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Update: This post has been updated on December 6, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Can we please have a moment of OMG!-silence for this AH!-mazing Balmain blazer? Consider me obsessed big time. If there ever existed something such as the perfect blazer, this gold-buttoned double-breasted navy wool-twill blazer which comes with Balmain’s signature razor-sharp silhouette would definitely be one of them. Just take a look at how gorgeous and effortlessly elegant all the beautiful ladies below look in their Balmain-adorned outfit ensembles. Perfection! I’d even be willing to splurge on a classic fashion staple such as this blazer, but its price of $2.385 is just beyond any common sense. My credit card does not approve.

Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazer in navy

Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazerls
($2.385, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, S|Sense, Stylebop, Luisaviaroma, Harrodsicon, Farfetchls & MyTheresa.

Celebrities, Fashion Insiders & Style Bloggers Love Balmain

Celebs, fashion insiders, IGers, personal style bloggers; they all have been spotted wearing a Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazer.

Celebrities, IGers and Personal Style Bloggers wearing Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazer

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Mango “Boton” Double-Breasted Blazer

Update (12/06/2016): OK, so I spotted this beautiful Balmain dupe at Mango and just had to share this gorgeous nautical inspired navy blazer with you! Actually, I liked this one so much I ordered it for myself a couple days ago and I’m so happy I did because it’s the best Balmain dupe I’ve found and owned yet! Definitely worth the $129.99 price tag! If you like this blazer, you better don’t wait too long as I’m pretty sure this beauty of a blazer will sell out in no time!

Mango "Boton" Double-Breasted Blazer in navy with gold buttons (Balmain dupe)

Mango “Boton” Double-Breasted Blazer
($129.99, Mango)

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

White House Black Market “Trophy” Double-Breasted Blazer Jacket

Update (12/06/2016): At White House Black Market you can also find a pretty neat Balmain inspired blazer aptly called the “Trophy Jacket”. The double-breasted blazer comes in petite sizing and various colors (including white and blush) and costs between $81.99-$150.

White House Black Market "Trophy" Double-Breasted Blazer Jacket in navy and blush pink (Balmain dupes)

White House Black Market “Trophy” Double-Breasted Blazer Jacket
($81.99-$150, White House Black Market)

Missguided Double-Breasted Military Style Blazer

Update (12/06/2016): I’ve also stumbled upon a third set of Balmain inspired military-style blazers at Missguided which look so much like the real deal but cost only $63 and come in various lovely colors such as nude, white and blush. Love these affordable blazers! Pssssst, US students get a 40% (!) student discount (offer may end soon though)!

Missguided Double-Breasted Military Style Blazer in nude, white, black and blush (Balmain dupes)

Missguided Double-Breasted Military Style Blazer
($63, Missguided)

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

Stylekeepers “You Set Me Free” Double-Breasted Blazer

Update (08/01/2016): Just discovered this spot-on Balmain dupe by Stylekeepers in a beautiful khaki green for $145 AUD. If you prefer a more classic color, check out the “Sweet Success” blazer which looks similar to this one and comes in black.

Stylekeepers "You Set Me Free" Double-Breasted Blazer in khaki green (Balmain dupe)

Stylekeepers “You Set Me Free” Double-Breasted Blazer
($145 AUD, The Iconic)

Banana Republic Nautical-Style Basketweave Blazer

My personal favorite Balmain look for less alternative is this nautical basketweave blazer I discovered at Banana Republic recently. All the important Balmain details are there: a fitted silhouette, double-breasted front, gold buttons and a beautiful deep navy color. BR’s version has a couple differences such as a different material, but they’re rather minor and overall it’s still a gorgeous and budget-friendly alternative for the pricey Balmain blazer. Especially so if you take advantage of the 50% off sale promotion which is currently running at Banana Republic because it cuts down the price of this blazer down from $169.99 to $84.99 (that’s a saving of $2.300,01 compared to the real deal). Super steal deal alert!

Banana Republic Nautical-Style Basketweave Blazer in navy and gold buttons (Balmain knockoff)

Banana Republic Nautical-Style Basketweave Blazer
($84.99, Banana Republic)

Veronica Beard Seaside Double Breasted Blazer

Now this nautical blazer by Veronica Beard is probably the closest match to the real deal Balmain in terms of overall design, but it does cost almost $600, so it ranks as my current second favorite Balmain dupe. You would save a whopping $1.790 by opting for the Veronica Beard version though, so I still consider this blazer to be a pretty good bargain nonetheless!

Veronica Beard Seaside Double Breasted Blazer in navy w/ gold buttons (Balmain dupe)

Veronica Beard Seaside Double Breasted Blazer
($595, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Veronica Beard.

Brooks Brothers Wool Double-Breasted Blazer

Another gorgeous blazer and pretty awsome Balmain alternative is this lovely navy blazer by Brooks Brothers. The key details are spot-on Balmain, Brooks Brothers is known for their high-quality tailoring and did I mention this beauty of a blazer is currently on sale for $274 (was $548). Sure, it’s not a steal at that price, but it might be worth the investment because a navy blazer is so versatile.

