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Real vs. Steal – Céline Trio Crossbody Bag

by Irina on November 12, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on November 12, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

What is it about Céline handbags that makes me want to hand out my credit card, close my eyes and say: “But please, be gentle!“? I don’t know whether it’s the hype surrounding the French fashion house or the countless style bloggers toting around Céline beauties on their arm, but for some reason Céline bags have that enviable “je ne sais quoi“-factor that draws me to them. Not that I am anywhere in the position to actually buy a Céline bag right now. But not now doesn’t mean never, right? But until then, I’ll have to settle for a budget-friendly Céline Trio alternative, I guess.

Céline Trio Crossbody Bag in red

Céline Trio Crossbody Bag
(~$1.500, The RealReal)

Also available at Vestiaire Collective, Fashionphile & eBayeBay.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Céline

Celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Katy Perry, Mandy Moore, Kourtney Kardashian and style bloggers such as Chiara from The Blonde Salad and Ashley from Ring My Bell have all been spotted carrying Céline Trio Bag.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley (Ring My Bell), Chiara (The Blonde Salad), Katy Perry, Mandy Moore and Kourtney Kardashian carrying a Céline Trio Bag

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Mossimo Supply Co. Triple-compartment Crossbody Handbag

Update (11/12/2017): Happened to come across another set of fab and very affordable Céline Trio inspired crossbody bags! These are by Mossimo Supply Co. and can be bought for $22.99 at Target.

Mossimo Supply Co. Triple-compartment Crossbody Handbag in black and tan (Céline Trio dupes)

Mossimo Supply Co. Triple-compartment Crossbody Handbag
($22.99, Target)

BagInc “Geri” Small Three Layer Leather Shoulder Bag

Update (06/22/2016): Just spotted a set of fantastic Céline Trio dupe bags at BagInc. They come in either black, wine red, baby blue, orange, rose pink and beige leather and cost $89. Make sure to use promo code “SPRINGBAG” at checkout to receive 15% off your order at BagInc!

BagInc "Geri" Small Three Layer Leather Shoulder Bag in black and wine red (Céline Trio knockoffs)

BagInc “Geri” Small Three Layer Leather Shoulder Bag
($89, BagInc)

Mango “Cecile” Cross-Body Triple Bag

Update (02/16/2015): Discovered yet another Céline Trio bag look-a-like at Mango. This time, it’s available in red, black and white and costs $23.99!

Mango "Cecile" Cross-Body Triple Bag in red (Céline Trio knockoff)

Mango “Cecile” Cross-Body Triple Bag
($23.99, Mango)

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

Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag

Update (02/16/2015): Another budget-friendly and very similar Céline Trio bag look-a-like is available at Chicnova for under $20 in either black, tan or yellow.

Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag in black (Céline Trio knockoff)

Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag
($18.24, YesStyle)

Mango “Banana” Cross-Body Triple Bag

Update (12/27/2014): Stumbled upon this Céline Trio bag look-a-like at Mango today. So fab, right?

Mango Banana Cross-Body Triple Bag in black (Céline Trio knockoff)

Mango “Banana” Cross-Body Triple Bag
($59.99, Mango)

Forever 21 Detachable Crossbody Bag

Update (11/10/2014): Forever 21 decided to have a second go with this Céline Trio dupe. This time, the pockets are detachable as on the real deal. Available in either black, white or blue faux leather! LOVE this Céline Trio dupe!

Forever 21 Detachable Crossbody Bag in black and blue (Céline Trio knockoff)

Forever 21 Detachable Crossbody Bag
($14.99, Forever 21)

Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

Old Navy Crossbody Bag

Update (08/25/2014): Spotted these fabulous Céline Trio alternatives at Old Navy today. This Céline Trio look-alike only has two instead of three compartments, but who cares when it’s only $24.99? I especially love that the bag comes in a beautiful cobalt blue. Soooo pretty! Also available in red, black and dark brown faux leather as well as various metallic, printed and faux suede versions.

