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I don’t know how they do it, but Yves Saint Laurent makes some of the most iconic shoes I’ve ever seen. Especially their “Tribute” collection is a hit among celebrities, fashion connoisseurs and us totally obsessed shoe freaks. I’ve loved the Tribute sandals from the first moment I saw them, but never got the chance to go for the real deal or snap up one of the various knockoffs (check!) back then when they were considered the “It” shoe of the year. My favorite Tribute sandal was the purple suede version with gold trimming, but the black patent version is of course more versatile.

YSL Tribute Platform T-Strap Sandals in black patent (Yves Saint Laurent)

YSL Tribute Platform Sandals
($875, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls, Farfetchls, Nordstromls, Barneysls, Harrodsls, Selfridges, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Matches Fashionls, Net-A-Porterls & LuisaViaRoma.

Celebrities Love YSL

Lucy Liu, Demi Lovato, Olivia Palermo, Hayden Panettiere and Kate Beckinsale wearing black patent YSL Tribute Platform Sandals

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Steve Madden “Kananda” T-Strap Platform Sandals

Update (01/20/2016): And here we are, almost 6 years after the last find, here we have yet another YSL Tribute dupe by Steve Madden. And I think this one’s his best one! “Kananda” is available in various colors and uppers and is currently on pre-order for $129.95 (approx. shipping date: mid-March).

Steve Madden "Kananda" T-Strap Platform Sandals (Saint Laurent YSL Tribute dupes)

Steve Madden “Kananda” T-Strap Platform Sandalsls
($129.95, Steve Madden)

Formentini T-Strap Platform Sandals

Update (01/20/2016): Also happened to come across these YSL Tribute inspired 4 inch heels by Formentini. The suede version is available herepjx.

Formentini T-Strap Platform Sandals in black and nude patent (Saint Laurent YSL Tribute dupes)

Formentini T-Strap Platform Sandalspjx
($129.95, Lori’s)

JustFab “Lianca” T-Strap Sandals

Update (09/06/2012): After more than a year I was able to find yet another YSL Tribute sandal look-a-like. Check out these fabulous heels by JustFab for under $60!

JustFab "Lianca" T-Strap Sandals (Yves Saint Laurent Tribute knockoffs)

JustFab “Lianca” T-Strap Sandalscj
($54.99, Heels.com)

rsvp “Evelyn” T-Strap Sandals

Update (05/02/2011): Here’s another great and almost identical YSL Tribute look-a-like coming from rsvp. The only noticeable difference is the lower heel. These come in black, fuchsia, red, nude, gold and silver patent. Apart from the black patent version all the other colors have been marked down to a super affordable $55.

rsvp "Evelyn" T-Strap Sandals in black patent (YSL Tribute knockoffs)

rsvp “Evelyn” T-Strap Sandals
($99, Zappos)

Steve Madden “DAARLING” T-Strap Sandals

Update (03/28/2010): Check out Steve Madden‘s second take on the Tribute sandal. Available in black, nude & natural patent, denim and leopard.

I still prefer the first one, but this heel has some major advantages. It is a) not sold out, b) cheaper and c) way easier to walk in because of the lower heel (the platform helps, too).

Steve Madden "DAARLING" T-Strap Sandals in black patent (Yves Saint Laurent Tribute knockoffs)

Steve Madden “DAARLING” T-Strap Sandalsls
($69.95, Steve Madden)

Steve Madden T-Bar Platform Sandals

Update (12/04/2009): Woohoo! You lucky gals. ASOS is now selling the Steve Madden sandals at the amazing price of £32 at their online outlet store. That is 60% OFF the original retail price! I bought these babies full price six months ago there and they look absolutely fantastic in person. So worth the price.

YSL lovers, today’s your lucky day! These Steve Madden platform sandals have completely sold out everywhere else, but ASOS has still a few of these fabtastic heels in limited sizes available. Be quick to order because this is the final sale and probably also your last chance for a great YSL Tribute knockoff of such great quality. I love mine so much! They are absolutely amazing looking for knockoffs and while £80 were certainly not cheap, I haven’t put a second thought whether or not to buy them and ordered straight away after they added my size. My tip: if your feet are slightly wider than average I suggest you go at least half a size up so your toes won’t get squished.

