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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 15, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Here we have another pair of the typically OTT Giuseppe Zanotti pumps. The silhouette is all very similar with the sky-high towering heel and some sort of exaggerated design. As usual, my initial liking towards Giuseppe Zanotti footwear always arises some mixed feelings, which later turn into a slight footwear obsession. Undeniably, these exaggerated peep-toe platform pumps are a form of creative vision. Likewise, they look amazing and really elongate one’s legs for a super flattering finish. I really love how Gabrielle Union paired these pumps with a simple yet elegant red dress.

Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 Suede Peep Toe Exaggerated Platform Pumps in purple

Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 Suede Peep Toe Exaggerated Platform Pumpsls
($750, NORDSTROM)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls & Saksls.

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Gabrielle Union, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Munn, Kelly Rowland, Lucy Liu & Jennifer Morrison wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 Suede Peep Toe Exaggerated Platform Pumps

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Qupid “Ellie” Extreme Platform Pumps

UPDATE (03/15/2014): Stumbled upon these Zanotti dupes by Qupid today. Available in black and red faux suede as well as silver faux leather.

Qupid "Ellie" Extreme Platform Pumps in red and black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 knockoffs)

Qupid “Ellie” Extreme Platform Pumpscj
($54.99, Heels.com)

Qupid Scandal-01 Square Toe Extreme Platform Pumps

UPDATE (06/22/2013): Came across another super similar and budget-friendly Zanotti I26111 look-a-like version by Qupid. Also available in black, mint yellow and blush faux suede.

Qupid Scandal-01 Square Toe Extreme Platform Pumps in faux coral suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 knockoffs)

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($19.60-$29.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ZooShoopjx & eBayeBay.

Chinese Laundry “Willy Wonka” Peep-toe Platform Pumps

UPDATE (11/18/2012): Just stumbled upon yet another fantastic Zanotti look-a-like pump by Chinese Laundry. It’s available in blush suede as pictured below and also in black leather and nude patent.

Chinese Laundry "Willy Wonka" Peep-toe Platform Pumps in blush suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Willy Wonka” Peep-toe Platform Pumpscj
($69.98, Chinese Laundry)

Sam Edelman “Alexa” Peep-toe Platform Pumps

Although Zanotti is known for his innovative style, Sam Edelman also brings an inventive touch in the footwear industry. Greatly mimicking the designer deal above, these “Alexa” Peep-toe Platform Pumps have a very similar shape and structure. And though the general motif is very comparable, the price tag makes a huge difference! These are not only futuristically beautiful, but also quite affordably priced at $130! Aside from this bright purple version pictured below, they are available in black suede as well.

Sam Edelman "Alexa" Peep-toe Platform Pumps in purple suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I26111 knockoffs)

Sam Edelman “Alexa” Peep-toe Platform Pumpsamazon
($130, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls & eBayeBay

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 10, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

You might remember these Jimmy Choo booties from our Copycat Math post from a few months ago. At that time, there was only a loosely inspired version by Steve Madden around, but now we’ve discovered a few more budget-friendly Jimmy Choo look-a-likes and decided these sexy cutout booties deserve a post of their own.

Jimmy Choo Drift Cutout Peep-Toe Suede Booties in burgundy

Jimmy Choo Drift Cutout Peep-Toe Suede Bootiesls
($995, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Farfetchls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Jimmy Choo

Celebs and personal style bloggers such as Nicole Kidman and Allegra from Very Allegra have been spotted wearing Jimmy Choo Drift Cutout Peep-Toe Suede Booties.

Nicole Kidman and Allegra (Very Allegra) wearing Jimmy Choo Drift Cutout Peep-Toe Suede Booties

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Shoe Republic LA “Umika” Cutout Booties

UPDATE (03/10/2014): Discovered yet another Jimmy Choo Drift dupe. I really like these faux suede booties by Shoe Republic LA. And they’re budget-friendly, too!

Shoe Republic LA "Umika" Cutout Booties in black and nude faux suede (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

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($59.95, Heels.com)

Therapy “La Trobe” Lattice-Detail Peep-Toe Booties

UPDATE (02/27/2014): And here’s another Jimmy Choo dupe I found! Check out these budget-friendly faux suede booties by Therapy. Only $59.95 AUD!

Therapy "La Trobe" Lattice-Detail Peep-Toe Booties in blue, black and taupe faux suede (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

Therapy “La Trobe” Lattice-Detail Peep-Toe Booties
($59.95 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at StyleTread.

GoJane No Pane No Gain Cut-Out Booties

UPDATE (02/21/2014): Just stumbled upon these Jimmy Choo bootie look-a-likes at GoJane. What do you think? Hot or not?

GoJane No Pane No Gain Cut-Out Booties (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

GoJane No Pane No Gain Cut-Out Booties
($32.10, GoJane)

Heart Soul “Patricia” Lattice Booties

The best dupe currently around would have to be these cutout peep-toe booties by Heart Soul. They’re pretty much an almost identical Jimmy Choo Drift look-a-like minus the designer price tag. I also really love the colors they come in: black, burgundy, blue and grey (faux suede).

