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Real vs. Steal – Céline Trio Bag

by Irina on June 22, 2016

Update: This post has been updated on June 22, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

What is it about Céline handbags that makes me want to hand out my credit card, close my eyes and say: “But please, be gentle!“? I don’t know whether it’s the hype surrounding the French fashion house or the countless style bloggers toting around Céline beauties on their arm, but for some reason Céline bags have that enviable “je ne sais quoi“-factor that draws me to them. Not that I am anywhere in the position to actually buy a Céline bag right now. But not now doesn’t mean never, right? But until then, I’ll have to settle for a budget-friendly Céline Trio alternative, I guess.

Céline Trio Bag in red

Céline Trio Bag
(~$1.500, The RealReal)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective, Fashionphile & eBayeBay.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Céline

Celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Katy Perry, Mandy Moore, Kourtney Kardashian and style bloggers such as Chiara from The Blonde Salad and Ashley from Ring My Bell have all been spotted carrying Céline Trio Bag.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley (Ring My Bell), Chiara (The Blonde Salad), Katy Perry, Mandy Moore and Kourtney Kardashian carrying a Céline Trio Bag

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BagInc “Geri” Small Three Layer Leather Shoulder Bag

Update (06/22/2016): Just spotted a set of fantastic Céline Trio dupe bags at BagInc. They come in either black, wine red, baby blue, orange, rose pink and beige leather and cost $89. Make sure to use promo code “SPRINGBAG” at checkout to get 15% off your order!

BagInc "Geri" Small Three Layer Leather Shoulder Bag in black and wine red (Céline Trio knockoffs)

BagInc “Geri” Small Three Layer Leather Shoulder Bag
($89, BagInc)

Mango “Cecile” Cross-Body Triple Bag

Update (02/16/2015): Discovered yet another Céline Trio bag look-a-like at Mango. This time, it’s available in red, black and white and costs $23.99!

Mango "Cecile" Cross-Body Triple Bag in red (Céline Trio knockoff)

Mango “Cecile” Cross-Body Triple Bag
($23.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (DE).

Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag

Update (02/16/2015): Another budget-friendly and very similar Céline Trio bag look-a-like is available at Chicnova for under $20 in either black, tan or yellow.

Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag in black (Céline Trio knockoff)

Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag
($18.24, Chicnova)

Mango “Banana” Cross-Body Triple Bag

Update (12/27/2014): Stumbled upon this Céline Trio bag look-a-like at Mango today. So fab, right?

Mango Banana Cross-Body Triple Bag in black (Céline Trio knockoff)

Mango “Banana” Cross-Body Triple Bag
($59.99, Mango)

Forever 21 Detachable Crossbody Bag

Update (11/10/2014): Forever 21 decided to have a second go with this Céline Trio dupe. This time, the pockets are detachable as on the real deal. Available in either black, white or blue faux leather! LOVE this Céline Trio dupe!

Forever 21 Detachable Crossbody Bag in black and blue (Céline Trio knockoff)

Forever 21 Detachable Crossbody Bag
($14.99, Forever 21)

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

Old Navy Crossbody Bag

Update (08/25/2014): Spotted these fabulous Céline Trio alternatives at Old Navy today. These only have two instead of three compartments like the real deal, but for $16 who cares? I especially love that the bag comes in a beautiful cobalt blue. Soooo pretty! Also available in red, black and dark brown faux leather as well as various faux suede versionscj.

Old Navy Crossbody Bag in blue, red and black faux leather (Céline Trio knockoffs)

Old Navy Crossbody Bagcj
($16, Old Navy)

Jessica Buurman “AZUKA” Multifunctional Clutch Bag

Update (05/27/2014): Just stumbled upon this cute red baggie at Jessica Buurman which instantly reminded me of the Céline Trio bag. Available in either red, blue or black.

Jessica Buurman "AZUKA" Multifunctional Clutch Bag in red (Céline Trio knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “AZUKA” Multifunctional Clutch Bag
($55, Jessica Buurman)

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bag

Update (05/15/2014): One of our fabulous readers alerted us of this lovely and budget-friendly Céline Trio bag dupe at Forever 21. Available in red, black or ivory faux leather for $14.99 only (sale price)!

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bag in red and black (Céline Trio knockoff)

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bag
($14.99, Forever 21)

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

Apt.9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bag

And the first one’s a total winner, right? These cute faux leather bags by Apt. 9 are a close match to the pricey Céline designer original yet they are currently on sale for a very wallet-friendly $19.99! Steal deal alert, woot woot! At this price, I’d probably get one in every color.

