UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 14, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I already mentioned I am by no means a handbag expert. I think I own about 10-15 bags and usually have around 2 or 3 in rotation per season which works out totally fine for me. However, from time to time I find myself obsessing over a particular handbag such as the Marc Jacobs “Stam” bag which was named after topmodel Jessica Stam. The satchel has some obvious Chanel references (e.g. the quilted leather or the gold chain), but I’d still consider it unique enough to stand on its own.

Marc Jacobs Quilted Stam Satchel in black

Marc Jacobs Stam Quilted Leather Satchel Bagls
($1.395, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, NORDSTROMls & Saksls.

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Ashley Tisdale, Sophia Bush and Vanessa Minnillo wearing a black Marc Jacobs Quilted Stam Bag

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Carlos Santana “Maria” Quilted Frame Satchel Handbag

UPDATE (03/14/2014): Discovered a pretty white Marc Jacobs Stam bag dupe by Carlos Santana at Amazon for $66.

Carlos Santana "Maria" Quilted Frame Satchel Handbag in white (Marc Jacobs Stam knockoff)

Carlos Santana “Maria” Quilted Frame Satchel Handbagamazon
($66, Amazon)

BagInc “The Inescapable It Bag Of The Decade”

UPDATE (05/30/2011): Stupid name but awesome bag for an awesome price. I love that BagInc is so blunt about their bags being “designer inspired” (well, it’s a little bit beyond just the inspiration, isn’t it? ;)). Anyway. $43. Awesome! Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” for 10% off your entire order!

BagInc "The Inescapable It Bag Of The Decade" in black (Marc Jacobs Stam knockoff)

BagInc “The Inescapable It Bag Of The Decade”
($43, BagInc)

Handbag Heaven “Sami” Quilted Handbag

Don’t have $1.395 lying around? Handbag Heaven‘s “Sami” quilted satchel is an amazing and budget-friendly MJ “Stam” alternative which comes in either black or orange.

Handbag Heaven Sami Quilted Bag (Marc Jacobs Stam knockoff)

Handbag Heaven “Sami” Quilted Handbag
($46.71, Handbag Heaven)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 14, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Does anyone remember when glitter and 5 inch heels were strictly relegated to “Ladies of the Night”; nor would one be caught dead outside of a strip club in anything with these features? Well, I sure do! I’m trying to recollect when the changeover happened and by whom. But until I can recall the exact shoe that went mainstream with a 5 inch glitterati heel, I’ll just enjoy this quite sensible (yet quite expensive), peep-toe pump by the respectable Jimmy Choo.

Jimmy Choo Crown Peep-toe Glitter Pumps in silver and gold

Jimmy Choo Crown Peep-toe Glitter Pumpsls
($695, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, NORDSTROMls & Saksls.

Ivanka Trump Maggie 2 Glitter Peep-toe Platform Pumps

UPDATE (03/14/2014): After 3 years after our last find, I accidentally stumbled upon these glittery peep-toes by Ivanka Trump today and noticed they’re a Jimmy Choo Crown dupe. A pretty one if I might add.

Ivanka Trump "Maggie 2" Glitter Peep-toe Platform Pumps in silver and gold (Jimmy Choo Crown knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump Maggie 2 Glitter Peep-toe Platform Pumpscj
($130, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Shoptiquesls, Macy’sls, Shoes.comls & NORDSTROMls.

Enzo Angiolini “Sully” Platform Pumps

But if your wallet needs to enjoy something a little less expensive, then this glittering copy of the Jimmy Choo by Enzo Angiolini will barely sully your shoe shopping budget for the month – only $88.95. By the way, check this heel out in black and red glitter… HOT!

Enzo Angiolini "Sully" Platform Pumps in silver and gold (Jimmy Choo Crown knockoffs)

Enzo Angiolini “Sully” Platform Pumpsls
($88.95, NORDSTROM)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, NORDSTROM

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OMG! How ah-mazing are these OTK gladiator high heel sandals by Altuzarra? Some might say these are a little too Xena, but, personally, I love the warrior princess look and feel of these Gianvito Rossi designed heels. So hot and sexy! And incredibly expensive, too. These come with a price tag of $2.715, my loves! Oh my, oh my!

Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi Embellished Leather Cage Sandals in mocha brown

Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi Embellished Leather Cage Sandalsls
($2.715, NET-A-PORTER)

Nicki Minaj Loves Altuzarra x Gianvito Rossi

Singer Nicki Minaj wore Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi Embellished Leather Cage Sandals with a Roberto Cavalli animal print maxi dress for a photoshoot.

Nicki Minaj wearing mocha brown Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi Embellished Leather Cage Sandals

Alloy “Ivy” Gladiator Heels

UPDATE (03/14/2014): And here we go again with yet another Altuzarra inspired gladiator heel which I found at Alloy.

Alloy "Ivy" Gladiator Heels in tan (Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Alloy “Ivy” Gladiator Heelsls
($59.90, Alloy)

Vince Camuto “Omera” Tall Gladiator High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (12/12/2013): Stumbled upon these lovely Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi gladiator sandal dupes by Vince Camuto today. Available in nutmeg or black leather.

Vince Camuto "Omera" Tall Gladiator High Heel Sandals in tan (Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Omera” Tall Gladiator High Heel Sandalsls
($179, Vince Camuto)

P.S.: Also available at Shop The Shoeboxpjx & Designs by Stephenels.

Schutz “Eirini” Cutout Tall Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (11/04/2013): Came across these fantastic Altuzarra inspired gladiator heels by Schutz today. Absolutely in love with these!

Schutz "Eirini" Cutout Tall Gladiator Sandals in black (Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Schutz “Eirini” Cutout Tall Gladiator Sandalsamazon
($130.05, Amazon)

Breckelle’s Diva-22 High Heel Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (11/04/2013): And here’s another steal-worthy attempt at the Altuzarra heels! Check out these gladiator sandals by Breckelle’s! Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Breckelle's Diva-22 High Heel Gladiator Sandals in black (Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Breckelle’s Diva-22 High Heel Gladiator Sandalsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

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

Penny Loves Kenny “Conduct” Gladiator Boots

UPDATE (10/22/2013): Discovered these fab designer inspired gladiator boots by Penny Loves Kenny today. So close to the Altuzarra originals, right?

Penny Loves Kenny "Conduct" Gladiator Boots (Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra knockoffs)

Penny Loves Kenny “Conduct” Gladiator Bootsamazon
($90.56, Amazon)

UrbanOG Italy-01 Gladiator Knee High Sandals

UPDATE (10/22/2013): Also found a very fab and budget-friendly alternative at UrbanOG. Available in black and tan faux leather.

UrbanOG Italy-01 Gladiator Knee High Sandals in black (Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra knockoffs)

UrbanOG Italy-01 Gladiator Knee High Sandalscj
($33.80, UrbanOG)

P.S.: Also available at GoJane.

ZiGi Girl “Samara” Platform Gladiator Sandal Boots

UPDATE (10/22/2013): Came across these Altuzarra dupes by ZiGi Girl which have quite the extreme platform. Available in black and tan for 198.95!.

ZiGi Girl "Samara" Platform Gladiator Sandal Boots in black (Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra knockoffs)

ZiGi Girl “Samara” Platform Gladiator Sandal Boots
(198.95, NORDSTROM)

Chinese Laundry “Three Pointer” Mid-Calf Gladiator High Heel Sandals

There’s no way you could expect the same detail work that went into the Altuzarra designer heels in a $100 budget version, but Chinese Laundry have come up with a pretty neat alternative! Check out CL’s “Three Pointer” – a mid-calf gladiator high heel sandal that looks heavily inspired by Altuzarra’s caged OTK heels. I really like the price on these and think that the shorter length is also way more practical and less over-the-top than the designer over-the-knee original. And if you’re not too much into high heels, check out Chinese Laundry’s flat-heeled version “Cleopatracj” ($100).

