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Update: This post has been updated on April 11, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Shoes will always be my first love, but occasionally I will stray a little and fall for a nice handbag. Such as this absolutely gorgeous statement clutch by Clare V.! I love the boldness of the leopard print and, as you can see from the picture below, you can either let the bag stand out by itself or pair it with other statement pieces to achieve a more dramatic look. At $275, it’s not a super expensive splurge, but it ain’t exactly budget-friendly either.

Clare V. Supreme Haircalf Leopard Print Fold Over Clutch

Clare V. Supreme Haircalf Leopard Print Fold Over Clutch
($275, Clare V.)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Shopbopls, Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls & Revolve.

Style Bloggers Love Clare V.

Style bloggers such as Rachel from Pink Peonies has been spotted wearing Clare V. Supreme Haircalf Leopard Print Fold Over Clutch various times on her blog.

Rachel (Pink Peonies) carrying a Clare V. Supreme Haircalf Leopard Print Fold Over Clutch

Outfit pictures via Pink Peonies.

RDBStyle Concrete Jungle Cheetah Print Clutch

Update (04/11/2017): Check out this cute cheetah print clutch by RDBStyle which is a nice and budget-friendly alternative to the pricey Clare V. fold-over clutch.

RDBStyle Concrete Jungle Cheetah Print Clutch (Clare V. dupe)

RDBStyle Concrete Jungle Cheetah Print Clutch
($36, Red Dress Boutique)

Banana Republic x August Handbags “Ravello” Fold Over Clutch

Update (04/11/2017): Also discovered this cheetah print foldover clutch at Banana Republic which is quite similar to the Clare V. version above, look- and, unfortunately, also price-wise.

Banana Republic x August Handbags "Ravello" Fold Over Clutch (Clare V. inspired)

Banana Republic x August Handbags “Ravello” Fold Over Clutch
($248, Banana Republic)

Tony Bianco “Malibu” Cheetah Print Pony Hair Fold Over Clutch

While browsing through Tony Bianco‘s new arrivals recently, I discovered this pony hair fold over clutch and had to do a double take to make sure I wasn’t looking at the Clare V. original. Sure, TB’s “Malibu” clutch isn’t that much cheaper than the real deal, but it’s still about $115 less and if you live in Australia it’s definitely more convenient to buy this one than order the original from overseas.

Tony Bianco "Malibu" Cheetah Print Pony Hair Fold Over Clutch (Clare V Supreme knockoff)

Tony Bianco “Malibu” Cheetah Print Pony Hair Fold Over Clutch
($159.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Image source(s): Shopbop, Pink Peonies, Banana Republic, Tony Bianco

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I feel like I’ve been waiting ages to finally be able to feature this gorgeous leopard calf hair clutch by Clare V. which has been on my “Real vs. Steal“-radar for the longest of times. Even though this zippered clutch has been quite the hit among personal style bloggers, fashion insiders and IGers all over the world, no one seemed to bother coming up with a decent dupe for this coveted animal print clutch which, by the way, retails for $245. When it comes to statement bags I, as a deeply loyal shoes girl, will almost always opt for the cheaper, look-for-less route because I am way too lazy to switch up my bag game on a day-to-day basis. That’s why the handful of bags that I do own hardly ever get as much exposure as they deserve and mostly live in the shadow stashed away in a dark corner of my closet. And even though I’m really loving this particular statement clutch (never ever getting tired of leopard print) and don’t think $245 is an astronomically high price for this wild-looking beauty of a bag, I think I’d prefer not to spend hundreds of dollars on a clutch that might not get me a satisfying cost-per-wear ratio eventually.

Clare V. Leopard Flat Haircalf Clutch

Clare V. Leopard Flat Haircalf Clutchls
($245, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Clare V., Amazonamazon & Revolve.

Style Bloggers Love Clare V.

Personal style bloggers such as Kat Tanita (With Love from Kat), Jessica Sturdy (Bows & Sequins), Amy Jackson (Fashion Jackson) and Lauren Slade (Style Elixir) have all been spotted wearing a Clare V. Leopard Flat Haircalf Clutch.

Personal style bloggers wearing a Clare V. Leopard Flat Haircalf Clutch

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Banana Republic x August Handbags “Portofino” Cheetah Print Clutch

Update (04/11/2017): Spotted another animal print clutch alternative today! You can buy it for $198 at Banana Republic which is admittedly only slightly cheaper than the real deal, but you might prefer the pattern on this one or just wait until this clutch goes to sale later on in the season. By the way, a smaller version for $78 is available here.

