Ladies and gentlemen, please brace yourself for some serious lingerie hotness courtesy of Gooseberry Intimates. My personal favorite from their collection is the “Honey Bee” bodysuit which costs $139, comes in either black or ivory and is constructed with unlined and underwired cups and crafted with a generous amount of fine tulle mesh and spliced with delicate floral lace. As you can see from the picture below, this sexy piece of lingerie doesn’t necessarily have to be contained in the bedroom area only as has been beautifully demonstrated by celeb/social media hotties Khloe Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski who both have paired the racy bodysuit with a high-waisted skinny jeans out in public. It’s definitely a very daring look to be sported outside the comfort of your own home, but that’s what nipple coversamazon were invented for, am I right? And while $139 is far from being an unreasonable price for such a lovely and well constructed piece of clothing, Gooseberry Intimates is located in Bali, so shipping it to the US or Europe wouldn’t be exactly hassle-free, especially when it comes to handling returns, delivery time and customs. Bummer!

Gooseberry Intimates Honey Bee Lace Bodysuit in black and white

Gooseberry Intimates Honey Bee Lace Bodysuit
($139, Gooseberry Intimates)

Celebrities Love Gooseberry Intimates

Celebs such as Khloe Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski have been spotted wearing the Gooseberry Intimates Honey Bee Lace Bodysuit in both black and white.

Khloe Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski wearing a black and white Gooseberry Intimates Honey Bee Lace Bodysuit

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Bardot Britney Lace & Mesh Bodysuit

Deal: Take $25 off every $100 you spend with promo code PRIVATE! Valid on regular priced items, exclusions may apply. Offer valid through November 12th, 2017.

Luckily, I was able to spot a very similar lace bodysuit by Bardot which looks almost just as delicate and lovely but costs only half the price of the Gooseberry version. I also like that the cups on this bodysuit are lined, so you don’t necessarily *HAVE* to opt for nipple covers if you decide to wear this sexy bodysuit out in public.

Bardot Britney Lace & Mesh Bodysuit in black (Gooseberry Intimates Honey Bee dupe)

Bardot Britney Lace & Mesh Bodysuit
($75, Bloomingdale’s)

Also available at Revolve, Hudson’s Bay, The Iconicls, eBay & Myer.

Romwe Crisscross Back Sheer Lace Bodysuit

Not quite as delicate or anywhere dupe-worthy, but these lacey bodysuits I found at Romwe would also be a suitable look for less alternative. Plus, they’re super cheap at $5.99 (sale price!), so if you’re unsure whether you’d like the lingerie-in-public look on yourself, you might want to go for these first before splurging on a pricier version. And if you’re not too fond of this particular lace bodysuit here, there are several more at Romwe which look similar.

Romwe Crisscross Back Sheer Lace Bodysuit in black and white (Gooseberry Intimates Honey Bee inspired)

Romwe Crisscross Back Sheer Lace Bodysuit
($5.99, Romwe)

Also available at SheIn.

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Real vs. Steal – Céline Trio Crossbody Bag

by Irina on November 12, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on November 12, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

What is it about Céline handbags that makes me want to hand out my credit card, close my eyes and say: “But please, be gentle!“? I don’t know whether it’s the hype surrounding the French fashion house or the countless style bloggers toting around Céline beauties on their arm, but for some reason Céline bags have that enviable “je ne sais quoi“-factor that draws me to them. Not that I am anywhere in the position to actually buy a Céline bag right now. But not now doesn’t mean never, right? But until then, I’ll have to settle for a budget-friendly Céline Trio alternative, I guess.

