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P.S.: Sole Society “Lyriq” Ankle Booties are also available at Nordstromls, QVCcjcj & Amazonamazon.

Image source(s): Sole Society, Target

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Update: This post has been updated on November 25, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Stuart Weitzman + over-the-knee boots is apparently a foolproof formula for commercial success! Don’t believe me? Just look at all the various fab fashion bloggers rocking their Stuart Weitzman OTK boots below! It all started with the iconic “5050” and is now followed by Weitzman’s next set of super hit boots: the “Highland” (which we have already written about a few weeks ago, see the post here) and the “Lowland” which we are featuring in today’s Real vs. Steal post. Both boots are almost identical in design, but have either a flat heel (Lowland) or a high heel (Highland, d’uh!). It’s certainly not the first pair of OTK suede boots we’ve seen come out in the last couple of years, but definitely the most successful and coveted one (we’re still counting the reader requests for this one). As with Stuart Weitzman shoes in general, they don’t come cheap. Especially not the boots and especially not the over-the-knee kind of boots. These beauties here – please hold your breath here – cost $798! Yup, I cried a little too when I saw that price tag. Luckily, we were able to find a couple of fantastic dupes that will save you the trouble of having to rob a bank to sport this season’s hottest trend.

Stuart Weitzman Lowland Suede Flat Over-The-Knee Boots

Stuart Weitzman Lowland Flat Over-The-Knee Boots
($798, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Shopbop, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Stuart Weitzman, Revolve, Jildor, Footnotescj, Farfetchls, Bloomingdale’s, Selfridges, Harrodsls & Lane Crawfordls.

Style Bloggers Love Stuart Weitzman

Various personal style bloggers such as Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat), Rachel (Pink Peonies) and Chriselle Lim (The Chriselle Factor) have all been spotted wearing Stuart Weitzman Lowland Flat Over-The-Knee Boots.

Personal Style Bloggers wearing Stuart Weitzman Lowland Flat Over-The-Knee Boots

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Gianni Bini “Fremaux” Stretch Over the Knee Boots

Update (11/25/2016): Spotted these fab Lowland boot dupes by Gianni Bini which come in either black or taupe microsuede and retail for $139.99.

Gianni Bini "Fremaux" Stretch Over the Knee Boots in black and taupe (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Gianni Bini “Fremaux” Stretch Over the Knee Boots
($139.99, Dillard’s)

River Island Over The Knee Flat Boots

Update (11/25/2016): Also discovered these flat OTK boot SW Lowland alternatives at River Island. Make sure to use promo code “BFRIDAY16” to get 20% off your purchase at River Island which would lower the price of these boots down to $112.

River Island Over The Knee Flat Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland inspired)

River Island Over The Knee Flat Boots
($140, River Island)

P.S.: Also available at River Island (UK)ls, River Island (EU), Very.co.uk & Littlewoods.

Buffalo Flat Overknee Boots

Update (11/25/2016): European Lowland lovers might find a liking in these overknee boot look-alikes by Buffalo. Use promo code “BLACK20” to get 20% off full-price items at Buffalo. Black Friday offer valid through November 27th, 2016.

Buffalo Flat Overknee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Buffalo Flat Overknee Boots
(€149.90, Buffalo)

P.S.: Also available at Zalando.

INC International Concepts “Imannie” Flat Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (11/21/2016): Stumbled upon another lovely Lowland look-alike boot by INC International Concepts which – judging by the customer reviews – would be best suitable for petite women as these are not quite as OTK as the name would suggest.

INC International Concepts "Imannie" Flat Over-The-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

INC International Concepts “Imannie” Flat Over-The-Knee Boots
($83.70, Macy’s)

Call It Spring “Legivia” Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (11/21/2016): I also came across these OTK faux suede boots by Call It Spring which come in three colors and are currently on sale for under $80!

Call It Spring "Legivia" Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Call It Spring “Legivia” Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($77.32, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at OnlineShoes.com, Shoes.com, Hudson’s Bay, Sears & Macy’s.

