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UPDATE: This post has been updated on April 22, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Fellow vegans and vegetarians unite! Stella McCartney has created an all vegan faux leather handbag to mimic the lavish style, without resorting to animals to achieve a luxurious appeal. Not only is Stella McCartney a lifelong devotee to vegetarianism, she has also an impeccable tailoring and wonderful taste to fulfill the desirable expensive, leather look. This Shaggy Deer Falabella Fold Over Clutch is bold and has a super edgy look and ultimately can be the key accessory to any outfit. As much as I would love to own any piece from her vegan collection someday, especially this one, I can’t afford to pay such a grand price. However, there is no reason to fret since we have such beautiful and affordable alternatives below!

Stella McCartney Shaggy Deer Falabella Fold Over Clutch in black

Stella McCartney Shaggy Deer Falabella Fold Over Clutchcj
($448, Forward)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, NET-A-PORTERls, NORDSTROMls & farfetchls.

Celebrities Love Stella McCartney

Kate Moss, Jordana Brewster, Jenny McCarthy, Alesha Dixon and Glenn Close carrying a Stella McCartney Shaggy Deer Falabella Fold Over Clutch

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Inzi Chain Border Clutch

UPDATE (04/22/2014): Discovered this cute Stella McCartney Falabella clutch dupes by Inzi. Available in pewter and white faux leather for $88.95!

Inzi Chain Border Clutch in pewter and white (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

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($88.95, Lori’s)

Urban Expressions “Joy” Clutch Messenger Bag

UPDATE (10/18/2012): Just came across this lovely and super affordable Falabella clutch alternative by Urban Expressions. Available in black, navy, pewter, red and silver.

Urban Expressions "Joy" Clutch Messenger Bag in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

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($54.95, Lori’s)

P.S.: Also available at Zalando.co.uk & Zalando.deaffilinet.

Latico “Crawford” Clutch

There is no reason we shouldn’t indulge in the Stella McCartney style, especially when the price tag is less than 13% (sale price!) of the real deal’s sale price. This “Crawford” Clutch by Latico is certainly more affordable, yet it looks just as expensive. And though the silhouette and structure of this clutch is minimal the overall result is maximum impact. The chain embellishments are edgy but chic at the same time and for utmost versatility one can wear it with a drop-in chained strap or simply as a clutch. Additionally, this clutch comes in an array of colors such as red, taupe, metallic white and mocha leather.

Latico "Crawford" Clutch in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

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($52.50, Amazon)

Traffic People “Emily” Chain Shoulder Bag

A favorite steal of mine is this “Emily” Chain Shoulder Bag by Traffic People. It is currently on sale for £25.68, but still pertains and upholds to the appearance of the Falabella Fold Over Clutch. Here it is pictured in the black color; however, the navy blue is just as amazing! It is not only efficient in functionality, but also the best priced look-a-like alternative. For extra savings, one day shipping is free if you are located anywhere in the UK or EU. Although international shipping is available, the downside is that shipping prices become a bit steep (£20 flat fee per delivery for all non-EU countries).

Traffic People "Emily" Chain Shoulder Bag in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

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(£25.68, Javari.co.uk)

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

You know how I know we’re good? Because we never forget a shoe. Or a handbag. Or a face. OK, so not the last one. Back in the old days (you know, 2005) the fashion world saw the introduction to the “It Bag” – a bag that became every starlet’s must have accessory. One day, readers (stay with me), Mary Kate Olsen was spotted carrying a gorgeous black, studded bag that no one could identify but that everyone immediately wanted. A year later the bag (eventually attributed to the talented, Alexander Wang) was made available to the public. It was then known as “Coco”; it is now known as “Rocco”; I can afford neither one.

Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel Bag in black with antique brass hardware

Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel Bagcj
($925, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Alexander Wangls, NET-A-PORTERls, Barneysls & Saksls.

Celebrities Love Alexander Wang

Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Tisdale, Rihanna, Kristin Cavallari, Nicky Hilton & Jennifer Carpenter carrying an Alexander Wang Rocco Mini Duffel Bag

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Jessica Buurman “KRISTINE” Studded Texture Leather Bag

UPDATE (04/12/2014): And here’s another budget-friendly Alexander Wang Rocco alternative which I discovered at Jessica Buurman.

Jessica Buurman "KRISTINE" Studded Texture Leather Bag in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “KRISTINE” Studded Texture Leather Bag
($89, Jessica Buurman)

Chicnova Studded Duffle Bag with Long Strap

UPDATE (03/16/2014): Came across another Rocco bag dupe at Chicnova which is currently on sale for under $50. Make sure to sign up for their newsletter and get a 20% discount on your first order.

Chicnova Studded Duffle Bag with Long Strap in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Chicnova Studded Duffle Bag with Long Strap
($42.08, Chicnova)

Chicwish Bowler Holdall Bag with Gold Studs

UPDATE (09/15/2013): Et voilà, here we have yet another Alexander Wang Rocco alternative! A very wallet-friendly one if I might add: this bottom-stud black faux leather duffel bag by Chicwish is currently $50.92 only!

