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

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

Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringed Lace-Up Suede Sandals in red

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

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

Style Bloggers Love Aquazzura

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

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

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Ivanka Trump “Hethal” Suede Fringe High Heel Sandals

Update (03/22/2017): Juicy details coming up with a new steal find! As you might know Aquazzura has filed a lawsuit againgst the Ivanka Trump brand last year for allegedly copying their highly popular “Wild Thing” design. As far as I am informed, the lawsuit hasn’t been settled yet, but I guess the folks at Ivanka Trump are either not particularly worried ooooor really pissed off at Aquazzura because Ivanka Trump released a new shoe design that looks A LOT like the “Hettie” sandal with only a few minor changes such as the metal hoop on the fringed vamp and the missing tassels on the laces which IV replaced with metal caps instead, which, coincidentally or not, are also heavily used by Aquazzura (e.g. on the “Christy” flats). Now THAT’s a bold move when you’re in the middle of a (possibly? probably!) multi-million dollar lawsuit! Really curious to see how that copycat feud is going to turn out. In the meantime, you can purchase these admittedly lovely shoes for a budget-friendly price of $90.99 (sale price!). Make sure to use promo code “LTDAYS” at checkout to get an extra 20% off regular and sale items at Lord & Taylor (offer valid through March 29th at 11:59 PM EST, some exclusions may apply). This would lower the price of these shoes down to less than $80.

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

Ivanka Trump “Hethal” Suede Fringe High Heel Sandalsls
($90.99, Lord & Taylor)

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

Maiden Lane Fringed Ankle-Wrap Suede Sandals

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

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

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

Mossimo “Irene” Ghillie Lace Up Pumps

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

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

Mossimo “Irene” Ghillie Lace Up Pumps
($17.48, Target)

Charlotte Russe Fringed Two-Piece Dress Sandals

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

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

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

Gianni Bini “Hadley” Fringe Two Piece Suede Sandals

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

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

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

NerissaDOS Tassel Embellishment Lace Up Heeled Sandals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetrocj, Kmart, Nordstrom Rack.

Matiko “Daphne” Fringed Suede Sandals

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

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

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

Banana Republic “Honey” Fringe Sandals

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

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

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

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

GoJane Girly Gossip Fringe Heels

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

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

GoJane Girly Gossip Fringe Heels
($23.41, GoJane)

Daisy Street “Afia” Pom Ghillie Lace Up Heeled Sandals

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

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

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

Express Fringe Heeled Tassel Sandals

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

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

Express Fringe Heeled Tassel Sandals
($88, Express)

Lost Ink Ruffle Fringe Lace Up High Heeled Sandals

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

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

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

Privileged “Miami” Fringe & Tassel Sandals

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

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

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

P.S.: Also available at LuLu*s & Charlotte Russe.

Steve Madden “Sassey” Fringe Suede Sandals

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

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

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

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

Mollini “Capers” Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandals

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

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

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

River Island Leather Tassel Front Heels

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

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

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

Chase & Chloe Edward-21 Fringed Lace-Up Sandals

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

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

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

Public Desire “Silvia” Fringed Heels

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

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

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

Dabagirl Tasseled Ankle-Strap Fringe Sandals

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

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

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

Missguided Tassel Detail Barely There Heeled Sandals

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

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

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

P.S.: Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (International).

Boohoo “Millie” Fringe And Ghillie Tie Heels

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

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

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

P.S.: Also available at Boohoo (UK) & Boohoo (EU & Global).

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

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Update: This post has been updated on October 10, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

These heels by Casadei are nothing short of fierce, a perfect blend of minimalistic steel with curvaceously constructed leather. If these shoes were inspired by a piece of furniture, I’d guess it was the sultry Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe. Only thing is, the now sold-out pair cost almost as much! But of course, we always have another option, so see for yourself what an amazing deal we found below.

Casadei Pointed-Toe Blade-Heel Pumps in black

Casadei Pointed-Toe Blade-Heel Pumpsls
($750, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Farfetchls, LuisaViaRoma, Vestiaire Collective, Amazonamazon & Barneysls.

Celebrities Love Casadei

Cameron Diaz, Zoe Saldana, Kerry Washington, Rachel McAdams, Selena Gomez & Penélope Cruz wearing Casadei Pointed-Toe Blade-Heel Pumps

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Lost Ink Metal Heeled Pumps

Update (10/10/2015): Discovered these awesome, dupe-worthy Casadei Blade heel look-alike pumps by Lost Ink today! But the best thing is they’re only $64!

Lost Ink Metal Heeled Pumps in black and gold (Casadei Blade knockoffs)

Lost Ink Metal Heeled Pumps
($64, ASOS)

Choies Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (01/15/2015): At Choies I found yet another Casadei Blade look-a-like! Only $47.99. Steal deal alert!

