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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

Go Shopping:

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

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Update: This post has been updated on April 22, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you haven’t heard of Mansur Gavriel by now, I suggest you stop whatever you’re doing and go read up on the NYC-based female designer duo now because fashion insiders all over the world have gone absolutely cuckoo over their minimalistic luxe leather bags! Mansur Gavriel’s bucket bag has been especially popular within the fashion world and is constantly sold out due to the high demand and despite the not so budget-friendly price tag of $495 (now: $595) for the “mini” version and $625 (now: $695) for the “large” one. I think the minimalistic design contrasted against the popping interior lining is one of the main reasons why this bag has been so extremely successful. If you can’t afford the beauty of a real Mansur Gavriel bag or just can’t stand being wait-listed, read on to find many great alternatives less than $100.

Mansur Gavriel Drawstring Leather Bucket Bag in black, red and blue

Mansur Gavriel Drawstring Leather Bucket Bagls
($595, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Barneysls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Steven Alan, Kirna Zabêtels, Forward by Elyse Walker, Moda Operandi, Vestiaire Collective & Boutique1ls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Mansur Gavriel

Celebs such as Kirsten Dunst, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr and personal style bloggers such as Ann Kim from Andyheart, Adriana from Fake Leather and Shea Marie from Peace Love Shea have all been spotted carrying a Mansur Gavriel Leather Bucket Bag.

Kirsten Dunst, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Ann Kim (Andyheart), Adriana (Fake Leather) and Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea) carrying a Mansur Gavriel Leather Bucket Bag

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Unita “Verso” Genuine Leather Bucket Bag

Update (04/22/2016): Discovered another amazing designer bag dupe by Unita! Their genuine leather bags are always spot-on compared to the original real deals, the pictures promise a great product quality and most reviews seem to be very positive, too, so it might be worth the splurge. What do you think?

Unita "Verso" Genuine Leather Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Unita “Verso” Genuine Leather Bucket Bagamazon
($118.90, Amazon)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Bucket Bag

Update (12/04/2015): Look what I just spotted while browsing Forever 21‘s new arrivals: amazing Mansur Gavriel bucket bag dupes for under $30! I’m totally buying both of these for my own little designer dupes collection. If you love F21’s bucket bag dupes just as much, I suggest you don’t wait too long with your purchase because I’m super sure these babies will sell out fast.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Bucket Bag in black and nude (Mansur Gavriel dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Bucket Bag
($29.90, Forever 21)

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

Lancaster Paris “Pur” Saffiano Bucket Bag

Update (11/16/2015): Discovered another great Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag alternative today! This one’s by Lancaster Paris and it’s admittedly a little expensive at $250, but doesn’t the saffiano leather look absolutely gorgeous? Plus, it looks so much like the real deal, too, doesn’t it? Available two sizes (the big version is available here for $278) and an array of lovely colors (including pink!). Love!

Lancaster Paris "Pur" Saffiano Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Lancaster Paris “Pur” Saffiano Bucket Bag
($249.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at eBags, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Jessica Buurman “Aldous” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (08/26/2015): Just spotted this Mansur Gavriel look for less alternative at Jessica Buurman. $109 and it is yours, ladies!

Jessica Buurman "Aldous" Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “Aldous” Drawstring Bucket Bag
($109, Jessica Buurman)

Orsay Bucket Bag

Update (08/26/2015): Also stumbled upon this lovely Mansur Gavriel bucket bag look-alike at this German online shop Orsay. So close to the real deal and not too expensive at €20 (sale price)!

Orsay Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Orsay Bucket Bag
(€20, Orsay)

Mango Minimal Shopper Bag

Update (08/06/2015): Found this amazing Mansur Gavriel bucket bag dupe at Mango today. It’s almost spot-on and so affordable at $59.99! Loved it so much, I ordered straight away. There’s also a Mansur Gavriel backpack dupe available at Mango herecj. Update #2: Both the bag and the backpack have been in my possession for over a week now and I’m madly in love with both. Definitely recommended, looks very much like the real deal!

Mango Minimal Shopper Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Mango Minimal Shopper Bag
($59.99, Mango)

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

Parfois Trend Bucket Handbag

Update (06/02/2015): Found these Mansur Gavriel inspired bucket bags by Parfois today. Aren’t they super pretty? And quite affordable, too.