Céline Trio Crossbody Bag in red

Céline Trio Crossbody Bag
(~$1.500, The RealReal)

Also available at Vestiaire Collective, Fashionphile & eBayeBay.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Céline

Celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Katy Perry, Mandy Moore, Kourtney Kardashian and style bloggers such as Chiara from The Blonde Salad and Ashley from Ring My Bell have all been spotted carrying Céline Trio Bag.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley (Ring My Bell), Chiara (The Blonde Salad), Katy Perry, Mandy Moore and Kourtney Kardashian carrying a Céline Trio Bag

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Mossimo Supply Co. Triple-compartment Crossbody Handbag

Update (11/12/2017): Happened to come across another set of fab and very affordable Céline Trio inspired crossbody bags! These are by Mossimo Supply Co. and can be bought for $22.99 at Target.

Mossimo Supply Co. Triple-compartment Crossbody Handbag in black and tan (Céline Trio dupes)

Mossimo Supply Co. Triple-compartment Crossbody Handbag
($22.99, Target)

BagInc “Geri” Small Three Layer Leather Shoulder Bag

Update (06/22/2016): Just spotted a set of fantastic Céline Trio dupe bags at BagInc. They come in either black, wine red, baby blue, orange, rose pink and beige leather and cost $89. Make sure to use promo code “SPRINGBAG” at checkout to receive 15% off your order at BagInc!

BagInc "Geri" Small Three Layer Leather Shoulder Bag in black and wine red (Céline Trio knockoffs)

BagInc “Geri” Small Three Layer Leather Shoulder Bag
($89, BagInc)

Mango “Cecile” Cross-Body Triple Bag

Update (02/16/2015): Discovered yet another Céline Trio bag look-a-like at Mango. This time, it’s available in red, black and white and costs $23.99!

Mango "Cecile" Cross-Body Triple Bag in red (Céline Trio knockoff)

Mango “Cecile” Cross-Body Triple Bag
($23.99, Mango)

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

Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag

Update (02/16/2015): Another budget-friendly and very similar Céline Trio bag look-a-like is available at Chicnova for under $20 in either black, tan or yellow.

Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag in black (Céline Trio knockoff)

Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag
($18.24, YesStyle)

Mango “Banana” Cross-Body Triple Bag

Update (12/27/2014): Stumbled upon this Céline Trio bag look-a-like at Mango today. So fab, right?

Mango Banana Cross-Body Triple Bag in black (Céline Trio knockoff)

Mango “Banana” Cross-Body Triple Bag
($59.99, Mango)

Forever 21 Detachable Crossbody Bag

Update (11/10/2014): Forever 21 decided to have a second go with this Céline Trio dupe. This time, the pockets are detachable as on the real deal. Available in either black, white or blue faux leather! LOVE this Céline Trio dupe!

Forever 21 Detachable Crossbody Bag in black and blue (Céline Trio knockoff)

Forever 21 Detachable Crossbody Bag
($14.99, Forever 21)

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

Old Navy Crossbody Bag

Update (08/25/2014): Spotted these fabulous Céline Trio alternatives at Old Navy today. This Céline Trio look-alike only has two instead of three compartments, but who cares when it’s only $24.99? I especially love that the bag comes in a beautiful cobalt blue. Soooo pretty! Also available in red, black and dark brown faux leather as well as various metallic, printed and faux suede versions.

Old Navy Crossbody Bag in blue, red and black faux leather (Céline Trio knockoffs)

Old Navy Crossbody Bag
($24.99, Old Navy)

Jessica Buurman “AZUKA” Multifunctional Clutch Bag

Update (05/27/2014): Just stumbled upon this cute red baggie at Jessica Buurman which instantly reminded me of the Céline Trio bag. Available in either red, blue or black.

Jessica Buurman "AZUKA" Multifunctional Clutch Bag in red (Céline Trio knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “AZUKA” Multifunctional Clutch Bag
($55, Jessica Buurman)

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bag

Update (05/15/2014): One of our fabulous readers alerted us of this lovely and budget-friendly Céline Trio bag dupe at Forever 21. Available in red, black or ivory faux leather for $14.99 only (sale price)!

