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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

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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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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One of the must-haves for any great wardrobe is the day to night clutch. A neutral color is best, and it should be the right size to carry your essentials either to lunch or dinner out. This sleek and beautiful design by Givenchy definitely meets the requirements and more. Not only is it very elegant, but also the material and excellent construction means it can last a lifetime in your closet. However, if you are one to switch up your accessories frequently, perhaps try looking for a version that doesn’t require such a large investment.

Givenchy Croc-Stamped Antigona Envelope Clutch in taupe grey

Givenchy Croc-Stamped Antigona Envelope Clutch
($1.280, Barneys)

Choies Envelope Clutch Bag

UPDATE (02/11/2015): Found this cute Givenchy Antigona look-a-like clutch at Choies. Love the color, only $41.99!

Choies Envelope Clutch Bag in dove blue (Givenchy Antigona knockoff)

Choies Envelope Clutch Bag
($41.99, Choies)

Alloy Snake Envelope Clutch

While it’s not identical to the high-end designer version above, this design by Alloy is pretty close in overall scale and functionality. It will serve its purpose while still being stylish and current. If you ever wanted to bring more attention to a dress or a pair of shoes, this bag is perfect for drawing interest to where you want it, keeping your outfit visually balanced. Think of how great a printed maxi dress would look paired with fun wedges and this clutch!

Alloy Snake Envelope Clutch in ivory (Givenchy Antigona Envelope Clutch knockoff)

Alloy Snake Envelope Clutch
($34.90, Alloy)

Image source(s): Barneys, Alloy

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While I never really warmed up to the wedge sneaker trend started by Isabel Marant, I must admit that I really liked Marant’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Especially the shoes! I even considered getting the studded “Caleen” booties pictured below, but since I can’t afford designer shoes full price, I had to wait until they went on sale and well, try getting size 9 Isabel Marant shoes on sale. Absolutely no luck for me this time!

Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Ankle Boots in black

Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Bootiesls
($890, NET-A-PORTER)

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Isabel Marant

Celebs and style bloggers such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea), Hilary Duff, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel have all been spotted wearing Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Ankle Boots.

Alessandra Ambrosio, Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea), Hilary Duff, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel wearing Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Ankle Boots

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UrbanOG Studded Pointy Toe Western Booties

UPDATE (01/24/2015): Discovered these cute Isabel Marant Caleen budget alernative booties at UrbanOG. Such a steal at only $12.10!

UrbanOG Studded Pointy Toe Western Booties in black, white and brown (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

UrbanOG Studded Pointy Toe Western Bootiespjx
($12.10, UrbanOG)

Alloy “Jerome” Studded Boots

UPDATE (12/29/2013): Happened to stumble upon these cute Marant inspired studded cowboy booties at Alloy.

Alloy "Jerome" Studded Boots in white and chestnut (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Alloy “Jerome” Studded Bootsls
($14.99, Alloy)

Chicwish Stud Moto Boots

UPDATE (11/29/2013): Still lusting after Marant’s fab studded booties? Well, here’s yet another dupe (found at Chicwish) and it’s selling for less than $60!

Chicwish Stud Moto Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Chicwish Stud Moto Boots
($59.42, Chicwish)

Steve Madden “AWSUM” Stud Ankle Boots

UPDATE (11/29/2013): These studded ankle boots by Steve Madden may not be a dupe per se, but there’s definitely some Marant inspiration going on here. Available in black and taupe leather.

Steve Madden "AWSUM" Stud Ankle Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Steve Madden “AWSUM” Stud Ankle Bootscj
($59.98, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Heels.comcj, Steve Maddenls & NORDSTROMls.

Mossimo Supply Co. “Karis” Studded Ankle Boots

UPDATE (11/29/2013): Also came across these studded boots by Mossimo Supply Co. which are more of a dupe of the Steve Madden booties above than of the original Marants, but since Madden copied Marant, you could say that therefore Mossimo Supply Co. copied Marant as well.

Mossimo Supply Co. "Karis" Studded Ankle Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Karis” Studded Ankle Boots
($34.99, Target)

ZiGi girl “Truffle” Studded Pull-On Booties

UPDATE (10/02/2013): Just stumbled upon these Marant look-a-like booties by ZiGi girl and wanted to share them with you! They’re not an identical match, but obvioulsy are quite inspired by Isabel Marant’s Caleen boots.

ZiGi girl "Truffle" Studded Pull-On Booties in black and tan (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

ZiGi girl “Truffle” Studded Pull-On Bootiesls
($99.79, NORDSTROM)

Jessica Buurman “KATHIE” Studded Concealed Wedge Heel Ankle Boots

Et voilà, check out these super fabulous Isabel Marant Caleen look-a-likes by Jessica Buurman! They are not a spot-on dupe of the Marant booties, but still close enough I think. $99-129 and available in either black or white.

Jessica Buurman "KATHIE" Studded Concealed Wedge Heel Ankle Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “KATHIE” Studded Concealed Wedge Heel Ankle Boots
($129, Jessica Buurman)

Choies Studded Western Boots

Another great Marant alternative are these studded boots by Choies. The shaft on these is slightly higher than on the designer originals, but overall they look pretty much alike! Available in black or white leather.

Choies Studded Western Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Choies Studded Western Boots
($94.49, Choies)

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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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Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles

UPDATE (11/08/2014): Nice try, Tory Burch, but we all know where you got your inspiration from for these Chanel-esque canvas espadrilles.

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles in beige and black and blue and denim (Chanel knockoffs)

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrillesls
($135, CUSP)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopcj, Neiman Marcusls, NORDSTROMls, Jildorcj, Tory Burch, Footnotes Onlinecj, Bloomingdale’sls, Lane Crawfordls & MyTheresals.

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
(£9.50, 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
($27.95, Amazon)

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

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)

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
($7.99, Alloy)

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 Kurt Geiger (UK)ls, NORDSTROMls, Zalando.co.uk & Zalando.de.

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