Bags

Update: This post has been updated on March 23, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

We have received quite a few reader requests for various Chloé bags lately. And yes, we agree, if there’s ONE thing Chloé is exceptionally good at, it’s their bag range. The French fashion house always manages to incorporate that certain je ne sais quoi-factor that makes every one of their bag styles so desirable. My current personal favorite is the “Drew”, a cute little rounded crossbody bag on a metallic chain. Sadly, Drew’s price tag isn’t quite as cute.

Chloé Drew Medium Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag in black and black-orange

Chloé Drew Medium Textured-Leather Shoulder Bagls
($1.850, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Barneysls, Vestiaire Collective, Farfetchls, MyTheresa & Matches Fashionls.

Style Bloggers Love Chloé

Various personal style bloggers such as Aimee from Song of Style, Mary from Happily Grey and Sheryl from Walk in Wonderland have all been spotted wearing a Chloé Drew Shoulder Chain Bag.

Personal Style Bloggers carrying a Chloé Drew Shoulder Bag

Who wore Chloé best?

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Be My Bags “Seraglio” Chain Shoulder Bag

Update (01/13/2017): There’s a new Chloé Drew dupe favorite in town! Actually, I think this is an old favorite to be honest because I’m fairly sure the “Seraglio” bag from Be My Bags is the same one as the Unita “Wony” dupe further below which at some point simply vanished on Amazon one day and I was so happy to finally discover it online again. As you can see the quality looks absolutely superb, the design is spot-on to the Chloé real deal and the price of $120 for a genuine leather bag (made in South Korea) seems reasonable. Also, I just adore all the colors this bag comes in, I can’t even pick my favorite from all the gorgeous pastel colors! The “Seraglio” bag also comes in a smaller size ($112). Please be warned though: I haven’t personally purchased from Be My Bags yet nor have I any experience with them as a brand (they seem to be relatively new to the market), so please buy at your own risk, be cautious and make sure to use a payment method that offers buyer protection such as PayPal for instance. FYI: After some emailing with the Be My Bags shop owner I am happy to report that I was able to score an exclusive 15% discount for our lovely readers. Simply use promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” at checkout (please note that orders are finalized in Canadian dollars, hence the price tag of $160 CAD at checkout). Steal deal alert!

Be My Bags "Seraglio" Chain Shoulder Bag (Chloé Drew dupes)

Be My Bags “Seraglio” Chain Shoulder Bag
($120/$160 CAD, Be My Bags)

Gabriella Rocha “Delya” Crossbody Saddle Purse

Update (01/13/2017): Stumbled upon two more Chloé Drew dupes by Gabriella Rocha today! The classic monochrome version and the two-tone colorblock one. Both versions are faux leather, available in various colors or color combinations and all of them are currently on sale for under $30! Steal deal alert!

Gabriella Rocha "Delya" Crossbody Saddle Purse (Chloé Drew dupes)

Gabriella Rocha “Delya” Crossbody Saddle Purse
($22.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Gabriella Rocha “Saoirse” Crossbody with Chain Detail

Update (09/21/2016): Just spotted these gorgeous, spot-on and super budget-friendly Chloé Drew dupe bags by Gabriella Rocha. Love, love, love these! And they’re currently on sale for less than $30! Available in five colors: black, taupe, bone, red and royal blue. Get these while you can!

Gabriella Rocha

Gabriella Rocha Saoirse Crossbody with Chain Detailamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm.

Express Turnlock Crossbody Bag

Update (09/21/2016): Also came across this lovely Chloé inspired crossbody bag at Express for $27.93 (sale price!). What do you think? Yay or nay?

Express Turnlock Crossbody Bag in taupe grey (Chloé Drew dupe)

Express Turnlock Crossbody Bag
($27.93, Express)

dv Chain Strap Crossbody Handbag

Update (03/18/2016): Here’s another cute and budget-friendly Chloé Drew inspired alternative! This one’s by dv and available in either black, orange or brown faux leather for $12.48 (clearance price!).

dv Chain Strap Crossbody Handbag in black, orange and brown (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

dv Chain Strap Crossbody Handbag
($12.48, Target)

INC International Concepts “Sendra” Crossbody Bag

Update (01/22/2016): Found this lovely Chloé inspired faux leather crossbody by INC International Concepts today. I love the neutral color!

