Wedges

Update: This post has been updated on May 17, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

There’s nothing like having a nude pair of shoes to slide into during the warmer times of the year! It’s such a great color especially when it comes in patent and the color is so versatile it can go with TONS of stuff! So, you can see why these Jimmy Choo Phyllis Espadrille Slides are absolutely noteworthy to be featured! I can’t wait to have my ice cold drink next to the pool while admiring my feet with these bad boys on! Yet, retailing at $375 this might break the bank for some, so here is a more affordable option…

Jimmy Choo Phyllis Espadrille Slides in nude patent

Jimmy Choo Phyllis Espadrille Slidesls
($375, Nordstrom)

Schutz Slide Platform Wedge Sandals

Update (05/17/2016): Just stumbled upon another spot-on Jimmy Choo Phyllis wedge look-alike today! It’s by Schutz, comes in either black or white patent leather and is currently on sale for $63.

Schutz Slide Platform Wedge Sandals in black and white patent (Jimmy Choo Phyllis knockoffs)

Schutz Slide Platform Wedge Sandals
($63, MyHabit)

J. Litvack “Malta” Espadrille Wedge Slides

Update (05/01/2014): Discovered another Jimmy Choo inspired espadrille wedge! Check out these wedge slides by J. Litvack. They’re not quite as high as the Jimmy Choos, but the look is still very similar to the real deal. Available in black and nude patent leather for $82.95.

J. Litvack "Malta" Espadrille Wedge Slides in nude patent (Jimmy Choo Phyllis knockoffs)

J. Litvack “Malta” Espadrille Wedge Slidespjx
($82.95, Lori’s Shoes)

Steve Madden “Genisis” Espadrilles

This Steve Madden version has a slightly thicker band and a higher platform than the Jimmy Choo version, which I’m sure not everyone will complain about! And the price isn’t too bad either! Available in nude, black and red patent.

Steve Madden "Genisis" Espadrilles in nude patent (Jimmy Choo Phyllis knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Genisis” Espadrillesls
($89.95, Steve Madden)

Image source(s): Nordstrom, MyHabit, Lori’s, Steve Madden

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Update: This post has been updated on May 15, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m one of those people who-when traveling through airports-will always wear heels (you never know if Mr. Right is flying the friendly skies as well). I can’t always do a 5 inch towering platform though; that’s why this leopard wedge by Mr. Christian Louboutin is perfect for such occasions! Some style and height to go along with a comfy and simple yet sexy outfit. My travel companion? A stiff drink and pretzels instead of peanuts, please. No thank you, Miss, I’d wear my “Peanuts”, not eat them. ūüėČ

Christian Louboutin Peanut Leopard-Print Wedges

Christian Louboutin Peanut Leopard-Print Wedgesls
($845, Net-A-Porter)

Kate Spade New York “Amory” Round Toe Wedge Pumps

Update (05/15/2016): Just spotted another Christian Louboutin Peanut alternative! This calf hair animal print wedge by Kate Spade is surely not a steal at $350, but it is still $495 (!) cheaper than the real deal, so I had to add them to the list.

Kate Spade New York "Amory" Round Toe Wedge Pumps in leopard print calf hair (Christian Louboutin Peanut knockoffs)

Kate Spade New York “Amory” Round Toe Wedge Pumpsls
($350, Nordstrom)

Talbots “Porsha” Leopard Haircalf Wedges

Update (08/27/2015): Didn’t really expect to find another Louboutin Peanut dupe after such a long time, but doesn’t “Porsha” by Talbots look strangely familiar to you?

Talbots "Porsha" Leopard Haircalf Wedges (Christian Louboutin Peanut knockoffs)

Talbots “Porsha” Leopard Haircalf Wedgesls
($149, Talbots)

Ivanka Trump Linear3 Leopard Wedge Pumps

The designers at Ivanka Trump have virtually copied the Loubutin “Peanut” down to its shell! I must admit I do like the leopard print better on this one and I’m completely nutty about the $150 price tag.

Ivanka Trump Linear3 Leopard Wedge Pumps (Christian Louboutin Peanut knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump Linear3 Leopard Wedge Pumpsls
($97.99, Nordstrom)

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Nordstrom, Talbots, Zappos

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Update: This post has been updated on April 29, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

A simple summertime wedge is sometimes all a girl needs to be happy. Now what’s shocking is that this simple wedge is by Christian Louboutin – the Liberace of shoemakers! No crazy 7 inch wedge. No crazy accouterments. Just a nice pinkish/mauve patent leather shoe. If only one could “simply” find $595 to pay for this much simplicity. But oh well, how do the French say – c’est la vie!

Christian Louboutin Une Plume Sling Cork Wedges in nude patent

Christian Louboutin Une Plume Sling Cork Wedgesls
($595, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

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Jessica Simpson “Jeniri” Platform Slingback Peep-Toe Wedge Sandals

Update (04/29/2016): Spotted this beautiful patent slingback wedge sandal by Jessica Simpson and thought it would be a great alternative if you’re looking for the pricey CL Une Plumes above. “Jeniri” is available in either nude, black or red patent and costs $79.

