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I know this may not be the best time to be posting about summer sandals now that we’re almost halfway through fall, but I just couldn’t pass up on showing you these effortlessly chic “Tribute” slides by (Yves) Saint Laurent. I have proclaimed my undying love for the “Tribute” platform high heel version in the past and I do still love it dearly, but let’s be real: 5 inch heels just aren’t always a viable footwear option (long beach strolls and cobblestone walks, anyone?). Hence a classic pair of flat sandals like these timeless slides will probably get the most mileage during any summer vacation, especially if you can just easily slide in and out of them and take a quick dip in the pool without having to deal with untying your shoes first. Ain’t nobody got time for that, right? What I also ain’t got though, are the $595 in order to make these gorgeous shoes mine. Someday maybe, but not today. So in the meantime I will have to settle for a look for less option.

Saint Laurent Tribute Slide Sandals in black, cognac brown and patent

Saint Laurent Tribute Slide Sandalsls
($595, Nordstrom)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Saint Laurent

Style blogger Lucy Williams (Fashion Me Now) has been spotted wearing her Saint Laurent Tribute Slide Sandals various times on her fashion blog.

Lucy Williams (Fashion Me Now) wearing cognac brown Saint Laurent Tribute Slide Sandals

Massimo Matteo “Tina” Slide Sandals

Fortunately, I have been lucky enough to come across these amazing and spot-on “Tribute” sandal slide dupes by Massimo Matteo! They come in various uppers and colors and look almost identical to the real deal. But the best part? They’re on sale for $55.99 (down from $79) which is less than 10% of the designer version! Now that’s what I call a real steal deal, my fellow budget-conscious fashionistas!

Massimo Matteo "Tina" Slide Sandals in black, brown and red patent (Yves Saint Laurent YSL Tribute dupes)

Massimo Matteo “Tina” Slide Sandalsamazon
($55.99, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos.

Image source(s): Nordstrom, Fashion Me Now, Zappos

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Flat ankle boots look especially chic and elegant and are perfect for colder weather as a substitute for a pair of heels. While keeping in mind a hint of equestrian style, Ralph Lauren created a simple ankle boot that is yet so impeccably designed. The metal buckles on the side add a modern touch and craft a versatile feel. With that said, these beauties are priced at a not-so-simple budget of $695 and are sold out, too! However, check out the amazing look-a-likes we found below!

Ralph Lauren Quinta Calfskin Ankle Boots in cognac brown

Ralph Lauren Collection Flat Ankle Bootsls
($695, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Pikolinos Royal W5M-8614 Flat Ankle Boots

Update (08/18/2017): Stumbled upon these lovely flat booties by Pikolinos and thought they’d be a great alternative for the pricey Ralph Lauren ankle boots above. Available for $200 in various colors.

Pikolinos Royal W5M-8614 Flat Ankle Boots in brown (Ralph Lauren Collection inspired)

Pikolinos Royal W5M-8614 Flat Ankle Boots
($200, Zappos)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Sarenza, Spartoo, Amazon.co.ukamazon & Amazon.deamazon.

ASOS “Altitude” Leather Jodhpur Ankle Boots

Update (01/21/2013): Found another great and budget-friendly Ralph Lauren alternative in these ASOS ankle boots.

ASOS "Altitude" Leather Jodhpur Ankle Boots in tan and black (Ralph Lauren Collection knockoffs)

ASOS “Altitude” Leather Jodhpur Ankle Boots
($92.82, ASOS)

Tory Burch “Amarina” Booties

Tory Burch is often noted as the Queen of Comfort when it comes towards designing beautiful shoes. Although I haven’t personally worn these “Amarina” Booties, I highly doubt that they’d be likely to disappoint in the comfort department. Very similar to the ankle boots above, these booties feature a similar equestrian meets edgy style, but come with a much smaller price tag. Though they are still fairly pricey at $395, they’d make a great splurge and could take you through almost all of winter and fall!

