Real vs. Steal

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

We’ve featured quite a number of Christian Louboutin shoes here on InTheirCloset and I think that’s because, other than being extremely popular with our readers, they are also what I would classify as “classic”. Louboutin pumps range from demure to over the top but almost all of them feel timeless. CL’s “Claudia” ankle-strap sandals are no exception. They are simply a new take on a tried and true shoe. Look how beloved these are by hollywood starlets and Playboy bunnies alike. You’d probably have to be either or both to swing that price tag though.

Christian Louboutin Claudia Ankle Strap Sandals in black patent

Christian Louboutin Claudia Ankle Strap Sandalsls
($985, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Jennifer Love Hewitt, Megan Fox, Jennifer Morrison & Holly Madison wearing Christian Louboutin Claudia Ankle Strap Sandals

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M. Gemi “Amare” Ankle Strap Pumps

Update (12/18/2015): 4 years after the last find, I’ve discovered these amazing, handcrafted “Made in Italy” beauties by M. Gemi which are an absolutely fabulous alternative to the pricey Louboutins above. Available in black patent or gold for $198.

M. Gemi "Amare" Ankle Strap Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Claudia dupes)

M. Gemi “Amare” Ankle Strap Pumpsls
(198, M. Gemi)

Nine West “Freespirit” Ankle Strap Pumps

Update (12/23/2011): And here’s a gold glitter version of the CL Claudia heel by Nine West. A very fitting shoe for NYE, don’t you agree? ūüôā

Nine West "Freespirit" Ankle Strap Pumps in gold glitter (Christian Louboutin Claudia knockoffs)

Nine West “Freespirit” Ankle Strap Pumps
(119, Nine West)

Rockport “Sasha” Ankle Strap Pumps

Update (05/16/2011): Just came across another Louboutin Claudia look-a-like by Rockport. Available in black or white patent.

Rockport "Sasha" Ankle Strap Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Claudia knockoffs)

Rockport “Sasha” Ankle Strap Pumpsamazon
(44.99, Amazon)

Ivanka Trump “Bulbli” Ankle Strap Sandals

Update (12/14/2010): Well, well. Seems like Ivanka Trump can add shoe designer to her resume now?! Or maybe not because her “Bulbli” sandals look like spot-on clones of Louboutin’s Claudias though I must admit they have the much nicer price tag. Available in black, red or graphite patent.

Ivanka Trump "Bulbli" Ankle Strap Sandals in black patent (Christian Louboutin Claudia knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Bulbli” Ankle Strap Sandals
(112.49, Heels.com)

Aldo “Brodigan” Ankle Strap Sandals

Thank you, Aldo, for bringing us a shoe both lovely and affordable. No, my friends, you will not be able to show off that red sole, but if it’s class you’re looking for, look no further. Aldo’s “Brodigan” pump is the versatile, cocktail pump you’ve been looking for minus the hefty price tag. *Ding Ding*. We have a winner! Also available in a great nude color.

Aldo "Brodigan" Ankle Strap Sandals in black patent (Christian Louboutin Claudia knockoffs)

Aldo “Brodigan” Ankle Strap Sandalsls
($34.98, Aldo)

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

I kind of have a soft spot for chunky high heel sandals. I know they’re not the most flattering shoe to grace a woman’s feet, but for some reason I like them anyway. To me, they represent the underdog of the shoe world. Not really popular but low-key cool. Doesn’t sound convincing to you? Well, then have a look at the buckled Givenchy sandals below and try telling me these ain’t cool! Because I think they’re totally kickass! And not too high. Plus, they have a chunky heel which makes them probably quite comfortable, too. The only downside though? Well, these babies cost $880! Gulp!

Givenchy Buckled Leather Sandals in black

Givenchy Buckled Leather Sandalsls
($880, Net-A-Porter)

Via Spiga “Revel” Buckled Block Heel Sandals

Update (12/18/2015): Stumbled upon these Givenchy inspired buckled block heel sandals by Via Spiga. They’re available in black, greige and taupe suede.

Via Spiga "Revel" Buckled Block Heel Sandals in black (Givenchy dupes)

Via Spiga “Revel” Buckled Block Heel Sandalsamazon
($135.21, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Lord & Taylorls, Zappos, Shoes.com, Onlineshoes.comls, 6pm, Nordstromls, Bloomingdale’s & Dillard’sls.

Alias Mae “Catherine” Buckled Block Heel Sandals

Update (09/03/2013): Givenchy lovers down under, listen up! Just came across yet another fab Givenchy inspired block heel sandal by Alias Mae. Available in black and for for $159.95 AUD!

Alias Mae "Catherine" Buckled Block Heel Sandals in black and brown (Givenchy knockoffs)

Alias Mae “Catherine” Buckled Block Heel Sandals
($159.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Sole Society “Kadene” Block Heel Sandals

Update (08/03/2013): Found another great Givenchy look-a-like at Sole Society for $69.95! Available in black or luggage leather.