Old Navy Crossbody Bag in blue, red and black faux leather (Céline Trio knockoffs)

Old Navy Crossbody Bag
($24.99, Old Navy)

Jessica Buurman “AZUKA” Multifunctional Clutch Bag

Update (05/27/2014): Just stumbled upon this cute red baggie at Jessica Buurman which instantly reminded me of the Céline Trio bag. Available in either red, blue or black.

Jessica Buurman "AZUKA" Multifunctional Clutch Bag in red (Céline Trio knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “AZUKA” Multifunctional Clutch Bag
($55, Jessica Buurman)

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bag

Update (05/15/2014): One of our fabulous readers alerted us of this lovely and budget-friendly Céline Trio bag dupe at Forever 21. Available in red, black or ivory faux leather for $14.99 only (sale price)!

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bag in red and black (Céline Trio knockoff)

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bag
($14.99, Forever 21)

Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

Apt.9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bag

And the first one’s a total winner, right? These cute faux leather bags by Apt. 9 are a close match to the pricey Céline designer original yet they are currently on sale for a very wallet-friendly $24.99! Steal deal alert, woot woot! At this price, I’d probably get one in every color.

Apt.9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bag in red, black, tan and silver (Céline Trio knockoffs)

Apt.9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bag
($24.99, Kohl’s)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Bedford Gusset” Crossbody Bag

If you’re looking for a real leather option and are are ready to invest considerably more, then this triple zipper crossbody by MICHAEL Michael Kors is a great Céline Trio alternative. $160 seems like a lot for such a small bag, but it’s still better than $1.500, right? Sadly, the best colors are already sold out including my personal favorite, a beautiful cobalt blue huels! Boohoo! Waiting for a restock on this!

MICHAEL Michael Kors "Bedford Gusset" Crossbody Bag in red coral (Céline Trio knockoff)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Bedford Gusset” Crossbody Bagamazon
($159.99, Amazon)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls & Michael Kors.

Annabel Ingall “Jojo” Crossbody Bag

If you’re really dedicated to the look of Céline’s Trio bag but simply cannot spend as much, here’s another fabulous but also quite pricey designer bag alternative by Annabel Ingall which retails for $320. Size, color and shape of the bag are almost identical to the Trio, but the “Jojo” bag has an extra crossover strap.

Annabel Ingall "Jojo" Crossbody Bag (Céline Trio knockoff)

Annabel Ingall “Jojo” Crossbody Bagls
($320, Shopbop)

Also available at Revolve & Bloomingdale’s.

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Update: This post has been updated on October 26, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

If you are familiar with the fashion blogosphere I’m pretty sure you will all remember the studded Chloé Susan (also sometimes called “Susanna” or “Suzanna”) ankle boots below as they’ve created quite a buzz among fashion bloggers in 2009. Even though they cost more than a grand, people bought them like crazy and the boots soon were sold out everywhere.

Chloé Pre-Fall 2008 Red Studded Ankle Boots

Chloé Pre-Fall 2008 Black Studded Ankle Boots

Chloé “Susanna” Studded Ankle Bootsls
($1.380, Nordstrom)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Net-A-Porter, Barneysls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Neiman Marcusls, Matches Fashionls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, S|SENSE, Farfetch, MyTheresa, Breuninger, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Chloé Pre-Fall 2008

The studded ankle boots were part of Chloé’s Pre-Fall 2008 collection and came in an array of colors like red, white, black and green (my personal favorite!).

Chloé Pre-Fall 2008 Flat Studded Ankle Boots in red, white, black and green

Kate Bosworth & Sienna Miller Love Chloé

Famous fashionistas Kate Bosworth and Sienna Miller both sported the studded ankle boots in red. Kate was literally obsessed with those boots and wore them whenever possible last year. And can we blame her? They are so cute and both women looked absolutely fabulous wearing them, didn’t they?

Kate Bosworth and Sienna Miller wearing red Chloé Pre-Fall 2008 studded ankle boots

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Topshop KOWBOY Studded Western Boots

Update (10/26/2017): One more Chloé inspired bootie to add to the list! Found at Topshop. Faux suede for $75. Really like this one!