INC International Concepts "Sendra" Crossbody Bag in nude beige (Chloé Drew dupe)

INC International Concepts “Sendra” Crossbody Bag
($79.50, Macy’s)

BagInc “Joy Drew” Genuine Leather Shoulder Bag

Update (11/29/2015): Just noticed there are now genuine leather Chloé Drew look-alikes available at BagInc which retail for $79 and come in the lovieliest of colors (black, pink, taupe, red, baby blue, orange and royal blue). Don’t forget to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your purchase (free shipping on orders $99+)! BagInc has a wide variety of “Joy Drew” bags available (almost 40!), view them all here.

BagInc "Joy Drew" Genuine Leather Shoulder Bag in black, pink and taupe (Chloé Drew dupe)

BagInc “Joy Drew” Genuine Leather Shoulder Bag
($79, BagInc)

Unita “Wony” Genuine Leather Chain Bag

Update (08/02/2015): If there’d be something like a “Best Bag Dupe“-Award, can we please all agree this one would probably go out to these gorgeous Chloé Drew dupes by Unita?! I am beyond obsessed with the pastel mint and lavender color and love that these are sturdy-looking high quality bags made of genuine cowhide leather. According to the product description, the bags are being manufactured with utmost care in South Korea. I know these babies ain’t cheap with a price tag of over $100, but if one can trust the pictures, the price is definitely worth the investment. The bag comes in 5 colors: black, tan, mint, lavender and taupe grey (what’s your personal fave?).

Unita "Wony" Genuine Leather Chain Bag in black, mint, lavender and taupe grey (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

Unita “Wony” Genuine Leather Chain Bag
($104.90, Amazon)

Persaman New York “Correa” Leather Crossbody Bag

Update (08/02/2015): Here’s another Chloé Drew inspired bag I recently came across. These bags are by Persaman New York and are currently on sale for $84.97.

Persaman New York "Correa" Leather Crossbody Bag in taupe, red and forest green (Chloé Drew knock-offs)

Persaman New York “Correa” Leather Crossbody Bag
($84.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Inzi Round Bottom Day Bag

Update (07/13/2015): Just stumbled upon these Chloé Drew dupe bags by Inzi. Now aren’t they absolutely lovely? And so close to the real deal, too.

Inzi Round Bottom Day Bag in black and tan (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

Inzi Round Bottom Day Bag
($118.95, Nordstrom Rack)

BagInc “Joy Drew” Faux Leather Shoulder Bag

Deal: Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your order!

BagInc‘s “Joy Drew” (coindicdence?) is my current favorite “Drew” steal because it is astonishingly similar yet the price is super wallet-friendy at only $29! The bag comes in various colors such as black, navy, red, red/black and burgundy faux leather. Make sure to use our exclusive promo code to save even further!

BagInc "Joy Drew" Faux Leather Shoulder Bag (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

BagInc “Joy Drew” Faux Leather Shoulder Bag
($29, BagInc)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Lock Crossbody Bag

Of course Forever 21 couldn’t pass up on creating a “Drew”-inspired bag of their own. F21’s “Drew” is not as much of a 1:1 dupe like BagInc’s version, but it is still veeeery similar to the Chloé original. $22.90 and available in either black, tan or cream faux leather.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Lock Crossbody Bag in black, tan and cream (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Lock Crossbody Bag
($22.90, Forever 21)

Lush Parisian Pin Crossbody Chain Leather Bag

If you’re on the lookout for a high-quality Chloé Drew dupe made of genuine leather, then the Parisian Pin Crossbody Chain Bag by Lush Bags is probably best suited for you. The design is spot-on, but you’d have to spend $129.99 on this “steal”. The bigger leather-strap Chloé Drew dupe version is also available by the way (see hereamazon).

Lush Parisian Pin Crossbody Chain Leather Bag in black (Chloé Drew knockoff)

Lush Parisian Pin Crossbody Chain Leather Bagamazon
($129.99, Amazon)

Aldo “Friedline” Rounded Crossbody Bag

And lastly, if you just like the visual concept of Chloé’s Drew and are not after a perfect look-alike, then Aldo‘s “Friedline” might be the best fit. The Chloé inspiration is clearly visible, but overall the bag still holds its own.

