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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 BageBay
($3.400, eBay)

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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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 $35.99!

Choies Lock Across Box Bag (Céline knockoffs)

Choies Lock Across Body Box Bag
($35.99, 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 (DE) & Mango (FR).

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 Bagls
($22.80, Forever 21)

Jessica Buurman “SOAN” Push Lock Bag

UPDATE (05/31/2013): Found another great Céline Box Bag alternative in this lovely bag from Jessica Buurman. Made of genuine leather and also available in 12 (!) other beautiful colors. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Jessica Buurman "SOAN" Push Lock Bag in navy blue (Céline Box look-a-like)

Jessica Buurman “SOAN” Push Lock Bag
($119, Jessica Buurman)

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

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “GJSHIP60” to get free shipping on your $60+ order!

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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If you haven’t heard of Mansur Gavriel by now, I suggest you stop whatever you’re doing and go read up on the NYC-based female designer duo NOW because fashion insiders all over the world have gone absolutely cuckoo over their minimalistic luxe leather bags! Mansur Gavriel’s bucket bag has been especially popular within the fashion world and is constantly sold out due to the high demand and despite the not so budget-friendly price tag of $495 for the “mini” version and $625 for the “large” one. I think the minimalistic design contrasted against the popping interior lining is one of the main reasons why this bag has been so extremely successful. If you can’t afford the beauty of a real Mansur Gavriel bag or just can’t stand being wait-listed, read on to find a great alternative for under $100.

Mansur Gavriel Drawstring Leather Bucket Bag in black, red and blue

Mansur Gavriel Drawstring Leather Bucket Bagls
($495, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Forward by Elyse Walker, Barneys & Boutique1ls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Mansur Gavriel

Celebs such as Kirsten Dunst, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr and personal style bloggers such as Ann Kim from Andyheart, Adriana from Fake Leather and Shea Marie from Peace Love Shea have all been spotted carrying a Mansur Gavriel Leather Bucket Bag.

Kirsten Dunst, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Ann Kim (Andyheart), Adriana (Fake Leather) and Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea) carrying a Mansur Gavriel Leather Bucket Bag

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Shiraleah “Anya” Drawstring Bucket Bag

UPDATE (05/05/2015): Spotted these lovely Mansur Gavriel bucket bag look-alikes by Shiraleah today. Available in black, camel, blush and baby blue faux leather and currently on sale for a budget-friendly price of $65.97! Steal deal alert!

Shiraleah "Anya" Drawstring Bucket Bag (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Shiraleah “Anya” Drawstring Bucket Bag
($65.97, Nordstrom Rack)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & ideel.

BagInc “Joanna” Calf Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag

UPDATE (05/05/2015): If you’re looking for a genuine leather Mansur Gavriel bucket bag dupe, then BagInc‘s “Joanna” bag might be for you. Made of calf leather and available in either camel, silver metallic or pale pink for $99!

BagInc "Joanna" Calf Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag in beige (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

BagInc “Joanna” Calf Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag
($99, BagInc)

Vince Camuto “Leila” Drawstring Bucket Bag

UPDATE (05/02/2015): Well, hello there! Now isn’t Vince Camuto‘s “Leila” a great substitute if you can’t afford the real deal? Available in various colors, too.

Vince Camuto Leila Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Leila” Drawstring Bucket Bag
($278, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Bloomingdale’s, Century 21, House of Fraser, Kurt Geigerls & Vince Camuto (UK)ls.

Dooney & Bourke “Serena” Drawstring Leather Bucket Bag

UPDATE (05/02/2015): Another high-quality Mansur Gavriel inspired alternative is available by Dooney & Bourke. Looove the colored linings here!

Dooney & Bourke "Serena" Drawstring Leather Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Dooney & Bourke “Serena” Drawstring Leather Bucket Bagls
($298, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Dooney & Bourke, Lord & Taylor & Dillard’s.

