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Back in 2007 Mary-Kate Olsen stepped out on the red carpet to see Antony Micallef’s “Impure Idols” LA show debut and I was madly in love with her head-to-toe getup: the quilted leather jacket, the tousled out-of-bed hair and of course her black Balenciaga gladiator wedges. This is rocker meets uptown chic at its best. See my budget-friendly take on MK’s outfit below.

Mary-Kate Olsen wearing black Balenciaga Gladiator Wedges in black

Our Rating: ★★★★☆

Who? Mary-Kate Olsen
Where? Antony Micallef’s “Impure Idols”
When? September 18, 2007
What? Balenciaga gladiator wedges

Marc New York Quilted Jacket

Marc New York Quilted Jacket with knit collar in black

Marc New York Quilted Jacketls
($237.60, Bloomingdale’s)

Dana Buchman Vala Wedge Sandals

Dana Buchman Vala Wedge Sandals in black (Balenciaga Gladiator knockoffs)

Dana Buchman Vala Wedge Sandalsls
($51.99, Kohl’s)

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Update: This post has been updated on September 20, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Writing up a post about these “Ceinture” buckled booties by Balenciaga is a tough one for me. Why? Well, mainly because I don’t find myself very attracted to this type of masculine biker boots. Nor am I tall or skinny enough to pull off such a bulky boot. However, since these boots have been making the rounds on a number of style blogs and celebs lately, here you go with a couple of budget-friendly alternatives.

Balenciaga Ceinture Cutout Buckled Booties in black

Balenciaga Ceinture Double-Buckle-Strap Bootsls
($1.275, Nordstrom)

Also available at Balenciaga, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, S|Sense, Matches Fashion, MyTheresa, Farfetchls, Browns Fashion, Breuninger, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Balenciaga

Miley Cyrus, Mary-Kate Olsen, Nicole Richie, Dakota Fanning, Rashida Jones and Nina Dobrev wearing black Balenciaga Cutout Buckled Booties

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Sacha Buckled Cut-Out Biker Boots

Update (09/20/2017): Came across yet another Balenciaga inspired cut-out biker boot today! Found it at Sacha, it comes in either white or black and costs €129.99.

Sacha Buckled Cut-Out Biker Boots in white and black (Balenciaga Ceinture inspired)

Sacha Buckled Cut-Out Biker Boots
(€129.99, Sacha)

Romwe Buckle Cutout Boots

Update (05/01/2017): Discovered these budget-friendly Balenciaga boot dupes at Romwe today. Spot-on to the real deal, don’t you think? And they’re only $35.99!

Romwe Buckle Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Romwe Buckle Cutout Boots
($35.99, Romwe)

Also available at SheIn.

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots

Update (03/20/2017): One of our readers alerted us about these budget-friendly Balenciaga look-alike boots by Pull & Bear which retail for £39.99/€45.99. Thank you for the tip, Serena!

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots
(£39.99/€45.99, Pull & Bear)

Bucco “Sai” Cutout Platform Boots

Update (03/13/2017): Spotted another Balenciaga Ceinture inspired buckle boot today! It’s by Bucco is currently on sale for less than $30 and comes in either black or brown faux leather.

Bucco "Sai" Cutout Platform Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Bucco “Sai” Cutout Platform Bootsamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

River Island “Rudy” Patent Cut-Out Boots

Update (07/31/2016): 3 years after posting our last designer steal find, we finally came across a brand new Balenciaga Ceinture dupe: it’s by River Island and costs only $40 (sale price!). But hurry, only very few sizes left!

River Island Rudy Patent Cut-Out Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

River Island “Rudy” Patent Cut-Out Boots
($40, River Island)

Also available at River Island (UK)ls, River Island (International), ASOS & Zalando.

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Boots

Update (07/31/2016): We also happened to discover these fab and spot-on Balenciaga boot look-alikes by XCC at Amazon for under $90. What do you think?

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Boots in black patent (Balenciaga Ceinture look-alikes)

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Bootsamazon
($85.93, Amazon)

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots

Update (07/31/2016): Spotted these fab Balenciaga-like boots by Bestowal at Choies which are made of genuine leather and come in either black or black patent leather.

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots in black patent (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots
($96.90, Choies)

Wanted “Plaza” Buckled Cut-Out Booties

Update (09/16/2013): And I stumbled upon yet another budget-friendly Balenciaga dupe! Check out these faux leather buckle cut-out boots by Wanted. Only $19.94!

