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So I first fell in love with these gorgeous satin mules by No. 21 while writing up a Real vs. Steal post on the Mua Mua Instagram Bag last September. And it seems like a lot of you were equally in love with these beauties as I have received several reader requests to feature a budget-friendly alternative, one of them coming from Stephanie:

I have been looking for a dupe for the N°21 satin high heel mule. Please post a duplicate if you find any.

Thanks S.P.G.

Your wish is my command, Stephanie. I couldn’t find a perfect dupe yet, but I am positively sure some of the usual suspects will catch onto this shoe trend and give us a budget-friendly alternative for under $150 soon. Pretty, please?

No. 21 Ronny Knotted Mules in suede, satin and leather

No. 21 Ronny Knotted Satin Mulesls
($565, Net-A-Porter)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Avenue 32, Shopbopls, Revolve, Jildor, Farfetchls, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstromls, Matches Fashionls, MyTheresa, Selfridges, Harrodsls, Harvey Nichols, Yoox, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon, Intermix, Moda Operandi, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love No. 21

Style bloggers and fashion insiders such as Leandra Medine (Man Repeller), Folake Huntoon (Style Pantry) and Vogue Italy fashion editor Georgia Tal have all been spotted wearing No. 21 Ronny Knotted Satin Mules.

Leandra Medine (Man Repeller), Folake Huntoon (Style Pantry) and Georgia Tal wearing No. 21 Ronny Knotted Satin Mules

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Liliana Tavi-75 Knotted Mule Heels

Update (03/23/2017): I think I died and went to shoe dupe heaven! Just look what I’ve just discovered at GoJane! Aren’t these knotted satin mules just absolutely gorgeous? And have I mentioned these darlings cost only $31.80? I want them in all colors!

Liliana Tavi-75 Knotted Mule Heels in black, rose pink, red and gold (No. 21 Ronny dupes)

Liliana Tavi-75 Knotted Mule Heels
($31.80, GoJane)

Also available at Amazonamazon, AMIClubwear & Zulily.

ASOS “Havoc” High Heeled Mules

Update (02/07/2017): Spotted these cute pink bow satin mules at ASOS in the new arrivals section today and they instantly reminded me of the No. 21 version above. Not an identical dupe and unfortunately not available in green satin, but still quite close to the real deal. Price: $56 $44.50 and the “Havoc” is also available in gold.

ASOS "Havoc" High Heeled Bow Mules in pink satin (No. 21 Ronny dupes)

ASOS “Havoc” High Heeled Mules
($44.50, ASOS)

Jessica Buurman “Shona” Knotted Stiletto Heel Satin Mules

Update (06/22/2016): Finally! A really good and spot-on No. 21 satin mule dupe popped up on our radar! We found these ones at Jessica Buurman. Available in turquoise, yellow and wine red satin for either $99 or $129. Looooove!

Jessica Buurman "Shona" Knotted Stiletto Heel Satin Mules in aqua, mustard and wine red (No. 21 Ronny knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Shona” Knotted Stiletto Heel Satin Mules
($99-$129, Jessica Buurman)

French Connection “Kasen” Suede Mules

Et voilà, here’s a suede No. 21 Ronny alternative I discovered at French Connection. The folding on these suede mules isn’t quite as bold and extreme as on the designer originals, but the overall look still reminds me of the No. 21 Ronnys above. Such a bummer they don’t come in a satin version though!

French Connection "Kasen" Suede Mules in black (No. 21 Ronny dupes)

French Connection “Kasen” Suede Mules
($79.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Also available at French Connection (US) & French Connection (EU + UK).

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Farfetch, ShoeScribe, Man Repeller, @manrepeller Instagram, Style Pantry, The Urban Spotter, GoJane, ASOS, French Connection

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Update: This post has been updated on March 2, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

A few months ago we received a reader request from Maggie who asked:

Any idea where a sista can find some leather strap shoes like these that AREN’T $1.000?!

The shoe Maggie was talking about was a strappy stiletto pump by Gianvito Rossi which has been on my personal wish list as well after I first spotted it on personal style blogger at large, Blair Eadie from Atlantic-Pacific. It’s a truly gorgeous shoe, but shelling out that kind of money is simply not an option for me and Maggie (and probably you as well). So the hunt for Gianvito Rossi Carey dupes ensued.

Gianvito Rossi Carey Triple-Strap Pumps in black

Gianvito Rossi Carey Triple-Strap Pumpsls
($1.050, Barneys)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Matches Fashionls, Farfetchls, Selfridges, Luisaviaromals, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Gianvito Rossi

Celebs such as Julianne Moore, Cheryl Cole and Marion Cotillard as well as style blogger Blair Eadie from Atlantic-Pacific have all been spotted wearing Gianvito Rossi Carey Triple-Strap Pumps.

