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Update: This post has been updated on November 11, 2017. 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, $500 is still a lot of money for a lot of people (even though I’ll admit the “Azaelea” dress, which by the way got silently renamed correctly to “Azalea” in the meantime, thus probably referring to the flower, 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
($500, Nordstrom)

Also available at Forward by Elyse Walker, Shopbopls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, ASOS, Selfridges, Harrodsls, Matches Fashionls, Luisaviaroma, MyTheresa & 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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Silvian Heach “Bolognano” Midi Lace Dress

Update (11/11/2017): Just stumbled upon this beautiful and almost spot-on Self-Portrait look-alike dress by Italian brand Silvian Heach. It comes in a lovely pastel yellow color and is currently on sale for €179.40 (down from €276) which is admittedly quite pricey for a designer dupe, but the quality looks pretty great, so it might be worth the investment.

Silvian Heach "Bolognano" Midi Lace Dress in pastel yellow (Self-Portrait Azaelea dupe)

Silvian Heach “Bolognano” Midi Lace Dress
(€179.40, Silvian Heach)

Also available at Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.itamazon, Amazon.framazon & Amazon.esamazon.

Storets “Kelly” Midi Lace Dress

Update (09/30/2017): Spotted these cute Self-Portrait dupe lace dresses at Storets today. My personal favorite is the green version, but I also like the yellow color.

Storets "Kelly" Midi Lace Dress in green and yellow (Self-Portrait Azaelea dupes)

Storets “Kelly” Midi Lace Dress
($64-$69, Storets)

Apart Crochet Lace Midi Dress

Update (05/28/2017): Just stumbled upon this lovely and spot-on Self-Portrait Azaelea look-alike dress by Apart. It’s a little expensive, but still about half the price of the real deal.

Apart Crochet Lace Midi Dress in coral red (Self-Portrait Azaelea dupe)

Apart Crochet Lace Midi Dressamazon
(€169.90, Amazon.de)

Also available at Zalando & Otto.

Apart Lace Midi Dress

Update (05/28/2017): Although it doesn’t have the same floral lace pattern, these midi dresses, also by Apart, would be a great Self-Portrait alternative as well. Plus, they’re significantly cheaper than the spot-on dupe above. My personal fave is the baby blue color! Perfect wedding guest dress!

Apart Lace Midi Dress in black and baby blue (Self-Portrait Azaelea inspired)

Apart Lace Midi Dress
(€119.90, Zalando)

Minusey Floral Lace Midi Dress

Update (05/28/2017): And check out these awesome and super spot-on Azaelea dress dupes I found at Minusey! I tried to make out the differences, but can’t seem to find any. Available in either blush pink, dusty blue or white for $148. Make sure to use our reader exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” at checkout to get 10% off your order at Minusey!

Minusey Floral Lace Midi Dress in blush pink and dusty blue (Self-Portrait Azaelea dupes)

Minusey Floral Lace Midi Dress
($148, Minusey)

Vila “Viclarna” Strappy Lace Skater Dress

Update (05/18/2017): If you’re looking for a short version of the “Azaelea” dress Vila has got you covered. Available in white, navy and baby blue.

Vila "Viclarna" Strappy Lace Skater Dress (Self-Portrait Azaelea inspired)

Vila “Viclarna” Strappy Lace Skater Dress
($60.50, ASOS)

Also available at Zalando & About You.

Vero Moda “Beauti” Strappy Lace Dress

Update (04/23/2017): Looks like Vero Moda came up with their own “Azaelea” inspired dresses which come in either red or navy and are little shorter than the original (knee-length), but otherwise have the same look for a much lower price (€59.95).

Vero Moda "Beauti" Strappy Lace Dress in red and navy (Self-Portrait Azaelea dupes)

Vero Moda “Beauti” Strappy Lace Dress
(€59.95, Zalando)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Vero Moda, About You, Very.co.uk & Littlewoods.

Edited “Mailin” Strappy Crochet Lace Maxi Dress

Update (04/23/2017): Also stumbled upon this Self-Portrait inspired maxi lace dress by Edited which looks a lot like the “Azelea” dress, but is a little longer and could serve as a great and budget-friendly bridal dress for a summer wedding.

Edited "Mailin" Strappy Crochet Lace Maxi Dress in white (Self-Portrait Azaelea dupe)

Edited “Mailin” Strappy Crochet Lace Maxi Dress
(€109, Edited)

ASTR Lace Midi Dress

Update (03/19/2017): Just in time for Spring, I’ve discovered these amazingly similar Azaelea lace dress dupes by ASTR which come in 3 colors and retail for $89. I love these!

