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Update: This post has been updated on April 29, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Self-Portrait. How could we have possibly missed out on covering this new and super coveted brand for so long? Sorry about that, folks. But before we head into showing you our best Self-Portrait steal finds, here are a few facts about the contemporary fashion label: it was founded in 2013 by Han Chong (also former creative director of Three Floor) and quickly gained red carpet and social media buzz shortly after, landing dress gigs with celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and Miranda Kerr as well as personal style bloggers like Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Kristina Bazan (Kayture). The signature aesthetic of the London-based brand are feminine, romantic dresses and separates with lots of lace, embroidery and sheer overlays which have a surprisingly appealing price point: Dresses typically fall in the $500-$600 price range. And while I honestly applaud Han Chong for wanting to create a mid-priced fashion label with lots of attention to detail, $480 is still a lot of money for a lot of people (even though I’ll admit the “Azaelea” dress pictured below looks like it’s worth every penny of it). Keep on reading to find various stylish Self-Portrait dress alternatives for much less.

Self-Portrait Azaelea Midi Lace Dress in blue, white and red

Self-Portrait Azaelea Midi Lace Dressls
($480, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Forward by Elyse Walker, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Net-A-Porterls, ASOS, Shopbop, Amazonamazon, Selfridges, Matches Fashionls, Luisaviaroma & Stylebop.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Self-Portrait

Celebs such as Bella Thorne, Miranda Kerr, Maisie Williams and personal style bloggers like Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Yana (La Vie du Papillon), Julia Engel (Gal Meets Glam) and Aimee Song (Song of Style) have all been spotted wearing a Self-Portrait Azaelea Midi Lace Dress.

Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Yana (La Vie Du Papillon), Julia Engel (Gal Meets Glam), Bella Thorne and Aimee Song (Song of Style) wearing a Self-Portrait Azaelea Midi Lace Dress

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Aqua Lace Cami Midi Dress

Update (04/29/2016): I think I just stumbled upon the best Self-Portrait Azaelea steal find yet! Check out this lovely $148 lace midi dress by Aqua which is available in either black or light blue and is $332 cheaper than the real deal. Shhhhhh, don’t tell anyone, but Aqua has also various other great Self-Portrait look-alikes available here (e.g. this dress or this one or this one).

Aqua Lace Cami Midi Dress in black and light blue (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoffs)

Aqua Lace Cami Midi Dress
($148, Bloomingdale’s)

bebe Cotton Eyelet Dress

Update (04/28/2016): Just spotted this Self-Portrait inspired summer dress at bebe. It has obviously some major differences (e.g. different pattern and length), but the bodice clearly gives away where the inspiration for this dress came from.

bebe Cotton Eyelet Dress in white (Self-Portrait Azaelea inspired)

bebe Cotton Eyelet Dress
($159, bebe)

LuLu*s Pinnacle of Prestige Lace Midi Dress

If you can’t afford spending half a grand on a flirty summer dress, here’s our best steal find (yet!) which I discovered at LuLu*s some time ago. And I would’ve showed you this lovely $64 lace midi dress some time ago already, but it kept selling out so fast – restock after restock – that I didn’t even have enough time to finish up this blog post before this dress was completely sold out again, so I patiently waited until it got restocked for what feels like the tenth time now and for the first time it didn’t sell out in the first 60 minutes. Yay! However, this dress is obviously still wildly popular, so I wouldn’t wait too long with buying. Who knows if it’ll be restocked for an eleventh time?

LuLu*s Pinnacle of Prestige Lace Midi Dress in ivory white (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoff)

LuLu*s Pinnacle of Prestige Lace Midi Dress
($64, LuLu*s)

H&M Lace Dress

Another gorgeous Self-Portrait Azaelea alternative is this lace midi dress by H&M. It’s currently only available in yellow, but it does look lovely and so similar to the real deal, right? I know $129 seems oddly expensive for an H&M dress, but be rest assured, I actually ordered this dress myself and it is worth its money, the fit is flattering and the quality is good. So if you’re a fan of yellow summer dresses, this one is a great buy!