Banana Republic x August Handbags "Portofino" Cheetah Print Clutch (Clare V. inspired)

Banana Republic x August Handbags “Portofino” Cheetah Print Clutch
($198, Banana Republic)

BP. Leopard Print Genuine Calf Hair Pouch

And now we’re talking again! The fashion gods seem to have heard my (our?) prayers and so BP. came up with a fabulous leopard print clutch that’s super close to the Clare V. version. Same design, same animal print and same size! What I also really love about this bag – apart from its obvious dupe potential, of course – is that it is made of genuine calf hair just like the real deal, but it’s only $45 instead of $245. Major steal deal alert! Yes, the leopard print calf hair portion is restricted to the front side of the bag only, but that’s totally fine with me. So what are you waiting for? Your next budget-friendly statement clutch buy is ready to ship!

BP. Leopard Print Genuine Calf Hair Pouch (Clare V. Flat Clutch dupe)

BP. Leopard Print Genuine Calf Hair Pouchls
($45, Nordstrom)

Image source(s): Shopbop, With Love from Kat, Bows & Sequins, Fashion Jackson, Style Elixir, Banana Republic, Nordstrom

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Update: This post has been updated on March 22, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

I know I already mentioned that Aquazzura is having quite the fashion moment with bloggers right now, but WOW!, I then went on to discover another one of their latest top sellers: Wild Thing, a delicate suede high heel sandal with intricate lace up tassels and a fringed vamp. Now I don’t know about you, but even though the shoe looks lovely on its own, I wasn’t too compelled at first. But then I started seeing all those gorgeous personal style bloggers donning their Wild Things on Instagram and all of a sudden I found myself completely obsessed with this shoe! I love how many of the bloggers used it to either add a pop of color or to compliment their already colorful outfit. I so wish I could lavishly spend $785 on a pair of shoes, but rent is not gonna pay by itself unfortunately.

Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringed Lace-Up Suede Sandals in red

Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringed Suede Sandalsls
($785, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Shopbopls, Net-A-Porterls, MyTheresa, Matches Fashionls, Selfridges, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Aquazzura

Various style bloggers such as Nicole from Gary Pepper Girl, Julie from Sincerely Jules, Blair from Atlantic-Pacific have all been spotted wearing Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringed Suede Sandals.

Personal Style & Fashion Bloggers wearing Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringed Suede Sandals

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Ivanka Trump “Hethal” Suede Fringe High Heel Sandals

Update (03/22/2017): Juicy details coming up with a new steal find! As you might know Aquazzura has filed a lawsuit againgst the Ivanka Trump brand last year for allegedly copying their highly popular “Wild Thing” design. As far as I am informed, the lawsuit hasn’t been settled yet, but I guess the folks at Ivanka Trump are either not particularly worried ooooor really pissed off at Aquazzura because Ivanka Trump released a new shoe design that looks A LOT like the “Hettie” sandal with only a few minor changes such as the metal hoop on the fringed vamp and the missing tassels on the laces which IV replaced with metal caps instead, which, coincidentally or not, are also heavily used by Aquazzura (e.g. on the “Christy” flats). Now THAT’s a bold move when you’re in the middle of a (possibly? probably!) multi-million dollar lawsuit! Really curious to see how that copycat feud is going to turn out. In the meantime, you can purchase these admittedly lovely shoes for a budget-friendly price of $90.99 (sale price!). Make sure to use promo code “LTDAYS” at checkout to get an extra 20% off regular and sale items at Lord & Taylor (offer valid through March 29th at 11:59 PM EST, some exclusions may apply). This would lower the price of these shoes down to less than $80.

Ivanka Trump "Hethal" Suede Fringe High Heel Sandals in black, red and turquoise (Aquazzura Wild Thing inspired)

Ivanka Trump “Hethal” Suede Fringe High Heel Sandalsls
($90.99, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Zappos.

Maiden Lane Fringed Ankle-Wrap Suede Sandals

Update (03/22/2017): To take some pressure off of Ivanka Trump though, she’s definitely not the only one copying Aquazzura (obviously, just look at this long list of “Wild Thing” dupes here). Maiden Lane decided to hop on the “Wild Thing” trend bandwagon as well and thus came up with an almost spot-on look-alike shoe. The only noticeable difference is the heel height which is significantly lower on the Maiden Lane version which I personally really like because it makes the shoe so much more w/bearable. I just wonder whether Maiden Lane decided to go with a lower heel because they didn’t want to anger Aquazzura too much and be the possible cause of yet another copycat lawsuit? We’ll probably never know. Anyway, these heels are available in red, taupe and black suede for $129. But hurry, some sizes are already out of stock!

