Dolce Gabbana Spring 2015 x Nasty Gal

by Irina on February 4, 2016

Dolce Gabbana‘s Spring 2015 Collection has been by far one of my absolute favorites in the last five to ten years. Now I’ve always been a huge fan of Italian design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, but S/S 2015 was especially outstandingly beautiful! All of the looks were so extravagant, so feminine, so sensual, so bold! Those floral embroideries combined with delicate lace and luxurious silks? Pure heaven! But that beauty, of course, came with a price. A skirtls from that collection for example would sell for an astronomical price of $12.500, a mini dressls went for roughly $10.000. With prices that high, there wasn’t even the slightest thought of purchasing possible.

Dolce Gabban Spring 2015 Collection

Dolce Gabbana Spring 2015 Collection

Nasty Gal does Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2015

Then a few days ago I happened to stumble upon a few pieces on Nasty Gal that somehow looked all too familiar. And after a few seconds it suddenly hit me: Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015, of course! I mean, just look at the model’s hair and makeup! Totally obvious! The designs themselves aren’t spot-on dupes, but close enough to pretend you’re a sultry Italian duchess. Some of the pieces have already sold out of many sizes, so lightning-fast shopping is advised.

Nasty Gal inspired by Dolce Gabbana Spring 2015 Collection

Go Shopping:

  1. Nasty Gal Sworn to Secrecy Embroidered Top + Skirt, $98/$148
  2. Nasty Gal Midnight Garden Mini Dress, $158
  3. Nasty Gal Sworn to Secrecy Embroidered Dress, $128
  4. Nasty Gal Jewel of Hard Rocks Mini Skirt, $200
  5. Nasty Gal Sworn to Secrecy Embroidered Romper, $168
  6. Nasty Gal Lace Up Close Sheer Dress, $98

Image source(s): Vogue, Nasty Gal

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Update: This post has been updated on January 22, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Back in May, we received a reader email from Madison who requested us to find a dupe for Chloé‘s “Faye” bag. At that time however, there were no “Faye” dupes available anywhere (at least none that we could find anyway), so I suggested to Madison to wait a couple more months until the fast fashion market would catch onto this bag trend. Fortunately, the “Faye” went viral in the fashion blogosphere in the meantime and many of the top notch style bloggers have been spotted carrying a “Faye” under their arm. This bag with its distinct chained O-ring on the front is available in an array of different colors and uppers and color combinations, but the most popular ones seem to be the black and the cognac brown version as shown below. And despite the hefty price tag of $1.950, many of the “Faye” bags seem to be on backorder at most online retailers. Luckily, we were able to find a few Chloé Faye dupes by now, so Madison (and you) don’t have to wait an eternity and spend a fortune on top to be able to tote this trendy bag style around.

Chloé Faye Medium Flap Shoulder Bag in black and tobacco tan

Chloé Faye Medium Flap Shoulder Bag
($1.950, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Barneysls, Vestiaire Collective, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Nordstromls, Net-A-Porterls, Selfridges, Matches Fashionls, Editorialist, Lane Crawfordls & MyTheresa.

Style Bloggers Love Chloé

Various personal style bloggers such as Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Leonie (Ohh Couture), Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Camille Charrière (Camille over the Rainbow) have all been spotted carrying a Chloé Faye Flap Shoulder Bag.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Leonie (Ohh Couture), Aimee Song (Song of Style), Camille Charrière (Camille over the Rainbow) carrying a Chloé Faye Flap Shoulder Bag

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BagInc “Jamie” Medium Suede And Leather Shoulder Bag

Update (01/22/2016): Found this gorgeous Chloé Faye look-alike made of genuine leather at BagInc today. They’re not cheap at $135, but since I own a few of BagInc’s real leather bags I’m pretty sure these here are worth their money as well. Available in 4 colors: black, brown, violet and grey. Other sizes of this bag are available here. Make sure to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your purchase (free shipping on orders $99+)!

