Update: This post has been updated on May 30, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Which girl doesn’t dream of having a pair of Manolo Blahniks to call her own? Unfortunately, price tags of $500 and upwards keep this dream from ever coming true. But fear not there are fab yet budget-friendly Manolo look-a-likes out there. And we have found a few great alternatives for those trying to save money. If I had a multimillionaire’s budget, I would gladly spend $755 on the Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby d’Orsay pumps. They look terrific, are super feminine and would make the perfect bridal shoe. Manolo high heels are also considered to be pretty comfy, so if I could I would already have these in my closet.

Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby D'Orsay Pumps in silver

Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby d’Orsay Pumpsls
($755, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, The RealReal, Vestiaire Collective & Bluefly.

Oscar de la Renta “Miss Bling” d’Orsay Pumps

Update (05/30/2013): Found this super lovely silver d’Orsay pump by Oscar de la Renta which instantly reminded me of Manolo Blahnik’s Sedaraby heels. Certainly not a steal $447 (sale price!), but they are still 40% cheaper than the Manolos.

Oscar de la Renta "Miss Bling" d'Orsay Pumps (Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby look-a-likes)

Oscar de la Renta “Miss Bling” d’Orsay Pumpsls
($447, Neiman Marcus)

Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk “Ivanna” d’Orsay Pumps

Update (09/22/2012): And here’s yet another Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby alternative. These Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk d’Orsay kitten heels are available in either silver faux leather or black and white satin.

Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk "Ivanna" d'Orsay Pumps in silver (Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby knockoffs)

Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk “Ivanna” d’Orsay Pumpsls
($74.95, Shoebuy)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

RSVP “Pretty” d’Orsay Pumps

Update (06/14/2012): Good news! Found another amazingly similar Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby look-a-like by RSVP. It has a satin upper and is available in an array of beautiful colors like fuchsia, blue, silver, gold and red.

RSVP "Pretty" d'Orsay Pumps in silver satin (Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby knockoffs)

RSVP “Pretty” d’Orsay Pumpsamazon
($79, Amazon)

J. Renee “Debut” Pumps

Update (08/18/2011): And almost a year after my last Sedaraby steal find, here’s another great under $50 Manolo look-a-like by J.Renee. Available in silver, gold, pewter, bronze leather as well as in black satin.

J. Renee "Debut" Pumps in silver (Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby knockoffs)

J. Renee “Debut” Pumpsls
($43, Nordstrom)

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

Steve Madden “WARE” Pumps

Update (09/14/2010): I really didn’t think I would stumble upon another knockoff of the Sedaraby, but Steve Madden apparently wanted to prove me wrong. His Sedaraby inspired pumps come in silver and gold leather as well as black satin.

Steve Madden WARE Pumps in silver (Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby knockoffs)

Steve Madden “WARE” Pumps
($44.99, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Steve Maddenls.

RSVP “Taran” D’Orsay Pumps

If you want a shoe in the identical style as shown above for a fraction of the price, RSVP has a great and budget-friendly alternative. Except for the heel, they look pretty much the same to me. And being priced at under $30 (sale price!) they are quite a steal, too. Also available in 5 other colors.

RSVP "Taran" Silver D'orsay Pumps

RSVP “Taran” D’Orsay Pumps
($26.70, 6pm)

Dyeables “Onyx” D’Orsay Pumps

These Manolo Blahnik look-a-likes by Dyeables are my personal favorites. They are a little more expensive than RSVP’s “Taran”, but overall I’d say you’ll get better quality. The upper material is a beautiful silk satin and the heel is 3″ only. Score!

Dyeables Onyx White D'orsay Peep-toe Pumps (Manolo Blahnik knockoffs)

Dyeables “Onyx” D’Orsay Pumps
($59.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Pelle Moda “Nemo” Pumps

These d’Orsay pumps by Pelle Moda are also great Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby knockoffs. The heel on there is again slightly different, but otherwise the shoes look practically identical. They also happen to be the more expensive knockoffs costing $70 (sale price!). Available in silver, black, bronze, platinum and pewter.

Pelle Moda "Nemo" Silver D'orsay Pumps

Pelle Moda “Nemo” D’Orsay Pumpscj
($70, Jildor)


Breakfast at Tiffany’s anyone? Sometimes all a girl needs is a classic pump with just a hint of glamour to take her from day to night. This Badgley Mischka Banner pump does just that. I’d totally be waving all kinds of banners for these if it wasn’t for the $200 price tag. Hello, RECESSION?! But have no fear, my glamorous dear, we found a steal that is such a great deal!

Badgley Mischka Banner Peep-toe Satin Pumps in black

Badgley Mischka Banner Peep-toe Satin Pumpsamazon
($145, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at DNA Footwearls.

rsvp “Rae” Peep-toe Pumps

How about a cheer from my old cheerleading days: “Rah, Rah, Yay, Yay… Gooooo Team!” – Hooray for these “Rae” pumps by rsvp. Practically identical except for the price. A winner at only $69! I’m thinking a couple of colors ought do for me. You?

rsvp "Rae" Peep-toe Satin Pumps in black, red, blue and plum satin (Badgley Mischka Banner knockoffs)

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($69, Zappos)

Image source(s): Bloomingdale’s, Zappos


As I always say, “A little glitter never hurt nobody!” – That’s why the designing duo of Badgley Mischka totally gets a double dose of airy French kisses for these adorable glitter pumps. My only concern? The rounded toe shape. Looks like it’ll give you some much needed or unneeded (your call) toe cleavage… hmph?

