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Update: This post has been updated on September 13, 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 Goodman, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls, Matches Fashionls, MyTheresa, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

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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Spurr “Akuna” Ballet Lace-Up Flats

Update (09/13/2017): Spotted more Miu Miu designer look-alike flats today! These lace-up ballerinas by Spurr are currently on sale for less than $30 AUD, come in either black or nude satin and would a great alternative to the real deal above..

Spurr "Akuna" Ballet Lace-Up Flats in black and nude (Miu Miu dupes)

Spurr “Akuna” Ballet Lace-Up Flatsls
($27.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Sacha Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (09/13/2017): Another great designer dupe are these buckled lace-up ballet flats by Sacha. Available in black or silver for €94.99.

Sacha Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats in black (Miu Miu dupes)

Sacha Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
(€94.99, Sacha)

The Fix “Singh” Elastic Strap Lace-up Ankle Wrap Ballet Flats

Update (07/28/2017): Check out these super fab ribbon ankle wrap ballet flats by Amazon’s newly launched in-house fashion brand called The Fix which offers a cute selection of affordable bags and shoes. However, you have to be an Amazon Prime member to be able to buy the brand, but luckily you can start a free 30-day trial if you’re not signed up to the annual subscription service yet. Available for $79 in nude, silver or black leather.

The Fix "Singh" Elastic Strap Lace-up Ankle Wrap Ballet Flats in nude and silver (Miu Miu dupes)

The Fix “Singh” Elastic Strap Lace-up Ankle Wrap Ballet Flatsamazon
($79, Amazon)

Pretty Ballerinas Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (07/05/2017): Stumbled upon these Miu Miu inspired lace-up ballerina flats by Pretty Ballerinas today and wanted to share them with you. Plus, they’re currently on sale for €151.95 (down from €189.95).

Pretty Ballerinas Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu inspired)

Pretty Ballerinas Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
(€151.95, Zalando)

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
($50 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
(€34.95, 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 €80 (sale price!). 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
(€79.99, Breuninger)

Also available at Zalando.

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
($27.46, 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 £5.99.

Ego "Maudie" Lace-Up Ballet Flats in black and nude (Miu Miu dupes)

Ego “Maudie” Lace-Up Ballet Flats
(£5.99, 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
($26, Aldo)

Also available at Amazon, 6pm, Aldo (Canada)ls, Aldo (UK)ls, The Iconic & Zalando.

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 less than $20 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
($19.60, Forever 21)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack, Amazon & Zulily.

River Island Ankle Ribbon Ballet Flats

Update (02/23/2017): Another Miu Miu inspired ballet flat can be found at River Island for $24 (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
($24, 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 $27.99 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
($27.99, 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.

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.

Jessica Buurman “Giselle” Mix And Match Playful Ballet Shoes

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

If you’re willing to invest in a high quality Miu Miu look-alike, check out these lovely flats by Jessica Buurman which are absolute dead-ringers for the Miu Miu flats above. They do cost $129, so it really is an investment to consider, but the fun part about these is that you can buy separate leather straps and ribbons in different colors for $3-$10 per set to mix and match at your heart’s desire hence having an abundance of possibilities on how to wear your Miu Miu-like ballerina flats. Make sure to use the promo code above to save 10% on your order!

Jessica Buurman "Giselle" Mix And Match Playful Ballet Shoes in nude satin and black leather (Miu Miu dupes)

Jessica Buurman “Giselle” Mix And Match Playful Ballet Shoes
($129, Jessica Buurman)

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, Shoes.com)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Steve Madden (Canada).

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, The Blonde Salad, @pernilleteisbaek Instagram, Ohh Couture, The Iconic, Sacha, Amazon, 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 September 5, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

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

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

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

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

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love Stella McCartney

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

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

Qupid Prado-01 Lace-Up Platform Wedge Oxford Shoes

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

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

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

Also available at Amazonamazon & eBayeBay.

H&M Patent Platform Shoes

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

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

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

Cape Robbin Fara-2 Lace-Up Oxford Platforms

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

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

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

Also available at Forever 21.

Pull & Bear Metallic Flatform Shoes

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

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

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

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

Shiekh Mena-01 Platform Lace-Up Shoes

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

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

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

Wanted “Belllos” Lace-Up Oxford Shoes

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

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

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

Beltrami “Sienna” Lace-Up Oxford Flatforms

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

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

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

Schutz Shiny Platforms

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

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

Schutz Shiny Platformsls
($109.98 AUD, The Iconic)

Sol Sana “Megan” Lace-Up Wedge Platform Oxfords

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

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

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

Chase & Chloe Tylor-1 Lace-Up Platform Oxfords

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

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

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

Also available at Shiekh & Overstock.

