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Update: This post has been updated on October 17, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

It seems like Aquazzura is currently the blogger brand of the moment. With their lace-up shoe designs they managed to gain quite some momentum among the fashion blogosphere as you can see by how many fabulous personal style bloggers haven been flaunting Aquazzura in the picture below. The “Christy” flats seem to be especially popular (right along the just as coveted “Belgravials” flats which we’ll be featuring in a Real vs. Steal post soon as well). I think it’s the elegant pointed-toe and the delicate lace-up detailing that makes these flats so feminine and lustworthy to so many ladies. And which woman doesn’t long for a break from high heels from time to time? Luckily, we were able to come up with a few fantastic and budget-friendly alternatives, so you don’t have to spend a fortune if you don’t feel like it to achieve the Aquazzura designer look.

Aquazzura Christy Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats in black and gold

Aquazzura Christy Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flatsls
($675, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls, Moda Operandils, Lane Crawford, Selfridges, Harrodsls, Farfetchls, MyTheresa & Matches Fashionls.

Style Bloggers Love Aquazzura

Personal style bloggers such as Julie from Sincerely Jules, Emily from The Glam Files, Lucy from Fashion Me Now and Lisa from Mind Body Swag have all been spotted wearing Aquazzura Christy Lace-Up Flats.

Personal Style Bloggers wearing Aquazzura Christy Lace-Up Flats

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Old Navy Pointy Lace-Up Flats

Update (10/17/2016): Spotted these cute pointy lace-up flats at Old Navy today and they instantly reminded me of Aquazzura’s Christy Flats. Did I mention they’re $26.94 only? Steal deal alert!

Old Navy Pointy Lace-Up Flats in black (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

Old Navy Pointy Lace-Up Flats
($26.94, Old Navy)

GuiltySoles “Max” Lace-Up Flats

Update (07/18/2016): Just stumbled upon these spot-on and super budget-friendly Christy look-alike flats at GuiltySoles which is a membership site for shoes. The flats come in 4 colors: black, nude, brown and grey faux leather and cost either $29.95 or $69.95 based on whether you’re a GuiltySoles member or not (there’s a free membership model available where you get your first item for $29.95 + $9.95 shipping or you choose the VIP package and get all shoes for $29.95 including free shipping for an annual fee of $49.95).

GuiltySoles "Max" Lace-Up Flats in black faux leather (Aquazzura Christy dupe)

GuiltySoles “Max” Lace-Up Flatspjx
($29.95, GuiltySoles)

Massimo Matteo Lace-Up Flats

Update (03/07/2016): So these Massimo Matteo lace-up flats are hands down THE BEST Aquazzura Christy look-alikes EVERRRRR! I mean, just look at them! Genuine leather, made in Italy (!) and absolutely spot-on to the real deal! And all that goodness can be yours for just $145 (compared to $675 for the Aquazzura version)! AHHH-mazing! Also, did I mention these come in 4 colors? Black, red, nude and navy leather and I’m obsessed with every one of them. Better get these quick, ladies, because these babies will be gone in no time!

Massimo Matteo Lace-Up Flats in black and red gold (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

Massimo Matteo Lace-Up Flats
($145, Zappos)

Saks Fifth Avenue “Estyn” Lace-Up Leather Point Toe Flats

Update (03/07/2016): Favorite steal deal alert, everyone! Check out these super fabulous lace-up flats by Saks Fifth Avenue which are a great Aquazzura Christy alternative. These beauties come in either black or nude leather and the best thing? They’re currently 50% off and cost $60. For genuine leather, this is a top notch price and I am certain these won’t take long to sell out.

Saks Fifth Avenue "Estyn" Lace-Up Leather Point Toe Flats in black and nude (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

Saks Fifth Avenue “Estyn” Lace-Up Leather Point Toe Flatsls
($59.99, Saks Off 5th)

Chelsea + Zoe “Alpha” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats

Update (03/06/2016): Spotted another fab Aquazzura Christy dupe! This one’s by Chelsea + Zoe and it’s vailable in black, nude and red faux leather for $59.99.

