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Update: This post has been updated on March 20, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Writing up a post about these “Ceinture” buckled booties by Balenciaga is a tough one for me. Why? Well, mainly because I don’t find myself very attracted to this type of masculine biker boots. Nor am I tall or skinny enough to pull off such a bulky boot. However, since these boots have been making the rounds on a number of style blogs and celebs lately, here you go with a couple of budget-friendly alternatives.

Balenciaga Ceinture Cutout Buckled Booties in black

Balenciaga Ceinture Double-Buckle-Strap Bootsls
($1.275, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Balenciaga, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, Matches Fashion, MyTheresa, Browns Fashion, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Balenciaga

Miley Cyrus, Mary-Kate Olsen, Nicole Richie, Dakota Fanning, Rashida Jones and Nina Dobrev wearing black Balenciaga Cutout Buckled Booties

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Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots

Update (03/20/2017): One of our readers alerted us about these budget-friendly Balenciaga look-alike boots by Pull & Bear which retail for £39.99/€45.99. Thank you for the tip, Serena!

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots
(£39.99/€45.99, Pull & Bear)

Bucco “Sai” Cutout Platform Boots

Update (03/13/2017): Spotted another Balenciaga Ceinture inspired buckle boot today! It’s by Bucco is currently on sale for less than $30 and comes in either black or brown faux leather.

Bucco "Sai" Cutout Platform Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Bucco “Sai” Cutout Platform Bootsamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

River Island “Rudy” Patent Cut-Out Boots

Update (07/31/2016): 3 years after posting our last designer steal find, we finally came across a brand new Balenciaga Ceinture dupe: it’s by River Island and costs only $40 (sale price!). But hurry, only very few sizes left!

River Island Rudy Patent Cut-Out Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

River Island “Rudy” Patent Cut-Out Boots
($40, River Island)

P.S.: Also available at River Island (UK)ls, River Island (EU + Rest of the World), ASOS, Zalando, Very.co.uk & Littlewoods.

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Boots

Update (07/31/2016): We also happened to discover these fab and spot-on Balenciaga boot look-alikes by XCC at Amazon for under $90. What do you think?

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Boots in black patent (Balenciaga Ceinture look-alikes)

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Bootsamazon
($85.93, Amazon)

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots

Update (07/31/2016): Spotted these fab Balenciaga-like boots by Bestowal at Choies which are made of genuine leather and come in either black or black patent leather.

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots in black patent (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots
($96.90, Choies)

Wanted “Plaza” Buckled Cut-Out Booties

Update (09/16/2013): And I stumbled upon yet another budget-friendly Balenciaga dupe! Check out these faux leather buckle cut-out boots by Wanted. Only $19.94!

Wanted "Plaza" Buckled Cut-Out Booties in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Wanted “Plaza” Buckled Cut-Out Booties
($19.94, DSW)

Chicnova Chunky Cut Out Buckled Boots

Update (08/16/2013): And here we go again with yet another Balenciaga Buckle Bootie alternative. This one comes from Chicnova and is made of PU leather.

Chicnova Retro PU Leather Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Chicnova Chunky Cut Out Buckled Boots
($32.93, Oasap)

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Booties

Update (08/16/2013): If you need a more wallet-friendly Balenciaga fix, this cutout boot by Qupid is a great Balenciaga Ceinture look-alike for under $20! Yay!

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Booties in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Bootiesamazon
($16.99, Amazon)

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers

Update (08/03/2013): Wild Diva have made a creeper version out of the highly coveted Balenciaga boots and called it Credence-11! Available in black or burgundy.

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers
($32.90, CiCi Hot)

Office Ultimate 2 Buckled Ankle Boots

Update (04/03/2013): Found yet another great Balenciaga inspired buckle boot! This one’s by Office, it costs £38 and there are only a few limited sizes left, so if you like these, you better hurry up to get these!

