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Update: This post has been updated on May 21, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

When I first saw the “Bellantomod” Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties by Manolo Blahnik, I couldn’t really believe that these are supposed to be Manolos because the designer usually goes for a more elegant and timeless style direction. This high heel though screamed Tom Ford or Gucci to me. It’s a very sexy and stylish shoe; I love the lacing detail in the open back of this so-called “shootie”. As you can see from the pictures below, Vicky B. is also a fan. And who can blame her? However, not everyone of us has VB’s shopping budget, so we came up with a list of possible Manolo alternatives for you.

Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties in black

Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Bootiesls
($599, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Nordstromls & Barneysls.

Victoria Beckham Loves Manolo Blahnik

Victoria Beckham has been spotted numerous times wearing Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties.

Victoria Beckham wearing Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties

Zigi Soho “Marisol” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties

Update (05/21/2015): Found these Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod inspired booties by Zigi Soho today. What do you think? Hot or not?

Zigi Soho "Marisol" Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

Zigi Soho “Marisol” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Bootiesamazon
($119.95, Amazon)

bebe “Matison” Lace-Up Mule Heels

Et voilà, bebe to the rescue! Being a pretty much spot-on dupe of the Manolos, the “Matison” is just as sexy as the real deal and with a price tag of $139, you won’t have to break the bank in order to afford it. But you better be fast because some sizes are beginning to sell out already.

bebe "Matison" Lace-Up Mule Heels in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

bebe “Matison” Lace-Up Mule Heels
($139, bebe)

Chinese Laundry “Jinxy” High Heel Booties

Another budget-friendly alternative and currently on sale, too, are these stylish heels from Chinese Laundry. They’re not a 1:1 dupe or anything, but they’ll still give you the same sexy look. Make sure to check out the insanely gorgeous cobalt blue suede version which is my absolute favorite!

Chinese Laundry "Jinxy" High Heel Booties in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Jinxy” High Heel Bootiespjx
($85, ZooShoo)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Nordstrom Rack, Chinese Laundry & 6pm.

Tony Bianco “Azura” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Stiletto Booties

And, of course, the stylish Australians strike once again! Tony Bianco‘s “Azura” heels will give you the coveted Manolo Blahnik look for less; for $149.95 AUD to be exact. And what can I say? I’m in love.

Tony Bianco "Azura" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Stiletto Booties in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Azura” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Stiletto Booties
($149.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

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Update: This post has been updated on September 27, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Black ankle boots have been my life savers lately! And I feel weird saying that since up until last year I didn’t really pay much attention to them. But over time I learned that you can’t always don your highest heels in the middle of winter and that’s where stylish ankle boots come in. Take one with a mid heel and a few eye-catching details such as studs, buckles or zippers and you’re set to make some serious fashion game without having to sacrifice comfort for fashion or vice versa. This Tabitha Simmons suede bootie with the side buckles and the front zipper totally stole my heart. And then went on to break it with its crushing $1.195 price tag! Sorry, love, but this isn’t happening!

Tabitha Simmons Early Zip Buckle Suede Booties in black

Tabitha Simmons Early Zip Buckle Suede Bootiesls
($1.195, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Moda Operandils & MyTheresa.

Celebrities Love Tabitha Simmons

Alexa Chung, Sienna Miller, Melanie C & Miranda Kerr wearing black Tabitha Simmons Early Zip Buckle Suede Booties

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Chicwish Buckled Point Toe Ankle Boots

Update (09/27/2014): Discovered these great Tabitha Simmons Early alternatives at Chicwish today.

Chicwish Buckled Point Toe Ankle Boots in taupe and black (Tabitha Simmons Early knockoffs)

Chicwish Buckled Point Toe Ankle Boots
($56.02, Chicwish)

Lucky Brand “Doreen” Zip & Buckle Booties

Update (12/28/2013): Stumbled upon these Tabitha Simmons Early look-a-likes by Lucky Brand today. Currently on sale for under $70 and available in either black or beige suede leather.

Lucky Brand "Doreen" Zip & Buckle Booties in black suede (Tabitha Simmons Early knockoffs)

Lucky Brand “Doreen” Zip & Buckle Booties
($69.94, Lucky Brand)

Alias Mae “Bronti” Pointed-Toe Buckle Booties

Update (06/10/2013): Just came across another great Tabitha Simmons alternative! Check out these red “Early” boot look-a-likes by Alias Mae! Lovely, aren’t they? On sale, too!

Alias Mae "Bronti" Pointed-Toe Buckle Booties in red (Tabitha Simmons Early look-a-likes)

Alias Mae “Bronti” Pointed-Toe Buckle Booties
($37.99 AUD, The Iconic)

Underground “Blitz” Winklepicker Ankle Boots

Update (02/09/2013): And here’s yet another great Tabitha Simmons Early look-a-like in red and black by Underground.