Chelsea + Zoe "Alpha" Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats in black (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

Chelsea + Zoe “Alpha” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flatsls
($54.99, Kohl’s)

GC Shoes “It Girl” Lace-Up Skimmer Flats

Update (03/06/2016): Also discovered these cute and budget-friendly lace-up flats by GC Shoes which cost less than $20 (clearance price!) and come in either black, nude or python print.

GC Shoes "It Girl" Lace-Up Skimmer Flats in black (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

GC Shoes “It Girl” Lace-Up Skimmer Flats
($19.99, JCPenney)

Aldo “Alize” Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flats

Update (02/19/2016): Aldo has come up with another Aquazzura inspired pointy lace-up flat that looks just gorgeous. Love both colors!

Aldo "Alize" Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flats in black and nude (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

Aldo “Alize” Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flatsls
($34.98, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls, Aldo (UK), Sarenza & The Iconic.

Spurr “Blakely” Lace-Up Pointy Toe Flats

Update (02/19/2016): Also discovered these spot-on Aquazzura Christy dupes by Spurr and the black version is currently on sale for under $20 AUD. Steal deal alert!

Spurr "Blakely" Lace-Up Pointy Toe Flats in black and nude (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

Spurr “Blakely” Lace-Up Pointy Toe Flats
($19.98 AUD, The Iconic)

Steve Madden “Lecrew” Lace-Up Pointy-Toe Flats

Update (01/20/2016): Steve Madden has recently released the “Lecrew” flat in various new colors and uppers including these lovely black and nude versions below. Love! Price: $69.95.

Steve Madden "Lecrew" Lace-Up Pointy-Toe Flats in black and nude (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

Steve Madden “Lecrew” Lace-Up Pointy-Toe Flatsls
($69.95, Steve Madden)

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

M. Gemi “Brezza” Pointed-Toe Lace-up Flats

Update (12/18/2015): OMG! Just spotted these almost spot-on, handcrafted “Made in Italy” Aquazzura look-alikes by M. Gemi which are an amazing alternative to the pricey real deal above. “Brezza” is available with either a leather or suede upper (black, nude, luggage, raspberry pink and blue) for $248. So in love with these beauties!

M. Gemi "Brezza" Pointed-Toe Lace-up Flats (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

M. Gemi “Brezza” Pointed-Toe Lace-up Flatsls
($248, M. Gemi)

Halogen “Owen” Pointy Toe Ghillie Flats

Update (12/18/2015): Another recent discoverey of mine are these fab and budget-friendly lace-up flats by Halogen. They strongly remind me of Aquazzura’s Christy, but are on sale for less than $70. Available in black, nude and bone snakeprint leather.

Halogen "Owen" Pointy Toe Ghillie Flats in black and nude (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

Halogen “Owen” Pointy Toe Ghillie Flatsls
($69.90, Nordstrom)

Steve Madden “Eleanorr” Lace-Up Pointed Ballet Flats

Update (12/18/2015): Steve Madden has also brought out a second Aquazzura inspired lace-up pointy ballet flat. This one’s available in black, taupe or dusty blue leather.

Steve Madden "Eleanorr" Lace-Up Pointed Ballet Flats in black suede (Aquazzura Christy dupes)

Steve Madden “Eleanorr” Lace-Up Pointed Ballet Flats
($79.95, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Shoebuyls, Lord & Taylorls, Jildor, Steve Maddenls, Steve Madden (Canada)ls & Zalando.

Belle by Sigerson Morrison “Viata” Pointy Lace-up Flats

Update (11/19/2015): Spotted these high quality Aquazzura inspired flats by Belle by Sigerson Morrison. Not a steal at $157.50 (sale price!), but the craftmanship looks amazing, no?

Belle by Sigerson Morrison "Viata" Pointy Lace-up Flats in black (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Belle by Sigerson Morrison “Viata” Pointy Lace-up Flats
($157.50, Jildor)

P.S.: Also available at Revolve, Footnotescj, Amazonamazon & 6pm.

Ivanka Trump “Tropica” Pointy-Toe Lace-Up Ghillie Flats

Update (11/19/2015): These lace-up flats by Ivanka Trump aren’t an identical match when compared Aquazzura’s “Christy” shoes, but they’re still one of my favorite lace-up flats at the moment and you can definitely see some Aquazzura influence going on here. Be fast, these flats are selling very quickly! Available in nude, black, blue and pink suede.

