Knockoffs for Christian Louboutin Clou Noeud & Jeffrey Campbell Tick
You never know just what kind of shoes you’ll run into when browsing stores that are primarily known for selling pretty little underthings (i.e. lingerie). It’s something I knew before, but I rediscovered it recently while checking out the footwear offered at Frederick’s of Hollywood and Victoria’s Secret. What caught my eye is some “inspired by” versions of popular styles from both Christian Louboutin and Jeffrey Campbell that I hadn’t seen anywhere else. First up, we have the Christian Louboutin Clou Noeud spiked heel (above), which was definitely an “it” shoe in the latter half of 2010 and seen worn by a slew of celebs. These $1,195 shoes are sold out online and I haven’t seen a close lookalike, but I noticed the site In Their Closet found the N.Y.L.A. Genevieve at Nordstrom back in December that replicated the look. Those are now sold out as well, but Frederick’s of Hollywood offers up another pair as an alternative:
This is the Peep-Toe Leather Artillery Pump in genuine black leather and it’s priced at $94. You get $10 off $75, $20 off $100 or $40 off $150 automatically in cart until 4/10/11, which drops the price to $84 if ordered without other items. I wouldn’t call it an exact replica of the Louboutins because you surely wouldn’t mistake one for the other (no signature red heel and less pointy spikes, for instance), but they’re clearly perfect for getting a very similar overall look. Plus, if you missed the N.Y.L.A. version while it was at Nordstrom, this appears to be the exact same shoe but (presumably) sold under the Frederick’s label.
Update: See more Clou Noeud knockoffs from another post.
The other interesting shoes I came across (pictured above) are from Victoria’s Secret. This is a style from Naughty Monkey and you’ll likely recognize the tack studded heel from another pair, the Jeffrey Campbell Tick – you know, the shoe that totally gave office supplies a fashion moment when they first came out in 2009. Naughty Monkey’s version, again, is slightly different with the slingback, double strap styling and the various colored studs on one of the pairs. I don’t know the exact name of the shoe because Victoria’s Secret usually doesn’t list this information (it’s called Embellished Wedge), but it doesn’t look like it’s currently available anywhere else. You can get it in black or taupe for $80 (sold out). If you add something else to your order to meet the minimum purchase requirement, you can get $15 off $100, $30 off $150 or $75 off $250 by applying coupon code SPRING11 through 5/3/11. The expected ship date is 4/20/11.
Update: Mystery solved: This shoe is the Not Rated Gaga and it’s also available in black at Journeys for $79.99 (ships in May) and in grey at Buckle for the same price. Not Rated is a brand owned by the same company as Naughty Monkey. Update 2: The black version is available at LuLu’s for $79. Update 3: Piperlime has the black version for $79, Shoemall has grey or black for $79.95 and Zappos has black, grey or taupe for $84.99.
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