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I have already written in length how much I love everything “Rockstud” from Valentino, so I won’t even start elaborating how I lust over these pyramid studded ankle wrap espadrilles. But the whopping $895 price tag attached to these summer shoe beauties makes them absolutely inaccessible for me. So when I spotted the non-studded ShoeDazzle “Morena” espadrilles shown below, I thought these would be the perfect fit for a DIY Valentino Rockstud project. Personally, I’m not much of a DIYer, but since this DIY idea would only require ironing on a couple of pre-glued studs, the task sounds actually manageable even for absolute DIY beginners like me. What do you think? Are these shoes worth the effort?

DIY Idea - Valentino Rockstud Double Ankle-Wrap Flat Espadrilles

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Ash “Zania” Studded Ankle Wrap d’Orsay Espadrille Flats

Update (05/08/2016): Spotted the perfect Valentino Rockstud espadrille look-alikes today! They’re by Ash, come in either black, white, snakeskin or ponyhair animal print and they’re currently on sale for under $80 at Amazon (sale price!). Yay!

Ash "Zania" Studded Ankle Wrap d'Orsay Espadrille Flats in white and black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Ash “Zania” Studded Ankle Wrap d’Orsay Espadrille Flatsamazon
($79.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Last Call by Neiman Marcusls, Jildor, Amazon #2amazon, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon, Farfetchls & Jades24.

Rebecca Minkoff “Gilles” Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrille Flats

Update (03/25/2016): Found a high-quality Rockstud dupe in these Rebecca Minkoff studded espadrille flats. $175, but so fab, right? Available in black, coral, white and denim.

Rebecca Minkoff "Gilles" Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Rebecca Minkoff “Gilles” Studded Ankle Wrap Espadrille Flats
($175, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Revolve, Neiman Marcusls, Amazonamazon, Nordstromls, Rebecca Minkoff & Saks Fifth Avenuels.

Forever 21 Ankle Strap Espadrilles

Update (03/25/2016): And here’s another suitable and budget-friendly alternative for the Valentino Rockstud DIY project which I’ve found at Forever 21. Available in nude or black faux leather for $19.90.

Forever 21 Ankle Strap Espadrilles in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud inspired)

Forever 21 Ankle Strap Espadrilles
($19.90, Forever 21)

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

Halogen “Dylan” Espadrille Flats

Update (03/05/2016): Discovered these Halogen espadrilles which instantly reminded me of the Valentino Rockstuds above. Available in black or ivory leather for $89.95.

Halogen "Dylan" Espadrille Flats in ivory and black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Halogen “Dylan” Espadrille Flatsls
($89.95, Nordstrom)

Cute to the Core “Mandy” Studded Espadrille Sandals

Update (10/16/2015): Spotted another ready-to-wear Valentino Rockstud dupe if you can’t be bordered to do it yourself. This one’s by Cute to the Core, costs $35 and comes in either black, leopard print or metallic pink.

Cute to the Core "Mandy" Studded Espadrille Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Cute to the Core “Mandy” Studded Espadrille Sandalspjx
($35, ZooShoo)

JustFab “Kesnia” Espadrille Flats

Update (04/21/2015): If you can’t be bothered with DIY-ing, why not opt for these spot-on, ready-to-wear Valentino espadrille dupes by JustFab instead?

JustFab Kesnia Studded Double Ankle Wrap Flat Espadrilles (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

JustFab “Kesnia” Espadrille Flatscj
($31.96, JustFab)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, ShoeDazzle, Jildor, Amazon, Rebecca Minkoff, Forever 21, Nordstrom, ZooShoo, JustFab

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Menswear is ultimately my favorite trend, but the femininity of these Chloé wedges is irresistible. Though they may have a feminine touch, you can wear them in a multitude of ways including menswear aesthetic. The bow tie adds just the right amount of dynamism between it and the design, without distracting from the simplistic beauty of the shoe. This would be a very fashion-worthy splurge if they were in my budget. As I am not able to invest in Chloé wedges, the steal below is a splendid alternative.

