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Update: This post has been updated on November 28, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

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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Real vs. Steal – Céline Mini Luggage Tote

by Irina on August 26, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on August 26, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Phoebe Philo sure knows the secret sauce to creating “It“-bags. Back when she was at Chloé we had the Paddington craze and years later when she returned to the fashion stage and started to design for Céline she did it all over again and made the “Luggage” tote the most sought-after bag in the whole wide fashion world. And as you can see below Hollywood loves their Mini Luggages, too! That’s why it’s practically impossible to get your hands on this bag. It consequently sells out, one bag at a time.

Céline Mini Luggage Tote in black

Céline Mini Luggage Tote
(~$1.700, Vestiaire Collective)

Also available at The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Céline

Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Szohr, Kate Walsh, Oprah Winfrey and Mary-Kate Olsen carrying a Céline Mini Luggage Tote

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Ainifeel Genuine Leather Smile Top Handle Bag

Update (08/26/2017): If you still find yourself lusting after Céline’s Luggage tote, I just discovered these fabulous bag dupes by Ainifeel which look so much like the real deal but cost only a fraction. Available in 6 lovely colors: black, red, burgundy, dove blue, grey and beige. Absolutely adore these!

Ainifeel Genuine Leather Smile Top Handle Bag in red, black and burgundy (Céline Luggage dupes)

Ainifeel Genuine Leather Smile Top Handle Bagamazon
($119, Amazon)

10 Bells Structured All Day Shopper

Update (06/17/2013): Found another set of lovely Céline Luggage bag look-a-likes. Check out these faux leather bags by 10 Bells!

10 Bells Structured All Day Shopper in black and white (Céline Luggage knockoffs)

10 Bells Structured All Day Shopperls
($49.95 AUD, The Iconic)

BagInc “Lana” Leather Shoulder Bag

Deal: Use promo code SPRINGBAG for 15% off your order at BagInc!

I have waited almost half a year to write about the Céline Luggage tote simply because I wanted to find the perfect steal for you. Finally, I have found it! And here it is, waiting for you at BagInc. Practically twins, the only noticeable difference to me is the missing logo in the front. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Céline look-a-like! It’s made of authentic leather, is well-crafted and you get all that for a little over $100 (less if you use the discount code above). You better grab this bag asap, it’s probably the next best thing if you can’t afford the original. If you’re looking for the just as coveted black-and-white version, check out BagInc’s “Vanessa” colorblock bag ($109).

BagInc "Lana" Leather Shoulder Bag in black and beige (Céline Mini Luggage dupe)

BagInc “Lana” Leather Shoulder Bag
($109, BagInc)

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Update: This post has been updated on May 8, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I love these posh cat-eye frames by Dior. They are classic yet so on-trend this season. Wear them with your work wardrobe as well as your jeans on the weekend and look instantly polished and fabulous. I’m a huge fan of how blogger/stylist Blair (from Atlantic-Pacific) wears her shades. By adding just this one accessory, suddenly her whole outfit looks spontaneous and way more fun! But if you aren’t one to spend a lot on sunglasses, either for budget reasons or just because you keep misplacing them, then read on for where to find a similar pair for way less!

Dior Mohotani Cat-Eye Sunglasses in black

Dior Mohotani Cat-Eye Sunglassesls
($315, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Sunglass Hut, Amazonamazon, Barneysls, The RealReal & Vestiaire Collective.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Blair from Atlantic-Pacific and Miley Cyrus wearing Dior Mohotani Cat-Eye Sunglasses

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GoJane Cat Eye Sunglasses

Update (05/08/2014): Discovered yet another and super budget-friendly Dior cat eye dupe at GoJane today. Only $5.50 and available in either black, red, tortoise, teal or purple.

GoJane Cat Eye Sunglasses in black (Dior Mohotani knockoffs)

GoJane Cat Eye Sunglasses
($5.50, GoJane)

A.J. Morgan “Contessa” Cat Eye Sunglasses

Update (06/12/2013): Stumbled upon these purple pink feline-inspired frames by A.J. Morgan which are an almost perfect dupe to Dior’s Mohotani sunglasses. $24 and also available in turquoise.

A.J. Morgan "Contessa" Cat Eye Sunglasses in purple pink (Dior Mohotani knockoffs)

A.J. Morgan “Contessa” Cat Eye Sunglassesls
($24, Nordstrom)

Aldo “Tokita” Cat Eye Sunglasses

Update (05/27/2013): Just discovered another Dior look-a-like in these cat eye sunnies by Aldo. Available in black and tortoise.

Aldo "Tokita" Cat Eye Sunglasses in black

Aldo “Tokita” Cat Eye Sunglassesls
($12, Aldo)

Alloy “Audrey” Cateye Sunglasses

Update (01/04/2013): Found another Dior cat-eye sunglasses look-a-like for under $10. Available at Alloy in either black or tortoise.

Alloy "Audrey" Cateye Sunglasses in black (Dior knockoffs)

Alloy “Audrey” Cateye Sunglasses
($9.90, Nordstrom Rack)

zeroUV High Pointed Vintage Cat Eye Sunglasses

Yes, can you believe these are only $9.99? Crazy to think, and they are such a great look-alike! Sure, they may not have the same proportions as the designer original, but are simply fantastic if you just aim for the same look! These zeroUV sunnies have dark lenses and most likely pretty good UV protection, too. And the best thing is that you can get the measurements online to check the width/size before you buy. So get yourself a pair of these sassy retro frames, pile your hair up high and get ready to rock that little bit that’s left of summer in awesome style!

zeroUV High Pointed Vintage Cat Eye Sunglasses in black (Dior knockoff)

zeroUV High Pointed Vintage Cat Eye Sunglassesamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Similar versions are also available at Sunglass Warehouse & Amazon #2amazon.

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Well, hello there, beautiful! Now isn’t this silver striped ankle strap high heel sandal by Saint Laurent a real beauty? I must say I’m quite in love with it. I especially love the huge ankle strap buckle, it has become quite the signature detail for Saint Laurent footwear lately, don’t you agree? Too bad these heels are a) expensive and b) sold out!

Saint Laurent Paloma Striped Ankle-Strap Sandals in black and silver suede

Saint Laurent Paloma Striped Ankle-Strap Sandalsls
($750, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Saint Laurent

Celebs such as Kelly Rowland, Cobie Smulders and Miley Cyrus have all been spotted wearing Saint Laurent Paloma Striped Ankle-Strap Sandals.

Kelly Rowland, Cobie Smulders and Miley Cyrus wearing Saint Laurent Paloma Striped Ankle-Strap Sandals

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Fergie “Torcha” Striped Ankle-Strap Heels

Now I know these Fergie high heel sandals are not an 1:1 dupe because they’re missing the buckle, the stripes don’t go down the heel and they’re black/white colored rather than silver/black. However, the overall look still screams Saint Laurent to me, plus these heels are currently on sale for affordable $22.50 so there really isn’t a reason to complain here!

Fergie "Torcha" Striped Ankle-Strap Heels in black and white (Saint Laurent Paloma knockoffs)

Fergie “Torcha” Striped Ankle-Strap Heelsamazon
($22.50, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj & 6pm.

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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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