I must say: Hats off to Chanel for being able to reinvent the classic ol’ granny shoe and reliven the outdated shoe while casually turning a blast from the past into a massive and worldwide shoe hype that is now gracing the feet of fashion lovers, editors and pretty much every fashion influencer under the sun. I really can’t remember how often I’ve seen Chanel’s infamous two-tone cap-toe slingbacks (or their look-alikes, respectively) lately. They are everywhere; in magazines, on blogs, social media, the streets and on the red carpet. There’s no escaping the Chanel granny shoe and I really don’t mind. While sceptical at first, I definitely have warmed up to the trend now and am loving the enormous influx of grandma inspired cap-toe shoes we’re currently seeing popping up everywhere. And while I do love the laissez-faire style of the highly popular slingback version, for Fall, I do prefer a shoe with a closed back, so these block heel pumps below would be a perfect addition to my Fall wardrobe. But whom are we kidding? This is Chanel we’re talking about and even though I don’t know what the retail price is on these beauties here, I’m quite certain my shopping budget isn’t nowhere near as opulent as it would have to be in order for me to be able to afford the real deal.
Chanel Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps, Price Unknown || Chanel
Wittner Nadori Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps
Update (212/23/2018): Check out these lovely and almost spot-on Chanel pump dupes by Wittner! Price: $175 AUD.
Wittner Nadori Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps, $175 AUD || Wittner
A2 by Aerosoles Silver Spoon Two-Tone Block Heel Pumps
Update (212/23/2018): Spotted these fabulous two-toned cap-toe pumps by A2 by Aerosoles which instantly reminded me of the classic Chanel heels above. They’re available in various colorways and are under $40 at Amazon.
A2 by Aerosoles Silver Spoon Two-Tone Block Heel Pumps, $36.99 || Amazon
ALDO Bellone Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps
Update (02/23/2017): Found another great Chanel cap-toe block heel pump alternative at ALDO today. Available in bone or denim for $39.98 (sale price).
ALDO Bellone Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps, $39.98 || ALDO
Kaitlyn Pan Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps
Update (09/15/2016): Spotted these awesome and spot-on Chanel dupes by Kaitlyn Pan made of genuine lambskin leather which retail for $84.99.
Kaitlyn Pan Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps, $84.99 || Amazon
J.Crew Lena Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps
Update (09/15/2016): Also stumbled upon these lovely Chanel inspired block-heel pumps by J.Crew which are currently on sale for $189.99 (retail price was $258).
J.Crew Lena Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps, $189.99 || J.Crew
Ivanka Trump Lindi Two-Tone Block Heel Pumps
After having so much success with their Chanel slingback dupe Liah, I guess Ivanka Trump decided they weren’t quite done with riding that Chanel granny shoe trend train yet and so they came out with Lindi, a very Chanel-esque cap-toe pump which is basically the identical sister of Liah but in a non-slingback version. Lindi comes in either beige/black leather or suede and is also available in other colors such as burgundy, black and navy (suede). Like Liah, Lindi retails for $124.95 (now on sale for $93.75); which seems like a reasonable price for such a spot-on Chanel dupe made of genuine leather. Don’t wait too long with your purchase though as I’m pretty sure these will be similarly popular as Trump’s Liah slingbacks, so make your order before your size goes out of stock and while you’re at it, make sure to check out Larrie as well, it’s a lower flat version of Liah and Lindi.
Ivanka Trump Lindi Two-Tone Block Heel Pumps, $125 || Lord & Taylor
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