ASTR Lace Midi Dress in light blue, white and black (Self-Portrait Azaelea dupes)

ASTR Lace Midi Dressls
($89, Nordstrom)

Donna Morgan “Valentina” Novelty Lace Midi Dress

Update (03/19/2017): And how gorgeous is this summery yellow lace dress by Donna Morgan? It’s quite similar to the H&M version below and I think I like this one even a little more. Not a total steal at $148, but probably worth the investment.

Donna Morgan "Valentina" Novelty Lace Midi Dress in yellow (Self-Portrait Azaelea dupe)

Donna Morgan “Valentina” Novelty Lace Midi Dressamazon
($148, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos & 6pm.

Chicwish Ingenious Crochet Cami Dress

Update (03/19/2017): Discovered these lovely Self-Portrait inspired lace midi dresses at Chicwish which are currently on sale for a little over $40.

Chicwish Ingenious Crochet Cami Dress in white and rust (Self-Portrait Azaelea dupes)

Chicwish Ingenious Crochet Cami Dress
($42.90, Chicwish)

NA-KD Boho Floral Crochet Midi Dress

Update (03/19/2017): Also found this Self-Portrait inspired set of dress at NA-KD which reminded me of the Azaelea dress as well. They come in a variety of colors (black, red, nude, blush and dusty blue) and cost $95.11. A more spot-on and just as lovely maxi dress version is also available at NA-KD for the same price.

NA-KD Boho Floral Crochet Midi Dress in nude, red and dust blue (Self-Portrait Azaelea inspired)

NA-KD Boho Floral Crochet Midi Dressls
($95.11, NA-KD)

Avery G Lace Tea-Length Dress

Update (08/28/2016): Now look at this gorgeous Self-Portrait Azalea look-alike dress by Avery G. Not exactly a steal at $339, but the dress quality might be worth the investment.

Avery G Lace Tea-Length Dress in white (Self-Portrait Azalea / Azaelea dupe)

Avery G Lace Tea-Length Dressamazon
($127.46, Amazon)

Also available at Bloomingdale’s.

H&M Lace Dress

Update (08/23/2016): Just a quick heads-up to let you know that the gorgeous H&M Azaelea dupe dress is now also available in a lovely light pink color! This dress has been restocked several times and always sold out super fast, so don’t wait too long if you love this one! A similar off-shoulder version is available here (comes in white, mint green and light pink).

Another gorgeous Self-Portrait Azaelea alternative is this lace midi dress by H&M. It’s currently only available in yellow (also comes in white and rose pink now), 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 definitely worth the money, the fit is flattering and the quality is good. So if you’re a fan of feminine lace summer dresses, this one is a great buy!

H&M Lace Dress in rose pink, yellow and white (Self-Portrait Azaelea dupes)

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

Romwe Fit & Flare Lace Cami Dress

Update (06/04/2016): YASSSS! Another spot-on and budget-friendly Self-Portrait Azaelea dress dupe has popped up on the internet today! Found this one at Romwe; it comes either in pale blue or dusty rose and costs less than $50. Woohoo!

Romwe Fit & Flare Lace Cami Dress in pale blue and dusty rose (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoffs)

Romwe Fit & Flare Lace Cami Dress
($47.99, Romwe)

Also available at Zaful, SheIn & Cupshe.

Tang House Lace-Up Back Crochet A-Line Dress

Update (06/04/2016): Also spotted another shortened Azaelea inspired dress version which has a beautiful lace-up back detail! It’s by Tang House, comes in various lovely colors and costs $54.90. What do you think? Yay or nay?

Tang House Lace-Up Back Crochet A-Line Dress in yellow (Self-Portrait Azaelea inspired)

Tang House Lace-Up Back Crochet A-Line Dress
($54.90, YesStyle)

Charlotte Russe Strappy Crochet A-Line Dress

Update (05/12/2016): Steal deal alert! Look what I just discovered at Charlotte Russe: the perfect little white Self-Portrait Azaelea look-alike dress for a super steal price of just $23.99! Don’t wait, buy now, this dress will sell out once the word is out.

Charlotte Russe Strappy Crochet A-Line Dress in white (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoff)

Charlotte Russe Strappy Crochet A-Line Dress
($23.99, Charlotte Russe)

Warehouse Lace Halter Dress

Update (05/12/2016): Came across another Azaelea dupe today at Warehouse. The neckline is different, but the rest of the design is pretty much identical. Available in red, black, burgundy and blue.

Warehouse Lace Halter Dress in black and red (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoffs)

Warehouse Lace Halter Dressls
(£65, Warehouse)

Also available at ASOS.

Club Monaco “Bolari” Midi Lace Dress

Update (05/08/2016): Spotted another great Self-Portrait Azaelea look-alike today! It’s by Club Monaco, comes in either black or forest green and costs approx. half as much as the real deal ($219). Love the green version for redheads! What do you think?

