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I’m not much of a fringe lover to be honest, but when first I spotted this beautiful electric blue suede Nouveau bag by Gucci, I was instantly smitten with it, fringe included. The supple suede and the long fringes give it such a laid-back ’70s vibe while the vibrant blue color adds to the statement factor of this eyecatcher of a bag. Of course, this beauty comes at a price. At $2.500, to be exact.

Gucci Nouveau Fringe Suede Shoulder Bag in cobalt blue

Gucci Nouveau Fringe Suede Shoulder Bagls
($2.500, Saks Fifth Avenue)

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

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Gucci

Style blogger Betty Autier from Le Blog de Betty and celebs such as Hilary Duff and Olivia Wilde have been spotted carrying the Gucci Nouveau Fringe Suede Shoulder Bag.

Style Bloggers and Celebrities carrying a Gucci Nouveau Fringe Suede Shoulder Bag

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BagInc Long Fringed Faux Suede Bamboo Crossbody Bag

Update (05/05/2015): Spotted these Gucci Nouveau bag dupes in faux suede at BagInc today. Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your entire order!

BagInc Long Fringed Faux Suede Bamboo Crossbody Bag in black, blue and red (Gucci Nouveau knockoffs)

BagInc Long Fringed Faux Suede Bamboo Crossbody Bag
($69, BagInc)

Nasty Gal x Nila Anthony “Lizzy” Suede Crossbody Bag

Luckily, there’s no need to ruin your bank account because Nila Anthony brings us the Gucci look on a budget. Their “Lizzy” bag is obviously an homage to the Gucci Nouveau bag seen above. It’s not a spot-on dupe, but definitely very similar in design. I especially like how they’ve kept the vivid color on this one. $98 and the bag is yours!

Nasty Gal x Nila Anthony Lizzy Suede Crossbody Fringe Bag in electric blue (Gucci Nouveau knockoff)

Nasty Gal x Nila Anthony “Lizzy” Suede Crossbody Bagls
($98, Nasty Gal)

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I’m always a little torn when it comes to MICHAEL Michael Kors because Kors often gets “inspired” by his designer colleagues from the high-end department yet still tries to sell his designer-inspired shoes and bags for what I consider a pretty steep price. However, the “Selma” large top zip satchel really stole my heart by storm. The luxe-looking saffiano leather reminds me of Prada and the pop of pink would be a great way to incorporate some color into any outfit. All in all, it’s simply a really beautiful and feminine bag! A bag that costs $358 unfortunately! Le sigh!

MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Large Top Zip Satchel in fuchsia pink

MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Large Top Zip Satchel
($358, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Lord & Taylor, Amazonamazon, CUSPls, Nordstromls, Michael Korsls, Neiman Marcusls, Bloomingdale’s, Dillard’s, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Macy’s, eBagscj, Harrodsls, Selfridges, Forzieri & Zalandoaffilinet.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love MICHAEL Michael Kors

Celebs such as Kate Mara, Olivia Munn, Selena Gomez and style bloggers such as Devon Rachel, Economy of Style and Megan Quint Gressel have all been spotted wearing MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Large Top Zip Satchel.

Celebrities and Style Bloggers carrying a MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Large Top Zip Satchel

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Segolene En Cuir “Sylvie” Handbag

UPDATE (05/05/2015): Discovered these lovely satchels by Segolene En Cuir which are currently on sale for under $120 (down from $379).

Segolene En Cuir "Sylvie" Handbag (MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma knockoffs)

Segolene En Cuir “Sylvie” Handbag
($119.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Accessorize “Georgia” Winged Handheld Bag

UPDATE (02/28/2014): Just discovered these lovely PU leather bags at Accessorize which are a great alternative if you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to get the look of Kors’ Selma bag. I’m absolutely in love with all these amazing colors!

Accessorize "Georgia" Winged Handheld Bag (MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma knockoff)

Accessorize “Georgia” Winged Handheld Bagls
(£32, Accessorize)

BagInc “Meg” Satchel Bag

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your entire order!

Spending $358 on a bag might not fit into everyone’s shopping budget, so here you go: this satchel I discovered at BagInc is a perfect MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma dupe minus the brand logo for less than half the price of the original. And how lovely are all the colors? I can’t decide which one is my favorite. Plus, don’t forget to use the promo code above to get an extra 10% off!

