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Real vs. Steal – Céline Trio Crossbody Bag

by Irina on November 12, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on November 12, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

What is it about Céline handbags that makes me want to hand out my credit card, close my eyes and say: “But please, be gentle!“? I don’t know whether it’s the hype surrounding the French fashion house or the countless style bloggers toting around Céline beauties on their arm, but for some reason Céline bags have that enviable “je ne sais quoi“-factor that draws me to them. Not that I am anywhere in the position to actually buy a Céline bag right now. But not now doesn’t mean never, right? But until then, I’ll have to settle for a budget-friendly Céline Trio alternative, I guess.

Céline Trio Crossbody Bag in red

Céline Trio Crossbody Bag
(~$1.500, The RealReal)

Also available at Vestiaire Collective, Fashionphile & eBayeBay.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Céline

Celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Katy Perry, Mandy Moore, Kourtney Kardashian and style bloggers such as Chiara from The Blonde Salad and Ashley from Ring My Bell have all been spotted carrying Céline Trio Bag.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley (Ring My Bell), Chiara (The Blonde Salad), Katy Perry, Mandy Moore and Kourtney Kardashian carrying a Céline Trio Bag

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Mossimo Supply Co. Triple-compartment Crossbody Handbag

Update (11/12/2017): Happened to come across another set of fab and very affordable Céline Trio inspired crossbody bags! These are by Mossimo Supply Co. and can be bought for $22.99 at Target.

Mossimo Supply Co. Triple-compartment Crossbody Handbag in black and tan (Céline Trio dupes)

Mossimo Supply Co. Triple-compartment Crossbody Handbag
($22.99, Target)

BagInc “Geri” Small Three Layer Leather Shoulder Bag

Update (06/22/2016): Just spotted a set of fantastic Céline Trio dupe bags at BagInc. They come in either black, wine red, baby blue, orange, rose pink and beige leather and cost $89. Make sure to use promo code “SPRINGBAG” at checkout to receive 15% off your order at BagInc!

BagInc "Geri" Small Three Layer Leather Shoulder Bag in black and wine red (Céline Trio knockoffs)

BagInc “Geri” Small Three Layer Leather Shoulder Bag
($89, BagInc)

Mango “Cecile” Cross-Body Triple Bag

Update (02/16/2015): Discovered yet another Céline Trio bag look-a-like at Mango. This time, it’s available in red, black and white and costs $23.99!

Mango "Cecile" Cross-Body Triple Bag in red (Céline Trio knockoff)

Mango “Cecile” Cross-Body Triple Bag
($23.99, Mango)

Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag

Update (02/16/2015): Another budget-friendly and very similar Céline Trio bag look-a-like is available at Chicnova for under $20 in either black, tan or yellow.

Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag in black (Céline Trio knockoff)

Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag
($18.24, YesStyle)

Mango “Banana” Cross-Body Triple Bag

Update (12/27/2014): Stumbled upon this Céline Trio bag look-a-like at Mango today. So fab, right?

Mango Banana Cross-Body Triple Bag in black (Céline Trio knockoff)

Mango “Banana” Cross-Body Triple Bag
($59.99, Mango)

Forever 21 Detachable Crossbody Bag

Update (11/10/2014): Forever 21 decided to have a second go with this Céline Trio dupe. This time, the pockets are detachable as on the real deal. Available in either black, white or blue faux leather! LOVE this Céline Trio dupe!

Forever 21 Detachable Crossbody Bag in black and blue (Céline Trio knockoff)

Forever 21 Detachable Crossbody Bag
($14.99, Forever 21)

Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

Old Navy Crossbody Bag

Update (08/25/2014): Spotted these fabulous Céline Trio alternatives at Old Navy today. This Céline Trio look-alike only has two instead of three compartments, but who cares when it’s only $24.99? I especially love that the bag comes in a beautiful cobalt blue. Soooo pretty! Also available in red, black and dark brown faux leather as well as various metallic, printed and faux suede versions.

