Maiden Lane

Update: This post has been updated on October 17, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

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)

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

Who wore Christian Louboutin best?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Massimo Matteo Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (10/17/2017): Discovered yet another budget-friendly Louboutin alternative today! These fabulous stiletto pumps by Massimo Matteo come in various colors and uppers, look a lot like the “So Kate” pumps and they retail for a little over $100.

Massimo Matteo Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps 17 in black and red patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate dupes)

Massimo Matteo Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps 17amazon
($105, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos & 6pm.

Elegant Collection GE48 Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (05/04/2017): Happened to come across these fab and super affordable Louboutin look-alikes by Elegant Collection which come in either black, nude or red faux patent leather and are currently on sale for a little over $20. Steal deal alert!

Elegant Collection GE48 Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps in red, black and nude faux patent leather (Christian Louboutin So Kate dupes)

Elegant Collection GE48 Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps
($21.99, CiCi Hot)

Also available at eBayeBay.

Mix No. 6 “Dignity” Stiletto Pumps

Update (04/19/2017): Stumbled upon this cute and budget-friendly Louboutin alternative by Mix No. 6 which come in either nude or black patent and cost $39.99.

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

Mix No. 6 “Dignity” Stiletto Pumps
($39.99, DSW)

Steve Madden “Daisie” Stiletto Pumps

Update (04/19/2017): 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 various colors and uppers.

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

Steve Madden “Daisie” Stiletto Pumpsls
($89.95, Nordstrom)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Nordstromls, Shoes.comls, Lord & Taylorls, Dillard’s, Zappos, Steve Maddenls, ShoeMallls, Revolve, LuLu*s, Steve Madden (Canada)ls, Bon-Tonls, Selfridges, House of Fraser, Next, Zalando, Omoda & About You.

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 25% off your purchase at Shoes.com by using promo code “FLASH17” at checkout which will cut the price down to a little over $81.38 (offer expires October 17, 2017 at 4:59 AM PST, exclusions may apply). 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, Shoes.com)

Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMetro, 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)

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)

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)

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)

Also available at Dillard’s, Zappos, Amazonamazon, ASOS, Aldo (Canada)ls, Selfridges, The Iconicls, Zalando, About You, 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 Pumps
($46.99, 6pm)

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)

Also available at ZooShoopjx, Steve Maddenls & Zalando.

{ 5 comments }

Real vs. Steal – Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Boots

by Vanessa on August 18, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on August 18, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m not sure why they call these boots 50/50, when they’re 100% awesome, but I’ll take them! Stuart Weitzman has been a household name in evening shoes for a very long time. Many people don’t know that the collection features far more than glitz and glamour for the feet. There’s everyday booties, bags and wedges to name a few. In my fashionable opinion, each year the shoes get better and better looking, but the amazing comfort stays the same. So it’s no surprise that many of Hollywood’s leading ladies are consistently seen in Stuart Weitzman shoes on and off the red carpet. These below photos are sure to get you less sad about leaving summer behind.

Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Boots in black nappa leather

Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Bootscj
($655, Zappos)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Shopbopls, Amazonamazon, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Jildorcj, Stuart Weitzman, Bloomingdale’s, Selfridges, Harrodsls, Farfetchls, Lane Crawfordls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Stuart Weitzman

Celebs such as Leighton Meester, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lindsay Lohan, Angelina Jolie, Olivia Palermo, Emma Roberts and Shenae Grimes have all been spotted wearing the Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Boots.

Leighton Meester, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lindsay Lohan & Angelina Jolie wearing Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boots

Who wore Stuart Weitzman best?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Catherine Catherine Malandrino “Acadia” Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (08/18/2017): Look at this awesome 50/50 boot dupe by Catherine Catherine Malandrino! So close to the real deal, made of leather and fabric upper and on sale for $119.97 (were $240). All sizes are still available, so get shopping!

Catherine Catherine Malandrino "Acadia" Over-the-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 dupes)

Catherine Catherine Malandrino “Acadia” Over-the-Knee Boots
($119.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Maiden Lane “Spicon” Mid Heel Knee-High Boots

Update (08/03/2017): In case anyone of you are still looking for Stuart Weitzman 5050 dupes, here’s another fabulous one from Maiden Lane! Leather and neoprene upper, made in Spain, with a stacked heel of 1.25″ and shaft height of 19″. Price: $149. All sizes are currently still available, but you better act fast because these are guaranteed to sell out quickly if my previous steal deal experience is of any indication!

Maiden Lane "Spicon" Mid Heel Knee-High Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 dupes)

Maiden Lane “Spicon” Mid Heel Knee-High Boots
($149, Gilt)

Farylrobin “Rima” Over the Knee Boots

Update (11/28/2016): Just stumbled upon these spot-on SW 5050 dupes by Farylrobin and immediately had to share them with you. These OTK boots look just like the real deal by Weitzman, but cost only $59.99. Steal deal alert!

Farylrobin "Rima" Over the Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 dupes)

Farylrobin “Rima” Over the Knee Boots
($59.99, Target)

Via Spiga “Itala” Tall Boots

Update (11/08/2016): While everyone is duping the Weitzman High- and Lowland boots, Via Spiga decided to bring back an old SW OTK boot favorite in their own inspired version. They’re a little pricey at $199.97, even with the huge markdown (retail price is $495), but the boot quality looks amazing, so they might be well worth the splurge!

Via Spiga "Itala" Tall Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 dupes)

Via Spiga “Itala” Tall Boots
($199.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Maiden Lane “Egora” Over The Knee Boots

Update (11/08/2016): Also spotted these fab 5050 boot look-alikes by Maiden Lane which come in either black leather or black suede and are currently on sale for $139.99. Steal deal alert!

Maiden Lane "Egora" Over The Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 dupes)

Maiden Lane “Egora” Over The Knee Boots
($139.99, Gilt)

Bronx “May Way” Tall Riding Boots

Update (11/08/2016): And here’s another great Stuart Weitzman boot alternative by Bronx which also seems to be suitable for more athletic calves and is currently on sale for $109.

Bronx "May Way" Tall Riding Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 inspired)

Bronx “May Way” Tall Riding Bootsamazon
($109, Amazon)

Blondo “Eden” Pull-On Riding Boots

Update (12/16/2015): Another great Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot dupe popped up! Check out these fab and waterproof (!) boots by Blondo. Also available in black suede.

Blondo "Eden" Pull-On Riding Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 dupes)

Blondo “Eden” Pull-On Riding Bootsamazon
($279.90, Amazon)

Also available at Shoes.comls & Nordstromls.

