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I didn’t really know much about Tom Ford prior to Vahni‘s arrival here at InTheirCloset, but ever since V brought the Texan-born designer extraordinaire onto my fashion radar a few years back, he never really left since. And now that I’ve vigilantly watched Ford and the fashion scene for a couple years, I feel entitled to profess the following: nobody does black & gold quite like Tom Ford. Let that sink in for a moment [...] Alright, let’s get to these awe-mazing zipper-adorned high heel booties of his, shall we? Normally, the thought of a zipper being stuck on my designer heels would sound like my worst fashion nightmare, but the magic appeal of Tom Ford kindly begs to differ. Two words: badass and obsessed! Sadly, these ultra sexy and equally unique high heel booties never received the celebrity coverage they deserved (or any personal style blogger love, for that matter). So far, only Mary J. Blige seems to have been brave and fierce enough to rock these zippered beauties yet. Not sure why, but maybe that price tag of $1.390 might have had something to do with it.

Tom Ford Zipper-Heel Leather Ankle Boots in black and gold

Tom Ford Zipper-Heel Leather Ankle Bootsls
($1.390, Neiman Marcus)

ZiGi Girl “Tabatha” Zipper-Heel High Heel Booties

This one’s for you, V! Enter ZiGi Girl‘s “Tabatha” Booties. They ain’t Tom Ford, I know, but they are the next best thing to Tom Ford for $129.95. ‘Cause as much as we’d all love to have the real deal in our closets, at almost $1.400 this ain’t a viable option for most us. So we have to settle for Tom Ford on a budget instead. Yay to paying rent and all the other boring stuff! Get these lovely (and budget-friendly) Tom Ford dupes as fast as you can click that “Buy now“-button because I sense an “Out of stock“-warning very soon here…

ZiGi Girl "Tabatha" Zipper-Heel High Heel Booties in black (Tom Ford knockoffs)

ZiGi Girl “Tabatha” Zipper-Heel High Heel Bootiesamazon
($129.95, Amazon)

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Amazon

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on October 12, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Well, hello there Giuseppe Zanotti darlings! You look quite nice. I love your serpent gold ankle strap detail along with the snake-embossed leather and the pin-thin stiletto heel of yours. How about you both hop into my shopping cart, huh? Oh, wait a moment, is that a $1.600 price tag I spot on you? Uhm, well, it was really nice meeting you. Gotta go now. Bye!

Giuseppe Zanotti E40254 Nirvana Snake Ankle Cuff High Heel Sandals in black snakeskin

Giuseppe Zanotti E40254 Nirvana Snake Ankle Cuff High Heel Sandalsls
($1,696.63, Farfetch)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls & Saksls.

Celebrities Loves Giuseppe Zanotti

Model Chrissy Teigen has been spotted wearing Giuseppe Zanotti E40254 Nirvana Snake Ankle Cuff High Heel Sandals at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

Chrissy Teigen wearing black suede Giuseppe Zanotti E40254 Nirvana Snake Ankle Cuff High Heel Sandals

ZiGi Girl “Buble” Serpent Ankle Cuff High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (10/12/2014): Discovered these fab Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-likes by ZiGi Girl today. Available in red, black, ivory and brown.

ZiGi Girl "Buble" Serpent Ankle Cuff High Heel Sandals in red, black and ivory (Giuseppe Zanotti E40254 knockoffs)

ZiGi Girl “Buble” Serpent Ankle Cuff High Heel Sandalsamazon
($118.96, Amazon)

bebe “Sameena” Gold Anklet Sandals

If you, too, find yourself having such a talk with those designer shoes above, here’s a great Zanotti dupe I’ve found at bebe. Their “Sameena” sandal is very similar looking to the Giuseppe Zanotti heels, but will cost you only approx. 10% of the real deal. So yay for that, right?

bebe "Sameena" Gold Anklet Sandals in white and black (Giuseppe Zanotti E40254 Nirvana knockoffs)

bebe “Sameena” Gold Anklet Sandals
($159, bebe)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 14, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

OMG! How ah-mazing are these OTK gladiator high heel sandals by Altuzarra? Some might say these are a little too Xena, but, personally, I love the warrior princess look and feel of these Gianvito Rossi designed heels. So hot and sexy! And incredibly expensive, too. These come with a price tag of $2.715, my loves! Oh my, oh my!

Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi Embellished Leather Cage Sandals in mocha brown

Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi Embellished Leather Cage Sandalsls
($2.715, NET-A-PORTER)

Nicki Minaj Loves Altuzarra x Gianvito Rossi

Singer Nicki Minaj wore Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi Embellished Leather Cage Sandals with a Roberto Cavalli animal print maxi dress for a photoshoot.

Nicki Minaj wearing mocha brown Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi Embellished Leather Cage Sandals

Alloy “Ivy” Gladiator Heels

UPDATE (03/14/2014): And here we go again with yet another Altuzarra inspired gladiator heel which I found at Alloy.