Old Navy Crossbody Bag in blue, red and black faux leather (Céline Trio knockoffs)

Old Navy Crossbody Bag
($24.99, Old Navy)

Jessica Buurman “AZUKA” Multifunctional Clutch Bag

Update (05/27/2014): Just stumbled upon this cute red baggie at Jessica Buurman which instantly reminded me of the Céline Trio bag. Available in either red, blue or black.

Jessica Buurman "AZUKA" Multifunctional Clutch Bag in red (Céline Trio knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “AZUKA” Multifunctional Clutch Bag
($55, Jessica Buurman)

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bag

Update (05/15/2014): One of our fabulous readers alerted us of this lovely and budget-friendly Céline Trio bag dupe at Forever 21. Available in red, black or ivory faux leather for $14.99 only (sale price)!

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bag in red and black (Céline Trio knockoff)

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bag
($14.99, Forever 21)

Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

Apt.9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bag

And the first one’s a total winner, right? These cute faux leather bags by Apt. 9 are a close match to the pricey Céline designer original yet they are currently on sale for a very wallet-friendly $24.99! Steal deal alert, woot woot! At this price, I’d probably get one in every color.

Apt.9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bag in red, black, tan and silver (Céline Trio knockoffs)

Apt.9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bag
($24.99, Kohl’s)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Bedford Gusset” Crossbody Bag

If you’re looking for a real leather option and are are ready to invest considerably more, then this triple zipper crossbody by MICHAEL Michael Kors is a great Céline Trio alternative. $160 seems like a lot for such a small bag, but it’s still better than $1.500, right? Sadly, the best colors are already sold out including my personal favorite, a beautiful cobalt blue huels! Boohoo! Waiting for a restock on this!

MICHAEL Michael Kors "Bedford Gusset" Crossbody Bag in red coral (Céline Trio knockoff)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Bedford Gusset” Crossbody Bagamazon
($159.99, Amazon)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls & Michael Kors.

Annabel Ingall “Jojo” Crossbody Bag

If you’re really dedicated to the look of Céline’s Trio bag but simply cannot spend as much, here’s another fabulous but also quite pricey designer bag alternative by Annabel Ingall which retails for $320. Size, color and shape of the bag are almost identical to the Trio, but the “Jojo” bag has an extra crossover strap.

Annabel Ingall "Jojo" Crossbody Bag (Céline Trio knockoff)

Annabel Ingall “Jojo” Crossbody Bagls
($320, Shopbop)

Also available at Revolve & Bloomingdale’s.

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Update: This post has been updated on September 13, 2017. 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)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls, Matches Fashionls, MyTheresa, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

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

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Spurr “Akuna” Ballet Lace-Up Flats

Update (09/13/2017): Spotted more Miu Miu designer look-alike flats today! These lace-up ballerinas by Spurr are currently on sale for less than $30 AUD, come in either black or nude satin and would a great alternative to the real deal above..

Spurr "Akuna" Ballet Lace-Up Flats in black and nude (Miu Miu dupes)

Spurr “Akuna” Ballet Lace-Up Flatsls
($27.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Sacha Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (09/13/2017): Another great designer dupe are these buckled lace-up ballet flats by Sacha. Available in black or silver for €94.99.

Sacha Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats in black (Miu Miu dupes)

Sacha Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
(€94.99, Sacha)

The Fix “Singh” Elastic Strap Lace-up Ankle Wrap Ballet Flats

Update (07/28/2017): Check out these super fab ribbon ankle wrap ballet flats by Amazon’s newly launched in-house fashion brand called The Fix which offers a cute selection of affordable bags and shoes. However, you have to be an Amazon Prime member to be able to buy the brand, but luckily you can start a free 30-day trial if you’re not signed up to the annual subscription service yet. Available for $79 in nude, silver or black leather.

The Fix "Singh" Elastic Strap Lace-up Ankle Wrap Ballet Flats in nude and silver (Miu Miu dupes)

The Fix “Singh” Elastic Strap Lace-up Ankle Wrap Ballet Flatsamazon
($79, Amazon)

Pretty Ballerinas Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (07/05/2017): Stumbled upon these Miu Miu inspired lace-up ballerina flats by Pretty Ballerinas today and wanted to share them with you. Plus, they’re currently on sale for €151.95 (down from €189.95).