BagInc "Meg" Satchel Bag in pink, indigo, navy and wine red (MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma knockoff)

BagInc “Meg” Satchel Bag
($119, BagInc)

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Update: This post has been updated on April 28, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

I am a huge fan of Jennifer Aniston‘s style. She delicately walks the edges of trends while always maintaining a classic style that I’m pretty sure we’ll never look back on, thinking “God, WHAT was she wearing?” Last summer Jen started rocking a pair of Stuart Weitzman espadrilles that had me drooling. Clearly I wasn’t the only fan though; the Alex Espadrille Wedges flew off the shelves and were forever more impossible to find. They’re back now and available on several e-retailer sites and I would probably kill to own a pair. Seriously, I recommend you not being around me right now. Sadly these are just out of my price range.

Stuart Weitzman Alex Espadrille Woven Wedge Sandals in swamp

Stuart Weitzman Alex Espadrille Wedgesls
($164.50, Last Call by Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, eBay, Bluefly, Neiman Marcusls, Gilt, Revolve & Bergdorf Goodmanls.

Celebrities Love Stuart Weitzman

Jennifer Aniston & Eva Mendes wearing Stuart Weitzman Alex Espadrille Wedges

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Gabriella Rocha “Deleon” Woven Espadrille Wedges

Update (04/28/2015): 2,5 years after posting our last find, here’s a new great Stuart Weitzman Alex alternative! What do you think about these espadrille wedges by Gabriella Rocha? Hot or not? They’re available in either khaki, natural or black textile for a super budget-friendly price of $17.70 (sale price!).

Gabriella Rocha "Deleon" Woven Espadrille Wedges in khaki (Stuart Weitzman Alex knockoffs)

Gabriella Rocha “Deleon” Woven Espadrille Wedges
($17.70, 6pm)

Bamboo Leanne-34 Woven Wedge Espadrilles

Update (02/12/2012): Came across yet another great Alex look-a-like by Bamboo. Yay!

Bamboo Leanne-34 Woven Wedge Espadrilles (Stuart Weitzman Alex knockoffs)

Bamboo Leanne-34 Woven Wedge Espadrilles
($32, LuLu*s)

Sacred Heart “Arven” Espadrilles

Update (05/22/2011): The “Alex” knockoff wave just won’t stop! I keep finding new Alex look-a-likes day in, day out. But these here by Sacred Heart are actually really, really amazing. They are soooo spot-on and, OMG!, look at the price. $49.99 – this deserves an award or something (still can’t loose the feeling these are just rebranded, look at N.Y.L.A.’s Colby, Black Rooster’s Colb & Bakers’ “Midtown”, they all look completely identical).

Sacred Heart "Arven" Espadrilles in taupe (Stuart Weitzman Alex knockoffs)

Sacred Heart “Arven” Espadrillesls
($44.99, Kohl’s)

Bakers “Midtown” Wedge Sandals

Update (05/22/2011): Here we go again, yet another Stuart Weitzman “Alex” knockoff. This time it’s Bakers‘ turn. Love these here, they’re spot-on & super affordable.

Bakers "Midtown" Wedge Sandals in taupe (Stuart Weitzman Alex knockoffs)

Bakers “Midtown” Wedge Sandalsamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

N.Y.L.A. “Colby” / “Colbie” Espadrille Wedges

Update (05/10/2011): OMG! This is the 15th “Alex” knockoff we have discovered. And an amazing one it is! N.Y.L.A.s “Colby” wedges are super close to the real SW Alex espadrilles and kind of remind me of the Black Rooster version (might be just a rebranded version). Available in taupe (shown), ivory or black.

N.Y.L.A. "Colby" Espadrille Wedges in taupe (Stuart Weitzman Alex knockoffs)

N.Y.L.A. “Colby” Espadrille Wedgesamazon
($24.95, Amazon)

Black Rooster “Colb” Espadrille Wedges

Update (04/27/2011): Found yet another fantastic Alex look-a-like by Black Rooster. And it’s pretty light on the wallet, too! Available in khaki, ivory or black.

Black Rooster "Colb" Espadrille Wedges in khaki (Stuart Weitzman Alex knockoffs)

Black Rooster “Colb” Espadrille Wedges
($27.60, 6pm)

Kensie Girl “Kenwood” Espadrille Wedges

Update (02/20/2011): Another great and budget-friendly “Alex” knockoff coming from Kensie Girl. Available in khaki, black and ivory.

Kensie Girl "Kenwood" Espadrille Wedges in khaki

Kensie Girl “Kenwood” Espadrille Wedgesls
($29.99, Famous Footwear)

Steve Madden “FANTASIK” Espadrilles

Update (01/08/2011): OMG! Look at these fab-u-lous Alex look-a-likes coming from Steve Madden. They are now also available in khaki and black and what’s freaking awesome is the super budget-friendly price of $36.98 (sale price!). Can’t beat that!