Underground "Blitz" Winklepicker Ankle Boots in red and black (Tabitha Simmons Early knockoffs)

Underground “Blitz” Winklepicker Ankle Boots
($160.32, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon.co.ukamazon.

Office “Upper Street” Buckled Zip Ankle Boots

Update (02/09/2013): These suede booties by Office are also obviously inspired by Tabitha Simmons’ Early boot.

Office "Upper Street" Buckled Zip Ankle Boots in burgundy and black suede (Tabitha Simmons Early knockoffs)

Office “Upper Street” Buckled Zip Ankle Boots
(£35, Office)

Zigi Soho “Lead” Buckle Zip Ankle Boots

Update (01/30/2013): Came across these fantastic and almost identical Tabitha Simmons look-a-likes by Zigi Soho. Also available in burgundy suede (my fave!).

Zigi Soho "Lead" Buckle Zip Ankle Boots in black suede (Tabitha Simmons Early knockoffs)

Zigi Soho “Lead” Buckle Zip Ankle Boots
($69.94, Heels.com)

Limited Edition Buckle Zip Ankle Boots

Update (12/12/2012): Found another lovely alternative in wine and black leather by Limited Edition. I must say I really like the wine red version!

Limited Edition Buckle Zip Ankle Boots in wine red and black (Tabitha Simmon Early knockoffs)

Limited Edition Buckle Zip Ankle Boots
(£28, New Look)

Steve Madden “MANSFELD” Suede Ankle Boots

Luckily for me, Steve Madden is right there to heal my aching heart with their interpretation of Simmons “Early” boot. And I must admit I kind of prefer that little fella over the original designer shoe. Why? Well, first there’s the price factor. Madden’s “MANSFELD” is $129.95 (now $64.96) whereas the real deal costs almost 10x as much. And even though the lacking zipper is a minor bummer, I really like that they added a fourth buckle and made the heel one inch higher (’cause a girl like me gotta take all the height she can get! ;-)).

Steve Madden "MANSFELD" Suede Ankle Boots in black (Tabitha Simmons Early knockoffs)

Steve Madden “MANSFELD” Suede Ankle Bootsls
($64.96, Nordstrom)

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Update: This post has been updated on March 16, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Looking for the perfect modern Cinderella heels to go with your spectacular cocktail dress? Then look no further because your fairy godmother found you shoes fit for a princess. This pair by Christian Dior, lets your dress do most of the talking but definitely won’t get lost in the shuffle. The only challenging part is the price, which is a little too high for the average Cinderella. Not to worry though, your fairy godmother has waved her magic wand… so check out what she found below!

Christian Dior Starlight Mesh & Crystal Detail Sandals in nude

Christian Dior Starlight Mesh & Crystal Detail Sandals
($1.129, Bluefly)

Mix No. 6 “Tara” Satin Platform Pumps

Update (03/16/2014): Came across this Dior inspired satin mesh heels by Mix No. 6 today. It misses a few key details, but overall the look is still pretty similar to the designer shoe.

Mix No. 6 "Tara" Satin Platform Pumps in black satin (Dior Starlight knockoffs)

Mix No. 6 “Tara” Satin Platform Pumps
($34.94, Tradesy)

ZiGi Soho “Epiphany” Sandals

Isn’t your fairy godmother the best? This pair by ZiGi Soho is almost identical to the original, but they can be yours for only $74.99! All you need now is a fabulous pedicure and you’re all set to go to the ball. Oh, if only every girl was so lucky… just wait until Prince Charming sees you, he’s going to want to dance with you way past midnight! OK, ready for more good news? This stunning pair is available in both champagne and black.

ZiGi Soho "Epiphany" Sandals in nude (Christian Dior Starlight knockoffs)

ZiGi Soho “Epiphany” Sandalsamazon
($74.99, Amazon)

Image source(s): Bluefly, DSW, Amazon

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Real vs. Steal – Zara Flat Jelly Sandals

by Irina on February 16, 2014

Update: This post has been updated on February 16, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Chances are you’ve already seen these rhinestoned two-tone t-strap flats by Zara somewhere. Maybe you saw them on a style blog (or many, as I have) or maybe you spotted them on someone else’s feet out in the streets last summer; you might even have contemplated getting them yourself while perusing the Zara store for the latest fashion finds. I’m not sure whether Zara designed these with some other designer shoe in mind (not that I know of) since they like to “borrow” from the latest runway styles. Anyway, these t-strap flats became quite the hot seller and sold out at full-price in no time.

Zara Flat Jelly Sandals in nude and black

Zara Two-Tone Rhinestoned T-Strap Flats
($89, Vestiaire Collective)

Mix No. 6 “Veneto” Studded T-Strap Flats

Update (02/16/2014): Discovered another amazing Zara look-a-like flat by Mix No. 6 which is super affordable at only $44.95! Get these beauties while they’re still available!

