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Update: This post has been updated on October 11, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Can we please have a moment of OMG!-silence for this AH!-mazing Balmain blazer? Consider me obsessed big time. If there ever existed something such as the perfect blazer, this gold-buttoned double-breasted navy wool-twill blazer which comes with Balmain’s signature razor-sharp silhouette would definitely be one of them. Just take a look at how gorgeous and effortlessly elegant all the beautiful ladies below look in their Balmain-adorned outfit ensembles. Perfection! I’d even be willing to splurge on a classic fashion staple such as this blazer, but its price of $2.385 is just beyond any common sense. My credit card does not approve.

Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazer in navy

Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazerls
($2.385, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, S|Sense, Luisaviaroma, Selfridges, Stylebop, Harrodsicon, Farfetchls, MyTheresa, Vestiaire Collective & The Real Real.

Celebrities, Fashion Insiders & Style Bloggers Love Balmain

Celebs, fashion insiders, IGers, personal style bloggers; they all have been spotted wearing a Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazer.

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M&S Collection Gold Button Double Breasted Jacket

Update (10/11/2017): Spotted this super fab Balmain inspired military-style blazer by M&S Collection at Marks & Spencer today. It only has 2 instead of 3 rows of gold buttons, but the overall design is still very reminiscent of the Balmain jacket above. Price: £65.

M&S Collection Gold Button Double Breasted Jacket in navy (Balmain inspired)

M&S Collection Gold Button Double Breasted Jacket
(£65, Marks & Spencer)

Camilla and Marc “Dimmer” Double-Breasted Blazer

Update (10/11/2017): If you’re willing to spend considerably more to get a high-quality blazer similar to the Balmain one, check out the “Dimmer” jackets by Camilla and Marc which are admittedly quite expensive at $699 AUD, but possibly worth the investment. Also love that they come in so many gorgeous colors!

Camilla and Marc "Dimmer" Double-Breasted Blazer (Balmain dupes)

Camilla and Marc “Dimmer” Double-Breasted Blazer
($699 AUD, Camilla and Marc)

Also available at The Iconicls.

Club Monaco “Jowdie” Peak Lapels Button-Front Crepe Blazer

Update (10/11/2017): Another rather pricey Balmain blazer dupe is the “Jowdie” jacket by Club Monaco which retails for $298.

Club Monaco "Jowdie" Peak Lapels Button-Front Crepe Blazer in navy (Balmain inspired)

Club Monaco “Jowdie” Peak Lapels Button-Front Crepe Blazerls
($298, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Club Monacols, Shopbopls & Zalando.

PrettyLittleThing “Pari” Double Breasted Military Style Blazer

Update (10/11/2017): Another possible alternative would be these military-style blazers I found at PrettyLittleThing which are obviously Balmain dupes, but soooo much cheaper at £30. By the way, students get a whopping 50% discount at PrettyLittleThing.

PrettyLittleThing "Pari" Double Breasted Military Style Blazer in white, black and rose pink (Balmain dupes)

Dorothy Perkins 3 Tier Double Breasted Jacket
(£30, PrettyLittleThing)

Also available at Lipsyls.

Forever New “Libby” Double-Breasted Blazer

Update (10/11/2017): I also like these blazers by Forever New which look like they’re of decent quality and would make great Balmain look for less dupes. Also love that they come in a variety of colors!

Forever New "Libby" Double-Breasted Blazer in navy, white, red and black (Balmain dupes)

Forever New “Libby” Double-Breasted Blazer
($79.99, Forever New)

Also available at The Iconicls, Lipsyls & Next.

Dorothy Perkins 3 Tier Double Breasted Jacket

Update (10/11/2017): Still haven’t found your Balmain blazer dupe favorite yet? Then how about this one from Dorothy Perkins? It has all the key military style details but is so much more affordable at $75.

Dorothy Perkins 3 Tier Double Breasted Jacket in black (Balmain inspired)

Dorothy Perkins 3 Tier Double Breasted Jacket
($75, Dorothy Perkins)

Also available at Zalando & Debenhams.

Lipsy Military Tailored Button Blazer

Update (10/11/2017): Lipsy has a few cute military-inspired blazer options that would be also be suitable for a look for less. This tailored jacket for example retails for £66 and is also available in whitels.

Lipsy Military Tailored Button Blazer in black and white (Balmain inspired)

Lipsy Military Tailored Button Blazerls
(£66, Lipsy)

Also available at Next.

Farage “Maddison” Double-Breasted Jacket

Update (10/11/2017): Another pricey but fab Balmain look for less option! These blazers are by Farage, come in navy or khaki and are currently on sale for $440 AUD.

Farage "Maddison" Double-Breasted Jacket in navy and khaki (Balmain dupes)

Farage “Maddison” Double-Breasted Jacketls
($440 AUD, The Iconic)

New Look Military Blazer

Update (03/07/2017): Spotted this super fab navy Balmain blazer look-alike at New Look today. Not too shabby for £34.99, don’t you agree?