Office "Ultimate" Buckled Ankle Boots in black (Balenciaga look-a-likes)

Office Ultimate 2 Buckled Ankle Boots
(£38, Office)

Windsor Smith “Envy” Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (01/26/2013): Just came across another great Balenciaga boot look-a-like by Windsor Smith. If you prefer a patent version, check out the “Encore” boot, also by Windsor Smith.

Windsor Smith "Envy" Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Windsor Smith “Envy” Buckled Cutout Boots
($179.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Soles “Magento” Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (01/26/2013): Also found a second Australian Balenciaga alternative by Soles.

Soles "Magento" Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Soles “Magento” Buckled Cutout Boots
($159.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Steve Madden “AVE-A” Buckle Boots

As of now Steve Madden‘s “AVE-A” Buckle Boots are probably the closest and cheapest match to the Balenciaga boots.

Steve Madden "AVE-A" Buckle Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Steve Madden “AVE-A” Buckle Bootsls
($99.99, Steve Madden)

Topshop “ARABEL” Cut Out Boots

Topshop comes in second in terms of the Balenciaga look with their $170 “ARABEL” boot that is also available in white and a black studded version.

Topshop "ARABEL" Cut Out Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Topshop “ARABEL” Cut Out Boots
($170, Topshop)

Jeffrey Campbell “Roscoe” Cutout Boots

And of course, Jeffrey Campbell has come up with their own interpretation of Balenciaga’s bulky biker boot and named it “Roscoe”. It’s the most expensive of all look for less options ($248), but I like the shape of this boot the most and it’s the closest to the original.

Jeffrey Campbell "Roscoe" Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Roscoe” Cutout Boots
($67.50, Nordstrom Rack)

Jeffrey Campbell “Coltrane” Buckled Cutout Boots

Our reader Devon has found another Balenciaga boot look-a-like by Jeffrey Campbell which is even more similar than the “Roscoe” boot. Check out the “Coltrane” which comes in an array of uppers and colors and retails for $185!

Jeffrey Campbell "Coltrane" Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Coltrane” Buckled Cutout Boots
($194.95, Nordstrom)

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

Leave it to Chanel to make us crave those #grannyshoes we all deemed ugly when we were teenagers. And if it weren’t for Chanel and the iconic CC-logo on the side of the heel, I doubt these would have been quite as popular as they are right now, but even though I know the greater part of the allure of these shoes can be traced back to just being by Chanel, I somehow still understand why so many bloggers and fashion insiders are so in love with these. The two-tone cap-toe, the mid-height block heel, the convenient slingback; it’s the perfect example of 50s retro chic and an absolute timeless classic. By pairing these shoes with modern pieces such as ripped skinny jeans or a cool biker jacket, you will keep yourself from looking like an actual granny in these. And while I don’t know what the exact retail price is for these, we’re talking about Chanel here after all, so I think it’s safe to say that they’re expensive. And apparently very hard to get ahold of these days.

Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps in beige and black

Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps
(~$1.500, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love Chanel

Personal style bloggers and fashion insiders such as Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl), Pernille Teisbaek (Look de Pernille), Miroslava Duma, Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Leandra Medine (Manrepeller) have all been spotted wearing Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl), Pernille Teisbaek (Look de Pernille), Miroslava Duma, Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Leandra Medine (Manrepeller) wearing Chanel Two-Tone Slingback Pumps

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Sam Edelman “Leah” Cutout Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

Update (03/17/2017): I think I just found my new favorite Chanel slingback dupe! Check out these amazing cap-toe block heel pumps by Sam Edelman! So similar to the real deal, don’t you think? Loooove! Also available in silver/black and black/black suede. Price: $120. Make sure to use promo code “LTDAYS” at checkout to get 20% off regular and sale items at Lord & Taylor (offer valid through March 29th at 11:59 PM EST, some exclusions may apply) which would lower the price of these darling to less than $100.

Sam Edelman "Leah" Cutout Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in nude and black (Chanel dupes)

Sam Edelman “Leah” Cutout Cap-Toe Slingback Pumpsls
($120, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Sam Edelman & Zappos.

