Studs

For someone who has always loved the delicacy of high heels and feminine silhouettes when it comes to shoes, lately I’ve been finding myself strangely gravitating more and more to tougher, more masculine footwear for some reason. So much so that I recently decided to take the plunge and went on to buy my very first pair of black, Doc Martens-like lace-up combat boots a few weeks ago and I’ve been obsessed with them ever since! I wear them with black skinny jeans, ripped denim, a flowy knit dress, a cute A-line skirt, you name it; everything seems to kind of work with these boots that will toughen up any look in an instant with their rough and functional design. And if you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know I have a soft spot for everything Alexander McQueen. So how could I not love these super badass silver studded metal cap-toe boots? They’re definitely not for the faint of heart and certainly won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I guess this is one of the main reasons I find myself so drawn to them! These heavy boots look like they could easily be part of a funky steampunk cosplay costume. But in a good way! Now that we’ve established the fabulousness of these boots – have you seen that price tag? $1.995! One grand per foot! Sadly, this kind of pricing doesn’t exactly fall into my personal shoe shopping bracket.

Alexander McQueen Hobnail Studded Lace-Up Cap-Toe Ankle Boots in black and silver

Alexander McQueen Hobnail Studded Lace-Up Cap-Toe Ankle Bootsls
($1.995, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Nordstromicon, Net-A-Portericon, Neiman Marcusicon, Bergdorf Goodmanicon, Farfetchicon, Browns Fashion, Italist, Alexander McQueen, Harvey Nichols, Stylebop, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Jeffrey Campbell “Gustine” Studded Cap-Toe Boots

Jeffrey Campbell to the rescue! Now look at these stud-adorned combat lace-up boots here! Aren’t they just so crazy cool? I love the oversized buckles! They’re not identical dupes of the McQueen boots above, but certainly similar enough to double as a great, look for less designer alternative if you can’t afford or simply don’t want to spend 2k on a pair of boots. These darling here might not be a steal at $179.95, but they are over 90% cheaper than the real deal which – I would say – you could consider a steal deal in comparison! Some sizes are already sold out though, so you better be fast if you want to get ahold of these stylish studded biker boots!

Jeffrey Campbell "Gustine" Studded Cap-Toe Boots in black and silver (Alexander McQueen Hobnail dupes)

Jeffrey Campbell “Gustine” Studded Cap-Toe Bootsls
($179.95, Nordstrom)

Image source(s): Browns Fashion, Nordstrom

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Update: This post has been updated on September 20, 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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Missguided Studded Multi Buckle Ankle Boots

Update (09/20/2017): Stumbled upon across various new Chloé Susanna dupes including these fab darlings at Missguided. They come in red, black or chestnut brown and retail for $76 (but shhhh, 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
($76, Missguided)

Also available at 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, 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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Real vs. Steal – Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots

by Irina on September 12, 2017

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

I feel like lately ankle boots have become the new high heels. Heeled booties? Yes, please! But favorably with a block heel, so the boots stay wearable and the heel height stays manageable. We know by now that French fashion house, Céline, can get away with pretty much anything and everything and still easily maintain that understated coolness vibe. Case in point: their latest “It“-shoe of the moment, the Rodeo High Ankle Boot; a very loooong and very pointy Western-style ankle boot with a wooden block heel and heavy, brass-colored studs along the sole. At first, I wasn’t much of a fan of the boot when I saw it on its own, but once the blogger and street style outfits started rolling in featuring these Cowboy-style infused booties, I was instantly won over: these boots have some serious iconic shoe potential. And if you can afford them, by all means, invest in them! If you can’t, however, just keep on reading to find more budget-conscious options that will give you a similar Céline Rodeo boot look.

Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots in black

Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots
(£1.200, Vestiaire Collective)

Also available at The RealReal.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love Céline

Personal style bloggers and fashion insiders such as Pernille Teisbaek, Amanda Shadforth (Oracle Fox), Sara Escudero (Collage Vintage) and Jennifer Grace (Native Fox) have all been spotted wearing a pair of Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots.