Julianne Moore, Cheryl Cole, Marion Cotillard and Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) wearing black Gianvito Rossi Carey Triple-Strap Pumps

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Topshop “Giselle” Multi-Buckle Stiletto Heels

Update (03/02/2016): Spotted these lovely Gianvito Rossi look-alikes by Topshop today. They’re available in black and wine red/nude suede and black/nude leather.

Topshop "Giselle" Multi-Buckle Stiletto Heels in black and nude (Gianvito Rossi Carey dupes)

Topshop “Giselle” Multi-Buckle Stiletto Heelsls
($80, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Topshop & Zalando.

Raye “Carrie” Pointy-Toe Heels

Update (09/23/2015): Although not exactly a steal at $215, these strappy stiletto heels by Raye are still a fabulous and spot-on look for less alternative to the Gianvito Rossi pumps above.

Raye x Revolve "Carrie" Pointy-Toe Heels in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Raye “Carrie” Pointy-Toe Heels
($215, Zappos)

Tony Bianco “Lacquer” Triple Strap Pointy Toe Heels

Update (08/06/2015): Here’s another spot-on and fabulous Gianvito Rossi Carey alternative. By Tony Bianco and also available in nude leather.

Tony Bianco "Lacquer" Triple Strap Pointy Toe Heels in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Lacquer” Triple Strap Pointy Toe Heels
($139.97 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at Tony Bianco.

Renvy “Leighton” Three Strap Pumps

Update (07/25/2015): And here’s another one to add to the bunch! May I kindly introduce you toe Renvy‘s “Leighton” pump, my current favorite of all Gianvito Rossi Carey dupes right now. Currently on sale for a very wallet-friendly $24.99 (down from $119) and available in black, nude, nude black and grey/white snake print leather. Now get these babies before they’re gone!

Renvy "Leighton" Three Strap Pumps in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Renvy “Leighton” Three Strap Pumps
($24.99, Gilt)

French Connection “Mandalay” Strappy Mule Pumps

Update (07/23/2015): Found a Gianvito Rossi Carey inspired mule version at French Connection. Available in black, nude and burgundy leather.

French Connection "Mandalay" Strappy Mule Pumps in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

French Connection “Mandalay” Strappy Mule Pumps
($64.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Bloomingdale’s, French Connection (US)ls & French Connection (UK).

ASOS “PAIGE” Pointed High Heels

Update (06/04/2015): Also discovered these fabulous faux suede Gianvito Rossi inspired heels at ASOS. Love these!

ASOS "PAIGE" Pointed High Heels in black faux suede (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

ASOS “PAIGE” Pointed High Heels
($54, ASOS)

Choies Strappy Pointed-Toe Patent Pumps

Update (06/04/2015): Stumbled upon another great Gianvito Rossi Carey look-alike. Check out these patent pointy pumps by Choies! Only $29.90!

Choies Strappy Pointed-Toe Patent Pumps in white and black patent (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Choies Strappy Pointed-Toe Patent Pumps
($29.90, Choies)

River Island Black Leather Strappy Pumps

Et voilà, River Island comes to our rescue! Their strappy black leather pump may not be an identical match, but for $130, it’s the closest you can get to Gianvito Rossi’s Carey heel at the moment. A few sizes are already sold out (including mine, boohoo!), so if you’re lusting after this style and yours is still available, I wouldn’t wait too long to order.

River Island Black Leather Strappy Pumps in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

River Island Black Leather Strappy Pumps
($130, River Island)

Milanoo Pointy-Toe Stiletto Pumps

If you don’t want to spend quite as much or if your size is simply sold out for the Gianvito Rossi dupe above, then take a look at this strappy heel I discovered at Milanoo. The design isn’t quite as sharp and polished compared to the original, but the overall look still screams Gianvito Rossi Carey and the price of $56.99 is pretty neat, too.

Milanoo Pointy-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black (Gianvito Rossi Carey knockoffs)

Milanoo Pointy-Toe Stiletto Pumpsls
($56.99, Milanoo)

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Update: This post has been updated on November 2, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

When thinking of Christian Louboutin shoes we inevitably associate the brand with sky-high stiletto heels, but did you know Monsieur Louboutin also designs some very fashionable flats? Case in point: these strass-encrusted lace-up sneakers named “Louis”. We have previously written about the spike-stud version, but I think my favorite would have to be this one because of its super sparkly nature. But, whoah, have you seen that enormous price tag of $2.595? Can’t afford that unfortunately.

Christian Louboutin Louis Strass Flat Sneakers in black

Christian Louboutin Louis Strass Flat Sneakersls
($2.595, Bergdorf Goodman)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Celebs such as Blake Lively and Khloe Kardashian have all been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin Louis Strass Sneakers.

