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Valentino‘s shoe line from the “Rockstud” collection is probably the most popular here on this blog. And even though the Rockstud shoes have been going strong in the fashion community for a couple of years, there seems no sign of declining popularity with these pyramid studded, strappy Valentino shoes. We’ve written about quite a few shoe styles from the “Rockstud” family already and today we’re finally featuring the caged t-strap ballet flats. For a flat, this shoe is about as dressy as it gets; the luxe patent leather juxtaposed the shiny studded straps = perfection! But before you fall hopelessly in love, take a deep breath and look at the price tag: $975! And that’s the lower price limit for this type of Rockstud style. Other variations of the caged flat go as far up as $1.095! Now that’s a lot of money.

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flats in nude and black patent

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flatsls
($975, Nordstrom)

Also available at Forward by Elyse Walker, Neiman Marcusicon, Saks Fifh Avenuels, Barneysls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, S|Sense, Intermix, Lane Crawfordls, Selfridges, Harrodsls, MyTheresa, Stylebop, David Jonesls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Valentino

Celebs such as Ashley Tisdale and Alexa Chung as well as personal style bloggers like Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Arielle Nachmani (Something Navy), Rachel Parcell (Pink Peonies) and Jessica Stein (Tuula Vintage) have all been spotted wearing Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flats.

Ashley Tisdale, Alexa Chung, Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Arielle Nachmani (Something Navy), Rach Parcell (Pink Peonies) and Jessica Stein (Tuula Vintage) wearing Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flats

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Katypeny Studded T-Strap Flats

Update (05/03/2017): Still looking for a pair of Valentino Rockstud dupes? How about these spot-on and budget-friendly look-alikes by Katypeny? They come in a bunch of colors (14!) and at $42.99 you don’t have to settle on just one color. Customer ratings average on 4/5 stars which I think is decent for a shoe under $50.

Katypeny Studded T-Strap Flats (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Katypeny Studded T-Strap Flatsamazon
($42.99, Amazon)

Topshop “Kate” Studded Pointy Toe Flats

Update (03/25/2016): Spotted these cute Valentino inspired slingback flats by Topshop today. Available for $50 (sale price!) in either nude patent leather or black leather.

Topshop "Kate" Studded Pointy Toe Flats in nude patent (Valentino Rockstud inspired)

Topshop “Kate” Studded Pointy Toe Flatsls
($50, Nordstrom)

Also available at Topshop & Zalando.

Mivida Studded T-Strap Flats

Update (03/15/2016): And one more Valentino Rockstud alternative to add to the list! These studded flats by Mivida have cone studs instead of pyramid studs, but the rest of the design is pretty much spot-on Valentino. Available for $148.95 in black and white patent leather and bronze metallic.

Mivida Studded T-Strap Flats in black and white patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Mivida Studded T-Strap Flats
($148.95, Bluefly)

Kaitlyn Pan Strappy Ballerina Leather Flats

Update (10/21/2015): Spotted these amazing genuine leather Valentino Rockstud dupes by Kaitlyn Pan today. They’re not the cheapest pair of Valentino look-alikes, but the quality looks quite great here.

Kaitlyn Pan Strappy Ballerina Leather Flats in rose pink and taupe nude (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Kaitlyn Pan Strappy Ballerina Leather Flatsamazon
($113.99, Amazon)

Also available at Etsy (alternative buying platform for non-US based buyers).

SheIn Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats

Update (10/21/2015): Also discovered a set of budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud knockoffs at SheIn. They’re on sale for around $35 and come also in black faux leather here.

SheIn Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

SheIn Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats
($33.23, SheIn)

A similar version is also available at Oasap.

Billini “Azalea” Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats

Update (05/22/2015): OMG! Look at these perfect, spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes by Billini! Aren’t they just gorgeous? So close to the original and not too expensive at $39.98 AUD (sale price!). Just wish these were widely available.

Billini "Azalea" Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Billini “Azalea” Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats
($39.98 AUD, The Iconic)

Also available at StyleTreadls & Billini

Diavolina “Delight” Studded T-Strap Flats

Luckily, there are some fantastic and affordable alternatives out there for all of us Valentino-loving fashionistas on a budget. Let’s start with my current favorite Valentino steal find which is the “Delight” by Diavolina, a spot-on Rockstud flat dupe which comes in either black or nude patent. Unfortunately, at $94.98 AUD (sale price!), it’s a pricey Valentino look-alike and also rather hard to get hold of outside of Australia, but nonetheless, it’s about 90% cheaper than the real deal, so I’d still consider this to be a great steal find if you’re willing to invest in a high-quality Valentino alternative.