Personal style bloggers & fashion insiders wearing black Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots

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Cape Robbin Kelsey-19 Slip-On Western Bootie Mules

Update (09/12/2017): Came across these slip-on bootie mules by Cape Robbin and instantly thought of the Céline boots above. These are available in black, white and snakeskin faux leather for just $28.99.

Cape Robbin Kelsey-19 Slip-On Western Bootie Mules in black (Céline Rodeo inspired)

Cape Robbin Kelsey-19 Slip-On Western Bootie Mulesamazon
($28.99, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack.

Jeffrey Campbell “Walton” Studded Boots

Update (02/01/2017): Discovered these amazing Céline Rodeo dupe boots by Jeffrey Campbell! They’re available in various colors and retail for $168.

Jeffrey Campbell "Walton" Studded Boots in black (Céline Rodeo dupes)

Jeffrey Campbell “Walton” Studded Boots
($168, Free People)

Also available at Karmalooppjx, Nordstromls, Revolve & Zalando.

BCBGeneration “Jonnie” Stud Detail Block Heel Booties

Update (12/14/2016): Spotted another Céline Rodeo inspired ankle bootie by BCBGeneration. It’s not quite as extreme in its features as the real deal, but close enough to give you a similar look. Available in black leather as well as mink and wheat suede. Currently on sale for $35.99 at Amazon.

BCBGeneration "Jonnie" Stud Detail Block Heel Booties in black (Céline Rodeo dupes)

BCBGeneration “Jonnie” Stud Detail Block Heel Bootiesamazon
($35.99, Amazon)

Also available at ShoeMetrocj, Nordstromls, BCBGenerationls, Sole Society, Revolve & Amazon.co.ukamazon.

Office “Levi” Studded Western Boots

I love Office‘s shoes! There I said it. I own several pairs of Office shoes and love them all to death! The quality is pretty decent, the prices are fair and the collections are all very up-to-date and with a lot of designer inspired, budget-friendly options in between. “Levi” is quite obviously inspired by Céline’s Rodeo boots without being a blatant knock-off, plus it’s quite affordable at £64. And it’s also available in a non-studded version if studs aren’t exactly your thing.

Office "Levi" Studded Western Boots in black (Céline Rodeo dupes)

Office “Levi” Studded Western Boots
(£64, Office)

P.S.: Also available at Office London (DE) & Amazon.co.ukamazon.

Jessica Buurman “Casse” Studded Wooden Heel Ankle Boots

Deal: Use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order!

However, if you want to get as close to the real deal as you can while being on a budget, you might want to consider these spot-on Céline Rodeo boot dupes by Jessica Buurman. They’re a total dead-ringer for the Céline boots and cost “only” $139 instead of £1.200. Consider us sold!

Jessica Buurman "Casse" Studded Wooden Heel Ankle Boots in black (Céline Rodeo knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Casse” Studded Wooden Heel Ankle Boots
($139, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Céline, @pernilleteisbaek Instagram, Oracle Fox, Collage Vintage, Native Fox, Amazon, Urban Outfitters, Dillard’s, Office, Jessica Buurman

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Update: This post has been updated on August 6, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

When it comes to me obsessing over shoes it usually happens with high heels only. However, if it’s a shoe by Valentino I most likely will love it no matter whether it’s a sky-high stiletto or a flat gladiator sandal like this one. And I absolutely adore these studded summer sandals! Who wouldn’t anyway? They’re utterly chic without compromising on the comfort factor and the gold rockstuds really set these shoes off. I love how LeAnn Rimes wears her Valentinos with shorts and breezy tops. Too bad I don’t have her shoe shopping budget because at $975 these would have been quite the investment in terms of summer footwear.

