanel lovers and budget-conscious fashionistas out there, I have discovered these beautiful slingbacks by Heine which are obviously heavily inspired by the Chanel shoes above. They’re currently on backorder and will approximately ship around mid-April, but you can pre-order these now and get your hands on these beauties before they sell out once again. Available in beige/black or beige/rose pink for €69.90.

Heine Two-Tone Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in nude and black (Chanel dupes)

Heine Two-Tone Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
(€69.90, Heine)

P.S.: Also available at Kaleidoscope & I’m walking.

Jeffrey Campbell “Tulloch” Cap-Toe Pumps

Another great Chanel inspired alternative are these lovely cap-toe pumps by Jeffrey Campbell which are $139.95 and come in beige/black, taupe/black and red/black.

Jeffrey Campbell "Tulloch" Cap-Toe Pumps in beige and black (Chanel inspired)

Jeffrey Campbell “Tulloch” Cap-Toe Pumpsls
($139.95, Nordstrom)

Office “Maddie” Slingback Toe Cap Block Heels

And one last Chanel alternative for all my lovely UK readers. Now these beige/black suede slingbacks from Office might not be an identical dupe, but they’re still close enough to serve as a great Chanel look for less, wouldn’t you agree? Plus, there’s also a closed back version named “Madison” available here which costs £38 (sale price!) as well.

Office "Maddie" Slingback Toe Cap Block Heels in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Office “Maddie” Slingback Toe Cap Block Heels
(£38, Office)

Image source(s): Chanel, Keep it Chic, @chiaraferragni/@pernilleteisbaek Instagram, Gary Pepper, Song of Style, Lindley Pless, Zappos, Pull & Bear, River Island, Nordstrom, Amazon, Mango, Lori’s, New Look, Choies, Jessica Buurman, YesStyle, Heine, Designs by Stephene, Office

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