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Update: This post has been updated on October 11, 2017. 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)

Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, S|Sense, Luisaviaroma, Selfridges, Stylebop, Harrodsicon, Farfetchls, MyTheresa, Vestiaire Collective & The Real Real.

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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M&S Collection Gold Button Double Breasted Jacket

Update (10/11/2017): Spotted this super fab Balmain inspired military-style blazer by M&S Collection at Marks & Spencer today. It only has 2 instead of 3 rows of gold buttons, but the overall design is still very reminiscent of the Balmain jacket above. Price: £65.

M&S Collection Gold Button Double Breasted Jacket in navy (Balmain inspired)

M&S Collection Gold Button Double Breasted Jacket
(£65, Marks & Spencer)

Camilla and Marc “Dimmer” Double-Breasted Blazer

Update (10/11/2017): If you’re willing to spend considerably more to get a high-quality blazer similar to the Balmain one, check out the “Dimmer” jackets by Camilla and Marc which are admittedly quite expensive at $699 AUD, but possibly worth the investment. Also love that they come in so many gorgeous colors!

Camilla and Marc "Dimmer" Double-Breasted Blazer (Balmain dupes)

Camilla and Marc “Dimmer” Double-Breasted Blazer
($699 AUD, Camilla and Marc)

Also available at The Iconicls.

Club Monaco “Jowdie” Peak Lapels Button-Front Crepe Blazer

Update (10/11/2017): Another rather pricey Balmain blazer dupe is the “Jowdie” jacket by Club Monaco which retails for $298 (now 30% off: $208.60).

Club Monaco "Jowdie" Peak Lapels Button-Front Crepe Blazer in navy (Balmain inspired)

Club Monaco “Jowdie” Peak Lapels Button-Front Crepe Blazerls
($208.60, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Club Monacols, Shopbopls & Zalando.

PrettyLittleThing “Pari” Double Breasted Military Style Blazer

Update (10/11/2017): Another possible alternative would be these military-style blazers I found at PrettyLittleThing which are obviously Balmain dupes, but soooo much cheaper at £30. By the way, students get a whopping 50% discount at PrettyLittleThing.

PrettyLittleThing "Pari" Double Breasted Military Style Blazer in white, black and rose pink (Balmain dupes)

Dorothy Perkins 3 Tier Double Breasted Jacket
(£30, PrettyLittleThing)

Also available at Lipsyls.

Forever New “Libby” Double-Breasted Blazer

Update (10/11/2017): I also like these blazers by Forever New which look like they’re of decent quality and would make great Balmain look for less dupes. Also love that they come in a variety of colors!

Forever New "Libby" Double-Breasted Blazer in navy, white, red and black (Balmain dupes)

Forever New “Libby” Double-Breasted Blazer
($79.99, Forever New)

Also available at The Iconicls, Lipsyls & Next.

Dorothy Perkins 3 Tier Double Breasted Jacket

Update (10/11/2017): Still haven’t found your Balmain blazer dupe favorite yet? Then how about this one from Dorothy Perkins? It has all the key military style details but is so much more affordable at $75.

Dorothy Perkins 3 Tier Double Breasted Jacket in black (Balmain inspired)

Dorothy Perkins 3 Tier Double Breasted Jacket
($75, Dorothy Perkins)

Also available at Zalando & Debenhams.

Lipsy Military Tailored Button Blazer

Update (10/11/2017): Lipsy has a few cute military-inspired blazer options that would be also be suitable for a look for less. This tailored jacket for example retails for £66 and is also available in whitels.

Lipsy Military Tailored Button Blazer in black and white (Balmain inspired)

Lipsy Military Tailored Button Blazerls
(£66, Lipsy)

Also available at Next.

Farage “Maddison” Double-Breasted Jacket

Update (10/11/2017): Another pricey but fab Balmain look for less option! These blazers are by Farage, come in navy or khaki and are currently on sale for $440 AUD.

