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The Look for Less: Christian Louboutin Knock-Offs

Only one designer is instantly recognizable by the red-lacquer soles adorning his shoes: Christian Louboutin.

Oh, how those sizzling red soles makes us weak in the knees...

While we don't condone counterfeits, we had to tell you that the Oh...Deer! shoe brand has cheap, copycat versions of many Louboutin styles—all sporting that coveted, signature red sole. Surprising? No. Morally suspect? Perhaps. But until they start copyrighting what goes on the bottom of our feet, we'll let you be the judge...

Christian Louboutin Bruge Patent Pumps, $685.00 at

Oh...Deer! Marilyn Pumps, $68.95 at

If imitation Louboutin's don't suit your fancy but you want a piece of the action, consider this news via
According to an article in the British magazine Grazia, the Louboutin look has led not only to mere imitation but also to creative inspiration in the form of the "Louboutin manicure." Zoe Pocock, of London's Charles Worthington salon, will paint your fingernails in the color of your choice, with a familiar shade of red on the underside. At £36, it's a far less expensive indulgence than a new pair of Loubies -- or, for the woman who has everything, an opportunity to take matching the shoes with the handbag to a whole new level.