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Real vs. Steal – Céline Trio Bag

by Irina on June 22, 2016

Update: This post has been updated on June 22, 2016. 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 Bag
(~$1.500, The RealReal)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective, Fashionphile & eBayeBay.

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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BagInc “Geri” Small Three Layer Leather Shoulder Bag

Update (06/22/2016): Just spotted a set of fantastic Céline Trio dupe bags at BagInc. They come in either black, wine red, baby blue, orange, rose pink and beige leather and cost $89. Make sure to use promo code “SPRINGBAG” at checkout to get 15% off your order!

BagInc "Geri" Small Three Layer Leather Shoulder Bag in black and wine red (Céline Trio knockoffs)

BagInc “Geri” Small Three Layer Leather Shoulder Bag
($89, BagInc)

Mango “Cecile” Cross-Body Triple Bag

Update (02/16/2015): Discovered yet another Céline Trio bag look-a-like at Mango. This time, it’s available in red, black and white and costs $23.99!

Mango "Cecile" Cross-Body Triple Bag in red (Céline Trio knockoff)

Mango “Cecile” Cross-Body Triple Bag
($23.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (DE).

Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag

Update (02/16/2015): Another budget-friendly and very similar Céline Trio bag look-a-like is available at Chicnova for under $20 in either black, tan or yellow.

Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag in black (Céline Trio knockoff)

Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag
($18.24, Chicnova)

Mango “Banana” Cross-Body Triple Bag

Update (12/27/2014): Stumbled upon this Céline Trio bag look-a-like at Mango today. So fab, right?

Mango Banana Cross-Body Triple Bag in black (Céline Trio knockoff)

Mango “Banana” Cross-Body Triple Bag
($59.99, Mango)

Forever 21 Detachable Crossbody Bag

Update (11/10/2014): Forever 21 decided to have a second go with this Céline Trio dupe. This time, the pockets are detachable as on the real deal. Available in either black, white or blue faux leather! LOVE this Céline Trio dupe!

Forever 21 Detachable Crossbody Bag in black and blue (Céline Trio knockoff)

Forever 21 Detachable Crossbody Bag
($14.99, Forever 21)

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

Old Navy Crossbody Bag

Update (08/25/2014): Spotted these fabulous Céline Trio alternatives at Old Navy today. These only have two instead of three compartments like the real deal, but for $16 who cares? I especially love that the bag comes in a beautiful cobalt blue. Soooo pretty! Also available in red, black and dark brown faux leather as well as various faux suede versionscj.

Old Navy Crossbody Bag in blue, red and black faux leather (Céline Trio knockoffs)

Old Navy Crossbody Bagcj
($16, Old Navy)

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 $14.99 only (sale price)!

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

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bag
($14.99, 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 $19.99! 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
($19.99, 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. $160 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 huels! 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 Bagamazon
($159.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 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 Bag
($320, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Revolve & Bloomingdale’s.

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Update: This post has been updated on June 3, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

A crossbody bag in a handy size and neutral color is one of the best fashion investments you can make. Speaking from personal experience I can say that I get the most use out of my black crossbody bags because they’re so absolutely practical for running daily errands. Valentino‘s “Rock Lock” is a paramount example for such a versatile and stylish bag and I’d love to own it since I’m a big fan of Valentino’s stud adorned bags, but spending two grands on such a small bag? My budget can’t really take that kind of a dent I’m afraid.

Valentino Rock Lock Cross Body Bag in black

Valentino Glam Lock Small Leather Shoulder Bagls
($2.195, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker & MyTheresa.

Cameron Diaz Loves Valentino

Cameron Diaz carrying a black Valentino Rock Lock Cross Body Bag

Youshine Studded Push Lock Crossbody Bag

Update (06/03/2016): Just spotted these spot-on and super budget-friendly Valentino Rock Lock bag dupes by Youshine which come in either black, blue or silver faux leather and cost under $30. Steal deal alert!

Youshine Studded Push Lock Crossbody Bag in black and silver (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Youshine Studded Push Lock Crossbody Bag
($25.90, YesStyle)

P.S.: Also available here at YesStyle.

Jessica Buurman “OCVRAN” Studded Details Bag

Update (01/06/2014): Discovered these yummy colored Valentino bag dupes at Jessica Buurman today. So in love with the yellow version!

Jessica Buurman "OCVRAN" Studded Details Bag in pink and yellow (Valentino Rock Lock knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “OCVRAN” Studded Details Bag
($89, Jessica Buurman)

Boohoo “Luisa” Stud Panel Shoulder Bag

Update (01/06/2014): Here’s another set of Valentino inspired baggies which you can buy from Boohoo. Available in red, yellow and orange.

