Louis Vuitton

Update: This post has been updated on April 11, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I am usually not too fond of Louis Vuitton bags. I especially dislike their monogrammed range because I just don’t see the appeal of having a brand’s logos plastered all over my bag looking like a tacky advertisement. However, Sofia Coppola designed a bag for Louis Vuitton that got me obsessed! The SC bag is pure and simple elegance; I absolutely adore the minimalistic design and the no-fuss attitude it exudes. It’s such a beautiful bag in such a beautiful color! But, oh boy, is this bag expensive! $4.650? Like seriously, Louis Vuitton?

Louis Vuitton SC Satchel Bag in burgundy

Louis Vuitton SC Satchel Bag
($4.650, Vestiaire Collective)

Also available at The RealReal & Fashionphile.

Celebrities Love Louis Vuitton

Kate Moss, Miranda Kerr, Alexa Chung, Kirsten Dunst, Reese Witherspoon and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley carrying a Louis Vuitton SC Satchel Bag

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Urban Expressions Vegan Leather Satchel

Update (04/11/2017): Discovered these fabulous and spot-on Louis Vuitton SC dupes by Urban Expressions today which come in various colors made of faux leather and are currently on sale for less than $45. Super steal deal alert!

Urban Expressions Vegan Leather Satchel in black and red (Louis Vuitton SC dupes)

Urban Expressions Vegan Leather Satchel
($44.97, Nordstrom Rack)

A.L.C. Small Lucas Duffel Bag

Update (05/09/2015): If you’re looking for a really high-quality LV look for less alternative, A.L.C.’s “Lucas” duffel satchel might be a good fit. The design is very similar to the SC bag and I bet the craftmanship is superb, too, but you’d have to spend $895 on this beauty. Which, however, is only about 1/5 compared to the price of the real deal, so overall it’s still a great deal.

A.L.C. Small Lucas Duffel Satchel Bag in black and off-white

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($895, Shopbop)

Mango “Carin” Leather Tote Bag

Update (03/31/2015): OH-EM-GEE! Now look at this perfect looking Louis Vuitton SC bag dupe by Mango! So gorgeous, right? I love that this one’s made of real leather. Makes it look so much more luxurious, don’t you agree?

Mango "Carin" Leather Tote Bag in black

Mango “Carin” Leather Tote Bag
($169.99, Mango)

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

Mango Zip Tote Bag

Update (12/29/2014): Discovered another fab Louis Vuitton SC look-a-like bag at Mango today. Currently on sale for $69.99!

Mango Elisa Zip Tote Bag in black

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($69.99, Mango)

Fineplus Boston Tote Bag

Update (01/25/2014): Accidentally happened to stumble upon this lovely LV SC bag dupe by Fineplus today! I loooove the steal price of $79.35 considering how luxe this bag looks (plus, it’s real leather)!

Fineplus Boston Tote Bag in wine red

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($79.35, Amazon)

Charles Jourdan “Sierra” Satchel Bag

Update (07/09/2013): Although not available in the burgundy color, this satchel bag by Charles Jourdan would still make a great Louis Vuitton SC alternative because the shape and overall design is very reminiscent of LV’s SC bag.

Charles Jourdan "Sierra" Satchel Bag in tan

Charles Jourdan “Sierra” Satchel Baglsn
($245, Last Call by Neiman Marcus)

BagInc “Eleonora” Leather Satchel Bag

Update (01/10/2013): Stumbled upon a real leather LV SC bag look-a-like at BagInc for under $80! Available in red, black and white cowhide leather. Use promo code SPRINGBAG to get 15% off your order at BagInc!

BagInc "Eleonora" Leather Satchel Bag in burgundy red

BagInc “Eleonora” Leather Satchel Bag
($79, BagInc)

Handbag Heaven Britta Barrel Satchel

If you’re looking for a simple but beautiful bag in the style of LV’s SC bag, then this bag by Handbag Heavenmight be for you. The “Britta” satchel is a lovely and budget-friendly alternative to the Lous Vuitton Sofia Coppola bag for under $50. The color is a bit lighter and brighter, but otherwise it’s practically identical. Other available color options include brown and black.

