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Christmas is right around the corner and today I was in such a festive mood that I decided to create a wintery budget look to honor the coldest of seasons. But it wasn’t until I was finished and very proud of my creation that I noticed this black-white-blush winter outfit might not be exactly weatherproof for colder climates (hello, backless loafers and sheer mesh body!). So instead of ditching the whole look and starting all over again, I simply decided to rename the outfit theme from “Winter Wonderland” to “Californian Winter Wonderland”. Pure genius, I know. But anyways: Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you will be able to enjoy a relaxed and joyful Christmas with all your loved ones! And now step away from your computer and treat yourself to a Christmas cookie or two.

Budget Look - Californian Winter Wonderland in black, white and rose pink

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Update: This post has been updated on September 18, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Fashion magazines are consistently talking about the day clutch. While carrying all your essentials in a bag the size of a large envelope isn’t exactly feasible, how can you make a clutch work during the day? It’s easy, you just toss it in your larger work tote and then pull it out for lunch, a quick run to Starbucks, or keep it handy for an impromptu dinner after work. This particular style by Valentino is perfect. It has great proportion, construction and just enough edginess to make it less “boardroom” and more “downtown chic”. But although this particular clutch would get a lot of use, it may not be quite enough to justify the price. As always, we present you more accessible options. Check it out below!

Valentino Rockstud Leather Clutch in black

Valentino Rockstud Leather Clutch
($1.395, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Nordstromls & Farfetchls.

Celebrities Love Valentino

Zoe Saldana, Alexa Chung, Jessica Biel, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Clémence Poésy carrying a Valentino Rockstud Leather Clutch

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Express Studded Border Clutch

Update (09/18/2016): Found another great Valentino Rockstud inspired clutch bag today! It’s available at Express, comes in black and costs $39.90.

Express Studded Border Clutch in black (Valentino Rockstud dupe)

Express Studded Border Clutch
($39.90, Express)

Forever 21 Studded Clutch w/ Wristlet Strap

Update (09/09/2016): Just spotted this lovely Valentino Rockstud dupe clutch at Forever 21 in white which is on final sale for $10. Super steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Studded Clutch w/ Wristlet Strap in white (Valentino Rockstud dupe)

Forever 21 Studded Clutch w/ Wristlet Strap
($10, Forever 21)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Sarita” Studded Zip Top Wristlet Clutch

Update (06/17/2015): Discovered these fabulous Valentino Rockstud pouch dupes by Carlos by Carlos Santana today. They’re available in either black, white or turqoise faux leather and are currently on sale for a steal price of $29.97 (down from $69!).

Carlos by Carlos Santana "Sarita" Studded Zip Top Wristlet Clutch in black and turquoise (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Sarita” Studded Zip Top Wristlet Clutch
($29.97, Nordstrom Rack)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Large “Selma” Stud-Trim Saffiano Clutch

Update (08/15/2013): Whoa, look at this fab Valentino dupe by MICHAEL Michael Kors! Totally looks like the high-end designer clutch, but actually costs only $108! I also love the Saffiano leather which is usually mainly used for and most known because of Prada’s famous Saffiano bags. Available in a lot of different colors like tan, taupe, turquoise, red and purple!

MICHAEL Michael Kors Large "Selma" Stud-Trim Saffiano Clutch in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Large “Selma” Stud-Trim Saffiano Clutchls
(108, Neiman Marcus)

Stylistpick “Alessia” Multi Stud Clutch

Update (02/10/2013): And here we have another Valentino Rockstud Clutch look-a-like by Stylistpick. Available in black or beige faux leather for £20!

Stylistpick "Alessia" Multi Stud Clutch in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

Stylistpick “Alessia” Multi Stud Clutchamazon
(£20, Amazon.co.uk)

GoJane Pyramid Stud Trim Clutch

Just as lovely, this version by GoJane is exactly the type of clutch you need for everyday and costs way less than the original designer inspiration. Place all your essentials inside and then place it in your larger tote to make it easier to pull out when you’re on the go. It will also keep everything organized and easier to spot inside your larger bag as well! Wear this clutch with everything; from your pencil skirt and blouse to your jeans on the weekend for brunch. The detachable strap is fantastic; and I’m sure you’ll find a dozen ways to wear your new bag! Want to add a little glam twist to your look? You can also get this style in peach or gold metallic faux leather.

