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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)

Express Brow Car Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Update (02/27/2017): Also found this spot-on Gentle Monster Love Punch dupe sunnies at Express which are a little more expensive though at $29.90.

Express Brow Car Cat-Eye Sunglasses in gold and grey (Gentle Monster Love Punch dupes)

Express Brow Car Cat-Eye Sunglasses
($29.90, Express)

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, GoJane & 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, Express, 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 Set
($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)

Humble Chic NY
($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 Off 5th)

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)

Bling Jewelry Double Stud Earringspjx
($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 Earringsls
($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
($120, Couture Candy)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopls.

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 Earringsls
($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 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 Zappos, Aldo (Canada)ls, Aldo (UK)ls & Zalora.

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 “SIGNATURE” to get 20% off regular and sale items at Lord & Taylor! Offer valid through March 20th at 11:59PM 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 21, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I usually don’t deem flip flops dressy or fashionable, but as so often Chanel once again proves me wrong. How lovely do these PVC thong sandals look? I really like the classic color combo of black and ivory here and also the Camellia flower embellishment – Coco Chanel’s signature flower – which is such a nice way to dress up a pair of plain ole’ flip flops, don’t you agree? And how cute does the CC logo link look? Such a sweet little detail to add! I’m not sure how much these flip flops retail for, but I think it’s something around $550-$600. For a pair of PVC shoes! Yeah. Chanel ain’t for penny pinchers, people!

Chanel Camellia Flower Jelly Thong Sandals in black

Chanel Camellia Flower Jelly Thong Sandals
($225, The RealReal)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective.

Dizzy Floral Jelly Sandals

Update (02/21/2017): Just happened to stumbled upon these budget-friendly Chanel inspired thong sandals by Dizzy at Forever 21. They’re available in black/white and nude and cost only $19. Steal deal alert!

Dizzy Floral Jelly Sandals in nue and black and white (Chanel inspired)

Dizzy Floral Jelly Sandals
($19, Forever 21)

Steve Madden “Jameston” Floral Flip Flop Thong Sandals

Update (12/21/2016): Spotted these Chanel inspired floral flips flops by Steve Madden today. They retail for $39.95 and come in either black or nude PVC.

Steve Madden "Jameston" Floral Flip Flop Thong Sandals in black and white (Chanel dupes)

Steve Madden “Jameston” Floral Flip Flop Thong Sandalsls
($39.95, Steve Madden)

Soft Jelly Camellia Flower Flip Flop Thong Sandals

Update (05/12/2015): Discovered these awesome and super affordable Chanel flip flop dupes at Amazon today. Available in either black or white for a steal price of $9.99!

Soft Jelly Camellia Flower Flip Flop Thong Sandals in black and white (Chanel knockoffs)

Soft Jelly Camellia Flower Flip Flop Thong Sandalsamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

Boram Flower Flip Flops

Update (08/13/2014): Not really a steal, but lovely none the less. Found these cute gems by Boram on eBay. What do you think?

Boram Flower Flip Flops in black and white (Chanel Camellia knockoffs)

Boram Flower Flip FlopseBay
($52, eBay)

Mel by Melissa Honey III Flip Flops

Update (03/19/2014): Found another set of flower-embellished flip flops that reminded me of the Chanel version above. This one’s by Mel by Melissa, it comes in various color combinations and retails for $39.99 (sale price!).

Mel by Melissa Honey III Flip Flops (Chanel Camellia knockoffs)

Mel by Melissa Honey III Flip Flops
($39.99, 6pm)

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

Capelli Flower-Embellished Flip Flops

Update (03/19/2014): And here’s another lovely and very budget-friendly Chanel inspired flip flop I came across today. These Capelli thong sandals are currently on sale for under $10 and come in either black/cream or cream/black.

Capelli Flower-Embellished Flip Flops in black and cream (Chanel Camellia knockoffs)

Capelli Flower-Embellished Flip Flopsamazon
($5.99, Amazon)

Nine West “Frizzell” Flower Flip Flops

Update (02/17/2014): The flower on these Nine West flip flops might not look quite as beautiful and delicate as on the Chanel ones, but they’re also only $49 and come in lovely colors such as white, yellow, coral and light blue.

Nine West "Frizzell" Flower Flip Flops in black and white (Chanel Camellia knockoffs)

Nine West “Frizzell” Flower Flip Flops
($49, Nine West)

Target Jelly Flower Flip Flops

Obviously, most of us can’t or won’t spend that kind of money on a pair of jelly shoes, but how about $13? Well, that’s more like it, right? Check out these thong sandals by Target which look very similar to Chanel’s Camellia flip flops. Of course, they are missing Chanel’s superb quality (and the cute gold CC-logo), but for $12.99 they’re a fab alternative to the pricey Chanel version.

