Real vs. Steal – Céline ID Choker Necklace

by Irina on February 8, 2017

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I only have one word for this choker necklace by Céline: OBSESSED! One of the most amazing statement necklaces I’ve seen in the last few years. I just love the chunky gold chain links with the massive ID tag, they make the necklace look uber-luxurious (and also quite heavy), don’t you agree? And just like every other piece coming from the French design house, this necklace has become quite the “It“-thing to have. I’m not sure how much it costs, but even if one had the funds to splurge on this highly coveted necklace, it’d probably be very hard to come by now that it has become so popular.

Céline ID Chain Choker Necklace in gold

Céline ID Choker Necklace
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

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Kim Kardashian and Rihanna wearing Céline ID Choker Necklace

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Aldo “Delmoral” Curb Chain Link Choker Necklace

Update (02/08/2017): Found this cool and budget-friendly chain link choker at Aldo today and it instantly reminded me of the Céline necklace above. Price: $18.

Aldo "Delmoral" Curb Chain Link Choker Necklace in gold (Céline ID dupe)

Aldo “Delmoral” Curb Chain Link Choker Necklacels
($18, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (UK)ls.

Forever 21 Curb Chain Collar Necklace

Update (08/24/2015): Spotted these budget-friendly chain necklaces at Forever 21 today and thought they’d be a great alternative to the Céline ID choker above.

Forever 21 Curb Chain Collar Necklace in gold and silver (Céline ID knockoffs)

Forever 21 Curb Chain Collar Necklace
($7.90, Forever 21)

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

Banana Republic Link ID Necklace

Update (07/30/2015): Came across a silver-tone Céline link id necklace at Banana Republic today. What do you think?

Banana Republic Link ID Necklace in silver (Céline knockoff)

Banana Republic Link ID Necklacecj
($69.50, Banana Republic)

P.S.: Also available at Banana Republic (Canada) & Banana Republic (EU).

Nasty Gal “Eliza” Chain Choker Necklace

Update (12/29/2013): Another awesome Céline chain necklace dupe find! Check out this killer statement choker from Nasty Gal! Pretty cool, huh?

Nasty Gal "Eliza" Chain Choker Necklace in gold (Céline ID knockoff)

Nasty Gal “Eliza” Chain Choker Necklacels
($45, Nasty Gal)

LuLu*s Identify My Love Gold ID Necklace

Update (07/13/2013): LuLu*s has also a very similar Céline ID necklace alternative available for $41!

LuLu*s Identify My Love Gold ID Necklace (Céline ID knockoff)

LuLu*s Identify My Love Gold ID Necklace
($41, LuLu*s)

ASOS Jumbo ID Necklace

Update (04/15/2013): And here’s another great and budget-friendly Céline ID necklace alternative by ASOS. Love these necklaces and at only $20 a pop, they’re a total steal!

ASOS Jumbo ID Necklace in gold and silver (Céline ID look-a-likes)

ASOS Jumbo ID Necklace
($20.01, ASOS)

BagInc Celebrity Style ID Chain Choker Necklace

Update (03/25/2013): Just found this lovely and budget-friendly Céline ID Choker look-a-like by BagInc. Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your entire order! Available in gold, rose gold and silver.

BagInc Celebrity Style ID Chain Choker Necklace in gold and silver (Céline look-a-like)

BagInc Celebrity Style ID Chain Choker Necklace
($19, BagInc)

Mango ID Choker

Update (03/25/2013): Mango also has a Céline inspired choker necklace for $29.99!

Mango ID Choker Necklace in gold (Céline look-a-like)

Mango ID Choker
($29.99, Mango)

GoJane Thick Plate Chain Necklace

Update (02/16/2013): And here’s yet another fabulous but affordable Céline ID necklace look-a-like! I’m really loving this $45 gold chain necklace from GoJane! Also available in silver.

GoJane Thick Plate Chain Necklace in gold (Céline ID knockoff)

GoJane Thick Plate Chain Necklace
($45, GoJane)

Nasty Gal New Identity Necklace

Update (02/16/2013): Thanks again to reader Amira for finding another Céline ID bracelet look-a-like. Check out this lovely rose gold chain link choker from Nasty Gal! Only $35! Matching chain link bracelet available.