GoJane Pyramid Stud Trim Clutch in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

GoJane Pyramid Stud Trim Clutch
($11.95, GoJane)

Buffalo Stud Clutch Bag

Another great steal and also made of completely vegan leather is this cute look-a-like clutch by Buffalo. These are a bit more expensive than the previous style, but the hardware is very similar to the original. The wristlet detail is just fabulous because it helps keep your hands free when you need them most (perhaps you’re going out for cocktails or meeting friends at an after work networking event). I really like that you have the option of the taupe color as well because it’s perfect if you wear a lot of brown or prefer a lighter palette for your key wardrobe pieces.

Buffalo Stud Clutch Bag in black and taupe (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

Buffalo Stud Clutch Bag
(€49.90, Buffalo)

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Update: This post has been updated on September 11, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

So I know this blog is mostly about shoes, but let’s talk bags for a minute. And I mean this lovely Gucci Jackie hobo bag in particular. Now I’m usually not a big fan of hobo bags, but this one somehow caught my attention. Maybe it’s something about the shape, the minimalistic design, the luxurious leather or the statement orange color (my personal fave!). Maybe it’s a combination of all of these things that makes this bag so lustworthy and desirable. Anyway, as much as I love this Gucci bag, 3k for a bag just isn’t my type of bag shopping budget. So what’s a girl to do?

Gucci Jackie Soft Leather Hobo Bag in brown, black and neon orange

Gucci Jackie Soft Leather Hobo Bag
($2.990, Gucci)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Gucci (UK)ls, Neiman Marcusls & Vestiaire Collective.

H&M Hobo Bag with Suede Details

Update (09/11/2016): While browsing H&M‘s new arrivals section, I discovered these fall-ready suede hobo bags and they reminded me of Gucci’s Jackie bag. Price: $59.99. I especially love the wine red version!

H&M Hobo Bag with Suede Details in wine red and black (Gucci Jackie inspired)

H&M Hobo Bag with Suede Details
($59.99, H&M)

Tosca B2523 Bit Bag Hobo

Luckily, we’ve stumbled upon these Gucci Jackie dupe bags by Tosca which will give you the coveted Gucci hobo bag look for a mere 1% of the real deal’s price. Can’t argue with that price, right?

Tosca B2523 Bit Bag Hobo in taupe, black and grey (Gucci Jackie knockoffs)

Tosca B2523 Bit Bag Hoboamazon
($29.95, Amazon)

Image source(s): Gucci, H&M, Lori’s

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Update: This post has been updated on September 9, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

If you haven’t heard of Mansur Gavriel by now, I suggest you stop whatever you’re doing and go read up on the NYC-based female designer duo now because fashion insiders all over the world have gone absolutely cuckoo over their minimalistic luxe leather bags! Mansur Gavriel’s bucket bag has been especially popular within the fashion world and is constantly sold out due to the high demand and despite the not so budget-friendly price tag of $495 (now: $595) for the “mini” version and $625 (now: $695) for the “large” one. I think the minimalistic design contrasted against the popping interior lining is one of the main reasons why this bag has been so extremely successful. If you can’t afford the beauty of a real Mansur Gavriel bag or just can’t stand being wait-listed, read on to find many great alternatives less than $100.

Mansur Gavriel Drawstring Leather Bucket Bag in black, red and blue

Mansur Gavriel Drawstring Leather Bucket Bagls
($595, Net-A-Porter)

Also available at Barneysls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Kirna Zabêtels, Forward by Elyse Walker, Moda Operandi, Vestiaire Collective, The RealReal & Boutique1ls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Mansur Gavriel

Celebs such as Kirsten Dunst, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr and personal style bloggers such as Ann Kim from Andyheart, Adriana from Fake Leather and Shea Marie from Peace Love Shea have all been spotted carrying a Mansur Gavriel Leather Bucket Bag.

Kirsten Dunst, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Ann Kim (Andyheart), Adriana (Fake Leather) and Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea) carrying a Mansur Gavriel Leather Bucket Bag

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Gabriella Rocha “Elissa” Bucket Purse with Wristlet

Update (09/09/2016): Look at these amazing Mansur Gavriel bucket bag dupes by Gabriella Rocha which are currently 50% off and come in either black, red, blue or tan faux leather. Super steal alert!