Topshop KOWBOY Studded Western Boots in black faux suede (Chloé Suzanna dupes)

Topshop KOWBOY Studded Western Boots
($75, Topshop)

Qupid Muni-03 Studded Booties

Update (10/26/2017): Also spotted these studded faux suede Susanna bootie look-alikes by Qupid which I think are yet another lovely designer alternative. Make sure to use our exclusive promo code INTHEIRCLOSET at checkout which gives you 15% off on orders of $45 or more at ZooShoo.

Qupid Muni-03 Studded Booties in black, rose pink and grey faux suede (Chloe Susanna dupes)

Qupid Muni-03 Studded Bootiespjx
($42, ZooShoo)

Also available at Zulily & Amazonamazon.

New Look Wide Fit Black Suedette Stud Buckle Ankle Boots

Update (10/26/2017): And here are more Chloé look for less candidates which I discovered at New Look. Currently on sale for £22.49. Available in a wide fit in black or burgundy faux suede.

New Look Wide Fit Black Suedette Stud Buckle Ankle Boots in black and red suedette (Chloé Suzanna inspired)

New Look Wide Fit Black Suedette Stud Buckle Ankle Boots
(£22.49, New Look)

Also available at ASOS.

Missguided Studded Multi Buckle Ankle Boots

Update (09/20/2017): Stumbled upon various new Chloé Susanna dupes including these fab darlings at Missguided. They come in red, black or chestnut brown and retail for $80.95 (now on sale for $40.95. By the way, US students get a 40% discount at Missguided.

Missguided Studded Multi Buckle Ankle Boots in red and black (Chloe Susanna dupes)

Missguided Studded Multi Buckle Ankle Boots
($40.95, Missguided)

Also available at ASOS, Missguided (UK) & Missguided (EU + International).

River Island Triple Buckle Suede Western Booties

Update (09/20/2017): Another cute option are these pale pink suede booties by River Island which are perforated rather than studded, but the overall design still screams very much Chloé Susanna boot. Also available in black suede.

River Island Triple Buckle Suede Western Booties in pale pink (Chloé Susanna inspired)

River Island Triple Buckle Suede Western Booties
($96, River Island)

Also available at River Island (UK)ls & River Island (EU + International).

Sacha Buckled Studded Ankle Boots

Update (09/20/2017): And here’s one more great Chloé boot dupe to add to the list! Found at Sacha. Price: €109.99.

Sacha Buckled Studded Ankle Boots in black (Chloé Susan dupes)

Sacha Buckled Studded Ankle Boots
(€109.99, Sacha)

Fashion Thirsty Studded Ankle Booties

Update (06/20/2017): Discovered these budget-friendly Chloé boot look-alikes by Fashion Thirsty which cost less than 30 and look super fab, right? Steal deal alert!

Fashion Thirsty Studded Ankle Booties in black and silver (Chloé Susanna inspired)

Fashion Thirsty Studded Ankle Bootiesamazon
($27.99, Amazon)

Catwalk Studded Faux Suede Ankle Boots

Update (06/20/2017): Also spotted another pair of Chloé inspired studded ankle boots by Catwalk at Deichmmann today; this time in a faux suede version with silver hardware. Price: €39.90 (or £34.99). Really like these cute booties!

Catwalk Studded Faux Suede Ankle Boots in black faux suede and silver (Chloé Susan inspired)

Catwalk Studded Faux Suede Ankle Boots
(€39.90, Deichmann)

Also available at Deichmann (UK).

Catwalk Studded Ankle Boots

Update (12/28/2016): Good news everyone! The fab and budget-friendly Chloé Susanna bootie dupes by Catwalk have been finally restocked at Deichmann! I’m obsessed! So obsessed in fact, I made sure to buy these for myself first and what can I say? I am totally smitten with these ankle boots! The quality and design are very good, especially for the price. And the best thing: they’re super budget-friendly at just €39.90 (or £29.99), almost all sizes are still in stock, plus you get free shipping and free returns, so there’s absolutely no excuse not to buy these!