H&M Lace Dress in yellow (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoff)

H&M Lace Dress
($129, H&M)

Jessica Buurman “Adice” Flower Embellished Cami Dress

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And of course, where there’s a trend Jessica Buurman can’t be too far away. The design of their “Adice” dress is very close to the real deal (including the colors), but I can’t tell for sure whether it’s worth paying over $100 for, especially since I found various other dresses from similar Asian merchants for much less (see links below).

Jessica Buurman "Adice" Flower Embellished Cami Dress in white and red (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Adice” Flower Embellished Cami Dress
($119-$130, Jessica Buurman)

P.S.: Similar dress options are available by Choies and Persunamazon (both via Amazon).

Free People South Of The Equator Midi Dress

OK, now this Self-Portrait steal find kind of irritates me. Don’t get me wrong: I love Free People and I looooove designer dupes. But what I don’t understand is how you can blatantly copy a $480 dress and then sell your own copied version for a whopping $300, thus making both dresses compete in the same price range? Now that’s a little shameless, isn’t it? Even for blatant copycats. Anyway, I still wanted to include this dress option because it does look a lot like the real deal and it is in fact still $180 cheaper than the original, so if you’re OK with paying that much money for a copycat design, feel free to do so.

Free People South Of The Equator Midi Dress in white, black and red (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoffs)

Free People South Of The Equator Midi Dress
($300, Free People)

Image source(s): Selfridges, Atlantic-Pacific, La Vie Du Papillon, @bellathorne Instagram, Gal Meets Glam, Song of Style, bebe, LuLu*s, H&M, Jessica Buurman, Free People

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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, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker, MyHabit, Barneysls & MyTheresa.

Celebrities Love Valentino

LeAnn Rimes and Jennifer Lopez wearing Valentino Rockstud Gladiator Sandals

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Betseyville Pyramid Stud Gladiator Sandals

Update 02/19/2016): Check out these lovely genuine leather Rockstud dupes by Betseyville! Don’t they look amazing? And at $32.99 they’re quite budget-friendly, too. Love!

Betseyville Pyramid Stud Gladiator Sandals in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Betseyville Pyramid Stud Gladiator Sandals
($32.99, Target)

Missguided Studded Flat Gladiator Sandals

Update 02/19/2016): There’s also a bunch of super cute Rockstud gladiator flat alternatives at Missguided which retail for $42.50 and come in either taupe, black or nude.

Missguided Studded Flat Gladiator Sandals (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Missguided Studded Flat Gladiator Sandals
($42.50, Missguided)

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

Verali “Premonition” Studded Gladiator Sandals

Update 02/19/2016): Also stumbled upon these Valentino inspired gladiator flats by Verali which are currently on sale for under $40.

Verali "Premonition" Studded Gladiator Sandals in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Verali “Premonition” Studded Gladiator Sandals
($34.98, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic & eBayeBay.

GoJane Studded Stroll Faux Leather Sandals

Update 01/29/2016): Discovered these spot-on and super budget-friendly Valentino Rockstudes at GoJane today.

GoJane Studded Stroll Faux Leather Sandals in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

GoJane Studded Stroll Faux Leather Sandals
($18.90, GoJane)

Billini “Valor” T-Strap Studded Gladiator Sandals

Update (10/13/2015): And here’s yet another spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupe by Billini. Available in black or nude faux leather.

Billini "Valor" T-Strap Studded Gladiator Sandals in black and gold (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Billini “Valor” T-Strap Studded Gladiator Sandals
($41.98 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at Wanted Shoes.

Choies Studded Gladiator Sandals

Update (07/23/2015): Spotted these lovely Valentino dupes at Choies today. They have a small heel, but everything else is pretty much spot-on.

Choies Studded Gladiator Sandals in black and red (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Choies Studded Gladiator Sandals
($46.99, Choies)

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.

