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Update: This post has been updated on November 15, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Is there anyone out there who wasn’t crazy about some aspect of the Burberry Prorsum fall/winter 2010 collection? From the draped, ruched mini dresses, to the over-the-knee boots, to the completely delicious cropped shearling jackets—it was a sensation at the minimum, iconic at the max. And you can see why. The Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket looks like a cloud in the form of a clothing. If I could justify $3.5k for it, I so would.

Burberry Prorsum Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket in brown

Burberry Prorsum Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacketls
($3.595, Burberry)

P.S.: Also available at Burberry (UK)ls.

Banana Republic Leather Sherpa Bomber Jacket

Update (11/15/2016): More than three years after our last Burberry Prorsum jacket steal find, Banana Republic decided to revive the (faux) shearling aviator trend and came up with an amazing Burberry-inspired alternative. It’s quite expensive at $1.400 (retail price), but also so, so gorgeous much so more affordable than the real deal’s $3.595, don’t you agree?

Banana Republic Leather Sherpa Bomber Jacket in brown (Burberry Prorsum dupe)

Banana Republic Leather Sherpa Bomber Jacket
($1.400, Banana Republic)

P.S.: Also available at Banana Republic (EU).

SuperTrash “Olammy” Coat

Update (07/15/2013): I know we’re in the middle of summer and nobody wants to think about warm winter jackets yet, but I just stumbled upon this super fab Burberry Prorsum inspired aviator jacket by SuperTrash and had to share it with you. What do you think? Are shearling bomber jackets still “in” for Fall 2013?

SuperTrash "Olammy" Coat in brown (Burberry Prorsum knockoff)

SuperTrash “Olammy” Coat
(€169.95, Zalando)

Marc New York Faux Suede Jacket with Faux Fur Collar

Update (10/11/2012): Here’s another fabulous Burberry Prorsum Aviator Jacket alternative for under $150 by Marc New York. Love this one!

Marc New York Faux Suede Jacket with Faux Fur Collar in chocolate brown (Burberry Prorsum Aviator knockoff)

Marc New York Faux Suede Jacket with Faux Fur Collar
($142.40, Bluefly)

Mango Flight Jacket

Update (09/25/2012): Woohoo! After quite some time we found another fabulous Burberry Prorsum aviator jacket look-a-like for under $120 by Mango.

Mango Flight Jacket in brown (Burberry Prorsum Aviator Jacket knockoff)

Mango Flight Jacket
($119.99, Amazon)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket

Update (11/14/2011): And here’s another great Burberry alternative coming from MICHAEL Michael Kors. Not a steal but possibly worth the investment if you fancy the look of the Burberry jacket.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket in brown (Burberry Prorsum Aviator knockoff)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket
($295, Zappos)

ASOS REVIVE Sheepskin Aviator Jacket

Update (11/10/2010): Excuse me? Please meet the love of your life! OMG, ASOS has done it! The perfect Burberry Prorsum aviator jacket knockoff. Isn’t it beautiful? I just wish it would be a little cheaper, but even at $600 this buy might be worth the investment. Either way, if you want this jacket, get it NOW. It will fly off the shelves.

ASOS REVIVE Sheepskin Aviator Jacket

ASOS REVIVE Sheepskin Aviator Jacket
($603.40, ASOS)

Barney’s Leather Aviator Jacket

Update (11/12/2010): Another great Burberry Prorsum alternative by Barney’s Orignals. A real leather jacket for under $150? Sold! Available in brown or black.

Barney's Leather Aviator Jacket in brown (Burberry Prorsum knockoff)

Barney’s Leather Aviator Jacket
($146.54, ASOS)

Lipsy Faux Sheepskin Aviator Jacket

If you, like me, are really hanging to recreate the Burberry fall 2010 aesthetic at a lower price point, you know it can be achieved pretty easily until you get to the outerwear. Well now, even that is no obstacle. Behold the Lipsy Faux Sheepskin Aviator Jacket, ladies. This brown faux shearling is cut beautifully, and is the perfect topper for a skinny ruched mini, or even jeans and a tank. And at a mere £85, you’ll be looking like Burberry Barbie in no time.

