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 Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps, $875 || Chanel
Stuart Weitzman Loraina Colorblock Leather Slingback Pumps
Update (05/23/2019): Seems like Stuart Weitzman got a little inspired by Chanel and came up with their own take on the colorblock slingback pump. Not exactly a steal at $395, but certainly cheaper than Chanel. Also available in other colors and uppers (suede).
Stuart Weitzman Loraina Colorblock Leather Slingback Pumps, $395 || Saks Fifth Avenue
Franco Sarto Imogen Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
Update (05/19/2019): Good news, ladies! The sold out Imogen slingbacks by Franco Sarto are now available on sale at 6pm and Amazon! Just look at these fabulous dupes! Aren’t they so close to the Chanel real deal? I love these two-tone block-heel pumps! They are
$89 (now $39.99) and come in a leather or suede upper in beige, white, black, navy and burgundy. Add to cart, please!
Franco Sarto Imogen Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps, $39.99 || 6pm
LifeStride Everdeen Slingback Pumps
Update (05/19/2019): Another day, another Chanel slingback dupe! Check out these designer inspired two-tone block-heel slingbacks by LifeStride which certainly give off that Chanel vibe. Price: $59.99.
LifeStride Everdeen Slingback Pumps, $59.99 || Kohl’s
Also available at Famous Footwear.
M by Bruno Magli Lisette Patent Cap Toe Heels
Update (05/19/2019): Also stumbled upon these Chanel inspired cap-toe block heel pumps by Bruno Magli. So chic, aren’t they?
M by Bruno Magli Lisette Patent Cap Toe Heels, $199.97 || Nordstrom Rack
Also available at 6pm.
M&S Collection Leather Slingback Shoes
Update (03/30/2019): So while browsing through Marks and Spencer today, I discovered these awesome Chanel inspired M&S Collection cap-toe leather slingbacks. They’re made of genuine leather, are under £40 and customer reviews average 4.5/5, so I feel these would be a really great Chanel look for less buy! Also available in navy/black.
M&S Collection Leather Slingback Shoes, £39.50 || Marks and Spencer
Banana Republic Low Block-Heel Slingback Pumps
Update (09/05/2018): Came across these suede block-heel slingback pumps at Banana Republic and had to include them here on the Chanel dupes list collection! They’re so chic, right? I love the suede upper (also comes in grey)! Price: $128.
Banana Republic Low Block-Heel Slingback Pumps, $128 || Banana Republic
French Sole Baton Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
Update (08/13/2018): Happened to find these Chanel inspired cap-toe slingback heels by French Sole today. They’re a little pricey at $195, but they’re very close to the real deal, so it might be worth the investment.
French Sole Baton Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps, $195 || Tuckernuck
Design Lab Lord & Taylor Tifa Block-Heel Slingbacks
Update (07/07/2017): Spotted these cute Chanel inspired block-heel slingbacks by Design Lab Lord & Taylor which are on clearance for under $30 and come in various colors including nude/black, gold and black patent.
Design Lab Lord & Taylor Tifa Block-Heel Slingbacks, $34.65 || Lord & Taylor
Office Middle Two Part Block Heels
Update (07/07/2017): Also stumbled upon these Chanel alternatives at Office which come in two colors and cost £68.
Office Middle Two Part Block Heels, £34 || Office
Also available at Office Shoes (DE).
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.
Sam Edelman Leah Cutout Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps, $120 || Shopbop
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, £25.99/€29.99 || ASOS
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, $50 || River Island
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 (now on sale for $75). 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 and buy them now.
Ivanka Trump Liah Slingback Block-Heel Pumps, $75 || Lord & Taylor
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, $89.99 || Amazon
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, $59.99 || MANGO
Also available at MANGO (EU + UK).
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 $139.95.
Vaneli Aliz Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps, $139.95 || Shoes.com
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, £8 || New Look
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 also available 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, $33.90 || Storets
Jessica Buurman Jorie Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
The closest Chanel look-alikes I could find as of now are these fab slingbacks by Jessica Buurman. Spot-on design for $129. Available in beige/black and black/black as well as beige/black suede. Love how similar these look to the real deal! Use promo code 520 for 20% off your order at Jessica Buurman (alternatively, try code XOXOJESS for 10% off).
Jessica Buurman Jorie Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps, $129 || Jessica Buurman
Carnival Beast Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
If you can’t spend that much money, here’s a very budget-friendly Chanel dupe by Carnival Beast which is currently on sale for a little over $30. This one comes also in a black/black and in a beige/black faux suede version.
Carnival Beast Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps, $31.90 || YesStyle
Heine Two-Tone Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps
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 €57.99.
Heine Two-Tone Cap-Toe Slingback Pumps, €57.99 || Heine
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, $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?
Office Maddie Slingback Toe Cap Block Heels, £38 || Office
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