Update: This post has been updated on September 18, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Fashion magazines are consistently talking about the day clutch. While carrying all your essentials in a bag the size of a large envelope isn’t exactly feasible, how can you make a clutch work during the day? It’s easy, you just toss it in your larger work tote and then pull it out for lunch, a quick run to Starbucks, or keep it handy for an impromptu dinner after work. This particular style by Valentino is perfect. It has great proportion, construction and just enough edginess to make it less “boardroom” and more “downtown chic”. But although this particular clutch would get a lot of use, it may not be quite enough to justify the price. As always, we present you more accessible options. Check it out below!

Valentino Rockstud Leather Clutch in black

Valentino Rockstud Leather Clutch
($1.395, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Nordstromls & Farfetchls.

Celebrities Love Valentino

Zoe Saldana, Alexa Chung, Jessica Biel, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Clémence Poésy carrying a Valentino Rockstud Leather Clutch

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Express Studded Border Clutch

Update (09/18/2016): Found another great Valentino Rockstud inspired clutch bag today! It’s available at Express, comes in black and costs $39.90.

Express Studded Border Clutch in black (Valentino Rockstud dupe)

Express Studded Border Clutch
($39.90, Express)

Forever 21 Studded Clutch w/ Wristlet Strap

Update (09/09/2016): Just spotted this lovely Valentino Rockstud dupe clutch at Forever 21 in white which is on final sale for $10. Super steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Studded Clutch w/ Wristlet Strap in white (Valentino Rockstud dupe)

Forever 21 Studded Clutch w/ Wristlet Strap
($10, Forever 21)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Sarita” Studded Zip Top Wristlet Clutch

Update (06/17/2015): Discovered these fabulous Valentino Rockstud pouch dupes by Carlos by Carlos Santana today. They’re available in either black, white or turqoise faux leather and are currently on sale for a steal price of $29.97 (down from $69!).

Carlos by Carlos Santana "Sarita" Studded Zip Top Wristlet Clutch in black and turquoise (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Sarita” Studded Zip Top Wristlet Clutch
($29.97, Nordstrom Rack)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Large “Selma” Stud-Trim Saffiano Clutch

Update (08/15/2013): Whoa, look at this fab Valentino dupe by MICHAEL Michael Kors! Totally looks like the high-end designer clutch, but actually costs only $108! I also love the Saffiano leather which is usually mainly used for and most known because of Prada’s famous Saffiano bags. Available in a lot of different colors like tan, taupe, turquoise, red and purple!

MICHAEL Michael Kors Large "Selma" Stud-Trim Saffiano Clutch in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Large “Selma” Stud-Trim Saffiano Clutchls
(108, Neiman Marcus)

Stylistpick “Alessia” Multi Stud Clutch

Update (02/10/2013): And here we have another Valentino Rockstud Clutch look-a-like by Stylistpick. Available in black or beige faux leather for £20!

Stylistpick "Alessia" Multi Stud Clutch in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

Stylistpick “Alessia” Multi Stud Clutchamazon
(£20, Amazon.co.uk)

GoJane Pyramid Stud Trim Clutch

Just as lovely, this version by GoJane is exactly the type of clutch you need for everyday and costs way less than the original designer inspiration. Place all your essentials inside and then place it in your larger tote to make it easier to pull out when you’re on the go. It will also keep everything organized and easier to spot inside your larger bag as well! Wear this clutch with everything; from your pencil skirt and blouse to your jeans on the weekend for brunch. The detachable strap is fantastic; and I’m sure you’ll find a dozen ways to wear your new bag! Want to add a little glam twist to your look? You can also get this style in peach or gold metallic faux leather.

GoJane Pyramid Stud Trim Clutch in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

GoJane Pyramid Stud Trim Clutch
($11.95, GoJane)

Buffalo Stud Clutch Bag

Another great steal and also made of completely vegan leather is this cute look-a-like clutch by Buffalo. These are a bit more expensive than the previous style, but the hardware is very similar to the original. The wristlet detail is just fabulous because it helps keep your hands free when you need them most (perhaps you’re going out for cocktails or meeting friends at an after work networking event). I really like that you have the option of the taupe color as well because it’s perfect if you wear a lot of brown or prefer a lighter palette for your key wardrobe pieces.