Wanted "Plaza" Buckled Cut-Out Booties in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Wanted “Plaza” Buckled Cut-Out Booties
($19.94, DSW)

Jessica Buurman “CRUSH” Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (08/16/2013): Whoa! Now look at these fabulous, almost identical Balenciaga dupes by Jessica Buurman which are available in different colors and finishes in mens and womens sizing and either with gold or silver hardware. Looking pretty awesome, right? Shhhh, use promo code “XOXOJESS” at checkout and you’ll receive 10% off your order!

Jessica Buurman "CRUSH" Buckled Cutout Boots in black and white gold silver (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Jessica Buurman “CRUSH” Buckled Cutout Boots
($159, Jessica Buurman)

Chicnova Chunky Cut Out Buckled Boots

Update (08/16/2013): And here we go again with yet another Balenciaga Buckle Bootie alternative. This one comes from Chicnova and is made of PU leather.

Chicnova Retro PU Leather Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Chicnova Chunky Cut Out Buckled Boots
($32.93, Oasap)

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Booties

Update (08/16/2013): If you need a more wallet-friendly Balenciaga fix, this cutout boot by Qupid is a great Balenciaga Ceinture look-alike for under $20! Yay!

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Booties in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Bootiesamazon
($16.99, Amazon)

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers

Update (08/03/2013): Wild Diva have made a creeper version out of the highly coveted Balenciaga boots and called it Credence-11! Available in black or burgundy.

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers
($32.90, CiCi Hot)

Office Ultimate 2 Buckled Ankle Boots

Update (04/03/2013): Found yet another great Balenciaga inspired buckle boot! This one’s by Office, it costs £38 and there are only a few limited sizes left, so if you like these, you better hurry up to get these!

Office "Ultimate" Buckled Ankle Boots in black (Balenciaga look-a-likes)

Office Ultimate 2 Buckled Ankle Boots
(£38, Office)

Windsor Smith “Envy” Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (01/26/2013): Just came across another great Balenciaga boot look-a-like by Windsor Smith. If you prefer a patent version, check out the “Encore” boot, also by Windsor Smith.

Windsor Smith "Envy" Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Windsor Smith “Envy” Buckled Cutout Bootsls
($179.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Soles “Magento” Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (01/26/2013): Also found a second Australian Balenciaga alternative by Soles.

Soles "Magento" Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Soles “Magento” Buckled Cutout Bootsls
($159.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Steve Madden “AVE-A” Buckle Boots

As of now Steve Madden‘s “AVE-A” Buckle Boots are probably the closest and cheapest match to the Balenciaga boots.

Steve Madden "AVE-A" Buckle Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Steve Madden “AVE-A” Buckle Bootsls
($99.99, Steve Madden)

Topshop “ARABEL” Cut Out Boots

Topshop comes in second in terms of the Balenciaga look with their $170 “ARABEL” boot that is also available in white and a black studded version.

Topshop "ARABEL" Cut Out Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Topshop “ARABEL” Cut Out Boots
($170, Topshop)

Jeffrey Campbell “Roscoe” Cutout Boots

And of course, Jeffrey Campbell has come up with their own interpretation of Balenciaga’s bulky biker boot and named it “Roscoe”. It’s the most expensive of all look for less options ($248), but I like the shape of this boot the most and it’s the closest to the original.

Jeffrey Campbell "Roscoe" Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Roscoe” Cutout Boots
($67.50, Nordstrom Rack)

Jeffrey Campbell “Coltrane” Buckled Cutout Boots

Our reader Devon has found another Balenciaga boot look-a-like by Jeffrey Campbell which is even more similar than the “Roscoe” boot. Check out the “Coltrane” which comes in an array of uppers and colors and retails for $185!

Jeffrey Campbell "Coltrane" Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Coltrane” Buckled Cutout Boots
($194.95, Nordstrom)

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Real vs. Steal – Céline Mini Luggage Tote

by Irina on August 26, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on August 26, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Phoebe Philo sure knows the secret sauce to creating “It“-bags. Back when she was at Chloé we had the Paddington craze and years later when she returned to the fashion stage and started to design for Céline she did it all over again and made the “Luggage” tote the most sought-after bag in the whole wide fashion world. And as you can see below Hollywood loves their Mini Luggages, too! That’s why it’s practically impossible to get your hands on this bag. It consequently sells out, one bag at a time.

