Real vs. Steal – Balmain Striped Low-Rise Skinny Jeans

by Irina on March 12, 2014

UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 12, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Stripes are this season’s biggest trend – can you imagine how happy I am about this since I’ve always loved all things striped? And even though I’m not the biggest fan of vertical stripes, I must say I really like these Balmain stripe skinnies. But – OMG! – $2.038? For a pair of jeans? To me this seems unjustifiable and downright overpriced. But fret not, we have found so many great stripe jeans alternatives, there’s one available for every kind of budget!

Balmain Striped Low-Rise Skinny Jeans in black and white

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($2.038, NET-A-PORTER)

Dollhouse Black and White Striped Skinny Jeans

UPDATE (03/12/2014): Stumbled upon these black and white striped skinnies by Dollhouse which are yet another wallet-friendly dupe of the Balmain jeans above.

Dollhouse Black and White Striped Skinny Jeans (Balmain knockoff)

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($38, Dollhouse)

7 For All Mankind Coated Striped Cigarette Jeans

If you’d like to try the striped jeans trend, but aren’t willing to spend a fortune on a seasonal trend, check out these amazingly similar cropped skinny jeans by 7 For All Mankind which will give you the same trendy look for a fraction of the Balmain price.

7 For All Mankind Coated Striped Cigarette Jeans in black and white (Balmain look-a-like)

7 For All Mankind Coated Striped Cigarette Jeanscj
($69.99, Boutique To You)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls & Shopbopcj.

bebe Striped Multi Zip Skinny Jean

If you want to save some more bucks, bebe has another great option that will give you the designer look for less. Their striped skinny jeans retail for $129 and they even have the front zip pockets just like the Balmain original.

bebe Striped Multi Zip Skinny Jean in black and white (Balmain look-a-like)

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($129, bebe)

Motel Skinny Jordan Jean

Next up is Motel and their “Jordan” Jean in black and white stripe as seen on Miley Cyrus. Price point? $24.99 (sale price!). Also available in other colors.

Motel Skinny Jordan Jean in black and white stripe (Balmain look-a-like)

Motel Skinny Jordan Jeancj
($24.99, Boutique To You)

Warehouse Bold Stripe Skinny Pant

And here’s yet another great Balmain look-a-like with smaller stripes by Warehouse. These also have the zip front pockets like the real deal.

Warehouse Bold Stripe Skinny Pant in black and white (Balmain look-a-like)

Warehouse Bold Stripe Skinny Pantls
($81.38, ASOS)

Topshop MOTO Stripe Leigh Jeans

Of course Topshop couldn’t leave out such a huge trend. I really like their Balmain inspired skinny jean version. Just wish they also had the zip pockets. But for $80 these are a great and affordable alternative.

Topshop MOTO Stripe Leigh Jeans in black and white (Balmain look-a-like)

Topshop MOTO Stripe Leigh Jeansls
($80, Topshop)

ASOS Elgin Skinny Jean in Mono Stripe

ASOS‘ striped skinny jeans also looks nice and it costs $20 less than the Topshop version above.

ASOS Elgin Skinny Jean in Mono Stripe (Balmain look-a-like)

ASOS Elgin Skinny Jean in Mono Stripels
($23.76, ASOS)

Romwe Black And White Stripe Pants

Another vertical striped pants alternative by Romwe. I especially like the wallet-friendly price of $37.99!

Romwe Black And White Stripe Pants (Balmain look-a-like)

Romwe Black And White Stripe Pants
($37.99, Romwe)

Forever 21 Verticle Stripe Skinny Jeans

And here’s a final Balmain alternative for all of you who want to save some serious cash here. These striped skinnies by Forever 21 are very similar to the designer original but cost only $24.80! Also available in mint and light blue.

Forever 21 Verticle Stripe Skinny Jeans in black and white (Balmain look-a-like)

Forever 21 Verticle Stripe Skinny Jeansls
($24.80, Forever 21)

Image source(s): NET-A-PORTER, Shopbop, bebe, Boutique To You, ASOS, Topshop, Romwe, Forever 21

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