Replicate Christian Louboutin Shoes for Less!

June 19, 2009 by Anna   | Filed under Style & Trends


I know what you must be thinking..."Replicate a Christian Louboutin shoe?? Blasphemous!"'re thinking, "Heck yea! The shoes are cute, but I'm not paying all that money for a pair of shoes." If you're thinking the second comment, glad to have you on my side. If you're thinking of the first comment, hear me out.

Ok, I love Christian Louboutin shoes as much as the next fashionista. But let's be real, people are trying to save money. At the end of the day, you're only really paying for the name. Christian Louboutin carries normal pumps and platforms that you see everywhere. Not a challenge to replicate. But there are some shoes that are just impossible to find, as they're just too beautiful. So, I've been put to the challenge: replicate some of their cutest shoes for fractions of the cost.

Christian Louboutin at ShopStyle

Christian Louboutin Sandal For Elephant - $895

Michael Antonio at ShopStyle

Michael Antonio Skyla Sandal- $54.95

Christian Louboutin Sandal For Elephant Rescue
This is indeed foot candy. Great shoe for going out, great shoes for the summer, and most of all, girly girls love pink right? But for $895, you can find a pink strappy platform heel for so much less! Although the Michael Antonio replica is a more muted pink with a dark brown platform heel, it definitely gives the same look as the Louboutin's with the ankle strap and the overall strappiness of the shoe. The muted pink of the replica gives it a more casual vibe so you can pair it with more casual daily outfits. And with a price tag of $54.95, you just can't beat it!


Christian Louboutin at ShopStyle

Christian Louboutin Forever Tina - $789

UNIONBAY at ShopStyle

Unionbay Women's Midwest Boot - $38.47

Christian Louboutin Forever Tina - Magenta
A cute pair of fringy boots can spice up any casual outfit. That's why a fringe boot is a must in your shoe collection. However, this purple/magenta Christian Louboutin heel has a hefty price tag of $789. So what I found was a flat black boot with the same tiered fringe at only $38! What's great is that black it will go with any outfit and flats are much more comfortable. And with a savings of $751, how could you say no?


Christian Louboutin at ShopStyle

Christian Louboutin Deva 120 suede - $1,095

Betsey Johnson at ShopStyle

Betsey Johnson Tisha Bootie - $288.75

Christian Louboutin Deva 120 suede fringed boots
Since it's summer and the knee high boots might leave you feeling sweatier than you'd like, try the fringed booties! Now the Christian Louboutin bootie is truly unique and very hard to replicate. No wonder they're $1095! After searching like crazy, I came across these Betsy Johnson's for $303 that's a combination of black and pink fringe. Although not entirely the same look, definitely the same feel. I personally like the added pink touch. With a savings of $792, you still get to sport a name brand and add a cute bootie to the collection.


Christian Louboutin at ShopStyle

Christian Louboutin 'Mount Street' - $716

DKNY at ShopStyle

DKNYC Women's Amora Sandal - $115.38

Christian Louboutin black satin 'Mount Street' t-strap sandals
Ok, now here's the tricky part. There really is nothing like this shoe. It's absolutely gorgeous and seemingly worth the price tag of $716. These t-strap sandals have sheer cut out flower petals that nicely fall all over the shoe. So so so hot! But honestly, if you were to buy these shoes, you could only wear it on special occasions. So the replica by DKNY for $115 has the same idea, but more casual.You save $601 and it gives you a lot more versatility with outfits and more usuage. If you're crafty and you have a special occasion coming up, then I have the perfect idea for you. Buy any plain ole t-strap sandal. If you buy something strappier, ever better. And then apply these black flower petals with mighty mendit, or a hot glue gun (careful it can be messy) and voila! A t-strap sandal that drips with black flower petals. The project would only cost you the price of the shoe and about $5 for the flower petals.


Christian Louboutin at ShopStyle

Christian Louboutin Carnival d'Orsay - $1,165

AK Anne Klein at ShopStyle

AK Anne Klein Women's Kacy Peep - $38

Christian Louboutin Carnival d'Orsay Peep-Toe Pumps
It seems as though Christian Louboutin loves this flower petal look. And so do I! He spiced up a plain peep toe pump by adding an abundance of black flower petals to the back. It's gotta be hot with that price tag of $1165. Now, there just aren't any replicas of this shoe. None. Zero. Zilch. So you must get creative with this one. Please Note: You do not have to be a genius or Martha Stewart to perform this trick. Ok, all you have to do is buy inexpensive peep toe pumps (as shown). Then, I found a black flower brooch from ebay -- just make sure the brooch is made of fabric and not hard plastic or crystals. You will then proceed to pin the brooch on the back of the heel, one on each side. If there is space between the brooches, get 3 brooches for a fuller look. And there you have it. You're very own Christian Louboutin replica. The great thing about this is, you can wear the plain pump to work and pin the brooches on for special occasions. If you do not want to puncture your heel with the pin, find black flower hair clips. Then you can just clip is on the back of your heel. Even easier to remove and apply! Your cost: price of shoe and about $5 each for the brooch. You easily save $1000!


One Response to “Replicate Christian Louboutin Shoes for Less!”
  1. KIRAFASHION says:

    I love this Deva !

    Amazing styles…I saving to buy an original ;) hehehe


    Great post!

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