Handbag Heaven Britta Barrel Satchel in wine red (Louis Vuitton SC Sofia Coppola bag knockoff)

Handbag Heaven Britta Barrel Satchel
($49.26, Nordstrom Rack)

Alloy “Alyse” Duffel Bag

Alloy also has a great Louis Vuitton SC bag look-a-like for a very affordable $44.90. The only available color is camel though.

Alloy "Alyse" Duffel Bag in cognac

Alloy “Alyse” Duffel Bag
($44.90, eBags)

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Update: This post has been updated on August 26, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m usually not big on Louis Vuitton, but their newest handbag family, the “Capucines”, has got me really excited! The Capucines bags, which come in 3 different sizes with BB being the smallest, are made of full-grain Taurillon leather and finished with shiny palladium accents. The design is very classic and minimalistic. The “Capucines” has one single flap which is accented with a single flower button, reminiscent of Louis Vuitton’s icon in one of its signature monograms. The flap can either be hidden inside the bag, so it will show the LV initials embossed on the leather or the flap can be clasped on the front and display the LV monogram flower button. The name “Capucines” pays homage to the earliest Louis Vuitton Maison, which was located on rue Neuve-des-Capucines in 1854. The bag collection has been launched in June 2013 with Michelle Williams as its face. Likewise, celebs such as Angelina Jolie and supermodel Miranda Kerr have been spotted lugging around their Capucines handbags. Fashion insiders say the “Capucines” bag family was designed to help LVMH regain some of its lost sparke in the elite luxury market as more and more people grew tired of seeing (and buying) LV’s classic monogram bags.

Louis Vuitton Capucines BB Bag

Louis Vuitton Capucines BB Bag
($4.400, Vestiaire Collective)

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

Nicole&Doris V Letter Satchel Bag

Update (08/26/2016): Just spotted this set of Louis Vuitton inspired bags by Nicole&Doris. On sale for under $35 and available in 9 different colors!

Nicole&Doris V Letter Satchel Bag (Louis Vuitton Capucines BB dupes)

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($33.99, Amazon)

Jessica Buurman “SHIPO” V Letter Shoulder Bag

Alright, these V-Letter bags I found on Jessica Buurman are certainly no match in terms of design or quality compared to the real LV Capucines, but they will give you a similar look for a fraction of the real deal’s price. My personal favorite would have to be the yellow one! I just love the vibrant color which will make any outfit instantly stand out.

Jessica Buurman "SHIPO" V Letter Shoulder Bag (Louis Vuitton Capucines BB knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “SHIPO” V Letter Shoulder Bag
($82, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Louis Vuitton, Amazon, Jessica Buurman

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Update: This post has been updated on April 11, 2014. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Ever since seeing these on the runway and in ads reminiscent of glamorous ice cream parlors, these gorgeous Louis Vuitton heels have been on my mind. The metal toe is such a fresh new take on the classic pump, and the color combinations are heavenly. Just think of how easily you can wear these with a suit, jeans, a cocktail dress or full skirt! But not only are they as versatile as can be, they also make legs look miles long! My favorite shade is the beige, but you should choose yours based on what you already have in your closet. Do you love wearing dark colors? Then perhaps the black is your best bet. Think maybe a little mint tone would shake up your mostly khaki/cream wardrobe, then give it a try. It looks like celebrities really love them in white too! The price is very steep though, so if you’re mad for them, check out some astonishingly similar styles further down the page.

Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round Pumps

Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round Cap-Toe Pumps
($1.000, Vestiaire Collective)

Celebrities Love Louis Vuitton

Kristen Stewart, Jessica Biel, Gemma Arterton, Chloë Sevigny, Kelly Brook and Alexa Chung wearing Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round Cap-Toe Pumps

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Luichiny “Daz Ey” Pointed Cap-Toe Pumps

Update (04/11/2014): Discovered these Luichiny cap-toe pumps which instantly reminded me of the LV heels above.

Luichiny "Daz Ey" Pointed Cap-Toe Pumps (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

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($74.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls.

Necessary Clothing “Teresa” Pointed Cap-Toe Pumps

Update (04/11/2014): Also stumbled upon this cap-toe pump at Necessary Clothing. Very affordable price point ($30) and also available in other colors and uppers.