Clarks “Bizzy Girl” Over-The-Knee Stretch Boots

Update (10/18/2015): And the list of Stuart Weitzman 50/50 alternatives gets longer and longer! Discovered these Weitzman dupes by Clarks today. From what I’ve heard about this brand, their shoes are said to be quite comfortable which I can personally confirm since I own a pair of Chelsea boots by Clarks and they’re really very comfy. So if you’re looking for a good pair of boots to get through fall and winter without having to spend a fortune, I think these here would be a very smart buy.

Clarks "Bizzy Girl" Somerset Over-The-Knee Stretch Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Clarks “Bizzy Girl” Over-The-Knee Stretch Bootsls
($159.95, Shoes.com)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Clarks, Zalando & Amazon.deamazon.

Corso Como “Laura” Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/18/2015): Also spotted these amazingly similar Stuart Weitzman look-alike boots by Corso Como. They’re a little expensive at $248 now $120.29, but the quality looks quite nice. Also available in other colors and uppers.

Corso Como "Laura" Over-The-Knee Stretch Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Corso Como “Laura” Over-The-Knee Bootsls
($120.29, Nordstrom)

Also available at 6pm & Amazonamazon.

Marc Fisher “Monica” Leather and Stretch Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/18/2015): These OTK boots by Marc Fisher are yet another fab look for less alternative if you can’t or don’t want to splurge on the pricey Weitzman boots. These beauties are currently on sale for a little under $100 an come in either black or brown leather and black and navy suede.

Marc Fisher "Monica" Leather and Stretch Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Marc Fisher “Monica” Leather and Stretch Over-The-Knee Bootscj
($56.47, QVC)

Oasis Premium Over The Knee Flat Boots

Update (10/18/2015): Spotted these lovely looking 50/50 dupes by Oasis as well. And at $128, they’re not terribly expensive.

Oasis Premium Over The Knee Flat Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 dupes)

Oasis Premium Over The Knee Flat Boots
($128, ASOS)

Also available at Oasisls.

Cole Haan “Dutchess” Over The Knee Boots

Update (10/18/2015): Surprise! And yet another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 look-alike! This one’s by Cole Haan and it has a textured leather upper, but the overall is still unmistakably Stuart Weitzman.

Cole Haan "Dutchess" Over The Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 dupes)

Cole Haan “Dutchess” Over The Knee Bootsls
($350, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Cole Haan & Nordstromls.

Carolinna Espinosa “Corbin” Over-The-Knee Stretch Boots

Update (10/18/2015): Spotted this luxe SW 50/50 boot dupe by Carolinna Espinosa today! At $525, it’s far from being a steal, but it is at least $130 cheaper and the quality looks really good, too.

Carolinna Espinosa "Corbin" Over-The-Knee Stretch Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Carolinna Espinosa “Corbin” Over-The-Knee Stretch Boots
($525, Nordstrom Rack)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Joanie” Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/18/2015): The Stuart Weitzman 50/50 dupes just won’t stop coming in! So here’s another look for less option by MICHAEL Michael Kors. Currently on sale for 20% off at Nordstrom.

MICHAEL Michael Kors "Joanie" Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Joanie” Over-The-Knee Bootsls
($199.90, Nordstrom)

Vince Camuto “Jevina” Stretch Back Riding Boots

Update (08/26/2015): After having gotten bored with Stuart Weitzman’s 5050 look-alikes, I think I might have found my new favorite dupe and it’s by Vince Camuto. Just look at this beautifully designed tall boot! So pretty, isn’t it? And currently on sale for under $150!

Vince Camuto "Jevina" Stretch Back Riding Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Jevina” Stretch Back Riding Bootsamazon
($148.85, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstromls & Vince Camutols.

Sole Society “Raine” Leather/Stretch Tall Boots

Update (08/26/2015): Sole Society have come up with a Stuart Weitzman look for less. Their “Raine” boot looks very similar to the pricey designer original, but costs only $74.98 instead.

Sole Society "Raine" Leather/Stretch Tall Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Sole Society “Raine” Leather/Stretch Tall Boots
($74.98, Sole Society)

Also available at Nordstromls.

Donald J Pliner “Roz” Stretch Boots

Update (07/13/2015): Spotted yet another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot look-alike! This time it’s by Donald J Pliner. The boots are currently on sale for $179 (down from $298!), so it might be a great buy for coming winter.

Donald J Pliner "Roz" Stretch Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Donald J Pliner “Roz” Stretch Boots
($179, Donald J Pliner)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Nordstrom Rack, Amazonamazon.

Miss KG “West” Leather Stretch Boots

Update (07/13/2015): I know we’re in the middle of summer and boots are probably the last thing on your mind right now, but I just so happened to stumble upon these dupe-worthy tall stretch boots by Miss KG and they just so happen to be on sale right now. Don’t say we didn’t tell you!

Miss KG "West" Leather Stretch Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Miss KG “West” Leather Stretch Boots
(£65, Shoeaholics)

BCBGMAXAZRIA “Jene” Leather Stretch Boots

Update (02/20/2015): Here’s another great Weitzman 50/50 inspired non-OTK boot! This one’s by BCBGMAXAZRIA and is currently on sale for $82.97 (down from $395).

BCBGMAXAZRIA "Jene" Leather Stretch Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

BCBGMAXAZRIA “Jene” Leather Stretch Boots
($82.97, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th)

rsvp “Pietra” Wide Calf Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (02/20/2015): Also found this Stuart Weitzman boot look-alike by rsvp which is currently on sale for under $60.

rsvp "Pietra" Wide Calf Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

rsvp “Pietra” Wide Calf Over-The-Knee Boots
($42.99, 6pm)

Seychelles “Abroad” Riding Boots

Update (02/20/2015): And yet another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 dupe to add to the list. This time by Seychelles. Available in a leather or suede upper.

Seychelles "Abroad" Riding Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Seychelles “Abroad” Riding Bootsamazon
($64.99, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstromls, LuLu*s & Nordstrom Rack.

Dune “Trishy” Over the Knee Boots

Update (12/03/2014): Another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot alternative popped up on Dune. These OTK boots look quite nice, don’t they?

Dune "Trishy" Over the Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Dune “Trishy” Over the Knee Bootsls
($244.95, Nordstrom)

Also available at Selfridges & ASOS.