Buffalo Stud Clutch Bag in black and taupe (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

Buffalo Stud Clutch Bag
(€49.90, Buffalo)

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Real vs. Steal – Vita Fede Titan Bracelet

by Irina on September 18, 2016

Update: This post has been updated on September 18, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you’re on Instagram and are only remotely interested in fashion, chances are you’re well aware of the Vita Fede jewelry craze that has been going on over the last year. Just take a look around there: no arm party is really complete without one of Vita Fede’s creations dangling from the photographer’s arm. But while I really, really love the spikey Titan bracelets that have become so uber-popular lately and would be over the moon to own one myself, they’re simply not in my price range. Especially since we’re talking $300 for costume jewelry here. Thanks, but I’ll pass, I think.

Vita Fede Titan Bracelet in gold

Vita Fede Titan Bracelet
($290, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Vita Fede, Saks Fifth Avenue & Revolve.

Instagrammers Love Vita Fede

Vita Fede Titan Bracelet on Instagram

Pictures via carpus_diem, chiweih, keepingupwithang.

Eye Candy Los Angeles Titanium Spike Cuff Bangle

Update (09/18/2016): This spikey goldtone cuff bangle by Eye Candy Los Angeles is yet another fab Vita Fede Titan inspired piece of jewelry. Currently on sale for $24.97.

Eye Candy Los Angeles Titanium Spike Cuff Bangle in gold (Vita Fede Titan dupe)

Eye Candy Los Angeles Titanium Spike Cuff Bangle
($24.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Jules Smith Bullet Hinge Cuff Bracelet

Update (08/06/2015): Just discovered these lovely and spot-on Vita Fede Titan dupe bracelets by Jules Smith. They’re available in gold or silver and are currently on sale for just $11.30! Yay for affordable arm parties!

Jules Smith Bullet Hinge Cuff Bracelet in gold and silver (Vita Fede Titan knockoffs)

Jules Smith Bullet Hinge Cuff Braceletamazon
($11.30, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom Rack & Neiman Marcusls.

Passiana Arrowhead Bangle

Update (08/06/2015): Also spotted these Vita Fede Titan look-alikes by Passiana which are also currently on sale for $27.19 (down from $79) and come in either gold or rosegold.

Passiana Arrowhead Bangle in gold and rosegold (Vita Fede Titan knockoffs)

Passiana Arrowhead Bangle
($27.19, Overstock)

BaubleBar Gold Cone Cuff

Update (05/07/2015): Found another cute Vita Fede Titan alternative option at BaubleBar for roughly 10% of the real deal’s price!

BaubleBar Gold Cone Cuff (Vita Fede Titan knockoff)

BaubleBar Gold Cone Cuff
($32, BaubleBar)

ASOS Open Pyramid Cuff Bracelet

Update (02/08/2015): Stumbled upon this cute Vita Fede Titan inspired cuff braclet at ASOS today.

ASOS Open Pyramid Cuff Bracelet in gold (Vita Fede Titan knockoff)

ASOS Open Pyramid Cuff Bracelet
($14.95, ASOS)

GoJane Spiked Ends Hinged Cuff

Update (05/14/2014): Discovered another Vita Fede Titan bracelet dupe at GoJane.

GoJane Spiked Ends Hinged Cuff in gold (Vita Fede Titan knockoff)

GoJane Spiked Ends Hinged Cuff
($12.40, GoJane)

Forever 21 Secret Rebel Hinge Cuff

Good thing is you don’t have to rob a bank to take your arm party to the next level because Forever 21 are now offering a fabulous Vita Fede Titan bracelet dupe for under $10! Same look but a major price difference of $266.20! Ka-ching! Of course, you can’t expect the same quality here, but for one or two seasons this is a good and wallet-friendly alternative if you can’t afford the real deal.

