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Real vs. Steal – Céline Trio Crossbody Bag

by Irina on November 12, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on November 12, 2017. 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 Crossbody Bag in red

Céline Trio Crossbody Bag
(~$1.500, The RealReal)

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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Mossimo Supply Co. Triple-compartment Crossbody Handbag

Update (11/12/2017): Happened to come across another set of fab and very affordable Céline Trio inspired crossbody bags! These are by Mossimo Supply Co. and can be bought for $22.99 at Target.

Mossimo Supply Co. Triple-compartment Crossbody Handbag in black and tan (Céline Trio dupes)

Mossimo Supply Co. Triple-compartment Crossbody Handbag
($22.99, Target)

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 receive 15% off your order at BagInc!

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)

Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

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, YesStyle)

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)

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

Old Navy Crossbody Bag

Update (08/25/2014): Spotted these fabulous Céline Trio alternatives at Old Navy today. This Céline Trio look-alike only has two instead of three compartments, but who cares when it’s only $24.99? 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 metallic, printed and faux suede versions.

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

Old Navy Crossbody Bag
($24.99, 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)

Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK) & 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 $24.99! 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 Bag
($24.99, 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)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls & Michael Kors.

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 Bagls
($320, Shopbop)

Also available at Revolve & Bloomingdale’s.

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Real vs. Steal – Valentino Rockstud Leather Clutch

by Juliana on September 18, 2016

Update: This post has been updated on September 18, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Fashion magazines are consistently talking about the day clutch. While carrying all your essentials in a bag the size of a large envelope isn’t exactly feasible, how can you make a clutch work during the day? It’s easy, you just toss it in your larger work tote and then pull it out for lunch, a quick run to Starbucks, or keep it handy for an impromptu dinner after work. This particular style by Valentino is perfect. It has great proportion, construction and just enough edginess to make it less “boardroom” and more “downtown chic”. But although this particular clutch would get a lot of use, it may not be quite enough to justify the price. As always, we present you more accessible options. Check it out below!

Valentino Rockstud Leather Clutch in black

Valentino Rockstud Leather Clutch
($1.395, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Nordstromls & Farfetchls.

Celebrities Love Valentino

Zoe Saldana, Alexa Chung, Jessica Biel, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Clémence Poésy carrying a Valentino Rockstud Leather Clutch

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Express Studded Border Clutch

Update (09/18/2016): Found another great Valentino Rockstud inspired clutch bag today! It’s available at Express, comes in black and costs $39.90.

Express Studded Border Clutch in black (Valentino Rockstud dupe)

Express Studded Border Clutch
($39.90, Express)

Forever 21 Studded Clutch w/ Wristlet Strap

Update (09/09/2016): Just spotted this lovely Valentino Rockstud dupe clutch at Forever 21 in white which is on final sale for $10. Super steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Studded Clutch w/ Wristlet Strap in white (Valentino Rockstud dupe)

Forever 21 Studded Clutch w/ Wristlet Strap
($10, Forever 21)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Sarita” Studded Zip Top Wristlet Clutch

Update (06/17/2015): Discovered these fabulous Valentino Rockstud pouch dupes by Carlos by Carlos Santana today. They’re available in either black, white or turqoise faux leather and are currently on sale for a steal price of $29.97 (down from $69!).

Carlos by Carlos Santana "Sarita" Studded Zip Top Wristlet Clutch in black and turquoise (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Sarita” Studded Zip Top Wristlet Clutch
($29.97, Nordstrom Rack)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Large “Selma” Stud-Trim Saffiano Clutch

Update (08/15/2013): Whoa, look at this fab Valentino dupe by MICHAEL Michael Kors! Totally looks like the high-end designer clutch, but actually costs only $108! I also love the Saffiano leather which is usually mainly used for and most known because of Prada’s famous Saffiano bags. Available in a lot of different colors like tan, taupe, turquoise, red and purple!

MICHAEL Michael Kors Large "Selma" Stud-Trim Saffiano Clutch in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Large “Selma” Stud-Trim Saffiano Clutchls
(108, Neiman Marcus)

Stylistpick “Alessia” Multi Stud Clutch

Update (02/10/2013): And here we have another Valentino Rockstud Clutch look-a-like by Stylistpick. Available in black or beige faux leather for £20!

