Update: This post has been updated on February 18, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Chloé has created quite a few “It“-bags in the last 10 years, but it’s been rather quiet on their bag front lately. Well, that’s not entirely sure because there’s one bag that is currently making the rounds and getting a lot of hype and exposure – the “Alice” tote, a large two-tone bag that has the shape of a classic doctor’s bag. I’m usually not a big fan of colorblocking on bags, but this one I find very pretty. I really like its classic elegance and clean lines and the gold hardware gives this bag that extra oomph. But this beauty comes at a price. At $2.195, to be exact.

Chloé Alice Large Leather Tote in black and white

Chloé Alice Large Leather Totels
($2.195, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Forward by Elyse Walker & Saks Fifth Avenuels, Barneys Warehousels, Farfetchls & The Outnetls.

Celebrities Love Chloé

Celebs such as Jessica Alba, Diane Kruger, Maria Sharapova, Olivia Palermo, Naomi Watts and Emma Stone have been spotted carrying the Chloé Alice Tote.

Jessica Alba, Diane Kruger, Maria Sharapova and Olivia Palermo carrying a Chloé Alice Large Leather Tote

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Dasein Two-tone Sharp Top Handle Satchel

UPDATE (02/18/2015): Discovered yet another Chloé Alice inspired bag today. This one is by Dasein and comes in various colors for under $50.

Dasein Two-tone Sharp Top Handle Satchel in red black coffee (Chloé Alice knockoff)

Dasein Two-tone Sharp Top Handle Satchelamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Overstock & eBayeBay.

Kelly & Katie “Hayden” Color Block Satchel

UPDATE (07/26/2014): Stumbled upon this black/tan Chloé inspired bag by Kelly & Katie today.

Kelly & Katie Hayden Color Block Satchel in black and tan (Chloé Alice knockoff)

Kelly & Katie “Hayden” Color Block Satchel
($44.95, Zappos)

Jessica Buurman “LETAN” Button And Metal Bag

UPDATE (11/13/2013): Here’s yet another fab Chloé Alice dupe I found. What do you think about this two-tone bag by Jessica Buurman? Also available in black/black, black/red, black/blue and black/beige.

Jessica Buurman "LETAN" Button And Metal Bag in black and white (Chloé Alice knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “LETAN” Button And Metal Bag
($95, Jessica Buurman)

Bridge Road Colorblock Pocket Tech Satchel

UPDATE (10/05/2013): Discovered yet another Chloé Alice inspired bag. Check out this colorblock satchel by Bridge Road for under $40!

Bridge Road Colorblock Pocket Tech Satchel in black and white (Chloé Alice knockoff)

Bridge Road Colorblock Pocket Tech Satchells
($37.80, Kohl’s)

Mondani “Hayden” Convertible Tote

UPDATE (09/16/2013): Came across this two-tone satchel by Mondani which looks a lot like Chloé’s Alice bag. Available in other color combinations such as black/black, black/brown and black/olive.

Mondani "Hayden" Two-Tone Satchel in beige and black (Chloé Alice knockoff)

Mondani “Hayden” Convertible Totels
($56, Kohl’s)

Charles Jourdan “Bobbie” Colorblock Satchel Bag

UPDATE (07/10/2013): Found another amazing Chloé Alice look-a-like in this colorblock satchel bag by Charles Jourdan. So lovely, isn’t it?

Charles Jourdan "Bobbie" Colorblock Satchel Bag in beige and black (Chloé Alice knockoff)

Charles Jourdan “Bobbie” Colorblock Satchel Bag
($285, Last Call)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom Rack.

Street Level “Sidney” Colorblock Satchel Bag

UPDATE (06/29/2013): Just stumbled upon this good-looking Chloé Alice doppelgänger satchel by Street Level. Also available in mint/black and yellow/black faux leather.

Street Level "Sidney" Colorblock Satchel Bag in off-white and black (Chloé Alice knockoff)

Street Level “Sidney” Colorblock Satchel Bagls
($41.21, Handbag Heaven)

Urban Expressions “Varsity” Handbag

UPDATE (04/03/2013): Here’s another colorblocked bag inspired by Chloé’s Alice Tote. This Urban Expressions bag is also available in a lovely taupe/mint two-tone version.

Urban Expressions "Varsity" Handbag in grey and black (Chloé Alice look-a-like)

Urban Expressions “Deborah” Varsity Handbagamazon
($56.90, Amazon)

BagInc “Audrey” Satchel Leather Bag

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

If you can’t afford to splurge on the Chloé original, check out this virtually identical Alice look-a-like by BagInc. It’s spot-on, isn’t it? I just wish the white panels would be more of an eggshell color like on Chloé’s Alice, but at $129 (for a genuine leather bag) I’m not one to complain. Also, don’t forget to use our exclusive reader discount code to save 10% on your order and have a look at the other colorblock versions as well (e.g. black/burgundy, black/blue, black/pink and black/black). Such a pretty bag!