Lamica “Ninez” Flat Over-The-Knee Pull-On Boots

Update (11/05/2014): Now look at this absolutely fab and almost identical Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot dupe by Lamica! Super lovely, right? And available to buy for less than 50% of the real deal’s price. Yay!

Lamica "Ninez" Flat Over-The-Knee Pull-On Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Lamica “Ninez” Flat Over-The-Knee Pull-On Boots
(€218.95, Zalando)

Journee Collection “Gwen” Gore Stretch Knee-High Riding Boots

Update (11/05/2014): Also stumbled upon these budget-friendly Stuart Weitzman 50/50 dupes by Journee Collection. Available for under $70 in either black, brown or grey faux leather.

Journee Collection "Gwen" Gore Stretch Knee-High Riding Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Journee Collection “Gwen” Gore Stretch Knee-High Riding Bootsls
($69.95, Shoes.com)

Also available at Overstockcj, Amazonamazon & Target.

Chinese Laundry “Riley” Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (08/08/2014): Chinese Laundry now also have their own Stuart Weitzman 50/50 OTK boot dupe! Check out the “Riley” leather boot for $69.99! Really like this one!

Chinese Laundry "Riley" Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Riley” Over-The-Knee Boots
($69.99, 6pm)

Also available at Chinese Laundry, Amazonamazon, ShoeMallls & eBayeBay.

Liz Claiborne “Paige” Boots

Update (08/08/2014): Here’s another great Stuart Weitzman alternative by Liz Claiborne for under $40. A buckled version is available here in various colors, uppers and widths.

Liz Claiborne "Paige" Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Liz Claiborne “Paige” Boots
($35.99, JCPenney)

Call It Spring “Zahavah” Stretch Riding Boots

Update (08/08/2014): Discovered these Weitzman inspired riding boots by Call It Spring today. Currently on sale for under $50!

Call It Spring "Zahavah" Stretch Riding Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Call It Spring “Zahavah” Stretch Riding Bootsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Aldo “Dyanna” Over-the-knee Boots

Update (08/08/2014): We also found a great Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot dupe at Aldo again. Available in black leather and patent as well as bordeaux.

Aldo "Dyanna" Over-the-knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Aldo “Dyanna” Over-the-knee Boots
($120.25, 6pm)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Aldo (US)ls, Aldo (UK)ls & ASOS.

Louise et Cie “Andora” Over the Knee Boots

Update (08/08/2014): Also discovered these Weitzman-inspired OTK boots by Louise et Cie. Currently available for under $100 (sale price!)!

Louise et Cie "Andora" Over the Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Louise et Cie “Andora” Over the Knee Bootsls
($99.90, Nordstrom)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack & Vince Camutols.

Unisa “Gillean” Over The Knee Boots

Update (07/23/2014): Stumbled upon yet another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot dupe. Check out these wallet-friendly OTK boots by Unisa. There’s also a nice quilted version available for $59.94.

Unisa "Gillean" Over The Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Unisa “Gillean” Over The Knee Boots
($59.94, DSW)

Top End “Wishlist” Tall Boots

Update (06/01/2014): OK, so how long is the list of Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot dupes already? Well, here’s one more to add to the party: the “Wishlist” boot by Top End.

Top End "Wishlist" Tall Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Top End “Wishlist” Tall Bootsls
($199.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Anne Klein “Citygurl” Over the Knee Boots

Update (02/18/2014): So yeah, here’s another Weitzman 50/50 inspired boot. What do you think of this OTK boot by Anne Klein? Hot or not?

Anne Klein "Citygurl" Over the Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Anne Klein “Citygurl” Over the Knee Boots
($71.60, 6pm)

Jollychic Overknee Winter Boots

Update (01/16/2014): Came across yet another Weitzman 50/50 boot dupe. Check out these wallet-friendly overknee boots by Jollychic which cost $70!

Jollychic Overknee Winter Boots

Jollychic Overknee Winter Boots
($70, Nordstrom Rack)

GC Shoes “Jay” Riding Boots

Update (12/05/2013): And here we go again! Another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot look-a-like popped up! This time it’s the “Jay” riding boot by GC Shoes.

GC Shoes "Jay" Riding Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

GC Shoes “Jay” Riding Boots
($59.97, Nordstrom Rack)

GoJane High Rise Faux Leather Boots

Update (11/15/2013): Found these super budget-friendly Stuart Weitzman 50/50 look-a-like boots at GoJane today! Also available in various other colors.

GoJane Faux Leather Mixed Media Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

GoJane High Rise Faux Leather Boots
(§39, GoJane)

Madden Girl “Lassoo” Boots

Update (11/11/2013): Just stumbled upon yet another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 dupe! Check out these very budget-friendly tall boots by Madden Girl. Only $39.99!

Madden Girl "Lassoo" Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Madden Girl “Lassoo” Boots
($52.99, 6pm)

Charles by Charles David “Jettison” Over The Knee Boots

Update (10/13/2013): These tall over the knee boots by Charles by Charles David are yet another one of the now very many SW 50/50 look-a-likes! Still love ’em boots though!

Charles by Charles David "Jettison" Over The Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Charles by Charles David “Jettison” Over The Knee Bootsamazon
($90.99, Amazon)

Also available at Shoes.comls, Saks Off 5th & eBayeBay.

Vaneli “Gaius” Over The Knee Boots

Update (10/13/2013): Discovered yet another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot dupe. How do you like this one by Vaneli? Hot or not?

Vaneli "Gaius" Over The Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Vaneli “Gaius” Over The Knee Bootscj
($162.50, Jildor)

Aldo “Delana” Pull-On Boots

Update (10/13/2013): Surprise, surprise! It’s yet another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot dupe. This one’s by Aldo and costs $120.

Aldo "Delana" Pull-On Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Aldo “Delana” Pull-On Boots
($120, ASOS)

Nine West “Pristeen” Over The Knee Boots

Update (10/13/2013): And here we go again! Stumbled upon yet another 50/50 inspired OTK boot. I’m quite fond of this particular style by Nine West.

Nine West "Pristeen" Over The Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Nine West “Pristeen” Over The Knee Bootsamazon
($131.62, Amazon)

Dune “Trish” Over The Knee Boots

Update (10/13/2013): And here’s another one for my British/European readers. These OTK boots by Dune are obviously also quite inspired by Stuart Weitzman’s 50/50 boots.

Dune "Trish" Over The Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Dune “Trish” Over The Knee Boots
($105, Dune)

Vince Camuto “Karita” Tall Riding Boots

Update (09/24/2013): Fall has officially arrived and so has yet another Stuart Weitzman inspired boot. What do you think about this Vince Camuto riding boot? Hot or not?