Stylistpick "Alessia" Multi Stud Clutch in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

Stylistpick “Alessia” Multi Stud Clutchamazon
(£20, Amazon.co.uk)

GoJane Pyramid Stud Trim Clutch

Just as lovely, this version by GoJane is exactly the type of clutch you need for everyday and costs way less than the original designer inspiration. Place all your essentials inside and then place it in your larger tote to make it easier to pull out when you’re on the go. It will also keep everything organized and easier to spot inside your larger bag as well! Wear this clutch with everything; from your pencil skirt and blouse to your jeans on the weekend for brunch. The detachable strap is fantastic; and I’m sure you’ll find a dozen ways to wear your new bag! Want to add a little glam twist to your look? You can also get this style in peach or gold metallic faux leather.

GoJane Pyramid Stud Trim Clutch in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

GoJane Pyramid Stud Trim Clutch
($11.95, GoJane)

Buffalo Stud Clutch Bag

Another great steal and also made of completely vegan leather is this cute look-a-like clutch by Buffalo. These are a bit more expensive than the previous style, but the hardware is very similar to the original. The wristlet detail is just fabulous because it helps keep your hands free when you need them most (perhaps you’re going out for cocktails or meeting friends at an after work networking event). I really like that you have the option of the taupe color as well because it’s perfect if you wear a lot of brown or prefer a lighter palette for your key wardrobe pieces.

Buffalo Stud Clutch Bag in black and taupe (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

Buffalo Stud Clutch Bag
(€49.90, Buffalo)

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Update: This post has been updated on May 5, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m always a little torn when it comes to MICHAEL Michael Kors because Kors often gets “inspired” by his designer colleagues from the high-end department yet still tries to sell his designer-inspired shoes and bags for what I consider a pretty steep price. However, the “Selma” large top zip satchel really stole my heart by storm. The luxe-looking saffiano leather reminds me of Prada and the pop of pink would be a great way to incorporate some color into any outfit. All in all, it’s simply a really beautiful and feminine bag! A bag that costs $358 unfortunately! Le sigh!

MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Large Top Zip Satchel in fuchsia pink

MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Large Top Zip Satchel
($358, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Lord & Taylor, Amazonamazon, CUSPls, Nordstromls, Michael Korsls, Neiman Marcusls, Bloomingdale’s, Dillard’s, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Macy’s, eBagscj, Harrodsls, Selfridges, Forzieri & Zalandoaffilinet.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love MICHAEL Michael Kors

Celebs such as Kate Mara, Olivia Munn, Selena Gomez and style bloggers such as Devon Rachel, Economy of Style and Megan Quint Gressel have all been spotted wearing MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Large Top Zip Satchel.

Celebrities and Style Bloggers carrying a MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Large Top Zip Satchel

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Segolene En Cuir “Sylvie” Handbag

UPDATE (05/05/2015): Discovered these lovely satchels by Segolene En Cuir which are currently on sale for under $120 (down from $379).

Segolene En Cuir "Sylvie" Handbag (MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma knockoffs)

Segolene En Cuir “Sylvie” Handbag
($119.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Accessorize “Georgia” Winged Handheld Bag

UPDATE (02/28/2014): Just discovered these lovely PU leather bags at Accessorize which are a great alternative if you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to get the look of Kors’ Selma bag. I’m absolutely in love with all these amazing colors!

Accessorize "Georgia" Winged Handheld Bag (MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma knockoff)

Accessorize “Georgia” Winged Handheld Bagls
(£32, Accessorize)

BagInc “Meg” Satchel Bag

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

Spending $358 on a bag might not fit into everyone’s shopping budget, so here you go: this satchel I discovered at BagInc is a perfect MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma dupe minus the brand logo for less than half the price of the original. And how lovely are all the colors? I can’t decide which one is my favorite. Plus, don’t forget to use the promo code above to get an extra 10% off!

BagInc "Meg" Satchel Bag in pink, indigo, navy and wine red (MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma knockoff)

BagInc “Meg” Satchel Bag
($119, BagInc)

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Update: This post has been updated on November 1, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you loved the “Early” ankle boot by Tabitha Simmons, you’ll probably fall in love with “Eva” as well as it is the high-heeled equivalent of Simmons’ “Early” ankle boot. I usually don’t get much use out of my peep-toe/open-toe booties, but I find these here so absolutely fabulous that I don’t really care how not practical they are! Unfortunately though, they are also very expensive. $1.145 – I don’t know about you, but that kind of money would pay quite a few bills in my house!

Tabitha Simmons Eva Open Toe Booties in black suede

Tabitha Simmons Eva Open Toe Suede Booties
($1.145, Forward by Elyse Walker)

Julianne Moore Loves Tabitha Simmons

Actress Julianne Moore has been spotted wearing Tabitha Simmons Eva Open Toe Booties.