Gabriella Rocha "Elissa" Bucket Purse with Wristlet in black, red, blue and tan (Mansur Gavriel dupes)

Gabriella Rocha “Elissa” Bucket Purse with Wristletamazon
($32.99, Amazon)

Sole Society “Blackwood” Vegan Bucket Bag

Update (09/09/2016): Also stumbled upon these Mansur Gavriel inspired bucket bags at Sole Society which retail for $59.95 and come in black, oxblood and navy.

Sole Society "Blackwood" Vegan Bucket Bag in oxblood, black and navy (Mansur Gavriel dupe)

Sole Society “Blackwood” Vegan Bucket Bagls
($59.95, Nordstrom)

Also available at Sole Society.

LUXchic “Verso” Genuine Leather Bucket Bag

Update (04/22/2016): Discovered another amazing designer bag dupe by LUXchic! Their genuine leather bags are always spot-on compared to the original real deals, the pictures promise a great product quality and most reviews seem to be very positive, too, so it might be worth the splurge. What do you think?

LUXchic "Verso" Genuine Leather Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

LUXchic “Verso” Genuine Leather Bucket Bagamazon
($126.90, Amazon)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Bucket Bag

Update (12/04/2015): Look what I just spotted while browsing Forever 21‘s new arrivals: amazing Mansur Gavriel bucket bag dupes for under $30! I’m totally buying both of these for my own little designer dupes collection. If you love F21’s bucket bag dupes just as much, I suggest you don’t wait too long with your purchase because I’m super sure these babies will sell out fast.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Bucket Bag in black and nude (Mansur Gavriel dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Bucket Bag
($29.90, Forever 21)

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

Lancaster Paris “Pur” Saffiano Bucket Bag

Update (11/16/2015): Discovered another great Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag alternative today! This one’s by Lancaster Paris and it’s admittedly a little expensive at $250 now $131.77, but doesn’t the saffiano leather look absolutely gorgeous? Plus, it looks so much like the real deal, too, doesn’t it? Available two sizes (the big version is available here for $223.99) and an array of lovely colors (including pink!). Love!

Lancaster Paris "Pur" Saffiano Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Lancaster Paris “Pur” Saffiano Bucket Bag
($131.77, Amazon)

Also available at eBags, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Jessica Buurman “Aldous” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (08/26/2015): Just spotted this Mansur Gavriel look for less alternative at Jessica Buurman. $109 and it is yours, ladies! Use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman!

Jessica Buurman "Aldous" Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “Aldous” Drawstring Bucket Bag
($109, Jessica Buurman)

Orsay Bucket Bag

Update (08/26/2015): Also stumbled upon this lovely Mansur Gavriel bucket bag look-alike at this German online shop Orsay. So close to the real deal and not too expensive at €20!

Orsay Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Orsay Bucket Bag
(€20, Orsay)

Mango Minimal Shopper Bag

Update (08/06/2015): Found this amazing Mansur Gavriel bucket bag dupe at Mango today. It’s almost spot-on and so affordable at $59.99! Loved it so much, I ordered straight away. There’s also a Mansur Gavriel backpack dupe available at Mango herecj. Update #2: Both the bag and the backpack have been in my possession for over a week now and I’m madly in love with both. Definitely recommended, looks very much like the real deal!

Mango Minimal Shopper Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Mango Minimal Shopper Bag
($59.99, Mango)

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

Parfois Trend Bucket Handbag

Update (06/02/2015): Found these Mansur Gavriel inspired bucket bags by Parfois today. Aren’t they super pretty? And quite affordable, too.

Parfois Trend Bucket Handbag in baby blue, tan and white (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Parfois Trend Bucket Handbagamazon
(£24.99, Amazon.co.uk)

Shiraleah “Anya” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (05/05/2015): Spotted these lovely Mansur Gavriel bucket bag look-alikes by Shiraleah today. Available in black, camel, blush and baby blue faux leather and currently on sale for a budget-friendly price of $29.99! Steal deal alert!

Shiraleah "Anya" Drawstring Bucket Bag (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Shiraleah “Anya” Drawstring Bucket Bagamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack.

BagInc “Joanna” Calf Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (05/05/2015): If you’re looking for a genuine leather Mansur Gavriel bucket bag dupe, then BagInc‘s “Joanna” bag might be for you. Made of calf leather and available in either black, red, camel, silver metallic, pale pink, olive green, navy and grey for $109! Make sure to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your order.

BagInc "Joanna" Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

BagInc “Joanna” Calf Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag
($109, BagInc)

A similar version is also available at Amazonamazon.