Catwalk Studded Ankle Boots in black and gold (Chloé Susanna dupes)

Catwalk Studded Ankle Boots
(€39.90, Deichmann)

Also available at Deichmann (UK).

Lemaré “Chantal” Studded Ankle Boots

Update (11/11/2016): OMG! Just spotted these insanely similar Chloé Susanna boot dupes by Lemaré! Aren’t they absolutely gorgeous? And so spot-on to the real deal, too! They come in various colors and uppers and you can even choos between different metal hardwares (silver or gold). The price is a little steep at €260, but I don’t think I have seen a Chloé Susanna dupe as spot-on as this one, so it might be worth the investment! You better don’t wait around for them to go on sale because these babies will sell out fast!

Lemaré "Chantal" Studded Ankle Boots in black (Chloé Susanna dupes)

Lemaré “Chantal” Studded Ankle Boots
(€260, Görtz)

L’idea by Lori Studded Ankle Boots

Update (09/20/2016): Run, don’t walk and get these kickass Chloé dupes by L’idea by Lori ASAP because these beauties are by far the best and most spot-on Chloé Susanna knockoffs I’ve seen yet! They do come at a price, yes, but just look at the quality and all the details – a splurge worth making if you ask me. Anyway, these are definitely going to sell out quickly, believe me, so if you feel yourself fancying these babies, don’t contemplate too long and buy them now before it’s too late!

L'idea by Lori Studded Ankle Boots in black and gold (Chloe Susanna dupes)

L’idea by Lori Studded Ankle Boots
($338.95, Bluefly)

Bronx “Reza” Studded Ankle Boots

Update (09/20/2016): Chloé Susanna boot dupes are obviously still going strong because I also happened to come across these new Chloé inspired studded booties by Bronx which are currently on sale for €98.95 at Zalando and come in various colors including black, burgundy or white.

Bronx "Reza" Studded Ankle Boots in black, burgundy and white (Chloe Susanna dupes)

Bronx “Reza” Studded Ankle Boots
(€98.95, Zalando)

Also available at Omoda, Görtz, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon, Amazon.itamazon, Amazon.esamazon, Sarenza & About You.

Office “Lucky Charm” Studded Ankle Boots

Update (07/06/2016): One year after the last Chloé Susan dupe find, here’s another great alternative which I have recently discovered at Office. This time they came out with a bunch of gorgeous new colors and uppers including this black suede-like nubuck version and a white leather one and I’m absolutely obsessed with both of them! Price: £85 (some colors are currently on sale for £60). YAS!

Office "Lucky Charm" Studded Ankle Boots in black nubuck and white (Chloe Susan knockoffs)

Office “Lucky Charm” Studded Ankle Boots
(£60, Office)

Also available at ASOS, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Zalando, Selfridges & Office Shoes (DE).

Jeffrey Campbell “Combust” Micro-Stud Ankle Boots

Update (07/21/2015): Discovered yet another Chloé Susanna dupe by Jeffrey Campbell today. The sculptural heel is the major difference between the real and the steal deal, but otherwise it’s a pretty spot-on dupe!

Jeffrey Campbell "Combust" Micro-Stud Ankle Boots in black (Chloé Susanna knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Combust” Micro-Stud Ankle Bootsls
($270, Shopbop)

Moda In Pelle “Coraline” Studded Ankle Boots

Update (04/24/2015): Stumbled upon these Chloé Suzanna inspired studded booties by Moda In Pelle. Available in black and burgundy leather.

Moda In Pelle "Coraline" Studded Ankle Boots in black (Chloé Suzanna knockoffs)

Moda In Pelle “Coraline” Studded Ankle Bootsamazon
(£95.96, Amazon.co.uk)

Ash “Joyce” Studded Suede Ankle Boots

Update (11/01/2013): Stumbled upon these lovely Chloé inspired suede ankle boots by Ash. So pretty, right? Available in black or stone suede.

