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Update: This post has been updated on September 19, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

So I’ve already gushed in detail about the gorgeousness that is Dolce & Gabbana‘s S/S 2015 collection, but what I haven’t gushed about yet is this gorgeous floral embroidered body-con dress by House of CB which I discovered about an hour ago. I immediately had to drop everything, so I could write this blog post and share my beautiful (and budget-friendly) find with you, that’s just how excited I was about having come across this dress. House of CB has done quite the heavy copycat math on this one; somehow they managed to turn a $14.500 dress and a $7.500 skirt into a smokin’ hot $214 dress. Now that’s what I call a serious steal deal! Get this beauty of a dress before it sells out (and if you dare to wear such a racy look). Rock this frock with a bold red lip, sleek ponytail and dramatic eyeliner (hi there, Kendall!) and you’ll be the perfect Dolce & Gabbana femme fatale on a budget!

Copycat Math - Dolce & Gabbana Sacred Heart Floral Embroidered Net Dress + Dolce & Gabbana Mesh Midi Skirt = House of CB Carmen Mesh Dress with Rose Appliqué

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River Island Rose-Embroidered Mesh Dress & Top

Update (09/19/2016): Spotted these floral embroidered mesh dress and crop top at River Island today and both pieces instantly reminded me of Dolce & Gabbana’s S/S 2015 collection.

River Island Rose-Embroidered Mesh Dress & Top in black and red (Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2015 dupes)

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Image source(s): Moda Operandi, @kyliejenner Instagram, InStyle, Net-A-Porter, River Island, House of CB

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Real vs. Steal – Chanel Mesh Espadrille Flats

by Irina on February 19, 2016

Update: This post has been updated on February 19, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Soooooo, Chanel espadrilles, anyone? Let me tell you: last year they were EVERYWHERE! I feel like I’ve seen them on pretty much every famous style blogger’s feet. Chanel released a couple different variations, one of which are these black cap-toe mesh espadrille flats. I must admit I have grown quite fondly of this particular version, but I don’t see myself spending $450 on a pair of espadrille shoes anytime soon.

Chanel Mesh Espadrille Cap-Toe Flats in black

Chanel Mesh Espadrille Flats
($450, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Chanel

Celebs such as Brooklyn Decker and style bloggers like Julie from Sincerely Jules and Kate from Twomorrow have been spotted wearing Chanel Mesh Espadrille Flats.

Brooklyn Decker, Julie (Sincerely Jules) and Kate (Twomorrow) wearing black Chanel Mesh Espadrille Flats

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Aldo “Marjoria” Cap-Toe Espadrilles

Update (02/19/2016): Spotted these Chanel-inspired espadrilles at Aldo today. Available in black and bone for $60.

Aldo "Marjoria" Cap-Toe Espadrilles in black (Chanel dupes)

Aldo “Marjoria” Cap-Toe Espadrillesls
($60, Aldo)

Tony Bianco “Jasper” Mesh Espadrilles

Update (08/07/2015): And here’s another Chanel mesh espadrille alternative! By Tony Bianco and available in either black or pewter metallic for under $50 AUD.

Tony Bianco "Jasper" Mesh Espadrilles in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Jasper” Mesh Espadrillesls
($49 AUD, David Jones)

GoJane City Slicker Mesh Espadrille Flats

Update (01/31/2015): Discovered another set of fab Chanel inspired mesh espadrille flats at GoJane. Available in black, white and salmon pink for $9.95!

GoJane City Slicker Mesh Espadrille Flats in black and white (Chanel knockoffs)

GoJane City Slicker Mesh Espadrille Flats
($9.95, GoJane)

New Look Mesh Espadrilles

Update (12/21/2014): Spotted another Chanel Mesh Espadrille dupe at New Look today. Available for £9.99 in either black or white.

New Look Mesh Espadrilles

New Look Mesh Espadrilles
(£9.99, New Look)

P.S.: Also available at New Look (EU).

Ssongbyssong Two-Tone Mesh Espadrilles

Update (05/14/2014): Found these Chanel dupes at this eBay seller Ssongbyssong. Available for $52 in either black/white or white/black. How do you like these?

Ssongbyssong Two-Tone Mesh Espadrilles in black and white (Chanel knockoffs)

Ssongbyssong Two-Tone Mesh EspadrilleseBay
($52, eBay)

Circus by Sam Edelman “Lena” Mesh Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats

And why should I when there are virtually perfect look-a-likes available for a steal price such as $40 which is less than 1/10 the price of the Chanels. If you’re not obsessed with designer logos and don’t care much for the CC emblem on the vamp, these Circus by Sam Edelman mesh espadrilles are the way to go! Available for $20.08 in various colors such as black, white, coral, yellow, pink, baby blue and others.

Circus by Sam Edelman "Lena" Mesh Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Circus by Sam Edelman “Lena” Mesh Cap-Toe Espadrille Flatsamazon
($20.08, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pmcj, Zappos, Heels.com, Boscov’s, Shoes.comls, Dillard’sls & DailyLook.

Schutz “Fossa” Mesh Espadrilles

If you’re looking for a high quality dupe instead, these espadrille flats by Schutz are just as nice looking and have real leather trimming but in return also retail for a much higher $130. Available in black and white.

Schutz "Fossa" Mesh Espadrilles in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Schutz “Fossa” Mesh Espadrillescj
($130, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at RevolveClothing & Free People.

