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Update: This post has been updated on January 30, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

I almost get the sensation that I’m looking at a Magic Eye poster when I look at this Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacket. It’s definitely different and very appealing to the eye. I love how Keri Hilson sports it with a pair of black skinnies and a peep-toe boot. Such elegance when it’s worn so simplified. I’m very curious to see how this jacket would look with a pair of jeans as opposed to the all-black ensemble. So, if you want to get the look and not be on the waiting list and spend $1557 on this striking jacket, here are a few more choices!

Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacket

Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacketls
($1.557, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities Love Givenchy

Keri Hilson, Liv Tyler & Courtney Love wearing a black and white Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacket

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White House Black Market Striped Ponte Blazer

Update (01/30/2017): Didn’t really expect to find any more dupes of this striped Givenchy jacket after four years, but White House Black Market onbviously beg to differ.

White House Black Market Striped Ponte Blazer in black and white (Givenchy dupe)

White House Black Market Striped Ponte Blazer
($140, White House Black Market)

Old Navy Single-Button Jersey-Knit Striped Blazer

Update (01/30/2017): Also came across this super budget-friendly striped blazer at Old Navy which would be a great designer real deal alternative for under $40.

Old Navy Single-Button Jersey-Knit Striped Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy inspired)

Old Navy Single-Button Jersey-Knit Striped Blazer
($39.94, Old Navy)

Wallis Black Stripe Jacket

Update (05/18/2013): Just discovered this striped blazer at Wallis which would be a great alternative to the pricey Givenchy jacket. On sale for $70!

Wallis Black Stripe Jacket in black and white (Givenchy Ottoman look-a-like)

Wallis Black Stripe Jacket
($70, Wallis)

Anthropologie Striped Spinnaker Blazer

Update (07/25/2012): Found another lovely striped blazer option over at Anthropologie for under $100.

Anthropologie Striped Spinnaker Blazer in black and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Anthropologie Striped Spinnaker Blazer
($98, Anthropologie)

Smythe Piped One Button Blazer

Update (02/25/2012): If you’re looking for a high quality alternative, look no further because this striped Smythe blazer is a great Givenchy look-a-like. It does retail for a very hefty $486.50, but it’s still less than 50% of the original’s price.

Smythe Piped One Button Blazer in black and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Smythe Piped One Button Blazercj
($486.50, Shopbop)

Mango Cotton Sailor Blazer

Update (02/25/2012): And here’s another great inspired-by option by MANGO.

Mango Cotton Sailor Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Mango Cotton Sailor Blazer
($79.99, Mango)

Canna Striped Blazer

Update (07/15/2011): Just came across another fabulous and budget-friendly Givenchy alternative by Canna.

Canna Striped Blazer in black and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Canna Striped Blazerls
($99, Nordstrom)

Alice + Olivia “Sage” Striped Blazer

I love this Alice + Olivia “Sage” Striped Blazer! I love the shoulders and the pockets! Very similar to the Givenchy and you won’t be out $1557 either. Priced at $368 this jacket is definitely a steal. But, if it still doesn’t fit your budget we have some more for ya!

Alice + Olivia Sage Striped Peak Lapel Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

Alice + Olivia “Sage” Striped Blazercj
($368, Shopbop)

Aryn K. Stripe Blazer

This Aryn K. blazer has slightly bigger stripes than the Givenchy and the Alice + Olivia, but I’m really enjoying the collar detail around the neckline on this one. And priced at $94, I’d say it’s pretty budget-friendly!

Aryn K. Stripe Blazer in black and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

Aryn K. Stripe Blazer
($94, 6pm)

Tart “Camryn” Jacket

Now this Tart jacket looks the most like the Givenchy with the striping. However, it looks more of “going to the office” than a jacket that you can wear more casually. Nonetheless, if you like the look and you’re really loving the stripes of the Givenchy and want something a little more affordable, I’d go for this one!

Tart "Camryn" Jacket in black and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

Tart “Camryn” Jacket
($69.99, Last Call)

525 America Striped Blazer

OK, so I’m not sure how I feel about this jacket by 525 America. I like the buttons, but I feel like it should’ve been a full-length sleeve rather than a 3/4 sleeve. Especially since you have the button style of a pea-coat! It does look cute with jeans and priced at $95.99, it might suit your taste for the warmer weather that’s soon ahead.