Chicwish Bowler Holdall Bag with Gold Studs in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Chicwish Bowler Holdall Bag with Gold Studs
($50.92, Chicwish)

Dailylook Studded Base Bag

UPDATE (07/01/2013): Just discovered another lovely Rocco doppelgänger at Dailylook. This faux leather bag sells for $49.95 and comes in either mint or pastel pink (navy seems to be sold out at the moment).

Dailylook Studded Base Bag in mint green (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

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($44.95, Dailylook)

BCBGeneration “Tabitha” Satchel

UPDATE (02/21/2013): Found this gorgeous pebbled faux leather satchel by BCBGeneration which looks so much like Alexander Wang’s “Rocco” Duffel minus the studded bottom! Only $44.94 and available in 4 colors: black, white, bone and turquoise.

BCBGeneration "Tabitha" Pebbled Satchel in black (Alexander Wang Rocco look-a-like)

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($44.94, DSW)

Alloy “Jaxon” Stud Duffel Bag

UPDATE (07/12/2012): Came across a fab and budget-friendly faux leather Rocco bag look-a-like which you can buy at Alloy. It’s also available in black but I prefer the papaya red version seen below.

Alloy "Jaxon" Stud Duffel Bag in watermelon red (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Alloy “Jaxon” Stud Duffel Bagls
($39.90, Alloy)

Melrose Glam “Alexa” Studded Leather Bag

UPDATE (04/26/2011): I just stumbled upon this fantastic and virtually identical Rocco look-a-like by Melrose Glam which is available at BagInc. Love it! It’s a little pricey, but a) it’s made of real leather and b) they offer free worldwide shipping on all orders of $99+. Plus, you can get 10% OFF your entire order with our exclusive coupon code “INTHEIRCLOSET“. Yup, that’s how much we love you! ;-) – P.S.: I now own this bag and it is AH-MAZ-ING (review here…)! So, so worth the investment! Just read the various 5-star customer reviews. Also available in various other colors.

Melrose Glam "Alexa" Studded Bag in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Melrose Glam “Alexa” Studded Bag
($159, BagInc)

Street Level 78080 Studded Duffel Bag

UPDATE (10/05/2011): Found another Rocco alternative by Street Level. It only comes in taupe, has 2 added tassels and it is also faux leather, but the price of $68 makes up for this.

Street Level 78080 Studded Duffel Bag in taupe (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

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($68, Piperlime)

Ajito Studded Bottom Satchel

UPDATE (09/03/2010): Reader Addy informed us about this lovely Rocco knockoff by Ajito. It comes in either black, brown, grey or white. Thanks, Addy!

Ajito Studded Bottom Satchel in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Ajito Studded Bottom Satchel
($50, YesStyle)

Wet Seal Stud Bottom Satchel

I have to be honest, the last time I shopped at Wet Seal I was looking for something to wear to the school dance (in other words, it was 1998), but by golly perhaps Wet Seal deserves another look! Their Stud Bottom Satchel is a pretty darn great dupe of the Alexander Wang bag. True, it’s not made out of leather, but I know there are vegans among us who actually prefer that. For a mere $24.50 this is a hot bag to add to your arsenal.

Wet Seal Stud Bottom Satchel in black (Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel knockoff)

Wet Seal Stud Bottom Satchells
($24.50, Wet Seal)

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Can we take a short moment here and gush a bit about the amazingness that was Elie Saab’s gorgeous S/S 2014 collection? It was such a beautiful and outstanding collection; there’s not one single thing I wouldn’t love wearing from that collection. I especially loved the floral print pieces like the cute little white shift dress with the floral print on the bottom below. Such a lovely dress, don’t you agree? So imagine my delight when I spotted an almost identical frock at Choies for a steal price of under $40! I instantly had to recreate Elie Saab’s runway look on a budget level, do you like it?

Runway to Real Way - Elie Saab's S/S 2014 Floral Shift Dress Look 4 Less

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Image source(s): Style, ULTA, Max & Chloe, Macy’s, Choies, Amazon

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I am currently totally crushing on everything black and white. I also happen to have a total crush on the beautiful Annabelle from the fabulous personal style blog VIVALUXURY. And one of her recent monochrome outfits. I mean, how amazing does she look here? So seductive yet still very classy and elegant. Absolutely love the look! That’s why I decided to recreate it for you on a budget-friendly level. What do you think of my style blogger look for less? Did I nail it?

Annabelle’s Elegant Monochrome Look 4 Less

Style Blogger Look 4 Less - Crochet Crush @ VIVALUXURY

Outfit Picture via VIVALUXURY

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Image source(s): VIVALUXURY, DailyLook, MANGO, Chicwish, Zappos, ASOS, ULTA, Jessica Buurman

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I used to love wearing white when I was a teenager, but then got tired of it and stopped wearing anything white apart from tops or blouses for a very, very long time. Nowadays, I embrace wearing white again and even an all-white look as daring as this one from Jennifer Lopez really finds my liking. I love the crisp cleanliness of J.Lo’s look, so I tried to recreate her outfit for you on a more budget-friendly level. Do you like it?

Jennifer Lopez’ All-White Look 4 Less

Jennifer Lopez' All-White Look & Crop Top

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Our Rating: ★★★★☆

Who?Jennifer Lopez
Where?The Market America World Conference After Party
When?February 8, 2014
What?Giuseppe Zanotti Lace-Up Python-Print Leather Bootiesls ($1.115), Chanel bag

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