Steve Madden “DESTINEY” Mesh Espadrille Flats

I also came across this lovely and budget-friendly faux suede Chanel inspired mesh espadrille by Steve Madden. Available in black and blue mesh fabric.

Steve Madden "DESTINEY" Mesh Espadrille Flats in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Steve Madden “DESTINEY” Mesh Espadrille Flatsamazon
($59.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Steve Maddenls & Dune.

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Update: This post has been updated on April 17, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Mary-Kate Olsen is quite the trendsetter. A few weeks after being spotted on MK’s feet, Stella McCartney‘s mesh sandals hit the digital shelves of Net-A-Porter, but sold out there super fast. If you are craving the real deal, you can still find them on Stella’s website or read on and let me show you some recession-proof alternatives.

Stella McCartney Mesh Basket Sandals in black

Stella McCartney Mesh Basket Sandalsls
($995, Net-A-Porter)

Mary-Kate Olsen Loves Stella McCartney

At the beginning of 2009, Mary-Kate Olsen was having an obsession with Stella McCartney’s mesh sandals from the Spring 2009 collection. She was wearing them to various events and when being out and about before finally moving on to another pair of lustworthy heels which she could wear to death.

Mary-Kate Olsen wearing Stella McCartney Mesh Basket Sandals in black

Aldo “Frirassi” Mesh Slingback Sandals

Update (04/17/2015): Four years after our last find I happened to stumble upon these mesh slingback heels at Aldo today and they instantly reminded me of the Stella McCartney mesh basket sandals above.

Aldo "Frirassi" Mesh Slingback Sandals in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

Aldo “Frirassi” Mesh Slingback Sandalsls
($45, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos & Amazonamazon.

Charles by Charles David “Netizen” Mesh Sandals

Update (05/16/2011): Here’s another great Stella McCartney alternative coming from Charles by Charles David. Available in black or camel.

Charles by Charles David "Netizen" Mesh Sandals in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

Charles by Charles David “Netizen” Mesh Sandalsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

Martinez Valero “Cleo” Sandals

Update (05/12/2010): Yay! Finally another Stella McCartney knockoff and this one’s absolutely fabulous I think. Martinez Valero did a great job with his “Cleo” sandals. They come in either black, nude or silver.

Martinez Valero "Cleo" Sandals in black (Stella Mccartney knockoffs)

Martinez Valero “Cleo” Sandalsamazon
($25.99, Amazon)

BCBGMAXAZRIA “Lisa” Pumps

Update (03/10/2010): Here’s yet another fabulous but slightly pricey Stella McCartney knockoff by BCBGMAXAZRIA.

BCBGMAXAZRIA "Lisa" Mesh Slingback Pumps in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

BCBGMAXAZRIA “Lisa” Pumpsls
($142, Shoebuy)

Nine West “Hotrock” Mesh Sandals

Update (10/30/2009): Found another budget-friendly Stella McCartney alternative by Nine West.

Nine West "Hotrock" Mesh Sandals in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

Nine West “Hotrock” Mesh Sandalsamazon
($72.05, Amazon)

bebe “Lizzy” Mesh Sandals

I always thought Steve Madden is the king of knockoffs, but after seeing so many designer shoe look-a-likes coming from bebe latey, I have come to the conclusion that they deserve this title. Whenever I visit their website, new designer knockoffs have popped up just like these Stella McCartney knockoffs for example. bebe’s “Lizzy” sandals come in 3 different colors and retail for $139.

bebe Lizzy Mesh Sandals in black (Stella McCartney knockoffs)

bebe “Lizzy” Mesh Sandals
($139, bebe)

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Copycat Math - Jimmy Choo + Jimmy Choo = Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry

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Image source(s): NET-A-PORTER, NORDSTROM, Jimmy Choo

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Update: This post has been updated on September 21, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

So who would’ve thought polka dots could be that sexy? Apparently, Stella McCartney did, that’s why she gave us plenty of beautiful fitted dresses with sheer polka dot sleeves for Fall 2011. I love the risqué character of the sheer inlays combined with the playfulness of the polka dots. How friggin’ hot does Kate Winslet look in that dress? But whoah, more than $2k for that bit of dress? Sorry hun, I’m afraid that ain’t quite my price league.

Stella McCartney Lucia Polka-Dot Sheer Knit Dress in black

Stella McCartney Lucia Polka-Dot Sheer Knit Dress
($2.155, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Stella McCartney

Kate Winslet, Gisele Bundchen, Jane Fonda & Susason Sarandon wearing a black Stella McCartney Lucia Polka-Dot Sheer Knit Dress in black

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SheInside Polka Dot Longsleeve Bodycon Dress

UPDATE (09/21/2014): Discovered this Stella McCartney Lucia look-a-like dress at SheInside today which is currently on sale for a steal price of $12!

SheInside Polka Dot Longsleeve Bodycon Dress in black (Stella McCartney Lucia knockoff)

SheInside Polka Dot Longsleeve Bodycon Dress
($12, SheInside)

Rare Spot Mesh Bodycon Dress

I would’ve have loved if this Stella McCartney look-a-like by Rare would be a bit longer, but at $80 I won’t complain. Same look but huge price difference!

Rare Spot Mesh Bodycon Dress in black (Stella McCartney Lucia knockoff)

Rare Spot Mesh Bodycon Dress
($80.86, ASOS)

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