Vince Camuto "Karita" Tall Riding Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Karita” Tall Riding Bootsamazon
($169, Amazon)

Also available at Sole Society, Zappos, Walmartls & Nordstrom Rack.

Luichiny “Trend Lee” Boots

Update (09/21/2013): Guess the world hasn’t had enough Stuart Weitzman inspired footwear yet because here’s yet another SW 50/50 dupe. Check out these ultra fabulous tall leather boots by Luichiny! Absolutely love them! Available in black or chestnut.

Luichiny "Trend Lee" Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Luichiny “Trend Lee” Bootsamazon
($66.58, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm & eBayeBay.

Office “Antiquity” Stretch Boots

Update (09/21/2013): So happy to have discovered these fab Stuart Weitzman look-a-likes by Office! They’re so close to the original, right? I’m really tempted to buy these myself. What do you think? Shall I buy this boot or not?

Office "Antiquity" Stretch Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Office “Antiquity” Stretch Boots
(£50.40, Office)

Carvela “Wood” Flat Over the Knee Boots

Update (09/21/2013): I also stumbled upon this Stuart Weitzman 5050 inspired flat boot by Carvela at Kurt Geiger today. Looks very stylish, no?

Carvela "Wood" Flat Over the Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Carvela “Wood” Flat Over the Knee Bootsamazon
(£200, Amazon.co.uk)

Franco Sarto “Motor” Over-the-knee Pull-On Boots

Update (09/13/2013): And here we go wit yet another fabulous Weitzman 50/50 boot alternative. Absolutely in love with these luxe-looking tall boots by Franco Sarto! Available in black, brown and camel leather.

Franco Sarto "Motor" Over-the-knee Pull-On Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Franco Sarto “Motor” Over-the-knee Pull-On Bootsamazon
($89.99, Amazon)

Also available at ShoeMallls, eBayeBay & Nordstrom Rack.

Tony Bianco “Panache” Knee-High Boots

Update (06/01/2013): Et voilà! Here’s another super fantastic and pretty much identical Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot look-a-like version by Tony Bianco. Seriously, the Aussies have the best designer inspired shoes over there!

Tony Bianco "Panache" Knee-High Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50 50 look-a-likes)

Tony Bianco “Panache” Knee-High Bootsls
($279.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Also available at Revolve,StyleTreadls & The Iconicls.

Wanted “Pisa” Knee-High Boots

Update (10/15/2012): Just stumbled upon yet another Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boot look-a-like by Wanted. What a steal at only $69, right?

Wanted "Pisa" Knee-High Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Wanted “Pisa” Knee-High Bootsamazon
($69, Amazon)

Enzo Angiolini “Zeric” Boots

Update (10/07/2012): Just came across these absolutely fabulous 50/50 boot loo-a-likes by Enzo Angiolini. Also available in dark brown.

Enzo Angiolini "Zeric" Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Enzo Angiolini “Zeric” Bootsamazon
($43.99, Amazon)

Steve Madden “HAZELE” Boots

Update (06/20/2012): I know we’re still far away from boot season, but I just happened to stumble upon this fabulous 50/50 boot look-a-like by Steve Madden and couldn’t help but share my find with you. Available in black or black & brown.

Steve Madden "HAZELE" Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50 50 knockoffs)

Steve Madden “HAZELE” Bootsamazon
($77.99, Amazon)

Dana Buchman Riding Boots

Update (11/14/2011): And here’s another great and budget-friendly 50/50 look-a-like. These Dana Buchman boots were discovered by ITC reader, Christine. Thanks for the heads-up!

Dana Buchman Over-the-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Dana Buchman Over-the-Knee Boots
($29.99, Kohl’s)

Vaneli “Rankin” Boots

Update (11/18/2010): Just came across these fine 50/50 knockoffs by Vaneli. Spot-on, but only half the price of the originals!

Vaneli "Rankin" Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Vaneli “Rankin” Boots
($139.99, 6pm)

Paul Green “Grayson” Boots

Update (11/08/2010): And here’s another fabulous though pretty steep 50/50 alternative by Paul Green.

aul Green "Grayson" Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 50/50 knockoffs)

Paul Green “Grayson” Bootsamazon
($379, Amazon)

Wanted “Eiffel” Knee-High Boots

Update (08/22/2010): Look what I just came across! Another 50/50 look-a-like by Wanted. Available in black or brown.

Wanted "Eiffel" Knee-High Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Wanted “Eiffel” Knee-High Bootsamazon
($79.99, Amazon)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Bromley” Flat Boots

Update (08/22/2010): And here’s a high-class knockoff coming from MICHAEL Michael Kors. Available in black or brown.

MICHAEL Michael Kors "Bromley" Flat Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Bromley” Flat Boots
($175, Zappos)

Also available at Dillard’s, Amazonamazon, Neiman Marcusls, Jildor & Nordstromls.

Steve Madden “HAVILAND” Boots

If you’re anything like me, you’ve seen the photos and you’re now dying to work those looks into your Fall/Winter wardrobe – stat! Once again, Steve Madden comes through. The Haviland boots are an excellent alternative and if you think of how many times they will be your go-to boot, the cost per wear turns into pennies!

Steve Madden "HAVILAND" Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Steve Madden “HAVILAND” Boots
($111.98, Revolve)

Promiscuous “Karin” Boots

Many fashion loving ladies have told me that they have trouble getting slim fitting boots over their athletic calves, often forcing them into ankle boots. While I love the way ankle boots look, diversity is important in a wardrobe. Luckily, these fabulous Karin boots by Promiscuous will solve that problem and get taller boots onto all feet this year!

Promiscuous "Karin" Boots in black leather (Stuart Weitzman 5050 knockoffs)

Promiscuous “Karin” Boots
($143, Zappos)

{ 23 comments }

Update: This post has been updated on July 7, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Don’t get me wrong: I loooooove high heels with utmost passion, but when summer is blazing its heatwaves upon us, the last thing I would think of wearing are high heeled shoes. A good flat sandal that you can easily slide in and out of and walk in for hours is absolutely essential in the summer; especially if you’re planning to go on vacation. Flip flops would be an obvious choice here, but aren’t we so over them by now? That’s why I am absolutely smitten with these backless knotted sandal leather slides by Joie. I love their minimalistic yet chic design (made in Italy, btw) and the supple cowhide leather; these would go with almost anything in my wardrobe. And while they’re not terribly expensive at $125 (currently on sale for $43.75), we understand that many of you are on a budget, so we made it our mission to find some great alternative options for much less. Just keep on reading.