Pull & Bear Slingback High Heel Shoes with Toe Cap

Update (03/17/2017): Also discovered these super fab faux suede cap-toe heels at Pull & Bear which instantly reminded me of the iconic Chanel slingbacks above. And at £25.99 (or €29.99) they’re super budget-friendly as well!

Pull & Bear Slingback High Heel Shoes with Toe Cap in nude and black faux suede (Chanel inspired)

Pull & Bear Slingback High Heel Shoes with Toe Cap
(£25.99/€29.99, Pull & Bear)

River Island Slingback Block Heels

Update (09/20/2016): Just spotted these cute Chanel inspired cap-toe suede slingbacks at River Island. They come in various colors and uppers and cost $50 (sale price!).

River Island Slingback Block Heels in cream and black suede (Chanel dupes)

River Island Slingback Block Heels
($50, River Island)

P.S.: Also available at River Island (UK)ls & River Island (EU).

Ivanka Trump “Liah” Slingback Block-Heel Pumps

Update (06/29/2016): OMG, I’m officially in designer dupe heaven! Now please take a long look at these gorgeous and spot-on Chanel look-alike pumps by Ivanka Trump. The search for the perfect Chanel slingback dupe is finally over! These are available in either nude, black or grey suede and retail for $125. It’s not the cheapest Chanel dupe, but probably worth the investment (made of genuine leather). I promise you, these shoes will sell out in less than a week, so if you find yourself fancying a pair, don’t wait (they won’t last until sale season) and buy them now! Make sure to use promo code “SIGNATURE” at checkout to get 20% off regular and sale price items (offer valid now through March 20th at 11:59 PM EST).

Ivanka Trump "Liah" Slingback Block-Heel Pumps in nude, black and grey (Chanel knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Liah” Slingback Block-Heel Pumpsls
($125, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, 6pm, Macy’s, Nordstromls & Nordstrom Rack.

Kaitlyn Pan Two-Tone Block Heel Slingback Pumps

Update (06/20/2016): And Kaitlyn Pan strikes again! Just discovered yet another gorgeous designer shoe dupe! Love, love, looooove these Chanel slingback look-alikes which are made of genuine sheepskin leather and cost under $90. The customer reviews are also raving as usual for Kaitlyn Pan shoes. Definitely got to get myself a pair!

Kaitlyn Pan Two-Tone Block Heel Slingback Pumps in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Kaitlyn Pan Two-Tone Block Heel Slingback Pumpsamazon
($84.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Etsy (alternative buying option for non-US based buyers).

Mango “Orly” Slingback Pumps

Update (06/20/2016): I also spotted these lovely Chanel inspired faux suede slingback shoes at Mango which cost $59.99. They don’t have the contrasting black cap-toe front, but the overall look of these slingback is still very reminiscent of Chanel, don’t you think?

Mango "Orly" Slingback Pumps in nude faux suede (Chanel knockoffs)

Mango “Orly” Slingback Pumps
($59.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Vaneli “Aliz” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

Update (03/29/2016): And just like that Chanel dupes are starting to come in! This one’s by Vaneli and it’s available in either nude/black or black/black for $150.

Vaneli "Aliz" Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Vaneli “Aliz” Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
($150, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Nordstromls, Jildor & Bluefly.

New Look Suedette Slingback Pumps

Update (03/30/2016): I also discovered these cute and budget-friendly faux suede slingback cap-toe pumps by New Look which retail for £8 (sale price!).

New Look Suedette Slingback Pumps in tan and black (Chanel dupes)

New Look Suedette Slingback Pumps
(£8, New Look)

P.S.: Also available at New Look (EU) & ASOS.

Jill-YBC Contrast Toe Heeled Shoes

Update (03/24/2016): OMGSHOEALERT! Just discovered these amazing and spot-on Chanel dupes by Jill-YBC and guess what? They’re under $35! What a steal deal! Available in beige/black or black/black faux leather. A non-slingback flat version is available here for $34.90. Choies was so nice to provide a pair of these shoes for us to review and we can honestly say that these Chanel dupes are lovely, especially considering the price! True to size, well made and durable. Definitely a recommendation from our side.