Lipsy Faux Sheepskin Aviator Jacket in brown (Burberry Prorsum knockoff)

Lipsy Faux Sheepskin Aviator Jacketls
(£85, Lipsy)

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Update: This post has been updated on April 18, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

It seems that every celebrity at one point or another is seen flaunting around in glamorous Louboutins. Whether it’s the sophisticated high heel or a classic flat, Christian Louboutin has become a staple in the closets of the A-listers. The “Pigalle Plato” Platform Pumps are no different as the design is impeccably exhibited with versatility, in an uptown or downtown manner. The platform adds further height to the elevated stature of the shoe contributing to the elegance. Unfortunately, I don’t have $795 to spend on these beautiful shoes, but the alternative below is quite dazzling.

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato Platform Pumps in nude patent

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato Platform Pumpsls
($795, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Net-A-Porterls & Saks Fifth Avenuels

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Kerry Washington, Emma Watson, Emma Stone, Miroslava Duma, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Dasha Zhukova wearing nude patent Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato Platform Pumps

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Dune “Arrabella” Pointed-Toe Platform Pumps

Update (04/18/2015): Found these Louboutin look-alike pumps at Dune today. Available in an array of colors and uppers.

Dune "Arrabella" Pointed-Toe Platform Pumps in pink and mink patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato knockoffs)

Dune “Arrabella” Pointed-Toe Platform Pumpsls
($59, Dune)

Report “Tulipe” Pointed-Toe Platform Pumps

Update (02/04/2013): Just came across yet another wonderful Pigalle Plato alternative by Report. Available in black or nude leather.

Report "Tulipe" Pointed-Toe Platform Pumps in nude (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato knockoffs)

Report “Tulipe” Pointed-Toe Platform Pumpsamazon
($35.22, Amazon)

Carvela “Align” Platform Pumps

Update (07/24/2012): And here’s another great Pigalle Plato look-a-like in black or red patent leather coming from Carvela.

Carvela "Align" Platform Pumps in black and red patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato knockoffs)

Carvela “Align” Platform Pumpsamazon
(£71.25, Amazon.co.uk)

ASOS “PROP” Leather Pointed Platforms

Update (07/24/2012): While not available in nude patent these ASOS pumps still look a lot like the Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato platforms, don’t they? Available in an array of various colors & uppers.

ASOS "PROP" Leather Pointed Platforms in mint and pink (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato knockoffs)

ASOS “PROP” Leather Pointed Platforms
($41.39, ASOS)

Lipsy “Scarlett” Patent Court Shoes

Update (07/19/2012): Found these pointed patent pumps by Lipsy which I find quite enchanting and a great CL Pigalle Plato alternative.

Lipsy Scarlett Patent Court Shoes in black and red (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato knockoffs)

Lipsy “Scarlett” Patent Court Shoesls
(£48.75, Lipsy)

Spiegel High Heel Platform Pumps

Update (07/09/2012): Came across another budget-friendly Pigalle Plato alternative which is faux leather and available at Spiegel for a little under $55.

Spiegel High Heel Platform Pumps in nude (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato knockoffs)

Spiegel High Heel Platform Pumps
($54, Nordstrom Rack)

Paris Hilton “Tamora” Platform Pumps

Update (03/12/2012): Just came across another great and affordable CL Pigalle Plato alternative. These pointed platform pumps by Paris Hilton are available in various colors and cost a little under $60.

Paris Hilton "Tamora" Platform Pumps (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato knockoffs)

Paris Hilton “Tamora” Platform Pumpsamazon
($58, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj.

Nine West “Love Fury” Platform Pumps

Update (01/30/2012): Nine West now also has a fantastic Louboutin Pigalle Plato look-a-like for under $90! I love all the colors and various uppers.

Nine West "Love Fury" Platform Pumps (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato knockoffs)

Nine West “Love Fury” Platform Pumps
($89, Nine West)

Report Signature “Montauk” Platform Pumps

Update (12/20/2011): Just stumbled upon this almost identical Pigalle Plato look-a-like by Report Signature. All these heels are missing to be a perfect Loubie dupe is the signature red sole. Available in nude patent or gold leather.

