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Every few couple years or so, a new designer ankle boot emerges to take over the fashion world by storm. It then quickly becomes an iconic must-have staple in the seemingly endless shoe closets of every fashion-conscious stylist, celebrity, influencer and editor. Right now I feel like it’s Givenchy turn for some serious shoe fame. Their “Prue” ankle boot is a classic, flat biker boot with 4 buckled straps and micro-stud details which you’ve probably seen dozens of times on the feet of your favorite Insta-people by now. It’s a shoe versatile enough to work with a lot of different fashion styles, but still detailed enough to stand out on its own to spice up an otherwise basic or bland outfit. Unfortunately, this much fabulousness comes at a very hefty price: $1.395! Let’s not kid ourselves: that’s a lot of money which probably would be more wisely spent on other, more useful things. You know, boring grown-up stuff like rent, mortgage, food and health insurance. Luckily, we’ve found various just as stylish, affordable Givenchy Prue alternatives that will leave enough money in your pockets to pay the bills.

Givenchy Prue Micro-Stud Buckle Ankle Booties in black

Givenchy Prue Micro-Stud Buckle Bootiesls
($1.395, Nordstrom)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Net-A-Porterls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, S|Sense, Barneysls, Selfridges, Luisaviaroma, Matches Fashionls, Farfetchls, MyTheresa, Harrodsls, Vestiaire Collective & The Real Real.

Style Bloggers Love Givenchy

Style bloggers such as Julie Sariñana (@sincerelyjules), Kayla Seah (Not Your Standard), Mary Lawless Lee (Happily Grey) and Andy Torres (StyleScrapbook) have all been spotted wearing Givenchy Prue Micro-Stud Buckle Booties.

Style Bloggers wearing black Givenchy Prue Micro-Stud Buckle Booties

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ASOS ASHER Leather Studded Ankle Boots

Update (11/28/2017): ASOS does Givenchy for less as well now! Check out their “ASHER” ankle boots which are made of genuine leather, cost $95 and also come in a wide fit. Really like the look of these dupes!

ASOS ASHER Leather Studded Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue inspired)

ASOS ASHER Leather Studded Ankle Boots
($95, ASOS)

Steve Madden Reena Studded Buckle Booties

Update (11/14/2017): I guess one Givenchy look-alike wasn’t enough to capitalize on this major shoe trend style, so Steve Madden came up with a second one which looks a little more spot-on to the real deal compared to Madden’s “Pursue” ankle boots. Available in black faux leather for $89.95.

Steve Madden Reena Studded Buckle Booties in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Steve Madden Reena Studded Buckle Bootiesicon
($89.95, Steve Madden)

Also available at Amazon.caamazon & Steve Madden (Canada)ls.

Le Temps Des Cerises Izy Micro-Stud Buckle Ankle Boots

Update (11/14/2017): Also stumbled upon these super fab studded booties by French fashion brand Le Temps Des Cerises which look so much like the high end designer version. I just wish they would’ve gone without the brand name stud strap, but oh well, you can’t always have it all, now can you? Price: €139.95.

Le Temps Des Cerises Izy Micro-Stud Buckle Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Le Temps Des Cerises Izy Micro-Stud Buckle Ankle Boots
(€139.95, Zalando)

Pull & Bear Fashion Ankle Boots with Buckle

Update (11/07/2017): Just spotted these lovely studded buckle booties by Pull & Bear which instantly reminded me of the Givenchy Prue ankle boots above.

Pull & Bear Fashion Ankle Boots with Buckle in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Pull & Bear Fashion Ankle Boots with Buckle
(£45.99, Pull & Bear)

Also available at Pull & Bear (EU).

Forever 21 Buckled Stud Ankle Boots

Update (11/07/2017): Also really impressed with these budget-friendly $40 Givenchy inspired booties I discovered at Forever 21. A few sizes are already sold out, so you better hurry to shop these!

Forever 21 Buckled Stud Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Forever 21 Buckled Stud Ankle Boots
($39.90, Forever 21)

Missguided Studded Four Buckle Strap Ankle Boots

Update (11/07/2017): These studded booties by Missguided might not have the micro-studs going around the sole, but their overall design still very much reminds me of Givenchy, don’t you agree? Price: $60. If you’re a student, you should definitely take advantage of Missguided’s student discount which they offer all year round.

