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Update: This post has been updated on March 22, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

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)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal & Fashionphile.

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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LUXchic Classic Box Bag

Update (03/22/2016): Another Céline Box alternative! Check out these fabulous genuine leather bags by LUXchic. They cost $119.80 and come in 23 (!) colors. So lovely!

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

LUXchic Classic Box Bagamazon
($119.80, 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 $115. 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
($105-$119, 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)

P.S.: 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)

P.S.: 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)

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 Bagamazon
($29.95, Amazon)

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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Update: This post has been updated on February 29, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Valentino‘s “Rockstud” collection has not only been exhibited in exquisite footwear but also in beautiful and edgy handbags such as this one pictured here. It is undeniable that the staple studs in part make this flap clutch bag, in addition to the chic silhouette. Priced at a mere $1.795, it is pretty much inaccessible to everyone though, thus we have a great steal below. I have to say that Fan Bingbing’s all-red ensemble exudes luxury with a hint of romanticism and this red Valentino clutch really brings every aspect of her outfit together flawlessly.

Valentino Rockstud Flap Clutch Bag in black

Valentino Rockstud Flap Clutch Bagls
($1.795, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Barneysls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Matches Fashionls, Farfetchls, Selfridges & Luisaviaromacj.

Fan Bingbing Loves Valentino

Fan Bingbing carrying a red Valentino Rockstud Flap Clutch Bag

Inzi Studded Clutch Wristlet

Update (02/29/2016): Spotted these chic Valentino Rockstud wristlet clutch dupes by Inzi today. Not cheap, but fabulous, right?

Inzi Studded Clutch Wristlet in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Inzi Studded Clutch Wristlet
($98.95, Nordstrom Rack)

Lush Leather Punk Studded Flap Clutch

Update (10/29/2015): Discovered another fabulous Valentino Rockstud real leather clutch dupe at Amazon today. Check out these studded flap clutches by Lush Bags. These, too, are rather on the pricey side, but it’s genuine leather after all and the quality seems to be decent as well.

Lush Leather Punk Studded Flap Clutch in black, blue and pink (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Lush Leather Punk Studded Flap Clutchamazon
($99.99, Amazon)

LUXchic Stud Handle Genuine Leather Clutch

Update (08/03/2015): Besides the great Chloé Drew dupe I found yesterday, I also stumbled upon these amazing Valentino Rockstud clutch dupes by LUXchic. They really look like they have a decent quality, but this quality comes at a price: $119.80.

LUXchic Stud Handle Genuine Leather Clutch in black and red (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

LUXchic Stud Handle Genuine Leather Clutchamazon
($119.80, Amazon)

Street Level Vice Grip Studded Clutch Bag

Update (06/29/2013): Found another great Valentino alternative in this studded clutch bag by Street Level which is quite affordable at only $38!

Street Level Vice Grip Studded Clutch Bag in black (Valentino Rockstud Flap knockoff)

Street Level Vice Grip Studded Clutch Bagamazon
($38, Amazon)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Wristlet

Update (04/21/2013): Hey everyone! I just came across this great Valentino look-a-like clutches by Forever 21. Available in black or blue for $21.80 only!

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Wristlet in black and blue (Valentino Rockstud Clutch look-a-likes)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Wristlet
($21.80, Forever 21)

High Fashion Studded Wristlet

Update (03/22/2013): Found another great Valentino Rockstud Clutch Bag look-a-like by High Fashion. Also available in nude beige.

High Fashion Studded Wristlet Clutch in black (Valentino Rockstud look-a-like)

High Fashion Studded Wristlet
($68.95, 6pm)

Stylistpick “Alba” Studded Through Strap Clutch

Update (03/03/2013): Just stumbled upon this lovely Valentino clutch look-a-like by Stylistpick. I love the soft pink color! £10 only (sale price)!