Steve Madden “Korrie” Lace-Up Platform Shoes

Update (03/30/2016): And here’s another Stella McCartney inspired alternative by Steve Madden. Available in black, nude and silver for less than $40 (sale price!).

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

Steve Madden “Korrie” Lace-Up Platform Shoes
($39.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Also available at Shoes.comls, Amazonamazon, Jildor, ShoeMallls, Lord & Taylorls, , Steve Maddenls & Zalando.

Jeffrey Campbell “Kirby” Lace-Up Platform Oxford Shoes

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

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

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

Also available at Amazonamazon & eBayeBay.

Mango “Kenji” Contrast Platform Shoes

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

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

Mango “Kenji” Contrast Platform Shoes
($64.99, Mango)

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

JY Shoes Genuine Leather Wedge Oxfords

Update (12/23/2015): I also spotted these amazing, spot-on genuine leather Stella McCartney Elyse/Britt dupes by JY Shoes a few days ago. They’re not exactly cheap at $179.46, but could be worth the investment if you really like the style and want a high-quality look-alike.

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

JY Shoes Genuine Leather Wedge Oxfords
($179.46, YesStyle)

Similar versions are also available by Glamkicks & SouthBay Shoes.

Choies Patent Lace Up Flatform Shoes

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

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

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

Jessica Buurman “WEMER” Lace Up Oxford Platform Sneakers

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

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

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

Tony Bianco “Peppa” Lace-Up Platform Oxfords

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

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

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

Also available at Amazonamazon.

Jeffrey Campbell “Berliner” Lace-Up Platform Oxfords

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

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

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

Also available at Ashbury Skies & Nordstromls.

Dabagirl Contrast Platform-Heel Oxfords

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

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

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

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Real vs. Steal – Dior So Real Sunglasses

by Irina on August 20, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on August 20, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

When it comes to setting fashion trends, Dior seems to be on quite a roll at the moment. First, we had the Mise En Dior craze and now we have everybody lusting after their uber-cool “So Real” sunglasses. Karen Walker and Céline, move over! If we could crown one pair of shades the official sunglasses of 2015, it would definitely be Dior’s “So Real” frames. And even though these sunglasses are everything but affordable at $595, virtually every fashion influencer – from bloggers to fashion editors to supermodels to celebs (and let’s not forget about all the countless Instagram sightings) – has been spotted wearing these sunnies. They come in a wide range of great styles, but if I had to pick a “So Real” favorite it would probably be the crystal (clear)/silver version with the blue mirrored lenses (last one pictured below). But no matter how much hype is still to follow on these lovely shades, there’s no way I would lay down almost $600 on a pair of trendy sunglasses that’ll probably be so passé 6 months from now.

Dior So Real Sunglasses

Dior So Real Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($545-$595, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdale’s, Amazonamazon, Solstice Sunglasses, Sunglasses Shop, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Celebs such as Rihanna and Olivia Palermo as well as personal style bloggers like Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Kristina Bazan (Kayture) have all been spotted wearing Dior So Real Sunglasses.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Rihanna, Olivia Palermo and Kristina Bazan (Kayture) wearing Dior So Real Sunglasses

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Dasein Retro Round Unisex Polarized Sunglasses

Update (08/20/2017): Spotted these cute Dior sunglass dupes by Dasein today which come in a variety of different colors and variations and cost $19.99.

Dasein Retro Round Unisex Polarized Sunglasses in black (Dior So Real dupes)

Dasein Retro Round Unisex Polarized Sunglassesamazon
($19.99, Amazon)

Forever 21 Mirrored Clear Sunglasses

Update (02/01/2017): Came across these cute and almost spot-on Dior So Real dupes at Forever 21 today and they cost only $7.90! Total steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Mirrored Clear Sunglasses in clear and blue (Dior So Real dupes)

Forever 21 Mirrored Clear Sunglasses
($7.90, Forever 21)

Mango “Sarah” Tortoise Arm Sunglasses

Update (02/01/2017): Also spotted this Dior inspired black/tortoise version at Mango which costs $29.99. So pretty, isn’t it?

