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UPDATE: This post has been updated on April 12, 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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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
($42.08, Chicnova)

Chicwish Bowler Holdall Bag with Gold Studs

UPDATE (09/15/2013): Et voilà, here we have yet another Alexander Wang Rocco alternative! A very wallet-friendly one if I might add: this bottom-stud black faux leather duffel bag by Chicwish is currently $50.92 only!

Chicwish Bowler Holdall Bag with Gold Studs in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Chicwish Bowler Holdall Bag with Gold Studs
($50.92, Chicwish)

Dailylook Studded Base Bag

UPDATE (07/01/2013): Just discovered another lovely Rocco doppelgänger at Dailylook. This faux leather bag sells for $49.95 and comes in either mint or pastel pink (navy seems to be sold out at the moment).

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

Dailylook Studded Base Bagcj
($44.95, 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
($159, 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 Sandalsamazon
($178.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shop The Shoeboxpjx, Designs by Stephenels, ShoeMallls, NORDSTROMls, Vince Camutols, Dillard’sls & Macy’sls.

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
($330, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopcj, Neiman Marcusls & REVOLVEClothingcj.

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, GoJanecj & 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
($119.95, 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
($42.20, UrbanOG)

P.S.: Also available at GoJanecj.

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 $95 (sale price!).

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

ZiGi Girl “Samara” Platform Gladiator Sandal Bootsls
($95, ShopAKIRA)

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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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 12, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

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 $845 these would have been quite the investment in terms of summer footwear.

Valentino Rockstud Gladiator Sandals in nude patent

Valentino Rockstud Gladiator Sandalsls
($845, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls.

Celebrities Love Valentino

LeAnn Rimes and Jennifer Lopez wearing Valentino Rockstud Gladiator Sandals

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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
($28.52, 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 $29.90!

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 Sandalscj
($39.99, bebe)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on January 25, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

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

Kate Moss, Miranda Kerr, Alexa Chung, Kirsten Dunst, Reese Witherspoon and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley carrying a Louis Vuitton SC Satchel Bag

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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 $70 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
($70, 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 Satchel
($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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