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Real vs. Steal – Céline Trio Crossbody Bag

by Irina on November 12, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on November 12, 2017. 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 Crossbody Bag in red

Céline Trio Crossbody Bag
(~$1.500, The RealReal)

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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Mossimo Supply Co. Triple-compartment Crossbody Handbag

Update (11/12/2017): Happened to come across another set of fab and very affordable Céline Trio inspired crossbody bags! These are by Mossimo Supply Co. and can be bought for $22.99 at Target.

Mossimo Supply Co. Triple-compartment Crossbody Handbag in black and tan (Céline Trio dupes)

Mossimo Supply Co. Triple-compartment Crossbody Handbag
($22.99, Target)

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 receive 15% off your order at BagInc!

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)

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

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, YesStyle)

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)

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

Old Navy Crossbody Bag

Update (08/25/2014): Spotted these fabulous Céline Trio alternatives at Old Navy today. This Céline Trio look-alike only has two instead of three compartments, but who cares when it’s only $24.99? 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 metallic, printed and faux suede versions.

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

Old Navy Crossbody Bag
($24.99, 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)

Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK) & 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 $24.99! 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 Bag
($24.99, 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)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls & Michael Kors.

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 Bagls
($320, Shopbop)

Also available at Revolve & Bloomingdale’s.

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Update: This post has been updated on March 5, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Remember the mega craze for Tory Burch‘s highly-coveted “Reva” ballet flats a few years back? Well, the hype around these logo medallion-adorned classic flats may have died down a little since, but it’s still a very lovely and versatile shoe worth having in your wardrobe. And at $225 per pair these shoes are rather on the lower price spectrum of designer shoes we’ve featured here over the years.

Tory Burch Reva Ballerina Flats in black

Tory Burch Reva Ballerina Flatscj
($225, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Net-A-Porterls, Bloomingdale’s, Jildor, Tory Burch, Harrodsls & Vestiaire Collective.

Celebrities Love Tory Burch

Celebs such as Hilary Duff, Audrina Patridge and Mandy Moore have all been spotted wearing Tory Burch Reva Ballerina Flats.

Hilary Duff, Audrina Patridge and Mandy Moore wearing Tory Burch Reva Ballerina Flats

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Capelli New York Medallion Ballet Flats

Update (03/05/2016): Spotted another Tory Burch Reva inspired set of ballerina flats today. By Capelli New York and currently on sale for under $15.

Capelli New York Medallion Ballet Flats in black, ivory and red (Tory Burch Reva dupes)

Capelli New York Medallion Ballet Flats
($14.96, SteinMart)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Necessary Clothing Golden Emblem Flats

Update (05/03/2015): Discovered these Tory Burch Reva look-alikes at Necessary Clothing which are currently on sale for a very wallet-friendly $12.99 and are available in either black or brown faux leather.

Necessary Clothing Golden Emblem Flats in black and brown (Tory Burch Reva knockoffs)

Necessary Clothing Golden Emblem Flats
($12.99, Necessary Clothing)

Audrey Brooke “Kristin” Ballet Flats

If you can’t or don’t want to spend more than $200 on a pair of basic flats, here’s a great alternative by Audrey Brooke which will give you the luxurious look of Tory Burch for under $20. Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Audrey Brooke "Kristin" Ballet Flats in black and mustard (Tory Burch Reva knockoffs)

Audrey Brooke “Kristin” Patent Ballet FlatseBay
($19.99, eBay)

Aldo “Chaya” Ballet Flats

I also found these flats by Aldo which are also obviously inspired by Tory Burch’s Reva ballerina flats. At $70 they’re slightly more expensive than the Audrey Brooke version, but the Aldo flats are also made of real leather which the Audrey Brooke ones are not.

Aldo "Chaya" Ballet Flats in black, nude and red (Tory Burch Reva knockoffs)

Aldo “Chaya” Ballet Flatsls
($70, Aldo)

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Real vs. Steal – Alexander Wang Donna Hobo Bag

by Vanessa on January 7, 2015

Update: This post has been updated on January 7, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Last year it was the Rocco bag that made its way around Tinseltown and with one very good reason: it’s AMAZING! The shape was reminiscent of an 80s duffel bag that got a makeover at the fabulous factory and the stud detail made it a great choice for day or night. Though the Alexander Wang Donna bag got less attention, it certainly didn’t lack in the celebrity love department. The bag’s differences made them like distant cousins or perhaps fraternal twins. The Donna is slouchy, only suited for day wear and like its name explains, a hobo bag. But, it is still – oh so perfect!

Alexander Wang Donna Hobo Bag in black

Alexander Wang Donna Hobo Bag
($815, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Barneysls, Alexander Wangicon & Shopbopcj.

Celebrities Love Alexander Wang

Pink, Rihanna, Lindsay Lohan, Mandy Moore, Fergie and Christian Aguilera carrying a Alexander Wang Donna Hobo Bag

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Forever 21 Knotted Zip-Pocket Crossbody Bag

Update (01/07/2015): Found another great and budget-friendly Alexander Wang Donna hobo look-a-like at Forever 21 today. Available in black, white and green faux leather for $16.99 (sale price!).

Forever 21 Knotted Zip-Pocket Crossbody Bag in black (Alexander Wang Donna knockoff)

Forever 21 Knotted Zip-Pocket Crossbody Bag
($16.99, Forever 21)

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

Jessica Buurman “ALFRED” Zip Fastening Pockets Details Shoulder Bag

Update (09/15/2013): After more than 3 years, I found this almost identical Alexander Wang Donna look-a-like bag at Jessica Buurman in real leather for $119.

