UPDATE: This post has been updated on January 25, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I am usually not too fond of Louis Vuitton bags. I especially dislike their monogrammed range because I just don’t see the appeal of having a brand’s logos plastered all over my bag looking like a tacky advertisement. However, Sofia Coppola designed a bag for Louis Vuitton that got me obsessed! The SC bag is pure and simple elegance; I absolutely adore the minimalistic design and the no-fuss attitude it exudes. It’s such a beautiful bag in such a beautiful color! But, oh boy, is this bag expensive! $4.650? Like seriously, Louis Vuitton?

Louis Vuitton SC Satchel Bag in burgundy

Louis Vuitton SC Satchel Bag
($4.650, Louis Vuitton)

Celebrities Love Louis Vuitton

Kate Moss, Miranda Kerr, Alexa Chung, Kirsten Dunst, Reese Witherspoon and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley carrying a Louis Vuitton SC Satchel Bag

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Fineplus Boston Tote Bag

UPDATE (01/25/2014): Accidentally happened to stumble upon this lovely LV SC bag dupe by Fineplus today! I loooove the steal price of $70 considering how luxe this bag looks (plus, it’s real leather)!

Fineplus Boston Tote Bag in wine red (Louis Vuitton SC knockoff)

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($70, Amazon)

Charles Jourdan “Sierra” Satchel Bag

UPDATE (07/09/2013): Although not available in the burgundy color, this satchel bag by Charles Jourdan would still make a great Louis Vuitton SC alternative because the shape and overall design is very reminiscent of LV’s SC bag.

Charles Jourdan "Sierra" Satchel Bag in tan (Louis Vuitton SC knockoff)

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($245, Last Call)

BagInc “Eleonora” Leather Satchel Bag

UPDATE (01/10/2013): Stumbled upon a real leather LV SC bag look-a-like at BagInc for under $80! Available in red, black and white cowhide leather. Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your order!

BagInc "Eleonora" Leather Satchel Bag in burgundy red (Louis Vuitton SC knockoff)

BagInc “Eleonora” Leather Satchel Bag
($79, BagInc)

Handbag Heaven Britta Barrel Satchel

If you’re looking for a simple but beautiful bag in the style of LV’s SC bag, then this bag by Handbag Heaven might be for you. The “Britta” satchel is a lovely and budget-friendly alternative to the Lous Vuitton Sofia Coppola bag for under $50. The color is a bit lighter and brighter, but otherwise it’s practically identical. Other available color options include brown and black.

Handbag Heaven Britta Barrel Satchel in wine red (Louis Vuitton SC Sofia Coppola bag knockoff)

Handbag Heaven Britta Barrel Satchel
($49.26, Handbag Heaven)

Alloy “Alyse” Duffel Bag

Alloy also has a great Louis Vuitton SC bag look-a-like for a very affordable $44.90. The only available color is camel though.

Alloy "Alyse" Duffel Bag in cognac (Louis Vuitton SC bag knockoff)

Alloy “Alyse” Duffel Bagls
($44.90, Alloy)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on January 25, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I think I have already written repeatedly that I am usually not a huge fan of Louis Vouitton. This dislike however is mostly related to LV’s flashy monogram print which I personally can’t stand. The French design house has so many beautiful, classic and elegant bags to offer (e.g. the SC bag), however, I feel like 80% of their customers choose to tote around a logo-plastered tasteless piece. I’ve always loved the shape of the iconic Alma bag for example, but for a long time didn’t even know that it also comes in non-monogrammed versions because anything LV I spotted on the streets had also always the monogram print on it. But as much as I love this lovely citron yellow LV Alma top handle bag with its smooth epi leather and the polished silver-colored hardware, $1.840 is simply not my kind of bag buying budget.

Louis Vouitton Alma PM Epi Leather Bag in citron yellow

Louis Vouitton Alma PM Epi Leather Bag
($1.840, Louis Vuitton)

Celebrities Love Louis Vouitton

Actress Kirsten Dunst has been spotted wearing Louis Vouitton Alma PM Epi Leather Bag.

Kirsten Dunst carrying a Louis Vouitton Alma PM Epi Leather Bag

Pinshang Embossed Shoulder Tote Bag

UPDATE (01/25/2014): Stumbled upon another LV Alma dupe at Amazon which is by a brand called Pinshang! I’m pretty sure it’s a rebranded version of the BagInc bag, only cheaper. This bag comes in an array of beautiful colors: black, blue, orange, white, mauve, pink and more.