Valentino Rockstud Ankle-Wrap Thong Gladiator Sandals in black and gold

Valentino Rockstud Ankle-Wrap Thong Gladiator Sandalsls
($975, Nordstrom)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Barneysls, Selfridges, Harrodsls & MyTheresa.

Celebrities Love Valentino

LeAnn Rimes and Jennifer Lopez wearing Valentino Rockstud Gladiator Sandals

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Candie’s Strappy Studded Sandals

Update (08/06/2017): More Valentino dupe goodness coming your way! These studded gladiator sandals are by Candie’s. They might be missing a strap, but the Valentino inspiration is still pretty obvious in the design, don’t you agree? On sale for $19.99 (down from $49.99) and available in black, white or tan faux leather.

Candie's Strappy Studded Sandals in black, white and tan (Valentino Rockstud inspired)

Candie’s Strappy Studded Sandals
($19.99, Kohl’s)

Oasap Studded T-Strap Gladiator Thong Sandals

Update (05/04/2017): Discovered another spot-on Valentino Rockstud Gladiator dupe today! You can buy it in various colors for $33.99 at Oasap. The red version is my personal favorite!

Oasap Studded T-Strap Gladiator Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Oasap Studded T-Strap Gladiator Thong Sandals
($33.99, Oasap)

Mossimo Black “Gertie” Studded Gladiator Sandals

Update (03/03/2017): Alright, I just happened to stumble upon these amazingly spot-on and super budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud gladiator dupes by Mossimo Black which are $27.99 and come in either black, white or nude. Super steal deal alert!

Mossimo Black "Gertie" Studded Gladiator Sandals in black and white (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Mossimo Black “Gertie” Gladiator Sandals
($27.99, Target)

Kaitlyn Pan Rockstud T-Strap Flat Sandals

Update (07/20/2016): OK, so Kaitlyn Pan is obviously hands down the best brand to turn to when looking for awesome yet affordable Valentino dupes. Just look at these gorgeous studded gladiator sandals. So spot-on, right? Price: $84.99 (check out the customer reviews on their other shoes to get a feeling for the brand’s product quality).

Kaitlyn Pan Rockstud T-Strap Flat Sandals in nude and black (Valentino dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Rockstud T-Strap Flat Sandalsamazon
($84.99, Amazon)

Also available at Etsy.

Ash “Mumbai” Studded T-Strap Flat Gladiator Sandals

Update (05/30/2016): Spotted these not exactly steal-worthy yet still gorgeous Valentino look-alikes by Ash today. What do you think? Worth the $123.95 (sale price!) splurge or not?

Ash "Mumbai" Studded T-Strap Flat Gladiator Sandals in tan and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Ash “Mumbai” Studded T-Strap Flat Gladiator Sandalsls
($123.95, Shopbop)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Zappos & Amazon.framazon.

Betseyville Pyramid Stud Gladiator Sandals

Update (02/19/2016): Check out these lovely genuine leather Rockstud dupes by Betseyville! Don’t they look amazing? And at $32.99 they’re quite budget-friendly, too. Love! Available in nude, black and tan (new!).

Betseyville Pyramid Stud Gladiator Sandals in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Betseyville Pyramid Stud Gladiator Sandals
($32.99, Target)

Missguided Studded Flat Gladiator Sandals

Update (02/19/2016): There’s also a bunch of super cute Rockstud gladiator flat alternatives at Missguided which retail for $40 and come in either taupe, black or nude.

Missguided Studded Flat Gladiator Sandals (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Missguided Studded Flat Gladiator Sandals
($40, Missguided)

Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (International).

Verali “Premonition” Studded Gladiator Sandals

Update (02/19/2016): Also stumbled upon these Valentino inspired gladiator flats by Verali which are currently on sale for under $40.

Verali "Premonition" Studded Gladiator Sandals in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Verali “Premonition” Studded Gladiator Sandalsls
($34.98, StyleTread)

GoJane Studded Stroll Faux Leather Sandals

Update (01/29/2016): Discovered these spot-on and super budget-friendly Valentino Rockstudes at GoJane today.