Club Monaco "Bolari" Midi Lace Dress in black and green (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoff)

Club Monaco “Bolari” Midi Lace Dress
($149, Club Monaco)

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 lace midi dress by Aqua which is available in either black or light blue and is significantly cheaper than the real deal. Shhhhhh, don’t tell anyone, but Aqua has also various other great Self-Portrait look-alikes available here.

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

Aqua Lace Cami Midi Dress
($55.50, 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
($111.30, 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)

Persun Flower Embellished Cami Dress

And of course, where there’s a trend Asian copycats can’t be too far away. The design of the Persun midi lace dress is very close to the real deal (including the colors), but I can’t tell for sure whether the quality is worth paying $43.99 for.

Persun Flower Embellished Cami Dress in white and red (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoffs)

Persun Flower Embellished Cami Dressamazon
($43.99, Amazon)

Similar dress options are also available by Choies & Jessica Buurman.

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 (now on sale for $69.95), 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 $380 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
($69.95, Free People)

Image source(s): Selfridges, Atlantic-Pacific, La Vie Du Papillon, @bellathorne Instagram, Gal Meets Glam, Song of Style, Amazon, Storets, About You, Mandel Design, Zalando, Edited, Nordstrom, Donna Morgan, Chicwish, NA-KD, Romwe, YesStyle, Charlotte Russe, Warehouse, Club Monaco, Bloomingdale’s, bebe, LuLu*s, H&M, Jessica Buurman, Free People

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Update: This post has been updated on July 20, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Great flats are hard to find. Especially ones that will look chic even with work attire. These ballerinas by Valentino are perfect to wear with chic cigarette pants to the office and look just as fantastic with leggings and a tunic on the weekend. The studs give them a little bit of a vampy edge while the color makes fair-skinned legs look longer. There is even a tiny hint of a heel to balance them out and provide an extra bit of polish. But even though they are quite gorgeous, they are also a little too expensive for everyday flats. The concept is not completely lost though; there are at least a couple inspired-by versions out there for way less. Keep scrolling down for more tips and info on where to find them!

Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flats in nude patent

Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flatsls
($745, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Harrodsls, MyTheresa, Selfridges, Net-A-Porterls & David Jonesls.

Whitney Port Loves Valentino

Whitney Port wearing black Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flats

Katypeny Studded Pointed Toe Flats

Update (03/29/2017): Stumbled upon yet another awesome set of spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes today! They’re by a brand called Katypeny and come in a variety of 16 different color combinations which are all made of faux leather. Price point: $35.99 – $39.99. I wouldn’t expect the highest product quality, but customers seem to be mostly satisfied with their $40 designer alternatives.

Katypeny Studded Pointed Toe Flats (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Katypeny Studded Pointed Toe Flatsamazon
($35.99, Amazon)

Dame Rose Studded Patent Ballet Flats

Update (11/28/2016): Just discovered these Valentino Rockstud deadringers by Dame Rose. They’re spot-on and currently on sale for $73. But hurry, only few sizes are left!

Dame Rose Studded Patent Ballet Flats in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Dame Rose Studded Patent Ballet Flats
($73, YOOX)

SheIn Pointed Toe Studded Flats

Update (07/20/2016): Spotted another very pretty and very budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud alternative today! Available at SheIn in either black, white rose or hot pink faux patent leather for $23.99! Yay to this steal deal!

SheIn Pointed Toe Studded Flats in patent faux leather (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

SheIn Pointed Toe Studded Flats
($23.99, SheIn)

Also available at Romwe.

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Ballerina Leather Flats

Update (02/19/2016): Well, hello there, super mega perfect Valentino Rockstud dupes! Kaitlyn Pan strikes again. Absolutely adore these spot-on genuine leather ballet flats which are currently on sale for a little over $100 which I think is a fair price for this kind of quality shoe! Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Ballerina Leather Flats in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Ballerina Leather Flatsamazon
($103.99, Amazon)

Also available at Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.caamazon & Etsy.

INC International Concepts “Zabbie” Pointed-Toe Flats

Update (02/19/2016): These studded flats by INC International Concepts offer the Valentino look without being an identical knock-off. Available in black or nude for a little over $60 (sale price!).

INC International Concepts "Zabbie" Pointed-Toe Flats in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

INC International Concepts “Zabbie” Pointed-Toe Flats
($62.65, Macy’s)

Roberto Festa 6005 Pointed Toe Studded Flats

Update (02/19/2016): Also spotted these amazing Valentino inspired Italian flats by Roberto Festa. At $298 they are everything but a steal (now on sale for $149!), but they are almost $450 $596 cheaper than the real deal and they’re made in Italy afterall, so the quality should be superb. Also available in other colors (Yoox).

Roberto Festa Pointed Toe Studded Flats in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Roberto Festa 6005 Pointed Toe Studded Flatscj
($149, Footnotes)

Also available at Jildor & YOOX.

