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UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 26, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Chloé has created quite a few “It“-bags in the last 10 years, but it’s been rather quiet on their bag front lately. Well, that’s not entirely sure because there’s one bag that is currently making the rounds and getting a lot of hype and exposure – the “Alice” tote, a large two-tone bag that has the shape of a classic doctor’s bag. I’m usually not a big fan of colorblocking on bags, but this one I find very pretty. I really like its classic elegance and clean lines and the gold hardware gives this bag that extra oomph. But this beauty comes at a price. At $2.195, to be exact.

Chloé Alice Large Leather Tote in black and white

Chloé Alice Large Leather Totels
($2.195, NET-A-PORTER)

P.S.: Also available at LUISAVIAROMAcj, Forward by Elyse Walkercj & Saksls.

Celebrities Love Chloé

Celebs such as Jessica Alba, Diane Kruger, Maria Sharapova, Olivia Palermo, Naomi Watts and Emma Stone have been spotted carrying the Chloé Alice Tote.

Jessica Alba, Diane Kruger, Maria Sharapova and Olivia Palermo carrying a Chloé Alice Large Leather Tote

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Kelly & Katie “Hayden” Color Block Satchel

UPDATE (07/26/2014): Stumbled upon this black/tan Chloé inspired bag by Kelly & Katie today.

Kelly & Katie Hayden Color Block Satchel in black and tan (Chloé Alice knockoff)

Kelly & Katie “Hayden” Color Block Satchelcj
($44.95, DSW)

Jessica Buurman “LETAN” Button And Metal Bag

UPDATE (11/13/2013): Here’s yet another fab Chloé Alice dupe I found. What do you think about this two-tone bag by Jessica Buurman? Also available in black/black, black/red, black/blue and black/beige.

Jessica Buurman "LETAN" Button And Metal Bag in black and white (Chloé Alice knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “LETAN” Button And Metal Bag
($95, Jessica Buurman)

Bridge Road Colorblock Pocket Tech Satchel

UPDATE (10/05/2013): Discovered yet another Chloé Alice inspired bag. Check out this colorblock satchel by Bridge Road for under $40!

Bridge Road Colorblock Pocket Tech Satchel in black and white (Chloé Alice knockoff)

Bridge Road Colorblock Pocket Tech Satchells
($37.80, Kohl’s)

Mondani “Hayden” Convertible Tote

UPDATE (09/16/2013): Came across this two-tone satchel by Mondani which looks a lot like Chloé’s Alice bag. Available in other color combinations such as black/black, black/brown and black/olive.

Mondani "Hayden" Two-Tone Satchel in beige and black (Chloé Alice knockoff)

Mondani “Hayden” Convertible Totels
($56, Kohl’s)

Charles Jourdan “Bobbie” Colorblock Satchel Bag

UPDATE (07/10/2013): Found another amazing Chloé Alice look-a-like in this colorblock satchel bag by Charles Jourdan. So lovely, isn’t it?

Charles Jourdan "Bobbie" Colorblock Satchel Bag in beige and black (Chloé Alice knockoff)

Charles Jourdan “Bobbie” Colorblock Satchel Bagcj
($209.95, DSW)

Street Level “Sidney” Colorblock Satchel Bag

UPDATE (06/29/2013): Just stumbled upon this good-looking Chloé Alice doppelgänger satchel by Street Level. Also available in mint/black and yellow/black faux leather.

Street Level "Sidney" Colorblock Satchel Bag in off-white and black (Chloé Alice knockoff)

Street Level “Sidney” Colorblock Satchel Bag
($46.71, Handbag Heaven)

Urban Expressions “Varsity” Handbag

UPDATE (04/03/2013): Here’s another colorblocked bag inspired by Chloé’s Alice Tote. This Urban Expressions bag is also available in a lovely taupe/mint two-tone version.

