UPDATE: This post has been updated on August 15, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Well, hello beautiful! — Sorry, I can’t help but be absolutely smitten by the beauty that is the Cabas Zip Tote by Céline. Sure the Luggage tote may have more buzz factor, but it’s the simplified elegance of the Cabas that secretly stole my heart. And not just mine! Supermodel Miranda Kerr has been practically glued to her ponyhair version during the last few months. Can’t blame her, right? It’s such a fabulous bag that’ll fit a good amount of everyday essentials. The price is astonishingly moderate at “only” $1.200 for a high-end designer bag, but unfortunately it’s almost impossible to get your hands on this particular bag. Boohoo!

Céline Cabas Zip Tote in black

Céline Cabas Zip Tote
($1.250, N/A)

Miranda Kerr Loves Céline

Miranda Kerr carrying a black Céline Cabas Zip Tote

Forever 21 Refined Zippered Tote

UPDATE (05/07/2014): Stumbled upon yet another chic Céline look-a-like bag at Forever 21. And it’s super affordable at only $29.80!

Forever 21 Refined Zippered Tote in black (Céline Cabas Zip knockoff)

Forever 21 Refined Zippered Totels
($29.80, Forever 21)

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

MANGO Zip Shopper Bag

UPDATE (08/15/2013): Look at this fabulous and budget-friendly zip shopper bag by MANGO. A great alternative to the pricey Céline designer bag. Available in black, white and red faux leather.

MANGO Zip Shopper Bag in black

MANGO Zip Shopper Bagcj
($59.99, MANGO)

ALDO “Sumerall” Zip Shopper

UPDATE (09/04/2012): Found another great Céline Cabas Zip Tote alternative in this faux leather shopper by ALDO. What I love about this bag are the bone-colored inlays when you open the front zippers. Also available in camel/pink and white/black.

ALDO "Sumerall" Zip Shopper in black (Céline Cabas Zip knockoff)

ALDO “Sumerall” Zip Shopperls
($24.98, ALDO)

Co-Lab By Christopher Kon Ryder-1271 Large Zipper Tote

UPDATE (08/21/2012): Just came across another lovely zip tote bag by Co-Lab By Christopher Kon that looks a lot like Céline Cabas Zip Tote. Available for $85 in black, blue, brown, grey and orange.

Co-Lab By Christopher Kon Ryder-1271 Large Zipper Tote in black (Céline Cabas Zip knockoff)

Co-Lab By Christopher Kon Ryder-1271 Large Zipper Toteamazon
($85, Amazon)

Forever 21 Zipped Tote

In terms of quality this faux leather zipped tote by Forever 21 is no match for the original Céline, but if you’re looking for the designer look and don’t want to spend too much on it, this bag wil certainly do the job. Get it while stock lasts!

Forever 21 Zipped Tote in black (Céline Cabas Zip knockoffs)

Forever 21 Zipped Totels
($32.80, Forever 21)

MANGO TOUCH Bag Zipper

Another Céline Cabas inspired bag is this croc effect faux leather zipper tote by MANGO. It is currently on sale for $44.99 (was $89.99).

MANGO TOUCH Bag Zipper in black croc effect (Céline Cabas Zip knockoff)

MANGO TOUCH Bag Zipper
($44.99, MANGO)

Hallhuber Zipper Tote

German Céline fans on a budget may find this Hallhuber faux leather zipper tote in red or taupe attractive as an alternative to the pricey designer bag.

Hallhuber Zipper Tote in red and taupe faux leather (Céline Cabas Zip Tote)

Hallhuber Zipper Tote
(€59.95, Hallhuber)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 7, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

You know how I know we’re good? Because we never forget a shoe. Or a handbag. Or a face. OK, so not the last one. Back in the old days (you know, 2005) the fashion world saw the introduction to the “It Bag” – a bag that became every starlet’s must have accessory. One day, readers (stay with me), Mary Kate Olsen was spotted carrying a gorgeous black, studded bag that no one could identify but that everyone immediately wanted. A year later the bag (eventually attributed to the talented, Alexander Wang) was made available to the public. It was then known as “Coco”; it is now known as “Rocco”; I can afford neither one.

Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel Bag in black with antique brass hardware

Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel Bagcj
($925, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Alexander Wangls, NET-A-PORTERls, Barneysls & Saksls.

