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Update: This post has been updated on February 27, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Summer may be officially over, but it’s never too late for a good pair of sunglasses, right? Case in point: these geometric, wire-framed “Love Punch” shades. When I first saw celebrities and style bloggers flaunting these shades, I assumed they were by a big household name like Dior or Prada, but I then learned that these are actually by a South Korean eyewear brand named Gentle Monster which until then hasn’t been on my radar yet. I looked at the rest of their collection and these guys certainly know their stuff when it comes to designing beautiful sunglasses, so splurging on these razor-thin $345 shades might be a substantial but smart investment. However, if you can’t justify this kind of price tag, keep on reading to find a couple of budget-friendly alternatives that won’t break the bank.

Gentle Monster Love Punch Geometric Sunglasses in silver and gold

Gentle Monster Love Punch Geometric Sunglassesls
($345, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbop & Vestiaire Collective.

Style Bloggers Love Gentle Monster

Personal style bloggers such as Aimee Song (Song of Style), Coco Bassey (Millennielle) and Sara (Style MBA) have all been spotted wearing Gentle Monster Love Punch Geometric Sunglasses.

Personal Style Bloggers wearing Gentle Monster Love Punch Geometric Sunglasses

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BP. 51mm Thin Brow Angular Aviator Sunglasses

Update (02/27/2017): Came across another spot-on dupe of the Gentle Monster Love Punch sunnies at BP.. They’re available in either rose gold or gold/silver and cost only $12! Total steal deal alert!

BP. 51mm Thin Brow Angular Aviator Sunglasses in rose gold and silver (Gentle Monster Love Punch dupes)

BP. 51mm Thin Brow Angular Aviator Sunglassesls
($12, Nordstrom)

SojoS Cat Eye Mirrored Sunglasses

So these sunglasses by SojoS are an absolute dead ringer for the “Love Punch” shades by Gentle Monster except these will cost you $12.99 instead of $345. They come in a variety of different lense and frame colors, so feel free to opt for more than one pair at that price. Don’t expect them to last a lifetime, but if you just want to wear them for a season or two, these are a good alternative.

SojoS Cat Eye Mirrored Sunglasses (Gentle Monster Love Punch dupes)

SojoS Cat Eye Mirrored Sunglassesamazon
($12.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Similar versions are also available at Amazon #2amazon, Choies, Romwe, SheIn & MakeMeChic.

Aldo “Qilalla” Sunglasses

Another great and possibly more durable Gentle Monster “Love Punch” dupe would have to be these sunglasses by Aldo. They cost slightly more ($16!), but also look sturdier and less fragile than the SojoS sunnies, so if you’re a clumsy person like me and happen to accidentally sit on your sunglasses from time to time, these Aldo shades might be the smarter choice for you.

Aldo "Qilalla" Sunglasses in gold and grey (Gentle Monster Love Punch dupe)

Aldo “Qilalla” Sunglassesls
($16, Aldo)

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

Image source(s): Gentle Monster, @songofstyle Instagram, Song of Style, Millennielle, Style MBA, Nordstrom, Aldo, Amazon

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Update: This post has been updated on February 27, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Dior‘s “Mise En Dior” Earrings have become quite the new “It“-piece in the fashion world. They are pretty much sold out everywhere, despite their heavy price tag of $290 now around $700 due to the high demand (and we’re talking costume jewelry here). I must say I am still a little undecided whether I love or hate these because while they do look great on the promo pics and on the celebs below, I’ve also seen pictures where they looked rather big and clumpy and made their wearer’s ears look huge and padded. But still, I am slightly leaning towards loving them for some reason. Maybe because they’re Dior.

Dior Mise En Dior Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings in cream

Dior Mise En Dior Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings
($200+, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Pre-owned versions are also available at The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Celebs such as Emma Watson, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna as well as personal style bloggers like Kristina Bazan (Kayture), Annabelle Fleur (ViVaLuxury), Hanneli Mustaparta and Julia Engel (Gal Meets Glam) have all been spotted wearing Dior Mise En Dior Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings.

