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UPDATE: This post has been updated on January 31, 2014. Scroll down to see the new adds.

An original Rick Owens classic leather jacket is one of the few designer items I would gladly splurge on if I had 2.5k to spare. I especially love this sleek biker jacket below with its elegantly draped collar and ribbed wool sleeves; the shape is timeless and flattering and the leather looks incredibly soft, doesn’t it? A cool and edgy leather jacket like this one is a closet staple and should be hanging in every woman’s wardrobe.

Rick Owens Leather Biker Jacket in black

Rick Owens Blister Leather Biker Jacketls
($2.441, NET-A-PORTER)

P.S.: Also available at farfetchls.

Celebrities Love Rick Owens

Celebs such as Ashley Olsen, Taylor Swift, Rachel Bilson, Lindsay Lohan, Halle Berry and Rihanna have all been spotted wearing a Rick Owens Leather Biker Jacket.

Ashley Olsen, Taylor Swift and Rachel Bilson wearing a black Rick Owens Leather Biker Jacket

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CUSP by Neiman Marcus Faux-Leather Shawl-Collar Jacket

UPDATE (11/02/2013): Found these Rick Owens inspired CUSP by Neiman Marcus moto jackets for under $100 today!

CUSP by Neiman Marcus Faux-Leather Shawl-Collar Jacket in grey and black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

CUSP by Neiman Marcus Faux-Leather Shawl-Collar Jacketls
($98, CUSP)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls.

6 Shore Road “Chloe” Leather Moto Jacket

UPDATE (01/31/2014): Not exactly budget-friendly, but this biker jacket by 6 Shore Road is also a good alternative to the Rick Owens designer original above.

6 Shore Road "Chloe" Leather Moto Jacket in black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

6 Shore Road “Chloe” Leather Moto Jacketcj
($428, Shopbop)

VEDA “Max” Moto Jacket

UPDATE (01/31/2014): This VEDA moto jacket isn’t a steal either, but it’s a great Rick Owens dupe, the quality looks great and the jacket is currently on sale, too! Yay!

VEDA "Max" Moto Jacket in black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

VEDA “Max” Moto Jacket
($515, REVOLVEClothing)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopcj.

SW3 Bespoke “Queensway” Biker Jacket

UPDATE (01/31/2014): Also discovered this leather jacket by SW3 Bespoke and it instantly reminded me of a Rick Owens.

SW3 Bespoke "Queensway" Biker Jacket in black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

SW3 Bespoke “Queensway” Biker Jacket
($175, Shopbop)

MANGO Maxi Flap Leather Jacket

UPDATE (01/31/2014): So how fab is this leather jacket by MANGO? It’s such a close dupe to the Rick Owens version and is also surprisingly affordable at $289.99 (we’re talking real leather here!). Really thinking about getting this beauty of a leather jacket myself.

MANGO Maxi Flap Leather Jacket in black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

MANGO Maxi Flap Leather Jacketcj
($289.99, MANGO)

P.S.: Also available at MANGO (UK)ls.

BB Dakota “Grant” Leather Jacket

UPDATE (11/02/2013): This leather jacket by BB Dakota also reminded me of the Rick Owens biker jacket above. It’s not exactly budget-friendly at $227.50, but definitely a steal compared to the originals’ price!

BB Dakota "Grant" Leather Jacket in black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

BB Dakota “Grant” Leather Jacketpjx
($227.50, BB Dakota)

Muubaa “Agena” Leather Jacket

UPDATE (06/20/2013): Just discovered that these leather jackets by Muubaa would be great buys if you’re looking for a more affordable Rick Owens alternative. They’re not exactly a steal at £279-£349, but from what I have read about the brand worth the mini investment. And oooh, did I mention they offer free worldwide shipping?

Muubaa "Agena" Leather Jacket in black and sandstone (Rick Owens Blister knock-offs)

Muubaa “Agena” Leather Jacketcj
(£279-£349, Muubaa)

Jennifer Lopez Faux-Leather Motorcycle Jacket

This faux leather jacket by Jennifer Lopez surely can’t compete with an original Rick Owens jacket, but if you’re looking for a good-looking and affordable leather jacket, this one has obviously quite a few Rick Owens inspired elements and the price of $50.40 ain’t too bad as well! Also available in white and plus sizes.

