Real vs. Steal – Céline Trio Bag

by Irina on May 27, 2014

UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 27, 2014. 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 BageBay
(~$1.500, eBay)

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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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 $21.80!

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

Forever 21 Modernist Multi-Compartment Crossbody Bagls
($21.80, 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 $16.99! 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
($16.99, 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. $198 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 hue! 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 Bagcj
($198, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at CUSPls, 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 Bagcj
($320, REVOLVEClothing)

P.S.: Also available at Bloomingdale’sls & CoutureCandycj.

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 27, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

And we’re back to Chanel. Back to the now uber-famous and highly popular Chanel espadrilles, to be exact. We have already written about the black mesh pair and this time we’re showing you the just as lovely canvas version. And while I do think that they are really beautiful and would make a great pair of summer shoes, there’s absolutely no way I’d pay more than $500 for a pair of espadrilles! Not gonna happen, not even if they’re Chanel.

Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles

Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles
($525, N/A)

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Chanel

Celebs such as Emma Roberts and Ashley Tisdale and style bloggers such as Brenda Song (Song of Style) and Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) have all been spotted wearing Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers in Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles

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China Girl “Espa” Canvas Espadrille Flats

UPDATE (05/27/2014): OMG! Look at these fabulous Chanel espadrille dupes by China Girl! So lovely, right? And pretty budget-friendly as well. Just wish I had discovered these earlier because a lot of sizes are already out of stock. :-(

China Girl "Espa" Canvas Espadrille Flats (Chanel knockoffs)

China Girl “Espa” Canvas Espadrille Flats
(£29.95, Nelly)

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrilles

Luckily, there’s no need to lay down the big bucks because these Bamboo espadrilles are a cute and very budget-friendly Chanel alternative. Available in various color combinations including ivory/black, red/denim and denim/denim.

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrilles in beige/black and red/denim (Chanel knockoffs)

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrillesamazon
($21, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at GoJane, eBayeBay, ZooShoopjx, UrbanOGpjx & LuLu*s.

Dollhouse “Preserve” Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats

Another possible alternative are these fab and wallet-friendly two-tone espadrille flats by Dollhouse. Also available in other color combinations.

Dollhouse "Preserve" Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Preserve” Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats
($34, LuLu*s)

P.S.: Also available in various color combinations at Dollhousepjx & GoJane.

Alloy “Penny” Two-Tone Espadrilles

You can also find a very lovely Chanel-inspired espadrille at Alloy. Better get these while your size is still in stock!

Alloy "Penny" Two-Tone Espadrilles in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Alloy “Penny” Two-Tone Espadrillesls
($24.90, Alloy)

P.S.: Also available at dELiA*sls.

KG Kurt Geiger “Madison” Canvas Summer Espadrilles

And for all of you who are willing to invest in their Chanel espadrille look-a-likes, here’s a very stylish Chanel alternative by KG Kurt Geiger.

KG Kurt Geiger "Madison" Canvas Summer Espadrilles in bone and black (Chanel knockoffs)

KG Kurt Geiger “Madison” Canvas Summer Espadrillesls
($142.91, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls, Kurt Geiger (UK)ls, Zalando.co.uk & Zalando.de.

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One really has to love the playfulness that is Miu Miu. How lovely are these colorful crystal-encrusted pumps? Absolutely gorgeous, aren’t they? Total statement shoes that would liven up any bland outfit of jeans and a black blazer. However, these lovely shoes aren’t only beautiful but expensive, too. Your alternatives? Well, you could either start a time-consuming DIY-project or buy one of the cute Miu Miu look-a-like options we’ve found below…

Miu Miu Donna Crystal-Embellished Suede Pumps in black and multi

Miu Miu Donna Crystal-Embellished Suede Pumpsls
($990, MyTheresa)

P.S.: Also available at Saksls & NET-A-PORTERls.

Elle Fannings Loves Miu Miu

Actress Elle Fanning has been spotted wearing Miu Miu Donna Crystal-Embellished Suede Pumps.