Blake Lively and Khloe Kardashian wearing Christian Louboutin Louis Strass Sneakers

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Chase & Chloe Hudson-2 Rhinestone Embellished Hi-Top Sneakers

Update (11/02/2015): Just stumbled upon these amazing Louboutin Louis look-alikes by Chase & Chloe. They come in either black, silver and gold and are currently on sale for under $30! Total steal deal alert!

Chase & Chloe Hudson-2 Rhinestone Embellished Hi-Top Sneakers in black and champagne (Christian Louboutin Louis Strass knockoffs)

Chase & Chloe Hudson-2 Rhinestone Embellished Hi-Top Sneakers
($29.29, Zulily)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Overstock, eBayeBay, Groupon & Nordstrom Rack.

French Connection “Louise” Embellished Suede Trainers

Luckily for us budget-conscious Louboutin lovers, French Connection have come up with a very similar looking shoe that will give you the same Loubie look a fraction of the price, namely $140! Available in 3 colors: black, tan and nude suede.

French Connection "Louise" Embellished Suede Trainers in black and beige (Christian Louboutin Louis Strass Flat knockoffs)

French Connection “Louise” Embellished Suede Trainersamazon
($140, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at French Connection (US)ls & French Connection (UK).

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Update: This post has been updated on August 23, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

I remember Rag & Bone most notably for their amazing shoes, but after seeing this cool yet preppy yet sexy plunging v-neck sweater here, I think I might have to start taking a closer look at their clothing line as well. What I really like about this sweater is the juxtaposition of the preppy design against the super sexy deep v-neck. But would I be willing to spend $395 on this – admittedly very stylish – sweater? Probably not.

Rag & Bone Talia Plunging V-Neck Ribbed Sweater in white and black

Rag & Bone Talia Plunging V-Neck Ribbed Sweater
($395, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Shopbop, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys & Rag + Bonepjx .

Celebrities Love Rag & Bone

Celebs such as Jaime King and Lindsay Lohan and style bloggers such as Blair (Atlantic-Pacific) and Anouk Yve (Creators of Desire) have all been spotted wearing Rag & Bone Talia Plunging V-Neck Ribbed Sweater.

Jaime King, Lindsay Lohan, Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) and Anouk Yve (Creators of Desire) wearing a Rang & Bone Talia V-Neck Varsity Sweater

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Forever 21 Varsity Stripe V-Neck Sweater

Update (08/23/2015): And here we go: Forever 21‘s fifth Rag & Bone’s Talia sweater dupe! This one costs for $13.99 and comes in either black, cream or red. A similar variation of this sweater is also available here. Order one size up for an oversized fit.

Forever 21 Varsity Stripe V-Neck Sweater in cream and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoffs)

Forever 21 Varsity Stripe V-Neck Sweater
($13.99, Forever 21)

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

Vince Camuto Border Stripe V-Neck Sweater

Update (02/19/2015): And now Vince Camuto have their very own Rag & Bone Talia dupe sweater. Available for a very affordable $34.65 (sale price)!

Vince Camuto Border Stripe V-Neck Sweater in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Vince Camuto Border Stripe V-Neck Sweaterls
($34.65, Dillard’s)

P.S.: Also available at Vince Camuto & Nordstromls.

Nasty Gal Club Kid Plunging Sweater Dress

Update (02/10/2015): Because of the popularity of the Boys Club Sweater, Nasty Gal have now released a longer sweater dress version of their Rag & Bone Talia inspired varsity sweater. Love this one!

Nasty Gal Club Kid Plunging Sweater Dress in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Nasty Gal Club Kid Plunging Sweater Dress
($31.20, Nasty Gal)

SheInside V Neck Long Sleeve Striped Knit Sweater

Update (02/10/2015): Discovered yet another Rag & Bone Talia sweater dupe! This time at SheInside. A very budget-friendly steal for under $25!

SheInside V Neck Long Sleeve Striped Knit Sweater in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

SheInside V Neck Long Sleeve Striped Knit Sweater
($24.67, SheIn)

GoJane Hey Preppy Varsity Stripe Sweater

Update (01/24/2015): And another Rag & Bone Talia inspired v-neck oversized sweater. Found at GoJane and available for $17.95.

GoJane Hey Preppy Varsity Stripe Sweater in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

GoJane Hey Preppy Varsity Stripe Sweater
($17.95, GoJane)

Chicwish Contrast Deep V-Neck Sweater

Update (01/04/2015): Found another Rag & Bone Talia sweater dupe! This time at Chicwish. Available in either black or white for under $50!

Chicwish Contrast Deep V-Neck Sweater in white (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Chicwish Contrast Deep V-Neck Sweater
($46.67, Chicwish)

Trouvé Cricket V-Neck Sweater

Update (12/22/2014): I think we have a new contender for “Best Rag & Bone Talia Sweater Dupe” in this v-neck sweater by Trouvé. So, so close to the original, but only $78 instead of $395!