Maiden Lane Fringed Ankle-Wrap Suede Sandals in red (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Maiden Lane Fringed Ankle-Wrap Suede Sandals
($129, Gilt)

Mossimo “Irene” Ghillie Lace Up Pumps

Update (01/31/2017): Spotted another great and budget-friendly Aquazzura alternative. It’s by Mossimo and comes in either black or red faux suede.

Mossimo "Irene" Ghillie Lace Up Pumps in red and black faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Mossimo “Irene” Ghillie Lace Up Pumps
($17.48, Target)

Charlotte Russe Fringed Two-Piece Dress Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): Super steal deal alert! Check out these spot-on Aquazzura Wild Thing look-alikes which I found at Charlotte Russe today. So beautiful, aren’t they? And so affordable, too! Available in red, yellow, nude and black faux suede for $32.99.

Charlotte Russe Fringed Two-Piece Dress Sandals in red, yellow and nude (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Charlotte Russe Fringed Two-Piece Dress Sandals
($32.99, Charlotte Russe)

Gianni Bini “Hadley” Fringe Two Piece Suede Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): I also came across these Aquazzura inspired 3″ fringe heels by Gianni Bini which would be a great alternative for all you Aquazzura Wild Thing lovers who might not be used to walking around in high heels. These come in either red, yellow, tan or black kid suede and retail for $89.99.

Gianni Bini "Hadley" Fringe Two Piece Suede Sandals in yellow and natural (Aquazzura Wild Thing inspired)

Gianni Bini “Hadley” Fringe Two Piece Suede Sandals
($89.99, Dillard’s)

NerissaDOS Tassel Embellishment Lace Up Heeled Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): There’s also a great Aquazzura dupe available at Choies for just $29.90. By NerissaDOS and available in either red, blue or black faux suede.

NerissaDOS Tassel Embellishment Lace Up Heeled Sandals in red and blue faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

NerissaDOS Tassel Embellishment Lace Up Heeled Sandals
($29.90, Choies)

Ivanka Trump “Hettie” Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandals

Update (04/15/2016): OMGNEWS! Just found two new stockists of the highly coveted “Hettie” sandals by Ivanka Trump and both stock the gorgeous new yellow suede version! Love these! They come in either red, black, yellow or gold.

Ivanka Trump "Hettie" Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandals in red and black (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Ivanka Trump “Hettie” Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandalsamazon
($135.98, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetrocj, Kmart, Nordstrom Rack.

Matiko “Daphne” Fringed Suede Sandals

Update (01/29/2016): And here we have yet another Aquazzura Wild Thing dupe! This one’s by Matiko and it retails for a not so budget-friendly $176.

Matiko "Daphne" Fringed Suede Sandals in black (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Matiko “Daphne” Fringed Suede Sandals
($176, Revolve)

Banana Republic “Honey” Fringe Sandals

Update (01/29/2016): These fringe suede sandals by Banana Republic don’t have the tassels and wrap-around detail, but otherwise they’re a pretty fab alternative to the Aquazzura heels above, no? Available in black, green, red and nude faux suede.

Banana Republic "Honey" Fringe Sandals in black and red suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Banana Republic “Honey” Fringe Sandals
($129.99, Banana Republic)

P.S.: Also available at Banana Republic (EU).

GoJane Girly Gossip Fringe Heels

Update (01/29/2016): Check out these super budget-friendly Aquazzura dupes I found at GoJane. They come in blue, red, black and olive green faux suede.

GoJane Girly Gossip Fringe Heels in blue, red and black (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

GoJane Girly Gossip Fringe Heels
($23.41, GoJane)

Daisy Street “Afia” Pom Ghillie Lace Up Heeled Sandals

Update (01/29/2016): Spotted these Aquazzura dupes by Daisy Street. Love the fab color (also available in blush and black faux suede)!

Daisy Street "Afia" Pom Ghillie Lace Up Heeled Sandals in turquoise teal (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Daisy Street Black Pom Ghillie Lace Up Heeled Sandals
($60, ASOS)

Express Fringe Heeled Tassel Sandals

Update (01/29/2016): If you don’t want an identical knock-off, but more of an inspired version, these Aquazzura inspired fringe heels by Express are a great alternative for less than $90.

Express Fringe Heeled Tassel Sandals in red faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Express Fringe Heeled Tassel Sandals
($88, Express)

Lost Ink Ruffle Fringe Lace Up High Heeled Sandals

Update (01/29/2016): Also discovered these lovely Aquazzura Wild Thing look-alikes by Lost Ink. So cute, right?