Mix No. 6 "Veneto" Studded T-Strap Flats in black and nude (Zara knockoffs)

Mix No. 6 “Veneto” Studded T-Strap Flats
($44.95, DSW)

Even&Odd Studded T-Strap Flat Sandals

Update (05/26/2013): Found another great Zara alternative in these studded flat sandals by Even&Odd. Also available in black.

Even&Odd Studded T-Strap Flat Sandals (Zara Jelly look-a-likes)

Even&Odd Studded T-Strap Flat Sandals
(£25, Zalando)

Bamboo Lynna 01 Rhinestone Studded Strappy Flats

Et voilà! Bamboo brings us a perfectly finde substitute in faux suede leather for under $12! Is that amazing or what? Love the sandals, love the price! I think I even prefer the Bamboo flats over the Zara version since I really don’t like having gummy plastic material cover my feet (even though the Zara sandals also don’t look quite like a jelly flat to me). Anyway, better get them now before these sell out as well and so you’re ready to rock a pair of super cute summer shoes when warmer weather comes around.

Bamboo Lynna 01 Rhinestone Studded Strappy Flats in nude and black faux suede (Zara knockoffs)

Bamboo Lynna 01 Rhinestone Studded Strappy Flats
($16.99, Shiekh)

Chinese Laundry “Glam Dandy” Studded Flat Sandals

Update (05/17/2013): And here’s yet another Zara inspired sandal. Check out these studded flat sandals by Chinese Laundry!

Chinese Laundry "Glam Dandy" Studded Flat Sandals in blush and black suede (Zara Jelly look-a-likes)

Chinese Laundry “Glam Dandy” Studded Flat Sandals
($39.99, Chinese Laundry)

Steve Madden “ANTEEK” T-Strap Sandals

Update (04/29/2013): Came across another Zara inspired t-strap sandal! Check out these studded flat sandals by Steve Madden!

Steve Madden "ANTEEK" T-Strap Sandals (Zara Jelly look-a-likes)

Steve Madden “ANTEEK” T-Strap Sandalsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

Bumper Zaire14A Jewel Stud Ankle Strap T-Strap Sandals

Update (04/08/2013): Also came across these fab and wallet-friendly t-strap sandals by Bumper for under $20! Woohoo!

Bumper Zaire14A Jewel Stud Ankle Strap T-Strap Sandals (Zara Jelly look-a-likes)

Bumper Zaire14A Jewel Stud Ankle Strap T-Strap Sandalsamazon
($19.99, Amazon)

Breckelle’s Bling-21 Studded Rhinestone T-Strap Flat Sandals

Update (04/08/2013): Et voilà, another Zara look-a-like. I really like these colorful t-strap flats by Breckelle’s.

Breckelle's Bling-21 Studded Rhinestone T-Strap Flat Sandals in blue and pink (Zara Jelly look-a-likes)

Breckelle’s Bling-21 Studded Rhinestone T-Strap Flat Sandalsamazon
($23.40, Amazon)

GC Shoes “Rosanna” Studded T-Strap Flat Sandals

Update (03/27/2013): And here’s yet another Zara look-a-like. I really like the blue/black version of these t-strap flats by GC Shoes.

GC Shoes "Rosanna" Studded T-Strap Flat Sandals in nude and blue (Zara Jelly Flat look-a-likes)

GC Shoes “Rosanna” Studded T-Strap Flat Sandals
($49, DSW)

Forever 21 Mirrored T-Strap Flats

Update (03/24/2013): Just came across a great Zara inspired look-a-like by Forever 21. Available in silver/gold and black/gold for $29.80!

Forever 21 Mirrored T-Strap Flats (Zara Jelly Sandal look-a-likes)

Forever 21 Mirrored T-Strap Flats
($29.80, Forever 21)

Report “Felecia” T-Strap Flats

Update (02/28/2013): Found another Zara alternative. These studded t-strap flats by Report are available in either champagne or pewter.

Report "Felecia" T-Strap Flats in black and beige (Zara knockoffs)

Report “Felecia” T-Strap Flats
($55.99, Zappos)

Zigi Soho “Veeta” Sandals

Update (01/29/2013): Just stumbled upon another great and affordable Zara flat look-a-like by Zigi Soho!

