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Real vs. Steal – Céline Mini Luggage Tote

by Irina on August 26, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on August 26, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Phoebe Philo sure knows the secret sauce to creating “It“-bags. Back when she was at Chloé we had the Paddington craze and years later when she returned to the fashion stage and started to design for Céline she did it all over again and made the “Luggage” tote the most sought-after bag in the whole wide fashion world. And as you can see below Hollywood loves their Mini Luggages, too! That’s why it’s practically impossible to get your hands on this bag. It consequently sells out, one bag at a time.

Céline Mini Luggage Tote in black

Céline Mini Luggage Tote
(~$1.700, Vestiaire Collective)

Also available at The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Céline

Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Szohr, Kate Walsh, Oprah Winfrey and Mary-Kate Olsen carrying a Céline Mini Luggage Tote

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Ainifeel Genuine Leather Smile Top Handle Bag

Update (08/26/2017): If you still find yourself lusting after Céline’s Luggage tote, I just discovered these fabulous bag dupes by Ainifeel which look so much like the real deal but cost only a fraction. Available in 6 lovely colors: black, red, burgundy, dove blue, grey and beige. Absolutely adore these!

Ainifeel Genuine Leather Smile Top Handle Bag in red, black and burgundy (Céline Luggage dupes)

Ainifeel Genuine Leather Smile Top Handle Bagamazon
($119, Amazon)

10 Bells Structured All Day Shopper

Update (06/17/2013): Found another set of lovely Céline Luggage bag look-a-likes. Check out these faux leather bags by 10 Bells!

10 Bells Structured All Day Shopper in black and white (Céline Luggage knockoffs)

10 Bells Structured All Day Shopperls
($49.95 AUD, The Iconic)

BagInc “Lana” Leather Shoulder Bag

Deal: Use promo code SPRINGBAG for 15% off your order at BagInc!

I have waited almost half a year to write about the Céline Luggage tote simply because I wanted to find the perfect steal for you. Finally, I have found it! And here it is, waiting for you at BagInc. Practically twins, the only noticeable difference to me is the missing logo in the front. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Céline look-a-like! It’s made of authentic leather, is well-crafted and you get all that for a little over $100 (less if you use our exclusive reader discount code above). You better grab this bag asap, it’s probably the next best thing if you can’t afford the original. If you’re looking for the just as coveted black-and-white version, check out BagInc’s “Vanessa” colorblock bag ($109).

BagInc "Lana" Leather Shoulder Bag in black and beige (Céline Mini Luggage dupe)

BagInc “Lana” Leather Shoulder Bag
($109, BagInc)

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Real vs. Steal – Céline Classic Box Bag

by Irina on April 1, 2017

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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Update: This post has been updated on March 21, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you’ve never worn flats to work because they seem too informal, these pointy confections by Christian Louboutin may just be the anecdote. They are certainly among the most luxurious I’ve ever seen, and yet oddly familiar… like a pair that Holly Golightly might have pulled out from underneath the bed looking for her crocodile shoes in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Of course, although these are fantastic, perhaps you may want to check out the other options below if your budget doesn’t allow for such a large investment.

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed Flats in black patent

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed Flatsls
($595, Bergdorf Goodman)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Kate Walsh and Anne Hathaway wearing black patent Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pointed Flats

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Butter Shoes “Pointer” Pointed-Toe Flats

UPDATE (03/31/2015): Came across this lovely navy-colored Louboutin alternative by Butter Shoes. Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Butter Shoes "Pointer" Pointed-Toe Flats in navy patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

Butter Shoes “Pointer” Pointed-Toe Flatspjx
($218, Shop the Shoe Box)

P.S.: Also available at Bluefly, Butter Shoespjx, SimplySoles, Lori’spjx, Pink Mascara, Gilt & Designs by Stephenels.

Ivanka Trump “Tizzy” Pointed-Toe Slip-On Flats

UPDATE (01/15/2015): Another spot-on Louboutin Pigalle Flat dupe spotted! Check out these chic flats by Ivanka Trump. So lovely, aren’t they?

Ivanka Trump "Tizzy" Pointed-Toe Flats in black and red patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Tizzy” Pointed-Toe Flatscj
($120, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Lori’spjx, Heels.comcj, Designs by Stephenels & 6pm.

BP. “Moveover” Pointed Toe Flats

UPDATE (04/13/2013): Found yet another great Louboutin alternative! Look at these fab pointed-toe flats by BP.! Only $49.95 and available in black, coral, blue and yellow patent.