Joie a la Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals in black and brown

Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandalsls
($43.75, Shopbop)

Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Joie, Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls & Bloomingdale’s.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Joie

Celebs such as Reese Witherspoon and various personal style bloggers have been spotted wearing Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals.

Reese Witherspoon, Risa (Really Risa) and Jessie (Diary of Ambitions) wearing Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals

Who wore Joie best?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Seven7 “Nuvo” Knotted Thong Sandals

Update (07/07/2017): Spotted another set of lovely Joie Nice look-alike sandals today! They’re by Seven7, come in various colors and are on sale for less than $30.

Seven7 "Nuvo" Knotted Thong Sandals (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Seven7 “Nuvo” Knotted Thong Sandals
($26.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Kohl’s.

Dorothy Perkins “Frazer” Knotted Thong Sandals

Update (05/02/2017): Here’s another absolutely fabulous and spot-on Joie Nice dupe to add to the list. It’s by Dorothy Perkins, comes in either black or white faux leather and costs $25. Love these!

Dorothy Perkins "Frazer" Knotted Thong Sandals (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Dorothy Perkins “Frazer” Knotted Thong Sandals
($25, Dorothy Perkins)

Also available at Debenhams, Amazon.co.ukamazon & Amazon.deamazon.

Pieces Knotted Thong Leather Sandals

Update (05/02/2017): Also found these fabulous leather sandals by Pieces which are obviously inspired by Joie as well. Made of genuine leather, price: £22.35.

Pieces Knotted Thong Leather Sandals in black and nude (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Pieces Knotted Thong Leather Sandals
(£22.35, Pieces)

Also available at Bestseller.

Charlotte Russe T-Strap Slide Sandals

Update (04/20/2017): Today I browsed the Charlotte Russe website and came across these steal-worthy Joie sandal look-alikes which come in either rosegold or faux snakeskin are just $9.09! Steal deal alert!

Charlotte Russe T-Strap Slide Sandals (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Charlotte Russe T-Strap Slide Sandals
($9.09, Charotte Russe)

Massimo Matteo Thong 17 Sandals

Update (03/28/2017): Spotted another Joie Nice inspired set of thong sandals! These here are by Massimo Matteo, they’re made of genuine leather and are on sale for $30.99! Also available in various other colors.

Massimo Matteo Thong 17 Sandals (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Massimo Matteo Thong 17 Sandalsamazon
($34.99, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos.

Merona “Malia” Thong Sandals

Update (03/06/2017): Check out these amazing Joie Nice look-alike sandals by Merona which are super budget-friendly ($19.99!) and come in either black, tan, silver or raspberry red. Absolutely love this designer dupe steal find!

Merona "Malia" Thong Sandals in black and tan (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Merona “Malia” Thong Sandals
($19.99, Target)

Rock & Candy “Blaney” Thong Sandals

Update (12/14/2016): Discovered these spot-on Joie Nice dupe sandals by Rock & Candy today which are available in various colors and are currently on sale for less than $25! Major steal deal alert! This sandal is also available with a 1,25″ stacked heel here if you need some extra height.

Rock & Candy "Blaney" Thong Sandals in black and orange (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Rock & Candy “Blaney” Thong Sandals
($24.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Wanted “Munn” T-Bar Knotted Flat Sandals

Update (12/14/2016): Also found these knotted summer sandals by Wanted which are a spot-on dupe of the Joie originals. They’re a little pricey at $129.95 AUD, but once they go on sale these might be a nice and budget-friendly alternative to the real deal. Available in tan, white, silver and leopard.

Wanted "Munn" T-Bar Knotted Flat Sandals in tan and white (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Wanted “Munn” T-Bar Knotted Flat Sandals
($129.95 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Spotted another very affordable Joie Nice alternative today! How cute are these knotted t-strap slides by Old Navy? Available in black, cognax or white faux leather for $24.94.

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals in cognac brown and black (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals
($24.94, Old Navy)

Lucky Brand “Ari” Thong Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Here’s a fab Joie Nice look-alike by Lucky Brand which is available for less than 1/3 of the price of the real deal. Available in black, tan, blue and watermelon pink leather.

Lucky Brand "Ari" Thong Sandals in black, tan and blue (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Lucky Brand “Ari” Thong Sandals
($35.99, 6pm)

Also available at Amazonamazon

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Forever 21 now has a lovely non-suede Joice Nice dupe stocked! Available in black, tan, white and gold faux leather for a very budget-friendly price of $12.90! Steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals in black, tan and white (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals
($12.90, Forever 21)

Steve Madden “Olivia” Knotted Thong Flat Sandals

Update (03/09/2016): Spotted these amazing and spot-on Joie Nice look-alike sandals by Steve Madden. Available for $19.80 in various colors. Made of genuine leather. Love these!

Steve Madden "Olivia" Knotted Thong Flat Sandals (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Steve Madden “Olivia” Knotted Thong Flat Sandals
($19.80, LuLu*s)

Rebels “Paitlyn” Knotted Thong Sandals

Update (03/09/2016): Also discovered these Joie dupes by Rebels which are currently on sale for $20.95. There’s also a very cute cow-hair version available for a little over $30.

Rebels "Paitlyn" Knotted Thong Sandals in tan and gold metallic (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Rebels “Paitlyn” Knotted Thong Sandalsamazon
($20.95, Amazon)

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals

Update (03/06/2016): These Alex + Alex thong sandals have an extra back strap, but the overall design is obviously inspired by the Joie sandals above.

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals
($69, Gilt)

Maiden Lane “Gia” Thong Slides

Update (03/09/2016): Also love the fun colors of these Joie inspired flat sandals by Maiden Lane. So many colorful options! Love it!

Maiden Lane "Gia" Thong Slides (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Maiden Lane “Gia” Thong Slides
($19.99, Gilt)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals

Update (12/13/2015): Spotted these lovely faux suede Joie Nice dupes at Forever 21 for a steal price of $12.90. Love every one of the colors!

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals (Joie Nice Plage dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals
($12.90, Forever 21)

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

Mossimo Supply Co. “Ainsley” Knot Thong Sandals

If you’re on a really tight budget, then these cute thong sandals by Mossimo Supply Co. are probably your best option. The design is spot-on, they come in three different colors (black, brown and white) and they can be yours for less than $15! Only downside? These are made of PU leather, so no promises regarding durability and/or sweaty feet here.

