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Update: This post has been updated on May 1, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Writing up a post about these “Ceinture” buckled booties by Balenciaga is a tough one for me. Why? Well, mainly because I don’t find myself very attracted to this type of masculine biker boots. Nor am I tall or skinny enough to pull off such a bulky boot. However, since these boots have been making the rounds on a number of style blogs and celebs lately, here you go with a couple of budget-friendly alternatives.

Balenciaga Ceinture Cutout Buckled Booties in black

Balenciaga Ceinture Double-Buckle-Strap Bootsls
($1.275, Nordstrom)

Also available at Balenciaga, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, Matches Fashion, MyTheresa, Browns Fashion, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Balenciaga

Miley Cyrus, Mary-Kate Olsen, Nicole Richie, Dakota Fanning, Rashida Jones and Nina Dobrev wearing black Balenciaga Cutout Buckled Booties

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Romwe Buckle Cutout Boots

Update (05/01/2017): Discovered these budget-friendly Balenciaga boot dupes at Romwe today. Spot-on to the real deal, don’t you think? And they’re only $35.99!

Romwe Buckle Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Romwe Buckle Cutout Boots
($35.99, Romwe)

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots

Update (03/20/2017): One of our readers alerted us about these budget-friendly Balenciaga look-alike boots by Pull & Bear which retail for £39.99/€45.99. Thank you for the tip, Serena!

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Pull & Bear Buckled Ankle Boots
(£39.99/€45.99, Pull & Bear)

Bucco “Sai” Cutout Platform Boots

Update (03/13/2017): Spotted another Balenciaga Ceinture inspired buckle boot today! It’s by Bucco is currently on sale for less than $30 and comes in either black or brown faux leather.

Bucco "Sai" Cutout Platform Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Bucco “Sai” Cutout Platform Bootsamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

River Island “Rudy” Patent Cut-Out Boots

Update (07/31/2016): 3 years after posting our last designer steal find, we finally came across a brand new Balenciaga Ceinture dupe: it’s by River Island and costs only $40 (sale price!). But hurry, only very few sizes left!

River Island Rudy Patent Cut-Out Boots in black (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

River Island “Rudy” Patent Cut-Out Boots
($40, River Island)

Also available at River Island (UK)ls, River Island (EU + Rest of the World), ASOS & Zalando.

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Boots

Update (07/31/2016): We also happened to discover these fab and spot-on Balenciaga boot look-alikes by XCC at Amazon for under $90. What do you think?

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Boots in black patent (Balenciaga Ceinture look-alikes)

XCC Double Buckle Cut-Out Moto Bootsamazon
($85.93, Amazon)

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots

Update (07/31/2016): Spotted these fab Balenciaga-like boots by Bestowal at Choies which are made of genuine leather and come in either black or black patent leather.

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots in black patent (Balenciaga Ceinture dupes)

Bestowal Metal Buckle Cut Out Boots
($96.90, Choies)

Wanted “Plaza” Buckled Cut-Out Booties

Update (09/16/2013): And I stumbled upon yet another budget-friendly Balenciaga dupe! Check out these faux leather buckle cut-out boots by Wanted. Only $19.94!

Wanted "Plaza" Buckled Cut-Out Booties in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Wanted “Plaza” Buckled Cut-Out Booties
($19.94, DSW)

Jessica Buurman “CRUSH” Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (08/16/2013): Whoa! Now look at these fabulous, almost identical Balenciaga dupes by Jessica Buurman which are available in different colors and finishes and either with gold or silver hardware. Looking pretty awesome, right? Shhhh, use promo code “XOXOJESS” at checkout and you’ll receive 10% off your order!

Jessica Buurman "CRUSH" Buckled Cutout Boots in black and gold (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “CRUSH” Buckled Cutout Boots
($159, Jessica Buurman)

Chicnova Chunky Cut Out Buckled Boots

Update (08/16/2013): And here we go again with yet another Balenciaga Buckle Bootie alternative. This one comes from Chicnova and is made of PU leather.

Chicnova Retro PU Leather Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Chicnova Chunky Cut Out Buckled Boots
($32.93, Oasap)

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Booties

Update (08/16/2013): If you need a more wallet-friendly Balenciaga fix, this cutout boot by Qupid is a great Balenciaga Ceinture look-alike for under $20! Yay!

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Booties in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Qupid Valiant-01 Buckle Cut Out Bootiesamazon
($16.99, Amazon)

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers

Update (08/03/2013): Wild Diva have made a creeper version out of the highly coveted Balenciaga boots and called it Credence-11! Available in black or burgundy.