Ivanka Trump "Tropica" Pointy-Toe Lace-Up Ghillie Flats in nude and black suede (Stuart Weitzman Gilligan knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Tropica” Pointy-Toe Lace-Up Ghillie Flats
($140, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm, Amazonamazon, Lord & Taylorls, Bloomingdale’s & Macy’s.

Top End “Connex” Pointed Lace-Up Flats

Update (11/19/2015): Also discovered another Christy dupe for all of our Australian fashionistas! Check out these lovely lace-up flats by Top End. They’re only missing the gold accents, otherwise they’d be a perfect Aquazzura dupe.

Top End "Connex" Pointed Lace-Up Flats in nude and black (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Top End “Connex” Pointed Lace-Up Flats
($84.98 AUD, StyleTread)

Warehouse Leather Lace Up Ballet Pumps

Update (07/29/2015): Look what I discovered today! Beautiful real leather Aquazzura Christy look-alike flats by Warehouse. Aren’t they just lovely? And quite affordable, too.

Warehouse Leather Lace Up Ballet Pumps in black (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Warehouse Leather Lace Up Ballet Pumps
($73, ASOS)

Therapy “Ezard” Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flats

Update (06/27/2015): Also spotted these lovely Aquazzura Christy look-alikes by Therapy today. Love the design and love the price!

Therapy "Ezard" Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flats in nude and black faux suede (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Therapy “Ezard” Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flats
($17.99 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic.

Human Premium “Rasp” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats

Update (06/27/2015): Another spot-on dupe are these lace-up flats by Human Premium. Available in either black or nude leather for $109.95 AUD.

Human Premium "Rasp" Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats in black and nude (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Human Premium “Rasp” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats
($109.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Mango “Douse” Faux Suede Lace-Up Flats

Update (06/27/2015): An Aquazzura inspired version is also available at Mango.

Mango "Douse" Faux Suede Lace-Up Flats in black (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Mango “Douse” Faux Suede Lace-Up Flats
($49.99, Mango)

Aldo “Colyn” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats

Update (06/12/2015): Just happened to stumble upon these lovely Aquazzura Christy inspired flats at Aldo. Aren’t they absolutely gorgeous? Better be fast if you like them because they’re selling like hot cakes right now and first sizes are already sold out.

Aldo "Colyn" Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats in black and bone (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Aldo “Colyn” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flatsamazon
($70, Amazon)

Oxitaly “Susy” Ballet Pumps

Update (06/12/2015): Also discovered this spot-on Aquazzura Christy dupe by Oxitaly. Available in black, pink and snakeskin effect.

Oxitaly "Susy" Ballet Pumps in black (Aquazzura Christy knockoff)

Oxitaly “Susy” Ballet Pumps
(£115, Zalando.co.uk)

Topshop “KINGDOM” Ghillie Pointed Flats

Dear Topshop, I think I’m in love with you! Just how gorgeous are these “KINGDOM” ghillie pointed-toe flats? They have a couple differences compared to Aquazzura’s Christy flats, but the inspiration behind these is quite obvious I think. Obsessed!

Topshop "KINGDOM" Ghillie Pointed Flats in black, red, snake-effect (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Topshop “KINGDOM” Ghillie Pointed Flats
($95, Topshop)

Jessica Buurman “Lauren” Lace Up Flats

Deal: Free worldwide shipping on all orders! Sign up to the Jessica Buurman newsletter and get a 10% off coupon!

If you’re looking for a spot-on Aquazzura Christy dupe head over to Jessica Buurman and get yourself a pair of their “Lauren” flats which are vailable in either black or ivory leather for $152.

Jessica Buurman "Lauren" Lace Up Flats in black (Aquazzura knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Lauren” Lace Up Flats
($152, Jessica Buurman)

Office “Low Down” Ghillie Lace Up Flats

While these suede lace-up flats by Office are not an identical match and are more of the inspired-by kind, I think they make a beautiful alternative if you’re going for the Aquazzura look. Not a spot-on dupe, but definitely beautiful in their own way.