Mango "Sarah" Tortoise Arm Sunglasses in black (Dior So Real dupes)

Mango “Sarah” Tortoise Arm Sunglasses
($29.99, Mango)

Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglasses

Update (06/21/2016): And the Dior So Real dupe list grows bigger once again! Check out these Dior inspired sunglasses I discovered at Steve Madden, currently on sale for $26.98.

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglasses in black and tortoise (Dior So Real dupes)

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($26.98, Steve Madden)

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar

Update (06/21/2016): Also stumbled upon this lovely and spot-on Dior So Real sunglass dupe at Target. Price: $16.99. More colors and variations available in Target stores.

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar in black (Dior So Real dupe)

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar
($16.99, Target)

Free People “Mystic River” Metal Frame Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Here are more Dior So Real look-alikes which I have discovered at Free People for $25 a pop. Really like these!

Free People "Mystic River" Metal Frame Sunglasses (Dior So Real dupes)

Free People “Mystic River” Metal Frame Sunglasses
($25, Free People)

Aldo “Bonadomane” Brow Bar Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Also stumbled upon these lovely Dior inspired brow bar sunnies by Aldo which are available in either transparent or black and are on sale for $7.98.

Aldo "Bonadomane" Brow Bar Sunglasses in clear transparent and gold black (Dior So Real dupes)

Aldo “Bonadomane” Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($7.98, Aldo)

Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls, Aldo (UK)ls & Sunglass Warehouse (similar).

GoJane Style Blogger Vintage Sunglasses

Update (10/12/2015): Spotted these fantastic Dior So Real dupes at GoJane which are currently on sale for less than $10! Available in various colors and lens finishes.

GoJane Cool Kid Reflection Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

GoJane Style Blogger Vintage Sunglasses
($7.50, GoJane)

Similar versions are also available at Sunglass Warehouse & MakeMeChic.

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses

Update (10/12/2015): And here’s a great Dior So Real alternative for all of our European readers which we’ve discovered at Missguided. Only $13.60!

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses
($13.60, Missguided)

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

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglasses

Update (09/27/2015): Spotted another dupe-worthy Dior So Real sunglass look for less option! This time at ZooShoo. Price point: 22. code Use our exclusive promo code INTHEIRCLOSET to save 15% on orders of $45.

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglasses in black and gold (Dior So Real knockoffs)

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglassespjx
($22, ZooShoo)

Gant Brow Bar Sunglasses

Luckily, there are quite a few great Dior So Real dupe options available like this one by Gant, so you don’t have to break the bank to try the trend. Like the real deal, these sunnies also come in a broad range of styles (I counted 17!), so there’s a huge selection to choose from. And at $11.90 per pair, why not pick two?

Gant Brow Bar Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Gant Brow Bar Sunglassesamazon
($11.90, Amazon)

Similar versions are also available at Amazon #2amazon, Romwe & SheIn.

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses

I also discovered these lovely Dior So Real dupes at Choies which I just had to include in this post because I’m absolutely obsessed with the rosegold version. They’re currently on sale for a little under $8, so I suggest to stock up on them while they’re still available.

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses
($7.90, Choies)

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses

If you’re a fan of the tortoise Dior So Reals, then check out this fab steal version by Express which looks just like the real, but costs only $29.90 instead of $595.

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses in tortoise (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses
($29.90, Express)

Image source(s): Barneys, The Blonde Salad, Pinterest, Olivia Palermo, Forever 21, Mango, Steve Madden, Target, Free People, Aldo, GoJane, Missguided, ZooShoo, Choies, Amazon, Express

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Update: This post has been updated on July 7, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

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)

Also available at The RealReal & Fashionphile.

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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Design Lab Lord & Taylor “Tifa” Block-Heel Slingbacks

Update (07/07/2017): Spotted these cute Chanel inspired block-heel slingbacks by Design Lab Lord & Taylor which are on clearance for under $30 and come in various colors including nude/black, gold and black patent.

Design Lab Lord & Taylor "Tifa" Block-Heel Slingbacks in black and nude (Chanel dupes)

Design Lab Lord & Taylor “Tifa” Block-Heel Slingbacksls
($34.65, Lord & Taylor)

Office Middle Two Part Block Heels

Update (07/07/2017): Also stumbled upon these Chanel alternatives at Office which come in two colors and cost £68.