Boohoo "Luisa" Stud Panel Shoulder Bag in red and yellow (Valentino Rock Lock knockoff)

Boohoo “Luisa” Stud Panel Shoulder Bag
($24, Boohoo)

JustFab “Narrative” Studded Front Flap Satchel

Update (01/04/2014): Stumbled upon this gorgeous and budget-friendly Valentino bag look-a-like at JustFab today and had to share it with you! Available in either black or blush faux leather. FYI: You have to be registered (it’s free!) to browse the JustFab shop.

JustFab "Narrative" Studded Front Flap Satchel in black (Valentino Glam Lock knockoff)

JustFab “Narrative” Studded Front Flap Satchelcj
($39.95-$49, JustFab)

Forever 21 Studded Crossbody Bag

Luckily, you don’t have to be a big spender to get the enviable Valentino look thanks to Forever 21 and their pretty much identical budget version of the “Rock Lock” bag which is refreshingly light on the wallet with its $27.80 price tag! Now that’s an awesome find, right? Get yours before it sells out.

Forever 21 Studded Crossbody Bag in black (Valentino Rock Lock knockoff)

Forever 21 Studded Crossbody Bag
($27.80, Forever 21)

Forever 21 Studded Chain Strap Crossbody Bag

And because we’re speaking about Forever 21, here’s another Valentino Rock Lock look-a-like for a little bit less than the first one. Also available in white faux leather.

Forever 21 Studded Chain Strap Crossbody Bag in black (Valentino Rock Lock knockoff)

Forever 21 Studded Chain Strap Crossbody Bag
($24.80, Forever 21)

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Update: This post has been updated on May 14, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Alright, let’s talk backpacks. They’ve been kinda huge last year. And probably will be huge again this year, too. While admittedly this trend has totally gone past me because I’m just more of a handbag person and because backpacks generally make me feel like I’m 10 and in school again, if I had to choose a backpack, I’d totally rock this chain-trimmed beauty by Stella McCartney which is basically her iconic “Falabella” as a rucksack edition. Just as pretty and just as expensive. Le sigh!

Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Backpack in black and silver

Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Backpack
($1.295, Barneys)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Neiman Marcusls, Net-A-Porter, Forward by Elyse Walker, Farfetch, MyTheresa, Selfridges, Luisaviaroma & Monnier Frères.

Celebrities Love Stella McCartney

Celebs such as Kylie Jenner and Coleen Rooney have been spotted wearing a Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Backpack.

Kylie Jenner and Coleen Rooney wearing a black Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Backpack

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Jessica Simpson “Lizzie” Textured Chain-Trim Backpack

Update (05/14/2016): And another Falabella inspired chain-trim backpack has been discovered! By Jessica Simpson, available in black or beige faux leather for $98.

Jessica Simpson "Lizzie" Textured Chain-Trim Backpack in black (Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer knockoff)

Jessica Simpson “Lizzie” Textured Chain-Trim Backpack
($98, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Chained Backpack

Update (08/03/2015): Since all the previously posted Falabella backpack alternatives seem to have sold out, I am happy to report that we were able to find two more Falabella backpack steals. Here we have an amazing, almost spot-on Stella McCartney dupe by Forever 21 which is available in either black, cream or burgundy faux leather for a very budget-friendly $32.90. If you’re a fan, better be fast, I’m sure these babies will be sold out soon as well.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Chained Backpack in black and cream white (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Chained Backpack
($32.90, Forever 21)

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

Inzi Quilted Chain Backpack

Update (08/03/2015): And here’s another lovely Falabella backpack alternative by Inzi which has a strong Chanel vibe to it due to its quilted texture. It’s not exactly budget-friendly at $98.95, but so fab, right?

Inzi Quilted Chain Backpack in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Inzi Quilted Chain Backpackpjx
($98.95, Lori’s)

Chicwish Chain Flap Backpack

Update (02/11/2015): Look at this fabulous Stella McCartney inspired chain-trimmed backpack which I found at Chicwish. So stylish, right? And quite budget-friendly, too.

Chicwish Chain Flap Backpack in black (Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer knockoff)

Chicwish Chain Flap Backpack
($50.92, Chicwish)

Steve Madden “BJAXON” Chain Backpack

Update (02/05/2015): Discovered these great Stella McCartney Falabella look-a-likes by Steve Madden today! So fab, right?

Steve Madden "BJAXON" Chain Backpack in black and grey (Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer knockoff)

Steve Madden “BJAXON” Chain Backpack
($65.99, Steve Madden)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Dolores” Chain-Trimmed Backpack

Update (02/05/2015): Also spotted these Stella McCartney inspired backpacks by Carlos by Carlos Santana which are available in either black or white.