Forever 21 Secret Rebel Hinge Cuff in gold (Vita Fede Titan knockoff)

Forever 21 Secret Rebel Hinge Cuff
($8.80, Forever 21)

Image source(s): Shopbop, Instagram, Nordstrom Rack, Amazon, BaubleBar, ASOS, GoJane, Forever 21

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Real vs. Steal – Cartier Love Bracelet

by Irina on September 14, 2016

Update: This post has been updated on September 14, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you have an Instagram account, follow fashion bloggers or just love jewelry in general, then I’m sure you’re well aware of Cartier‘s famous “Love” bracelet. Designed by Aldo Cipullo in 1969, the bracelet quickly became popular for its intentional resemblance in function to medieval chastity belts because of its extraordinary locking mechanism. Unlike traditional bracelets, the “Love” bracelet is designed to be opened only by using a special screwdriver that is supplied with every bracelet. The screwdriver is also available in the form of a necklace, allowing the bracelet to be “locked” onto one person, while the “key” is kept around the neck of another, as a symbol for their commitment to their relationship. Luckily, the “Love” bracelet can be opened with any standard slotted screwdriver (just in case things don’t work out with your better half, I guess 😉). Although slightly confining, I think it’s a romantic gesture and a very beautiful sign of love, but most of all is it a very expensive one at $6.600 for the 18K yellow gold version. There’s definitely a lot of commitment neccessary for such a splurge purchase.

Cartier Love Bracelet in gold and silver

Cartier Love Bracelet
($6.600, Cartier)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective, The RealReal & Fashionphile.

Style Bloggers Love Cartier

Celebs such as Aimee from Song of Style and Annabelle from VivaLuxury have been spotted wearing a Cartier Love Bracelet.

Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Annabelle (VivaLuxury) wearing a Cartier Love Bracelet

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Minusey Love Screw Motif Bracelet

Update (09/14/2016): Just discovered this online shop Minusey and found a ton of awesome designer dupe items including this set of gold-plated Cartier Love bracelet dupes made of titanium. They sure are not a cheap steal at $89, but they are 18k gold-plated and made of titanium, so you’ll probably have a very durable and high-quality Cartier dupe by opting for one of these bracelets. Make sure to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off purchase at Minusey!

Minusey Love Screw Motif Bracelet in yellow gold, rosegold and silver (Cartier dupes)

Minusey Love Screw Motif Bracelet
($89, Minusey)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Accessory Concierge.

Armitage Avenue Cuff Bracelet

All you commitment phobics with tight budgets rejoice! Because Armitage Avenue are bringing you the beauty of Cartier’s “Love” bracelet without the price or screwdriver. Now you can get the coveted Cartier look for a budget-friendly $24.95 (in either gold- or silvertone) and open it easily with a built-in clasp. No screwdrivers or credit card debt neccessary! Score!

Armitage Avenue Cuff Bracelet in gold and silver (Cartier Love knockoffs)

Armitage Avenue Cuff Braceletamazon
($24.95, Amazon)

Image source(s): Cartier, Song of Style, VivaLuxury, Minusey, Lori’s Shoes

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Update: This post has been updated on September 11, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

So I know this blog is mostly about shoes, but let’s talk bags for a minute. And I mean this lovely Gucci Jackie hobo bag in particular. Now I’m usually not a big fan of hobo bags, but this one somehow caught my attention. Maybe it’s something about the shape, the minimalistic design, the luxurious leather or the statement orange color (my personal fave!). Maybe it’s a combination of all of these things that makes this bag so lustworthy and desirable. Anyway, as much as I love this Gucci bag, 3k for a bag just isn’t my type of bag shopping budget. So what’s a girl to do?

Gucci Jackie Soft Leather Hobo Bag in brown, black and neon orange

Gucci Jackie Soft Leather Hobo Bag
($2.990, Gucci)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Gucci (UK)ls, Neiman Marcusls & Vestiaire Collective.

H&M Hobo Bag with Suede Details

Update (09/11/2016): While browsing H&M‘s new arrivals section, I discovered these fall-ready suede hobo bags and they reminded me of Gucci’s Jackie bag. Price: $59.99. I especially love the wine red version!

H&M Hobo Bag with Suede Details in wine red and black (Gucci Jackie inspired)

H&M Hobo Bag with Suede Details
($59.99, H&M)

Tosca B2523 Bit Bag Hobo

Luckily, we’ve stumbled upon these Gucci Jackie dupe bags by Tosca which will give you the coveted Gucci hobo bag look for a mere 1% of the real deal’s price. Can’t argue with that price, right?