Jill-YBC Contrast Toe Heeled Shoes in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Jill-YBC Contrast Toe Heeled Shoes
($33.90, Choies)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Amazonamazon.

Kimi Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

If you can’t spend that much money, here’s a very budget-friendly Chanel dupe by Kimi which is currently on sale for a little over $20. This one comes also in a black/black and in a beige/black faux suede version.

Kimi Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in beige and black (Chanel look-alikes)

Kimi Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
($22.14, YesStyle)

P.S.: Similar versions are also available by Pastel Pairs, JY Shoes & Anran.

Heine Two-Tone Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps

Deal: Sign up to the Heine newsletter and get a €5 discount on your order!

For all you European Chanel lovers and budget-conscious fashionistas out there, I have discovered these beautiful slingbacks by Heine which are obviously heavily inspired by the Chanel shoes above. They’re currently on backorder and will approximately ship around mid-April, but you can pre-order these now and get your hands on these beauties before they sell out once again. Available in beige/black or beige/rose pink for €69.90.

Heine Two-Tone Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps in nude and black (Chanel dupes)

Heine Two-Tone Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
(€69.90, Heine)

P.S.: Also available at Kaleidoscope & I’m walking.

Jeffrey Campbell “Tulloch” Cap-Toe Pumps

Another great Chanel inspired alternative are these lovely cap-toe pumps by Jeffrey Campbell which are $139.95 and come in beige/black, taupe/black and red/black.

Jeffrey Campbell "Tulloch" Cap-Toe Pumps in beige and black (Chanel inspired)

Jeffrey Campbell “Tulloch” Cap-Toe Pumpsls
($139.95, Nordstrom)

Office “Maddie” Slingback Toe Cap Block Heels

And one last Chanel alternative for all my lovely UK readers. Now these beige/black suede slingbacks from Office might not be an identical dupe, but they’re still close enough to serve as a great Chanel look for less, wouldn’t you agree? Plus, there’s also a closed back version named “Madison” available here which costs £38 (sale price!) as well.

Office "Maddie" Slingback Toe Cap Block Heels in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Office “Maddie” Slingback Toe Cap Block Heels
(£38, Office)

Image source(s): Chanel, Keep it Chic, @chiaraferragni/@pernilleteisbaek Instagram, Gary Pepper, Song of Style, Lindley Pless, Zappos, Pull & Bear, River Island, Nordstrom, Amazon, Mango, Lori’s, New Look, Choies, Jessica Buurman, YesStyle, Heine, Designs by Stephene, Office

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Update: This post has been updated on March 20, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Christian Louboutin makes some of the finest shoes in the world. Louboutins are a celebrity’s staple buys and no red carpet would be complete without at least one pair of the red-soled high heels. Louboutin’s “Pigalle” pump is timeless with its classic and sleek design. It’s probably Louboutin’s bestselling and most famous shoe ever. Not to mention expensive.

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsls
($675, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Net-A-Porterls, Matches Fashionls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson, Emma Stone, Kim Kardashian, Fergie and Rihanna wearing Christian Louboutin Pigalle Patent Pumps

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XCC Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (03/20/2015): Now look at these Pigalle doppelgängers by XCC which I spotted on Amazon today! The heel doesn’t seem quite as high as on the original, but otherwise the design is pretty much identical. Plus, they even have the luscioud red sale, everybody! You can get these Louboutin look-a-likes in either black, nude or pink patent for a steal price of $29.99!

XCC Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

XCC Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon hereamazon & hereamazon.

Tony Bianco “Leola” Classic Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (09/27/2014): Found another great Pigalle dupe by Tony Bianco today. The “Leola” pump is available in 21 (!) different colors, uppers and prints.

Tony Bianco "Leola" Classic Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in yellow, black and nude patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Leola” Classic Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($159.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

P.S.: Also available at StyleTread & The Iconic.

Diavolina “Alessa” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (05/30/2014): Just discovered these super fabulous stiletto pumps by Diavolina which instantly reminded me of Louboutin’s Pigalle heels. Love these!

