Shoulder Bags

Chloé sure knows how to fire up a bag lover’s heart. First we had the “Faye“, then came the “Drew” and in 2017 we have the “Nile” which I am pretty certain will be Chloé’s next big It bag if not – THE – It bag of the year. And once again Chloé has turned to its trusted saddle bag shape to combine both novelty and functionality by adding an equestrian-inspired brass bracelet that serves both as a decorative detail and functional top handle, depending on how you carry the bag. The “Nile” comes in three sizes: small (as seen in the picture below, price: $1.550), medium (price: $1.690) and a super cute macro sized minaudière clutch in a half-moon silhouette (price: $1.450). Due to the high demand most of the “Nile” styles and colors are currently either sold out or on backorder, so the “Nile” is pretty hard to come by these days – especially the small sized “Nile” in motty gray, Chloé’s signature taupe neutral color. Luckily, we found a few budget-friendly options if you don’t want to wait until this beauty of a bag comes back in stock or simply can’t afford the designer price tag.

Chloé Nile Bracelet Small Shoulder Bag in motty gray

Chloé Nile Bracelet Small Shoulder Bagls
($1.550, Net-A-Porter)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Selfridges, MyTheresa, Kirna Zabêtels, Farfetchls, Matches Fashionls, Browns Fashion, David Jonesls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers & Influencers Love Chloé

Various style bloggers, IGers and fashion influencers have been spotted wearing a Chloé Nile Bracelet Bag in small.

Style Bloggers carrying a Chloé Nile Bracelet Bag

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BagInc “Eliana” Saddle Leather Bag

Deal: Use promo code INTHEIRCLOSET to get 10% off your order at BagInc!

“Eliana” by BagInc is my current Chloé dupe favorite because it looks basically just like the “Nile”, but is ten times cheaper. It’s made of high quality leather, comes in 7 lovely colors and costs $99 instead of $1.550. Make sure to use our exclusive promo code above to save $9.90 on this “Nile” dupe!

BagInc "Eliana" Saddle Leather Bag in taupe, black and cognac brown (Chloé Nile dupes)

BagInc “Eliana” Saddle Leather Bag
($99, BagInc)

Q.BAISE Hoop Detail Crossbody Bag

Not willing to spend $100 on a designer dupe bag? Then how about this Chloé Nile dupe by Q.BAISE? This cute saddle bag will give you the same Parisian Chic designer look for under $30. Available in either white, black or cognac brown faux leather.

Q.BAISE Hoop Detail Crossbody Bag in white, black and cognac brown (Chloé Nile inspired)

Q.BAISE Hoop Detail Crossbody Bag
($29.90, YesStyle)

Cesca Ring Handle Crossbody Handbag

Last but not least is this Chloé inspired crossbody bag by Cesca which looks a lot like the “Nile” without being a blatant knock-off design. The price tag of $29.99 isn’t too bad either.

Cesca Ring Handle Crossbody Handbag in rose pink and grey (Chloé Nile inspired)

Cesca Ring Handle Crossbody Handbag
($29.99, Target)

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Style Charade, THE VIVALUXURY, Instagram: @thestylebungalow/@evachen212/@shallwesasa), Mia Mia Mine, BagInc, YesStyle, Target

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Update: This post has been updated on May 3, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

The “Trotteur” bag might very well be one of my all-time Céline favorites besides the just as lustworthy “Box” bag which we have previously written about. “Trotteur” was first introduced in 2014, but was then redesigned the following year to include a geometrical metal buckle clasp on the flap which it didn’t have in the initial model and which made the otherwise super minimalist design stand out and be memorable enough to become a coveted “It“-bag among celebs and fashion influencers. Prices vary depending on size and materials. The small Céline Trotteur Bag in grained calfskin is officially priced at $1.850 while supersoft calfskin retails for $2.250, but you can currently get the “Trotteur” at Overstock for around $1.500 which is a really great deal on such a classic designer bag that will last you a lifetime.

Céline Trotteur Flap Shoulder Bag

Céline Trotteur Shoulder Bag
($1.499, Overstock)

Also available at Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Céline

Personal style bloggers such as Annabelle Fleur (VivaLuxury), Jacey Lenae Duprie (Damsel in Dior), Caroline Daur (@carodaur) and Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) have all been spotted carrying a Céline Trotteur Shoulder Bag.

Personal style bloggers wearing Céline Trotteur Flap Shoulder Bag

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Melie Bianco “Olympia” Fold Over Saddle Bag

Update (05/03/2017): Just stumbled upon this amazingly spot-on Céline Trotteur dupes by Melie Bianco and had to share them with you right away! They’re available in burgundy red, black and cognac faux leather and are currently on sale for $59 (retail price: $79). Better get these before they’re gone!

Melie Bianco "Olympia" Fold Over Saddle Bag in wine red, black, cognac (Céline Trotteur dupes)

Melie Bianco “Olympia” Fold Over Saddle Bag
($59, Bloomingdale’s)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Walmartls.

