With all the glitzy holiday parties just around the corner, how wonderful would it be to snag this red carpet look from non other than the lovely Charlize Theron? It’s the perfect modern ball gown with its sleek silhouette, deep V-neckline, and its absolutely perfect bow detail at the waist. The dress falls somewhere between goddess and princess and the accessories really pull it all together. The trick to looking polished instead of in costume is choosing the right shoes, bag, jewelry and headwear. Charlize nails this 1920’s style for the 21st century by pairing her stunning gown with minimal nude heels giving off a hint of shimmer, a beautiful antique looking brooch at the waist, and a gorgeous headband that gives a nod to the Gatsby-inspired outfit. Wondering how you can pull this off for your upcoming gala? Take a peek at some of the budget-friendly finds we’ve found below.

Charlize Theron’s Golden Globes Look 4 Less

Charlize Theron's Golden Globes Look 4 Less

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Our Rating: ★★★★★

Who? Charlize Theron
Where? 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Los Angeles
When? January 15, 2012
What? Christian Dior Couture Dress and Givenchy Ankle Strap Sandals ($1.055)


Update: This post has been updated on March 30, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

So I’m a little obsessed with this woven leather wedge by Givenchy. I think it’ll be a great look to have in your wardrobe and it will go with just about anything! From your cut-off shorts to your long-fitted dress, this shoe is a must have! But I know it can’t be a must for everyone. Especially since the price tag is as high as $795! Hence keep scrolling down for a more wallet-friendly option.

Givenchy Woven Leather Wedges in brown

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($795, YOOX

Jennifer Hudson Loves Givenchy

Jennifer Hudson wearing tan Givenchy Woven Leather Wedges

Vera Wang Lavender “Riley” Wedges

UPDATE (12/20/2011): Although a very pricey one this woven wedge by the Vera Wang Lavender label is quite a nice alternative if you’re looking for Givenchy for less.

Vera Wang Lavender "Riley" Wedges in brown (Givenchy knockoffs)

Vera Wang Lavender “Riley” Wedgesls

Mojo Moxy “Alpha” Wedge Sandals

UPDATE (03/30/2012): Came across yet another almost identical Givenchy look-a-like by Mojo Moxy (thanks to reader Alexandra for the tip!). On sale for $103.55 only and also available in dark brown leather.

Mojo Moxy "Alpha" Wedge Sandals in camel (Givenchy knockoffs)

Mojo Moxy “Alpha” Wedge Sandalsamazon
($103.55, Amazon)

Not Too Coy “Amanda” Woven Wedges

UPDATE (06/08/2011): Came across another stunningly identical Givenchy knockoff by Not Too Coy. Available in black, camel or luggage.

Not Too Coy "Amanda" Woven Wedges in brown (Givenchy knockoffs)

Not Too Coy “Amanda” Woven Wedgescj
($112.99, Zappos)

Steve Madden “WREN” Woven Wedges

UPDATE (05/04/2011): Here’s a more exact Givenchy knockoff by Steve Madden. Available in black or cognac. Use promo code “SMSEP1” to get 15% off orders of $80+ or “SMSEP8” for 20% off orders of $125+ at Steve Madden including free shipping! Offer valid through 09/30/2013. Some exclusions apply.

Steve Madden "WREN" Woven Wedges in cognac (Givenchy knockoffs)

Steve Madden “WREN” Woven Wedgesls
($129.95, Steve Madden)

MIA Limited Edition “Sambuca” Wedge Sandals

I really like the rust color of this MIA Limited Edition “Sambuca” Wedge. Such a summery color and really fun to wear. Especially if you want that pop of color! The shoe also comes in ginger and antique brown though as well. All three colors are great options to get the Givenchy look down. Priced at $85.99 (sale price!), I think this wedge is a smart choice.

MIA Limited Edition "Sambuca" Wedge Sandals in rust (Givenchy knockoffs)

MIA Limited Edition “Sambuca” Wedge Sandalsamazon
($85.99, Amazon)


Looking for a fantastic new bag for work that carries all of your essentials while making a very chic statement? This duffel by Givenchy will do just that and more. You can carry it in a crossbody style, or, like the arm candy it is and look fabulous! Although this bag is a really great investment; it’s more than most of us stylish ladies on a budget can afford. Want to see our fantastic look for less, take a look below!