525 America Striped Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

525 America Striped Blazer
(95.99, Macy’s)

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Style Battle – The Striped Dress

by Irina on February 7, 2013

I have a *big* (or should we rather say *unhealthy*) crush on stripes. Don’t know how many times I’ve already mentioned that on this blog already. And even though I have a gazillion striped items in my wardrobe, I’m still craving more. Today I stumbled upon two absolutely beautiful striped mini dresses that are quite similar in style, shape and price. I’ve been trying to evaluate which one I like more for hours now, but came to the conclusion that I simply can’t do it on my own. That’s why I need you to help me make up my mind! I think I prefer the silhouette and stripe pattern of the BB Dakota frock, but the red piping on the Aryn K. dress is so cute and charming! See, I just can’t make up my mind about these two lovely dresses! Vote on your stripey favorite in the poll down below.

Style Battle - The Striped Dress

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This week I came across a lovely new online shop which I haven’t heard from before, namely Koshkappj (fun fact: “Koshka” translates to cat in Russian). I found so many lovely yet affordable things there I just had to share my fabulous finds with you. How do you like my picks?

Obsession of the Day - New Arrivals @ Koshka

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  1. Love Zooey Seamed Tank Dressppj, $140
  2. Lucca Couture Leopard Tank Dressppj, $68
  3. Ladakh “Betty Boop” Dressppj, $80
  4. V-Neck Maxi Dressppj, $65
  5. Aryn K. Pocket Pencil Skirtppj, $69
  6. Line & Dot Candy Stripe Dressppj, $65

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Celebrity Look 4 Less – Ciara in Balmain

by Irina on November 11, 2010

Back in June Ciara walked the red carpet of the 2010 BET Awards dressed to the nines in a knockout black Balmain brocade dress with gold chain detail which she paired with a matching gold studded Balmain belt and black Giuseppe Zanotti lace-up booties. I really loved her edgy runway look, but there’s no way I could shell out 22k on a dress and 2k on a pair of shoes, so I tried to recreate Ciara’s BET Awards outfit on a more budget-friendly level. What do you think of my picks? Yay or nay?

Ciara’s Balmain Look 4 Less

Ciara's Balmain Look 4 Less

Go Shopping:

Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who? Ciara
Where? 2010 BET Awards, LA
When? June 27, 2010
What? Balmain Fall 2010 Brocade Dressls, Giuseppe Zanotti I07049 Lace-Up Bootiesamazon

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Real vs. Steal – Alexander Wang Corset Dress

by Irina on October 27, 2010

Update: This post has been updated on October 27, 2010. Scroll down to see the new add.

Alexander Wang‘s Pre-Fall 2009 collection was one of his best collections ever in my opinion. I remember how much I drooled over almost each and every piece. Everything looked so sensual and sexy and the strapless corset dress below was probably my favorite piece from the collection. Then celebrity stylists discovered this dress and I became fed up with seeing this dress so often on a celebrity.

Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2009 nude and black strapless corseted dress

Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2009 Fitted Corset Dressls
($795, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities Love Alexander Wang

Rihanna, Paris Hilton, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and Demi Lovato wearing a pink strapless Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2009 Corset Dress

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Aryn K. Wrapped Bustier Dress

UPDATE (10/27/2010): After a long knock-off free hiatus, here’s another great Alexander Wang dress look-a-like by Aryn K.

Aryn K. Wrapped Bustier Dress (Alexander Wang knockoff)

Aryn K. Wrapped Bustier Dressls
($85, Nasty Gal)

P.S.: Also available at LuLu*s.

ASOS Contrast Cup Mesh Dress

UPDATE (01/05/2010): OMG! I just stumbled upon this really awesome Alexander Wang inspired dress by ASOS and had to tell you guys about it. Order ASAP, this dress will sell like hot cakes.

ASOS Contrast Cup Mesh Dress (Alexander Wang Corset Dress knockoff)

ASOS Contrast Cup Mesh Dress
($76.49, ASOS)

bebe Double Layer Strapless Satin Dress

I first saw this strapless satin dress in bebe‘s Holiday Lookbook and have since waited for weeks for it to become available. Even though material and colors differ slightly, it’s still pretty easy to see this dress is an obvious knockoff of the Alexander Wang corset dress. Me likey.

bebe Double Layer Strapless Satin Dress (Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2009 Corset Dress knockoff)

bebe Double Layer Strapless Satin Dress
($129, bebe)

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