UPDATE: This post has been updated on January 24, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Signore Giuseppe Zanotti, you are killing me with your shoes! I constantly find myself craving his fabulous Italian shoes, but the accompanying price tags just don’t sit well with me. For instance, I absolutely adore this nubuck leather peep-toe front-zip bootie, but even the sale price makes me want to faint. $671.25? I don’t think that’s going to happen.

Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien Front-Zip Peep-Toe Ankle Boots in black nubuck

Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien Front-Zip Peep-Toe Ankle Bootsamazon
($671.25, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Farfetchls.

Attention “Avalyn” Zip Peep-Toe Booties

UPDATE (01/24/2015): Discovered this super budget-friendly Giuseppe Zanotti dupe by Attention today. Currently on sale for a steal price of $14.99. Steal deal alert!

Attention "Avalyn" Zip Peep-Toe Booties in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 knockoffs)

Attention “Avalyn” Zip Peep-Toe Bootiescj
($14.99, Kmart)

Billini “Becky” Peep-toe Zipper Booties

UPDATE (05/30/2014): Stumbled upon this lovely Giuseppe Zanotti dupe by Billini today.

Billini "Becky" Peep-toe Zipper Booties in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien knockoffs)

Billini “Becky” Peep-toe Zipper Booties
($89.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Atmos&Here “Murchison” Zipper Booties

UPDATE (05/01/2014): And here’s another fab Zanotti dupe by Atmos&Here. On sale for under $60 AUD and available in khaki faux suede, too.

Atmos&Here "Murchison" Zipper Booties in faux black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien knockoffs)

Atmos&Here “Murchison” Zipper Booties
($55.96 AUD, The Iconic)

Wild Diva Lounge Cecily-17 Zipper Peep-Toe Stiletto Booties

Luckily Wild Diva Lounge have come up with a pretty neat and super affordable Zanotti inspired bootie that’ll help you get the designer look for less.

Wild Diva Lounge Cecily-17 Zipper Peep-Toe Stiletto Booties in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien knockoffs)

Wild Diva Lounge Cecily-17 Zipper Peep-Toe Stiletto Bootiesamazon
($21.63, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at CiCi Hot & UrbanOGpjx.

Dollhouse Strive Zipper Peep-Toe Booties

Another cute option is this faux suede peep-toe bootie by Dollhouse. It has a very similar look and you won’t break the bank by spending only $35 on these booties.

Dollhouse Strive Zipper Peep-Toe Booties in faux black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien knockoffs)

Dollhouse Strive Zipper Peep-Toe Bootiespjx
($35, Dollhouse)

Tony Bianco “Ashlie” Peep-Toe Zip Ankle Booties

If you’re willing to spend some cash but not quite as much as the original Zanotti heels cost, here’s an almost identical Giuseppe Zanotti bootie dupe I found at Tony Bianco. Available in all sorts of colors and uppers for $132.97 AUD (sale price!).

Tony Bianco "Ashlie" Peep-Toe Zip Ankle Booties (Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Ashlie” Peep-Toe Zip Ankle Booties
($132.97 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at Tony Bianco.

Image source(s): Jildor, The Iconic, Alloy, UrbanOG, Tony Bianco

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on January 23, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Why is it that so many people imagine themselves to be Cleopatra reincarnated? I’m thinking it’s because of the stylish clothes, hip make-up and the unmatched beauty and brains, of course. So for all you modern day, wanna be Roman-Egyptian empresses, these lovely gold sandals by Jimmy Choo clearly capture the mood of 50 B.C. perfectly! And for $850, they’ll give your wallet something to “chew” on. Well… more like taking a huge bite out of your wallet – ouch!

Jimmy Choo Lance Strappy Sandals in silver

Jimmy Choo Lance Strappy Sandalsls
($850, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, NET-A-PORTERls, NORDSTROMls, Jimmy Chools, & LUISAVIAROMAls.

Celebrities Love Jimmy Choo

Keri Russell, Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian, Blake Lively, Jada Pinkett Smith and Victoria Beckham wearing Jimmy Choo Lance Strappy Sandals

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Forever 21 Metallic Strappy Cutout Pumps

UPDATE (01/23/2015): Stumbled upon these spot-on Jimmy Choo Lance dupes at Forever 21 today. So close to the real deal and only $32.90! Available in either silver, rosegold or black patent faux leather.

Forever 21 Metallic Strappy Cutout Pumps in silver and rosegold (Jimmy Choo Lance Lang knockoffs)

Forever 21 Metallic Strappy Cutout Pumpsls
($32.90, Forever 21)

Butter “Consuelo” Sandals

But for half the price, this creamy & smooth imposter is like Butter! The heel height is lower and yet, so is the price tag. Available in gold or silver.