Sole Society "Kadene" Block Heel Sandals in black (Givenchy knockoffs)

Sole Society “Kadene” Block Heel Sandals
($69.95, Sole Society)

Kelsi Dagger “Gina” Buckle Sandals

As much as I love chunky heels, there’s no way I could justify spending such a huge amount of money on shoes, so luckily, I found these almost identical Kelsi Dagger “Gina” Buckle Sandals which sell for much less than the real deal. I also really like the red inner sole on these. Looks kinda Louboutin-esque, no? Anyway, these are made of real leather and come in either black, luggage or greige. You like?

Kelsi Dagger "Gina" Buckle Sandals in black (Givenchy look-a-likes)

Kelsi Dagger “Gina” Buckle Sandalscj
($84.99, Heels.com)

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

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Zappos, StyleTread, Sole Society, Dillard’s

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Real vs. Steal – Chanel Spring 2010 Clogs

by Celine on December 13, 2015

Update: This post has been updated on December 13, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Some shoes take time to grow on me; others I want immediately. The studded clogs from Chanel‘s S/S 2010 runway fell into the latter category. I don’t know if it’s the 60s-70s clothes kick I’ve been on recently or maybe just the fact that I love how nude shoes of all kinds elongate the leg (that 4 inch heel helps, too), but I prayed to the fashion gods above that someone would come out with a knock-off (the Chanel shoes being out of my budget and all). Usually, my prayers of that kind get answered – by the Steve Maddens and Jeffrey Campbells of the world – and I was not disappointed…

Chanel Spring 2010 Clogs in beige and black

Chanel Spring 2010 Clogs
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

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Alexa Chung wearing brown Chanel Spring 2010 clogs

Report “Moet” Studded Clogs

Update (12/13/2015): Discovered these amazing Chanel look-alikes by Report today. They’re available in black pebbled leather, tan suede or floral print fabric and are currently on sale for under $50. Love these!

Report "Moet" Studded Clogs in black and tan (Chanel dupes)

Report “Moet” Studded Clogsamazon
($48.28, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, ZooShoopjx, Charlotte Russe & LuLu*s.

Tony Bianco “Clog” Studded Platform Clogs

Update (09/11/2015): Discovered these new Chanel inspired studded clogs at Tony Bianco today. They’re available in either black or tan leather amd are currently on sale for $20 AUD (down from $189.95 AUD).

Tony Bianco "Clog" Studded Platform Clogs in black and tan (Chanel knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Clog” Studded Platform Clogs
($20 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Topshop “SWINGING” Stud Mule Clogs

Update (06/02/2015): Stumbled upon yet another Chanel inspired studded clog by Topshop today. Available in black or taupe snakeskin-effect for $110.

Topshop "SWINGING" Stud Mule Clogs in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Topshop “SWINGING” Stud Mule Clogs
($110, Topshop)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Platform Clogs

Update (01/23/2015): Just discovered these retro-style Chanel inspired studded faux leather clogs at Forever 21. Only $34.90!

Forever 21 Faux Leather Platform Clogs in tan and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Platform Clogs
($34.90, Forever 21)

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

Chinese Laundry Studded Clogs

Update (08/09/2013): Et voilà, another 6 months later I have found another amazingly similar Chanel clog look-a-like at Chinese Laundry! On sale for $69.99 and available in both brown and black leather.

Chinese Laundry Studded Clogs in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry Studded Clogscj
($69.99, Chinese Laundry)

bebe “Willow” Suede & Wood Sandals

Update (02/02/2013): Who would’ve thought? Almost 3 years after their first outing, I have found a new Chanel clog alternative. Check out these suede studded clogs by bebe. Available in black or natural for $129!

bebe "Willow" Suede & Wood Sandal Clogs in beige and black (Chanel look-a-width=

bebe “Willow” Suede & Wood Sandals
($129, bebe)

ASOS HOWDY Wooden Platform Clogs

Update (05/09/2010): ASOS is a bit late to join the clog party, but at least they came up with a decent looking Chanel knockoff.

ASOS HOWDY Wooden Platform Clogs in brown (Chanel knockoffs)

ASOS HOWDY Wooden Platform Clogs
($143.73, ASOS)

Steve Madden “CECEILA” Wooden Clogs

Update (03/26/2010): Woohoo! Another Chanel knock-off. This one’s by Steve Madden and it looks a lot like Jeffrey Campbell’s “Charlie” clog only that Madden’s version is a few bucks cheaper. Score!

Steve Madden "CECEILA" Wooden Clogs in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Steve Madden “CECEILA” Wooden Clogsls
($99.95, Steve Madden)

Topshop “SEANNA” Closed Toe Clogs

Update (03/26/2010): Just stumbled upon this great Chanel alternative by Topshop. Available in black or white. Hurry, these are selling fast!