Vince Camuto “Leila” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (05/02/2015): Well, hello there! Now isn’t Vince Camuto‘s “Leila” a great substitute if you can’t afford the real deal? Available in various colors, too.

Vince Camuto Leila Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Leila” Drawstring Bucket Bagamazon
($186.97, Amazon)

Dooney & Bourke “Serena” Drawstring Leather Bucket Bag

Update (05/02/2015): Another high-quality Mansur Gavriel inspired alternative is available by Dooney & Bourke. Looove the colored linings here!

Dooney & Bourke "Serena" Drawstring Leather Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Dooney & Bourke “Serena” Drawstring Leather Bucket Bagls
($298, Nordstrom)

JustFab “Alden” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (05/02/2015): Another lovely Mansur Gavriel steal find is available at JustFab. I absolutely adore the bag in the popping blue color! Sooo pretty!

JustFab "Alden" Drawstring Bucket Bag in tan and blue (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

JustFab “Alden” Drawstring Bucket Bag
($31.96, JustFab)

Sole Society “Nevin” Faux Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (04/12/2015): Stumbled upon these Mansur Gavriel inspired faux leather bucket bags by Sole Society and wanted to share them with you.

Sole Society "Nevin" Faux Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Sole Society “Nevin” Faux Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag
($51.96, Sole Society)

Steve Madden “BGEMMAA” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Et voilà, Steve Madden to the rescue! Their “BGEMMAA” drawstring bucket bag isn’t a total knock-off, but the similarities are distinct enough to give you the same coveted Mansur Gavriel look. I absolutely adore the red lining here. So luxe-looking, right? Available in various color combinations including black/red, burgundy/blue, tan/blue and neon yellow/blue for an affordable $88 (less if you use the promo code above)! Steal deal alert!

Steve Madden "BGEMMAA" Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Steve Madden “BGEMMAA” Drawstring Bucket Bagls
($88, Steve Madden)

Lush Leather Smooth Bucket Bag

If you’re willing to invest more, you might want to take a look at these Mansur Gavriel dupes by Lush Bags. Certainly not a steal at almost $160, but the quality looks pretty decent, don’t you think?

Lush Leather Smooth Bucket Bag (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Lush Leather Smooth Bucket Bagamazon
($159.99, Amazon)

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Update: This post has been updated on August 26, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m usually not big on Louis Vuitton, but their newest handbag family, the “Capucines”, has got me really excited! The Capucines bags, which come in 3 different sizes with BB being the smallest, are made of full-grain Taurillon leather and finished with shiny palladium accents. The design is very classic and minimalistic. The “Capucines” has one single flap which is accented with a single flower button, reminiscent of Louis Vuitton’s icon in one of its signature monograms. The flap can either be hidden inside the bag, so it will show the LV initials embossed on the leather or the flap can be clasped on the front and display the LV monogram flower button. The name “Capucines” pays homage to the earliest Louis Vuitton Maison, which was located on rue Neuve-des-Capucines in 1854. The bag collection has been launched in June 2013 with Michelle Williams as its face. Likewise, celebs such as Angelina Jolie and supermodel Miranda Kerr have been spotted lugging around their Capucines handbags. Fashion insiders say the “Capucines” bag family was designed to help LVMH regain some of its lost sparke in the elite luxury market as more and more people grew tired of seeing (and buying) LV’s classic monogram bags.

Louis Vuitton Capucines BB Bag

Louis Vuitton Capucines BB Bag
($4.400, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal & Fashionphile.

Nicole&Doris V Letter Satchel Bag

Update (08/26/2016): Just spotted this set of Louis Vuitton inspired bags by Nicole&Doris. On sale for under $35 and available in 9 different colors!

Nicole&Doris V Letter Satchel Bag (Louis Vuitton Capucines BB dupes)

Nicole&Doris V Letter Satchel Bagamazon
($33.99, Amazon)

Jessica Buurman “SHIPO” V Letter Shoulder Bag

Alright, these V-Letter bags I found on Jessica Buurman are certainly no match in terms of design or quality compared to the real LV Capucines, but they will give you a similar look for a fraction of the real deal’s price. My personal favorite would have to be the yellow one! I just love the vibrant color which will make any outfit instantly stand out.

Jessica Buurman "SHIPO" V Letter Shoulder Bag (Louis Vuitton Capucines BB knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “SHIPO” V Letter Shoulder Bag
($82, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Louis Vuitton, Amazon, Jessica Buurman

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