Real vs. Steal – Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel Bag

by Celine on May 7, 2014

UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 7, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

You know how I know we’re good? Because we never forget a shoe. Or a handbag. Or a face. OK, so not the last one. Back in the old days (you know, 2005) the fashion world saw the introduction to the “It Bag” – a bag that became every starlet’s must have accessory. One day, readers (stay with me), Mary Kate Olsen was spotted carrying a gorgeous black, studded bag that no one could identify but that everyone immediately wanted. A year later the bag (eventually attributed to the talented, Alexander Wang) was made available to the public. It was then known as “Coco”; it is now known as “Rocco”; I can afford neither one.

Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel Bag in black with antique brass hardware

Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel Bagcj
($925, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Alexander Wangls, NET-A-PORTERls, Barneysls & Saksls.

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Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Tisdale, Rihanna, Kristin Cavallari, Nicky Hilton & Jennifer Carpenter carrying an Alexander Wang Rocco Mini Duffel Bag

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Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Barrel Bag

UPDATE (05/07/2014): Here’s another lovely Alexander Wang Rocco dupe bag! Found at Forever 21. Thanks to our reader Benibonnietta for tipping us off!

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Barrel Bag in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Barrel Bagls
($29.80, Forever 21)

Jessica Buurman “KRISTINE” Studded Texture Leather Bag

UPDATE (04/12/2014): And here’s another budget-friendly Alexander Wang Rocco alternative which I discovered at Jessica Buurman.

Jessica Buurman "KRISTINE" Studded Texture Leather Bag in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “KRISTINE” Studded Texture Leather Bag
($89, Jessica Buurman)

Chicnova Studded Duffle Bag with Long Strap

UPDATE (03/16/2014): Came across another Rocco bag dupe at Chicnova which is currently on sale for under $50. Make sure to sign up for their newsletter and get a 20% discount on your first order.

Chicnova Studded Duffle Bag with Long Strap in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Chicnova Studded Duffle Bag with Long Strap
($39.20, Chicnova)

Dailylook Studded Base Bag

UPDATE (07/01/2013): Just discovered another lovely Rocco doppelgänger at Dailylook. This faux leather bag sells for $39.95 and comes in either mint, pastel pink or navy.

Dailylook Studded Base Bag in mint green (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Dailylook Studded Base Bagcj
($39.95, Dailylook)

BCBGeneration “Tabitha” Satchel

UPDATE (02/21/2013): Found this gorgeous pebbled faux leather satchel by BCBGeneration which looks so much like Alexander Wang’s “Rocco” Duffel minus the studded bottom! Only $44.94 and available in 4 colors: black, white, bone and turquoise.

BCBGeneration "Tabitha" Pebbled Satchel in black (Alexander Wang Rocco look-a-like)

BCBGeneration “Tabitha” Duffel Bagcj
($44.94, DSW)

Alloy “Jaxon” Stud Duffel Bag

UPDATE (07/12/2012): Came across a fab and budget-friendly faux leather Rocco bag look-a-like which you can buy at Alloy. It’s also available in black but I prefer the papaya red version seen below.

Alloy "Jaxon" Stud Duffel Bag in watermelon red (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Alloy “Jaxon” Stud Duffel Bagls
($39.90, Alloy)

Melrose Glam “Alexa” Studded Leather Bag

UPDATE (04/26/2011): I just stumbled upon this fantastic and virtually identical Rocco look-a-like by Melrose Glam which is available at BagInc. Love it! It’s a little pricey, but a) it’s made of real leather and b) they offer free worldwide shipping on all orders of $99+. Plus, you can get 10% OFF your entire order with our exclusive coupon code “INTHEIRCLOSET“. Yup, that’s how much we love you! ;-) – P.S.: I now own this bag and it is AH-MAZ-ING (review here…)! So, so worth the investment! Just read the various 5-star customer reviews. Also available in various other colors.

Melrose Glam "Alexa" Studded Bag in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Melrose Glam “Alexa” Studded Bag
($179, BagInc)

Street Level 78080 Studded Duffel Bag

UPDATE (10/05/2011): Found another Rocco alternative by Street Level. It only comes in taupe, has 2 added tassels and it is also faux leather, but the price of $68 makes up for this.

Street Level 78080 Studded Duffel Bag in taupe (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Street Level 78080 Studded Duffel Bagcj
($68, Piperlime)

Ajito Studded Bottom Satchel

UPDATE (09/03/2010): Reader Addy informed us about this lovely Rocco knockoff by Ajito. It comes in either black, brown, grey or white. Thanks, Addy!

Ajito Studded Bottom Satchel in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Ajito Studded Bottom Satchel
($50, YesStyle)

Wet Seal Stud Bottom Satchel

I have to be honest, the last time I shopped at Wet Seal I was looking for something to wear to the school dance (in other words, it was 1998), but by golly perhaps Wet Seal deserves another look! Their Stud Bottom Satchel is a pretty darn great dupe of the Alexander Wang bag. True, it’s not made out of leather, but I know there are vegans among us who actually prefer that. For a mere $24.50 this is a hot bag to add to your arsenal.

Wet Seal Stud Bottom Satchel in black (Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel knockoff)

Wet Seal Stud Bottom Satchells
($24.50, Wet Seal)

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  • Natalie

    I know this post is from a while back but do you know of anywhere else that has a similar replica bag? Or if they still have it at Wet Seal?

  • Addy

    Here is a good replica.

  • Irina

    Awesome find, Addy. Thanks a lot! Post updated.

  • Shana

    Here one in Black with the studs on the bottom from Spotted they also have it in Blue & Ivory it’s called the Carpenter Bee Bag it’s $54.99 & right now use the code DECEMBER for free shipping!

  • Ella

    Okay so the “sale” at BagInc is a GIANT rip off…. 25 dollars off, but then at a minimum you’re looking at 20 dollars in shipping costs. Ridiculous and misleading.

  • Irina

    Ella, I agree, $20 for US standard shipping is a LOT of money. But at least they do offer free shipping on orders of $99+ (US and worldwide) which I think is pretty neat. I probably wouldn’t buy anything from the site if it doesn’t hit the $99 threshold (the Alexa bag comes down to $124 after the coupon, so it would qualify for free shipping).

  • Irina

    @Ella: UPDATE -> Just found out about promo code “BAGINCFREESHIP” for FREE SHIPPING on all orders (valid until May 04, 2011). Still, the other coupon code knocks off $25, so I would go with that one.

  • Janie Jones

    I love this bag!

    but I can’t afford it at retail! the knockoffs just dont do it for me!

    I think I’m going to keep an eye out for it.

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  • Tracy

    I love this style, too … there’s a bag available on similar to the Alexa from BagInc, under $60 (excluded shipment costs) … cheaper ’cause it’s faux leather.

  • Lyra

    Just saying, a lot of those links are outdated :C

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