Pretty Ballerinas Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu inspired)

Pretty Ballerinas Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
(€151.95, Zalando)

Wanted “Crepe” Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (04/25/2017): Came across these Miu Miu look for less alternatives by Wanted and just had to add them to the designer dupes list. Available in nude or black for $129.95 AUD.

Wanted Crepe Buckled Lace Up Ballerina Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu dupes)

Wanted “Crepe” Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
($50 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

Another A Buckled Lace-Up Ballerinas

Update (04/25/2017): Also spotted these great Miu Miu inspired lace-up ballerina flats by Another A which come in either nude or black and retail for €89.95.

Another A Buckled Lace-Up Ballerinas in nude and black (Miu Miu dupes)

Another A Buckled Lace-Up Ballerinas
(€34.95, Görtz)

KMB “Armin” Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats

Update (04/25/2017): And one more Miu Miu dupe to add! This one’s by KMB, comes in nude suede or metallic silver and costs around €80 (sale price!). Such a cute designer look for less, right?

KMB "Armin" Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu dupes)

KMB “Armin” Buckled Lace-Up Ballerina Flats
(€79.99, Breuninger)

Also available at Zalando.

JY Shoes Buckled Lace Up Flats

Update (03/20/2017): Browsed a little on YesStyle today and discovered these lovely and inexpensive Miu Miu dupes by JY Shoes. They’re so spot-on!

JY Shoes Buckled Lace Up Flats in nude and black gingham (Miu Miu dupes)

JY Shoes Buckled Lace Up Flats
($27.46, YesStyle)

Pull & Bear Lace-Up Ballerinas

Update (03/20/2017): Also spotted these budget-friendly Miu Miu look-alike ballerinas at Pull & Bear. Price: £19.99 or €19.99. They’re so cute, right?

Pull & Bear Lace-Up Ballerinas in black satin gingham (Miu Miu dupes)

Pull & Bear Lace-Up Ballerinas
(£19.99/€19.99, Pull & Bear)

Ego “Maudie” Lace-Up Ballet Flats

Update (03/20/2017): These buckled lace-up ballet flats by Ego are another great way to get the coveted Miu Miu look for less. Available in nude, black and blue for £5.99.

Ego "Maudie" Lace-Up Ballet Flats in black and nude (Miu Miu dupes)

Ego “Maudie” Lace-Up Ballet Flats
(£5.99, Ego)

Aldo “Phay” Ribbon Ankle Strap Lace-Up Flats

Update (03/20/2017): Another Miu Miu inspired lace-up ballerina flat can be found at Aldo. It doesn’t have the buckles or the gingham ankle wrap ribbons, but the rest of the design is very similar to the real deal.

Aldo "Phay" Ribbon Ankle Strap Lace-Up Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu inspired)

Aldo “Phay” Ribbon Ankle Strap Lace-Up Flatsls
($26, Aldo)

Also available at Amazon, 6pm, Aldo (Canada)ls, Aldo (UK)ls, The Iconic & Zalando.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Strappy Flats

Update (02/23/2017): Stumbled upon these amazing and spot-on Miu Miu dupes at Forever 21 today which cost less than $20 and had to share them with you. Just wish these came with a pair of gingham ribbons as well.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Strappy Flats in nude and black (Miu Miu dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Strappy Flats
($19.60, Forever 21)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack, Amazon & Zulily.

River Island Ankle Ribbon Ballet Flats

Update (02/23/2017): Another Miu Miu inspired ballet flat can be found at River Island for $24 (sale price!). These are also available in a khaki satin and a black/multi-colored print version.

River Island Ankle Ribbon Ballet Flats in silver metallic (Miu Miu dupes)

River Island Ankle Ribbon Ballet Flats
($24, River Island)

Also available at River Island (UK)ls & River Island (EU).