Apt.9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bag in red, black, tan and silver (Céline Trio knockoffs)

Apt.9 Triple Zipper Crossbody Bagls
($19.99, Kohl’s)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Bedford Gusset” Crossbody Bag

If you’re looking for a real leather option and are are ready to invest considerably more, then this triple zipper crossbody by MICHAEL Michael Kors is a great Céline Trio alternative. $160 seems like a lot for such a small bag, but it’s still better than $1.500, right? Sadly, the best colors are already sold out including my personal favorite, a beautiful cobalt blue huels! Boohoo! Waiting for a restock on this!

MICHAEL Michael Kors "Bedford Gusset" Crossbody Bag in red coral (Céline Trio knockoff)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Bedford Gusset” Crossbody Bagamazon
($159.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls & Michael Korsls.

Annabel Ingall “Jojo” Crossbody Bag

If you’re really dedicated to the look of Céline’s Trio bag but simply cannot spend as much, here’s another fabulous but also quite pricey designer bag alternative by Annabel Ingall which retails for $320. Size, color and shape of the bag are almost identical to the Trio, but the “Jojo” bag has an extra crossover strap.

Annabel Ingall "Jojo" Crossbody Bag (Céline Trio knockoff)

Annabel Ingall “Jojo” Crossbody Bag
($320, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Revolve & Bloomingdale’s.

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Update: This post has been updated on June 21, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Gucci hasn’t been on my radar for a very long time, but lately I’m loving everything from the Italian fashion house, especially the shoe line. So sleek, minimalistic and sexy! “Ursula” happens to be extra gorgeous – it’s a patent-leather gladiator-style ankle strap stiletto sandal and I’m absolutely in love with the bright ocean blue version. Too bad they cost a whopping $850 which probably means they won’t grace my feet anytime soon! Bummer!

Gucci Ursula Gladiator Ankle-Strap High Heel Sandals in blue patent

Gucci Ursula Gladiator Ankle-Strap High Heel Sandalsls
($850, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Gucci & Saks Fifth Avenuels.

Celebrities Love Gucci

Celebs such as Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Ellie Goulding and Christina Milian have all been spotted wearing Gucci Ursula Gladiator Ankle-Strap High Heel Sandals.

Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Ellie Goulding and Christina Milian wearing Gucci Ursula Gladiator Ankle-Strap High Heel Sandals

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Public Desire “Nika” Ankle Cuff High Heels

Update (06/21/2016): Spotted these lovely Gucci Ursula look-alike heels at Public Desire. Available in various colors and uppers for £14.99 (worldwide shipping available, btw).

Public Desire "Nika" Ankle Cuff High Heels in black, nude and white faux leather (Gucci Ursula knockoffs)

Public Desire “Nika” Ankle Cuff High Heels
(£14.99, Public Desire)

Anne Michelle Enzo-39 Strappy Ankle Cuff Stiletto Heels

Update (08/16/2013): If you don’t want to spend too much, these shiny faux patent leather stilettos by Anne Michelle are also a great alternative to the Gucci originals but cost only $11.98! Available in black, red, silver and nude.

Anne Michelle Enzo-39 Strappy Ankle Cuff Stiletto Heels in black and burgundy patent (Gucci Ursula knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Enzo-39 Strappy Ankle Cuff Stiletto Heelspjx
($11.98, Shiekh)

Heart Soul “Destiny” Ankle Strap Sandals

If you can’t afford the real Guccis, take a look at this wallet-friendly version by Heart Soul which is pretty much a spot-on dupe of the Ursula heels by Gucci – with a price tag of only $59.95! Yay! Also available in cream and black/white.

Heart Soul "Destiny" Ankle Strap Sandals in navy blue patent (Gucci Ursula knockoffs)

Heart Soul “Destiny” Ankle Strap Sandals
($59.95, Macy’s)

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Update: This post has been updated on March 10, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

I really like Karen Walker‘s eyewear line. Sure, a few of the styles might look a little crazycj, but the “Super Duper Strength” sunnies below are absolutely fabulous, don’t you agree? I especially like them in tortoise, but there’s no way I could justify spending a whopping $280 on a pair of sunglasses. Luckily for me (and possibly you as well) I found a couple of great and wallet-friendly alternatives that look just as stylish as the designer original!

Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses in brown tortoise

Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses
($280-$300, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Barneysls, Revolve, Ditto & Matches Fashionls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Karen Walker

Celebs and style bloggers such as Rihanna, Khloe Kardashian and Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) have all been spotted wearing Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses.