Lost Ink Ruffle Fringe Lace Up High Heeled Sandals in black faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Lost Ink Ruffle Fringe Lace Up High Heeled Sandals
($44.50, ASOS)

Privileged “Miami” Fringe & Tassel Sandals

Update (01/20/2016): Stumbled upon these super chic Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes by Privileged today. They come in 4 rad colors: green aqua, red, deep blue and hot pink faux suede.

Privileged "Miami" Fringe & Tassel Sandals in green, red and blue faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes)

Privileged “Miami” Fringe & Tassel Sandalsls
($49.20, Nasty Gal)

P.S.: Also available at LuLu*s & Charlotte Russe.

Steve Madden “Sassey” Fringe Suede Sandals

Update (11/06/2015): Just spotted these amazing Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes at Steve Madden. Aren’t they absolutely gorgeous? And so close to the real, too. I’m super obsessed with these and they’re available in so many rad colors! L.O.V.E.

Steve Madden "Sassey" Fringe Suede Sandals (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Sassey” Fringe Suede Sandalsamazon
($79.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm, Macy’s, Nordstromls, Shoebuyls, LuLu*s & Zalando.

Mollini “Capers” Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandals

Update (11/06/2015): Australian Aquazzura lovers, rejoice! I have found a great and spot-on Wild Thing look-alike by Mollini, too. Price: $160 AUD.

Mollini "Capers" Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandals in black and grey (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Mollini “Capers” Fringe & Tassel Suede High Heel Sandals
($160 AUD, Mollini)

River Island Leather Tassel Front Heels

Update (11/02/2015): And here’s another great Aquazzura dupe which I found at River Island. Available in either red or black suede for $40 (sale price!). Love these heels!

River Island Leather Tassel Front Heels in red suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

River Island Leather Tassel Front Heels
($40, River Island)

Chase & Chloe Edward-21 Fringed Lace-Up Sandals

Update (11/02/2015): I also stumbled upon these Aquazzura look-alikes by Chase & Chloe. They’re available in red, black, grey and nude faux suede leather.

Chase & Chloe Edward-21 Fringed Lace-Up Sandals in red and black faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Chase & Chloe Edward-21 Fringed Lace-Up Sandals
($16.99, Shiekh)

Public Desire “Silvia” Fringed Heels

Update (09/26/2015): Just found these amazing and budget-friendly Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes at British footwear retailer Public Desire. They’re available in 6 colors: black, red, blue, taupe, nude and khaki faux suede. Worldwide shipping available. Students get a 10% discount on their order.

Public Desire "Silvia" Fringed Heels in taupe, red and cobalt blue faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Public Desire “Silvia” Fringed Heels
(£29.99, Public Desire)

Dabagirl Tasseled Ankle-Strap Fringe Sandals

Update (08/11/2015): So pretty much all the Aquazzura Wild Thing steal versions I’ve posted here yet have sold out by now and that’s why I am happy to report that I’ve come across yet another bunch of Aquazzura dupes. This one’s by Dabagirl and it comes in 4 lovely colors.

Dabagirl Tasseled Ankle-Strap Fringe Sandals in red, taupe, black and yellow faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Dabagirl Tasseled Ankle-Strap Fringe Sandals
($26.01, YesStyle)

Missguided Tassel Detail Barely There Heeled Sandals

Update (08/06/2015): Now look at these gorgeous Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes by Missguided! I’m SO in love (you know I love me some cobalt blue)! Price point: under $50 and also available in nude faux suede. Students get 40% off at Missguided! Now hurry, I’m sure these will sell out fast just like the Boohoo ones below!

Missguided Tassel Detail Barely There Heeled Sandals in cobalt blue and red faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Missguided Tassel Detail Barely There Heeled Sandals
($48.45, Missguided US)

P.S.: Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (International).

Boohoo “Millie” Fringe And Ghillie Tie Heels

Not willing to shell out $140 for such a treny shoe? I hear ‘ya, girls! And that’s when Boohoo saves our day! Their “Millie” faux suede heels, availabl in red and black, retail for a budget-friendly $42 and look astonishingly similar to the Aquazzura real deal.

Boohoo "Millie" Fringe And Ghillie Tie Heels in red and black faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Boohoo “Millie” Fringe And Ghillie Tie Heels
($42, Boohoo US)

P.S.: Also available at Boohoo (UK) & Boohoo (EU & Global).