275 Central 1603 Flat Suede OTK Boots

Update (11/17/2016): If you’re looking for a high-quality Lowland dupe and are ready to invest (but not quite as much as $798), you might want to check out these genuine suede OTK boots by 275 Central. They do cost $500 which is obviously a lot of money, but they will still save you $298 compared to the real deal. And if you want to save some more, try to wait until Black Friday/Cyber Monday and see whether the stores are going to run a promotion that could lower the price of these beauties.

275 Central 1603 Flat Suede OTK Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

275 Central 1603 Flat Suede OTK Boots
($500, Jildor)

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

Unisa “Careana” Faux Suede Flat Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (11/17/2016): These flat faux suede OTK boots by Unisa are another Lowland look-alike favorite of mine because they look so much like the real deal, but are also so affordable (under $50, sale price!). Steal deal alert!

Unisa "Careana" Faux Suede Flat Over-the-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Unisa “Careana” Faux Suede Flat Over-the-Knee Boots
($49.98, Stein Mart)

Free People “Coast to Coast” Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (11/21/2016): Again, these boots by Free People are more of the “pricey Lowland dupe”-kind, but they are more than $500 cheaper than the real deal, so they still might be worth the splurge.

Free People "Coast to Coast" Over-the-Knee Boots in black and taupe suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Free People “Coast to Coast” Over-the-Knee Boots
($268, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Revolve & Free People.

a.n.a “Faren” Flat Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (10/18/2016): Stumbled upon yet another Stuart Weitzman OTK boot dupe! This one’s by a.n.a and it looks absolutely fabulous. Plus, JCPenney are currently running a promotion where you can get up to 25% off your purchase, so these boots will could cost you only $37.49 if you order them before the promotion ends (November 23rd, 2016). Simply use promo code “9BIGSALE” at checkout.

a.n.a "Faren" Flat Over-the-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

a.n.a “Faren” Flat Over-the-Knee Boots
($49.99, JCPenney)

Kensie “Theresa” Microsuede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (10/18/2016): Also spotted these lovely Lowland boot alternatives by Kensie which come in either black or taupe microsuede. Make sure to use Lord & Taylor’s promo code “NOVEMBER” at checkout to get 20% off these beauties which will cut down the price to affordable $95.20 (retail: $119). Offer valid now through November 8th at 11:59PM EST.

Kensie "Theresa" Microsuede Over-the-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Kensie “Theresa” Microsuede Over-the-Knee Bootsls
($119, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls.

Style Charles “Groove” Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (10/03/2016): I think it’s pretty safe to say that Stuart Weitzman’s Low- and Highland Over-The-Knee Boots are officially getting just as popular as his highly coveted 50/50 OTK boots a few years ago! Check out these fab Lowland dupes by Style Charles which I have come across at JCPenney. Plus, there’s currently a promotion going on where you can get up to 30% off your purchase which would lower the price of these faux suede boots down to a little over $56 (promo code: “9BIGSALE“, offer ends: November 23rd, 2016). Super steal deal alert!

Style Charles "Groove" Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots in black and brown (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Style Charles “Groove” Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots
($74.99, JCPenney)

Vince Camuto “Crisintha” Over-the-Knee Flat Boots

Update (10/03/2016): Here’s a set of high quality SW Lowland look-alikes by Vince Camuto. They’re a bit expensive at $179.95 now on sale for $125.96, but they look so luxurious. My personal fave is the taupe color!

Vince Camuto "Crisintha" Over-the-Knee Flat Boots in taupe, black and wine red faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Vince Camuto “Crisintha” Over-the-Knee Flat Bootsls
($125.96, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Macy’s, Vince Camutols & Galeria Kaufhof.

Circus by Sam Edelman “Peyton” Stretch Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (10/03/2016): If you’re looking for a way to save while still be on trend, here’s a great budget steal deal c/o Circus by Sam Edelman. The “Peyton” OTK boots are a great Lowland alternative which are currently on sale for under $80 at 6pm and which come in either black or grey faux suede.

