Update: This post has been updated on June 22, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

So I first fell in love with these gorgeous satin mules by No. 21 while writing up a Real vs. Steal post on the Mua Mua Instagram Bag last September. And it seems like a lot of you were equally in love with these beauties as I have received several reader requests to feature a budget-friendly alternative, one of them coming from Stephanie:

I have been looking for a dupe for the N°21 satin high heel mule. Please post a duplicate if you find any.

Thanks S.P.G.

Your wish is my command, Stephanie. I couldn’t find a perfect dupe yet, but I am positively sure some of the usual suspects will catch onto this shoe trend and give us a budget-friendly alternative for under $150 soon. Pretty, please?

No. 21 Ronny Knotted Mules in suede, satin and leather

No. 21 Ronny Knotted Satin Mulesls
($565, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Farfetch #1ls & Farfetch #2ls.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love No. 21

Style bloggers and fashion insiders such as Leandra Medine (Man Repeller), Folake Huntoon (Style Pantry) and Vogue Italy fashion editor Georgia Tal have all been spotted wearing No. 21 Ronny Knotted Satin Mules.

Leandra Medine (Man Repeller), Folake Huntoon (Style Pantry) and Georgia Tal wearing No. 21 Ronny Knotted Satin Mules

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Jessica Buurman “Shona” Knotted Stiletto Heel Satin Mules

Update (06/22/2016): Finally! A really good and spot-on No. 21 satin mule dupe popped up on our radar! We found these ones at Jessica Buurman. Available in turquoise, yellow and wine red satin for $149. Looooove!

Jessica Buurman "Shona" Knotted Stiletto Heel Satin Mules in aqua, mustard and wine red (No. 21 Ronny knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Shona” Knotted Stiletto Heel Satin Mules
($149, Jessica Buurman)

French Connection “Kasen” Suede Mules

Et voilà, here’s a suede No. 21 Ronny alternative I discovered at French Connection. The folding on these suede mules isn’t quite as bold and extreme as on the designer originals, but the overall look still reminds me of the No. 21 Ronnys above. Such a bummer they don’t come in a satin version though!

French Connection "Kasen" Suede Mules in black (No. 21 Ronny dupes)

French Connection “Kasen” Suede Mules
($79.97, Nordstrom Rack)

P.S.: Also available at French Connection (US) & French Connection (EU + UK).

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Farfetch, ShoeScribe, Man Repeller, @manrepeller Instagram, Style Pantry, The Urban Spotter, Jessica Buurman, French Connection

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Real vs. Steal – Céline Trio Bag

by Irina on June 22, 2016

Update: This post has been updated on June 22, 2016. 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 Bag in red

Céline Trio Bag
(~$1.500, The RealReal)

P.S.: 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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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 get 15% off your order!

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)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (DE).

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, Chicnova)

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)

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

Old Navy Crossbody Bag

Update (08/25/2014): Spotted these fabulous Céline Trio alternatives at Old Navy today. These only have two instead of three compartments like the real deal, but for $16 who cares? 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 faux suede versionscj.

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

Old Navy Crossbody Bagcj
($16, 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)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK)ls & 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 $19.99! 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 Bagls
($19.99, 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)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls & Michael Korsls.

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 Bag
($320, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Revolve & Bloomingdale’s.

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Update: This post has been updated on June 21, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Can we talk about this summer’s hottest footwear trend for a minute? Colorful, charm-embellished Pom Pom lace-up sandals. You’ve probably seen them all over Instagram already and now that summer is approaching, the trend is slowly emerging on the streets as well. It first started with Aquazzura and Dolce & Gabbana I think; both houses came out with colorful Pom Pom shoes recently. Shortly after the “Penny Lane” lace-up gladiators by Elina Linardaki became a huge success and have started popping up on everyone’s fashion feed. And why wouldn’t they? Each pair is handmade in Greece and contrary to the likes of Aquazzura and Dolce & Gabbana, you don’t have to spend an arm or a leg to flaunt this summer’s hottest “It“-shoe.