Jennifer Lawrence, Kristina Bazan (Kayture), Annabelle Fleur (ViVaLuxury), Hanneli Mustaparta and Julia Engel (Gal Meets Glam) wearing Dior Mise En Dior Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings

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Cristabelle Imitation Pearl Double Stud Earrings

Update (02/27/2017): Spotted yet another Mise En Dior dupe today! These faux pearl earrings are by Cristabelle and cost $28.

Cristabelle Imitation Pearl Double Stud Earrings in ivory cream (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal dupes)

Cristabelle Imitation Pearl Double Stud Earringsls
($28, Nordstrom)

Adornia Double Ball Stud Earrings

Update (02/27/2017): I also stumbled upon these lovely and budget-friendly double stud earrings by Adornia which come in either grey, cream or pink and are currently on sale for $19.95.

Adornia Double Ball Stud Earrings in grey, ivory and pink (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal dupes)

Adornia Double Ball Stud Earringsamazon
($19.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Bluefly.

Eve’s Addiction Double Pearl 360 Studs

Update (08/23/2015): Came across these beautiful Mise En Dior dupes at Eve’s Addiction today and just had to share them with you. These come in 10 variations and retail for a budget-friendly $28! Make sure to use promo code “SAVE20” to get 20% off your order including free shipping! Yay!

Eve's Addiction Double Pearl 360 Studs (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Eve’s Addiction Double Pearl 360 Studs
($28, Eve’s Addiction)

Jules Smith Double Pearl Stud Earrings

Update (08/09/2015): Just spotted these lovely Mise En Dior dupes by Jules Smith which are currently on sale for $37.50. Love these!

Jules Smith Double Pearl Stud Earrings in ivory and gold (Dior Mise En Dior knockoffs)

Jules Smith Double Pearl Stud Earringsls
($37.50, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom Rack & Bluefly.

Forever 21 Faux Pearl Dual Studs

Update (08/09/2015): Forever 21 have officially joined the Mise En Dior dupe game with these faux pearl studs which in either cream or grey metallic and retail for a very affordable $3.90! What do you think? Yay or nay?

Forever 21 Faux Pearl Dual Studs in cream and grey (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Pearl Dual Studs
($3.90, Forever 21)

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

Jardin Double Ball Stud Earrings

Update (08/09/2015): Also spotted these bi-colored Dior dupes by Jardin which are currently on sale for $39.97 (down from $125).

Jardin Double Ball Stud Earrings in ivory and gold (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Jardin Double Ball Stud Earrings
($39.97, Bluefly)

Overstock Sterling Silver Double Ball Front-Back Stud Earrings

Update (08/09/2015): Just how cool do these metallic Mise En Dior dupe earrings look? Found them at Overstock for $14.99. What’s your favorite color? I can’t decide.

Overstock Sterling Silver Double Ball Front-Back Stud Earrings in silver, gold, rosegold and pewter metallic (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Overstock Sterling Silver Double Ball Front-Back Stud Earrings
($14.99, Overstock)

Fragments Double Pearl Studs

Update (08/09/2015): Also came across these Dior look-alikes by Fragments while browsing through MyHabit the other day. On sale for a very budget-friendly $11!

>Fragments Double Pearl Studs in silver and ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribale knockoffs)

Fragments Double Pearl StudsAmazon
($11, Amazon)

Aldo “Jeraessa” Double Ball Stud Earrings

Update (06/27/2015): Found this silver metallic Dior dupe for $9.98 at Aldo today. So chic and so wallet-friendly, right?

Aldo "Nassi" Double Ball Stud Earrings in silver (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Aldo “Jeraessa” Double Ball Stud Earringsls
($9.98, Aldo)

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

Betsey Johnson “Memoirs of Betsey” Double Ball Stud Earrings

Update (06/27/2015): Also spotted these two-tone Dior inspired double ball stud earrings at Betsey Johnson which retail for $25.

Steve Madden Double Ball Stud Earrings in black and gold (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Betsey Johnson “Memoirs of Betsey” Double Ball Stud Earringsls
($25, Betsey Johnson)

Ann Taylor Pearlized Front-To-Back Earrings

Update (06/11/2015): Finally! They’re back in stock again! Now look at these perfect looking Dior dupes which I have spotted at Ann Taylor today. Don’t they look absolutely amazing? And so high-quality, too! I think they might have stolen the spot as my favorite Mise En Dior dupes. They’re not the cheapest at $39.50, but still soooo much cheaper than the overpriced Dior originals.