Tosca B2523 Bit Bag Hobo in taupe, black and grey (Gucci Jackie knockoffs)

Tosca B2523 Bit Bag Hoboamazon
($29.95, Amazon)

Image source(s): Gucci, H&M, Lori’s

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Update: This post has been updated on September 9, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

If you haven’t heard of Mansur Gavriel by now, I suggest you stop whatever you’re doing and go read up on the NYC-based female designer duo now because fashion insiders all over the world have gone absolutely cuckoo over their minimalistic luxe leather bags! Mansur Gavriel’s bucket bag has been especially popular within the fashion world and is constantly sold out due to the high demand and despite the not so budget-friendly price tag of $495 (now: $595) for the “mini” version and $625 (now: $695) for the “large” one. I think the minimalistic design contrasted against the popping interior lining is one of the main reasons why this bag has been so extremely successful. If you can’t afford the beauty of a real Mansur Gavriel bag or just can’t stand being wait-listed, read on to find many great alternatives less than $100.

Mansur Gavriel Drawstring Leather Bucket Bag in black, red and blue

Mansur Gavriel Drawstring Leather Bucket Bagls
($595, Net-A-Porter)

Also available at Barneysls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Kirna Zabêtels, Forward by Elyse Walker, Moda Operandi, Vestiaire Collective, The RealReal & Boutique1ls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Mansur Gavriel

Celebs such as Kirsten Dunst, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr and personal style bloggers such as Ann Kim from Andyheart, Adriana from Fake Leather and Shea Marie from Peace Love Shea have all been spotted carrying a Mansur Gavriel Leather Bucket Bag.

Kirsten Dunst, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Ann Kim (Andyheart), Adriana (Fake Leather) and Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea) carrying a Mansur Gavriel Leather Bucket Bag

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Gabriella Rocha “Elissa” Bucket Purse with Wristlet

Update (09/09/2016): Look at these amazing Mansur Gavriel bucket bag dupes by Gabriella Rocha which are currently 50% off and come in either black, red, blue or tan faux leather. Super steal alert!

Gabriella Rocha "Elissa" Bucket Purse with Wristlet in black, red, blue and tan (Mansur Gavriel dupes)

Gabriella Rocha “Elissa” Bucket Purse with Wristletamazon
($32.99, Amazon)

Sole Society “Blackwood” Vegan Bucket Bag

Update (09/09/2016): Also stumbled upon these Mansur Gavriel inspired bucket bags at Sole Society which retail for $59.95 and come in black, oxblood and navy.

Sole Society "Blackwood" Vegan Bucket Bag in oxblood, black and navy (Mansur Gavriel dupe)

Sole Society “Blackwood” Vegan Bucket Bagls
($59.95, Nordstrom)

Also available at Sole Society.

LUXchic “Verso” Genuine Leather Bucket Bag

Update (04/22/2016): Discovered another amazing designer bag dupe by LUXchic! Their genuine leather bags are always spot-on compared to the original real deals, the pictures promise a great product quality and most reviews seem to be very positive, too, so it might be worth the splurge. What do you think?

LUXchic "Verso" Genuine Leather Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

LUXchic “Verso” Genuine Leather Bucket Bagamazon
($126.90, Amazon)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Bucket Bag

Update (12/04/2015): Look what I just spotted while browsing Forever 21‘s new arrivals: amazing Mansur Gavriel bucket bag dupes for under $30! I’m totally buying both of these for my own little designer dupes collection. If you love F21’s bucket bag dupes just as much, I suggest you don’t wait too long with your purchase because I’m super sure these babies will sell out fast.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Bucket Bag in black and nude (Mansur Gavriel dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Bucket Bag
($29.90, Forever 21)

Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK), Forever 21 (EU).

Lancaster Paris “Pur” Saffiano Bucket Bag

Update (11/16/2015): Discovered another great Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag alternative today! This one’s by Lancaster Paris and it’s admittedly a little expensive at $250 now $131.77, but doesn’t the saffiano leather look absolutely gorgeous? Plus, it looks so much like the real deal, too, doesn’t it? Available two sizes (the big version is available here for $223.99) and an array of lovely colors (including pink!). Love!

Lancaster Paris "Pur" Saffiano Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Lancaster Paris “Pur” Saffiano Bucket Bag
($131.77, Amazon)

Also available at eBags, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Jessica Buurman “Aldous” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (08/26/2015): Just spotted this Mansur Gavriel look for less alternative at Jessica Buurman. $109 and it is yours, ladies! Use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman!