BP. Moveover Pointed Toe Flats in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat look-a-likes)

BP. “Moveover” Pointed Toe Flatsls
($49.95, NORDSTROM)

VS Collection Pointed-Toe Flats

UPDATE (04/07/2013): Just came across another great Pigalle Flat look-a-like. Check out these pointed-toe flats by VS Collection. They cost $49 (sale price!) and are also available in various other uppers and prints!

VS Collection Pointed-Toe Patent Flats (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat look-a-likes)

VS Collection Pointed-Toe Flats
($49, Victoria’s Secret)

Ivanka Trump “Annulio” Pointed Flats

This lovely option by Ivanka Trump, is both ladylike and modern at the same time. Perfectly polished for work, and yet they have a little added flirtatiousness to them as well. If there ever was a pair of flats that could look fabulous with a skirt, it’s got to be these. The pointy toe will elongate your legs, while the small heel elevates the foot just enough to give you support, and not completely betraying you at the end of the day with cramped toes. Plus, the patent leather is very easy to maintain. These are currently available in black, coral, lime, burgundy, grey and nude patent leather as well as matte black leather.

Ivanka Trump "Annulio" Pointed Flats in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Annulio” Pointed Flatsamazon
($76.99, Amazon)

J.Crew “Viv” Pointed Patent Flats

Leave it to J.Crew to offer some spring-infused alternatives made from great quality soft leather, and sure to provide a comfortable fit. At $188, they are a little bit more expensive than your average department store option, but you’ll instantly feel the difference in the way these will mold to your feet. If you love wearing stylish flats, consider investing in a quality pair that you’ll keep reaching for year after year! Plus, choosing a bright shade like Kelly Green is a great way to update your favorite weekend skinny jeans.

J.Crew "Viv" Pointed Patent Flats (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

J.Crew “Viv” Pointed Patent Flatsls
($188, J.Crew)

Report “Gonzalez” Pointed Flats

If you like to have a pair of shoes on standby for those days where you can’t even fathom wearing any kind of heel, the answer is this pair by Report. Perhaps you might try this more matte version with some sleek black leggings and a sweater dress? I definitely love my heels, but this is one very convincing alternative; especially for when I need to look polished, but my toes require a vacation. This pair is available in black, chestnut or nude patent leather.

Report "Gonzalez" Pointed Flats in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

Report “Gonzalez” Pointed Flatsamazon
($49.95, Amazon)

Pour La Victoire “Bre” Pointed Flats

If you loved the color choices above, check out even more bright options with this beautifully constructed version by Pour La Victoire. While the shape of the shoe does provide a more polished look, you can really have fun and modernize with a some color by combining a fuchsia pair with your classic gray suit. Wear them also with tailored pants, or tapered capris! And why not invite your pretty a-line and full skirts to the party too? Just make sure to keep those skirt hems above the knee for the most flattering silhouette (shoes pictured are available in various colors and uppers).

Pour La Victoire "Bre" Pointed Patent Leather Flats (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Flat knockoffs)

Pour La Victoire “Bre” Pointed Flatsamazon
($39.95, Amazon)

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Update: This post has been updated on February 27, 2015. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Stellaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!” – must be screamed with as much passion as Marlon Brando does in the classic movie, A Streetcar Named Desire. Stella McCartney please, unchain my heart and wallet from this gorgeous bag you’ve designed! But, my dear and fellow vegan, more than a thousand dollars for a bag that’s not even real leather? Ummm, on what planet does this happen? Oh yeah… how could I forget, the planet named Hollywood!

Stella McCartney Falabella Chain-trimmed Bag in black

Stella McCartney Falabella Chain-Trimmed Tote Bagls
($1.295, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Net-A-Porterls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Farfetchls & MyTheresa.

Celebrities Love Stella McCartney

Kate Walsh, Diane Kruger, Kim Kardashian, Stella McCartney, Jennifer Lopez and Kate Hudson carrying a black Stella McCartney Falabella Chain-trimmed Bag

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MG Collection “IRYNA” Fold-Over Chain-Trim Tote

Update (02/27/2015): Spotted this fab Stella McCartney Falabella dupe by MG Collection which is currently on sale for $65.99 and comes in either black, taupe or beige.

MG Collection "IRYNA" Fold-Over Chain-Trim Tote in black and taupe faux leather (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

MG Collection “IRYNA” Fold-Over Chain-Trim Tote
($65.99, Amazon)

Beauté Bags Chain Border Tote

Update (02/27/2015): Also came across this Falabella knockoff tote by Beauté Bags. It’s quite pricey at almost $170, but the customer reviews are downright positive for this bag, so it might be worth the investment.