Nasty Gal New Identity Necklace in rosegold (Céline ID knockoff)

Nasty Gal New Identity Necklacels
($35, Nasty Gal)

Nicholas ID Necklace

Update (02/06/2013): Found another great and even budget-friendlier Céline ID necklace alternative by Nicholas. Available in gold, silver and rosegold. Matching id bracelets available as well.

Nicholas ID Necklace in gold (Céline knockoff)

Nicholas ID Necklace
($120, Shopbop)

Melody Ehsani “Love Me or Leave Me” Chain Link Necklace

Update (02/06/2013): Thanks to our reader Amira who told us about this Céline necklace look-a-like by Melody Ehsani.

Melody Ehsani "Love Me or Leave Me" Chain Link Necklace in gold (Céline ID knockoff)

Melody Ehsani “Love Me or Leave Me” Chain Link Necklace
($32.95, Nordstrom Rack)

nOir Jewelry “Afonso” ID Necklace

If you’re just as crazy about the Céline ID choker necklace as me and are on the lookout for a look-4-less option, I have found this super similar chain link necklace by nOir Jewelry which would be a great alternative. It’s not quite as chunky and massive as the real deal and also longer, but it still mimics the overall look. A matching id braceletcj available as well.

nOir Jewelry Afonso ID Necklace in gold (Céline knockoff)

nOir Jewelry “Afonso” ID Necklacecj
($150, Urban Outfitters)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopcj.

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Two more weeks until Valentine’s Day and while I’m not particularly excited about V-Day itself (all the single ladies!), I do like any opportunity that allows me to dress up and act all flirty about it. When dressing up, my personal motto is: “Drama, drama, drama!”, that’s why this black off-the-shoulder midi dress by Bardot with its body-con silhouette and the dramatic bell sleeves instantly caught my attention. I immediately started styling this LBD in my head and style-wise it felt like my mind ran in 100 different directions. There are a lot of ways to style this versatile dress and I decided to pick three for you to show: bold, romantic and just plain cute. So if you need some outfit inspiration for your own Valentine’s Day attire, feel free to check out my V-Day look suggestions and let me know whether you like them or not.

Look #1 – Femme Fatale in Black & Gold

Valentine's Day Outfit Inspo - 1 LBD, 3 Ways To Wear It: Femme Fatale in Black & Gold

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Look #2 – Romantic in Lace & Burgundy

Valentine's Day Outfit Inspo - 1 LBD, 3 Ways To Style It: Romantic Lace & Burgundy Red

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Look #3 – Cheeky Cute

Valentine's Day Outfit Inspo - 1 LBD, 3 Ways To Style It: Cheeky Cute

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Image source(s): Revolve, Amazon, Aldo, BaubleBar, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Eve’s Addiction, Steve Madden, Zappos, Etsy, Shopbop, Bloomingdale’s, Aldo

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Before you start wondering whether these oversized bow sandals somehow look familiar: yes, they are obviously inspired by the highly popular Aminah Abdul Jillil Bow Pumps which we have featured in the past except these here are open-toed which I personally find equally charming. The rest is pretty much spot-on identical; including design, color and material. And while $130 for such a beautiful shoe is not what I’d call exactly expensive, we did manage to find an even more budget-friendly alternative which looks just like the Betsey Johnson version but is $90 cheaper. The only noticeable difference is that the heel on the Betseyvilles is straight while the Betsey Johnsons have more of a flared heel. Anyway, which bow sandal would you choose and why? Cheap or cheaper? Let us know in the comments.

Cheap vs. Cheaper - Betsey Johnson Friskyy vs. Betseyville Beaux Bow Ankle Strap Sandals

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Charlotte Russe Bow Two-Piece Sandals

Update (01/31/2017): Spotted another super budget-friendly ankle bow high heel sandal today! You can buy these fab heels for just $25 at Charlotte Russe.

Charlotte Russe Bow Two-Piece Sandals in red and blush pink faux suede

Charlotte Russe Bow Two-Piece Sandals
($25, Charlotte Russe)

Image source(s): DSW, Dillard’s, Target, Charlotte Russe

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I almost get the sensation that I’m looking at a Magic Eye poster when I look at this Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacket. It’s definitely different and very appealing to the eye. I love how Keri Hilson sports it with a pair of black skinnies and a peep-toe boot. Such elegance when it’s worn so simplified. I’m very curious to see how this jacket would look with a pair of jeans as opposed to the all-black ensemble. So, if you want to get the look and not be on the waiting list and spend $1557 on this striking jacket, here are a few more choices!

Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacket

Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacketls
($1.557, Net-A-Porter)

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Keri Hilson, Liv Tyler & Courtney Love wearing a black and white Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacket

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White House Black Market Striped Ponte Blazer

Update (01/30/2017): Didn’t really expect to find any more dupes of this striped Givenchy jacket after four years, but White House Black Market onbviously beg to differ.

White House Black Market Striped Ponte Blazer in black and white (Givenchy dupe)

White House Black Market Striped Ponte Blazer
($140, White House Black Market)

Old Navy Single-Button Jersey-Knit Striped Blazer

Update (01/30/2017): Also came across this super budget-friendly striped blazer at Old Navy which would be a great designer real deal alternative for under $40.

Old Navy Single-Button Jersey-Knit Striped Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy inspired)

Old Navy Single-Button Jersey-Knit Striped Blazer
($39.94, Old Navy)

Wallis Black Stripe Jacket

Update (05/18/2013): Just discovered this striped blazer at Wallis which would be a great alternative to the pricey Givenchy jacket. On sale for $70!

Wallis Black Stripe Jacket in black and white (Givenchy Ottoman look-a-like)

Wallis Black Stripe Jacket
($70, Wallis)

Anthropologie Striped Spinnaker Blazer

Update (07/25/2012): Found another lovely striped blazer option over at Anthropologie for under $100.

Anthropologie Striped Spinnaker Blazer in black and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Anthropologie Striped Spinnaker Blazer
($98, Anthropologie)

Smythe Piped One Button Blazer

Update (02/25/2012): If you’re looking for a high quality alternative, look no further because this striped Smythe blazer is a great Givenchy look-a-like. It does retail for a very hefty $486.50, but it’s still less than 50% of the original’s price.

Smythe Piped One Button Blazer in black and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Smythe Piped One Button Blazercj
($486.50, Shopbop)

Mango Cotton Sailor Blazer

Update (02/25/2012): And here’s another great inspired-by option by MANGO.

Mango Cotton Sailor Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Mango Cotton Sailor Blazer
($79.99, Mango)

Canna Striped Blazer

Update (07/15/2011): Just came across another fabulous and budget-friendly Givenchy alternative by Canna.

Canna Striped Blazer in black and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Canna Striped Blazerls
($99, Nordstrom)

Alice + Olivia “Sage” Striped Blazer

I love this Alice + Olivia “Sage” Striped Blazer! I love the shoulders and the pockets! Very similar to the Givenchy and you won’t be out $1557 either. Priced at $368 this jacket is definitely a steal. But, if it still doesn’t fit your budget we have some more for ya!

Alice + Olivia Sage Striped Peak Lapel Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

Alice + Olivia “Sage” Striped Blazercj
($368, Shopbop)

Aryn K. Stripe Blazer

This Aryn K. blazer has slightly bigger stripes than the Givenchy and the Alice + Olivia, but I’m really enjoying the collar detail around the neckline on this one. And priced at $94, I’d say it’s pretty budget-friendly!

Aryn K. Stripe Blazer in black and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

Aryn K. Stripe Blazer
($94, 6pm)

Tart “Camryn” Jacket

Now this Tart jacket looks the most like the Givenchy with the striping. However, it looks more of “going to the office” than a jacket that you can wear more casually. Nonetheless, if you like the look and you’re really loving the stripes of the Givenchy and want something a little more affordable, I’d go for this one!

Tart "Camryn" Jacket in black and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

Tart “Camryn” Jacket
($69.99, Last Call)

525 America Striped Blazer

OK, so I’m not sure how I feel about this jacket by 525 America. I like the buttons, but I feel like it should’ve been a full-length sleeve rather than a 3/4 sleeve. Especially since you have the button style of a pea-coat! It does look cute with jeans and priced at $95.99, it might suit your taste for the warmer weather that’s soon ahead.

525 America Striped Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

525 America Striped Blazer
(95.99, Macy’s)

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So, lace-up flats. You probably won’t get around them this summer. First, we started with Aquazzura’s pointy “Christy” flats and today we present you yet another gorgeously delicate example: “Leo” by Isabel Marant, an eyelet-embellished ballet flat with intricate lace-up design and scalloped edges for a soft and feminine look. It seems like high heels may have to take a summer vacation this summer because the fashion blogosphere has gone cuckoo for sophisticated flats this season.

