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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 27, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

And we’re back to Chanel. Back to the now uber-famous and highly popular Chanel espadrilles, to be exact. We have already written about the black mesh pair and this time we’re showing you the just as lovely canvas version. And while I do think that they are really beautiful and would make a great pair of summer shoes, there’s absolutely no way I’d pay more than $500 for a pair of espadrilles! Not gonna happen, not even if they’re Chanel.

Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles

Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles
($525, N/A)

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Chanel

Celebs such as Emma Roberts and Ashley Tisdale and style bloggers such as Brenda Song (Song of Style) and Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) have all been spotted wearing Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers in Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles

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China Girl “Espa” Canvas Espadrille Flats

UPDATE (05/27/2014): OMG! Look at these fabulous Chanel espadrille dupes by China Girl! So lovely, right? And pretty budget-friendly as well. Just wish I had discovered these earlier because a lot of sizes are already out of stock. :-(

China Girl "Espa" Canvas Espadrille Flats (Chanel knockoffs)

China Girl “Espa” Canvas Espadrille Flats
(£29.95, Nelly)

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrilles

Luckily, there’s no need to lay down the big bucks because these Bamboo espadrilles are a cute and very budget-friendly Chanel alternative. Available in various color combinations including ivory/black, red/denim and denim/denim.

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrilles in beige/black and red/denim (Chanel knockoffs)

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrillesamazon
($21, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at GoJane, eBayeBay, ZooShoopjx, UrbanOGpjx & LuLu*s.

Dollhouse “Preserve” Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats

Another possible alternative are these fab and wallet-friendly two-tone espadrille flats by Dollhouse. Also available in other color combinations.

Dollhouse "Preserve" Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Preserve” Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats
($34, LuLu*s)

P.S.: Also available in various color combinations at Dollhousepjx & GoJane.

Alloy “Penny” Two-Tone Espadrilles

You can also find a very lovely Chanel-inspired espadrille at Alloy. Better get these while your size is still in stock!

Alloy "Penny" Two-Tone Espadrilles in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Alloy “Penny” Two-Tone Espadrillesls
($24.90, Alloy)

P.S.: Also available at dELiA*sls.

KG Kurt Geiger “Madison” Canvas Summer Espadrilles

And for all of you who are willing to invest in their Chanel espadrille look-a-likes, here’s a very stylish Chanel alternative by KG Kurt Geiger.

KG Kurt Geiger "Madison" Canvas Summer Espadrilles in bone and black (Chanel knockoffs)

KG Kurt Geiger “Madison” Canvas Summer Espadrillesls
($142.91, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls, Kurt Geiger (UK)ls, Zalando.co.uk & Zalando.de.

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 8, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I love these posh cat-eye frames by Dior. They are classic yet so on-trend this season. Wear them with your work wardrobe as well as your jeans on the weekend and look instantly polished and fabulous. I’m a huge fan of how blogger/stylist Blair (from Atlantic-Pacific) wears her shades. By adding just this one accessory, suddenly her whole outfit looks spontaneous and way more fun! But if you aren’t one to spend a lot on sunglasses, either for budget reasons or just because you keep misplacing them, then read on for where to find a similar pair for way less!

Dior Mohotani Cat-Eye Sunglasses in black

Dior Mohotani Cat-Eye Sunglassesls
($315, NORDSTROM)

P.S.: Also available at Solstice Sunglassescj, Amazonamazon & Bloomingdale’sls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Blair from Atlantic-Pacific and Miley Cyrus wearing Dior Mohotani Cat-Eye Sunglasses

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GoJane Cat Eye Sunglasses

UPDATE (05/08/2014): Discovered yet another and super budget-friendly Dior cat eye dupe at GoJane today. Only $5.50 and available in either black, red, tortoise, teal or purple.

GoJane Cat Eye Sunglasses in black (Dior Mohotani knockoffs)

GoJane Cat Eye Sunglasses
($5.50, GoJane)

A.J. Morgan “Contessa” Cat Eye Sunglasses

UPDATE (06/12/2013): Stumbled upon these purple pink feline-inspired frames by A.J. Morgan which are an almost perfect dupe to Dior’s Mohotani sunglasses. $24 and also available in turquoise.

A.J. Morgan "Contessa" Cat Eye Sunglasses in purple pink (Dior Mohotani knockoffs)

A.J. Morgan “Contessa” Cat Eye Sunglassesls
($24, NORDSTROM)

P.S.: Also available at Urban Outfitters (UK).

ALDO “Tokita” Cat Eye Sunglasses

UPDATE (05/27/2013): Just discovered another Dior look-a-like in these cat eye sunnies by ALDO. Available in black and tortoise.