Steve Madden Black Patent T-Bar Platforms (YSL Tribute Platform Sandal knockoffs)

Steve Madden Patent T-Bar Platforms
(£32, ASOS)

Guess Trivan T-Strap Platform Sandals

There have been countless YSL Tribute sandal knockoffs, but only a handful of them were actually decent looking. These YSL look-a-likes by Guess are one of the best knockoffs which are still being sold. So if you haven’t got the chance to grab a knockoff back then, you can now catch up on this!

Guess Trivan T-Strap Platform Sandals in black patent (YSL Tribute Sandal knockoffs)

Guess Trivan T-Strap Platform Sandals
($79.19, Heels.com)

Gianni Bini Uptown Platform Sandals

If you’re looking for something more budget-friendly, you’ll probably be happy with these Gianni Bini platforms. They are currently on sale for half the price being marked down from $98 to $49.99 and come in black or tan (my favorite!). But hurry, sizes are limited.

Gianni Bini Uptown black patent platform sandals (YSL Tribute Sandal knockoffs)

Gianni Bini Uptown Platform Sandalsls
($49.99, Dillard’s)

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Update: This post has been updated on November 29, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Even though I’m still missing the “Yves” in Saint Laurent, I must admit that Hedi Slimane is doing a remarkable job on revamping the (Y)SL brand. I’m a great fan of the new shoes and bags line in particular. There are so many elegant and timeless pieces to choose from! I first have seen these minimalistic ankle strap heels shown below on Karla’s blog and immediately fell in love with them as they match my vision of “the” perfect ankle strap high heel sandal! If only they’d match my shopping budget as well…

Saint Laurent Jane Ankle Strap Sandals in black

Saint Laurent Jane Ankle Strap Sandalsls
($695, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at MyHabit, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Nordstromls, Selfridges.

Style Bloggers Love Saint Laurent

Style bloggers such as Karla from Karla’s Closet or Ashley from Ring My Bell have all been spotted wearing the Saint Laurent Jane Ankle Strap Sandals.

Karla's Closet and Ring My Bell wearing Saint Laurent Jane Ankle Strap Sandals

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Steven by Steve Madden “Rykie” Ankle Strap Sandals

Update (11/29/2015): Spotted another lovely Saint Laurent alternative for less! Aren’t these ankle strap heels by Steven by Steve Madden just fabulous? And not too expensive as well. Available in various colors and uppers.

Steven by Steve Madden "Rykie" Ankle Strap Sandals in gold and black (Saint Laurent Jane knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “Rykie” Ankle Strap Sandals
($109, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Macy’s, Lord & Taylorls, Shopbop, Bloomingdale’s, ShoeMallls, Heels.com, RevolveClothing & Lori’spjx.

boohoo Night “Caggie” Skinny Two Part Heels

Update (06/13/2015): Look at these fab Saint Laurent Jane inspired heels I’ve discovered at boohoo. So close to the real deal and only $44 (available in either black or nude).

boohoo Night "Caggie" Skinny Two Part Heels in black (Saint Laurent Jane knockoffs)

boohoo Night “Caggie” Skinny Two Part Heels
($44, boohoo)

Steve Madden “Gea” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals

Update (04/24/2015): Found these lovely patent Saint Laurent look-alike heels by Steve Madden. Available for $55.99 in various colors!

Steve Madden "Gea" Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals in nude and black patent (Saint Laurent Jane knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Gea” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals
($55.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Steve Maddenls & Nordstrom Rack.

Sole Society “Lindsay” Strappy High Heel Sandals

Update (02/28/2015): And while we’re at it, these strappy heels by Sole Society also reminded me of the Saint Laurent Jane ankle strap sandals above. Currently on sale for a steal price of $39.98!

