UPDATE: This post has been updated on August 21, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I swear Céline makes the most lustworthy bags on the planet. And this Classic Box Bag rocketed to being no. 1 on my personal wish list. For the last 2 years, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect medium sized satchel bag in a classic shape and as soon as I laid my eyes on this particular Céline bag I knew it was “The One“. Then I cried out in utter desperation; $3,400 for this small boxy bag? With all due respect to Phoebe Philo and her incredible talent to create the most coveted bags worlwide, this price is absolutely outrageous and unjustifiable! When did designer fashion get so overly expensive anyway? It’s a worrying development in fashion I noticed over the last few years. But I digress…

Céline Medium Classic Box Bag in brown

Céline Classic Box Bag
($3.400, N/A)

Fashion Insiders & Celebrities Love Céline

Fashion Insiders carrying a Céline Classic Box Bag

Alessandra Ambrosio, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Walsh and Michelle Williams carrying a Céline Classic Box Bag

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Forever 21 Faux Leather Crossbody Box Bag

UPDATE (08/21/2014): Check out these cute Céline inspired box bags which I have just discovered at Forever 21. So lovely, aren’t they? I’m especially loving the pink one.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Crossbody Box Bag in pink, cognac and black (Céline knockoff)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Crossbody Box Bagls
($22.80, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls.

Jessica Buurman “SOAN” Push Lock Bag

UPDATE (05/31/2013): Found another great Céline Box Bag alternative in this lovely bag from Jessica Buurman. Made of genuine leather and also available in 12 (!) other beautiful colors. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Jessica Buurman "SOAN" Push Lock Bag in navy blue (Céline Box look-a-like)

Jessica Buurman “SOAN” Push Lock Bag
($119, Jessica Buurman)

Romwe Retro Single Shoulder Bag

UPDATE (04/03/2013): Just stumbled upon this lovely Céline look-a-like bag by Romwe. Only $60.99 and made of real leather.

Romwe Retro Single Shoulder Bag in tan (Céline Classic Box look-a-like)

Romwe Retro Single Shoulder Bag
($60.99, Romwe)

Urban Expressions “Catherine” Crossbody Bag

UPDATE (09/10/2012): Found a super fabulous Céline bag look-a-like by Urban Expressions today. $29.95 only and available in fuchsia (love!), black and beige.

Urban Expressions "Catherine" Crossbody Bag in fuchsia, black and beige (Céline Classic Box bag knockoff)

Urban Expressions “Catherine” Crossbody Bagcj
($29.95, DSW)

GoJane Buckle Strap Satchel

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “GJSHIP60” to get free shipping on your $60+ order!

In terms of quality and longevity these Céline bag look-a-likes by GoJane are nowhere near a close match, but they’ll give you the same coveted look of simplified elegance and, most importantly, these satchels are actually attainable for the masses by costing less than 1% (imagine that!) of the original. Now if that ain’t something to think about. Looking at the stated bag dimensions on the website I assume the GoJane bags come in the mini size rather than the medium size, but at $30 a pop I’ll take one in every color anyway.

GoJane Buckle Strap Satchel (Céline Classic Box Bag knockoff)

GoJane Buckle Strap Satchel
($37.10, GoJane)

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Back in May, one of our readers emailed us in search of Emma Watson‘s stunning white column gown which she wore to the “Noah” UK Premiere in London in March.

Hi there,

I am trying to find Emma Watson’s dress that she wore to the UK premiere of Noah. I know it’s Ralph Lauren. But I can’t find it on his site. Any similar suggestions or where to buy it is of great help to me.

Thanks
Gail

As soon as I laid my eyes on Emma at this red carpet event, I was swept off my feet! She looked immaculate in her silky white column halterneck gown by Ralph Lauren and her Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch. Her dress was quite likely custom made, that’s why I tried to recreate Emma’s outfit for the girl on a budget. Hope you like my take on Emma’s look, Gail!

Emma Watson’s White Ralph Lauren Gown Look 4 Less

Emma Watson's White Ralph Lauren Gown Look 4 Less

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Our Rating: ★★★★★

Who?Emma Watson
Where?UK Premiere of “Noah” in London, England
When?March 31, 2014
What?Ralph Lauren halterneck gown, Jimmy Choo “Carmen” Clutchls ($1.450), Jimmy Choo “Anouk” Pointed-Toe Pumpsls ($595)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on August 19, 2014. Scroll down to see the new adds.