Celebrities Love Alexander Wang

Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Tisdale, Rihanna, Kristin Cavallari, Nicky Hilton & Jennifer Carpenter carrying an Alexander Wang Rocco Mini Duffel Bag

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Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Barrel Bag

UPDATE (05/07/2014): Here’s another lovely Alexander Wang Rocco dupe bag! Found at Forever 21. Thanks to our reader Benibonnietta for tipping us off!

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Barrel Bag in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Barrel Bagls
($29.80, Forever 21)

Jessica Buurman “KRISTINE” Studded Texture Leather Bag

UPDATE (04/12/2014): And here’s another budget-friendly Alexander Wang Rocco alternative which I discovered at Jessica Buurman.

Jessica Buurman "KRISTINE" Studded Texture Leather Bag in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “KRISTINE” Studded Texture Leather Bag
($89, Jessica Buurman)

Chicnova Studded Duffle Bag with Long Strap

UPDATE (03/16/2014): Came across another Rocco bag dupe at Chicnova which is currently on sale for under $50. Make sure to sign up for their newsletter and get a 20% discount on your first order.

Chicnova Studded Duffle Bag with Long Strap in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Chicnova Studded Duffle Bag with Long Strap
($39.20, Chicnova)

Dailylook Studded Base Bag

UPDATE (07/01/2013): Just discovered another lovely Rocco doppelgänger at Dailylook. This faux leather bag sells for $39.95 and comes in either mint, pastel pink or navy.

Dailylook Studded Base Bag in mint green (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Dailylook Studded Base Bagcj
($39.95, Dailylook)

BCBGeneration “Tabitha” Satchel

UPDATE (02/21/2013): Found this gorgeous pebbled faux leather satchel by BCBGeneration which looks so much like Alexander Wang’s “Rocco” Duffel minus the studded bottom! Only $44.94 and available in 4 colors: black, white, bone and turquoise.

BCBGeneration "Tabitha" Pebbled Satchel in black (Alexander Wang Rocco look-a-like)

BCBGeneration “Tabitha” Duffel Bagcj
($44.94, DSW)

Alloy “Jaxon” Stud Duffel Bag

UPDATE (07/12/2012): Came across a fab and budget-friendly faux leather Rocco bag look-a-like which you can buy at Alloy. It’s also available in black but I prefer the papaya red version seen below.

Alloy "Jaxon" Stud Duffel Bag in watermelon red (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Alloy “Jaxon” Stud Duffel Bagls
($39.90, Alloy)

Melrose Glam “Alexa” Studded Leather Bag

UPDATE (04/26/2011): I just stumbled upon this fantastic and virtually identical Rocco look-a-like by Melrose Glam which is available at BagInc. Love it! It’s a little pricey, but a) it’s made of real leather and b) they offer free worldwide shipping on all orders of $99+. Plus, you can get 10% OFF your entire order with our exclusive coupon code “INTHEIRCLOSET“. Yup, that’s how much we love you! ;-) – P.S.: I now own this bag and it is AH-MAZ-ING (review here…)! So, so worth the investment! Just read the various 5-star customer reviews. Also available in various other colors.

Melrose Glam "Alexa" Studded Bag in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Melrose Glam “Alexa” Studded Bag
($179, BagInc)

Street Level 78080 Studded Duffel Bag

UPDATE (10/05/2011): Found another Rocco alternative by Street Level. It only comes in taupe, has 2 added tassels and it is also faux leather, but the price of $68 makes up for this.

Street Level 78080 Studded Duffel Bag in taupe (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Street Level 78080 Studded Duffel Bagcj
($68, Piperlime)

Ajito Studded Bottom Satchel

UPDATE (09/03/2010): Reader Addy informed us about this lovely Rocco knockoff by Ajito. It comes in either black, brown, grey or white. Thanks, Addy!

Ajito Studded Bottom Satchel in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Ajito Studded Bottom Satchel
($50, YesStyle)

Wet Seal Stud Bottom Satchel

I have to be honest, the last time I shopped at Wet Seal I was looking for something to wear to the school dance (in other words, it was 1998), but by golly perhaps Wet Seal deserves another look! Their Stud Bottom Satchel is a pretty darn great dupe of the Alexander Wang bag. True, it’s not made out of leather, but I know there are vegans among us who actually prefer that. For a mere $24.50 this is a hot bag to add to your arsenal.