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 $27.99 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
($27.99, 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 Flatsamazon
($99.99, Amazon)

Also available at 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)

Also available at 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)

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)

Also available at SheIn.

Jessica Buurman “Giselle” Mix And Match Playful Ballet Shoes

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

If you’re willing to invest in a high quality Miu Miu look-alike, check out these lovely flats by Jessica Buurman which are absolute dead-ringers for the Miu Miu flats above. They do cost $129, so it really is an investment to consider, but the fun part about these is that you can buy separate leather straps and ribbons in different colors for $3-$10 per set to mix and match at your heart’s desire hence having an abundance of possibilities on how to wear your Miu Miu-like ballerina flats. Make sure to use the promo code above to save 10% on your order!

Jessica Buurman "Giselle" Mix And Match Playful Ballet Shoes in nude satin and black leather (Miu Miu dupes)

Jessica Buurman “Giselle” Mix And Match Playful Ballet Shoes
($129, Jessica Buurman)

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 $35.95 (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 Flatsls
($35.95, Shoes.com)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Steve Madden (Canada).

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, The Blonde Salad, @pernilleteisbaek Instagram, Ohh Couture, The Iconic, Sacha, Amazon, Görtz, Zalando, Pull & Bear, Ego, Aldo, Forever 21, River Island, Dillard’s, Wanted Shoes, Express, Etsy, Minusey, Mango, YesStyle, Romwe, Jessica Buurman, Nordstrom

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Real vs. Steal – Dior So Real Sunglasses

by Irina on August 20, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on August 20, 2017 and it contains affiliate links. Scroll down to see the new add.

When it comes to setting fashion trends, Dior seems to be on quite a roll at the moment. First, we had the Mise En Dior craze and now we have everybody lusting after their uber-cool “So Real” sunglasses. Karen Walker and Céline, move over! If we could crown one pair of shades the official sunglasses of 2015, it would definitely be Dior’s “So Real” frames. And even though these sunglasses are everything but affordable at $595, virtually every fashion influencer – from bloggers to fashion editors to supermodels to celebs (and let’s not forget about all the countless Instagram sightings) – has been spotted wearing these sunnies. They come in a wide range of great styles, but if I had to pick a “So Real” favorite it would probably be the crystal (clear)/silver version with the blue mirrored lenses (last one pictured below). But no matter how much hype is still to follow on these lovely shades, there’s no way I would lay down almost $600 on a pair of trendy sunglasses that’ll probably be so passé 6 months from now.

Dior So Real Sunglasses

Dior So Real Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($545-$595, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdale’s, Amazonamazon, Solstice Sunglasses, Sunglasses Shop, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Celebs such as Rihanna and Olivia Palermo as well as personal style bloggers like Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Kristina Bazan (Kayture) have all been spotted wearing Dior So Real Sunglasses.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Rihanna, Olivia Palermo and Kristina Bazan (Kayture) wearing Dior So Real Sunglasses

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Dasein Retro Round Unisex Polarized Sunglasses

Update (08/20/2017): Spotted these cute Dior sunglass dupes by Dasein today which come in a variety of different colors and variations and cost $19.99.

Dasein Retro Round Unisex Polarized Sunglasses in black (Dior So Real dupes)

Dasein Retro Round Unisex Polarized Sunglassesamazon
($19.99, Amazon)

Forever 21 Mirrored Clear Sunglasses

Update (02/01/2017): Came across these cute and almost spot-on Dior So Real dupes at Forever 21 today and they cost only $7.90! Total steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Mirrored Clear Sunglasses in clear and blue (Dior So Real dupes)

Forever 21 Mirrored Clear Sunglasses
($7.90, Forever 21)

Mango “Sarah” Tortoise Arm Sunglasses

Update (02/01/2017): Also spotted this Dior inspired black/tortoise version at Mango which costs $29.99. So pretty, isn’t it?

Mango "Sarah" Tortoise Arm Sunglasses in black (Dior So Real dupes)

Mango “Sarah” Tortoise Arm Sunglasses
($29.99, Mango)

Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglasses

Update (06/21/2016): And the Dior So Real dupe list grows bigger once again! Check out these Dior inspired sunglasses I discovered at Steve Madden, currently on sale for $26.98.