Tory Burch "Amarina" Booties in cognac brown and black (Ralph Lauren Collection Quinta knockoffs)

Tory Burch “Amarina” Bootiesls
($395, Shopbop)

Unlisted “Beyond Me” Flat Ankle Boots

And here we have a beautiful and affordable version of the luxe designer booties above priced at only $49.99 (sale price!)! These Unlisted “Beyond Me” Flat Ankle Boots exude edginess and are the perfect casual everyday shoes. The buckle gives it somewhat of a biker boot vibe, but at the same time does not deduct from the equestrian design details. These booties can be paired with virtually anything in your wardrobe: tights, leggings, denim, knit dresses and so on, so get then while they’re still available!

Unlisted "Beyond Me" Flat Ankle Boots in cognac brown and black (Ralph Lauren Collection Quinta knockoffs)

Unlisted “Beyond Me” Flat Ankle Bootsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm & Kenneth Cole.

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

Don’t get me wrong: I loooooove high heels with utmost passion, but when summer is blazing its heatwaves upon us, the last thing I would think of wearing are high heeled shoes. A good flat sandal that you can easily slide in and out of and walk in for hours is absolutely essential in the summer; especially if you’re planning to go on vacation. Flip flops would be an obvious choice here, but aren’t we so over them by now? That’s why I am absolutely smitten with these backless knotted sandal leather slides by Joie. I love their minimalistic yet chic design (made in Italy, btw) and the supple cowhide leather; these would go with almost anything in my wardrobe. And while they’re not terribly expensive at $125 (currently on sale for $43.75), we understand that many of you are on a budget, so we made it our mission to find some great alternative options for much less. Just keep on reading.

Joie a la Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals in black and brown

Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandalsls
($43.75, Shopbop)

Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Joie, Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls & Bloomingdale’s.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Joie

Celebs such as Reese Witherspoon and various personal style bloggers have been spotted wearing Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals.

Reese Witherspoon, Risa (Really Risa) and Jessie (Diary of Ambitions) wearing Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals

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Seven7 “Nuvo” Knotted Thong Sandals

Update (07/07/2017): Spotted another set of lovely Joie Nice look-alike sandals today! They’re by Seven7, come in various colors and are on sale for less than $30.

Seven7 "Nuvo" Knotted Thong Sandals (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Seven7 “Nuvo” Knotted Thong Sandals
($26.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Kohl’s.

Dorothy Perkins “Frazer” Knotted Thong Sandals

Update (05/02/2017): Here’s another absolutely fabulous and spot-on Joie Nice dupe to add to the list. It’s by Dorothy Perkins, comes in either black or white faux leather and costs $25. Love these!

Dorothy Perkins "Frazer" Knotted Thong Sandals (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Dorothy Perkins “Frazer” Knotted Thong Sandals
($25, Dorothy Perkins)

Also available at Debenhams, Amazon.co.ukamazon & Amazon.deamazon.

Pieces Knotted Thong Leather Sandals

Update (05/02/2017): Also found these fabulous leather sandals by Pieces which are obviously inspired by Joie as well. Made of genuine leather, price: £22.35.

Pieces Knotted Thong Leather Sandals in black and nude (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Pieces Knotted Thong Leather Sandals
(£22.35, Pieces)

Also available at Bestseller.

Charlotte Russe T-Strap Slide Sandals

Update (04/20/2017): Today I browsed the Charlotte Russe website and came across these steal-worthy Joie sandal look-alikes which come in either rosegold or faux snakeskin are just $9.09! Steal deal alert!

Charlotte Russe T-Strap Slide Sandals (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Charlotte Russe T-Strap Slide Sandals
($9.09, Charotte Russe)

Massimo Matteo Thong 17 Sandals

Update (03/28/2017): Spotted another Joie Nice inspired set of thong sandals! These here are by Massimo Matteo, they’re made of genuine leather and are on sale for $30.99! Also available in various other colors.

Massimo Matteo Thong 17 Sandals (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Massimo Matteo Thong 17 Sandalsamazon
($34.99, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos.

Merona “Malia” Thong Sandals

Update (03/06/2017): Check out these amazing Joie Nice look-alike sandals by Merona which are super budget-friendly ($19.99!) and come in either black, tan, silver or raspberry red. Absolutely love this designer dupe steal find!