Diavolina "Delight" Studded T-Strap Flats in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Diavolina “Delight” Studded T-Strap Flatsls
($94.98 AUD, StyleTread)

Also available at The Iconic & Wanted Shoes.

Wild Diva Pippa-35 Pyramid Studded Ankle T-Strap Ballet Flats

If you’re looking for a quick and budget-friendly Valentino look for less fix however, then you’re probably best off with these pretty Rockstud flat dupes by Wild Diva. They’re spot-on with the design, come in various lovely colors and cost under $30! Total steal deal alert here!

Wild Diva Pippa-35 Pyramid Studded Ankle T-Strap Ballet Flats (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Wild Diva Pippa-35 Pyramid Studded Ankle T-Strap Ballet Flatsamazon
($23.99, Amazon)

Also available at Century 21, eBayeBay, CiCi Hot, Kmart & Sears.

Betseyville “Epic” Studded Ballet Flats

Another cute Valentino alternative are these studded ballet flats by Betseyville. They’re very similar to the Valentinos, come in either black, blush or leopard print and cost only $12.48!

Betseyville "Epic" Studded Ballet Flats in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Betseyville “Epic” Studded Ballet Flats
($12.48, Target)

Milanoo Studded Pointed Toe Flats

And lastly, may I present you these budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud dupes I found at Milanoo. Same design but a veeery different price tag (only $19.99!). Available in black, warm and cool pink as well as white faux patent leather. Happy shopping!

Milanoo Studded Pointed Toe Flats in black and pink patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Milanoo Studded Pointed Toe Flatsls
($19.99, Milanoo)

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And we’re back to Chanel. Back to the now uber-famous and highly popular Chanel espadrilles, to be exact. We have already written about the black mesh pair and this time we’re showing you the just as lovely canvas version. And while I do think that they are really beautiful and would make a great pair of summer shoes, there’s absolutely no way I’d pay more than $500 for a pair of espadrilles! Not gonna happen, not even if they’re Chanel.

Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles

Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles
($525, Vestiaire Collective)

Also available at The RealReal & Fashionphile.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Chanel

Celebs such as Emma Roberts and Ashley Tisdale and style bloggers such as Brenda Song (Song of Style) and Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) have all been spotted wearing Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers in Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles

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Roberto Festa “Ibiza” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles

Update (03/27/2017): Just spotted these lovely Chanel look-alike espadrilles by Roberto Festa which have a cool peace sign sewn onto the front instead of the interlocking CC logo. What a cute idea!

Roberto Festa "Ibiza" Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles in natural and taupe (Chanel dupes)

Roberto Festa “Ibiza” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles
($165, Jildor)

P.S.: Also available at Footnotescj.

Merona “Eden” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles

Update (05/10/2016): Stumbled upon these cute and super affordable $25 cap-toe espadrille flats by Merona which instantly reminded me of the Chanels above.

Merona "Eden" Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles in beige/black and denim/black (Chanel knockoffs)

Merona “Eden” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles
($24.99, Target)

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles

Update (11/08/2014): Nice try, Tory Burch, but we all know where you got your inspiration for these Chanel-esque canvas espadrilles.

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles in beige and black and blue and denim (Chanel knockoffs)

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles
($150, Tory Burch)

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

China Girl “Espa” Canvas Espadrille Flats

Update (05/27/2014): OMG! Look at these fabulous Chanel espadrille dupes by China Girl! So lovely, right? And pretty budget-friendly as well. Just wish I had discovered these earlier because a lot of sizes are already out of stock. ūüôĀ

China Girl "Espa" Canvas Espadrille Flats (Chanel knockoffs)

China Girl “Espa” Canvas Espadrille Flats
(£9.50, ASOS)

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrilles

Luckily, there’s no need to lay down the big bucks because these Bamboo espadrilles are a cute and very budget-friendly Chanel alternative. Available in various color combinations including ivory/black, red/denim and denim/denim.