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’m currently trying to build/extend my jewelry collection which is a rather tough task since I just can’t get my mind used to spending hundreds of dollars on costume jewelry. For example, I really adore this pavé link bracelet by J.Crew, but $125 seems like a lot for a bit of shiny base metal, don’t you agree? That’s why I’ve been on the hunt for something more budget-friendly with a similar design…

J.Crew Classic Pavé Link Bracelet in gold

J.Crew Classic Pavé Link Braceletls
($125, J.Crew)

P.S.: Also available at J.Crew (UK)ls.

Style Bloggers Love J.Crew

Style Bloggers wearing a gold J.Crew Classic Pavé Link Bracelet

Pink Peonies (#1) & Atlantic-Pacific (#2+3)

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Bling Jewelry Chain Gang Bracelet

Update (01/12/2016): Found a really lovely silver alternative to the J.Crew bracelet at Bling Jewelry which is currently half off. Use promo code “BLINGCOM” to get 10% off your order, plus they have a current promo where you’ll get a free pair of Sterling silver stud earrings if you order for $55 or more (Valentine’s Day gift *hint hint*).

Bling Jewelry Chain Gang Bracelet in silver (J.Crew Pavé dupe)

Bling Jewelry Chain Gang Braceletpjx
($55.99, Bling Jewelry)

Jules Smith Textured Nautical Chain Bracelet

Update (08/06/2015): Found another suitable and budget-friendly alternative to J.Crew! Check out this chain link bracelet by Jules Smith! It doesn’t have the rhinestones but rather a textured surface, but it’s still so similar to the real deal, isn’t it? Plus, it’s currently on sale for $27!

Jules Smith Textured Nautical Chain Bracelet in gold (J.Crew Pavé knockoff)

Jules Smith Textured Nautical Chain Bracelet
($27, MyHabit)

bebe Chainlink Crystal Bracelet

Update (02/24/2015): Stumbled upon these great and budget-friendly J.Crew dupes at bebe. Available in gold- and silvertone for only $10! Steal deal alert!

bebe Chainlink Crystal Bracelet in gold or silver (J.Crew Pavé knockoff)

bebe Chainlink Crystal Bracelet
($10, bebe)

GoJane So Oval It Jeweled Chain Bracelet

Update (02/24/2015): Also found this J.Crew inspired chain bracelet at GoJane.

GoJane So Oval It Jeweled Chain Bracelet in gold (J.Crew Pavé Link knockoff)

GoJane So Oval It Jeweled Chain Bracelet
($25, GoJane)

Nordstrom Pavé Link Bracelet

Update (02/18/2014): Discovered yet another pavé link bracelet at Nordstrom. Available for $68 in either gold, rose gold, hematite or silver.

Nordstrom Pavé Link Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

Nordstrom Pavé Link Braceletls
($68, Nordstrom)

Blu Bijoux Crystal Link Chain Bracelet

Update (01/11/2014): Came across another pavé link bracelet! Check out this lovely J.Crew inspired version by Blu Bijoux! Only $39!

Blu Bijoux Crystal Link Chain Bracelet in gold (J.Crew Pavé knockoff)

Blu Bijoux Crystal Link Chain Bracelet
($39, Max and Chloe)

DailyLook Sparkling Pavé Link Bracelet

Update (12/27/2013): Accidentally stumbled upon this J.Crew bracelet dupe at DailyLook today! So close to the original, right? Not a total steal at almost $70, but still ~50% less than the original.

DailyLook Sparkling Pavé Link Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

DailyLook Sparkling Pavé Link Bracelet
($69.99, DailyLook)

Target Pave Stone Link Bracelet

Update (12/14/2013): Thanks to our reader MissDevourer, we can now add yet another J.Crew bracelet dupe to the list. Available at Target for $19.99!

Target Pave Stone Link Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

Target Pave Stone Link Bracelet
($19.99, Target)

Ann Taylor Estate Shimmer Bracelet

Update (12/05/2013): Found another very lovely pavé chain link bracelet alternative at Ann Taylor today. It’s only halfe the price of the J.Crew original!.