Report Signature "Montauk" Platform Pumps in nude patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato knockoffs)

Report Signature “Montauk” Platform Pumpsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Ivanka Trump “Margo” Pumps

The Ivanka Trump “Margo” Pumps present a timeless and effortless look which is balanced by the modern design. At $69.90 (sale price!), these are absolutely gorgeous and not to mention look exactly like the Louboutins. Plus, these shoes come in smaller sizes starting from size four. These are available in natural, black and yellow patent leather, and gold snake leather.

Ivanka Trump "Margo" Pumps in nude patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Margo” Pumpsls
($69.90, Nordstrom)

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Update: This post has been updated on April 6, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

This “Octavia” Tri-Tone Sheath Dress by Stella McCartney has been very popular among the celebrity world. And who can blame them? Incorporating a subtle color-blocking design, the black panels along the side of the dress are slimming and extremely flattering for every body type. This dress was made to accentuate a woman’s curves and figure, and creates an enviable hourglass shape by creating a slimming silhouette effect. As this dress can be a miracle, the price tag definitely shows for that, too! However, we found an amazing alternative that’ll do the same trick for a whole lot less money!

Stella McCartney Octavia Tri-Tone Sheath Dress

Stella McCartney Octavia Tri-Tone Sheath Dressls
($1.234, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Stella McCartney

Kate Winslet, Nicole Scherzinger, Leslie Bibb and Nicola Peltz wearing a cream Stella McCartney Octavia Tri-Tone Sheath Dress

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Ann Taylor Colorblock Ponte Sheath Dress

Update (04/06/2015): Stumbled upon this Ann Taylor sheath dress today and it instantly reminded me of the Stella McCartney Octavia dress above.

Ann Taylor Colorblock Ponte Sheath Dress (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Ann Taylor Colorblock Ponte Sheath Dress
($139, Ann Taylor)

rsvp “Jiana” Colorblock Dress

Update (08/03/2013): Just stumbled upon another wonderful and budget-friendly Stella McCartney alternative. Check out this colorblock sheath dress by rsvp! Currently on sale for $51.99 and also available in blue and turquoise.

rsvp "Jiana" Colorblock Dress in white, beige and black (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

rsvp “Jiana” Colorblock Dress
($51.99, Zappos)

Ronni Nicole Colorblock Sheath Dress

Update (02/03/2013): And here’s yet another wonderful Stella McCartney dress alternative by Ronni Nicole for a great price!

Ronni Nicole Colorblock Sheath Dress in white, camel and black (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Ronni Nicole Colorblock Sheath Dressls
($33, Kohl’s)

Chaya Colorblock Mixed-Media Sheath Dress

Update (02/03/2013): This colorblock dress by Chaya is also a great alternative to the beautiful Stella McCartney Octavia frock.

Chaya Colorblock Mixed-Media Sheath Dress in white, beige and black (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Chaya Colorblock Mixed-Media Sheath Dressls
($72, Kohl’s)

Missguided “Lois” Contrast Bodycon Midi Dress

Update (02/03/2013): Stumbled upon yet another Stella McCartney Octavia look-a-like dress by Missguided. And it’s so affordable!

Missguided "Lois" Contrast Bodycon Midi Dress in white, beige and black (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Missguided “Lois” Contrast Bodycon Midi Dress
($24.99, Missguided)

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

Express Color Block Sheath Dress

Update (11/07/2012): Just found this lovely Stella McCartney inspired sheath dress by Express. And it happens to be on sale! Yay!

Express Color Block Sheath Dress in beige, taupe and black (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Express Color Block Sheath Dress
($68.60, Express)

Type Z “Astella” Colorblock Strapless Dress

Update (08/13/2012): Here’s another Octavia dress look-a-like. This dress by Type Z has a few modifications (e.g. it’s shoerter and strapless), but the overall look is almost identical. And did I mention that the dress is currently on sale?

Type Z "Astella" Colorblock Strapless Dress in taupe, black and white (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Type Z “Astella” Colorblock Strapless Dress
($49.99, Zappos)

Lipsy x Amy Childs “Laura” Colour Block Dress

If this is not an almost identical look-a-like, then I am not sure what is. The Lipsy “Laura” Colour Block Dress is just as figure flattering as its designer counterpart, and with the same color-blocking effect creates an illusion of an extremely slim figure while still accentuating one’s curves in all the right places. And though I absolutely adore the tri-color version, this dress is also available in all black, which I can imagine to be beautiful but almost deceiving the purpose of the color-blocking effect. You can call this beauty yours for a mere price of £65 (approx. $100)!