Aldo "Friedline" Rounded Crossbody Bag in black, orange red and cognac (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

Aldo “Friedline” Rounded Crossbody Bagls
($50, Aldo)

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

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, FashionedChic, Song of Style, Happily Grey, Where can I find the…?, The Fierce Diaries, Walk in Wonderland, Be My Bags, 6pm, Express, Target, Macy’s, Nordstrom Rack, Lori’s, BagInc, Forever 21, Jessica Buurman, Amazon, Aldo

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I feel like I’ve been waiting ages to finally be able to feature this gorgeous leopard calf hair clutch by Clare V. which has been on my “Real vs. Steal“-radar for the longest of times. Even though this zippered clutch has been quite the hit among personal style bloggers, fashion insiders and IGers all over the world, no one seemed to bother coming up with a decent dupe for this coveted animal print clutch which, by the way, retails for $245. When it comes to statement bags I, as a deeply loyal shoes girl, will almost always opt for the cheaper, look-for-less route because I am way too lazy to switch up my bag game on a day-to-day basis. That’s why the handful of bags that I do own hardly ever get as much exposure as they deserve and mostly live in the shadow stashed away in a dark corner of my closet. And even though I’m really loving this particular statement clutch (never ever getting tired of leopard print) and don’t think $245 is an astronomically high price for this wild-looking beauty of a bag, I think I’d prefer not to spend hundreds of dollars on a clutch that might not get me a satisfying cost-per-wear ratio eventually.

Clare V. Leopard Flat Haircalf Clutch

Clare V. Leopard Flat Haircalf Clutchls
($245, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Clare V., Amazonamazon & Revolve.

Style Bloggers Love Clare V.

Personal style bloggers such as Kat Tanita (With Love from Kat), Jessica Sturdy (Bows & Sequins), Amy Jackson (Fashion Jackson) and Lauren Slade (Style Elixir) have all been spotted wearing a Clare V. Leopard Flat Haircalf Clutch.

Personal style bloggers wearing a Clare V. Leopard Flat Haircalf Clutch

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BP. Leopard Print Genuine Calf Hair Pouch

And now we’re talking again! The fashion gods seem to have heard my (our?) prayers and so BP. came up with a fabulous leopard print clutch that’s super close to the Clare V. version. Same design, same animal print and same size! What I also really love about this bag – apart from its obvious dupe potential, of course – is that it is made of genuine calf hair just like the real deal, but it’s only $45 instead of $245. Major steal deal alert! Yes, the leopard print calf hair portion is restricted to the front side of the bag only, but that’s totally fine with me. So what are you waiting for? Your next budget-friendly statement clutch buy is ready to ship!

BP. Leopard Print Genuine Calf Hair Pouch (Clare V. Flat Clutch dupe)

BP. Leopard Print Genuine Calf Hair Pouchls
($45, Nordstrom)

Image source(s): Shopbop, With Love from Kat, Bows & Sequins, Fashion Jackson, Style Elixir, Nordstrom

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Spring is officially around the corner and I can’t wait to ditch all of my winter clothes and finally pull out airy dresses and open-toed sandals from their winter hiatus. But since Spring isn’t in full bloom yet, we can’t probably do without a warm coat or jacket, but we can definitely welcome the new season by lightening up our wardrobe with pastel colors for example which is what I tried to do in this week’s budget look edition. Let me know if you like it!

Budget Look - Welcoming Spring in Pastel Pink

Go Shopping:

Image source(s): H&M, Mango, Nordstrom, Amazon, Aldo, Rad., Bloomingdale’s, BagInc

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Gucci is currently flooding the fashion world with one must-have item after another! May it be the furry “Princetown” loafer mules (which we’ll be covering later this week) or the super coveted GG buckle belt that has been spotted on every fashion insider and Insta star lately; it simply can’t be denied that Gucci is having a major fashion revival at the moment! The commercial success carried over to the bag department as Gucci managed to put their “Marmont” bags on everyone’s fashion radars as well. The “Marmont” handbag collection is a range of beautiful, wavy quilted bags that look a lot like a Gucci-fied take on Chanel’s classic quilted bags. One of my personal “Marmont” favorites is the black and white chevron chain bag because you know… I looooooooove stripes, big time. But wow, have you seen that price tag though? $2.750. I guess this Gucci bag won’t make it into my shopping cart anytime soon.