New Look Military Blazer in navy (Balmain dupe)

New Look Military Blazer
(£34.99, New Look)

Also available at New Look (EU + AU).

Miss Selfridge Military Blazer

Update (03/07/2017): And here’s another set of Balmain inspired military-style blazers! These ones were found at Miss Selfridge. Available in either black or orange for £39.

Miss Selfridge Double-Breasted Military Blazer in black and orange (Balmain dupes)

Miss Selfridge Military Blazer
(£39, Miss Selfridge)

Also available at Miss Selfridge (US)ls & Miss Selfridge (EU + AU).

Bardot Tailored Blazer

Update (02/23/2017): Discovered yet another lovely Balmain inspired tailored blazer today! It’s by Bardot, comes in various colors and is currently on sale for less than $80.

Bardot Tailored Blazer in black (Balmain dupe)

Bardot Tailored Blazeramazon
($71.40, Amazon)

Also available at Lord & Taylorls, Revolve, The Iconicls & Zalora.

Hunkydory “Cora” Double Breasted Blazer

Update (01/24/2017): Stumbled upon this admittedly pretty pricey, but pretty awesome Balmain dupe by Swedish brand Hunkydory. You like this one?

Hunkydory "Cora" Double Breasted Blazer in navy (Balmain dupe)

Hunkydory “Cora” Double Breasted Blazer
(€439.95, Zalando)

Tahari ASL Double-Breasted Ponte Knit Jacket

Update (01/24/2017): This double-breasted blazer by Tahari ASL is also a great budget-friendly alternative to the expensive Balmain jacket. It’s currently on sale for $63.95 and comes in an array of beautiful colors including navy, black, white, wine red and rose pink. Absolutely looooove this budget find! Another very similar option in navy is available herels ($139).

Tahari ASL Double-Breasted Ponte Knit Jacket (Balmain dupes)

Tahari ASL Double-Breasted Ponte Knit Jacketls
($63.95, Tahari ASL)

Also available at Dillard’s & Macy’s.

Loft Double Breasted Blazer

Update (01/24/2017): Also found this navy double breasted blazer at Loft and it instantly reminded me of the Balmain one. It misses a few buttons to qualify as a designer dupe, but if you’re fine with a Balmain “inspired” design, this $128 blazer would be probably a good buy.

Loft Double Breasted Blazer in navy (Balmain inspired)

Loft Double Breasted Blazer
($128, Loft)

Mango “Boton” Double-Breasted Blazer

Update (12/06/2016): OK, so I spotted this beautiful Balmain dupe at Mango and just had to share this gorgeous nautical inspired navy blazer with you! Actually, I liked this one so much I ordered it for myself a couple days ago and I’m so happy I did because it’s the best Balmain dupe I’ve found and owned yet! Definitely worth the $79.99 price tag (sale price)! If you like this blazer, you better don’t wait too long as I’m pretty sure this beauty of a blazer will sell out in no time!

Mango "Boton" Double-Breasted Blazer in navy with gold buttons (Balmain dupe)

Mango “Boton” Double-Breasted Blazer
($79.99, Mango)

Also available at Mango (UK)ls, Mango (EU) & Zalando.

White House Black Market “Trophy” Double-Breasted Blazer Jacket

Update (12/06/2016): At White House Black Market you can also find a pretty neat Balmain inspired blazer aptly called the “Trophy Jacket”. The double-breasted blazer comes in petite sizing and various colors and costs between $81.99-$150.

White House Black Market "Trophy" Double-Breasted Blazer Jacket in navy and blush pink (Balmain dupes)

White House Black Market “Trophy” Double-Breasted Blazer Jacket
($81.99-$150, White House Black Market)

Missguided Double-Breasted Military Style Blazer

Update (12/06/2016): I’ve also stumbled upon a third set of Balmain inspired military-style blazers at Missguided which look so much like the real deal but cost only $76 and come in various lovely colors such as nude, white and blush. Love these affordable blazers! Pssssst, US students get a 40% (!) student discount (offer may end soon though)!

Missguided Double-Breasted Military Style Blazer in nude, white, black and blush (Balmain dupes)

Missguided Double-Breasted Military Style Blazer
($76, Missguided)

Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (EU + International).

Stylekeepers “You Set Me Free” Double-Breasted Blazer

Update (08/01/2016): Just discovered this spot-on Balmain dupe by Stylekeepers in a beautiful khaki green for $145 AUD. If you prefer a more classic color, check out the “Sweet Success” blazer which looks similar to this one and comes in black.