Lipsy x Amy Childs "Laura" Colour Block Dress (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Lipsy x Amy Childs “Laura” Colour Block Dressls
(£65, Lipsy)

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Update: This post has been updated on May 27, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Fabulous shoe, meet my readers; readers, meet fabulous shoe aka the Shark-Lock Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals from Givenchy. I’ll always have a soft spot for Givenchy (and their shoes in particular), but this sleek, perfectly shaped high heel with the iconic shark-lock clasp that has become sort of Givenchy’s signature detail lately, has probably been my absolute favorite from their last couple of collections. You just can’t go wrong with a fabulous like this one, assuming you can foot the bill, of course. In this case, $975.

Givenchy Shark-Lock Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals in black

Givenchy Shark-Lock Ankle Strap High Heel Sandalsls
($975, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Forward by Elyse Walker & MyTheresa.

Siren “Rainer” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (05/27/2015): Siren.

Siren "Rainer" Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals in black (Givenchy Shark knockoffs)

Siren “Rainer” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals
($50.99, The Iconic)

Steve Madden “MAYVEN” Ankle Strap Sandals

Not feeling like spending 1k on shoes? Well, how about $38.99 instead? Steve Madden‘s “MAYVEN” ankle strap heels will give you a very similar Givenchy look for roughly 4% of the real deal’s price. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

Steve Madden "MAYVEN" Ankle Strap Sandals in nude, black and red (Givenchy Shark Tooth knockoffs)

Steve Madden “MAYVEN” Ankle Strap Sandalsamazon
($38.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm, Nasty Galls & LuLu*s.

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Update: This post has been updated on August 30, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

Peplums are everywhere this season, and Tom Ford really knows how to design a knockout dress. It strikes the perfect balance between feminine and powerful, and the tailoring is absolute artwork in itself. The length and proportion is also one of the things I love most; it hugs every curve without giving away too much. Of course this dress (originally from the Spring 2012 collection) is custom-fitted and custom-priced, so to get the same look, consider the two amazing “inspired-by” designs below.

Tom Ford Spring 2012 Chevron Fitted Bustier Dress in black and white

Tom Ford Chevron Fitted Bustier Dressls
(Price Unknown, N/A)

Jennifer Aniston Loves Tom Ford

Jennifer Aniston wearing a Tom Ford Chevron Fitted Bustier Dress

Dorothy Perkins Strapless Peplum Dress

UPDATE (08/30/2012): Even though this dress by Dorothy Perkins is more of an inspired-by version I still wanted to list it as an alternative because I find it to be the most flattering dress option of all.

Dorothy Perkins Strapless Peplum Dress in black and ivory chevron (Tom Ford knockoff)

Dorothy Perkins Strapless Peplum Dressls
($69, Dorothy Perkins)

bebe Houndstooth Ponte Peplum Dress

The first option by bebe is a “younger” version of the original; with a louder and shorter skirt. It’s definitely a little harder to wear, but the shape and silhouette is quite similar. If I were to wear this dress, I’d pair it with black tights and black platform pumps. That said, add a mini clutch and some fantastic earrings and you’re all set. The dress is already a showstopper packed with leathery details; so let it do all the talking.

bebe Houndstooth Ponte Peplum Dress in black and white (Tom Ford Spring 2012 knockoff)

bebe Houndstooth Ponte Peplum Dressamazon
($139, Amazon)

Lipsy Bandeau Peplum Dress

The length is a little longer on this version by Lipsy, but it’s balanced by a deeper, sweetheart neckline. While still more youthful than the original design, it’s probably the one I’d choose to wear first out of the two less-expensive options. It seems a bit more forgiving in the fit; judging by the way the peplum sits closer to the hip, making it more flattering to curves. I suggest wearing this style the way Jennifer does, with pointy toe stilettos, a fantastic blow out, and a mega-watt smile.

Lipsy Bandeau Peplum Dress in black and white (Tom Ford Spring 2012 knockoff)

Lipsy Bandeau Peplum Dressls
($93.67, ASOS)

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