BagInc "Audrey" Satchel Leather Bag in black and white (Chloé Alice look-a-like)

BagInc “Audrey” Satchel Leather Bag
($129, BagInc)

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Oh my, oh my, oh my! I don’t have words to describe how much I’m in love with these black buckled stiletto booties by Giuseppe Zanotti. They’re so hot and the side buckles are such a sexy little detail, don’t you agree? Too bad even the sale price makes me want to cut my credit card in two.

Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 Open Toe Multi Buckle Sandals in black

Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 Open Toe Multi Buckle Sandalsamazon
($435, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopls, Saks Fifth Avenuels & Giuseppe Zanotti.

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Celebs such as Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Scherzinger have all been spotted wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 Open Toe Multi Buckle Sandals.

Hailee Steinfeld and Nicole Scherzinger wearing black Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 Open Toe Multi Buckle Sandals

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N.Y.L.A. “Mercat” Side Buckle Open-Toe Shooties

Update (02/18/2015): Discovered these Zanotti inspired and highly discounted peep-toe shooties by N.Y.L.A. today. Only $14.99!

N.Y.L.A. "Mercat" Side Buckle Open-Toe Shooties in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 knockoffs)

N.Y.L.A. “Mercat” Side Buckle Open-Toe Shooties
($14.99, ShoeMetro)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Kohl’s.

Guess “Clarie” Open-Toe Buckled Slide Sandals

Update (04/19/2014): Stumbled upon this Giuseppe Zanotti inspired slide sandal version by Guess. Available in black, white and tan leather.

Guess "Clarie" Open-Toe Buckled Slide Sandals in white and black (Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 knockoffs)

Guess “Clarie” Open-Toe Buckled Slide Sandals
($61.59, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Bloomingdale’s & The Iconic.

Chinese Laundry “Justify My Love” Side Buckle Peep-toe Booties

But hey, no need to despair because Chinese Laundry are here to save your day. Their “Justify My Love” booties are the perfect alternative if you crave the Zanotti look but don’t want to spend a fortune. Price point: $128 – which is a little more than 10% of the Zanotti’s sale price. Steal find alert!

Chinese Laundry "Justify My Love" Side Buckle Peep-toe Booties in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I30104 knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Justify My Love” Side Buckle Peep-toe Booties
($128, Chinese Laundry)

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May I present to you the Sexiest Dress of 2015: The “Antigua” Mini Dress courtesy of For Love & Lemons. OH-EM-GEE! Just look at this Holy Grail of sexiness! Obsessed²! Sure, it’s a risqué dress and you must have a toned body to properly make this hot frock work, but if you got the guts and body for such a dress, then please go for it. That is, if you have the neccessary $146 (sale price!, retail: $224) to make this sexy mini dress yours, of course.

For Love & Lemons Antigua Lace & Sheer Mini Dress in blue, black and white

For Love & Lemons Antigua Lace & Sheer Mini Dressls
($146, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Revolve, LuLu*s, Dolls Kill, Zappos & Planet Blue.

Celebrities Love For Love & Lemons

Celebs such as Rita Volk, Paris Hilton, Rosie Fortescue and Rumer Willis have all been spotted wearing a For Love & Lemons Antigua Lace & Sheer Mini Dress.

Rita Volk, Paris Hilton, Rosie Fortescue and Rumer Willis wearing a For Love & Lemons Antigua Lace & Sheer Mini Dress

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LuLu*s Beautiful Mesh Lace Dress

Luckily, there’s no need to spend a little fortune because LuLu*s have an awesomely similar lace sheer dress that will cost you 75% less than the original For Love & Lemons Antigua Dress. Same amount of sexy, but for much cheaper! You’re welcome. But you better be fast as I’m sure this dress is going to sell quickly.

LuLu*s Beautiful Mesh Lace Dress in red. black and white (For Love & Lemons Antigua knockoff)

LuLu*s Beautiful Mesh Lace Dress
($56, LuLu*s)

P.S.: Similar dresses are also available at SheIn & Choies.

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One of the must-haves for any great wardrobe is the day to night clutch. A neutral color is best, and it should be the right size to carry your essentials either to lunch or dinner out. This sleek and beautiful design by Givenchy definitely meets the requirements and more. Not only is it very elegant, but also the material and excellent construction means it can last a lifetime in your closet. However, if you are one to switch up your accessories frequently, perhaps try looking for a version that doesn’t require such a large investment.

Givenchy Croc-Stamped Antigona Envelope Clutch in taupe grey

Givenchy Croc-Stamped Antigona Envelope Clutchls
($1.280, Barneys)

Choies Envelope Clutch Bag

UPDATE (02/11/2015): Found this cute Givenchy Antigona look-a-like clutch at Choies. Love the color, only $41.99!