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bag in red and black (Céline Trio knockoff)

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bag
($14.99, Forever 21)

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

Apt.9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bag

And the first one’s a total winner, right? These cute faux leather bags by Apt. 9 are a close match to the pricey Céline designer original yet they are currently on sale for a very wallet-friendly $24.99! Steal deal alert, woot woot! At this price, I’d probably get one in every color.

Apt.9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bag in red, black, tan and silver (Céline Trio knockoffs)

Apt.9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bag
($24.99, Kohl’s)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Bedford Gusset” Crossbody Bag

If you’re looking for a real leather option and are are ready to invest considerably more, then this triple zipper crossbody by MICHAEL Michael Kors is a great Céline Trio alternative. $160 seems like a lot for such a small bag, but it’s still better than $1.500, right? Sadly, the best colors are already sold out including my personal favorite, a beautiful cobalt blue huels! Boohoo! Waiting for a restock on this!

MICHAEL Michael Kors "Bedford Gusset" Crossbody Bag in red coral (Céline Trio knockoff)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Bedford Gusset” Crossbody Bagamazon
($159.99, Amazon)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls & Michael Kors.

Annabel Ingall “Jojo” Crossbody Bag

If you’re really dedicated to the look of Céline’s Trio bag but simply cannot spend as much, here’s another fabulous but also quite pricey designer bag alternative by Annabel Ingall which retails for $320. Size, color and shape of the bag are almost identical to the Trio, but the “Jojo” bag has an extra crossover strap.

Annabel Ingall "Jojo" Crossbody Bag (Céline Trio knockoff)

Annabel Ingall “Jojo” Crossbody Bagls
($320, Shopbop)

Also available at Revolve & Bloomingdale’s.

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Fall has officially arrived now and I am slowly starting to build my winter wardrobe. Acne Studios‘ “Velocite” shearling jacket has been an obsession of mine for several years. I just love the luxe-looking, plush shearling lining, the straps and buckles, the oversized moto look. It’s the perfect winter jacket and just look how fab and cozy all the style bloggers look in their Acne Velocite below. The only thing holding me back to get my own Acne Velocite? The price tag, of course. $2.800 is a pretty steep price.

Acne Studios Velocite Oversized Shearling Biker Jacket in black and camel tan suede

Acne Studios Velocite Oversized Shearling Biker Jacket
($2.800, Forward by Elyse Walker)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Net-A-Porterls, Shopbopls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Nordstromls, Barneysls, S|Sense, Matches Fashionls, Acne Studios, The Webster, MyTheresa, La Garçonne, Italistls, 24 Sèvres, Unger, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Acne Studios

Celebs such as Rihanna, Blake Lively and Rachel Weisz as well as personal style bloggers like Gala Gonzalez (Amlul Fashion Blogger) and Betty Autier (Le Blog de Betty) have all been spotted wearing an Acne Studios Velocite Oversized Shearling Biker Jacket.

Gala Gonzalez (Amlul Fashion Blogger), Betty Autier (Le Blog de Betty), Janni Delér & MVB by Marie von Behrens in Acne Studios Velocite Oversized Shearling Biker Jacket

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ONLY Dia Biker Faux Leather Jacket

Update (11/11/2017): Discovered yet another super similar Acne Velocite dupe! How gorgeous is this faux leather faux fur biker jacket by ONLY? It’s reasonably priced at £70 (or €79.99) and comes in either black or wine/burgundy red. Really, really like this one!

ONLY Biker Faux Leather Jacket in black (Acne Studios Velocite dupe)

ONLY Dia Biker Faux Leather Jacket
(£70/€79.99, Bestseller)

Also available at ONLY, About You, Zalando, Otto & BAUR.

Pimkie Leather Look Aviator Jacket

Update (11/11/2017): I guess Acne’s Velocite is the trend jacket of the season as I’ve seen inspired versions and dupes pretty much EVERYWHERE lately! Found another Velocite look-alike biker at Pimkie. It comes in either black or wine and is currently 20% off! Steal deal alert!