Ash "Joyce" Studded Suede Ankle Boots in black (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Ash “Joyce” Studded Suede Ankle Boots
($89.50, Last Call by Neiman Marcus)

Jessica Buurman “Carmen” Studded Ankle Boots

Update (09/20/2013): And here’s another spot-on Chloé Susanna dupe which I discovered at Jessica Buurman! Not a steal at $139, but so similar to the real deal, don’t you agree? Available in black and white with either gold or silver hardware. Use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order!

Jessica Buurman "Carmen" Studded Ankle Boots in white and black gold silver (Chloé Susanna dupes)

Jessica Buurman “Carmen” Studded Ankle Boots
($139, Jessica Buurman)

A similar version is available at Choies.

Sugar “Clipper” Studded Ankle Boots

Update (07/29/2013): Just found another lovely and super cheap Chloé Susan Boot dupe by Sugar. On sale for only $29.97!

Sugar "Clipper" Studded Ankle Boots in black (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Sugar “Clipper” Studded Ankle Boots
($29.97, Kohl’s)

Bumper Anka-01 Studded Buckle Ankle Booties

Update (07/29/2013): Discovered yet another budget-friendly Chloé Susan dupe at GoJane. By Bumper and available in either black or burgundy red faux leather.

Bumper Anka-01 Studded Buckle Ankle Booties in black and burdguny red (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Bumper Anka-01 Studded Buckle Ankle Booties
($41.10, GoJane)

N.Y.L.A. “Klueless” Studded Ankle Boots

Update (05/03/2013): Just stumbled upon these Chloé inspired studded booties by N.Y.L.A.. Available in black or tan for $45.99 (sale price)!

N.Y.L.A. "Klueless" Studded Ankle Boots in black

N.Y.L.A. “Klueless” Studded Ankle Bootsamazon
($45.99, Amazon)

Forever 21 Buckled Ankle Boots

Update (01/08/2013): One of our wonderful readers found these amazing and budget-friendly Chloé Susanna look-a-like booties at Forever 21. Better order them ASAP as I predict that these will sell out in no time!

Forever 21 Buckled Ankle Boots in black and red (Chloé Susanna knockoffs)

Forever 21 Buckled Ankle Boots
($39.80, Forever 21)

Vince Camuto “Tema” Studded Booties

Update (10/08/2012): I think I might have a new Chloé Doppelgänger favorite! These studded booties by Vince Camuto are not a direct 1:1 knockoff, but I love the quality of these ankle boots and while they have a few differences in design these still ooze the same look as the Chloé Susan booties, don’t they? Price: $132.63 (sale price!) & available in black, wolf grey and black brown.

Vince Camuto "Tema" Studded Booties in black (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Tema” Studded Bootiesamazon
($110.65, Amazon)

Therapy “Piccadilly” Studded Booties

Update (10/08/2012): For all the Australian Chloé fans, here’s a great and affordable Susan alternative by Therapy.

Therapy "Piccadilly" Studded Booties in black (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Therapy “Piccadilly” Studded Bootiesls
($34.98 AUD, StyleTread)

Steve Madden “MADHOUSE” Ankle Boots

Update (10/25/2012): Good news! Steve Madden‘s “MADHOUSE” booties are now also available at ASOS! Get them now before they sell out!

Steve Madden "MADHOUSE" Ankle Boots in black (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Steve Madden “MADHOUSE” Ankle Bootsamazon
($59.94, Amazon)

Also available at ASOS & Sarenza.

AX Paris Buckle Stud Ankle Boots

Update (10/25/2012): Found yet another Chloé Susan inspired boot. These AX Paris faux leather booties are not an exact match, but still similar enough to see the inspiration behind it.

AX Paris Buckle Stud Ankle Boots in black (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

AX Paris Buckle Stud Ankle Boots
(£45, AX Paris)

River Island “Saline” Suede Studded Booties

Update (10/02/2012): Here we go again. A new Chloé Susan inspired bootie has popped up. I really like the playful design of these suede ankle boots by River Island. They are available in black, red and white.