ALDO "Tokita" Cat Eye Sunglasses in black

ALDO “Tokita” Cat Eye Sunglassesls
($12, ALDO)

Alloy “Audrey” Cateye Sunglasses

UPDATE (01/04/2013): Found another Dior cat-eye sunglasses look-a-like for under $10. Available at Alloy in either black or tortoise.

Alloy "Audrey" Cateye Sunglasses in black (Dior knockoffs)

Alloy “Audrey” Cateye Sunglassesls
($9.90, Alloy)

Triple Optic High Pointed Vintage Cat Eye Sunglasses

Yes, can you believe these are only $6.15? Crazy to think, and they are such a great look-alike! Sure, they may not have the same proportions as the designer original, but are simply fantastic if you just aim for the same look! These Triple Optic sunnies have dark lenses and most likely pretty good UV protection, too. And the best thing is that you can get the measurements online to check the width/size before you buy. So get yourself a pair of these sassy retro frames, pile your hair up high and get ready to rock that little bit that’s left of summer in awesome style!

GirlPROPS High Pointed Vintage Cat Eye Sunglasses in black (Dior knockoff)

GirlPROPS High Pointed Vintage Cat Eye Sunglassesamazon
($5.98, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available in various colors hereamazon.

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 7, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

You know how I know we’re good? Because we never forget a shoe. Or a handbag. Or a face. OK, so not the last one. Back in the old days (you know, 2005) the fashion world saw the introduction to the “It Bag” – a bag that became every starlet’s must have accessory. One day, readers (stay with me), Mary Kate Olsen was spotted carrying a gorgeous black, studded bag that no one could identify but that everyone immediately wanted. A year later the bag (eventually attributed to the talented, Alexander Wang) was made available to the public. It was then known as “Coco”; it is now known as “Rocco”; I can afford neither one.

Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel Bag in black with antique brass hardware

Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel Bagcj
($925, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Alexander Wangls, NET-A-PORTERls, Barneysls & Saksls.

Celebrities Love Alexander Wang

Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Tisdale, Rihanna, Kristin Cavallari, Nicky Hilton & Jennifer Carpenter carrying an Alexander Wang Rocco Mini Duffel Bag

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Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Barrel Bag

UPDATE (05/07/2014): Here’s another lovely Alexander Wang Rocco dupe bag! Found at Forever 21. Thanks to our reader Benibonnietta for tipping us off!

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Barrel Bag in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Barrel Bagls
($29.80, Forever 21)

Jessica Buurman “KRISTINE” Studded Texture Leather Bag

UPDATE (04/12/2014): And here’s another budget-friendly Alexander Wang Rocco alternative which I discovered at Jessica Buurman.

Jessica Buurman "KRISTINE" Studded Texture Leather Bag in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “KRISTINE” Studded Texture Leather Bag
($89, Jessica Buurman)

Chicnova Studded Duffle Bag with Long Strap

UPDATE (03/16/2014): Came across another Rocco bag dupe at Chicnova which is currently on sale for under $50. Make sure to sign up for their newsletter and get a 20% discount on your first order.

Chicnova Studded Duffle Bag with Long Strap in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Chicnova Studded Duffle Bag with Long Strap
($39.20, Chicnova)

Dailylook Studded Base Bag

UPDATE (07/01/2013): Just discovered another lovely Rocco doppelgänger at Dailylook. This faux leather bag sells for $39.95 and comes in either mint, pastel pink or navy.

Dailylook Studded Base Bag in mint green (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Dailylook Studded Base Bagcj
($39.95, Dailylook)

BCBGeneration “Tabitha” Satchel

UPDATE (02/21/2013): Found this gorgeous pebbled faux leather satchel by BCBGeneration which looks so much like Alexander Wang’s “Rocco” Duffel minus the studded bottom! Only $44.94 and available in 4 colors: black, white, bone and turquoise.

BCBGeneration "Tabitha" Pebbled Satchel in black (Alexander Wang Rocco look-a-like)

BCBGeneration “Tabitha” Duffel Bagcj
($44.94, DSW)

Alloy “Jaxon” Stud Duffel Bag

UPDATE (07/12/2012): Came across a fab and budget-friendly faux leather Rocco bag look-a-like which you can buy at Alloy. It’s also available in black but I prefer the papaya red version seen below.