Urban Expressions "Varsity" Handbag in grey and black (Chloé Alice look-a-like)

Urban Expressions “Deborah” Varsity Handbagamazon
($56.90, Amazon)

BagInc “Audrey” Satchel Leather Bag

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If you can’t afford to splurge on the Chloé original, check out this virtually identical Alice look-a-like by BagInc. It’s spot-on, isn’t it? I just wish the white panels would be more of an eggshell color like on Chloé’s Alice, but at $129 (for a genuine leather bag) I’m not one to complain. Also, don’t forget to use our exclusive reader discount code to save 10% on your order and have a look at the other colorblock versions as well (e.g. black/burgundy, black/blue, black/pink and black/black). Such a pretty bag!

BagInc "Audrey" Satchel Leather Bag in black and white (Chloé Alice look-a-like)

BagInc “Audrey” Satchel Leather Bag
($129, BagInc)

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We all know those little festive red carpet clutches are anything but practical or versatile, but they’re just so darn pretty, aren’t they? My personal favorite brand for those type of box clutches is Alexander McQueen. I just love the mix of beauty and morbidity that graces their famed skull clutches. What I don’t love though is their exorbitant price tag. $1.400 for a handful of baggie? I think I’ll have to pass, thanks.

Alexander McQueen Crystal-Encrusted Skull Clutch in red

Alexander McQueen Crystal-Encrusted Skull Clutchcj
($1.399, Zappos)

Celebrities Love Alexander McQueen

Celebs such as Noomi Rapace, Rosamund Pike and Freida Pinto have all been spotted carrying an Alexander McQueen Crystal-Encrusted Skull Clutch.

Noomi Rapace, Rosamund Pike and Freida Pinto carrying an Alexander McQueen Crystal-Encrusted Skull Clutch

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Urban Expressions “Galaxy” Rhinestone Box Clutch

A great alternative to pricey Alexander McQueen are these Urban Expressions box clutches. I really like the blue version here! Similar look, but much nicer in price. I just miss the skull clasp on these. Also available in other colors.

Urban Expressions "Galaxy" Rhinestone Box Clutch in blue and black (Alexander McQueen knockoff)


Urban Expressions “Galaxy” Rhinestone Box Clutch
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($44.95, DSW)

P.S.: Also available at eBagscj & Amazonamazon.

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 28, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I love (almost) everything coming from Alexander Wang, but shelling out $750 for a bag is neither reasonable to me nor anywhere in my budget (I’m also more of a shoes girl).

Alexander Wang Brenda Washed Shoulder Zip Bag in black

Alexander Wang Brenda Washed Shoulder Bagls
($750, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Alexander Wangls & farfetchls.

Jessica Buurman “ZOE” Pockets & Zip Details Snake Skin Bag

UPDATE (05/28/2014): After more than 5 years, here’s another Alexander Wang Brenda look-a-like! Found at Jessica Buurman – a real leather bag for $119.

Jessica Buurman "ZOE" Pockets & Zip Details Snake Skin Bag in black (Alexander Wang Brenda knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “ZOE” Pockets & Zip Details Snake Skin Bag
($119, Jessica Buurman)

Steve Madden “B-ZIPCROSS” Shoulder Bag

Count on Steve Madden to deliver. His “B-ZIPCROSS” shoulder bag is a good look 4 less alternative. The bag comes in either black, grey, raspberry or white and is currently on sale for $148.50 (was $198). Yay!

Steve Madden B-Zipcross black zip shoulder bag

Steve Madden “B-ZIPCROSS” Shoulder Bagls
($148.50, Steve Madden)

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Real vs. Steal – Céline Trio Bag

by Irina on May 27, 2014

UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 27, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

What is it about Céline handbags that makes me want to hand out my credit card, close my eyes and say: “But please, be gentle!“? I don’t know whether it’s the hype surrounding the French fashion house or the countless style bloggers toting around Céline beauties on their arm, but for some reason Céline bags have that enviable “je ne sais quoi“-factor that draws me to them. Not that I am anywhere in the position to actually buy a Céline bag right now. But not now doesn’t mean never, right? But until then, I’ll have to settle for a budget-friendly Céline Trio alternative, I guess.