Chloé Penelope Wedge Sandals in camel

Chloé Penelope Wedge Sandalsls
($695, Nordstrom)

Celebrities Love Chloé

Rachel Bilson and LeAnn Rimes wearing Chloé Penelope Wedge Sandals

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Jeffrey Campbell “Nueva” Studded Ankle Wrap Wedges

Update (03/30/2016): After such a long time I just spotted this lovely Chloé dupe by Jeffrey Campbell. Available in nude or black leather.

Jeffrey Campbell "Nueva" Studded Ankle Wrap Wedges in nude (Chloé Penelope knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Nueva” Studded Ankle Wrap Wedges
($170, Revolve)

ShoeDazzle “Lydia” Ankle Wrap Wedge Sandals

Update (08/21/2012): And here’s the first almost identical Chloé look-a-like by ShoeDazzle. And it’s currently on sale, too! Yay!

ShoeDazzle "Lydia" Ankle Wrap Wedge Sandals in camel (Chloé knockoffs)

ShoeDazzle “Lydia” Ankle Wrap Wedge Sandals
($29.96, ShoeDazzle)

Chinese Laundry “Daiquiri” Wedge Sandals

Update (04/18/2012): Chinese Laundry has also come up with a very similar wedge sandal which is currently on sale for $69.98.

Chinese Laundry "Daiquiri" Wedge Sandals in black and brown (Chloé Penelope knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Daiquiri” Wedge Sandals
($69.98, Chinese Laundry)

Steve Madden “ANGUILLA” Wedge Sandals

Steve Madden earns the role of a hero when it comes to imitating designs from very lavish labels, hence Chloé. First off, I have to mention my affinity for these shoes because I simply cannot find a single flaw about them. The wedge height is stellar, and so is every other detail! They are lacking the bow detail, but the buckle makes a wonderful substitute and really adds a casual element. If I have yet to convince you, check them out in a variety of tones such as natural, black, and brown.

Steve Madden "ANGUILLA" Wedge Sandals in natural (Chloé Penelope knockoffs)

Steve Madden “ANGUILLA” Wedge Sandalsls
($129.95, Steve Madden)

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Real vs. Steal – YSL Tribtoo Pumps

by Irina on April 18, 2015

Update: This post has been updated on April 18, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Every once in a while there comes a shoe that will stand out from the masses, a shoe that first becomes a trend and later will be considered iconic (think Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy LBD from Breakfast at Tiffany’s). The YSL Tribtoo / Trib Two / Tribute Two Pump has great potential to become a shoe legend. The highly coveted 5″ inch stiletto pumps are virtually sold out EVERYWHERE and their hefty price tag prevents them from being a realistic shoe dream for most of us not-rich-by-default fashionistas.

YSL Tribtoo Platform Pump (Yves Saint Laurent)

Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Two Platform Pumpsls
($795, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Yves Saint Laurent

The YSL Tribtoo Pumps have been worn by like at least 2 dozen celebrities, from A-Listers to D-Listers. Almost anyone who’s rich and famous owns a pair. Heidi Klum, Victoria Beckham, Lucy Liu, Christina Aguilera, etc. The YSL Tribtoo Pump was probably the most worn shoe on the red carpet last year and there’s no end in sight for 2009.

Celebrities wearing YSL Tribtoo Platform Pumps

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Jessica Simpson “Rebeca” Platform Pumps

Update (04/18/2015): Here we go with yet another YSL Tribute Two look-a-like pumps. This time it’s a pump by Jessica Simpson. Available in many colors and uppers.

Jessica Simpson "Rebeca" Platform Pumps in black (YSL Tribute Two knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Rebeca” Platform Pumpsamazon
($58.80, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, 6pm, Heels.com, Shoebuyls & Herberger’sls.

ShoeDazzle “Zendaya” Platform Pumps

Update (03/08/2015): After an almost three year steal find hiatus, we managed to come across this perfectly looking YSL Tribute Two platform pump dupe by ShoeDazzle. So lovely, isn’t it?

ShoeDazzle "Zendaya" Platform Pumps in nude and black faux patent (YSL Tribute Two knockoffs)

ShoeDazzle “Zendaya” Platform Pumps
($9.99/$54.95, ShoeDazzle)

JustFab “Shalini” Platform Pumps

Update (11/14/2012): Just found this budget-friendly YSL Tribtoo look-a-like by JustFab. Also available in nude patent.