Stylekeepers "You Set Me Free" Double-Breasted Blazer in khaki green (Balmain dupe)

Stylekeepers “You Set Me Free” Double-Breasted Blazerls
($145 AUD, The Iconic)

Banana Republic Nautical-Style Basketweave Blazer

My personal favorite Balmain look for less alternative is this nautical basketweave blazer I discovered at Banana Republic recently. All the important Balmain details are there: a fitted silhouette, double-breasted front, gold buttons and a beautiful deep navy color. BR’s version has a couple differences such as a different material, but they’re rather minor and overall it’s still a gorgeous and budget-friendly alternative for the pricey Balmain blazer. Especially so if you take advantage of the 50% off sale promotion which is currently running at Banana Republic because it cuts down the price of this blazer down from $169.99 to $84.99 (that’s a saving of $2.300,01 compared to the real deal). Super steal deal alert!

Banana Republic Nautical-Style Basketweave Blazer in navy and gold buttons (Balmain knockoff)

Banana Republic Nautical-Style Basketweave Blazer
($84.99, Banana Republic)

Veronica Beard Hugh + Leon Dickey Jacket

Now these nautical blazers (“Hugh“, $645, and “Leon“, $545) by Veronica Beard are probably the closest matches to the real deal Balmain in terms of overall design, but they do cost more than $500, so they rank as my current second favorite Balmain dupes. You would save a whopping $1.840 by opting for the Veronica Beard version though, so I still consider this blazer to be a pretty good bargain nonetheless!

Veronica Beard Hugh + Leon Dickey Jacket in black and navy (Balmain dupes)

Veronica Beard Hugh + Leon Dickey Jacket
($545-$645, Veronica Beard)

Brooks Brothers Wool Double-Breasted Blazer

Another gorgeous blazer and pretty awsome Balmain alternative is this lovely navy blazer by Brooks Brothers. The key details are spot-on Balmain, Brooks Brothers is known for their high-quality tailoring and did I mention this beauty of a blazer is currently on sale for $274 (was $548). Sure, it’s not a steal at that price, but it might be worth the investment because a navy blazer is so versatile.

Brooks Brothers Wool Double-Breasted Blazer in navy with gold buttons (Balmain inspired)

Brooks Brothers Wool Double-Breasted Blazer
($274, Brooks Brothers)

Vero Moda Military Blazer

And here’s a little little something for all you European Balmain lovers out there! These military-inspired double-breasted blazers by Vero Moda are a pretty spot-on Balmain dupe for less than €50 (sale price!). You’re welcome.

Vero Moda Military Blazer in navy blue and black (Balmain knockoffs)

Vero Moda Military Blazer
(€44.95, Zalando)

Also available at Otto & About You.

J.Crew Double-Breasted Blazer

Not available in navy, but these blazers by J.Crew also reminded me of the Balmain one above because the design and silhouette are so similar. If you’re all about the navy color, check out this other J.Crew blazer which I found at J.Crew Factory for $79 (sale price!).

J.Crew Double-Breasted Blazer in white and light blue (Balmain knockoffs)

J.Crew Double-Breasted Blazer
($198, J.Crew)

Missguided Military Style Blazer

Deal: 40% student discount for US students! Excludes sale items. Offer ends soon!

If you really want to snatch a steal deal here, these Balmain inspired blazers by Missguided which cost $56 might be a considerable look for less option. It’s just too bad these don’t come in navy.

Missguided Military Style Blazer in khaki and black (Balmain knockoffs)

Missguided Military Style Blazer
($56, Missguided)

Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (EU + International).

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Zimbio, Style Pantry, Pinterest, Peony Lim, Harper & Harley, @yasmin_dxb Instagram, Marks & Spencer, PrettyLittleThing, Forever New, Lipsy, Dorothy Perkins, New Look, Miss Selfridge, Zalando, Tahari ASL, Loft, Mango, White House Black Market, The Iconic, Banana Republic, Forward by Elyse Walker, Vero Moda, J.Crew, Missguided

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Real vs. Steal – Chanel Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

by Juliana on March 22, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on March 22, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

One swift glance at these chic Chanel flats and you’ll be thinking about giving your feet a little break from those platforms you’ve been wearing all season. These cute ballerinas are a must-have in every shoe wardrobe, and they take the prize for the most comfortable yet stylish footwear… and as you’ll see below, you can get a pair just like them to fit any budget.

Chanel Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black

Chanel Ballet Flats
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

Sam Edelman “Freya” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Update (03/22/2017): Steal deal alert! Check out these amazingly spot-on cap-toe ballet flats by Sam Edelman which I have just discovered and which are currently on sale for less than $40 at Amazon and 6pm. Get these darlings before they’re gone! Also available in silver/black and black/black at Sam Edelman.

Sam Edelman "Freya" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel dupes)

Sam Edelman “Freya” Cap Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm & Sam Edelman.

Massimo Matteo Cap-Toe Ballerina Flats

Update (03/22/2017): Also discovered these fabulous Chanel look-alike flats by Massimo Matteo which are currently on sale for $54.99 and also come in other color combinations.

Massimo Matteo Cap-Toe Ballerina Flats in nude/black (Chanel dupes)

Massimo Matteo Cap-Toe Ballerina Flatsamazon
($54.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm.

