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Writing up a post about these “Ceinture” buckled boots by Balenciaga is a tough one for me. Why? Well, mainly because I don’t find myself very attracted to this type of masculine biker boots. Nor am I tall or skinny enough to pull off such a bulky boot. However, since these boots have been making the rounds on a number of style blogs and celebs lately, here you go with a couple of budget-friendly alternatives.

Balenciaga Ceinture Cutout Buckled Booties in black

Balenciaga Ceinture Double-Buckle-Strap Bootsls
($1.390, Nordstrom)

Also available at Balenciaga, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, S|Sense, Matches Fashion, MyTheresa, Farfetchls, Browns Fashion, Breuninger, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Balenciaga

Miley Cyrus, Mary-Kate Olsen, Nicole Richie, Dakota Fanning, Rashida Jones and Nina Dobrev wearing black Balenciaga Cutout Buckled Booties

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Linzi Whizz Buckle Boots

Update (11/28/2017): Check out these fab and super spot-on Balenciaga Ceinture look-alike boots which I found at Linzi today. And did I mention they’re on sale for £20 (were £35)! You’re welcome!

Linzi Whizz Buckle Boots in black and gold, silver (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Linzi Whizz Buckle Boots
(£20, Linzi Shoes)

Sacha Buckled Cut-Out Biker Boots

Update (09/20/2017): Came across yet another Balenciaga inspired cut-out biker boot today! Found it at Sacha, it comes in either white or black and costs €129.99.

Sacha Buckled Cut-Out Biker Boots in white and black (Balenciaga Ceinture inspired)

Sacha Buckled Cut-Out Biker Boots
(€129.99, Sacha)

Romwe Buckle Cutout Boots

Update (05/01/2017): Discovered these budget-friendly Balenciaga boot dupes at Romwe today. Spot-on to the real deal, don’t you think? And they’re only $35.99!

Romwe Buckle Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Romwe Buckle Cutout Boots
($35.99, Romwe)

Also available at SheIn.

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots

Update (03/20/2017): One of our readers alerted us about these budget-friendly Balenciaga look-alike boots by Pull & Bear which retail for £39.99/€45.99. Thank you for the tip, Serena!

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots
(£39.99/€45.99, Pull & Bear)

Bucco Sai Cutout Platform Boots

Update (03/13/2017): Spotted another Balenciaga Ceinture inspired buckle boot today! It’s by Bucco is currently on sale for less than $30 and comes in either black or brown faux leather.

Bucco Sai Cutout Platform Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Bucco Sai Cutout Platform Bootsamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

River Island Rudy Patent Cut-Out Boots

Update (07/31/2016): 3 years after posting our last designer steal find, we finally came across a brand new Balenciaga Ceinture dupe: it’s by River Island and costs only $40 (sale price!). But hurry, only very few sizes left!

River Island Rudy Patent Cut-Out Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

River Island Rudy Patent Cut-Out Boots
($40, River Island)

Also available at River Island (UK)ls, River Island (International), ASOS & Zalando.

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Boots

Update (07/31/2016): We also happened to discover these fab and spot-on Balenciaga boot look-alikes by XCC at Amazon for under $90. What do you think?

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Boots in black patent (Balenciaga Ceinture look-alikes)

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Bootsamazon
($85.93, Amazon)

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots

Update (07/31/2016): Spotted these fab Balenciaga-like boots by Bestowal at Choies which are made of genuine leather and come in either black or black patent leather.

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots in black patent (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots
($96.90, Choies)

Wanted Plaza Buckled Cut-Out Booties

Update (09/16/2013): And I stumbled upon yet another budget-friendly Balenciaga dupe! Check out these faux leather buckle cut-out boots by Wanted. Only $19.94!

Wanted Plaza Buckled Cut-Out Booties in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Wanted Plaza Buckled Cut-Out Booties
($19.94, DSW)

Jessica Buurman CRUSH Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (08/16/2013): Whoa! Now look at these fabulous, almost identical Balenciaga dupes by Jessica Buurman which are available in different colors and finishes in mens and womens sizing and either with gold or silver hardware. Looking pretty awesome, right? Shhhh, use promo code “XOXOJESS” at checkout and you’ll receive 10% off your order!

