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Update: This post has been updated on December 29, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

So how HUGE was Balmain x H&M, huh? The highly anticipated designer collaboration went live online on November 5th at 8 am EST and it was only a matter of an hour until almost every item of the collection was sold out; all despite the hefty price tags (with prices set around $500-$700 for key pieces, the most expensive item peaking at $699), thus making Balmain x H&M’s collection the company’s most successful designer collaboration yet. The website continued to crash over the visitor overload all morning while eager shoppers in Seoul queued up in front of H&M stores over a week before the official collection launch. The hype surrounding this collaboration has certainly caught on to the masses and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the collection is now selling for vastly inflated prices on eBay where some pieces are priced at twice their retail value. No word from H&M yet whether they are going to restock the highly successful collection. One of my favorite pieces from the Balmain x H&M collaboration is this gold and white embroidered black velvet mini dress. I love that it doesn’t look watered down and could easily be mistaken for a design from Balmain’s mainline collection. Now would I spend $549 on such a statement dress? Maybe. But due to the hype, I don’t even have to ask myself this question because just like all the other pieces, this beautiful frock is sold out.

Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Dress in black, gold and white

Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Dress
($549, H&M)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective & eBayeBay.

Celebrities and Style Bloggers Love Balmain x H&M

Celeb sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner and style blogger Sandra Hagelstam (5 inch and up) have all been spotted wearing the black and gold Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Dress.

Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Sandra Hagelstam (5 inch and up) wearing a black Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Velvet Dress

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Missord Embellished Mini Dress

Update (12/29/2016): Stumbled upon another Balmain inspired embellished mini dress by Missord which can be yours for under $30. The customer reviews don’t look too bad either.

Missord Embellished Mini Dress in black (Balmain x H&M inspired)

Missord Embellished Mini Dressamazon
($29.33, Amazon)

bebe Bead & Sequin Crepe Dress

If you don’t want to pay the ridiculously inflated eBay prices and can’t wait a few more months for other fast fashion companies to catch on to this hype to come up with their own inspired Balmain x H&M; look-alikes (c’mon, Forever 21!), I suggest you take a look at this beautiful beaded mini dress by bebe. I know this isn’t a spot-on dupe for the dress above and it certainly isn’t a steal at $299, but the Balmain x H&M inspiration is clearly visible on this frock in my opinion. Plus, unlike the real deal, this dress is readily available for you to buy with all sizes still in stock and all. So you can either keep on stalking eBay waiting for a miracle to happen or you can snap up this dress instead and get your own kind of Balmain party going.

bebe Bead & Sequin Crepe Dress in black and white (Balmain x H&M knockoff)

bebe Bead & Sequin Crepe Dress
($299, bebe)

P.S.: Similar bebe dresses are also available here & here.

Image source(s): H&M, 5 inch and up, Amazon, bebe

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Update: This post has been updated on November 16, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

If there’s one thing Stuart Weitzman is exceptionally good at, it’s boots, especially the sexy kind. A few years ago, we had celebs and bloggers going crazy for the widely copied 50/50 OTK boots and now the fashion crowd is lusting after the “Highland”, a super sexy over-the-knee suede pull-on boot which has a lacing detail in the back. And even though I feel like I’ve seen this boot on pretty much every stylish celebrity and fashion blogger by now, I’m still not fed up with it in the slightest way. I also can’t seem to pick a favorite color! The taupe version is so cool and subdued while the black version really pops against bare legs and turns up the sexiness factor by quite a few notches! But as gorgeous as these suede thigh high boots are, at $798 these beauties are way too expensive for me to splurge on the real deal!

Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Suede Boots in taupe grey and black

Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Suede Boots
($798, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Stuart Weitzman, Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker, Jildor, Revolve, Amazonamazon, Bloomingdale’s, Footnotescj, Farfetchls & Selfridges.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Stuart Weitzman

Celebs such as Olivia Palermo, Kate Moss, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kate Bosworth, Selena Gomez and various personal style bloggers like Wendy Nguyen (Wendy’s Lookbook), Ashley Madekwe (Ring My Bell), Annabelle Fleur (VivaLuxury), Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea) and Helena (Brooklyn Blonde) have all been spotted wearing Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Boots.