Ann Taylor Estate Shimmer Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

Ann Taylor Estate Shimmer Bracelet
($69.50, Ann Taylor)

Armitage Avenue Pave Chain Bracelet

Update (12/05/2013): While this Armitage Avenue pavé chain bracelet is admittedly not a steal because it’s only slightly cheaper than the original, it might become a sensible alternative once it goes on sale.

Armitage Avenue Pave Chain Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

Armitage Avenue Pave Chain Braceletcj
($112.95, Lori’s)

Sole Society Crystal Link Bracelet

Update (06/29/2013): For all of you who’ve always wanted an affordable pavé link bracelet in silver, Sole Society has got a pretty neat one in stock for $34.95!

Sole Society Crystal Link Bracelet in silver (J.Crew Pavé knockoff)

Sole Society Crystal Link Bracelet
($34.95, Sole Society)

Love Rocks Pave Link Chain Bracelet

Update (06/14/2013): Here’s another great link chain bracelet by Love Rocks which looks very similar to the J.Crew version.

Love Rocks Pave Link Chain Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

Love Rocks Pave Link Chain Bracelet
($59.40, ASOS)

Stella & Dot “Christina” Pave Crystal & Gold Link Bracelet

Update (02/10/2013): Stumbled upon this lovely pavé link bracelet by Stella & Dot which would be a great alternative if you’re looking for a subtle look.

Stella & Dot "Christina" Pave Crystal & Gold Link Bracelet (J.Crew knockoff)

Stella & Dot “Christina” Pave Crystal & Gold Link Bracelet
($49, Stella & Dot)

Miao Miao Pave Link Rhinestone Bracelet

Update (01/25/2013): Found another great J.Crew bracelet alternative by Miao Miao for a little under $60! It looks a lot like the BaubleBar version but costs almost $20 less. You can buy this bracelet at Amazon and shipping is free, too!

Miao Miao Pave Link Rhinestone Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

Miao Miao Pave Link Rhinestone Braceletamazon
($59.15, Amazon)

BaubleBar Pavé Links Bracelet

Update (01/19/2013): So how amazing is this almost identical J.Crew bracelet look-a-like by BaubleBar? Absolutely love this one! It is a bit pricey at $68, but you can take 20% off your first order at BaubleBar and shipping is free as well which makes a total saving of $67 in comparison to the real deal!

BaubleBar Pave Links Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

BaubleBar Pavé Links Braceletpjx
($68, BaubleBar)

Forever 21 Sparkling Link Bracelet

Update (10/20/2012): Here’s another great and affordable J.Crew braclet alternative which you can buy at Forever 21. The gold tone is different, but the overall design is pretty much the same.

Forever 21 Sparkling Link Bracelet in gold (J.Crew Pavé knockoff)

Forever 21 Sparkling Link Bracelet
($19.80, Forever 21)

Jennifer Lopez Simulated Crystal Oval Link Bracelet

Update (10/20/2012): Also found a gunmetal grey chain bracelet version by Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s which has partial pavé detailing. Really like this one!

Jennifer Lopez Simulated Crystal Oval Link Bracelet in gunmetal grey (J.Crew Pavé knockoff)

Jennifer Lopez Simulated Crystal Oval Link Braceletls
($26.60, Kohl’s)

bebe Chainlink & Crystal Bracelet

… And I made a great find at bebe. Their Chainlink & Crystal Bracelet isn’t a 100% match because it has only a few pavé’d links but for a 1/4 of the J.Crew price you’ll get the same look without breaking the bank.

bebe Chainlink & Crystal Bracelet in gold (J.Crew Pavé Chain knockoff)

bebe Chainlink & Crystal Bracelet
($34, bebe)