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrilles in beige/black and red/denim (Chanel knockoffs)

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrillesamazon
($27.95, Amazon)

Dollhouse “Preserve” Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats

Another possible alternative are these fab and wallet-friendly two-tone espadrille flats by Dollhouse. Also available in other color combinations.

Dollhouse "Preserve" Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Preserve” Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats
($34, LuLu*s)

Alloy “Penny” Two-Tone Espadrilles

You can also find a very lovely Chanel-inspired espadrille at Alloy. Better get these while your size is still in stock!

Alloy "Penny" Two-Tone Espadrilles in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Alloy “Penny” Two-Tone Espadrilles
($7.99, Nordstrom Rack)

KG Kurt Geiger “Madison” Canvas Summer Espadrilles

And for all of you who are willing to invest in their Chanel espadrille look-a-likes, here’s a very stylish Chanel alternative by KG Kurt Geiger.

KG Kurt Geiger "Madison" Canvas Summer Espadrilles in bone and black (Chanel knockoffs)

KG Kurt Geiger “Madison” Canvas Summer Espadrilles
($142.91, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at Kurt Geigerls & Nordstromls.

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With this colder climate it’s safe to say that scarves are becoming an essential part of my wardrobe. Scarves can really add definition to any ensemble and are a staple piece on one of those “nothing to wear” days. This Burberry Icon Check Cashmere Scarf maintains a signature style with super soft cashmere, check print, and delicate fringe. It is the ultimate exemplar of how to liven a monochromatic outfit, or just a brilliant way to stay warm this season.

Burberry Classic Cashmere Scarf in Heritage Check in camel

Burberry Classic Cashmere Scarf in Heritage Checkls
($435, Burberry)

P.S.: Also available at Burberry (UK)ls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Bluefly, Farfetchls, Selfridges & Stylebop.

Celebrities Love Burberry

Ashley Tisdale, Jennifer Hudson, Claudia Schiffer & Nick Jonas wearing a beige Burberry Icon Check Cashmere Scarf

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Humble Chic London Plaid Scarf

Update (11/10/2015): Discovered these amazing and super spot-on Burberry scarf dupes at Humble Chic today! They come in 4 lovely colors (black, camel, red and navy) and cost just $19.90. Wouldn’t these make fantastic christmas gifts? I love!

Humble Chic London Plaid Scarf in black, camel and red (Burberry Icon knockoffs)

Humble Chic London Plaid Scarfamazon
($19.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Humble Chic NYpjx.

Scarves.com “Daphne” Plaid Scarf

Update (12/18/2011): Found another great Burberry scarf look-a-like which can be bought at Scarves.com. It’s currently 15% OFF, so if you’re on a tight budget and still need a classic last minute gift, this scarf might be it!

Scarves.com "Daphne" Plaid Scarf in tan (Burberry knockoff)

Scarves.com “Daphne” Plaid Scarfpjx
($15, Scarves.com)

Melrose Glam “So Scottish” Scarf

Deal: Use promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% OFF your order!

The Melrose Glam “So Scottish” Scarf will give you the identical Burberry look, and for just $10. It evenly parallels with the classical Burberry plaid print and coincides with the latest trends this season. This is idyllic for a touch of vibrancy and a flawless finish.

Melrose Glam So Scottish Scarf in beige (Burberry knockoff)

Melrose Glam “So Scottish” Scarf
($9.99, BagInc)

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Real vs. Steal – Anine Bing Studded Boots

by Irina on February 24, 2015

I feel like Anine Bing‘s microstud ankle boots are the official successors of Chlo√©’s highly popular Susan boots. The distinctive stud styling and the long pointed-toe make them instantly stand out and these boots quickly gained momentum in the fashion world and were a regular shoe staple among all the biggest fashion bloggers. I’m not quite sure where the brand came from all of a sudden, but I’ll definitely keep Anine Bing on my fashion radar.

Anine Bing Studded Ankle Boots in black and gold

Anine Bing Studded Ankle Bootsls
($699, Shoptiques)

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Anine Bing

Celebs such as Emma Roberts and Ashley Tisdale as well as fashion and style bloggers such as Gala Gonzalez from AMLUL, Aimee from Song of Style, Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad and Julie from Sincerely Jules have all been spotted wearing Anine Bing Studded Boots.

