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Real vs. Steal – Tiffany & Co. Love Knot Bangle

by Irina on September 18, 2016

Update: This post has been updated on September 18, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

After a quick summer hiatus, we are reporting back with another Real vs. Steal post! And this one’s featuring the very famous Love Knot Bangle by Tiffany & Co.. Personally, I absolutely adore the minimalistic design of this bangle and its symbolic meaning. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that this piece of jewelry is a particularly popular wedding gift. And while I couldn’t find an exact price for this online sold-out item, I would bet, even though this is “only” sterling silver, it still is everything but a cheap buy.

Tiffany & Co. Love Knot Bangle in silver and gold

Tiffany & Co. Love Knot Bangle
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

BP. Love Knot Textured Cuff

Update (09/18/2016): Stumbled upon this textured cuff by BP. and it instantly reminded me of the Tiffany Love Knot bangle above. Available in gold- or silvertone for a budget-friendly $12!

BP. Love Knot Textured Cuff in gold and silver (Tiffany inspired)

BP. Love Knot Textured Cuffls
($12, Nordstrom)

LuLu*s Let’s Tie the Knot Bracelet

Update (04/05/2016): Just discovered this cute Tiffany bracelet look-alike at LuLu*s which is available in gold, rosegold or silver for a budget-friendly price of $14.

LuLu*s Let's Tie the Knot Bracelet in goldtone (Tiffany & Co. Love Knot knockoff)

LuLu*s Let’s Tie the Knot Bracelet
($14, LuLu*s)

Armitage Avenue Knot Bangle

Update (11/15/2015): Another lovely knot bangle which would be a great Tiffany look for less alternative comes from Armitage Avenue and it’s available in gold for $14.95.

Armitage Avenue Knot Bangle in gold (Céline and Tiffany inspired)

Armitage Avenue Knot Bangle
($14.95, Nordstrom Rack)

Amazon Collection Sterling Silver Open Knot Bangle Bracelet

Luckily, you don’t need to put an *expensive* price tag on love because these knot bracelets by Amazon Collection will give you the coveted Tiffany’s lovebird look for a total steal price of $36.10. Yay!

Amazon Collection Sterling Silver Open Knot Bangle Bracelet in gold and silver (Tiffany & Co. Love Knot knockoffs)

Amazon Collection Sterling Silver Open Knot Bangle Braceletamazon
($36.10, Amazon)

P.S.: A similar version is also available hereamazon.

Brinley Co Handmade Sterling Silver Love Knot Bangle Bracelet

I also spotted these Tiffany’s inspired knotted bangles by Brinley Co and thought they’d make a great alternative if you’re searching for a Tiffany’s look for less.

Brinley Co Handmade Sterling Silver Love Knot Bangle Bracelet in silver and gold (Tiffany & Co. knockoffs)

Brinley Co Handmade Sterling Silver Love Knot Bangle Braceletamazon
($36.99, Amazon)

Eve’s Addiction Sterling Silver Love Knot Bangle Bracelet

The most spot-on Tiffany & Co. dupe comes from Eve’s Addiction. Unfortunately, it’s also the most expensive one at $68 (now on sale for $34). But then again, this one’s also made of Sterling Silver just like the real deal, so at least it shouldn’t be a downgrade quality-wise. Make sure to use promo code “SAVE20” to get another 20% off!

Eve's Addiction Sterling Silver Love Knot Bangle Bracelet in silver and gold (Tiffany & Co. knockoff)

Eve’s Addiction Sterling Silver Love Knot Bangle Bracelet
($34, Eve’s Addiction)

P.S.: A similar version is also available hereamazon & herepjx.

Image source(s): Tiffany & Co., Nordstrom, LuLu*s, Lori’s, Amazon, Eve’s Addiction

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Real vs. Steal – Valentino Rockstud Leather Clutch

by Juliana on September 18, 2016

Update: This post has been updated on September 18, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Fashion magazines are consistently talking about the day clutch. While carrying all your essentials in a bag the size of a large envelope isn’t exactly feasible, how can you make a clutch work during the day? It’s easy, you just toss it in your larger work tote and then pull it out for lunch, a quick run to Starbucks, or keep it handy for an impromptu dinner after work. This particular style by Valentino is perfect. It has great proportion, construction and just enough edginess to make it less “boardroom” and more “downtown chic”. But although this particular clutch would get a lot of use, it may not be quite enough to justify the price. As always, we present you more accessible options. Check it out below!