Ann Taylor Pearlized Front-To-Back Earrings in ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Ann Taylor Pearlized Front-To-Back Earrings
($39.50, Ann Taylor)

Mudd Reversible Ball Stud Earring Set

Update (06/11/2015): Also happened to find another set of Mise En Dior dupes along the way. These here are by Mudd and they’re currently on sale for $10.80 per 2 pairs.

Mudd Reversible Ball Stud Earring Set in silver and black (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Mudd Reversible Ball Stud Earring Setls
($10.80, Kohl’s)

Loft Pearlized Front Back Earrings

Update (04/28/2015): Came across these cute Dior dupes at Loft today. Only $24.50!

Loft Pearlized Front Back Earrings in ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Loft Pearlized Front Back Earrings
($24.50, Loft)

Beaute Fashion Double Sided Front Back Pearl Stud Earrings

Update (03/21/2015): Spotted another pair of Mise En Dior dupes! By Beaute Fashion.

Beaute Fashion Double Sided Front Back Pearl Stud Earrings in ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Beaute Fashion Double Sided Front Back Pearl Stud Earringsamazon
($17.25, Amazon)

Bar III Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings

Update (03/21/2015): Stumbled upon these metallic Mise En Dior dupes by Bar III in a lovely silver- or gold-tone. Only $19.50!

Bar III Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings in silver and gold (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Bar III Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings
($19.50, Macy’s)

Humble Chic Double Ball 360 Stud Earrings

Update (02/05/2015): Thanks to our reader Kim for the heads-up on these cute Dior dupes by Humble Chic.

Humble Chic Double Ball 360 Stud Earrings in ivory and grey (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

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($9.90, Humble Chic NY)

Kenneth Jay Lane Double Faux Pearl Earrings

Update (02/05/2015): And another designer joined the Mise En Dior bandwagon! Check out these Dior dupes by Kenneth Jay Lane. They’re not exactly budget-friendly at $19.99 (sale price!), but the quality seems decent, plus they’re still way cheaper than the marked up Dior real deal (new price is said to be around $400). Also available in silver.

Kenneth Jay Lane Double Faux Pearl Earrings in ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Kenneth Jay Lane Double Faux Pearl Earrings
($19.99, Saks 5TH OFF)

Style by Stories Double Pearl Earrings

Update (02/05/2015): European Mise En Dior fans rejoice! You can now get the coveted Dior look for €10 at Style by Stories.

Style by Stories Double Pearl Earrings in cream ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Style by Stories Double Pearl Earrings
(€9.90, Style by Stories)

Bling Jewelry Double Stud Earrings

Update (02/05/2015): Also happened to stumble upon these lovely and budget-friendly Dior-style double stud earrings at Bling Jewelry. They’re selling them in various colors such as red, blue, pink, green, white, black, silver and more. Plus, you can get 10% off everything with promo code “BLINGCOM“. You’re welcome!

Bling Jewelry Double Stud Earrings (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

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($9.99, Bling Jewelry)

P.S.: Also available at Bluefly.

Zenzii Classic Bubble Earrings

Update (02/05/2015): Here’s another lovely and budget-friendly Mise En Dior alternative by Zenzii. Available in a variety of differents colors and uppers (shiny or matte).

Zenzii Classic Bubble Earrings in pearl and matte pink (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Zenzii Classic Bubble Earrings
($16.95, Amazon)

Express Pearl Front and Back Stud Earrings

Update (01/22/2015): The Mise En Dior dupes just won’t stop coming in! This Dior look-a-likes have been disovered at Express.

Express Pearl Front and Back Stud Earrings in ivory silver (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Express Pearl Front and Back Stud Earrings
($13.93, Express)

Shashi Double Ball Stud Earrings

Update (01/22/2015): We also spotted these gorgeous metallic Dior dupes by Shashi. Available in ivory, silver or gold for $36!

