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

I know you’re going to love this! Remember the gorgeous blue Cinderella-like Manolos Carrie wore at the end of the Sex and the City Movie? Yeah, I couldn’t get them out of my head either. The classic design and the bold blue hue make them great contenders for your favorite formal footwear.

Manolo Blahnik Something Blue Satin Pumps

Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Jewel Satin Pumpsls
($965, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Nordstromls, Barneysls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Sex and the City Loves Manolo Blahnik

In the movie Carrie said they cost $525, but due to the vast demand retailers almost doubled the price to an outrageous $965 making them a fictional purchase for most of us shoe addicts who are living on a budget. What a bummer!

Carrie Bradshaw wearing Manolo Blahnik Something Blue satin pumps in the Sex and the City movie

Kaitlyn Pan Embellished Satin Pumps

Update (02/07/2017): Found some new Kaitlyn Pan goodness for you! Check out these super spot-on Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes! Aren’t they just darling? You can order them in 32 (!) different colors and 3 heel height variations (6, 8 and 10cm) including a flat version! I just looooove how customizable these are, especially for the price of $99! This one is my personal favorite so far!

Kaitlyn Pan Embellished Satin Pumps (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Embellished Satin Pumps
($99, Etsy)

P.S.: The flat version is also available at Amazonamazon.

EKS Kricoa Satin High Heel Pumps

Update (02/07/2017): If you’re not quite ready to invest $100 in a high quality dupe, you might want to consider these Manolo Blahnik look-alikes by EKS instead which cost half as much as the Kaitlyn Pan version. I wouldn’t expect the highest quality or longevity from these shoes, but according to the reviews buyers seemed to be quite happy with their Hangisi dupes, so they might be worth a try. Available in blue, black, rose pink and yellow satin.

EKS Kricoa Satin High Heel Pumps in blue satin (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes)

EKS Kricoa Satin High Heel Pumpsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon.co.ukamazon & Amazon.deamazon.

Minusey Jeweled Satin Pumps

Update (02/07/2017): Also came across these Manolo Blahnik inspired heels at Minusey. Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” at checkout to get 10% off your purchase at Minusey! Yay! Also available as a flat version here for $99 in blue, black, purple or green satin.

Minusey Jeweled Satin Pumps in blue (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes)

Minusey Jeweled Satin Pumps
($129, Minusey)

Badgley Mischka “Nichole” Embellished Satin Pumps

Update (06/12/2016): Badgley Mischka‘s “Nichole” isn’t available in cobalt blue satin (yet!), but otherwise it’s an almost spot-on dupe of Manolo Blahnik’s Hangisi Pumps, don’t you agree? Available for $215 in either magenta satin or gold or silver metallic.

Badgley Mischka "Nichole" Embellished Satin Pumps in fuchsia magenta satin and silver (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi knockoffs)

Badgley Mischka “Nichole” Embellished Satin Pumpsls
($215, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Gumzzi Embellished Satin Pumps

Update (01/29/2016): Here’s another bunch of Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes! By Gumzzi and available in various lovely colors.

Gumzzi Embellished Satin Pumps (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Something Blue dupes)

Gumzzi Embellished Satin Pumpsls
($61.14, YesStyle)

Carvela “Lotty” Embellished Pointed-Toe Satin Pumps

Update (07/23/2015): Spotted these beautiful Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes by Carvela today! Aren’t they so pretty and so close to the original? Also available in black suede.

Carvela "Lotty" Embellished Pointed-Toe Satin Pumps in blue (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi/Something Blue knockoffs)

Carvela “Lotty” Embellished Pointed-Toe Satin Pumpsls
(£19, Shoeaholics)

Milanoo Rhinestoned Pointy-Toe Pumps

Update (05/28/2015): Now look at this spot-on Manolo Blahnik Hangisi / Something Blue dupe by Milanoo! Isn’t it beautiful? But the best part? It’s available for $29.99! Total steal deal alert!

Milanoo Rhinestoned Pointy-Toe Pumps in blue satin (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Something Blue knockoffs)

Milanoo Rhinestoned Pointy-Toe Pumpsls
($29.99, Milanoo)

Littleboutique Pointed Toe Evening Pumps

Update (02/16/2015): Discovered this lovely and spot-on Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupe by Littleboutique at Amazon today.

Littleboutique Pointed Toe Evening Pumps in cobalt blue satin (Manolo Blahnik Something Blue knockoffs)

Littleboutique Pointed Toe Evening Pumpsamazon
($55, Amazon)

Badgley Mischka “Jeannie” Crystal Trim Open Toe Pumps

Update (02/16/2015): When I first spotted these gorgeous Badgley Mischka satin shoes, I thought they’d be a fantastic alternative for everyone who’d love an open-toe version of Manolo Blahnik’s Something Blue pumps. Available in an array of lovely colors for $147.99 (sale price!).