Merona "Malia" Thong Sandals in black and tan (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Merona “Malia” Thong Sandals
($19.99, Target)

Rock & Candy “Blaney” Thong Sandals

Update (12/14/2016): Discovered these spot-on Joie Nice dupe sandals by Rock & Candy today which are available in various colors and are currently on sale for less than $25! Major steal deal alert! This sandal is also available with a 1,25″ stacked heel here if you need some extra height.

Rock & Candy "Blaney" Thong Sandals in black and orange (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Rock & Candy “Blaney” Thong Sandals
($24.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Wanted “Munn” T-Bar Knotted Flat Sandals

Update (12/14/2016): Also found these knotted summer sandals by Wanted which are a spot-on dupe of the Joie originals. They’re a little pricey at $129.95 AUD, but once they go on sale these might be a nice and budget-friendly alternative to the real deal. Available in tan, white, silver and leopard.

Wanted "Munn" T-Bar Knotted Flat Sandals in tan and white (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Wanted “Munn” T-Bar Knotted Flat Sandals
($129.95 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Spotted another very affordable Joie Nice alternative today! How cute are these knotted t-strap slides by Old Navy? Available in black, cognax or white faux leather for $24.94.

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals in cognac brown and black (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals
($24.94, Old Navy)

Lucky Brand “Ari” Thong Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Here’s a fab Joie Nice look-alike by Lucky Brand which is available for less than 1/3 of the price of the real deal. Available in black, tan, blue and watermelon pink leather.

Lucky Brand "Ari" Thong Sandals in black, tan and blue (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Lucky Brand “Ari” Thong Sandals
($35.99, 6pm)

Also available at Amazonamazon

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Forever 21 now has a lovely non-suede Joice Nice dupe stocked! Available in black, tan, white and gold faux leather for a very budget-friendly price of $12.90! Steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals in black, tan and white (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals
($12.90, Forever 21)

Steve Madden “Olivia” Knotted Thong Flat Sandals

Update (03/09/2016): Spotted these amazing and spot-on Joie Nice look-alike sandals by Steve Madden. Available for $19.80 in various colors. Made of genuine leather. Love these!

Steve Madden "Olivia" Knotted Thong Flat Sandals (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Steve Madden “Olivia” Knotted Thong Flat Sandals
($19.80, LuLu*s)

Rebels “Paitlyn” Knotted Thong Sandals

Update (03/09/2016): Also discovered these Joie dupes by Rebels which are currently on sale for $20.95. There’s also a very cute cow-hair version available for a little over $30.

Rebels "Paitlyn" Knotted Thong Sandals in tan and gold metallic (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Rebels “Paitlyn” Knotted Thong Sandalsamazon
($20.95, Amazon)

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals

Update (03/06/2016): These Alex + Alex thong sandals have an extra back strap, but the overall design is obviously inspired by the Joie sandals above.

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals
($69, Gilt)

Maiden Lane “Gia” Thong Slides

Update (03/09/2016): Also love the fun colors of these Joie inspired flat sandals by Maiden Lane. So many colorful options! Love it!

Maiden Lane "Gia" Thong Slides (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Maiden Lane “Gia” Thong Slides
($19.99, Gilt)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals

Update (12/13/2015): Spotted these lovely faux suede Joie Nice dupes at Forever 21 for a steal price of $12.90. Love every one of the colors!

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals (Joie Nice Plage dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals
($12.90, Forever 21)

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

Mossimo Supply Co. “Ainsley” Knot Thong Sandals

If you’re on a really tight budget, then these cute thong sandals by Mossimo Supply Co. are probably your best option. The design is spot-on, they come in three different colors (black, brown and white) and they can be yours for less than $15! Only downside? These are made of PU leather, so no promises regarding durability and/or sweaty feet here.

Mossimo Supply Co. "Ainsley" Knot Thong Sandals in black and cognac brown (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Ainsley” Knot Thong Sandals
($13.98, Target)

Sole Society “Sarena” Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandals

If you’re willing to invest a little more for a genuine leather option, check out these chic summer sandals by Sole Society. Again, these are pretty much a spot-on dupe compared to the Joies above (plus, I love that these are made of genuine leather). The price of $29.98 (sale!) ain’t too bad either (that’s less than half the price of the real deal).

Sole Society "Sarena" Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandals in black and platinum metallic (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Sole Society “Sarena” Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandalsls
($29.98, Sole Society)

Also available at Nordstromls.