Missguided Studded Four Buckle Strap Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant inspired)

Missguided Studded Four Buckle Strap Ankle Boots
($60, Missguided)

Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (EU + AU).

Steve Madden “Pursue” Studded Buckle Booties

Let’s start with Steve Madden. “Pursue” is an ankle boot which is obviously inspired by the Givenchy Prue above without being a blatant copy which costs roughly 10% of the designer real deal.

Steve Madden "Pursue" Studded Buckle Booties in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Steve Madden “Pursue” Studded Buckle Bootiesamazon
($129.95, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstromls, Dillard’s, DSW, Jildor, Zappos, Steve Maddenls, Steve Madden (Canada)ls, Macy’s & Footnotescj.

Mossimo Supply Co. Briar Studded Combat Boots

Deal: Free standard shipping and returns at Target now through December 23, 2017.

If you’re looking for something considerably cheaper, how about these studded buckle boots by Mossimo Supply Co. then? They’re $37.99 only and have all the key design elements of the pricey Givenchys. Steal deal alert!

Mossimo Supply Co. Briar Studded Combat Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Mossimo Supply Co. Briar Studded Combat Boots
($37.99, Target)

Sol Sana Maxwell Studded Flat Ankle Boots

Another great Givenchy look for less option would be this microstud buckle bootie by Sol Sana which is one of the most expensive alternatives as it retails for $200. This ankle boot is heavily inspired by Givenchy’s Prue but not an identical dupe or copy if this is a concern of yours.

Sol Sana Maxwell Studded Flat Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Sol Sana Maxwell Studded Flat Ankle Bootsls
($200, Shopbop)

Also available at Amazonamazon & ASOS.

Jessica Buurman LEWIS Studded Buckled Biker Ankle Boots

Deal: Use promo code XOXOJESS to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman!

These studded booties I discovered at Jessica Buurman are probably the most spot-on Givenchy Prue dupes I have yet come across. They come in black, white/black and brown faux suede and cost $129.

Jessica Buurman LEWIS Studded Buckled Biker Ankle Boots in black and brown suede (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Jessica Buurman LEWIS Studded Buckled Biker Ankle Boots
($129, Jessica Buurman)

EGO Ximena Studded Detail Biker Boots

A rather spot-on but inexpensive Givenchy Prue look-alike are these faux leather booties by EGO which retail for affordable £34.99. But let me mention the best part: students get a 25% discount, that’s a saving of almost £9 on these booties! Steal deal alert! A similar shoe style available is the “Halo” which has a more traditional biker boot design.

EGO Ximena Studded Detail Biker Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

EGO Ximena Studded Detail Biker Boots
(£34.99, EGO)

A similar boot is also available at Linzi Shoes.

Office Academic Leather Stud Buckle Boots

Another one of my Givenchy dupe favorites are these lovely Office ankle boots I spotted at ASOS recently. Again, heavily inspired by the pricey designer original, but not an identical 1:1 copy. If you’re not a fan of excessive studding, a similar version sans studs on the buckle straps is the “Amsterdam” boot (£90), also by Office.

Office Academic Leather Stud Buckle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Office Academic Leather Stud Buckle Boots
($176, ASOS)

Also available at Zalando, Very.co.uk & Littlewoods.

Sacha Studded Buckle Booties

There are currently so many stylish Givenchy inspired booties out there, it’s crazy! These ankle boots by Sacha here are also one of my personal faves. Similar but not identical.

Sacha Studded Buckle Booties in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Sacha Studded Buckle Booties
(€129.99, Sacha)

Stradivarius Leather Ankle Boots with Studs

Another similar Givenchy studded boot option is this buckled ankle bootie by Stradivarius which I have personally purchased because I liked the look and the price for this genuine leather dupe. Definitely a recommendation!

Stradivarius Studded Buckled Leather Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant inspired)

Stradivarius Leather Ankle Boots with Studs
(£55.99, Stradivarius)

Also available at Stradivarius (EU).