Trouvé Cricket V-Neck Sweater in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Trouvé Cricket V-Neck Sweater
($78, Nordstrom)

ASOS Cricket Sweater With V-Neck And Tipping

Update (12/22/2014): Also discovered these Rag & Bone inspired cricket sweaters at ASOS which are currently on sale for under $50.

ASOS Cricket Sweater With V-Neck And Tipping (Rag & Bone Talia knockoffs)

ASOS Cricket Sweater With V-Neck And Tipping
($45.48, ASOS)

Forever 21 Deep V-Neck Sweater

Update (10/03/2014): Forever 21 must really love Rag & Bone Talia sweater as this is their 4th dupe of this highly popular preppy sweater.

Forever 21 Deep V-Neck Sweater in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Forever 21 Deep V-Neck Sweater
($22.90, Forever 21)

French Connection Cricket Knits Jumper

Update (09/18/2014): Here’s another less extreme version which I found at French Connection today.

French Connection Cricket Knits Jumper in white and navy (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

French Connection Cricket Knits Jumper
(£30, French Connection)

Warehouse Cricket Jumper

Update (09/18/2014): Discovered this grey Rag & Bone Talia alternative at Warehouse as well.

Warehouse Cricket Jumper in grey (Rag + Bone Talia knockoff)

Warehouse Cricket Jumper
($45, Warehouse)

LuLu*s Varsity Charm Ivory Sweater Top

Update (09/04/2014): Spotted another Rag & Bone Talia dupe! What do you think of this low cut v-neck varsity sweater of LuLu*s? Hot or not?

LuLu*s Varsity Charm Ivory Sweater Top in black and white (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

LuLu*s Varsity Charm Ivory Sweater Top
($67, LuLu*s)

Forever 21 Varsity-Striped Sweater

Update (09/04/2014): I also found this more “decent”, high-necked Talia sweater look-a-like at Forever 21 for under $20. Also available in black.

Forever 21 Varsity-Striped Sweater in black and white (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Forever 21 Varsity-Striped Sweater
($19.99, Forever 21)

Nasty Gal Boys Club Sweater

Update (08/13/2014): So happy to have come across these super identical, fabulous Rag & Bone Talia sweater dupes at Nasty Gal. These sweaters are $24 (sale price!) and have sold out once already, so be sure to snap them up ASAP if you love the style.

Nasty Gal Boys Club Sweater (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Nasty Gal Boys Club Sweater
($24, Nasty Gal)

Forever 21 V-Neck Varsity Sweater

Update (05/27/2014): Forever 21 now have another fabulous Rag & Bone Talia sweater dupe available for under $30! Yay! Get it before it sells out like the other one below!

Forever 21 V-Neck Varsity Sweater in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Forever 21 V-Neck Varsity Sweater
($29.80, Forever 21)

Forever 21 Daring V-Neck Sweater

Update (04/30/2014): Discovered an amazing and super budget-friendly Rag & Bone Talia sweater dupe at Forever 21. Available in white/black and navy/white for under $25!

Forever 21 Daring V-Neck Sweater in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Forever 21 Daring V-Neck Sweater
($24.80, Forever 21)

Missguided “Eleonora” V Neck Stripes Jumper

Alright, so this Missguided jumper doesn’t have the same deep v-neck, I know, the overall design however is still very similar to the Rag & Bone Talia Sweater. Plus, it retails for a very wallet-friendly £15.99 and comes in either cream or a beautiful lavender color (my personal favorite!).

Missguided "Eleonora" V Neck Stripes Jumper in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Missguided “Eleonora” V Neck Stripes Jumper
($25, Missguided)

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

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You can love or hate Kim Kardashian all you want, but there’s no denying that some of her outfits are absolutely superb! I’m not quite sure if this is mainly due to Kim having a really good stylist, but whatever it is, it works, so please don’t stop, Kimmy! Case in point: Kim’s body-con getup at Teyana Taylor’s VII Listening Party which consisted of a creamy white high-waist pencil skirt, a matching tight turtleneck sweater, taupe heels, soft waves and understated makeup. Doesn’t she look just perfect here? The sex appeal of this outfit lies within the curvaceous silhouette while the high-necked top and midi-length skirt bring some much needed elegance and class to Kim’s look. The minute I spotted this gorgeous outfit of Kim, I knew I would have to do a look 4 less of it. Soooo, what do you think? Is my budget-friendly take on Kim’s look on point or not so much?

Kim Kardashian’s Body-Con White High Waist Pencil Skirt Look 4 Less

Kim Kardashian's Body-Con White High Waist Pencil Skirt Look 4 Less

Go Shopping:

Our Rating: ★★★★★

Who?Kim Kardashian
Where?Teyana Taylor’s VII Listening Party in Hollywood, California
When?October 20, 2014
What?N/A

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