I’m usually not big on Louis Vuitton, but their newest handbag family, the “Capucines”, has got me really excited! The Capucines bags, which come in 3 different sizes with BB being the smallest, are made of full-grain Taurillon leather and finished with shiny palladium accents. The design is very classic and minimalistic. The “Capucines” has one single flap which is accented with a single flower button, reminiscent of Louis Vuitton’s icon in one of its signature monograms. The flap can either be hidden inside the bag, so it will show the LV initials embossed on the leather or the flap can be clasped on the front and display the LV monogram flower button. The name “Capucines” pays homage to the earliest Louis Vuitton Maison, which was located on rue Neuve-des-Capucines in 1854. The bag collection has been launched in June 2013 with Michelle Williams as its face. Likewise, celebs such as Angelina Jolie and supermodel Miranda Kerr have been spotted lugging around their Capucines handbags. Fashion insiders say the “Capucines” bag family was designed to help LVMH regain some of its lost sparke in the elite luxury market as more and more people grew tired of seeing (and buying) LV’s classic monogram bags.

Louis Vuitton Capucines BB Bag

Louis Vuitton Capucines BB Bag
($4.400, Louis Vuitton)

Jessica Buurman “SHIPO” V Letter Shoulder Bag

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Alright, these V-Letter bags I found on Jessica Buurman are certainly no match in terms of design or quality compared to the real LV Capucines, but they will give you a similar look for a fraction of the real deal’s price. My personal favorite would have to be the yellow one! I just love the vibrant color which will make any outfit instantly stand out.

Jessica Buurman "SHIPO" V Letter Shoulder Bag (Louis Vuitton Capucines BB knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “SHIPO” V Letter Shoulder Bag
($82, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Louis Vuitton, Jessica Buurman

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When it comes to me obsessing over shoes it usually happens with high heels only. However, if it’s a shoe by Valentino I most likely will love it no matter whether it’s a sky-high stiletto or a flat gladiator sandal like this one. And I absolutely adore these studded summer sandals! Who wouldn’t anyway? They’re utterly chic without compromising on the comfort factor and the gold rockstuds really set these shoes off. I love how LeAnn Rimes wears her Valentinos with shorts and breezy tops. Too bad I don’t have her shoe shopping budget because at $945 these would have been quite the investment in terms of summer footwear.

Valentino Rockstud Ankle-Wrap Thong Gladiator Sandals in black and gold

Valentino Rockstud Ankle-Wrap Thong Gladiator Sandalsls
($945, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Barneys & MyTheresa.

Celebrities Love Valentino

LeAnn Rimes and Jennifer Lopez wearing Valentino Rockstud Gladiator Sandals

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Wild Diva Lounge Tanaya-219 Pyramid Stud Strappy Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (03/31/2015): Great news! I found this cute little Valentino gladiator sandal dupe by Wild Diva Lounge today. So affordable and available in a variety of colors including black (pictured), red, blue, nude, yellow and orange. Total steal deal alert here!

Wild Diva Lounge Tanaya-219 Pyramid Stud Strappy Gladiator Sandals in black and gold (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Wild Diva Lounge Tanaya-219 Pyramid Stud Strappy Gladiator Sandalsamazon
($18.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at GoJane, Amazon #2amazon & Charlotte Russe.

G-Small Studded Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (03/12/2014): Accidentally discovered these pretty studded thong sandals by G-Small which sell for $49.99 and also come in lovely colors such as baby blue, apple green, pink and red. Totally love these!

G-Small Studded Gladiator Sandals in nude and gold (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

G-Small Studded Gladiator Sandalsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Enzo Angiolini “Trendon” Studded Thong Sandals

UPDATE (08/05/2013): Came across these studded flat thong sandals by Enzo Angiolini which is also a good alternative if you want the Valentino Rockstud look for less. Available in both black and white.

Enzo Angiolini "Trendon" Studded Thong Sandals in black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Enzo Angiolini “Trendon” Studded Thong Sandalsamazon
($17.80, Amazon)

Report Signature “Leyla” Studded Gladiator Thong Sandals

UPDATE (06/10/2013): Just stumbled upon these Valentino look-a-likes by Report Signature! Available in black or nude faux patent leather.

Report Signature "Leyla" Studded Gladiator Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Report Signature “Leyla” Studded Gladiator Thong Sandalsamazon
($60, Amazon)

Alloy “Myla” Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (03/09/2013): Found another great Valentino sandal look-a-like. How do you like these spiked gold gladiator flats by Alloy? Only $19.90!