Shashi Double Ball Stud Earrings in ivory, silver and gold (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Shashi Double Ball Stud Earrings
($36, Shopbop)

Mango Double Pearl Earrings

Update (12/29/2014): And here we go with yet another Dior dupe! Stumbled upon this metallic set at Mango today. Super budget-friendly at $9.99, too!

Mango Double Pearl Earrings in gold and silver (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Mango Double Pearl Earrings
($9.99, Mango)

Target Stud Front to Back Earrings

Update (11/22/2014): Found another great Mise En Dior dupe at Target today. Spot-on and under $10, too! Steal deal alert! Another set of Dior dupes is also available here.

Target Stud Earrings with Front and Back Acrylic Imitation Pearls in ivory and gold (Dior Mise En Dior knockoffs)

Target Stud Front to Back Earrings
($7.99, Target)

Blu Bijoux Double Pearl Studs

Update (10/27/2014): Since many of the previously mentioned Mise En Dior dupes have sold out meanwhile, I was super happy to discover this great looking, wallet-friendly Dior alternative by Blue Bijoux today! Get these lovely Dior-like earrings for a steal price of $18!

Blu Bijoux Double Pearl Studs (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

Blu Bijoux Double Pearl Studs
($18, Bluefly)

Armitage Avenue Double Pearl Earrings

Update (10/11/2014): Mise En Dior dupes are now starting to flock in! Here’s one by Armitage Avenue for a very wallet-friendly $12.95. These also come in a super cool looking grey, black and pink matte color.

Armitage Avenue Double Pearl Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

Armitage Avenue Double Pearl Earringsls
($12.95, Nordstrom Rack)

GoJane Double Faux Pearl Faux Plug Earrings

Update (10/11/2014): Here we have the cheapest Dior dupes of the Mise En Dior look-a-like bunch yet. Found at GoJane for a steal-worthy $5.

Double Faux Pearl Faux Plug Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

GoJane Double Faux Pearl Faux Plug Earrings
($5, GoJane)

Apt. 9 Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings

Update (10/11/2014): And here we go with yet another Mise en Dior steal find! What do you think of these super budget-friendly double pearl earrings by Apt. 9? They’re currently on sale for under $8 and you can also get them in orange or cobalt blue (loveeee!).

Apt. 9 Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings in pearl white (Dior Mise En Dior knockoffs)

Apt. 9 Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings
($7.80, Kohl’s)

Jarin K Double Side Earrings

Update (10/11/2014): As you might know, the introductory price of Dior’s Mise En Dior earrings used to be $290, but due to their popularity and high demand Dior raised the price to over $400 this year which I think is absolutely outrageous. If you’re not willing to pay Dior’s new, inflated price (we’re talking costume jewelry after all) yet want to invest in a high-quality dupe that is going to last you a while, you might want to consider these double side earrings by Jarin K. While I think it’s a little shameless to sell someone else’s design for such a high price, I also think this is karma’s retaliation for Dior’s unjust markup.

Jarin K Double Side Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

Jarin K Double Side Earrings
($150, Shopbop)

Daisy Fuentes Front to Back Asymmetrical Earrings

Update (09/20/2014): Found another Mise En Dior dupe today! And this one by Daisy Fuentes is under $10! Steal deal alert! Available online only at Target.

Daisy Fuentes Front to Back Asymmetrical Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

Daisy Fuentes Front to Back Asymmetrical Earrings
($6.40, Target)

Aqua “Avery” Front & Back Stud Earrings

Update (08/29/2014): One of our readers tipped us off about yet another great Mise En Dior dupe (thanks!). Check out these double pearl earrings by Aqua which sell for $20!

Aqua "Avery" Front & Back Stud Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

Aqua “Avery” Front & Back Stud Earrings
($20, Bloomingdale’s)

Nasty Gal “Marie” Double-Pearl Earrings

Update (08/28/2014): Woot, woot! Found a new Dior dupe today! Check out these double pearl earrings I found at Nasty Gal.

Nasty Gal "Marie" Double-Pearl Earrings in cream (Dior Mise En Dior knockoffs)

Nasty Gal “Marie” Double-Pearl Earrings
($18, Nasty Gal)

BaubleBar Pearl 360 Studs

If you’re just as undecided or simply can’t afford to spend almost $300 for a pair of faux pearl earrings, here’s a wonderful alternative from BaubleBar which will give you the coveted “Mise en Dior” look for under $30! These double-pearl earrings are available in various versions and colors and cost $28. Get them soon because I’ve already seen them sell out once!

