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Update: This post has been updated on April 11, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

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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Banana Republic x August Handbags “Portofino” Cheetah Print Clutch

Update (04/11/2017): Spotted another animal print clutch alternative today! You can buy it for $198 at Banana Republic which is admittedly only slightly cheaper than the real deal, but you might prefer the pattern on this one or just wait until this clutch goes to sale later on in the season. By the way, a smaller version for $78 is available here.

Banana Republic x August Handbags "Portofino" Cheetah Print Clutch (Clare V. inspired)

Banana Republic x August Handbags “Portofino” Cheetah Print Clutch
($198, Banana Republic)

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, Banana Republic, Nordstrom

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Update: This post has been updated on April 1, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I swear Céline makes the most lustworthy bags on the planet. And this Classic Box Bag rocketed to being no. 1 on my personal wish list. For the last 2 years, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect medium sized satchel bag in a classic shape and as soon as I laid my eyes on this particular Céline bag I knew it was “The One“. Then I cried out in utter desperation; $3,400 for this small boxy bag? With all due respect to Phoebe Philo and her incredible talent to create the most coveted bags worlwide, this price is absolutely outrageous and unjustifiable! When did designer fashion get so overly expensive anyway? It’s a worrying development in fashion I noticed over the last few years. But I digress…

Céline Medium Classic Box Bag in brown

Céline Classic Box Bag
($3.400, Vestiaire Collective)

Also available at The RealReal & Overstock.

Fashion Insiders & Celebrities Love Céline

Fashion Insiders carrying a Céline Classic Box Bag

Alessandra Ambrosio, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Walsh and Michelle Williams carrying a Céline Classic Box Bag

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Be My Bags “Dalliance” Flap Box Bag

Update (04/01/2017): Discovered another fabulous Céline Box look-alike at Be My Bags which is available in either red, beige, burgundy, tan and black leather for $113 (or $150 CAD). Use our exclusive promo code “IN_THEIR_CLOSET” to receive 5% off your order at Be My Bags!

Be My Bags "Dalliance" Flap Box Bag (Céline Box dupes)

Be My Bags “Dalliance” Flap Box Bag
($113, Be My Bags)

LUXchic Classic Box Bag

Update (03/22/2016): Another Céline Box alternative! Check out these fabulous genuine leather bags by LUXchic. They cost $129.80 and come in 23 (!) colors. So lovely!

LUXchic Classic Box Bag in brown and black (Céline Box dupes)

LUXchic Classic Box Bagamazon
($129.80, Amazon)

BagInc “Martha” Medium Classic Leather Bag

Update (03/22/2016): Spotted another Céline Box Bag dupe today! This time at BagInc. They have 16 variations of their “Martha” bag in various colors and uppers with prices ranging from $105 to $109. Don’t forget to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your purchase (free shipping on orders $99+).

BagInc "Martha" Medium Classic Leather Bag (Céline Box knockoffs)

BagInc “Martha” Medium Classic Leather Bag
($109, BagInc)

Forever 21 Structured Faux Leather Crossbody Bag

Update (08/26/2015): May I present you: Forever 21‘s third attempt at recreating Céline’s Box Bag, this time a more spot-on version.

Forever 21 Structured Faux Leather Crossbody Bag in black (Céline Box knockoff)

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

Forever 21 Faux Leather Chain-Strapped Crossbody Bag

Update (06/11/2015): And here’s another Céline Box inspired bag by Forever 21.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Chain-Strapped Crossbody Bag (Céline Box knockoff)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Chain-Strapped Crossbody Bag
($22.90, Forever 21)

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

Choies Lock Across Body Box Bag

Update (05/05/2015): Spotted these spot-on Céline Box bag dupes at Choies today. They’re available in either black, white, cobalt blue, burgundy, camel and grey faux leather for a steal price of $39.99!

Choies Lock Across Box Bag (Céline knockoffs)

Choies Lock Across Body Box Bag
($39.99, Choies)

Lush Leather Boxy Shoulder Bag

Update (04/16/2015): Discovered the most spot-on Céline Box bag dupe today! Check out this genuine leather box bag by Lush which is currently on sale for $99.99.

