I know this may not be the best time to be posting about summer sandals now that we’re almost halfway through fall, but I just couldn’t pass up on showing you these effortlessly chic “Tribute” slides by (Yves) Saint Laurent. I have proclaimed my undying love for the “Tribute” platform high heel version in the past and I do still love it dearly, but let’s be real: 5 inch heels just aren’t always a viable footwear option (long beach strolls and cobblestone walks, anyone?). Hence a classic pair of flat sandals like these timeless slides will probably get the most mileage during any summer vacation, especially if you can just easily slide in and out of them and take a quick dip in the pool without having to deal with untying your shoes first. Ain’t nobody got time for that, right? What I also ain’t got though, are the $595 in order to make these gorgeous shoes mine. Someday maybe, but not today. So in the meantime I will have to settle for a look for less option.

Saint Laurent Tribute Slide Sandals in black, cognac brown and patent

Saint Laurent Tribute Slide Sandalsls
($595, Nordstrom)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Saint Laurent

Style blogger Lucy Williams (Fashion Me Now) has been spotted wearing her Saint Laurent Tribute Slide Sandals various times on her fashion blog.

Lucy Williams (Fashion Me Now) wearing cognac brown Saint Laurent Tribute Slide Sandals

Massimo Matteo “Tina” Slide Sandals

Fortunately, I have been lucky enough to come across these amazing and spot-on “Tribute” sandal slide dupes by Massimo Matteo! They come in various uppers and colors and look almost identical to the real deal. But the best part? They’re on sale for $55.99 (down from $79) which is less than 10% of the designer version! Now that’s what I call a real steal deal, my fellow budget-conscious fashionistas!

Massimo Matteo "Tina" Slide Sandals in black, brown and red patent (Yves Saint Laurent YSL Tribute dupes)

Massimo Matteo “Tina” Slide Sandalsamazon
($55.99, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos.

Image source(s): Nordstrom, Fashion Me Now, Zappos

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Dear “Pigalle“, I know you won’t like this, but there’s a new queen in town, her name is “So Kate” aka shoe perfection and she is probably Louboutin‘s hottest and most coveted style at the moment. One look at her and you will instantly understand why. The shiny black leather, the thinning stiletto heel, the perfectly shaped arch – everything about this shoe is just perfect! Plus, while the price of $675 sure isn’t exactly a bargain, compared to what other Louboutin styles are usually retailing for, these here are on the rather budget-friendlier side of the designer shoe price range. Which is also probably the reason why “So Kate” is constantly on the verge of selling out at nearly every e-tailer. Anyway, this beauty of a high heel has definitely taken the #1 spot on my current shoe wish list and until I have saved up the neccessary $675 to bring them home, I’ll settle for a less expensive Louboutin look-a-like in the meantime.

Christian Louboutin So Kate Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent

Christian Louboutin So Kate Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsls
($675, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, Matches Fashionls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Celebs such as Miranda Kerr, Emmy Rossum, Blake Lively, Jessica Biel, Sophia Bush and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have all been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin So Kate Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps.

Miranda Kerr, Emmy Rossum, Blake Lively, Jessica Biel, Sophia Bush and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wearing Christian Louboutin So Kate Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

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Massimo Matteo Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (10/17/2017): Discovered yet another budget-friendly Louboutin alternative today! These fabulous stiletto pumps by Massimo Matteo come in various colors and uppers, look a lot like the “So Kate” pumps and they retail for a little over $100.

Massimo Matteo Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps 17 in black and red patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate dupes)

Massimo Matteo Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps 17amazon
($105, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos & 6pm.

Elegant Collection GE48 Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (05/04/2017): Happened to come across these fab and super affordable Louboutin look-alikes by Elegant Collection which come in either black, nude or red faux patent leather and are currently on sale for a little over $20. Steal deal alert!

Elegant Collection GE48 Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps in red, black and nude faux patent leather (Christian Louboutin So Kate dupes)

Elegant Collection GE48 Pointy Toe Stiletto Pumps
($21.99, CiCi Hot)

Also available at eBayeBay.

Mix No. 6 “Dignity” Stiletto Pumps

Update (04/19/2017): Stumbled upon this cute and budget-friendly Louboutin alternative by Mix No. 6 which come in either nude or black patent and cost $39.99.

Mix No. 6 "Dignity" Stiletto Pumps in nude and black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate inspired)

Mix No. 6 “Dignity” Stiletto Pumps
($39.99, DSW)

Steve Madden “Daisie” Stiletto Pumps

Update (04/19/2017): I also discovered these stiletto pumps by Steve Madden which actually more resemble Louboutin’s “Pigalle Folliesls” heels, but since both Louboutin styles are very similar in terms of design, the Maddens suit as an alternative here as well. Available in various colors and uppers.