Choies Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black (Casadei Blade knockoffs)

Choies Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($47.99, Choies)

Tony Bianco “Lolita” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (07/13/2013): Just discovered this virtually identical Casadei Blade look-a-like by Tony Bianco. So in love it! Plus, this shoe is currently on sale for under $90 AUD! Yay!

Tony Bianco "Lolita" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black (Casadei Blade knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Lolita” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($89.98 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Enzo Angiolini “Infiniti” Stiletto Pumps

Update (07/13/2013): Also found this patent pump Casadei alternative by Enzo Angiolini. Available in black and various other colors and uppers.

Enzo Angiolini "Infiniti" Stiletto Pumps in black (Casadei Blade knockoffs)

Enzo Angiolini “Infiniti” Stiletto Pumpscj
($64.97, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & 6pm.

Privileged “Lavish” Stiletto Pumps

Update (06/22/2013): Found another great Cadadei Blade pump knock-off! Look at these stiletto pumps by Privileged! The mint version looks so yummy, right?

Privileged "Lavish" Stiletto Pumps in beige and mint (Casadei Blade knockoffs)

Privileged “Lavish” Stiletto Pumps
($56, LuLu*s)

Chinese Laundry “Barbarella” Stiletto Pumps

Walk with confidence with these gorgeous look-a-likes by Chinese Laundry, which are just as dangerously sultry as the original design. They’ll be perfect to wear with this season’s leather leggings or a fitted pencil skirt, just keep your top feminine and choose a softer fabric to help balance out the shoe’s edgier feel. Add one other architecturally-inspired accessory, such as a bold metal cuff, and brace yourself for endless compliments!

Chinese Laundry "Barbarella" Stiletto Pumps in black (Casadei knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Barbarella” Stiletto Pumps
($79.98, Chinese Laundry)

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Update: This post has been updated on June 4, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Alright, I’ll just come out and say it: I like big bows and I cannot lie! And I’m not going to deny! OK, OK, enough with the rhymes and musical references, let’s cut straight to the chase: this suede d’orsay pump by newcomer Aminah Abdul Jillil with the oversized bow on the ankle is a picture-perfect example why I can’t resist anything with a big, fat bow on it. Take a moment and let the beauty of this shoe unfold before your eyes. Don’t you just love how bold and feminine this pump is? Especially in red suede? AH-MAZING! And the best thing is that it ain’t too expensive either: $215 is a solid price for a shoe this pretty if you ask me, but if you can’t justify spending that much on such a statement shoe, we’ve come up with a few budget-friendly alternatives that will give you the same look a little down below.

Aminah Abdul Jillil Oversized Bow Pumps in red suede

Aminah Abdul Jillil Oversized Bow Pumps
(£285, Harvey Nichols)

Style Bloggers Love Aminah Abdul Jillil

Style Bloggers such as Laura from Laura Lily, Blair from Atlantic-Pacific, Stella from Jadore-Fashion, Annabelle from VivaLuxury, Aimee from Song of Style and Helena from Brooklyn Blonde have all been spotted wearing Aminah Abdul Jillil Bow Pumps.

Style Bloggers wearing Aminah Abdul Jillil Bow Pumps

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NerissaDOS Bow-Embellished High Heel Pumps

Update (06/04/2015): Look at these fabulous Aminah Abdul Jillil bow pump dupes by Choies! Aren’t they just gorgeous. They’re available in 5 different colors (black, red, pink, green and blue) and sell for budget-friendly $26.90! Steal deal alert!

NerissaDOS Bow-Embellished High Heel Pumps in red, black, pink and green faux suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

NerissaDOS Bow-Embellished High Heel Pumps
($26.90, Choies)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Akira Black Label “Bravo” Pointed Toe Bow Ankle Strap Sandals

Update (06/04/2015): Discovered these lovely Aminah Abdul Jillil dupes by Akira Black Label which are also available in an open-toe version named “Happyls“.

Akira Black Label "Bravo" Pointed Toe Bow Ankle Strap Sandals in red and black faux suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

Akira Black Label “Bravo” Pointed Toe Bow Ankle Strap Sandalsls
($79.90, ShopAkira)

Betsey Johnson “Malissa” Bow-Detail Ankle Strap Pumps

Update (01/11/2015): Stumbled upon another Aminah Abdul Jillil inspired bow pump: “Malissa” by Betsey Johnson. Available in black and floral print.

Betsey Johnson "Malissa" Bow-Detail Ankle Strap Pumps in black (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

Betsey Johnson “Malissa” Bow-Detail Ankle Strap Pumps
($119.98, Betsey Johnson)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom Rack, Amazonamazon & 6pm.