Emma Roberts, Ashley Tisdale, Gala Gonzalez (AMLUL), Aimee Song (Song of Style), Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Julie Sarinana (Sincerely, Jules) wearing Anine Bing Studded Boots

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Choies Stud Punk Boots w/ Contrast Suede Panel

If you love the design of the Aning Bing boots above, but can’t afford to spend almost $700 on a pair of shoes, well here’s your budget-friendly alternative which I spotted over at Choies. An almost spot-on dupe of the real deal made of genuine leather and selling for only $84.99 instead of $699. Total steal deal alert!

Choies Stud Punk Boots w/ Contrast Suede Panel in black and gold (Anine Bing knockoffs)

Choies Stud Punk Boots w/ Contrast Suede Panel
($84.99, Choies)

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p>While I never really warmed up to the wedge sneaker trend started by Isabel Marant, I must admit that I really liked Marant’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Especially the shoes! I even considered getting the studded “Caleen” booties pictured below, but since I can’t afford designer shoes full price, I had to wait until they went on sale and well, try getting size 9 Isabel Marant shoes on sale. Absolutely no luck for me this time!

Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Ankle Boots in black

Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Bootiesls
($890, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Isabel Marant

Celebs and style bloggers such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea), Hilary Duff, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel have all been spotted wearing Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Ankle Boots.

Alessandra Ambrosio, Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea), Hilary Duff, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel wearing Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Ankle Boots

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GoJane Studded Pointy Toe Western Booties

Update (01/24/2015): Discovered these cute Isabel Marant Caleen budget alernative booties at GoJane. Such a steal at only $12.10!

GoJane Studded Pointy Toe Western Booties in black, white and brown (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

GoJane Studded Pointy Toe Western Booties
($12.10, GoJane)

Alloy “Jerome” Studded Boots

Update (12/29/2013): Happened to stumble upon these cute Marant inspired studded cowboy booties at Alloy.

Alloy "Jerome" Studded Boots in white and chestnut (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Alloy “Jerome” Studded Boots
($14.99, Nordstrom Rack)

Chicwish Stud Moto Boots

Update (11/29/2013): Still lusting after Marant’s fab studded booties? Well, here’s yet another dupe (found at Chicwish) and it’s selling for less than $60!

Chicwish Stud Moto Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Chicwish Stud Moto Boots
($59.42, Chicwish)

Steve Madden “AWSUM” Stud Ankle Boots

Update (11/29/2013): These studded ankle boots by Steve Madden may not be a dupe per se, but there’s definitely some Marant inspiration going on here. Available in black and taupe leather.

Steve Madden "AWSUM" Stud Ankle Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Steve Madden “AWSUM” Stud Ankle Bootsamazon
($49, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Steve Maddenls & Nordstromls.

Mossimo Supply Co. “Karis” Studded Ankle Boots

Update (11/29/2013): Also came across these studded boots by Mossimo Supply Co. which are more of a dupe of the Steve Madden booties above than of the original Marants, but since Madden copied Marant, you could say that therefore Mossimo Supply Co. copied Marant as well.

Mossimo Supply Co. "Karis" Studded Ankle Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Karis” Studded Ankle Boots
($34.99, Target)

ZiGi girl “Truffle” Studded Pull-On Booties

Update (10/02/2013): Just stumbled upon these Marant look-a-like booties by ZiGi girl and wanted to share them with you! They’re not an identical match, but obvioulsy are quite inspired by Isabel Marant’s Caleen boots.

ZiGi girl "Truffle" Studded Pull-On Booties in black and tan (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

ZiGi girl “Truffle” Studded Pull-On Bootiesls
($99.79, Nordstrom)

Jessica Buurman “Kathie” Studded Concealed Wedge Heel Ankle Boots

Et voilà, check out these super fabulous Isabel Marant Caleen look-a-likes by Jessica Buurman! They are not a spot-on dupe of the Marant booties, but still close enough I think. $99 and available in either black or white.

Jessica Buurman "Kathie" Studded Concealed Wedge Heel Ankle Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Kathie” Studded Concealed Wedge Heel Ankle Boots
($99, Jessica Buurman)

Choies Studded Western Boots

Another great Marant alternative are these studded boots by Choies. The shaft on these is slightly higher than on the designer originals, but overall they look pretty much alike! Available in black or white leather.

Choies Studded Western Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Choies Studded Western Boots
($115.99, Choies)

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