Alloy "Ivy" Gladiator Heels in tan (Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Alloy “Ivy” Gladiator Heelsls
($59.90, Alloy)

Vince Camuto “Omera” Tall Gladiator High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (12/12/2013): Stumbled upon these lovely Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi gladiator sandal dupes by Vince Camuto today. Available in nutmeg or black leather.

Vince Camuto "Omera" Tall Gladiator High Heel Sandals in tan (Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Omera” Tall Gladiator High Heel Sandalsls
($179, Vince Camuto)

P.S.: Also available at Shop The Shoeboxpjx & Designs by Stephenels.

Schutz “Eirini” Cutout Tall Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (11/04/2013): Came across these fantastic Altuzarra inspired gladiator heels by Schutz today. Absolutely in love with these!

Schutz "Eirini" Cutout Tall Gladiator Sandals in black (Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Schutz “Eirini” Cutout Tall Gladiator Sandalsamazon
($130.05, Amazon)

Breckelle’s Diva-22 High Heel Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (11/04/2013): And here’s another steal-worthy attempt at the Altuzarra heels! Check out these gladiator sandals by Breckelle’s! Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Breckelle's Diva-22 High Heel Gladiator Sandals in black (Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Breckelle’s Diva-22 High Heel Gladiator Sandalsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at UrbanOGpjx, GoJane & CiCi Hot.

Penny Loves Kenny “Conduct” Gladiator Boots

UPDATE (10/22/2013): Discovered these fab designer inspired gladiator boots by Penny Loves Kenny today. So close to the Altuzarra originals, right?

Penny Loves Kenny "Conduct" Gladiator Boots (Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra knockoffs)

Penny Loves Kenny “Conduct” Gladiator Bootsamazon
($90.56, Amazon)

UrbanOG Italy-01 Gladiator Knee High Sandals

UPDATE (10/22/2013): Also found a very fab and budget-friendly alternative at UrbanOG. Available in black and tan faux leather.

UrbanOG Italy-01 Gladiator Knee High Sandals in black (Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra knockoffs)

UrbanOG Italy-01 Gladiator Knee High Sandalscj
($33.80, UrbanOG)

P.S.: Also available at GoJane.

ZiGi Girl “Samara” Platform Gladiator Sandal Boots

UPDATE (10/22/2013): Came across these Altuzarra dupes by ZiGi Girl which have quite the extreme platform. Available in black and tan for 198.95!.

ZiGi Girl "Samara" Platform Gladiator Sandal Boots in black (Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra knockoffs)

ZiGi Girl “Samara” Platform Gladiator Sandal Boots
(198.95, NORDSTROM)

Chinese Laundry “Three Pointer” Mid-Calf Gladiator High Heel Sandals

There’s no way you could expect the same detail work that went into the Altuzarra designer heels in a $100 budget version, but Chinese Laundry have come up with a pretty neat alternative! Check out CL’s “Three Pointer” – a mid-calf gladiator high heel sandal that looks heavily inspired by Altuzarra’s caged OTK heels. I really like the price on these and think that the shorter length is also way more practical and less over-the-top than the designer over-the-knee original. And if you’re not too much into high heels, check out Chinese Laundry’s flat-heeled version “Cleopatracj” ($100).

Chinese Laundry "Three Pointer" Mid-Calf Gladiator High Heel Sandals in dark brown (Altuzarra x Gianvito Rossi look-a-likes)

Chinese Laundry “Three Pointer” Mid-Calf Gladiator High Heel Sandalscj
($99.99, Chinese Laundry)

Image source(s): NET-A-PORTER, Nicki Minaj Twitter, Alloy, Zappos, Amazon, Heels.com, UrbanOG, NORDSTROM, Chinese Laundry

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on December 29, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

While I never really warmed up to the wedge sneaker trend started by Isabel Marant, I must admit that I really liked Marant’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Especially the shoes! I even considered getting the studded “Caleen” booties pictured below, but since I can’t afford designer shoes full price, I had to wait until they went on sale and well, try getting size 9 Isabel Marant shoes on sale. Absolutely no luck for me this time!

Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Ankle Boots in black

Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Bootiesls
($890, NET-A-PORTER)

P.S.: Also available at Barneysls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Isabel Marant

Celebs and style bloggers such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea), Hilary Duff, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel have all been spotted wearing Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Ankle Boots.

Alessandra Ambrosio, Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea), Hilary Duff, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel wearing Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Ankle Boots

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Alloy “Jerome” Studded Boots

UPDATE (12/29/2013): Happened to stumble upon these cute Marant inspired studded cowboy booties at Alloy.

Alloy "Jerome" Studded Boots in white and chestnut (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Alloy “Jerome” Studded Bootsls
($14.99, Alloy)

Chicwish Stud Moto Boots

UPDATE (11/29/2013): Still lusting after Marant’s fab studded booties? Well, here’s yet another dupe (found at Chicwish) and it’s selling for less than $60!