Mossimo Supply Co. "Ainsley" Knot Thong Sandals in black and cognac brown (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Ainsley” Knot Thong Sandals
($13.98, Target)

Sole Society “Sarena” Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandals

If you’re willing to invest a little more for a genuine leather option, check out these chic summer sandals by Sole Society. Again, these are pretty much a spot-on dupe compared to the Joies above (plus, I love that these are made of genuine leather). The price of $29.98 (sale!) ain’t too bad either (that’s less than half the price of the real deal).

Sole Society "Sarena" Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandals in black and platinum metallic (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Sole Society “Sarena” Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandalsls
($29.98, Sole Society)

Also available at Nordstromls.

Naya “Crescent” Huarache Sandals

Another look-for-less option would be these huarache sandals by Naya. They have a very similar design and come in various color combinations (and are genuine leather, too), plus they’re currently on sale for a budget-friendly $44.99.

Naya "Crescent" Huarache Sandals in black and brown (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Naya “Crescent” Huarache Sandals
($44.99, 6pm)

Also available at Amazonamazon.

{ 1 comment }

Update: This post has been updated on April 25, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

I have already written in length how much I love everything “Rockstud” from Valentino, so I won’t even start elaborating how I lust over these pyramid studded ankle wrap espadrilles. But the whopping $895 price tag attached to these summer shoe beauties makes them absolutely inaccessible for me. So when I spotted the non-studded ShoeDazzle “Morena” espadrilles shown below, I thought these would be the perfect fit for a DIY Valentino Rockstud project. Personally, I’m not much of a DIYer, but since this DIY idea would only require ironing on a couple of pre-glued studs, the task sounds actually manageable even for absolute DIY beginners like me. What do you think? Are these shoes worth the effort?

DIY Idea - Valentino Rockstud Double Ankle-Wrap Flat Espadrilles

Go Shopping:

Fashion Thirsty Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrilles

Update (04/25/2017): No need for DIYing if you can buy the same designer look for under $25! Check out these studded espadrille flats by Fashion Thirsty which come in various colors and cost only $22.99. Steal deal alert!

Fashion Thirsty Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrilles in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Fashion Thirsty Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrillesamazon
($22.99, Amazon)

Ego “Belfast” Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrilles

Update (04/25/2017): Also found these super similar studded espadrille flats by Ego which look just like the designer real deal. They come in various colors and uppers (search “Nel” for the faux suede version) and cost only £19.99. Worldwide delivery available, by the way.

Ego "Belfast" Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrilles (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Ego “Belfast” Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrilles
(£19.99, Ego)

Maiden Lane Studded Ankle-Wrap Platform Espadrilles

Update (04/25/2017): Another Valentino inspired alternative are these espadrilles by Maiden Lane. They have a taller platform, so this might be your way to go if you want to add height without compromising on the comfort. Available in nude or black for $109.

Maiden Lane Studded Ankle-Wrap Platform Espadrilles in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud inspired)

Maiden Lane Studded Ankle-Wrap Platform Espadrilles
($109, Gilt)

Ash “Zania” Studded Ankle Wrap d’Orsay Espadrille Flats

Update (05/08/2016): Spotted the perfect Valentino Rockstud espadrille look-alikes today! They’re by Ash, come in either black, white, snakeskin or ponyhair animal print and they’re currently on sale for under $80 at Amazon (sale price!). Yay!

Ash "Zania" Studded Ankle Wrap d'Orsay Espadrille Flats in white and black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Ash “Zania” Studded Ankle Wrap d’Orsay Espadrille Flatsamazon
($79.99, Amazon)

Also available at Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Farfetchls.

Rebecca Minkoff “Gilles” Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrille Flats

Update (03/25/2016): Found a high-quality Rockstud dupe in these Rebecca Minkoff studded espadrille flats. $175, but so fab, right? Available in black, coral, white and denim.

Rebecca Minkoff "Gilles" Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Rebecca Minkoff “Gilles” Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrille Flatsls
($175, Shopbop)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack, Revolve, Neiman Marcusls, Amazonamazon, Nordstromls & Rebecca Minkoff.

Forever 21 Ankle Strap Espadrilles

Update (03/25/2016): And here’s another suitable and budget-friendly alternative for the Valentino Rockstud DIY project which I’ve found at Forever 21. Available in nude or black faux leather for $19.90.

Forever 21 Ankle Strap Espadrilles in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud inspired)

Forever 21 Ankle Strap Espadrilles
($19.90, Forever 21)

Halogen “Dylan” Espadrille Flats

Update (03/05/2016): Discovered these Halogen espadrilles which instantly reminded me of the Valentino Rockstuds above. Available in black or ivory leather for $89.95.

Halogen "Dylan" Espadrille Flats in ivory and black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Halogen “Dylan” Espadrille Flatsls
($89.95, Nordstrom)

Cute to the Core “Mandy” Studded Espadrille Sandals

Update (10/16/2015): Spotted another ready-to-wear Valentino Rockstud dupe if you can’t be bordered to do it yourself. This one’s by Cute to the Core, costs $35 and comes in either black, leopard print or metallic pink.

Cute to the Core "Mandy" Studded Espadrille Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Cute to the Core “Mandy” Studded Espadrille Sandalspjx
($35, ZooShoo)

JustFab “Kesnia” Espadrille Flats

Update (04/21/2015): If you can’t be bothered with DIY-ing, why not opt for these spot-on, ready-to-wear Valentino espadrille dupes by JustFab instead?

JustFab Kesnia Studded Double Ankle Wrap Flat Espadrilles (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

JustFab “Kesnia” Espadrille Flatscj
($31.96, JustFab)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, ShoeDazzle, Ego, Gilt, Jildor, Amazon, Rebecca Minkoff, Forever 21, Nordstrom, ZooShoo, JustFab

{ 1 comment }

Update: This post has been updated on March 22, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

I know I already mentioned that Aquazzura is having quite the fashion moment with bloggers right now, but WOW!, I then went on to discover another one of their latest top sellers: Wild Thing, a delicate suede high heel sandal with intricate lace up tassels and a fringed vamp. Now I don’t know about you, but even though the shoe looks lovely on its own, I wasn’t too compelled at first. But then I started seeing all those gorgeous personal style bloggers donning their Wild Things on Instagram and all of a sudden I found myself completely obsessed with this shoe! I love how many of the bloggers used it to either add a pop of color or to compliment their already colorful outfit. I so wish I could lavishly spend $785 on a pair of shoes, but rent is not gonna pay by itself unfortunately.

Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringed Lace-Up Suede Sandals in red

Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringed Suede Sandalsls
($785, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Shopbopls, Net-A-Porterls, MyTheresa, Matches Fashionls, Selfridges, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Aquazzura

Various style bloggers such as Nicole from Gary Pepper Girl, Julie from Sincerely Jules, Blair from Atlantic-Pacific have all been spotted wearing Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringed Suede Sandals.

Personal Style & Fashion Bloggers wearing Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringed Suede Sandals

Who wore Aquazzura best?

Loading ... Loading ...

Ivanka Trump “Hethal” Suede Fringe High Heel Sandals

Update (03/22/2017): Juicy details coming up with a new steal find! As you might know Aquazzura has filed a lawsuit againgst the Ivanka Trump brand last year for allegedly copying their highly popular “Wild Thing” design. As far as I am informed, the lawsuit hasn’t been settled yet, but I guess the folks at Ivanka Trump are either not particularly worried ooooor really pissed off at Aquazzura because Ivanka Trump released a new shoe design that looks A LOT like the “Hettie” sandal with only a few minor changes such as the metal hoop on the fringed vamp and the missing tassels on the laces which IV replaced with metal caps instead, which, coincidentally or not, are also heavily used by Aquazzura (e.g. on the “Christy” flats). Now THAT’s a bold move when you’re in the middle of a (possibly? probably!) multi-million dollar lawsuit! Really curious to see how that copycat feud is going to turn out. In the meantime, you can purchase these admittedly lovely shoes for a steal price of $39. Make sure to use promo code “LTLOVE” at checkout to get an extra 15% off regular and sale items at Lord & Taylor (offer valid through May 22nd at 11:59 PM EST, some exclusions may apply). This would lower the price of these shoes down to $33.15.

Ivanka Trump "Hethal" Suede Fringe High Heel Sandals in black, red and turquoise (Aquazzura Wild Thing inspired)

Ivanka Trump “Hethal” Suede Fringe High Heel Sandalsls
($39, Lord & Taylor)

Also available at Amazonamazon, 6pm & Amazon.co.ukamazon.

Maiden Lane Fringed Ankle-Wrap Suede Sandals

Update (03/22/2017): To take some pressure off of Ivanka Trump though, she’s definitely not the only one copying Aquazzura (obviously, just look at this long list of “Wild Thing” dupes here). Maiden Lane decided to hop on the “Wild Thing” trend bandwagon as well and thus came up with an almost spot-on look-alike shoe. The only noticeable difference is the heel height which is significantly lower on the Maiden Lane version which I personally really like because it makes the shoe so much more w/bearable. I just wonder whether Maiden Lane decided to go with a lower heel because they didn’t want to anger Aquazzura too much and be the possible cause of yet another copycat lawsuit? We’ll probably never know. Anyway, these heels are available in red, taupe and black suede for $129. But hurry, some sizes are already out of stock!

Maiden Lane Fringed Ankle-Wrap Suede Sandals in red (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Maiden Lane Fringed Ankle-Wrap Suede Sandals
($129, Gilt)

Mossimo “Irene” Ghillie Lace Up Pumps

Update (01/31/2017): Spotted another great and budget-friendly Aquazzura alternative. It’s by Mossimo and comes in either black or red faux suede.

Mossimo "Irene" Ghillie Lace Up Pumps in red and black faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Mossimo “Irene” Ghillie Lace Up Pumps
($34.99, Target)

Charlotte Russe Fringed Two-Piece Dress Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): Super steal deal alert! Check out these spot-on Aquazzura Wild Thing look-alikes which I found at Charlotte Russe today. So beautiful, aren’t they? And so affordable, too! Available in red, yellow, nude and black faux suede for $32.99.

Charlotte Russe Fringed Two-Piece Dress Sandals in red, yellow and nude (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Charlotte Russe Fringed Two-Piece Dress Sandals
($32.99, Charlotte Russe)

Gianni Bini “Hadley” Fringe Two Piece Suede Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): I also came across these Aquazzura inspired 3″ fringe heels by Gianni Bini which would be a great alternative for all you Aquazzura Wild Thing lovers who might not be used to walking around in high heels. These come in either red, yellow, tan or black kid suede and retail for $89.99.

Gianni Bini "Hadley" Fringe Two Piece Suede Sandals in yellow and natural (Aquazzura Wild Thing inspired)

Gianni Bini “Hadley” Fringe Two Piece Suede Sandals
($89.99, Dillard’s)

NerissaDOS Tassel Embellishment Lace Up Heeled Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): There’s also a great Aquazzura dupe available at Choies for just $29.90. By NerissaDOS and available in either red, blue or black faux suede.

NerissaDOS Tassel Embellishment Lace Up Heeled Sandals in red and blue faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

NerissaDOS Tassel Embellishment Lace Up Heeled Sandals
($29.90, Choies)

Ivanka Trump “Hettie” Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandals

Update (04/15/2016): OMGNEWS! Just found two new stockists of the highly coveted “Hettie” sandals by Ivanka Trump and both stock the gorgeous new yellow suede version! Love these! They come in either red, black, yellow or gold.

Ivanka Trump "Hettie" Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandals in red and black (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Ivanka Trump “Hettie” Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandalsamazon
($135.98, Amazon)

Also available at ShoeMetrocj & Kmart, Nordstrom Rack.

Matiko “Daphne” Fringed Suede Sandals

Update (01/29/2016): And here we have yet another Aquazzura Wild Thing dupe! This one’s by Matiko and it retails for a not so budget-friendly $176.

Matiko "Daphne" Fringed Suede Sandals in black (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Matiko “Daphne” Fringed Suede Sandals
($176, Revolve)

Banana Republic “Honey” Fringe Sandals

Update (01/29/2016): These fringe suede sandals by Banana Republic don’t have the tassels and wrap-around detail, but otherwise they’re a pretty fab alternative to the Aquazzura heels above, no? Available in black, green, red and nude faux suede.

Banana Republic "Honey" Fringe Sandals in black and red suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Banana Republic “Honey” Fringe Sandals
($129.99, Banana Republic)

Also available at Banana Republic (EU).

GoJane Girly Gossip Fringe Heels

Update (01/29/2016): Check out these super budget-friendly Aquazzura dupes I found at GoJane. They come in blue, red, black and olive green faux suede.