Wendy Nguyen (Wendy's Lookbook), Ashley Madekwe (Ring My Bell), Olivia Palermo, Annabelle Fleur (VivaLuxury), Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea) and Helena (Brooklyn Blonde) wearing Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Boots

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Call It Spring “Qeiven” Over-The-Knee Faux Suede Boots

Update (11/16/2016): And here we have yet another Stuart Weitzman Highland look-alike to add to the long list of dupes. This one’s by Call It Spring, it comes in 3 different colors and retails for $99.99.

Call It Spring "Qeiven" Over-The-Knee Faux Suede Boots in grey, black and taupe (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Call It Spring “Qeiven” Over-The-Knee Faux Suede Bootsamazon
($99.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ASOS, Macy’s, Debenhams & Hudson’s Bay.

Unisa “Saranaa” Heeled Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/24/2016): There’s no slowing down of new Stuart Weitzman OTK boot dupes! And here’s yet another fabulous and budget-friendly Highland boot look-alike which I have just discovered. It’s by Unisa, made of faux suede and costs only $79.95! All sizes are still in stock, so hurry before these go out of stock, and trust me, these will go fast!

Unisa "Saranaa" Heeled Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in black: http://bit.ly/2eG5xZX (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Unisa “Saranaa” Heeled Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
($79.95, Stein Mart)

Charles by Charles David “Sycamore” Heeled Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/24/2016): I also stumbled upon these great SW Highland alternatives by Charles by Charles David which are currently on sale for $79.99 at Century 21 and come in either black, grey or merlot microsuede.

Charles by Charles David "Sycamore" Microsuede Heeled Over-The-Knee Boots in grey and black (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Charles by Charles David “Sycamore” Heeled Over-The-Knee Boots
($79.99, Century 21)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm, Last Call by Neiman Marcusls, Macy’s & HSN.

bebe “Rascia” Heeled Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/24/2016): Also new on the Highland dupes front: these OTK faux suede boots by bebe which cost $159.

bebe "Rascia" Heeled Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

bebe “Rascia” Heeled Over-The-Knee Boots
($159, bebe)

Guess “Dani” High Heel Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/24/2016): Guess also released their own take on Weitzman’s Highland boot: it’s called “Dani” and retails for €229.95.

Guess "Dani" High Heel Over-The-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Guess “Dani” High Heel Over-The-Knee Boots
(€229.95, Zalando)

P.S.: Also available at Guess (EU + UK).

Dorothy Perkins “Kassandra” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/24/2016): Similar to the Guess version above are these OTK boots by Dorothy Perkins. They’re available in black, taupe, grey, burgundy and black velvet for $89. I really like the sturdy heel on these which makes it easier to wear these heeled boots for a longer period of time.

Dorothy Perkins "Kassandra" Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Dorothy Perkins “Kassandra” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
($89, Dorothy Perkins)

P.S.: Also available at Zalando & House of Fraser.

Sam Edelman “Kent” Heeled Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Just spotted these amazing and spot-on SW Highland OTK boot dupes by Sam Edelman. They’re admittedly a tad pricey at $190, but you do get a genuine OTK suede boot here, so it might be well worth the splurge.

Sam Edelman "Kent" Heeled Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in dark taupe and black (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Sam Edelman “Kent” Heeled Suede Over-The-Knee Bootsls
($190, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Zappos, Shopbop, Bloomingdale’s, Amazonamazon, Dillard’s, Sam Edelman, Net-A-Porterls, Shoes.com, OnlineShoes.com, HSN & Hudson’s Bay.

Style Charles “Serena” Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Another spot-on Highland dupe are these black faux suede OTK boots by Style Charles. They are currently on sale for 89.99 (down from $135), but JCPenney is currently running a promo where you can get 25% off on purchases under $100 (30% if $100+) which will lower the price of these boots down to less than $70. Use promo code “BIGSALE” at checkout. Offer valid through 10/29/16. Super steal deal alert!

Style Charles "Serena" Over-The-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Style Charles “Serena” Over-The-Knee Boots
(89.99, JCPenney)

Ivanka Trump “Smith” Over-The-Knee High Heel Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Ivanka Trump also jumped on the SW OTK boot trend train and came out with several Weitzman inspired boot styles like this one for example. Do you like it?

Ivanka Trump "Smith" Over-The-Knee High Heel Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Ivanka Trump “Smith” Over-The-Knee High Heel Bootsamazon
($179, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Macy’s & Bloomingdale’s.

Ivanka Trump “Kellyn” Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): And if you love the idea of a heeled OTK boot, but you can’t manage walking on 4 inches all day, with its sturdy 2 1/2 inch block heel Ivanka Trump‘s “Kellyn” is the perfect hybrid between Weitzman’s “Highland” and “Lowland” boot. Available in 3 different colors for $179.