GoJane Studded Stroll Faux Leather Sandals in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

GoJane Studded Stroll Faux Leather Sandals
($18.90, GoJane)

Billini “Valor” T-Strap Studded Gladiator Sandals

Update (10/13/2015): And here’s yet another spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupe by Billini. Available in black or nude faux leather.

Billini "Valor" T-Strap Studded Gladiator Sandals in black and gold (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Billini “Valor” T-Strap Studded Gladiator Sandalsls
($41.98 AUD, The Iconic)

Also available at Billini.

Choies Studded Gladiator Sandals

Update (07/23/2015): Spotted these lovely Valentino dupes at Choies today. They have a small heel, but everything else is pretty much spot-on.

Choies Studded Gladiator Sandals in black and red (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Choies Studded Gladiator Sandals
($46.99, Choies)

Wild Diva Lounge Tanaya-219 Pyramid Stud Strappy Gladiator Sandals

Update (03/31/2015): Great news! I found this cute little Valentino gladiator sandal dupe by Wild Diva Lounge today. So affordable and available in a variety of colors including black (pictured), red, blue, nude, yellow and orange. Total steal deal alert here!

Wild Diva Lounge Tanaya-219 Pyramid Stud Strappy Gladiator Sandals in black and gold (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Wild Diva Lounge Tanaya-219 Pyramid Stud Strappy Gladiator Sandalsamazon
($15.99, Amazon)

Royou Yiuoer Studded T-strap Flat Sandals

Update (03/12/2014): Accidentally discovered these pretty studded genuine leather thong sandals by Royou Yiuoer which sell for $53.99 and also come in lovely colors such as orange, nude and black. Totally love these!

Royou Yiuoer Studded T-strap Flat Sandals in nude and gold (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Royou Yiuoer Studded T-strap Flat Sandalsamazon
($53.99, Amazon)

Enzo Angiolini “Trendon” Studded Thong Sandals

Update (08/05/2013): Came across these studded flat thong sandals by Enzo Angiolini which is also a good alternative if you want the Valentino Rockstud look for less. Available in both black and white.

Enzo Angiolini "Trendon" Studded Thong Sandals in black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Enzo Angiolini “Trendon” Studded Thong Sandals
($17.80, 6pm)

Report Signature “Leyla” Studded Gladiator Thong Sandals

Update (06/10/2013): Just stumbled upon these Valentino look-a-likes by Report Signature! Available in black or nude faux patent leather.

Report Signature "Leyla" Studded Gladiator Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Report Signature “Leyla” Studded Gladiator Thong Sandalsamazon
($60, Amazon)

Alloy “Myla” Gladiator Sandals

Update (03/09/2013): Found another great Valentino sandal look-a-like. How do you like these spiked gold gladiator flats by Alloy? Only $19.90!

Alloy "Myla" Gladiator Sandals in gold (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Alloy “Myla” Gladiator Sandals
($19.90, Nordstrom Rack)

bebe “Petra” Studded Flat Sandals

I was so happy to have stumbled upon these amazingly similar bebe gladiator sandals. They do miss one horizontal strap, but otherwise they’re a fabulous Valentino look-a-like. And did I mention they’re currently on sale for $39.99 (were $59.99)? What a great deal, right? But hurry up, some sizes are already out of stock as these summer sandals are figuratively flying off the shelves.

bebe "Petra" Studded Flat Sandals (Valentino knockoffs)

bebe “Petra” Studded Flat Sandals
($39.99, bebe)

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We’ve already written multiple times about the items of Valentino‘s famed “Rockstud“-family and as you might remember, up until now I loved every single bag or shoe that came out with the unmistakably studded silhouette. However, when Valentino brought out a “kitten heel” version of their iconic Rockstud high heels, I wasn’t too impressed at first. Sure, I did love them from the front, but the side view? Not so much. Kitten heels just aren’t my cup of tea and probably will never be, but seeing them on the gorgeous bloggers and celebs below, at least I realized that there are women who can get away with wearing kitten heels (skinny girls with beautiful long legs specifically). What still kept me cringing about these kitten heels though is the hefty price tag of $995!

Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heels in nude and black patent

Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heelsls
($995, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, Selfridges, MyTheresa, Farfetchls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers, Celebrities Love Valentino

Style bloggers such as Julie from Sincerely Jules, Blair from Atlantic-Pacific, Magdalena from Hoard of Trends and celebs such as AnnaSophia Robb and Giovanna Battaglia have all been spotted wearing Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heels.

Style Bloggers and Celebrities in Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heels

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J. by J. Renee “Odanda” Studded T-Strap Pointy Toe Pumps

Update (07/02/2017): Stumbled upon these fab and budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud look-alike pumps by J. by J. Renee which come in various colors and are currently on sale for less than $50 at Nordstrom Rack. Steal deal alert!

J. by J. Renee "Odanda" Studded T-Strap Pointy Toe Pumps in red, black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

J. by J. Renee “Odanda” Studded T-Strap Pointy Toe Pumps
($49.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Pink Inc “Sphinx” Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Pumps

Update (05/13/2017): Came across these lovely 3″ Valentino Rockstud dupes by Pink Inc today. The strap arrangement is a little different, but the Valentino influence is obviously undeniable! They’re not cheap at $199.95 AUD (approx. $150 USD), but they’re made of genuine leather and look like high-quality designer dupes, so might be worth the investment. Also available in nude or all-black patent leather and in a 4″ high heel versionls.

Pink Inc "Sphinx" Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Pink Inc “Sphinx” Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Pumpsls
($199.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Jessica Simpson “Dameera” Studded T-Strap Pumps

Update (05/13/2017): Also discovered these Valentino inspired mid-heel pumps by Jessica Simpson which look like they could be a rebranded version of the BCBGeneration/Sole Society pumps. They also cost $69.95 and come in the cutest colors! Total steal deal alert!

Jessica Simpson "Dameera" Studded T-Strap Pumps in nude and pink patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Jessica Simpson “Dameera” Studded T-Strap Pumps
($69.95, DSW)

J. Renee “OlyviaToo” Studded Heel Sandals

Update (01/13/2017): Just spotted these fab Valentino Rockstud kitten heel pump look-alikes by J. Renee and had to share them with you as they are currently on sale for a steal-worthy $64.99 (down from $129.95). Super steal deal alert!

J. Renee "OlyviaToo" Studded Heel Sandals in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

J. Renee “OlyviaToo” Studded Heel Sandalsamazon
($64.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm & Nordstrom Rack.

Royou Yiuoer Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Slingback Pumps

Update (08/01/2016): Stumbled upon these gorgeous and spot-on Valentino Rockstud kitten heel dupes by Royou Yiuoer which are quite affordable at $59.99 and come in a variety of 14 different colors and uppers. Love, love, love!

Royou Yiuoer Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Slingback Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Royou Yiuoer Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Slingback Pumpsamazon
($59.99, Amazon)

Billini “Jacinda” Studded T-Strap Kitten Pumps

Update (01/29/2016): Spotted these lovely Valentino Rockstud dupes by Billini today. Available in black or nude for $99.95 AUD.

Billini "Jacinda" Studded T-Strap Kitten Pumps in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Billini “Jacinda” Studded T-Strap Kitten Pumpsls
($99.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Sole Society “Tiia” Studded T-Strap Heels

Update (12/17/2015): Now look at this pretty Valentino inspired kitten heel by Sole Society which has just been restocked and is now also available in nude patent! Isn’t it gorgeous? And at $69.95, it’s budget-friendly, too!

Sole Society "Tiia" Studded T-Strap Heels in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heel knockoffs)

Sole Society “Tiia” Studded T-Strap Heels
($69.95, Sole Society)

Also available at Nordstromls & QVC.