Brooks Brothers Wool Double-Breasted Blazer in navy with gold buttons (Balmain inspired)

Brooks Brothers Wool Double-Breasted Blazer
($274, Brooks Brothers)

Vero Moda Military Blazer

And here’s a little little something for all you European Balmain lovers out there! These military-inspired double-breasted blazers by Vero Moda are a pretty spot-on Balmain dupe for less than €50 (sale price!). You’re welcome.

Vero Moda Military Blazer in navy blue and black (Balmain knockoffs)

Vero Moda Military Blazer
(€44.95, Zalando)

P.S.: Also available at Otto & About You.

J.Crew Double-Breasted Blazer

Not available in navy, but these blazers by J.Crew also reminded me of the Balmain one above because the design and silhouette are so similar. If you’re all about the navy color, check out this other J.Crew blazer which I found at J.Crew Factory for $79 (sale price!).

J.Crew Double-Breasted Blazer in white and light blue (Balmain knockoffs)

J.Crew Double-Breasted Blazer
($198, J.Crew)

Missguided Military Style Blazer

Deal: 40% student discount for US students! Excludes sale items. Offer ends soon!

If you really want to snatch a steal deal here, these Balmain inspired blazers by Missguided which cost $56 might be a considerable look for less option. It’s just too bad these don’t come in navy.

Missguided Military Style Blazer in khaki and black (Balmain knockoffs)

Missguided Military Style Blazer
($56, Missguided)

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

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Zimbio, Style Pantry, Pinterest, Peony Lim, Harper & Harley, @yasmin_dxb Instagram, Mango, White House Black Market, The Iconic, Banana Republic, Forward by Elyse Walker, Vero Moda, J.Crew, Missguided


Update: This post has been updated on January 03, 2010. Scroll down to see the new add.

Alexander McQueen is one of my favorite designers of all time and I frequently find myself falling in love with almost everything he designs. And these fabulous Alexander McQueen striped leather pumps at NET-A-PORTER were absolutely no exception. The peep-toe pumps originally retailed for $805, then went on sale for still-not-very-affordable $603.75 and are now completely sold out.

Alexander McQueen - "Tiger Scratch" Striped Leather Pumps in Black & White

Alexander McQueen Striped Leather Pumpsls
($805, NET-A-PORTER)

Celebrities Love Alexander McQueen

Thandie Newton loves British designers and showed her love for McQueen by wearing the striped pumps to the London premiere of Run, Fat Boy, Run back in 2007. Jennifer Aniston wore the same pumps together with a beautiful black dress to the Marley & Me press conference in December 2008.

Thandie Newton and Jennifer Aniston wearing black and white Alexander McQueen Striped Leather Pumps

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Wet Seal Neon Cutout Pumps

UPDATE (09/04/2009): Here’s another Alexander McQueen inspired version by Wet Seal. The cutout accents may not be white, but everything else is spot-on. Available with pink, yellow, turquoise and orange accents.

Wet Seal Neon Cutout Pumps in black and pink (Alexander McQueen knockoffs)

Wet Seal Neon Cutout Pumpsls
($26.50, Wet Seal)

White House Black Market Contrast Pumps

UPDATE (09/04/2009): Found another Alexander McQueen knockoff by White House Black Market.

White House Black Market Contrast Peep-toe Pumps (Alexander McQueen knockoff)

White House Black Market Contrast Peep-toe Pumps
($88, White House Black Market)

Jessica Simpson “Delsi” Pumps

Shell out $73.60 and these McQueen look-a-likes by Jessica Simpson are yours. The upper material is suede and the heel of the pump is thicker, but it’s still a great alternative to the real deal.

Jessica Simpson "Delsi" Pumps in Black/White

Jessica Simpson “Delsi” Pumpsamazon
($73.60, Amazon)

ALDO “Rabenhorst” Peep Toe Pumps

This McQueen look-a-like by ALDO is a very close match to the original pumps. The heel is a bit thicker and not as high though. Plus, the material is patent faux leather.

ALDO "Rabenhorst" Black & White Peep Toe Pumps

ALDO “Rabenhorst” Peep-toe Pumpsls
($49.98, ALDO)

Daisy Fuentes “Lala” Pumps

Of all the budget versions, these pumps by Daisy Fuentes are my personal favorites. They are the most identical ones to the original pair and the price is reasonable as well.

Daisy Fuentes "Lala Dress Heels" in black and white

Daisy Fuentes “Lala” Dress Heelsls
($49.99, Kohl’s)

Charlotte Russe Two-Tone Pumps

If your budget is really tight, but you’re still desperate for this very shoe style, grab a pair of these Charlotte Russe two-toned peep toe pumps for $24.99. They’re almost identical!

Charlotte Russe - Two-tone Pumps in Black & White

Charlotte Russe Two-Tone Pumps
($24.99, Charlotte Russe)

ASOS Contrast Peep Toe Slingbacks

Believe it or not, but I have found another Alexander McQueen knock-off pair and they cost only $18. The ASOS knockoffs are slingbacks not pumps, but otherwise look almost the same.

ASOS Monochrome Contrast Peep-toe Slingbacks

ASOS Contrast Peep Toe Slingbacksls
($18, ASOS)