Blair (Atlantic-Pacific), Rihanna and Khloe Kardashian wearing Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses

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Target Unisex True Round Sunglasses

Update (06/21/2016): Spotted a fab and spot-on Karen Walker sunglass dupe for less than $15 at Target today. Love this steal deal find!

Target Unisex True Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Target Unisex True Round Sunglasses
($14.99, Target)

Loft Modern Tortoiseshell Print Round Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Here’s yet another Karen Walker Super Duper dupe! Found this one at Loft and it costs $24.50.

Loft Modern Tortoiseshell Print Round Sunglasses (Karen Walker Super Duper dupe)

Loft Modern Tortoiseshell Print Round Sunglasses
($24.50, Loft)

Forever 21 Round Sunglasses

Update (10/05/2015): Stumbled upon yet another great and super affordable Karen Walker Super Duper sunglass dupe at Forever 21. Available in black or tortoise for $5.90! Steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Round Sunglasses in black and tortoiseshell (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Forever 21 Round Sunglasses
($5.90, Forever 21)

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

BP. “Abbey Road” Round Sunglasses

Update (08/03/2015): Another spot-on Karen Walker Super Duper sunglass dupe has been spotted! This time it’s by BP., costs $12 and comes in either black or tortoise.

BP. "Abbey Road" Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

BP. “Abbey Road” Round Sunglassesls
($12, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available in various colors at Free People here, here & here.

Choies Arrow Frame Wayfarer Round Sunglasses

Update (06/12/2015): Look what I just discovered at Choies: a super cool set of Karen Walker Super Duper Strength dupe sunglasses for under $5. Yay!

Choies Arrow Frame Wayfarer Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength knockoffs)

Choies Arrow Frame Wayfarer Round Sunglasses
($4.90, Choies)

Chicwish Hollywood Style Sunglasses

Update (02/10/2015): Stumbled upon this Karen Walker Super Duper dupe at Chicwish. Available in black and tortoise for under $20.

Chicwish Hollywood Style Sunglasses in black and tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Chicwish Hollywood Style Sunglasses
($16.92, Chicwish)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Chicnova.

Aldo “Oliarien” Round Sunglasses

Update (05/09/2014): Discovered another chic Karen Walker Super Duper look-a-like at Aldo today. $12 only!

Aldo "Oliarien" Round Sunglasses in tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Aldo “Oliarien” Round Sunglasses
($12, Aldo)

Urban Outfitters “Emma” Sunglasses

Update (06/24/2013): Urban Outfitters have also a great Karen Walker Super Duper dupe available in 5 different colors for $18!

Urban Outfitters "Emma" Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Urban Outfitters “Emma” Sunglasses
($18, Urban Outfitters)

Forever 21 F0393 Oversized Round Sunglasses

Update (06/16/2013): Found another Karen Walker Super Duper look-a-like version in these black oversized sunnies from Forever 21 and they cost only $5.80!

Forever 21 F0393 Oversized Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Forever 21 F0393 Oversized Round Sunglasses
($5.80, Forever 21)

FE NY “Abbey Road” Sunglasses

Update (05/08/2013): Just stumbled upon another great Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-like. Check out these tortoise round sunglasses by FE NY!

FE NY "Abbey Road" Sunglasses in tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

FE NY “Abbey Road” Sunglasses
($22, Nordstrom)

Aldo “Bev” Round Sunglasses

If you’re a sucker for tortoise sunglasses like me, check out these sunglasses by Aldo. The tortoise gradient is different, but the shape and overall look are virtually identical. Also, these are a budget-friendly $12 only!

Aldo "Bev" Round Sunglasses in brown tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

Aldo “Bev” Round Sunglasses
($12, Aldo)

grinderPUNCH Mod Fashion Oversized Round Sunglasses

If you prefer these sunglasses in black like Blair Eadie from style blog Atlantic-Pacific, then these shades are a great look-a-like for Karen Walker’s Super Duper Strength sunnies which cost less than $10. Now that’s a steal deal, right?

FRAMEWORK Mod Fashion Oversized Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

grinderPUNCH Mod Fashion Oversized Round Sunglassesamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

P.S.: A similar version is available in various colors at Overstock.

zeroUV Fashion Vintage Round Thick Sunglasses

Another great alternative would be these sunglasses which look just like the steal sunnies above but have a purple lens gradient instead.

106Shades Fashion Vintage Round Thick Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

zeroUV Fashion Vintage Round Thick Sunglassesamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

Pieces “Galina” Sunglasses

And lastly, these Pieces sunglasses will also give you the same coveted Karen Walker look without having to spend a fortune (only $26.60 to be exact!).