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Wild Diva Credence-11 Buckle Flatform Creepers
($32.90, CiCi Hot)

Office Ultimate 2 Buckled Ankle Boots

Update (04/03/2013): Found yet another great Balenciaga inspired buckle boot! This one’s by Office, it costs £38 and there are only a few limited sizes left, so if you like these, you better hurry up to get these!

Office "Ultimate" Buckled Ankle Boots in black (Balenciaga look-a-likes)

Office Ultimate 2 Buckled Ankle Boots
(£38, Office)

Windsor Smith “Envy” Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (01/26/2013): Just came across another great Balenciaga boot look-a-like by Windsor Smith. If you prefer a patent version, check out the “Encore” boot, also by Windsor Smith.

Windsor Smith "Envy" Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Windsor Smith “Envy” Buckled Cutout Bootsls
($179.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Soles “Magento” Buckled Cutout Boots

Update (01/26/2013): Also found a second Australian Balenciaga alternative by Soles.

Soles "Magento" Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Soles “Magento” Buckled Cutout Bootsls
($159.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Steve Madden “AVE-A” Buckle Boots

As of now Steve Madden‘s “AVE-A” Buckle Boots are probably the closest and cheapest match to the Balenciaga boots.

Steve Madden "AVE-A" Buckle Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Steve Madden “AVE-A” Buckle Bootsls
($99.99, Steve Madden)

Topshop “ARABEL” Cut Out Boots

Topshop comes in second in terms of the Balenciaga look with their $170 “ARABEL” boot that is also available in white and a black studded version.

Topshop "ARABEL" Cut Out Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Topshop “ARABEL” Cut Out Boots
($170, Topshop)

Jeffrey Campbell “Roscoe” Cutout Boots

And of course, Jeffrey Campbell has come up with their own interpretation of Balenciaga’s bulky biker boot and named it “Roscoe”. It’s the most expensive of all look for less options ($248), but I like the shape of this boot the most and it’s the closest to the original.

Jeffrey Campbell "Roscoe" Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Roscoe” Cutout Boots
($67.50, Nordstrom Rack)

Jeffrey Campbell “Coltrane” Buckled Cutout Boots

Our reader Devon has found another Balenciaga boot look-a-like by Jeffrey Campbell which is even more similar than the “Roscoe” boot. Check out the “Coltrane” which comes in an array of uppers and colors and retails for $185!

Jeffrey Campbell "Coltrane" Buckled Cutout Boots in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Coltrane” Buckled Cutout Boots
($194.95, Nordstrom)

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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 February 19, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

A good friend of mine recently bought a Mulberry Bayswater (a gift to herself on her birthday) and for a week straight everyone oohed and ahhed over it at the office. It is a spectacular bag, to be sure, but I think this new Mulberry takes the cake: the Alexa – a slouchier, more casual version of the Bayswater named after British style export Alexa Chung who is a true devotee of the Mulberry brand. If you haven’t heard tell of this bag yet, you will. Speculated to be the “It” bag of the moment, the Alexa sold out instantaneously on Net-A-Porter after being added last week. Restocks are supposed to follow soon, but even still, this beautiful creation is way out of my sad little budget.

Mulberry Oversized Alexa Leather Bag in oak

Mulberry Oversized Alexa Leather Bagls
($1.650, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Bluefly, Selfridges & LuisaViaRoma.

Alexa Chung Loves Mulberry

Alexa Chung carrying Mulberry Oversized Alexa Leather Bag

Chicnova Retro PU Bag with Twist Lock and Pin Buckle Belt

Update (02/19/2015): Almost a year after our last Alexa dupe find, here’s another one I spotted over at Chicnova. Their Mulberry Alexa inspired PU bag comes in an array of lovely colors and sells for $73.63. What do you think? Yay or nay?

Chicnova Retro PU Bag with Twist Lock and Pin Buckle Belt in tan (Mulberry Alexa knockoff)

Chicnova Retro PU Bag with Twist Lock and Pin Buckle Belt
($73.63, Chicnova)

Forever 21 Iconic Faux Leather Messenger Bag

Update (05/09/2014): It’s been quite a while since we last presented you a Mulberry Alexa dupe, but today I discovered this cute Mulberry inspired bag at Forever 21 which comes in either tan, taupe or greige.