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglasses in black and tortoise (Dior So Real dupes)

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($26.98, Steve Madden)

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar

Update (06/21/2016): Also stumbled upon this lovely and spot-on Dior So Real sunglass dupe at Target. Price: $16.99. More colors and variations available in Target stores.

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar in black (Dior So Real dupe)

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar
($16.99, Target)

Free People “Mystic River” Metal Frame Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Here are more Dior So Real look-alikes which I have discovered at Free People for $25 a pop. Really like these!

Free People "Mystic River" Metal Frame Sunglasses (Dior So Real dupes)

Free People “Mystic River” Metal Frame Sunglasses
($25, Free People)

Aldo “Bonadomane” Brow Bar Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Also stumbled upon these lovely Dior inspired brow bar sunnies by Aldo which are available in either transparent or black and are on sale for $7.98.

Aldo "Bonadomane" Brow Bar Sunglasses in clear transparent and gold black (Dior So Real dupes)

Aldo “Bonadomane” Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($7.98, Aldo)

Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls, Aldo (UK)ls & Sunglass Warehouse (similar).

GoJane Style Blogger Vintage Sunglasses

Update (10/12/2015): Spotted these fantastic Dior So Real dupes at GoJane which are currently on sale for less than $10! Available in various colors and lens finishes.

GoJane Cool Kid Reflection Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

GoJane Style Blogger Vintage Sunglasses
($7.50, GoJane)

Similar versions are also available at Sunglass Warehouse & MakeMeChic.

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses

Update (10/12/2015): And here’s a great Dior So Real alternative for all of our European readers which we’ve discovered at Missguided. Only $13.60!

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses
($13.60, Missguided)

Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (International).

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglasses

Update (09/27/2015): Spotted another dupe-worthy Dior So Real sunglass look for less option! This time at ZooShoo. Price point: 22. code Use our exclusive promo code INTHEIRCLOSET to save 15% on orders of $45.

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglasses in black and gold (Dior So Real knockoffs)

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglassespjx
($22, ZooShoo)

Gant Brow Bar Sunglasses

Luckily, there are quite a few great Dior So Real dupe options available like this one by Gant, so you don’t have to break the bank to try the trend. Like the real deal, these sunnies also come in a broad range of styles (I counted 17!), so there’s a huge selection to choose from. And at $11.90 per pair, why not pick two?

Gant Brow Bar Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Gant Brow Bar Sunglassesamazon
($11.90, Amazon)

Similar versions are also available at Amazon #2amazon, Romwe & SheIn.

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses

I also discovered these lovely Dior So Real dupes at Choies which I just had to include in this post because I’m absolutely obsessed with the rosegold version. They’re currently on sale for a little under $8, so I suggest to stock up on them while they’re still available.

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses
($7.90, Choies)

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses

If you’re a fan of the tortoise Dior So Reals, then check out this fab steal version by Express which looks just like the real, but costs only $29.90 instead of $595.

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses in tortoise (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses
($29.90, Express)

Image source(s): Barneys, The Blonde Salad, Pinterest, Olivia Palermo, Forever 21, Mango, Steve Madden, Target, Free People, Aldo, GoJane, Missguided, ZooShoo, Choies, Amazon, Express

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Update: This post has been updated on May 4, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

During the summer season, flip-flops aren’t usually my type of go-to shoes unless I am going to the beach. However, these Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandals redefine the mundane flip-flop, making them an elegant semi-casual yet semi-formal summer shoe. And, of course, the stylish fashion blogger and footwear designer, Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad, proves all of the statements above. As she pairs them with various outfits, these Valentinos exhibit their endless potential as a versatile summer sandal.

Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandals in black

Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandalsls
($295, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Selfridges, Harrodsls, Lane Crawfordls & Farfetchls.

Chiara Ferragni Loves Valentino

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Outfit Pictures via The Blonde Salad.