Jennifer Lopez Faux-Leather Motorcycle Jacket in black (Rick Owens look-a-like)

Jennifer Lopez Faux-Leather Motorcycle Jacketls
($50.40, Kohl’s)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on November 23, 2011. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’ve been really loving Prada shoes as of late. Their footwear range for Spring and Fall 2009 was truly exceptional and just when I was starting to understand the appeal of Prada I was beyond disappointed to see lucite shoes return from fashion hell onto Prada’s Spring 2010 runway. Damn you, Miuccia Prada! I’m on a fashion rollercoaster with your fashion house. I do appreciate these studded t-strap sandals however also known as Ashley Olsen‘s studded obsession.

Prada Studded T-Strap Sandals in black

Prada Studded T-Strap Sandalsls
($729, Neiman Marcus)

Ashley Olsen Loves Prada

Ashley Olsen wearing black Prada Studded T-Strap Sandals

C Label Fabr-5 Platform Pumps

UPDATE (11/23/2011): And here’s another Prada alternative though more of an inspired one, coming from C Label. Available in taupe, black and tan faux leather.

C Label Fabr-5 Platform Pumps in taupe, black & tan (Prada knockoffs)

C Label Fabr-5 Platform Pumpsamazon
($48.95, Amazon)

Fergie “Jilted” Studded T-Strap Sandals

UPDATE (09/30/2011): Found another Prada alternative by Fergie though their version has a few noticeable differences to make the copycat job less obvious. Available in black or tan leather.

Fergie "Jilted" Studded T-Strap Sandals in black (Prada knockoffs)

Fergie “Jilted” Studded T-Strap Sandalsamazon
($89.95, Amazon)

Paris Hilton “Bling” T-Strap Sandals

UPDATE (07/05/2010): And here’s yet another designer knockoff shoe from Paris Hilton. These come in black, white & pewter.

Paris Hilton "Bling" T-Strap Sandals in black (Prada knockoffs)

Paris Hilton “Bling” T-Strap Sandalscj
($87.99, Heels.com)

XOXO “Lola” T-Strap Sandals

UPDATE (04/04/2010): Stumbled upon another Prada knockoff by XOXO. The hardware is silver instead of gold and it’s missing a few details, but overall it’s a great steal version. Available in black, black patent, grey and natural.

XOXO "Lola" T-Strap Sandals in black (Prada knockoffs)

XOXO “Lola” T-Strap Sandalsamazon
($59.99, Amazon)

ALDO “Hilado” T-Strap Sandals

UPDATE (04/04/2010): These ALDO heels might have a few extra straps, but the inspiration behind these is still very noticeable. Available in black or bone.

ALDO "Hilado" T-Strap Sandals in black (Prada knockoffs)

ALDO “Hilado” T-Strap Sandalsls
($44.98, ALDO)

Michael Antonio “Tiff” T-Strap Sandals

If you can’t afford the real deal, Michael Antonio has an amazingly identical alternative for a lot, lot less. His t-strap sandals look just like the studded Prada heels except these come without the steep designer price. Available in either black, red or purple.

Michael Antonio "Tiff" Studded T-Strap Sandals in black (Prada knockoffs)

Michael Antonio “Tiff” T-Strap Sandalsamazon
($48.97, Amazon)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on August 27, 2011. Scroll down to see the new add.

So excited about this! Remember Balenciaga‘s Fall 2006 harness ankle boots with the mega platform? A lot of people thought they were the ugliest shoes on the planet, but then Mary-Kate Olsen came along, fell in love with these boots and wore them like a million times. And suddenly people were all over these boots. Of course, not everyone could afford the real Balenciagas and hence had to wait for an affordable knockoff version.

Balenciaga Fall 2006 Harness Platform Ankle Boots in black

Balenciaga Fall 2006 Harness Platform Bootsls
(Price Unknown, N/A)

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Love Balenciaga

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen wearing black Balenciaga Fall 2006 harness platform ankle boots

Nelly Shoes “Ameena” Ankle Booties

UPDATE (08/27/2011): After a long knockoff hiatus, here’s another Balenciaga look-a-like by Nelly Shoes. You like?

Nelly Shoes "Ameena" Ankle Booties in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Nelly Shoes “Ameena” Ankle Booties
(€56.95, Nelly)

Sam Edelman “Zoe” Ankle Boots

The knockoffs were brought to us by Sam Edelman and became such a big hit that they sold out in a rush. Even Rumi of fame fell in love with these Balenciaga look-a-likes. More than 2 years later, Sam Edelman has chosen to reintroduce the coveted ankle boots for his Fall 2009 line due to the popular demand. Unfortunately, they raised the price as well. If you missed out on these the first time, this is your chance now, but be fast and order quickly, these boots go like hot cakes!