Wet Seal Stud Bottom Satchel in black (Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel knockoff)

Wet Seal Stud Bottom Satchells
($24.50, Wet Seal)

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I know pencil skirts aren’t the most comfortable to wear and that crop tops aren’t to everyone’s taste as well, but personally, I do love the concept of both. Especially when put together. So when I spotted this gorgeous white lace pencil skirt at Topshop I knew I had to pair it with the lovely striped crop top I’ve seen the day before. A little red bag, nude heels, a dramatic cat eye and a few glitzy accessories finish off my springy budget look. Do you like it?

Budget Look - Navy Stripes, White Lace & A Dash of Red

Go Shopping:

Image source(s): Topshop, The Iconic, DSW, BaubleBar, Pinterest, NORDSTROM, Zappos

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Shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti is a well-known man on this blog because a) his shoes are absolutely loved by celebrities and b) because his shoes are often copied. And while it’s not cool to copy, I really can’t blame the copycats because shoes as fabulous as these scalloped suede lace-up sandals need to be brought at more affordable price points. At least that’s how I think. My obsession for these Zanotti heels started when I first saw Aimee Song from Song of Style rocking these high-heeled beauties in various of her outfits. I just love the delicate nature of these! They’re incredibly sexy yet still elude a sense of romance. But here’s the deal-breaker: they cost a whopping $1.095 and are pretty much sold out everywhere.

Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandals in black suede

Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandalsls
($1.195, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Celebs such as Elle MacPherson, Aimee Song from Song of Style, Khloe Kardashian and Naomie Harris have all been spotted wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandals.

Elle MacPherson, Aimee Song (Song of Style), Khloe Kardashian and Naomie Harris wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandals

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JustFab “Vernon” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (05/16/2014): And here we go again with yet another Giuseppe Zanotti dupe. By JustFab. I’m really loving the red version!

JustFab "Vernon" Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in red, black and nude faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

JustFab “Vernon” Lace-Up High Heel Sandalscj
($54.99, Heels.com)

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

Milanoo Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (05/04/2014): Stumbled upon this beautiful Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-like at Milanoo today.

Milanoo Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Milanoo Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandalsls
($39.99, Milanoo)

Olsenboye “Rachel” High Heel Booties

UPDATE (05/04/2014): Also discovered these lovely spot-on Giuseppe Zanotti dupes by Olsenboye at JCPenney.

Olsenboye "Rachel" High Heel Booties in faux black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Olsenboye “Rachel” High Heel Bootiesls
($54.99, JCPenney)

Choies Suede Peep Toe Tie Up Sandals

UPDATE (04/17/2014): Came across another mighty fine Giuseppe Zanotti dupe at Choies. Available in either black or nude suede for under $90! Score!

Choies Suede Peep Toe Tie Up Sandals in black and nude (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Choies Suede Peep Toe Tie Up Sandals
($81.99, Choies)

Steve Madden “TROME” Lace-Up Scalloped High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (02/02/2014): I knew it was just a matter of time until Steve Madden would come up with their own Giuseppe Zanotti scalloped heel dupe! And here you go, a pretty identical Zanotti look-a-like which comes in either black or nude suede. This style is part of Chiara Ferragni‘s capsule collection for Steve Madden.

Steve Madden "TROME" Lace-Up Scalloped High Heel Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Steve Madden “TROME” Lace-Up Scalloped High Heel Sandalscj
($139.95, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Nasty Galcj, REVOLVEClothingcj,
Piperlime
cj & Steve Maddenls.

Therapy “Monroe” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (02/02/2014): These lace-up heels from Therapy are yet another wonderful and very wallet-friendly dupe of the pricey Zanotti heels above. Totally in love with these here!

Therapy "Monroe" Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Therapy “Monroe” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals
($59.95 AUD, The Iconic)

ALDO “Cezarine” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (02/02/2014): Also discovered this super fab Zanotti-inspired “minimalistic” lace-up high heel at ALDO today.

ALDO "Cezarine" Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

ALDO “Cezarine” Lace-Up High Heel Sandalsls
($75, ALDO)

P.S.: Also available at ALDO (Canada)ls, ALDO (UK) & House of Fraser.

Forever 21 Perforated Stiletto Heels

UPDATE (02/02/2014): Also stumbled upon these budget-friendly Zanotti inspired lace-up high heels at Forever 21 for $36.80!