Persaman New York “Irina” Leather Crossbody Bag

How could I not be biased towards these Céline Trotteur bag dupes by Persaman New York when these bags carry my name, are made in Italy and cost less than 10% of the real deal? Love, love, love!

Persaman New York "Irina" Leather Crossbody Bag (Céline Trotteur dupes)

Persaman New York “Irina” Leather Crossbody Bag
($119.97, Nordstrom Rack)

BagInc “Hana” Small Flap Leather Bag

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

Another spot-on Céline Trotteur look-alike can be purchased at BagInc for $89 in either black, red, orange or green. It’s made of genuine leather and if you use our exclusive promo code above you will save 10% on your order at BagInc. Steal deal alert!

BagInc "Hana" Small Flap Leather Bag (Céline Trotteur dupes)

BagInc “Hana” Small Flap Leather Bag
($89, BagInc)

Be My Bags “Demure” Faux Leather Flap Shoulder Bag

Deal: Use our exclusive promo code “IN_THEIR_CLOSET” to get 5% off your order!

And lastly, a beautiful Céline look for less alternative in faux leather! This spot-on Trotteur dupe by Be My Bags comes in a variety of colors (currently: 11) and I want one in every color! Judging from the pictures, the quality looks superb and $77 (or $105 CAD) seems like a reasonable price for such a nice looking beauty of a bag. However, because we love our readers we managed to arrange an exclusive reader discount for you at Be My Bags, so be sure to use the promo code above to get 5% off your order.

Be My Bags "Demure" Faux Leather Flap Shoulder Bag (Céline Trotteur dupes)

Be My Bags “Demure” Faux Leather Flap Shoulder Bag
($77/$105 CAD, Be My Bags)

Image source(s): Overstock, VivaLuxury, @damselindior Instagram, @carodaur Instagram, The Blonde Salad, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom Rack, BagInc, Be My Bags

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Update: This post has been updated on June 9, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Time for some Chloé goodness again. The French fashion house really is on a roll with their newest line of “It” bags everyone is lusting after. We’ve already covered the “Drew” and “Faye” and now it’s time to talk about the “Hudson” which is actually a whole set of different Chloé bags coming in different shapes and sizes, all of them exuding that iconic Chloé boho-vibe with their tassels and fringes. And yes, sure, this is undeniably a gorgeous bag, but can you imagine spending more than $2.000 for this sweet little mini bag?

Chloé Hudson Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag in caramel brown and black

Chloé Hudson Mini Fringe Shoulder Bagls
($2.150, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Farfetchls, MyTheresa, Editorialistls & Vestiaire Collective.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Chloé

Celebs such as Emma Roberts and personal style bloggers like Aimee Song (Song of Style), Jessi Malay (My White T) and Charlotte (The Fashion Guitar) have been spotted wearing a Chloé Hudson Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag.

Aimee Song (Song of Style), Jessi Malay (My White T), Emma Roberts & Charlotte (The Fashion Guitar) carrying a Chloé Hudson Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag

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Melie Bianco “Blair” Fringe Crossbody Saddle Bag

Update (06/09/2016): Discovered these cute and affordable Chloé Hudson fringe bag look-alikes by Melie Bianco today which come in either black, navy or grey faux leather and cost less than $40. Steal deal alert!

Melie Bianco "Blair" Fringe Crossbody Saddle Bag in black and navy (Chloé Hudson dupes)

Melie Bianco “Blair” Fringe Crossbody Saddle Bagamazon
($35, Amazon)

Lush Leather Saddle Tassel Crossbody Bag

Update (05/11/2016): Spotted the first genuine leather Chloé Hudson dupe today! By Lush and available in either black or brown for $139.99.

Lush Leather Saddle Tassel Crossbody Bag in black and cognac brown (Chloé Hudson knockoffs)

Lush Leather Saddle Tassel Crossbody Bagamazon
($139.99, Amazon)

Sole Society “Exie” Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag

Luckily, I stumbled upon this cute Chloé alternative by Sole Society which will give you the coveted Chloé boho look for a whole lot less. Sole Society’s version is a little larger than the real deal Chloé, but I actually prefer that because I can’t see my wallet, phone, keys and lipstick fitting comfortably in the Hudson mini bag above. “Exie” is available in cognac brown or black faux leather (with genuine suede tassels) for $59.95.

Sole Society "Exie" Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag in cognac brown and black (Chloé Hudson knockoffs)

Sole Society “Exie” Mini Fringe Shoulder Bag
($59.95, Sole Society)

BagInc “Renee” Faux Leather Fringe Bag

Deal: Use promo code “SPRINGBAG” to get 15% off your entire order!

