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UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 25, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

It’s finally summer and my feet are screaming for a summer vacation! These floral lace espadrilles by Valentino would be the perfect summer shoes because they’re flat (= comfortable) and the lace fabric makes them not only super stylish but also super airy which means no sweaty feet on hot summer days. Too bad they’re probably the most expensive pair of espadrilles I’ve ever seen (well, besides those from Chanel, of course).

Valentino Flat Lace Espadrilles in black

Valentino Flat Lace Espadrillescj
($486.99, Bluefly)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, NET-A-PORTERls & Saksls.

Choies Lace Espadrilles

UPDATE (07/25/2014): We found another great Valentino lace espadrille alternative for you! Check out these fab flats from Choies. Only $39.99!

Choies Lace Espadrilles in ivory and black (Valentino knockoffs)

Choies Lace Espadrilles
($39.99, Choies)

Stuart Weitzman “Meshuga” Lace Espadrille Sandals

UPDATE (03/07/2014): While these lace espadrilles by Stuart Weitzman are certainly far away from being a steal at $168.99, they are still much cheaper than the Valentinos and quite pretty, too, don’t you agree? Available in black, gold and ivory lace.

Stuart Weitzman "Meshuga" Lace Espadrille Sandals in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Stuart Weitzman “Meshuga” Lace Espadrille Sandalscj
($168.99, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, 6pmcj & Stuart Weitzmancj.

Jennifer Lopez Lace Espadrille Flats

UPDATE (12/27/2013): Et voilà, I just happened to find another lovely Valentino Lace Espadrille dupe! Check out these fab lace flats by Jennifer Lopez. Currently on sale for $29.97 and also available in white and pink lace.

Jennifer Lopez Lace Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Jennifer Lopez Lace Espadrille Flatsls
($29.97, Kohl’s)

XOXO “Kara” Lace Espadrille Flats

Et voilà, here you go with a super similar and super affordable Valentino look-a-like by XOXO. The lace fabric isn’t quite as delicate, but at $24.94 (sale price!) you can’t expect the quality of real chantilly lace. Also available in navy lace.

XOXO "Kara" Lace Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

XOXO “Kara” Lace Espadrille Flatscj
($24.94, DSW)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMallls & Shoes.comls.

Soludos Lace Flower Espadrilles

Another great alternative would be these espadrilles by Soludos. They’re a little more expensive than the XOXO version, but the lace on these also looks significantly better in return. Also available in off-white.

Soludos Lace Flower Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Soludos Lace Flower Espadrillesls
($50, CUSP)

VS Collection “Lacie” Espadrille Flats

If you like the look of the jute-capped toe and want good looking lace fabric, these VS Collection espadrille flats sell for $29.99 (sale price!) and – as you can see on the picture below – come in a bunch of beautiful colors. I really, really love these!

VS Collection "Lacie" Espadrille Flats (Valentino knockoffs)

VS Collection “Lacie” Espadrille Flats
($29.99, Victoria’s Secret)

Bettye Muller Flat Lace Slip-On Espadrilles

However, if you want a good quality pair of lace espadrilles and are willing to drop some serious cash without going the full distance, these Valentino-inspired flats by Bettye Muller would be a great budget-conscious alternative! Plus, you can get them for $67. Also available in nude lace.

Bettye Muller Flat Lace Slip-On Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Bettye Muller Flat Lace Slip-On Espadrillesls
($67, Neiman Marcus)

Jessica Buurman “PAULA” Lace Patent Leather Ballerina Espadrille Flats

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I also found these pretty lace espadrilles at Jessica Buurman which are probably the most identical to the Valentino originals but are also the most expensive ones at $89. Also available in white lace.

Jessica Buurman "PAULA" Lace Patent Leather Ballerina Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “PAULA” Lace Patent Leather Ballerina Espadrille Flats
($89, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, Kohl’s, Macy’s, CUSP, Victoria’s Secret, Jessica Buurman

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on September 24, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

These bright magenta pumps by Prada are simply elegant and resonate a girly vibe. While the price tag is very steep at $720, they are after all the product of a highly coveted brand. The simple silhouette of these pumps lends well with the versatility aspect, making these shoes very easy to pair with one’s wardrobe. They can be worn with trousers, skirts, dresses, etc. For a budget-conscious look-a-like check out the steal below!