Ivanka Trump "Kellyn" Over-The-Knee Boots in wine red, taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland look-alikes)

Ivanka Trump “Kellyn” Over-The-Knee Bootsls
($179, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Century 21, 6pm, Zappos, Nordstromls & Bloomingdale’s.

Mossimo Black “Mariah” Faux Suede Over the Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): A super budget-friendly Highland alternative are these faux suede boots by Mossimo Black which cost less than $40.

Mossimo Black "Mariah" Faux Suede Over the Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Mossimo Black “Mariah” Faux Suede Over the Knee Boots
($39.99, Target)

Catherine by Catherine Malandrino “Trumper” Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Another Weitzman inspired alternative with a lower block heel are these faux suede boots by Catherine by Catherine Malandrino which are currently on sale for under $70.

Catherine by Catherine Malandrino "Trumper" Over-The-Knee Boots in faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Catherine by Catherine Malandrino “Trumper” Over-The-Knee Boots
($69.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Steve Madden “Norri” Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): And here’s yet another Weitzman Highland look-alike by Steve Madden with a sturdy block heel. Btw, SM has also various more Stuart Weitzman Highland inspired OTK boots, e.g. “Emotionsls” (non lace-back version, $99.95, also available at Jildor), “Ellianals” (open-toe version, $99.95) and “Candlels” (gold accent heel version, $129.95)

Steve Madden "Norri" Over-the-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland inspired)

Steve Madden “Norri” Over-the-Knee Bootsls
($129.95, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Zappos, Lord & Taylorls, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Steve Maddenls, Shoebuyls & LuLu*s.

Schutz High Heel Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Also happened to stumble upon this spot-on Highland look-alike recently. It’s by Schutz and retails for $260.

Schutz High Heel Over-The-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupe)

Schutz High Heel Over-The-Knee Bootsls
($260, Farfetch)

H&M Thigh-High Faux Suede Heeled Boots

Update (08/28/2016): At H&M I discovered these lovely lace-back OTK faux suede boots which reminded me of the Stuart Weitzman boots above. Available in black or brown for $59.99.

H&M Thigh-High Faux Suede Heeled Boots in black and brown (Stuart Weitzman Highland inspired)

H&M Thigh-High Faux Suede Heeled Boots
($59.99, H&M)

Steve Madden “Gleemer” Over the Knee Lace-Up Boots

Update (08/03/2016): Just discovered this second SM Highland dupe by Steve Madden which comes in either black or taupe faux suede and costs $149.95.

Steve Madden "Gleemer" Over the Knee Lace-Up Boots in black and taupe faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Steve Madden “Gleemer” Over the Knee Lace-Up Bootsls
($149.95, Nordstrom)

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

Cape Robbin Suedette Over the Knee Boots

Update (08/03/2016): If you’re looking for something more affordable, here’s another Highland boot alternative by Cape Robbin. Available in various colors for under $60.

Cape Robbin Suedette Over the Knee Boots in taupe and black (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Cape Robbin Suedette Over the Knee Bootsamazon
($59.99, Amazon)

P.S.: A similar version by Chase + Chloe is available at Amazon & ZooShoopjx.

Buffalo Heeled Over the Knee Boots

Update (08/03/2016): Also found a great Highland look-alike option for all the European based Stuart Weitzman lovers. Check out these fab OTK boots by Buffalo. So gorgeous, right? And not too expensive at €159.95!

Buffalo Heeled Over the Knee Boots in faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland look-alikes)

Buffalo Heeled Over the Knee Boots
(€159.95, Zalando)

P.S.: Also available at Buffalo & Mirapodo.

RMK “Candi” Faux Suede Over the Knee Boots

Update (08/03/2016): At RMK I happened to come across these OTK lace-up back boots for $149.95 AUD which in either black or taupe faux suede.

RMK "Candi" Faux Suede Over the Knee Boots in taupe and black (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

RMK “Candi” Faux Suede Over the Knee Boots
($149.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Lipstik “Skarlett” Microsuede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (04/15/2016): And here’s another gorgeous Highland dupe to add to the list! Thank you, Lipstik! Available in black, dove grey and brown microsuede for $149.95 AUD.

Lipstik "Skarlett" Microsuede Over-The-Knee Boots in dove grey, black and brown (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Lipstik “Skarlett” Microsuede Over-The-Knee Boots
($119.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Wanted “Clovelly” Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (04/15/2016): I also discovered this Highland alternative made of genuine suede by Wanted. Available in black or grey suede for $249.95 AUD.