Sole Society "Lindsay" Strappy High Heel Sandals in nude and black (Saint Laurent Jane knockoffs)

Sole Society “Lindsay” Strappy High Heel Sandals
($39.98, Sole Society)

Jeffrey Campbell “Strides” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals

Update (02/28/2015): Stumbled upon this great Saint Laurent Jane alternative by Jeffrey Campbell. JC’s version has a slightly higher platform, but otherwise the design is almost the same. Also available in nude/ivory leatherls.

Jeffrey Campbell "Strides" Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals in nude ivory and black (Saint Laurent Jane knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Strides” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandalsls
($160, Nasty Gal)

Topshop UNIQUE Hi Strappy Sandals

While browsing through Topshop‘s newest arrivals today, I spotted this little fella here and was instantly reminded of the Saint Laurent Jane heels. Although the ankle strap is significantly wider than on the SL original and the price tag at $230 not exactly steal-worthy, I still think these’d be a great buy if you’re looking for a budget-friendl(y)ier Saint Laurent alternative because the overall look of these Topshop heels is still very, very similar to the designer version.

Topshop UNIQUE Hi Strappy Sandals in black (Saint Laurent Jane look-a-likes)

Topshop UNIQUE Hi Strappy Sandals
($230, Topshop)

Image source(s): YSL, Karla’s Closet, Ring My Bell, Nasty Gal, Topshop

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Update: This post has been updated on June 11, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

It is my personal opinion that you have to be mentally ill if you do not like this classic staple of a bag! Yves Saint Laurent‘s Muse Large Leather Dome Satchel is a handbag that will never go out of style. This bag comes in several different colors, and I personally love it in the brown which is available through Forzieri. I also love Nicole Richie’s bright yellow version because it gives your most boring outfit a splash of color. If you don’t have the funds to splurge on this handbag we have another alternative for you!

Yves Saint Laurent Muse Large Leather Dome Satchel in black

Yves Saint Laurent Muse Large Leather Dome Satchells
($1.690, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective & Saks Fifth Avenuels.

Celebrities Love Yves Saint Laurent

Sofia Vergara, Cameron Diaz, Blake Lively and Nicole Richie carrying a Yves Saint Laurent Muse Large Leather Dome Satchel

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Lush Front Lock Stitched Leather Tote

UPDATE (06/11/2015): 4 years after our first YSL Muse steal find, we finally discovered a new one! This one’s by Lush Bags, it’s available in black, cognac and dark brown and is currently on sale for under $80.

Lush Front Lock Stitched Leather Tote in black (Yves Saint Laurent Muse knockoff)

Lush Front Lock Stitched Leather Toteamazon
($74.99, Amazon)

BagInc “The Very Inspired” Leather Bag

Hence the irony in the name of this BagInc bag “The Very Inspired.” You can clearly see who they were inspired by… but, nonetheless, they did a good job with their inspired version made of real leather! Priced at $59, you can certainly have the classic look of YSL’s iconic Muse bag! Also, check out the brown color, too!

BagInc "The Very Inspired" Leather Bag in black (Yves Saint Laurent Muse knockoff)

BagInc “The Very Inspired” Leather Bag
($59, BagInc)

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Real vs. Steal – YSL Tribtoo Pumps

by Irina on April 18, 2015

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

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

YSL Tribtoo Platform Pump (Yves Saint Laurent)

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

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

Celebrities Love Yves Saint Laurent

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

Celebrities wearing YSL Tribtoo Platform Pumps

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Jessica Simpson “Rebeca” Platform Pumps

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

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

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

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

ShoeDazzle “Zendaya” Platform Pumps

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

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

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

JustFab “Shalini” Platform Pumps

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

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

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

Pour La Victoire “Zimmer” Platform Pumps

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

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

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

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

Kelsi Dagger “Linzy” Platform Pumps

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

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

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

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

Pour La Victoire “Irina” Platform Pumps

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

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

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

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

Wet Seal Round Toe Platform Pumps

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

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

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

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

bebe “Liza” Leather Platform Pumps

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

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

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

Office “LAST OF THE GIANTS” Pumps

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

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

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

Gianni Bini “Desiree” Pumps

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

Gianni Bini Desiree Pumps (YSL Trib Two Pump knockoff)