Chinese Laundry "Three Pointer" Mid-Calf Gladiator High Heel Sandals in dark brown (Altuzarra x Gianvito Rossi look-a-likes)

Chinese Laundry “Three Pointer” Mid-Calf Gladiator High Heel Sandalscj
($99.99, Chinese Laundry)

Image source(s): NET-A-PORTER, Nicki Minaj Twitter, Alloy, Zappos, Amazon, Heels.com, UrbanOG, NORDSTROM, Chinese Laundry

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Lately I’ve been refraining myself from buying yet another pair of high heels. Because as much as I love a sky-high stiletto I just don’t have a hundred parties or special events to attend in order to be able to take yet another high heel out. I’d love to be one of those girls who can easily spend a whole day in five inchers, but the truth is that I run most of my daily errands in low to mid-heeled shoes – mostly booties in particular. I really like these Givenchy boots below for example. The various thin straps give this shoe a sort of mummy/bondage look which is a nice interesting detail and the heel while definitely manageable and still comfortable will give you another 2 inches plus. However, the price of $995 gives me the creeps!

Givenchy Multi Band Boots in black (Givenchy look-a-likes)

Givenchy Multi Band Bootscj
($995, S|SENSE)

Alloy “Leo” Buckled Ankle Booties

UPDATE (03/13/2014): Found another Givenchy inspired multi-banded buckle bootie at Alloy. Price point: $49.90.

Alloy "Leo" Buckled Ankle Booties in sand (Givenchy knockoffs)

Alloy “Leo” Buckled Ankle Bootiesls
($49.90, Alloy)

N.Y.L.A. “Yaritza” Buckle Booties

UPDATE (11/05/2013): Stumbled upon this wallet-friendly beauty of a banded buckle bootie by N.Y.L.A.! A total steal at $19.97 and available in either black or beige faux leather.

N.Y.L.A. "Yaritza" Buckle Booties in black (Givenchy knockoffs)

N.Y.L.A. “Yaritza” Buckle Bootiesamazon
($19.97, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetrocj & Overstockcj.

Jeffrey Campbell “Isley” Bondage Buckled Boots

Taa-daa, leave it to Jeffrey Campbell to give us the Givenchy look for less! I really like the light beige color as it makes these booties appropriate for summer. JC’s version has an almond toe instead of a rounded one like the Givenchy original, but otherwise it’s pretty much spot-on! Just wish these boots came with a friendlier price tag!

Jeffrey Campbell "Isley" Bondage Buckled Boots in beige (Givenchy look-a-likes)

Jeffrey Campbell “Isley” Bondage Buckled Bootscj
($145.60, Nasty Gal)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls, Free Peoplecj, Lori’spjx & Designs by Stephenels.

Jeffrey Campbell “Isley” Slashed Open Toe Ankle Boots

Jeffrey Campbell have also come up with an open-toe version of the Isley in black. Personally, I’m not really digging an open-toe on a flat boot (hobo shoe resemblance anyone?), but if you want the Givenchy look in a black bootie, this one’s probably your best bet!

Jeffrey Campbell "Isley" Slashed Open Toe Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy look-a-likes)

Jeffrey Campbell “Isley” Slashed Open Toe Ankle Bootscj
($198, Nasty Gal)

Image source(s): LUISAVIAROMA, Amazon, NORDSTROM, Nasty Gal

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Real vs. Steal – Zara Studded Sandals

by Irina on March 12, 2014

We have received quite a few requests to find a dupe for these super stylish and totally sold-out studded high heels sandals from last year’s Zara S/S 2013 collection, but for a long time we didn’t come across anything even remotely similar to present you. Well, that was until now. Just keep reading to discover a fab find for a steal of a price.

Zara Studded Sandals in black

Zara Studded Sandals
($99.90, ZARA)

Celebrities Love Saint Laurent

Style bloggers such as Lola Mansíl have been spotted wearing Zara Studded Sandals.

Lola Mansíl wearing black Zara Studded Sandals

Outfit Pictures via Lola Mansíl.

Not Rated “Bloody Mary” Studded T-Strap Sandals

Et voilà! Here you go: a pretty obvious knock-off of the Zara heels by Not Rated which retails for roughly $60 (that’s $40 less than the Zara original) and comes in either black, brown or tan. Yeah, you’re welcome.

Not Rated "Bloody Mary" Studded T-Strap Sandals in black (Zara knockoffs)

Not Rated “Bloody Mary” Studded T-Strap Sandalscj
($59.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Searscj.

Image source(s): Zara, Lola Mansíl, Heels.com

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