Steve Madden "Daisie" Stiletto Pumps in nude and black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies dupes)

Steve Madden “Daisie” Stiletto Pumpsls
($89.95, Nordstrom)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Nordstromls, Shoes.comls, Lord & Taylorls, Dillard’s, Zappos, Steve Maddenls, ShoeMallls, Revolve, LuLu*s, Steve Madden (Canada)ls, Bon-Tonls, Selfridges, House of Fraser, Next, Zalando, Omoda & About You.

Guoar Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (01/08/2017): Came across these Louboutin look-alikes by Guoar. These seem to be of the “Made in China”-kind of designer dupes, so you better don’t expect top noth quality here, but for $48 these might be a good So Kate alternative (customer reviews average a 4 star rating with plenty of self-submitted buyer’s photos, so you can make an informed buyer’s decision). What I really, really liked about these Loubie dupes though is the variety of colors these come in: 31 (either in faux patent, leather or suede). Love!

Guoar Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in red faux suede and black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate dupes)

Guoar Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsamazon
($48, Amazon)

Nicole Miller Artelier “Maison” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (12/01/2016): Just spotted this amazing Louboutin So Kate dupe by Nicole Miller Artelier! It looks so much like the real deal (minus the red sole, obviously)! These stiletto pumps are currently on sale for $108.50, but you can get 25% off your purchase at Shoes.com by using promo code “FLASH17” at checkout which will cut the price down to a little over $81.38 (offer expires October 17, 2017 at 4:59 AM PST, exclusions may apply). Yay! Also available in other colors and prints.

Nicole Miller Artelier "Maison" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin So Kate dupes)

Nicole Miller Artelier “Maison” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsls
($108.50, Shoes.com)

Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMetro, DSW, Nordstrom Rack, Overstock & Belk.

Steve Madden “Pardee” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (07/13/2016): Discovered another possible Louboutin So Kate alternative by Steve Madden. “Pardee” comes in black, red or nude leather and costs $99.95.

Steve Madden "Pardee" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in red and black (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Pardee” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsls
($99.95, Steve Madden)

Also available at Amazonamazon.

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed-Toe Stiletto High Heel Pumps

Update (07/13/2016): There’s also a fabulous So Kate dupe available by Kaitlyn Pan for $99 and which also comes in nude patent. The design is spot-on, it’s made of genuine leather and if you read the customer reviews for the brand’s other designer inspired shoes, you’ll know you’ve found yourself a good designer dupe with these Louboutin-like beauties. The only drawback (if you consider it to be one) is that the sole is pink instead of Louboutin’s signature red. But everything else looks exactly like Louboutin’s So Kate.

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed-Toe Stiletto High Heel Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed-Toe Stiletto High Heel Pumpsamazon
($99, Amazon)

Cosmoparis “Aelia” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (03/27/2016): Just stumbled upon these gorgeous stiletto pumps by Cosmoparis and immediately fell in love! Don’t they look just like Louboutin’s So Kate?

Cosmoparis "Aelia" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Cosmoparis “Aelia” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
(€159.95, Zalando)

Also available at Mon Showroom & Sarenza.

Schutz “Caiolea” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (03/27/2016): Also discovered these Louboutin alternatives by Schutz which are just as fabulous. Available for $170 in various colors and uppers. Love these!

Schutz "Caiolea" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in red and black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Schutz “Caiolea” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsamazon
($170, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Revolve & Shopbopls.

Maiden Lane “Huxley” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (09/23/2015): Spotted another great Louboutin So Kate look for less alternative with a slightly sturdier heel than the original. Check out these hot sky-high stiletto pumps by Maiden Lane. They’re available in various colors (black, nude, wine red) and uppers (leather, suede, patent) for $59. Get these hotties before they sell out!

Maiden Lane "Huxley" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black and black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Maiden Lane “Huxley” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($59, Gilt)

Akira Black Label “Circus” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (09/23/2015): Also happened to stumble upon these fab Louboutin look for less options by Akira Black Label. Available in nude, red and white patent faux patent leather and currently on sale for $49!

Akira Black Label "Circus" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in nude, red and white patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Akira Black Label “Circus” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpsls
($49, ShopAkira)

Madden Girl “Ohnice” Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumps

Update (07/23/2015): Spotted these fabulous and budget-friendly Louboutin So Kate inspired by Madden Girl today. They’re available in either black, nude or red faux patent leather and are currently on sale for just $34.99. Now that’s a steal deal, right?

Madden Girl "Ohnice" Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumps in black and nude patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Madden Girl “Ohnice” Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumpsamazon
($34.99, Amazon)

Also available at Amazon #2amazon, 6pm & ShoeMallls.