Dizzy Rivet Studded Bow Flip Flops

Update (05/04/2017): Found these Valentino inspired jelly flats by Dizzy today and had to share them with you! They come in several colors and are currently on sale for under $15 at Nordstrom Rack. Steal deal alert!

Dizzy Rivet Studded Bow Flip Flops in black, nude and pink (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Dizzy Rivet Studded Bow Flip Flops
($14.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Forever 21.

Wild Diva Lounge Joanie-43a Studded Thong Bow Flat Sandals

Update (01/29/2015): Spotted another fabulous and super budget-friendly set of Valentino sandal dupes! Check out these lovely jelly sandals from Wild Diva Lounge. So close to the real deal and under $30! Steal deal alert!

Wild Diva Lounge Joanie-43a Studded Thong Bow Flat Sandals in nude, black and white (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Wild Diva Lounge Joanie-43a Studded Thong Bow Flat Sandalsamazon
($26.29, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at CiCi Hot & Amazon #2amazon.

Bakers “Caged” Studded Bow Jelly Thong Sandals

Update (01/25/2014): Found another Valentino-inspired studded bow jelly sandal! By Bakers. Available in white, black and nude for $29.95!

Bakers "Caged" Studded Bow Jelly Thong Sandals in white, black and nude (Valentino Rockstud PVC knockoffs)

Bakers “Caged” Studded Bow Jelly Thong Sandalsamazon
($29.95, Amazon)

Guess “Lolany” Studded Jelly Sandals

Update (07/13/2013): And here we go wit yet another fabulous and very affordable Valentino Rockstud Jelly Sandal look-a-like. I really love these super similar studded bow jelly sandals by Guess which are available in either black or white PVC.

Guess "Lolany" Studded Jelly Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud PVC knockoffs)

Guess “Lolany” Studded Jelly Sandals
($19.50, Zappos)

Not Rated “Pool Party” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals

Update (04/06/2013): Not Rated has also a super fabulous Valentino look-a-like sandal available! I especially love the hot pink version and the price of $26.99 ain’t too bad either!

Not Rated "Pool Party" Studded Jelly Thong Sandals in black and fuchsia pink (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Not Rated “Pool Party” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals
($26.99, DSW)

Chinese Laundry “Lucky One” Studded Bow Thong Sandals

Update (04/06/2013): Look at these studded bow thong sandals by Chinese Laundry! Yet another wonderful Valentino for less alternative. Available in black, white and nude!

Chinese Laundry "Lucky One" Studded Bow Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Chinese Laundry “Lucky One” Studded Bow Thong Sandalsamazon
($29.95, Amazon)

Wet Seal Studded Jelly Flip Flops

Update (02/21/2013): Came across an even more affordable Valentino look-a-like today! Check out these studded jelly flip flops by Wet Seal! Only $12.90 and also available in nude. Love these!

Wet Seal Studded Jelly Flip Flops in black (Valentino Rockstud PVC look-a-likes)

Wet Seal Studded Jelly Flip Flopsamazon
($12.90, Amazon)

Dizzy “Fusion” Studded Rubber Thong Sandals

Update (02/12/2013): Found another amazing and almost identical Valentino Rockstud sandal look-a-like! Check out the “Fusion” by Dizzy for $19! I’m in love! Available in black, mint, nude and red.

Dizzy "Fusion" Studded Rubber Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Dizzy “Fusion” Studded Rubber Thong Sandals
($19, Forever 21)

Ivanka Trump “Natty” Studded Rubber Thong Sandals

Update (02/12/2013): Ivanka Trump also has a very Valentino inspired studded rubber thong sandal which comes in various beautiful colors and costs $21.99 (sale price)!

Ivanka Trump "Natty" Studded Rubber Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Natty” Studded Rubber Thong Sandalsamazon
($21.99, Amazon)

Steve Madden “JIFFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals

Splurging $295 on PVC footwear that can only be worn only during one part of the year is quite the extravagant price to pay. Thanks to Steve Madden, the “JIFFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals are the perfect budget-friendly alternative to the Valentinos above. Priced at $29.98, they are almost identical to its designer counterpart with only minor differences that are hardly even noticeable.

