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A crossbody bag in a handy size and neutral color is one of the best fashion investments you can make. Speaking from personal experience I can say that I get the most use out of my black crossbody bags because they’re so absolutely practical for running daily errands. Valentino‘s “Rock Lock” is a paramount example for such a versatile and stylish bag and I’d love to own it since I’m a big fan of Valentino’s stud adorned bags, but spending two grands on such a small bag? My budget can’t really take that kind of a dent I’m afraid.

Valentino Rock Lock Cross Body Bag in black

Valentino Glam Lock Small Leather Shoulder Bagls
($2.145, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Neiman Marcusls, Barneysls & MyTheresa.

Cameron Diaz Loves Valentino

Cameron Diaz carrying a black Valentino Rock Lock Cross Body Bag

Giulia Massari Studded Leather Crossbody

Update (04/11/2017): Just spotted these fabulous and budget-friendly, Valentino inspired crossbody bags by Giulia Massari which come in either taupe or grey and cost $64.97.

Giulia Massari Studded Leather Crossbody Bag in taupe and grey (Valentino Rock Lock dupes)

Giulia Massari Studded Leather Crossbody
($64.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Youshine Studded Push Lock Crossbody Bag

Update (06/03/2016): Just spotted these spot-on and super budget-friendly Valentino Rock Lock bag dupes by Youshine which come in either black, blue or silver faux leather and cost under $30. Steal deal alert!

Youshine Studded Push Lock Crossbody Bag in black and silver (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Youshine Studded Push Lock Crossbody Bag
($25.90, YesStyle)

Boohoo “Luisa” Stud Panel Shoulder Bag

Update (01/06/2014): Here’s another set of Valentino inspired baggies which you can buy from Boohoo. Available in red, yellow and orange.

Boohoo "Luisa" Stud Panel Shoulder Bag in red and yellow (Valentino Rock Lock knockoff)

Boohoo “Luisa” Stud Panel Shoulder Bag
($24, Boohoo)

P.S.: Also available at Boohoo (EU + International).

JustFab “Narrative” Studded Front Flap Satchel

Update (01/04/2014): Stumbled upon this gorgeous and budget-friendly Valentino bag look-a-like at JustFab today and had to share it with you! Available in either black or blush faux leather. FYI: You have to be registered (it’s free!) to browse the JustFab shop.

JustFab "Narrative" Studded Front Flap Satchel in black (Valentino Glam Lock knockoff)

JustFab “Narrative” Studded Front Flap Satchelcj
($39.95-$49, JustFab)

Forever 21 Studded Crossbody Bag

Luckily, you don’t have to be a big spender to get the enviable Valentino look thanks to Forever 21 and their pretty much identical budget version of the “Rock Lock” bag which is refreshingly light on the wallet with its $27.80 price tag! Now that’s an awesome find, right? Get yours before it sells out.

Forever 21 Studded Crossbody Bag in black (Valentino Rock Lock knockoff)

Forever 21 Studded Crossbody Bag
($27.80, Forever 21)

Forever 21 Studded Chain Strap Crossbody Bag

And because we’re speaking about Forever 21, here’s another Valentino Rock Lock look-a-like for a little bit less than the first one. Also available in white faux leather.

Forever 21 Studded Chain Strap Crossbody Bag in black (Valentino Rock Lock knockoff)

Forever 21 Studded Chain Strap Crossbody Bag
($24.80, Forever 21)

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Update: This post has been updated on October 10, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

These heels by Casadei are nothing short of fierce, a perfect blend of minimalistic steel with curvaceously constructed leather. If these shoes were inspired by a piece of furniture, I’d guess it was the sultry Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe. Only thing is, the now sold-out pair cost almost as much! But of course, we always have another option, so see for yourself what an amazing deal we found below.

Casadei Pointed-Toe Blade-Heel Pumps in black

Casadei Pointed-Toe Blade-Heel Pumpsls
($750, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Farfetchls, LuisaViaRoma, Vestiaire Collective, Amazonamazon & Barneysls.

Celebrities Love Casadei

Cameron Diaz, Zoe Saldana, Kerry Washington, Rachel McAdams, Selena Gomez & Penélope Cruz wearing Casadei Pointed-Toe Blade-Heel Pumps

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Lost Ink Metal Heeled Pumps

Update (10/10/2015): Discovered these awesome, dupe-worthy Casadei Blade heel look-alike pumps by Lost Ink today! But the best thing is they’re only $64!