Wanted "Clovelly" Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in grey and black suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Wanted “Clovelly” Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
($249.95 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

River Island Over-The-Knee Heeled Boots

Update (03/20/2016): Just spotted these amazing Highland boot look-alikes by River Island for $150 in black faux suede. Hurry, only a few sizes are left!

River Island Over-The-Knee Heeled Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

River Island Over-The-Knee Heeled Boots
($150, River Island)

P.S.: Also available at River Island (UK)ls, River Island (EU), Zalando, Very.co.uk & Littlewoods.

Dune “Sibyl” Block Heel Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (03/11/2016): Stumbled upon another set of spot-on SW Highland dupes. These ones are by Dune, they’re available in three colors and cost $225.

Dune "Sibyl" Block Heel Over-The-Knee Boots (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Dune “Sibyl” Block Heel Over-The-Knee Boots
($225, Dune)

P.S.: Also available at Selfridges, John Lewis, House of Fraser & Zalando.

Schuh “Misty” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (03/11/2016): Also discovered these fabulous Weitzman alternatives at Schuh which are currently on sale for under £50 (down from £75). Available in grey or black faux suede. Couldn’t pass up on this deal myself and ordered both colors immediately!

Schuh "Misty" Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in black and grey (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Schuh “Misty” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
(£49.99, Schuh)

Jean-Michel Cazabat OTK Stretch Suede Boots

Update (01/09/2016): Spotted another fabulous though super expensive dupe of this season’s most wanted boots! They’re by Jean-Michel Cazabat and currently on final sale for $599. The perfect alternative if you want a high quality SW Highland alternative, but you feel like saving $200 along the way.

Jean-Michel Cazabat OTK Stretch Suede Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Jean-Michel Cazabat OTK Stretch Suede Boots
($599, Intermix)

ASOS Key To My Heart Lace Up Over the Knee Boots

Update (01/09/2016): Discovered these awesome faux suede Weitzman Highland look-alike boots at ASOS today. Too bad I spotted them so late, because they’re out of stock in almost all sizes. Apparently however, they do come back in stock in limited quantities occasionally, so a little cyberstalking migh help here. The taupe version is available here, but it’s currently pretty much sold out as well.

ASOS Key To My Heart Lace Up Over the Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

ASOS Key To My Heart Lace Up Over the Knee Boots
($103, ASOS)

Ark “Laci” Suedette Thigh High Boots

Update (01/09/2016): And here we have another spot-on and budget-friendly faux leather boot alternative for all the European Stuart Weitzman Highland fans out there! Found these Ark dupes which retail for £45. I just added these to my shopping watch list!

Ark "Laci" Suedette Thigh High Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Ark “Laci” Suedette Thigh High Boots
(£45, ASOS)

Chinese Laundry “Bachelorette” Tie-Back Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/06/2015): Spotted another fab Weitzman Highland alternative today: “Bachelorette” by Chinese Laundry, available in either black or taupe faux suede for $79.98.

Chinese Laundry "Bachelorette" Tie-Back Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Bachelorette” Tie-Back Over-The-Knee Boots
($79.98, Chinese Laundry)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, ZooShoopjx, Zappos & Shoes.com.

Steve Madden “Gorgeous” Over-The-Knee Heeled Pull-On Boots

Of course, where there’s a trend, Steve Madden can’t be too far behind. Their “Gorgeous” OTK boots, available in either grey or black, look just like the Stuart Weitzman Highlands but cost only $149.95 instead of $798! Score! Love this steal deal!

Steve Madden "Gorgeous" Over-The-Knee Heeled Pull-On Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Gorgeous” Over-The-Knee Heeled Pull-On Boots
($89.40, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, 6pm, Famous Footwearls, Lord & Taylorls, ShoeMallls, Macy’s, Steve Maddenls, ZooShoopjx, Steve Madden (Canada)ls, Dune, Belk, Bucklels, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Selfridges & Spartoo.

Public Desire “Janine” Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots

While browsing the Public Desire website, I happened to discover these steal-worthy, faux suede SW Highland dupes for under £40. Worldwide shipping is available. Students get a 10% discount on their order.

Public Desire "Janine" Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots in grey, black and taupe (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Public Desire “Janine” Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots
(£39.99, Public Desire)

P.S.: The same boots are also available at Ego.