Jessica Buurman CRUSH Buckled Cutout Boots in black and white gold silver (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Jessica Buurman CRUSH Buckled Cutout Boots
($159, Jessica Buurman)

Chicnova Chunky Cut Out Buckled Boots

Update (08/16/2013): And here we go again with yet another Balenciaga Buckle Bootie alternative. This one comes from Chicnova and is made of PU leather.

Chicnova Retro PU Leather Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Chicnova Chunky Cut Out Buckled Boots
($32.93, Oasap)

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Booties

Update (08/16/2013): If you need a more wallet-friendly Balenciaga fix, this cutout boot by Qupid is a great Balenciaga Ceinture look-alike for under $20! Yay!

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Booties in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Bootiesamazon
($16.99, Amazon)

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers

Update (08/03/2013): Wild Diva have made a creeper version out of the highly coveted Balenciaga boots and called it Credence-11! Available in black or burgundy.

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers
($32.90, CiCi Hot)

Office Ultimate 2 Buckled Ankle Boots

Update (04/03/2013): Found yet another great Balenciaga inspired buckle boot! This one’s by Office, it costs £38 and there are only a few limited sizes left, so if you like these, you better hurry up to get these!

Office "Ultimate" Buckled Ankle Boots in black (Balenciaga look-a-likes)

Office Ultimate 2 Buckled Ankle Boots
(£38, Office)

Windsor Smith Envy Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (01/26/2013): Just came across another great Balenciaga boot look-a-like by Windsor Smith. If you prefer a patent version, check out the “Encore” boot, also by Windsor Smith.

Windsor Smith Envy Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Windsor Smith Envy Buckled Cutout Bootsls
($179.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Soles Magento Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (01/26/2013): Also found a second Australian Balenciaga alternative by Soles.

Soles Magento Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Soles Magento Buckled Cutout Bootsls
($159.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Steve Madden AVE-A Buckle Boots

As of now Steve Madden’s AVE-A Buckle Boots are probably the closest and cheapest match to the Balenciaga boots.

Steve Madden AVE-A Buckle Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Steve Madden AVE-A Buckle Bootsls
($99.99, Steve Madden)

Topshop ARABEL Cut Out Boots

Topshop comes in second in terms of the Balenciaga look with their $170 ARABEL boot that is also available in white and a black studded version.

Topshop ARABEL Cut Out Boots in black (Balenciaga dupes)

Topshop ARABEL Cut Out Boots
($170, Topshop)

Jeffrey Campbell Rosco Cutout Boots

And of course, Jeffrey Campbell has come up with their own interpretation of Balenciaga’s bulky biker boot and named it “Roscoe”. It’s the most expensive of all look for less options ($248), but I like the shape of this boot the most and it’s the closest to the original.

Jeffrey Campbell Roscoe Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell Roscoe Cutout Boots
($67.50, Nordstrom Rack)

Jeffrey Campbell Coltrane Buckled Cutout Boots

Our reader Devon has found another Balenciaga boot look-a-like by Jeffrey Campbell which is even more similar than the “Roscoe” boot. Check out the “Coltrane” which comes in an array of uppers and colors and retails for $185!

Jeffrey Campbell Coltrane Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell Coltrane Buckled Cutout Boots
($194.95, Nordstrom)

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Reinventing denim is not an easy task, but somehow the fashion industry manages to come up with new trends and variations season after season. A few trends from the last couple years have been: distressed/destroyed, ombré, floral print and pastels for example. Star print has been quite popular lately as well (we have written about Current/Elliott‘s star printed denim shorts here). Last year they also released a super chic semi-sheer star-print skinny jean which I loved! The print instantly adds interest to the outfit and takes this jeans from plain ordinary to fashionably chic. But $220? Designer denim sure isn’t for everyone’s wallet.