BaubleBar Pearl 360 Studs (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

BaubleBar Pearl 360 Studs
($28, BaubleBar)

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Update: This post has been updated on February 23, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Chances are you’re already pretty familiar with these double-strapped ribbon tie ballerina flats by Miu Miu because these ballerinas are the “It shoe” of the summer and the latest shoe trend to take over our fashion feeds. As you can see below some of our favorite bloggers and IGers have already been prancing the streets in those cute and quirky ballet flats channeling their inner prima ballerina. I must admit I haven’t been actively following Miu Miu’s collections for a while now, but these shoes made me fall in love with Miuccia Prada’s younger fashion line all over again. I just love how the belted straps toughen up the otherwise overly sweet ballerina design thus giving them an edgy and modern vibe while at the same time still maintaining a classic and feminine look. Also, how cool is the idea of wearing them with mismatched ribbon laces? Pure genius and so refreshingly new and creative! Naturally, we’ve gotten quite a few requests to find budget-friendly alternatives for these much sought after Miu Miu flats because a) these babies cost a whopping $620 now: $670 and b) the popular versions like the nude one for example are basically sold out everywhere anyway. Ergo: challenge accepted!

Miu Miu Belted Ankle-Wrap Ballerina Flats in nude and gingham

Miu Miu Belted Ankle-Wrap Ballerina Flatsls
($670, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls & MyTheresa.

Style Bloggers Love Miu Miu

Personal style bloggers such as Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Pernille Teisbaek and Leonie Hanne (Ohh Couture) have all been spotted wearing Miu Miu Belted Ankle-Wrap Ballerina Flats.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Pernille Teisbaek & Leonie Hanne (Ohh Couture) wearing Miu Miu Belted Ankle-Wrap Ballerina Flats

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Forever 21 Faux Leather Strappy Flats

Update (02/23/2017): Stumbled upon these amazing and spot-on Miu Miu dupes at Forever 21 today which cost $35 and had to share them with you. Just wish these came with a pair of gingham ribbons as well.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Strappy Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Strappy Flats
($35, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available in black/red velvet here ($28) & Amazonamazon.

River Island Ankle Ribbon Ballet Flats

Update (02/23/2017): Another Miu Miu inspired ballet flat can be found at River Island for $56. These are also available in a khaki satin and a black/multi-colored print version.

River Island Ankle Ribbon Ballet Flats in silver metallic (Miu Miu dupes)

River Island Ankle Ribbon Ballet Flats
($56, River Island)

P.S.: Also available at River Island (UK)ls & River Island (EU).

Gianni Bini “Linet” Ankle Wrap Lace-Up Gingham Ballet Flats

Update (12/29/2016): Spotted these amazing Miu Miu inspired ballet flats by Gianni Bini today. They cost $79.99 and are available in either black, nude or baby blue. The only thing missing are the two front buckle straps.

Gianni Bini "Linet" Ankle Wrap Lace-Up Gingham Ballet Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu dupes)

Gianni Bini “Linet” Ankle Wrap Lace-Up Gingham Ballet Flats
($79.99, Dillard’s)

Wanted “Colte” Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (12/29/2016): Another Miu Miu alternative are these lovely ankle wrap ballerina flats by Wanted, also sans buckle straps though, which come in either black or blush and cost $119.95 AUD.

Wanted "Colte" Lace-Up Ballerina Flats in black and blush pink (Miu Miu dupes)

Wanted “Colte” Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
($119.95 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

Express Lace-Up Ballet Flats

Update (11/08/2016): Found another Miu Miu inspired ballet flat alternative at Express which retails for under $50 and comes in either nude or black faux leather. What do you think? Yay or nay?

Express Lace-Up Ballet Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu inspired)

Express Lace-Up Ballet Flats
($49.90, Express)

Kaitlyn Pan Soft Lambskin Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (10/17/2016): Just discovered that one of my favorites for designer dupes, Kaitlyn Pan, is now offering a great handmade Miu Miu ballerina look-alike version in nude, black and white genuine leather for under $100. Looooooooove these ballet flats!