Elina Linardaki Penny Lane Pompom Gladiator Sandals

Elina Linardaki Penny Lane Pompom Gladiator Sandals
($189, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Revolve, Forward by Elyse Walker, Etsy, Amazonamazon, Matches Fashionls, Avenue 32, Boutique1ls & Moda Operandi.

Style Bloggers & IGers Love Elina Linardaki

Personal style bloggers and various IGers have been spotted flaunting their Elina Linardaki Penny Lane Pom Pom Gladiator Sandals.

Personal Style Bloggers & IGers wearing Elina Linardaki Penny Lane Pom Pom Gladiator Sandals

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MIA “Reanna” Pom-Pom Gladiator Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): So yeah, how amazing are these Penny Lane dupes by MIA? Very, I’d say. Love, love, loooove! Especially the price (under $80)! Get these beauties before they sell out (and trust me, they will!). Oh, and there’s also a lovely non-shaft version called “Renataamazon” available (also here, here and herels) for even less.

MIA "Reanna" Pom-Pom Gladiator Sandals in multicolor (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane knockoffs)

MIA “Reanna” Pom-Pom Gladiator Sandalsamazon
($77.89, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoes.com, OnlineShoes.com, Macy’s, eBay & LuLu*s.

Ego “Saskia” Multi Strap Lace Up Pom Pom Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): One of my current Pom Pom sandal faves are these cute gladiator flats which I spotted at Ego for the super steal price of £24.99. These beauties also come in other color combinations and they ship worldwide, yay!

Ego "Saskia" Multi Strap Lace Up Pom Pom Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane knockoffs)

Ego “Saskia” Multi Strap Lace Up Pom Pom Sandals
(£24.99, Ego)

Zonewetwo Pom Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals

Update (06/21/2016): Discovered these super cute and budget-friendly Pom Pom lace-up sandals by Zonewetwo at Choies. They look so similar to the pricey Elina Linardaki Penny Lanes, but cost less than $40!

Zonewetwo Pom Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals in multicolor (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane knockoffs)

Zonewetwo Pom Pom Lace-Up Flat Sandals
($36.90, Choies)

River Island Lace-Up Leather Pom Pom Sandals

Update (06/04/2016): Spotted these $70 real leather Pom Pom sandals at River Island which would make a great Elina Linardaki look for less alternative.

River Island Lace-Up Leather Pom Pom Sandals in brown (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

River Island Lace-Up Leather Pom Pom Sandals
($70, River Island)

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

Chinese Laundry “Posh” Embellished Lace-Up Sandals

If spending $200 on the Pom Pom trend seems unreasonable to you and if you’re too lazy to DIY your own version, here’s a lovely and budget-friendly alternative by Chinese Laundry which will give you the same playful vacation look for less than $80. You better hurry though because these sandals are selling by the minute.

Chinese Laundry "Posh" Embellished Lace-Up Sandals (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Posh” Embellished Lace-Up Sandalsls
($79.95, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, ShoeMallls, Amazonamazon, Francesca’sls, Heels.com, South Moon Under, Shoptiquesls, Dillard’sls, Chinese Laundry & LuLu*s.

Steve Madden “Cailin” Embellished Lace-Up Flat Sandals

These embellished lace-up sandals by Steve Madden are another great, but more toned down alternative of the Pom Pom lace-up sandal. If you like the basic design concept of these, but really want those Pom Poms poppin’ on your sandals, consider adding a couple of craft store-bought Pom Pomsamazon (cost: less than $10).

Steve Madden "Cailin" Embellished Lace-Up Flat Sandals in natural tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Steve Madden “Cailin” Embellished Lace-Up Flat Sandalsls
($89.95, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at Footnotescj, Dillard’sls, Nordstromls, Jildor & Steve Madden (Canada)ls.

Mabu by Maria BK Embellished Leather Sandals

Now these Pom Pom lace-up sandals by Mabu by Maria BK won’t give you any price advantage compared to the Elina Linardaki version, but they are just as beautiful and I wanted to include these in case the Penny Lane sandals sell out and a suitable quality alternative will be needed.

