DESIGNER HANDBAG DUPES | SAVE OR SPLURGE?

I’ve been obsessed with blush pink and nude bags for a while now and whilst cruising some of my fave online websites I came across a whole load of designer handbag dupes. I honestly can’t believe how similar some of them are. It started off with a Chloe Faye look-alike which I’ve seen many times before but not in the colour nude. Then I discovered a dupe for the Chanel Boy Bag, then the Prada Saffiano and even one for the Givenchy Antigona. Some of these bags are also available in many other colours such as black, beige and tan. But for the purpose of this post I’m sticking to the ones that have caught my eye the most….

DESIGNER HANDBAG DUPES 2017 SPLURGE OR SAVE

CHLOE FAYE SHOULDER BAG DUPE DESIGNER HANDBAG DUPES

Chloe Faye Shoulder Bag | £1,370.00 | Link

Check out the dupe for £22.00 here!

CHANEL BOY BAG DUPE DESIGNER HANDBAG DUPES

Chanel Boy Bag | £3,828.82 | Link

Check out the dupe for £25.00 here!

PRADA SAFFIANO BAG DUPE 2017 DESIGNER HANDBAG DUPES

Prada Saffiano Lux Double-Zip Tote | £2072.75 | Link

Check out the dupe for £25.00 here! 

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GIVENCHY ANTIGONA BAG DUPE DESIGNER HANDBAG DUPES

Givenchy Antigona Shoulder Bag | £1,375.00 | Link

Check out the dupe for £23.00 here!

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Looking at these bags, can you see how similar they are too? I know that the subject of dupes is often thought to be a controversial topic. However, most people have probably bought a dupe at least once in their life whether they are aware of it or not. I think there’s a massive difference between producing a dupe (where an item is similar) and a fake (where the item is exactly the same using the brand name). However, if you talk to the people that designed and produced the product in the first place and you’ll probably get a different opinion every time.

Ollie and I know exactly what it’s like to spend ages creating a successful brand and it’s products only to have them copied and distributed all over the world. This is exactly what happened to us. But there were many variations, from dupes to fakes and sadly someone even started selling the real things. The latter was obviously the worst case for us because it proved you really can’t trust anyone these days.

When it came to the fakes that was annoying because the quality was rubbish and that can potentially ruin the reputation of a brand. However, I personally believe dupes are a different thing. Here’s why. Just like the designer handbags our products were pretty expensive. So I believe that most (not all) people who are going to splurge on an item wouldn’t buy the dupe version anyway. So hardly any sales would be lost. Ollie was fuming when we first found out products had been copied, especially when the investigation first began. But you know what? I simply told him ‘imitation is the greatest form of flattery’. Of course it was a different story when we realised some of these copies were actually the real thing.

What do you think of dupes?

If you’re someone that’s against them, can you honestly put your hand on your heart and say that you’ve never ever bought one yourself (intentionally or unintentionally)?

Carly x

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  • Rebecca Minkoff has great dupes for the Chanel Le Boy bag! thanks for sharing these greta dupes!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Ohhh, thanks for the recommendation. Off to check them out. x

  • These are really gorgeous bags

    Beauty Candy Loves
     

  • A dupe is one thing but a fake is something else and I can’t abide fakes. Sorry to hear about your situation – did you get it resolved? xx

    Beautylymin

    • Yes, it was a long time ago now. Although you can still buy the fakes, dupes and even the real things marketed like its a fake! Lol. X

  • Carmen Jny (carmitive)

    What a great post dear! I think it’s always important to write the right balance when it comes to designer bags. 🙂
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

  • You did such an amazing job in finding some really great dupes, girlie! I especially love the one for the Givenchy! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  • Tina – Styleappetite

    Oh yes such an interesting topic – I think there is a big difference between dupes and fakes. Last ones are a No-Go for me (so bags with wrong chanel logos etc..) but a dupe, so a bag that looks a bit like a Chloe or Chanel etc is fine with me – because I think that you can see that it is not “a real designer bag” 🙂
    xxx and have a great weekend,
    Tina.
    http://www.styleappetite.com

    • Yes I think I have to agree with you there. I hope you have a fab weekend too. Xx

  • I’m loving anything blush pink and nude at the moment too! These are great dupes, thanks for sharing!

    Reine | Sincerely Reine

  • These are my favorite colors in bags 🙂
    Most of the bags i have are in beige and blush pink color.

  • They really are all similar! Excellent finds!!

  • These blush bags are gorgeous! There’s a big difference between dupes and fakes. I think dupes are okay and you found some great ones!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  • sissy kat

    definitely a save!

  • The Sunday Mode

    I’ve bought so many unintentional dupes in the past but in general I don’t really see anything wrong with a good dupe, as long as it’s not a straight up knock off.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • I’m the same. I buy whatever I like the look of. : )