Farage "Maddison" Double-Breasted Jacket in navy and khaki (Balmain dupes)

Farage “Maddison” Double-Breasted Jacketls
($440 AUD, The Iconic)

New Look Military Blazer

Update (03/07/2017): Spotted this super fab navy Balmain blazer look-alike at New Look today. Not too shabby for £34.99, don’t you agree?

New Look Military Blazer in navy (Balmain dupe)

New Look Military Blazer
(£34.99, New Look)

Also available at New Look (EU + AU).

Miss Selfridge Military Blazer

Update (03/07/2017): And here’s another set of Balmain inspired military-style blazers! These ones were found at Miss Selfridge. Available in either black or orange for £39.

Miss Selfridge Double-Breasted Military Blazer in black and orange (Balmain dupes)

Miss Selfridge Military Blazer
(£39, Miss Selfridge)

Also available at Miss Selfridge (US)ls & Miss Selfridge (EU + AU).

Bardot Tailored Blazer

Update (02/23/2017): Discovered yet another lovely Balmain inspired tailored blazer today! It’s by Bardot, comes in various colors and is currently on sale for less than $80.

Bardot Tailored Blazer in black (Balmain dupe)

Bardot Tailored Blazeramazon
($71.40, Amazon)

Also available at Lord & Taylorls, Revolve, The Iconicls & Zalora.

Hunkydory “Cora” Double Breasted Blazer

Update (01/24/2017): Stumbled upon this admittedly pretty pricey, but pretty awesome Balmain dupe by Swedish brand Hunkydory. You like this one?

Hunkydory "Cora" Double Breasted Blazer in navy (Balmain dupe)

Hunkydory “Cora” Double Breasted Blazer
(€439.95, Zalando)

Tahari ASL Double-Breasted Ponte Knit Jacket

Update (01/24/2017): This double-breasted blazer by Tahari ASL is also a great budget-friendly alternative to the expensive Balmain jacket. It’s currently on sale for $63.95 and comes in an array of beautiful colors including navy, black, white, wine red and rose pink. Absolutely looooove this budget find! Another very similar option in navy is available herels ($139).

Tahari ASL Double-Breasted Ponte Knit Jacket (Balmain dupes)

Tahari ASL Double-Breasted Ponte Knit Jacketls
($63.95, Tahari ASL)

Also available at Dillard’s & Macy’s.

Loft Double Breasted Blazer

Update (01/24/2017): Also found this navy double breasted blazer at Loft and it instantly reminded me of the Balmain one. It misses a few buttons to qualify as a designer dupe, but if you’re fine with a Balmain “inspired” design, this $128 blazer would be probably a good buy.

Loft Double Breasted Blazer in navy (Balmain inspired)

Loft Double Breasted Blazer
($128, Loft)

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 $79.99 price tag (sale price)! 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
($79.99, Mango)

Also available at 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 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 $76 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
($76, Missguided)

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 Blazerls
($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 Hugh + Leon Dickey Jacket

Now these nautical blazers (“Hugh“, $645, and “Leon“, $545) by Veronica Beard are probably the closest matches to the real deal Balmain in terms of overall design, but they do cost more than $500, so they rank as my current second favorite Balmain dupes. You would save a whopping $1.840 by opting for the Veronica Beard version though, so I still consider this blazer to be a pretty good bargain nonetheless!

Veronica Beard Hugh + Leon Dickey Jacket in black and navy (Balmain dupes)

Veronica Beard Hugh + Leon Dickey Jacket
($545-$645, 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)

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)

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, Marks & Spencer, PrettyLittleThing, Forever New, Lipsy, Dorothy Perkins, New Look, Miss Selfridge, Zalando, Tahari ASL, Loft, Mango, White House Black Market, The Iconic, Banana Republic, Forward by Elyse Walker, Vero Moda, J.Crew, Missguided

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Update: This post has been updated on January 30, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

I almost get the sensation that I’m looking at a Magic Eye poster when I look at this Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacket. It’s definitely different and very appealing to the eye. I love how Keri Hilson sports it with a pair of black skinnies and a peep-toe boot. Such elegance when it’s worn so simplified. I’m very curious to see how this jacket would look with a pair of jeans as opposed to the all-black ensemble. So, if you want to get the look and not be on the waiting list and spend $1557 on this striking jacket, here are a few more choices!

Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacket

Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacketls
($1.557, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities Love Givenchy

Keri Hilson, Liv Tyler & Courtney Love wearing a black and white Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacket

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White House Black Market Striped Ponte Blazer

Update (01/30/2017): Didn’t really expect to find any more dupes of this striped Givenchy jacket after four years, but White House Black Market onbviously beg to differ.

White House Black Market Striped Ponte Blazer in black and white (Givenchy dupe)

White House Black Market Striped Ponte Blazer
($140, White House Black Market)

Old Navy Single-Button Jersey-Knit Striped Blazer

Update (01/30/2017): Also came across this super budget-friendly striped blazer at Old Navy which would be a great designer real deal alternative for under $40.

Old Navy Single-Button Jersey-Knit Striped Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy inspired)

Old Navy Single-Button Jersey-Knit Striped Blazer
($39.94, Old Navy)

Wallis Black Stripe Jacket

Update (05/18/2013): Just discovered this striped blazer at Wallis which would be a great alternative to the pricey Givenchy jacket. On sale for $70!

Wallis Black Stripe Jacket in black and white (Givenchy Ottoman look-a-like)

Wallis Black Stripe Jacket
($70, Wallis)

Anthropologie Striped Spinnaker Blazer

Update (07/25/2012): Found another lovely striped blazer option over at Anthropologie for under $100.

Anthropologie Striped Spinnaker Blazer in black and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Anthropologie Striped Spinnaker Blazer
($98, Anthropologie)

Smythe Piped One Button Blazer

Update (02/25/2012): If you’re looking for a high quality alternative, look no further because this striped Smythe blazer is a great Givenchy look-a-like. It does retail for a very hefty $486.50, but it’s still less than 50% of the original’s price.

Smythe Piped One Button Blazer in black and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Smythe Piped One Button Blazercj
($486.50, Shopbop)

Mango Cotton Sailor Blazer

Update (02/25/2012): And here’s another great inspired-by option by MANGO.

Mango Cotton Sailor Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Mango Cotton Sailor Blazer
($79.99, Mango)

Canna Striped Blazer

Update (07/15/2011): Just came across another fabulous and budget-friendly Givenchy alternative by Canna.

Canna Striped Blazer in black and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Canna Striped Blazerls
($99, Nordstrom)

Alice + Olivia “Sage” Striped Blazer

I love this Alice + Olivia “Sage” Striped Blazer! I love the shoulders and the pockets! Very similar to the Givenchy and you won’t be out $1557 either. Priced at $368 this jacket is definitely a steal. But, if it still doesn’t fit your budget we have some more for ya!

Alice + Olivia Sage Striped Peak Lapel Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

Alice + Olivia “Sage” Striped Blazercj
($368, Shopbop)

Aryn K. Stripe Blazer

This Aryn K. blazer has slightly bigger stripes than the Givenchy and the Alice + Olivia, but I’m really enjoying the collar detail around the neckline on this one. And priced at $94, I’d say it’s pretty budget-friendly!

Aryn K. Stripe Blazer in black and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

Aryn K. Stripe Blazer
($94, 6pm)

Tart “Camryn” Jacket

Now this Tart jacket looks the most like the Givenchy with the striping. However, it looks more of “going to the office” than a jacket that you can wear more casually. Nonetheless, if you like the look and you’re really loving the stripes of the Givenchy and want something a little more affordable, I’d go for this one!

Tart "Camryn" Jacket in black and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

Tart “Camryn” Jacket
($69.99, Last Call)

525 America Striped Blazer

OK, so I’m not sure how I feel about this jacket by 525 America. I like the buttons, but I feel like it should’ve been a full-length sleeve rather than a 3/4 sleeve. Especially since you have the button style of a pea-coat! It does look cute with jeans and priced at $95.99, it might suit your taste for the warmer weather that’s soon ahead.

525 America Striped Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

525 America Striped Blazer
(95.99, Macy’s)

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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)

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