Prada Patent Leather Peep-Toe Platform Pumps in hot neon pink

Prada Patent Peep-Toe Platform Pumpsls
($720, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Saksls, DSWcj & Blueflycj.

Katy Perry Loves Prada

Katy Perry wearing Prada Patent Peep-Toe Platform Pumps in neon green

Enzo Angiolini “Atina” Peep-toe Platform Pumps

UPDATE (09/24/2013): Just stumbled upon this fab peep-toe pumps by Enzo Angiolini which is a great alternative to the pricey Prada original. Available in black and taupe leather as well as black, red and purple patent and gold metallic.

Enzo Angiolini "Atina" Peep-toe Platform Pumps in black patent (Prada knockoffs)

Enzo Angiolini “Atina” Peep-toe Platform Pumpsls
($99.95, NORDSTROM)

VS Collection Peep-toe Platform Pumps

UPDATE (05/25/2013): Found another lovely Prada alternative! Check out these super cute peep-toe pumps from Victoria’s Secret’s VS Collection. Available in various colors (including Katy Perry’s bright green version) and currently on sale for a budget-friendly $78!

VS Collection Peep-toe Platform Pumps (Prada look-a-likes)

VS Collection Peep-toe Platform Pumps
($78, Victoria’s Secret)

ALDO “Malana” Platform Peep-toe Pumps

UPDATE (05/06/2013): Just came across these black patent ALDO pumps which are a great alternative to the Prada heels. And the best thing? They are currently on sale for $38.49!

ALDO "Malana" Platform Peep-toe Pumps in black patent (Prada look-a-likes)

ALDO “Malana” Platform Peep-toe Pumpsls
($38.49, ALDO)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, ALDO (Canada)ls, ALDO (UK) & Amazon.co.ukamazon.

Rachel Roy “Daphne” Peep-toe Platform Pumps

Rachel Roy is known for designing feminine clothing and footwear such as these “Daphne” Peep-toe Platform Pumps. Perfect for spring and summer time, these papaya red pumps are classy yet fun to wear and also very eye-catching. Seemingly, they are very similar in design and structure, as well as have that youthful and fun appearance. For a more classical version you can opt for the black or nude patent color. However, all three are equally beautiful, especially for the much nicer price of $134.99!

Rachel Roy "Daphne" Patent Peep-toe Platform Pumps in papaya pink (Prada knockoffs)

Rachel Roy “Daphne” Peep-toe Platform Pumpscj
($134.99, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Rachel Roycj.

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Even though I love Brian Atwood’s upscale shoe label, I do appreciate that the designer has also started to cater to a more budget-savvy market by launching his contemporary line B Brian Atwood. Not that $300 shoes are particularly budget-friendly, but the shoes from Atwood’s second line are definitely more affordable and when bought on sale can be considered a pretty good deal. For example, if I would have caught these shimmery high heels on sale for 50% off, I might have been tempted to buy them. Unfortunately, I didn’t and now they are sold out.

B Brian Atwood Consort High Heel Sandals

B Brian Atwood Consort High Heel Sandalscj
($325, Shopbop)

Celebrities Love B Brian Atwood

Celebs such as Miranda Lambert and Elisabeth Moss have been spotted wearing B Brian Atwood Consort High Heel Sandals.

Miranda Lambert and Elisabeth Moss wearing B Brian Atwood Consort High Heel Sandals

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VS Collection Shimmer Sandals

No need to fret though as I have come across these glitzy evening shoes from VS Collection which are obviously heavily inspired by the B Brian Atwood heels above. And what’s even better is that the VS sandals are currently on sale for a very wallet-friendly $39.99!