Steve Madden "FANTASIK" Espadrille Wedges in khaki (Stuart Weitzman Alex knockoffs)

Steve Madden “FANTASIK” Espadrillesls
($36.98, Steve Madden)

Matisse “Lovee” Espadrille Wedges

Update (02/11/2011): Stumbled upon yet another Alex knockoff by Matisse.

Matisse "Lovee" Espadrille Wedges in natural (Stuart Weitzman Alex knockoffs)

Matisse “Lovee” Espadrille Wedgesamazon
($70.67, Amazon)

Dune “Nola” Espadrille Wedges

Update (05/13/2011): Finally, Alex fans in the UK & Europe have a decent knockoff as well. This one by Dune is quite nice on the eyes. I’m actually thinking of ordering this shoe for myself. Do you approve? Available in khaki and black.

Dune "Nola" Espadrille Wedges in khaki (Stuart Weitzman Alex knockoffs)

Dune “Nola” Espadrille Wedges
(£18, Dune)

Lucky Brand “Tabitha” Espadrille Wedges

Update (03/11/2011): Just came across yet another fab & budget-friendly “Alex” alternative coming from Lucky Brand. Available in navy/white or natural.

Lucky Brand "Tabitha" Espadrille Wedges in natural (Stuart Weitzman Alex knockoffs)

Lucky Brand “Tabitha” Espadrille Wedgesls
($54.95, Shoebuy)

Chinese Laundry “Dippity Do” Espadrille Wedges

Update (02/11/2011): And here we go again with yet another Alex-inspired wedge. This time coming from Chinese Laundry. Available in taupe or khaki.

Chinese Laundry "Dippity Do" Espadrille Wedges in taupe (Stuart Weitzman Alex knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Dippity Do” Espadrille Wedges
($55.99, Chinese Laundry)

Dana Buchman “Jacinda” Espadrilles

Update (05/13/2011): And here’s another great Alex look-a-like coming from Dana Buchman. Really love this one!

Dana Buchman "Jacinda" Espadrilles in taupe (Stuart Weitzman Alex knockoffs)

Dana Buchman “Jacinda” Espadrillesls
($20.99, Kohl’s)

Bucco Espadrilles

Update (05/13/2011): The Alex knockoffs just won’t stop popping up! Found 3 more today. #1 – these fab and budget-friendly espadrilles by Bucco.

Bucco Espadrilles in khaki (Stuart Weitzman Alex knockoffs)

Bucco Espadrillesls
($44.99, Kohl’s)

Qupid Konya-40 Espadrille Wedges

Update (01/03/2011): These Alex knockoffs by Qupid might not be quite as polished as the orignal, but for under $30 what more could you possibly want? Also available in black or camel. Be fast, these will sell out fast.

Qupid Konya-40 Espadrille Wedges in taupe (Stuart Weitzman Alex knockoffs)

Qupid Konya-40 Espadrille Wedges
($29, GoJane)

City Classified “JoJo” Braided Wedge Espadrilles

Update (04/09/2011): A big thank you to our reader Jie Wei who told us about these super affordable & great looking “Alex” knockoffs by City Classified.

City Classified JoJo Braided Wedge Espadrilles in stone (Stuart Weitzman Alex knockoffs)

City Classified “JoJo” Braided Wedge Espadrilles
($26.99, Tilly’s)

Aldo “Connally” Espadrille Wedges

Update (03/11/2011): Found another great inspired espadrille alternative by Aldo. Available in taupe or khaki.

Aldo "Connally" Espadrille Wedges in taupe (Stuart Weitzman Alex knockoffs)

Aldo “Connally” Espadrille Wedgesls
($50, Aldo)

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Real vs. Steal – YSL Tribtoo Pumps

by Irina on April 18, 2015

Update: This post has been updated on April 18, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Every once in a while there comes a shoe that will stand out from the masses, a shoe that first becomes a trend and later will be considered iconic (think Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy LBD from Breakfast at Tiffany’s). The YSL Tribtoo / Trib Two / Tribute Two Pump has great potential to become a shoe legend. The highly coveted 5″ inch stiletto pumps are virtually sold out EVERYWHERE and their hefty price tag prevents them from being a realistic shoe dream for most of us not-rich-by-default fashionistas.