Butter "Consuelo" Metallic Strappy Sandals in gold (Jimmy Choo Lance knockoffs)

Butter “Consuelo” Sandalsamazon
($304, Amazon)

Topshop “RONNIE” Twist Sandals

For a real twist on the original, try Topshop‘s version. Not available in gold or silver (only black & wine patent), but your gold credit card balance will remain intact.

Topshop "RONNIE" Twist Sandals in black patent (Jimmy Choo Lance knockoffs)

Topshop “RONNIE” Twist Sandalsls
($160, Topshop)

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Real vs. Steal – Chanel Spring 2010 Clogs

by Celine on January 23, 2015

UPDATE: This post has been updated on January 23, 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, N/A)

Alexa Chung Loves Chanel

Alexa Chung wearing brown Chanel Spring 2010 clogs

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 Clogsls
($34.90, Forever 21)

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-likes)

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 Clogsls
($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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UPDATE: This post has been updated on January 22, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

We’ve discussed the fabulousness of Céline bags various times on this blog already, but did you know that the French design house makes some pretty great eyewear, too? Take their “Audrey” sunglasses for example. I love the simple yet chic design of these super black oversized sunnies, but the price tag of more than $200 (and we’re talking sale price here) is unfortunately a little to steep for my budget. Boohoo!

Céline Audrey Oversized Sunglasses in black

Céline Audrey Sunglassesamazon
($205.76, Amazon)

Style Bloggers Love Céline

Style bloggers such as Carolina Engman from Fashion Squad and Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad have all been spotted wearing Céline Audrey Sunglasses.

Fashion Squad and The Blonde Salad wearing black Céline Audrey Oversized Sunglasses

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Express Squared Cat Eye Sunglasses

UPDATE (01/22/2015): Stumbled upon these fabulous cat eye sunnies at Express today and thought they’d make a great Céline Audrey alternative. Also available in an ombré tortoise version.

Express Squared Cat Eye Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

Express Squared Cat Eye Sunglasses
($29.90, Express)

BP. “Langham” 49mm Sunglasses

UPDATE (08/15/2014): BP.‘s “Langham” sunglasses certainly remind me of the Céline sunnies above. Only $12 and available in either black or tortoise.

BP. "Langham" 49mm Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

BP. “Langham” 49mm Sunglassesls
($12, NORDSTROM)

MINKPINK “Ott” Oversized Sunglasses

UPDATE (02/17/2014): Stumbled upon another almost identical Céline Audrey look-a-like! Check out these oversized sunnies by MINKPINK. A little more expensive, but still way cheaper than the real deal.

MINKPINK "Ott" Oversized Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

MINKPINK “Ott” Oversized Sunglassescj
($19.99, Urban Outfitters)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic.

Triple Optic Oversized Fashion Sunglasses

If you can’t afford or aren’t willing to shell out hundreds of dollars for a pair of sunglasses, then feel free to take a look at these just as fabulous Céline look-a-like sunnies by Triple Optic which are an almost spot-on dupe for the pricey Audrey sunglasses that cost only $10 which is approx. 5% of the designer originals’ sale price. Yay! Also available in burgundy, cream and tortoise.

Triple Optic Oversized Fashion Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

Triple Optic Oversized Fashion Sunglassesamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

FE NY Oversized Sunglasses

Another great alternative are these lovely oversized sunnies by FY NE. They are very similar to the Céline Audrey shades without being a blunt knock-off.

FE NY Oversized Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

FE NY Oversized Sunglassesls
($22, NORDSTROM)

Image source(s): Google Images, Fashion Squad, The Blonde Salad, Amazon, NORDSTROM

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Today I felt like showing you a fancy shoe. And of course, you can’t go by speaking about fancy shoes and not mention Italian shoemaster Giuseppe Zanotti in this regard. So here you have one of his rather fancy shoes; sparkling in a beautiful gold hue with a bold snake-effect leather texture and a sky-high stiletto heel. Who knew mules could look so sexy, right?

Giuseppe Zanotti I40127 Andrea Metallic Snake-effect Leather Mules in gold

Giuseppe Zanotti I40127 Andrea Metallic Snake-effect Leather Mulesls
($750, NET-A-PORTER)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon #1amazon, Amazon #2amazon, Farfetchls.

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Celebs such as Jessica Alba, Demi Lovato and Taylor Schilling have all been spotted wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I40127 Andrea Metallic Snake-effect Leather Mules.

Jessica Alba, Demi Lovato and Taylor Schilling wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I40127 Andrea Metallic Snake-effect Leather Mules

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bebe “Shiraa” Exotic Mules

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Oh, how lucky are we budget-conscious Giuseppe Zanotti shoe lovers, aren’t we? Because bebe have come up with an almost spot-on Zanotti dupe of their own, retailing for a wallet-friendly $129 instead of $750 like the real deal. Available in gold and black. What a great find, don’t you agree?

bebe "Shiraa" Exotic Mules in gold (Giuseppe Zanotti I40127 Andrea knockoffs)

bebe “Shiraa” Exotic Mules
($129, bebe)

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