Isabel Marant Leo Embellished Lace-Up Ballet Flats in black

Isabel Marant Leo Embellished Lace-Up Ballet Flatsls
($200, Net-A-Porter)

Also available at Barneysls, MyTheresa, Luisaviaroma, Farfetchls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Pretty Girl Studded Lace-Up Flats

Update (01/28/2017): Spotted these lovely and super budget-friendly “Leo” dupes today. By Pretty Girl and available in either black or tan faux suede for just $14.80.

Pretty Girl Studded Lace-Up Flats in black and tan faux suede (Isabel Marant Leo dupes)

Pretty Girl Studded Lace-Up Flatsamazon
($14.80, Amazon)

Spurr “Sephorai” Studded Lace-Up Flats

Update (01/28/2017): Another cute Isabel Marant alternative are these studded lace-up flats by Spurr which are on clearance for less than $15 AUD. Steal deal alert!

Spurr "Sephorai" Studded Lace-Up Flats in faux suede (Isabel Marant Leo dupes)

Spurr “Sephorai” Studded Lace-Up Flats
($14.99 AUD, The Iconic)

Pedder Red “Joey” Eyelet Suede Lace-Up Skimmer Flats

Update (03/10/2016): Discovered these fabulous lace-up flats by Pedder Red which instantly reminded me of the Isabel Marant Leos above. $165 and available in various colors and uppers. By the way, these would also be a great alternative for the popular Zara studded flats.

Pedder Red "Joey" Eyelet Suede Lace-Up Skimmer Flats in black (Isabel Marant Leo dupes)

Pedder Red “Joey” Eyelet Suede Lace-Up Skimmer Flatsls
($165, Lane Crawford)

Charlotte Russe Grommet-Embellished Lace-Up Pointed Toe Flats

Update (02/06/2016): Just stumbled upon these spot-on Isabel Marant Leo dupes at Charlotte Russe. So cute, right? And budget-friendly, too!

Charlotte Russe Grommet-Embellished Lace-Up Pointed Toe Flats in black (Isabel Marant Leo dupes)

Charlotte Russe Grommet-Embellished Lace-Up Pointed Toe Flats
($18, Charlotte Russe)

Choies Eyelet Detail Lace Up Ballet Flats

Update (02/06/2016): Also spotted these cute Isabel Marant inspired lace-up flats at Choies which are available in either black or white faux leather for $46.99.

Choies Eyelet Detail Lace Up Ballet Flats in black (Isabel Marant Leo dupes)

Choies Eyelet Detail Lace Up Ballet Flats
($46.99, Choies)

MIA “Benni” Lace-Up Flats

Update (02/06/2016): Another alternative I discovered are these Isabel Marant inspired lace-up flats by MIA which are available in black or beige snake print for under $10.

MIA "Benni" Lace-Up Flats in black (Isabel Marant Leo dupes)

MIA “Benni” Lace-Up Flatsamazon
($7.99, Amazaon )

Also available at ShoeMetrocj.

Jeffrey Campbell “Prudence” Lace-Up Flats

So you love Isabel Marant, we get that. But spending almost $600 isn’t a viable option right now? Well, leave it to Jeffrey Campbell to come up with an almost identical design. JC’s “Prudence” is astonishingly similar to Isabel Marant’s “Leo” flats, but costs $400 less than the real deal. A few sizes are already sold out, so be fast if you want Isabel Marant chic 4 less!

Jeffrey Campbell "Prudence" Lace-Up Flats in black (Isabel Marant Leo knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Prudence” Lace-Up Flatsamazon
($175, Amazon)

Also available at Ashbury Skies, Shopbopls & Mirapodo.

Jessica Buurman “Asby” Lace Up Flats

If you want to save a little more, check out the “Asby” lace up flats at Jessica Buurman. Spot-on design but with a much nicer price tag!

Jessica Buurman "Asby" Lace Up Flats in black (Isabel Marant Leo knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Asby” Lace Up Flats
($109, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Selfridges, Amazon, The Iconic, Lane Crawford, Charlotte Russe, Onlineshoes.com, Shopbop, Jessica Buurman

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