Carlos By Carlos Santana

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Alright, let’s talk backpacks. They’ve been kinda huge last year. And probably will be huge again this year, too. While admittedly this trend has totally gone past me because I’m just more of a handbag person and because backpacks generally make me feel like I’m 10 and in school again, if I had to choose a backpack, I’d totally rock this chain-trimmed beauty by Stella McCartney which is basically her iconic “Falabella” as a rucksack edition. Just as pretty and just as expensive. Le sigh!

Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Backpack in black and silver

Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Backpack
($1.295, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Barneys, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-A-Porter, Forward by Elyse Walker, Farfetch, MyTheresa, Selfridges & LuisaViaRomacj.

Celebrities Love Stella McCartney

Celebs such as Kylie Jenner and Coleen Rooney have been spotted wearing a Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Backpack.

Kylie Jenner and Coleen Rooney wearing a black Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Backpack

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Forever 21 Faux Leather Chained Backpack

Update (08/03/2015): Since all the previously posted Falabella backpack alternatives seem to have sold out, I am happy to report that we could unearth two more Falabella backpack steals. Here we have an amazing, almost spot-on Stella McCartney dupe by Forever 21 which is available in either black, cream or burgundy faux leather for a very budget-friendly $32.90. If you’re a fan, better be fast, I’m sure these babies will be sold out soon as well.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Chained Backpack in black and cream white (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Chained Backpack
($32.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls.

Inzi Quilted Chain Backpack

Update (08/03/2015): And here’s another lovely Falabella backpack alternative by Inzi which has a strong Chanel vibe to it due to its quilted texture. It’s not exactly budget-friendly at $98.95, but so fab, right?

Inzi Quilted Chain Backpack in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Inzi Quilted Chain Backpackpjx
($98.95, Lori’s)

Chicwish Chain Flap Backpack

Update (02/11/2015): Look at this fabulous Stella McCartney inspired chain-trimmed backpack which I found at Chicwish. So stylish, right? And quite budget-friendly, too.

Chicwish Chain Flap Backpack in black (Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer knockoff)

Chicwish Chain Flap Backpack
($50.92, Chicwish)

Steve Madden “BJAXON” Chain Backpack

Update (02/05/2015): Discovered these great Stella McCartney Falabella look-a-likes by Steve Madden today! So fab, right?

Steve Madden "BJAXON" Chain Backpack in black and grey (Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer knockoff)

Steve Madden “BJAXON” Chain Backpack
($65.99, Macy’s)

P.S.: Also available at Steve Madden.

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Dolores” Chain-Trimmed Backpack

Update (02/05/2015): Also spotted these Stella McCartney inspired backpacks by Carlos by Carlos Santana which are available in either black or white.

Carlos by Carlos Santana Dolores Chain-Trimmed Backpack in black and white (Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer knockoff)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Dolores” Chain-Trimmed Backpack
($72.99, Macy’s)

P.S.: Also available at eBags.

Nasty Gal “Aliandra” Chain Backpack

Well, well. Hats off to Nasty Gal who did a pretty good job at bringing us the “Falabella” on a budget. Their “Aliandra” backpack is similarly pretty, but retails for a wallet-friendly $60 instead. Grab yours now and be the coolest kid on the fashion schoolyard! Nobody has to know it was only $60. A tan version named “Dillon” is available herels.

Nasty Gal "Aliandra" Chain Backpack in black faux leather (Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer knockoff)

Nasty Gal “Aliandra” Chain Backpack
($60, Nasty Gal)

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Update: This post has been updated on August 15, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Fashion magazines are consistently talking about the day clutch. While carrying all your essentials in a bag the size of a large envelope isn’t exactly feasible, how can you make a clutch work during the day? It’s easy, you just toss it in your larger work tote and then pull it out for lunch, a quick run to Starbucks, or keep it handy for an impromptu dinner after work. This particular style by Valentino is perfect. It has great proportion, construction and just enough edginess to make it less “boardroom” and more “downtown chic”. But although this particular clutch would get a lot of use, it may not be quite enough to justify the price. As always, we present you more accessible options. Check it out below!