Pimkie Leather Look Aviator Jacket in black and wine burgundy red (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Pimkie Leather Look Aviator Jacket
(€55.99, Pimkie)

Also available at ASOS.

Pull & Bear Faux Suede Biker Jacket

Update (10/31/2017): While browsing the new arrivals at Pull & Bear I stumbled upon this faux suede biker jacket which retails for £49.99 and instantly reminded me of Acne’s Velocite.

Pull & Bear Faux Suede Biker Jacket in black, rose and brown (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Pull & Bear Faux Suede Biker Jacket
(£49.99, Pull & Bear)

Also available at Pull & Bear (EU).

Violeta by Mango Motor Faux-Fur Lining Biker Coat

Update (10/31/2017): Also spotted this lovely Acne inspired biker jacket in Mango‘s plus size collection (Violeta) for $149.99 which I think is a great alternative to the pricey original.

Violeta by Mango Motor Faux-Fur Lining Biker Coat in black (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Violeta by Mango Motor Faux-Fur Lining Biker Coat
($149.99, Mango)

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

Forever 21 Faux Leather Moto Jacket

Update (10/25/2017): And here’s Forever 21‘s third Velocite inspired faux shearling jacket! I think this one has to be my favorite of all three F21 options yet. I’d suggest to order a size up though in order to achieve the desired, laid-back oversize look of the original Acne Velocite.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Moto Jacket in olive and black (Acne Studios Velocite dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Moto Jacket
($57.90, Forever 21)

H&M Oversized Biker Jacket

Update (10/10/2017): Discovered a whole bunch of new Velocite dupe jackets coming in just in time for the colder seasons! This one by H&M for $129 might be my current favorite Acne Velocite steal find! A few sizes are already sold out, so you better hurry if you want one of your own.

H&M Oversized Biker Jacket in black (Acne Studios Velocite dupe)

H&M Oversized Biker Jacket
($129, H&M)

Topshop “Cooper” Faux Shearling Biker Jacket

Update (10/10/2017): Topshop decided to come with a new Velocite dupe again this year which is available in petite and tall sizing and also comes in a comfy looking faux suede version. Prices vary between $150 to $160.

Topshop "Cooper" Faux Shearling Biker Jacket in black and black faux suede (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Topshop “Cooper” Faux Shearling Biker Jacket
($150-$160, Topshop)

Also available at Zalando.

Missguided Ultimate Aviator Jacket

Update (10/10/2017): Also came across another set of Acne Studios inspired aviator jackets at Missguided again. They’re available in a variety of colors including black, grey, pale pink and caramel brown and cost $124. By the way, US students get a generous 40% discount!

Missguided Ultimate Aviator Jacket in black, grey, pale pink and caramel brown (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Missguided Ultimate Aviator Jacket
($124, Missguided)

Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (International).

New Look Faux Fur Lined Aviator Jacket

Update (10/10/2017): New Look has super cozy looking Acne inspired faux fur lined aviator jackets as well this season. They come in either black or cream faux leather and are affordably priced at £59.99.

New Look Faux Fur Lined Aviator Jacket in black and cream (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

New Look Faux Fur Lined Aviator Jacket
(£59.99, New Look)

Also available at Zalando.

Warehouse Oversized Biker Jacket

Update (10/10/2017): Spotted these Velocite inspired aviator jacket at Warehouse and just had to share them with you. I’m especially loving the deep and rich eggplant/berry version! It’s the perfect color for Fall! Other available colors: black and dark grey. Price: $158 (or £89)

Warehouse Oversized Biker Jacket in eggplant and black (Acne Studios Velocite dupes)

Vero Moda Faux Fur Aviator Jacket
($158, ASOS)

Also available at Warehousels.

Vero Moda Elisa Faux Fur Aviator Jacket

Update (10/10/2017): Vero Moda is also another repeat Velocite copycat offender. This version is looking very spot-on to the designer real deal. Price: £75.