Forever 21 Perforated Stiletto Heels in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Forever 21 Perforated Stiletto Heelsls
($36.80, Forever 21)

Anne Michelle Rapture-62 Lasercut Lace-Up Heels

UPDATE (01/24/2014): Finally found a budget-friendly Zanotti alternative! Check out these fab heels from Anne Michelle. Only $34.80 and also available in nude faux suede!

Anne Michelle Rapture-62 Lasercut Lace-Up Heels in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Rapture-62 Lasercut Lace-Up Heelspjx
($34.80, UrbanOG)

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

Sofia Z “Eliana” Lace-Up Open-Toe Sandals

UPDATE (01/24/2014): And if you prefer a mid-heel version, check out these heels by Sofia Z. They are currently on sale for $131.25!

Sofia Z "Eliana" Lace-Up Open-Toe Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I12068 knockoffs)

Sofia Z “Eliana” Lace-Up Open-Toe Sandalscj
($131.25, Bluefly)

Jessica Buurman “AYOKA” Cut-Out Lace Up Sandals

UPDATE (01/16/2014): Found another Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-like at Jessica Buurman today. So fab, right?

Jessica Buurman "AYOKA" Cut-Out Lace Up Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “AYOKA” Cut-Out Lace Up Sandals
($129, Jessica Buurman)

Modern Vice “Ghillie” Suede Laser-Cut Pumps

Thanks to Modern Vice we don’t have to spend a fortune to get the coveted Zanotti lace-up heel look. The “Ghillie” peep-toe sandal is a perfect substitute that sells for 10% compared to the designer original. Available in either black or red suede. But you better be fast and order quickly because these shoes are selling like hot cakes!

Modern Vice "Ghillie" Suede Laser-Cut Pumps in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Modern Vice “Ghillie” Suede Laser-Cut Pumpspjx
($106.95, Lori’s)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMallls, ShopAKIRAls, DailyLookcj, Amazonamazon, LuLu*s, Lord & Taylorcj & Heels.comcj.

Windsor Smith “Gillie” Suede Lace-Up Heels

Our fellow Australian shoe lovers don’t have to be disappointed though because the “Gillie” lace-up heel by Windsor Smith is the perfect Zanotti dupe just like the one by Modern Vice (I think this might even be just a rebranded version of the Modern Vice or vice versa).

Windsor Smith "Gillie" Suede Lace-Up Heels in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Windsor Smith “Gillie” Suede Lace-Up Heels
($139.95 AUD, StyleTread)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 4, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Reverting back to the 1920s Christian Louboutin strikes again with these beautiful Burlina T-Strap Peep-toe Platform Pumps. While the inspiration from the Flapper era is quite obvious, the sophistication is also very palpable. This classical design gone contemporary brings back nostalgia for Old Hollywood Glamour, yet the price is the direct opposite. This contradictory mix of fun sophistication is a modern interpretation of 20s inspired wardrobe for the quintessential woman. If you love these as much as I do, than you must check out the look-a-like below!

Christian Louboutin Burlina T-Strap Peep-toe Platform Pumps in black patent

Christian Louboutin Burlina T-Strap Peep-toe Platform Pumpsls
($895, Barneys)

Audrey Brooke “Ivy” T-Strap Platform Pumps

UPDATE (05/04/2014): Stumbled upon these budget-friendly Louboutin look-a-likes by Audrey Brooke today. Very affordable at $49.95 and available in either black, nude or navy faux patent leather.

Audrey Brooke "Ivy" T-Strap Platform Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Burlina knockoffs)

Audrey Brooke “Ivy” T-Strap Platform Pumpscj
($49.95, DSW)

Steve Madden “MOTAVATE” T-Strap Platform Pumps

A more modern take on the design above, the “MOTAVATE” T-Strap Platform Pumps by Steve Madden have got us obsessed! They come in a multitude of colors for every occasion and almost everyone’s taste. Be sure to use the promo code above, for even more savings. Attention is very probable with these pumps, so wear with caution! Also, check out the “ISSABELLls” for another great Louboutin alternative.

Steve Madden "MOTAVATE" T-Strap Platform Pumps (Christian Louboutin Burlina knockoffs)

Steve Madden “MOTAVATE” T-Strap Platform Pumpsls
($109.95, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Image source(s): Barneys, DSW, Steve Madden

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