Mabu by Maria BK Embellished Leather Sandals in tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane dupe)

Mabu by Maria BK Embellished Leather Sandalsls
($200, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Etsy.

Schutz “Patricia” Embellished Lace-Up Flat Gladiator Sandals

Last but not least are these super cute and playful lace-up flat sandals by Schutz. They’re missing the dangling Pom Poms, but as I wrote above, you can easily add them yourself, so if you prefer the conceptual design of these not so steal-worthy $190 Schutz shoes, consider opting for these instead.

Schutz "Patricia" Embellished Lace-Up Flat Gladiator Sandals in tan (Elina Linardaki Penny Lane inspired)

Schutz “Patricia” Embellished Lace-Up Flat Gladiator Sandals
($190, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Zappos, Jildor, Footnotescj, Revolve & Nasty Galls.

Image source(s): Revolve, The Sweetest Thing, @heartofchic/@seldacar/@mignonnegavigan/@muzungusisters Instagram, Amazon, Ego, Choies, River Island, Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, Shopbop

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Gucci hasn’t been on my radar for a very long time, but lately I’m loving everything from the Italian fashion house, especially the shoe line. So sleek, minimalistic and sexy! “Ursula” happens to be extra gorgeous – it’s a patent-leather gladiator-style ankle strap stiletto sandal and I’m absolutely in love with the bright ocean blue version. Too bad they cost a whopping $850 which probably means they won’t grace my feet anytime soon! Bummer!

Gucci Ursula Gladiator Ankle-Strap High Heel Sandals in blue patent

Gucci Ursula Gladiator Ankle-Strap High Heel Sandalsls
($850, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Gucci & Saks Fifth Avenuels.

Celebrities Love Gucci

Celebs such as Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Ellie Goulding and Christina Milian have all been spotted wearing Gucci Ursula Gladiator Ankle-Strap High Heel Sandals.

Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Ellie Goulding and Christina Milian wearing Gucci Ursula Gladiator Ankle-Strap High Heel Sandals

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Public Desire “Nika” Ankle Cuff High Heels

Update (06/21/2016): Spotted these lovely Gucci Ursula look-alike heels at Public Desire. Available in various colors and uppers for £29.99 (worldwide shipping available, btw).

Public Desire "Nika" Ankle Cuff High Heels in black, nude and white faux leather (Gucci Ursula knockoffs)

Public Desire “Nika” Ankle Cuff High Heels
(£29.99, Public Desire)

Jessica Buurman “GALLOWAY” Ankle Cuff Strapy Sandals

Update (08/16/2013): Stumbled upon these fab Gucci dupes at Jessica Buurman today. Available in black or white patent for $129!

Jessica Buurman "GALLOWAY" Ankle Cuff Strapy Sandals in black and white patent (Gucci Ursula knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “GALLOWAY” Ankle Cuff Strapy Sandals
($129, Jessica Buurman)

Anne Michelle Enzo-39 Strappy Ankle Cuff Stiletto Heels

Update (08/16/2013): If you don’t want to spend too much, these shiny faux patent leather stilettos by Anne Michelle are also a great alternative to the Gucci originals but cost only $11.98! Available in black, red, silver and nude.

Anne Michelle Enzo-39 Strappy Ankle Cuff Stiletto Heels in black and burgundy patent (Gucci Ursula knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Enzo-39 Strappy Ankle Cuff Stiletto Heelscj
($11.98, Shiekh)

Heart Soul “Destiny” Ankle Strap Sandals

If you can’t afford the real Guccis, take a look at this wallet-friendly version by Heart Soul which is pretty much a spot-on dupe of the Ursula heels by Gucci – with a price tag of only $59.95! Yay! Also available in cream and black/white.