Current/Elliott The Stiletto Star-Print Skinny Jeans

Current/Elliott The Stiletto Star-Print Skinny Jeansls
($220, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopls & Current/Elliott.

Celebrities Love Current/Elliott

Dakota Fanning, Rachel Bilson, Khloe Kardashian, Sophia Bush, Jessica Alba and Rochelle Wiseman wearing Current/Elliott The Stiletto Star-Print Skinny Jeans

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bebe Star Print Skinny Jeans

Update (07/02/2016): Spotted this cute star-print jeans at bebe and it instantly reminded me of the Current/Elliott designer denim version above. Available for only $69!

bebe Star Print Skinny Jeans in medium wash (Current Elliott Stiletto inspired)

bebe Star Print Skinny Jeans
($69, bebe)

Dollhouse Mid Rise Star Print Skinny Crop Jeans

Update (07/02/2016): And here’s a great alternative Dollhouse in black which has ripped knees and costs a steal-worthy $34.99 instead of $220. Yay!

Dollhouse Mid Rise Star Print Skinny Crop Jeans in grey black (Current Elliott Boyfriend inspired)

Dollhouse Mid Rise Star Print Skinny Crop Jeans
($34.99, Target)

Daisy Street Mom Jeans With Applique Stars

Update (07/02/2016): This jeans by Daisy Street isn’t really a Current/Elliott dupe, but the star appliques do give them a similar look, so I decided to add them as a budget-friendly alternative.

Daisy Street Mom Jeans With Applique Stars in light wash (Current Elliott Boyfriend inspired)

Daisy Street Mom Jeans With Applique Stars
($57, ASOS)

Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Rolled Cropped Denim in Star Print

Update (07/19/2013): Check out these fab and budget-friendly star-print skinnies by Mossimo which are a great alternative to the sold out Current/Elliott jeans.

Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Rolled Cropped Denim in Star Print (Current Elliott Stiletto knockoff)

Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Rolled Cropped Denim in Star Print
($22.99, Target)

Rock & Republic Hamburg Star Skinny Ankle Jeans

Update (04/25/2013): Found yet another great and budget-friendly star-printed jeans alternative by Rock & Republic which is currently on sale for $21.60 and which has been sported by both Ashley Tisdale and Kristin Chenoweth.

Rock & Republic Hamburg Star Skinny Ankle Jeans (Current Elliott Stiletto look-a-like)

Rock & Republic Hamburg Star Skinny Ankle Jeansls
($21.60, Kohl’s)

Only Star Print Skinny Jean

Luckily, we have a few brands from more affordable sectors that have also incorporated the star print trend. These skinny jeans by Only are a great alternative if you’re craving the designer look but don’t want to splurge on the original. The print is more opaque on these, but everythings else seems virtually identical.

Only Star Print Skinny Jean (Current/Elliot Stiletto Star look-a-like)

Only Star Print Skinny Jean
($64.49, ASOS)

Forever 21 Star Print Skinny Jeans

If you’re looking for something even more budget-friendly, these skinny jeans by Forever 21 are super affodable at only $24.80! The star print on these is even more opaque, but the look of the Current/Elliot jeans is still very visible.

Forever 21 Star Print Skinny Jeans (Current/Elliott Stiletto Star look-a-like)

Forever 21 Star Print Skinny Jeans
($24.80, Forever 21)

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I know we’re a galaxy away from summer yet, so it might not be the best time to write about summery gladiator sandals in the middle of winter, but when this very sandal has been designed by la Grande Dame of French fashion, Madame Isabel Marant, you kind of have no choice but to post it. We had quite a few reader requests for the studded Lester strappy block heel sandal below and it took us a while to come up with a few budget-frienldy alternatives, but finally, here they are…

Isabel Marant Lester Studded Gladiator Sandals in tan

Isabel Marant Lester Studded Gladiator Sandalsls
($1.115, NET-A-PORTER)

Dakota Fanning Loves Isabel Marant

Actress Dakota Fanning has been spotted wearing Isabel Marant Lester Studded Gladiator Sandals.