BagInc has also a good looking, spot-on Chloé Hudson faux leather dupe available in various beautiful colors for the budget-friendly price of $69. You can even save some more (15%!) by using the promo code above. FYI: A few weeks ago I received an email from a reader who was having issues with her BagInc order (long order processing and unsatisfactory customer service), so please proceed with caution, prepare yourself for a possibly longer shipping process (products are being shipped from Hong Kong) and if nothing helps, there’s always the possibility to file a dispute with PayPal or your credit card company. I own a couple of (genuine leather) BagInc bags and was always very pleased with both the shipping duration as well as the product quality, but that’s been quite a while ago now, so I can’t fully vouch for the company at this point and thus wanted you to be aware of this.

BagInc "Renee" Faux Leather Fringe Bag in cognac brown, black, grey and red (Chloé Hudson knockoffs)

BagInc “Renee” Faux Leather Fringe Bag
($69, BagInc)

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Song of Style, My White T, @emmaroberts Instagram, The Fashion Guitar, Amazon, Sole Society, BagInc

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Update: This post has been updated on January 22, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

I admit I wasn’t too familiar with Barcelona-based bag brand M2Malletier before writing this post, but when I read up the brand’s history, it instantly reminded me of Mansur Gavriel because both brands were founded in 2012 by a female design duo (in this case Melissa Losada and Marcela Velez) and both brands are best known for their minimalistic designs. Recognizing an M2Malletier bag shouldn’t be too hard as they all have that signature metal bar top handle the brand is so famous for. M2Malletier key design elements include rectangular shapes and clean lines which supposedly is due to the dominant influence of architecture, the most important source of inspiration for the designer duo. And even though M2Malletier bags aren’t quite as hyped as Mansur Gavriel’s, it’s still quite hard to get your hands on the best-selling designs such as this handmade “Fleur Du Mal” shoulder bag. The price of $1.560 isn’t really helping either, of course.

M2Malletier La Fleur Du Mal Shoulder Bag in black and gold

M2Malletier La Fleur Du Mal Shoulder Bagls
($1.560, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Moda Operandi, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Farfetchls, Selfridges, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love M2Malletier

Celebs like Kate Hudson and Kate Bosworth and style bloggers such as Louise Hay (LouHayHay) and Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) have all been spotted carrying a M2Malletier La Fleur Du Mal Shoulder Bag.

Kate Hudson, Kate Bosworth, Louise (LouHayHay) & Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) carrying a M2Malletier La Fleur Du Mal Shoulder Bag

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BagInc “Norma” Clutch Bag

Update (01/22/2016): If you want a high-quality dupe made of genuine leather, BagInc is the way to go. Their “Norma” bag is available in both red and black leather for $99. Make sure to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your purchase (free shipping on orders of $99+)!

BagInc "Norma" Clutch Bag in black and red (M2Malletier La Fleur dupe)

BagInc “Norma” Clutch Bag
($99, BagInc)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Crossbody

I didn’t really expect Forever 21 to come out with an M2Malletier dupe anytime soon as I assumed the metal bar top handle detail would be way too costly to produce to fit into the brand’s narrow price range. Apparently, I was wrong. Because just look at this budget-friendly beauty of a bag! A spot-on “Fleur Du Mal” dupe for under $25! A quick reminder: the real deal comes in at $1.560. Now that’s what I call a steal deal!

Forever 21 Metal Bar Top Handle Faux Leather Crossbody Bag in black and gold (M2Malletier Fleur Du Mal dupe)

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

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I think we can all agree on Instagram being the no. 1 must-have app for fashion bloggers. It has become an extremely powerful tool for bloggers in the last few years and no personal style blog would be complete without a matching Instagram profile. Nowadays, you don’t even have to have a blog anymore to make it in the fashion world, a viral Instagram account is enough to make you rich and famous these days. And while I must admit, I was quite sceptical about all the Instagram hype at first, now I’m a total Insta fan. That’s why I’m absolutely loving this playful Instagram bag by Mua Mua. It’s so darn cute, but spending £225 on such a trendy item seems very unreasonable in my kind of budget situation.

Mua Mua Instagram Shoulder Bag in beige and brown

Mua Mua Instagram Shoulder Bag
(£225, Browns Fashion)

Fashion Insiders Love Mua Mua

Fashion editor Georgia Tal from Vogue Italy has been spotted wearing her Mua Mua Instagram Shoulder Bag at Paris Fashion Week.

Georgia Tal (Vogue Italy) carrying a Mua Mua Instagram Shoulder Bag

Melie Bianco Selfie Camera Bag

Luckily, I came across this Instagram inspired “selfie” bag by Melie Bianco which will give you the same Instagram look, but for less than $40. Sure, Melie Bianco’s version is faux leather and not as detailed as the Mua Mua bag, but for $39 I’m not one to complain.

Melie Bianco Instagram Selfie Camera Bag in beige and brown (Mua Mua knockoff)

Melie Bianco Selfie Camera Bag
($38.95, eBags)

Image source(s): Browns Fashion, Tommy Ton, TheUrbanSpotter, Lori’s

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