Circus by Sam Edelman "Peyton" Stretch Over-the-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Circus by Sam Edelman “Peyton” Stretch Over-the-Knee Boots
($79.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Famous Footwearls, Shoebuyls, Shoes.com, OnlineShoes.com, Urban Outfitters, Francesca’sls, Lord & Taylorls, Tilly’s, Macy’s, eBay & The Bay.

Nine West “Nolita” Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (10/03/2016): One more Weitzman Lowland boot alternative to add to the (now veeeery long) list of dupes: “Nolita” by Nine West. Price: $179, available colors: black, taupe and dark brown. Current Nine West promo: 40% off highest item with $125+ purchase. No code needed!

Nine West "Nolita" Over-the-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Nine West “Nolita” Over-the-Knee Boots
($179, Nine West)

Marc Fisher “Humor” Faux Suede Flat Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (09/24/2016): Loooove these budget-friendly Lowland boot dupes by Marc Fisher. I want these in very color!

Marc Fisher "Humor" Faux Suede Flat Over-the-Knee Boots in taupe, black and wine red (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Marc Fisher “Humor” Faux Suede Flat Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($129, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Marc Fisherls, Macy’s & QVC.

Ivanka Trump “Larell” Flat Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (09/24/2016): I also like these Lowland inspired OTK boots by Ivanka Trump which cost $179 and come in black and taupe.

Ivanka Trump "Larell" Flat Over-the-Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Ivanka Trump “Larell” Flat Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($179, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Macy’s & Bloomingdale’s.

Chinese Laundry “Rainey” Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (09/24/2016): Chinese Laundry has a pretty lovely and budget-friendly Lowland dupe available as well. Price: $100, available colors: brown, black and taupe faux suede.

Chinese Laundry "Rainey" Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots in tan, black and taupe (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Chinese Laundry “Rainey” Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($100, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos & Chinese Laundry.

Guess “Zafira” Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (09/24/2016): Guess also joined the Stuart Weitzman OTK boot bandwagon and come out with a set of Lowland dupes for $150.

Guess "Zafira" Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots in black and taupe (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Guess “Zafira” Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($149, Amazon)

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

G by Guess “Simplee” Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (09/24/2016): And for all the frugal fashionistas, here’s another Lowland boot look-alike for under $50 (sale price!). By G by Guess. Super steal deal alert!

G by Guess "Simplee" Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

G by Guess “Simplee” Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($47.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Guess Factoryls.

Sam Edelman “Paloma” Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Found yet another great Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupe today! Check out these fab microsuede OTK boots by Sam Edelman. They look so much like the real deal, don’t you think? Available in black or grey for $175.

Sam Edelman "Paloma" Suede Over-the-Knee Boots in black and grey (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Sam Edelman “Paloma” Suede Over-the-Knee Bootsls
($175, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Shopbop, OnlineShoes.com, Sam Edelman, Shoes.com, Neiman Marcusls, Dillard’s & HSN.

Charles by Charles David “Gunter” Over the Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): And here’s another great Lowland boot alternative! It’s by Charles by Charles David and currently on sale for less than $100 at Amazon (retail price: $159) and comes in black, merlot red or dove grey microsuede.

Charles by Charles David "Gunter" Over the Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Charles by Charles David “Gunter” Over the Knee Bootsamazon
($93.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Zappos, ShoeMetrocj, Bluefly, Walmart, eBayeBay & Nordstrom Rack.

Merona “Gisela” Over the Knee Fashion Boots

Update (08/28/2016): These faux suede OTK boots by Merona are a great and budget-friendly SW Lowland alternative if you don’t want to spend more than $40 on the OTK boot trend.

Merona "Gisela" Over the Knee Fashion Boots in black and grey faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Merona “Gisela” Over the Knee Fashion Boots
($39.99, Target)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yenna” Over The Knee Pointy Toe Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Marc Fisher LTD also came out with a Lowland inspired OTK boot version with a pointed toe. Available in 3 colors for roughly $228.95.

Marc Fisher LTD "Yenna" Over The Knee Pointy Toe Boots (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yenna” Over The Knee Pointy Toe Bootsls
($228.95, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Lord & Taylorls, Marc Fisherls, Bloomingdale’s & The Bay.

