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 afford a Céline bag right now. But not right now doesn’t equal never, am I right? But until that day arrives I’ll have to settle for a budget-friendly Céline Trio alternative, I guess.
Céline Trio Crossbody Bag, ~$1.500 || The RealReal
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 a Céline Trio Bag.
Ted Baker Maceyy Double Zip Leather Crossbody Bag
Update (03/22/2019): Look at this beautiful fire red double zip crossbody by Ted Baker London! Isn’t it beautiful? I love the standout color and the texture of the pebbled leather, plus it does look a lot like Céline’s Trio bag. And did I mention it’s on sale for under $90? Steal deal alert! Also available in various other colors.
Ted Baker Maceyy Double Zip Leather Crossbody Bag, $89.97 || Nordstrom Rack
Lipault Paris Plume Elegance Leather Multi Pouch Bag
Update (03/22/2019): Also stumbled upon this Cèline inspired bag by Lipault Paris. It has three zip compartments just like the designer real deal. I love the red color, but it also comes in black, tan, navy and yellow. Price: $122.50 (on sale).
Lipault Paris Plume Elegance Leather Multi Pouch Bag, $122.50 || Zappos
Also available at Amazon.
MKF Collection by Mia K. Farrow Anastasia Crossbody Bag
Update (03/22/2019): I’m not sure who Mia K. Farrow is, but her Anastasia bag reminds me of the Céline Trio. These here have two compartments hiding behind a zipper and a cute little bow on the front. Made of faux leather and available in a ton of cute colors including some adorable pastels like mint and lavender which I am totally obsessed with! Plus, they’re super affordable at $19.99.
MKF Collection by Mia K. Farrow, $19.99 || Amazon
Marc O’Polo Zip Crossbody Bag
Update (03/22/2019): Discovered this zip crossbody at Marc O’Polo and thought it’d make a nice alternative to the Céline Trio as well. Available for €119.95 in multiple colors including black, yellow and light blue.
Marc O’Polo Zip Crossbody Bag, €119.95 || Marc O’Polo
Saks Fifth Avenue Medium Two Zip Crossbody Bag
Update (12/26/2018): Found these lovely crossbody bags at Saks 0ff 5th today and they instantly reminded me of Céline’s Trio design. These have only two compartment instead of three, but the overall design is still very similar to the French designer original. They’re made of genuine leather, come in various colors (red, black, grey, camel and ivory) and cost $79.99 which I think is a fair price for such a bag. What do you think? Yay or nay?
Saks Fifth Avenue Medium Two Zip Crossbody Bag, $79.99 || Saks Off 5th
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, $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, $89 || BagInc
MANGO Cecile Cross-Body Triple Bag
Update (02/16/2015): Discovered yet another Céline Trio bag look-alike at MANGO. This time, it’s available in red, black and white and costs $23.99!
MANGO Cecile Cross-Body Triple Bag, $23.99 || MANGO
Chicnova Relaxed Style Three Layers Shoulder Bag
Update (02/16/2015): Another budget-friendly and very similar Céline Trio bag look-alike is available at Chicnova for under $20 in either black, tan or yellow.
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, $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, $14.99 || Forever 21
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 $20? 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, $20 || 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. Use promo code EXTRA15 to get 15% off your order at Jessica Buurman + free worldwide express shipping (alternatively, try code XOXOJESS for 10% off).
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, $14.99 || Forever 21
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! At this price, I’d probably get one in every color.
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 might be a great Céline Trio alternative for you. $160 seems like a lot for such a small bag, but a $160 price tag still looks better than $1.500, does it not? Sadly, the most beautiful 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, $159.99 || Amazon
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, $320 || Shopbop
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