Lost Ink Metal Heeled Pumps in black and gold (Casadei Blade knockoffs)

Lost Ink Metal Heeled Pumps
($64, ASOS)

Choies Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (01/15/2015): At Choies I found yet another Casadei Blade look-a-like! Only $47.99. Steal deal alert!

Choies Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black (Casadei Blade knockoffs)

Choies Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($47.99, Choies)

Tony Bianco “Lolita” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Update (07/13/2013): Just discovered this virtually identical Casadei Blade look-a-like by Tony Bianco. So in love it! Plus, this shoe is currently on sale for under $90 AUD! Yay!

Tony Bianco "Lolita" Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black (Casadei Blade knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Lolita” Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps
($89.98 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Enzo Angiolini “Infiniti” Stiletto Pumps

Update (07/13/2013): Also found this patent pump Casadei alternative by Enzo Angiolini. Available in black and various other colors and uppers.

Enzo Angiolini "Infiniti" Stiletto Pumps in black (Casadei Blade knockoffs)

Enzo Angiolini “Infiniti” Stiletto Pumpscj
($64.97, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & 6pm.

Privileged “Lavish” Stiletto Pumps

Update (06/22/2013): Found another great Cadadei Blade pump knock-off! Look at these stiletto pumps by Privileged! The mint version looks so yummy, right?

Privileged "Lavish" Stiletto Pumps in beige and mint (Casadei Blade knockoffs)

Privileged “Lavish” Stiletto Pumps
($56, LuLu*s)

Chinese Laundry “Barbarella” Stiletto Pumps

Walk with confidence with these gorgeous look-a-likes by Chinese Laundry, which are just as dangerously sultry as the original design. They’ll be perfect to wear with this season’s leather leggings or a fitted pencil skirt, just keep your top feminine and choose a softer fabric to help balance out the shoe’s edgier feel. Add one other architecturally-inspired accessory, such as a bold metal cuff, and brace yourself for endless compliments!

Chinese Laundry "Barbarella" Stiletto Pumps in black (Casadei knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Barbarella” Stiletto Pumps
($79.98, Chinese Laundry)

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Update: This post has been updated on June 11, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

It is my personal opinion that you have to be mentally ill if you do not like this classic staple of a bag! Yves Saint Laurent‘s Muse Large Leather Dome Satchel is a handbag that will never go out of style. This bag comes in several different colors, and I personally love it in the brown which is available through Forzieri. I also love Nicole Richie’s bright yellow version because it gives your most boring outfit a splash of color. If you don’t have the funds to splurge on this handbag we have another alternative for you!

Yves Saint Laurent Muse Large Leather Dome Satchel in black

Yves Saint Laurent Muse Large Leather Dome Satchells
($1.690, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective & Saks Fifth Avenuels.

Celebrities Love Yves Saint Laurent

Sofia Vergara, Cameron Diaz, Blake Lively and Nicole Richie carrying a Yves Saint Laurent Muse Large Leather Dome Satchel

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Lush Front Lock Stitched Leather Tote

UPDATE (06/11/2015): 4 years after our first YSL Muse steal find, we finally discovered a new one! This one’s by Lush Bags, it’s available in black, cognac and dark brown and is currently on sale for under $80.

Lush Front Lock Stitched Leather Tote in black (Yves Saint Laurent Muse knockoff)

Lush Front Lock Stitched Leather Toteamazon
($74.99, Amazon)

BagInc “The Very Inspired” Leather Bag

Hence the irony in the name of this BagInc bag “The Very Inspired.” You can clearly see who they were inspired by… but, nonetheless, they did a good job with their inspired version made of real leather! Priced at $59, you can certainly have the classic look of YSL’s iconic Muse bag! Also, check out the brown color, too!

BagInc "The Very Inspired" Leather Bag in black (Yves Saint Laurent Muse knockoff)

BagInc “The Very Inspired” Leather Bag
($59, BagInc)

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

When it comes to Isabel Marant shoes, it’s always either hit or miss for me. Marant’s Birkenstock-like sandals from her recent S/S 2014 collection for example, didn’t resonate all too well with me, but these strappy high heel sandals here however are a total win in my book. They slightly remind me of a certain Alaïa pair from a couple years ago which is obviously a good thing because I’m absolutely obsessed with Alaïa shoes. Too bad these Marant heels are just as expensive as Alaïa’s. Boohoo!