Jessica Buurman "Aldous" Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “Aldous” Drawstring Bucket Bag
($109, Jessica Buurman)

Orsay Bucket Bag

Update (08/26/2015): Also stumbled upon this lovely Mansur Gavriel bucket bag look-alike at this German online shop Orsay. So close to the real deal and not too expensive at €20!

Orsay Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Orsay Bucket Bag
(€20, Orsay)

Mango Minimal Shopper Bag

Update (08/06/2015): Found this amazing Mansur Gavriel bucket bag dupe at Mango today. It’s almost spot-on and so affordable at $59.99! Loved it so much, I ordered straight away. There’s also a Mansur Gavriel backpack dupe available at Mango herecj. Update #2: Both the bag and the backpack have been in my possession for over a week now and I’m madly in love with both. Definitely recommended, looks very much like the real deal!

Mango Minimal Shopper Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Mango Minimal Shopper Bag
($59.99, Mango)

Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Parfois Trend Bucket Handbag

Update (06/02/2015): Found these Mansur Gavriel inspired bucket bags by Parfois today. Aren’t they super pretty? And quite affordable, too.

Parfois Trend Bucket Handbag in baby blue, tan and white (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Parfois Trend Bucket Handbagamazon
(£24.99, Amazon.co.uk)

Shiraleah “Anya” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (05/05/2015): Spotted these lovely Mansur Gavriel bucket bag look-alikes by Shiraleah today. Available in black, camel, blush and baby blue faux leather and currently on sale for a budget-friendly price of $29.99! Steal deal alert!

Shiraleah "Anya" Drawstring Bucket Bag (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Shiraleah “Anya” Drawstring Bucket Bagamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack.

BagInc “Joanna” Calf Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (05/05/2015): If you’re looking for a genuine leather Mansur Gavriel bucket bag dupe, then BagInc‘s “Joanna” bag might be for you. Made of calf leather and available in either black, red, camel, silver metallic, pale pink, olive green, navy and grey for $109! Make sure to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your order.

BagInc "Joanna" Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

BagInc “Joanna” Calf Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag
($109, BagInc)

A similar version is also available at Amazonamazon.

Vince Camuto “Leila” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (05/02/2015): Well, hello there! Now isn’t Vince Camuto‘s “Leila” a great substitute if you can’t afford the real deal? Available in various colors, too.

Vince Camuto Leila Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Leila” Drawstring Bucket Bagamazon
($186.97, Amazon)

Dooney & Bourke “Serena” Drawstring Leather Bucket Bag

Update (05/02/2015): Another high-quality Mansur Gavriel inspired alternative is available by Dooney & Bourke. Looove the colored linings here!

Dooney & Bourke "Serena" Drawstring Leather Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Dooney & Bourke “Serena” Drawstring Leather Bucket Bagls
($298, Nordstrom)

JustFab “Alden” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (05/02/2015): Another lovely Mansur Gavriel steal find is available at JustFab. I absolutely adore the bag in the popping blue color! Sooo pretty!

JustFab "Alden" Drawstring Bucket Bag in tan and blue (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

JustFab “Alden” Drawstring Bucket Bag
($31.96, JustFab)

Sole Society “Nevin” Faux Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (04/12/2015): Stumbled upon these Mansur Gavriel inspired faux leather bucket bags by Sole Society and wanted to share them with you.

Sole Society "Nevin" Faux Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Sole Society “Nevin” Faux Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag
($51.96, Sole Society)

Steve Madden “BGEMMAA” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Et voilà, Steve Madden to the rescue! Their “BGEMMAA” drawstring bucket bag isn’t a total knock-off, but the similarities are distinct enough to give you the same coveted Mansur Gavriel look. I absolutely adore the red lining here. So luxe-looking, right? Available in various color combinations including black/red, burgundy/blue, tan/blue and neon yellow/blue for an affordable $88 (less if you use the promo code above)! Steal deal alert!

Steve Madden "BGEMMAA" Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Steve Madden “BGEMMAA” Drawstring Bucket Bagls
($88, Steve Madden)

Lush Leather Smooth Bucket Bag

If you’re willing to invest more, you might want to take a look at these Mansur Gavriel dupes by Lush Bags. Certainly not a steal at almost $160, but the quality looks pretty decent, don’t you think?

Lush Leather Smooth Bucket Bag (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Lush Leather Smooth Bucket Bagamazon
($159.99, Amazon)

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