Martinez Valero

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

I know you’re going to love this! Remember the gorgeous blue Cinderella-like Manolos Carrie wore at the end of the Sex and the City Movie? Yeah, I couldn’t get them out of my head either. The classic design and the bold blue hue make them great contenders for your favorite formal footwear.

Manolo Blahnik Something Blue Satin Pumps

Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Jewel Satin Pumpsls
($965, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Sex and the City Loves Manolo Blahnik

In the movie Carrie said they cost $525, but due to the vast demand retailers almost doubled the price to an outrageous $965 making them a fictional purchase for most of us shoe addicts who are living on a budget. What a bummer!

Carrie Bradshaw wearing Manolo Blahnik Something Blue satin pumps in the Sex and the City movie

Dune “Breanna” Jewelled Square Brooch Pointed Toe Satin Pumps

Update (08/05/2017): I think I might have spotted my favorite Hangisi dupes yet! They’re by Dune, cost $140 and also come in a beautiful white satin. Love, love, looooove! Prior to posting this dupe find, I made sure to order these gorgeous heels for myself before you guys could snag them up for yourself. Now I’m impatiently waiting for them to arrive at my doorstep. Will keep you posted how I like them in person! By the way, “Betti” is another great Hangisi dupe with a mid-height heel available in various colors and uppers like black and red and suede or patent leather.

Dune "Breanna" Jewelled Square Brooch Pointed Toe Satin Pumps in cobalt blue (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes)

Dune “Breanna” Jewelled Square Brooch Pointed Toe Satin Pumps
($140, Dune London)

Also available at John Lewis, House of Fraser, Debenhams, ASOS, Zalando, Very.co.uk & Littlewoods.

River Island Satin Rhinestone Bow Pumps

Update (08/05/2017): Also really like these bow-adorned blue satin pumps I discovered at River Island which would also double as a great Manolo Blahnik Hangisi look for less alternative. They cost $50 (sale price!, down from $96), so they’re 95% cheaper than the real deal which I think is a totally awesome steal deal!

River Island Satin Rhinestone Bow Pumps in blue

River Island Satin Rhinestone Bow Pumps
($50, River Island)

Also available at River Island (UK), River Island (EU) & Zalando.

Cape Robbin Kitana-25 Satin Stiletto Heels with Brooch

Update (08/05/2017): While these are unfortunately not available in blue, these Cape Robbin satin heels are still a fabulous and budget-friendly option for under $40.

Cape Robbin Kitana-25 Satin Stiletto Heels with Brooch

Cape Robbin Kitana-25 Satin Stiletto Heels with Brooch
($34.99, Amazon)

Also available at Forever 21 & Tilted Sole.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker “Windsor” Embellished Satin Pumps

Update (02/19/2017): Apparently one dupe was not enough, so Sarah Jessica Parker came up with a second Manolo Blahnik inspired version of her movie wedding heels for her own shoe line SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker. “Windsor” is far from being a steal at $585, but at least it’s approximately the same price as the one mentioned in the movie. Also available in silver grey satin.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker "Windsor" Embellished Satin Pumps in blue

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker “Windsor” Embellished Satin Pumpsls
($585, Net-A-Porter)

EKS “Kricoa” Satin High Heel Pumps

Update (02/07/2017): If you’re not quite ready to invest $100 in a high quality dupe, you might want to consider these Manolo Blahnik look-alikes by EKS instead which cost half as much as several of the other Hangisi alternatives. I wouldn’t expect the highest quality or longevity from these shoes, but according to the reviews buyers seemed to be quite happy with their Hangisi dupes, so they might be worth a try. Available in blue, black, rose pink and yellow satin.

EKS Kricoa Satin High Heel Pumps in blue satin

EKS “Kricoa” Satin High Heel Pumpsamazon
($54.99, Amazon)

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

Minusey Jeweled Satin Pumps

Update (02/07/2017): Also came across these Manolo Blahnik inspired heels at Minusey. Use our exclusive promo code INTHEIRCLOSET at checkout to get 10% off your purchase at Minusey! Yay! Also available as a flat version here for $39.99 (sale price!) in blue, black, purple or green satin.