Kaitlyn Pan Soft Lambskin Lace-Up Ballerina Flats (Miu Miu dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Soft Lambskin Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
($95.99, Etsy)

Minusey Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (09/19/2016): Spotted these amazing Miu Miu ballerina dupes at this new online-shop I recently came across while searching for designer dupes: Minusey. They come in beige or black faux leather, cost $89 and are also available in kids’ sizes (so cute, no?). Make sure to use our exclusive discount code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your purchase at Minusey which will cut down the price of these babies to a little over $80.

Minusey Lace-Up Ballerina Flats in nude and gingham (Miu Miu dupes)

Minusey Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
($89, Minusey)

Mango Lace-Up Ballerinas

Update (09/10/2016): Came across these lovely Miu Miu inspired lace-up ballerinas in black at Mango today. Price: $29.99 (sale price, down from $59.99).

Mango Lace-Up Ballerinas in black (Miu Miu dupes)

Mango Lace-Up Ballerinas
($29.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Bayo Buckled Lace-Up Ballet Flats

Update (08/29/2016): Spotted another super cheap Miu Miu ballet flat alternative today! These ballerinas by Bayo come in either black or white and cost only $14.31!

Bayo Buckled Lace-Up Ballet Flats in black and white (Miu Miu dupes)

Bayo Buckled Lace-Up Ballet Flats
($14.31, YesStyle)

P.S.: A super cute kids version is available here.

Romwe Almond Toe Bow Decorated Lace-Up Flats

My current favorite Miu Miu dupe are these adorable lace-up flats I found at Romwe because they are spot-on compared to the real deal and also super budget-friendly with a price of just $29.99. They come in black, nude and baby pink PU leather and most sizes are still available (yay!), so get them while they’re still in stock!

Romwe Almond Toe Bow Decorated Lace-Up Flats in black and nude (Miu Miu knockoffs)

Romwe Almond Toe Bow Decorated Lace-Up Flats
($29.99, Romwe)

P.S.: Also available at SheIn.

Steve Madden “Meow” Ribbon Tie Ballerina Flats

Last but not least are these lace-up flats by Steve Madden. They don’t have the buckled front straps like the real deal and thus are more of an “inspired by Miu Miu“-kind, but they do come with two sets of interchangeable ribbon laces, so the overall look is still very much Miu Miu without them being a blatant copy. Also how buttery soft does the blush leather look like here? Amazing for $46.99 (sale price!), no? Other available color options include black and silver metallic.

Steve Madden "Meow" Ribbon Tie Ballerina Flats in nude blush (Miu Miu inspired)

Steve Madden “Meow” Ribbon Tie Ballerina Flats
($46.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Lord & Taylorls, Dillard’s, Steve Maddenls & Steve Madden (Canada)ls.

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, The Blonde Salad, @pernilleteisbaek Instagram, Ohh Couture, Forever 21, River Island, Dillard’s, Wanted Shoes, Express, Etsy, Minusey, Mango, YesStyle, Romwe, Jessica Buurman, Nordstrom

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Update: This post has been updated on February 23, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I must say: Hats off to Chanel for being able to reinvent the classic ol’ granny shoe and reliven the outdated shoe while casually turning a blast from the past into a massive and worldwide shoe hype that is now gracing the feet of fashion lovers, editors and pretty much every fashion influencer under the sun. I really can’t remember how often I’ve seen Chanel’s infamous two-tone cap-toe slingbacks (or their look-alikes, respectively) lately. They are everywhere; in magazines, on blogs, social media, the streets and on the red carpet. There’s no escaping the Chanel granny shoe and I really don’t mind. While sceptical at first, I definitely have warmed up to the trend now and am loving the enormous influx of grandma inspired cap-toe shoes we’re currently seeing popping up everywhere. And while I do love the laissez-faire style of the highly popular slingback version, for Fall, I do prefer a shoe with a closed back, so these block heel pumps below would be a perfect addition to my Fall wardrobe. But whom are we kidding? This is Chanel we’re talking about and even though I don’t know what the retail price is on these beauties here, I’m quite certain my shopping budget isn’t nowhere near as opulent as it would have to be in order for me to be able to afford the real deal.