Heart Soul "Patricia" Lattice Booties in black, burgundy and blue faux suede (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

Heart Soul “Patricia” Lattice Bootiescj
($44.94-$59.95, DSW)

P.S.: Also available at DailyLookcj & NORDSTROMls.

Steven by Steve Madden “FRANCES” Lattice Booties

We’ve shown you these Steven by Steve Madden booties before. If you like the general shoe design of the Choos but aren’t a fan of peep-toe in ankle boots, these here are a fab alternative. Available in wine, black and grey suede leather.

Steven by Steve Madden "FRANCES" Lattice Booties (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “FRANCES” Lattice Bootiesls
($169.95, Steve Madden)

Qupid Interest-28 Cut-Out Peep-toe Ankle Booties

And if you’re not a fan of suede and like your shoes cheap, here’s another Jimmy Choo look-a-like we’ve found: Qupid Interest-28 Cut-Out Peep-toe Ankle Booties. Available in black and pale gold metallic.

Qupid Interest-28 Cut-Out Peep-toe Ankle Booties in black (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

Qupid Interest-28 Cut-Out Peep-toe Ankle Bootiespjx
($33.90, UrbanOG)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Image source(s): MyTheresa, WWD, Very Allegra, GoJane, DSW, Steve Madden, UrbanOG

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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
($42.20, UrbanOG)

P.S.: Also available at LuLu*s.

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 Heelspjx
($33.90, UrbanOG)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, GoJanecj & 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)

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($89.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at UrbanOGpjx, Amazonamazon & Karmaloopls.

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. Use promo code “SMNOV1” to get 15% off orders of $100+ or “SMNOV8” for 20% off orders of $150+ at Steve Madden including free shipping! Offer valid through 11/30/2013. Some exclusions apply.

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 1, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you loved the “Early” ankle boot by Tabitha Simmons, you’ll probably fall in love with “Eva” as well as it is the high-heeled equivalent of Simmons’ “Early” ankle boot. I usually don’t get much use out of my peep-toe/open-toe booties, but I find these here so absolutely fabulous that I don’t really care how not practical they are! Unfortunately though, they are also very expensive. $1.145 – I don’t know about you, but that kind of money would pay quite a few bills in my house!

Tabitha Simmons Eva Open Toe Booties in black suede

Tabitha Simmons Eva Open Toe Suede Bootiescj
($1.145, Forward by Elyse Walker)

Julianne Moore Loves Tabitha Simmons

Actress Julianne Moore has been spotted wearing Tabitha Simmons Eva Open Toe Booties.

Julianne Moore wearing Tabitha Simmons Eva Open Toe Booties

Qupid Gianna-08 Zipper Buckle Peep Toe Stiletto Booties

UPDATE (11/01/2013): Found another Tabitha Simmons Eva dupe! Check out these budget-friendly faux leather peep-toe booties by Qupid.

Qupid Gianna-08 Zipper Buckle Peep Toe Stiletto Booties in black (Tabitha Simmons Eva knockoffs)

Qupid Gianna-08 Zipper Buckle Peep Toe Stiletto Bootiescj
($39.50, UrbanOG)

P.S.: Also available at GoJanecj.

Zigi Soho “Sincere” Booties

UPDATE (10/22/2013): Stumbled upon this Tabitha Simmons Eva inspired platform bootie version by Zigi Soho. What do you think? Yay or nay?

Zigi Soho "Sincere" Booties in black faux suede (Tabitha Simmons Eva knockoffs)

Zigi Soho “Sincere” Bootiescj
($79.95, DSW)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj & Amazonamazon.

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Brena” Peep-Toe Booties

Now look at these amazingly similar looking peep-toe booties by MICHAEL Michael Kors! So close to the Tabitha Simmons original but $920 cheaper! I think I even prefer the Michael Kors version in black leather because the smaller platform and the overall design looks a little sleeker to me. Available in black and burgundy leather as well as black suede.

MICHAEL Michael Kors "Brena" Peep-Toe Booties in black (Tabitha Simmons Eva knockoffs)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Brena” Peep-Toe Bootiesls
($143.49, DNA Footwear)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, NORDSTROMls, Neiman Marcusls & Michael Korsls.

Tony Bianco “Arcadia” High Heeled Peep-toe Booties

Our second look-a-like candidate, Tony Bianco‘s “Arcadia” bootie, is pretty much a spot-on dupe of the pricey Tabitha Simmons original but with a price tag of “only” $189.95 AUD! Also available in other colors such as beige and taupe.

Tony Bianco "Arcadia" High Heeled Peep-toe Booties in black (Tabitha Simmons Eva knockoffs)

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($189.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

P.S.: Also available at StyleTread & The Iconic.