Cole Haan “Deltona” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/19/2016): Found another amazing and super steal-worthy Chanel ballet flat alternative today! Check out these lovely flats by Cole Haan which are currently 75% off (!!!; RRP was $160) and still available in most sizes. Love these!

Cole Haan "Deltona" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel look-alikes)

Cole Haan “Deltona” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats
($39.95, Cole Haan)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon & ShoeMetrocj.

Merona “Aimi” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Update (04/19/2016): Now look at these spot-on Chanel flat dupes by Merona which I have discovered today? Aren’t they lovely? And so light on the wallet as well. Available in nude/black or black/black for $16.98 (clearance price!) at Target.

Merona "Aimi" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Merona “Aimi” Cap Toe Ballet Flats
($16.98, Target)

Vince Camuto “Impella” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/02/2015): And here’s Vince Camuto‘s second attempt at interpreting Chanel’s cap-toe ballet flats. Available in various colors.

Vince Camuto "Impella" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Impella” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsls
($72.88, Nordstrom)

Aldo “Eleallan” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/02/2015): Aldo also has come up with a second Chanel ballet flat dupe. This quilted version is available in either nude/black, black or white/black.

Aldo "Eleallan" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Aldo “Eleallan” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsls
($13.99, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK)ls.

Tony Bianco “Taylah” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (02/07/2014): Discovered these fabulous Chanel-inspired ballet flats at Tony Bianco today.

Tony Bianco "Taylah" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Taylah” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats
($80 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Yosi Samra “Samantha” Soft Leather Fold Up Cap Toe Flats

Update (08/13/2014): Stumbled upon these amazing and comfy looking Chanel flat dupes by Yosi Samra. I love that they’re only $94! Also available in various other colors.

Yosi Samra "Samantha" Soft Leather Fold Up Cap Toe Flats in blush and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Yosi Samra “Samantha” Soft Leather Fold Up Cap Toe Flatsls
($94, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Yosi Samra, Bloomingdale’s & Amazonamazon.

Aldo “Sorah” Elastic Ballet Flats

Update (08/13/2014): Aldo have released a second Chanel alternative with their “Sorah” elastic ballet flats. Also available in black and navy.

Aldo "Sorah" Elastic Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Aldo “Sorah” Elastic Ballet Flats
($22.50, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK)ls.

Apt. 9 Two-Tone Ballet Flats

Update (02/22/2014): And here we go with yet another Chanel ballet flat look-a-like. What do you think of these budget-friendly two-tone flats by Apt. 9?

Apt. 9 Two-Tone Ballet Flats in black patent and nude (Chanel knockoffs)

Apt. 9 Two-Tone Ballet Flats
($49.99, Kohl’s)

Banana Republic “Aida” Ballet Flats

Update (01/12/2014): Came across another super fabulous Chanel inspired ballet flat at Banana Republic. I love this steal!

Banana Republic "Aida" Ballet Flats in blush and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Banana Republic “Aida” Ballet Flats
($69.99, Banana Republic)

P.S.: Also available at Banana Republic (EU).

Tory Burch “Bridgette” Quilted Leather Ballet Flats

Update (01/01/2014): Found another Chanel inspired ballet flat style by Tory Burch. Not budget-friendly, but probably worth the investment. Available in beige and and pewter.

Tory Burch "Bridgette" Quilted Leather Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Tory Burch “Bridgette” Quilted Leather Ballet Flats
($69, Saks Fifth Avenue)

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

Audrey Brooke “Brie” Flats

Update (10/25/2013): Stumbled upon another Chanel inspired two-tone ballet flat today! What do you think of these by Audrey Brooke? Under $40 and also available in black.

Audrey Brooke "Brie" Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Audrey Brooke “Brie” Flats
($39.95, DSW)

Vince Camuto “Elisee” Flats

Update (03/09/2013): And here we go again with yet another great Chanel ballet flat alternative for under $40. I really like these lovely cap-toe flats by Vince Camuto. Also available in baby blue and peach.

Vince Camuto "Elise" Cap-Toe Flats in beige and black (Chanel look-a-likes)

Vince Camuto “Elisee” Flatsamazon
($32.98, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom Rack.

Anne Klein “Bea” Quilted Ballet Flats

Update (02/12/2013): Came across a lovely Chanel inspired ballet flat look-a-like by Anne Klein. Currently on sale! Yay!

Anne Klein "Bea" Quilted Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Anne Klein “Bea” Quilted Ballet Flatsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Steve Madden “FAVORYTE” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (10/05/2012): Found yet another great Chanel inspired ballet flat version. These cap-toe flats by Steve Madden have a few differences, but overall share the same look. Also available in other color combinations.

Steve Madden "FAVORYTE" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Steve Madden “FAVORYTE” Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($26.99, Amazon)

Aldo “Kissell” Two Tone Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Update (08/11/2012): And here we go again with a new Chanel ballet flat alternative. These Aldo flats are made of faux leather and also come in other color versions.