Kaitlyn Pan Slingback Kitten Heel Leather Pumps

Update (11/06/2015): If you’re willing to invest more in a more exact Valentino Rockstud dupe, then check out these virtually identical kitten heel pumps by Kaitlyn Pan. They’re made of genuine leather and are available in various colors for $113.99.

Kaitlyn Pan Slingback Kitten Heel Leather Pumps (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Kaitlyn Pan Slingback Kitten Heel Leather Pumpsamazon
($113.99, Amazon)

Also available at Amazon.caamazon & Etsy.

BCBGeneration “Darron” Studded Strappy Slingback Pumps

Update (11/06/2015): “Darron” by BCBGeneration is yet another fabulous Valentino Rockstud alternative which costs $69.95 and comes in various colors and uppers including a gorgeous leopard version. Get this one while it’s still available!

BCBGeneration "Darron" Studded Strappy Slingback Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Darron” Studded Strappy Slingback Pumps
($69.95, DSW)

Also available at eBay.

BCBGeneration “Niro” Studded Strappy Kitten Heel Pumps

Update (08/11/2015): Well, hello there, darlings! Just stumbled upon these lovely Valentino kitten heel dupes by BCBGeneration.

BCBGeneration "Niro" Studded Strappy Kitten Heel Pumps in black and red (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Niro” Studded Strappy Kitten Heel Pumps
($69.95, DSW)

Loslandifen T-Strap Studded Mid-Heel Pumps

Update (07/19/2015): I also spotted these low-heel Valentino dupes by Loslandifen. They come in an amazing array of 14 (!) colors and are currently on sale for $29.90! A high heel version (4,5 inches) can be found hereamazon.

Loslandifen T-Strap Studded Mid-Heel Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heel knockoffs)

Loslandifen T-Strap Studded Mid-Heel Pumpsamazon
($29.90, Amazon)

JY Shoes Studded Strappy Pointy Pumps

Update (07/19/2015): Also discovered these cute kitten heel Valentino look-alikes by JY Shoes which are available in either black, nude or blue faux patent leather for under $40.

JY Shoes Studded Strappy Pointy Pumps in black, nude and blue patent (Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heel knockoffs)

JY Shoes Studded Strappy Pointy Pumps
($31.90, YesStyle)

Jessica Buurman “CARA” Studded High Heel Pumps

Update (01/04/2015): Just happened to stumble upon this set of lovely Valentino Rockstud kitten heel look-a-likes at Jessica Buurman. So similar to the real deal, aren’t they? Available for $129 in 15 (!) different colors and uppers. I loooove!

Jessica Buurman "CARA" Studded High Heel Pumps in red, black and pink patent (Valentino Rockstud Kitten knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “CARA” Studded High Heel Pumps
($129, Jessica Buurman)

G-small Studded Kitten Heels

If you’re really into the kitten heels of the Valentinos above though and are explicitly looking for kitten heels, these here by G-small are pretty much identical but don’t have the designer shoe price tag. Steal deal alert!

G-small Studded Kitten Heels in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud Kitten knockoffs)

G-small Studded Kitten Heelsamazon
($56.99, Amazon)

Oasap Studded T-Strap Pumps

Another great Valentino Rockstud alternative are these super fabulous kitten heels from Oasap. Available in various color combinations with price points from $50 to $70.

Oasap Studded T-Strap Pumps (Valentin Rockstudd Kitten knockoffs)

Oasap Studded T-Strap Pumps
($49.99-$72.99, Oasap)

Gumzzi T-Strap Studded High Heel Pumps

I also stumbled upon this super cute calf hair Valentino dupe by Gumzzi. Not a steal at almost $100, but the Valentino Rockstud look is spot-on.

Gumzzi T-Strap Studded High Heel Pumps in black calf hair (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Gumzzi T-Strap Studded High Heel Pumps
($97.90, YesStyle)

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