Naya “Crescent” Huarache Sandals

Another look-for-less option would be these huarache sandals by Naya. They have a very similar design and come in various color combinations (and are genuine leather, too), plus they’re currently on sale for a budget-friendly $44.99.

Naya "Crescent" Huarache Sandals in black and brown (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Naya “Crescent” Huarache Sandals
($44.99, 6pm)

Also available at Amazonamazon.

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Is there anyone out there who wasn’t crazy about some aspect of the Burberry Prorsum fall/winter 2010 collection? From the draped, ruched mini dresses, to the over-the-knee boots, to the completely delicious cropped shearling jackets—it was a sensation at the minimum, iconic at the max. And you can see why. The Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket looks like a cloud in the form of a clothing. If I could justify $3.5k for it, I so would.

Burberry Prorsum Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket in brown

Burberry Prorsum Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacketls
($3.595, Burberry)

P.S.: Also available at Burberry (UK)ls.

Banana Republic Leather Sherpa Bomber Jacket

Update (11/15/2016): More than three years after our last Burberry Prorsum jacket steal find, Banana Republic decided to revive the (faux) shearling aviator trend and came up with an amazing Burberry-inspired alternative. It’s quite expensive at $1.400 (retail price), but also so, so gorgeous much so more affordable than the real deal’s $3.595, don’t you agree?

Banana Republic Leather Sherpa Bomber Jacket in brown (Burberry Prorsum dupe)

Banana Republic Leather Sherpa Bomber Jacket
($1.400, Banana Republic)

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

SuperTrash “Olammy” Coat

Update (07/15/2013): I know we’re in the middle of summer and nobody wants to think about warm winter jackets yet, but I just stumbled upon this super fab Burberry Prorsum inspired aviator jacket by SuperTrash and had to share it with you. What do you think? Are shearling bomber jackets still “in” for Fall 2013?

SuperTrash "Olammy" Coat in brown (Burberry Prorsum knockoff)

SuperTrash “Olammy” Coat
(€169.95, Zalando)

Marc New York Faux Suede Jacket with Faux Fur Collar

Update (10/11/2012): Here’s another fabulous Burberry Prorsum Aviator Jacket alternative for under $150 by Marc New York. Love this one!

Marc New York Faux Suede Jacket with Faux Fur Collar in chocolate brown (Burberry Prorsum Aviator knockoff)

Marc New York Faux Suede Jacket with Faux Fur Collar
($142.40, Bluefly)

Mango Flight Jacket

Update (09/25/2012): Woohoo! After quite some time we found another fabulous Burberry Prorsum aviator jacket look-a-like for under $120 by Mango.

Mango Flight Jacket in brown (Burberry Prorsum Aviator Jacket knockoff)

Mango Flight Jacket
($119.99, Amazon)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket

Update (11/14/2011): And here’s another great Burberry alternative coming from MICHAEL Michael Kors. Not a steal but possibly worth the investment if you fancy the look of the Burberry jacket.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket in brown (Burberry Prorsum Aviator knockoff)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket
($295, Zappos)

ASOS REVIVE Sheepskin Aviator Jacket

Update (11/10/2010): Excuse me? Please meet the love of your life! OMG, ASOS has done it! The perfect Burberry Prorsum aviator jacket knockoff. Isn’t it beautiful? I just wish it would be a little cheaper, but even at $600 this buy might be worth the investment. Either way, if you want this jacket, get it NOW. It will fly off the shelves.

ASOS REVIVE Sheepskin Aviator Jacket

ASOS REVIVE Sheepskin Aviator Jacket
($603.40, ASOS)

Barney’s Leather Aviator Jacket

Update (11/12/2010): Another great Burberry Prorsum alternative by Barney’s Orignals. A real leather jacket for under $150? Sold! Available in brown or black.

Barney's Leather Aviator Jacket in brown (Burberry Prorsum knockoff)

Barney’s Leather Aviator Jacket
($146.54, ASOS)

Lipsy Faux Sheepskin Aviator Jacket

If you, like me, are really hanging to recreate the Burberry fall 2010 aesthetic at a lower price point, you know it can be achieved pretty easily until you get to the outerwear. Well now, even that is no obstacle. Behold the Lipsy Faux Sheepskin Aviator Jacket, ladies. This brown faux shearling is cut beautifully, and is the perfect topper for a skinny ruched mini, or even jeans and a tank. And at a mere £85, you’ll be looking like Burberry Barbie in no time.