Valentino Rockstud Leather Clutch in black

Valentino Rockstud Leather Clutch
($1.395, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Nordstromls & Farfetchls.

Celebrities Love Valentino

Zoe Saldana, Alexa Chung, Jessica Biel, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Clémence Poésy carrying a Valentino Rockstud Leather Clutch

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Express Studded Border Clutch

Update (09/18/2016): Found another great Valentino Rockstud inspired clutch bag today! It’s available at Express, comes in black and costs $39.90.

Express Studded Border Clutch in black (Valentino Rockstud dupe)

Express Studded Border Clutch
($39.90, Express)

Forever 21 Studded Clutch w/ Wristlet Strap

Update (09/09/2016): Just spotted this lovely Valentino Rockstud dupe clutch at Forever 21 in white which is on final sale for $10. Super steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Studded Clutch w/ Wristlet Strap in white (Valentino Rockstud dupe)

Forever 21 Studded Clutch w/ Wristlet Strap
($10, Forever 21)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Sarita” Studded Zip Top Wristlet Clutch

Update (06/17/2015): Discovered these fabulous Valentino Rockstud pouch dupes by Carlos by Carlos Santana today. They’re available in either black, white or turqoise faux leather and are currently on sale for a steal price of $29.97 (down from $69!).

Carlos by Carlos Santana "Sarita" Studded Zip Top Wristlet Clutch in black and turquoise (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Sarita” Studded Zip Top Wristlet Clutch
($29.97, Nordstrom Rack)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Large “Selma” Stud-Trim Saffiano Clutch

Update (08/15/2013): Whoa, look at this fab Valentino dupe by MICHAEL Michael Kors! Totally looks like the high-end designer clutch, but actually costs only $108! I also love the Saffiano leather which is usually mainly used for and most known because of Prada’s famous Saffiano bags. Available in a lot of different colors like tan, taupe, turquoise, red and purple!

MICHAEL Michael Kors Large "Selma" Stud-Trim Saffiano Clutch in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Large “Selma” Stud-Trim Saffiano Clutchls
(108, Neiman Marcus)

Stylistpick “Alessia” Multi Stud Clutch

Update (02/10/2013): And here we have another Valentino Rockstud Clutch look-a-like by Stylistpick. Available in black or beige faux leather for £20!

Stylistpick "Alessia" Multi Stud Clutch in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

Stylistpick “Alessia” Multi Stud Clutchamazon
(£20, Amazon.co.uk)

GoJane Pyramid Stud Trim Clutch

Just as lovely, this version by GoJane is exactly the type of clutch you need for everyday and costs way less than the original designer inspiration. Place all your essentials inside and then place it in your larger tote to make it easier to pull out when you’re on the go. It will also keep everything organized and easier to spot inside your larger bag as well! Wear this clutch with everything; from your pencil skirt and blouse to your jeans on the weekend for brunch. The detachable strap is fantastic; and I’m sure you’ll find a dozen ways to wear your new bag! Want to add a little glam twist to your look? You can also get this style in peach or gold metallic faux leather.

GoJane Pyramid Stud Trim Clutch in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

GoJane Pyramid Stud Trim Clutch
($11.95, GoJane)

Buffalo Stud Clutch Bag

Another great steal and also made of completely vegan leather is this cute look-a-like clutch by Buffalo. These are a bit more expensive than the previous style, but the hardware is very similar to the original. The wristlet detail is just fabulous because it helps keep your hands free when you need them most (perhaps you’re going out for cocktails or meeting friends at an after work networking event). I really like that you have the option of the taupe color as well because it’s perfect if you wear a lot of brown or prefer a lighter palette for your key wardrobe pieces.