Lush Leather Boxy Shoulder Bag in black (Céline Box knockoff)

Lush Leather Boxy Shoulder Bagamazon
($99.99, Amazon)

Mango “Sasha” Flap Cross-Body Bag

Update (02/16/2015): Discovered this little Céline inspired box bag at Mango today.

Mango "Sasha" Flap Cross-Body Bag in navy (Céline Box knockoff)

Mango “Sasha” Flap Cross-Body Bag
($59.99, Mango)

Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Forever 21 Faux Leather Crossbody Box Bag

Update (08/21/2014): Check out these cute Céline inspired box bags which I have just discovered at Forever 21. So lovely, aren’t they? I’m especially loving the pink one.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Crossbody Box Bag in pink, cognac and black (Céline knockoff)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Crossbody Box Bag
($14.99, Forever 21)

Jessica Buurman “SOAN” Push Lock Bag

Update (05/31/2013): Found another great Céline Box Bag alternative in this lovely bag from Jessica Buurman. Made of genuine leather and also available in 12 (!) other beautiful colors. Love! Use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman.

Jessica Buurman "SOAN" Push Lock Bag in navy blue (Céline Box look-a-like)

Jessica Buurman “SOAN” Push Lock Bag
($119, Jessica Buurman)

Romwe Retro Single Shoulder Bag

Update (04/03/2013): Just stumbled upon this lovely Céline look-a-like bag by Romwe. Only $60.99 and made of real leather.

Romwe Retro Single Shoulder Bag in tan (Céline Classic Box look-a-like)

Romwe Retro Single Shoulder Bag
($60.99, Romwe)

Urban Expressions “Catherine” Crossbody Bag

Update (09/10/2012): Found a super fabulous Céline bag look-a-like by Urban Expressions today. $29.95 only and available in fuchsia (love!), black and beige.

Urban Expressions "Catherine" Crossbody Bag in fuchsia, black and beige (Céline Classic Box bag knockoff)

Urban Expressions “Catherine” Crossbody Bag
($29.95, Nordstrom Rack)

GoJane Buckle Strap Satchel

In terms of quality and longevity these Céline bag look-a-likes by GoJane are nowhere near a close match, but they’ll give you the same coveted look of simplified elegance and, most importantly, these satchels are actually attainable for the masses by costing less than 1% (imagine that!) of the original. Now if that ain’t something to think about. Looking at the stated bag dimensions on the website I assume the GoJane bags come in the mini size rather than the medium size, but at $30 a pop I’ll take one in every color anyway.

GoJane Buckle Strap Satchel (Céline Classic Box Bag knockoff)

GoJane Buckle Strap Satchel
($37.10, GoJane)

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Budget Look – Spring, Sporty Florals

by Irina on March 31, 2017

Finally! Spring has officially arrived and I’ve been loving all the sunshine, the blooming flora and the soothing mild temperatures lately! The new season not only lightened up my mood but also my wardrobe; I’m super into pastel colors these days and couldn’t care less for body-con clothes and uncomfortable high heels at the moment. That’s why for this month’s budget look edition, I’ve tried to combine all of my current Spring trend obsessions into one outfit: soft pastel colors, relaxed fits and feminine florals. Let me know if you like my delicate yet sporty Spring look.

Budget Look - Spring, Sporty Florals

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Image source(s): Shopbop, Nordstrom, Aldo, BaubleBar, Amazon

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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)

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

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

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Be My Bags “Seraglio” Chain Shoulder Bag

Update (03/23/2017): 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 5% discount for our lovely readers. Simply use promo code “IN_THEIR_CLOSET” 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 Purseamazon
($22.99, Amazon)

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)

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)

Jessica Buurman “CALIA” Metal Lock Shoulder Bag

Deal: Use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman!

A spot-on “Drew” dupe comes from Jessica Buurman. Their “Calia” bag is made of faux leather and comes in 7 different colors, but is also considerably pricier than the previous steals at $92.

Jessica Buurman "CALIA" Metal Lock Shoulder Bag (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “CALIA” Metal Lock Shoulder Bag
($92, Jessica Buurman)

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)

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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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

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

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