Vero Moda Faux Fur Aviator Jacket in black (Acne Studios Velocite dupe)

Vero Moda Elisa Faux Fur Aviator Jacket
(£75, Vero Moda)

Also available at Bestseller, About You, Zalando & Spartoo.

Pixie Market Faux Shearling Fur Biker Jacket

Update (02/23/2017): Discovered this lovely Acne Velocite inspired faux shearling jacket at Pixie Market today. It’s a little on the expensive side at $279, but the quality looks quite decent, don’t you agree?

Pixie Market Faux Shearling Fur Biker Jacket in brown and black (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Pixie Market Faux Shearling Fur Biker Jacket
($279, Pixie Market)

J.O.A. Faux Shearling Jacket

Update (01/18/2017): Stumbled upon this great Acne inspired aviator jacket by J.O.A. in khaki green and brown which retails for $145 and couldn’t NOT tell you about this awesome designer dupe find.

J.O.A. Faux Shearling Jacket in olive and brown (Acne Studios Velocite dupe)

J.O.A. Faux Shearling Jacketls
($145, Nordstrom)

Also available in ivory white at Amazonamazon.

Forever 21 Bonded Faux Suede Moto Jacket

Update (11/10/2016): Forever 21 also came up with a new Acne inspired moto jacket available in black or blush for a little under $30 (sale price!).

Forever 21 Bonded Faux Suede Moto Jacket in black and blush (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Forever 21 Bonded Faux Suede Moto Jacket
($23.95, Forever 21)

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

Vero Moda “Taina” Faux Fur Biker Jacket

Update (11/10/2016): I also came discovered these aviator jackets by Vero Moda which bear a strong resemblance to Acne’s Velocite jacket.

Vero Moda "Taina" Faux Fur Biker Jacket in black and tan (Acne Studios Velocite dupes)

Vero Moda “Taina” Faux Fur Biker Jacket
(€71.95, Zalando)

Warehouse Oversized Faux Fur Biker Jacket

Update (11/10/2016): And here’s one more set of Acne Velocite dupes! By Warehouse, available in black or khaki/brown for $151.

Warehouse Faux Shearling Aviator Jacket in brown (Acne Studios Velocite inspired)

Warehouse Oversized Faux Fur Biker Jacket
($151, ASOS)

River Island Oversized Faux Fur Aviator Jacket

Update (09/19/2016): Now that summer is over, more Acne Velocite dupes are starting to roll in! Found these Acne inspired faux leather + faux fur aviator jackets at River Island.

River Island Oversized Faux Fur Aviator Jacket in black and tan (Acne Studios Velocite dupes)

River Island Oversized Faux Fur Aviator Jacket
($80, River Island)

Also available at River Island (UK)ls & River Island (EU).

Topshop “April” Faux Shearling Biker Jacket

Update (09/19/2016): Topshop has two great faux suede + faux shearling Acne Velocite alternatives in either black or khaki for affordable $150.

Topshop Faux Shearling Biker Jacket in black and khaki (Acne Studios Velocite dupes)

Topshop “April” Faux Shearling Biker Jacketls
($150, Nordstrom)

Topshop Real Shearling Biker Jacket

Update (09/19/2016): If you’re willing to invest, but not just as much as the real deal, how about this gorgeous real shearling aviator jacket, also by Topshop, for $1.100 instead? Definitely not a steal deal, but still $1.700 cheaper than the Acne Studios designer version..

Topshop Real Shearling Biker Jacket in ivory white (Acne Studios Velocite dupe)

Topshop Real Shearling Biker Jacketls
($1.100, Nordstrom)

Jakke “Natasha” Oversized Faux Fur Collar Suedette Biker Coat

Update (09/19/2016): I also spotted these lovely suedette biker jackets by Jakke for £125 which you can buy at Lipsy.