I have a feeling this summer will be the summer of the espadrille. First we had Valentino’s lace espadrilles and Chanel’s iconic cap-toe espadrille flats and Céline have created their own version in form of this pony hair espadrille slipper which also comes in gorgeous leopard print and royal blue (my fave!). I couldn’t find a retail price for these, but I’m sure they’re totally out of my budget.

Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers in black

Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers
(Price Unknown, Céline)

Celebrities Love Céline

Celebs such as Ashley Olsen and Jennifer Garner and style blogger Bryan Boy have all been spotted wearing Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers.

Ashley Olsen, Bryan Boy and Jennifer Garner wearing black Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers

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ALDO “Fesien” Slip-On Espadrilles

UPDATE (08/19/2014): There’s also a fabulous Céline slip-on espadrille alternative available in either black, leopard print or gold for $90 at ALDO.

ALDO "Fesien" Slip-On Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

ALDO “Fesien” Slip-On Espadrillesls
($90, ALDO)

P.S.: Also available at ALDO (Canada)ls & ALDO (UK).

Jessica Buurman “HELANA” Slip-On Espadrille Shoes

UPDATE (08/19/2014): Stumbled upon these Céline espadrille dupes at Jessica Buurman. Available in black leather or calf hair. Don’t forget to sign up to their newsletter to get a 10% off coupon!

Jessica Buurman "HELANA" Slip-On Espadrille Shoes in black (Céline knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “HELANA” Slip-On Espadrille Shoes
($169, Jessica Buurman)

Tony Bianco “Chika” Pony Hair Slip-On Espadrille Flatforms

UPDATE (08/05/2014): Here’s one more Céline designer espadrille alternative to add to the list. Found at Tony Bianco.

Tony Bianco "Chika" Pony Hair Slip-On Espadrille Flatforms in black (Céline knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Chika” Pony Hair Slip-On Espadrille Flatforms
($99.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Steven by Steve Madden “LANII” Calf Hair Espadrilles

But imagine my happiness when I first spied this calf hair espadrille from Steven by Steve Madden. A pretty perfect Céline dupe if I may say so. And at $72.99/pair (sale price!), I might even be tempted to buy them in two colors. Available in black, blue, pink, grey, leopard and zebra.

Steven by Steve Madden "LANII" Calf Hair Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “LANII” Calf Hair Espadrillescj
($72.99, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Piperlimecj, DSWcj, Shopbopcj, Jildorcj, Amazonamazon, Lori’spjx, Onlineshoes.comls, Lord & Taylorcj, Steve Maddenls, Shoes.comls & Macy’sls.

Manebi “Dakota” Calf Hair Espadrilles

Another great and stylish alternative, although slightly more expensive at $130, are these espadrille flats by Manebi which are also an almost identical Céline dupe. Available in black, leopard and blue calf hair. Love these!

Manebi "Dakota" Calf Hair Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Manebi “Dakota” Calf Hair Espadrillesls
($130, NET-A-PORTER)

P.S.: Also available at NET-A-PORTER (International)ls, Les Nouvellespjx & farfetchls.

Selected Femme “Agnes” Leather Espandrillos

We also discovered a great Céline dupe for all of you European Céline lovers. These espadrilles by Selected Femme are virtually identical to the Céline designer version but cost a mere £69.95.

Selected Femme "Agnes" Leather Espandrillos in black fur (Céline knockoffs)

Selected Femme “Agnes” Leather Espandrillos
(£69.95, Nelly)

P.S.: Also available at About Youaffilinet & Amazon.co.ukamazon.

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on August 15, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

We’ve discussed the fabulousness of Céline bags various times on this blog already, but did you know that the French design house makes some pretty great eyewear, too? Take their “Audrey” sunglasses for example. I love the simple yet chic design of these super black oversized sunnies, but the price tag of more than $250 (and we’re talking sale price here) is unfortunately a little to steep for my budget. Boohoo!

Céline Audrey Oversized Sunglasses in black

Céline Audrey Sunglassesamazon
($267.81, Amazon)

Style Bloggers Love Céline

Style bloggers such as Carolina Engman from Fashion Squad and Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad have all been spotted wearing Céline Audrey Sunglasses.