Minusey Jeweled Satin Pumps in blue

Minusey Jeweled Satin Pumps
($129, Minusey)

Badgley Mischka “Nichole” Embellished Satin Pumps

Update (06/12/2016): Badgley Mischka’s “Nichole” isn’t available in cobalt blue satin (yet!), but otherwise it’s an almost spot-on dupe of Manolo Blahnik’s Hangisi Pumps, don’t you agree? Available for $215 in either magenta satin or gold or silver metallic.

Badgley Mischka "Nichole" Embellished Satin Pumps in fuchsia magenta satin and silver

Badgley Mischka “Nichole” Embellished Satin Pumps
($215, Shopbop)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Nordstrom Rack.

Gumzzi Embellished Satin Pumps

Update (01/29/2016): Here’s another bunch of Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes! By Gumzzi and available in various lovely colors.

Gumzzi Embellished Satin Pumps

Gumzzi Embellished Satin Pumps
($61.14, YesStyle)

Carvela “Lotty” Embellished Pointed-Toe Satin Pumps

Update (07/23/2015): Spotted these beautiful Hangisi dupes by Carvela today! Aren’t they so pretty and so close to the original? Also available in black suede.

Carvela "Lotty" Embellished Pointed-Toe Satin Pumps in blue

Carvela “Lotty” Embellished Pointed-Toe Satin Pumpsls
(£19, Shoeaholics)

Milanoo Rhinestoned Pointy-Toe Pumps

Update (05/28/2015): Now look at this spot-on Manolo Blahnik dupe by Milanoo! Isn’t it beautiful? But the best part? It’s available for $29.99! Total steal deal alert!

Milanoo Rhinestoned Pointy-Toe Pumps in blue satin

Milanoo Rhinestoned Pointy-Toe Pumpsls
($29.99, Milanoo)

Littleboutique Pointed Toe Evening Pumps

Update (02/16/2015): Discovered this lovely and spot-on Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupe by Littleboutique at Amazon today.

Littleboutique Pointed Toe Evening Pumps in blue satin

Littleboutique Pointed Toe Evening Pumpsamazon
($55, Amazon)

Badgley Mischka “Jeannie” Crystal Trim Open Toe Pumps

Update (02/16/2015): When I first spotted these gorgeous Badgley Mischka satin shoes, I thought they’d be a fantastic alternative for everyone who’d love an open-toe version of Manolo Blahnik’s Something Blue pumps. Available in an array of lovely colors for $147.99 (sale price!).

Badgley Mischka "Jeannie" Crystal Trim Open Toe Pumps in sapphire blue satin

Badgley Mischka “Jeannie” Crystal Trim Open Toe Pumpsamazon
($147.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm, Macy’s & Lord & Taylorls.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker “Maddalena” Pointy Toe Satin Pumps

Update (01/21/2015): So basically Sarah Jessica Parker decided to dupe Manolo Blahnik’s highly popular “Something Blue” pump for her own shoe line SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker. The very same shoe which she has worn in the above mentioned Sex and the City movie. And she put a price tag of $545 on it, too. I don’t think her “good friend” Manolo will be too pleased finding out about this.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker in electric blue

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker “Maddalena” Pointy Toe Satin Pumpsls
($545, Nordstrom)

Jessica Buurman “MIRKO” Diamante Embellished Satin Pumps

Update (12/22/2014): Discovered this awesome Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupe at Jessica Buurman today. Available in 9 amazing colors (including blue, black, white, red, pink, rose and taupe satin) for $129! Use promo code XOXOJESS to get 10% off your order. Shipping is free, by the way. Worldwide.

Jessica Buurman "MIRKO" Diamante Embellished Satin Pumps in cobalt blue (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes)

Jessica Buurman “MIRKO” Diamante Embellished Satin Pumps
($129, Jessica Buurman)

Audrey Brooke “Sarah” Buckle Satin Pumps

Update (02/02/2014): Stumbled upon yet another Manolo Blahnik pump dupe from the Sex and the City movie. Check out this lovely cobalt blue satin pump by Audrey Brooke. Also available in ivory satin.

Audrey Brooke "Sarah" Buckle Satin Pumps in cobalt blue

Audrey Brooke “Sarah” Buckle Satin Pumps
($69.95, DSW)

Nina “Bonique” Buckle Satin Pumps

Update (10/11/2013): I know a lot of you are still looking for a dupe of these Manolos, so I was ecstatic to finally find a new great and budget-friendly look-alike. Aren’t these Nina shoes absolutely lovely? Price? $69.99 (sale price!) and available in 9 beautiful colors: cobalt, green, yellow, black, champagne, tiffany blue, fuchsia, ivory and silver.