Forever 21 Iconic Faux Leather Messenger Bag in tan (Mulberry Alexa knockoff)

Forever 21 Iconic Faux Leather Messenger Bag
($29.80, Forever 21)

Melrose Glam “So Soho” Satchel

Update (02/20/2012): Alright, it’s official! This Mulberry Alexa bag look-a-like by Melrose Glam (a brand exclusively available to BagInc as far as I know) is THE look-a-like who eats all the other look-a-likes for breakfast! How do I know? I already own a bag by Melrose Glam (the Alexander Wang Rocco inspired one, review coming in March) and the quality of this bag is ridiculously amazing. Definitely worth the investment. You can already see by looking at this picture that this is a high quality bag (seriously, how gorgeous is the textured leather here?). Oh, and did I mention we have an exclusive promo code that gives you 10% OFF your order? Simply enter “INTHEIRCLOSET” at checkout. Plus, free international shipping for all orders of $99+! SCORE!

Melrose Glam "So Soho" Satchel in black (Mulberry Alexa knockoff)

Melrose Glam “So Soho” Satchel
($139, BagInc)

Melie Bianco “Ariana” Top Handle Messenger

Update (07/16/2011): And here’s another one from Melie Bianco. Only I like this version even more than the other one. So fab! And available in a multitude of gorgeous colors like black, nude, taupe, brown and red (♥)!

Melie Bianco "Ariana" Top Handle Messenger in black, red, natural and taupe (Mulberry Alexa knockoff)

Melie Bianco “Ariana” Top Handle Messengercj
($67.99, eBags)

BagInc “So Soho” Reissue Leather Satchel

Update (05/03/2011): Again, a super close Mulberry Alexa look-a-like coming from BagInc. Getting a real leather bag for under $90 that looks so much like the Alexa is quite the deal for me. Also available in black or taupe. Oh, and did I mention we have an exclusive promo code that gives you 10% OFF your order? Simply enter “INTHEIRCLOSET” at checkout.

BagInc "So Soho" Reissue Leather Satchel in brown (Mulberry Alexa knockoff)

BagInc “So Soho” Reissue Leather Satchel
($89, BagInc)

Melie Bianco “Maurissa” Carry All Messenger Bag

Update (02/06/2011): Another great Alexa knockoff coming from Melie Bianco. Available in brown, bone and olive.

Melie Bianco "Maurissa" Carry All Messenger Bag in brown (Mulberry Alexa knockoff)

Melie Bianco “Maurissa” Carry All Messenger Bagamazon
($108, Amazon)

GoJane Buckled Strap Tote

Update (11/08/2010): Yet another Mulberry Alexa knockoff and what a fab one that is, right? I just love this budget-friendly alternative by GoJane. The bag comes also in black or ivory, but the pewter version is my personal favorite.

GoJane Buckled Strap Tote in pewter (Mulberry Alexa knockoff)

GoJane Buckled Strap Tote
($46.80, GoJane)

Vieta “Lucille” Buckle Satchel

Update (10/12/2010): Woot woot! Check out this AH-MAZING Alexa look-a-like by Vieta. I think it’s my favorite look 4 less version of all (among the Oasis one).

Vieta "Lucille" Buckle Satchel in navy (Mulberry Alexa knockoff)

Vieta “Lucille” Buckle Satchells
($62.86, Handbag Heaven)

Oasis Sasha Satchel

Update (07/28/2010): Feast your eyes on the most awesome Mulberry Alexa knockoff to date. OK, the color of this Alexa steal version by Oasis isn’t spot-on, but the rest: Wowzers! And believe it or not: the bag is under $60. How great is that?

Oasis Sasha Satchel in natural (Mulberry Alexa knockoff)

Oasis Sasha Satchel
($58.96, ASOS)

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Update: This post has been updated on August 25, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Sometimes I really question my sanity. I will jump at the chance to buy and subsequently wear (all night long) a pair of 5 inch heels, however when it comes to bags I am much more comfort-conscious. I carry my Rebecca Minkoff cross-body purse more than any other bag in my closet, and it’s because it’s just so darn comfortable. I really love a cross-body bag because it distributes the weight of all your worldly possessions while simultaneously looking effortlessly chic. My new favorite bag to fall into this utopian category is the Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Leather Satchel. God, it’s a beauty, isn’t it? I’m particularly lusting after the gray color Leighton Meester is carrying. Unfortunately this satchel retails for $1.995. Yes, folks, life is cruel.

Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Leather Satchel in chestnut brown

Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Leather Satchells
($1.995, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusicon, Forward by Elyse Walkercj, Barneysls & Proenza Schouler.

Celebrities Love Proenza Schouler

Mary-Kate Olsen, Kirsten Dunst, Leighton Meester, Nicky Hilton, Jessica Alba and Chloë Sevigny carrying a Proenza Schouler PS1 satchel bag

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Sole Society “Presley” Vegan Leather Messenger Bag

Update (08/25/2014): Stumbled upon this Proenza Schouler PS1 inspired handbag at Sole Society today. It’s available in either black, red or brown faux leather.