Office Middle Two Part Block Heels (Chanel inspired)

Office Middle Two Part Block Heels
(£68, Office)

Also available at Office Shoes (DE).

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 “FALL” at checkout to get 20% off regular and sale items at Lord & Taylor (offer valid through September 19th, 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)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Sam Edelman, Shopbopls, Zappos, Saks Off 5th, Nordstromls & The Outnetls.

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)

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 “FALL” at checkout to get 20% off regular and sale priced items (offer valid now through September 19th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST, exclusions may apply).

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

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

Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, Bon-Tonls, Macy’s, 6pm, 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)

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)

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 $149.95.

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

Vaneli “Aliz” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumpsls
($149.95, Nordstrom)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Jildor.

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)

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)

A similar version is also available at Amazonamazon.

Jessica Buurman “Jorie” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

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

The closest Chanel look-alikes I could find as of now are these fab slingbacks by Jessica Buurman. Spot-on design for $129. Available in beige/black and black/black as well as beige/black suede. Love how similar these look to the real deal!

Jessica Buurman "Jorie" Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Jorie” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
($129, Jessica Buurman)

Carnival Beast Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

If you can’t spend that much money, here’s a very budget-friendly Chanel dupe by Carnival Beast 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.

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

Carnival Beast Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
($21.51, YesStyle)

Similar versions are also available by Banaba & JY Shoes.

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)

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, Lord & Taylor, 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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Update: This post has been updated on July 6, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

While I admittedly do not know much about The Row other than it’s a fashion label launched by the Olsen twins, I do know that I really, really like their “April” Bow Satin Slides. Intendedly or not, these sandals combine three current fashion trends: 1) knotted bows on 2) flat slides embedded in 3) shiny satin fabric. It’s all about laid-back comfort footwear these days and I have to admit: I like it! What I don’t like though is the $795 price tag on what is basically just a thong sandal. You’re cute, April, but you’re not that cute! We’ll talk again in the sale section.

The Row April Bow Satin Slide Sandals in yellow gold, ivory white and black

The Row April Bow Satin Slide Sandalsls
($795, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Net-A-Porterls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Sam Edelman “Dariel” Studded Bow Flat Thong Sandals

Update (07/06/2017): Discovered these almost spot-on April dupe sandals by Sam Edelman which look a lot like the real deal but have some extra studs added. Available in various colors, uppers and prints for $70 (sale price!).

Sam Edelman "Dariel" Studded Bow Flat Thong Sandals (The Row April dupes)

Sam Edelman “Dariel” Studded Bow Flat Thong Sandalsamazon
($69.99, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdale’s, Zappos, Sam Edelman, Neiman Marcus, Shoes.com, HSN, Net-A-Porter & Bon-Tonls.

Kensie “Major” Bow Slide Sandals

Deal: Use promo code “FALL” to get 20% off regular and sale items at Lord & Taylor! Offer valid through September 19th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Exclusions may apply.

If you’re not willing to wait until the real deal goes on sale, feel free to take a look at these fabulous slide sandals by Kensie. They’re almost a spot-on “April” dupe but so much cheaper! I also love the added blush pink color! And who wouldn’t love the price of $47.70? Add to cart, please!

Kensie "Major" Bow Slide Sandals (The Row April dupes)

Kensie “Major” Bow Slide Sandalsls
($47.70, Lord & Taylor)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Francesca’s, Belk, DSW & Nordstrom Rack.

GoJane Bow Em Gee Satin Slide Sandals

Still not convinced? How about these fabulous and super affordable The Row look-alikes I found at GoJane then? They have the same spot-on design, come in a variety of lovely summer colors including mint green and periwinkle blue and are currently on sale for a steal-worthy $10.25! Definite steal deal alert!

GoJane Bow Em Gee Satin Slide Sandals (The Row April dupes)

GoJane Bow Em Gee Satin Slide Sandals
($10.25, GoJane)

Mango Bow Satin Sandals

And lastly, if you don’t want an obvious designer knock-off, check out this satin bow slide sandal I discovered at Mango which I think is a wonderful alternative to The Row’s “April” slides. These are from Mango’s “Premium” collection, so the price of $149.99 is higher than we are used of Mango, but they are still more than $600 cheaper than the real deal, so there’s that.

Mango Bow Satin Sandals in mustard yellow (The Row April inspired)

Mango Bow Satin Sandals
($149.99, Mango)

Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, FN Platform, GoJane, Mango

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