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Update: This post has been updated on October 02, 2010. Scroll down to see the new add.

Rachel Bilson is one of my style-crushes. I pretty much fall head over heels for everything she wears. I love that she is neither obsessively trendy nor yawningly classic; she lands somewhere in the middle. So naturally she would choose 3.1 Phillip Lim‘s Edie Bow Studded bag as her go-to accessory. The bow is of course unapologetically girly, but the studs add a roughness. The size, too, is perfect. Obviously Rachel agrees as she appears to carry it constantly! Rachel isn’t the only one, however; we’ve also seen this bag on the shoulders of Diane Kruger, Leighton Meester and Nicky Hilton. I’d love to add my name to that list, I really would, but it’s the same old song: too pricey and sold out.

3.1 Phillip Lim Edie Bow Studded Bag in black

3.1 Phillip Lim Edie Bow-Embellished Bagls
($695, NET-A-PORTER)

Rachel Bilson Loves 3.1 Phillip Lim

Rachel Bilson carrying 3.1 Phillip Lim Edie Bow Studded Bag in black

NASTY GAL Gold Star Satchel

UPDATE (10/02/2010): Just came across another super fabulous “Edie” alternative by NASTY GAL. And it’s on sale!

NASTY GAL Gold Star Satchel in black (3.1 Phillip Lim Edie knockoff)

NASTY GAL Gold Star Satchelcj
($41.99, NASTY GAL)

ModCloth Star Light, Star Bright Bag

Well, well, well, look what popped up on ModCloth? There is absolutely no denying that the Star Light, Star Bright bag was heavily inspired by the Phillip Lim Edie. From the bow to the studs to the embossed leather – ladies and gentlemen: we have a dead ringer. With the much more manageable price of $30, this bag is sure to be a huge hit.

ModCloth Star Light, Star Bright Bag in black (3.1 Phillip Lim Edie knockoff)

ModCloth Star Light, Star Bright Bag
($30, ModCloth)

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Real vs. Steal – Fendi Peekaboo Satchel

by Irina on September 27, 2010

I love being able to answer reader requests. We are receiving so many by now that it becomes quite hard to answer each and every one of them. However, they’re all being stored in my inbox archive and once I stumble upon something suitable I’ll definitely come back to you. Back in February reader Marlena emailed us asking if we’d seen a steal version of the infamous Fendi Peekaboo Satchel? Which wasn’t the case… back then.

Fendi Medium Peekaboo Satchel in black

Fendi Peekaboo Satchells
($3.950, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Fendi & Nordstromls.

Celebrities Love Fendi

Rachel McAdams, Ashley Tisdale & Leighton Meester carrying a Fendi Peekaboo Satchel

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Handbag Heaven “Ashton” Oversized Satchel

Thanks to Handbag Heaven I was finally able to check this reader request off my list. Yay! Obviously inspired by the Fendi Peekaboo their “Ashton” satchel is only a fraction of the original’s price. The bag comes in either black or a beautiful nude creamy color which I personally prefer. Oh, did I mention there’s also a mini version available?

Handbag Heaven "Ashton" Oversized Satchel in black (Fendi Medium Peekaboo knockoff)

Handbag Heaven “Ashton” Oversized Satchel
($38.36, Nordstrom Rack)

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Update: This post has been updated on July 25, 2010. Scroll down to see the new add.

I remember falling in love with this Bill Blass ruffle blouse sometime last year. The soft silk, the flattering color and the perfectly shaped ruffles were simply to die for! Most things on my wish list are either shoes or dresses, but this blouse made me swoon and shooted straight up on no. 1. However, I quickly learned that everything comes at a price… and this one was as high as $1.990.

Bill Blass Flamenco Backless Ruffle Blouse in ivory

Bill Blass Flamenco Backless Blousels
($1.990, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities Love Bill Blass

Leighton Meester wore the Bill Blass blouse (though I think hers was a modified version because it had more and smaller ruffles) in an episode of Gossip Girl while Rihanna wore it on the InStyle cover of the August 2008 issue.

Leighton Meester and Rihanna wearing an ivory Bill Blass Flamenco Backless Ruffled Blouse

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Blaque Label “Kali” Open Back Top

Update (07/25/2010): Here’s another great Bill Blass ruffle blouse alternative in cobalt blue by Blaque Label.