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

Steve Madden “FORTAY” Pumps

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

Steve Madden FORTAY Pump (YSL Trib Two Pump knockoffs)

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

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Update: This post has been updated on July 24, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m still not cool with “Yves” being stripped from Saint Laurent, but I am definitely cool with the creative direction Hedi Slimane is taking the French fashion house. The shoes are especially fabulous. I really like the angular design of these black ankle boots. So chic! And expensive. Le sigh!

Saint Laurent Classic Paris Chelsea Ankle Boots in black

Saint Laurent Classic Paris Chelsea Ankle Bootsls
($950, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Nordstromls, Farfetch & MyTheresa.

Celebrities Love Saint Laurent

Celebs such as Heidi Klum, Hayden Panettiere, Cheryl Cole and Demi Lovato have all been spotted wearing Saint Laurent Classic Paris Chelsea Ankle Boots.

Heidi Klum, Hayden Panettiere, Cheryl Cole and Demi Lovato wearing Saint Laurent Classic Paris Ankle Boots

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Forever 21 Faux Suede Booties

Update (07/24/2014): Stumbled upon a Saint Laurent faux suede alternative at Forever 21 today. Available in black, burgundy and light grey faux suede for $32.80! A gold metallic version is available, too, for $34.90!

Forever 21 Faux Suede Booties in burgundy and black (Saint Laurent Classic Paris knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Booties
($32.80, Forever 21)

Tony Bianco “Fontana” High Heeled Ankle Boots

Update (03/11/2014): Stumbled upon this nearly identical Saint Laurent dupe by Tony Bianco and had to share it with you. A little pricey, but so similar to the original. Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Tony Bianco "Fontana" High Heeled Ankle Boots in black and red (Saint Laurent Classic Paris knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Fontana” High Heeled Ankle Boots
($80 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Topshop “ALL NIGHT” Chelsea Boots

Update (01/20/2014): Here’s another Saint Laurent chelsea boot dupe I’ve come across! I really like these cute Topshop booties; especially in red.

Topshop "ALL NIGHT" Chelsea Boots in black and red (Saint Laurent knockoffs)

Topshop “ALL NIGHT” Chelsea Bootsls
($67.98, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Topshop.

Aldo “Floivon” Pointed Heeled Chelsea Boots

Update (11/25/2013): Found another set of Saint Laurent ankle boot dupes. What do you think of these booties by Aldo? Hot or not?

Aldo "Floivon" Pointed Heeled Chelsea Boots in black and gold (Saint Laurent Classic Paris knockoffs)

Aldo “Floivon” Pointed Heeled Chelsea Boots
($95.27, ASOS)

Mango Elasticated Panel Leather Ankle Boots

Update (09/27/2013): Just came across these fab ankle booties by Mango which would be a great alternative to the pricey Saint Laurent originals, don’t you agree?

Mango Elasticated Panel Leather Ankle Boots in black (Saint Laurent Paris Chelsea knockoffs)

Mango Elasticated Panel Leather Ankle Boots
($129.99, Mango)

Steve Madden “DEVIL” High Heel Ankle Boots

Oh, Steve Madden – you are a “DEVIL” indeed! The description of these pointed-toe booties says “So sexy it’s just plain evil!” – well, I say “So close to the original, it’s just plain copying!“. Not that I mind too much though since the price tag of these $63.89 (sale price!) black booties is much easier to handle than the $950 one of the original Saint Laurent heels. Pre-order these beauties now if you want your Saint Laurent fix for less and have them ready when Fall comes around the corner!

Steve Madden "DEVIL" High Heel Ankle Boots in black (Saint Laurent Paris knockoffs)

Steve Madden “DEVIL” High Heel Ankle Bootsamazon
($63.89, Amazon)

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

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