Diavolina "Alessa" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Diavolina “Alessa” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($149.95 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at Wanted Shoes & The Iconic.

Diane von Furstenberg “Bethany” Pointed-Toe Pumps

Update (02/23/2014): While these Diane von Furstenberg stilettos are certainly not a steal find, they are a great alternative to Louboutin’s Pigalle pumps and you’d still save a good $270! Also available in various colors and uppers.

Diane von Furstenberg "Bethany" Pointed-Toe Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Diane von Furstenberg “Bethany” Pointed-Toe Pumps
($325, Diane von Furstenberg)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Zappos & Shopbopcj.

Tony Bianco “Ajana” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (02/23/2014): Just came across these super fabulous Pigalle look-a-likes by Tony Bianco. Available in various beautiful colors and uppers (suede, leather and patent). Better get these while you can!

Tony Bianco "Ajana" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Ajana” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($139.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Anne Klein “Warmth” Pointed-Toe Pumps

Update (02/23/2014): Also found these discounted pointy pumps at Anne Klein which are currently on sale for under $40!

Anne Klein "Warmth" Pointed-Toe Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Anne Klein “Warmth” Pointed-Toe Pumpsamazon
($39, Amazon)

Nine West “Tatiana” Pointed-Toe Pumps

Update (12/03/2013): Stumbled upon these pointy black patent pumps by Nine West and thought they’d be a good alternative if you’re craving Louboutin’s Pigalle heels. Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Nine West "Tatiana" Pointed-Toe Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Nine West “Tatiana” Pointed-Toe Pumps
($79, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Lord & Taylorls, 6pm, Nine West, Nordstromls, Shoebuyls, ShoeMetrocj, DSW, The Iconic, House of Fraser & Kurt Geigerls.

Forever 21 Sleek Asymmetrical Stiletto Pumps

Update (07/04/2013): Found another very budget-friendly Pigalle alternative in a non-patent version at Forever 21. Available in black or nude faux leather for only $27.80!

Forever 21 Sleek Asymmetrical Stiletto Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Forever 21 Sleek Asymmetrical Stiletto Pumps
($27.80, Forever 21)

Aldo “Frited” Pumps

Update (02/18/2013): Just came across these beautiful pointed-toe pumps by Aldo which would make a great Pigalle alternative. Available in black and nude patent leather.

Aldo "Frited" Pointed-Toe Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle look-a-likes)

Aldo “Frited” Pumpsls
($54.98, Aldo)

bebe “Sarah” Classic Leather Pumps

Update (02/18/2013): bebe has also a very nice Pigalle alternative in a non-patent leather version. Available in black or red leather (my personal fave!).

bebe "Sarah" Classic Leather Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle look-a-likes)

bebe “Sarah” Classic Leather Pumps
($89.99, bebe)

ShoeMint “Kathryn” Pumps

Update (07/25/2012): I’m starting to become quite fond of ShoeMint‘s shoe selection. They have some of the best designer shoe look-a-likes out there. For instance, I loooooooooove these fabulous real leather Pigalle-Doppelgänger!

ShoeMint "Kathryn" Pumps (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

ShoeMint “Kathryn” Pumpscj
($39.99, Nordstrom Rack)

Devious Sexy-20 Pumps

Update (01/19/2012): Oh my, I’m so ecstatic about finding these super affordable Pigalle look-a-likes by Devious. Available in 13 (!) different colors & uppers and $48.95 only (sale price)!

Devious Sexy-20 Pumps (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Devious Sexy-20 Pumpsamazon
($48.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls, Shiekh, Overstockcj, BananaShoes, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

The Highest Heel “Hottie” Pumps

How great is this find? I recently stumbled upon these Louboutin knockoffs and was astounded by how similar to the originals they are. Just look at the extreme high heel or the pointed toe, it looks just like the real deal. And the best thing: they are on sale right now. But you better hurry and order fast as I’m sure they will sell out quickly.

The Highest Heel Hottie Black Patent Pumps

The Highest Heel “Hottie” Pumpsamazon
($43, Amazon)

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