Kaitlyn Pan Over-The-Knee Boots

I also spotted these fabulous OTK boots by Kaitlyn Pan which are made of microsuede and have many great 5 star customer reviews. They come in a slim fit and are also available in a flat version (aka “Lowland” dupe).

Kaitlyn Pan Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Over-The-Knee Bootsamazon
($95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Etsy for non-US based customers.

Carvela “Sammy” High Heel Over The Knee Boots

These heeled OTK boots by Carvela are also quite obvious Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes. They’re available in either nude or black and retail for $280/£190.

Carvela "Sammy" High Heel Over The Knee Boots in nude and black suedette (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Carvela “Sammy” High Heel Over The Knee Bootsls
($280, Kurt Geiger)

P.S.: Also available at Kurt Geiger (UK)ls, John Lewis, Selfridges, House of Fraser, About You & The Iconic.

Choies Stretch Laced Back Heeled Over the Knee Boots

And if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly alternative, check out these OTK faux suede boots I found at Choies. They’re available in 4 colors and cost between $80-$100.

Choies Stretch Laced Back Heeled Over the Knee Boots in gray and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Choies Stretch Laced Back Heeled Over the Knee Boots
($79.90, Choies)

Image source(s): Zappos, Olivia Palermo, Ring My Bell, Brooklyn Blonde, Peace Love Shea, Wendy’s Lookbook, VivaLuxury, Stein Mart, bebe, Lord & Taylor, DSW, Zalando, Sam Edelman, JCPenney, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Buffalo, RMK Lipstik, Wanted Shoes, River Island, Dune London, Schuh, Intermix, Ark, Amazon, Steve Madden, Jessica Buurman, Choies

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Update: This post has been updated on September 11, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

So I know this blog is mostly about shoes, but let’s talk bags for a minute. And I mean this lovely Gucci Jackie hobo bag in particular. Now I’m usually not a big fan of hobo bags, but this one somehow caught my attention. Maybe it’s something about the shape, the minimalistic design, the luxurious leather or the statement orange color (my personal fave!). Maybe it’s a combination of all of these things that makes this bag so lustworthy and desirable. Anyway, as much as I love this Gucci bag, 3k for a bag just isn’t my type of bag shopping budget. So what’s a girl to do?

Gucci Jackie Soft Leather Hobo Bag in brown, black and neon orange

Gucci Jackie Soft Leather Hobo Bag
($2.990, Gucci)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Gucci (UK)ls, Neiman Marcusls & Vestiaire Collective.

H&M Hobo Bag with Suede Details

Update (09/11/2016): While browsing H&M‘s new arrivals section, I discovered these fall-ready suede hobo bags and they reminded me of Gucci’s Jackie bag. Price: $59.99. I especially love the wine red version!

H&M Hobo Bag with Suede Details in wine red and black (Gucci Jackie inspired)

H&M Hobo Bag with Suede Details
($59.99, H&M)

Tosca B2523 Bit Bag Hobo

Luckily, we’ve stumbled upon these Gucci Jackie dupe bags by Tosca which will give you the coveted Gucci hobo bag look for a mere 1% of the real deal’s price. Can’t argue with that price, right?

Tosca B2523 Bit Bag Hobo in taupe, black and grey (Gucci Jackie knockoffs)

Tosca B2523 Bit Bag Hoboamazon
($29.95, Amazon)

Image source(s): Gucci, H&M, Lori’s

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Update: This post has been updated on August 28, 2016. 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, $480 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
($480, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcus #2ls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Bergdorf Goodman #2ls, ASOS, Shopbop, Selfridges, Matches Fashionls, Luisaviaroma & 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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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 $127.46 (sale price!), 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)

P.S.: 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!

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)

P.S.: Also available at SheIn, Cupshe & Romwe (other version).

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): OMG 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. By the way, while browsing I also spotted a lovely shortened Azaelea dress dupe at Charlotte Russe for $23.99 which comes in 4 colors and is also available in plus sizes!

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
(£165, Warehouse)

P.S.: 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
($219, 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 $148 lace midi dress by Aqua which is available in either black or light blue and is $332 cheaper than the real deal. Shhhhhh, don’t tell anyone, but Aqua has also various other great Self-Portrait look-alikes available here (e.g. this dress or this one or this one).