Buffalo Stud Clutch Bag in black and taupe (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

Buffalo Stud Clutch Bag
(€49.90, Buffalo)

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Real vs. Steal – Vita Fede Titan Bracelet

by Irina on September 18, 2016

Update: This post has been updated on September 18, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you’re on Instagram and are only remotely interested in fashion, chances are you’re well aware of the Vita Fede jewelry craze that has been going on over the last year. Just take a look around there: no arm party is really complete without one of Vita Fede’s creations dangling from the photographer’s arm. But while I really, really love the spikey Titan bracelets that have become so uber-popular lately and would be over the moon to own one myself, they’re simply not in my price range. Especially since we’re talking $300 for costume jewelry here. Thanks, but I’ll pass, I think.

Vita Fede Titan Bracelet in gold

Vita Fede Titan Bracelet
($290, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Vita Fede, Saks Fifth Avenue & Revolve.

Instagrammers Love Vita Fede

Vita Fede Titan Bracelet on Instagram

Pictures via carpus_diem, chiweih, keepingupwithang.

Eye Candy Los Angeles Titanium Spike Cuff Bangle

Update (09/18/2016): This spikey goldtone cuff bangle by Eye Candy Los Angeles is yet another fab Vita Fede Titan inspired piece of jewelry. Currently on sale for $24.97.

Eye Candy Los Angeles Titanium Spike Cuff Bangle in gold (Vita Fede Titan dupe)

Eye Candy Los Angeles Titanium Spike Cuff Bangle
($24.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Jules Smith Bullet Hinge Cuff Bracelet

Update (08/06/2015): Just discovered these lovely and spot-on Vita Fede Titan dupe bracelets by Jules Smith. They’re available in gold or silver and are currently on sale for just $11.30! Yay for affordable arm parties!

Jules Smith Bullet Hinge Cuff Bracelet in gold and silver (Vita Fede Titan knockoffs)

Jules Smith Bullet Hinge Cuff Braceletamazon
($11.30, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom Rack & Neiman Marcusls.

Passiana Arrowhead Bangle

Update (08/06/2015): Also spotted these Vita Fede Titan look-alikes by Passiana which are also currently on sale for $27.19 (down from $79) and come in either gold or rosegold.

Passiana Arrowhead Bangle in gold and rosegold (Vita Fede Titan knockoffs)

Passiana Arrowhead Bangle
($27.19, Overstock)

BaubleBar Gold Cone Cuff

Update (05/07/2015): Found another cute Vita Fede Titan alternative option at BaubleBar for roughly 10% of the real deal’s price!

BaubleBar Gold Cone Cuff (Vita Fede Titan knockoff)

BaubleBar Gold Cone Cuff
($32, BaubleBar)

ASOS Open Pyramid Cuff Bracelet

Update (02/08/2015): Stumbled upon this cute Vita Fede Titan inspired cuff braclet at ASOS today.

ASOS Open Pyramid Cuff Bracelet in gold (Vita Fede Titan knockoff)

ASOS Open Pyramid Cuff Bracelet
($14.95, ASOS)

GoJane Spiked Ends Hinged Cuff

Update (05/14/2014): Discovered another Vita Fede Titan bracelet dupe at GoJane.

GoJane Spiked Ends Hinged Cuff in gold (Vita Fede Titan knockoff)

GoJane Spiked Ends Hinged Cuff
($12.40, GoJane)

Forever 21 Secret Rebel Hinge Cuff

Good thing is you don’t have to rob a bank to take your arm party to the next level because Forever 21 are now offering a fabulous Vita Fede Titan bracelet dupe for under $10! Same look but a major price difference of $266.20! Ka-ching! Of course, you can’t expect the same quality here, but for one or two seasons this is a good and wallet-friendly alternative if you can’t afford the real deal.

