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We’re not against a splurge moment, but we understand that not everyone has the funds (or desire) to spend big on designer items. That’s where dupes come in handy. Not to be confused with knockoffs, a dupe is an “inspired by” style – a similar aesthetic without the logo. If you’re not dead set on getting the brand name, then it’s a win-win, because you get the style you’ve been eyeing while keeping your budget happy! Because you loved the first post highlighting designer dupes, I found 12 more. These handbags look high-end, but will keep the money in your wallet. What’s not to love about that?
From Celine to Givenchy, the majority of luxury fashion designers have their own version of the box bag. Defined by its simple square shape and minimal hardware, this bag is timeless and classic!
Its minimalistic design makes it versatile enough to wear with anything in your wardrobe. This is the type of bag you could add to any outfit if you want it to have a classy appeal.
French girls love the Longchamp Le Pliage tote for travel, commuting, and everything in between. This alternative has a very similar style and is made out of nylon as well. It lacks the embossed leather trim handle, but for the price and space you get, it’s a steal!
Whether you want to use it as a gym bag, an accessory to your casual chic outfit, an overnight bag, or your personal item for airplane traveling, this style of bag is versatile enough to match a variety of styles and occasions.
Hermès makes some of the most expensive bags in the world, specifically the Kelly and Birkin style. Their price tag (even used), makes these bags unattainable (and inconceivable) for many, but you’re in luck, you can get a similar style!
What’s to love about these bags is the structured silhouette, the classy top handle, and the subtle and interesting hardware. This dupe has all the details you love for under $100. (Currently out of stock, but you can join the waitlist!)
The brown-on-brown logo (similar to Louis Vuitton-see how designers all inspire each other?) and material of Celine Triomphe make this collection interesting yet subtle.
Designer items that have an “IYKYK” logo instead of the name being plastered all over the handbag can give a higher-end look. This alternative bag has similar subtle detailing, gold hardware, and leather trim – all the things you love about the original.
For a chic catch-all bag, this one can’t be missed. The alternative is made of vegan leather, but still boasts the roomy size and decorative pendant. If I had to choose, I might even like the dupe better.
This type of bag can be worn running errands on the weekend, traveling, or even with your classic trench coat. It encapsulates casual chic perfectly.
Looking for a quilted clutch with a gold chain under $50? You’re in luck. Both of these bags feature a rectangular shape and a quilting detail in black.
This is the type of bag you could wear on date night, girl’s night, or whenever you want to class up your look!
A tweed handbag makes a beautiful accessory and this alternative is a great option. Though the hardware is not the same as the original, you get the same essence of this handbag with the tweed material, rectangle shape, and chain strap.
Insider tip: The late Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s former creative director, has his own handbag line where you can also get the style of Chanel without the high price tag.
If you’ve been following fashion news, then you know it’s a good idea to boycott Balenciaga altogether. But if you still like the style of their Cagole bag, you can get a similar look without supporting this designer (or spending large amounts of money).
The black and silver color combination reads tough while the hardware adds some edge. The 90s baguette style also adds a vintage touch. This is the bag style for you if you resonate with a retro edgy fashion aesthetic.
Is Fendi your favorite designer? If so, take a look at this handbag from Mango. It features the same printed letter graphics on black fabric that brings to mind the style of Fendi, without being an exact copycat.
This handbag is simple enough to go with everything, yet adds enough interest to elevate your look.
Celine lovers, rejoice! If you’ve been looking for a bucket bag to add to your wardrobe, this alternative is a great option. The essence of the original is there, with the bucket shape, (faux) leather trim, and light brown graphic set upon a darker brown background.
This bag can instantly elevate all your casual weekend outfits. Wear with anything from a basic tee to a blazer to a trench coat.
Looking for a bag that’s spacious but a bit more elevated than a nylon tote bag? Then take a look at this one.
The chain straps pop against the decorative quilting and the satin finish adds a little glow. Not only does this bear a close resemblance to the Chanel quilted bag, but it’s a stylish bag in and of itself too.
Do you like the retro bag styles of the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s? If so, then you’ll love this option. With a subtle geometric design, this is the type of bag you can sling over your shoulder with any of your outfits.
And if you want to get your feet wet with vintage handbag styles, this is a good place to start.
Though designer items are generally made out of higher quality materials, it doesn’t always guarantee a well-made item. And then there’s the price to think of! Sometimes you can score big on designer handbag dupes, and at the very least, you can test out the style before making a big purchase.
Curious to know when it’s the right time to make a big purchase? Find out here: How To Mix High and Low Fashion (& Know When To Splurge and When To Save)