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Update: This post has been updated on March 2, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

A few months ago we received a reader request from Maggie who asked:

Any idea where a sista can find some leather strap shoes like these that AREN’T $1.000?!

The shoe Maggie was talking about was a strappy stiletto pump by Gianvito Rossi which has been on my personal wish list as well after I first spotted it on personal style blogger at large, Blair Eadie from Atlantic-Pacific. It’s a truly gorgeous shoe, but shelling out that kind of money is simply not an option for me and Maggie (and probably you as well). So the hunt for Gianvito Rossi Carey dupes ensued.

Gianvito Rossi Carey Triple-Strap Pumps in black

Gianvito Rossi Carey Triple-Strap Pumpsls
($1.050, Barneys)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Farfetchls & Selfridges.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Gianvito Rossi

Celebs such as Julianne Moore, Cheryl Cole and Marion Cotillard as well as style blogger Blair Eadie from Atlantic-Pacific have all been spotted wearing Gianvito Rossi Carey Triple-Strap Pumps.

Julianne Moore, Cheryl Cole, Marion Cotillard and Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) wearing black Gianvito Rossi Carey Triple-Strap Pumps

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Topshop “Giselle” Multi-Buckle Stiletto Heels

Update (03/02/2016): Spotted these lovely Gianvito Rossi look-alikes by Topshop today. They’re available in black and wine red/nude suede and black/nude leather.

Topshop "Giselle" Multi-Buckle Stiletto Heels in black and nude (Gianvito Rossi Carey dupes)

Topshop “Giselle” Multi-Buckle Stiletto Heelsls
($80, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Topshop & Zalando.

Raye “Carrie” Pointy-Toe Heels

Update (09/23/2015): Although not exactly a steal at $215, these strappy stiletto heels by Raye are still a fabulous and spot-on look for less alternative to the Gianvito Rossi pumps above.

Raye x Revolve "Carrie" Pointy-Toe Heels in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Raye “Carrie” Pointy-Toe Heels
($215, Zappos)

Tony Bianco “Lacquer” Triple Strap Pointy Toe Heels

Update (08/06/2015): Here’s another spot-on and fabulous Gianvito Rossi Carey alternative. By Tony Bianco and also available in nude leather.

Tony Bianco "Lacquer" Triple Strap Pointy Toe Heels in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Lacquer” Triple Strap Pointy Toe Heels
($139.97 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at Tony Bianco.

Renvy “Leighton” Three Strap Pumps

Update (07/25/2015): And here’s another one to add to the bunch! May I kindly introduce you toe Renvy‘s “Leighton” pump, my current favorite of all Gianvito Rossi Carey dupes right now. Currently on sale for a very wallet-friendly $24.99 (down from $119) and available in black, nude, nude black and grey/white snake print leather. Now get these babies before they’re gone!

Renvy "Leighton" Three Strap Pumps in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Renvy “Leighton” Three Strap Pumps
($24.99, Gilt)

French Connection “Mandalay” Strappy Mule Pumps

Update (07/23/2015): Found a Gianvito Rossi Carey inspired mule version at French Connection. Available in black, nude and burgundy leather.

French Connection "Mandalay" Strappy Mule Pumps in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

French Connection “Mandalay” Strappy Mule Pumps
($64.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Bloomingdale’s, French Connection (US)ls & French Connection (UK).

ASOS “PAIGE” Pointed High Heels

Update (06/04/2015): Also discovered these fabulous faux suede Gianvito Rossi inspired heels at ASOS. Love these!

ASOS "PAIGE" Pointed High Heels in black faux suede (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

ASOS “PAIGE” Pointed High Heels
($54, ASOS)

Choies Strappy Pointed-Toe Patent Pumps

Update (06/04/2015): Stumbled upon another great Gianvito Rossi Carey look-alike. Check out these patent pointy pumps by Choies! Only $29.90!

Choies Strappy Pointed-Toe Patent Pumps in white and black patent (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Choies Strappy Pointed-Toe Patent Pumps
($29.90, Choies)

River Island Black Leather Strappy Pumps

Et voilà, River Island comes to our rescue! Their strappy black leather pump may not be an identical match, but for $130, it’s the closest you can get to Gianvito Rossi’s Carey heel at the moment. A few sizes are already sold out (including mine, boohoo!), so if you’re lusting after this style and yours is still available, I wouldn’t wait too long to order.