Valentino Rockstud Leather Clutch in black

Valentino Rockstud Leather Clutchls
($1.395, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls & Farfetchls.

Celebrities Love Valentino

Zoe Saldana, Alexa Chung, Jessica Biel, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Clémence Poésy carrying a Valentino Rockstud Leather Clutch

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Carlos by Carlos Santana “Sarita” Studded Zip Top Wristlet Clutch

UPDATE (06/17/2015): Discovered these fabulous Valentino Rockstud pouch dupes by Carlos by Carlos Santana today. They’re available in either black, white or turqoise faux leather and are currently on sale for a steal price of $29.97 (down from $69!).

Carlos by Carlos Santana "Sarita" Studded Zip Top Wristlet Clutch in black and turquoise (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Sarita” Studded Zip Top Wristlet Clutch
($29.97, Nordstrom Rack)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Large “Selma” Stud-Trim Saffiano Clutch

UPDATE (08/15/2013): Whoa, look at this fab Valentino dupe by MICHAEL Michael Kors! Totally looks like the high-end designer clutch, but actually costs only $108! I also love the Saffiano leather which is usually mainly used for and most known because of Prada’s famous Saffiano bags. Available in a lot of different colors like tan, taupe, turquoise, red and purple!

MICHAEL Michael Kors Large "Selma" Stud-Trim Saffiano Clutch in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Large “Selma” Stud-Trim Saffiano Clutchls
(108, Neiman Marcus)

Stylistpick “Alessia” Multi Stud Clutch

UPDATE (02/10/2013): And here we have another Valentino Rockstud Clutch look-a-like by Stylistpick. Available in black or beige faux leather for £20! Psst: All new customers to Stylistpick automatically receive 25% off their first item!

Stylistpick "Alessia" Multi Stud Clutch in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

Stylistpick “Alessia” Multi Stud Clutch
(£20, Stylistpick)

GoJane Pyramid Stud Trim Clutch

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “GJSHIP60” to get free shipping on your $60+ order!

Just as lovely, this version by GoJane is exactly the type of clutch you need for everyday and costs way less than the original designer inspiration. Place all your essentials inside and then place it in your larger tote to make it easier to pull out when you’re on the go. It will also keep everything organized and easier to spot inside your larger bag as well! Wear this clutch with everything; from your pencil skirt and blouse to your jeans on the weekend for brunch. The detachable strap is fantastic; and I’m sure you’ll find a dozen ways to wear your new bag! Want to add a little glam twist to your look? You can also get this style in peach or gold metallic faux leather.

GoJane Pyramid Stud Trim Clutch in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

GoJane Pyramid Stud Trim Clutch
($11.95, GoJane)

Buffalo Stud Clutch Bag

Another great steal and also made of completely vegan leather is this cute look-a-like clutch by Buffalo. These are a bit more expensive than the previous style, but the hardware is very similar to the original. The wristlet detail is just fabulous because it helps keep your hands free when you need them most (perhaps you’re going out for cocktails or meeting friends at an after work networking event). I really like that you have the option of the taupe color as well because it’s perfect if you wear a lot of brown or prefer a lighter palette for your key wardrobe pieces.

Buffalo Stud Clutch Bag in black and taupe (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

Buffalo Stud Clutch Bag
(€49.90, Buffalo)

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And we’re back to Stella McCartney! My (and a lot of other people’s) favorite Stella style is her iconic “Falabella” faux leather bag which we have featured here on this blog in its numerous variations many times already. And today we’re showing you yet another Falabella – the fringed one! Bohemian laid-back cool mixed with metal chain-trimmed, modern-day edginess equals total bag perfection! Until you look at the price, of course. $1.995. Oh my!

Stella McCartney Falabella Large Suede Fringe Tote in black

Stella McCartney Falabella Large Suede Fringe Tote
($1.995, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls.