Badgley Mischka Kiss Kiss Slingback Glitter Pumps in gold

Badgley Mischka Kiss Kiss Slingback Glitter Pumpscj

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

rsvp “Daxton” Glitter Slingbacks

Get your rsvps in quickly if these glitter pumps (I’m thinking same toe cleavage) is your kind of party. Attending will be quite cheap as well. At only $59, you can party the night away in either gold, silver or black glitter.

rsvp "Daxton" Glitter Slingbacks in gold (Badgley Mischka Kiss Kiss knockoffs)

rsvp “Daxton” Glitter Slingbackscj
($59, Zappos)


Update: This post has been updated on May 24, 2011. Scroll down to see the new add.

Ahh, the fantasy continues. What fantasy you ask? My loquacious behavior for repeating the name Badgley Mischka (which I wrote about last week). But I will spare you all that today. I’m focused on how to convey the beauty of this red heel. Since I can’t seem to find the words, how about me painting a pretty picture for you?! Picture this: You’re at a glamorous event (Ms. Lady In Red), wearing these and dancing the night away. If you’re anything like me, you’d kick these babies off after dancing 3-4 songs and let others see the maker of your ravishing red heels! I know, I know, it’s a little pretentious, but can you blame me? Dammit for $200, I want to get my money’s worth! What’s a girl to do; competing with all those coveted, insanely expensive red bottom heels out there? 😉

Badgley Mischka Randee T-Strap Sandals in red satin

Badgley Mischka “Randee” T-Strap Sandalsls

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

Oasis “Liffly” Ruffle Sandals

UPDATE (05/24/2011): UK & European readers, rejoice! Found a nice Randee alternative by Oasis for you. Too bad they don’t come in fire red.

Oasis "Liffly" Ruffle Sandals in gold satin (Badgley Mischka Randee knockoffs)

Oasis “Liffly” Ruffle Sandalsls
(£65, Oasis)

Glint “Avalon” Sandals

UPDATE (12/07/2010): Here’s another fabulous non-platform alternative coming from Glint. These are available in navy, black, ivory and taupe satin.

Glint "Avalon" Sandals in navy satin (Badgley Mischka Randee knockoffs)

Glint “Avalon” Sandals
($99.95, NORDSTROM)

RSVP “Carol” Ruffled Sandals

Um… seriously, what does RSVP do? Sit around waiting for Badgley Mischka to design a heel; to only then, rush to knock it off? Or do I detect a mole? Because they have the BEST copies of Badgley Mischka’s heels! So if you’re not a “label whore” like myself (pin a rose on your nose) and don’t give 2 cents about having a designer label in your shoes, then girlfriend, once again, rsvp for these (ridiculously affordable) “Carol” heels. Which are nearly, undetectable copies of the (ritzy) “Randees”.

RSVP "Carol" Ruffled Sandals in red satin (Badgley Mischka Randee knockoffs)

RSVP “Carol” Ruffled Sandalscj
($88, Zappos)

Image source(s): Zappos, Oasis, NORDSTROM


Update: This post has been updated on October 29, 2010. Scroll down to see the new add.

Back in October we received a reader request from Yolanda who was looking for a more affordable version of Giuseppe Zanotti‘s I96070 Zipper Booties.

Hi In Their Closet Team,
I have a request to find a look-a-like for this bootie by Giuseppe Zanotti. I have looked high and low, and cannot find one.

Thanks in advance,

It always bugs me big time when I can’t help our readers out immediately, but I always make sure to archive all reader request in case I’ll stumble upon a knockoff in the future.

Giuseppe Zanotti I96070 Zipper Booties in black

Giuseppe Zanotti I96070 Zipper Bootiesamazon
($371.25, Amazon)

RSVP “Sadee” Peep-toe Booties

UPDATE (10/29/2010): Found yet another Giuseppe Zanotti alternative by RSVP. Available in black & brown leather as well as black suede.

RSVP "Sadee" Peep-toe Booties in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I96070 knockoffs)

RSVP “Sadee” Peep-toe Bootiescj
($89, Zappos)

Vince Camuto “Amber” Open-toe Booties

UPDATE (02/28/2010): Found another Zanotti knockoff by Vince Camuto. Available in an array of colors and finishes.

Vince Camuto "Amber" Open-toe Booties in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I96070 knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Amber” Open-toe Bootiesls
($89.95, Shoebuy)

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

Pink Duchess “Venus” Zipper Ankle Boots

Imagine my delight when I found these Pink Duchess booties! I instantly remembered Yolanda’s request. While these zipper booties might not be as delicate as the Zanottis their unbeatable price of $27.99 makes them an impulse purchase you won’t have to regret. Available in black, grey or brown.

Pink Duchess “Venus” / Donatella-8 Zipper Ankle Bootsls
($27.99, dELiA*s)


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