BagInc "Jamie" Medium Suede And Leather Shoulder Bag in black and brown (Chloé Faye dupes)

BagInc “Jamie” Medium Suede And Leather Shoulder Bag
($135, BagInc)

Lush Leather “Ringo” Shoulder Bag

Update (01/22/2016): Also spotted this genuine leather high quality Chloé Faye dupe by Lush Bags which is only slightly more expensive than the BagInc version.

Lush Leather "Ringo" Shoulder Bag (Chloé Faye dupes)

Lush Leather “Ringo” Shoulder Bagamazon
($149.99, Amazon)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Amazon hereamazon.

Forever 21 Loop Handle Faux Leather Crossbody

First up is this cute “Faye” look-alike I discovered a few days ago at Forever 21. It’s not an identical dupe, but the inspiration is clearly visible here I think. At $27.90, it’s an affordable way to get your Chloé fashion fix. And did I mention that F21 is currently having a promotion where you get 20% off your order? Score!

Forever 21 Loop Handle Faux Leather Crossbody in black (Chloé Faye knockoff)

Forever 21 Loop Handle Faux Leather Crossbody
($27.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls.

Jessica Buurman “Shero” Flap Shoulder Bag

Deal: Free worldwide shipping on all orders! Sign up to the Jessica Buurman newsletter and get a 10% off coupon!

If you really, really want a spot-on dupe however, you might want to take a look at these faux leather bags available at Jessica Buurman. You probably can’t get any closer to the real deal than this at the moment! FYI: Jessica Buurman is an online shop located in China, so please buy with caution as we have received a few emails/comments from disappointed JB customers in the last couple of months regarding the quality of the received items. Even though most customers seem to be happy with their purchases (check out Instagram for that!), I strongly recommend to buy through PayPal, so you have buyer protection in case something goes wrong with the purchase.

Jessica Buurman "Shero" Flap Shoulder Bag (Chloé Faye dupes)

Jessica Buurman “Shero” Flap Shoulder Bag
($89, Jessica Buurman)

H&M Shoulder Bag

At H&M, I’ve discovered this Chloé Faye inspired bag for $49.99. If you don’t need an exact dupe and are just generally liking the style and concept of the Faye bag, I think this bag would be a good alternative.

H&M Shoulder Bag in brown (Chloé Faye inspired)

H&M Faux Leather Shoulder Bag
($49.99, H&M)

Aldo “Cellatica” Crossbody Bag

And last but not least, here’s another Chloé Faye look for less alternative of the “inspired by” kind which I have come across on the Aldo website recently. It’s certainly not a dupe, but still has various elements of the Faye bag, so I wanted to make sure to include this budget-friendly option as well.

Aldo "Cellatica" Crossbody Bag in brown (Chloé Faye inspired)

Aldo “Cellatica” Crossbody Bagls
($55, Aldo)

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

Image source(s): Chloé, Chiara Ferragni Instagram, Ohh Couture, Song of Style, Camille over the Rainbow, BagInc, Amazon, Forever 21, Jessica Buurman, H&M, Aldo

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Update: This post has been updated on January 22, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

I admit I wasn’t too familiar with Barcelona-based bag brand M2Malletier before writing this post, but when I read up the brand’s history, it instantly reminded me of Mansur Gavriel because both brands were founded in 2012 by a female design duo (in this case Melissa Losada and Marcela Velez) and both brands are best known for their minimalistic designs. Recognizing an M2Malletier bag shouldn’t be too hard as they all have that signature metal bar top handle the brand is so famous for. M2Malletier key design elements include rectangular shapes and clean lines which supposedly is due to the dominant influence of architecture, the most important source of inspiration for the designer duo. And even though M2Malletier bags aren’t quite as hyped as Mansur Gavriel’s, it’s still quite hard to get your hands on the best-selling designs such as this handmade “Fleur Du Mal” shoulder bag. The price of $1.560 isn’t really helping either, of course.

