Update: This post has been updated on June 17, 2013. 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)

P.S.: 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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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 Shopper
($49.95 AUD, The Iconic)

BagInc “Lana” Leather Shoulder Bag

Deal: Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” for 10% off your order!

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 knockoff)

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


So how gorgeous is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley? And quite stylish, too! Back in June last year, Rosie arrived at LAX Airport looking adorable in a pink tweed bomber jacket which she accessorized with the lustworthy green suede Céline Phantom bag, dark skinnies and grey Rag & Bone Newbury booties. I never really thought pink and green could work so well together! And because I like this look of Rosie’s so much, I decided to recreate it for you, my lovely readers! Let me know if you like my look 4 less.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Airport Look 4 Less

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Airport Look 4 Less

Go Shopping:

Our Rating: ★★★★☆

Who?Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Where?LAX Airport, Los Angeles
When?June 9, 2012
What?Céline Phantom Bag in green suede, Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Ankle Bootsls ($495)


Update: This post has been updated on November 4, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

The sheer simplicity of this tote by Céline is what makes it an absolutely perfect carryall. It’s strong in its construction, yet doesn’t pack the heavy hardware that many of this season’s “It” bags seem to have. It’s chic enough to carry it everywhere from the office to running errands on the weekend. Plus, the neutral colors will go with everything in your wardrobe! If you’re investing in a piece like this, you’ll want it to work well with what you already have. However, if you are like me and prefer the nuance of switching up your accessories, we have a fantastic steal for you below!

Céline Bi-Cabas Two-Tone Tote Bag in nude and black

Céline Bi-Cabas Two-Tone Tote Bag
($995, Vestiaire Collective)

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

JustFab “Bellini” Two-Tone Tote

Update (11/04/2012): Just came across another Céline inspired two-tone tote. This one’s from JustFab. It’s made of faux leather and comes in either nude/black or yellow/black. Non-members pay $69, but if you sign up to JustFab, you’ll get 20% off your first item and unlock the VIP price of $39.95 for this bag.

JustFab "Bellini" Two-Tone Tote in nude and black faux leather (Céline Bi-Cabas knockoff)

JustFab “Bellini” Two-Tone Totecj
($39.95, JustFab)

Spiegel Colorblocked Tote Bag

Wear this affordable version by Spiegel the same way you would the high-end design above, but keep the option to switch it out for something different if the mood strikes you. It’s clear you’ll get a lot of mileage out of this bag. It will surely look amazing with your skinny jeans and a white button-down just as with a pencil skirt and blouse for your next meeting. Another great thing is you can use it for travel – just fold it neatly into your weekend bag and you’ve instantly got more room for the return trip.

Spiegel Colorblocked Tote Bag in tan and black (Céline Bi-Cabas knockoff)

Spiegel Colorblocked Tote Bag
($89, Nordstrom Rack)


Most of us embrace the whole nude trend this year, but WHOA! Leighton Meester seems to be especially smitten with it. The actress was papped a few days ago arriving at the Gossip Girl set in a nude Céline shirt dress with matching nude ankle boots. To set off her neutral outfit Leighton added red Balenciaga shades and a cute vintage-y box bag, also by Céline. Casual, trendy and chic. I am starting to warm up to Leighton’s off-duty style.

Leighton Meester’s Nude Look 4 Less

Leighton Meester's Nude Look 4 Less

Go Shopping:

Our Rating: ★★★☆☆

Who?Leighton Meester
Where?“Gossip Girl” set, New York
When?August 31, 2010
What?Céline dress and bag, Balenciaga sunglasses


Update: This post has been updated on May 16, 2010. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’ve always gotten a huge kick out of the fact that I have a luxury brand named after me (OK, OK, maybe not named after me, but you know) and of course I’m even more pleased that Céline actually puts out beautiful clothes, handbags and shoes. I have to be honest with you, though, I’m not a big fan of the wooden wedges that we’re featuring on ITC today. Yes, the craftsmanship is stellar-as always-the leather and suede are beautiful, the studs are exquisite, but that huge wedge just looks vaguely… orthopedic to me. Of course that doesn’t really matter; I happen to know that these shoes have a huge following – I am the lone dissenter! Well, considering that these wedges are by Céline, I’m sure they retail for some astronomical price, but we couldn’t find it. We’re also not sure where they’re being sold BUT…

Céline Spring 2010 Wooden Wedges in tan & black

Céline Spring 2010 Wooden Wedges
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

Jeffrey Campbell “Snick” Studded Wedges

Update (05/16/2010): Here’s another Céline wedge knockoff by our beloved Jeffrey Campbell. His “Snick” wooden wedges are quite obviously knockoffs and come in either natural, tan or black or olive suede.

Jeffrey Campbell "Snick" Studded Wedges in natural (Céline knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Snick” Studded Wedgesamazon
($99.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopls & Nordstromls.

Steve Madden “WARRICK” Wedges

Yes, BUT…who cares how much the Céline wedges retail for because we found these Steve Madden “WARRICK” wedges and we think they’re a pretty darn good knockoff. Not only are they pretty reasonably priced, but they’re actually available. I also happen to like that these have a slightly gradated platform, as compared to the level platform of the originals. That gives them a more modern look. In conclusion, if you’re going to give this style a try, why not test the waters on the cheaper side of the pool?

Steve Madden "WARRICK" Wedges in cognac & black (Céline Spring 2010 knockoffs)

Steve Madden “WARRICK” Wedgesls
($119.95, Steve Madden)


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