13 Trendy Designer-Lookalike Shoes Under $35

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Multi-colored frocks, pajama suits, and lingerie-inspired daywear popped up at Fashion Week this year, but they weren't the only items making a statement. Models walked the runways in eccentric heels, slippers, peep-toe mules, and even rainbow-hued footwear. Don't fret about extravagant price tags -- these 13 designer-lookalike shoes cost less than $35, all the better for building a spring wardrobe.

FIERCE WHITE GLADIATOR SANDALS BY CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA

Bright white shoes were spotted in all forms on the catwalk. Charlotte Olympia's Maya gladiator sandal retails for $1,095 (at time of writing, it was on sale at Gilt for $349). Made in Italy, it features a back zipper and a tall silhouette made of leather.

KNEE-HIGH GLADIATOR SANDALS FOR LESS

If you're loving the white caged look and have the perfect shorts to go with it, try knee-high gladiator sandals with a lace-up design from Rainbow ($30). Laces crisscross all the way up the front, a trendy accent spotted at Fashion Week.

HIGH-HEELED MULES BY TORY BURCH

People who enjoy wearing slip-on shoes such as loafers and mules are in luck this spring. Numerous luxury designers have paired mules with their latest looks. Tory Burch unveiled the Raya slide for $350. The 4-inch heel features a wood print that complements the leather lining on top.

HIGH-HEELED MULES FOR LESS

For more than $300 less, try the Out on the Town black mules from LuLu's ($27). They feature a slightly lower 3.5-inch heel, a flirty peep-toe (perfect for spring pedicures), and a convenient slip-on design.

HEAVY-DUTY PLATFORM SANDALS BY ROBERT CLERGERIE

Tall platform sandals may remind some of Hot Topic and the goth-punk days, but they're coming back into the fashion world. Robert Clergerie's leather and elastic platform sandals ($450) sport a 1.5-inch platform, a 2.4-inch rubber wedge heel, and an open-toe design.
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HEAVY-DUTY PLATFORM SANDALS FOR LESS

If you can't wait to wear skinny jeans with platform sandals, try the Rocky black platform sandal by Bongo ($35 at Sears). Like the Robert Clergerie sandals, they have a big, chunky 3-inch heel, straps for a secure fit (adjustable at the ankle), and an open toe. The footbed is lightly cushioned and the treaded bottom provides grip.

LACE-UP HEELS BY GIANVITO ROSSI

Spring weddings and summer dates may call for new heels. Consider the popular lace-up style seen countless times at Fashion Week. It takes stilettos a step up and adds playfulness at the ankle. Gianvito Rossi's lace-up heels, with a leather sole, unique cutouts, and a suede upper, cost $665.

LACE-UP HEELS FOR LESS

Get an almost identical stiletto by Nature Breeze from Zulily, available in limited supply for $19. The Kent sandal comes in the same shade of nude pink, ties at the ankle for a snug fit, and features a dramatic cutout design running down the top.

POINTED-TOE D'ORSAY FLATS BY IVANKA TRUMP

It's hard to believe d'Orsays were first designed as a military shoe by a French aristocrat. These days they're a standard at fast-fashion retailers such as Zara and HM, as well as high-end luxury brands. Ivanka Trump's Trika flats (typically $135 but temporarily down to $66 at Bloomingdale's) have pointed toes and glittering embellishment.

POINTED-TOE D'ORSAY FLATS FOR LESS

For less than $20, reveal those sexy arches in faux-suede d'Orsay flats from Charlotte Russe ($18 online only). They rock the same silhouette, with a pointed toe and open sides, and feet will feel good with a cushioned insole and a rubber sole that provides grip for a comfortable step.

HIGH-TOP SNEAKERS BY RAG AND BONE

Sneakers are one of the few shoes that can be worn comfortably all day, and casual sneakers are a great apparel choice for any season. Rag Bone "Standard Issue" high-tops go for $225, boasting a cotton canvas top and an 1.75-inch platform sole.
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HIGH-TOP SNEAKERS FOR LESS

Pair the Malak black high-tops by Joe Boxer ($20 at Kmart) with skinny jeans, short-shorts, or even a casual summer dress. You'll step out in comfort and style with crisscross laces, a cushioned footbed, and a stylish black canvas upper.