Chanel Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps in beige and black

Chanel Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

Aldo “Bellone” Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps

Update (02/23/2017): Found another great Chanel cap-toe block heel pump alternative at Aldo today. Available in bone or denim for $80.

Aldo "Bellone" Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps in nude and black (Chanel inspired)

Aldo “Bellone” Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumpsls
($80, Aldo)

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

Kaitlyn Pan Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps

Update (09/15/2016): Spotted these awesome and spot-on Chanel dupes by Kaitlyn Pan made of genuine lambskin leather which retail for $84.99.

Kaitlyn Pan Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps in beige and black (Chanel dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps
($84.99, Etsy)

J.Crew “Lena” Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps

Update (09/15/2016): Also stumbled upon these lovely Chanel inspired block-heel pumps by J.Crew which are currently on sale for $189.99 (retail price was $258).

J.Crew "Lena" Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps in nude and black patent (Chanel inspired)

J.Crew “Lena” Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps
($189.99, J.Crew)

Ivanka Trump “Lindi” Two-Tone Block Heel Pumps

Deal: Use promo code “SALE” to get 20% off regular and sale items and 25% off clearance items at Lord & Taylor! Offer valid through February 27th at 11:59 PM EST.

After having so much success with their Chanel slingback dupe “Liah”, I guess Ivanka Trump decided they weren’t quite done with riding that Chanel granny shoe trend train yet and so they came out with “Lindi”, a very Chanel-esque cap-toe pump which is basically the identical sister of “Liah” but in a non-slingback version. “Lindi” comes in either beige/black leather or suede and is also available in other colors such as burgundy, black and navy (suede). Like “Liah”, “Lindi” retails for $124.95 (now on sale for $93.75); which seems like a reasonable price for such a spot-on Chanel dupe made of genuine leather. Don’t wait too long with your purchase though as I’m pretty sure these will be similarly popular as Trump’s “Liah” slingbacks, so make your order before your size goes out of stock and while you’re at it, make sure to check out “Jocelynamazon” as well, it’s the ballerina flat version of “Liah” and “Lindi”.

Ivanka Trump "Lindi" Two-Tone Block Heel Pumps in beige and black suede (Chanel dupes)

Ivanka Trump “Lindi” Two-Tone Block Heel Pumpsls
($93.75, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Macy’s, Amazonamazon & Nordstromls.

Image source(s): @shesalyssarenee Instagram, Aldo, J.Crew, Etsy, Nordstrom

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Update: This post has been updated on February 23, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

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)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, S|Sense, Stylebop, Luisaviaroma, Harrodsicon, Farfetchls & MyTheresa.

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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Bardot Tailored Blazer

Update (02/23/2017): Discovered yet another lovely Balmain inspired tailored blazer today! It’s by Bardot and retails for $139.99 AUD.

Bardot Tailored Blazer in black (Balmain dupe)

Bardot Tailored Blazer
($139.99 AUD, The Iconic)

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 retails for $129 and comes in an array of beautiful colors including navy, black, white, wine red and rose pink. Absolutely looooove this budget find!

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

Tahari ASL Double-Breasted Ponte Knit Jacket
($129, Tahari ASL)

P.S.: 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)

P.S.: 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 (including white and blush) 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 $63 and come in various lovely colors such as nude, white and blush. Love these affordable blazers! Pssssst, US students get a 30% (!) 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
($63, Missguided)

P.S.: 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 Blazer
($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 Seaside Double Breasted Blazer

Now this nautical blazer by Veronica Beard is probably the closest match to the real deal Balmain in terms of overall design, but it does cost almost $600, so it ranks as my current second favorite Balmain dupe. You would save a whopping $1.790 by opting for the Veronica Beard version though, so I still consider this blazer to be a pretty good bargain nonetheless!

Veronica Beard Seaside Double Breasted Blazer in navy w/ gold buttons (Balmain dupe)

Veronica Beard Seaside Double Breasted Blazer
($595, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at 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)

P.S.: 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)

P.S.: 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, 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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