Alloy "Jaxon" Stud Duffel Bag in watermelon red (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Alloy “Jaxon” Stud Duffel Bagls
($39.90, Alloy)

Melrose Glam “Alexa” Studded Leather Bag

UPDATE (04/26/2011): I just stumbled upon this fantastic and virtually identical Rocco look-a-like by Melrose Glam which is available at BagInc. Love it! It’s a little pricey, but a) it’s made of real leather and b) they offer free worldwide shipping on all orders of $99+. Plus, you can get 10% OFF your entire order with our exclusive coupon code “INTHEIRCLOSET“. Yup, that’s how much we love you! ;-) – P.S.: I now own this bag and it is AH-MAZ-ING (review here…)! So, so worth the investment! Just read the various 5-star customer reviews. Also available in various other colors.

Melrose Glam "Alexa" Studded Bag in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Melrose Glam “Alexa” Studded Bag
($179, BagInc)

Street Level 78080 Studded Duffel Bag

UPDATE (10/05/2011): Found another Rocco alternative by Street Level. It only comes in taupe, has 2 added tassels and it is also faux leather, but the price of $68 makes up for this.

Street Level 78080 Studded Duffel Bag in taupe (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Street Level 78080 Studded Duffel Bagcj
($68, Piperlime)

Ajito Studded Bottom Satchel

UPDATE (09/03/2010): Reader Addy informed us about this lovely Rocco knockoff by Ajito. It comes in either black, brown, grey or white. Thanks, Addy!

Ajito Studded Bottom Satchel in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Ajito Studded Bottom Satchel
($50, YesStyle)

Wet Seal Stud Bottom Satchel

I have to be honest, the last time I shopped at Wet Seal I was looking for something to wear to the school dance (in other words, it was 1998), but by golly perhaps Wet Seal deserves another look! Their Stud Bottom Satchel is a pretty darn great dupe of the Alexander Wang bag. True, it’s not made out of leather, but I know there are vegans among us who actually prefer that. For a mere $24.50 this is a hot bag to add to your arsenal.

Wet Seal Stud Bottom Satchel in black (Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel knockoff)

Wet Seal Stud Bottom Satchells
($24.50, Wet Seal)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 14, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

OMG! How ah-mazing are these OTK gladiator high heel sandals by Altuzarra? Some might say these are a little too Xena, but, personally, I love the warrior princess look and feel of these Gianvito Rossi designed heels. So hot and sexy! And incredibly expensive, too. These come with a price tag of $2.715, my loves! Oh my, oh my!

Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi Embellished Leather Cage Sandals in mocha brown

Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi Embellished Leather Cage Sandalsls
($2.715, NET-A-PORTER)

Nicki Minaj Loves Altuzarra x Gianvito Rossi

Singer Nicki Minaj wore Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi Embellished Leather Cage Sandals with a Roberto Cavalli animal print maxi dress for a photoshoot.

Nicki Minaj wearing mocha brown Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi Embellished Leather Cage Sandals

Alloy “Ivy” Gladiator Heels

UPDATE (03/14/2014): And here we go again with yet another Altuzarra inspired gladiator heel which I found at Alloy.

Alloy "Ivy" Gladiator Heels in tan (Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Alloy “Ivy” Gladiator Heelsls
($59.90, Alloy)

Vince Camuto “Omera” Tall Gladiator High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (12/12/2013): Stumbled upon these lovely Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi gladiator sandal dupes by Vince Camuto today. Available in nutmeg or black leather.

Vince Camuto "Omera" Tall Gladiator High Heel Sandals in tan (Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Omera” Tall Gladiator High Heel Sandalsls
($179, Vince Camuto)

P.S.: Also available at Shop The Shoeboxpjx & Designs by Stephenels.

Schutz “Eirini” Cutout Tall Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (11/04/2013): Came across these fantastic Altuzarra inspired gladiator heels by Schutz today. Absolutely in love with these!

Schutz "Eirini" Cutout Tall Gladiator Sandals in black (Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Schutz “Eirini” Cutout Tall Gladiator Sandalsamazon
($130.05, Amazon)

Breckelle’s Diva-22 High Heel Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (11/04/2013): And here’s another steal-worthy attempt at the Altuzarra heels! Check out these gladiator sandals by Breckelle’s! Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Breckelle's Diva-22 High Heel Gladiator Sandals in black (Altuzarra + Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Breckelle’s Diva-22 High Heel Gladiator Sandalsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at UrbanOGpjx, GoJane & CiCi Hot.

Penny Loves Kenny “Conduct” Gladiator Boots

UPDATE (10/22/2013): Discovered these fab designer inspired gladiator boots by Penny Loves Kenny today. So close to the Altuzarra originals, right?

Penny Loves Kenny "Conduct" Gladiator Boots (Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra knockoffs)

Penny Loves Kenny “Conduct” Gladiator Bootsamazon
($90.56, Amazon)

UrbanOG Italy-01 Gladiator Knee High Sandals

UPDATE (10/22/2013): Also found a very fab and budget-friendly alternative at UrbanOG. Available in black and tan faux leather.