Bestowal Studded Multi Buckle Ankle Boots

Looking for a spot-on Givenchy look-alike made of genuine leather? Then have a look at this studded boot by Bestowal I came across at Choies. The design is almost identical and the price of $115.99 seems somewhat reasonable.

Bestowal Studded Multi Buckle Ankle Boots in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Bestowal Studded Multi Buckle Ankle Boots
($115.99, Choies)

Similar versions in other colors are also available here and here.

Romwe Studded Buckle Ankle Booties

And lastly, check out these Givenchy inspired booties I found at Romwe which cost less than $50 and hence are yet another very budget-friendly dupe alternative.

Romwe Studded Buckle Ankle Booties in black (Givenchy Prue Elegant dupes)

Romwe Studded Buckle Ankle Booties
($45.99, Romwe)

Also available at SheIn.

Image source(s): Nordstrom, @sincerelyjules, Not Your Standard, Happily Grey, StyleScrapbook, Zalando, Pull & Bear, Forever 21, Missguided, Target, Amazon, Sacha, Stradivarius, Jessica Buurman, Choies, Romwe

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Update: This post has been updated on May 21, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Up until recently British designer J.W. Anderson hasn’t been on my fashion radar, but now that I’ve seen his latest womenswear collections, especially the bags and the shoes, I immediately subscribed to his various social media channels in order to never miss out on his future creations again. But let me give you an example of J.W. Anderson’s unique aesthetic first: look at these gorgeous asymmetrical pointy ruffle booties below! I love the boldness of the ruffles and the fact that the asymmetric arrangement forms a forward-facing arrow when both feet are standing next to each other. What I’m not loving though is the price: $840 in retail and even the sale price of $570.99 is still pretty hefty!

J.W. Anderson Ruffle Ankle Booties in black

J.W. Anderson Ruffle Booties
($570.99, Need Supply Co.)

Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Matches Fashionls, Farfetchls, Moda Operandi, Selfridges, MyTheresa, S|Sense, Barneysls, Italistls, Yoox, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love J.W. Anderson

Various personal style bloggers such as Mary Seng (Happily Grey) and Zina Charkoplia (Fashionvibe) as well as fashion insiders like Pernille Teisbaek have been spotted wearing J.W. Anderson Ruffle Ankle Boots.

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Jessica Buurman “Adye” Ruffled Booties

Update (05/21/2017): Came across these spot-on J.W. Anderson ruffle boot dupes at Jessica Buurman today. Prices vary from $145 (synthetic suede) to $159 (genuine suede). Make sure to use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman.

Jessica Buurman "Adye" Ruffled Booties in black and tan suede (J.W. Anderson dupes)

Jessica Buurman “Adye” Ruffled Booties
($145-$159, Jessica Buurman)

Office “Luscious” Ruffle Ankle Boots

If you’re searching for a similar look, check out these ruffle booties by Office. They are heeled and the ruffle arrangement is not quite as extreme and bold as on the J.W. Anderson original, but for £50 (sale price!) these are a pretty fab alternative to the pricey real deal! Also available in black suede.

Office "Luscious" Ruffle Ankle Boots in black (J.W. Anderson inspired)

Office “Luscious” Ruffle Ankle Boots
(£50, Office)

P.S.: Also available at Offlice London (DE), Amazon.co.ukamazon & Amazon.deamazon.

Image source(s): Need Supply Co., @happilygrey/Instagram, Look de Pernille, Fashionvibe, Jessica Buurman, Office Shoes

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Real vs. Steal – Chloé Drew Shoulder Bag

by Irina on March 23, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on March 23, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

We have received quite a few reader requests for various Chloé bags lately. And yes, we agree, if there’s ONE thing Chloé is exceptionally good at, it’s their bag range. The French fashion house always manages to incorporate that certain je ne sais quoi-factor that makes every one of their bag styles so desirable. My current personal favorite is the “Drew”, a cute little rounded crossbody bag on a metallic chain. Sadly, Drew’s price tag isn’t quite as cute.