Target Jelly Flower Flip Flop Sandals in black and ivory (Chanel Camellia knockoffs)

Target Jelly Flower Flip Flops
($12.99, Target)

Image source(s): Villandry Vintage, Forever 21, Steve Madden, Nine West, Amazon, Zappos, eBay, Target

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Update: This post has been updated on February 19, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

I know you’re going to love this! Remember the gorgeous blue Cinderella-like Manolos Carrie wore at the end of the Sex and the City Movie? Yeah, I couldn’t get them out of my head either. The classic design and the bold blue hue make them great contenders for your favorite formal footwear.

Manolo Blahnik Something Blue Satin Pumps

Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Jewel Satin Pumpsls
($965, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Nordstromls, Barneysls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Sex and the City Loves Manolo Blahnik

In the movie Carrie said they cost $525, but due to the vast demand retailers almost doubled the price to an outrageous $965 making them a fictional purchase for most of us shoe addicts who are living on a budget. What a bummer!

Carrie Bradshaw wearing Manolo Blahnik Something Blue satin pumps in the Sex and the City movie

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker “Windsor” Embellished Satin Pumps

Update (02/19/2017): Apparently one dupe was not enough, so Sarah Jessica Parker came up with a second Manolo Blahnik inspired version of her movie wedding heels for her own shoe line SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker. “Windsor” is far from being a steal at $585, but at least it’s approximately the same price as the one mentioned in the movie. Also available in silver grey satin.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker "Windsor" Embellished Satin Pumps in cobalt blue (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes)

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker “Windsor” Embellished Satin Pumpsls
($585, Net-A-Porter)

Kaitlyn Pan Embellished Satin Pumps

Update (02/19/2017): Found some new Kaitlyn Pan goodness for you! Check out these super spot-on Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes! Aren’t they just darling? You can order them in 32 (!) different colors and 3 heel height variations (6, 8 and 10cm) including a flat version! I just looooove how customizable these are, especially for the price of $99! This one is my personal favorite so far!

Kaitlyn Pan Embellished Satin Pumps (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Embellished Satin Pumps
($99, Etsy)

P.S.: The flat version is also available at Amazonamazon.

EKS “Kricoa” Satin High Heel Pumps

Update (02/07/2017): If you’re not quite ready to invest $100 in a high quality dupe, you might want to consider these Manolo Blahnik look-alikes by EKS instead which cost half as much as the Kaitlyn Pan version. I wouldn’t expect the highest quality or longevity from these shoes, but according to the reviews buyers seemed to be quite happy with their Hangisi dupes, so they might be worth a try. Available in blue, black, rose pink and yellow satin.

EKS Kricoa Satin High Heel Pumps in blue satin (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes)

EKS “Kricoa” Satin High Heel Pumpsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon.co.ukamazon & Amazon.deamazon.

Minusey Jeweled Satin Pumps

Update (02/07/2017): Also came across these Manolo Blahnik inspired heels at Minusey. Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” at checkout to get 10% off your purchase at Minusey! Yay! Also available as a flat version here for $99 in blue, black, purple or green satin.

Minusey Jeweled Satin Pumps in blue (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes)

Minusey Jeweled Satin Pumps
($129, Minusey)

Badgley Mischka “Nichole” Embellished Satin Pumps

Update (06/12/2016): Badgley Mischka‘s “Nichole” isn’t available in cobalt blue satin (yet!), but otherwise it’s an almost spot-on dupe of Manolo Blahnik’s Hangisi Pumps, don’t you agree? Available for $215 in either magenta satin or gold or silver metallic.

Badgley Mischka "Nichole" Embellished Satin Pumps in fuchsia magenta satin and silver (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi knockoffs)

Badgley Mischka “Nichole” Embellished Satin Pumpsls
($215, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Gumzzi Embellished Satin Pumps

Update (01/29/2016): Here’s another bunch of Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes! By Gumzzi and available in various lovely colors.

Gumzzi Embellished Satin Pumps (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Something Blue dupes)

Gumzzi Embellished Satin Pumpsls
($61.14, YesStyle)

Carvela “Lotty” Embellished Pointed-Toe Satin Pumps

Update (07/23/2015): Spotted these beautiful Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes by Carvela today! Aren’t they so pretty and so close to the original? Also available in black suede.

Carvela "Lotty" Embellished Pointed-Toe Satin Pumps in blue (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi/Something Blue knockoffs)

Carvela “Lotty” Embellished Pointed-Toe Satin Pumpsls
(£19, Shoeaholics)

Milanoo Rhinestoned Pointy-Toe Pumps

Update (05/28/2015): Now look at this spot-on Manolo Blahnik Hangisi / Something Blue dupe by Milanoo! Isn’t it beautiful? But the best part? It’s available for $29.99! Total steal deal alert!

Milanoo Rhinestoned Pointy-Toe Pumps in blue satin (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Something Blue knockoffs)

Milanoo Rhinestoned Pointy-Toe Pumpsls
($29.99, Milanoo)

Littleboutique Pointed Toe Evening Pumps

Update (02/16/2015): Discovered this lovely and spot-on Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupe by Littleboutique at Amazon today.

