Real vs. Steal – Chanel Classic Flap Bag

by Irina on August 8, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on August 8, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

I think it goes without saying that owning an authentic Chanel bag is something each and every girl is dreaming of. And while I’ve never been much of a handbag freak, having a real Chanel bag in my closet would be the ultimate accessory and I would pair it with each of my outfits. It’s so wonderfully perfect and classic and suits almost everything.

Chanel Quilted Classic Flap Bag in black caviar leather

Chanel Caviar Classic Flap Bag
(~$2.500, Vestiaire Collective)

Also available at The RealReal, One Kings Lane, Shopbopls & Fashionphile.

Ainifeel Quilted Chain Shoulder Bag

Update (08/08/2017): Spotted these amazing, genuine leather Chanel bag look-alikes by Ainifeel today and had to share them with you immediately! Aren’t they just gorgeous? The clasp on these doesn’t have the interlocking CC logo, but otherwise they’re pretty much identical to the real deal Chanel above. And have I mentioned these purses come in 2 sizes (medium or large) and 11 (!) color options? Consider me obsessed! The price of $115 is admittedly a bit of an investment, but the various customer reviews are throughout very positive and judging from the provided customer’s product photos you’ll get a high-quality designer dupe bag worth its price tag. And if you don’t really feel this particular Chanel design, the seller also has a wide selection of other Chanel bag dupes available, you can check them out hereamazon (including other bag dupesamazon from other luxury designers such as Chloé, Hermès, Valentino, etc).

Ainifeel Quilted Chain Shoulder Bag in black, burgundy, navy and pastel pink (Chanel Classic Flap Bag dupes)

Ainifeel Quilted Chain Shoulder Bagamazon
($115-$119, Amazon)

Also available in a caviaramazon and patentamazon leather version.

Diophy CH-3101 PU Leather Quilted Turn Lock Flap Medium Bag

Update (08/08/2017): Not feeling like spending $100 on a designer dupe bag? Well, how about $25 then? These cute quilted flap bags by Diophy scream Chanel, but are surprisingly affordable (sale price!). Granted, the PU leather doesn’t look too durable especially when you compare it to the Ainifeel version, but if you’re someone who takes good care of their bags, these might last you a few years and you could buy all three colors and still have $25 from that $100 bill left. Steal deal alert!

Diophy CH-3101 PU Leather Quilted Turn Lock Flap Medium Bag in white, black and red (Chanel dupes)

Diophy CH-3101 PU Leather Quilted Turn Lock Flap Medium Bagamazon
($24.99, Amazon)

Also available at Overstock & eBay.

Markese 6999 Quilted Chain Flap Bag

Update (08/08/2017): Also discovered these gorgeous genuine leather Chanel dupes by Markese which come in black, red, cognac and white (not pictured). Again, the price for these look-alikes is a little higher due to these bags being genuine leather (also made in Italy, apparently), so you’re probably better off with this option if you want a long-lasting, high-quality Chanel dupe that you can wear for many years to come.

Markese 6999 Quilted Chain Flap Bag in black, red and cognac brown (Chanel Classic 2.55 dupes)

Markese 6999 Quilted Chain Flap Bagamazon
(£95, Amazon.co.uk)

Also available at Amazon.deamazon.

Gabriella Rocha “Arrosa” Quilted Shoulder Purse

Update (02/27/2017): Just spotted this lovely Chanel look-alike bag by Gabriella Rocha in salmon pink which is currently on sale for a steal-worthy $29.99 and would be a perfect addition to your Spring wardrobe.

Gabriella Rocha "Arrosa" Quilted Shoulder Purse in blush coral (Chanel dupe)

Gabriella Rocha “Arrosa” Quilted Shoulder Purseamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Crossbody

Update (01/08/2015): Found these chain-adorned Chanel bag look-a-likes at Forever 21. Available in black, white and burgundy faux leather for a steal-worthy $24.90!

Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Crossbody Bag in black and white (Chanel 2.55 knockoff)

Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Crossbody
($24.90, Forever 21)

GoJane Feeling Quilty Purse

Update (01/08/2015): I also happened to stumble upon these cute Chanel dupes at GoJane today. Available in various colors for under $12.95! Steal deal alert!

GoJane Feeling Quilty Purse in brown, black and navy (Chanel Classic knockoff)

GoJane Feeling Quilty Purse
($12.95, GoJane)

Lulu Quilted Crossbody Bag

Update (01/03/2014): Here’s another fab and very budget-friendly Chanel 2.55 inspired alternative! How lovely is this little baggie by Lulu? Only $30!