Zigi Soho "Veeta" Sandals in black and beige (Zara knockoffs)

Zigi Soho “Veeta” Sandals
($84.99, DSW)

Image source(s): Zara, Amazon, ZooShoo, DSW, LuLu*s, Steve Madden, Chinese Laundry, Forever 21, Piperlime

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Update: This post has been updated on February 16, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Back in April, we received a reader request from Anais asking us to find a look-4-less option for these gorgeous side-buckle booties by Giuseppe Zanotti from the SS2013 collection. At this time there weren’t any look-a-likes of these Zanotti ankle boots available, so I told Anais to wait a few months because I was sure that eventually I would find something suitable for her. I kept her email in my “open requests”-folder and yesterday was the day I could finally check off Anais’ request because I managed to find 2 great look for less alternatives. Woohoo! I hope you like my steal finds, dear Anais!

Giuseppe Zanotti E30263 Open-Toe Side-Buckle Ankle Boots in white and black

Giuseppe Zanotti E30263 Open-Toe Side-Buckle Ankle Bootsls
($1.250, Barneys)

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

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Celebs such as Olga Kurylenko, Ciara, Anja Rubik and Tamar Braxton have all been spotted wearing Giuseppe Zanotti E30263 Open-Toe Side-Buckle Ankle Boots.

Olga Kurylenko, Ciara, Anja Rubik and Tamar Braxton wearing Giuseppe Zanotti E30263 Open-Toe Side-Buckle Ankle Boots

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Cosmopolitan “Jacker” Booties

Update (02/16/2014): Accidentally stumbled upon these Giuseppe Zanotti buckle bootie dupes by Cosmopolitan today. Only $44.99!

Cosmopolitan "Jacker" Booties in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti E30263 knockoffs)

Cosmopolitan “Jacker” Bootiesls
($44.99, JCPenney)

Zigi Soho “Beam” Buckle Peep-Toe Booties

Update (01/20/2014): Found another set of Giuseppe Zanotti buckle bootie look-a-likes. How do you like these peep-toe heels by Zigi Soho?

Zigi Soho "Beam" Buckle Peep-Toe Booties in ivory, black and red (Giuseppe Zanotti E30263 knockoffs)

Zigi Soho “Beam” Buckle Peep-Toe Bootiesamazon
($79.99, Amazon)

Wild Diva Cecily-06 Side Buckle Peep Toe Booties

Update (11/03/2013): And here’s another great and budget-friendly Giuseppe Zanotti dupe which I have found. By Wild Diva and available for under $20!

Wild Diva Cecily-06 Side Buckle Peep Toe Booties in nude and black (Giuseppe Zanotti E30263 knockoffs)

Wild Diva Cecily-06 Side Buckle Peep Toe Booties
($18.99, CiCi Hot)

Aldo “Demeester” Buckle Open Back Booties

Update (10/06/2013): Found another Giuseppe Zanotti E30263 look-a-like at Aldo. Real leather and available in either black or nude for $55!

Aldo "Demeester" Buckle Open Back Booties in black (Giuseppe Zanotti E30263 knockoffs)

Aldo “Demeester” Buckle Open Back Bootiesamazon
($54.98, Amazon)

Anne Michelle Rapture-31 Buckle Peep-toe Booties

Update (09/10/2013): Discovered these fab and budget-friendly Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-likes by Anne Michelle today. Available in black, chestnut and taupe faux leather for $25.93!

Anne Michelle Rapture-31 Buckle Peep-toe Booties (Giuseppe Zanotti E30263 knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Rapture-31 Buckle Peep-toe Booties
($25.93, GoJane)

Liliana Afragola-21 Buckle Strap Peep-toe Stiletto Booties

Update (07/29/2013): Found another Zanotti Buckle Bootie look-a-like today! Check out these platform peep-toe heels by Liliana!

Liliana Afragola-21 Buckle Strap Peep-toe Stiletto Booties in beige and black (Giuseppe Zanotti E30263 knockoffs)

Liliana Afragola-21 Buckle Strap Peep-toe Stiletto Booties
($49.70, GoJane)

Paper Fox “Sari” Open Toe Buckle Booties

Et voilà, take a look at these (dare I say “perfect”) Zanotti dupes by Paper Fox! Not only do they look exactly like the real Zanotti heels, they are also currently on sale for a very budget-friendly $32.97! Love them!

Paper Fox "Sari" Open Toe Buckle Booties in white and black (Giuseppe Zanotti E30263 knockoffs)

Paper Fox “Sari” Open Toe Buckle Booties
($32.97, ShoeDazzle)

Tony Bianco “Acustic” Peep-toe Ankle Boots

Another high-class Zanotti look-a-like are these peep-toe high heel booties by Australian footwear brand Tony Bianco which are also pretty much a spot-on dupe of the $1.250 Giuseppe Zanotti designer shoes. I really love these fabulous heels (available in black, neutral and tan)!

Tony Bianco "Acustic" Peep-toe Ankle Boots in neutral and black (Giuseppe Zanotti E30263 knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Acustic” Peep-toe Ankle Boots
($56.99 AUD, StyleTread)

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