Aldo “Stessy” Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumps

Update (06/12/2015): OMG! Look at these fabulous So Kate look-alikes by Aldo! Aren’t they just aaaaaw-mazing? And they come in so many gorgeous colors. LOVE!

Aldo "Stessy" Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumps in nude, black, fuchsia and yellow (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Aldo “Stessy” Patent Pointed Stiletto Pumpsls
($90, Aldo)

Also available at Dillard’s, Zappos, Amazonamazon, ASOS, Aldo (Canada)ls, Selfridges, The Iconicls, Zalando, About You, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

LFL “Elektrik” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (06/12/2015): Also spotted these Louboutin So Kate inspired stiletto pumps by LFL. They come in various colors and uppers and retail for a budget-friendly $46.99.

LFL "Elektrik" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

LFL “Elektrik” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($46.99, 6pm)

Steve Madden “PROTO” Pointy-Toe Pumps

Et voilà, check out “PROTO” by Steve Madden! Yes, I know it’s not a total spot-on dupe and that it’s not as delicate and immaculately curved as the real deal Louboutins, but “PROTO” is probably still the best shot you’ve got at “So Kate” on a budget. At least for now. $52.47 (sale price!) and you’re wearing Louboutin for less, girl! Available in various lovely colors and uppers: black, blush, pink, white, red, yellow and natural snake. Now get your Loubie dupe before it’s too late!

Steve Madden "PROTO" Pointy-Toe Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Steve Madden “PROTO” Pointy-Toe Pumpsamazon
($52.47, Amazon)

Also available at ZooShoopjx, Steve Maddenls & Zalando.

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Satin and mules and especially satin mules have been a major shoe trend this year, so it’s no wonder we’re still seeing many brands picking up on this trend for their fall collecions. For me, the first noticeable attention to satin mules was brought by No. 21‘s satin high heel mules which looked so cool and avantgarde with their oversized front bow pleats. A few seasons later Miu Miu came out with a similar, more playful satin shoe style that had a thick round block heel and an added jewel brooch on the vamp. And while browsing the world wide web for new designer dupes today, I discovered what seems to be a hybrid of both the Miu Miu and the No. 21 shoe. “Fallyn” by Enzo Angiolini combines the best of both worlds for less than $80! It’s a gorgeous blush pink satin high heel mule with bow pleating and a cute jewel embellishment on the side, a fabulous and affordable love child of Miu Miu and No. 21 so to speak. And did I mention it also comes in blue and black satin? Such a stylish steal find!

Copycat Math - Miu Miu + No. 21 "Ronny" = Enzo Angiolini "Fallyn" Satin Mules

Go Shopping:

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Level Shoes, DSW

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Can we please have a moment of OMG!-silence for this AH!-mazing Balmain blazer? Consider me obsessed big time. If there ever existed something such as the perfect blazer, this gold-buttoned double-breasted navy wool-twill blazer which comes with Balmain’s signature razor-sharp silhouette would definitely be one of them. Just take a look at how gorgeous and effortlessly elegant all the beautiful ladies below look in their Balmain-adorned outfit ensembles. Perfection! I’d even be willing to splurge on a classic fashion staple such as this blazer, but its price of $2.385 is just beyond any common sense. My credit card does not approve.

Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazer in navy

Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazerls
($2.385, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, S|Sense, Luisaviaroma, Selfridges, Stylebop, Harrodsicon, Farfetchls, MyTheresa, Vestiaire Collective & The Real Real.

Celebrities, Fashion Insiders & Style Bloggers Love Balmain

Celebs, fashion insiders, IGers, personal style bloggers; they all have been spotted wearing a Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazer.

Celebrities, IGers and Personal Style Bloggers wearing Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazer

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M&S Collection Gold Button Double Breasted Jacket

Update (10/11/2017): Spotted this super fab Balmain inspired military-style blazer by M&S Collection at Marks & Spencer today. It only has 2 instead of 3 rows of gold buttons, but the overall design is still very reminiscent of the Balmain jacket above. Price: £65.

M&S Collection Gold Button Double Breasted Jacket in navy (Balmain inspired)

M&S Collection Gold Button Double Breasted Jacket
(£65, Marks & Spencer)

Camilla and Marc “Dimmer” Double-Breasted Blazer

Update (10/11/2017): If you’re willing to spend considerably more to get a high-quality blazer similar to the Balmain one, check out the “Dimmer” jackets by Camilla and Marc which are admittedly quite expensive at $699 AUD, but possibly worth the investment. Also love that they come in so many gorgeous colors!

