Well, hello beautiful! — Sorry, I can’t help but be absolutely smitten by the beauty that is the Cabas Zip Tote by Céline. Sure the Luggage tote may have more buzz factor, but it’s the simplified elegance of the Cabas that secretly stole my heart. And not just mine! Supermodel Miranda Kerr has been practically glued to her ponyhair version during the last few months. Can’t blame her, right? It’s such a fabulous bag that’ll fit a good amount of everyday essentials. The price is astonishingly moderate at “only” $1.200 for a high-end designer bag, but unfortunately it’s almost impossible to get your hands on this particular bag. Boohoo!
Céline Cabas Zip Tote, $1.250 || Vestiaire Collective
French Connection Bijou Tote Bag
Update (04/02/2019): I almost forgot about this Céline bag, but then I saw these side zipper totaes by French Connection and they reminded me again. On sale for less than $60, made of faux leather and available in black, blush pink and papay red.
French Connection Bijou Tote Bag, $59.97 || Nordstrom Rack
Choies Tote Bag With Side Zipper
Update (02/11/2015): Discovered this lovely real leather Céline Cabas dupe bag at Choies. What do you think? Hot or not?
Choies Tote Bag With Side Zipper, $98.99 || Choies
Forever 21 Refined Zippered Tote
Update (05/07/2014): Stumbled upon yet another chic Céline look-a-like bag at Forever 21. And it’s super affordable at only $29.80!
Forever 21 Refined Zippered Tote, $29.80 || Forever 21
MANGO Zip Shopper Bag
Update (08/15/2013): Look at this fabulous and budget-friendly zip shopper bag by MANGO. A great alternative to the pricey Céline designer bag. Available in black, white and red faux leather.
MANGO Zip Shopper Bag, $59.99 || MANGO
ALDO Sumerall Zip Shopper
Update (09/04/2012): Found another great Céline Cabas Zip Tote alternative in this faux leather shopper by ALDO. What I love about this bag are the bone-colored inlays when you open the front zippers. Also available in camel/pink and white/black.
ALDO Sumerall Zip Shopper, $24.98 || ALDO
Also available at ALDO (CA).
Co-Lab By Christopher Kon Ryder-1271 Large Zipper Tote
Update (08/21/2012): Just came across another lovely zip tote bag by Co-Lab By Christopher Kon that looks a lot like Céline Cabas Zip Tote. Available for $85 in black, blue, brown, grey and orange.
Co-Lab By Christopher Kon Ryder-1271 Large Zipper Tote, $85 || Amazon
Forever 21 Zipped Tote
In terms of quality this faux leather zipped tote by Forever 21 is no match for the original Céline, but if you’re looking for the designer look and don’t want to spend too much on it, this bag wil certainly do the job. Get it while stock lasts!
Forever 21 Zipped Tote, $32.80 || Forever 21
MANGO Touch Bag Zipper
Another Céline Cabas inspired bag is this croc effect faux leather zipper tote by Mango. It is currently on sale for $44.99 (was $89.99).
MANGO Touch Bag Zipper, $44.99 || MANGO
Hallhuber Zipper Tote
German Céline fans on a budget may find this Hallhuber faux leather zipper tote in red or taupe attractive as an alternative to the pricey designer bag.
Hallhuber Zipper Tote, €59.95 || Hallhuber