Topshop "SEANNA" Closed Toe Clogs in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Topshop “SEANNA” Closed Toe Clogs
($135, Topshop)

Sam Edelman “Flair” Clogs

Update (03/26/2010): Sam Edelman‘s “Flair” clogs are quite reminiscent of the Chanels, don’t you agree?

Sam Edelman "Flair" Clogs in brown (Chanel knockoffs)

Sam Edelman “Flair” Clogsamazon
($104.30, Amazon)

Jeffrey Campbell “Karl” Clogs

Update (02/27/2010): Jeffrey Campbell has released a new version of the Charlie clog named “Karl” with a raffia fabric upper in either navy or beige. So pretty!

Jeffrey Campbell "Karl" Clogs in beige & navy raffia fabric (Chanel Spring 2010 knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Karl” Clogscj
($135, Footnotes)

Jeffrey Campbell “Charlie” Clogs

I just received these Jeffrey Campbell “Charlie” clogs (I ordered them immediately after seeing them) and I have to tell you – they’re just as fabulous as I imagine Chanel’s to be. That scary 4 inch + heel is surprisingly comfortable to walk in and I just love their retro spirit. From the chunky wooden heel to the gold studs, these are truly an excellent knock-off. And for $178 (see retailers listed below for more prices), they’re really a steal. The clogs are available in either beige, black or tan.

Jeffrey Campbell "Charlie" Clogs in natural and black (Chanel Spring 2010 knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Charli-C” Clogsls
($124.95, Nordstrom)

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As much as I love the vintage look of these classic patent leather t-strap pumps by Gucci, I have a hard time seeing myself shell out almost $700 for such a simple shoe design. And I guess most of you are with me on this. Luckily, I found a couple nice (and budget-friendly) alternatives that won’t break the bank.

Gucci T-Strap Pointed-Toe Pumps in black patent leather

Gucci T-Strap Pointed-Toe Pumps
(£420, MyTheresa)

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

GoJane Broadway Babe Faux Patent Heels

Update (12/13/2015): Found another budget-friendly Gucci alternative at GoJane today. What do you think? Hot or not?

GoJane Broadway Babe Faux Patent Heels in black and nude faux patent (Gucci dupes)

GoJane Broadway Babe Faux Patent Heels
($18.71, GoJane)

Vince Camuto “Nihal” T-Strap Pointed-Toe Pumps

Update (09/27/2015): Spotted these amazing and spot-on Gucci t-strap dupes by Vince Camuto today. They are currently on sale for under $70 and come in 4 colors: black, nude, bronze and burgundy red patent.

Vince Camuto "Nihal" T-Strap Pointed-Toe Pumps in black patent (Gucci knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Nihal” T-Strap Pointed-Toe Pumpspjx
($69.97, Shop The Shoe Box)

P.S.: Also available at Vince Camutols, Amazonamazon, Dillard’sls, Macy’s, Shoebuyls, Nordstromls, Heels.com, Lord & Taylorls, Nordstrom Rack & 6pm.

Anne Michelle Riseup-02 T-Strap Pointed-Toe Pumps

Update (09/27/2015): If the Vince Camuto option is too much of an investment, check out these super affordable Gucci look-alikes by Anne Michelle. They are currently on sale for less than $25 and available in either black, nude or gold faux leather. Steal deal alert!

Anne Michelle Riseup-02 T-Strap Pointed-Toe Pumps in black and nude patent (Gucci knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Riseup-02 T-Strap Pointed-Toe Pumpspjx
($24.99, Ideel)

P.S.: Also available at Necessary Clothing, Amazonamazon & eBayeBay.

Office “Selina” T-Bar Pointy Pumps

My favorite steal are these almost identical t-bar heels which I’ve come across at Office. The design is really close to the Gucci pumps, but the price is so much nicer at ¬£65 (approx. $105). Available in black and nude patent leather.

Office "Selina" T-Bar Pointy Pumps in black patent leather (Gucci knockoffs)

Office “Selina” T-Bar Pointy Pumps
(£65, Office)

Adrienne Vittadini “Cecelia” T-Strap Pumps

If you prefer a lower heel, then these Adrienne Vittadini t-strap pumps would be a great alternative to the Gucci shoes above. Currently on sale for under $50 and also available in various other colors.