Sole Society “Valencia” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Another great possible SW Lowland alternative are these fab OTK faux suede boots by Sole Society which cost $149.95 and come in either taupe or black.

Sole Society "Valencia" Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Sole Society “Valencia” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
($149.95, Sole Society)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls.

Lipstik “Magda” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (04/15/2016): Spotted this lovely Stuart Weitzman Lowland boot alternative by Lipstik today. So close to the real deal, right? And quite budget-friendly at $129.95 AUD.

Lipstik "Magda" Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland knockoffs)

Lipstik “Magda” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
($129.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Mollini / Top End “Leer” Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (04/15/2016): I also stumbled upon this Lowland dupe by Mollini / Top End (seems to be the same boot, just rebranded). Available in black or taupe for $183.96 AUD (sale price!).

Mollini / Top End "Leer" Over-The-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland knockoffs)

Mollini / Top End “Leer” Over-The-Knee Boots
($183.96 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at Wanted Shoes.

Dolce Vita “Neely” Flat Over-The-Knee Boots

My personal favorite first: the “Neely” boot from Dolce Vita, a spot-on “Lowland” dupe with very positive customer reviews for roughly 1/4 of the real deal’s price. At $200, it sure isn’t a steal find and probably won’t be an impulse buy for anyone here, but if you like the style I suggest you better hurry up with your purchase.

Dolce Vita "Neeley" Flat Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Dolce Vita “Neely” Flat Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
($199.95, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Revolve, Zappos, Dillard’s, Bloomingdale’s, Dolce Vita, Urban Outfitters, Belk & Nordstromls.

Aldo “Barra” Lace-Back Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Next up is a boot by Aldo. “Barra” is also spot-on in terms of design when compared to the Lowland. It’s $110 cheaper than the Dolce Vita version, but the reviews for this one are also rather mixed. Anyway, if you want to give it a try, these boots come in either taupe or black suede.

Aldo "Barra" Lace-Back Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Aldo “Barra” Lace-Back Suede Over-The-Knee Bootsamazon
($190, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ASOS & Aldo (UK).

Steve Madden “Odina” Flat Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Of course Steve Madden couldn’t miss the opportunity to join in on this knock-off game as well! “Odina”, like the other Lowland look-alikes above, is nearly identical to the real deal, but costs only $149.95. Though I do have to add that this boot has a fabric upper unlike the dupes above which are made of genuine leather.

Steve Madden "Odina" Flat Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Steve Madden “Odina” Flat Suede Over-The-Knee Bootsls
($149.95, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at Zalando, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Dune London, About You, Sarenza & Next.

Choies Stretch Suedette Over-The-Knee Boots

Still not in the mood to pay that much for faux leather boots? Well, then how about these Lowland dupes by Choies for a little over $50? Same design, veeeeery different price tag and the customers seem to love this one, too.

Choies Stretch Suedette Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Choies Stretch Suedette Over-The-Knee Boots
($58.99, Choies)

P.S.: A second, similar version is also available here at Choies #2 and Jessica Buurman.

Public Desire “Joy” Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots

Deal: 10% student discount (excludes sale items)! Worldwide shipping available!

Another budget-friendly option are these faux suede OTK boots I discovered at Public Desire. They’re available in 3 colors and cost under £40 (plus, students get 10% off!). Yay!

Public Desire "Joy" Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Public Desire “Joy” Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots
(£39.99, Public Desire)

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

Schutz “Lois” Suede Flat Over-The-Knee Boots

And lastly, Schutz. Another absolutely fabulous and spot-on look for less alternative for Stuart Weitzman’s “Lowland”. And not too expensive either at $125 (sale price!) as well! Unfortunately though, they’re almost sold out at Shopbop and I couldn’t find any other retailer stocking this beautiful boot (boohoo!).