Beauté Bags Chain Border Tote in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Beauté Bags Chain Border Toteamazon
($169.99, Amazon)

Jessica Simpson “Lulu” Chain-Trimmed Tote

Update (12/29/2014): Check out this chain-trimmed tote bag by Jessica Simpson which I have come across today. Not a spot-on Falabella dupe, but certainly of the inspired-by kind. Available in black, cherry, red, grey and brown faux leather.

Jessica Simpson "Lulu" Chain-Trimmed Tote in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Jessica Simpson “Lulu” Chain-Trimmed Toteamazon
($108, Amazon)

Steve Madden “BTOTALLY” Chain-Trimmed Tote Bag

Update (10/05/2014): OMG! OMG! OMG! I think I might have found the most perfect Stella McCartney Falabella dupe! Check out the super fabulous “BTOTALLY” chain-trimmed faux leather tote by Steve Madden which comes in an array of lovely colors, prints and uppers and retails for $108. I’m beyond obsessed with the cobalt blue version! So hot!

Steve Madden "BTOTALLY" Chain-Trimmed Tote Bag in black, blue, blush and grey (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Steve Madden “BTOTALLY” Chain-Trimmed Tote Bagls
($108, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMallls & eBayeBay.

Jennifer Lopez “Gloria” Curb-Chain Laced Tote

Update (07/30/2014): Now look who’s turned to Stella McCartney for some inspiration for her own celebrity line? It’s Jennifer Lopez, everyone!

Stella McCartney Falabella Chain-Trimmed Tote Bag in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Jennifer Lopez “Gloria” Curb-Chain Laced Totels
($65.40, Kohl’s)

Express Chain Wrapped Hobo Bag

Update (10/02/2013): At Express you’ll also find a great Stella McCartney Falabella bag alternative for under $80! And it’s also made out of faux leather!

Express Chain Wrapped Hobo Bag in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Express Chain Wrapped Hobo Bag
($79.90, Express)

Inzi Chain Border Tote

Update (04/15/2013): And here’s another great Falabella alternative available in either black, blush, silver or pewter by Inzi. Price point: $88.95! Yay!

Inzi Chain Border Tote in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Inzi Chain Border Totels
($88.95, Nordstrom)

ShoeDazzle “Picton” Chain Tote Bag

Update (02/08/2013): Just stumbled upon these fabulous Falabella look-a-likes by ShoeDazzle. I love all the beautiful colors (btw, did you know emerald is Pantone’s Color of the Year 2013? *hinthint*)!

ShoeDazzle "Picton" Chain Tote Bag in emerald green, black and purple (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

ShoeDazzle “Picton” Chain Tote Bag
($35.16, ShoeDazzle)

ModCloth On the Brink of Something Bag

Now this is more like it! ModCloth‘s version is only $89.99. Finally, a faux leather bag without the price tag of fine Italian leather. So when you ask yourself, “Where’s the beef?” – It’ll be located inside your wallet from all the money you saved!

ModCloth On the Brink of Something Bag in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

ModCloth On the Brink of Something Bag
($89.99, ModCloth)

Spiegel Foldover Bag with Chains

OK girls, forget foldover, I’m bowled over by Spiegel‘s version of Stella’s bag! Honestly, I wasn’t really feelin’ this look. But… it’s official; I’m now part of the “chain gang” because of this very creative and economical 2-for-1 design. A shoulder bag and a clutch? SOLD!

Spiegel Foldover Bag with Chains in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Spiegel Foldover Bag with Chains
($49, Nordstrom Rack)

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Yes, it is back – the highly coveted “Susan” studded ankle boot from Chloé‘s Pre-Fall 2008 collection, risen to fame after being constantly spotted on the feet of style icons such as Kate Bosworth and Sienna Miller, has been re-released for 2012. If you didn’t get the chance to get your hands on this studded beauties in 2008, now’s the time as they are available for pre-order at a few online stores (find a list with links below).

Kate Bosworth, Sienna Miller, Diane Kruger, Ashley Tisdale, Nicole Richie and Kate Walsh wearing Chloé Susanna Studded Ankle Boots

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Chloé Susan Studded Ankle Boots

Chloé Susan Studded Ankle Boots in black

Chloé “Susan” Studded Ankle Bootscj
($1.245, Forward)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls, NET-A-PORTERls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Saksls, S|SENSEcj, MyTheresacj, farfetchls & Barneysls.

P.P.S.: If you’re looking for a Real vs. Steal post on this bootie, check out our alternatives here.

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