Givenchy Medium Zipper Antigona Duffel in black

Givenchy Medium Zipper Antigona Duffells
($2.445, Barneys)

BagInc “Nicki” Zipper Leather Tote

HOT DEAL: Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” for 10% OFF your order!

How incredible is this version by BagInc? You get the same designer look, but without spending thousands. This is also a great option if you love to switch up your handbags often, or just seek an easy way to update your everyday carryall. Wear it with everything from jeans to a tailored suit and you’ll start channeling some effortless style. Want even better news? It’s available in black, cream and brown leather.

BagInc "Nicki" Zipper Leather Tote in black (Givenchy Antigona knockoffs)

BagInc “Nicki” Zipper Leather Tote
($79, BagInc)

Image source(s): Barneys, BagInc


Real vs. Steal – Givenchy Platform Pumps

by Irina on October 16, 2011

Update: This post has been updated on October 16, 2011. Scroll down to see the new add.

Looking at this pump-slash-bootie it makes me go hmmmmm because it looks so unlike Givenchy. Their footwear range is typically very bold, daring and edgy while this shoe is rather simple in design. A timeless classic, indeed, and very versatile (you can wear it with virtually everything your wardrobe has to offer), but it’s not like I’d be willing to lay down €345 for such a plain design. And this is already the sale price, people!

Givenchy Platform Pumps in black

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(€345, Barneys)

Katie Cassidy Loves Givenchy

Katie Cassidy wearing taupe Givenchy Platform Pumps

Classiques Entier® “Julia” Pumps

UPDATE (10/16/2011): Found another almost identical Givenchy look-a-like by Classiques Entier®. Available in taupe and black.

Classiques Entier® "Julia" Pumps in taupe and black (Givenchy knockoffs)

Classiques Entier® “Julia” Pumpsls
($179.95, NORDSTROM)

Nine West “Showstopper” Low-Cut Booties

Luckily, neither I nor you will have to fork out hundreds of dollars when there’s Nine West around who give us an almost identical twin of the Givenchy booties. $65.20 is a price I can definitely live with, you too? Available in black & taupe leather and black & red suede.

Nine West "Showstopper" Low-Cut Booties in black (Givenchy knockoffs)

Nine West “Showstopper” Low-Cut Bootiesamazon
($65.20, Amazon)

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Update: This post has been updated on April 07, 2011. Scroll down to see the new add.

Is it just me, or are there suddenly scores of wonderful wedges coming out of the woodwork? Like these swoontastic Crisscross Wedge Sandals from Givenchy? Don’t they look like they were designed especially for It girl Leigh Lezark?

Givenchy Crisscross Wedge Sandals in black

Givenchy Crisscross Wedge Sandalscj
($1.174.50, LUISAVIAROMA)

Leigh Lezark Loves Givenchy

Leigh Lezark wearing black Givenchy Crisscross Wedge Sandals

Enzo Angiolini “Quencie” Wedges

UPDATE (04/07/2011): Just came across another Givenchy knockoff by Enzo Angiolini. Available in black or nude.

Enzo Angiolini "Quencie" Wedges in black (Givenchy knockoffs)

Enzo Angiolini “Quencie” Wedgesamazon
($130, Amazon)

Qupid Bikini-47 Wedges

UPDATE (09/03/2010): Found another super affordable Givenchy steal alternative by Qupid.

Qupid Bikini-47 Wedges in black (Givenchy knockoffs)

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($22.60, UrbanOG)

BCBGeneration “Gonzalo” Wedge Sandals

I’ve got to admit, put “Givenchy” before anything, and I’m pretty much in love. But as much as I wish those Crisscross Wedge Sandals were on my feet, at a whopping $1.174.50, I’ve already put that little fantasy to bed. Thankfully, the “Gonzalo” Wedge Sandals by BCBGeneration run a very close second. And they look extraordinarily comfy. Available in black lycra mesh, silver ash, and buttermilk.

BCBGeneration "Gonzalo" Wedge Sandals in black (Givenchy knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Gonzalo” Wedge Sandalsamazon
($55.89, Amazon)

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