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 $2.050 is just beyond any common sense. My credit card does not approve.
Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazer, $2.050 || Neiman Marcus
Also available at Net-A-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, S|Sense, Moda Operandi, Luisaviaroma, Selfridges, Stylebop, Harrods, Farfetch, MyTheresa, Vestiaire Collective & The Real Real.
Celebrities, Fashion Insiders & Style Bloggers Love Balmain
Celebs, fashion insiders, IGers and personal style bloggers have all been spotted wearing a Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazer.
Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Double Breasted Wool Blend Blazer
Update (12/23/2018): Stumbled upon a bunch of new Balmain inspired military-style double breasted blazer jackets including this wool-blend one by Halogen which is part of the capsule collection with style blogger at large Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific. Her look for less version comes in either black or rose pink and costs $169.
Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Double Breasted Wool Blend Blazer, $169 || Nordstrom
A New Day Open-Front Blazer
Update (12/23/2018): Also spotted this open-front double breasted jacket by A New Day at Target which comes in either navy or black and costs only $17.49 (clearance price). Super steal deal alert!
A New Day Open-Front Blazer, $17.49 || Target
M&S Collection Gold Button Jacket
Update (12/23/2018): Stumbled upon another Balmain dupe version by M&S Collection at Marks & Spencer. The chic and preppy double breasted blazers come in either black or navy with gold buttons and are very reminiscent of the pricey Balmain designer original, don’t you agree? Price: $102/£65. Also available in petite sizing.
M&S Collection Gold Button Jacket, $102/£65 || Marks & Spencer
River Island Double Breasted Tux Jacket
Update (09/01/2018): Came across these super stylish Balmain inspired double breasted blazers at River Island which come in 12 different colors and cost between $70-$150. Love the variety here!
River Island Double Breasted Tux Jacket, $70-$150 || River Island
Lioness Palermo Military Style Blazer
Update (09/01/2018): Also spotted these budget-friendly Balmain-esque military-style blazers by Lioness today. They come in various colors and cost $88.
Lioness Palermo Military Style Blazer, $88 || Shopbop
Banana Republic Double Breasted-Fit Bi-Stretch Blazer
Update (01/02/2018): Discovered this khaki green military style blazer at Banana Republic today and it instantly reminded me of its designer counterpart by Balmain. Price: $168.
Banana Republic Double Breasted-Fit Bi-Stretch Blazer, $168 || Banana Republic
Also available at Banana Republic (EU).
Esprit Double Breasted Military-Style Blazer
Update (01/02/2018): These double breasted blazers by Esprit are also another fabulous and affordable alternative to the pricey designer version above. They come in either navy, red or black and cost €99.99 (now on sale for €54.99).
Esprit Double Breasted Military-Style Blazer, €54.99 || Esprit
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: £49.50/$78.
M&S Collection Gold Button Double Breasted Jacket, £49.50/$78 || Marks & Spencer
Also available at Marks & Spencer (US).
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, $699 AUD || Camilla and Marc
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, $208.60 || Neiman Marcus
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 £40.
PrettyLittleThing Pari Double Breasted Military Style Blazer, £40 || PrettyLittleThing
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, $69.95 || The Iconic
Also available at Forever New.
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, $75 || Dorothy Perkins
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 white.
Lipsy Military Tailored Button Blazer, £66 || 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, $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, £34.99 || New Look
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 Military Blazer, £39 || Miss Selfridge
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, $71.40 || Amazon
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, €439.95 || Hunkydory
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!
Tahari ASL Double-Breasted Ponte Knit Jacket, $63.95 || Tahari ASL
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 (now on sale for $69.99) blazer would be probably a good buy.
LOFT Double Breasted Blazer, $69.99 || 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, $79.99 || MANGO
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 $47.99-$150.
White House Black Market Trophy Double-Breasted Blazer Jacket, $47.99-$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 $51 and come in various lovely colors such as nude, white and blush. Love these affordable blazers! Pssssst, US students get a 30% (!) student discount (offer may end soon though)!
Missguided Double-Breasted Military Style Blazer, $51 || Missguided
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, $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, $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, $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, $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, €44.95 || Vero Moda
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, $198 || J.Crew
Missguided Military Style Blazer
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, $56 || Missguided
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