Necessary Clothing "Teresa" Pointed Cap-Toe Pumps in black (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Necessary Clothing “Teresa” Pointed Cap-Toe Pumps
($29.99, Necessary Clothing)

Aldo “Essi” Cap-Toe Pumps

Update (02/02/2013): Aldo has now also come up with their own LV inspired cap-toe pump. Available in black, white and silver and bone leather.

Aldo "Essi" Cap-Toe Pumps in white and black (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round look-a-likes)

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($49.98, Aldo)

Anne Klein “Wrenn” Cap-Toe Pumps

Update (02/11/2013): Came across these lovely cap-toe pumps by Anne Klein that look a lot like LV’s Merry-Go-Round pumps. Also available in beige, bronze and black multi.

Anne Klein "Wrenn" Cap-Toe Pumps in light pink (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

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($56.06, 6pm)

Steve Madden “Cappy” Suede Pumps

Update (11/02/2013): Also found this suede cap-toe pump by Steve Madden which looks like it’s a lot inspired by Louis Vuitton.

Steve Madden "Cappy" Suede Pumps in beige and black (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Cappy” Suede Pumps
($69.95, Zappos)

Style&Co “Nilah” Pumps

Update (11/02/2013): Style&Co has a great and budget-friendly cap-toe pump alternative for all of you who are looking for a mid-heel version of the Merry-Go-Round style. Also available in teal, coral and black.

Style&Co "Nilah" Pumps in nude (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Style&Co “Nilah” Pumps
($39.99, Macy’s)

Mango Contrast Toe Cap Pumps

Update (10/02/2012): Mango has also an inspired LV alternative in these black and gold pointy pumps. Also available in red/red.

Mango Contrast Toe Cap Pumps in black and gold (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Mango Contrast Toe Cap Pumps
($109.99, Mango)

Dune “Balmoral” Metal Toe Cap Pumps

Update (10/02/2012): Now check out these fabulous stiletto suede cap-toe pumps by Dune in this season’s must-have color, oxblood. Love them!

Dune "Balmoral" Metal Toe Cap Court Shoes in Oxblood Suede (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Dune “Balmoral” Metal Toe Cap Pumps
($90, ASOS)

GUESS “Myrick” Cap-Toe Pumps

Update (10/02/2012): Here’s another cap toe pump reminiscent of the LV Merry-Go-Round pumps: “Myrick” by GUESS.

GUESS "Myrick" Cap-Toe Pumps in nude patent gold (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

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($99, Amazon)

Chinese Laundry “Danger Zone” Cap-Toe Pumps

First up is the least expensive pair by Chinese Laundry. I’ve always liked this brand. They have great party shoes and you can usually count on them being well made and on-trend. Since these are $99.95 each, it’s not a crazy deal, but not too bad considering the original price tag. Just think about how you might wear the nude pair with a monochromatic ensemble like what we’ve seen on the runway this season. Or consider wearing the black pump with the gold toe during fall with a sleek silhouette including a jewel-toned peplum top, black leather skirt and a bold metal cuff.

Chinese Laundry "Danger Zone" Cap-Toe Pumps in black and nude (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

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($49.95, Amazon)

Diavolina “Attica” Cap-Toe Pumps

The other option is by Diavolina and costs just a bit more than the style right above. The heel is higher and skinnier though, which definitely makes for a leaner look. We found these on Australia’s awesome online shoe store, StyleTread. It looks like the black version is almost identical to the designer original with the silver toe! It’s too bad the mint and white versions are not available, but I’d say most of us would get the best use out of these two shades. So if these are for you, make sure you add a little bit of something metallic somewhere else in your outfit, but otherwise keep accessories simple to let them really stand out.

Diavolina "Attica" Cap-Toe Pumps in black and nude (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Diavolina “Attica” Cap-Toe Pumps
($159.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Steve Madden “ILUSSION” Cap-Toe Pumps

Steve Madden‘s “ILUSSION” Pumps also have a very LV-like look though the cap-toe isn’t made of metal. They retail at $99.95 including free shipping.