Alloy "Myla" Gladiator Sandals in gold (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Alloy “Myla” Gladiator Sandalsls
($19.90, Alloy)

bebe “Petra” Studded Flat Sandals

I was so happy to have stumbled upon these amazingly similar bebe gladiator sandals. They do miss one horizontal strap, but otherwise they’re a fabulous Valentino look-a-like. And did I mention they’re currently on sale for $39.99 (were $59.99)? What a great deal, right? But hurry up, some sizes are already out of stock as these summer sandals are figuratively flying off the shelves.

bebe "Petra" Studded Flat Sandals (Valentino knockoffs)

bebe “Petra” Studded Flat Sandals
($39.99, bebe)

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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

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Mango “Carin” Leather Tote Bag

UPDATE (03/31/2015): OH-EM-GEE! Now look at this perfect looking Louis Vuitton SC bag dupe by Mango! So gorgeous, right? I love that this one’s made of real leather. Makes it look so much more luxurious, don’t you agree?

Mango "Carin" Leather Tote Bag in black (Louis Vuitton SC knockoff)

Mango “Carin” Leather Tote Bag
($169.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls, Mango (DE) & Mango (FR).

Mango Zip Tote Bag

UPDATE (12/29/2014): Discovered another fab Louis Vuitton SC look-a-like bag at Mango today. Currently on sale for $69.99!

Mango Elisa Zip Tote Bag in black (Louis Vuitton SC knockoff)

Mango Zip Tote Bagcj
($69.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls, Mango (DE) & Mango (FR).

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 $79.35 considering how luxe this bag looks (plus, it’s real leather)!

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

Fineplus Boston Tote Bagamazon
($79.35, 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)

Charles Jourdan “Sierra” Satchel Baglsn
($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 Satchells
($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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If you’ve never worn flats to work because they seem too informal, these pointy confections by Christian Louboutin may just be the anecdote. They are certainly among the most luxurious I’ve ever seen, and yet oddly familiar… like a pair that Holly Golightly might have pulled out from underneath the bed looking for her crocodile shoes in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Of course, although these are fantastic, perhaps you may want to check out the other options below if your budget doesn’t allow for such a large investment.

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed Flats in black patent

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed Flatsls
($595, Bergdorf Goodman)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Kate Walsh and Anne Hathaway wearing black patent Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed Flats

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Butter Shoes “Pointer” Pointed-Toe Flats

UPDATE (03/31/2015): Came across this lovely navy-colored Louboutin alternative by Butter Shoes. Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Butter Shoes "Pointer" Pointed-Toe Flats in navy patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

Butter Shoes “Pointer” Pointed-Toe Flatspjx
($218, Shop the Shoe Box)

P.S.: Also available at Bluefly, Butter Shoespjx, SimplySoles, Lori’spjx, Pink Mascara, Gilt & Designs by Stephenels.

Ivanka Trump “Tizzy” Pointed-Toe Slip-On Flats

UPDATE (01/15/2015): Another spot-on Louboutin Pigalle Flat dupe spotted! Check out these chic flats by Ivanka Trump. So lovely, aren’t they?

Ivanka Trump "Tizzy" Pointed-Toe Flats in black and red patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Tizzy” Pointed-Toe Flatscj
($120, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Lori’spjx, Heels.comcj, Designs by Stephenels & 6pm.

BP. “Moveover” Pointed Toe Flats

UPDATE (04/13/2013): Found yet another great Louboutin alternative! Look at these fab pointed-toe flats by BP.! Only $49.95 and available in black, coral, blue and yellow patent.

BP. Moveover Pointed Toe Flats in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat look-a-likes)

BP. “Moveover” Pointed Toe Flatsls
($49.95, NORDSTROM)

VS Collection Pointed-Toe Flats

UPDATE (04/07/2013): Just came across another great Pigalle Flat look-a-like. Check out these pointed-toe flats by VS Collection. They cost $49 (sale price!) and are also available in various other uppers and prints!

VS Collection Pointed-Toe Patent Flats (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat look-a-likes)

VS Collection Pointed-Toe Flats
($49, Victoria’s Secret)

Ivanka Trump “Annulio” Pointed Flats

This lovely option by Ivanka Trump, is both ladylike and modern at the same time. Perfectly polished for work, and yet they have a little added flirtatiousness to them as well. If there ever was a pair of flats that could look fabulous with a skirt, it’s got to be these. The pointy toe will elongate your legs, while the small heel elevates the foot just enough to give you support, and not completely betraying you at the end of the day with cramped toes. Plus, the patent leather is very easy to maintain. These are currently available in black, coral, lime, burgundy, grey and nude patent leather as well as matte black leather.

Ivanka Trump "Annulio" Pointed Flats in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Annulio” Pointed Flatsamazon
($76.99, Amazon)

J.Crew “Viv” Pointed Patent Flats

Leave it to J.Crew to offer some spring-infused alternatives made from great quality soft leather, and sure to provide a comfortable fit. At $188, they are a little bit more expensive than your average department store option, but you’ll instantly feel the difference in the way these will mold to your feet. If you love wearing stylish flats, consider investing in a quality pair that you’ll keep reaching for year after year! Plus, choosing a bright shade like Kelly Green is a great way to update your favorite weekend skinny jeans.