VS Collection Shimmer Sandals (B Brian Atwood Consort knockoffs)

VS Collection Shimmer Sandals
($39.99, Victoria’s Secret)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on August 3, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Very much the modern update on a classic pointy-toe pump, this design by Christian Louboutin is perfect for the fashionista who wants to be the first to add another sexy pair of heels to her wardrobe. While most versatile in black, (the way Rihanna and Lea Michele wear theirs), if you’ve got the budget to also get them in neon yellow… you can count on your feet getting a considerable amount of attention all season and beyond. And considering the popularity of this pair among Hollywood’s most stylish stars, it’s no wonder you can’t find them in stores. But, the good news is other designers are definitely catching on and look-a-likes have begun to emerge… One of the first designs to echo this coveted futuristic design at an affordable price is shown below…

Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout PVC Ankle Strap Pumps in neon yellow

Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout PVC Ankle Strap Pumpsls
($795, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Kristen Stewart, Rihanna, Beyoncé Knowles, Brooklyn Decker, Lea Michele and Angie Harmon wearing Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout PVC Ankle Strap Pumps

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Liliana Olga-1 Transparent Pointy Toe Ankle Strap Clear Pumps

UPDATE (08/03/2013): Here’s another fab and super affordable Louboutin Bis Un Bout dupe by Liliana.

Liliana Olga-1 Transparent Pointy Toe Ankle Strap Clear Pumps (Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout knockoffs)

Liliana Olga-1 Transparent Pointy Toe Ankle Strap Clear Pumpsamazon
($28-$39.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at GoJane, UrbanOGpjx & eBayeBay.

Zehui Ankle Strap PVC Pointed Pumps

UPDATE (06/29/2013): Found a lovely mid-heel CL Bis Un Bout look-a-like by Zehui in neon yellow. Also available in black and pink faux patent leather.

Zehui Ankle Strap PVC Pointed Pumps in neon yellow (Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout knockoffs)

Zehui Ankle Strap PVC Pointed Pumpsamazon
($22.79, Amazon)

Shiekh 081 PVC Pointed Ankle Strap Pumps

UPDATE (06/29/2013): Shiekh has also a faux patent leather Louboutin look-a-like version available in pink, black and nude.

Shiekh 081 PVC Pointed Ankle Strap Pumps in pink faux patent leather (Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout knockoffs)

Shiekh 081 PVC Pointed Ankle Strap Pumpscj
($19.99-49.97, Shiekh)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

VS Collection Cap-toe Pumps

UPDATE (04/12/2013): If you’re still looking for a Louboutin alternative, check out these ankle strap pumps by VS Collection which are currently on sale for $39.99 at Victoria’s Secret!

VS Collection Cap-toe Pumps (Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout look-a-likes)

VS Collection Cap-toe Pumps
($39.99, Victoria’s Secret)

Qupid Potion-44 Pointy Cap Toe Ankle Strap Pumps

UPDATE (03/05/2013): Came across another great Louboutin alternative. Check out these fab and affordable ankle strap heels by Qupid. Available in black, white as well as neon pink and neon yellow.

Qupid Potion-44 Pointy Cap Toe Ankle Strap Pumps in hot pink (Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout look-a-like)

Qupid Potion-44 Pointy Cap Toe Ankle Strap Pumpscj
($39.95, DSW)

C Label Luxe-7A Ankle Strap Pumps

UPDATE (02/21/2013): Found another CL Bis Un Bout look-a-like. These ankle strap pumps by C Label cost $28.73 (sale price!) and come either in neon yellow, black or nude faux leather.

C Label Luxe-7A Ankle Strap Pumps in neon yellow (Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout look-a-likes)

C Label Luxe-7A Ankle Strap Pumpsamazon
($28.73, Amazon)

BCBGeneration “Cynthia” Ankle Strap Pumps

UPDATE (12/12/2012): I know many of you haven been waiting for a more high-quality Bis Un Bout knockoff to pop up and here it is: BCBGeneration‘s “Cynthia”. I really love this Louboutin look-a-like!

BCBGeneration "Cynthia" Ankle Strap Pumps in black suede

BCBGeneration “Cynthia” Ankle Strap Pumpsamazon
($46.72, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls, BCBGenerationpjx, 6pmcj, DSWcj, Heels.comcj, Designs by Stephenels, Lord & Taylorcj & Dillard’sls.

Wild Rose Posy-01 PVC Ankle Strap Pumps

If you are a huge fan of the designer look above, then why not have a little fun with this version by Wild Rose? While it’s definitely not worth a huge investment, if you’re one to try many different styles, you can have a lot of fun wearing these. I do wish they had a little bit of a higher/skinnier heel and lower cut toe, but for ca. $30 you can play with this trend and show a little pop of neon under some trousers during cocktail hour. Pick one other accessory in a complimentary neon shade (like a cuff or a great belt) to really pull the outfit together and make it look effortless. Perhaps try the bright orange pair under some navy pinstripe trousers, a white blouse and a couple bright bangles in gold and magenta.