Camilla and Marc "Dimmer" Double-Breasted Blazer (Balmain dupes)

Camilla and Marc “Dimmer” Double-Breasted Blazer
($699 AUD, Camilla and Marc)

Also available at The Iconicls.

Club Monaco “Jowdie” Peak Lapels Button-Front Crepe Blazer

Update (10/11/2017): Another rather pricey Balmain blazer dupe is the “Jowdie” jacket by Club Monaco which retails for $298.

Club Monaco "Jowdie" Peak Lapels Button-Front Crepe Blazer in navy (Balmain inspired)

Club Monaco “Jowdie” Peak Lapels Button-Front Crepe Blazerls
($298, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Club Monacols, Shopbopls & Zalando.

PrettyLittleThing “Pari” Double Breasted Military Style Blazer

Update (10/11/2017): Another possible alternative would be these military-style blazers I found at PrettyLittleThing which are obviously Balmain dupes, but soooo much cheaper at £30. By the way, students get a whopping 50% discount at PrettyLittleThing.

PrettyLittleThing "Pari" Double Breasted Military Style Blazer in white, black and rose pink (Balmain dupes)

Dorothy Perkins 3 Tier Double Breasted Jacket
(£30, PrettyLittleThing)

Also available at Lipsyls.

Forever New “Libby” Double-Breasted Blazer

Update (10/11/2017): I also like these blazers by Forever New which look like they’re of decent quality and would make great Balmain look for less dupes. Also love that they come in a variety of colors!

Forever New "Libby" Double-Breasted Blazer in navy, white, red and black (Balmain dupes)

Forever New “Libby” Double-Breasted Blazer
($79.99, Forever New)

Also available at The Iconicls, Lipsyls & Next.

Dorothy Perkins 3 Tier Double Breasted Jacket

Update (10/11/2017): Still haven’t found your Balmain blazer dupe favorite yet? Then how about this one from Dorothy Perkins? It has all the key military style details but is so much more affordable at $75.

Dorothy Perkins 3 Tier Double Breasted Jacket in black (Balmain inspired)

Dorothy Perkins 3 Tier Double Breasted Jacket
($75, Dorothy Perkins)

Also available at Zalando & Debenhams.

Lipsy Military Tailored Button Blazer

Update (10/11/2017): Lipsy has a few cute military-inspired blazer options that would be also be suitable for a look for less. This tailored jacket for example retails for £66 and is also available in whitels.

Lipsy Military Tailored Button Blazer in black and white (Balmain inspired)

Lipsy Military Tailored Button Blazerls
(£66, Lipsy)

Also available at Next.

Farage “Maddison” Double-Breasted Jacket

Update (10/11/2017): Another pricey but fab Balmain look for less option! These blazers are by Farage, come in navy or khaki and are currently on sale for $440 AUD.

Farage "Maddison" Double-Breasted Jacket in navy and khaki (Balmain dupes)

Farage “Maddison” Double-Breasted Jacketls
($440 AUD, The Iconic)

New Look Military Blazer

Update (03/07/2017): Spotted this super fab navy Balmain blazer look-alike at New Look today. Not too shabby for £34.99, don’t you agree?

New Look Military Blazer in navy (Balmain dupe)

New Look Military Blazer
(£34.99, New Look)

Also available at New Look (EU + AU).

Miss Selfridge Military Blazer

Update (03/07/2017): And here’s another set of Balmain inspired military-style blazers! These ones were found at Miss Selfridge. Available in either black or orange for £39.

Miss Selfridge Double-Breasted Military Blazer in black and orange (Balmain dupes)

Miss Selfridge Military Blazer
(£39, Miss Selfridge)

Also available at Miss Selfridge (US)ls & Miss Selfridge (EU + AU).

Bardot Tailored Blazer

Update (02/23/2017): Discovered yet another lovely Balmain inspired tailored blazer today! It’s by Bardot, comes in various colors and is currently on sale for less than $80.

Bardot Tailored Blazer in black (Balmain dupe)

Bardot Tailored Blazeramazon
($71.40, Amazon)

Also available at Lord & Taylorls, Revolve, The Iconicls & Zalora.

Hunkydory “Cora” Double Breasted Blazer

Update (01/24/2017): Stumbled upon this admittedly pretty pricey, but pretty awesome Balmain dupe by Swedish brand Hunkydory. You like this one?

Hunkydory "Cora" Double Breasted Blazer in navy (Balmain dupe)

Hunkydory “Cora” Double Breasted Blazer
(€439.95, Zalando)

Tahari ASL Double-Breasted Ponte Knit Jacket

Update (01/24/2017): This double-breasted blazer by Tahari ASL is also a great budget-friendly alternative to the expensive Balmain jacket. It’s currently on sale for $63.95 and comes in an array of beautiful colors including navy, black, white, wine red and rose pink. Absolutely looooove this budget find! Another very similar option in navy is available herels ($139).