J.Crew "Viv" Pointed Patent Flats (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

J.Crew “Viv” Pointed Patent Flatsls
($188, J.Crew)

Report “Gonzalez” Pointed Flats

If you like to have a pair of shoes on standby for those days where you can’t even fathom wearing any kind of heel, the answer is this pair by Report. Perhaps you might try this more matte version with some sleek black leggings and a sweater dress? I definitely love my heels, but this is one very convincing alternative; especially for when I need to look polished, but my toes require a vacation. This pair is available in black, chestnut or nude patent leather.

Report "Gonzalez" Pointed Flats in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

Report “Gonzalez” Pointed Flatsamazon
($49.95, Amazon)

Pour La Victoire “Bre” Pointed Flats

If you loved the color choices above, check out even more bright options with this beautifully constructed version by Pour La Victoire. While the shape of the shoe does provide a more polished look, you can really have fun and modernize with a some color by combining a fuchsia pair with your classic gray suit. Wear them also with tailored pants, or tapered capris! And why not invite your pretty a-line and full skirts to the party too? Just make sure to keep those skirt hems above the knee for the most flattering silhouette (shoes pictured are available in various colors and uppers).

Pour La Victoire "Bre" Pointed Patent Leather Flats (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

Pour La Victoire “Bre” Pointed Flatsamazon
($39.95, Amazon)

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Woohoo, so this will be our first official Beauty Real vs. Steal feature. And we’ll start with a biggie: Urban Decay‘s “Naked” Eyeshadow Palette is to the beauty community what Acne’s Pistol boots are to the fashion world. It is the eyeshadow palette for a natural eye makeup! This palette received thousands of raving customer reviews and quickly achieved iconic status among all kinds of beauty professionals.

Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette
($54, ULTA)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Sephora, Beauty.comls, Macy’s, House of Fraser, Selfridges, HQHair & Douglas.

W7 “In The Buff: Lightly Toasted” Natural Nudes Eye Colour Palette

UPDATE (03/27/2015): Accidentally stumbled upon this spot-on and super budget-friendly Urban Decay Naked dupe eyeshadow palette by W7. Absolute steal deal alert here! Only $7.45 including free shipping! Yay!

W7 "In The Buff: Lightly Toasted" Natural Nudes Eye Colour Palette (Urban Decay Naked knockoff)

W7 “In The Buff: Lightly Toasted” Natural Nudes Eye Colour Paletteamazon
($7.45, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at eBayeBay, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Physicians Formula “Nude” Eyeshadow Palette

UPDATE (06/22/2013): Just stumbled upon another great alternative to the Urban Decay Naked Palette. Check out this natural eyeshadow collection by Physicians Formula for only $11.99! Available in various color variations: natural nude, warm nude, classic nude & smoky nude.

Physicians Formula "Nude" Eyeshadow Palette (Urban Decay Naked knockoff)

Physicians Formula “Nude” Eyeshadow Palette
($11.99, ULTA)

Love & Beauty Natural Eyeshadow Palette

UPDATE (06/22/2013): And here’s yet another UD Naked dupe by Love & Beauty available at Forever 21! And it’s super cheap as well!

Love & Beauty Natural Eyeshadow Palette (Urban Decay Naked knockoff)

Love & Beauty Natural Eyeshadow Palettels
($7.90, Forever 21)

Love & Beauty Natural Eyeshadow Palette w/ Eyeliner

UPDATE (06/22/2013): Here you go: another Urban Decay Naked inspired eyeshadow palette by Love & Beauty. Only $6.80 at Forever 21!

Love & Beauty Natural Eyeshadow Palette w/ Eyeliner (Urban Decay Naked knockoff)

Love & Beauty Natural Eyeshadow Palette w/ Eyelinerls
($6.80, Forever 21)

Love & Beauty Natural Eye Palette

Shelling out $50 for a beauty item might not sound like the best idea if you’re new to the makeup world or are just starting out to experiment with makeup. Luckily, Love & Beauty has a super similar eyeshadow palette for a steal price of $6.80 that is obviously inspired by Urban Decay’s Naked Palette. This palette has only 10 eyeshadows instead of 12 like the original, but the design is almost identical and the colors seems to be quite close as well. Also available in cold neutrals.

Love & Beauty Natural Eye Palette (Urban Decay Naked knockoff)

Love & Beauty Natural Eye Palettels
($6.80, Forever 21)

NYX Natural Eyeshadow Palette

NYX‘ Natural Eyeshadow Palette is another great alternative if you’re looking for a budget-friendly neutral eyeshadow palette. It has only 6 eyeshadows, but they’re very similar to these found in the UD palette and those 6 eyeshadows will create a lot of varied natural eye looks already, so makeup newbies might be better off with this steal-worthy palette.

NYX Natural Eyeshadow Palette (Urban Decay Naked knockoff)

NYX Natural Eyeshadow Palette
($7.49, ULTA)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

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