Jessica Buurman "ALFRED" Zip Fastening Pockets Details Shoulder Bag in black (Alexander Wang Donna knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “ALFRED” Zip Fastening Pockets Details Shoulder Bag
($119, Jessica Buurman)

Urban Expressions Slater Knotted Messenger

If the price tag is just a little too much for you to get your Wang on, then this Urban Expressions messenger bag is your next best bet. Both versions share the same shape, silver hardware, a center zipper, knotted shoulder and front camera-style pockets. If you buy it, we might just be twins, but the identical kind.

Urban Expressions Slater Knotted Messenger Bag in black (Alexander Wang Donna knockoff)

Urban Expressions Slater Knotted Messenger
($65.95, Nordstrom Rack)

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Update: This post has been updated on October 17, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

The shoe which can be worn all year long, weather-permitting in some cases, is this “Lisse” Side Cutout Ankle Boot by Christian Louboutin. It features a rounded toe, super sleek high heel, and a slight cutout on the side hence its name. Though it is so minimalistic, it is similarly just as flattering yet it merely exudes a luxurious look. Although the one featured below is leather, it is also available in blue suede which lends itself well to warmer climate. And since it is an ankle boot, one can really wear anything with it. The major downside is the colossal price tag of $895; therefore, we have a great steal below!

Christian Louboutin Lisse Side Cutout Ankle Boots in black

Christian Louboutin Lisse Side Cutout Ankle Bootsls
($895, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Mandy Moore, Eva Herzigova & Jessica White in Christian Louboutin Lisse Side Cutout Ankle Boots

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BCBGeneration “Hellen” Suede Ankle Booties

Update (10/17/2013): Came across these Louboutin inspired suede booties by BCBGeneration. My gut feeling tells me it’s a rebranded version of the Sole Society booties below. “Hellen” vs. “Helena”. $99.95 vs. $79.95!

BCBGeneration "Hellen" Suede Ankle Booties in indigo, black and burgundy (Christian Louboutin Lisse knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Hellen” Suede Ankle Booties
($99.95, Macy’s)

Sole Society “Helena” Low Cut Booties

Update (03/19/2013): Just stumbled upon these amazingly similar low cut booties by Sole Society which are made of real leather and cost only $69.95! Available in black leather or dark red suede. Absolutely love these!

Sole Society "Helena" Low Cut Booties in black (Christian Louboutin Lisse look-a-likes)

Sole Society “Helena” Low Cut Booties
($69.95-$79.95, Sole Society)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls.

Paris Hilton “Abigail” Ankle Booties

These “Abigail” Ankle Booties are practically identical to the Louboutins, but come at a much more affordable price of $114.99. It’s amazing how similar-looking the two shoes are, considering that these booties are by Paris Hilton while the ones above are by Louboutin. They feature a slight cutout on the side, a semi-rounded toe, and, of course, have a stellar heel just like the designer beauties. Aside from the black leather featured below, these are also available in grey and brown leather. Also, what is particularly interesting is that these heels have pink soles which mimic the classic red-sole Louboutin look even more.

Paris Hilton "Abigail" Ankle Booties in black (Christian Louboutin Lisse knockoffs)

Paris Hilton “Abigail” Ankle Bootiescj
($114.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

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Update: This post has been updated on September 25, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

Can you imagine a more beautiful pair of classic platform pumps than these by Charlotte Olympia? They are elegant, feminine, and unmistakably special. A pair like this could go with almost everything in our closets, but buying them would leave us with little left over in our wardrobe budget. Want to get a pair just like them for about 14% of the originals’ price? Check out the amazing steal below.

Charlotte Olympia Paloma Fan-Pleat Satin Pumps in red

Charlotte Olympia Paloma Fan-pleat Satin Pumps
($895, Forward by Elyse Walker)

Celebrities Love Charlotte Olympia

Reese Witherspoon, Emma Watson, Mandy Moore, Alexis Bledel, Rachel McAdams and Olivia Palermo wearing Charlotte Olympia Paloma Fan-pleat Satin Pumps

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Glint “Janessa” Satin Platform Pumps

Update (09/25/2012): I’m so happy to have found a lovely Charlotte Olympia Paloma alternative in red satin by Glint. And if you’re looking for a pretty bridal shoe, these are also available in ivory satin.

Glint "Janessa" Satin Platform Pumps in red (Charlotte Olympia Paloma knockoffs)

Glint “Janessa” Satin Platform Pumpsls
($109.95, Nordstrom)

Tony Bianco “Saratogo” Suede Platform Pumps

Update (09/11/2012): Australian footwear brand, Tony Bianco, has also a super fabulous suede Charlotte Olympia Paloma look-a-like available in purple, black and blue suede.

Tony Bianco "Saratogo" Suede Platform Pumps (Charlotte Olympia Paloma knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Saratogo” Suede Platform Pumpsls
($132.90 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at Tony Bianco & The Iconic.

ZiGiny “Kerry” Satin Platform Pumps

Just as gorgeous and classic as their muse, these ZiGiny pumps are the signature shoes of a confident, stylish, and very intelligent girl, especially considering the price. Of course they are an investment, but when buying timeless pieces it’s OK to spend a little more than you would on trendier items. Just imagine how often you’d wear them, I certainly have.

ZiGiny "Kerry" Satin Platform Pumps in black (Charlotte Olympia Paloma knockoffs)

ZiGiny “Kerry” Satin Platform Pumpsamazon
($122.95, Amazon)

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