Badgley Mischka "Jeannie" Crystal Trim Open Toe Pumps in sapphire blue satin (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi alternatives)

Badgley Mischka “Jeannie” Crystal Trim Open Toe Pumpsamazon
($147.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoes.com, Nordstromls, Zappos, Macy’s, OnlineShoes.com & Lord & Taylorls.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker “Maddalena” Pointy Toe Satin Pumps

Update (01/21/2015): So basically Sarah Jessica Parker decided to dupe Manolo Blahnik’s highly popular “Something Blue” pump for her own shoe line SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker. The very same shoe which she has worn in the above mentioned Sex and the City movie. And she put a price tag of $545 on it, too. I don’t think her “good friend” Manolo will be too pleased finding out about this.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker in cobalt blue (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Something Blue knockoffs)

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker “Maddalena” Pointy Toe Satin Pumpsls
($545, Nordstrom)

Audrey Brooke “Sarah” Buckle Satin Pumps

Update (02/02/2014): Stumbled upon yet another Manolo Blahnik pump dupe from the Sex and the City movie. Check out this lovely cobalt blue satin pump by Audrey Brooke. Also available in ivory satin.

Audrey Brooke "Sarah" Buckle Satin Pumps in cobalt blue (Manolo Blahnik Something Blue Hangisi knockoffs)

Audrey Brooke “Sarah” Buckle Satin Pumps
($69.95, DSW)

Nina “Bonique” Buckle Satin Pumps

Update (10/11/2013): I know a lot of you are still looking for a Manolo Blahnik Something Blue dupe, so I was ecstatic to finally find a new great and budget-friendly look-a-like. Aren’t these Nina shoes absolutely lovely? Price? $69.99 (sale price!) and available in 9 beautiful colors: cobalt, green, yellow, black, champagne, tiffany blue, fuchsia, ivory and silver.

Nina "Bonique" Buckle Satin Pumps in cobalt blue (Manolo Blahnik Something Blue knockoffs)

Nina “Bonique” Buckle Satin Pumps
($49.99, Nina Shoes)

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

RSVP “Sincere” Satin Pumps

Update (06/14/2012): Found yet another pair of Manolo Blahnik look-a-likes, again by RSVP. Available in 4 different colors: black, bronze, cobalt blue and silver satin. If you’re looking a higher heel, check out “Simonecj” by RSVP which isn’t quite as spot-on as “Sincere” but has a disctinctly higher heel.

RSVP "Sincere" Satin Pumps in blue (Manolo Blahnik Something Blue Hangisi knockoffs)

RSVP “Sincere” Satin Pumpsamazon
($79, Amazon)

RSVP “Zaza” Blue Satin Pumps

Update (09/23/2009): Stumbled upon these awesome Manolo Blahnik look-alikes by RSVP today. Look what I found! If you missed out on the Martinez Valero heels or just couldn’t justify the $160 price tag, these satin pumps by RSVP look almost identical, but are $60 cheaper. Available in blue, black, ivory and white. Grab these Hangisi dupes while you can, I’m sure they are going to sell out super fast.

RSVP "Zaza" Satin Pumps in cobalt blue (Manolo Blahnik Something Blue knockoffs)

RSVP “Zaza” Blue Satin Pumps
($99, 6pm)

Shiekh Mitzy Hachi-200 Satin Pumps

Update (09/23/2009): And here’s another alternative to the Manolo Blahnik Something Blue Satin Pumps. I know these satin pumps by Shiekh aren’t exactly knockoffs, but the blue satin and the vamp embellishment reminded me of the Manolo Blahniks above and since these here resemble the Sedaraby pumps by Blahnik famously worn by Carrie Bradshaw a lot, I thought I just put them here as a budget-friendly alternative for under $50. Also available in pink and black satin!

Shiekh "Mitzy Hachi-200" Blue Satin D'Orsay Pumps (Manolo Blahnik knockoffs)

Shiekh Mitzy Hachi-200 Satin Pumpspjx
($39.97, Shiekh Shoes)

Martinez Valero “Zenith” Blue Satin Pumps

Do not despair however! Because Martinez Valero has finally heard our prayers! He came up with an almost identical pair of his own blue satin pumps which also have the vamp embellishment, but cost only about 1/10 of the original Manolos. So if you are in need of beautiful yet affordable bridal shoes, these here might be your best bet. But hurry, once the masses get wind of these Manolo Blahnik look-a-likes, I guarantee you, they will be gone in a minute!