JustFab “Alden” Drawstring Bucket Bag

UPDATE (05/02/2015): Another lovely Mansur Gavriel steal find is available at JustFab. I absolutely adore the bag in the popping blue color! Sooo pretty!

JustFab "Alden" Drawstring Bucket Bag in tan and blue (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

JustFab “Alden” Drawstring Bucket Bagcj
($31.96, JustFab)

Fineplus Drawstring Bucket Bag

UPDATE (04/12/2015): Check out this spot-on Mansur Gavriel bucket bag dupe by Fineplus! So close to the real deal, don’t you agree? Also available in various other colors.

Fineplus Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Fineplus Drawstring Bucket Bagamazon
($76, Amazon)

Sole Society “Nevin” Faux Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag

UPDATE (04/12/2015): Stumbled upon these Mansur Gavriel inspired faux leather bucket bags by Sole Society and wanted to share them with you.

Sole Society "Nevin" Faux Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and tan (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Sole Society “Nevin” Faux Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag
($59.95, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Sole Societyls.

Steve Madden “BGEMMAA” Drawstring Bucket Bag

Et voilà, Steve Madden to the rescue! Their “BGEMMAA” drawstring bucket bag isn’t a total knock-off, but the similarities are distinct enough to give you the same coveted Mansur Gavriel look. I absolutely adore the red lining here. So luxe-looking, right? Available in various color combinations including black/red, burgundy/blue, tan/blue and neon yellow/blue for an affordable $88 (less if you use the promo code above)! Steal deal alert!

Steve Madden "BGEMMAA" Drawstring Bucket Bag in black and red (Mansur Gavriel knockoff)

Steve Madden “BGEMMAA” Drawstring Bucket Bagls
($88, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at Macy’s, Amazonamazon, ShoeMallls & eBayeBay.

Lush Leather Smooth Bucket Bag

If you’re willing to invest more, you might want to take a look at these Mansur Gavriel dupes by Lush Bags. Certainly not a steal at almost $160, but the quality looks pretty decent, don’t you think?

Lush Leather Smooth Bucket Bag (Mansur Gavriel knockoffs)

Lush Leather Smooth Bucket Bagamazon
($159.99, Amazon)

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I’m not much of a fringe lover to be honest, but when first I spotted this beautiful electric blue suede Nouveau bag by Gucci, I was instantly smitten with it, fringe included. The supple suede and the long fringes give it such a laid-back ’70s vibe while the vibrant blue color adds to the statement factor of this eyecatcher of a bag. Of course, this beauty comes at a price. At $2.500, to be exact.

Gucci Nouveau Fringe Suede Shoulder Bag in cobalt blue

Gucci Nouveau Fringe Suede Shoulder Bagls
($2.500, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls & Bluefly.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Gucci

Style blogger Betty Autier from Le Blog de Betty and celebs such as Hilary Duff and Olivia Wilde have been spotted carrying the Gucci Nouveau Fringe Suede Shoulder Bag.

Style Bloggers and Celebrities carrying a Gucci Nouveau Fringe Suede Shoulder Bag

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BagInc Long Fringed Faux Suede Bamboo Crossbody Bag

UPDATE (05/05/2015): Spotted these Gucci Nouveau bag dupes in faux suede at BagInc today. Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your entire order!

BagInc Long Fringed Faux Suede Bamboo Crossbody Bag in black, blue and red (Gucci Nouveau knockoffs)

BagInc Long Fringed Faux Suede Bamboo Crossbody Bag
($69, BagInc)

Nasty Gal x Nila Anthony “Lizzy” Suede Crossbody Bag

Luckily, there’s no need to ruin your bank account because Nila Anthony brings us the Gucci look on a budget. Their “Lizzy” bag is obviously an homage to the Gucci Nouveau bag seen above. It’s not a spot-on dupe, but definitely very similar in design. I especially like how they’ve kept the vivid color on this one. $98 and the bag is yours!