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Real vs. Steal – Chanel Spring 2010 Clogs

by Celine on December 13, 2015

Update: This post has been updated on December 13, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Some shoes take time to grow on me; others I want immediately. The studded clogs from Chanel‘s S/S 2010 runway fell into the latter category. I don’t know if it’s the 60s-70s clothes kick I’ve been on recently or maybe just the fact that I love how nude shoes of all kinds elongate the leg (that 4 inch heel helps, too), but I prayed to the fashion gods above that someone would come out with a knock-off (the Chanel shoes being out of my budget and all). Usually, my prayers of that kind get answered – by the Steve Maddens and Jeffrey Campbells of the world – and I was not disappointed…

Chanel Spring 2010 Clogs in beige and black

Chanel Spring 2010 Clogs
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

Alexa Chung Loves Chanel

Alexa Chung wearing brown Chanel Spring 2010 clogs

Report “Moet” Studded Clogs

Update (12/13/2015): Discovered these amazing Chanel look-alikes by Report today. They’re available in black pebbled leather, tan suede or floral print fabric and are currently on sale for under $50. Love these!

Report "Moet" Studded Clogs in black and tan (Chanel dupes)

Report “Moet” Studded Clogsamazon
($48.28, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, ZooShoopjx, Threadsence, Charlotte Russe, LuLu*s & Tradesy.

Tony Bianco “Clog” Studded Platform Clogs

Update (09/11/2015): Discovered these new Chanel inspired studded clogs at Tony Bianco today. They’re available in either black or tan leather amd are currently on sale for $60 AUD (down from $189.95 AUD).

Tony Bianco "Clog" Studded Platform Clogs in black and tan (Chanel knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Clog” Studded Platform Clogs
($60 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Topshop “SWINGING” Stud Mule Clogs

Update (06/02/2015): Stumbled upon yet another Chanel inspired studded clog by Topshop today. Available in black or taupe snakeskin-effect for $110.

Topshop "SWINGING" Stud Mule Clogs in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Topshop “SWINGING” Stud Mule Clogs
($110, Topshop)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Platform Clogs

Update (01/23/2015): Just discovered these retro-style Chanel inspired studded faux leather clogs at Forever 21. Only $34.90!

Forever 21 Faux Leather Platform Clogs in tan and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Platform Clogs
($34.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK)ls & Forever 21 (EU).

Chinese Laundry Studded Clogs

Update (08/09/2013): Et voilà, another 6 months later I have found another amazingly similar Chanel clog look-a-like at Chinese Laundry! On sale for $69.99 and available in both brown and black leather.

Chinese Laundry Studded Clogs in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry Studded Clogscj
($69.99, Chinese Laundry)

bebe “Willow” Suede & Wood Sandals

Update (02/02/2013): Who would’ve thought? Almost 3 years after their first outing, I have found a new Chanel clog alternative. Check out these suede studded clogs by bebe. Available in black or natural for $129!

bebe "Willow" Suede & Wood Sandal Clogs in beige and black (Chanel look-a-width=

bebe “Willow” Suede & Wood Sandals
($129, bebe)

ASOS HOWDY Wooden Platform Clogs

Update (05/09/2010): ASOS is a bit late to join the clog party, but at least they came up with a decent looking Chanel knockoff.

ASOS HOWDY Wooden Platform Clogs in brown (Chanel knockoffs)

ASOS HOWDY Wooden Platform Clogs
($143.73, ASOS)

Steve Madden “CECEILA” Wooden Clogs

Update (03/26/2010): Woohoo! Another Chanel knock-off. This one’s by Steve Madden and it looks a lot like Jeffrey Campbell’s “Charlie” clog only that Madden’s version is a few bucks cheaper. Score!

Steve Madden "CECEILA" Wooden Clogs in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Steve Madden “CECEILA” Wooden Clogsls
($99.95, Steve Madden)

Topshop “SEANNA” Closed Toe Clogs

Update (03/26/2010): Just stumbled upon this great Chanel alternative by Topshop. Available in black or white. Hurry, these are selling fast!

Topshop "SEANNA" Closed Toe Clogs in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Topshop “SEANNA” Closed Toe Clogs
($135, Topshop)

Sam Edelman “Flair” Clogs

Update (03/26/2010): Sam Edelman‘s “Flair” clogs are quite reminiscent of the Chanels, don’t you agree?