Schutz "Lois" Suede Flat Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland knockoffs)

Schutz “Lois” Suede Flat Over-The-Knee Boots
($125, Shopbop)

Image source(s): Stuart Weitzman, With Love From Kat, Extra Petite, Pink Peonies, The Chriselle Factor, Barefoot Blonde, Haut Appétit, Dillard’s, River Island, Buffalo, Footnotes, Amazon, Stein Mart, JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, Vince Camuto, Macy’s, Nine West, Chinese Laundry, Nordstrom, Target, Zappos, Choies, Steve Madden, Public Desire, MyHabit

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Update: This post has been updated on July 19, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

One swift glance at these chic Chanel flats and you’ll be thinking about giving your feet a little break from those platforms you’ve been wearing all season. These cute ballerinas are a must-have in every shoe wardrobe, and they take the prize for the most comfortable yet stylish footwear… and as you’ll see below, you can get a pair just like them to fit any budget.

Chanel Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black

Chanel Ballet Flats
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

Cole Haan “Deltona” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/19/2016): Found another amazing and super steal-worthy Chanel ballet flat alternative today! Check out these lovely flats by Cole Haan which are currently 75% off (!!!; RRP was $160) and still available in most sizes. Love these!

Cole Haan "Deltona" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel look-alikes)

Cole Haan “Deltona” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats
($39.95, Cole Haan)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm, Amazon & ShoeMetrocj.

Merona “Aimi” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Update (04/19/2016): Now look at these spot-on Chanel flat dupes by Merona which I have discovered today? Aren’t they lovely? And so light on the wallet as well. Available in nude/black or black/black for $16.98 (clearance price!) at Target. Plus, you can currently get an extra 20% off all clearance items at Target with promo code “EXTRA20” (offer expires 07/23/2016).

Merona "Aimi" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Merona “Aimi” Cap Toe Ballet Flats
($16.98, Target)

Vince Camuto “Impella” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/02/2015): And here’s Vince Camuto‘s second attempt at interpreting Chanel’s cap-toe ballet flats. Available in various colors.

Vince Camuto "Impella" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Impella” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats
($72.88, 6pm)

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

Aldo “Eleallan” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/02/2015): Aldo also has come up with a second Chanel ballet flat dupe. This quilted version is available in either nude/black, black or white/black.

Aldo "Eleallan" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Aldo “Eleallan” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsls
($13.99, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK).

Tony Bianco “Taylah” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (02/07/2014): Discovered these fabulous Chanel-inspired ballet flats at Tony Bianco today.

Tony Bianco "Taylah" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Taylah” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats
($80 AUD, Tony Bianco)

P.S.: Also available at StyleTread & Wanted Shoes.

Yosi Samra “Samantha” Soft Leather Fold Up Cap Toe Flats

Update (08/13/2014): Stumbled upon these amazing and comfy looking Chanel flat dupes by Yosi Samra. I love that they’re only $89! Also available in various other colors.

Yosi Samra "Samantha" Soft Leather Fold Up Cap Toe Flats in blush and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Yosi Samra “Samantha” Soft Leather Fold Up Cap Toe Flats
($89, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Yosi Samra, Bloomingdale’s & Amazonamazon.

Aldo “Sorah” Elastic Ballet Flats

Update (08/13/2014): Aldo have released a second Chanel alternative with their “Sorah” elastic ballet flats. Also available in black and navy.

Aldo "Sorah" Elastic Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Aldo “Sorah” Elastic Ballet Flats
($22.50, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK).

Apt. 9 Two-Tone Ballet Flats

Update (02/22/2014): And here we go with yet another Chanel ballet flat look-a-like. What do you think of these budget-friendly two-tone flats by Apt. 9?

Apt. 9 Two-Tone Ballet Flats in black patent and nude (Chanel knockoffs)

Apt. 9 Two-Tone Ballet Flats
($49.99, Kohl’s)

Banana Republic “Aida” Ballet Flats

Update (01/12/2014): Came across another super fabulous Chanel inspired ballet flat at Banana Republic. I love this steal!

Banana Republic "Aida" Ballet Flats in blush and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Banana Republic “Aida” Ballet Flatscj
($69.99, Banana Republic)

P.S.: Also available at Banana Republic (EU)cj.

Tory Burch “Bridgette” Quilted Leather Ballet Flats

Update (01/01/2014): Found another Chanel inspired ballet flat style by Tory Burch. Not budget-friendly, but probably worth the investment. Available in beige and and pewter.