Heart Soul "Destiny" Ankle Strap Sandals in navy blue patent (Gucci Ursula knockoffs)

Heart Soul “Destiny” Ankle Strap Sandals
($59.95, Macy’s)

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Summer is in full swing and breezy summer dresses are the way to dress in this heat. And just how breezy is this lovely, delicate little white dress by Chloé? Sure, you’d have to tape it to your breasts if you want to avoid “wardrobe malfunctions”, but once everything is safely kept in its place, I think this dress would look fantastic on vacations, beach days and summer garden parties. Just look at how gorgeous Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks wearing this beautiful dress (OK, Rosie would look good in anything, but still). Too bad it costs almost $2.800 which makes it absolutely unattainable for most of us fashion lovers!

Chloé Peacock-Embroidered Open-Front Shift Dress in ivory milk white

Chloé Peacock-Embroidered Open-Front Shift Dressls
($2.796, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Loves Chloé

The adorable Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been spotted wearing her Chloé Peacock-Embroidered Open-Front Shift Dress during Coachella 2015.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wearing an ivory white Chloé Peacock-Embroidered Open-Front Shift Dress

GoJane Serious Citrus Cut-Out Halter Maxi Dress

Update (06/21/2016): Stumbled upon this airy Chloé inspired white maxi dress at GoJane today and wanted to share my find with you. Price: $52! What do you think? Yay or nay?

GoJane Serious Citrus Cut-Out Halter Maxi Dress in white (Chloé Peacock inspired)

GoJane Serious Citrus Cut-Out Halter Maxi Dress
($52, GoJane)

Nasty Gal Sweet Success Crochet Lace Dress

Update (05/31/2016): Just spotted this amazing Chloé dress dupe at Nasty Gal in black for $78. Wish it came in white as well.

Nasty Gal Sweet Success Crochet Lace Dress in black (Chloé Peacock dupe)

Nasty Gal Sweet Success Crochet Lace Dressicon
($78, Nasty Gal)

Lucy Paris Cutout Lace Dress

Update (05/31/2016): And here’s another beautiful and summery Chloé inspired LWD! It’s by Lucy Paris and costs a budget-friendly $61.60 (sale price!).

Lucy Paris Cutout Lace Dress in white (Chloé Peacock inspired)

Lucy Paris Cutout Lace Dress
($61.60, Bloomingdale’s)

Glamorous Cami Sundress with Lace Trim

Update (04/26/2016): One of our fabulous readers, Lieke, gave us a heads-up on this fab and super budget-friendly Chloé dress look-alike by Glamorous (thank you!). Isn’t it gorgeous? I love it and am so tempted to buy this cute summer dress myself! By the way, it’s also available in petite sizing and and in a maxi dress version.

Glamorous Cami Sundress with Lace Trim in white (Chloé Peacock knockoff)

Glamorous Cami Sundress with Lace Trim
($23, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at Glamorous for £29 (students get 20% off!)

ONE by Honey Punch Lace Mini Dress

Update (09/04/2015): Finally restocked at Shopbop! Yay! Awesome steal deal alert, everyone! Just spotted this lovely, almost spot-on Chloé Peacock dress dupe by ONE by Honey Punch which is only $61.60 compared to $2.796 for the real deal. Sizes are starting to sell out, so you better be fast if you’re in love with this dress and want the Chloé look for less.

ONE by Honey Punch Lace Mini Dress in white (Chloé Peacock knockoff)

ONE by Honey Punch Lace Mini Dress
($61.60, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available herels, herels & herels at Shoptiques.

Le Salty Label x REVOLVE Mini Dress

Luckily, there’s a fantastic look for less alternative available by Le Salty Label for a much lower price of $128. Their LWD (which is also available in black) is shorter and has slightly less intricate detailing than the Chloé original, but the resemblance between both dresses is still very visible. And just in case you’re not a fan of the short length, this dress also comes in a lovely maxi dress version. Make sure to check out Le Salty Label’s whole collection, because it’s absolutely fabulous and just perfect for summer!

Le Salty Label x REVOLVE Mini Dress in white and black (Chloé knockoffs)

Le Salty Label x REVOLVE Mini Dress
($128, Revolve)

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Instagram Profile, GoJane, Nasty Gal, Bloomingdale’s, Glamorous, Shopbop, Revolve

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