JustFab "Shalini" Platform Pumps in black patent (Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo knockoffs)

JustFab “Shalini” Platform Pumpscj
($54.99, Heels.com)

Pour La Victoire “Zimmer” Platform Pumps

Update (05/30/2012): After quite a while Pour La Victoire decided to release a new great YSL Tribtoo alternative called the “Zimmer” pump which I sadly love a bit more than my namesake, the PLV “Irina” pump.

Pour La Victoire "Zimmer" Platform Pumps in black patent (YSL Trib Too knockoffs)

Pour La Victoire “Zimmer” Platform Pumpscj
($146.57, 6pm)

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

Kelsi Dagger “Linzy” Platform Pumps

Update (10/15/2010): Well, well. Look at this. Kelsi Dagger is the lower-priced line of Pour La Victoire and doesn’t their “Linzy” pump look JUST like the PLV Irina? Only it costs half the price. I’ve been a great fan of the “Irina” pumps (obviously!), but the Kelsi Dagger Linzy is just as nice. And there are so many colors to choose from. Which one is your favorite? Personally, I want them ALL!

Kelsi Dagger "Linzy" Platform Pumps (YSL Tribtoo knockoffs)

Kelsi Dagger “Linzy” Platform Pumps
($93.59, Heels.com)

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

Pour La Victoire “Irina” Platform Pumps

Update (07/12/2010): OK, so I might be slightly biased to call these Pour La Victoire platform pumps the best YSL Tribtoo knockoffs because of the name, but even though these here are more tamed I’m still over-the-moon in love with these lustworthy heels.

Pour La Victoire "Irina" Platform Pumps in black & taupe patent (YSL Tribtoo knockoffs)

Pour La Victoire “Irina” Platform Pumpsamazon
($245, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zapposcj, 6pmcj & Jildorcj.

Wet Seal Round Toe Platform Pumps

Update (01/12/2010): Found another YSL Tribtoo alternative by Wet Seal.

When I checked out the new arrivals on Wet Seal today I jumped out of my seat. They’ve added a pair of platform pumps that are so close to the YSL Tribtoos and cost only $24.50?! This must be DEAL OF THE MONTH or so. The pumps are currently available in black and pink and if I were you I’d snag both colors NOW because these heels will go fast.

Wet Seal Round Toe Platform Pumps in black (YSL Tribtoo knockoffs)

Wet Seal Round Toe Platform Pumps
($24.50, Wet Seal)

bebe “Liza” Leather Platform Pumps

Feast your eyes on these YSL knockoff darlings: bebe‘s Liza Leather Platform Pumps. This is probably the closest you’ll ever come to the real deal with a $149 budget. Huge knockoff crush potential! They are currently available in either black leather or patent tortoise shell, but on the website they are also pictured in off white, so I guess you’ll be able to order these in that color soon, too.

bebe Liza Platform Pumps in Black Leather (YSL Trib Two Pumps knockoffs)

bebe “Liza” Leather Platform Pumps
($149, bebe)

Office “LAST OF THE GIANTS” Pumps

European readers rejoice! British shoe retailer Office (confusing name, right?) is selling a stunning pair of YSL Tribtoo Pump knockoffs for £75 ($110 or 80€). The pumps look very well manufactured and are also available in brown/croc leather. P.S.: they also ship internationally!

Office Shoes Last of the Giants Pump (YSL Trib Two Pump knockoff)

Office “LAST OF THE GIANTS” Pumps
(£75, Office)

Gianni Bini “Desiree” Pumps

These YSL knockoffs were orginally spotted by a reader from The Look 4 Less. These pumps by Gianni Bini are a great alternative to the pricey YSL Tribtoos and come in either black patent or patent croc brown.

Gianni Bini Desiree Pumps (YSL Trib Two Pump knockoff)

Gianni Bini “Desiree” Pumps
($110, Dillard’s)

Steve Madden “FORTAY” Pumps

Steve Madden‘s “FORTAY” Pump is also a good alternative if you are lusting for an affordable YSL Tribtoo version that is not as extreme as the original.

