Céline

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

I already have gushed quite a few times about Céline on this blog, right? I especially raved about the “Cabas Zip” tote which I absolutely loved, but now that I’ve seen the “Horizontal Cabas Zip”, I think I might have to do some wish list rearranging. So obsessed! It’s such an elegant and versatile handbag and would make a great wear-to-work bag for all the girls who carry their life in their purse. I’m not sure about the price for this lovely bag, but it’s probably somewhere around $1.500-$2.000. Ouch!

Céline Horizontal Cabas Zip Tote in black

Céline Horizontal Cabas Zip Tote
(Price Unknown, The RealReal)

Forever 21 Sleek Faux Leather Zipper Tote

Update (12/17/2013): Stumbled upon this amazing Céline Horizontal Cabas Zip look-a-like at Forever 21 today! So fab and only $24.80! What a steal deal!

Forever 21 Sleek Faux Leather Zipper Tote in black (Céline Horizontal Cabas Zip knockoff)

Forever 21 Sleek Faux Leather Zipper Tote
($24.80, Forever 21)

Ann Taylor Gallery Tote

Update (11/20/2013): Came across another Céline Horizontal Cabas dupe! Check out this zip tote bag by Ann Taylor. Another great alternative by Ann Taylor in brown and blue leather is available here.

Ann Taylor Gallery Tote in black (Céline Horizontal Cabas knockoff)

Ann Taylor Gallery Totecj
($98, Ann Taylor)

BagInc “Victoria” Zipper Leather Tote Bag

Update (10/04/2013): Found another fabulous Céline Cabas bag look-a-like at BagInc made of real leather for under $90! Awesome, right? Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your order!

BagInc "Victoria" Zipper Leather Tote Bag in black (Céline Horizontal Cabas Zip knockoff)

BagInc “Victoria” Zipper Leather Tote Bag
($89, BagInc)

Chicwish Side Zippers Tote Bag

I was so excited to find this Céline Cabas look-a-like bag at Chicwish for $60! It might be made of PU, but still looks quite high quality and well-made, don’t you agree? Love this dupe which is available in either black or brown.

Chicwish Side Zippers Tote Bag in black (Céline Horizontal Cabas Zip look-a-like)

Chicwish Side Zippers Tote Bag
($63.67, Chicwish)

P.S.: Also available at Jessica Buurman, Chicnova, Persun.

Image source(s): Google Images, Chicwish, BagInc, Ann Taylor, Forever 21

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A few weeks ago actress Ashley Tisdale sported a lovely yellow-infused casual look which I absolutely loved and thus had to recreate for you on a more budget-friendly level. The attention seeker in this outfit is, of course, Ashley’s fabulous sunshine yellow Céline tote and luckily I found an awesome alternative at BagInc that will leave you looking just as chic (use promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” for 10% off!). So, what do you think about my take on Ashley’s look for less? Yay or nay?

Ashley Tisdale’s Sunshine Yellow Look 4 Less

Ashley Tisdale wearing a yellow stripe top, yellow Céline Luggage Tote and Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Booties Look 4 Less

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Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who? Ashley Tisdale
Where? Running Errands in Santa Monica, California
When? July 24, 2013
What? Gucci 3502 Sunglassesls ($159.22), Lark & Wolff by Steven Alan Stripe Boatneck Sweater, Céline Luggage Tote Bag, Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Ankle Bootsls ($890)

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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

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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)

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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)

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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

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Our Rating: ★★★☆☆

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

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