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on September 16, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Writing up a post about these buckled booties by Balenciaga is a toughie for me. Why? Well, mainly because I don’t find myself very attracted to this type of masculine biker boots. Nor am I tall or skinny enough to pull off such a bulky boot. However, since these boots have been making the rounds on a number of style blogs and celebs lately, here you go with a few budget-friendly alternatives.

Balenciaga Cutout Buckled Booties in black

Balenciaga Cutout Buckled Bootiesls
($1.275, Barneys)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls & Matches Fashionls.

Celebrities Love Balenciaga

Miley Cyrus, Mary-Kate Olsen, Nicole Richie, Dakota Fanning, Rashida Jones and Nina Dobrev wearing black Balenciaga Cutout Buckled Booties

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Wanted “Plaza” Buckled Cut-Out Booties

UPDATE (09/16/2013): And I stumbled upon yet another budget-friendly Balenciaga dupe! Check out these faux leather buckle cut-out boots by Wanted. Only $54.95!

Wanted "Plaza" Buckled Cut-Out Booties in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Wanted “Plaza” Buckled Cut-Out Bootiescj
($54.95, DSW)

P.S.: Also available at Lori’spjx & Urban Outfitterscj.

Jessica Buurman “CRUSH” Buckled Cutout Boots

UPDATE (08/16/2013): Whoa! Now look at these fabulous, almost identical Balenciaga dupes by Jessica Buurman. Looking pretty awesome, right? Psst, if you sign up to the Jessica Buurman newsletter, you’ll receive 10% off your first order!

Jessica Buurman "CRUSH" Buckled Cutout Boots in black and gold (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “CRUSH” Buckled Cutout Boots
($149, Jessica Buurman)

Chicnova Retro PU Leather Boots

UPDATE (08/16/2013): And here we go again with yet another Balenciaga Buckle Bootie alternative. This one comes from Chicnova and is made of PU leather.

Chicnova Retro PU Leather Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Chicnova Retro PU Leather Boots
($60.30, Chicnova)

P.S.: Also available at Chicwish.

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Booties

UPDATE (08/16/2013): If you need a more wallet-friendly Balenciaga fix, this cutout boot by Qupid is a great look-a-like for under $50! Yay!

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Booties in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Bootiescj
($43.20, UrbanOG)

P.S.: Also available at GoJanecj, DSWcj & DailyLookcj.

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers

UPDATE (08/03/2013): Wild Diva have made a creeper version out of the highly coveted Balenciaga booties and called it Credence-11! Available in black or burgundy.

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepersamazon
($32.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at GoJanecj.

Office Ultimate 2 Buckled Ankle Boots

UPDATE (04/03/2013): Found yet another great Balenciaga inspired buckle boot! This one’s by Office, it costs £90 and there are only a few limited sizes left, so if you like these, you better hurry up to get these!

Office "Ultimate" Buckled Ankle Boots in black (Balenciaga look-a-likes)

Office Ultimate 2 Buckled Ankle Boots
(£85, Office)

Windsor Smith “Envy” Buckled Cutout Boots

UPDATE (01/26/2013): Just came across another great Balenciaga boot look-a-like by Windsor Smith. If you prefer a patent version, check out the “Encore” boot, also by Windsor Smith.

Windsor Smith "Envy" Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Windsor Smith “Envy” Buckled Cutout Boots
($179.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Soles “Magento” Buckled Cutout Boots

UPDATE (01/26/2013): Also found a second Australian Balenciaga alternative by Soles.

Soles "Magento" Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Soles “Magento” Buckled Cutout Boots
($159.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Steve Madden “AVE-A” Buckle Boots

As of now Steve Madden‘s “AVE-A” Buckle Boots are probably the closest and cheapest match to the Balenciaga boots.

Steve Madden "AVE-A" Buckle Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Steve Madden “AVE-A” Buckle Bootscj
($99.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Topshop “ARABEL” Cut Out Boots

Topshop comes in second in terms of the Balenciaga look with their $170 “ARABEL” boot that is also available in white and a black studded version.

Topshop "ARABEL" Cut Out Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Topshop “ARABEL” Cut Out Bootsls
($170, NORDSTROM)

Jeffrey Campbell “Roscoe” Cutout Boots

And of course, Jeffrey Campbell has come up with their own interpretation of Balenciaga’s bulky biker boot and named it “Roscoe”. It’s the most expensive of all look-4-less options ($248), but I like the shape of this boot the most and it’s the closest to the original.

Jeffrey Campbell "Roscoe" Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Roscoe” Cutout Bootscj
($248, NASTY GAL)

Jeffrey Campbell “Coltrane” Buckled Cutout Boots

Our reader Devon has found another Balenciaga boot look-a-like by Jeffrey Campbell which is even more similar than the “Roscoe” boot. Check out the “Coltrane” which comes in an array of uppers and colors and retails for $185!

Jeffrey Campbell "Coltrane" Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Coltrane” Buckled Cutout Bootscj
($185, NASTY GAL)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls, Karmaloopls & Solestruckpjx.

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