Adrienne Vittadini "Cecelia" T-Strap Pumps in black patent leather (Gucci knockoffs)

Adrienne Vittadini “Cecelia” T-Strap Pumpsamazon
($42.99, Amazon)

Image source(s): MyTheresa, GoJane, Vince Camuto, Office, Lord & Taylor

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Whatever you want to call this piece of clothing – a blanket, a jacket, a cape or a poncho, there’s no denying that Burberry Prorsum‘s check wool and cashmere cape from the Fall 2014 show has been declared the latest must-have item for fall and winter. The popularity of this new cape trend is mostly owed to stylish celebs and It girls like Olivia Palermo, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Sarah Jessica Parker who have all been spotted being cosily wrapped in their monogrammed Burberry blanket capes out and about to fight off the chilly weather. If you love the blanket cape trend, but can’t casually drop $1,395 (not that you could anyway since the Burberry cape is already sold out everywhere), keep on reading to find a few budget-frienldy alternatives.

Burberry Prorsum Check Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cape

Burberry Prorsum Check Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cape
($1.395, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Burberry (US) & Burberry (UK).

Celebrities Love Burberry Prorsum

Celebs such as Olivia Palermo, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cara Delevingne have all been spotted wearing a Burberry Prorsum Check Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cape.

Olivia Palermo, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cara Delevingne wearing a Burberry Prorsum Check Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cape

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Apt. 9 Woven Whip-Stitched Colorblock Ruana

Update (09/13/2016): Stumbled upon this Burberry inspired colorblock poncho by Apt. 9 at Kohl’s today. Currently on sale for $40.60!

Apt. 9 Woven Whip-Stitched Colorblock Ruana (Burberry Prorsum inspired)

Apt. 9 Woven Whip-Stitched Colorblock Ruanals
($40.60, Kohl’s)

Mixit Colorblock Ruana Wrap

Update (12/11/2015): Found another fab Burberry cape alternative! This one’s by Mixit and it’s currently on sale for a very budget-friendly $30.

Mixit Colorblock Ruana Wrap (Burberry dupe)

Mixit Colorblock Ruana Wrap
($30, JCPenney)

Necessary Clothing Pumpkin Spice Poncho

Update (10/07/2015): Found this cute Burberry inspired colorblock poncho at Necessary Clothing today. Love the look and love the price!

Necessary Clothing Pumpkin Spice Poncho (Burberry inspired)

Necessary Clothing Pumpkin Spice Poncho
($39.99, Necessary Clothing)

Express Color Block Blanket Cover-Up

Update (10/07/2015): Spotted yet another Burberry inspired cape! This one’s by Express and it costs $35.94.

Express Color Block Blanket Cover-Up (Burberry inspired)

Express Color Block Blanket Cover-Up
($35.94, Express)

Forever 21 Square-Patterned Open-Front Poncho

Update (10/07/2015): And here’s yet another one from Forever 21. I really like the colors on this one!

Forever 21 Square-Patterned Open-Front Poncho (Burberry inspired)

Forever 21 Square-Patterned Open-Front Poncho
($20.99, Forever 21)

RD Style Colorblock Poncho

Update (10/07/2015): Also discovered this colorblocked poncho by RD Style which instantly reminded me of the Burberry cape above.

RD Style Colorblock Poncho (Burberry inspired)

RD Style Colorblock Poncho
($74.95, Nordstrom Rack)

Forever 21 Block-Patterned Shawl

Update (08/26/2015): Forever 21 might call this a shawl, but I call it a poncho. One that looks familiarly similar to the Burberry version above. On F21’s costs only $32.90.

Forever 21 Block-Patterned Shawl Poncho in camel multi (Burberry knockoff)

Forever 21 Block-Patterned Shawl
($32.90, Forever 21)

SheIn Asymmetric Wool Blend Cape

Let’s start with my favorite steal option which is this wool blend cape by SheIn. It’s the most similar to the Burberry original, plus it’s currently on sale for a very wallet-friendly $33.80!

SheInside Asymmetric Wool Blend Cape (Burberry Prorsum knockoff)

SheInside Asymmetric Wool Blend Cape
($33.80, SheIn)

P.S.: Also available at Oasap.

Choies Multicolor Poncho Cape Coat

Another noteworthy alternative is this cape coat from Choies. Similar design and a nice price tag! Steal deal alert!

Choies Multicolor Poncho Cape Coat (Burberry Prorsum knockoff)

Choies Multicolor Poncho Cape Coat
($36.99, Choies)

Jessica Buurman “DEIDRE” Color Block Poncho Blanket Coat

Deal: Free worldwide shipping on all orders! Sign up to the Jessica Buurman newsletter and get a 10% off coupon!

If you’re ready to invest a little into your new must-have cape, then this blanket coat from Jessica Buurman might be the right choice for you. It’s the most expensive option at $115, but it’s also very similar to the original Burberry Prorsum cape, plus Jessica Buurman is known for selling high-quality designer-inspired items, so the investment might pay off eventually.

Jessica Buurman "DEIDRE" Color Block Poncho Blanket Coat (Burberry Prorsum knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “DEIDRE” Color Block Poncho Blanket Coat
($115, Jessica Buurman)

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