Sam Edelman "Flair" Clogs in brown (Chanel knockoffs)

Sam Edelman “Flair” Clogsamazon
($104.30, Amazon)

Jeffrey Campbell “Karl” Clogs

Update (02/27/2010): Jeffrey Campbell has released a new version of the Charlie clog named “Karl” with a raffia fabric upper in either navy or beige. So pretty!

Jeffrey Campbell "Karl" Clogs in beige & navy raffia fabric (Chanel Spring 2010 knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Karl” Clogscj
($135, Footnotes)

Jeffrey Campbell “Charlie” Clogs

I just received these Jeffrey Campbell “Charlie” clogs (I ordered them immediately after seeing them) and I have to tell you – they’re just as fabulous as I imagine Chanel’s to be. That scary 4 inch + heel is surprisingly comfortable to walk in and I just love their retro spirit. From the chunky wooden heel to the gold studs, these are truly an excellent knock-off. And for $178 (see retailers listed below for more prices), they’re really a steal. The clogs are available in either beige, black or tan.

Jeffrey Campbell "Charlie" Clogs in natural and black (Chanel Spring 2010 knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Charli-C” Clogsls
($124.95, Nordstrom)

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Update: This post has been updated on November 30, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Balmain is all the rage right now. The label gets worn a lot these days. Balmain’s Spring 2009 collection was such a great success! One of the most wanted items from that collection were the studded embellished high heel sandals. Amazing, right? After hitting the shelves of Net-A-Porter and priced at a whopping $2.300, these heels completely sold out within just a day or two. If you can afford the real thing, I recommend to invest in them. If they are way out of your budget, no need to panic! We have found a bunch of affordable Balmain alternatives for you.

Balmain Spring 2009 crystal embellished studded sandals with rhinestones

Balmain Crystal Embellished Studded Sandalsls
($2.300, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities Love Balmain

Molly Sims, Jennifer Connelly, Rihanna and Audrina Patridge wearing Balmain Spring 2009 crystal embellished studded sandals

As you can see, Hollywood is crazy for Balmain as well. Various celebrities have been wearing the sandals including Molly Sims, Jennifer Connelly (my personal favorite!), Rihanna and Audrina Patridge.

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Fabulicious Lip-158 Rhinestone Embellished Sandals

Update (11/30/2015): Three years after our last steal find, I happened to come across this rhinestone embellished high heel sandal by Fabulicious and thought it would be a good alternative to the Balmain heels above.

Fabulicious Lip-158 Rhinestone Embellished Sandals in black (Balmain inspired)

Fabulicious Lip-158 Rhinestone Embellished Sandalsamazon
($64.18, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyicon, BananaShoes, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Unze High Heel Sandals

Update (11/20/2012): I didn’t really expect to find any more Balmain shoe look-a-likes from the Spring 2009 collection, but here we go. A very Balmain-ish looking embellished high heel sandals by Unze. You like?

Unze High Heel Sandals in black (Balmain knockoffs)

Unze High Heel Sandalsls
(£37.95, Unze)

ZiGiny “Vivienne” Sandals

Update (01/18/2010): And yet another Balmain knockoff by ZiGiny. Available in black and taupe.

ZiGiny "Vivienne" Sandals in black (Balmain knockoffs)

ZiGiny “Vivienne” Sandalsamazon
($129.95, Amazon)

Luichiny “Shock Me” Embellished Sandals

Update (01/18/2010): Take a look at these super cute embellished Balmain look-a-likes by Luichiny. They come in either black faux suede and pewter or bronzeamazon faux leather.

Luichiny "Shock Me" Embellished Sandals in black (Balmain knockoffs)

Luichiny “Shock Me” Embellished Sandalsamazon
($119.95, Amazon)

Rocawear “Imana” Sandals

Update (01/18/2010): Rocawear has also a pair of Balmain knockoffs.