Gucci GG Marmont Chevron Shoulder Bag in black and white

Gucci GG Marmont Chevron Shoulder Bagls
($2.750, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at MyTheresa, Gucci, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Gucci

Personal style bloggers such as Alexandra Singer (In Jackie’s Shoes) has been spotted wearing a black and white Gucci GG Marmont Chevron Shoulder Bag.

Mango “Ginny” Quilted Cross-Body Bag

Luckily, there’s no need to spend almost 3k to get a similar look because Mango has us budget-conscious Gucci lovers covered. Yes, their “Ginny” bag might not be a spot-on “Marmont” dupe, but the overall design is still quite comparable with the “Marmont” and did I mention this bag is only $49.99 as opposed to $2.750? Add to cart, please. Also available in black faux leather, by the way.

Mango "Ginny" Quilted Cross-Body Bag in black and off-white (Gucci GG Marmont inspired)

Mango “Ginny” Quilted Cross-Body Bag
($49.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Instagram/@alexsinger, Mango

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Real vs. Steal – Chanel Classic Flap Bag

by Irina on February 27, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on February 27, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I think it goes without saying that owning an authentic Chanel bag is something each and every girl is dreaming of. And while I’ve never been much of a handbag freak, having a real Chanel bag in my closet would be the ultimate accessory and I would pair it with each of my outfits. It’s so wonderfully perfect and classic and suits almost everything.

Chanel Quilted Classic Flap Bag in black

Chanel Classic Flap Bag
(~$2.500, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal, Bluefly & Shopbop.

Gabriella Rocha “Arrosa” Quilted Shoulder Purse

Update (02/27/2016): Just spotted this lovely Chanel look-alike bag by Gabriella Rocha in salmon pink which is currently on sale for a steal-worthy $29.99 and would be a perfect addition to your Spring wardrobe.

Gabriella Rocha "Arrosa" Quilted Shoulder Purse in blush coral (Chanel dupe)

Gabriella Rocha “Arrosa” Quilted Shoulder Purseamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm.

Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Crossbody

Update (01/08/2015): Found these chain-adorned Chanel bag look-a-likes at Forever 21. Available in black, white and burgundy faux leather for a steal-worthy $24.90!

Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Crossbody Bag in black and white (Chanel 2.55 knockoff)

Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Crossbody
($24.90, Forever 21)

GoJane Feeling Quilty Purse

Update (01/08/2015): I also happened to stumble upon these cute Chanel dupes at GoJane today. Available in various colors for under $12.95! Steal deal alert!

GoJane Feeling Quilty Purse in brown, black and navy (Chanel Classic knockoff)

GoJane Feeling Quilty Purse
($12.95, GoJane)

Lulu Quilted Crossbody Bag

Update (01/03/2014): Here’s another fab and very budget-friendly Chanel 2.55 inspired alternative! How lovely is this little baggie by Lulu? Only $30!

Lulu Quilted Crossbody Bag in black (Chanel 2.55 knockoff)

Lulu Quilted Crossbody Bagls
($30, Nordstrom)

GoJane Quilty Thoughts Purse

Update (11/04/2013): Discovered these lovely and very budget-friendly Chanel 2.55 bag look-a-likes at GoJane today and just had to share! I love both the black and the gold version.

GoJane Quilty Thoughts Purse in black and gold (Chanel 2.55 knockoffs)

GoJane Quilty Thoughts Purse
($46, GoJane)

Zenith Leather Quilted Shoulder Bag

Update (10/05/2013): Et voilà! Just happened to find this Chanel 2.55 look-a-like by Zenith! Looks just like the Chanel bag, comes in black or blue, is made of real leather and costs under $120 (sale price)!

Zenith Leather Quilted Shoulder Bag in black (Chanel 2.55 knockoff)

Zenith Leather Quilted Shoulder Bagls
($115.50, Kohl’s)

Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Shoulder Bag

Update (07/25/2013): Stumbled upon another set of budget-friendly Chanel-inspired bag alternatives at Forever 21.

Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Shoulder Bag in black and white (Chanel Classic Flap knockoff)

Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Shoulder Bag
($24.80, Forever 21)

BagInc “Adele” Flap Bag

Update (02/29/2012): OMG! Just came across another, much better-looking Chanel alternative by BagInc. Love! Love! Love! Don’t forget to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” for 10% off!