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, The Cut, Sincerely Jules, Brooklyn Blonde, Atlantic-Pacific, @thedaileigh Instagram, My White T, Style Pantry, @elle_ferguson Instagram, Lord & Taylor, Gilt, Target, Dillard’s, Choies, Charlotte Russe, Boohoo, Public Desire, Missguided, YesStyle, Shiekh, River Island, Mollini, Steve Madden, Lord & Taylor, Heels.com

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Update: This post has been updated on March 22, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

One swift glance at these chic Chanel flats and you’ll be thinking about giving your feet a little break from those platforms you’ve been wearing all season. These cute ballerinas are a must-have in every shoe wardrobe, and they take the prize for the most comfortable yet stylish footwear… and as you’ll see below, you can get a pair just like them to fit any budget.

Chanel Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black

Chanel Ballet Flats
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

Sam Edelman “Freya” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Update (03/22/2017): Steal deal alert! Check out these amazingly spot-on cap-toe ballet flats by Sam Edelman which I have just discovered and which are currently on sale for less than $40 at Amazon and 6pm. Get these darlings before they’re gone! Also available in silver/black and black/black at Sam Edelman.

Sam Edelman "Freya" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel dupes)

Sam Edelman “Freya” Cap Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm & Sam Edelman.

Massimo Matteo Cap-Toe Ballerina Flats

Update (03/22/2017): Also discovered these fabulous Chanel look-alike flats by Massimo Matteo which are currently on sale for $89.99 and also come in other color combinations.

Massimo Matteo Cap-Toe Ballerina Flats in nude/black (Chanel dupes)

Massimo Matteo Cap-Toe Ballerina Flatsamazon
($89.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos.

Cole Haan “Deltona” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/19/2016): Found another amazing and super steal-worthy Chanel ballet flat alternative today! Check out these lovely flats by Cole Haan which are currently 75% off (!!!; RRP was $160) and still available in most sizes. Love these!

Cole Haan "Deltona" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel look-alikes)

Cole Haan “Deltona” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats
($39.95, Cole Haan)

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

Merona “Aimi” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Update (04/19/2016): Now look at these spot-on Chanel flat dupes by Merona which I have discovered today? Aren’t they lovely? And so light on the wallet as well. Available in nude/black or black/black for $16.98 (clearance price!) at Target.

Merona "Aimi" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Merona “Aimi” Cap Toe Ballet Flats
($16.98, Target)

Vince Camuto “Impella” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/02/2015): And here’s Vince Camuto‘s second attempt at interpreting Chanel’s cap-toe ballet flats. Available in various colors.

Vince Camuto "Impella" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Impella” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsls
($72.88, Nordstrom)

Aldo “Eleallan” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/02/2015): Aldo also has come up with a second Chanel ballet flat dupe. This quilted version is available in either nude/black, black or white/black.

Aldo "Eleallan" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Aldo “Eleallan” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsls
($13.99, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK)ls.

Tony Bianco “Taylah” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (02/07/2014): Discovered these fabulous Chanel-inspired ballet flats at Tony Bianco today.

Tony Bianco "Taylah" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Taylah” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats
($80 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Yosi Samra “Samantha” Soft Leather Fold Up Cap Toe Flats

Update (08/13/2014): Stumbled upon these amazing and comfy looking Chanel flat dupes by Yosi Samra. I love that they’re only $94! Also available in various other colors.

Yosi Samra "Samantha" Soft Leather Fold Up Cap Toe Flats in blush and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Yosi Samra “Samantha” Soft Leather Fold Up Cap Toe Flatsls
($94, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Yosi Samra, Bloomingdale’s & Amazonamazon.

Aldo “Sorah” Elastic Ballet Flats

Update (08/13/2014): Aldo have released a second Chanel alternative with their “Sorah” elastic ballet flats. Also available in black and navy.

Aldo "Sorah" Elastic Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Aldo “Sorah” Elastic Ballet Flats
($22.50, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK)ls.

Apt. 9 Two-Tone Ballet Flats

Update (02/22/2014): And here we go with yet another Chanel ballet flat look-a-like. What do you think of these budget-friendly two-tone flats by Apt. 9?

Apt. 9 Two-Tone Ballet Flats in black patent and nude (Chanel knockoffs)

Apt. 9 Two-Tone Ballet Flats
($49.99, Kohl’s)

Banana Republic “Aida” Ballet Flats

Update (01/12/2014): Came across another super fabulous Chanel inspired ballet flat at Banana Republic. I love this steal!

Banana Republic "Aida" Ballet Flats in blush and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Banana Republic “Aida” Ballet Flats
($69.99, Banana Republic)

P.S.: Also available at Banana Republic (EU).

Tory Burch “Bridgette” Quilted Leather Ballet Flats

Update (01/01/2014): Found another Chanel inspired ballet flat style by Tory Burch. Not budget-friendly, but probably worth the investment. Available in beige and and pewter.