Martinez Valero Zenith blue satin pumps (Manolo Blahnik Something Blue knockoffs)

Martinez Valero “Zenith” Satin Pumpsamazon
($159.99, Amazon)

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

Chances are you’re already pretty familiar with these double-strapped ribbon tie ballerina flats by Miu Miu because these ballerinas are the “It shoe” of the summer and the latest shoe trend to take over our fashion feeds. As you can see below some of our favorite bloggers and IGers have already been prancing the streets in those cute and quirky ballet flats channeling their inner prima ballerina. I must admit I haven’t been actively following Miu Miu’s collections for a while now, but these shoes made me fall in love with Miuccia Prada’s younger fashion line all over again. I just love how the belted straps toughen up the otherwise overly sweet ballerina design thus giving them an edgy and modern vibe while at the same time still maintaining a classic and feminine look. Also, how cool is the idea of wearing them with mismatched ribbon laces? Pure genius and so refreshingly new and creative! Naturally, we’ve gotten quite a few requests to find budget-friendly alternatives for these much sought after Miu Miu flats because a) these babies cost a whopping $620 now: $670 and b) the popular versions like the nude one for example are basically sold out everywhere anyway. Ergo: challenge accepted!

Miu Miu Belted Ankle-Wrap Ballerina Flats in nude and gingham

Miu Miu Belted Ankle-Wrap Ballerina Flatsls
($670, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls & MyTheresa.

Style Bloggers Love Miu Miu

Personal style bloggers such as Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Pernille Teisbaek and Leonie Hanne (Ohh Couture) have all been spotted wearing Miu Miu Belted Ankle-Wrap Ballerina Flats.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Pernille Teisbaek & Leonie Hanne (Ohh Couture) wearing Miu Miu Belted Ankle-Wrap Ballerina Flats

Who wore Miu Miu best?

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Gianni Bini “Linet” Ankle Wrap Lace-Up Gingham Ballet Flats

Update (12/29/2016): Spotted these amazing Miu Miu inspired ballet flats by Gianni Bini today. They cost $79.99 and are available in either black, nude or baby blue. The only thing missing are the two front buckle straps.

Gianni Bini "Linet" Ankle Wrap Lace-Up Gingham Ballet Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu dupes)

Gianni Bini “Linet” Ankle Wrap Lace-Up Gingham Ballet Flats
($79.99, Dillard’s)

Wanted “Colte” Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (12/29/2016): Another Miu Miu alternative are these lovely ankle wrap ballerina flats by Wanted, also sans buckle straps though, which come in either black or blush and cost $119.95 AUD.

Wanted "Colte" Lace-Up Ballerina Flats in black and blush pink (Miu Miu dupes)

Wanted “Colte” Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
($119.95 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

Express Lace-Up Ballet Flats

Update (11/08/2016): Found another Miu Miu inspired ballet flat alternative at Express which retails for under $50 and comes in either nude or black faux leather. What do you think? Yay or nay?

Express Lace-Up Ballet Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu inspired)

Express Lace-Up Ballet Flats
($49.90, Express)

Kaitlyn Pan Soft Lambskin Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (10/17/2016): Just discovered that one of my favorites for designer dupes, Kaitlyn Pan, is now offering a great handmade Miu Miu ballerina look-alike version in nude, black and white genuine leather for under $100. Looooooooove these ballet flats!

Kaitlyn Pan Soft Lambskin Lace-Up Ballerina Flats (Miu Miu dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Soft Lambskin Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
($95.99, Etsy)

Minusey Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (09/19/2016): Spotted these amazing Miu Miu ballerina dupes at this new online-shop I recently came across while searching for designer dupes: Minusey. They come in beige or black faux leather, cost $89 and are also available in kids’ sizes (so cute, no?). Make sure to use our exclusive discount code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your purchase at Minusey which will cut down the price of these babies to a little over $80.

Minusey Lace-Up Ballerina Flats in nude and gingham (Miu Miu dupes)

Minusey Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
($89, Minusey)

Mango Lace-Up Ballerinas

Update (09/10/2016): Came across these lovely Miu Miu inspired lace-up ballerinas in black at Mango today. Price: $29.99 (sale price, down from $59.99).

Mango Lace-Up Ballerinas in black (Miu Miu dupes)

Mango Lace-Up Ballerinas
($29.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Bayo Buckled Lace-Up Ballet Flats

Update (08/29/2016): Spotted another super cheap Miu Miu ballet flat alternative today! These ballerinas by Bayo come in either black or white and cost only $14.31!

Bayo Buckled Lace-Up Ballet Flats in black and white (Miu Miu dupes)

Bayo Buckled Lace-Up Ballet Flats
($14.31, YesStyle)

P.S.: A super cute kids version is available here.

Romwe Almond Toe Bow Decorated Lace-Up Flats

My current favorite Miu Miu dupe are these adorable lace-up flats I found at Romwe because they are spot-on compared to the real deal and also super budget-friendly with a price of just $29.99. They come in black, nude and baby pink PU leather and most sizes are still available (yay!), so get them while they’re still in stock!