Tory Burch "Bridgette" Quilted Leather Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Tory Burch “Bridgette” Quilted Leather Ballet Flatscj
($69, Jildor)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls & Saks Fifth Avenue.

Audrey Brooke “Brie” Flats

Update (10/25/2013): Stumbled upon another Chanel inspired two-tone ballet flat today! What do you think of these by Audrey Brooke? Under $40 and also available in black.

Audrey Brooke "Brie" Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Audrey Brooke “Brie” Flatsamazon
($39.95, Amazon)

Vince Camuto “Elisee” Flats

Update (03/09/2013): And here we go again with yet another great Chanel ballet flat alternative for under $40. I really like these lovely cap-toe flats by Vince Camuto. Also available in baby blue and peach.

Vince Camuto "Elise" Cap-Toe Flats in beige and black (Chanel look-a-likes)

Vince Camuto “Elisee” Flats
($32.98, Shoes.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Nordstrom Rack.

Anne Klein “Bea” Quilted Ballet Flats

Update (02/12/2013): Came across a lovely Chanel inspired ballet flat look-a-like by Anne Klein. Currently on sale! Yay!

Anne Klein "Bea" Quilted Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Anne Klein “Bea” Quilted Ballet Flatsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Steve Madden “FAVORYTE” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (10/05/2012): Found yet another great Chanel inspired ballet flat version. These cap-toe flats by Steve Madden have a few differences, but overall share the same look. Also available in other color combinations.

Steve Madden "FAVORYTE" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Steve Madden “FAVORYTE” Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($26.99, Amazon)

Aldo “Kissell” Two Tone Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Update (08/11/2012): And here we go again with a new Chanel ballet flat alternative. These Aldo flats are made of faux leather and also come in other color versions.

Aldo "Kissell" Two Tone Cap Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Aldo “Kissell” Two Tone Cap Toe Ballet Flats
($34.98, Aldo)

J.Crew “Mila” Cap Toe Leather Ballet Flats

Update (07/20/2012): Thanks to our reader Mary, we now could add J.Crew‘s “Mila” cap-toe ballet flats as yet another great Chanel look-a-like.

J.Crew "Mila" Cap Toe Leather Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

J.Crew “Mila” Cap Toe Leather Ballet Flats
($119.99, J.Crew)

BP. “Mindy” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/14/2012): Just came across this lovely and super affordable Chanel alternative with a patent cap-toe by BP..

BP. "Mindy" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

BP. “Mindy” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats
($33.46, Nordstrom)

Lacoste Constance 3 Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (03/15/2012): Found another fabulous Chanel alternative by Lacoste.

Lacoste "Constance 3" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Lacoste Constance 3 Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($40.95, Amazon)

Me Too “Kaden” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (02/29/2012): Our reader, horangi113, informed us about yet another lovely Chanel ballet flat alternative. These cap-toe flats by Me Too have a patent leather upper and come in an array of colors.

Me Too "Kaden" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black patent (Chanel knockoffs)

Me Too “Kaden” Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Jessica Simpson “Madisen” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

This pair by Jessica Simpson are pretty affordable, especially if you are semi-permanently attached to your sky-high pumps and are just starting to ease your way into the idea of wearing ballet flats. If this sounds like you, try these out with some black leggings, a fitted sweater dress and you’ll soon be channeling some serious Parisian style!

Jessica Simpson "Madisen" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige black (Chanel knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Madisen” Cap Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($50, Amazon)

Bloch “Classica Pearl” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Already a ballerina fan but also on a real-girl budget? Check out these gorgeous slippers by Bloch. They will look fantastic with a slouchy black or tan tote, and the classic two-tone leather will take you from work to cocktails easily when worn with some tailored black trousers and a sheer blouse in a complimentary nude tone.

Bloch "Classica Pearl" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Bloch “Classica Pearl” Cap Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($48.94, Amazon)

Tory Burch “Carrie” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Love designer shoes but can’t quite seem to splurge on the original? Why not consider this lovely version by designer Tory Burch? Just like all of her designs, you can count on these sleek flats to be super comfortable and you won’t ever want to take them off!