Dakota Fanning wearing Isabel Marant Lester Studded Gladiator Sandals

Seychelles “Hope So” Caged Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (03/07/2014): Stumbled upon this fabulous Marant-inspired gladiator sandal by Seychelles. Available in either tan or black leather for $77.99.

Seychelles "Hope So" Caged Gladiator Sandals in tan (Isabel Marant Lester knockoffs)

Seychelles “Hope So” Caged Gladiator Sandalscj
($77.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Urban Outfitterscj.

Mollini “Jalis” Studded Sandals

First up is this studded sandal by Mollini. It’s not an identical look-a-like, but similar enough to be mistaken for Marant, I think. Plus, it’s on sale and available in black, too!

Mollini "Jalis" Studded Sandals in tan (Isabel Marant Lester knockoffs)

Mollini “Jalis” Studded Sandals
($53.99 AUD, StyleTread)

Dolce Vita “Jerica” Studded Gladiator Sandals

Another alternative are these gladiator sandals by Dolce Vita. I wouldn’t consider them a dupe, but they do have a very similar look to the Marant shoes, wouldn’t you agree? Also available in other colors.

Dolce Vita "Jerica" Studded Gladiator Sandals in tan (Isabel Marant Lester knockoffs)

Dolce Vita “Jerica” Studded Gladiator Sandalscj
($129.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Sam Edelman “Dion” Stud Sandals

This one by Sam Edelman is also more of an inspired-by option rather than a full-blown knockoff. But the look and feel reminds me of the Marant sandal above, so I decided to include it in the list.

Sam Edelman "Dion" Stud Sandals in tan (Isabel Marant Lester knockoffs)

Sam Edelman “Dion” Stud Sandalsamazon
($50.25, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj, REVOLVEClothingcj & Bloomingdale’sls.

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When it comes to sunglasses, I kind of have this crush on Miu Miu. I love the quirky and unusual designs and have several Miu Miu sunnies at home. Last year Miu Miu launched their “Rasoir” capsule eyewear collection and it included this statement-making pair of semi-rimless cat eye sunglasses. And while I’m usually not a big fan of white sunnies, I think in this case the white version has the greatest WOW!-effect! But yeah, $335 and all. Not gonna happen anytime soon.

Miu Miu Rasoir Semi-Rimless Cat Eye Sunglasses in black, white and tortoise havana

Miu Miu Rasoir Semi-Rimless Cat Eye Sunglassesls
($335, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Miu Miu

Celebs such as Rihanna, AnnaSophia Robb and Dakota Fanning have all been spotted wearing Miu Miu Rasoir Semi-Rimless Cat Eye Sunglasses.

Rihanna, AnnaSophia Robb and Dakota Fanning wearing Miu Miu Rasoir Semi-Rimless Cat Eye Sunglasses

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106Shades Cropped Cat Eye Sunglasses

If you’re curious to try out such a bold pair of sunglasses, check out these chic shades by 106Shades which are a total dupe of the Miu Miu Rasoir sunglasses above. And at $9.99 a pop, they’re a total steal, too!

106Shades Cropped Cat Eye Sunglasses in black and white (Miu Miu Rasoir knockoffs)

106Shades Cropped Cat Eye Sunglassesamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

Forever 21 F1271 Retro Cat-Eye Sunglasses

If you’ve fallen in love with the tortoise version or crave a pair of nude cat eye sunnies, here’s another set of great Miu Miu look-a-likes which I discovered at Forever 21. Plus, they’re super budget-friendly as well.

Forever 21 F1271 Retro Cat-Eye Sunglasses in tortoise and nude (Miu Miu Rasoir knockoffs)

Forever 21 F1271 Retro Cat-Eye Sunglasses
($5.80, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

Nasty Gal Splice Of Life Shades

And lastly, here’s a lovely Miu Miu Rasoir dupe which features a cool marble print. Found these shades on Nasty Gal. They cost a little more ($22), but are still a million times cheaper (well, not really, but almost) than the original Miu Mius.