Sam Edelman "Zoe" Platform Ankle Boots (Balenciaga Fall 2006 knockoffs)

Sam Edelman Zoe Bootscj
($149.95, DSW)

P.S.: Also available at 6pmcj, Amazonamazon, Shoes.comls, Heels.comcj & Nasty Galcj.

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DISCLAIMER: I may be a little biased in writing this post. Why? Because I LOVE Fendi! My obsession began back in the day when I was modeling and I’m still feigning after everything Karl Lagerfeld and the Fendi sisters design. My first passion was for their delicious baguette bags (I have 6), now it’s their shoes. Especially this Jardin pump. If my French serves me correctly, jardin translates to garden in English and that’s how I’d feel if I had these – in a virtual Garden of Eden!

Fendi Jardin Suede Platform Pumps in grey

Fendi Jardin Suede Platform Pumpsls
($760, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Fendi

Zoe Saldana, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen & Dree Hemingway wearing Fendi Jardin Suede Platform Pumps

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Anne Michelle Essence-35 Platform Pumps

This inspired version by Anne Michelle is really a great buy. But you won’t get the deep grey color nor the double platform. Consolation prize – you get to save A LOT of money!

Anne Michelle Essence-35 Platform Pumps in faux grey suede (Fendi Jardin knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Essence-35 Platform Pumpsamazon
($39, Amazon)

Nine West “Expoze” Pumps

Nine West will “expoze” you to this great pump as well – just at a higher price. But their version is of a darker grey with an extra purple stripe. And yet, still missing that key design element of the double platform. Personally, I wish someone had chosen to do this in the burgundy suede (so much hotter). But I guess if you wanna go cheap, you can’t be choosy!

Nine West "Expoze" Pumps in grey (Fendi Jardin knockoffs)

Nine West “Expoze” Suede Platform Pumpsamazon
($88.95, Amazon)

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It’s been a while since we last had a giveaway here on InTheirCloset.com. To start off 2010 in style and make it an even more fabulous year than the last we are proud to present you our first giveaway for this year kindly sponsored by American Chic. (Thanks again!)

InTheirCloset.com & American Chic Handbag Giveaway

One of you lucky gals will win a beautiful black satchel which heavily resembles Givenchy’s iconic “Nightingale” bag. As you can see below winning this roomy bag will put you in very good company. The Nightingale bag is one of the most popular bags among hardcore fashionistas all over the globe. It has been carried by several celebs including Ashley Olsen, Nicole Richie, Sienna Miller, Rihanna, Vanessa Hudgens and Heidi Klum just to name a few.

Ashley Olsen, Ashley Tisdale, Nicole Richie and Hilary Duff carrying a Givenchy Nightingale handbag

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How to Enter

In order to enter this giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment and tell us your mantra for 2010.

A Mantra is a religious or mystical syllable, phrase or poem, typically from the Sanskrit language. Mantras are primarily used as spiritual conduits, words or vibrations that inculcate concentration in the devotee. Mantras are also integrated in religious rituals to remove obstacles, avoid danger, reduce foes, or accumulate wealth.

For example, my personal mantra for 2010 is: “Don’t stand still. Always move forward & push borders wherever you can“. It is basically a motto or a maxim that I’m trying to live by for the next 365 days.

Only US and Canadian entries allowed (sorry international readers). You can join the giveaway until next Sunday, 01/24 (11:59 PM EST time). Winners will be drawn shortly thereafter.

Please remember to leave your (first) name and a valid email address when writing the comment (just fill out the comment form correctly and you’ll be fine). A comment equals 1 entry. You can leave multiple comments here if you want to, but only your first one will be accounted.

Bonus Entries

If you want to increase your chances of winning, you can score more entries by doing one or all of the following things:

  • Follow @intheircloset on Twitter (1 entry)
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  • Tweet about this giveaway. You can use this pre-written tweet if you like: @intheircloset and @celebritychic are doing a fabulous handbag #giveaway. Find out how to enter here: http://bit.ly/8O8GGI (max. 1 tweet/day = 1 entry/day)
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IMPORTANT: Private/Protected tweets also can’t be credited.

If you decide to do one of the things in the list above, please mention them in your comment here on this page. You can add as many comments as you want if you should decide to do things one by one. Just remember to always use the same email address when writing a comment, so the additional entries can be credited to you.

This is an example of how your comment could look like:

My mantra for 2010 is: “Argue less. Laugh more”. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway.

This example would sum up to 3 entries (1 mantra comment = 1 entry, 1 twitter follower = 1 entry, 1 tweet = 1 entry). That fictional reader would have increased her/his chances of winning by 200%.

If you have questions regarding this giveaway, don’t hesitate to ask. Good luck to everyone!

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