Skechers “Cleo” Studded Ballet Flats

Update (02/19/2016): A more rounded Valentino Rockstud inspired alternative is available by Skechers for under $40.

Skechers "Cleo" Studded Ballet Flats in black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Skechers “Cleo” Studded Ballet Flatsls
($37.95, Shoes.com)

Bongo “MaryKate” Studded Ballet Flats

Update (08/08/2015): OMG! I just spotted these cute Valentino Rockstud ballet flat dupes by Bongo and went almost hysteric when I saw the price. $14.99, people! I think this has to be our cheapest steal find yet. Better snap them up quick, all sizes are still available as I am writing this.

Bongo "MaryKate" Studded Ballet Flats in black and red faux patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Bongo “MaryKate” Studded Ballet Flats
($14.99, Kmart)

Spurr “Bambi” Studded Ballet Flats

Update (08/08/2015): Also discovered these super spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes by Spurr which come in either nude or black faux patent and retail for $39.95 AUD.

Spurr "Bambi" Studded Ballet Flats in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Spurr “Bambi” Studded Ballet Flatsls
($39.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Steve Madden “Lansingg” Studded Point-Toe Flats

Update (06/28/2015): Spotted a Valentino inspired studded flat at Steve Madden today. Available in either black or nude shiny faux leather for $69.99.

Steve Madden "Lansingg" Studded Point-Toe Flats in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Lansingg” Studded Point-Toe Flatsls
($69.99, Steve Madden)

Also available at Steve Madden (Canada)ls.

Billini “Crush” Pyramid Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (05/22/2015): More Valentino Rockstud flat look-alikes! Aren’t these pointy studded flats by Billini absolutely amazing and spot-on? And the price seems to be reasonable as well. Love!

Billini "Crush" Pyramid Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats in black, nude and white (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Billini “Crush” Pyramid Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flatsls
($79.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Also available at Wanted Shoes.

Pink Inc “Bishop” Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (05/22/2015): Another lovely Rockstud dupe are these flats by Pink Inc. They’re made of genuine leather and hence are more expensive compared to the faux leather Valentino dupes.

Pink Inc "Bishop" Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Pink Inc “Bishop” Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flatsls
($169.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Diavolina “Miranda” Pyramid Studded Pointed Flats

Update (05/19/2015): Stumbled upon these spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes by Diavolina today. Available in various colors for $79.98 AUD (sale price!).

Diavolina "Miranda" Pyramid Studded Pointed Ballet Flats in black, nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Diavolina “Miranda” Pyramid Studded Pointed Flatsls
($79.98 AUD, StyleTread)

Also available at The Iconicls & eBayeBay.

Wild Diva Lounge Pippa-36 Pyramid Stud Ballerina Flats

Update (04/12/2015): Discovered these fab and spot-on Valentino Rockstud flat look-alikes by Wild Diva Lounge today and instantly had to share them with you.

Wild Diva Lounge Pippa-36 Pyramid Stud Ballerina Flats in nude, black and yellow faux patent leather (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Wild Diva Lounge Pippa-36 Pyramid Stud Ballerina Flats
($9.99, Shiekh)

Also available at Amazonamazon, eBayeBay, Amazon #2amazon & GoJane.

Fanyo Studded Patent Flats

Update (01/06/2015): Here’s another set of lovely pastel-colored Valentino Rockstud dupes by Fanyo for under $20.

Fanyo Studded Patent Flats in pink, mint, black and white (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Fanyo Studded Patent Flats
($19.71, YesStyle)

Charlotte Russe Studded Pointed Toe Flats

Update (01/06/2015): Discovered these fun-colored and super affordable Valentino Rockstud look-alike flats at Charlotte Russe.

Charlotte Russe Studded Pointed Toe Flats in neon pink, neon yellow, nude and black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Charlotte Russe Studded Pointed Toe Flats
($12.99, Charlotte Russe)

GoJane Studying Pyramids Faux Leather Flats

Update (09/21/2014): Stumbled upon these cute and super budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud ballet flat dupes at GoJane today. Available in various colors for $20! Yay!

GoJane Studying Pyramids Faux Leather Flats in nude and black (Valetino Rockstud knockoffs)

GoJane Studying Pyramids Faux Leather Flats
($20.70, GoJane)

Jessica Buurman “CARRIE” Studded Ballet Flat Sandals

Update (01/25/2014): Found another great Valentino ballet flat dupe at Jessica Buurman! They’re currently on sale for $109 and come in a variety of colors including lavender (my personal fave!), white, pink, green, yellow and more.

Jessica Buurman "CARRIE" Studded Ballet Flat Sandals in black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “CARRIE” Studded Ballet Flat Sandals
($109, Jessica Buurman)

Ken up Rockstud Ballerina Flats

Update (08/15/2013): Check out these Valentino Rockstud dupes by Ken up which are currently on sale for $38.17 and come in either nude or light blue PU leather.