Chloé Drew Medium Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag in black and black-orange

Chloé Drew Medium Textured-Leather Shoulder Bagls
($1.850, Net-A-Porter)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Barneysls, Amazonamazon, Farfetchls, MyTheresa, Matches Fashionls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Chloé

Various personal style bloggers such as Aimee from Song of Style, Mary from Happily Grey and Sheryl from Walk in Wonderland have all been spotted wearing a Chloé Drew Shoulder Chain Bag.

Personal Style Bloggers carrying a Chloé Drew Shoulder Bag

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Gabriella Rocha “Delya” Crossbody Saddle Purse

Update (01/13/2017): Stumbled upon two more Chloé Drew dupes by Gabriella Rocha today! The classic monochrome version and the two-tone colorblock one. Both versions are faux leather, available in various colors or color combinations and all of them are currently on sale for under $30! Steal deal alert!

Gabriella Rocha "Delya" Crossbody Saddle Purse (Chloé Drew dupes)

Gabriella Rocha “Delya” Crossbody Saddle Purseamazon
($22.99, Amazon)

Gabriella Rocha “Saoirse” Crossbody with Chain Detail

Update (09/21/2016): Just spotted these gorgeous, spot-on and super budget-friendly Chloé Drew dupe bags by Gabriella Rocha. Love, love, love these! And they’re currently on sale for less than $30! Available in five colors: black, taupe, bone, red and royal blue. Get these while you can!

Gabriella Rocha

Gabriella Rocha Saoirse Crossbody with Chain Detailamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm.

Express Turnlock Crossbody Bag

Update (09/21/2016): Also came across this lovely Chloé inspired crossbody bag at Express for $39.90. What do you think? Yay or nay?

Express Turnlock Crossbody Bag in taupe grey (Chloé Drew dupe)

Express Turnlock Crossbody Bag
($39.90, Express)

dv Chain Strap Crossbody Handbag

Update (03/18/2016): Here’s another cute and budget-friendly Chloé Drew inspired alternative! This one’s by dv and available in either black, orange or brown faux leather for $12.48 (clearance price!).

dv Chain Strap Crossbody Handbag in black, orange and brown (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

dv Chain Strap Crossbody Handbag
($12.48, Target)

INC International Concepts “Sendra” Crossbody Bag

Update (01/22/2016): Found this lovely Chloé inspired faux leather crossbody by INC International Concepts today. I love the neutral color!

INC International Concepts "Sendra" Crossbody Bag in nude beige (Chloé Drew dupe)

INC International Concepts “Sendra” Crossbody Bag
($79.50, Macy’s)

BagInc “Joy Drew” Genuine Leather Shoulder Bag

Update (11/29/2015): Just noticed there are now genuine leather Chloé Drew look-alikes available at BagInc which retail for $79 and come in the lovieliest of colors (black, pink, taupe, red, baby blue, orange and royal blue). Don’t forget to use our exclusive promo code SPRINGBAG to get 15% off your purchase (free shipping on orders $99+)! BagInc has a wide variety of “Joy Drew” bags available (almost 40!), view them all here.

BagInc "Joy Drew" Genuine Leather Shoulder Bag in black, pink and taupe (Chloé Drew dupe)

BagInc “Joy Drew” Genuine Leather Shoulder Bag
($79, BagInc)

Unita “Wony” Genuine Leather Chain Bag

Update (08/02/2015): If there’d be something like a “Best Bag Dupe“-Award, can we please all agree this one would probably go out to these gorgeous Chloé Drew dupes by Unita?! I am beyond obsessed with the pastel mint and lavender color and love that these are sturdy-looking high quality bags made of genuine cowhide leather. According to the product description, the bags are being manufactured with utmost care in South Korea. I know these babies ain’t cheap with a price tag of over $100, but if one can trust the pictures, the price is definitely worth the investment. The bag comes in 5 colors: black, tan, mint, lavender and taupe grey (what’s your personal fave?).

Unita "Wony" Genuine Leather Chain Bag in black, mint, lavender and taupe grey (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

Unita “Wony” Genuine Leather Chain Bag
($104.90, Amazon)

Persaman New York “Correa” Leather Crossbody Bag

Update (08/02/2015): Here’s another Chloé Drew inspired bag I recently came across. These bags are by Persaman New York and are currently on sale for $84.97.