Steve Madden "ILUSSION" Cap-Toe Pumps in black and nude (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

Steve Madden “ILUSSION” Cap-Toe Pumpsls
($49.99, Steve Madden)

Nicholas “Amore” Cap-Toe Pumps

If you prefer the white Merry-Go-Round Pumps, here’s a pretty good alternative by Nicholas which, unfortunately, is a little pricey at $259 (now on sale for $181.30). However, these pumps have a very elegant and sophisticated look and might be worth the investment if you can get a lot of wear out of them.

Nicholas "Amore" Cap-Toe Pumps in black and white (Louis Vuitton Merry-Go-Round knockoffs)

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($181.30, Shopbop)

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

I think I have already written repeatedly that I am usually not a huge fan of Louis Vouitton. This dislike however is mostly related to LV’s flashy monogram print which I personally can’t stand. The French design house has so many beautiful, classic and elegant bags to offer (e.g. the SC bag), however, I feel like 80% of their customers choose to tote around a logo-plastered tasteless piece. I’ve always loved the shape of the iconic Alma bag for example, but for a long time didn’t even know that it also comes in non-monogrammed versions because anything LV I spotted on the streets had also always the monogram print on it. But as much as I love this lovely citron yellow LV Alma top handle bag with its smooth epi leather and the polished silver-colored hardware, $1.840 is simply not my kind of bag buying budget.

Louis Vouitton Alma PM Epi Leather Bag in citron yellow

Louis Vouitton Alma PM Epi Leather Bag
($1.840, Bluefly)

Celebrities Love Louis Vouitton

Actress Kirsten Dunst has been spotted wearing Louis Vouitton Alma PM Epi Leather Bag.

Kirsten Dunst carrying a Louis Vouitton Alma PM Epi Leather Bag

Aldo “Goodro” Dome Satchel

Update (02/21/2015): And here’s another fabulous LV Alma dupe I discovered! Check out these lovely Aldo bags which are available in either black, yellow or nude for under $50.

Aldo "Goodro" Dome Satchel in black, yellow and nude (Louis Vuitton Alma PM Epi knockoffs)

Aldo “Goodro” Dome Satchells
($49.95, Aldo)

Pinshang Embossed Shoulder Tote Bag

Update (01/25/2014): Stumbled upon another LV Alma dupe at Amazon which is by a brand called Pinshang! I’m pretty sure it’s a rebranded version of the BagInc bag, only cheaper. This bag comes in an array of beautiful colors: black, blue, orange, white, mauve, pink and more.

Pinshang Embossed Shoulder Tote Bag in yellow (Louis Vuitton Alma PM Epi knockoff)

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($49.99, Amazon)

BagInc “Emma” Top Handle Leather Bag

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

Now look at these colorful bowler bags from BagInc! They are almost perfect LV Alma bag look-a-likes for only $119 (and made of genuine leather, too)! Available in 5 colors: yellow, blue, orange, black and white leather (not pictured here). Don’t forget to use our exclusive promo code to save a few extra bucks!

BagInc "Emma" Top Handle Leather Bag in yellow, blue, orange and black (Louis Vuitton Alma PM Epi knockoffs)

BagInc “Emma” Top Handle Leather Bag
($119, BagInc)

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Update: This post has been updated on March 14, 2013. Scroll down to see the new adds.

While I think that most of Louis Vuitton‘s runway collections wouldn’t really work off the runway, I do admire Marc Jacobs for his vision and ability to inspire the fashion world. Take the S/S 2012 collection for instance. LV brought out pastels for spring and swooooooooosh, a few months later everyone was doing pastels; including other high-end designers. For Spring 2013 MJ envisioned a collection full of chess print adorned pieces and now we’re starting to see the LV inspired check print trend trickling down to the fast fashion retailers such as ASOS. What would you rather wear? Louis Vuitton or ASOS?

Runway to Real Way - Louis Vuitton's S/S 2013 Chequered Prints

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Update (03/14/2013): Found more great Louis Vuitton S/S 2013-inspired checkerboard items at Romwe.

Romwe Plaid Dress & Cardigan in black and white (Louis Vuitton S/S 2013 look-a-likes)

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