Aldo "Kissell" Two Tone Cap Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Aldo “Kissell” Two Tone Cap Toe Ballet Flats
($34.98, Aldo)

J.Crew “Mila” Cap Toe Leather Ballet Flats

Update (07/20/2012): Thanks to our reader Mary, we now could add J.Crew‘s “Mila” cap-toe ballet flats as yet another great Chanel look-a-like.

J.Crew "Mila" Cap Toe Leather Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

J.Crew “Mila” Cap Toe Leather Ballet Flats
($119.99, J.Crew)

BP. “Mindy” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/14/2012): Just came across this lovely and super affordable Chanel alternative with a patent cap-toe by BP..

BP. "Mindy" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

BP. “Mindy” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats
($33.46, Nordstrom)

Lacoste Constance 3 Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (03/15/2012): Found another fabulous Chanel alternative by Lacoste.

Lacoste "Constance 3" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Lacoste Constance 3 Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($40.95, Amazon)

Me Too “Kaden” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (02/29/2012): Our reader, horangi113, informed us about yet another lovely Chanel ballet flat alternative. These cap-toe flats by Me Too have a patent leather upper and come in an array of colors.

Me Too "Kaden" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black patent (Chanel knockoffs)

Me Too “Kaden” Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Jessica Simpson “Madisen” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

This pair by Jessica Simpson are pretty affordable, especially if you are semi-permanently attached to your sky-high pumps and are just starting to ease your way into the idea of wearing ballet flats. If this sounds like you, try these out with some black leggings, a fitted sweater dress and you’ll soon be channeling some serious Parisian style!

Jessica Simpson "Madisen" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige black (Chanel knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Madisen” Cap Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($50, Amazon)

Bloch “Classica Pearl” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Already a ballerina fan but also on a real-girl budget? Check out these gorgeous slippers by Bloch. They will look fantastic with a slouchy black or tan tote, and the classic two-tone leather will take you from work to cocktails easily when worn with some tailored black trousers and a sheer blouse in a complimentary nude tone.

Bloch "Classica Pearl" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Bloch “Classica Pearl” Cap Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($48.94, Amazon)

Tory Burch “Carrie” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Love designer shoes but can’t quite seem to splurge on the original? Why not consider this lovely version by designer Tory Burch? Just like all of her designs, you can count on these sleek flats to be super comfortable and you won’t ever want to take them off!

Tory Burch "Carrie" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Tory Burch “Carrie” Cap Toe Ballet Flats
($225, Bergdorf Goodman)

Image source(s): InStyle, Sam Edelman, Target, Tony Bianco, Shopbop, Kohl’s, Banana Republic, DSW, Vince Camuto, Shoes.com, Zappos, Aldo, J.Crew, Nordstrom, Amazon

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Update: This post has been updated on October 4, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m currently trying to build/extend my jewelry collection which is a rather tough task since I just can’t get my mind used to spending hundreds of dollars on costume jewelry. For example, I really adore this pavé link bracelet by J.Crew, but $125 seems like a lot for a bit of shiny base metal, don’t you agree? That’s why I’ve been on the hunt for something more budget-friendly with a similar design…

J.Crew Classic Pavé Link Bracelet in gold

J.Crew Classic Pavé Link Braceletls
($125, J.Crew)

P.S.: Also available at J.Crew (UK)ls.

Style Bloggers Love J.Crew

Style Bloggers wearing a gold J.Crew Classic Pavé Link Bracelet

Pink Peonies (#1) & Atlantic-Pacific (#2+3)

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Fornash “Ritz” Pavé Chain Link Bracelet

Update (10/04/2016): Spotted this sparkly chain link bracelet by Fornash today and thought it might be a great J.Crew bracelet alternative. It’s a little pricey at $82, but you can save 20% by using promo code “SAVE20” at checkout which will lower the price down to $65.60 for this pretty dupe.

Fornash "Ritz" Pavé Chain Link Bracelet in gold (J.Crew dupe)

Fornash “Ritz” Pavé Chain Link Bracelet
($82, Eve’s Addiction)

Bling Jewelry Chain Gang Bracelet

Update (01/12/2016): Found a really lovely silver alternative to the J.Crew bracelet at Bling Jewelry which is currently 80% off. Use promo code “BLINGCOM” at checkout to get an extra 10% off which will cut the price of this beauty down to a super steal-worthy $18.89. Free shipping on all purchases of $20+.

Bling Jewelry Chain Gang Bracelet in silver (J.Crew Pavé dupe)

Bling Jewelry Chain Gang Braceletpjx
($20.99, Bling Jewelry)

Jules Smith Textured Nautical Chain Bracelet

Update (08/06/2015): Found another suitable and budget-friendly alternative to J.Crew! Check out this chain link bracelet by Jules Smith! It doesn’t have the rhinestones but rather a textured surface, but it’s still so similar to the real deal, isn’t it? Plus, it’s currently on sale for $27!