Parfois Trend Bucket Handbag in baby blue, tan and white (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Parfois Trend Bucket Handbagamazon
(£24.99, Amazon.co.uk)

Shiraleah “Anya” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (05/05/2015): Spotted these lovely Mansur Gavriel bucket bag look-alikes by Shiraleah today. Available in black, camel, blush and baby blue faux leather and currently on sale for a budget-friendly price of $29.99! Steal deal alert!

Shiraleah "Anya" Drawstring Bucket Bag (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Shiraleah “Anya” Drawstring Bucket Bagamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom Rack.

BagInc “Joanna” Calf Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (05/05/2015): If you’re looking for a genuine leather Mansur Gavriel bucket bag dupe, then BagInc‘s “Joanna” bag might be for you. Made of calf leather and available in either black, red, camel, silver metallic, pale pink, olive green, navy and grey for $109! Make sure to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your order.

BagInc "Joanna" Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

BagInc “Joanna” Calf Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag
($109, BagInc)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Amazonamazon.

Vince Camuto “Leila” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (05/02/2015): Well, hello there! Now isn’t Vince Camuto‘s “Leila” a great substitute if you can’t afford the real deal? Available in various colors, too.

Vince Camuto Leila Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Leila” Drawstring Bucket Bagamazon
($186.97, Amazon)

Dooney & Bourke “Serena” Drawstring Leather Bucket Bag

Update (05/02/2015): Another high-quality Mansur Gavriel inspired alternative is available by Dooney & Bourke. Looove the colored linings here!

Dooney & Bourke "Serena" Drawstring Leather Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Dooney & Bourke “Serena” Drawstring Leather Bucket Bagls
($298, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Dooney & Bourke & Lord & Taylorls.

JustFab “Alden” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (05/02/2015): Another lovely Mansur Gavriel steal find is available at JustFab. I absolutely adore the bag in the popping blue color! Sooo pretty!

JustFab "Alden" Drawstring Bucket Bag in tan and blue (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

JustFab “Alden” Drawstring Bucket Bag
($31.96, Heels.com)

Sole Society “Nevin” Faux Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag

Update (04/12/2015): Stumbled upon these Mansur Gavriel inspired faux leather bucket bags by Sole Society and wanted to share them with you.

Sole Society "Nevin" Faux Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Sole Society “Nevin” Faux Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag
($59.95, Sole Society)

Steve Madden “BGEMMAA” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Et voilà, Steve Madden to the rescue! Their “BGEMMAA” drawstring bucket bag isn’t a total knock-off, but the similarities are distinct enough to give you the same coveted Mansur Gavriel look. I absolutely adore the red lining here. So luxe-looking, right? Available in various color combinations including black/red, burgundy/blue, tan/blue and neon yellow/blue for an affordable $88 (less if you use the promo code above)! Steal deal alert!

Steve Madden "BGEMMAA" Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Steve Madden “BGEMMAA” Drawstring Bucket Bagls
($88, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, MyHabit & eBayeBay.

Lush Leather Smooth Bucket Bag

If you’re willing to invest more, you might want to take a look at these Mansur Gavriel dupes by Lush Bags. Certainly not a steal at almost $160, but the quality looks pretty decent, don’t you think?

Lush Leather Smooth Bucket Bag (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Lush Leather Smooth Bucket Bagamazon
($159.99, Amazon)

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Right now you can’t go to a fashion blog or open a fashion magazine without stumbling upon a Chloé bag: Drew, Faye, Hudson, Georgia. They are everywhere! And everybody – high fashion or not – seems to love the new Chloé bags. We have already featured steal versions of the Faye and Drew and today want to show you a couple more Chloé inspired budget options. Do you like them?

Copycat Math - Chloé Hudson + Chloé Marcie = Faith, Forever 21 & Vince Camuto Izzi Whipstitch Suede Tassel Bag

Go Shopping:

  1. Chloé “Hudson” Small Whipstitched Suede Shoulder Bagls, $2.090
  2. Chloé “Marcie” Medium Leather Crossbody Bagls, $1.395
  3. Faith Whipstitch Tassle Saddle Bag, $50
  4. Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Crossbody Bag, $27.90
  5. Vince Camuto “Izzi” Tassel Flap Bagamazon, $248

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Nordstrom, ASOS, Forever 21, Vince Camuto

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