Ken up Rockstud Ballerina Flats in nude and baby blue patent (Valentino knockoffs)

Ken up Rockstud Ballerina Flats
($38.17, Chicwish)

Sole Society “Martine” Stud Detail Flats

Update (04/13/2013): Just stumbled upon these cute and budget-friendly Valentino look-a-likes by Sole Society! Aren’t they lovely? Also available in snakeskin.

Sole Society "Martine" Stud Detail Flats in black and burgundy patent (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Sole Society “Martine” Stud Detail Flats
($49.95, Sole Society)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flats

Update (03/27/2013): Forever 21 have also great Valentino Rockstud flat alternatives which come in 3 different colors. Only $24.80!

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flats in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flats
($24.80, Forever 21)

Nine West “Surrender” Studded Flats

Update (12/27/2012): Just came across these fab Valentino inspired flats by Nine West.

Nine West "Surrender" Studded Flats in red and black (Valentino knockoffs)

Nine West “Surrender” Studded Flats
($39.99, Nine West)

C Label Hudson 10 Studded Ballerina Flats

This first version by C Label has the same studs as the original as well as the beautiful overall shape and construction. The small difference is their slightly higher heel which I love because even though flats are phenomenal for long days on your feet, that extra half inch goes a long way. But that definitely wouldn’t change how you’d wear them; they would still be perfect with skinny or tailored boot cut trousers and a feminine blouse for work. Just throw on a colorful cardigan and instantly feel inspired by a fresh new take on a little 1950’s glamour.

C Label Hudson 10 Studded Ballerina Flats (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

C Label Hudson 10 Studded Ballerina Flatsamazon
($11.99, Amazon)

GoJane Studded Flats

The second option we found is from GoJane, and at under $25 for the pair, you can be sure you’re getting a steal. This style works especially well when worn with jeans and a tee for running errands or grabbing brunch or coffee over the weekend with friends. The cut of the shoe is the exactly same as the designer version, the only difference is the hardware and studs, which are more modest in design. But while the other styles might be dressier, these still look sharp and classic; plus your feet will thank you for giving them a day of rest once in a while.

GoJane Studded Flats (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

GoJane Studded Flats
($23.40, GoJane)

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Update: This post has been updated on October 12, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

How gorgeous are these Cat-Embroidered Suede Slippers by Charlotte Olympia? They are a combination of modern design and a classic silhouette. The mini golden heel exhibits pure luxury and the cat-face embroidery adds a fun, young, and unexpected touch. Unfortunately, the price reflects all of these qualities and makes these wonderful flats merely unattainable. However, we have very similar options below for each and every budget!

Charlotte Olympia Kitty Cat-Embroidered Suede Slippers in pink and black

Charlotte Olympia Kitty Cat-Embroidered Suede Slippersls
($495, Shopbop)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Net-A-Porterls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls, Charlotte Olympia, Zappos, Matches Fashionls, Farfetchls, Bloomingdale’s, MyTheresa, Forzieri, S|Sense.

Celebrities Love Charlotte Olympia

Alexa Chung, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kylie Minogue, Anne Hathaway, Katy Perry and Nicky Hilton wearing Charlotte Olympia Kitty Cat-Embroidered Suede Slippers

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Comfity Kitty Velvet Loafers

Update (10/12/2016): Spotted these colorful Charlotte Olympia Kitty dupes by Comfity today! They look so close to the real deal, but cost only $46.99 instead of $495. I also loooove that they come in various (8), bright colors such as pink, purple, yellow and red. Yay!

Comfity Kitty Velvet Loafers in navy, pink and purple (Charlotte Olympia Kitty dupes)

Comfity Kitty Velvet Loafersamazon
($46.99, Amazon)

Qupid Salya-637 Kitty Face Loafers

Update (05/14/2014): Stumbled upon these cute kitty cat loafers by Qupid. Available in various colors!

Qupid Salya-637 Kitty Face Loafers in black (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

Qupid Salya-637 Kitty Face Loafersamazon
($24.99, Amazon)

Wet Seal Cat Flats

Update (12/29/2013): Found these cat flats at Wet Seal and wanted to share them with our readers. So cute and a total at only $16.90!

Wet Seal Cat Flats in black faux suede (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

Wet Seal Cat Flats
($16.90, Nordstrom Rack)

Vaneli “Agace” Cat-Face Loafers

Update (10/11/2013): Check out these super fab Charlotte Olympia Kitty dupes by Vaneli. You can get them for $84.99 (sale price!).

Vaneli "Agace" Cat-Face Velvet Loafers in black (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

Vaneli “Agace” Cat-Face Loafers
($76.99, 6pm)

Forever 21 Cool Cat Flats

Update (10/11/2013): Also stumbled upon these cat-face loafers at Forever 21 which are a budget-friendly alternative to the pricey Charlotte Olympia originals.