Stylistpick "Alba" Studded Through Strap Clutch in pink (Valentino Rockstud look-a-like)

Stylistpick “Alba” Studded Through Strap Clutch
(£10, House of Fraser)

Steve Madden “BCRSBDY” Studded Clutch

Steve Madden has cultivated a very similar look-a-like clutch at an affordable price of $58. It has a very similar design, featuring stud embellishments on the outer border of this “BCRSBDY” Studded Clutch. The only difference between the Valentino original and its more budget-friendly counterpart is that the mini handle in the middle doesn’t have any sort of ornamentation, but that is a minimal detail. This clutch also has a long strap for versatile wearing abilities. Additionally, be sure to use the promo code above for maximum savings!

Steve Madden "BCRSBDY" Studded Clutch in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

Steve Madden “BCRSBDY” Studded Clutchls
($58, Steve Madden)

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Update: This post has been updated on January 22, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Back in May, we received a reader email from Madison who requested us to find a dupe for Chloé‘s “Faye” bag. At that time however, there were no “Faye” dupes available anywhere (at least none that we could find anyway), so I suggested to Madison to wait a couple more months until the fast fashion market would catch onto this bag trend. Fortunately, the “Faye” went viral in the fashion blogosphere in the meantime and many of the top notch style bloggers have been spotted carrying a “Faye” under their arm. This bag with its distinct chained O-ring on the front is available in an array of different colors and uppers and color combinations, but the most popular ones seem to be the black and the cognac brown version as shown below. And despite the hefty price tag of $1.950, many of the “Faye” bags seem to be on backorder at most online retailers. Luckily, we were able to find a few Chloé Faye dupes by now, so Madison (and you) don’t have to wait an eternity and spend a fortune on top to be able to tote this trendy bag style around.

Chloé Faye Medium Flap Shoulder Bag in black and tobacco tan

Chloé Faye Medium Flap Shoulder Bag
($1.950, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Barneysls, Vestiaire Collective, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Nordstromls, Net-A-Porterls, Selfridges, Matches Fashionls, Editorialist, Lane Crawfordls & MyTheresa.

Style Bloggers Love Chloé

Various personal style bloggers such as Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Leonie (Ohh Couture), Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Camille Charrière (Camille over the Rainbow) have all been spotted carrying a Chloé Faye Flap Shoulder Bag.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Leonie (Ohh Couture), Aimee Song (Song of Style), Camille Charrière (Camille over the Rainbow) carrying a Chloé Faye Flap Shoulder Bag

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BagInc “Jamie” Medium Suede And Leather Shoulder Bag

Update (01/22/2016): Found this gorgeous Chloé Faye look-alike made of genuine leather at BagInc today. They’re not cheap at $135, but since I own a few of BagInc’s real leather bags I’m pretty sure these here are worth their money as well. Available in 4 colors: black, brown, violet and grey. Other sizes of this bag are available here. Make sure to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your purchase (free shipping on orders $99+)!

BagInc "Jamie" Medium Suede And Leather Shoulder Bag in black and brown (Chloé Faye dupes)

BagInc “Jamie” Medium Suede And Leather Shoulder Bag
($135, BagInc)

Lush Leather “Ringo” Shoulder Bag

Update (01/22/2016): Also spotted this genuine leather high quality Chloé Faye dupe by Lush Bags which is only slightly more expensive than the BagInc version.

Lush Leather "Ringo" Shoulder Bag (Chloé Faye dupes)

Lush Leather “Ringo” Shoulder Bagamazon
($149.99, Amazon)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Amazon hereamazon.

Forever 21 Loop Handle Faux Leather Crossbody

First up is this cute “Faye” look-alike I discovered a few days ago at Forever 21. It’s not an identical dupe, but the inspiration is clearly visible here I think. At $27.90, it’s an affordable way to get your Chloé fashion fix. And did I mention that F21 is currently having a promotion where you get 20% off your order? Score!

Forever 21 Loop Handle Faux Leather Crossbody in black (Chloé Faye knockoff)

Forever 21 Loop Handle Faux Leather Crossbody
($27.90, Forever 21)

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

Jessica Buurman “Shero” Flap Shoulder Bag

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If you really, really want a spot-on dupe however, you might want to take a look at these faux leather bags available at Jessica Buurman. You probably can’t get any closer to the real deal than this at the moment! FYI: Jessica Buurman is an online shop located in China, so please buy with caution as we have received a few emails/comments from disappointed JB customers in the last couple of months regarding the quality of the received items. Even though most customers seem to be happy with their purchases (check out Instagram for that!), I strongly recommend to buy through PayPal, so you have buyer protection in case something goes wrong with the purchase.