Tahari ASL Double-Breasted Ponte Knit Jacket (Balmain dupes)

Tahari ASL Double-Breasted Ponte Knit Jacketls
($63.95, Tahari ASL)

Also available at Dillard’s & Macy’s.

Loft Double Breasted Blazer

Update (01/24/2017): Also found this navy double breasted blazer at Loft and it instantly reminded me of the Balmain one. It misses a few buttons to qualify as a designer dupe, but if you’re fine with a Balmain “inspired” design, this $128 blazer would be probably a good buy.

Loft Double Breasted Blazer in navy (Balmain inspired)

Loft Double Breasted Blazer
($128, Loft)

Mango “Boton” Double-Breasted Blazer

Update (12/06/2016): OK, so I spotted this beautiful Balmain dupe at Mango and just had to share this gorgeous nautical inspired navy blazer with you! Actually, I liked this one so much I ordered it for myself a couple days ago and I’m so happy I did because it’s the best Balmain dupe I’ve found and owned yet! Definitely worth the $79.99 price tag (sale price)! If you like this blazer, you better don’t wait too long as I’m pretty sure this beauty of a blazer will sell out in no time!

Mango "Boton" Double-Breasted Blazer in navy with gold buttons (Balmain dupe)

Mango “Boton” Double-Breasted Blazer
($79.99, Mango)

Also available at Mango (UK)ls, Mango (EU) & Zalando.

White House Black Market “Trophy” Double-Breasted Blazer Jacket

Update (12/06/2016): At White House Black Market you can also find a pretty neat Balmain inspired blazer aptly called the “Trophy Jacket”. The double-breasted blazer comes in petite sizing and various colors and costs between $81.99-$150.

White House Black Market "Trophy" Double-Breasted Blazer Jacket in navy and blush pink (Balmain dupes)

White House Black Market “Trophy” Double-Breasted Blazer Jacket
($81.99-$150, White House Black Market)

Missguided Double-Breasted Military Style Blazer

Update (12/06/2016): I’ve also stumbled upon a third set of Balmain inspired military-style blazers at Missguided which look so much like the real deal but cost only $76 and come in various lovely colors such as nude, white and blush. Love these affordable blazers! Pssssst, US students get a 40% (!) student discount (offer may end soon though)!

Missguided Double-Breasted Military Style Blazer in nude, white, black and blush (Balmain dupes)

Missguided Double-Breasted Military Style Blazer
($76, Missguided)

Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (EU + International).

Stylekeepers “You Set Me Free” Double-Breasted Blazer

Update (08/01/2016): Just discovered this spot-on Balmain dupe by Stylekeepers in a beautiful khaki green for $145 AUD. If you prefer a more classic color, check out the “Sweet Success” blazer which looks similar to this one and comes in black.

Stylekeepers "You Set Me Free" Double-Breasted Blazer in khaki green (Balmain dupe)

Stylekeepers “You Set Me Free” Double-Breasted Blazerls
($145 AUD, The Iconic)

Banana Republic Nautical-Style Basketweave Blazer

My personal favorite Balmain look for less alternative is this nautical basketweave blazer I discovered at Banana Republic recently. All the important Balmain details are there: a fitted silhouette, double-breasted front, gold buttons and a beautiful deep navy color. BR’s version has a couple differences such as a different material, but they’re rather minor and overall it’s still a gorgeous and budget-friendly alternative for the pricey Balmain blazer. Especially so if you take advantage of the 50% off sale promotion which is currently running at Banana Republic because it cuts down the price of this blazer down from $169.99 to $84.99 (that’s a saving of $2.300,01 compared to the real deal). Super steal deal alert!

Banana Republic Nautical-Style Basketweave Blazer in navy and gold buttons (Balmain knockoff)

Banana Republic Nautical-Style Basketweave Blazer
($84.99, Banana Republic)

Veronica Beard Hugh + Leon Dickey Jacket

Now these nautical blazers (“Hugh“, $645, and “Leon“, $545) by Veronica Beard are probably the closest matches to the real deal Balmain in terms of overall design, but they do cost more than $500, so they rank as my current second favorite Balmain dupes. You would save a whopping $1.840 by opting for the Veronica Beard version though, so I still consider this blazer to be a pretty good bargain nonetheless!