Tory Burch "Bridgette" Quilted Leather Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Tory Burch “Bridgette” Quilted Leather Ballet Flats
($69, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls & Nordstromls.

Audrey Brooke “Brie” Flats

Update (10/25/2013): Stumbled upon another Chanel inspired two-tone ballet flat today! What do you think of these by Audrey Brooke? Under $40 and also available in black.

Audrey Brooke "Brie" Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Audrey Brooke “Brie” Flats
($39.95, DSW)

Vince Camuto “Elisee” Flats

Update (03/09/2013): And here we go again with yet another great Chanel ballet flat alternative for under $40. I really like these lovely cap-toe flats by Vince Camuto. Also available in baby blue and peach.

Vince Camuto "Elise" Cap-Toe Flats in beige and black (Chanel look-a-likes)

Vince Camuto “Elisee” Flatsamazon
($32.98, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom Rack.

Anne Klein “Bea” Quilted Ballet Flats

Update (02/12/2013): Came across a lovely Chanel inspired ballet flat look-a-like by Anne Klein. Currently on sale! Yay!

Anne Klein "Bea" Quilted Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Anne Klein “Bea” Quilted Ballet Flatsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Steve Madden “FAVORYTE” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (10/05/2012): Found yet another great Chanel inspired ballet flat version. These cap-toe flats by Steve Madden have a few differences, but overall share the same look. Also available in other color combinations.

Steve Madden "FAVORYTE" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Steve Madden “FAVORYTE” Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($26.99, Amazon)

Aldo “Kissell” Two Tone Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Update (08/11/2012): And here we go again with a new Chanel ballet flat alternative. These Aldo flats are made of faux leather and also come in other color versions.

Aldo "Kissell" Two Tone Cap Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Aldo “Kissell” Two Tone Cap Toe Ballet Flats
($34.98, Aldo)

J.Crew “Mila” Cap Toe Leather Ballet Flats

Update (07/20/2012): Thanks to our reader Mary, we now could add J.Crew‘s “Mila” cap-toe ballet flats as yet another great Chanel look-a-like.

J.Crew "Mila" Cap Toe Leather Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

J.Crew “Mila” Cap Toe Leather Ballet Flats
($119.99, J.Crew)

BP. “Mindy” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/14/2012): Just came across this lovely and super affordable Chanel alternative with a patent cap-toe by BP..

BP. "Mindy" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

BP. “Mindy” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats
($33.46, Nordstrom)

Lacoste Constance 3 Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (03/15/2012): Found another fabulous Chanel alternative by Lacoste.

Lacoste "Constance 3" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Lacoste Constance 3 Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($40.95, Amazon)

Me Too “Kaden” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (02/29/2012): Our reader, horangi113, informed us about yet another lovely Chanel ballet flat alternative. These cap-toe flats by Me Too have a patent leather upper and come in an array of colors.

Me Too "Kaden" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black patent (Chanel knockoffs)

Me Too “Kaden” Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Jessica Simpson “Madisen” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

This pair by Jessica Simpson are pretty affordable, especially if you are semi-permanently attached to your sky-high pumps and are just starting to ease your way into the idea of wearing ballet flats. If this sounds like you, try these out with some black leggings, a fitted sweater dress and you’ll soon be channeling some serious Parisian style!

Jessica Simpson "Madisen" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige black (Chanel knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Madisen” Cap Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($50, Amazon)

Bloch “Classica Pearl” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Already a ballerina fan but also on a real-girl budget? Check out these gorgeous slippers by Bloch. They will look fantastic with a slouchy black or tan tote, and the classic two-tone leather will take you from work to cocktails easily when worn with some tailored black trousers and a sheer blouse in a complimentary nude tone.

Bloch "Classica Pearl" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Bloch “Classica Pearl” Cap Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($48.94, Amazon)

Tory Burch “Carrie” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Love designer shoes but can’t quite seem to splurge on the original? Why not consider this lovely version by designer Tory Burch? Just like all of her designs, you can count on these sleek flats to be super comfortable and you won’t ever want to take them off!

Tory Burch "Carrie" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Tory Burch “Carrie” Cap Toe Ballet Flats
($225, Bergdorf Goodman)

Image source(s): InStyle, Sam Edelman, Target, Tony Bianco, Shopbop, Kohl’s, Banana Republic, DSW, Vince Camuto, Shoes.com, Zappos, Aldo, J.Crew, Nordstrom, Amazon

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Update: This post has been updated on March 7, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Can we please have a moment of OMG!-silence for this AH!-mazing Balmain blazer? Consider me obsessed big time. If there ever existed something such as the perfect blazer, this gold-buttoned double-breasted navy wool-twill blazer which comes with Balmain’s signature razor-sharp silhouette would definitely be one of them. Just take a look at how gorgeous and effortlessly elegant all the beautiful ladies below look in their Balmain-adorned outfit ensembles. Perfection! I’d even be willing to splurge on a classic fashion staple such as this blazer, but its price of $2.385 is just beyond any common sense. My credit card does not approve.

Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazer in navy

Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazerls
($2.385, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, S|Sense, Stylebop, Luisaviaroma, Harrodsicon, Farfetchls & MyTheresa.

Celebrities, Fashion Insiders & Style Bloggers Love Balmain

Celebs, fashion insiders, IGers, personal style bloggers; they all have been spotted wearing a Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazer.

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New Look Military Blazer

Update (03/07/2017): Spotted this super fab navy Balmain blazer look-alike at New Look today. Not too shabby for £34.99, don’t you agree?

New Look Military Blazer in navy (Balmain dupe)

New Look Military Blazer
(£34.99, New Look)

P.S.: Also available at New Look (EU) & New Look (AU).

Miss Selfridge Military Blazer

Update (03/07/2017): And here’s another set of Balmain inspired military-style blazers! These ones were found at Miss Selfridge. Available in either black or orange for £39.

Miss Selfridge Double-Breasted Military Blazer in black and orange (Balmain dupes)

Miss Selfridge Military Blazer
(£39, Miss Selfridge)

P.S.: Also available at Miss Selfridge (US)ls, Miss Selfridge (EU + AU), John Lewis & Debenhams.

Bardot Tailored Blazer

Update (02/23/2017): Discovered yet another lovely Balmain inspired tailored blazer today! It’s by Bardot and retails for $139.99 AUD.

Bardot Tailored Blazer in black (Balmain dupe)

Bardot Tailored Blazer
($139.99 AUD, The Iconic)

Hunkydory “Cora” Double Breasted Blazer

Update (01/24/2017): Stumbled upon this admittedly pretty pricey, but pretty awesome Balmain dupe by Swedish brand Hunkydory. You like this one?

Hunkydory "Cora" Double Breasted Blazer in navy (Balmain dupe)

Hunkydory “Cora” Double Breasted Blazer
(€439.95, Zalando)

Tahari ASL Double-Breasted Ponte Knit Jacket

Update (01/24/2017): This double-breasted blazer by Tahari ASL is also a great budget-friendly alternative to the expensive Balmain jacket. It retails for $129 and comes in an array of beautiful colors including navy, black, white, wine red and rose pink. Absolutely looooove this budget find!

Tahari ASL Double-Breasted Ponte Knit Jacket (Balmain dupes)

Tahari ASL Double-Breasted Ponte Knit Jacket
($129, Tahari ASL)

P.S.: Also available at Dillard’s & Macy’s.

Loft Double Breasted Blazer

Update (01/24/2017): Also found this navy double breasted blazer at Loft and it instantly reminded me of the Balmain one. It misses a few buttons to qualify as a designer dupe, but if you’re fine with a Balmain “inspired” design, this $128 blazer would be probably a good buy.

Loft Double Breasted Blazer in navy (Balmain inspired)

Loft Double Breasted Blazer
($128, Loft)

Mango “Boton” Double-Breasted Blazer

Update (12/06/2016): OK, so I spotted this beautiful Balmain dupe at Mango and just had to share this gorgeous nautical inspired navy blazer with you! Actually, I liked this one so much I ordered it for myself a couple days ago and I’m so happy I did because it’s the best Balmain dupe I’ve found and owned yet! Definitely worth the $79.99 price tag (sale price)! If you like this blazer, you better don’t wait too long as I’m pretty sure this beauty of a blazer will sell out in no time!

Mango "Boton" Double-Breasted Blazer in navy with gold buttons (Balmain dupe)

Mango “Boton” Double-Breasted Blazer
($79.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls, Mango (EU) & Zalando.

White House Black Market “Trophy” Double-Breasted Blazer Jacket

Update (12/06/2016): At White House Black Market you can also find a pretty neat Balmain inspired blazer aptly called the “Trophy Jacket”. The double-breasted blazer comes in petite sizing and various colors (including white and blush) and costs between $81.99-$150.

White House Black Market "Trophy" Double-Breasted Blazer Jacket in navy and blush pink (Balmain dupes)

White House Black Market “Trophy” Double-Breasted Blazer Jacket
($81.99-$150, White House Black Market)

Missguided Double-Breasted Military Style Blazer

Update (12/06/2016): I’ve also stumbled upon a third set of Balmain inspired military-style blazers at Missguided which look so much like the real deal but cost only $63 and come in various lovely colors such as nude, white and blush. Love these affordable blazers! Pssssst, US students get a 30% (!) student discount (offer may end soon though)!