Tory Burch "Carrie" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Tory Burch “Carrie” Cap Toe Ballet Flats
($225, Bergdorf Goodman)

Image source(s): InStyle, Target, Tony Bianco, Shopbop, Kohl’s, Banana Republic, DSW, Vince Camuto, Shoes.com, Zappos, Aldo, J.Crew, Nordstrom, Amazon

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Update: This post has been updated on May 10, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

And we’re back to Chanel. Back to the now uber-famous and highly popular Chanel espadrilles, to be exact. We have already written about the black mesh pair and this time we’re showing you the just as lovely canvas version. And while I do think that they are really beautiful and would make a great pair of summer shoes, there’s absolutely no way I’d pay more than $500 for a pair of espadrilles! Not gonna happen, not even if they’re Chanel.

Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles

Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles
($525, Vestiaire Collective)

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Chanel

Celebs such as Emma Roberts and Ashley Tisdale and style bloggers such as Brenda Song (Song of Style) and Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) have all been spotted wearing Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers in Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles

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Merona “Eden” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles

Update (05/10/2016): Stumbled upon these cute and super affordable $25 cap-toe espadrille flats by Merona which instantly reminded me of the Chanels above.

Merona "Eden" Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles in beige/black and denim/black (Chanel knockoffs)

Merona “Eden” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles
($24.99, Target)

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles

Update (11/08/2014): Nice try, Tory Burch, but we all know where you got your inspiration for these Chanel-esque canvas espadrilles.

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles in beige and black and blue and denim (Chanel knockoffs)

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles
($150, Tory Burch)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Bloomingdale’sls, Neiman Marcusls, Shopbopcj & Jildorcj.

China Girl “Espa” Canvas Espadrille Flats

Update (05/27/2014): OMG! Look at these fabulous Chanel espadrille dupes by China Girl! So lovely, right? And pretty budget-friendly as well. Just wish I had discovered these earlier because a lot of sizes are already out of stock. 🙁

China Girl "Espa" Canvas Espadrille Flats (Chanel knockoffs)

China Girl “Espa” Canvas Espadrille Flats
(£9.50, ASOS)

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrilles

Luckily, there’s no need to lay down the big bucks because these Bamboo espadrilles are a cute and very budget-friendly Chanel alternative. Available in various color combinations including ivory/black, red/denim and denim/denim.

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrilles in beige/black and red/denim (Chanel knockoffs)

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrillesamazon
($27.95, Amazon)

Dollhouse “Preserve” Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats

Another possible alternative are these fab and wallet-friendly two-tone espadrille flats by Dollhouse. Also available in other color combinations.

Dollhouse "Preserve" Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Preserve” Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats
($34, LuLu*s)

Alloy “Penny” Two-Tone Espadrilles

You can also find a very lovely Chanel-inspired espadrille at Alloy. Better get these while your size is still in stock!

Alloy "Penny" Two-Tone Espadrilles in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Alloy “Penny” Two-Tone Espadrillesls
($7.99, Alloy)

KG Kurt Geiger “Madison” Canvas Summer Espadrilles

And for all of you who are willing to invest in their Chanel espadrille look-a-likes, here’s a very stylish Chanel alternative by KG Kurt Geiger.

KG Kurt Geiger "Madison" Canvas Summer Espadrilles in bone and black (Chanel knockoffs)

KG Kurt Geiger “Madison” Canvas Summer Espadrilles
($142.91, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at Kurt Geigerls, Nordstromls & Zalando.de.

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

Espadrilles! These summer shoes have risen to fame in the last couple of seasons with Chanel and Valentino leading the pack of the fabulous espadrilles. We’ve already done a Real vs. Steal on Valentino’s highly popular lace espadrilles from a few seasons ago and now they’ve updated their shoe collection with a just as stylish crochet version. But as gorgeous as they are, do you actually see yourself spending $675 (!) on a pair of highly delicate espadrilles? Well, I can’t.