Veronica Beard Hugh + Leon Dickey Jacket in black and navy (Balmain dupes)

Veronica Beard Hugh + Leon Dickey Jacket
($545-$645, Veronica Beard)

Brooks Brothers Wool Double-Breasted Blazer

Another gorgeous blazer and pretty awsome Balmain alternative is this lovely navy blazer by Brooks Brothers. The key details are spot-on Balmain, Brooks Brothers is known for their high-quality tailoring and did I mention this beauty of a blazer is currently on sale for $274 (was $548). Sure, it’s not a steal at that price, but it might be worth the investment because a navy blazer is so versatile.

Brooks Brothers Wool Double-Breasted Blazer in navy with gold buttons (Balmain inspired)

Brooks Brothers Wool Double-Breasted Blazer
($274, Brooks Brothers)

Vero Moda Military Blazer

And here’s a little little something for all you European Balmain lovers out there! These military-inspired double-breasted blazers by Vero Moda are a pretty spot-on Balmain dupe for less than €50 (sale price!). You’re welcome.

Vero Moda Military Blazer in navy blue and black (Balmain knockoffs)

Vero Moda Military Blazer
(€44.95, Zalando)

Also available at Otto & About You.

J.Crew Double-Breasted Blazer

Not available in navy, but these blazers by J.Crew also reminded me of the Balmain one above because the design and silhouette are so similar. If you’re all about the navy color, check out this other J.Crew blazer which I found at J.Crew Factory for $79 (sale price!).

J.Crew Double-Breasted Blazer in white and light blue (Balmain knockoffs)

J.Crew Double-Breasted Blazer
($198, J.Crew)

Missguided Military Style Blazer

Deal: 40% student discount for US students! Excludes sale items. Offer ends soon!

If you really want to snatch a steal deal here, these Balmain inspired blazers by Missguided which cost $56 might be a considerable look for less option. It’s just too bad these don’t come in navy.

Missguided Military Style Blazer in khaki and black (Balmain knockoffs)

Missguided Military Style Blazer
($56, Missguided)

Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (EU + International).

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Zimbio, Style Pantry, Pinterest, Peony Lim, Harper & Harley, @yasmin_dxb Instagram, Marks & Spencer, PrettyLittleThing, Forever New, Lipsy, Dorothy Perkins, New Look, Miss Selfridge, Zalando, Tahari ASL, Loft, Mango, White House Black Market, The Iconic, Banana Republic, Forward by Elyse Walker, Vero Moda, J.Crew, Missguided

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Update: This post has been updated on October 10, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Fall has officially arrived now and I am slowly starting to build my winter wardrobe. Acne Studios‘ “Velocite” shearling jacket has been an obsession of mine for several years. I just love the luxe-looking, plush shearling lining, the straps and buckles, the oversized moto look. It’s the perfect winter jacket and just look how fab and cozy all the style bloggers look in their Acne Velocite below. The only thing holding me back to get my own Acne Velocite? The price tag, of course. $2.800 is a pretty steep price.

Acne Studios Velocite Oversized Shearling Biker Jacket in black and camel tan suede

Acne Studios Velocite Oversized Shearling Biker Jacket
($2.800, Forward by Elyse Walker)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Net-A-Porterls, Shopbopls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Nordstromls, Barneysls, S|Sense, Matches Fashionls, Acne Studios, The Webster, MyTheresa, La Garçonne, Italistls, 24 Sèvres, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Acne Studios

Celebs such as Rihanna, Blake Lively and Rachel Weisz as well as personal style bloggers like Gala Gonzalez (Amlul Fashion Blogger) and Betty Autier (Le Blog de Betty) have all been spotted wearing an Acne Studios Velocite Oversized Shearling Biker Jacket.

Gala Gonzalez (Amlul Fashion Blogger), Betty Autier (Le Blog de Betty), Janni Delér & MVB by Marie von Behrens in Acne Studios Velocite Oversized Shearling Biker Jacket

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H&M Oversized Biker Jacket

Update (10/10/2017): Discovered a whole bunch of new Velocite dupe jackets coming in just in time for the colder seasons! This one by H&M for $129 might be my current favorite Acne Velocite steal find! A few sizes are already sold out, so you better hurry if you want one of your own.

H&M Oversized Biker Jacket in black (Acne Studios Velocite dupe)

H&M Oversized Biker Jacket
($129, H&M)

Topshop “Cooper” Faux Shearling Biker Jacket

Update (10/10/2017): Topshop decided to come with a new Velocite dupe again this year which is available in petite and tall sizing and also comes in a comfy looking faux suede version. Prices vary between $150 to $160.

Topshop "Cooper" Faux Shearling Biker Jacket in black and black faux suede (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Topshop “Cooper” Faux Shearling Biker Jacket
($150-$160, Topshop)

Also available at Zalando.