River Island Black Leather Strappy Pumps in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

River Island Black Leather Strappy Pumps
($130, River Island)

Milanoo Pointy-Toe Stiletto Pumps

If you don’t want to spend quite as much or if your size is simply sold out for the Gianvito Rossi dupe above, then take a look at this strappy heel I discovered at Milanoo. The design isn’t quite as sharp and polished compared to the original, but the overall look still screams Gianvito Rossi Carey and the price of $56.99 is pretty neat, too.

Milanoo Pointy-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Milanoo Pointy-Toe Stiletto Pumpsls
($56.99, Milanoo)

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Update: This post has been updated on March 2, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

The minute I first laid my eyes on Gucci‘s “Beverly” pumps, I was instantly obsessed! I’m so in love with its sexy-meets-retro look. The thin t-strap is giving these shoes a feminine and delicate vintage look while the patent leather adds some modern oomph to the mix. And while they are not terribly expensive for a pair of designer heels, they’re still too expensive for me. Boohoo!

Gucci Beverly T-Strap Pumps in black patent

Gucci Beverly T-Strap Pumpsls
($695, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Gucci & Saks Fifth Avenuels.

Celebrities Love Gucci

Celebs such as Lily Collins and Hilary Swank have been spotted wearing Gucci Beverly T-Strap Pumps.

Lily Collins and Hilary Swank wearing black patent Gucci Beverly T-Strap Pumps

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Alba Moda T-Strap Bow Pumps

Update (03/02/2016): Hey European Gucci lovers! I just discovered these fabulous Gucci Beverly look-alikes by Alba Moda for you all. So beautiful, right?

Alba Moda T-Strap Bow Pumps in black patent (Gucci Beverly dupes)

Alba Moda T-Strap Bow Pumps
(€169.95, Alba Moda)

P.S.: Also available at Heine.

Sole Society “Anouk” T-Strap Leather Pumps

While recently browsing through the new arrivals of Sole Society, I happened to stumble upon these lovely t-strap heels which reminded me of the Gucci heels above. They are not a perfect dupe or anything and I wish they’d come in patent leather, but the look is still very similar to Gucci, don’t you agree?

Sole Society "Anouk" T-Strap Leather Pumps in nude and black (Gucci Beverly knockoffs)

Sole Society “Anouk” T-Strap Leather Pumps
($79.95, Sole Society)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls.

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Update: This post has been updated on February 29, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Valentino‘s “Rockstud” collection has not only been exhibited in exquisite footwear but also in beautiful and edgy handbags such as this one pictured here. It is undeniable that the staple studs in part make this flap clutch bag, in addition to the chic silhouette. Priced at a mere $1.795, it is pretty much inaccessible to everyone though, thus we have a great steal below. I have to say that Fan Bingbing’s all-red ensemble exudes luxury with a hint of romanticism and this red Valentino clutch really brings every aspect of her outfit together flawlessly.

Valentino Rockstud Flap Clutch Bag in black

Valentino Rockstud Flap Clutch Bagls
($1.795, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Barneysls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Matches Fashionls, Farfetchls, Selfridges & Luisaviaromacj.

Fan Bingbing Loves Valentino

Fan Bingbing carrying a red Valentino Rockstud Flap Clutch Bag

Inzi Studded Clutch Wristlet

Update (02/29/2016): Spotted these chic Valentino Rockstud wristlet clutch dupes by Inzi today. Not cheap, but fabulous, right?

Inzi Studded Clutch Wristlet in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Inzi Studded Clutch Wristlet
($98.95, Nordstrom Rack)

Lush Leather Punk Studded Flap Clutch

Update (10/29/2015): Discovered another fabulous Valentino Rockstud real leather clutch dupe at Amazon today. Check out these studded flap clutches by Lush Bags. These, too, are rather on the pricey side, but it’s genuine leather after all and the quality seems to be decent as well.