Lulu Quilted Crossbody Bag in black (Chanel 2.55 knockoff)

Lulu Quilted Crossbody Bagls
($30, Nordstrom)

GoJane Quilty Thoughts Purse

Update (11/04/2013): Discovered these lovely and very budget-friendly Chanel 2.55 bag look-a-likes at GoJane today and just had to share! I love both the black and the gold version.

GoJane Quilty Thoughts Purse in black and gold (Chanel 2.55 knockoffs)

GoJane Quilty Thoughts Purse
($46, GoJane)

Zenith Leather Quilted Shoulder Bag

Update (10/05/2013): Et voilà! Just happened to find this Chanel 2.55 look-a-like by Zenith! Looks just like the Chanel bag, comes in black or blue, is made of real leather and costs under $120 (sale price)!

Zenith Leather Quilted Shoulder Bag in black (Chanel 2.55 knockoff)

Zenith Leather Quilted Shoulder Bagls
($115.50, Kohl’s)

Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Shoulder Bag

Update (07/25/2013): Stumbled upon another set of budget-friendly Chanel-inspired bag alternatives at Forever 21.

Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Shoulder Bag in black and white (Chanel Classic Flap knockoff)

Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Shoulder Bag
($24.80, Forever 21)

BagInc “Adele” Quilted Caviar Chain Flap Bag

Update (02/29/2012): O-M-G! Just came across another, much better-looking Chanel alternative by BagInc. Love! Love! Love! By the way, “Adele” is also available in a lambskin leather version (softer than caviar) with a rectangular locket. And don’t forget to use promo code SPRINGBAG for 15% off!

BagInc "Adele" Quilted Caviar Chain Flap Bag in beige, black and pewter (Chanel Classic dupe)

BagInc “Adele” Quilted Caviar Chain Flap Bag
($109, BagInc)

BagInc The Obligatory Classic Flap Bag

Update (02/01/2012): Our reader Chelsea informed us of BagInc‘s fabulous Chanel flap bag look-a-like made of real leather for $69 only. Available in black, fuchsia, white and camel. Don’t forget to use promo code SPRINGBAG for 15% off your order at BagInc!

BagInc The Obligatory Classic Flap Bag in black, pink, white and camel (Chanel Classic dupe)

BagInc The Obligatory Classic Flap Bag
($69, BagInc)

Co-Lab by Christopher Kon Polly-1127 Quilted Shoulder Bag

Update (01/26/2012): Can’t tell you how psyched I was to discover a new great and budget-friendly Chanel look-a-like! This one’s by Co-Lab by Christopher Kon and it comes in 5 variations: black, black patent, bone, navy and pewter metallic.

Co-Lab by Christopher Kon Polly-1127 Quilted Shoulder Bag in black (Chanel 2.55 knockoff)

Co-Lab by Christopher Kon Polly-1127 Quilted Shoulder Bagamazon
($135, Amazon)

Handbag Heaven “Bridget” Quilted Shoulder Bag

Update (01/26/2012): Here’s another great and affordable Chanel knockoff. Currently on sale at Handbag Heaven in red, black & grey.

Handbag Heaven "Bridget" Quilted Shoulder Bag in red, black & grey (Chanel 2.55 knockoff)

Handbag Heaven “Bridget” Quilted Shoulder Bag
($29.95, Nordstrom Rack)

GoJane Quilted Chain Strap Shoulder Bag

Update (10/16/2010): OMG! Look at this amazing Chanel look-a-like version by GoJane. I’m in total awe and want it in both colors!

GoJane Quilted Chain Strap Shoulder Bag in black and mink (Chanel Jumbo Classic Flap Bag knockoff)

GoJane Quilted Chain Strap Shoulder Bag
($53.30, GoJane)

Aldo “Scates” Quilted Bag

Update (10/16/2010): While this Aldo bag is not a super obvious knockoff, overall it’s still a great and budget-friendly alternative to the real deal.

Aldo "Scates" Quilted Bag in black (Chanel knockoff)

Aldo “Scates” Quilted Bagls
($45, Aldo)

High Fashion 4803 Quilted Shoulder Bag

Update (06/16/2010): Doesn’t this quilted bag by High Fashion look like the Holy Grail of Chanel knockoffs? OK, some might be turned off by the white stitching, but make sure to check out the other 6 colors including cream (!), nude and pewter which are my favorites and you’ll see why $130 seems like a reasonable price for such a well-made Chanel look-a-like.

High Fashion 4803 Quilted Shoulder Bag in black (Chanel 2.55 knockoff)

High Fashion 4803 Quilted Shoulder Bagamazon
($130, Amazon)

ASOS Quilted Lock Across Body Bag

Update (06/16/2010): ASOS has also a great Chanel knockoff in various colors including black, white, blush, mink, berry & navy. I ordered the blush version and I’m loving it! It’s so cute & feminine.