Valentino Glamorous Mesh & Crochet Knit Espadrilles in black

Valentino Glamorous Mesh & Crochet Knit Espadrilles
($675, Forward by Elyse Walker)

River Island Lace Espadrille Shoes

Update (05/07/2016): Discovered these lovely Valentino inspired crochet espadrilles at River Island and they’re super budget-friendly as well ($36).

River Island Lace Espadrille Shoes in red and black (Valentino inspired)

River Island Lace Espadrille Shoes
($36, River Island)

Merona “Wendy” Crochet Espadrille Flats

Update (03/05/2016): Spotted another great and budget-friendly Valentino look for less alternative today. These crochet espadrilles by Merona come in 3 fab colors and are currently on clearance for super affordable $12.48.

Merona "Wendy" Crochet Espadrille Flats in coral, black and yellow (Valentino dupes)

Merona “Wendy” Crochet Espadrille Flats
($12.48, Target)

Aldo “Molinis” Crochet Espadrilles

Update (03/05/2016): Also found a second Valentino alternative by Aldo. How cute are these crochet espadrille flats?

Aldo "Molinis" Crochet Espadrilles in black, coral and white (Valentino dupes)

Aldo “Molinis” Crochet Espadrillesls
($30, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls, Aldo (UK) & Zalora.

Halogen “Serene” Crochet Lace Slip-On Espadrilles

Update (05/26/2015): So in love with these beautiful Valentino inspired crochet slip-on espadrilles by Halogen! Perfect summer shoes!

Halogen "Serene" Crochet Lace Slip-On Espadrilles in black, ivory and coral (Valentino knockoffs)

Halogen “Serene” Crochet Lace Slip-On Espadrillesls
($79.95, Nordstrom)

Dollhouse “Flirt” Crochet Espadrille Flats

Update (04/21/2015): Check out these sweet lovely Valentino inspired Dollhouse crochet espadrilles. Available in white, orange, blush and yellow for around $20. Yay!

Dollhouse "Flirt" Crochet Espadrille Flats in off-white and orange (Valentino knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Flirt” Crochet Espadrille Flatsamazon
($15.40, Dollhouse)

Aldo “Agrano” Crochet Lace Espadrilles

Update (07/18/2014): Came across these Valentino inspired and budget-friendly crochet lace espadrilles at Aldo today. What you think? Hot or not?

Aldo "Agrano" Crochet Lace Espadrilles in black and ivory (Valentino knockoffs)

Aldo “Agrano” Crochet Lace Espadrillesls
($19.98, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls, Aldo (UK) & Amazon.co.ukamazon.

Jeffrey Campbell “Nia” Crochet Lace Espadrilles

Update (05/23/2014): Stumbled upon another lovely Valentino alternative! What do you think of these crochet lace espadrille sandals by Jeffrey Campbell? So cute, right? Available in black, white or beige.

Jeffrey Campbell "Nia" Crochet Lace Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Nia” Crochet Lace Espadrillescj
($105, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Nasty Galls & Revolve.

Rebecca Minkoff “Genny” Lace Espadrille Flats

Good thing is that I don’t have to spend nearly $700 when there are Valentino-inspired espadrilles like these by Rebecca Minkoff around. And while I admit these aren’t what I’d consider a steal at $67.99 (sale price!) they are still in fact $600 cheaper than the originals. Available in black, red coral, yellow and taupe.

Rebecca Minkoff "Genny" Lace Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Rebecca Minkoff “Genny” Lace Espadrille Flatsamazon
($67.99, Amazon)

Tory Burch “Abbe” Crochet Espadrilles

Another great Valentino alternative are these crochet espadrilles by Tory Burch. They aren’t terribly cheaper than the Rebecca Minkoffs but in comparison to the pricey Valentinos they’re quite the good deal. Available in black and white.

Tory Burch "Abbe" Crochet Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Tory Burch “Abbe” Crochet Espadrillescj
($150, Shopbop)

Image source(s): Forward by Elyse Walker, River Island, Neiman Marcus, Dollhouse, Shopbop, Nordstrom, Target, Aldo, Jessica Buurman

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