Steve Madden "JIFFFY" Studded Jelly Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud PVC knockoffs)

Steve Madden “JIFFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandalsls
($29.98, Steve Madden)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, The Blonde Salad, UrbanOG, Zappos, Amazon, Wet Seal, Lori’s, Piperlime, Steve Madden

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Update: This post has been updated on May 3, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

The “Trotteur” bag might very well be one of my all-time Céline favorites besides the just as lustworthy “Box” bag which we have previously written about. “Trotteur” was first introduced in 2014, but was then redesigned the following year to include a geometrical metal buckle clasp on the flap which it didn’t have in the initial model and which made the otherwise super minimalist design stand out and be memorable enough to become a coveted “It“-bag among celebs and fashion influencers. Prices vary depending on size and materials. The small Céline Trotteur Bag in grained calfskin is officially priced at $1.850 while supersoft calfskin retails for $2.250, but you can currently get the “Trotteur” at Overstock for around $1.500 which is a really great deal on such a classic designer bag that will last you a lifetime.

Céline Trotteur Flap Shoulder Bag

Céline Trotteur Shoulder Bag
($1.499, Overstock)

Also available at Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Céline

Personal style bloggers such as Annabelle Fleur (VivaLuxury), Jacey Lenae Duprie (Damsel in Dior), Caroline Daur (@carodaur) and Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) have all been spotted carrying a Céline Trotteur Shoulder Bag.

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Melie Bianco “Olympia” Fold Over Saddle Bag

Update (05/03/2017): Just stumbled upon this amazingly spot-on Céline Trotteur dupes by Melie Bianco and had to share them with you right away! They’re available in burgundy red, black and cognac faux leather and are currently on sale for $59 (retail price: $79). Better get these before they’re gone!

Melie Bianco "Olympia" Fold Over Saddle Bag in wine red, black, cognac (Céline Trotteur dupes)

Melie Bianco “Olympia” Fold Over Saddle Bag
($59, Bloomingdale’s)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Walmartls.

Persaman New York “Irina” Leather Crossbody Bag

How could I not be biased towards these Céline Trotteur bag dupes by Persaman New York when these bags carry my name, are made in Italy and cost less than 10% of the real deal? Love, love, love!

Persaman New York "Irina" Leather Crossbody Bag (Céline Trotteur dupes)

Persaman New York “Irina” Leather Crossbody Bag
($119.97, Nordstrom Rack)

BagInc “Hana” Small Flap Leather Bag

Deal: Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your order!

Another spot-on Céline Trotteur look-alike can be purchased at BagInc for $89 in either black, red, orange or green. It’s made of genuine leather and if you use our exclusive promo code above you will save 10% on your order at BagInc. Steal deal alert!

BagInc "Hana" Small Flap Leather Bag (Céline Trotteur dupes)

BagInc “Hana” Small Flap Leather Bag
($89, BagInc)

Be My Bags “Demure” Faux Leather Flap Shoulder Bag

Deal: Use our exclusive promo code “IN_THEIR_CLOSET” to get 5% off your order!

And lastly, a beautiful Céline look for less alternative in faux leather! This spot-on Trotteur dupe by Be My Bags comes in a variety of colors (currently: 11) and I want one in every color! Judging from the pictures, the quality looks superb and $77 (or $105 CAD) seems like a reasonable price for such a nice looking beauty of a bag. However, because we love our readers we managed to arrange an exclusive reader discount for you at Be My Bags, so be sure to use the promo code above to get 5% off your order.

Be My Bags "Demure" Faux Leather Flap Shoulder Bag (Céline Trotteur dupes)

Be My Bags “Demure” Faux Leather Flap Shoulder Bag
($77/$105 CAD, Be My Bags)

Image source(s): Overstock, VivaLuxury, @damselindior Instagram, @carodaur Instagram, The Blonde Salad, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom Rack, BagInc, Be My Bags

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