Office "Low Down" Ghillie Suede Lace Up Flats in black and red (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Office “Low Down” Ghillie Lace Up Flats
(£23, Office)

Parfois Lace Up Ballerinas

Our reader Edem suggested another fabulous and super budget-friendly Aquazzura Christy look-alike (thank you, Edem!). It’s by Parfois and their cute lace-up flats come in either black or coral faux leather and sell for a steal-worthy £14.99! Yay!

Parfois Lace Up Ballerinas in black (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Parfois Lace Up Ballerinasamazon
(£14.99, Amazon.co.uk)

Image source(s): Forward by Elyse Walker, Sincerely Jules, The Glam Files, Fashion Me Now, Mind Body Swag, Old Navy, GuiltySoles, Zappos, Saks Off 5th, Kohl’s, M. Gemi, Nordstrom, Zalando, Aldo, Steve Madden, Mango, Wanted Shoes, The Iconic, StyleTread, Topshop, Jessica Buurman, Office, Parfois

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Update: This post has been updated on December 18, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

We’ve featured quite a number of Christian Louboutin shoes here on InTheirCloset and I think that’s because, other than being extremely popular with our readers, they are also what I would classify as “classic”. Louboutin pumps range from demure to over the top but almost all of them feel timeless. CL’s “Claudia” ankle-strap sandals are no exception. They are simply a new take on a tried and true shoe. Look how beloved these are by hollywood starlets and Playboy bunnies alike. You’d probably have to be either or both to swing that price tag though.

Christian Louboutin Claudia Ankle Strap Sandals in black patent

Christian Louboutin Claudia Ankle Strap Sandalsls
($985, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Jennifer Love Hewitt, Megan Fox, Jennifer Morrison & Holly Madison wearing Christian Louboutin Claudia Ankle Strap Sandals

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M. Gemi “Amare” Ankle Strap Pumps

Update (12/18/2015): 4 years after the last find, I’ve discovered these amazing, handcrafted “Made in Italy” beauties by M. Gemi which are an absolutely fabulous alternative to the pricey Louboutins above. Available in black patent or gold for $198.

M. Gemi "Amare" Ankle Strap Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Claudia dupes)

M. Gemi “Amare” Ankle Strap Pumpsls
(198, M. Gemi)

Nine West “Freespirit” Ankle Strap Pumps

Update (12/23/2011): And here’s a gold glitter version of the CL Claudia heel by Nine West. A very fitting shoe for NYE, don’t you agree? 🙂

Nine West "Freespirit" Ankle Strap Pumps in gold glitter (Christian Louboutin Claudia knockoffs)

Nine West “Freespirit” Ankle Strap Pumps
(119, Nine West)

Rockport “Sasha” Ankle Strap Pumps

Update (05/16/2011): Just came across another Louboutin Claudia look-a-like by Rockport. Available in black or white patent.

Rockport "Sasha" Ankle Strap Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Claudia knockoffs)

Rockport “Sasha” Ankle Strap Pumpsamazon
(44.99, Amazon)

Ivanka Trump “Bulbli” Ankle Strap Sandals

Update (12/14/2010): Well, well. Seems like Ivanka Trump can add shoe designer to her resume now?! Or maybe not because her “Bulbli” sandals look like spot-on clones of Louboutin’s Claudias though I must admit they have the much nicer price tag. Available in black, red or graphite patent.

Ivanka Trump "Bulbli" Ankle Strap Sandals in black patent (Christian Louboutin Claudia knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Bulbli” Ankle Strap Sandals
(112.49, Heels.com)

Aldo “Brodigan” Ankle Strap Sandals

Thank you, Aldo, for bringing us a shoe both lovely and affordable. No, my friends, you will not be able to show off that red sole, but if it’s class you’re looking for, look no further. Aldo’s “Brodigan” pump is the versatile, cocktail pump you’ve been looking for minus the hefty price tag. *Ding Ding*. We have a winner! Also available in a great nude color.

Aldo "Brodigan" Ankle Strap Sandals in black patent (Christian Louboutin Claudia knockoffs)

Aldo “Brodigan” Ankle Strap Sandalsls
($34.98, Aldo)

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