Julianne Moore wearing Tabitha Simmons Eva Open Toe Booties

Qupid Gianna-08 Zipper Buckle Peep Toe Stiletto Booties

Update (11/01/2013): Found another Tabitha Simmons Eva dupe! Check out these budget-friendly faux leather peep-toe booties by Qupid.

Qupid Gianna-08 Zipper Buckle Peep Toe Stiletto Booties in black (Tabitha Simmons Eva knockoffs)

Qupid Gianna-08 Zipper Buckle Peep Toe Stiletto Booties
($39.50, Heels.com)

Zigi Soho “Sincere” Booties

Update (10/22/2013): Stumbled upon this Tabitha Simmons Eva inspired platform bootie version by Zigi Soho. What do you think? Yay or nay?

Zigi Soho "Sincere" Booties in black faux suede (Tabitha Simmons Eva knockoffs)

Zigi Soho “Sincere” Bootiesamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Brena” Peep-Toe Booties

Now look at these amazingly similar looking peep-toe booties by MICHAEL Michael Kors! So close to the Tabitha Simmons original but $920 cheaper! I think I even prefer the Michael Kors version in black leather because the smaller platform and the overall design looks a little sleeker to me. Available in black and burgundy leather as well as black suede.

MICHAEL Michael Kors "Brena" Peep-Toe Booties in black (Tabitha Simmons Eva knockoffs)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Brena” Peep-Toe Bootiesamazon
($130.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls & Neiman Marcusls.

Tony Bianco “Arcadia” High Heeled Peep-toe Booties

Our second look-a-like candidate, Tony Bianco‘s “Arcadia” bootie, is pretty much a spot-on dupe of the pricey Tabitha Simmons original but with a price tag of “only” $189.95 AUD! Also available in other colors such as beige and taupe.

Tony Bianco "Arcadia" High Heeled Peep-toe Booties in black (Tabitha Simmons Eva knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Arcadia” High Heeled Peep-toe Booties
($75.98 AUD, StyleTread)

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Update: This post has been updated on August 24, 2011. Scroll down to see the new adds.

So you might already know about my love for all things Prada and if you’ve been following this blog for a while you’ll probably also know that I’m big, really BIG, on the leopard trend (which is still going strong these days). Hence my obsession with these leopard-printed Prada platforms shouldn’t come as a surprise to you. These heels are absolute head-turners and all what’s needed to make a monochrome outfit pop. Just look at Emmy Rossum rocking her Pradas with leather skinnies, a white blazer and a neon yellow purse. Doesn’t she look amazing? Now even if you were willing to spend a fortune on a pair of shoes, it’s too bad, but they’re long gone and all sold out.

Prada Leopard-Printed Haircalf Sandals

Prada Leopard-Printed Haircalf Sandalsls
($990, Saks)

Celebrities Love Prada

Emmy Rossum, Sofia Vergara, Carey Mulligan, Dakota Fanning & Kristin Cavallari in Prada Leopard-Printed Haircalf Sandals

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MICHAEL Michael Kors “Sophia” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (08/24/2011): Found another nice and affordable Prada look-a-like by MICHAEL Michael Kors. Available in either leopard print fabric or black patent.

MICHAEL Michael Kors "Sophia" Platform Pumps in leopard print fabric (Prada knockoffs)

MICHAEL Michael Kors “Sophia” Platform Pumpscj
($150, Zappos)

Vince Camuto “Merkin” Platform Sandals

UPDATE (08/24/2011): Vince Camuto also has a fab Prada alternative available in leopard print or black leather.

Vince Camuto "Merkin" Platform Sandals in leopard and black (Prada knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Merkin” Platform Sandalsls
($110, Dillard’s)

Enzo Angiolini “Farrel” Leopard Pumps

However, this ain’t a reason to give up on a pair of fabulous leopard platforms à la Prada. Enzo Angiolini “Farrel” pumps will give you the same wild look but for a much smaller investment. Who can say no to leopard shoes at that price level? I know I can’t.

Enzo Angiolini "Farrel" Leopard Pumps (Prada knockoffs)

Enzo Angiolini “Farrel” Leopard Pumpsamazon
($49.50, Amazon)

INC International Concepts “Mariella” Sandals

Wanna save even more? Then you might want to opt for these INC International Concepts heels which are less similar to the Pradas but similar enough to give the same look & feel, only for even less money. These also come in nude or red patent.

INC International Concepts "Mariella" Sandals

INC International Concepts “Mariella” Sandalsls
($89, Macy’s)

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