Missguided Ultimate Aviator Jacket

Update (10/10/2017): Also came across another set of Acne Studios inspired aviator jackets at Missguided again. They’re available in a variety of colors including black, grey, pale pink and caramel brown and cost $124. By the way, US students get a generous 40% discount!

Missguided Ultimate Aviator Jacket in black, grey, pale pink and caramel brown (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Missguided Ultimate Aviator Jacket
($124, Missguided)

Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (International).

New Look Faux Fur Lined Aviator Jacket

Update (10/10/2017): New Look has super cozy looking Acne inspired faux fur lined aviator jackets as well this season. They come in either black or cream faux leather and are affordably priced at £59.99.

New Look Faux Fur Lined Aviator Jacket in black and cream (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

New Look Faux Fur Lined Aviator Jacket
(£59.99, New Look)

Also available at Zalando.

Warehouse Oversized Biker Jacket

Update (10/10/2017): Spotted these Velocite inspired aviator jacket at Warehouse and just had to share them with you. I’m especially loving the deep and rich eggplant/berry version! It’s the perfect color for Fall! Other available colors: black and dark grey. Price: $158 (or £89)

Warehouse Oversized Biker Jacket in eggplant and black (Acne Studios Velocite dupes)

Vero Moda Faux Fur Aviator Jacket
($158, ASOS)

Also available at Warehousels.

Vero Moda Faux Fur Aviator Jacket

Update (10/10/2017): Vero Moda is also another repeat Velocite copycat offender. This version looking very spot-on to the designer real deal. Price: £75.

Vero Moda Faux Fur Aviator Jacket in black (Acne Studios Velocite dupe)

Vero Moda Faux Fur Aviator Jacket
(£75, Vero Moda)

Also available at Bestseller.

Pixie Market Faux Shearling Fur Biker Jacket

Update (02/23/2017): Discovered this lovely Acne Velocite inspired faux shearling jacket at Pixie Market today. It’s a little on the expensive side at $279, but the quality looks quite decent, don’t you agree?

Pixie Market Faux Shearling Fur Biker Jacket in brown and black (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Pixie Market Faux Shearling Fur Biker Jacket
($279, Pixie Market)

J.O.A. Faux Shearling Jacket

Update (01/18/2017): Stumbled upon this great Acne inspired aviator jacket by J.O.A. in khaki green and brown which retails for $145 and couldn’t NOT tell you about this awesome designer dupe find.

J.O.A. Faux Shearling Jacket in olive and brown (Acne Studios Velocite dupe)

J.O.A. Faux Shearling Jacketls
($145, Nordstrom)

Also available in ivory white at Amazonamazon.

Forever 21 Bonded Faux Suede Moto Jacket

Update (11/10/2016): Forever 21 also came up with a new Acne inspired moto jacket available in black or blush for a little under $30 (sale price!).

Forever 21 Bonded Faux Suede Moto Jacket in black and blush (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Forever 21 Bonded Faux Suede Moto Jacket
($23.95, Forever 21)

Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

Vero Moda “Taina” Faux Fur Biker Jacket

Update (11/10/2016): I also came discovered these aviator jackets by Vero Moda which bear a strong resemblance to Acne’s Velocite jacket.

Vero Moda "Taina" Faux Fur Biker Jacket in black and tan (Acne Studios Velocite dupes)

Vero Moda “Taina” Faux Fur Biker Jacket
(€71.95, Zalando)

Warehouse Oversized Faux Fur Biker Jacket

Update (11/10/2016): And here’s one more set of Acne Velocite dupes! By Warehouse, available in black or khaki/brown for $151.

Warehouse Faux Shearling Aviator Jacket in brown (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Warehouse Oversized Faux Fur Biker Jacket
($151, ASOS)

River Island Oversized Faux Fur Aviator Jacket

Update (09/19/2016): Now that summer is over, more Acne Velocite dupes are starting to roll in! Found these Acne inspired faux leather + faux fur aviator jackets at River Island.

River Island Oversized Faux Fur Aviator Jacket in black and tan (Acne Studios Velocite dupes)

River Island Oversized Faux Fur Aviator Jacket
($80, River Island)

Also available at River Island (UK)ls & River Island (EU).

Topshop “April” Faux Shearling Biker Jacket

Update (09/19/2016): Topshop has two great faux suede + faux shearling Acne Velocite alternatives in either black or khaki for affordable $150.

Topshop Faux Shearling Biker Jacket in black and khaki (Acne Studios Velocite dupes)

Topshop “April” Faux Shearling Biker Jacketls
($150, Nordstrom)

Topshop Real Shearling Biker Jacket

Update (09/19/2016): If you’re willing to invest, but not just as much as the real deal, how about this gorgeous real shearling aviator jacket, also by Topshop, for $1.100 instead? Definitely not a steal deal, but still $1.700 cheaper than the Acne Studios designer version..

