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The Look for Less: Christian Louboutin Ankle Boots

Christian Louboutin at ShopStyle

Your heart is no doubt racing in anticipation of today's Christian Louboutin sale at, which starts at 12 noon EST (I know mine is!!). What girl doesn't openly or secretly yearn for a pair of those red-soled shoes—like the Armadillo Pleated Leather Booties above? (Sold out at Bergdorf Goodman, but they were originally $1,155.)

Wet Seal at ShopStyle

...Not to be a kill-joy, but maybe a girl who doesn't want to go into debt over shoes! In honor of the occasion, you could pick up these red-sole Christian Louboutin look-alikes instead. Aptly named the 'Bandage Bootie,' these knockoffs cost just $29.50 at Wet Seal.

Oh heck. Just shop the sale—but get there on time! I have a feeling these babies will sell out in minutes. Use the link below to join:

Can you find a cheap knock off of the TOUT ROND SLINGBACK? I can't swing the GILT prices. :-(
#1 Laura on 2009-04-08 11:39 (Reply)
I shall try! I was wrong about the Loubies selling out super fast, there are still plenty left (probably because they're not exactly cheap...)
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2009-04-08 11:46 (Reply)
Thanks! Anything close to that one or the Matador 100 M slingback would be fabulous! You do the best job of finding affordable knockoffs!
#1.1.1 Laura on 2009-04-08 15:22 (Reply)
can you sell on this site?
#1.2 rachel on 2009-04-20 07:20 (Reply)
Didja nab anything from Gilt, lady? I heard everything sold out in SECONDS!
#2 Sal (Homepage) on 2009-04-08 12:07 (Reply)
Everything I wanted from the Gilt sale sold out like 20 sec. after the sale started. :-(
#3 J (Homepage) on 2009-04-08 12:15 (Reply)
If anyone lives in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, there is a store called Opitz and they sell new Louboutins, Jimmy Choos, Prada, Chanel, Stuart Weitzman, Ferragamo, you name it...for like 70-80% off.

I will finally own real Louboutins! haha...okay they're still not in my budget...but if you've got $120-$250, they have a lot of amazing shoes!
#4 Angela on 2009-04-08 12:20 (Reply)
oh i know! everything sold out so fast on gilt! are those on the wet seal ones red or pink soles?
#5 Eileen on 2009-04-08 12:24 (Reply)
Yea, I'm pretty sure someone had to have sharked that site because everything was gone within like the first minute! Seriously, everything I cliked on gone gone gone :-( sad.

OH well not like I should have bought a pair anyways.
#6 J (Homepage) on 2009-04-08 12:30 (Reply)
Same thing happened to me! I hesitated on a pair of classic pumps and by the time I went to check out "another member" had my size in their basket!!! :-(
#7 Mee on 2009-04-08 12:33 (Reply)
i was SO sad when i found that i couldn't find a THING in my size. sigh.
#8 Cupcakes and Cashmere (Homepage) on 2009-04-08 12:40 (Reply)
i wanna buy a pair of it inn any case, god,
it so charming!
#9 christi (Homepage) on 2009-06-05 21:43 (Reply)
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