YSL Tribtoo Platform Pump (Yves Saint Laurent)

Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Two Platform Pumpsls
($795, Net-A-Porter)

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

Celebrities Love Yves Saint Laurent

The YSL Tribtoo Pumps have been worn by like at least 2 dozen celebrities, from A-Listers to D-Listers. Almost anyone who’s rich and famous owns a pair. Heidi Klum, Victoria Beckham, Lucy Liu, Christina Aguilera, etc. The YSL Tribtoo Pump was probably the most worn shoe on the red carpet last year and there’s no end in sight for 2009.

Celebrities wearing YSL Tribtoo Platform Pumps

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Jessica Simpson “Rebeca” Platform Pumps

Update (04/18/2015): Here we go with yet another YSL Tribute Two look-a-like pumps. This time it’s a pump by Jessica Simpson. Available in many colors and uppers.

Jessica Simpson "Rebeca" Platform Pumps in black (YSL Tribute Two knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Rebeca” Platform Pumpsamazon
($58.80, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, 6pm, Heels.com, Shoebuyls & Herberger’sls.

ShoeDazzle “Zendaya” Platform Pumps

Update (03/08/2015): After an almost three year steal find hiatus, we managed to come across this perfectly looking YSL Tribute Two platform pump dupe by ShoeDazzle. So lovely, isn’t it?

ShoeDazzle "Zendaya" Platform Pumps in nude and black faux patent (YSL Tribute Two knockoffs)

ShoeDazzle “Zendaya” Platform Pumps
($9.99/$54.95, ShoeDazzle)

JustFab “Shalini” Platform Pumps

Update (11/14/2012): Just found this budget-friendly YSL Tribtoo look-a-like by JustFab. Also available in nude patent.

JustFab "Shalini" Platform Pumps in black patent (Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo knockoffs)

JustFab “Shalini” Platform Pumpscj
($54.99, Heels.com)

Pour La Victoire “Zimmer” Platform Pumps

Update (05/30/2012): After quite a while Pour La Victoire decided to release a new great YSL Tribtoo alternative called the “Zimmer” pump which I sadly love a bit more than my namesake, the PLV “Irina” pump.

Pour La Victoire "Zimmer" Platform Pumps in black patent (YSL Trib Too knockoffs)

Pour La Victoire “Zimmer” Platform Pumpscj
($146.57, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Heels.comcj.

Kelsi Dagger “Linzy” Platform Pumps

Update (10/15/2010): Well, well. Look at this. Kelsi Dagger is the lower-priced line of Pour La Victoire and doesn’t their “Linzy” pump look JUST like the PLV Irina? Only it costs half the price. I’ve been a great fan of the “Irina” pumps (obviously!), but the Kelsi Dagger Linzy is just as nice. And there are so many colors to choose from. Which one is your favorite? Personally, I want them ALL!

Kelsi Dagger "Linzy" Platform Pumps (YSL Tribtoo knockoffs)

Kelsi Dagger “Linzy” Platform Pumps
($93.59, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & 6pmcj.

Pour La Victoire “Irina” Platform Pumps

Update (07/12/2010): OK, so I might be slightly biased to call these Pour La Victoire platform pumps the best YSL Tribtoo knockoffs because of the name, but even though these here are more tamed I’m still over-the-moon in love with these lustworthy heels.

Pour La Victoire "Irina" Platform Pumps in black & taupe patent (YSL Tribtoo knockoffs)

Pour La Victoire “Irina” Platform Pumpsamazon
($245, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zapposcj, 6pmcj & Jildorcj.

Wet Seal Round Toe Platform Pumps

Update (01/12/2010): Found another YSL Tribtoo alternative by Wet Seal.

When I checked out the new arrivals on Wet Seal today I jumped out of my seat. They’ve added a pair of platform pumps that are so close to the YSL Tribtoos and cost only $24.50?! This must be DEAL OF THE MONTH or so. The pumps are currently available in black and pink and if I were you I’d snag both colors NOW because these heels will go fast.

Wet Seal Round Toe Platform Pumps in black (YSL Tribtoo knockoffs)

Wet Seal Round Toe Platform Pumps
($24.50, Wet Seal)

bebe “Liza” Leather Platform Pumps

Feast your eyes on these YSL knockoff darlings: bebe‘s Liza Leather Platform Pumps. This is probably the closest you’ll ever come to the real deal with a $149 budget. Huge knockoff crush potential! They are currently available in either black leather or patent tortoise shell, but on the website they are also pictured in off white, so I guess you’ll be able to order these in that color soon, too.

bebe Liza Platform Pumps in Black Leather (YSL Trib Two Pumps knockoffs)

bebe “Liza” Leather Platform Pumps
($149, bebe)

Office “LAST OF THE GIANTS” Pumps

European readers rejoice! British shoe retailer Office (confusing name, right?) is selling a stunning pair of YSL Tribtoo Pump knockoffs for £75 ($110 or 80€). The pumps look very well manufactured and are also available in brown/croc leather. P.S.: they also ship internationally!

