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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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Copycat Math - Céline Trio Bag + Clare V. Flat Clutch = Old Navy Striped Crossbody

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Image source(s): PurseForum, Clare V., Old Navy

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Update: This post has been updated on May 19, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

I have a feeling this summer will be the summer of the espadrille. First we had Valentino’s lace espadrilles and Chanel’s iconic cap-toe espadrille flats and Céline have created their own version in form of this pony hair espadrille slipper which also comes in gorgeous leopard print and royal blue (my fave!). I couldn’t find a retail price for these, but I’m sure they’re totally out of my budget.

Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers in black

Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

Celebrities Love Céline

Celebs such as Ashley Olsen and Jennifer Garner and style blogger Bryan Boy have all been spotted wearing Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers.

Ashley Olsen, Bryan Boy and Jennifer Garner wearing black Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers

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Office “Leah” Slipper Cut Espadrilles

Update (05/19/2015): Found these spot-on Céline espadrille dupes at Office today. Also available in animal print.

Office "Leah" Slipper Cut Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Office “Leah” Slipper Cut Espadrilles
(£23, Office)

Forever 21 Topstitched Ponyhair Espadrilles

Update (10/24/2014): Discovered yet another Céline ponyhair espadrille dupe at Forever 21 today. Only $23.99!

Forever 21 Topstitched Ponyhair Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Forever 21 Topstitched Ponyhair Espadrilles
($23.99, Forever 21)

Aldo “Fesien” Slip-On Espadrilles

Update (08/19/2014): There’s also a fabulous Céline slip-on espadrille alternative available in either black, leopard print or gold for $90 at Aldo.

Aldo "Fesien" Slip-On Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Aldo “Fesien” Slip-On Espadrillesls
($90, Aldo)

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

Jessica Buurman “HELANA” Slip-On Espadrille Shoes

Update (08/19/2014): Stumbled upon these Céline espadrille dupes at Jessica Buurman. Available in black leather or calf hair. Don’t forget to sign up to their newsletter to get a 10% off coupon!

Jessica Buurman "HELANA" Slip-On Espadrille Shoes in black (Céline knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “HELANA” Slip-On Espadrille Shoes
($169, Jessica Buurman)

Tony Bianco “Chika” Pony Hair Slip-On Espadrille Flatforms

Update (08/05/2014): Here’s one more Céline designer espadrille alternative to add to the list. Found at Tony Bianco.

Tony Bianco "Chika" Pony Hair Slip-On Espadrille Flatforms in black (Céline knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Chika” Pony Hair Slip-On Espadrille Flatforms
($20 AUD, Tony Bianco)

P.S.: Also available at StyleTread & The Iconic.

Steven by Steve Madden “LANII” Calf Hair Espadrilles

But imagine my happiness when I first spied this calf hair espadrille from Steven by Steve Madden. A pretty perfect Céline dupe if I may say so. And at $59.69/pair (sale price!), I might even be tempted to buy them in two colors. Available in black, blue, pink, grey, leopard and zebra.

Steven by Steve Madden "LANII" Calf Hair Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “LANII” Calf Hair Espadrillesamazon
($59.69, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetro, Jildor, Shopbopcj & Steve Maddenls.

Manebi “Dakota” Calf Hair Espadrilles

Another great and stylish alternative, although slightly more expensive at $130, are these espadrille flats by Manebi which are also an almost identical Céline dupe. Available in black, leopard and blue calf hair. Love these!

Manebi "Dakota" Calf Hair Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Manebi “Dakota” Calf Hair Espadrillesls
($130, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Les Nouvellespjx & Farfetchls.

Selected Femme “Agnes” Leather Espandrillos

We also discovered a great Céline dupe for all of you European Céline lovers. These espadrilles by Selected Femme are virtually identical to the Céline designer version but cost a mere €34.95 (sale price!).

Selected Femme "Agnes" Leather Espandrillos in black fur (Céline knockoffs)

Selected Femme “Agnes” Leather Espandrillosaffilinet
(€34.95, About You)

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Update: This post has been updated on February 28, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Let’s talk about wedges for a moment. Just how good are they? I mean, you can either eat or wear them. Pure genius! 😉 All (stale) jokes aside though, wedges are definitely a girl’s best friend. They are the best compromise between extra height and comfort. These slingback espadrille wedges by Céline are admittedly cute, but they don’t really make me want to spend almost $500 on them.

Céline Espadrille Slingback Wedge Sandals in black

Céline Espadrille Slingback Wedge Sandalscj
($490, Bluefly)

Topshop “WEEKDAY” Espadrille Wedges

UPDATE (02/28/2015): Discovered another Céline wedge alternative at Topshop today. Available in black or nude.