Jules Smith Textured Nautical Chain Bracelet in gold (J.Crew Pavé knockoff)

Jules Smith Textured Nautical Chain Bracelet
($27, Shopbop)

bebe Chainlink Crystal Bracelet

Update (02/24/2015): Stumbled upon these great and budget-friendly J.Crew dupes at bebe. Available in gold- and silvertone for only $10! Steal deal alert!

bebe Chainlink Crystal Bracelet in gold or silver (J.Crew Pavé knockoff)

bebe Chainlink Crystal Bracelet
($10, bebe)

GoJane So Oval It Jeweled Chain Bracelet

Update (02/24/2015): Also found this J.Crew inspired chain bracelet at GoJane.

GoJane So Oval It Jeweled Chain Bracelet in gold (J.Crew Pavé Link knockoff)

GoJane So Oval It Jeweled Chain Bracelet
($25, GoJane)

Nordstrom Pavé Link Bracelet

Update (02/18/2014): Discovered yet another pavé link bracelet at Nordstrom. Available for $68 in either gold, rose gold, hematite or silver.

Nordstrom Pavé Link Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

Nordstrom Pavé Link Braceletls
($68, Nordstrom)

Blu Bijoux Crystal Link Chain Bracelet

Update (01/11/2014): Came across another pavé link bracelet! Check out this lovely J.Crew inspired version by Blu Bijoux! Only $39!

Blu Bijoux Crystal Link Chain Bracelet in gold (J.Crew Pavé knockoff)

Blu Bijoux Crystal Link Chain Bracelet
($39, Nordstrom Rack)

DailyLook Sparkling Pavé Link Bracelet

Update (12/27/2013): Accidentally stumbled upon this J.Crew bracelet dupe at DailyLook today! So close to the original, right? Not a total steal at almost $70, but still ~50% less than the original.

DailyLook Sparkling Pavé Link Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

DailyLook Sparkling Pavé Link BraceletAmazon
($69.99, Amazon)

Target Pave Stone Link Bracelet

Update (12/14/2013): Thanks to our reader MissDevourer, we can now add yet another J.Crew bracelet dupe to the list. Available at Target for $15.99!

Target Pave Stone Link Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

Target Pave Stone Link Bracelet
($15.99, Target)

Ann Taylor Estate Shimmer Bracelet

Update (12/05/2013): Found another very lovely pavé chain link bracelet alternative at Ann Taylor today. It’s only halfe the price of the J.Crew original!.

Ann Taylor Estate Shimmer Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

Ann Taylor Estate Shimmer Bracelet
($69.50, Ann Taylor)

Armitage Avenue Pave Chain Bracelet

Update (12/05/2013): While this Armitage Avenue pavé chain bracelet is admittedly not a steal because it’s only slightly cheaper than the original, it might become a sensible alternative once it goes on sale.

Armitage Avenue Pave Chain Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

Armitage Avenue Pave Chain Bracelet
($112.95, JCPenney)

Sole Society Crystal Link Bracelet

Update (06/29/2013): For all of you who’ve always wanted an affordable pavé link bracelet in silver, Sole Society has got a pretty neat one in stock for $34.95!

Sole Society Crystal Link Bracelet in silver (J.Crew Pavé knockoff)

Sole Society Crystal Link Bracelet
($34.95, Sole Society)

Love Rocks Pave Link Chain Bracelet

Update (06/14/2013): Here’s another great link chain bracelet by Love Rocks which looks very similar to the J.Crew version.

Love Rocks Pave Link Chain Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

Love Rocks Pave Link Chain Bracelet
($59.40, ASOS)

Stella & Dot “Christina” Pave Crystal & Gold Link Bracelet

Update (02/10/2013): Stumbled upon this lovely pavé link bracelet by Stella & Dot which would be a great alternative if you’re looking for a subtle look.

Stella & Dot "Christina" Pave Crystal & Gold Link Bracelet (J.Crew knockoff)

Stella & Dot “Christina” Pave Crystal & Gold Link Bracelet
($49, Stella & Dot)

Miao Miao Pave Link Rhinestone Bracelet

Update (01/25/2013): Found another great J.Crew bracelet alternative by Miao Miao for a little under $60! It looks a lot like the BaubleBar version but costs almost $20 less. You can buy this bracelet at Amazon and shipping is free, too!

Miao Miao Pave Link Rhinestone Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

Miao Miao Pave Link Rhinestone Braceletamazon
($59.15, Amazon)

BaubleBar Pavé Links Bracelet

Update (01/19/2013): So how amazing is this almost identical J.Crew bracelet look-a-like by BaubleBar? Absolutely love this one! It is a bit pricey at $58, but you can take 15% off your first order at BaubleBar and shipping is free as well which makes a total saving of $77 in comparison to the real deal!