Forever 21 Cool Cat Flats in black faux suede (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

Forever 21 Cool Cat Flats
($22.80, Forever 21)

Union Bay Kitty Loafers

Update (07/25/2013): And here’s another budget-friendly Charlotte Olympia inspired cat face loafer! By Union Bay.

Union Bay Kitty Loafers in black (Charlotte Olympia Cat Face knockoffs)

Union Bay Kitty Loafersamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

dELiA*s “Meow” Cat-Face Loafers

Update (07/15/2013): Just stumbled upon yet another Charlotte Olympia look-a-like! Check out these cat-face loafers at dELiA*s.

dELiA*s "Meow" Cat-Face Loafers in black faux suede (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

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($14.90, dELiA*s)

Jessica Buurman “CHARLIE” Kitty Embroidered Suede Flats

Update (06/10/2013): One of our readers pointed us to yet another Charlotte Olympia Kitty loafer alternative. Check out these fab suede cat face slippers by Jessica Buurman! They’re currently on sale for $99 and are also available in pink velvet and red suede. Thanks for the heads-up, PHB!

Jessica Buurman "CHARLIE" Kitty Embroidered Suede Flats in black (Charlotte Olympia look-a-likes)

Jessica Buurman “CHARLIE” Kitty Embroidered Suede Flats
($99, Jessica Buurman)

Buroch Cat Face Embroidery Ballet Flat Shoes

Update (05/17/2013): Found another great Charlotte Olympia Kitty alternative for under $50 by Buroch. They’re available at Chicwish and are currently on sale for $42.42.

Buroch Cat Face Embroidery Ballet Flat Shoes in black faux suede (Charlotte Olympia Kitty look-a-likes)

Buroch Cat Face Embroidery Ballet Flat Shoes
($42.42, Chicwish)

Jon Josef “Gatsby” Velvet Cat Flat Loafers

Update (02/12/2013): Just stumbled upon these fabulous cat-face velvet slippers by Jon Josef which look so much like the Charlotte Olympia originals. Aren’t they adorably cute! Available in black or blue velvet.

Jon Josef "Gatsby" Velvet Cat Flat Loafers in black (Charlotte Olympia knockoffs)

Jon Josef “Gatsby” Velvet Cat Flat Loaferscj
($155, Footnotes Online)

Boohoo “Parie” Suedette Cat Face Slippers

Update (09/11/2012): Here’s another super budget-friendly Charlotte Olympia Kitty alternative by Boohoo. $36 only and shipping to the US is free on orders above $25! Oh, and there’s a lovely $30 wedge version available, too.

Boohoo "Parie" Suedette Cat Face Slippers in black and red (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

Boohoo “Parie” Suedette Cat Face Slippers
($36/£18, Boohoo)

Liliana Mulberry-1 Cat Face Loafers

For casual footwear with certain uniqueness, these Liliana loafers exemplify how a casual flat/loafer should be like. They are chic and can be very elegant; however, they are also equally fun and interesting to look at! Plus, priced at $19.40, they make a very worthy and inexpensive steal while mimicking the designer look pictured above!

Liliana Mulberry-1 Cat Face Loafers in black, pink and blue faux suede (Charlotte Olympia kitty-knockoffs)

Liliana Mulberry-1 Cat Face Loafers
($20.40, GoJane)

Blink Cat Face Slipper Shoes

I have to admit, these Blink Cat Face Slipper Shoes are probably my favorite! They are a mixture of the high-end luxury designer version yet they also maintain the casual-like feel as the steal above. Though they are a bit pricier than the Liliana loafers, they are more refined in terms of their structure. Priced at £34.99 (approx. $55), they seem to be the most similar to the Charlotte Olympia version while still being affordable! Also, for an extra shipping charge they can be shipped to almost every destination!

Blink Cat Face Slipper Shoes in black and leopard print (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

Blink Cat Face Slipper Shoes
(£34.99, New Look)

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Update: This post has been updated on July 14, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Stripes. I’m still ridiculously obsessed with them and probably will never grow tired of them. That’s why I probably don’t have to tell you how I feel about this striped silk midi skirt by Tibi. And after seeing this skirt on some of my most favorite fashion bloggers, it made my obsession with it ten times worse. Not that I could give in to the temptation of buying it – that skirt costs a whopping $349 and that’s already the sale price (retail is $698)! But still… if I was rich girl (na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na nah)

Tibi Escalante Striped Silk Full Skirt in black and cream

Tibi Escalante Striped Silk Full Skirtls
($698, Net-A-Porter)

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

Style Bloggers Love Tibi

Personal style bloggers such as Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Amber (Forever Amber), Wendy Nguyen (Wendy’s Lookbook) and Ania Boniecka (Ania B.) have all been spotted wearing a Tibi Escalante Striped Silk Full Skirt.

Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Amber (Forever Amber), Wendy Nguyen (Wendy's Lookbook) and Ania Boniecka (Ania B.) wearing a Tibi Striped Midi Skirt

Who wore Tibi best?

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Stradivarius Striped A-Line Midi Skirt

Update (07/14/2016): Just stumbled upon this striped a-line midi skirt at Stradivarius and thought it’d be a great, budget-friendly alternative to the pricey Tibi skirt above.

Stradivarius Striped A-Line Midi Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante dupe)

Stradivarius Striped A-Line Midi Skirt
(€19.95, Stradivarius)

Eliza J Pleated Stripe Midi Skirt

Update (03/28/2016): OMG! Now look at this beauty of a skirt by Eliza J! Isn’t it just gorgeous? I love how spot-on it is to the Tibi skirt, especially since the materials look exactly the same even though Tibi’s skirt is 100% silk and this one is 100% polyester. Anyway, the material at least looks just as luxurious as the pricey real deal, so that might be close enough. Also, did I mention this skirt is on sale? But the best part? If you use promo code “JULY” at checkout, you will get 15% off regular-priced and sale items at Lord & Taylor which will lower the price of this skirt down to an affordable $135.15 (retail price is $159, offer valid through July 18th, 2016).

Eliza J Pleated Stripe Midi Skirt in ivory/black (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Eliza J Pleated Stripe Midi Skirtls
($135.15, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls.

ASOS Midi Prom Skirt in Stripe

Update (01/12/2016): Discovered this awesome striped midi skirt at ASOS a few days ago, ordered it straight away and love it to death! It’s a great and budget-friendly alternative to the pretty Tibi skirt above, don’t you think? Sizes are selling out by the hour, so I wouldn’t wait too long with this one.

ASOS Midi Prom Skirt in Stripe (Tibi Escalante dupe)

ASOS Midi Prom Skirt in Stripe
($57, ASOS)

Chicwish Striped Full A-line Midi Skirt

Update (11/09/2015): Another fab and budget-friendly Tibi skirt alternative can be found at Chicwish. What do you think? Yay or nay?

Chicwish Striped Full A-line Midi Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Chicwish Striped Full A-line Midi Skirt
($42.42, Chicwish)

Forever 21 Contemporary Sheeny Stripe A-Line Skirt

Update (10/29/2015): Spotted another great Tibi skirt alternative today! The stripes on this a-line skirt by Forever 21 are slightly smaller, but the overall look is still very Tibi and the price is so affordable, too. Available in either ivory/black or wine/black for $27.90.

Forever 21 Contemporary Sheeny Stripe A-Line Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Forever 21 Contemporary Sheeny Stripe A-Line Skirt
($27.90, Forever 21)

Topshop Stripe Midi Skirt

Luckily, Topshop caters to the needs of us stripe-lovin’, budget-conscious fashionistas, so they came up with a fantastic Tibi look for less option that will cost you just 1/7 of what the real deal would set you back. It’s not the cheapest skirt in town, I admit, but from what I read in reviews, the quality seems to be good and the fabric to be heavy and crease-free. And who doesn’t love to save time on ironing? Get this beauty while it’s still available, it’s almost sold out at Topshop and Nordstrom will probably follow soon as well.

Topshop Stripe Midi Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Topshop Stripe Midi Skirtls
($105, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Topshop.

Choies Striped Midi Skirt

If you love striped skirts, but don’t want to spend $100 on one, then you might want to take a look at this Tibi-inspired midi skirt I discovered at Choies. It looks very similar to the real deal, but costs only $16.90! You shouldn’t expect too much quality-wise, but if you want a cheap fashion fix for your stripes obession, this is probably the best way to go.

Choies Striped Midi Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Choies Striped Midi Skirt
($16.90, Choies)

Image source(s): Tibi, Atlantic-Pacific, Forever Amber, Wendy’s Lookbook, Ania B., Stradivarius, Lord & Taylor, ASOS, Chicwish, Forever 21, Nordstrom, Choies

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Update: This post has been updated on March 10, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

I really like Karen Walker‘s eyewear line. Sure, a few of the styles might look a little crazyls, but the “Super Duper Strength” sunnies below are absolutely fabulous, don’t you agree? I especially like them in tortoise, but there’s no way I could justify spending a whopping $250 on a pair of sunglasses. Luckily for me (and possibly you as well) I found a couple of great and wallet-friendly alternatives that look just as stylish as the designer original!

Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses in brown tortoise

Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglassesls
($250, Shopbop)

Also available at Nordstromls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Barneysls, Gilt, Revolve, Sunglass Hut & Matches Fashionls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Karen Walker

Celebs and style bloggers such as Rihanna, Khloe Kardashian and Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) have all been spotted wearing Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses.