Lush Leather Punk Studded Flap Clutch in black, blue and pink (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Lush Leather Punk Studded Flap Clutchamazon
($99.99, Amazon)

LUXchic Stud Handle Genuine Leather Clutch

Update (08/03/2015): Besides the great Chloé Drew dupe I found yesterday, I also stumbled upon these amazing Valentino Rockstud clutch dupes by LUXchic. They really look like they have a decent quality, but this quality comes at a price: $119.80.

LUXchic Stud Handle Genuine Leather Clutch in black and red (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

LUXchic Stud Handle Genuine Leather Clutchamazon
($119.80, Amazon)

Street Level Vice Grip Studded Clutch Bag

Update (06/29/2013): Found another great Valentino alternative in this studded clutch bag by Street Level which is quite affordable at only $38!

Street Level Vice Grip Studded Clutch Bag in black (Valentino Rockstud Flap knockoff)

Street Level Vice Grip Studded Clutch Bagamazon
($38, Amazon)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Wristlet

Update (04/21/2013): Hey everyone! I just came across this great Valentino look-a-like clutches by Forever 21. Available in black or blue for $21.80 only!

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Wristlet in black and blue (Valentino Rockstud Clutch look-a-likes)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Wristlet
($21.80, Forever 21)

High Fashion Studded Wristlet

Update (03/22/2013): Found another great Valentino Rockstud Clutch Bag look-a-like by High Fashion. Also available in nude beige.

High Fashion Studded Wristlet Clutch in black (Valentino Rockstud look-a-like)

High Fashion Studded Wristlet
($68.95, 6pm)

Stylistpick “Alba” Studded Through Strap Clutch

Update (03/03/2013): Just stumbled upon this lovely Valentino clutch look-a-like by Stylistpick. I love the soft pink color! £10 only (sale price)!

Stylistpick "Alba" Studded Through Strap Clutch in pink (Valentino Rockstud look-a-like)

Stylistpick “Alba” Studded Through Strap Clutch
(£10, House of Fraser)

Steve Madden “BCRSBDY” Studded Clutch

Steve Madden has cultivated a very similar look-a-like clutch at an affordable price of $58. It has a very similar design, featuring stud embellishments on the outer border of this “BCRSBDY” Studded Clutch. The only difference between the Valentino original and its more budget-friendly counterpart is that the mini handle in the middle doesn’t have any sort of ornamentation, but that is a minimal detail. This clutch also has a long strap for versatile wearing abilities. Additionally, be sure to use the promo code above for maximum savings!

Steve Madden "BCRSBDY" Studded Clutch in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

Steve Madden “BCRSBDY” Studded Clutchls
($58, Steve Madden)

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Update: This post has been updated on February 19, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Soooooo, Chanel espadrilles, anyone? Let me tell you: last year they were EVERYWHERE! I feel like I’ve seen them on pretty much every famous style blogger’s feet. Chanel released a couple different variations, one of which are these black cap-toe mesh espadrille flats. I must admit I have grown quite fondly of this particular version, but I don’t see myself spending $450 on a pair of espadrille shoes anytime soon.

Chanel Mesh Espadrille Cap-Toe Flats in black

Chanel Mesh Espadrille Flats
($450, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Chanel

Celebs such as Brooklyn Decker and style bloggers like Julie from Sincerely Jules and Kate from Twomorrow have been spotted wearing Chanel Mesh Espadrille Flats.

Brooklyn Decker, Julie (Sincerely Jules) and Kate (Twomorrow) wearing black Chanel Mesh Espadrille Flats

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Aldo “Marjoria” Cap-Toe Espadrilles

Update (02/19/2016): Spotted these Chanel-inspired espadrilles at Aldo today. Available in black and bone for $60.

Aldo "Marjoria" Cap-Toe Espadrilles in black (Chanel dupes)

Aldo “Marjoria” Cap-Toe Espadrillesls
($60, Aldo)

Tony Bianco “Jasper” Mesh Espadrilles

Update (08/07/2015): And here’s another Chanel mesh espadrille alternative! By Tony Bianco and available in either black or pewter metallic for under $50 AUD.

Tony Bianco "Jasper" Mesh Espadrilles in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Jasper” Mesh Espadrillesls
($49 AUD, David Jones)

GoJane City Slicker Mesh Espadrille Flats

Update (01/31/2015): Discovered another set of fab Chanel inspired mesh espadrille flats at GoJane. Available in black, white and salmon pink for $9.95!