Nina "Bonique" Buckle Satin Pumps in cobalt blue

Nina “Bonique” Buckle Satin Pumps
($49.99, Nina Shoes)

RSVP “Sincere” Satin Pumps

Update (06/14/2012): Found yet another look for less alternative, again by RSVP. Available in 4 different colors: black, bronze, cobalt blue and silver satin. If you’re looking a higher heel, check out “Simone” by RSVP which isn’t quite as spot-on as “Sincere” but has a disctinctly higher heel.

RSVP "Sincere" Satin Pumps in blue

RSVP “Sincere” Satin Pumpsamazon
($79, Amazon)

RSVP “Zaza” Blue Satin Pumps

Update (09/23/2009): Stumbled upon these awesome Manolo Blahnik look-alikes by RSVP today! If you missed out on the Martinez Valero heels or just couldn’t justify the $160 price tag, these satin pumps look almost identical, but are $60 cheaper. Available in blue, black, ivory and white. Grab these Hangisi dupes while you can, I’m sure they are going to sell out super fast.

RSVP "Zaza" Satin Pumps in cobalt blue

RSVP “Zaza” Blue Satin Pumps
($99, 6pm)

Shiekh Mitzy Hachi-200 Satin Pumps

Update (09/23/2009): And here’s another alternative to the Manolo Blahnik Something Blue Satin Pumps. I know these satin pumps by Shiekh aren’t exactly dupes, but the blue satin and the vamp embellishment reminded me of the designer version above and since these here resemble the Sedaraby pumps by Blahnik famously worn by Carrie Bradshaw a lot, I thought I would just put them here as a budget-friendly alternative for under $50. Also available in pink and black satin!

Shiekh "Mitzy Hachi-200" Blue Satin D'Orsay Pumps

Shiekh Mitzy Hachi-200 Satin Pumpspjx
($39.97, Shiekh Shoes)

Martinez Valero “Zenith” Blue Satin Pumps

Do not despair however! Because Martinez Valero has finally heard our prayers! He came up with an almost identical pair of his own blue satin pumps which also have the vamp embellishment, but cost only about 1/10 of the original Manolos. So if you are in need of beautiful yet affordable bridal shoes, these here might be your best bet. But hurry, once the masses get wind of these Manolo Blahnik look-a-likes, I guarantee you, they will be gone in a minute!

Martinez Valero Zenith blue satin pumps (Manolo Blahnik Something Blue dupes)

Martinez Valero “Zenith” Satin Pumpsamazon
($159.99, Amazon)

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Update: This post has been updated on May 24, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

OMG! I’m out of words. If I had to describe these gold strass stiletto pumps by Christian Louboutin with 3 words, mine would be SEX – DIVA & DANGER. No need for a foreplay if you’re wearing these heels. I probably could walk (or rather stand) in these a mere 5 minutes at most, but it’d be sooo worth it. Too bad they’re out of my budget. Even though I don’t know the exact retail price I’m pretty sure it’s somewhere around $2.000-$3.000. Bummer!

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Crystal Encrusted Stiletto Pumps in gold

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Crystal Encrusted Stiletto Pumpsls
(Price Unknown, Neiman Marcus)

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Fergie wearing Christian Louboutin Pigalle Strass Stiletto Pumps

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Wanted “Heaven” Crystal-Studded Pointed-Toe Pumps

Update (05/24/2015): Found these gorgeous sparkling stiletto pumps by Wanted which look so much like the crystal-studded Pigalle Louboutins above. LOVE!

Wanted "Heaven" Crystal-Studded Pointed-Toe Pumps in champagne (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Strass knockoffs)

Wanted “Heaven” Crystal-Studded Pointed-Toe Pumps
($199.95 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

Karen Millen Limited Edition Crystal Pumps

Update (11/23/2013): Discovered these awesome-looking crystal pumps by Karen Millen which instantly reminded me of the Pigalle Strass heels. At $425 they surely aren’t a steal, but compared to the super pricey Louboutins these are definitely a budget-saver.

Karen Millen Limited Edition Crystal Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Strass knockoffs)

Karen Millen Limited Edition Crystal Pumpsls
($425, Karen Millen)

Steve Madden “LENONA” Strass Pumps

Update (07/30/2013): If you’re still on the lookout for a budget-friendly alternative for the CL Pigalle Strass Pumps, check out “LENONA” by Steve Madden! Available in champagne and black.