Isabel Marant Paw Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals in black

Isabel Marant Paw Multi-Strap High Heel Sandalscj
($1.035, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Barneysls, NET-A-PORTER (US)ls, NET-A-PORTER (Int’l)ls, MyTheresals & Matches Fashionls.

Cameron Diaz Loves Isabel Marant

Actress Cameron Diaz has spotted wearing Isabel Marant Paw Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals numerous times.

Cameron Diaz wearing black Isabel Marant Paw Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals

bebe “Sacha” Strappy Pumps

UPDATE (10/12/2014): Found these Isabel Marant Paw inspired platform heels at bebe.

bebe "Sacha" Strappy Pumps in black and red (Isabel Marant Paw knockoffs)

bebe “Sacha” Strappy Pumps
($139, bebe)

Spurr “Benson” Criss Cross Heels

UPDATE (09/27/2014): Stumbled upon these Isabel Marant Paw look-a-like heels by Spurr. Absolutely loooove the yellow version!

Spurr "Benson" Criss Cross Heels in yellow, black and nude (Isabel Marant Paw knockoffs)

Spurr “Benson” Criss Cross Heels
($49.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Jessica Buurman “ALINA” Strappy Open Toe High Heel Sandals

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It doesn’t really come as a surprise for me to find these Isabel Marant Paw sandal dupes at Jessica Buurman because you can always find lots of Marant inspired items over there. And these lovely heels for $139 are no exception!

Jessica Buurman "ALINA" Strappy Open Toe High Heel Sandals in black (Isabel Marant Paw knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “ALINA” Strappy Open Toe High Heel Sandals
($139, Jessica Buurman)

Ssongbyssong Strappy High Heel Sandals

If you don’t want to spend quite as much, here’s a good faux leather Isabel Marant alternative I discovered on eBay sold by Ssongbyssong (located in South Korea) for under $60.

Ssongbyssong Strappy High Heel Sandals in black (Isabel Marant Paw knockoffs)

Ssongbyssong Strappy High Heel SandalseBay
($58, eBay)

Real vs. Steal – Chloé Myrte Sunglasses

by Irina on October 26, 2012

Update: This post has been updated on October 26, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

I recently noticed that I am pretty ill equipped in terms of sunglasses. In fact, I own exactly ONE (UPDATE: make that 15 now) pair of sunglasses which I bought about 2 years ago on eBay. However, those sunglasses I absolutely adore and treasure. It’s a pair of chocolate brown oversized Miu Miu sunnies which had cost me ca. $120. I haven’t been tempted to buy any new sunglasses ever since, but that might be about to change because I fell in love with Chloé‘s gorgeous “Myrte” sunnies. I really like the shape and the metal inlays add detail! Too bad they retail for $297 which is not a price I’m willing to pay since I’m not that big on sunglasses in the first place.

Chloé Myrte CL 2119 Sunglasses in black

Chloé Myrte CL 2119 Sunglassesamazon
($172.99, Amazon)

Celebrities Love Chloé

Lauren Conrad, Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz wearing Chloé Myrte Sunglasses

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ASOS Metal Corner Detail Sunglasses

UPDATE (10/26/2012): 2 years later I have come across another pair of ASOS sunglasses that look a lot like Chloé’s Myrte shades.

ASOS Metal Corner Detail Sunglasses in black (Chloé Myrte knockoffs)

ASOS Metal Corner Detail Sunglassesls
($20.25, ASOS)

LC Lauren Conrad Round Sunglasses

UPDATE (10/14/2010): Lauren Conrad’s upscale fashion line may have tanked, but it looks like her line for Kohl’s, LC Lauren Conrad, is going pretty strong. The success might stem from the fact that she takes inspiration from her own fashion basics. Clearly, these sunglasses are spot-on Chloé’s Myrte knockoffs which she owns herself. Want the same style for a whole lot less? Get these sunnies at Kohl’s on sale for $16.99 in black, champagne or tortoise.

LC Lauren Conrad Round Sunglasses in black (Chloé Myrte knockoffs)

LC Lauren Conrad Round Sunglassesls
($16.99, Kohl’s)

ASOS Corner Detail Sunglasses

I happened to browse ASOS for the newest arrivals today and was absolutely delighted to see an almost identical version of the Chloé Myrte sunnies for a much, much lower price. The inlays on the black version are gold instead of gunmetal, but I think I even prefer that. The sunglasses come also in brown tortoisels.

ASOS Corner Detail Sunglasses in black (Chloè Myrte CL 2119 knockoff)

ASOS Corner Detail Sunglassesls
($20.40, ASOS)

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