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Daryll” Fringe Tote

Luckily, there’s a fantastic Falabella fringed alternative option available right at your fingertips which will give you the coveted Stella McCartney chic without having to spend a fortune on a bag. Enter “Daryll” by Carlos by Carlos Santana: stunningly similar to McCartney’s Falabella, available in either black, camel or white faux leather and currently on sale for a wallet-friendly $75.60! You’re welcome, ladies!

Carlos by Carlos Santana "Daryll" Fringe Tote in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Daryll” Fringe Toteamazon
($75.60, Amazon)

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

Image source(s): Forward by Elyse Walker, eBags

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Update: This post has been updated on May 15, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

So there’s the Acne Pistol boots and the Rag & Bone Newbury booties – these both boot styles share the reign over the coveted designer bootie “goes-with-everything” kingdom in Hollywoodland. I’d love to join the fashionable crowd below, but spending $525 on shoes isn’t currently a viable option. However, I’ve found an almost identical match for all our budget-conscious readers and… well, me.

Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Boots in black

Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Bootiescj
($525, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Ron Herman, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Jildorcj, Forward by Elyse Walker, Nordstromls, Barneysls, S|SENSE, OTTEpjx, Rag + Bonepjx & Farfetchls.

Celebrities Love Rag & Bone

Rachel Bilson, Sienna Miller, Rachel Weisz, Nikki Reed, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Isla Fisher wearing Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Boots

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Therapy “Hendrix” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (05/15/2015): Stumbled upon these lovely Rag & Bone Newbury dupes by Therapy today! They’re available in various colors and retail for a budget-friendly $69.95.

Therapy "Hendrix" Ankle Boots in brown and black (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Therapy “Hendrix” Ankle Boots
($69.95 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic & Wanted Shoes.

Reneeze Baba-3 Stacked Heel Ankle Boots

UPDATE (02/07/2015): Discovered these budget-friendly Rag & Bone Newbury look-alikes by Reneeze today. Available in 4 different colors for under $30.

Reneeze Baba-3 Stacked Heel Ankle Boots (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Reneeze Baba-3 Stacked Heel Ankle Bootsamazon
($23.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls, Sears, Overstock & eBayeBay.

Forever 21 Cuffed Faux Leather Booties

UPDATE (10/22/2014): Spotted these lovely and budget-friendly booties at Forever 21 and thought they might be a great Newbury alternative, too.

Forever 21 Cuffed Faux Leather Booties in black and tan (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Forever 21 Cuffed Faux Leather Bootiesls
($37.90, Forever 21)

ALDO “Prigorwen” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (10/03/2014): ALDO have another great Rag & Bone Newbury bootie look-a-like available in either taupe or black leather for $52.99 (sale price!).

ALDO "Prigorwen" Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

ALDO “Prigorwen” Ankle Boots
($52.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Heels.comcj, ALDO (US)ls & The Iconic.

Tony Bianco “Dena” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (07/20/2014): Just discovered these almost identical Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like boots at Tony Bianco. Absolutely in love with them! They are available in either tan or black leather for $159.95 AUD. Go, get ’em!

Tony Bianco "Dena" Ankle Boots in tan and black (Rag Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Dena” Ankle Boots
($159.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Diba London “Elyse” Booties

UPDATE (02/03/2014): And here we go again with yeth another Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like. Stumbled upon this lovely cognac colored bootie by Diba which is currently on clearance for a super steal-worthy $16.99.

Diba London "Elyse" Booties in cognac (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Diba London “Elyse” Booties
($16.99, JCPenney)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Remington” Microfiber Booties

UPDATE (11/29/2013): Are you tired of Newbury dupes yet? Well, here’s another add to the list. Check out these ankle boots coming from Carlos by Carlos Santana!

Carlos by Carlos Santana "Remington" Microfiber Ankle Booties in black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Remington” Microfiber Bootiesamazon
($23.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetro & 6pmcj.