River Island "Saline" Suede Studded Booties in black and red (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

River Island “Saline” Suede Studded Booties
($158.31, ASOS)

Shoe Republic LA “Arly” Studded Booties

Update (09/06/2012): And here’s yet another Chloé Susan inspired bootie. These Shoe Republic LA ankle boots are available in black, brown and camel faux suede.

Shoe Republic LA "Arly" Studded Booties in black faux suede (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Shoe Republic LA “Arly” Studded Booties
($52, LuLu*s)

Topshop “ALVIN” Studded Western Boots

Update (08/25/2012): And here’s Topshop‘s version of the Chloé studded bootie: “ALVIN”; available for $90 (sale price!) in black, tan and burgundy leather.

Topshop "ALVIN" Studded Western Boots in black (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Topshop “ALVIN” Studded Western Boots
($90, Topshop)

ASOS “Amazon” Leather Studded Biker Boots

Update (08/25/2012): Finally, ASOS has joined the ranks of Office, Bronx, Schuh and the likes with their very own Chloé Susan boot look-a-like. It’s a bit bulkier than the original with a biker boot feel to it, but overall it still looks a lot like the highly popular Chloé bootie.

ASOS AMAZON Leather Studded Biker Boots in black (Chloé Susanna knockoffs)

ASOS “Amazon” Leather Studded Biker Boots
($72.12, ASOS)

Office “Nighthawk” Stud Booties

Update (07/06/2012): Good news! Office’s “Nighthawk” boots are now also available in red and white leather! Yay! But you better hurry, these shoes are flying off the shelves!

ITC reader Mat gave us a heads-up on these Chloé Susan boot look-a-like by Office. It sure looks like the identical sister of Office’s “Manic” boot which sold out a year ago or so. Available in black or brown.

Office "Nighthawk" Stud Booties in black and red (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Office “Nighthawk” Stud Booties
(£80, Office)

Schuh “Bob” Studded Ankle Boots

Update (07/06/2012): Chloè Susan look-a-likes are now rolling in like crazy. Schuh has a fab, almost identical version in black.

Schuh "Bob" Studded Ankle Boots in black (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Schuh “Bob” Studded Ankle Boots
(£49.99, Schuh)

Blink Black Leather Studded Buckle Ankle Boots

Update (07/06/2012): And here we go again with yet another amazingly similar Chloé knockoff; this one’s by Blink and made of real leather.

Blink Black Leather Studded Buckle Ankle Boots (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Blink Black Leather Studded Buckle Ankle Boots
(£89.99, New Look)

Jeffrey Campbell “Starburst” Studded Ankle Boots

Update (05/30/2012): Jeffrey Campbell‘s highly-coveted “Starburst” booties are now available for European fans for at British shoe e-tailer Office. Better get them quick before they sell out!

Free People always seems to get the best Jeffrey Campbell styles. First they got the awesome Ann Deumeulemeester lace-up boots and now they sell knockoffs of the iconic Chloé studded ankle boots (Free People call this style “Northern Lights” while JC and other retailers named it “Starburst”). Don’t they look almost identical? The heel is a bit off, but the studs and buckles are pretty close to the original. The only downsides are that the Jeffrey Campbell studded booties don’t come in red. But the boots are available in black, white and brown, so if you always wanted a budget-friendlier alternative, these Jeffrey Campbell knockoffs are probably your last and only chance as the Chloé booties are a couple of seasons old now.

Jeffrey Campbell "Starburst" Studded Booties in black (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Starburst” Studded Ankle Boots
(£120, Office)

Also available at eBayeBay & Sarenza.

GoJane Microstud Buckle Booties

Update (05/21/2012): For all the budget-conscious Chloé fans out there, here’s a fab and steal-worthy Susan boot look-a-like by GoJane which comes in 4 different colors.

GoJane Microstud Buckle Booties (Chloé Susan knockoffs)

GoJane Microstud Buckle Booties
($51.60, GoJane)

Office “Manic” Stud Strap Boots

Update (05/19/2010): Office have just restocked their awesome, almost identical Chloé knockoffs for the 4th time and reduced the price by £15. If you missed out on these in the past, this is probably your last chance to get hold of these booties.