Nasty Gal x Nila Anthony Lizzy Suede Crossbody Fringe Bag in electric blue (Gucci Nouveau knockoff)

Nasty Gal x Nila Anthony “Lizzy” Suede Crossbody Bagls
($98, Nasty Gal)

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I’m always a little torn when it comes to MICHAEL Michael Kors because Kors often gets “inspired” by his designer colleagues from the high-end department yet still tries to sell his designer-inspired shoes and bags for what I consider a pretty steep price. However, the “Selma” large top zip satchel really stole my heart by storm. The luxe-looking saffiano leather reminds me of Prada and the pop of pink would be a great way to incorporate some color into any outfit. All in all, it’s simply a really beautiful and feminine bag! A bag that costs $358 unfortunately! Le sigh!

MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Large Top Zip Satchel in fuchsia pink

MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Large Top Zip Satchel
($358, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Lord & Taylor, Amazonamazon, CUSPls, Nordstromls, Michael Korsls, Neiman Marcusls, Bloomingdale’s, Dillard’s, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Macy’s, eBagscj, Harrodsls, Selfridges, Forzieri & Zalandoaffilinet.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love MICHAEL Michael Kors

Celebs such as Kate Mara, Olivia Munn, Selena Gomez and style bloggers such as Devon Rachel, Economy of Style and Megan Quint Gressel have all been spotted wearing MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Large Top Zip Satchel.

Celebrities and Style Bloggers carrying a MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Large Top Zip Satchel

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Segolene En Cuir “Sylvie” Handbag

UPDATE (05/05/2015): Discovered these lovely satchels by Segolene En Cuir which are currently on sale for under $120 (down from $379).

Segolene En Cuir "Sylvie" Handbag (MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma knockoffs)

Segolene En Cuir “Sylvie” Handbag
($119.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Accessorize “Georgia” Winged Handheld Bag

UPDATE (02/28/2014): Just discovered these lovely PU leather bags at Accessorize which are a great alternative if you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to get the look of Kors’ Selma bag. I’m absolutely in love with all these amazing colors!

Accessorize "Georgia" Winged Handheld Bag (MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma knockoff)

Accessorize “Georgia” Winged Handheld Bagls
(£32, Accessorize)

BagInc “Meg” Satchel Bag

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your entire order!

Spending $358 on a bag might not fit into everyone’s shopping budget, so here you go: this satchel I discovered at BagInc is a perfect MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma dupe minus the brand logo for less than half the price of the original. And how lovely are all the colors? I can’t decide which one is my favorite. Plus, don’t forget to use the promo code above to get an extra 10% off!

BagInc "Meg" Satchel Bag in pink, indigo, navy and wine red (MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma knockoff)

BagInc “Meg” Satchel Bag
($119, BagInc)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 3, 2015. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Wasn’t there a moment in every little girl’s life where she has dreamed of being a ballerina? And with ballet flats as lovely looking as these by Chloé, isn’t there still a place in every woman’s heart for that little girl’s dream? Too bad the reality of that $485 price tag keeps most of us away from making that dream come true.

Chloé Criss-Cross Ankle Strap Ballet Flats in blush pink and black

Chloé Criss-Cross Ankle Strap Ballet Flatsls
($485, Saks)

Jenna Dewan Loves Chloé

Actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum has been spotted wearing Chloé Criss-Cross Ankle Strap Ballet Flats.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum wearing nude Chloé Criss-Cross Ankle Strap Ballet Flats

Esprit “Bennie” Ballet Flats

UPDATE (05/03/2015): Discovered this beautiful, nude colored Chloé ballet flat alternative by Esprit today. And the best thing? It’s currently on sale for less than $30! Steal find alert!

Esprit "Bennie" Ballet Flats in nude (Chloé knockoffs)

Esprit “Bennie” Ballet Flatsamazon
($27.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm.

Charles Albert “Cobra” Criss-Cross Ballerina Flats

UPDATE (05/03/2015): Another cute ballet flat pair I’ve found are these faux leather ballerina flats by Charles Albert. Available for $29.99 in either black, cobalt blue or pink.