Wild Rose Posy-01 PVC Ankle Strap Pumps (Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout knockoffs)

Wild Rose Posy-01 PVC Ankle Strap Pumpsamazon
($28-32, Amazon)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on April 13, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you’ve never worn flats to work because they seem too informal, these pointy confections by Christian Louboutin may just be the anecdote. They are certainly among the most luxurious I’ve ever seen, and yet oddly familiar… like a pair that Holly Golightly might have pulled out from underneath the bed looking for her crocodile shoes in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Of course, although these are fantastic, perhaps you may want to check out the other options below if your budget doesn’t allow for such a large investment.

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed Flats in black patent

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed Flatsls
($595, Barneys)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Kate Walsh and Anne Hathaway wearing black patent Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed Flats

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BP. “Moveover” Pointed Toe Flats

UPDATE (04/13/2013): Found yet another great Louboutin alternative! Look at these fab pointed-toe flats by BP.! Only $49.95 and available in black, coral, blue and yellow patent.

BP. Moveover Pointed Toe Flats in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat look-a-likes)

BP. “Moveover” Pointed Toe Flatsls
($49.95, NORDSTROM)

VS Collection Pointed-Toe Flats

UPDATE (04/07/2013): Just came across another great Pigalle Flat look-a-like. Check out these pointed-toe flats by VS Collection. They cost $49 (sale price!) and are also available in various other uppers and prints!

VS Collection Pointed-Toe Patent Flats (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat look-a-likes)

VS Collection Pointed-Toe Flats
($49, Victoria’s Secret)

Ivanka Trump “Annulio” Pointed Flats

This lovely option by Ivanka Trump, is both ladylike and modern at the same time. Perfectly polished for work, and yet they have a little added flirtatiousness to them as well. If there ever was a pair of flats that could look fabulous with a skirt, it’s got to be these. The pointy toe will elongate your legs, while the small heel elevates the foot just enough to give you support, and not completely betraying you at the end of the day with cramped toes. Plus, the patent leather is very easy to maintain. These are currently available in black, coral, lime, burgundy, grey and nude patent leather as well as matte black leather.

Ivanka Trump "Annulio" Pointed Flats in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Annulio” Pointed Flatsls
($114, Shoes.com)

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

J.Crew “Viv” Pointed Patent Flats

Leave it to J.Crew to offer some spring-infused alternatives made from great quality soft leather, and sure to provide a comfortable fit. At $188, they are a little bit more expensive than your average department store option, but you’ll instantly feel the difference in the way these will mold to your feet. If you love wearing stylish flats, consider investing in a quality pair that you’ll keep reaching for year after year! Plus, choosing a bright shade like Kelly Green is a great way to update your favorite weekend skinny jeans.

J.Crew "Viv" Pointed Patent Flats (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

J.Crew “Viv” Pointed Patent Flatsls
($188, J.Crew)

Report “Gonzalez” Pointed Flats

If you like to have a pair of shoes on standby for those days where you can’t even fathom wearing any kind of heel, the answer is this pair by Report. Perhaps you might try this more matte version with some sleek black leggings and a sweater dress? I definitely love my heels, but this is one very convincing alternative; especially for when I need to look polished, but my toes require a vacation. This pair is available in black, chestnut or nude patent leather.

Report "Gonzalez" Pointed Flats in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

Report “Gonzalez” Pointed Flatsamazon
($49.75, Amazon)

Pour La Victoire “Bre” Pointed Flats

If you loved the color choices above, check out even more bright options with this beautifully constructed version by Pour La Victoire. While the shape of the shoe does provide a more polished look, you can really have fun and modernize with a some color by combining a fuchsia pair with your classic gray suit. Wear them also with tailored pants, or tapered capris! And why not invite your pretty a-line and full skirts to the party too? Just make sure to keep those skirt hems above the knee for the most flattering silhouette (shoes pictured are available in various colors and uppers).

Pour La Victoire "Bre" Pointed Patent Leather Flats (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

Pour La Victoire “Bre” Pointed Flatsamazon
($58.50, Amazon)

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