Fashion Squad and The Blonde Salad wearing black Céline Audrey Oversized Sunglasses

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BP. “Langham” 49mm Sunglasses

UPDATE (08/15/2014): BP.‘s “Langham” sunglasses certainly remind me of the Céline sunnies above. Only $12 and available in either black or tortoise.

BP. "Langham" 49mm Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

BP. “Langham” 49mm Sunglassesls
($12, NORDSTROM)

MINKPINK “Ott” Oversized Sunglasses

UPDATE (02/17/2014): Stumbled upon another almost identical Céline Audrey look-a-like! Check out these oversized sunnies by MINKPINK. A little more expensive, but still way cheaper than the real deal.

MINKPINK "Ott" Oversized Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

MINKPINK “Ott” Oversized Sunglassescj
($19.99, Urban Outfitters)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic.

Triple Optic Oversized Fashion Sunglasses

If you can’t afford or aren’t willing to shell out hundreds of dollars for a pair of sunglasses, then feel free to take a look at these just as fabulous Céline look-a-like sunnies by Triple Optic which are an almost spot-on dupe for the pricey Audrey sunglasses that cost only $10 which is approx. 5% of the designer originals’ sale price. Yay! Also available in burgundy, cream and tortoise.

Triple Optic Oversized Fashion Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

Triple Optic Oversized Fashion Sunglassesamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

FE NY Oversized Sunglasses

Another great alternative are these lovely oversized sunnies by FY NE. They are very similar to the Céline Audrey shades without being a blunt knock-off.

FE NY Oversized Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

FE NY Oversized Sunglassesls
($22, NORDSTROM)

Image source(s): Google Images, Fashion Squad, The Blonde Salad, Amazon, NORDSTROM

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on August 13, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I remember Rag & Bone most notably for their amazing shoes, but after seeing this cool yet preppy yet sexy plunging v-neck sweater here, I think I might have to start taking a closer look at their clothing line as well. What I really like about this sweater is the juxtaposition of the preppy design against the super sexy deep v-neck. But would I be willing to spend $395 on this – admittedly very stylish – sweater? Probably not.

Rag & Bone Talia Plunging V-Neck Ribbed Sweater in white and black

Rag & Bone Talia Plunging V-Neck Ribbed Sweaterls
($395, Neim Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walkercj, Barneysls, NORDSTROMls, Saksls, Rag + Bonepjx & MyTheresacj.

Celebrities Love Rag & Bone

Celebs such as Jaime King and Lindsay Lohan and style bloggers such as Blair (Atlantic-Pacific) and Anouk Yve (Creators of Desire) have all been spotted wearing Rag & Bone Talia Plunging V-Neck Ribbed Sweater.

Jaime King, Lindsay Lohan, Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) and Anouk Yve (Creators of Desire) wearing a Rang & Bone Talia V-Neck Varsity Sweater

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Nasty Gal Boys Club Sweater

UPDATE (08/13/2014): So happy to have come across these super identical, fabulous Rag & Bone Talia sweater dupes at Nasty Gal. These sweaters are $58 and have sold out once already, so be sure to snap them up ASAP if you love the style.

Nasty Gal Boys Club Sweater (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Nasty Gal Boys Club Sweatercj
($58, Nasty Gal)

Forever 21 V-Neck Varsity Sweater

UPDATE (05/27/2014): Forever 21 now have another fabulous Rag & Bone Talia sweater dupe available for under $30! Yay! Get it before it sells out like the other one below!

Forever 21 V-Neck Varsity Sweater in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Forever 21 V-Neck Varsity Sweaterls
($29.80, Forever 21)

Forever 21 Daring V-Neck Sweater

UPDATE (04/30/2014): Discovered an amazing and super budget-friendly Rag & Bone Talia sweater dupe at Forever 21. Available in white/black and navy/white for under $25!

Forever 21 Daring V-Neck Sweater in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Forever 21 Daring V-Neck Sweaterls
($24.80, Forever 21)

Missguided “Eleonora” V Neck Stripes Jumper

Alright, so this Missguided jumper doesn’t have the same deep v-neck, I know, the overall design however is still very similar to the Rag & Bone Talia Sweater. Plus, it retails for a very wallet-friendly £15.99 and comes in either cream or a beautiful lavender color (my personal favorite!).

Missguided "Eleonora" V Neck Stripes Jumper in white and black (Rag & Bone Talia knockoff)

Missguided “Eleonora” V Neck Stripes Jumper
(£15.99, Missguided)

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