Carlos by Carlos Santana Dolores Chain-Trimmed Backpack in black and white (Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer knockoff)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Dolores” Chain-Trimmed Backpack
($49.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Nasty Gal “Aliandra” Chain Backpack

Well, well. Hats off to Nasty Gal who did a pretty good job at bringing us the “Falabella” on a budget. Their “Aliandra” backpack is similarly pretty, but retails for a wallet-friendly $60 instead. Grab yours now and be the coolest kid on the fashion schoolyard! Nobody has to know it was only $60. A tan version named “Dillon” is available herels.

Nasty Gal "Aliandra" Chain Backpack in black faux leather (Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer knockoff)

Nasty Gal “Aliandra” Chain Backpack
($60, Nasty Gal)

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Update: This post has been updated on May 11, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Time for some Chloé goodness again. The French fashion house really is on a roll with their newest line of “It” bags everyone is lusting after. We’ve already covered the “Drew” and “Faye” and now it’s time to talk about the “Hudson” which is actually a whole set of different Chloé bags coming in different shapes and sizes, all of them exuding that iconic Chloé boho-vibe with their tassels and fringes. And yes, sure, this is undeniably a gorgeous bag, but can you imagine spending more than $2.000 for this sweet little mini bag?

Chloé Hudson Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag in caramel brown and black

Chloé Hudson Mini Fringe Shoulder Bagls
($2.150, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Farfetchls, MyTheresa, Editorialistls & Vestiaire Collective.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Chloé

Celebs such as Emma Roberts and personal style bloggers like Aimee Song (Song of Style), Jessi Malay (My White T) and Charlotte (The Fashion Guitar) have been spotted wearing a Chloé Hudson Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag.

Aimee Song (Song of Style), Jessi Malay (My White T), Emma Roberts & Charlotte (The Fashion Guitar) carrying a Chloé Hudson Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag

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Lush Leather Saddle Tassel Crossbody Bag

Update (05/11/2016): Stumbled upon the first genuine leather Chloé Hudson dupe today! By Lush and available in either black or brown for $139.99.

Lush Leather Saddle Tassel Crossbody Bag in black and cognac brown (Chloé Hudson knockoffs)

Lush Leather Saddle Tassel Crossbody Bagamazon
($139.99, Amazon)

Sole Society “Exie” Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag

Luckily, I stumbled upon this cute Chloé alternative by Sole Society which will give you the coveted Chloé boho look for a whole lot less. Sole Society’s version is a little larger than the real deal Chloé, but I actually prefer that because I can’t see my wallet, phone, keys and lipstick fitting comfortably in the Hudson mini bag above. “Exie” is available in cognac brown or black faux leather (with genuine suede tassels) for $59.95.

Sole Society "Exie" Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag in cognac brown and black (Chloé Hudson knockoffs)

Sole Society “Exie” Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag
($59.95, Sole Society)

BagInc “Renee” Faux Leather Fringe Bag

Deal: Use promo code “SPRINGBAG” to get 15% off your entire order!

BagInc has also a good looking, spot-on Chloé Hudson faux leather dupe available in various beautiful colors for the budget-friendly price of $69. You can even save some more (15%!) by using the promo code above. FYI: A few weeks ago I received an email from a reader who was having issues with her BagInc order (long order processing and unsatisfactory customer service), so please proceed with caution, prepare yourself for a possibly longer shipping process (products are being shipped from Hong Kong) and if nothing helps, there’s always the possibility to file a dispute with PayPal or your credit card company. I own a couple of (genuine leather) BagInc bags and was always very pleased with both the shipping duration as well as the product quality, but that’s been quite a while ago now, so I can’t fully vouch for the company at this point and thus wanted you to be aware of this.

BagInc "Renee" Faux Leather Fringe Bag in cognac brown, black, grey and red (Chloé Hudson knockoffs)

BagInc “Renee” Faux Leather Fringe Bag
($69, BagInc)

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Song of Style, My White T, @emmaroberts Instagram, The Fashion Guitar, Amazon, Sole Society, BagInc

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Budget Look – Vacay Mode

by Irina on April 29, 2016

It’s almost May which means it’s time to start thinking summer wardrobe. The weather here has been so depressing lately that I needed some sort of fashionable pick-me-up to lighten my mood, so I started dreaming about a summer vacation in Greece or Italy and all the stylish summer outfits I could wear there. And just like that a new budget look was born! This outfit has a strong focus on fringes and ruffles, a cute and casual summer look. Do you approve?

Budget Look - Vacay Mode

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Image source(s): Express, Lori’s, Steve Madden, Ulta, Shopbop, Sole Society

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