Céline Trio Bag in red

Céline Trio BageBay
(~$1.500, eBay)

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Céline

Celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Katy Perry, Mandy Moore, Kourtney Kardashian and style bloggers such as Chiara from The Blonde Salad and Ashley from Ring My Bell have all been spotted carrying Céline Trio Bag.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley (Ring My Bell), Chiara (The Blonde Salad), Katy Perry, Mandy Moore and Kourtney Kardashian carrying a Céline Trio Bag

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Jessica Buurman “AZUKA” Multifunctional Clutch Bag

UPDATE (05/27/2014): Just stumbled upon this cute red baggie at Jessica Buurman which instantly reminded me of the Céline Trio bag. Available in either red, blue or black..

Jessica Buurman "AZUKA" Multifunctional Clutch Bag in red (Céline Trio knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “AZUKA” Multifunctional Clutch Bag
($55, Jessica Buurman)

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bag

UPDATE (05/15/2014): One of our fabulous readers alerted us of this lovely and budget-friendly Céline Trio bag dupe at Forever 21. Available in red, black or ivory faux leather for $21.80!

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bag in red and black (Céline Trio knockoff)

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bagls
($21.80, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK)ls & Forever 21 (EU).

Apt.9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bag

And the first one’s a total winner, right? These cute faux leather bags by Apt. 9 are a close match to the pricey Céline designer original yet they are currently on sale for a very wallet-friendly $16.99! Steal deal alert, woot woot! At this price, I’d probably get one in every color.

Apt.9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bag in red, black, tan and silver (Céline Trio knockoffs)

Apt.9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bagls
($16.99, Kohl’s)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Bedford Gusset” Crossbody Bag

If you’re looking for a real leather option and are are ready to invest considerably more, then this triple zipper crossbody by MICHAEL Michael Kors is a great Céline Trio alternative. $198 seems like a lot for such a small bag, but it’s still better than $1.500, right? Sadly, the best colors are already sold out including my personal favorite, a beautiful cobalt blue hue! Boohoo! Waiting for a restock on this!

MICHAEL Michael Kors "Bedford Gusset" Crossbody Bag in red coral (Céline Trio knockoff)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Bedford Gusset” Crossbody Bagcj
($198, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at CUSPls, Neiman Marcusls & Michael Korsls.

Annabel Ingall “Jojo” Crossbody Bag

If you’re really dedicated to the look of Céline’s Trio bag but simply cannot spend as much, here’s another fabulous but also quite pricey designer bag alternative by Annabel Ingall which retails for $320. Size, color and shape of the bag are almost identical to the Trio, but the “Jojo” bag has an extra crossover strap.

Annabel Ingall "Jojo" Crossbody Bag (Céline Trio knockoff)

Annabel Ingall “Jojo” Crossbody Bagcj
($320, REVOLVEClothing)

P.S.: Also available at Bloomingdale’sls & CoutureCandycj.

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This celebrity look of Miranda Kerr isn’t exactly new or anything, but I have always loved this classy outfit of hers, so when I saw the elegant pencil dress from Oasis a few days ago, I knew it’d be the perfect budget dress alternative for Miranda’s body-con Victoria Beckham frock. Do you like my take on this celebrity look 4 less?

Miranda Kerr’s Classy Pencil Dress Look 4 Less

Miranda Kerr's Classy Victoria Beckham Pencil Dress Look 4 Less

Go Shopping:

Our Rating: ★★★★★

Who?Miranda Kerr
Where?Out and About in New York City, NY
When?November 12, 2012
What?Miu Miu sunglassesls ($395), Victoria Beckham pencil dressls, Prada bagls, Lanvin pumpsls

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