Céline Mini Luggage Tote in black

Céline Mini Luggage Tote
(~$1.700, Vestiaire Collective)

Also available at The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Céline

Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Szohr, Kate Walsh, Oprah Winfrey and Mary-Kate Olsen carrying a Céline Mini Luggage Tote

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Ainifeel Genuine Leather Smile Top Handle Bag

Update (08/26/2017): If you still find yourself lusting after Céline’s Luggage tote, I just discovered these fabulous bag dupes by Ainifeel which look so much like the real deal but cost only a fraction. Available in 6 lovely colors: black, red, burgundy, dove blue, grey and beige. Absolutely adore these!

Ainifeel Genuine Leather Smile Top Handle Bag in red, black and burgundy (Céline Luggage dupes)

Ainifeel Genuine Leather Smile Top Handle Bagamazon
($119, Amazon)

10 Bells Structured All Day Shopper

Update (06/17/2013): Found another set of lovely Céline Luggage bag look-a-likes. Check out these faux leather bags by 10 Bells!

10 Bells Structured All Day Shopper in black and white (Céline Luggage knockoffs)

10 Bells Structured All Day Shopperls
($49.95 AUD, The Iconic)

BagInc “Lana” Leather Shoulder Bag

Deal: Use promo code SPRINGBAG for 15% off your order at BagInc!

I have waited almost half a year to write about the Céline Luggage tote simply because I wanted to find the perfect steal for you. Finally, I have found it! And here it is, waiting for you at BagInc. Practically twins, the only noticeable difference to me is the missing logo in the front. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Céline look-a-like! It’s made of authentic leather, is well-crafted and you get all that for a little over $100 (less if you use our exclusive reader discount code above). You better grab this bag asap, it’s probably the next best thing if you can’t afford the original. If you’re looking for the just as coveted black-and-white version, check out BagInc’s “Vanessa” colorblock bag ($109).

BagInc "Lana" Leather Shoulder Bag in black and beige (Céline Mini Luggage dupe)

BagInc “Lana” Leather Shoulder Bag
($109, BagInc)

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Update: This post has been updated on July 6, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

While I admittedly do not know much about The Row other than it’s a fashion label launched by the Olsen twins, I do know that I really, really like their “April” Bow Satin Slides. Intendedly or not, these sandals combine three current fashion trends: 1) knotted bows on 2) flat slides embedded in 3) shiny satin fabric. It’s all about laid-back comfort footwear these days and I have to admit: I like it! What I don’t like though is the $795 price tag on what is basically just a thong sandal. You’re cute, April, but you’re not that cute! We’ll talk again in the sale section.

The Row April Bow Satin Slide Sandals in yellow gold, ivory white and black

The Row April Bow Satin Slide Sandalsls
($795, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Net-A-Porterls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Sam Edelman “Dariel” Studded Bow Flat Thong Sandals

Update (07/06/2017): Discovered these almost spot-on April dupe sandals by Sam Edelman which look a lot like the real deal but have some extra studs added. Available in various colors, uppers and prints for $70 (sale price!).

Sam Edelman "Dariel" Studded Bow Flat Thong Sandals (The Row April dupes)

Sam Edelman “Dariel” Studded Bow Flat Thong Sandalsamazon
($69.99, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdale’s, Zappos, Sam Edelman, Neiman Marcus, Shoes.com, HSN, Net-A-Porter & Bon-Tonls.

Kensie “Major” Bow Slide Sandals

Deal: Use promo code “FRIENDS” to get 30% off almost anything at Lord & Taylor! Offer valid through October 23rd, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Exclusions may apply.

If you’re not willing to wait until the real deal goes on sale, feel free to take a look at these fabulous slide sandals by Kensie. They’re almost a spot-on “April” dupe but so much cheaper! I also love the added blush pink color! And who wouldn’t love the price of $47.70? Add to cart, please!

Kensie "Major" Bow Slide Sandals (The Row April dupes)

Kensie “Major” Bow Slide Sandalsls
($47.70, Lord & Taylor)

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

Liliana Dee-1 Satin Slide Sandals

Still not convinced? How about these fabulous and super affordable The Row look-alikes I found at GoJane then? They have the same spot-on design, come in a variety of lovely summer colors including mint green and periwinkle blue and are currently on sale for a steal-worthy $15.91! Definite steal deal alert!

Liliana Dee-1 Satin Slide Sandals (The Row April dupes)

Liliana Dee-1 Satin Slide Sandals
($15.91, GoJane)

Also available at Zulily & Nordstrom Rack.

Mango Bow Satin Sandals

And lastly, if you don’t want an obvious designer knock-off, check out this satin bow slide sandal I discovered at Mango which I think is a wonderful alternative to The Row’s “April” slides. These are from Mango’s “Premium” collection, so the price of $149.99 is higher than we are used of Mango, but they are still more than $600 cheaper than the real deal, so there’s that.