Littleboutique Pointed Toe Evening Pumps in cobalt blue satin (Manolo Blahnik Something Blue knockoffs)

Littleboutique Pointed Toe Evening Pumpsamazon
($55, Amazon)

Badgley Mischka “Jeannie” Crystal Trim Open Toe Pumps

Update (02/16/2015): When I first spotted these gorgeous Badgley Mischka satin shoes, I thought they’d be a fantastic alternative for everyone who’d love an open-toe version of Manolo Blahnik’s Something Blue pumps. Available in an array of lovely colors for $147.99 (sale price!).

Badgley Mischka "Jeannie" Crystal Trim Open Toe Pumps in sapphire blue satin (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi alternatives)

Badgley Mischka “Jeannie” Crystal Trim Open Toe Pumpsamazon
($147.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoes.com, Nordstromls, Zappos, Macy’s, OnlineShoes.com & Lord & Taylorls.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker “Maddalena” Pointy Toe Satin Pumps

Update (01/21/2015): So basically Sarah Jessica Parker decided to dupe Manolo Blahnik’s highly popular “Something Blue” pump for her own shoe line SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker. The very same shoe which she has worn in the above mentioned Sex and the City movie. And she put a price tag of $545 on it, too. I don’t think her “good friend” Manolo will be too pleased finding out about this.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker in cobalt blue (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Something Blue knockoffs)

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker “Maddalena” Pointy Toe Satin Pumpsls
($545, Nordstrom)

Audrey Brooke “Sarah” Buckle Satin Pumps

Update (02/02/2014): Stumbled upon yet another Manolo Blahnik pump dupe from the Sex and the City movie. Check out this lovely cobalt blue satin pump by Audrey Brooke. Also available in ivory satin.

Audrey Brooke "Sarah" Buckle Satin Pumps in cobalt blue (Manolo Blahnik Something Blue Hangisi knockoffs)

Audrey Brooke “Sarah” Buckle Satin Pumps
($69.95, DSW)

Nina “Bonique” Buckle Satin Pumps

Update (10/11/2013): I know a lot of you are still looking for a Manolo Blahnik Something Blue dupe, so I was ecstatic to finally find a new great and budget-friendly look-a-like. Aren’t these Nina shoes absolutely lovely? Price? $69.99 (sale price!) and available in 9 beautiful colors: cobalt, green, yellow, black, champagne, tiffany blue, fuchsia, ivory and silver.

Nina "Bonique" Buckle Satin Pumps in cobalt blue (Manolo Blahnik Something Blue knockoffs)

Nina “Bonique” Buckle Satin Pumps
($49.99, Nina Shoes)

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

RSVP “Sincere” Satin Pumps

Update (06/14/2012): Found yet another pair of Manolo Blahnik look-a-likes, again by RSVP. Available in 4 different colors: black, bronze, cobalt blue and silver satin. If you’re looking a higher heel, check out “Simonecj” by RSVP which isn’t quite as spot-on as “Sincere” but has a disctinctly higher heel.

RSVP "Sincere" Satin Pumps in blue (Manolo Blahnik Something Blue Hangisi knockoffs)

RSVP “Sincere” Satin Pumpsamazon
($79, Amazon)

RSVP “Zaza” Blue Satin Pumps

Update (09/23/2009): Stumbled upon these awesome Manolo Blahnik look-alikes by RSVP today. Look what I found! If you missed out on the Martinez Valero heels or just couldn’t justify the $160 price tag, these satin pumps by RSVP look almost identical, but are $60 cheaper. Available in blue, black, ivory and white. Grab these Hangisi dupes while you can, I’m sure they are going to sell out super fast.

RSVP "Zaza" Satin Pumps in cobalt blue (Manolo Blahnik Something Blue knockoffs)

RSVP “Zaza” Blue Satin Pumps
($99, 6pm)

Shiekh Mitzy Hachi-200 Satin Pumps

Update (09/23/2009): And here’s another alternative to the Manolo Blahnik Something Blue Satin Pumps. I know these satin pumps by Shiekh aren’t exactly knockoffs, but the blue satin and the vamp embellishment reminded me of the Manolo Blahniks above and since these here resemble the Sedaraby pumps by Blahnik famously worn by Carrie Bradshaw a lot, I thought I just put them here as a budget-friendly alternative for under $50. Also available in pink and black satin!

Shiekh "Mitzy Hachi-200" Blue Satin D'Orsay Pumps (Manolo Blahnik knockoffs)

Shiekh Mitzy Hachi-200 Satin Pumpspjx
($39.97, Shiekh Shoes)

Martinez Valero “Zenith” Blue Satin Pumps

Do not despair however! Because Martinez Valero has finally heard our prayers! He came up with an almost identical pair of his own blue satin pumps which also have the vamp embellishment, but cost only about 1/10 of the original Manolos. So if you are in need of beautiful yet affordable bridal shoes, these here might be your best bet. But hurry, once the masses get wind of these Manolo Blahnik look-a-likes, I guarantee you, they will be gone in a minute!

Martinez Valero Zenith blue satin pumps (Manolo Blahnik Something Blue knockoffs)

Martinez Valero “Zenith” Satin Pumpsamazon
($159.99, Amazon)

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