Persaman New York "Correa" Leather Crossbody Bag in taupe, red and forest green (Chloé Drew knock-offs)

Persaman New York “Correa” Leather Crossbody Bag
($84.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Inzi Round Bottom Day Bag

Update (07/13/2015): Just stumbled upon these Chloé Drew dupe bags by Inzi. Now aren’t they absolutely lovely? And so close to the real deal, too.

Inzi Round Bottom Day Bag in black and tan (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

Inzi Round Bottom Day Bag
($118.95, Nordstrom Rack)

BagInc “Joy Drew” Faux Leather Shoulder Bag

Deal: Use promo code SPRINGBAG to get 15% off your order at BagInc!

BagInc‘s “Joy Drew” (coindicdence?) is my current favorite “Drew” steal because it is astonishingly similar yet the price is super wallet-friendy at only $29! The bag comes in various colors such as black, navy, red, red/black and burgundy faux leather. Make sure to use the promo code to save even further!

BagInc "Joy Drew" Faux Leather Shoulder Bag (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

BagInc “Joy Drew” Faux Leather Shoulder Bag
($29, BagInc)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Lock Crossbody Bag

Of course Forever 21 couldn’t pass up on creating a “Drew”-inspired bag of their own. F21’s “Drew” is not as much of a 1:1 dupe like BagInc’s version, but it is still veeeery similar to the Chloé original. $22.90 and available in either black, tan or cream faux leather.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Lock Crossbody Bag in black, tan and cream (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Lock Crossbody Bag
($22.90, Forever 21)

Jessica Buurman “CALIA” Metal Lock Shoulder Bag

Deal: Use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman!

A spot-on “Drew” dupe comes from Jessica Buurman. Their “Calia” bag is made of faux leather and comes in 7 different colors, but is also considerably pricier than the previous steals at $92.

Jessica Buurman "CALIA" Metal Lock Shoulder Bag (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “CALIA” Metal Lock Shoulder Bag
($92, Jessica Buurman)

Lush Parisian Pin Crossbody Chain Leather Bag

If you’re on the lookout for a high-quality Chloé Drew dupe made of genuine leather, then the Parisian Pin Crossbody Chain Bag by Lush Bags is probably best suited for you. The design is spot-on, but you’d have to spend $129.99 on this “steal”. The bigger leather-strap Chloé Drew dupe version is also available by the way (see hereamazon).

Lush Parisian Pin Crossbody Chain Leather Bag in black (Chloé Drew knockoff)

Lush Parisian Pin Crossbody Chain Leather Bagamazon
($129.99, Amazon)

Aldo “Friedline” Rounded Crossbody Bag

And lastly, if you just like the visual concept of Chloé’s Drew and are not after a perfect look-alike, then Aldo‘s “Friedline” might be the best fit. The Chloé inspiration is clearly visible, but overall the bag still holds its own.

Aldo "Friedline" Rounded Crossbody Bag in black, orange red and cognac (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

Aldo “Friedline” Rounded Crossbody Bagls
($50, Aldo)

Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls.

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, FashionedChic, Song of Style, Happily Grey, Where can I find the…?, The Fierce Diaries, Walk in Wonderland, 6pm, Express, Target, Macy’s, Nordstrom Rack, Lori’s, BagInc, Forever 21, Jessica Buurman, Amazon, Aldo

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Mary Seng from Happily Grey is one of my absolute favorite personal style bloggers at the moment. I love scrolling through her Instagram feed; she has such a great taste in clothes and I adore her sense of style which is modern yet feminine and elegant yet also bold and fearless. To me it feels like Mary isn’t afraid of playing with fashion and taking risks while at the same time still maintaining her unique style and genuineness. One of her recent looks particularly caught my attention; Mary wore a white oversized chunky knit sweater with a beautiful forest green wool skirt which she then paired with a timeless black quilted Chanel bag. I loved this outfit so much that I just had to recreate it on a more accessible level with budget-friendly options. Let me know what you think of my white and green blogger winter look for less.

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