Forever 21 Secret Rebel Hinge Cuff in gold (Vita Fede Titan knockoff)

Forever 21 Secret Rebel Hinge Cuff
($8.80, Forever 21)

Image source(s): Shopbop, Instagram, Nordstrom Rack, Amazon, BaubleBar, ASOS, GoJane, Forever 21

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Real vs. Steal – Cartier Love Bracelet

by Irina on September 14, 2016

Update: This post has been updated on September 14, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you have an Instagram account, follow fashion bloggers or just love jewelry in general, then I’m sure you’re well aware of Cartier‘s famous “Love” bracelet. Designed by Aldo Cipullo in 1969, the bracelet quickly became popular for its intentional resemblance in function to medieval chastity belts because of its extraordinary locking mechanism. Unlike traditional bracelets, the “Love” bracelet is designed to be opened only by using a special screwdriver that is supplied with every bracelet. The screwdriver is also available in the form of a necklace, allowing the bracelet to be “locked” onto one person, while the “key” is kept around the neck of another, as a symbol for their commitment to their relationship. Luckily, the “Love” bracelet can be opened with any standard slotted screwdriver (just in case things don’t work out with your better half, I guess 😉). Although slightly confining, I think it’s a romantic gesture and a very beautiful sign of love, but most of all is it a very expensive one at $6.600 for the 18K yellow gold version. There’s definitely a lot of commitment neccessary for such a splurge purchase.

Cartier Love Bracelet in gold and silver

Cartier Love Bracelet
($6.600, Cartier)

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

Style Bloggers Love Cartier

Celebs such as Aimee from Song of Style and Annabelle from VivaLuxury have been spotted wearing a Cartier Love Bracelet.

Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Annabelle (VivaLuxury) wearing a Cartier Love Bracelet

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Minusey Love Screw Motif Bracelet

Update (09/14/2016): Just discovered this online shop Minusey and found a ton of awesome designer dupe items including this set of gold-plated Cartier Love bracelet dupes made of titanium. They sure are not a cheap steal at $89, but they are 18k gold-plated and made of titanium, so you’ll probably have a very durable and high-quality Cartier dupe by opting for one of these bracelets. Make sure to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off purchase at Minusey!

Minusey Love Screw Motif Bracelet in yellow gold, rosegold and silver (Cartier dupes)

Minusey Love Screw Motif Bracelet
($89, Minusey)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Accessory Concierge.

Armitage Avenue Cuff Bracelet

All you commitment phobics with tight budgets rejoice! Because Armitage Avenue are bringing you the beauty of Cartier’s “Love” bracelet without the price or screwdriver. Now you can get the coveted Cartier look for a budget-friendly $24.95 (in either gold- or silvertone) and open it easily with a built-in clasp. No screwdrivers or credit card debt neccessary! Score!

Armitage Avenue Cuff Bracelet in gold and silver (Cartier Love knockoffs)

Armitage Avenue Cuff Braceletamazon
($24.95, Amazon)

Image source(s): Cartier, Song of Style, VivaLuxury, Minusey, Lori’s Shoes

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Update: This post has been updated on September 11, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

So I know this blog is mostly about shoes, but let’s talk bags for a minute. And I mean this lovely Gucci Jackie hobo bag in particular. Now I’m usually not a big fan of hobo bags, but this one somehow caught my attention. Maybe it’s something about the shape, the minimalistic design, the luxurious leather or the statement orange color (my personal fave!). Maybe it’s a combination of all of these things that makes this bag so lustworthy and desirable. Anyway, as much as I love this Gucci bag, 3k for a bag just isn’t my type of bag shopping budget. So what’s a girl to do?

Gucci Jackie Soft Leather Hobo Bag in brown, black and neon orange

Gucci Jackie Soft Leather Hobo Bag
($2.990, Gucci)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Gucci (UK)ls, Neiman Marcusls & Vestiaire Collective.

H&M Hobo Bag with Suede Details

Update (09/11/2016): While browsing H&M‘s new arrivals section, I discovered these fall-ready suede hobo bags and they reminded me of Gucci’s Jackie bag. Price: $59.99. I especially love the wine red version!

H&M Hobo Bag with Suede Details in wine red and black (Gucci Jackie inspired)

H&M Hobo Bag with Suede Details
($59.99, H&M)

Tosca B2523 Bit Bag Hobo

Luckily, we’ve stumbled upon these Gucci Jackie dupe bags by Tosca which will give you the coveted Gucci hobo bag look for a mere 1% of the real deal’s price. Can’t argue with that price, right?

Tosca B2523 Bit Bag Hobo in taupe, black and grey (Gucci Jackie knockoffs)

Tosca B2523 Bit Bag Hoboamazon
($29.95, Amazon)

Image source(s): Gucci, H&M, Lori’s

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