Office Shoes Last of the Giants Pump (YSL Trib Two Pump knockoff)

Office “LAST OF THE GIANTS” Pumps
(£75, Office)

Gianni Bini “Desiree” Pumps

These YSL knockoffs were orginally spotted by a reader from The Look 4 Less. These pumps by Gianni Bini are a great alternative to the pricey YSL Tribtoos and come in either black patent or patent croc brown.

Gianni Bini Desiree Pumps (YSL Trib Two Pump knockoff)

Gianni Bini “Desiree” Pumps
($110, Dillard’s)

Steve Madden “FORTAY” Pumps

Steve Madden‘s “FORTAY” Pump is also a good alternative if you are lusting for an affordable YSL Tribtoo version that is not as extreme as the original.

Steve Madden FORTAY Pump (YSL Trib Two Pump knockoffs)

Steve Madden “FORTAY” Pumpsls
($149.95, Steve Madden)

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Update: This post has been updated on April 17, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Mary-Kate Olsen is quite the trendsetter. A few weeks after being spotted on MK’s feet, Stella McCartney‘s mesh sandals hit the digital shelves of Net-A-Porter, but sold out there super fast. If you are craving the real deal, you can still find them on Stella’s website or read on and let me show you some recession-proof alternatives.

Stella McCartney Mesh Basket Sandals in black

Stella McCartney Mesh Basket Sandalsls
($995, Net-A-Porter)

Mary-Kate Olsen Loves Stella McCartney

At the beginning of 2009, Mary-Kate Olsen was having an obsession with Stella McCartney’s mesh sandals from the Spring 2009 collection. She was wearing them to various events and when being out and about before finally moving on to another pair of lustworthy heels which she could wear to death.

Mary-Kate Olsen wearing Stella McCartney Mesh Basket Sandals in black

Aldo “Frirassi” Mesh Slingback Sandals

Update (04/17/2015): Four years after our last find I happened to stumble upon these mesh slingback heels at Aldo today and they instantly reminded me of the Stella McCartney mesh basket sandals above.

Aldo "Frirassi" Mesh Slingback Sandals in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

Aldo “Frirassi” Mesh Slingback Sandalsls
($45, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos & Amazonamazon.

Charles by Charles David “Netizen” Mesh Sandals

Update (05/16/2011): Here’s another great Stella McCartney alternative coming from Charles by Charles David. Available in black or camel.

Charles by Charles David "Netizen" Mesh Sandals in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

Charles by Charles David “Netizen” Mesh Sandalsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

Martinez Valero “Cleo” Sandals

Update (05/12/2010): Yay! Finally another Stella McCartney knockoff and this one’s absolutely fabulous I think. Martinez Valero did a great job with his “Cleo” sandals. They come in either black, nude or silver.

Martinez Valero "Cleo" Sandals in black (Stella Mccartney knockoffs)

Martinez Valero “Cleo” Sandalsamazon
($25.99, Amazon)

BCBGMAXAZRIA “Lisa” Pumps

Update (03/10/2010): Here’s yet another fabulous but slightly pricey Stella McCartney knockoff by BCBGMAXAZRIA.

BCBGMAXAZRIA "Lisa" Mesh Slingback Pumps in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

BCBGMAXAZRIA “Lisa” Pumpsls
($142, Shoebuy)

Nine West “Hotrock” Mesh Sandals

Update (10/30/2009): Found another budget-friendly Stella McCartney alternative by Nine West.

Nine West "Hotrock" Mesh Sandals in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

Nine West “Hotrock” Mesh Sandalsamazon
($72.05, Amazon)

bebe “Lizzy” Mesh Sandals

I always thought Steve Madden is the king of knockoffs, but after seeing so many designer shoe look-a-likes coming from bebe latey, I have come to the conclusion that they deserve this title. Whenever I visit their website, new designer knockoffs have popped up just like these Stella McCartney knockoffs for example. bebe’s “Lizzy” sandals come in 3 different colors and retail for $139.

bebe Lizzy Mesh Sandals in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

bebe “Lizzy” Mesh Sandals
($139, bebe)

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