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Celebrity Designers Debut Affordable Shoes for 2011

As much as I love the finer things in life – designer duds, luxury labels, and fab footwear – what I love more is saving money! But how can we rock designer fashions without shelling out a month’s rent? Well, big name shoe designers and brands are launching economically priced lines to meet the needs of frugal shoppers, while celebrities are teaming up with mega stores to roll out affordable clothing collections. Here are some of my favorite GAL finds to look out for in 2011:

B Brian Atwood

Luxury footwear designer, Brian Atwood, will launch a lower priced collection of his statement stilettos for Fall 2011. Adored by celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Anne Hathaway and Kelly Ripa, Atwood’s bold and sexy designs are amongst the most coveted in the footwear industry. B Brian Atwood, will consist of ballet flats, seasonal sandals, sky high heels, booties, and over the knee boots, crafted of fine leathers, satin, and exotic skins. Designed with strong, confident women with a playful attitude in mind, the lower priced line will not be without Atwood’s signature flair – just the right amount of embellishment, fringe or metal details to command attention! Priced from $100 to $650, B Brian Atwood will be available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Barney’s Co-op, Fred Segal, and Shopbop.com, to name a few.

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LC Lauren Conrad

Known for her starring role on MTV’s “The Hills,” reality star Lauren Conrad launched her namesake clothing line, LC Lauren Conrad, at Kohl’s stores in 2009. Fans of the laidback, feminine, and California chic line will be pleased to know that starting this Spring, LC Lauren Conrad will also feature a collection of fun and flirty footwear under $60! Known for contemporary items at an affordable price, Conrad’s new line of shoes will resonate with fashionistas who want to be stylish without breaking the bank. Boho wedges and romantic sandals are highlights of the new line, debuting at Kohl’s stores on March 21st!

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JCPenney and The Aldo Group have teamed up to launch a unique shop-within-a-shop concept. Call It Spring brings 600 square foot shopping spaces to select JCPenney stores, providing budget fashionistas with an extensive collection of over 300 styles of on trend footwear and accessories! Available exclusively at JCPenney and Aldo stores, Call It Spring is an accessible line of fashion forward shoes, handbags, and accessories. From clutches with feminine details to casual wedges and sexy heels, Call It Spring has something for everyone. With wallet friendly prices from $29.99 to $69.99, shoppers can indulge in all the latest trends at incredible prices!

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Celebrity Handbags for Less

When you flip through the pages of your favorite magazine, you’re likely to see Hollywood A-listers sporting amazing designer duds and luxe handbags. As I’m your Glam, Affordable, and Luxurious resource, I’m always on the hunt to recreate these looks for less! Thanks to fab website, Handbag Heaven, we can all tote celebrity studded bags without the hefty price tags! Here are some of their most popular styles under $70!

Chanel Quilted Handbag

The design team at Chanel created an elegant and feminine quilted handbag, popular with stars like Katy Perry, Mischa Barton, and Lauren Conrad. The combination of the black quilted leather and gold chain strap make this a classic and sophisticated purse for true fashionistas. For those who can’t afford the $1500 price tag, Handbag Heaven’s Classic Quilted Shoulder Bag is almost an exact replica, but it’s more versatile and affordable! At just $54.95, the shoulder bag is available in black, cream or red and is made of soft, quilted leatherette. The bag also features a gold/leatherette chain shoulder strap and bold hardware. The best part is that this GAL find is actually three handbags in one! Wear it as a shoulder bag with a double chain strap, or for a longer cross body look, extend the chain into a single chain strap. Finally, this beauty can also be worn as a super sized clutch, simply by tucking the chain inside the bag!

Everyone from Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Beckham, and Lady Gaga has been spotted around Hollywood with the signature Balenciaga Satchel. The oversized compartment and sleek styling of this handbag make it popular with fashion savvy celebs. Luckily, Handbag Heaven has an exact replica for just $53.95! The Broad Ripple Satchel might as well be the long lost twin of Balenciaga’s version because the resemblance is uncanny! This must have handbag comes in six shades, and features all the bold, gold hardware and zippers that make the original such a fashion statement. If you’re on the go, grab the 5 inch wrapped handles and wear it on your wrist or over your shoulder. Or, for a more relaxed feel, attach the longer strap (included) and rock your bag in comfort, all day long.

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Hermès Birkin

The Hermes Birkin has been the most coveted handbag of the last decade. After a notable appearance on Sex and the City, and socialites such as the Hiltons and the Kardashians as fans, this “it” bag has become the most difficult fashion item to own in Hollywood! With prices ranging from $9,000 to $150,000 for this handmade, fashion treasure, it’s not surprising that a majority of us can’t even imagine toting this gem, until now! Handbag Heaven’s Gina Buckle Satchel features exotic embossed leatherette that gives the bag an edgy elegance. At $67.96, this affordable find is available in cream, navy, or black. The Gina is truly the epitome of style and a classic addition to any woman’s wardrobe.

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