Romwe Almond Toe Bow Decorated Lace-Up Flats in black and nude (Miu Miu knockoffs)

Romwe Almond Toe Bow Decorated Lace-Up Flats
($29.99, Romwe)

P.S.: Also available at SheIn.

Steve Madden “Meow” Ribbon Tie Ballerina Flats

Last but not least are these lace-up flats by Steve Madden. They don’t have the buckled front straps like the real deal and thus are more of an “inspired by Miu Miu“-kind, but they do come with two sets of interchangeable ribbon laces, so the overall look is still very much Miu Miu without them being a blatant copy. Also how buttery soft does the blush leather look like here? Amazing for $46.99 (sale price!), no? Other available color options include black and silver metallic.

Steve Madden "Meow" Ribbon Tie Ballerina Flats in nude blush (Miu Miu inspired)

Steve Madden “Meow” Ribbon Tie Ballerina Flats
($46.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Lord & Taylorls, Dillard’s, Steve Maddenls & Steve Madden (Canada)ls.

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, The Blonde Salad, @pernilleteisbaek Instagram, Ohh Couture, Dillard’s, Wanted Shoes, Express, Etsy, Minusey, Mango, YesStyle, Romwe, Jessica Buurman, Nordstrom

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Christmas is right around the corner and today I was in such a festive mood that I decided to create a wintery budget look to honor the coldest of seasons. But it wasn’t until I was finished and very proud of my creation that I noticed this black-white-blush winter outfit might not be exactly weatherproof for colder climates (hello, backless loafers and sheer mesh body!). So instead of ditching the whole look and starting all over again, I simply decided to rename the outfit theme from “Winter Wonderland” to “Californian Winter Wonderland”. Pure genius, I know. But anyways: Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you will be able to enjoy a relaxed and joyful Christmas with all your loved ones! And now step away from your computer and treat yourself to a Christmas cookie or two.

Budget Look - Californian Winter Wonderland in black, white and rose pink

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Image source(s): Mango, Topshop, Amazon, Minusey, Humble Chic, BagInc, BaubleBar

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Real vs. Steal – Cartier Love Bracelet

by Irina on September 14, 2016

Update: This post has been updated on September 14, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you have an Instagram account, follow fashion bloggers or just love jewelry in general, then I’m sure you’re well aware of Cartier‘s famous “Love” bracelet. Designed by Aldo Cipullo in 1969, the bracelet quickly became popular for its intentional resemblance in function to medieval chastity belts because of its extraordinary locking mechanism. Unlike traditional bracelets, the “Love” bracelet is designed to be opened only by using a special screwdriver that is supplied with every bracelet. The screwdriver is also available in the form of a necklace, allowing the bracelet to be “locked” onto one person, while the “key” is kept around the neck of another, as a symbol for their commitment to their relationship. Luckily, the “Love” bracelet can be opened with any standard slotted screwdriver (just in case things don’t work out with your better half, I guess ūüėČ). Although slightly confining, I think it’s a romantic gesture and a very beautiful sign of love, but most of all is it a very expensive one at $6.600 for the 18K yellow gold version. There’s definitely a lot of commitment neccessary for such a splurge purchase.

Cartier Love Bracelet in gold and silver

Cartier Love Bracelet
($6.600, Cartier)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective, The RealReal & Fashionphile.

Style Bloggers Love Cartier

Celebs such as Aimee from Song of Style and Annabelle from VivaLuxury have been spotted wearing a Cartier Love Bracelet.

Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Annabelle (VivaLuxury) wearing a Cartier Love Bracelet

Who wore Cartier better?

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Minusey Love Screw Motif Bracelet

Update (09/14/2016): Just discovered this online shop Minusey and found a ton of awesome designer dupe items including this set of gold-plated Cartier Love bracelet dupes made of titanium. They sure are not a cheap steal at $89, but they are 18k gold-plated and made of titanium, so you’ll probably have a very durable and high-quality Cartier dupe by opting for one of these bracelets. Make sure to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off purchase at Minusey!

Minusey Love Screw Motif Bracelet in yellow gold, rosegold and silver (Cartier dupes)

Minusey Love Screw Motif Bracelet
($89, Minusey)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Accessory Concierge.

Armitage Avenue Cuff Bracelet

All you commitment phobics with tight budgets rejoice! Because Armitage Avenue are bringing you the beauty of Cartier’s “Love” bracelet without the price or screwdriver. Now you can get the coveted Cartier look for a budget-friendly $24.95 (in either gold- or silvertone) and open it easily with a built-in clasp. No screwdrivers or credit card debt neccessary! Score!

Armitage Avenue Cuff Bracelet in gold and silver (Cartier Love knockoffs)

Armitage Avenue Cuff Braceletamazon
($24.95, Amazon)

Image source(s): Cartier, Song of Style, VivaLuxury, Minusey, Lori’s Shoes

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