Charles Albert "Cobra" Criss-Cross Ballerina Flats in black (Chloé knockoffs)

Charles Albert “Cobra” Criss-Cross Ballerina Flats
($29.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Jessica Simpson “Mandayss” Ballet Flats

UPDATE (10/03/2014): Found another Chloé inspired (faux leather) ballet flat by Jessica Simpson today.

Jessica Simpson "Mandayss" Ballet Flats in black faux leather (Chloé knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Mandayss” Ballet Flatsamazon
($23.58, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom Rack & 6pmcj.

a.n.a “Mercy” Ballet Flats

UPDATE (08/13/2014): These budget-friendly ballet flats by a.n.a are yet another great alternative to the pricey designer original above.

a.n.a "Mercy" Ballet Flats in black (Chloé knockoffs)

a.n.a “Mercy” Ballet Flats
($39.99, JCPenney)

Corso Como “Femme” Ankle Wrap Ballet Flats

UPDATE (04/30/2014): Yay, stumbled upon yet another Chloé ballet flat dupe today! Aren’t these Corso Como ballerinas absolutely lovely? Available in black, magenta and rose gold leather.

Corso Como "Femme" Ankle Wrap Ballet Flats in black (Chloé knockoffs)

Corso Como “Femme” Ankle Wrap Ballet Flatsamazon
($71.48, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.com.

Jessica Simpson “Mandalaye” Square-Toe Ballet Flats

But well, well, what do we have here? The happy ending to our ballerina fairy tale maybe? These ballet flats by Jessica Simpson are a spot-on Chloé dupe yet they cost only $69. Available in blush nude, black and toffee leather.

Jessica Simpson "Mandalaye" Square-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chloé knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Mandalaye” Square-Toe Ballet Flatscj
($69, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Lord & Taylorcj, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Amazonamazon & Heels.comcj.

Steven by Steve Madden “KALOROSO” Criss-Cross Ballet Flats

I also came across these criss cross ballet flats from Steven by Steve Madden which are currently on clearance at Steve Madden. If you seize the moment, there’s a promo going on right now where you get an extra 50% off all clearance items which means these fabulous leather flats could be yours for a mere $60! Now that’s what I call a steal! Available in black and navy leather.

Steven by Steve Madden "KALOROSO" Criss-Cross Ballet Flats in black (Chloé knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “KALOROSO” Criss-Cross Ballet Flatsls
($59.99, Steve Madden)

Kenneth Cole Reaction “Pro-Time” Ankle-Strap Ballet Flats

These Kenneth Cole Reaction flats are another option if you’re looking for a budget-friendly Chloé alternative under $70. Available in black, dark grey and pewter metallic.

Kenneth Cole Reaction "Pro-Time" Ankle-Strap Ballet Flats in black (Chloé knockoffs)

Kenneth Cole Reaction “Pro-Time” Ankle-Strap Ballet Flatsamazon
($63.97, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zapposcj, Onlineshoes.comls, PlanetShoescj & Dillard’s.

Kimchi Blue Elastic Cross-Strap Flats

One of our fabulous readers, scriibbles, pointed us to yet another Chloé inspired option! Check out these very wallet-friendly criss-cross ballet flats by Kimchi Blue which retail for $39!

Kimchi Blue Elastic Cross-Strap Flats in black and nude (Chloé knockoffs)

Kimchi Blue Elastic Cross-Strap Flatscj
($39, Urban Outfitters)

Bamboo Standouts-17A Criss Cross Ballet Flats

And here’s the last of the bunch! These Bamboo ballet flats are not what I’d call a dupe, but the design is very similar and the price very affordable. Available in various other colors including nude, pink, white and turquoise.

Bamboo Standouts-17A Criss Cross Ballet Flats in black (Chloé knockoffs)

Bamboo Standouts-17A Criss Cross Ballet Flatsamazon
($28, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ZooShoopjx.

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