Jakke "Natasha" Oversized Faux Fur Collar Suedette Biker Coat in black and taupe (Acne Studios Velocite dupes)

Jakke “Natasha” Oversized Faux Fur Collar Suedette Biker Coatls
(£125, Lipsy)

Dolce Vita “Veronica” Faux Shearling Moto Jacket

Update (09/10/2016): Discovered this lovely faux shearling, faux suede moto jacket at Dolce Vita today and it instantly reminded me of Acne’s Velocite. Price: $128 (on sale!).

Dolce Vita "Veronica" Faux Shearling Moto Jacket in black faux suede (Acne Studios Velocite dupe)

Dolce Vita “Veronica” Faux Shearling Moto Jacketamazon
($128, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm & Revolve.

Muubaa “Darma” Shearling Biker Jacket

Update (01/05/2016): OMG! I just stumbled upon this insanely beautiful Acne Velocite look-alike in ivory by Muubaa. And the best part? This beauty is currently 50% off (even though I have to admit £562.50 is still quite a heavy price tag)!

Muubaa "Darma" Shearling Biker Jacket in ivory (Acne Velocite dupe)

Muubaa “Darma” Shearling Biker Jacket
(£562.50, Muubaa)

Missguided Faux Shearling Pilot Jacket

Update (11/09/2015): Spotted another Acne Velocite dupe today! Check out these faux shearling pilot jackets available at Missguided for $110.50 in either black or beige faux leather. What do you think of this one? Good one or not?

Missguided Faux Shearling Pilot Jacket in black and beige (Acne Velocite knockoffs)

Missguided Faux Shearling Pilot Jacket
($110.50, Missguided)

Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (International).

Forever 21 Faux Fur-Lined Jacket

Luckily, you can get a very similar look with this cozy faux fur-lined jacket by Forever 21. It’s not exactly a Velocite dupe, but the Acne inspiration is still very visible here I think. Get this beauty for as little as $62.90!

Forever 21 Faux Fur-Lined Jacket in black (Acne Velocite knockoff)

Forever 21 Faux Fur-Lined Jacket
($62.90, Forever 21)

Stradivarius Oversize Jacket

I also spotted this fab-looking, budget-friendly Velocite alternative at Stradivarius for all of my European readers. It’s pretty close to the real deal, huh?

Stradivarius Oversize Jacket in black faux suede (Acne Velocite knockoff)

Stradivarius Oversize Jacket
(£55.99, Stradivarius)

Also available at Stradivarius (EU).

Choies Suedette Lapel Zipper Front Coat

Another set of Velocite dupes can be found at Choies. Not sure about the quality here, but I love that these look almost identical to the real deal and who wouldn’t love the price?

Choies Suedette Lapel Zipper Front Coat in black and tan (Acne Velocite knockoffs)

Choies Suedette Lapel Zipper Front Coat
($41.90, Choies)

Jessica Buurman “Swode” Buckled Shearling Jacket

Deal: Use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman!

Of course, Jessica Buurman has an Acne Velocite dupe in stock as well. At $145, this “steal” is a bit of an investment, but I do love the black version, it looks so sturdy and warm. Also available in camel, taupe and brown.

Jessica Buurman "Swode" Buckled Shearling Jacket in black and tan (Acne Velocite knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Swode” Buckled Shearling Jacket
($145, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, MyTheresa, Amlul Fashion Blogger, Le Blog de Betty, Janni Delér, MVB by Marie von Behrens, About You, Pimkie, Pull & Bear, Mango, H&M, New Look, Pixie Market, Nordstrom, Vero Moda, Warehouse, River Island, Topshop, Lipsy, Dolce Vita, Muubaa, Missguided, Forever 21, Stradivarius, Choies, Jessica Buurman

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In one of the Gossip Girl episodes called “The Grandfather”, Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) wore an unusually sexy, figure-hugging Hervé Léger bandage mini dress with white criss cross inlays. However, Blair’s risqué dress was tamed with a cute beige embellished Joie cardigan and a cute nautical Tomassini necklace.