Steve Madden FORTAY Pump (YSL Trib Two Pump knockoffs)

Steve Madden “FORTAY” Pumpsls
($149.95, Steve Madden)

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Stellaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!” – must be screamed with as much passion as Marlon Brando does in the classic movie, A Streetcar Named Desire. Stella McCartney please, unchain my heart and wallet from this gorgeous bag you’ve designed! But, my dear and fellow vegan, more than a thousand dollars for a bag that’s not even real leather? Ummm, on what planet does this happen? Oh yeah… how could I forget, the planet named Hollywood!

Stella McCartney Falabella Chain-trimmed Bag in black

Stella McCartney Falabella Chain-Trimmed Tote Bagls
($1.295, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Net-A-Porterls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Farfetchls & MyTheresa.

Celebrities Love Stella McCartney

Kate Walsh, Diane Kruger, Kim Kardashian, Stella McCartney, Jennifer Lopez and Kate Hudson carrying a black Stella McCartney Falabella Chain-trimmed Bag

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MG Collection “IRYNA” Fold-Over Chain-Trim Tote

Update (02/27/2015): Spotted this fab Stella McCartney Falabella dupe by MG Collection which is currently on sale for $65.99 and comes in either black, taupe or beige.

MG Collection "IRYNA" Fold-Over Chain-Trim Tote in black and taupe faux leather (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

MG Collection “IRYNA” Fold-Over Chain-Trim Tote
($65.99, Amazon)

Beauté Bags Chain Border Tote

Update (02/27/2015): Also came across this Falabella knockoff tote by Beauté Bags. It’s quite pricey at almost $170, but the customer reviews are downright positive for this bag, so it might be worth the investment.

Beauté Bags Chain Border Tote in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Beauté Bags Chain Border Toteamazon
($169.99, Amazon)

Jessica Simpson “Lulu” Chain-Trimmed Tote

Update (12/29/2014): Check out this chain-trimmed tote bag by Jessica Simpson which I have come across today. Not a spot-on Falabella dupe, but certainly of the inspired-by kind. Available in black, cherry, red, grey and brown faux leather.

Jessica Simpson "Lulu" Chain-Trimmed Tote in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Jessica Simpson “Lulu” Chain-Trimmed Toteamazon
($108, Amazon)

Steve Madden “BTOTALLY” Chain-Trimmed Tote Bag

Update (10/05/2014): OMG! OMG! OMG! I think I might have found the most perfect Stella McCartney Falabella dupe! Check out the super fabulous “BTOTALLY” chain-trimmed faux leather tote by Steve Madden which comes in an array of lovely colors, prints and uppers and retails for $108. I’m beyond obsessed with the cobalt blue version! So hot!

Steve Madden "BTOTALLY" Chain-Trimmed Tote Bag in black, blue, blush and grey (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Steve Madden “BTOTALLY” Chain-Trimmed Tote Bagls
($108, Steve Madden)

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

Jennifer Lopez “Gloria” Curb-Chain Laced Tote

Update (07/30/2014): Now look who’s turned to Stella McCartney for some inspiration for her own celebrity line? It’s Jennifer Lopez, everyone!

Stella McCartney Falabella Chain-Trimmed Tote Bag in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Jennifer Lopez “Gloria” Curb-Chain Laced Totels
($65.40, Kohl’s)

Express Chain Wrapped Hobo Bag

Update (10/02/2013): At Express you’ll also find a great Stella McCartney Falabella bag alternative for under $80! And it’s also made out of faux leather!

Express Chain Wrapped Hobo Bag in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Express Chain Wrapped Hobo Bag
($79.90, Express)

Inzi Chain Border Tote

Update (04/15/2013): And here’s another great Falabella alternative available in either black, blush, silver or pewter by Inzi. Price point: $88.95! Yay!

Inzi Chain Border Tote in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Inzi Chain Border Totels
($88.95, Nordstrom)

ShoeDazzle “Picton” Chain Tote Bag

Update (02/08/2013): Just stumbled upon these fabulous Falabella look-a-likes by ShoeDazzle. I love all the beautiful colors (btw, did you know emerald is Pantone’s Color of the Year 2013? *hinthint*)!