GoJane City Slicker Mesh Espadrille Flats in black and white (Chanel knockoffs)

GoJane City Slicker Mesh Espadrille Flats
($9.95, GoJane)

New Look Mesh Espadrilles

Update (12/21/2014): Spotted another Chanel Mesh Espadrille dupe at New Look today. Available for £9.99 in either black or white.

New Look Mesh Espadrilles

New Look Mesh Espadrilles
(£9.99, New Look)

P.S.: Also available at New Look (EU).

Ssongbyssong Two-Tone Mesh Espadrilles

Update (05/14/2014): Found these Chanel dupes at this eBay seller Ssongbyssong. Available for $52 in either black/white or white/black. How do you like these?

Ssongbyssong Two-Tone Mesh Espadrilles in black and white (Chanel knockoffs)

Ssongbyssong Two-Tone Mesh EspadrilleseBay
($52, eBay)

Circus by Sam Edelman “Lena” Mesh Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats

And why should I when there are virtually perfect look-a-likes available for a steal price such as $40 which is less than 1/10 the price of the Chanels. If you’re not obsessed with designer logos and don’t care much for the CC emblem on the vamp, these Circus by Sam Edelman mesh espadrilles are the way to go! Available for $20.08 in various colors such as black, white, coral, yellow, pink, baby blue and others.

Circus by Sam Edelman "Lena" Mesh Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Circus by Sam Edelman “Lena” Mesh Cap-Toe Espadrille Flatsamazon
($20.08, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pmcj, Zappos, Heels.com, Boscov’s, Shoes.comls, Dillard’sls & DailyLook.

Schutz “Fossa” Mesh Espadrilles

If you’re looking for a high quality dupe instead, these espadrille flats by Schutz are just as nice looking and have real leather trimming but in return also retail for a much higher $130. Available in black and white.

Schutz "Fossa" Mesh Espadrilles in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Schutz “Fossa” Mesh Espadrillescj
($130, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at RevolveClothing & Free People.

Steve Madden “DESTINEY” Mesh Espadrille Flats

I also came across this lovely and budget-friendly faux suede Chanel inspired mesh espadrille by Steve Madden. Available in black and blue mesh fabric.

Steve Madden "DESTINEY" Mesh Espadrille Flats in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Steve Madden “DESTINEY” Mesh Espadrille Flatsamazon
($59.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Steve Maddenls & Dune.

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Dolce Gabbana Spring 2015 x Nasty Gal

by Irina on February 4, 2016

Dolce Gabbana‘s Spring 2015 Collection has been by far one of my absolute favorites in the last five to ten years. Now I’ve always been a huge fan of Italian design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, but S/S 2015 was especially outstandingly beautiful! All of the looks were so extravagant, so feminine, so sensual, so bold! Those floral embroideries combined with delicate lace and luxurious silks? Pure heaven! But that beauty, of course, came with a price. A skirtls from that collection for example would sell for an astronomical price of $12.500, a mini dressls went for roughly $10.000. With prices that high, there wasn’t even the slightest thought of purchasing possible.

Dolce Gabban Spring 2015 Collection

Dolce Gabbana Spring 2015 Collection

Nasty Gal does Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2015

Then a few days ago I happened to stumble upon a few pieces on Nasty Gal that somehow looked all too familiar. And after a few seconds it suddenly hit me: Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015, of course! I mean, just look at the model’s hair and makeup! Totally obvious! The designs themselves aren’t spot-on dupes, but close enough to pretend you’re a sultry Italian duchess. Some of the pieces have already sold out of many sizes, so lightning-fast shopping is advised.

Nasty Gal inspired by Dolce Gabbana Spring 2015 Collection

Go Shopping:

  1. Nasty Gal Sworn to Secrecy Embroidered Top + Skirt, $98/$148
  2. Nasty Gal Midnight Garden Mini Dress, $158
  3. Nasty Gal Sworn to Secrecy Embroidered Dress, $128
  4. Nasty Gal Jewel of Hard Rocks Mini Skirt, $200
  5. Nasty Gal Sworn to Secrecy Embroidered Romper, $168
  6. Nasty Gal Lace Up Close Sheer Dress, $98

Image source(s): Vogue, Nasty Gal

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