Sole Society "Presley" Vegan Leather Messenger Bag in brown (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

Sole Society “Presley” Vegan Leather Messenger Bag
($59.95, Sole Society)

Forever 21 Runaround Faux Leather Satchel

Update (05/09/2014): Found these cute satchels at Forever 21 that instantly reminded me of the Proenza Schouler PS1 bag. Love all the different colors, too!

Forever 21 Runaround Faux Leather Satchel (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

Forever 21 Runaround Faux Leather Satchel
($27.80, Forever 21)

Chicnova Pure Color Nubuck Leather Tote

Update (02/02/2014): After a long time, I stumbled upon these fabulous Proenza Schouler PS1 dupes at Chicnova. These bags are made of nubuck leather, are currently on sale for $31.14 and also come in various other lovely colors. Make sure to sign up for the newsletter and you’ll get 20% off your first order at Chicnova.

Chicnova Pure Color Nubuck Leather Tote (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

Chicnova Pure Color Nubuck Leather Tote
($36.63, Chicnova)

P.S.: Also available at Jessica Buurman.

Tylie Malibu Heritage Trotter Ohio THC002 Satchel

Update (09/29/2011): So I know this “steal” by Tylie Malibu is probably the most expensive designer look-a-like we’ve ever featured, but I just found it way too good to pass on it. The bag might be too pricey for most of us at $449, but it’s still $1.500 cheaper than the original PS1 so I guess it does qualify as a steal.

Tylie Malibu Heritage Trotter Ohio THC002 Satchel in black (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

Tylie Malibu Heritage Trotter Ohio THC002 Satchelamazon
($449, Amazon)

BagInc The Most Coveted Bag For Years

Update (07/24/2011): This PS1 knockoff by BagInc is one of the best look-a-likes I’ve seen yet. And it’s made of real leather, too. Love all the colors! Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% OFF your entire order!

BagInc The Most Coveted Bag For Years (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

BagInc The Most Coveted Bag For Years
($92, BagInc)

Vieta Veronique Buckle Satchel

Update (07/24/2011): Just came across another PS1 alternative by Vieta.

Vieta Veronique Buckle Satchel in cream and yellow (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

Vieta Veronique Buckle Satchells
($81.95, Handbag Heaven)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Mossimo Messenger Bag

Update (03/25/2011): Just stumbled upon the much buzzed about infamous PS1 knockoff by Mossimo. Available in black, cognac, mushroom and olive.

Mossimo Messenger Bag in cognac (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

Mossimo Messenger Bag
($34.99, Target)

Pink Studio “Martine” Suede Satchel

Update (07/24/2010): Check out this almost identical PS1 knockoff by Pink Studio. Isn’t it absolutely amazing?

Pink Studio "Martine" Suede Satchel in tan (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

Pink Studio “Martine” Suede Satchel
($185, Nordstrom Rack)

ASOS Leather Slot Through Satchel

Update (05/14/2010): I just stumbled upon another ASOS PS1 inspired version and I think it looks absolutely amazing. The bags comes in black, nude, yellow, green, mink & black/brown, is made of real leather and although not every detail is spot-on the overall look & feel is very similar to the Proenza Schouler PS1 in my opinion.

ASOS Leather Slot Through Satchel in nude & black (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

ASOS Leather Slot Through Satchel
($109.49, ASOS)

ASOS Leather Twist Lock Satchel

But wait! What light through yonder window breaks? ASOS‘s Leather Twist Lock Satchel is not an exact copy of the Proenza Schouler bag but it is so similar in all the ways that count (I considered seeing that Shakespeare reference through to the bitter end but didn’t want to bore you). I love the buttery looking leather and of course the long cross-body strap. I am also quite fond of the rich tan color. I truly think this is an excellent “inspired by” satchel. Now if only it came in gray…

ASOS Leather Twist Lock Satchel in tan (Proenza Schouler PS1 knockoff)

ASOS Leather Twist Lock Satchel
($117.92, ASOS)

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Update: This post has been updated on May 7, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

You know how I know we’re good? Because we never forget a shoe. Or a handbag. Or a face. OK, so not the last one. Back in the old days (you know, 2005) the fashion world saw the introduction to the “It Bag” – a bag that became every starlet’s must have accessory. One day, readers (stay with me), Mary Kate Olsen was spotted carrying a gorgeous black, studded bag that no one could identify but that everyone immediately wanted. A year later the bag (eventually attributed to the talented, Alexander Wang) was made available to the public. It was then known as “Coco”; it is now known as “Rocco”; I can afford neither one.

Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel Bag in black with antique brass hardware

Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel Bag
($925, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Alexander Wangls, Net-A-Porterls & Barneysls.

Celebrities Love Alexander Wang

Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Tisdale, Rihanna, Kristin Cavallari, Nicky Hilton & Jennifer Carpenter carrying an Alexander Wang Rocco Mini Duffel Bag

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Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Barrel Bag

Update (05/07/2014): Here’s another lovely Alexander Wang Rocco dupe bag! Found at Forever 21. Thanks to our reader Benibonnietta for tipping us off!

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Barrel Bag in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Barrel Bag
($29.80, Forever 21)

Jessica Buurman “KRISTINE” Studded Texture Leather Bag

Update (04/12/2014): And here’s another budget-friendly Alexander Wang Rocco alternative which I discovered at Jessica Buurman.

Jessica Buurman "KRISTINE" Studded Texture Leather Bag in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “KRISTINE” Studded Texture Leather Bag
($89, Jessica Buurman)

Chicnova Studded Duffle Bag with Long Strap

Update (03/16/2014): Came across another Rocco bag dupe at Chicnova which is currently on sale for under $50. Make sure to sign up for their newsletter and get a 20% discount on your first order.

Chicnova Studded Duffle Bag with Long Strap in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Chicnova Studded Duffle Bag with Long Strap
($39.20, Chicnova)

Dailylook Stud Base Duffel Bag

Update (07/01/2013): Just discovered another lovely Rocco doppelgänger at Dailylook. This faux leather bag sells for $49.99 and comes in either black, white, mint, pastel pink or navy.

Dailylook Studded Base Bag in mint green (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Dailylook Stud Base Duffel Bag
($49.99, Nordstrom Rack)

BCBGeneration “Tabitha” Satchel

Update (02/21/2013): Found this gorgeous pebbled faux leather satchel by BCBGeneration which looks so much like Alexander Wang’s “Rocco” Duffel minus the studded bottom! Aavailable in 4 colors: black, white, bone and turquoise.

BCBGeneration "Tabitha" Pebbled Satchel in black (Alexander Wang Rocco look-a-like)

BCBGeneration “Tabitha” Duffel Bagamazon
($75, Amazon)

Alloy “Jaxon” Stud Duffel Bag

Update (07/12/2012): Came across a fab and budget-friendly faux leather Rocco bag look-a-like which you can buy at Alloy. It’s also available in black but I prefer the papaya red version seen below.

Alloy "Jaxon" Stud Duffel Bag in watermelon red (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Alloy “Jaxon” Stud Duffel Bagls
($39.90, Alloy)

Melrose Glam “Alexa” Studded Leather Bag

Update (04/26/2011): I just stumbled upon this fantastic and virtually identical Rocco look-a-like by Melrose Glam which is available at BagInc. Love it! It’s a little pricey, but a) it’s made of real leather and b) they offer free worldwide shipping on all orders of $99+. Plus, you can get 10% OFF your entire order with our exclusive coupon code “INTHEIRCLOSET“. Yup, that’s how much we love you! 😉 – P.S.: I now own this bag and it is AH-MAZ-ING (review here…)! So, so worth the investment! Just read the various 5-star customer reviews. Also available in various other colors.

Melrose Glam "Alexa" Studded Bag in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Melrose Glam “Alexa” Studded Bag
($179, BagInc)

Street Level 78080 Studded Duffel Bag

Update (10/05/2011): Found another Rocco alternative by Street Level. It only comes in taupe, has 2 added tassels and it is also faux leather, but the price of $68 makes up for this.

Street Level 78080 Studded Duffel Bag in taupe (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Street Level 78080 Studded Duffel Bagls
($68, Nordstrom)

Ajito Studded Bottom Satchel

Update (09/03/2010): Reader Addy informed us about this lovely Rocco knockoff by Ajito. It comes in either black, brown, grey or white. Thanks, Addy!

Ajito Studded Bottom Satchel in black (Alexander Wang Rocco knockoff)

Ajito Studded Bottom Satchel
($50, YesStyle)

Wet Seal Stud Bottom Satchel

I have to be honest, the last time I shopped at Wet Seal I was looking for something to wear to the school dance (in other words, it was 1998), but by golly perhaps Wet Seal deserves another look! Their Stud Bottom Satchel is a pretty darn great dupe of the Alexander Wang bag. True, it’s not made out of leather, but I know there are vegans among us who actually prefer that. For a mere $24.50 this is a hot bag to add to your arsenal.

Wet Seal Stud Bottom Satchel in black (Alexander Wang Rocco Duffel knockoff)

Wet Seal Stud Bottom Satchelpjx
($24.50, Wet Seal)

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