Chinese Laundry “Elise Ginger” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (11/04/2013): And we have yet another name to add to the Rag & Bone Newbury dupe list! Stumbled upon these fabulous Chinese Laundry booties today and they instantly reminded me of the Newbury ankle boots.

Chinese Laundry "Elise Ginger" Ankle Boots (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Elise Ginger” Ankle Bootsls
($59.96, NORDSTROM)

Arturo Chiang “Sangia” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (10/11/2013): Found yet another Newbury bootie dupe! Now look at these lovely ankle boots by Arturo Chiang. Absolutely fabulous, right? My favorite’s the dark chocolate version.

Arturo Chiang "Sangia" Ankle Boots in brown and black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

Arturo Chiang “Sangia” Ankle Bootsamazon
($139.95, Amazon)

Kelsi Dagger “Zidane” Ankle Booties

UPDATE (10/11/2013): Here’s another high quality Rag & Bone Newbury ankle boot look-a-like! Check out these super fab booties by Kelsi Dagger!

Kelsi Dagger "Zidane" Ankle Booties in mocha and black (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Kelsi Dagger “Zidane” Ankle Bootiescj
($150.99, Heels.com)

SO® High Heel Ankle Boots

UPDATE (09/18/2013): Found these super fab ankle boots by SO which look like spot-on Rag & Bone Newbury dupes. And the best part? You can get them for under $30!

SO® High Heel Ankle Boots in brown and black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

SO® High Heel Ankle Bootsls
($24.97, Kohl’s)

Bucco “Earla” Textured Ankle Boots

UPDATE (06/22/2013): Came across these textured real leather booties by Bucco which are a great Rag & Bone Newbury dupe. Available in black, red, taupe and beige leather.

Bucco "Earla" Textured Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Bucco “Earla” Textured Ankle Bootsamazon
($24.99, Amazon)

Alias Mae “Lancaster” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (04/16/2013): Now look at the deliciousness of an ankle boot! Seriously obsessed with these Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like booties by Alias Mae! Those Australians ALWAYS have the best shoe brands for designer shoe look-a-likes! $151.96 AUD and also available in burgundy and brown leather.

Alias Mae "Lancaster" Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury look-a-likes)

Alias Mae “Lancaster” Ankle Boots
($132.97 AUD, The Iconic)

N.Y.L.A “Leron” Ankle Booties

UPDATE (04/07/2013): Came across another budget-friendly Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like today. Check out these ankle boots by N.Y.L.A.! On sale for under $30 and also available in chocolate brown.

N.Y.L.A "Leron" Ankle Booties in black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury look-a-likes)

N.Y.L.A “Leron” Ankle Bootiesamazon
($17.97, Amazon)

Steve Madden “Relay” Suede Booties

UPDATE (02/10/2013): Found another awesome Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like by Steve Madden. This one is a suede version. Available in black or burgundy.

Steve Madden "Relay" Suede Booties in black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Relay” Suede Bootiesls
($59.94, Steve Madden)

Steve Madden “Abonita” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (01/02/2013): Steve Madden has officially joined the long list of brands who have created a fabulous Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like! I really like these simple and classic booties which are available in either black or cognac leather.

Steve Madden "Abonita" Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Classic Newbury knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Abonita” Ankle Bootsamazon
($129.95, Amazon)

Vince Camuto “Hadley” Ankle Boots

Now look at this Vince Camuto ankle boot! If this ain’t an awesome Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like, I don’t know what is. And the best part? These booties cost $89.97 (sale price!) instead of $525 which means you’ll save $435 in comparison to the real deal. Available in black, taupe, sand and chestnut brown.

Vince Camuto "Hadley" Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Hadley” Ankle Boots
($89.97, Nordstrom Rack)

P.S.: Also available at eBay, Nordstromls & Vince Camuto (UK)icon.