UrbanOG Italy-01 Gladiator Knee High Sandals in black (Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra knockoffs)

UrbanOG Italy-01 Gladiator Knee High Sandalscj
($33.80, UrbanOG)

P.S.: Also available at GoJane.

ZiGi Girl “Samara” Platform Gladiator Sandal Boots

UPDATE (10/22/2013): Came across these Altuzarra dupes by ZiGi Girl which have quite the extreme platform. Available in black and tan for 198.95!.

ZiGi Girl "Samara" Platform Gladiator Sandal Boots in black (Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra knockoffs)

ZiGi Girl “Samara” Platform Gladiator Sandal Boots
(198.95, NORDSTROM)

Chinese Laundry “Three Pointer” Mid-Calf Gladiator High Heel Sandals

There’s no way you could expect the same detail work that went into the Altuzarra designer heels in a $100 budget version, but Chinese Laundry have come up with a pretty neat alternative! Check out CL’s “Three Pointer” – a mid-calf gladiator high heel sandal that looks heavily inspired by Altuzarra’s caged OTK heels. I really like the price on these and think that the shorter length is also way more practical and less over-the-top than the designer over-the-knee original. And if you’re not too much into high heels, check out Chinese Laundry’s flat-heeled version “Cleopatracj” ($100).

Chinese Laundry "Three Pointer" Mid-Calf Gladiator High Heel Sandals in dark brown (Altuzarra x Gianvito Rossi look-a-likes)

Chinese Laundry “Three Pointer” Mid-Calf Gladiator High Heel Sandalscj
($99.99, Chinese Laundry)

Image source(s): NET-A-PORTER, Nicki Minaj Twitter, Alloy, Zappos, Amazon, Heels.com, UrbanOG, NORDSTROM, Chinese Laundry

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 13, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Lately I’ve been refraining myself from buying yet another pair of high heels. Because as much as I love a sky-high stiletto I just don’t have a hundred parties or special events to attend in order to be able to take yet another high heel out. I’d love to be one of those girls who can easily spend a whole day in five inchers, but the truth is that I run most of my daily errands in low to mid-heeled shoes – mostly booties in particular. I really like these Givenchy boots below for example. The various thin straps give this shoe a sort of mummy/bondage look which is a nice interesting detail and the heel while definitely manageable and still comfortable will give you another 2 inches plus. However, the price of $995 gives me the creeps!

Givenchy Multi Band Boots in black (Givenchy look-a-likes)

Givenchy Multi Band Bootscj
($995, S|SENSE)

Alloy “Leo” Buckled Ankle Booties

UPDATE (03/13/2014): Found another Givenchy inspired multi-banded buckle bootie at Alloy. Price point: $49.90.

Alloy "Leo" Buckled Ankle Booties in sand (Givenchy knockoffs)

Alloy “Leo” Buckled Ankle Bootiesls
($49.90, Alloy)

N.Y.L.A. “Yaritza” Buckle Booties

UPDATE (11/05/2013): Stumbled upon this wallet-friendly beauty of a banded buckle bootie by N.Y.L.A.! A total steal at $19.97 and available in either black or beige faux leather.

N.Y.L.A. "Yaritza" Buckle Booties in black (Givenchy knockoffs)

N.Y.L.A. “Yaritza” Buckle Bootiesamazon
($19.97, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetrocj & Overstockcj.

Jeffrey Campbell “Isley” Bondage Buckled Boots

Taa-daa, leave it to Jeffrey Campbell to give us the Givenchy look for less! I really like the light beige color as it makes these booties appropriate for summer. JC’s version has an almond toe instead of a rounded one like the Givenchy original, but otherwise it’s pretty much spot-on! Just wish these boots came with a friendlier price tag!

Jeffrey Campbell "Isley" Bondage Buckled Boots in beige (Givenchy look-a-likes)

Jeffrey Campbell “Isley” Bondage Buckled Bootscj
($145.60, Nasty Gal)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls, Free Peoplecj, Lori’spjx & Designs by Stephenels.

Jeffrey Campbell “Isley” Slashed Open Toe Ankle Boots

Jeffrey Campbell have also come up with an open-toe version of the Isley in black. Personally, I’m not really digging an open-toe on a flat boot (hobo shoe resemblance anyone?), but if you want the Givenchy look in a black bootie, this one’s probably your best bet!

Jeffrey Campbell "Isley" Slashed Open Toe Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy look-a-likes)

Jeffrey Campbell “Isley” Slashed Open Toe Ankle Bootscj
($198, Nasty Gal)

Image source(s): LUISAVIAROMA, Amazon, NORDSTROM, Nasty Gal

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