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

Aqua Lace Cami Midi Dress
($148, 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)

Jessica Buurman “Adice” Flower Embellished Cami Dress

And of course, where there’s a trend Jessica Buurman can’t be too far away. The design of their “Adice” dress is very close to the real deal (including the colors), but I can’t tell for sure whether it’s worth paying over $100 for, especially since I found various other dresses from similar Asian merchants for much less (see links below). Use promo code “XOXOJESS” at checkout to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman!

Jessica Buurman "Adice" Flower Embellished Cami Dress in white and red (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Adice” Flower Embellished Cami Dress
($119, Jessica Buurman)

P.S.: Similar dress options are available by Choies and Persunamazon.

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, Romwe, YesStyle, Charlotte Russe, Warehouse, Club Monaco, Bloomingdale’s, bebe, LuLu*s, H&M, Jessica Buurman, Free People

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I don’t actively follow swimwear fashion, so for me to take notice of a swimwear trend, it really takes a lot of hype and medial exposure (yes, I have seen you, Triangl bikinis!) or a very, very beautiful bikini/swimsuit. Marysia‘s scalloped “Antibes” swimwear is easily both: beautiful and dearly loved by celebs and online influencers worldwide. The scalloped swimsuits and bikinis regularly get a fair share of social media exposure and are universally flattering for women of all shapes and sizes. Now if only they weren’t so darn expensive, the “Antibes” bikini set will set you back $272.

Marysia Antibes Scalloped Bandeau Bikini in teal blue, black and white

Marysia Antibes Scalloped Bandeau Bikinils
($136 + $136, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbop, Net-A-Porterls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Zappos, Amazon, Madison Los Angelespjx, Ron Herman, Forward by Elyse Walker, Intermix, Everything But Water, Revolve, Farfetchls, Kirna Zabêtels, Saint Bernard, Club Monaco, J.Crew, Lane Crawfordls, Matches Fashionls, Avenue 32, Oxygen Boutiquels, MyTheresa & Stylebop.

Style Bloggers Love Marysia

Personal style bloggers such as Jessica Stein (Tuula Vintage), Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl), Megan Runion (All Things Lovely), Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) have all been spotted wearing a Marysia Antibes Scalloped Bandeau Bikini.

Jessica Stein (Tuula Vintage), Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl), Megan Runion (All Things Lovely), Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) wearing a Marysia Antibes Scalloped Bandeau Bikini

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Old Navy Scalloped Jacquard Bandeau Bikini

But look what we’ve discovered at Old Navy: a spot-on dupe of Marysia’s Antibes scallop bandeau bikini for a fraction of the real deal’s price, available in either turquoise or black. And the best part? The whole bikini set will cost you less than $50 compared to $272. Steal deal alert!

Old Navy Scalloped Jacquard Bandeau Bikini in teal blue and black (Marysia Swim Antibes knockoff)

Old Navy Scalloped Jacquard Bandeau Bikini
($24.94 + $22.94, Old Navy)

BP. Scallop Bandeau Bikini

Another beautiful and budget-friendly Marysia alternative are these lovely scalloped bikinis by BP. which are available in either white or black/white rose print and come with an optional halter strap. The whole set will cost you $60.

BP. Scallop Bandeau Bikini in white and black/white floral print (Marysia Antibes knockoffs)

BP. Scallop Bandeau Bikinils
($28 + $32, Nordstrom)

H&M Scalloped Bandeau Bikini

Cute bikini alert! I also came across this lovely white scalloped bandeau bikini by H&M which is obviously an awesome dupe for the Marysia Antibes bikini, but H&M’s version costs less than $35 (set price!) in comparison. Total no brainer here.

H&M Scalloped Bandeau Bikini in white (Marysia Antibes knockoff)

H&M Scalloped Bandeau Bikini Top
($19.99 + $14.99, H&M)

Accessorize “Sasha” Scalloped Bandeau Bikini

Last but not least, I also stumbled upon the “Sasha” bikini collection by Accessorize which, too, has some visible Marysia Antibes inspiration going on. The scalloped bikinis have an extra bow knot added on the bustier, they come in either white, navy or coral and a set costs less than $60. Super cute and super affordable, I love this steal!

Accessorize "Sasha" Scalloped Bandeau Bikini in white and navy (Marysia Antibes knockoffs)

Accessorize “Sasha” Scalloped Bandeau Bikinils
($29 + $27, Accessorize)

P.S.: Also available at Accessorize (UK)ls & Accessorize (DE + FR).

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Tuula Vintage, Gary Pepper Girl, For All Things Lovely, The Blonde Salad, Old Navy, Nordstrom, H&M, Accessorize

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