Steve Madden "LENONA" Strass Pumps in champagne (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Strass knockoffs)

Steve Madden “LENONA” Strass Pumpsls
($99.95, Steve Madden)

Lauren Jones “Zinger” Glitter Pumps

Update (12/08/2010): Just stumbled upon these Louboutin alternatives by Lauren Jones. Available in gold, black, blue and fuchsia glitter as well as black and white satin.

Lauren Jones "Zinger" Glitter Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Lauren Jones “Zinger” Glitter Pumpsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Betsey Johnson “Ice” Glitter Pumps

Update (11/02/2010): Here’s another great Louboutin alternative courtesy of Betsey Johnson. Available in gold, silver & black glitter.

Betsey Johnson "Ice" Glitter Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Betsey Johnson “Ice” Glitter Pumpsamazon
($38.99, Amazon)

Martinez Valero “Zeta” Pumps

Update (07/05/2010): Just found this sequined Pigalle look-a-like by Martinez Valero. Available in gold, black and bronze.

Martinez Valero Zeta Pumps in gold sequin (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Martinez Valero “Zeta” Pumpsamazon
($149.95, Amazon)

Michael Antonio “Lloyd” Glitter Pumps

Update (05/29/2010): Here’s another Louboutin inspired glitter pump by Michael Antonio. Also available in black, red & silver glitter.

Michael Antonio "Lloyd" Glitter Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Michael Antonio “Lloyd” Glitter Pumpsamazon
($64.95, Amazon)

ASOS SARA Pointed Glitter Shoes

Update (05/13/2010): Still lusting after a pair of glitter pumps à la Christian Louboutin? Try these pointy pumps by ASOS.

ASOS SARA Pointed Glitter Shoes in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

ASOS SARA Pointed Glitter Shoes
($59.18, ASOS)

Liliana “Gland” Glitter Pumps

Update (05/13/2010): And here’s another fabulous Louboutin alternative for under $40. They are either available in a luscious red or silver glitter. Love these!

Liliana "Gland" Glitter Pumps in red & silver (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Liliana “Gland” Glitter Pumpsls
($39.99, JCPenney)

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Update: This post has been updated on April 17, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Mary-Kate Olsen is quite the trendsetter. A few weeks after being spotted on MK’s feet, Stella McCartney‘s mesh sandals hit the digital shelves of Net-A-Porter, but sold out there super fast. If you are craving the real deal, you can still find them on Stella’s website or read on and let me show you some recession-proof alternatives.

Stella McCartney Mesh Basket Sandals in black

Stella McCartney Mesh Basket Sandalsls
($995, Net-A-Porter)

Mary-Kate Olsen Loves Stella McCartney

At the beginning of 2009, Mary-Kate Olsen was having an obsession with Stella McCartney’s mesh sandals from the Spring 2009 collection. She was wearing them to various events and when being out and about before finally moving on to another pair of lustworthy heels which she could wear to death.

Mary-Kate Olsen wearing Stella McCartney Mesh Basket Sandals in black

Aldo “Frirassi” Mesh Slingback Sandals

Update (04/17/2015): Four years after our last find I happened to stumble upon these mesh slingback heels at Aldo today and they instantly reminded me of the Stella McCartney mesh basket sandals above.

Aldo "Frirassi" Mesh Slingback Sandals in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

Aldo “Frirassi” Mesh Slingback Sandalsls
($45, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos & Amazonamazon.

Charles by Charles David “Netizen” Mesh Sandals

Update (05/16/2011): Here’s another great Stella McCartney alternative coming from Charles by Charles David. Available in black or camel.

Charles by Charles David "Netizen" Mesh Sandals in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

Charles by Charles David “Netizen” Mesh Sandalsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

Martinez Valero “Cleo” Sandals

Update (05/12/2010): Yay! Finally another Stella McCartney knockoff and this one’s absolutely fabulous I think. Martinez Valero did a great job with his “Cleo” sandals. They come in either black, nude or silver.

Martinez Valero "Cleo" Sandals in black (Stella Mccartney knockoffs)

Martinez Valero “Cleo” Sandalsamazon
($25.99, Amazon)

BCBGMAXAZRIA “Lisa” Pumps

Update (03/10/2010): Here’s yet another fabulous but slightly pricey Stella McCartney knockoff by BCBGMAXAZRIA.