BagInc "Adele" Flap Bag in beige, black and pewter (Chanel knockoff)

BagInc “Adele” Flap Bag
($109, BagInc)

BagInc The Obligatory Classic Flap Bag

Update (02/01/2012): Our reader Chelsea informed us of BagInc‘s fabulous Chanel flap bag look-a-like made of real leather for $69 only. Available in black, fuchsia, white and camel. Don’t forget to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” for 10% OFF your order!

BagInc The Obligatory Classic Flap Bag in black, pink, white and camel (Chanel knockoff)

BagInc The Obligatory Classic Flap Bag
($69, BagInc)

Co-Lab by Christopher Kon Polly-1127 Quilted Shoulder Bag

Update (01/26/2012): Can’t tell you how psyched I was to discover a new great and budget-friendly Chanel look-a-like! This one’s by Co-Lab by Christopher Kon and it comes in 5 variations: black, black patent, bone, navy and pewter metallic.

Co-Lab by Christopher Kon Polly-1127 Quilted Shoulder Bag in black (Chanel 2.55 knockoff)

Co-Lab by Christopher Kon Polly-1127 Quilted Shoulder Bagamazon
($135, Amazon)

Handbag Heaven “Bridget” Quilted Shoulder Bag

Update (01/26/2012): Here’s another great and affordable Chanel knockoff. Currently on sale at Handbag Heaven in red, black & grey.

Handbag Heaven "Bridget" Quilted Shoulder Bag in red, black & grey (Chanel 2.55 knockoff)

Handbag Heaven “Bridget” Quilted Shoulder Bag
($29.95, Nordstrom Rack)

GoJane Quilted Chain Strap Shoulder Bag

Update (10/16/2010): OMG! Look at this amazing Chanel look-a-like version by GoJane. I’m in total awe and want it in both colors!

GoJane Quilted Chain Strap Shoulder Bag in black and mink (Chanel Jumbo Classic Flap Bag knockoff)

GoJane Quilted Chain Strap Shoulder Bag
($53.30, GoJane)

Aldo “Scates” Quilted Bag

Update (10/16/2010): While this Aldo bag is not a super obvious knockoff, overall it’s still a great and budget-friendly alternative to the real deal.

Aldo "Scates" Quilted Bag in black (Chanel knockoff)

Aldo “Scates” Quilted Bagls
($45, Aldo)

High Fashion 4803 Quilted Shoulder Bag

Update (06/16/2010): Doesn’t this quilted bag by High Fashion look like the Holy Grail of Chanel knockoffs? OK, some might be turned off by the white stitching, but make sure to check out the other 6 colors including cream (!), nude and pewter which are my favorites and you’ll see why $130 seems like a reasonable price for such a well-made Chanel look-a-like.

High Fashion 4803 Quilted Shoulder Bag in black (Chanel 2.55 knockoff)

High Fashion 4803 Quilted Shoulder Bagamazon
($130, Amazon)

ASOS Quilted Lock Across Body Bag

Update (06/16/2010): ASOS has also a great Chanel knockoff in various colors including black, white, blush, mink, berry & navy. I ordered the blush version and I’m loving it! It’s so cute & feminine.

ASOS Quilted Lock Across Body Bag in black (Chanel 2.55 knockoff)

ASOS Quilted Lock Across Body Bag
($29, ASOS)

Wet Seal Quilted Cross Body Clutch

Update (10/05/2009): Found a new and super amazing Chanel handbag knockoff for under $20 at Wet Seal. This budget-friendly Chanel alternative looks amazing if you consider the low price and it comes in either black or silver.

Wet Seal Quilted Crossbody Clutch in black (Chanel 2.55 knockoff)

Wet Seal Quilted Cross Body Clutch
($16.50, DSW)

Aldo “Bargen” Quilted Handbag

Until you have enough pocket change for the real deal, you might want to settle for a less pricier version first. This quilted flap bag by Aldo certainly meets the criteria. Now don’t expect the same delicate quality of a real Chanel because there is simply no competition. But if you want an affordable alternative this bag is probably your best bet. It does have silver hardware instead of gold and it doesn’t have the cute CC clasp (which the original 2.55 bag however didn’t have as well by the way), but everything else is quite identical.

Aldo Bargen Quilted Chain Strap Bag in black (Chanel 2.55 knockoff)

Aldo “Bargen” Quilted Handbagls
($40, Aldo)

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