Elle Fanning wearing Miu Miu Donna Crystal-Embellished Suede Pumps

Jeffrey Campbell “Dulce” Embellished Pointed-Toe Pumps

First one up is this almost identical Miu Miu dupe by Jeffrey Campbell. There aren’t quite as many yellow stones on this pump, but the rest is pretty much spot-on. Not exactly a steal at $195 but still almost $800 less than the original.

Jeffrey Campbell "Dulce" Embellished Pointed-Toe Pumps in black suede (Miu Miu Donna knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Dulce” Embellished Pointed-Toe Pumpscj
($195, REVOLVEClothing)

Jessica Buurman “KEITH” Colorful Diamante Pumps

Another great alternative is this crystal-adorned pointy pump which I discovered at Jessica Buurman. It, too, looks very similar to the Miu Mius but costs only $139!

Jessica Buurman "KEITH" Colorful Diamante Pumps in black suede (Miu Miu Donna knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “KEITH” Colorful Diamante Pumps
($139, Jessica Buurman)

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When I first saw the “Bellantomod” Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties by Manolo Blahnik, I couldn’t really believe that these are supposed to be Manolos because the designer usually goes for a more elegant and timeless style direction. This high heel though screamed Tom Ford or Gucci to me. It’s a very sexy and stylish shoe; I love the lacing detail in the open back of this so-called “shootie”. As you can see from the pictures below, Vicky B. is also a fan. And who can blame her? However, not everyone of us has VB’s shopping budget, so we came up with a list of possible Manolo alternatives for you.

Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties in black

Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Bootiesls
($599, Barneys Warehouse)

Victoria Beckham Loves Manolo Blahnik

Victoria Beckham has been spotted numerous times wearing Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties.

Victoria Beckham wearing Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties

bebe “Matison” Lace-Up Mule Heels

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Et voilà, bebe to the rescue! Being a pretty much spot-on dupe of the Manolos, the “Matison” is just as sexy as the real deal and with a price tag of $139, you won’t have to break the bank in order to afford it. But you better be fast because some sizes are beginning to sell out already.

bebe "Matison" Lace-Up Mule Heels in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

bebe “Matison” Lace-Up Mule Heels
($139, bebe)

Chinese Laundry “Jinxy” High Heel Booties

Another budget-friendly alternative and currently on sale, too, are these stylish heels from Chinese Laundry. They’re not a 1:1 dupe or anything, but they’ll still give you the same sexy look. Make sure to check out the insanely gorgeous cobalt blue suede version which is my absolute favorite!

Chinese Laundry "Jinxy" High Heel Booties in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Jinxy” High Heel Bootiesamazon
($64.97, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Chinese Laundrycj, Lorispjx, 6pmcj, NORDSTROMls, DailyLookcj, Piperlimecj, Zapposcj & Macy’sls.

Tony Bianco “Azura” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Stiletto Booties

And, of course, the stylish Australians strike once again! Tony Bianco‘s “Azura” heels will give you the coveted Manolo Blahnik look for less; for $149.95 AUD to be exact. And what can I say? I’m in love.

Tony Bianco "Azura" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Stiletto Booties in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Azura” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Stiletto Booties
($149.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

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This celebrity look of Miranda Kerr isn’t exactly new or anything, but I have always loved this classy outfit of hers, so when I saw the elegant pencil dress from Oasis a few days ago, I knew it’d be the perfect budget dress alternative for Miranda’s body-con Victoria Beckham frock. Do you like my take on this celebrity look 4 less?

Miranda Kerr’s Classy Pencil Dress Look 4 Less

Miranda Kerr's Classy Victoria Beckham Pencil Dress Look 4 Less

Go Shopping:

Our Rating: ★★★★★

Who?Miranda Kerr
Where?Out and About in New York City, NY
When?November 12, 2012
What?Miu Miu sunglassesls ($395), Victoria Beckham pencil dressls, Prada bagls, Lanvin pumpsls

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