Chicwish Stud Moto Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Chicwish Stud Moto Boots
($59.42, Chicwish)

Steve Madden “AWSUM” Stud Ankle Boots

UPDATE (11/29/2013): These studded ankle boots by Steve Madden may not be a dupe per se, but there’s definitely some Marant inspiration going on here. Available in black and taupe leather.

Steve Madden "AWSUM" Stud Ankle Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Steve Madden “AWSUM” Stud Ankle Bootscj
($59.98, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Heels.comcj, Steve Maddenls & NORDSTROMls.

Mossimo Supply Co. “Karis” Studded Ankle Boots

UPDATE (11/29/2013): Also came across these studded boots by Mossimo Supply Co. which are more of a dupe of the Steve Madden booties above than of the original Marants, but since Madden copied Marant, you could say that therefore Mossimo Supply Co. copied Marant as well.

Mossimo Supply Co. "Karis" Studded Ankle Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Karis” Studded Ankle Boots
($34.99, Target)

ZiGi girl “Truffle” Studded Pull-On Booties

UPDATE (10/02/2013): Just stumbled upon these Marant look-a-like booties by ZiGi girl and wanted to share them with you! They’re not an identical match, but obvioulsy are quite inspired by Isabel Marant’s Caleen boots.

ZiGi girl "Truffle" Studded Pull-On Booties in black and tan (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

ZiGi girl “Truffle” Studded Pull-On Bootiesls
($99.79, NORDSTROM)

Jessica Buurman “KATHIE” Studded Concealed Wedge Heel Ankle Boots

Et voilà, check out these super fabulous Isabel Marant Caleen look-a-likes by Jessica Buurman! They are not a spot-on dupe of the Marant booties, but still close enough I think. $99-129 and available in either black or white.

Jessica Buurman "KATHIE" Studded Concealed Wedge Heel Ankle Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “KATHIE” Studded Concealed Wedge Heel Ankle Boots
($129, Jessica Buurman)

Choies Studded Western Boots

Another great Marant alternative are these studded boots by Choies. The shaft on these is slightly higher than on the designer originals, but overall they look pretty much alike! Available in black or white leather.

Choies Studded Western Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Choies Studded Western Boots
($94.49, Choies)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on August 8, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

It’s quite hard to find dressy-slash-sexy flat sandals in comparison to how easy it is to find a hot high heel these days. However, these t-strap flats by Giuseppe Zanotti certainly fit the description! Signore Zanotti has developed this signature style lately where he would add metal plated embellishments on the shoe like found here back on the heel and t-strap (see another example here). I can totally see these working with a black maxi dress or a nice pair of denim shorts. But $750 for that bit of shoe? I think I have to pass this time!

Giuseppe Zanotti Metal-Plated Flat T-Strap Sandals in black and gold

Giuseppe Zanotti Metal-Plated Flat T-Strap Sandalsls
($750, NET-A-PORTER)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Walker” Thong Strap Sandals

UPDATE (08/08/2013): Stumbled upon these super fab and super cheap Giuseppe Zanotti inspired sandals by Mossimo at Target today. So cute and only $10.98!

Mossimo Supply Co. "Walker" Thong Strap Sandals in black (Giuseppe Zanotti knockoffs)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Walker” Thong Strap Sandals
($10.98, Target)

Bamboo Morris-81 Metallic T-Strap Pleather Sandals

UPDATE (04/18/2013): Found another cheap Zanotti alternative at Charlotte Russe. These Bamboo flat sandals are currently on sale for under $10 and come in either black or white.

Bamboo Morris-81 Metallic T-Strap Pleather Sandals in black (Giuseppe Zanotti knockoffs)

Bamboo Morris-81 Metallic T-Strap Pleather Sandals
($9.49, Charlotte Russe)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Tulle” Flat T-Strap Sandals

UPDATE (04/18/2013): Just came across another Giuseppe Zanotti inspired alternative. These Carlos by Carlos Santana flat sandals are available in black, camel and white.

Carlos by Carlos Santana "Tulle" Flat T-Strap Sandals in black (Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-likes)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Tulle” Flat T-Strap Sandalsamazon
($18.26, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj, 6pmcj & Onlineshoes.comls.

Zigi Girl “Arrow” T-Strap Sandals

Now look at this beauty by Zigi Girl! Doesn’t it look amazing plus so spot-on in comparison to the designer original? Well, they can be yours for less than 5% of the real deal’s price! Plus, they’re available in various colors as well: black, nude, turquoise and rose gold. Major shoe-yay!

Zigi Girl "Arrow" T-Strap Sandals in black and gold (Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-likes)

Zigi Girl “Arrow” T-Strap Sandalsls
($24.99, Famous Footwear)

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

Image source(s): NET-A-PORTER, Target, Charlotte Russe, ShoeMall, Piperlime

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