Blaque Label "Kali" Open Back Top in royal blue (Bill Blass knockoff)

Blaque Label “Kali” Open Back Top
($55, Revolve)

bebe Ruffle & Rosette Bloom Halter Top

I think it’s beyond debate that bebe‘s interpretation of the Bill Blass blouse doesn’t even come close to the superb quality of the original, but if you are all about frills and ruffles this ruffled top might fit your bill as the overall look resembles the Bill Blass original. Also available in black, white and tea rose.

bebe Ruffle Rosette Bloom Halter Top in ivory (Bill Blass knockoff)

bebe Ruffle & Rosette Bloom Halter Top
($79, bebe)


Update: This post has been updated on July 18, 2010. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Christian Louboutin‘s “Dillian” pumps were designed for 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Spring 2009 collection. I love the shape of the pumps, but the big petal/ruffle thing on the front makes me rather hesitant as it’s so big it could easily drown your feet. Still loving them? If you have about 2k of spare cash, you’re good to go.

Christian Louboutin Dillian Mary Jane Ruffle Pumps in black

Christian Louboutin Dillian Pumpsls
($1.695, Saks)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Leighton Meester, Ciara, Khloe Kardashian & Christina Millian wearing Christian Louboutin Dillian ruffled pumps

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Bumper Dylan-05X Ruffle Pumps

UPDATE (07/18/2010): After a long pause I found yet another CL Dillian knockoff by Bumper. Available in black, camel, navy, red, white & purple.

Bumper Dylan-05X Ruffle Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Dillian knockoffs)

Bumper Dylan-05X Ruffle Pumpsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

Newport News Ruffle Pumps

UPDATE (07/18/2010): And here’s another Louboutin look-a-like by Newport News. I absolutely love the blush color! Soooo gorgeous, isn’t it?

Newport News Ruffle Pumps in blush and black (Christian Louboutin Dillian knockoffs)

Newport News Ruffle Pumps
($49, Newport News)

Vince Camuto “Marcia” Pumps

UPDATE (11/25/2009): Here’s another great alternative to the Christian Louboutin “Dillian” pumps by Vince Camuto. They come in either black, stone or purple suede (found via The Look 4 Less).

Vince Camuto "Marcia" Ruffled Pumps in black suede (Christian Louboutin Dillian knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Marcia” Pumpsls
($59.95, Shoebuy)

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

Dollhouse “Soleil” Ruffled Pumps

Scary price, no? However, if you’re not afraid of ruffles and want heels in the style of the Louboutins, this is your chance to satisfy your budget-friendly designer shoe dreams. Dollhouse‘s “Soleil” or “Soliel” Mary Jane pumps are almost identical, even the ginormous petal on the front is spot on. The pumps come either in black or purple.

Dollhouse Soleil Ruffle Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Dillian knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Soleil” Ruffled Pumpsamazon
($19.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoes.comls.


I have loved Chloé‘s Leather Lace-Up Wedge Boots since the moment I laid eyes on them. Leighton Meester wore them on an episode of Gossip Girl and I immediately scrambled to find out who they were by. Sort of ironic, really, because I actually think they’re almost bordering on ugly. They kind of look like bowling shoes on steroids; and yet I longed for them. There’s just something so chic about them, don’t you think? I recall Forever 21 came out with a knockoff, but they were gone in a hot second and sadly the originals are $695 out of my budget. What’s a girl to do?

Chloé Leather Lace-Up Wedge Boots in brown

Chloé Leather Lace-Up Wedge Bootsls
($695, Net-A-Porter)

Coconuts by Matisse “Davis” Booties

Despite these “Davis” booties by Coconuts by Matisse being largely fabric, I think they’re a truly excellent knockoff of the Chloé boots. I mean, despite fabric and color they are practically identical. These are also available in black, but I think the dual-color is where it’s at. Wear with a mini skirt and look ever so fashion forward. And for only $83.95.

Coconuts by Matisse "Davis" Booties in tan (Chloé knockoffs)

Coconuts by Matisse “Davis” Bootiesamazon
($83.95, Amazon)

ASOS TASCA Suede Lace-Up Wedge Boots

OK, these “TASCA” lace-up wedge boots by ASOS may not be a perfect replica color-wise, but shape-wise they nailed it. We love the folded over flaps and texture on texture feel. Too bad they didn’t throw a little khaki in there, right? I see these looking great over skinny jeans or even with shorts and patterned tights. There’s something very rugged but also feminine about these wedges and that’s what I love. I’d probably go with the black color over the tan (yep, they’re available in black, too), but it’s your call.

ASOS TASCA Suede Lace-Up Wedge Boots in tan (Chloé knockoffs)

ASOS TASCA Suede Lace-Up Wedge Boots
($93, ASOS)

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Amazon, ASOS


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