Topshop "WEEKDAY" Espadrille Wedges in black (Céline knockoffs)

Topshop “WEEKDAY” Espadrille Wedges
($85, Topshop)

P.S.: Also available at Topshop (UK).

Steven by Steve Madden “STARRYY” Slingback Espadrille Wedges

Luckily, there’s no need to spend that much money because you can get an almost perfect look-a-like with these Steven by Steve Madden wedge espadrilles which cost less than $50. Steal deal alert!

Steven by Steve Madden "STARRYY" Slingback Espadrille Wedges in black (Céline knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “STARRYY” Slingback Espadrille Wedgesamazon
($45.99, Amazon)

Image source(s): Bluefly, Lori’s Shoes

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Real vs. Steal – Céline Cabas Zip Tote

by Irina on February 11, 2015

Update: This post has been updated on February 11, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Well, hello beautiful! — Sorry, I can’t help but be absolutely smitten by the beauty that is the Cabas Zip Tote by Céline. Sure the Luggage tote may have more buzz factor, but it’s the simplified elegance of the Cabas that secretly stole my heart. And not just mine! Supermodel Miranda Kerr has been practically glued to her ponyhair version during the last few months. Can’t blame her, right? It’s such a fabulous bag that’ll fit a good amount of everyday essentials. The price is astonishingly moderate at “only” $1.200 for a high-end designer bag, but unfortunately it’s almost impossible to get your hands on this particular bag. Boohoo!

Céline Cabas Zip Tote in black

Céline Cabas Zip Tote
($1.250, Vestiaire Collective)

Miranda Kerr Loves Céline

Miranda Kerr carrying a black Céline Cabas Zip Tote

Choies Tote Bag With Side Zipper

Update (02/11/2015): Discovered this lovely real leather Céline Cabas dupe bag at Choies. What do you think? Hot or not?

Choies Tote Bag With Side Zipper in black (Céline Cabas Zip knockoff)

Choies Tote Bag With Side Zipper
($98.99, Choies)

Forever 21 Refined Zippered Tote

Update (05/07/2014): Stumbled upon yet another chic Céline look-a-like bag at Forever 21. And it’s super affordable at only $29.80!

Forever 21 Refined Zippered Tote in black (Céline Cabas Zip knockoff)

Forever 21 Refined Zippered Tote
($29.80, Forever 21)

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

Mango Zip Shopper Bag

Update (08/15/2013): Look at this fabulous and budget-friendly zip shopper bag by Mango. A great alternative to the pricey Céline designer bag. Available in black, white and red faux leather.

Mango Zip Shopper Bag in black

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($59.99, Mango)

Aldo “Sumerall” Zip Shopper

Update (09/04/2012): Found another great Céline Cabas Zip Tote alternative in this faux leather shopper by Aldo. What I love about this bag are the bone-colored inlays when you open the front zippers. Also available in camel/pink and white/black.

Aldo "Sumerall" Zip Shopper in black (Céline Cabas Zip knockoff)

Aldo “Sumerall” Zip Shopper
($24.98, Aldo)

Co-Lab By Christopher Kon Ryder-1271 Large Zipper Tote

Update (08/21/2012): Just came across another lovely zip tote bag by Co-Lab By Christopher Kon that looks a lot like Céline Cabas Zip Tote. Available for $85 in black, blue, brown, grey and orange.

Co-Lab By Christopher Kon Ryder-1271 Large Zipper Tote in black (Céline Cabas Zip knockoff)

Co-Lab By Christopher Kon Ryder-1271 Large Zipper Toteamazon
($85, Amazon)

Forever 21 Zipped Tote

In terms of quality this faux leather zipped tote by Forever 21 is no match for the original Céline, but if you’re looking for the designer look and don’t want to spend too much on it, this bag wil certainly do the job. Get it while stock lasts!

Forever 21 Zipped Tote in black (Céline Cabas Zip knockoffs)

Forever 21 Zipped Tote
($32.80, Forever 21)

Mango Touch Bag Zipper

Another Céline Cabas inspired bag is this croc effect faux leather zipper tote by Mango. It is currently on sale for $44.99 (was $89.99).

Mango Touch Bag Zipper in black croc effect (Céline Cabas Zip knockoff)

Mango Touch Bag Zipper
($44.99, Mango)

Hallhuber Zipper Tote

German Céline fans on a budget may find this Hallhuber faux leather zipper tote in red or taupe attractive as an alternative to the pricey designer bag.

Hallhuber Zipper Tote in red and taupe faux leather (Céline Cabas Zip Tote)

Hallhuber Zipper Tote
(€59.95, Hallhuber)

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