LACE-UP FLORAL HEELS BY URBANOG

Statement heels always draw attention at Fashion Week. A hybrid style from Urbanog (regularly $102 but reduced to $76.50 with a limited-time code) combines a bright neon floral print with a sexy stiletto heel and caged lace-up design.

LACE-UP FLORAL HEELS FOR LESS

Get a similar stiletto shoe for a lot less from GoJane ($24). It has a vibrant floral pattern, a 4.5-inch stiletto heel, and sexy laces that tie above the ankle. Pair with a flirty spring dress for brunch or a sexy black dress for a night out.

CLASSIC WHITE BALLET FLATS BY SWAMP

Those who loved the bright white shoes at Fashion Week can get that pristine color in the quintessential flat. Swamp ballet flats ($155) feature a simple tied bow, rounded toe, and soft leather.

CLASSIC WHITE BALLET FLATS FOR LESS

If paying three figures for simple ballet flats is a turn-off, consider white woven flats by Ositos Shoes ($9 from Zulily in sizes 5.5 to 7.5). The delicate woven pattern and bow convey cute, classic style, and the shoes are easy to slip on.

WOOD PLATFORM HIGH-HEEL SANDALS BY DOLCE VITA

Platform sandals and sneakers weren't the only chunky shoes back in style on the catwalk -- wooden heels made a big showing too. Dolce Vita's Tildah platform sandals ($170) feature an attractive wooden sole with a 1.5-inch platform, a 5-inch heel, and wide leather straps accented with gold studs.
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WOOD PLATFORM HIGH-HEEL SANDALS FOR LESS

Wooden platform shoes can be had without the hefty price tag. Burlington Coat Factory has a version ($25) that looks similar to the Tildah sandals with its wood platform heel, crisscross faux-leather straps, and gold stud embellishments. The heel stands at a more manageable 3.5 inches.

CAP-TOE TRANSPARENT PUMPS BY GIANVITO ROSSI

Like the d'Orsay design that shows a bit more skin, see-through style made it to the runway. Chunky sandals with clear heels, retro styles with transparent sections, and see-through straps all made a splash. Made in Italy, Gianvito Rossi's Cap-Toe Plexi Pumps ($730) feature a classic stiletto shape with dark denim and transparent sides.

CAP-TOE TRANSPARENT PUMPS FOR LESS

Pick up a similar pair of pointed-toe heels with peekaboo sides for $18 at Charlotte Russe. The Qupid lucite pumps boast a shiny faux-leather upper and cupped heel. A gold band at the end of the 4-inch stiletto heel adds attitude and metallic flair.

SUEDE MULES WITH BLOCK HEEL BY JEFFREY CAMPBELL

Mules are as easy and convenient as it gets -- simply slide in and walk. The newest rendition of the mule: Add a block heel. Jeffrey Campbell's Maddie mules ($150) aren't your mom's shoes. Check out the smooth suede upper, square toe line, and modern block heel.

SUEDE MULES WITH BLOCK HEEL FOR LESS

Kick it in fashionable mules this spring for cheap from HM ($30). Made of imitation suede and leather, the mules feature the same stylish block heel and easy slide-on design of the Jeffrey Campbell version.

BABOUCHE SLIPPERS BY DOLCE VITA

Vogue has proclaimed babouches the "it" shoe this season, and Fashion Week models walked the runway in the sleek Moroccan-inspired slippers. Dolce Vita's TIA flats ($130) are made entirely of supple leather, making for a very cozy feel.
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BABOUCHE SLIPPERS FOR LESS

Babouches aren't that common online or appearing yet at fast-fashion retailers, but we found traditional slippers on Etsy ($29). They are handmade from leather, calfskin, and lambskin. Shipping costs (from Morocco) are additional, but reviewers rave about fast delivery and the quality of the workmanship.

LACE-UP GLADIATOR SANDALS BY MIU MIU

Gladiators with standard back zippers, metallic studs, and buckles are a dime a dozen. This season, designers such as Miu Miu are stepping up the warrior game with lace-up detailing for even more of that coveted caged look. These Italian sandals ($595) are made of navy suede.

LACE-UP GLADIATOR SANDALS FOR LESS

Get flat suede lace-up sandals for hundreds of dollars less from LuLu's. Try the Floating on Air black nubuck sandals ($22) for an easy stroll in the park. Braided suede straps crisscross along the front and at the ankle for a secure fit. The flat insole is cushioned for even more comfort.