Pieces Galina Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

Pieces “Galina” Sunglasses
($27.15, ASOS)

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It’s not often that we feature sneakers here on this blog, but when we do, they better be by none other than Valentino. Because look at these: white minimalistic low-top lace-up sneakers paired with that statement-making gold panel stripe on the front and those iconic Rockstud pyramid studs in the back = instant shoe love! This white sneaker would certainly glam up any outfit, be it sporty or not. Have you seen that price tag however? $695! For a pair of sneakers! Sorry, but that would have to be a firm pass for me, my dearest Valentino (but you know I still love you though, right?).

Valentino Open Paneled Low-Top Sneakers in white and gold

Valentino Open Paneled Low-Top Sneakersls
($695, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Lane Crawfordls, Intermix, S|Sense, Harrodsls & MyTheresa.

Topshop “Chime” Stripe Lace-Up Sneakers

If you like the concept of a gold paneled sneaker, but can’t commit to a designer shoe price tag, check out this metallic striped trainer by Topshop! Not an identical Valentino dupe, yes, but the overall design and look still feel very Valentino to me. Plus, did I mention these faux leather sneakers are $40 only? Steal deal alert!

Topshop "Chime" Stripe Lace-Up Sneakers in white and gold (Valentino Open inspired)

Topshop “Chime” Stripe Lace-Up Sneakersls
($40, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Topshop.

Aldo “Boehmer” Stripe Slip-On Sneakers

Another great Valentino Open alternative would be this glittery gold-striped slip-on sneaker by Aldo. Again, this one’s not a perfect dupe match, but it will give you the same designer sneaker look. “Boehmer” comes in either black or white leather and is currently on sale for $89.98 (down from $120).

Aldo "Boehmer" Stripe Slip-On Sneakers in white and gold (Valentino Open inspired)

Aldo “Boehmer” Stripe Slip-On Sneakersls
($89.98, Aldo)

Image source(s): Lane Crawford, Nordstrom, Aldo

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Summer has officially started, so let’s talk summer dresses for a moment. Thanks to Self-Portrait, delicate guipure lace dresses have officially taken over this season’s must-have dress trends. And while the Azaelea dress by Self-Portrait is by far the most popular style from the brand, there are so many more beautiful dresses worth taking a look at. Take this lilac mini dress for example, it’s the perfect combination of feminine and sexy. Plus, how gorgeous is the pastel lavender color? Such a sweet summer dress. Unfortunately, it’s also very expensive. And sold out. Bummer!

Self-Portrait Guipure Lace Peplum Mini Dress in pale powder blue

Self-Portrait Guipure Lace Mini Dress
($495, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porterls, ASOS & Forward by Elyse Walker.

Style Bloggers Love Self-Portrait

Personal style bloggers such as Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Mayo Wo (Mellow Mayo) have been spotted wearing Self-Portrait Guipure Lace Mini Dress.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Mayo Wo (Mellow Mayo) wearing a pale powder blue Self-Portrait Guipure Lace Peplum Mini Dress

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Aqua Lace Illusion Mini Dress

Luckily, we’ve come across this just as lovely lace mini dress by Aqua which serves as a great look for less Self-Portrait alternative. The design is spot-on, but the Aqua dress costs about 1/5 of the real deal. Available in black or lilac blue.

Aqua Lace Illusion Mini Dress in light blue (Self-Portrait Guipure knockoff)

Aqua Lace Illusion Mini Dress
($102.40, Bloomingdale’s)

SheIn Side Cut-Out Lace Dress

Don’t feel like spending more than $100 on a dress? Gotcha! Then how about this Self-Portrait look-alike dress by SheIn which will give you the same coveted designer look but costs less than $40? Sounds convincing? Yeah, we thought so, too.

SheIn Side Cut-Out Lace Dress in lavende blue (Self-Portrait Guipure knockoff)

SheIn Side Cut-Out Lace Dress
($39.99, SheIn)

P.S.: Also available at Romwe.

bebe Lace Bandeau Dress

And lastly, if you don’t care for the pastel lavender color, here’s another great Self-Portrait dress dupe which we’ve found at bebe. Similar design, but very different price tags.

bebe Lace Bandeau Dress in black (Self-Portrait Guipure knockoff)

bebe Lace Bandeau Dress
($149, bebe)

Image source(s): Forward by Elyse Walker, The Blonde Salad, Mellow Mayo, Bloomingdale’s, SheIn, bebe

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