GoJane Girly Gossip Fringe Heels in blue, red and black (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

GoJane Girly Gossip Fringe Heels
($23.41, GoJane)

Daisy Street “Afia” Pom Ghillie Lace Up Heeled Sandals

Update (01/29/2016): Spotted these Aquazzura dupes by Daisy Street. Love the fab color (also available in blush and black faux suede)!

Daisy Street "Afia" Pom Ghillie Lace Up Heeled Sandals in turquoise teal (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Daisy Street Black Pom Ghillie Lace Up Heeled Sandals
($60, ASOS)

Express Fringe Heeled Tassel Sandals

Update (01/29/2016): If you don’t want an identical knock-off, but more of an inspired version, these Aquazzura inspired fringe heels by Express are a great alternative for less than $90.

Express Fringe Heeled Tassel Sandals in red faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Express Fringe Heeled Tassel Sandals
($88, Express)

Lost Ink Ruffle Fringe Lace Up High Heeled Sandals

Update (01/29/2016): Also discovered these lovely Aquazzura Wild Thing look-alikes by Lost Ink. So cute, right?

Lost Ink Ruffle Fringe Lace Up High Heeled Sandals in black faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Lost Ink Ruffle Fringe Lace Up High Heeled Sandals
($44.50, ASOS)

Privileged “Miami” Fringe & Tassel Sandals

Update (01/20/2016): Stumbled upon these super chic Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes by Privileged today. They come in 4 rad colors: green aqua, red, deep blue and hot pink faux suede.

Privileged "Miami" Fringe & Tassel Sandals in green, red and blue faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Privileged “Miami” Fringe & Tassel Sandalsls
($49.20, Nasty Gal)

Also available at LuLu*s & Charlotte Russe.

Steve Madden “Sassey” Fringe Suede Sandals

Update (11/06/2015): Just spotted these amazing Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes at Steve Madden. Aren’t they absolutely gorgeous? And so close to the real, too. I’m super obsessed with these and they’re available in so many rad colors! L.O.V.E.

Steve Madden "Sassey" Fringe Suede Sandals (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Sassey” Fringe Suede Sandalsamazon
($79.95, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm, Macy’s, Nordstromls, Shoebuyls, LuLu*s & Zalando.

Mollini “Capers” Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandals

Update (11/06/2015): Australian Aquazzura lovers, rejoice! I have found a great and spot-on Wild Thing look-alike by Mollini, too. Price: $160 AUD.

Mollini "Capers" Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandals in black and grey (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Mollini “Capers” Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandalsls
($160 AUD, StyleTread)

River Island Leather Tassel Front Heels

Update (11/02/2015): And here’s another great Aquazzura dupe which I found at River Island. Available in either red or black suede for $40 (sale price!). Love these heels!

River Island Leather Tassel Front Heels in red suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

River Island Leather Tassel Front Heels
($40, River Island)

Chase & Chloe Edward-21 Fringed Lace-Up Sandals

Update (11/02/2015): I also stumbled upon these Aquazzura look-alikes by Chase & Chloe. They’re available in red, black, grey and nude faux suede leather.

Chase & Chloe Edward-21 Fringed Lace-Up Sandals in red and black faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Chase & Chloe Edward-21 Fringed Lace-Up Sandals
($16.99, Shiekh)

Public Desire “Silvia” Fringed Heels

Update (09/26/2015): Just found these amazing and budget-friendly Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes at British footwear retailer Public Desire. They’re available in 6 colors: black, red, blue, taupe, nude and khaki faux suede. Worldwide shipping available. Students get a 10% discount on their order.

Public Desire "Silvia" Fringed Heels in taupe, red and cobalt blue faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Public Desire “Silvia” Fringed Heels
(£29.99, Public Desire)

Dabagirl Tasseled Ankle-Strap Fringe Sandals

Update (08/11/2015): So pretty much all the Aquazzura Wild Thing steal versions I’ve posted here yet have sold out by now and that’s why I am happy to report that I’ve come across yet another bunch of Aquazzura dupes. This one’s by Dabagirl and it comes in 4 lovely colors.

Dabagirl Tasseled Ankle-Strap Fringe Sandals in red, taupe, black and yellow faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Dabagirl Tasseled Ankle-Strap Fringe Sandals
($26.01, YesStyle)

Missguided Tassel Detail Barely There Heeled Sandals

Update (08/06/2015): Now look at these gorgeous Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes by Missguided! I’m SO in love (you know I love me some cobalt blue)! Price point: under $50 and also available in nude faux suede. Students get 40% off at Missguided! Now hurry, I’m sure these will sell out fast just like the Boohoo ones below!

Missguided Tassel Detail Barely There Heeled Sandals in cobalt blue and red faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Missguided Tassel Detail Barely There Heeled Sandals
($48.45, Missguided US)

Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (International).

Jessica Buurman “Pom Pom” Tassel and Fringe Sandals

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

Luckily, there’s no need to be bummed out because where there is a fashion trend, there is Jessica Buurman. And they have come up with amazing-looking, spot-on Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes for less than one fifth of the originals’ price. Their “Pom Pom” heels come in three different colors and I would love to have them all! Judging from their Instagram, I’d say it’s JB’s best selling product at the moment and their customers seem to love these shoes.

Jessica Buurman "Pom Pom" Tassel and Fringe Sandals in black, red and taupe faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Pom Pom” Tassel and Fringe Sandals
($139, Jessica Buurman)

Boohoo “Millie” Fringe And Ghillie Tie Heels

Not willing to shell out $140 for such a treny shoe? I hear ‘ya, girls! And that’s when Boohoo saves our day! Their “Millie” faux suede heels, availabl in red and black, retail for a budget-friendly $42 and look astonishingly similar to the Aquazzura real deal.

Boohoo "Millie" Fringe And Ghillie Tie Heels in red and black faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Boohoo “Millie” Fringe And Ghillie Tie Heels
($42, Boohoo US)

Also available at Boohoo (UK) & Boohoo (EU & Global).

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, The Cut, Sincerely Jules, Brooklyn Blonde, Atlantic-Pacific, @thedaileigh Instagram, My White T, Style Pantry, @elle_ferguson Instagram, Lord & Taylor, Gilt, Target, Dillard’s, Choies, Charlotte Russe, Boohoo, Public Desire, Missguided, YesStyle, Shiekh, River Island, Mollini, Steve Madden, Lord & Taylor, Heels.com

{ 11 comments }