Blair (Atlantic-Pacific), Rihanna and Khloe Kardashian wearing Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses

Who wore Karen Walker best?

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Target Unisex True Round Sunglasses

Update (06/21/2016): Spotted a fab and spot-on Karen Walker sunglass dupe for less than $15 at Target today. Love this steal deal find!

Target Unisex True Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Target Unisex True Round Sunglasses
($14.99, Target)

Loft Modern Tortoiseshell Print Round Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Here’s yet another Karen Walker Super Duper dupe! Found this one at Loft and it costs $24.50.

Loft Modern Tortoiseshell Print Round Sunglasses (Karen Walker Super Duper dupe)

Loft Modern Tortoiseshell Print Round Sunglasses
($24.50, Loft)

Forever 21 Round Sunglasses

Update (10/05/2015): Stumbled upon yet another great and super affordable Karen Walker Super Duper sunglass dupe at Forever 21. Available in black or tortoise for $5.90! Steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Round Sunglasses in black and tortoiseshell (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Forever 21 Round Sunglasses
($5.90, Forever 21)

BP. “Abbey Road” Round Sunglasses

Update (08/03/2015): Another spot-on Karen Walker Super Duper sunglass dupe has been spotted! This time it’s by BP., costs $12 and comes in either black or tortoise.

BP. "Abbey Road" Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

BP. “Abbey Road” Round Sunglassesls
($12, Nordstrom)

Also available in various colors at Free People here & here.

Choies Arrow Frame Wayfarer Round Sunglasses

Update (06/12/2015): Look what I just discovered at Choies: a super cool set of Karen Walker Super Duper Strength dupe sunglasses for under $5. Yay!

Choies Arrow Frame Wayfarer Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength knockoffs)

Choies Arrow Frame Wayfarer Round Sunglasses
($4.90, Choies)

Chicwish Hollywood Style Sunglasses

Update (02/10/2015): Stumbled upon this Karen Walker Super Duper dupe at Chicwish. Available in black and tortoise for under $20.

Chicwish Hollywood Style Sunglasses in black and tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Chicwish Hollywood Style Sunglasses
($16.92, Chicwish)

Aldo “Oliarien” Round Sunglasses

Update (05/09/2014): Discovered another chic Karen Walker Super Duper look-a-like at Aldo today. $12 only!

Aldo "Oliarien" Round Sunglasses in tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Aldo “Oliarien” Round Sunglasses
($12, Aldo)

Urban Outfitters “Emma” Sunglasses

Update (06/24/2013): Urban Outfitters have also a great Karen Walker Super Duper dupe available in 5 different colors for $12 (sale price!).

Urban Outfitters "Emma" Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Urban Outfitters “Emma” Sunglasses
($18, Urban Outfitters)

Forever 21 F0393 Oversized Round Sunglasses

Update (06/16/2013): Found another Karen Walker Super Duper look-a-like version in these black oversized sunnies from Forever 21 and they cost only $5.80!

Forever 21 F0393 Oversized Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Forever 21 F0393 Oversized Round Sunglasses
($5.80, Forever 21)

FE NY “Abbey Road” Sunglasses

Update (05/08/2013): Just stumbled upon another great Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-like. Check out these tortoise round sunglasses by FE NY!

FE NY "Abbey Road" Sunglasses in tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

FE NY “Abbey Road” Sunglasses
($22, Nordstrom)

Aldo “Bev” Round Sunglasses

If you’re a sucker for tortoise sunglasses like me, check out these sunglasses by Aldo. The tortoise gradient is different, but the shape and overall look are virtually identical. Also, these are a budget-friendly $12 only!

Aldo "Bev" Round Sunglasses in brown tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

Aldo “Bev” Round Sunglasses
($12, Aldo)

grinderPUNCH Mod Fashion Oversized Round Sunglasses

If you prefer these sunglasses in black like Blair Eadie from style blog Atlantic-Pacific, then these shades are a great look-a-like for Karen Walker’s Super Duper Strength sunnies which cost less than $10. Now that’s a steal deal, right?

FRAMEWORK Mod Fashion Oversized Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

grinderPUNCH Mod Fashion Oversized Round Sunglassesamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

A similar version is available in various colors at Overstock.

zeroUV Fashion Vintage Round Thick Sunglasses

Another great alternative would be these sunglasses which look just like the steal sunnies above but have a purple lens gradient instead.

106Shades Fashion Vintage Round Thick Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

zeroUV Fashion Vintage Round Thick Sunglassesamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

Pieces “Galina” Sunglasses

And lastly, these Pieces sunglasses will also give you the same coveted Karen Walker look without having to spend a fortune (only $26.60 to be exact!).

Pieces Galina Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

Pieces “Galina” Sunglasses
($27.15, ASOS)

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