BCBGMAXAZRIA "Lisa" Mesh Slingback Pumps in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

BCBGMAXAZRIA “Lisa” Pumpsls
($142, Shoebuy)

Nine West “Hotrock” Mesh Sandals

Update (10/30/2009): Found another budget-friendly Stella McCartney alternative by Nine West.

Nine West "Hotrock" Mesh Sandals in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

Nine West “Hotrock” Mesh Sandalsamazon
($72.05, Amazon)

bebe “Lizzy” Mesh Sandals

I always thought Steve Madden is the king of knockoffs, but after seeing so many designer shoe look-a-likes coming from bebe latey, I have come to the conclusion that they deserve this title. Whenever I visit their website, new designer knockoffs have popped up just like these Stella McCartney knockoffs for example. bebe’s “Lizzy” sandals come in 3 different colors and retail for $139.

bebe Lizzy Mesh Sandals in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

bebe “Lizzy” Mesh Sandals
($139, bebe)

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Update: This post has been updated on August 24, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

Anyone who says Disco is dead please take a look at these killer heels by Giuseppe Zanotti again and try saying that again. Hello, obsessed?! I mean, look at them. They’re gorgeous, pretty, sparkly, new. And expensive. Even though they are on sale. Boo!

Giuseppe Zanotti E00068 Mirror-Embellished Suede Sandals in black and silver

Giuseppe Zanotti E00068 Mirror-Embellished Suede Sandals
($599.95, Shopbop)

Alicia Keys Loves Giuseppe Zanotti

Alicia Keys wearing black Giuseppe Zanotti E00068 Mirror-Embellished Suede Sandals

Allure Bridals “Dance” Mirrored Strappy Sandals

Update (08/24/2012): Just came across another lovely Giuseppe Zanotti alternative by Allure Bridals. Available in black or silver.

Allure Bridals "Dance" Mirrored Strappy Sandals in black and silver (Giuseppe Zanotti E00068 knockoffs)

Allure Bridals “Dance” Mirrored Strappy Sandalsls
($29.95, Shoebuy)

Martinez Valero “Chase” Sandals

Martinez Valero took the golden route by coming up with an almost 1:1 Zanotti dupe only with gold mirrored embellishments instead of the original silver ones. Frankly, I’m quite into both versions, but love the price of the Valeros more, obviously. They are available in black, violet or red suede. ♥

Martinez Valero "Chase" Sandals in black suede and gold (Giuseppe Zanotti E00068 knockoffs)

Martinez Valero “Chase” Sandalscj
($112.49, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

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I’ve always been kind of obsessed with everything red and sparkly. I call it the Dorothy complex. What’s not to love about a glitzy heel in the epitome of all statement colors? You can wear the most boring outfit; throw on a pair of red pumps and voilà you’re the center of attention. These red crystal embellished pumps by Alexander McQueen are haunting me. As if I didn’t have enough shoe obsessions already! Truly tempting, but the price is more of a budget nightmare.

Alexander McQueen Crystal Embellished Platform Pumps in red

Alexander McQueen Crystal Embellished Peep-toe Pumpsls
($733.25, Net-A-Porter)

Also available at Zappos & Alexander McQueen.

Gianni Bini “Marilyn” Studded Peep-Toe Pumps

Update (01/19/2012): Gianni Bini has a fairly similar pump. Available in red, black, white, ivory and blush satin.

Gianni Bini "Marilyn" Studded Peep-Toe Pumps in red satin (Alexander McQueen knockoffs)

Gianni Bini “Marilyn” Studded Peep-Toe Pumps
($79.99, Dillard’s)

Martinez Valero “Opal” Jeweled Peep-toe Pumps

Martinez Valero doesn’t have the biggest shoe portfolio, but oh boy does he deliver with the few styles he has in petto. Remember those gorgeous blue satin pumps à la Manolo Blahnik? Yeah, that was him and these gorgeous jeweled red peep-toe pumps are his newest creation. Not as delicate if compared to the real McQueen heels, but still a wonderful and budget-friendly alternative. There are only very few sizes left, but I just had to tell you about these gems.

Martinez Valero Opal Jeweled Platform Open-toe Pumps in red (Alexander McQueen knockoffs)

Martinez Valero “Opal” Jeweled Peep-toe Pumpsamazon
($164, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos & Nordstromls.

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