Office Manic Studded Strap Ankle Boots in black (Chloé Pre-Fall 2008 Studded Boots knockoffs)

Office “Manic” Stud Strap Boots
(£52, Office)

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Satin sandal slides have been a huge trend this year and Gianvito Rossi just knows how to make a chic summer flat that will look fabulous both with dressy dresses or with casual jeans or shorts. I love the effortlessness of being able to simply slide into a shoe and be instantly ready to go. These are the perfect shoes for a summer vacation! If you have the lavish shopping budget to opt for a pair of flats that’ll set you back $595, of course.

Gianvito Rossi Fringed Satin Mule Slides in yellow, black and red

Gianvito Rossi Fringed Satin Mule Slidesls
($595, Bergdorf Goodman)

Chinese Laundry “Pattie” Frayed Satin Slide Sandals

Luckily, we’ve been able to find a just as chic alternative by Chinese Laundry which looks a lot like the designer real deal above, but will cost you less than $40 (currently on sale for $22.99 down from $49.95). These stylish satin slides come in four different colors, but the rose and the nude version are my personal favorites! Steal deal alert!

Chinese Laundry "Pattie" Frayed Satin Slide Sandals (Gianvito Rossi dupes)

Chinese Laundry “Pattie” Frayed Satin Slide Sandalsamazon
($22.99, Amazon)

Also available at Macy’s, 6pm, Zappos, Francesca’s & Chinese Laundry.

Mango “Nilo” Fringe Satin Sandals

If you want to save even more, check out these super cute satin slide sandals by Mango which come in either orange or lavender and are currently on sale for $29.99 (were $49.99). They have a more prominent fringe, but the overall design is still strinkingly similar to the Gianvito Rossi designer version. Love these!

Mango "Nilo" Fringe Satin Sandals in orange and lavender (Gianvito Rossi inspired)

Mango “Nilo” Fringe Satin Sandals
($29.99, Mango)

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

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, Amazon, Mango

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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.

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Wild Diva Akira-24 Ankle Cuff Bow d’Orsay Pumps

Update (05/19/2017): Stumbled upon another bow heel dupe today! It’s by Wild Diva, looks very much like the real deal, comes in various colors and costs only $35! Make sure to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 15% off your order of $45+ at ZooShoo!

Wild Diva Akira-24 Ankle Cuff Bow d'Orsay Pumps in red and black faux suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil dupes)

Wild Diva Akira-24 Ankle Cuff Bow d’Orsay Pumpspjx
($35, ZooShoo)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Nordstrom Rack & Charlotte Russe.

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)

A similar version is 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 “Happy”.

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, Akira)

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)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack, Amazonamazon & 6pm.

Jessica Buurman “Angop” Ankle Side Bow Cut Out Pumps

First ones in line would have to be these lovely side bow pumps by Jessica Buurman. They’re not that much cheaper than the real deal (you’ll save $76!), but they are cheaper and very similar to the Aminah Abdul Jillil heels above, so there’s that. Make sure to sign up to the newsletter to save a few extra bucks! Available in red, black, blue, green and pale pink suede.

Jessica Buurman "Angop" Ankle Side Bow Cut Out Pumps in red, black, blue and green suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Angop” Ankle Side Bow Cut Out Pumps
($139, Jessica Buurman)

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 $37.99.

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

Oasap Big Bowknot Black Stilettos
($37.99, 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)

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)

Also available at Akira & eBayeBay.

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

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Update: This post has been updated on April 3, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Now that Christmas is only 2 days away I know you’re probably super busy shopping for last minute gifts (guilty as charged!), wrapping presents and finalizing your Christmas menu, but there’s always some time to appreciate a beautiful shoe, right? This red suede fringed block-heel beauty by Aquazzura might look familiar as we’ve featured its 4″ stiletto heel sibling in a previous Real vs. Steal post. But as much as we love a sky-high stiletto high-heel shoe, even the comfiest of them still isn’t comfy. Wearing high heels is painful, often exhausting, sometimes even downright dangerous (hello, cobblestone pavement!), so I’m super happy to see mid-heeled block-heels taking the wheel in the footwear trend scene right now. Because happy feet = happy me! And these Aquazzura sandals are a prime example that show that block-heeled shoes can look just as sexy and beautiful as their high-heeled counterparts. Too bad these beauties cost a whopping $785 though! Luckily, we’ve found a few budget-friendly alternatives that will give you the designer look for a fraction of the price.

Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringe Block-Heel City Sandals in red suede

Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringe Block-Heel City Sandalsls
($785, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Shopbopls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Barneysls, Matches Fashionls, Farfetchls, MyTheresa, Selfridges, Luisaviaroma & Lane Crawfordls.

Sole Society “Sera” Fringe Strap Heeled Sandals

Update (04/03/2017): Spotted these amazingly similar fringe block heel sandals at Sole Society which look just like the real deal, but cost only a fraction of the price. Available for $89.95 in red, taupe or blue suede.

Sole Society "Sera" Fringe Strap Heeled Suede Sandals (Aquazzura Wild Thing City dupes)

Sole Society “Sera” Fringe Strap Heeled Sandalsls
($89.95, Nordstrom)

Also available at Sole Society & QVCcjcj.

JustFab “Jean” Fringe Block Heeled Sandals

Update (04/03/2017): Also discovered these budget-friendly Aquazzura Wild Thing City dupes at JustFab. They come in 4 colors (taupe, red, black and yellow) and can be yours for as low as $9.99 (first item purchase for JustFab members). Stea deal alert!

JustFab "Jean" Fringe Block Heeled Sandals in red and yellow faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing City dupes)

JustFab “Jean” Fringe Block Heeled Sandals
($9.99, JustFab)

BP. “Karla” Block Heel Ankle Wrap Sandals

Update (04/03/2017): Another great Aquazzura alternative are these block heel sandals by BP. which are made of genuine leather and retail for $59.95. They miss the fringe detail on the front strap, but the overall design is still quite similar to the designer version above. Available in blush, blue and black suede.

BP. "Karla" Block Heel Ankle Wrap Sandals in blush and blue (Aquazzura Wild Thing City inspired)

BP. “Karla” Block Heel Ankle Wrap Sandalsls
($59.95, Nordstrom)

Spurr “Aisha” Fringe Block Heels

Update (01/28/2017): Stumbled upon another lovely Aquazzura Wild Thing City alternative today! “Aisha” by Spurr looks a lot like the real deal, comes in 3 colors (coral, black and pink blush microsuede) and costs $41.97 AUD!

Spurr "Aisha" Fringe Block Heels in coral and blush pink micro suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing City dupes)

Spurr “Aisha” Fringe Block Heels
($41.97 AUD, The Iconic)

Athena Alexander “Saige” Fringed Ankle Wrap Sandals

May I introduce you to “Saige” by Athena Alexander? A gorgeous and spot-on Aquazurra Wild Thing City dupe available in either red, grey or black faux suede for $97.95. No need to spend $800 if you can have the exact same designer look for under $100, right?

Athena Alexander "Saige" Fringed Ankle Wrap Sandals in red faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing City dupes)

Athena Alexander “Saige” Fringed Ankle Wrap Sandalsamazon
($97.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Zappos, 6pm & DSW.

Kaitlyn Pan Fringed Suede Lace-Up Tassel Block Heel Sandals

My favorite Aquazzura Wild Thing alternative however is this one by Kaitlyn Pan. Why? Well, first off: it’s just as spot-on as the Athena Alexander version, but it is made of genuine suede and also costs $13 less ($84.99). Plus, the available colors (red, blue = my fave, tan and black) are absolutely gorgeous, too.

Kaitlyn Pan Fringed Suede Lace-Up Tassel Block Heel Sandals in red (Aquazzura Wild Thing City dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Fringed Suede Lace-Up Tassel Block Heel Sandalsamazon
($84.99, Amazon)

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Sole Society, JustFab, Nordstrom, The Iconic, Amazon

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