Pinshang Embossed Shoulder Tote Bag in yellow (Louis Vuitton Alma PM Epi knockoff)

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($64.49, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Spiegells.

BagInc “Emma” Top Handle Leather Bag

HOT DEAL: Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your order!

Now look at these colorful bowler bags from BagInc! They are almost perfect LV Alma bag look-a-likes for only $119 (and made of genuine leather, too)! Available in 5 colors: yellow, blue, orange, black and white leather (not pictured here). Don’t forget to use our exclusive promo code to save a few extra bucks!

BagInc "Emma" Top Handle Leather Bag in yellow, blue, orange and black (Louis Vuitton Alma PM Epi knockoffs)

BagInc “Emma” Top Handle Leather Bag
($119, BagInc)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on January 25, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Great flats are hard to find. Especially ones that will look chic even with work attire. These ballerinas by Valentino are perfect to wear with chic cigarette pants to the office and look just as fantastic with leggings and a tunic on the weekend. The studs give them a little bit of a vampy edge while the color makes fair-skinned legs look longer. There is even a tiny hint of a heel to balance them out and provide an extra bit of polish. But even though they are quite gorgeous, they are also a little too expensive for everyday flats. The concept is not completely lost though; there are at least a couple inspired-by versions out there for way less. Keep scrolling down for more tips and info on where to find them!

Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flats in nude patent

Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flatsls
($695, NORDSTROM)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls & farfetchls.

Whitney Port Loves Valentino

Whitney Port wearing black Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flats

Jessica Buurman “CARRIE” Studded Ballet Flat Sandals

UPDATE (01/25/2014): Found another great Valentino ballet flat dupe at Jessica Buurman! They’re currently on sale for $109 and come in a variety of colors including lavender (my personal fave!), white, pink, green, yellow and more.

Jessica Buurman "CARRIE" Studded Ballet Flat Sandals in black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “CARRIE” Studded Ballet Flat Sandals
($109, Jessica Buurman)

Ken up Rockstud Ballerina Flats

UPDATE (08/15/2013): Check out these Valentino Rockstud dupes by Ken up which are currently on sale for $38.17 and come in either nude or light blue PU leather.

Ken up Rockstud Ballerina Flats in nude and baby blue patent (Valentino knockoffs)

Ken up Rockstud Ballerina Flats
($38.17, Chicwish)

Sole Society “Martine” Stud Detail Flats

UPDATE (04/13/2013): Just stumbled upon these cute and budget-friendly Valentino look-a-likes by Sole Society! Aren’t they lovely? Also available in snakeskin.

Sole Society "Martine" Stud Detail Flats in black and burgundy patent (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Sole Society “Martine” Stud Detail Flatsls
($49.95, Sole Society)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flats

UPDATE (03/27/2013): Forever 21 have also great Valentino Rockstud flat alternatives which come in 3 different colors. Only $24.80!

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flats in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flatsls
($24.80, Forever 21)

Nine West “Surrender” Studded Flats

UPDATE (12/27/2012): Just came across these fab Valentino inspired flats by Nine West.

Nine West "Surrender" Studded Flats in red and black (Valentino knockoffs)

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($39.99, Nine West)

C Label Hudson 10 Studded Ballerina Flats

This first version by C Label has the same studs as the original as well as the beautiful overall shape and construction. The small difference is their slightly higher heel which I love because even though flats are phenomenal for long days on your feet, that extra half inch goes a long way. But that definitely wouldn’t change how you’d wear them; they would still be perfect with skinny or tailored boot cut trousers and a feminine blouse for work. Just throw on a colorful cardigan and instantly feel inspired by a fresh new take on a little 1950′s glamour.

C Label Hudson 10 Studded Ballerina Flats (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

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($11.99, Amazon)

GoJane Studded Flats

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “GJSHIP60” to get free shipping on your $60+ order!

The second option we found is from GoJane, and at under $25 for the pair, you can be sure you’re getting a steal. This style works especially well when worn with jeans and a tee for running errands or grabbing brunch or coffee over the weekend with friends. The cut of the shoe is the exactly same as the designer version, the only difference is the hardware and studs, which are more modest in design. But while the other styles might be dressier, these still look sharp and classic; plus your feet will thank you for giving them a day of rest once in a while.

GoJane Studded Flats (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

GoJane Studded Flats
($23.40, GoJane)

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During the summer season, flip-flops aren’t usually my type of go-to shoes unless I am going to the beach. However, these Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandals redefine the mundane flip-flop, making them an elegant semi-casual yet semi-formal summer shoe. And, of course, the stylish fashion blogger and footwear designer, Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad, proves all of the statements above. As she pairs them with various outfits, these Valentinos exhibit their endless potential as a versatile summer sandal.

Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandals in black

Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandalsls
($295, Neiman Marcus)

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

Chiara Ferragni Loves Valentino

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Outfit Pictures via The Blonde Salad.

Bakers “Caged” Studded Bow Jelly Thong Sandals

UPDATE (01/25/2014): Found another Valentino-inspired studded bow jelly sandal! By Bakers. Available in white, black and nude for $19.95!

Bakers "Caged" Studded Bow Jelly Thong Sandals in white, black and nude (Valentino Rockstud PVC knockoffs)

Bakers “Caged” Studded Bow Jelly Thong Sandalsamazon
($19.95, Amazon)

GUESS “Lolany” Studded Jelly Sandals

UPDATE (07/13/2013): And here we go wit yet another fabulous and very affordable Valentino Rockstud Jelly Sandal look-a-like. I really love these super similar studded bow jelly sandals by GUESS which are available in either black or white PVC.

GUESS "Lolany" Studded Jelly Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud PVC knockoffs)

GUESS “Lolany” Studded Jelly Sandalsamazon
($19.50, Amazon)

Not Rated “Pool Party” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals

UPDATE (04/06/2013): Not Rated has also a super fabulous Valentino look-a-like sandal available! I especially love the hot pink version and the price of under $20 ain’t too bad either!

Not Rated "Pool Party" Studded Jelly Thong Sandals in black and fuchsia pink (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

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($15.94, DSW)

Chinese Laundry “Lucky One” Studded Bow Thong Sandals

UPDATE (04/06/2013): Look at these studded bow thong sandals by Chinese Laundry! Yet another wonderful Valentino for less alternative. Available in black, white and nude!

Chinese Laundry "Lucky One" Studded Bow Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

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($29.95, DSW)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Wet Seal Studded Jelly Flip Flops

UPDATE (02/21/2013): Came across an even more affordable Valentino look-a-like today! Check out these studded jelly flip flops by Wet Seal! Only $12.90 and also available in nude. Love these!

Wet Seal Studded Jelly Flip Flops in black (Valentino Rockstud PVC look-a-likes)

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($12.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Wet Sealls.

Dizzy “Fusion” Studded Rubber Thong Sandals

UPDATE (02/12/2013): Found another amazing and almost identical Valentino Rockstud sandal look-a-like! Check out the “Fusion” by Dizzy for $29.95! I’m in love!

Dizzy "Fusion" Studded Rubber Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

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($29.95, Lori’s)

Ivanka Trump “Natty” Studded Rubber Thong Sandals

UPDATE (02/12/2013): Ivanka Trump also has a very Valentino inspired studded rubber thong sandal which comes in various beautiful colors and costs $27.99 (sale price)!

Ivanka Trump "Natty" Studded Rubber Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Natty” Studded Rubber Thong Sandalsamazon
($27.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoes.comls & Lord & Taylorpjx.

Steve Madden “JIFFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals

Splurging $295 on PVC footwear that can only be worn only during one part of the year is quite the extravagant price to pay. Thanks to Steve Madden, the “JIFFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals are the perfect budget-friendly alternative to the Valentinos above. Priced at $29.98, they are almost identical to its designer counterpart with only minor differences that are hardly even noticeable.

Steve Madden "JIFFFY" Studded Jelly Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud PVC knockoffs)

Steve Madden “JIFFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandalsls
($29.98, Steve Madden)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, The Blonde Salad, Zappos, Amazon, Wet Seal, Lori’s, Piperlime, Steve Madden

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So we’ve already told you that monochrome graphic print will still be going strong in 2014. And these lovely Gianvito Rossi sandal booties would be a great way to incorporate the black & white trend. I love the colorblocked pattern with the strategical cut-outs here and there. Too bad these beauties cost almost $1.000!

Gianvito Rossi Geometric Cutout Bootie Sandals in black and white suede

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($990, Barneys)

N.Y.L.A. “Julienn” Two-Tone Checkmate Peep-Toe Booties

If you love the Gianvito Rossi booties above, but can’t or don’t want to spend a fortune on such a bold pair of shoes, here’s a fabulous and almost identical look-a-like by N.Y.L.A. which will give you the coveted designer shoe look for under $60.

N.Y.L.A. "Romeo" Two-Tone Checkmate Peep-Toe Booties in black and white suede (Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

N.Y.L.A. “Julienn” Two-Tone Checkmate Peep-Toe Bootiescj
($54.95, DSW)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj.

Image source(s): Barneys, Heels.com

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