Mango Bow Satin Sandals in mustard yellow (The Row April inspired)

Mango Bow Satin Sandals
($149.99, Mango)

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

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, FN Platform, GoJane, Mango

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Update: This post has been updated on March 2, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I have a feeling this summer will be the summer of the espadrille. First we had Valentino’s lace espadrilles and Chanel’s iconic cap-toe espadrille flats and Céline have created their own version in form of this pony hair espadrille slipper which also comes in gorgeous leopard print and royal blue (my fave!). I couldn’t find a retail price for these, but I’m sure they’re totally out of my budget.

Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers in black

Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

Also available at The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Céline

Celebs such as Ashley Olsen and Jennifer Garner and style blogger Bryan Boy have all been spotted wearing Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers.

Ashley Olsen, Bryan Boy and Jennifer Garner wearing black Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers

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Delman “Percy” Calf Hair Espadrille Flats

Update (03/02/2017): Spotted another Céline flat look-alike today! These calf hair espadrilles by Delman are currently on sale for just $39.99 (down from $248). Steal deal alert!

Delman "Percy" Calf Hair Espadrille Flats in black (Céline dupes)

Delman “Percy” Calf Hair Espadrille Flatsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

Also available at ShoeMetrocj, Bluefly & Nordstrom Rack.

Office “Leah” Slipper Cut Espadrilles

Update (05/19/2015): Found these spot-on Céline espadrille dupes at Office today. Also available in animal print.

Office "Leah" Slipper Cut Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Office “Leah” Slipper Cut Espadrilles
(£23, Office)

Forever 21 Topstitched Ponyhair Espadrilles

Update (10/24/2014): Discovered yet another Céline ponyhair espadrille dupe at Forever 21 today. Only $23.99!

Forever 21 Topstitched Ponyhair Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Forever 21 Topstitched Ponyhair Espadrilles
($23.99, Forever 21)

Jessica Buurman “Helana” Slip-On Espadrille Shoes

Update (08/19/2014): Stumbled upon these Céline espadrille dupes at Jessica Buurman. Available in black leather or calf hair. Don’t forget to sign up to their newsletter to get a 10% off discount code!

Jessica Buurman "Helana" Slip-On Espadrille Shoes in black (Céline knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Helana” Slip-On Espadrille Shoes
($59, Jessica Buurman)

Aldo “Fesien” Slip-On Espadrilles

Update (08/19/2014): There’s also a fabulous Céline slip-on espadrille alternative available in either black, leopard print or gold for $90 at Aldo.

Aldo "Fesien" Slip-On Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Aldo “Fesien” Slip-On Espadrillesls
($90, Aldo)

Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK)ls.

Tony Bianco “Chika” Pony Hair Slip-On Espadrille Flatforms

Update (08/05/2014): Here’s one more Céline designer espadrille alternative to add to the list. Found at Tony Bianco.

Tony Bianco "Chika" Pony Hair Slip-On Espadrille Flatforms in black (Céline knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Chika” Pony Hair Slip-On Espadrille Flatforms
($20 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Also available at Styletreadls & The Iconic.

Steven by Steve Madden “LANII” Calf Hair Espadrilles

But imagine my happiness when I first spied this calf hair espadrille from Steven by Steve Madden. A pretty perfect Céline dupe if I may say so. And at $59.69/pair (sale price!), I might even be tempted to buy them in two colors. Available in black, blue, pink, grey, leopard and zebra.

Steven by Steve Madden "LANII" Calf Hair Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “LANII” Calf Hair Espadrillesamazon
($59.69, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack, Jildor, Shopbopls & LuLu*s.

Manebi “Dakota” Calf Hair Espadrilles

Another great and stylish alternative, although slightly more expensive at $130, are these espadrille flats by Manebi which are also an almost identical Céline dupe. Available in black, leopard and blue calf hair. Love these!

Manebi "Dakota" Calf Hair Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Manebi “Dakota” Calf Hair Espadrillesls
($130, Net-A-Porter)

Selected Femme “Agnes” Leather Espandrillos

We also discovered a great Céline dupe for all of you European Céline lovers. These espadrilles by Selected Femme are virtually identical to the Céline designer version but cost a mere €34.95 (sale price!).

Selected Femme "Agnes" Leather Espandrillos in black fur (Céline knockoffs)

Selected Femme “Agnes” Leather Espandrillos
(€34.95, Zalando)

Also available at Selected Femme & Bestseller.

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