Lipsy Faux Sheepskin Aviator Jacket in brown (Burberry Prorsum knockoff)

Lipsy Faux Sheepskin Aviator Jacketls
(£85, Lipsy)

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Time for some Chloé goodness again. The French fashion house really is on a roll with their newest line of “It” bags everyone is lusting after. We’ve already covered the “Drew” and “Faye” and now it’s time to talk about the “Hudson” which is actually a whole set of different Chloé bags coming in different shapes and sizes, all of them exuding that iconic Chloé boho-vibe with their tassels and fringes. And yes, sure, this is undeniably a gorgeous bag, but can you imagine spending more than $2.000 for this sweet little mini bag?

Chloé Hudson Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag in caramel brown and black

Chloé Hudson Mini Fringe Shoulder Bagls
($2.150, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Farfetchls, MyTheresa, Editorialistls & Vestiaire Collective.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Chloé

Celebs such as Emma Roberts and personal style bloggers like Aimee Song (Song of Style), Jessi Malay (My White T) and Charlotte (The Fashion Guitar) have been spotted wearing a Chloé Hudson Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag.

Aimee Song (Song of Style), Jessi Malay (My White T), Emma Roberts & Charlotte (The Fashion Guitar) carrying a Chloé Hudson Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag

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Melie Bianco “Blair” Fringe Crossbody Saddle Bag

Update (06/09/2016): Discovered these cute and affordable Chloé Hudson fringe bag look-alikes by Melie Bianco today which come in either black, navy or grey faux leather and cost less than $40. Steal deal alert!

Melie Bianco "Blair" Fringe Crossbody Saddle Bag in black and navy (Chloé Hudson dupes)

Melie Bianco “Blair” Fringe Crossbody Saddle Bagamazon
($35, Amazon)

Lush Leather Saddle Tassel Crossbody Bag

Update (05/11/2016): Spotted the first genuine leather Chloé Hudson dupe today! By Lush and available in either black or brown for $139.99.

Lush Leather Saddle Tassel Crossbody Bag in black and cognac brown (Chloé Hudson knockoffs)

Lush Leather Saddle Tassel Crossbody Bagamazon
($139.99, Amazon)

Sole Society “Exie” Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag

Luckily, I stumbled upon this cute Chloé alternative by Sole Society which will give you the coveted Chloé boho look for a whole lot less. Sole Society’s version is a little larger than the real deal Chloé, but I actually prefer that because I can’t see my wallet, phone, keys and lipstick fitting comfortably in the Hudson mini bag above. “Exie” is available in cognac brown or black faux leather (with genuine suede tassels) for $59.95.

Sole Society "Exie" Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag in cognac brown and black (Chloé Hudson knockoffs)

Sole Society “Exie” Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag
($59.95, Sole Society)

BagInc “Renee” Faux Leather Fringe Bag

Deal: Use promo code “SPRINGBAG” to get 15% off your entire order!

BagInc has also a good looking, spot-on Chloé Hudson faux leather dupe available in various beautiful colors for the budget-friendly price of $69. You can even save some more (15%!) by using the promo code above. FYI: A few weeks ago I received an email from a reader who was having issues with her BagInc order (long order processing and unsatisfactory customer service), so please proceed with caution, prepare yourself for a possibly longer shipping process (products are being shipped from Hong Kong) and if nothing helps, there’s always the possibility to file a dispute with PayPal or your credit card company. I own a couple of (genuine leather) BagInc bags and was always very pleased with both the shipping duration as well as the product quality, but that’s been quite a while ago now, so I can’t fully vouch for the company at this point and thus wanted you to be aware of this.

BagInc "Renee" Faux Leather Fringe Bag in cognac brown, black, grey and red (Chloé Hudson knockoffs)

BagInc “Renee” Faux Leather Fringe Bag
($69, BagInc)

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Song of Style, My White T, @emmaroberts Instagram, The Fashion Guitar, Amazon, Sole Society, BagInc

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