ShoeDazzle "Picton" Chain Tote Bag in emerald green, black and purple (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

ShoeDazzle “Picton” Chain Tote Bag
($35.16, ShoeDazzle)

ModCloth On the Brink of Something Bag

Now this is more like it! ModCloth‘s version is only $89.99. Finally, a faux leather bag without the price tag of fine Italian leather. So when you ask yourself, “Where’s the beef?” – It’ll be located inside your wallet from all the money you saved!

ModCloth On the Brink of Something Bag in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

ModCloth On the Brink of Something Bag
($89.99, ModCloth)

Spiegel Foldover Bag with Chains

OK girls, forget foldover, I’m bowled over by Spiegel‘s version of Stella’s bag! Honestly, I wasn’t really feelin’ this look. But… it’s official; I’m now part of the “chain gang” because of this very creative and economical 2-for-1 design. A shoulder bag and a clutch? SOLD!

Spiegel Foldover Bag with Chains in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Spiegel Foldover Bag with Chains
($49, Nordstrom Rack)

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Heels like this one are one of the many reasons why I just freakin’ love Giuseppe Zanotti! Seriously, how much better can it get than these red patent stiletto pumps with a mirrored silver heel? This is what I call absolute shoe perfection! Sure, with its high vamp these look extremely painful to walk in, but us women we don’t wear high heels for the comfort factor, now do we? If I had a spare $650 laying around, I’d so have bought these fire red darlings already!

Giuseppe Zanotti I26208 Frida Mirrored Stiletto Pumps in red patent and silver

Giuseppe Zanotti I26208 Frida Mirrored Stiletto Pumpsamazon
($375.80, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls & Bloomingdale’sls.

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Olivia Wilde, Jordin Sparks, Jessica Alba, Victoria Beckham, Nicole Scherzinger and Emma Roberts wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I26208 Frida Mirrored Stiletto Pumps

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Spiegel “Tessa” Patent Platform Pumps

UPDATE (03/16/2014): Came across these $60 Giuseppe Zanotti dupes at Spiegel today and had to share them with you.

Spiegel "Tessa" Patent Platform Pumps in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I26208 Frida knockoffs)

Spiegel “Tessa” Patent Platform Pumpsls
($59, Spiegel)

2 Lips Too “Too Moody” Ankle Strap Platform Pumps

UPDATE (07/16/2013): Just discovered this red faux suede ankle strap version by 2 Lips Too which is obviously heavily inspired by Giuseppe Zanotti. Available in red, black and blue faux suede.

2 Lips Too "Too Moody" Ankle Strap Platform Pumps in red faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I26208 Frida knockoffs)

2 Lips Too “Too Moody” Ankle Strap Platform Pumpscj
($40, 6pm)

ShoeDazzle “Kristina” Metallic Stiletto Platform Pumps

UPDATE (07/16/2013): This metallic stiletto pump by ShoeDazzle is also a great Giuseppe Zanotti Frida alternative. Also available in rose gold faux leather.

ShoeDazzle "Kristina" Metallic Stiletto Platform Pumps in silver (Giuseppe Zanotti I26208 Frida knockoffs)

ShoeDazzle “Kristina” Metallic Stiletto Platform Pumps
($27.97, ShoeDazzle)

bebe “Dionne” Metallic Heel Pumps

UPDATE (12/27/2012): Found another almost identical Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-like by bebe. Available in black or nude patent leather.

bebe "Dionne" Metallic Heel Pumps in black patent (Giuseppe Zanotti I26208 Frida knockoffs)

bebe “Dionne” Metallic Heel Pumpspjx
($159, bebe)

Steve Madden “LIPSTYCK” Stiletto Pumps

Well, well, now what do we have here? How about an almost perfect looking Zanotti twin by Steve Madden? The design is staggeringly similar; I’d even say it’s an almost indistinguishable 1:1 copy of the super sexy Zanotti stiletto pump. I think I finally figured out what I want for christmas… (no, not a man, Mariah, but shoes, of course; and these in particular). Get them as well before they sell out which I predict to happen very quickly.

Steve Madden "LIPSTYCK" Stiletto Pumps in red patent and black (Giuseppe Zanotti I26208 Frida knockoffs)

Steve Madden “LIPSTYCK” Stiletto Pumpsls
($59.99, Steve Madden)

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