Oasap Big Bowknot Black Stilettos

Another great option are these bow-accented d’orsay pumps which I have come across at Oasap. They only come in two colors, but those colors offered are very lovely, aren’t they? Plus, they’re moderately priced at a little over $70.

Oasap Big Bowknot Black Stilettos in rose pink and black faux suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

Oasap Big Bowknot Black Stilettos
($72.99, Oasap)

JustFab “Hadley” Oversized Ankle Bow d’Orsay Pumps

Alright, here we have the star of the Aminah Abdul Jillil look-a-likes: the “Hadley” by JustFab. Now isn’t she perfect? And surprisingly budget-friendly, too! Love, love, love this one.

JustFab "Hadley" Oversized Ankle Bow d'Orsay Pumps in red and black faux suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

JustFab “Hadley” Oversized Ankle Bow d’Orsay Pumpscj
($31.96, JustFab)

Mojo Moxy “Bowie” Oversized Pump d’Orsay Pumps

If you like it a little more girly, then this bow-adorned pump by Mojo Moxy might be the right fit instead. The bow on these is more feminine and less abstract than on the Aminah Abdul Jillil pumps, but the overall look is still the same. Also, I’m totally obsessed with the green color (♥)!

Mojo Moxy "Billie" Oversized Pump d'Orsay Pumps (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

Mojo Moxy “Bowie” Oversized Pump d’Orsay Pumpsamazon
($62.06, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMall & ModCloth.

Privileged “Panarama” Side Bow d’Orsay Platform Pumps

If you love the look of the Aminah Abdul Jillil Bow Pumps, but need a bit more height (e.g. because you’re petite), you might want to take a look at these platform-supported mega high heels by Privileged. Available in black, pink and blue faux suede. Same look, but with 6 inch heels!

Privileged "Panarama" Side Bow d'Orsay Platform Pumps in black faux suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

Privileged “Panarama” Side Bow d’Orsay Platform Pumps
($74.99, Shiekh)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, ShopAkira & eBayeBay.

Image source(s): Aminah Abdul Jillil, Laura Lily, Atlantic-Pacific, Jadore-Fashion, VivaLuxury, Song of Style, Brooklyn Blonde, Target, Choies, JustFab, Oasap, DSW, Shiekh

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Update: This post has been updated on November 13, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

I haven’t written about Barbara Bui shoes for a long time, but these shiny black python print platform high heels definitely deserve a mention. At first they looked Alexander Wang-ish to me due to their sexy yet sporty vibe which is a signature style of Wang. I was quite surprised to learn that these are actually one of Bui’s creations. What didn’t surprise me though? The steep price tag of $1.375! Because Barbara Bui + that kind of “Made in Italy“-craftmanship comes at a price.

Barbara Bui Python Biker Heels in black

Barbara Bui Python Biker Heelscj
($1.375, S|SENSE)

Kristen Stewart Loves Barbara Bui

Actress Kristen Stewart has been spotted wearing Barbara Bui Python Biker Heels with an all-black ensemble back in November 2012.

Kristen Stewart wearing black Barbara Bui Python Biker Heels

Shoe Republic “Movado” Stiletto Platform Heels

UPDATE (11/13/2013): Just discovered these designer-inspired platform sandals by Shoe Republic. Also available in pink and camel.

Shoe Republic "Movado" Stiletto Platform Heels in black (Barbara Bui knockoffs)

Shoe Republic “Movado” Stiletto Platform Heelspjx
($26, UrbanOG)

Qupid Pinch-05 Ankle Cuff Stiletto Platform Heels

UPDATE (10/05/2013): Just stumbled upon these Barbara Bui inspired platform heels by Qupid. Available in black, yellow and white faux leather.

Qupid Pinch-05 Ankle Cuff Stiletto Platform Heels in black (Barbara Bui knockoffs)

Qupid Pinch-05 Ankle Cuff Stiletto Platform Heelsamazon
($24.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ZooShoopjx.

Privileged “Drama” Extreme Platform Heels

UPDATE (07/13/2013): Here’s another Barbara Bui inspired heel by Privileged. Available in black or white faux leather.

Privileged "Drama" Extreme Platform Heels in black (Barbara Bui knockoffs)

Privileged “Drama” Extreme Platform Heelscj
($89.99, Heels.com)

Jennifer Chou “Carmelo” Mega Platform Heels

UPDATE (07/13/2013): Also discovered this mega platform heels by Jennifer Chou which are also quite inspired by Barbara Bui. Also available in neon yellow, pink, hologram silver and petrol patent.