Missguided Double-Breasted Military Style Blazer in nude, white, black and blush (Balmain dupes)

Missguided Double-Breasted Military Style Blazer
($63, Missguided)

P.S.: Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (EU + International).

Stylekeepers “You Set Me Free” Double-Breasted Blazer

Update (08/01/2016): Just discovered this spot-on Balmain dupe by Stylekeepers in a beautiful khaki green for $145 AUD. If you prefer a more classic color, check out the “Sweet Success” blazer which looks similar to this one and comes in black.

Stylekeepers "You Set Me Free" Double-Breasted Blazer in khaki green (Balmain dupe)

Stylekeepers “You Set Me Free” Double-Breasted Blazer
($145 AUD, The Iconic)

Banana Republic Nautical-Style Basketweave Blazer

My personal favorite Balmain look for less alternative is this nautical basketweave blazer I discovered at Banana Republic recently. All the important Balmain details are there: a fitted silhouette, double-breasted front, gold buttons and a beautiful deep navy color. BR’s version has a couple differences such as a different material, but they’re rather minor and overall it’s still a gorgeous and budget-friendly alternative for the pricey Balmain blazer. Especially so if you take advantage of the 50% off sale promotion which is currently running at Banana Republic because it cuts down the price of this blazer down from $169.99 to $84.99 (that’s a saving of $2.300,01 compared to the real deal). Super steal deal alert!

Banana Republic Nautical-Style Basketweave Blazer in navy and gold buttons (Balmain knockoff)

Banana Republic Nautical-Style Basketweave Blazer
($84.99, Banana Republic)

Veronica Beard Seaside Double Breasted Blazer

Now this nautical blazer by Veronica Beard is probably the closest match to the real deal Balmain in terms of overall design, but it does cost almost $600, so it ranks as my current second favorite Balmain dupe. You would save a whopping $1.790 by opting for the Veronica Beard version though, so I still consider this blazer to be a pretty good bargain nonetheless!

Veronica Beard Seaside Double Breasted Blazer in navy w/ gold buttons (Balmain dupe)

Veronica Beard Seaside Double Breasted Blazer
($595, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Veronica Beard.

Brooks Brothers Wool Double-Breasted Blazer

Another gorgeous blazer and pretty awsome Balmain alternative is this lovely navy blazer by Brooks Brothers. The key details are spot-on Balmain, Brooks Brothers is known for their high-quality tailoring and did I mention this beauty of a blazer is currently on sale for $274 (was $548). Sure, it’s not a steal at that price, but it might be worth the investment because a navy blazer is so versatile.

Brooks Brothers Wool Double-Breasted Blazer in navy with gold buttons (Balmain inspired)

Brooks Brothers Wool Double-Breasted Blazer
($274, Brooks Brothers)

Vero Moda Military Blazer

And here’s a little little something for all you European Balmain lovers out there! These military-inspired double-breasted blazers by Vero Moda are a pretty spot-on Balmain dupe for less than €50 (sale price!). You’re welcome.

Vero Moda Military Blazer in navy blue and black (Balmain knockoffs)

Vero Moda Military Blazer
(€44.95, Zalando)

P.S.: Also available at Otto & About You.

J.Crew Double-Breasted Blazer

Not available in navy, but these blazers by J.Crew also reminded me of the Balmain one above because the design and silhouette are so similar. If you’re all about the navy color, check out this other J.Crew blazer which I found at J.Crew Factory for $79 (sale price!).

J.Crew Double-Breasted Blazer in white and light blue (Balmain knockoffs)

J.Crew Double-Breasted Blazer
($198, J.Crew)

Missguided Military Style Blazer

Deal: 40% student discount for US students! Excludes sale items. Offer ends soon!

If you really want to snatch a steal deal here, these Balmain inspired blazers by Missguided which cost $56 might be a considerable look for less option. It’s just too bad these don’t come in navy.

Missguided Military Style Blazer in khaki and black (Balmain knockoffs)

Missguided Military Style Blazer
($56, Missguided)

P.S.: Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (EU + International).

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Zimbio, Style Pantry, Pinterest, Peony Lim, Harper & Harley, @yasmin_dxb Instagram, New Look, Miss Selfridge, Zalando, Tahari ASL, Loft, Mango, White House Black Market, The Iconic, Banana Republic, Forward by Elyse Walker, Vero Moda, J.Crew, Missguided

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