Nasty Gal Splice Of Life Shades in black marble print (Miu Miu Rasoir knockoffs)

Nasty Gal Splice Of Life Shadesls
($22, Nasty Gal)

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There’s something really fun about this household heather grey sweatshirt by Elizabeth and James gone glam. Yes, I realize it’s essentially a sweatshirt but look at it! I love it with a pair of fitted jeans, however I wouldn’t necessarily pair it with your old chucks that have been rotting in the back of your closet. Pair it with a nice pair of black pumps to bring out more of a glam look rather than a slouchy “I haven’t had my first cup of coffee“-look that Dakota Fanning is sporting. So, if $445 is a bit steep for you we have another great solution!

Elizabeth and James Sequined Sweatshirt in grey and silver

Elizabeth and James Sequined Sweatshirtls
($445, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Elizabeth and James

Miley Cyrus & Dakota Fanning wearing a grey and silver Elizabeth and James Sequined Sweatshirt

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Choies Sweatshirt With Sequin Front

Update (11/06/2012): Found another sequined sweater at Choies for under $60!

Choies Sweatshirt With Sequin Front in grey (Elizabeth and James knockoff)

Choies Sweatshirt With Sequin Front
($55.99, Choies)

Funktional Weiland Sheer Back Sweater

Update (11/06/2012): Just discovered another great look for less option! I really love these sequin sweaters by Funktional which have a sheer back.

Funktional Weiland Sheer Back Sweater (Elizabeth & James knockoff)

Funktional Weiland Sheer Back Sweatercj
($86, Shopbop)

Wallis Sequin Panel Jumper

Update (08/02/2012): Found yet another great E&J sequin sweater look-a-like over at Wallis. It’s available in both grey and stone.

Wallis Sequin Panel Jumper in grey (Elizabeth & James knockoff)

Wallis Sequin Panel Jumperls
($61, Wallis US)

Mango Sequins Wool Jumper

Update (07/25/2012): And here’s another fabulous sequin sweater alternative from Mango. Available in grey and black.

Mango Sequins Wool Jumper in black (Elizabeth & James knockoff)

Mango Sequins Wool Jumper
($79.99, Mango)

Also available at Mango (UK)ls for £34.99.

Warehouse Sequin Front Sweater

Update (02/25/2012): Found another similar Elizabeth & James alternative. This Warehouse sequin sweater is affordable and looks great. Could one ask for more?

Warehouse Sequin Front Sweater in grey (Elizabeth & James knockoff)

Warehouse Sequin Front Sweaterls
($89, Warehouse)

Express Sequin Raglan Sweatshirt

Update (11/16/2011): Reader Aya kindly informed us about yet another fantastic E&J alternative available at Express. Bonus? They’re currently doing a “Buy 1 Top, Get 1 Top 50% OFF”-promo. Yay for that! 🙂

Express Sequin Raglan Sweatshirt in silver grey (Elizabeth and James knockoff)

Express Sequin Raglan Sweatshirt
($59.90, Express)

Theme Sequin Sweater

Update (11/14/2011): Ten months after posting the first steal, I’ve came across another great E&J sequin sweater look-a-like by Theme. Although significantly darker than the original I think it’s still a great alternative and a lot cheaper, too!

Theme Sequin Sweater in grey (Elizabeth & James knockoff)

Theme Sequin Sweateramazon
($69, Amazon)

Ella Moss “Majesty” Sequin Sweatshirt Top

I think the Ella Moss version for less than $100 fits the bill! It’s almost exactly the same look besides a little bit of difference in sleeve length and it comes in grey or black. I would have to say this Ella Moss sequined sweatshirt is superb in following the look and not hurting our wallets.

Ella Moss "Majesty" Sequin Sweatshirt Top in grey and silver (Elizabeth and James knockoff)

Ella Moss “Majesty” Sequin Sweatshirt Topls
($98, Ella Moss)

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