ASOS Quilted Lock Across Body Bag in black (Chanel 2.55 knockoff)

ASOS Quilted Lock Across Body Bag
($29, ASOS)

Wet Seal Quilted Cross Body Clutch

Update (10/05/2009): Found a new and super amazing Chanel handbag knockoff for under $20 at Wet Seal. This budget-friendly Chanel alternative looks amazing if you consider the low price and it comes in either black or silver.

Wet Seal Quilted Crossbody Clutch in black (Chanel 2.55 knockoff)

Wet Seal Quilted Cross Body Clutch
($16.50, DSW)

Aldo “Bargen” Quilted Handbag

Until you have enough pocket change for the real deal, you might want to settle for a less pricier version first. This quilted flap bag by Aldo certainly meets the criteria. Now don’t expect the same delicate quality of a real Chanel because there is simply no competition. But if you want an affordable alternative this bag is probably your best bet. It does have silver hardware instead of gold and it doesn’t have the cute CC clasp (which the original 2.55 bag however didn’t have as well by the way), but everything else is quite identical.

Aldo Bargen Quilted Chain Strap Bag in black (Chanel 2.55 knockoff)

Aldo “Bargen” Quilted Handbagls
($40, Aldo)

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  • Giselle

    I have the Wet Seal version and i love it! I’m surprised at how good the quality is for the price, it certainly doesn’t look like I paid $16 🙂

  • bellechic27

    I am in LOVE with Chanel…however I cannot afford it at this point in my life. Handbag Heaven is definitely my favorite “knockoff” version!!

  • trish

    thats not a chanel 2.55, that is a CHANEL CLASSIC FLAP IN CAVIER LEATHER. the 2.55 don’t have the CC hardware on the buckle, instead they have a rectangular locket.

  • I think you really can say that I’m a total Chanel addict which means that I would kill for an authentic bag. Is there anything classier and chicer in this world? I don’t think so. All I own are a few knock-offs and I really love them but I’d still prefer an authentic one, of course. But I have to say that the knock-offs you chose are absolutely great and they’d keep me satisfied for a while. Until I see the next authentic Chanel bag. ☺

    xoxo Sophia

  • gabriela

    Oh I love the GoJane Quilted Chain Strap Shoulder Bag in both colors too but so sad I can’t find it in their website. Is this still available and any suggestions where I can find it? I really really want it. 🙁

    Thanks and I love your blog btw. 🙂

  • Jean

    This is an awesome post, thank you so much. I am getting the Urban Exp bag! 🙂

    Jean (Singapore)

  • How about the quilted look in a boot!!! Cannot go wrong with CHANEL right ladies http://shopmyclothes.com/MyDetails.aspx?postid=6631

  • Marie Martell

    Great finds! Thanks for the post! xoxo
    http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

  • Chelsea

    there’s another one on baginc called “THE OBLIGATORY CLASSIC FLAP BAG LEATHER BLACK” it’s cheaper and bigger than the “co-lab” !!

  • You have to go CHANEL… nothing compares!!!! But i saved 50% on the bag I just bought… check it out!!! CHANEL’s classic look!

    http://shopmyclothes.com/bags/purses/women/chanel/onesize/7812

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  • lin

    hello,i once buy a chanel bag in this website: http://www.chanelthailand.com/

  • Vinnie Eve

    I bought a similar one by dkny. Not a knock off, still a designer and has the same…well almost the same prestige.

  • Crystal Johnson

    Kate spade has a a great quilted items also. Though the ones with fabric within the chains look the best! Their gold coast line is awesome, esp the black with the very subtle gold fine glitter in it (swoon)
    Now if you are careful (not me) you can rent the 2.55 on bagborrowsteal or get used on ebay (be careful) a curated consignment website, which some offer an authentication service. Believe me I would LOVE to be able to drop this kind of money on a bag. I am not someone who will be successful enough to spend or save that as this would take up about half of a year’s net income.
    Having just visiting nordtroms. I do notive the biggest difference between cheap vs not, is fit and finish (same as with cars) and the actual feel of the material, (regardless of whether its leather or not). Some details are lost from a far, but feel for me is the biggest difference.
    I tried on Chloe shoes (don’t know how to type the accent mark) and the feel of the leather was buttery and fit was amazing.

  • Wanda McDonald

    Michael Kors Sloan quilted or Ava quilted are reminiscent of Chanel but also still a designer name. They are also genuine leather and not in the below 100.00 range either. I have the Ava quilted black and it was 328.00 CDN. I got the Ava because the shape is slightly different so it’s not screaming knock off but still has the look and is a designer bag in its own right.

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