Jessica Buurman "Shero" Flap Shoulder Bag (Chloé Faye dupes)

Jessica Buurman “Shero” Flap Shoulder Bag
($89, Jessica Buurman)

H&M Shoulder Bag

At H&M, I’ve discovered this Chloé Faye inspired bag for $49.99. If you don’t need an exact dupe and are just generally liking the style and concept of the Faye bag, I think this bag would be a good alternative.

H&M Shoulder Bag in brown (Chloé Faye inspired)

H&M Faux Leather Shoulder Bag
($49.99, H&M)

Aldo “Cellatica” Crossbody Bag

And last but not least, here’s another Chloé Faye look for less alternative of the “inspired by” kind which I have come across on the Aldo website recently. It’s certainly not a dupe, but still has various elements of the Faye bag, so I wanted to make sure to include this budget-friendly option as well.

Aldo "Cellatica" Crossbody Bag in brown (Chloé Faye inspired)

Aldo “Cellatica” Crossbody Bagls
($55, Aldo)

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

Image source(s): Chloé, Chiara Ferragni Instagram, Ohh Couture, Song of Style, Camille over the Rainbow, BagInc, Amazon, Forever 21, Jessica Buurman, H&M, Aldo

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Update: This post has been updated on January 22, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

I admit I wasn’t too familiar with Barcelona-based bag brand M2Malletier before writing this post, but when I read up the brand’s history, it instantly reminded me of Mansur Gavriel because both brands were founded in 2012 by a female design duo (in this case Melissa Losada and Marcela Velez) and both brands are best known for their minimalistic designs. Recognizing an M2Malletier bag shouldn’t be too hard as they all have that signature metal bar top handle the brand is so famous for. M2Malletier key design elements include rectangular shapes and clean lines which supposedly is due to the dominant influence of architecture, the most important source of inspiration for the designer duo. And even though M2Malletier bags aren’t quite as hyped as Mansur Gavriel’s, it’s still quite hard to get your hands on the best-selling designs such as this handmade “Fleur Du Mal” shoulder bag. The price of $1.560 isn’t really helping either, of course.

M2Malletier La Fleur Du Mal Shoulder Bag in black and gold

M2Malletier La Fleur Du Mal Shoulder Bagls
($1.560, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Moda Operandi, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Farfetchls, Selfridges, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love M2Malletier

Celebs like Kate Hudson and Kate Bosworth and style bloggers such as Louise Hay (LouHayHay) and Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) have all been spotted carrying a M2Malletier La Fleur Du Mal Shoulder Bag.

Kate Hudson, Kate Bosworth, Louise (LouHayHay) & Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) carrying a M2Malletier La Fleur Du Mal Shoulder Bag

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BagInc “Norma” Clutch Bag

Update (01/22/2016): If you want a high-quality dupe made of genuine leather, BagInc is the way to go. Their “Norma” bag is available in both red and black leather for $99. Make sure to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your purchase (free shipping on orders of $99+)!

BagInc "Norma" Clutch Bag in black and red (M2Malletier La Fleur dupe)

BagInc “Norma” Clutch Bag
($99, BagInc)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Crossbody

I didn’t really expect Forever 21 to come out with an M2Malletier dupe anytime soon as I assumed the metal bar top handle detail would be way too costly to produce to fit into the brand’s narrow price range. Apparently, I was wrong. Because just look at this budget-friendly beauty of a bag! A spot-on “Fleur Du Mal” dupe for under $25! A quick reminder: the real deal comes in at $1.560. Now that’s what I call a steal deal!

Forever 21 Metal Bar Top Handle Faux Leather Crossbody Bag in black and gold (M2Malletier Fleur Du Mal dupe)

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

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Copycat Math - Saint Laurent Matelassé + Saint Laurent Cassandre = bebe Kylie Quilted Tassel Bag

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Image source(s): Bluefly, Neiman Marcus, bebe

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