Jennifer Chou "Carmelo" Mega Platform Heels in black (Barbara Bui knockoffs)

Jennifer Chou “Carmelo” Mega Platform Heelspjx
($134.95, Solestruck)

Steve Madden “DUBSTEP” Platform Sandals

UPDATE (05/22/2013): Just stumbled upon another Barbara Bui inspired platform by Steve Madden. Available in black, yellow and silver.

Steve Madden "DUBSTEP" Platform Sandals in black (Barbara Bui look-a-likes)

Steve Madden “DUBSTEP” Platform Sandalsls
($129.95, Steve Madden)

MIA Limited Edition “Rocco” Platform Sandals

Most of us won’t be able to afford the Barbara Bui heels, but with a little saving we might get the second best thing to the real deal which are these fabulous Bui look-a-likes by MIA Limited Edition. They’re not exactly what I’d consider a steal at $229 and I really wish they’d kept the pale pink insole, but the overall look is so staggeringly similar that I really don’t care too much. And since white heels are going to be huge this year, these are also available in white.

MIA Limited Edition "Rocco" Platform Sandals in black (Barbara Bui look-a-likes)

MIA Limited Edition “Rocco” Platform Sandalscj
($229.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, NORDSTROMls & Zapposcj.

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Update: This post has been updated on November 14, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you are looking for a way to liven up your fall/winter wardrobe, check out these platform pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti. They are the new Mary Jane and will look sensational with an A-line dress or pencil skirt and are easily transferable in colder weather with a pair of opaque tights. While a tad overpriced considering they aren’t terribly practical, you can be sure these are balanced and constructed to perfection. But if you’re like me and just want these for fun, check out some great and more affordable options below.

Giuseppe Zanotti I26115 Sculpted Ankle Strap Wedges in black suede

Giuseppe Zanotti I26115 Sculpted Ankle Strap Wedgescj
($310, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, S|SENSEcj & farfetchicon.

Jeffrey Campbell “Daytime” Ankle Strap Suede Wedge Pumps

UPDATE (11/29/2012): Jeffrey Campbell has too created a fabulous Zanotti alternative by coming up with the “Daytime” suede wedge pump. Love this one!

Jeffrey Campbell "Daytime" Ankle Strap Suede Wedge Pumps in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I26115 knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Daytime” Ankle Strap Suede Wedge Pumpspjx
($154.95, Solestruck)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Blink “Gagacyy” Ankle Strap Wedge Pumps

UPDATE (09/29/2012): Just came across these faux suede sculpted wedge pumps by Blink which double as great Zanotti alternatives, don’t you think?

Blink "Gagacyy" Ankle Strap Wedge Pumps in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I26115 knockoffs)

Blink “Gagacyy” Ankle Strap Wedge Pumpscj
($79.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

ALDO “Benett” Wedge Pumps

UPDATE (09/06/2012): Also stumbled upon these wedge pumps by ALDO which look just like the Zanotti heels minus the ankle strap. Available in red or black suede and nude patent.

ALDO "Benett" Wedge Pumps (Giuseppe Zanotti I26115 knockoffs)

ALDO “Benett” Wedge Pumpsls
($39.98, ALDO)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, ALDO UK & Amazon.co.ukamazon.

Privileged “Riio” Heelless Wedge Pumps

UPDATE (09/06/2012): Came across another Zanotti-esque platforms by Privileged. Available in black or taupe faux suede.

Privileged "Riio" Heelless Wedge Platform Pumps in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I26115 knockoffs)

Privileged “Riio” Heelless Wedge Pumpscj
($26.99, Shiekh)

Steve Madden “GRAVITYY” Suede Ankle Strap Wedges

This first style comes from one of our favorite look-for-less brands, Steve Madden. The great thing about these is that the brand has a reputation for well-made shoes that are fairly comfortable. They also come in a variety of colors and even though the cantilever effect isn’t as severe as the original, you’ll be thankful for the extra balance. I’d choose a pair in yellow to wear with my dark winter palette of black and grey and rock some textured tights for a little artsy flair.

Steve Madden "GRAVITYY" Suede Ankle Strap Wedges in black, pink, blue and yellow (Giuseppe Zanotti I26115 knockoffs)

Steve Madden “GRAVITYY” Suede Ankle Strap Wedgesamazon
($69.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj & 6pmcj.

Dollhouse “Confession” Ankle Strap Wedges

The second style by Dollhouse is less than half the price of the pair above and also available in some very fun colors. I personally haven’t worn their shoes before, but if you aren’t necessarily worrying about comfort and just want to wear these out to dinner and such, then it’s a great way to achieve the same look for a low price. Try the blue pair with some chrome and black accessories for a futuristic look, and you’ll have a very on-trend outfit for just a small investment.

Dollhouse "Confession" Ankle Strap Wedges in faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I26115 knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Confession” Ankle Strap Wedgesamazon
($40, Amazon)

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