Blair Waldorf aka Leighton Meester wearing a navy Hervé Léger Fall 2008 strapless bandage dress with white criss cross inlays

Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who? Leighton Meester/Blair Waldorf
Where? Gossip Girl, “The Grandfather”
When? Season 2, Episode 19
What? Hervé Léger Fall 2008 navy strapless dress, Joie “Moore” cardigan, Tomassini nautical necklace

Silvian Heach Strapless Mini Dress

Update (11/11/2017): Can’t believe I managed to find another Hervé Léger dupe after such a long time (last find was from 2011)! This strapless mini dress is by Italian brand Silvian Heach and costs $149. What do you think, is Hervé Léger still relevant in the fashion world of 2017?

Silvian Heach Strapless Mini Dress in black and white (Hervé Léger dupe)

Silvian Heach Strapless Mini Dress
($149, YOOX)

Betsy & Adam Strapless Satin Sheath Dress

Update (04/05/2011): Almost 2 years later a new Hervé Léger look-a-like popped up today. Yay! By Betsy & Adam. Price: $168.

Betsy & Adam Strapless Satin Sheath Dress in black white (Hervé Léger knockoff)

Betsy & Adam Strapless Satin Sheath Dressls
($168, Nordstrom)

Dave and Johnny Strapless Bandage Dress

Update (09/27/2009): Here’s yet another Hervé Léger knockoff for you. By Dave and Johnny.

Dave Johnny Strapless Bandage Dress in black and white (Hervé Léger knockoff)

Dave and Johnny Strapless Bandage Dress
($130, eDressMe)

Dorothy Perkins Black Insert Panel Tube Dress

Update (08/17/2009): Found yet another Hervé Léger knockoff for all my European readers. By Dorothy Perkins. Currently on sale for £15!

Dorothy Perkins Insert Panel Tube Dress in black (Hervé Léger knockoff)

Dorothy Perkins Black Insert Panel Tube Dress
(£15, Dorothy Perkins)

Atria Strapless Mini Dress

Update (08/17/2009): Found another Hervé Léger knockoff by Atria.

Atria Strapless Mini Dress in black (Hervé Léger knockoff)

Atria Strapless Mini Dresspjx
($138, eDressMe)

Jessica McClintock Strapless Taffeta Dress

Covet the body-con dress, but don’t have a $2k budget? You’re in luck because this strapless taffeta dress by Jessica McClintock is a great budget-friendly Hervé Léger alternative. The dress may be black instead of navy, but otherwise it has the same length, cut and detailing. It’s also currently on sale being marked down from $150 to $90. Who else smells a great deal here?

Jessica McClintock Strapless Taffeta Dress (Hervé Léger knockoff)

Jessica McClintock Strapless Taffeta Dress
($90, Amazon)

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Update: This post has been updated on November 10, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Now that Christmas is only 2 days away I know you’re probably super busy shopping for last minute gifts (guilty as charged!), wrapping presents and finalizing your Christmas menu, but there’s always some time to appreciate a beautiful shoe, right? This red suede fringed block-heel beauty by Aquazzura might look familiar as we’ve featured its 4″ stiletto heel sibling in a previous Real vs. Steal post. But as much as we love a sky-high stiletto high-heel shoe, even the comfiest of them still isn’t comfy. Wearing high heels is painful, often exhausting, sometimes even downright dangerous (hello, cobblestone pavement!), so I’m super happy to see mid-heeled block-heels taking the wheel in the footwear trend scene right now. Because happy feet = happy me! And these Aquazzura sandals are a prime example that show that block-heeled shoes can look just as sexy and beautiful as their high-heeled counterparts. Too bad these beauties cost a whopping $785 though! Luckily, we’ve found a few budget-friendly alternatives that will give you the designer look for a fraction of the price.

Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringe Block-Heel City Sandals in red suede

Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringe Block-Heel City Sandalsls
($785, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Barneysls, Matches Fashionls, Farfetchls, MyTheresa, Selfridges & Luisaviaroma.