BaubleBar Pave Links Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

BaubleBar Pavé Links Bracelet
($58, BaubleBar)

Forever 21 Sparkling Link Bracelet

Update (10/20/2012): Here’s another great and affordable J.Crew braclet alternative which you can buy at Forever 21. The gold tone is different, but the overall design is pretty much the same.

Forever 21 Sparkling Link Bracelet in gold (J.Crew Pavé knockoff)

Forever 21 Sparkling Link Bracelet
($19.80, Forever 21)

Jennifer Lopez Simulated Crystal Oval Link Bracelet

Update (10/20/2012): Also found a gunmetal grey chain bracelet version by Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s which has partial pavé detailing. Really like this one!

Jennifer Lopez Simulated Crystal Oval Link Bracelet in gunmetal grey (J.Crew Pavé knockoff)

Jennifer Lopez Simulated Crystal Oval Link Braceletls
($26.60, Kohl’s)

bebe Chainlink & Crystal Bracelet

… And I made a great find at bebe. Their Chainlink & Crystal Bracelet isn’t a 100% match because it has only a few pavé’d links but for a 1/4 of the J.Crew price you’ll get the same look without breaking the bank.

bebe Chainlink & Crystal Bracelet in gold (J.Crew Pavé Chain knockoff)

bebe Chainlink & Crystal Bracelet
($34, bebe)

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Update: This post has been updated on March 21, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you’ve never worn flats to work because they seem too informal, these pointy confections by Christian Louboutin may just be the anecdote. They are certainly among the most luxurious I’ve ever seen, and yet oddly familiar… like a pair that Holly Golightly might have pulled out from underneath the bed looking for her crocodile shoes in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Of course, although these are fantastic, perhaps you may want to check out the other options below if your budget doesn’t allow for such a large investment.

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed Flats in black patent

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed Flatsls
($595, Bergdorf Goodman)

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Butter Shoes “Pointer” Pointed-Toe Flats

UPDATE (03/31/2015): Came across this lovely navy-colored Louboutin alternative by Butter Shoes. Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Butter Shoes "Pointer" Pointed-Toe Flats in navy patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

Butter Shoes “Pointer” Pointed-Toe Flatspjx
($218, Shop the Shoe Box)

P.S.: Also available at Bluefly, Butter Shoespjx, SimplySoles, Lori’spjx, Pink Mascara, Gilt & Designs by Stephenels.

Ivanka Trump “Tizzy” Pointed-Toe Slip-On Flats

UPDATE (01/15/2015): Another spot-on Louboutin Pigalle Flat dupe spotted! Check out these chic flats by Ivanka Trump. So lovely, aren’t they?

Ivanka Trump "Tizzy" Pointed-Toe Flats in black and red patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Tizzy” Pointed-Toe Flatscj
($120, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Lori’spjx, Heels.comcj, Designs by Stephenels & 6pm.

BP. “Moveover” Pointed Toe Flats

UPDATE (04/13/2013): Found yet another great Louboutin alternative! Look at these fab pointed-toe flats by BP.! Only $49.95 and available in black, coral, blue and yellow patent.

BP. Moveover Pointed Toe Flats in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat look-a-likes)

BP. “Moveover” Pointed Toe Flatsls
($49.95, NORDSTROM)

VS Collection Pointed-Toe Flats

UPDATE (04/07/2013): Just came across another great Pigalle Flat look-a-like. Check out these pointed-toe flats by VS Collection. They cost $49 (sale price!) and are also available in various other uppers and prints!

VS Collection Pointed-Toe Patent Flats (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat look-a-likes)

VS Collection Pointed-Toe Flats
($49, Victoria’s Secret)

Ivanka Trump “Annulio” Pointed Flats

This lovely option by Ivanka Trump, is both ladylike and modern at the same time. Perfectly polished for work, and yet they have a little added flirtatiousness to them as well. If there ever was a pair of flats that could look fabulous with a skirt, it’s got to be these. The pointy toe will elongate your legs, while the small heel elevates the foot just enough to give you support, and not completely betraying you at the end of the day with cramped toes. Plus, the patent leather is very easy to maintain. These are currently available in black, coral, lime, burgundy, grey and nude patent leather as well as matte black leather.

Ivanka Trump "Annulio" Pointed Flats in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Annulio” Pointed Flatsamazon
($76.99, Amazon)

J.Crew “Viv” Pointed Patent Flats

Leave it to J.Crew to offer some spring-infused alternatives made from great quality soft leather, and sure to provide a comfortable fit. At $188, they are a little bit more expensive than your average department store option, but you’ll instantly feel the difference in the way these will mold to your feet. If you love wearing stylish flats, consider investing in a quality pair that you’ll keep reaching for year after year! Plus, choosing a bright shade like Kelly Green is a great way to update your favorite weekend skinny jeans.