Jessica Simpson "Jeniri" Platform Slingback Peep-Toe Wedge Sandals in nude patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Jeniri” Platform Slingback Peep-Toe Wedge Sandals
($79, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Nordstromls, Shoebuyls & Macy’s.

Chinese Laundry “Madlin” Slingback Cork Wedge Sandals

Update (04/01/2012): Also stumbled upon this budget-friendly nude patent slingback wedge by Chinese Laundry which reminded me of the Louboutins above as well.

Chinese Laundry "Madlin" Slingback Cork Wedge Sandals in nude patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Madlin” Slingback Cork Wedge Sandalsls
($58, Francesca’s)

Gianni Bini “Heather” Slingback Platform Wedges

Update (04/01/2012): And here’s another Une Plume look-a-like just in time for summer: “Heather” by Gianni Bini. Not only available in nude, black and neon pink but also turquoise and white patent.

Gianni Bini "Heather" Slingback Platform Wedges in black, nude and neon pink patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Gianni Bini “Heather” Slingback Platform Wedgesls
($69.99, Dillard’s)

New Look Patent Platform Cork Wedges

Update (01/28/2012): Found yet another CL Une Plume alernative. This one’s coming from UK-based retailer New Look and it is available in either nude or black faux patent.

New Look Patent Platform Cork Wedges in nude and black (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

New Look Patent Platform Cork Wedges
(£24.99, New Look)

Nine West “Leggy” Slingback Cork Wedges

Update (12/16/2011): Just came across another great Louboutin alternative by Nine West. Available in an array of different colors, these here will give you the coveted Louboutin look 4 less!

Nine West "Leggy" Slingback Cork Wedges in nude (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Nine West “Leggy” Slingback Cork Wedges
($24.99, Nine West)

Aldo “Demarse” Slingback Wedge Sandals

Update (07/13/2011): Found another great Louboutin alternative for under $60 by Aldo. These cork wedges come in either black, red or nude patent.

Aldo "Demarse" Slingback Wedge Sandals in black, nude and red patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Aldo “Demarse” Slingback Wedge Sandalsls
($54.98, Aldo)

Steve Madden “WISSPER” Slingback Wedge Sandals

Now let me introduce you to the Robin Hood of the shoe world, Mr. Steve Madden. Bringing (and copying) designer heels for less and giving them to the poor (yet oh-so-fab) people! Once again, he doesn’t disappoint with his “WISSPER” slingback wedge. The only truly detectable difference is the thicker slingback strap and buckle. Other than that, for $68.07 (sale price!) this is a great steal. Available in black, teal, fuchsia and white patent as well as black suede, natural linen, navy fabric and leopard.

Steve Madden "WISSPER" Slingback Wedge Sandals in blush patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume Sling knockoffs)

Steve Madden “WISSPER” Slingback Wedge Sandalsamazon
($68.07, Amazon)

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Update: This post has been updated on March 30, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

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)

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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 Chlo√© 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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Update: This post has been updated on July 25, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Finally! I’ve gotta tell you guys, I have been anxiously awaiting the “knock-off” version of the Alexander Wang Alla wedges for months now and judging from the amount of emails we’ve received on this shoe, I’m not the only one. These super cute wedges are not only super pricey but also super sold out. I initially saw them on Khloe Kardashian (the leopard version) and it was love at first sight. Since then I’ve been both stalking them on eBay (totally fruitless) and looking for “steal” versions (also completely pointless)…

Alexander Wang Alla Peep-toe Wedges in black

Alexander Wang Alla Peep-toe Wedgesls
($525, Net-A-Porter)

Renvy “Sana” Peep-Toe Wedge Mules

UPDATE (07/25/2015): After all these years, here’s another mentionable Alexander Wang Alla alternative. By Renvy and currently on sale for $59 in various colors and uppers.

Renvy "Sana" Peep-Toe Wedge Mules in nude, black and white (Alexander Wang Alla knockoffs)

Renvy “Sana” Peep-Toe Wedge Mules
($59, Gilt)

Vince Camuto “Zandy” Ankle Booties

UPDATE (08/22/2011): Found yet another Alla look-a-like which features a ruched look. This one’s coming from Vince Camuto and is available in either black or walnut brown.

Vince Camuto "Zandy" Ankle Booties in black (Alexander Wang Alla knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Zandy” Ankle Bootiesamazon
($118, Amazon)

bebe “Alexa” Wedge Sandals

UPDATE (12/16/2010): bebe has another fantastic yet budget-friendly Alla alternative. Available in either black as shown below or leopard print.

bebe "Alexa" Wedge Sandals in black (Alexander Wang Alla knockoffs)

bebe “Alexa” Wedge Sandals
($149, bebe)

Joan & David “Opal” Wedge Booties

Well our patience seems to have paid off. Joan & David‘s “Opal” Wedge Booties are not the cheapest steal we’ve ever featured, but gosh, they’re good, aren’t they? In all the most important ways, these booties are an awesome knockoff of the Allas. Beautiful shape, rich color, peep-toe… half the price… now all we need is a leopard version. For now though, I’ll take the black leather or black suede.

Joan & David "Opal" Wedge Booties in black (Alexander Wang Alla knockoffs)

Joan & David “Opal” Wedge Bootiesamazon
($68.99, Amazon)

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Gilt, Amazon, bebe

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