Adrienne Vittadini Allen Lace-Up Sandals

Update (11/10/2017): Now look at these fantastic Aquazzura dupes by Adrienne Vittadini! Aren’t they just fabulous? And so spot-on, too! Available in various colors like pink, black and navy suede and currently on sale at Amazon. Love!

Adrienne Vittadini Allen Lace-Up Sandals in pink and black (Aquazzura Wild Thing 50 dupes)

Adrienne Vittadini Allen Lace-Up Sandalsamazon
($39.24, Amazon)

Also available at Macy’s & ShoeMetro.

Sole Society Sera Fringe Strap Heeled Sandals

Update (04/03/2017): Spotted these amazingly similar fringe block heel sandals at Sole Society which look just like the real deal, but cost only a fraction of the price. Available for $89.95 in red, taupe or blue suede.

Sole Society Sera Fringe Strap Heeled Suede Sandals (Aquazzura Wild Thing City dupes)

Sole Society Sera Fringe Strap Heeled Sandalsls
($89.95, Nordstrom)

Also available at Sole Society & QVCcjcj.

JustFab Jean Fringe Block Heeled Sandals

Update (04/03/2017): Also discovered these budget-friendly Aquazzura Wild Thing City dupes at JustFab. They come in 4 colors (taupe, red, black and yellow) and can be yours for as low as $9.99 (first item purchase for JustFab members). Stea deal alert!

JustFab Jean Fringe Block Heeled Sandals in red and yellow faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing City dupes)

JustFab Jean Fringe Block Heeled Sandals
($9.99, JustFab)

BP. Karla Block Heel Ankle Wrap Sandals

Update (04/03/2017): Another great Aquazzura alternative are these block heel sandals by BP. which are made of genuine leather and retail for $59.95. They miss the fringe detail on the front strap, but the overall design is still quite similar to the designer version above. Available in blush, blue and black suede.

BP. Karla Block Heel Ankle Wrap Sandals in blush and blue (Aquazzura Wild Thing City inspired)

BP. Karla Block Heel Ankle Wrap Sandalsls
($59.95, Nordstrom)

Spurr Aisha Fringe Block Heels

Update (01/28/2017): Stumbled upon another lovely Aquazzura Wild Thing City alternative today! “Aisha” by Spurr looks a lot like the real deal, comes in 3 colors (coral, black and pink blush microsuede) and costs $41.97 AUD!

Spurr Aisha Fringe Block Heels in coral and blush pink micro suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing City dupes)

Spurr Aisha Fringe Block Heelsls
($41.97 AUD, The Iconic)

Athena Alexander Saige Fringed Ankle Wrap Sandals

May I introduce you to “Saige” by Athena Alexander? A gorgeous and spot-on Aquazurra Wild Thing City dupe available in either red, grey or black faux suede for $97.95. No need to spend $800 if you can have the exact same designer look for under $100, right?

Athena Alexander Saige Fringed Ankle Wrap Sandals in red faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing City dupes)

Athena Alexander Saige Fringed Ankle Wrap Sandalsamazon
($97.95, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstromls, Zappos, 6pm & DSW.

Kaitlyn Pan Fringed Suede Lace-Up Tassel Block Heel Sandals

My favorite Aquazzura Wild Thing alternative however is this one by Kaitlyn Pan. Why? Well, first off: it’s just as spot-on as the Athena Alexander version, but it is made of genuine suede and also costs $13 less ($84.99). Plus, the available colors (red, blue = my fave, tan and black) are absolutely gorgeous, too.

Kaitlyn Pan Fringed Suede Lace-Up Tassel Block Heel Sandals in red (Aquazzura Wild Thing City dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Fringed Suede Lace-Up Tassel Block Heel Sandalsamazon
($84.99, Amazon)

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Sole Society, JustFab, Nordstrom, The Iconic, Amazon

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