J.Crew "Viv" Pointed Patent Flats (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

J.Crew “Viv” Pointed Patent Flatsls
($188, J.Crew)

Report “Gonzalez” Pointed Flats

If you like to have a pair of shoes on standby for those days where you can’t even fathom wearing any kind of heel, the answer is this pair by Report. Perhaps you might try this more matte version with some sleek black leggings and a sweater dress? I definitely love my heels, but this is one very convincing alternative; especially for when I need to look polished, but my toes require a vacation. This pair is available in black, chestnut or nude patent leather.

Report "Gonzalez" Pointed Flats in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

Report “Gonzalez” Pointed Flatsamazon
($49.95, Amazon)

Pour La Victoire “Bre” Pointed Flats

If you loved the color choices above, check out even more bright options with this beautifully constructed version by Pour La Victoire. While the shape of the shoe does provide a more polished look, you can really have fun and modernize with a some color by combining a fuchsia pair with your classic gray suit. Wear them also with tailored pants, or tapered capris! And why not invite your pretty a-line and full skirts to the party too? Just make sure to keep those skirt hems above the knee for the most flattering silhouette (shoes pictured are available in various colors and uppers).

Pour La Victoire "Bre" Pointed Patent Leather Flats (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

Pour La Victoire “Bre” Pointed Flatsamazon
($39.95, Amazon)

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Real vs. Steal – J.Crew Bubble Necklace

by Juliana on December 5, 2013

Update: This post has been updated on December 5, 2013. Scroll down to see the new adds.

I’ve seen this statement necklace at J.Crew all summer long and lusted after it shamelessly. But I have a rule: don’t overpay for costume jewelry. While this was one of those cases, it was hard to pass up since it’s as gorgeous as can be and incredibly flattering. But I would have to limit myself to just one color; I imagined wearing it with my whole summer wardrobe and taking it on this summmer’s beach vacation. It goes with everything from tank tops and jeans to the ultimate party dress and everything in between. When choosing a color, I thought to focus on something that would highlight my features over a shade that would match my wardrobe. But now, the game has changed. You can get the same necklace for way less! Scroll down to check out the steal!

J.Crew Bubble Necklace in turquoise

J.Crew Bubble Necklacels
($150, J.Crew)

BaubleBar Winter Potpourri Bib Necklace

UPDATE (12/05/2013): Stumbled upon a spot-on J.Crew dupe at BaubleBar today. And the best thing? The necklace is currently priced at only $18! Also available in various other beautiful colors!

BaubleBar Winter Potpourri Bib Necklace in turquoise and coral (J.Crew Bubble knockoff)

BaubleBar Winter Potpourri Bib Necklacepjx
($18, BaubleBar)

Arden B. Oversized Bubble Necklace

UPDATE (12/05/2013): I also found these bubble necklaces at Arden B. which look suspiciously similar to the J.Crew version. Available in ice blue, cobalt and black.

Arden B. Oversized Bubble Necklace in ice blue and cobalt (J.Crew knockoff)

Arden B. Oversized Bubble Necklacels
($34, Arden B.)

Blu Bijoux Mini Bubble Necklace

UPDATE (07/15/2013): Just discovered this pretty perfect and super budget-friendly J.Crew Bubble Necklace alternative by Blu Bijoux for $24!

Blu Bijoux Mini Bubble Necklace (J.Crew knockoff)

Blu Bijoux Mini Bubble Necklacecj
($24, Max & Chloe)

Zad Drop a Glint Statement Necklace

UPDATE (11/04/2012): Found another lovely and affordable J.Crew Bubble necklace look-a-like at LuLu*s. It costs $22, is by a brand named Zad and comes in black, too.

Zad Drop a Glint Statement Necklace in turquoise and black (J.Crew Bubble knockoff)

Zad Drop a Glint Statement Necklace
($22, LuLu*s)

Arden B. Drop Bead Statement Necklace

UPDATE (10/19/2012): Stumbled upon another J.Crew inspired necklace. I really like this emerald green version by Arden B. and it’s currently 25% OFF! Yay!

Arden B. Drop Bead Statement Necklace in emerald green (J.Crew Bubble knockoff)

Arden B. Drop Bead Statement Necklacels
($25.50, Arden B.)

BaubleBar Princesse Bib Necklace

Yes, this version from BaubleBar is virtually indistinguishable. As of right now they only have the coral shade, but it’s such a flattering one to pretty much every skin tone because it’s warm and instantly brings color to your cheeks. This color would look great with navy, turquoise, camel, fuchsia, teal, etc! It’s absolutely perfect and at $38, you really can’t pass it up. Wear it with a simple peplum dress in deep pink for a modern, colorblocked look or with dark blue jeans and a crewneck white tee to add some instant polish to your Saturday “just running errands”-outfit.

BaubleBar Princesse Bib Necklace in coral (J.Crew Bubble knockoff)

BaubleBar Princesse Bib Necklacepjx
($38, BaubleBar)

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