M2Malletier La Fleur Du Mal Shoulder Bag in black and gold

M2Malletier La Fleur Du Mal Shoulder Bagls
($1.560, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Moda Operandi, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Farfetchls, Selfridges, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love M2Malletier

Celebs like Kate Hudson and Kate Bosworth and style bloggers such as Louise Hay (LouHayHay) and Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) have all been spotted carrying a M2Malletier La Fleur Du Mal Shoulder Bag.

Kate Hudson, Kate Bosworth, Louise (LouHayHay) & Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) carrying a M2Malletier La Fleur Du Mal Shoulder Bag

Who wore M2Malletier best?

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BagInc “Norma” Clutch Bag

Update (01/22/2016): If you want a high-quality dupe made of genuine leather, BagInc is the way to go. Their “Norma” bag is available in both red and black leather for $99. Make sure to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your purchase (free shipping on orders of $99+)!

BagInc "Norma" Clutch Bag in black and red (M2Malletier La Fleur dupe)

BagInc “Norma” Clutch Bag
($99, BagInc)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Crossbody

I didn’t really expect Forever 21 to come out with an M2Malletier dupe anytime soon as I assumed the metal bar top handle detail would be way too costly to produce to fit into the brand’s narrow price range. Apparently, I was wrong. Because just look at this budget-friendly beauty of a bag! A spot-on “Fleur Du Mal” dupe for under $25! A quick reminder: the real deal comes in at $1.560. Now that’s what I call a steal deal!

Forever 21 Metal Bar Top Handle Faux Leather Crossbody Bag in black and gold (M2Malletier Fleur Du Mal dupe)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Crossbody
($24.90, Forever 21)

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To this date Manolo Blahnik‘s “Hangisi” Cobalt Blue Satin Pumps are still one of the most requested shoes for a Real vs. Steal post on this blog. Our inbox is filled with emails from women who asked us to find a budget-friendly alternative to Carrie Bradshaw’s beautifully blue Manolos in the 2008 Sex and the City movie. And while there are quite a few wonderful Hangisi look-alikes out there, many of them run either on the rather expensive side or are simply not available anymore, so I was super happy when I came across these vivid blue satin heels by ASOS because they’re the perfect blank canvas for a DIY Manolo Blahnik Hangisi shoe project. All you need – besides the ASOS shoes, of course – is a pair of sparkly shoe clips and you’re good to go! I happened to find a really cute version by this brand called Absolutely Audrey for $22.95 which will give you a very similar look to the Manolo Blahniks. The total price for this super basic DIY amounts to a little over $90 which is less than 1/10 of the real deal’s price. Now that’s what I call a real steal deal!

DIY Idea - Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Satin Pumps

Go Shopping:

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, ASOS, Absolutely Audrey

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Update: This post has been updated on January 5, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

An original Rick Owens classic leather jacket is one of the few designer items I would gladly splurge on if I had 2,5k to spare. I especially love this sleek biker jacket below with its elegantly draped collar and ribbed wool sleeves; the shape is timeless and flattering and the leather looks incredibly soft, doesn’t it? A cool and edgy leather jacket like this one is a closet staple and should be hanging in every woman’s wardrobe.

Rick Owens Leather Biker Jacket in black

Rick Owens Blister Leather Biker Jacketls
($2.620, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Forward by Elyse Walker, Barneysls, LuisaViaRoma & Vestiaire Collective.

Celebrities Love Rick Owens

Celebs such as Ashley Olsen, Taylor Swift, Rachel Bilson, Lindsay Lohan, Halle Berry and Rihanna have all been spotted wearing a Rick Owens Leather Biker Jacket.

Ashley Olsen, Taylor Swift and Rachel Bilson wearing a black Rick Owens Leather Biker Jacket

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H&M Biker Jacket

Update (01/05/2016): Spotted this super fab and spot-on Rick Owens biker jacket dupe for under $60 at H&M. Doesn’t it look amazing?

