I swear Céline makes the most lustworthy bags on the planet. And this Classic Box Bag rocketed to being no. 1 on my personal wish list. For the last 2 years, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect medium sized satchel bag in a classic shape and as soon as I laid my eyes on this particular Céline bag I knew it was “The One“. Then I cried out in utter desperation; $3,400 for this small boxy bag? With all due respect to Phoebe Philo and her incredible talent to create the most coveted bags worlwide, this price is absolutely outrageous and unjustifiable! When did designer fashion get so overly expensive anyway? It’s a worrying development in fashion I noticed over the last few years. But I digress…
Céline Classic Box Bag, $3.400 || Vestiaire Collective
Fashion Insiders & Celebrities Love Céline
Celebs such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Walsh and Michelle Williams have all been spotted carrying a Céline Classic Box Bag.
Autograph Leather Cross Body Bag
Update (03/09/2019): Still on the lookout for a Céline Box Bag dupe? Then check out this boxy crossbody bag by Autograph. Made of genuine leather and available in either black, grey or bronze metallic. Price: $159/£99.
Autograph Leather Cross Body Bag, $159/£99 || Marks and Spencer
Also available at Marks and Spencer (UK).
Be My Bags Dalliance Flap Box Bag
Update (04/01/2017): Discovered another fabulous Céline Box look-alike by Be My Bags which is available in either red, beige, burgundy, tan and black leather for $79.99.
Be My Bags Dalliance Flap Box Bag, $79.99 || Amazon
Actlure Classic Box Bag
Update (03/22/2016): Another Céline Box alternative! Check out these fabulous genuine leather bags by Actlure. They cost $119.99 and come in 7 colors. So lovely!
Actlure Classic Box Bag, $119.99 || Amazon
BagInc Martha Medium Classic Leather Bag
Update (03/22/2016): Spotted another Céline Box Bag dupe today! This time at BagInc. They have 11 variations of their Martha bag in various colors and uppers with prices ranging from $105 to $109. Don’t forget to use our exclusive promo code SPRINGBAG to get 15% off your purchase (free shipping on orders $99+).
BagInc Martha Medium Classic Leather Bag, $109 || BagInc
Forever 21 Structured Faux Leather Crossbody Bag
Update (08/26/2015): May I present you: Forever 21‘s third attempt at recreating Céline’s Box Bag, this time a more spot-on version.
Forever 21 Structured Faux Leather Crossbody Bag, $22.90, Forever 21
Forever 21 Faux Leather Chain-Strapped Crossbody Bag
Update (06/11/2015): And here’s another Céline Box inspired bag by Forever 21.
Forever 21 Faux Leather Chain-Strapped Crossbody Bag, $22.90 || Forever 21
Choies Lock Across Body Box Bag
Update (05/05/2015): Spotted these spot-on Céline Box bag dupes at Choies today. They’re available in either black, white, cobalt blue, burgundy, camel and grey faux leather for a steal price of $39.99!
Choies Lock Across Body Box Bag, $39.99 || Choies
Lush Leather Boxy Shoulder Bag
Update (04/16/2015): Discovered the most spot-on Céline Box bag dupe today! Check out this genuine leather box bag by Lush which is currently on sale for $99.99.
Lush Leather Boxy Shoulder Bag, $99.99 || Amazon
MANGO Sasha Flap Cross-Body Bag
Update (02/16/2015): Discovered this little Céline inspired box bag at MANGO today.
MANGO Sasha Flap Cross-Body Bag, $59.99 || Mango
Forever 21 Faux Leather Crossbody Box Bag
Update (08/21/2014): Check out these cute Céline inspired box bags which I have just discovered at Forever 21. So lovely, aren’t they? I’m especially loving the pink one.
Forever 21 Faux Leather Crossbody Box Bag, $14.99 || Forever 21
Jessica Buurman Lidar Metal Lock Leather Cross Body Bag
Update (05/31/2013): Found another great set of Céline Classic Box Bag alternatives at Jessica Buurman. They come in three sizes, are made of PU leather and come in five beautiful colors which all look super lovely! Use promo code MG19 for 15% off (limited time offer, alternatively try XOXOJESS for 10% off) your order at Jessica Buurman.
Jessica Buurman Lidar Metal Lock Leather Cross Body Bag, $75-$89 || Jessica Buurman
Romwe Retro Single Shoulder Bag
Update (04/03/2013): Just stumbled upon this lovely Céline look-a-like bag by Romwe. Only $60.99 and made of real leather.
Romwe Retro Single Shoulder Bag, $60.99 || Romwe
Urban Expressions Catherine Crossbody Bag
Update (09/10/2012): Found a super fabulous Céline bag look-a-like by Urban Expressions today. $29.95 only and available in fuchsia (love!), black and beige.
Urban Expressions Catherine Crossbody Bag, $29.95 || DSW
GoJane Buckle Strap Satchel
In terms of quality and longevity these Céline bag look-alikes by GoJane are nowhere near a close match, but they’ll give you the same coveted look of simplified elegance and, most importantly, these satchels are actually attainable for the masses by costing less than 1% (imagine that!) of the original. Now if that ain’t something to think about. Looking at the stated bag dimensions on the website I assume the GoJane bags come in the mini size rather than the medium size, but at $30 a pop I’ll take one in every color anyway.
GoJane Buckle Strap Satchel, $37.10 || GoJane