Choies Envelope Clutch Bag in dove blue (Givenchy Antigona knockoff)

Choies Envelope Clutch Bag
($41.99, Choies)

Alloy Snake Envelope Clutch

While it’s not identical to the high-end designer version above, this design by Alloy is pretty close in overall scale and functionality. It will serve its purpose while still being stylish and current. If you ever wanted to bring more attention to a dress or a pair of shoes, this bag is perfect for drawing interest to where you want it, keeping your outfit visually balanced. Think of how great a printed maxi dress would look paired with fun wedges and this clutch!

Alloy Snake Envelope Clutch in ivory (Givenchy Antigona Envelope Clutch knockoff)

Alloy Snake Envelope Clutch
($34.90, Alloy)

Image source(s): Barneys, Alloy

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Real vs. Steal – Céline Cabas Zip Tote

by Irina on February 11, 2015

Update: This post has been updated on February 11, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Well, hello beautiful! — Sorry, I can’t help but be absolutely smitten by the beauty that is the Cabas Zip Tote by Céline. Sure the Luggage tote may have more buzz factor, but it’s the simplified elegance of the Cabas that secretly stole my heart. And not just mine! Supermodel Miranda Kerr has been practically glued to her ponyhair version during the last few months. Can’t blame her, right? It’s such a fabulous bag that’ll fit a good amount of everyday essentials. The price is astonishingly moderate at “only” $1.200 for a high-end designer bag, but unfortunately it’s almost impossible to get your hands on this particular bag. Boohoo!

Céline Cabas Zip Tote in black

Céline Cabas Zip Tote
($1.250, Vestiaire Collective)

Miranda Kerr Loves Céline

Miranda Kerr carrying a black Céline Cabas Zip Tote

Choies Tote Bag With Side Zipper

Update (02/11/2015): Discovered this lovely real leather Céline Cabas dupe bag at Choies. What do you think? Hot or not?

Choies Tote Bag With Side Zipper in black (Céline Cabas Zip knockoff)

Choies Tote Bag With Side Zipper
($98.99, Choies)

Forever 21 Refined Zippered Tote

Update (05/07/2014): Stumbled upon yet another chic Céline look-a-like bag at Forever 21. And it’s super affordable at only $29.80!

Forever 21 Refined Zippered Tote in black (Céline Cabas Zip knockoff)

Forever 21 Refined Zippered Tote
($29.80, Forever 21)

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

Mango Zip Shopper Bag

Update (08/15/2013): Look at this fabulous and budget-friendly zip shopper bag by Mango. A great alternative to the pricey Céline designer bag. Available in black, white and red faux leather.

Mango Zip Shopper Bag in black

Mango Zip Shopper Bagcj
($59.99, Mango)

Aldo “Sumerall” Zip Shopper

Update (09/04/2012): Found another great Céline Cabas Zip Tote alternative in this faux leather shopper by Aldo. What I love about this bag are the bone-colored inlays when you open the front zippers. Also available in camel/pink and white/black.

Aldo "Sumerall" Zip Shopper in black (Céline Cabas Zip knockoff)

Aldo “Sumerall” Zip Shopper
($24.98, Aldo)

Co-Lab By Christopher Kon Ryder-1271 Large Zipper Tote

Update (08/21/2012): Just came across another lovely zip tote bag by Co-Lab By Christopher Kon that looks a lot like Céline Cabas Zip Tote. Available for $85 in black, blue, brown, grey and orange.

Co-Lab By Christopher Kon Ryder-1271 Large Zipper Tote in black (Céline Cabas Zip knockoff)

Co-Lab By Christopher Kon Ryder-1271 Large Zipper Toteamazon
($85, Amazon)

Forever 21 Zipped Tote

In terms of quality this faux leather zipped tote by Forever 21 is no match for the original Céline, but if you’re looking for the designer look and don’t want to spend too much on it, this bag wil certainly do the job. Get it while stock lasts!

Forever 21 Zipped Tote in black (Céline Cabas Zip knockoffs)

Forever 21 Zipped Tote
($32.80, Forever 21)

Mango Touch Bag Zipper

Another Céline Cabas inspired bag is this croc effect faux leather zipper tote by Mango. It is currently on sale for $44.99 (was $89.99).

Mango Touch Bag Zipper in black croc effect (Céline Cabas Zip knockoff)

Mango Touch Bag Zipper
($44.99, Mango)

Hallhuber Zipper Tote

German Céline fans on a budget may find this Hallhuber faux leather zipper tote in red or taupe attractive as an alternative to the pricey designer bag.

Hallhuber Zipper Tote in red and taupe faux leather (Céline Cabas Zip Tote)

Hallhuber Zipper Tote
(€59.95, Hallhuber)

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