Arden B. Seamed Ankle Boots

UPDATE (10/10/2012): Just cames across this super fabulous and super budget-friendly Rag & Bone Newbury look-a-like by Arden B.. These faux leather booties are currently on sale for a mere $9.99, so get them before they’re gone!

Arden B. Seamed Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Newbury Classic knockoffs)

Arden B. Seamed Ankle Bootsls
($9.99, Arden B.)

Cole Haan “Cassidy” Booties

UPDATE (10/10/2012): Another great alternative though more on the expensive side are these Nubuck leather booties by Cole Haan. My favorite’s the tea rose colored version.

Cole Haan "Cassidy" Booties in black and natural (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Cole Haan “Cassidy” Booties
($169.95, Cole Haan)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Overstock & Sears.

Bandolino “Joinedtome” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (09/08/2012): Just came across these super fabulous Rag & Bone Newbury real leather knockoffs by Bandolino for $54.99 (sale price!). Yay! Available in black or brown leather and taupe suede.

Bandolino "Joinedtome" Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Bandolino “Joinedtome” Ankle Bootsamazon
($42.99, Amazon)

Chelsea Crew “Holster” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (08/15/2012): Found another great and super similar Rag & Bone Newbury alternative. These booties by Chelsea Crew are $59.99 (sale price!) only and come in either black or brown.

Chelsea Crew "Holster" Ankle Boots in black (Rag & Bone Newbury knockoffs)

Chelsea Crew “Holster” Ankle Bootsamazon
($59.99, Amazon)

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Update: This post has been updated on August 5, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

So this black and white sandal bootie by Gianvito Rossi might seem familiar to you because we’ve recently featured a similar two-tone style from the very same collection. I’m really, really into black and white lately, so this heel is right up my alley. The price however? Not so much.

Gianvito Rossi Two-Tone Suede-Leather Cage Booties in black and white

Gianvito Rossi Two-Tone Suede-Leather Cage Bootiesls
($489, Barneys)

Mix No. 6 “Charlize” Cut-Out Booties

UPDATE (08/05/2014): Stumbled upon another fantabulous and budget-friendly Gianvito Rossi dupe today! Check out this two-tone cut-out bootie by Mix No. 6. So close to the real deal, isn’t it? Also available in leopard print, metallic and lace.

Mix No. 6 "Charlize" Cut-Out Booties in black and white (Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Mix No. 6 “Charlize” Cut-Out Booties
($49.95, DSW)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Strata” Two-Tone Cut-Out Platform Heels

UPDATE (03/14/2014): Found these Gianvito Rossi inspired two-tone platform heels by Carlos by Carlos Santana.

Carlos by Carlos Santana "Strata" Two-Tone Cut-Out Platform Heels in black and white suede (Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Strata” Two-Tone Cut-Out Platform Heelscj
($109.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, 6pmcj, Macy’sls, Shoebuyls, Onlineshoes.comls, Shoes.comls, Famous Footwearls & CarlosShoesls.

Arden B. Two-Tone Cutout Booties

UPDATE (02/22/2014): Stumbled upon this black and white cut-out bootie at Arden B. which is a great dupe of the Gianvito Rossi heels above!

Arden B. Two-Tone Cutout Booties in black and white (Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Arden B. Two-Tone Cutout Booties
($79, Arden B.)

Ivanka Trump “Derry” Two-Tone Cut-Out Peep-Toe Booties

Well, well, now look at this lovely little Ivanka Trump sandal. It’s not a dupe per se and has a few minor differences, but it’s obviously inspired by the Gianvito Rossi heels above. Priced at only $120 (sale price!) instead of $1.200, I’d totally snap up this steal! Also available in black and nude lace and gold leather.

Ivanka Trump "Derry" Two-Tone Cut-Out Peep-Toe Booties in black and white (Gianvito Rossi knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Derry” Two-Tone Cut-Out Peep-Toe Bootiesamazon
($149.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj & 6pmcj.

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, DSW, Zappos, Arden B., Lord & Taylor

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