H&M Biker Jacket (Rick Owens Blister dupe)

H&M Biker Jacket
($59.99, H&M)

Trouvé Leather Moto Jacket

Update (08/26/2014): Came across this lovely moto jacket by Trouvé today which instantly reminded me of the Rick Owens biker jacket above. Not exactly a steal at $298, but still a whole lot cheaper than the real deal.

Trouvé Leather Moto Jacket in black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

Trouvé Leather Moto Jacketls
($298, Nordstrom)

CUSP by Neiman Marcus Faux-Leather Shawl-Collar Jacket

Update (01/31/2014): Found these Rick Owens inspired CUSP by Neiman Marcus moto jackets for under $100 today!

CUSP by Neiman Marcus Faux-Leather Shawl-Collar Jacket in grey and black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

CUSP by Neiman Marcus Faux-Leather Shawl-Collar Jacketls
($98, Neiman Marcus)

6 Shore Road “Chloe” Leather Moto Jacket

Update (01/31/2014): Not exactly budget-friendly, but this biker jacket by 6 Shore Road is also a good alternative to the Rick Owens designer original above.

6 Shore Road "Chloe" Leather Moto Jacket in black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

6 Shore Road “Chloe” Leather Moto Jacketcj
($428, Shopbop)

Veda “Max” Moto Jacket

Update (01/31/2014): This Veda moto jacket isn’t a steal either, but it’s a great Rick Owens dupe, the quality looks great and the jacket is currently on sale, too! Yay!

Veda "Max" Moto Jacket in black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

Veda “Max” Moto Jacket
($515, RevolveClothing)

SW3 Bespoke “Queensway” Biker Jacket

Update (01/31/2014): Also discovered this leather jacket by SW3 Bespoke and it instantly reminded me of a Rick Owens.

SW3 Bespoke "Queensway" Biker Jacket in black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

SW3 Bespoke “Queensway” Biker Jacket
($175, Shopbop)

Mango Maxi Flap Leather Jacket

Update (01/31/2014): So how fab is this leather jacket by Mango? It’s such a close dupe to the Rick Owens version and is also surprisingly affordable at $289.99 (we’re talking real leather here!). Really thinking about getting this beauty of a leather jacket myself.

Mango Maxi Flap Leather Jacket in black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

Mango Maxi Flap Leather Jacketcj
($289.99, Mango)

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

BB Dakota “Grant” Leather Jacket

Update (11/02/2013): This leather jacket by BB Dakota also reminded me of the Rick Owens biker jacket above. It’s not exactly budget-friendly at $227.50, but definitely a steal compared to the originals’ price!

BB Dakota "Grant" Leather Jacket in black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

BB Dakota “Grant” Leather Jacket
($227.50, Zappos)

Muubaa “Agena” Leather Jacket

Update (06/20/2013): Just discovered that these leather jackets by Muubaa would be great buys if you’re looking for a more affordable Rick Owens alternative. They’re not exactly a steal at £279-£349, but from what I have read about the brand worth the mini investment. And oooh, did I mention they offer free worldwide shipping?

Muubaa "Agena" Leather Jacket in black and sandstone (Rick Owens Blister knock-offs)

Muubaa “Agena” Leather Jacketcj
(£279-£349, Muubaa)

Jennifer Lopez Faux-Leather Motorcycle Jacket

This faux leather jacket by Jennifer Lopez surely can’t compete with an original Rick Owens jacket, but if you’re looking for a good-looking and affordable leather jacket, this one has obviously quite a few Rick Owens inspired elements and the price of $50.40 ain’t too bad as well! Also available in white and plus sizes.

Jennifer Lopez Faux-Leather Motorcycle Jacket in black (Rick Owens look-a-like)

Jennifer Lopez Faux-Leather Motorcycle Jacketls
($50.40, Kohl’s)

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