Rocawear "Imana" Embellished Sandals in black (Balmain knockoffs)

Rocawear “Imana” Sandals
($75.99, Heels.com)

Wet Seal Jeweled Strappy Heels

Update (11/11/2009): Reader Crystal mailed us this super budget-friendly Wet Seal find. Don’t expect great quality for $15, but if you’re on the hunt for a cheap chic pair of shoes then why not go for these?

Wet Seal Jeweled Strappy Sandals (Balmain Spring 2009 knockoffs)

Wet Seal Jeweled Strappy Heelspjx
($15, Wet Seal)

Hypnotic “Persian” Studded Sandals

Update (08/30/2009): Just found yet another Balmain knockoff by Shiekh. If you’re still on the hunt for a pair of rhinestoned Balmain look-a-likes, but don’t have too much money to spend, try these knockoffs by Shiekh. They look very similar to the Bebe knockoffs and are a great Balmain alternative for under $50.

Hypnotic "Persian" Studded Sandals (Balmain Crystal knockoffs)

Hypnotic “Persian” Studded Sandalscj
($49.97, Shiekh Shoes)

Steve Madden “BRIGGHT” Studded Sandals

Of course it couldn’t take Steve Madden too long to come up with his own version of the Balmain heels. The “BRIGGHT” studded sandal is available for $90.75. You better be fast to order if you want to snap up a good Balmain knockoff for a steal price.

Steve Madden Brigght Studded Sandal (Balmain knockoff)

Steve Madden “BRIGGHT” Studded Sandalsamazon
($90.75, Amazon)

Jeffrey Campbell “Mel” Studded Sandals

Jeffrey Campbell also didn’t want to miss out on the Balmain craze and jumped on the bandwagon with his own knockoff called “Mel”. Available in black or beige leather for $164.95 at Solestruck. But you better hurry, there are only limited sizes left.

Jeffrey Campbell Mel Studded Sandal (Balmain Spring 2009 studded sandal knockoff)

Jeffrey Campbell “Mel” Studded Sandals
($164.95, Solestruck)

Zigi “Majestic” Studded Sandal

Zigi joined the Balmain copycat bandwagon! The “Majestic” sandal, available in either black or white, is an ode to the highly coveted Balmain studded stilettos. Best thing: they’re on sale (45% down)! Big YAY! You better be quick before they sell out like all the other Balmain knockoffs..

Zigi Majestic Studded Sandals (Balmain Studded Stiletto Knockoffs)

Zigi “Majestic” Studded Sandal
($59.99, 6pm)

bebe “Marianna” Studded Platform Sandals

It certainly didn’t take too long until bebe knocked off the Balmain sandals. The “Marianna” sandal is bebe’s inspired version of the studded heels and it comes in either black or white. Shell out $169 and these Balmain look-a-likes are yours!

bebe Marianna Studded Platform Sandals (Balmain Spring 2009 studded sandal knockoffs)

bebe “Marianna” Studded Platform Sandals
($169, bebe)

Blingstyle Shoes Studded Ankle Strap Sandals

More Balmain look-a-likes! Found yet another knockoff of the Balmain studded high heel sandal. These darlings here retail for $138 and are great look-a-likes, just as good as the sold out Bebe knockoffs, maybe even better. But you better be fast, there are only limited sizes left.

Blingstyle Shoes Studded Ankle Strap Sandals (Balmain knockoffs)

Blingstyle Shoes Studded Ankle Strap Sandals
($138, YesStyle)

Aldo “Smeal” Studded Sandals

Aldo was one of the early adopters of the Balmain shoe trend. Their knock-off version “Smeal” has been around for a few months now. It’s not my favorite among the Balmain knockoffs, but it’s certainly a good alternative to the real Balmains.

Aldo Smeal Studded Sandals (Balmain Spring 2009 Crystal Studded Sandals Knockoffs)

Aldo “Smeal” Studded Sandalsls
($64.98, Aldo)

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