Real vs. Steal – Valentino Flat Lace Espadrilles

by Irina on March 4, 2016

Update: This post has been updated on March 4, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

It’s finally summer and my feet are screaming for a summer vacation! These floral lace espadrilles by Valentino would be the perfect summer shoes because they’re flat (= comfortable) and the lace fabric makes them not only super stylish but also super airy which means no sweaty feet on hot summer days. Too bad they’re probably the most expensive pair of espadrilles I’ve ever seen (well, besides those from Chanel, of course).

Valentino Flat Lace Espadrilles in black

Valentino Flat Lace Espadrillesls
($595, Bergdorf Goodman)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Saks Fifth Avenuels & Net-A-Porterls.

Diane von Furstenberg “Cairo” Lace Espadrilles

Update (03/04/2016): Found another great Valentino alternative! These lace espadrilles by Diane von Furstenberg aren’t exactly a steal at $228, but they are 60% cheaper than the Valentino version, so it might be worth the splurge.

Diane von Furstenberg "Cairo" Lace Espadrilles in black (Valentino dupes)

Diane von Furstenberg “Cairo” Lace Espadrillesls
($228, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Revolve & Diane von Furstenberg.

Windsor Smith “Balmoral” Lace Espadrilles

Update (03/04/2016): Also came across these lace espadrilles by Windsor Smith which are a great Valentino look for less for roughly 25% of the real deal’s price.

Windsor Smith "Balmoral" Lace Espadrilles in black (Valentino dupes)

Windsor Smith “Balmoral” Lace Espadrillesls
($150, Lane Crawford)

Breckelle’s Lace Slip-On Espadrilles

Update (01/24/2015): Spotted another Valentino dupe today! By Breckelle’s and currently on sale for under $10! Total steal deal alert here!

Breckelle's Lace Slip-On Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Breckelle’s Lace Slip-On Espadrilles
($9.29, Zulily)

GC Shoes Bloomy Flat Lace Espadrilles

Update (01/24/2015): Just came across these super lovely Valentino inspired lace espadrilles by GC Shoes. Love all the fab colors and the budget price of $14.79!

GC Shoes Bloomy Flat Lace Espadrilles (Valentino knockoffs)

GC Shoes Bloomy Flat Lace Espadrilles
($14.79, DSW)

Soludos “Smoking Slipper” Lace Espadrilles

Update (01/24/2015): And how beautiful are these lace espadrilles by Soludos? Totally enamored with those. They’re not exactly a dupe, but definitely very Valentino-ish.

Soludos "Smoking Slipper" Lace Espadrilles in black and white (Valentino knockoffs)

Soludos “Smoking Slipper” Lace Espadrillesamazon
($52.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Shopbopls & Zappos.

Choies Lace Espadrilles

Update (07/25/2014): We found another great Valentino lace espadrille alternative for you! Check out these fab flats from Choies. Only $38.99!

Choies Lace Espadrilles in ivory and black (Valentino knockoffs)

Choies Lace Espadrilles
($38.99, Choies)

Stuart Weitzman “Meshuga” Lace Espadrille Sandals

Update (03/07/2014): While these lace espadrilles by Stuart Weitzman are certainly far away from being a steal at $124.99, they are still much cheaper than the Valentinos and quite pretty, too, don’t you agree? Available in black, gold and ivory lace.

Stuart Weitzman "Meshuga" Lace Espadrille Sandals in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Stuart Weitzman “Meshuga” Lace Espadrille Sandalscj
($124.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Stuart Weitzman.

Jennifer Lopez Lace Espadrille Flats

Update (12/27/2013): Et voilà, I just happened to find another lovely Valentino Lace Espadrille dupe! Check out these fab lace flats by Jennifer Lopez. Currently on sale for $23.99 and also available in white and pink lace.

Jennifer Lopez Lace Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Jennifer Lopez Lace Espadrille Flatsls
($23.99, Kohl’s)

XOXO “Kara” Lace Espadrille Flats

Et voilà, here you go with a super similar and super affordable Valentino look-a-like by XOXO. The lace fabric isn’t quite as delicate, but at $15.95 (sale price!) you can’t expect the quality of real chantilly lace. Also available in navy.

XOXO "Kara" Lace Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

XOXO “Kara” Lace Espadrille Flatsamazon
($215.95, Amazon)

Soludos Lace Flower Espadrilles

Another great alternative would be these espadrilles by Soludos. They’re a little more expensive than the XOXO version, but the lace on these also looks significantly better in return. Also available in off-white.

Soludos Lace Flower Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Soludos Lace Flower Espadrillesls
($50, Shopbop)

VS Collection “Lacie” Espadrille Flats

If you like the look of the jute-capped toe and want good looking lace fabric, these VS Collection espadrille flats sell for $29.99 (sale price!) and – as you can see on the picture below – come in a bunch of beautiful colors. I really, really love these!

VS Collection "Lacie" Espadrille Flats (Valentino knockoffs)

VS Collection “Lacie” Espadrille Flats
($19.99, Victoria’s Secret)

Bettye Muller Flat Lace Slip-On Espadrilles

However, if you want a good quality pair of lace espadrilles and are willing to drop some serious cash without going the full distance, these Valentino-inspired flats by Bettye Muller would be a great budget-conscious alternative! Plus, you can get them for $67. Also available in nude lace.

Bettye Muller Flat Lace Slip-On Espadrilles in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Bettye Muller Flat Lace Slip-On Espadrillesls
($67, Neiman Marcus)

Jessica Buurman “PAULA” Lace Patent Leather Ballerina Espadrille Flats

I also found these pretty lace espadrilles at Jessica Buurman which are probably the most identical to the Valentino originals but are also the most expensive ones at $89. Also available in white lace. Use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman.

Jessica Buurman "PAULA" Lace Patent Leather Ballerina Espadrille Flats in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “PAULA” Lace Patent Leather Ballerina Espadrille Flats
($89, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, DSW, The Iconic, Choies, Zappos, Kohl’s, Macy’s, CUSP, Victoria’s Secret, Jessica Buurman

Posted in: Diane von Furstenberg,Real vs. Steal,Shoes,Stuart Weitzman,Valentino

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