Topshop Real Shearling Biker Jacket in ivory white (Acne Studios Velocite dupe)

Topshop Real Shearling Biker Jacketls
($1.100, Nordstrom)

Jakke “Natasha” Oversized Faux Fur Collar Suedette Biker Coat

Update (09/19/2016): I also spotted these lovely suedette biker jackets by Jakke for £125 which you can buy at Lipsy.

Jakke "Natasha" Oversized Faux Fur Collar Suedette Biker Coat in black and taupe (Acne Studios Velocite dupes)

Jakke “Natasha” Oversized Faux Fur Collar Suedette Biker Coatls
(£125, Lipsy)

Dolce Vita “Veronica” Faux Shearling Moto Jacket

Update (09/10/2016): Discovered this lovely faux shearling, faux suede moto jacket at Dolce Vita today and it instantly reminded me of Acne’s Velocite. Price: $128 (on sale!).

Dolce Vita "Veronica" Faux Shearling Moto Jacket in black faux suede (Acne Studios Velocite dupe)

Dolce Vita “Veronica” Faux Shearling Moto Jacketamazon
($128, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm & Revolve.

Dolce Vita “Maelle” Oversized Faux Shearling Vest

Update (09/10/2016): And if you’re not looking for a jacket, here’s a great Acne Velocite inspired vest alternative for $88.99, also by Dolce Vita. Available in 3 colors.

Dolce Vita "Maelle" Oversized Faux Shearling Vest in black and ivory (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Dolce Vita “Maelle” Oversized Faux Shearling Vestamazon
($88.99, Amazon)

Also available at Sole Society & Revolve.

Muubaa “Darma” Shearling Biker Jacket

Update (01/05/2016): OMG! I just stumbled upon this insanely beautiful Acne Velocite look-alike in ivory by Muubaa. And the best part? This beauty is currently 50% off (even though I have to admit £562.50 is still quite a heavy price tag)!

Muubaa "Darma" Shearling Biker Jacket in ivory (Acne Velocite dupe)

Muubaa “Darma” Shearling Biker Jacket
(£562.50, Muubaa)

Missguided Faux Shearling Pilot Jacket

Update (11/09/2015): Spotted another Acne Velocite dupe today! Check out these faux shearling pilot jackets available at Missguided for $110.50 in either black or beige faux leather. What do you think of this one? Good one or not?

Missguided Faux Shearling Pilot Jacket in black and beige (Acne Velocite knockoffs)

Missguided Faux Shearling Pilot Jacket
($110.50, Missguided)

Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (International).

Forever 21 Faux Fur-Lined Jacket

Luckily, you can get a very similar look with this cozy faux fur-lined jacket by Forever 21. It’s not exactly a Velocite dupe, but the Acne inspiration is still very visible here I think. Get this beauty for as little as $62.90!

Forever 21 Faux Fur-Lined Jacket in black (Acne Velocite knockoff)

Forever 21 Faux Fur-Lined Jacket
($62.90, Forever 21)

Stradivarius Oversize Jacket

I also spotted this fab-looking, budget-friendly Velocite alternative at Stradivarius for all of my European readers. It’s pretty close to the real deal, huh?

Stradivarius Oversize Jacket in black faux suede (Acne Velocite knockoff)

Stradivarius Oversize Jacket
(£55.99, Stradivarius)

Also available at Stradivarius (EU).

Choies Suedette Lapel Zipper Front Coat

Another set of Velocite dupes can be found at Choies. Not sure about the quality here, but I love that these look almost identical to the real deal and who wouldn’t love the price?

Choies Suedette Lapel Zipper Front Coat in black and tan (Acne Velocite knockoffs)

Choies Suedette Lapel Zipper Front Coat
($41.90, Choies)

Jessica Buurman “Swode” Buckled Shearling Jacket

Deal: Use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman!

Of course, Jessica Buurman has an Acne Velocite dupe in stock as well. At $145, this “steal” is a bit of an investment, but I do love the black version, it looks so sturdy and warm. Also available in camel, taupe and brown.

Jessica Buurman "Swode" Buckled Shearling Jacket in black and tan (Acne Velocite knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Swode” Buckled Shearling Jacket
($145, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, MyTheresa, Amlul Fashion Blogger, Le Blog de Betty, Janni Delér, MVB by Marie von Behrens, H&M, New Look, Pixie Market, Nordstrom, Vero Moda, Warehouse, River Island, Topshop, Lipsy, Dolce Vita, Muubaa, Missguided, Forever 21, Stradivarius, Choies, Jessica Buurman

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