Do you covet the latest French designer goods? I know I do.
How I wish I had a shoe closet full of the latest Christian Louboutin pumps in their endless textures, shapes and shades. I would gush in glee at handbag racks full of Celine bags in all different styles.
Unfortunately, I am not ballin outta control and about that guap-tastic life.
For the sensible sista who’s earning dollars – bills, rent/mortgage and the cost of living take priority over securing the latest ‘it bag’ or shoe. But damn, how we wish we could shop like Rih, Bey or Kim.
Am I right ladies?!
That’s when the high street, main street or chain stores come to the rescue. They see we want what those celebs have but we can’t afford it or frankly it’s not that big of a priority in our lives. So they manufacture inspired, affordable, comparable versions to the mostly unattainable designer model.
I appreciate these inspired versions are not to everyone’s taste – but if you want the designer look for less the online store DailyLook will satisfy that burning desire to be on trend without breaking the budget.
The thing I love about DailyLook is it takes the confusion out of styling, as each outfit is professionally styled in-house from the clothes down to the accessories. You can choose to buy individual pieces or throw the whole outfit into your cart.
Great news for my sistas living outside of the US – DailyLook ship internationally and you get free shipping if you spend over $150.
If you click on any of the links to the products throughout this post, you will receive $10 towards your first purchase with DailyLook. Full disclosure, you will also give me $10 towards another purchase. Shop the latest bags starting at $20 on DailyLook!
I also encourage you to keep an eye out for their fantastic coupon codes to further save on your purchases.
Now let’s get into the affordable chic accessories shall we?
Celine Mini Luggage Tote vs. Large Structured Handbag
SPLURGE: Kourtney Kardashian with her Celine Mini Luggage Tote valuing $3,998
STEAL: DailyLook Large Structured Handbag $64.99
The Celine Mini Luggage Tote is quite the ‘it bag’ in the fashion world being sported by countless celebrities including all of the Kardashian sisters, Jennifer Garner, Oprah, Nicole Richie and Nene Leakes.
Known for it’s spaciousness and outer pop out ‘wings’ the bag comes in a variety of colours and finishes. The bag is so sought after they consequently sell out on the regular. Topping out at nearly $4,000 the Celine Mini Luggage Tote is not in the price range of the average earning sista or is readily available.
The inspired version comes in black, beige, red, blue and black/beige.
The bag’s dimensions are as follows: H 12″ x L 11.75″ (bottom) / L 20″ (top) x W 7″
The Celine Mini Luggage Tote measures in at an almost exact size match of H 12″ x W 12″ x D 7.″
It features a detachable adjustable shoulder strap, a main zippered closure, is fully lined, has one exterior zippered pocket, three interior pockets (1 zippered, 2 open), gold coloured hardware and is faux leather.
I own the beige Large Structured Bag and I can honestly say I love it. The neutral colour allows me to wear it with a variety of fashion looks and the detachable strap allows for cross body wear where it hits my thigh at the longest length (I’m 5″11).
The handles are comfortably padded so they don’t dig into the shoulder and the bag is also easy to clean if it gets soiled.
Did I mention it totally makes me feel like a Kardashian when I wear it?
Celine Nano Luggage vs. Mini On The Go Structured Bag
SPLURGE: Rashida Jones and Rihanna clutching their Celine Nano Luggage bags which retails at $2,300
STEAL: DailyLook Mini On The Go Structured Bag at $44.99
STEAL: DailyLook Mini Structured Bag at $44.99
There are slight differences in colour, design and size. The MSB is true to a mini version of the Celine Mini Luggage Tote.
The Celine Nano Luggage’s dimensions measure in at H 8″ x W 8 ” x D 4.”
The DailyLook Mini On The Go Structured Bag’s dimensions are H 9.5″ x L 10″ x 4 ” W being slightly larger than the Celine.
The Mini Structured Bag is available in blue and black and white comes in the following dimensions H 8.5″ x L 8.5″ in. x W 4″ being closer to the Celine Nano’s size. The Mini On The Go is only available in black.
I absolutely adore my black Mini On The Go bag!
I was looking for a smaller cross-body bag to carry the essentials of cash, phone and makeup and this baby really delivered. The product photos on the website don’t really do the bag justice for how expensive and chic it really looks in person – so I took a few myself to try and capture that.
The hardware is gold and faux leather is pebbled.
The detachable faux leather strap is adjustable, at the longest length the bag hits at my hip (I’m 5″11.)
Celine Trapeze vs. Winged Mini Handbag
SPLURGE: Khloe Kardashian rocking the Celine Medium Celine Trapeze at $3,850
STEAL: DailyLook Winged Mini Handbag at $44.99
The Winged Mini Handbag is significantly smaller in dimensions than the medium sized Celine Trapeze pictured above with Khloe. The Celine also comes in a smaller version.
The dimensions of the DailyLook version are H 6 ” x L 9 ” x W 4.5.”
The bag comes in three timeless colours: black, beige and cognac.
It also features a detachable gold chain for shoulder wear. I personally love the look of this bag – the side wings, the size and leather finish are very chic.
The Winged Mini handbag would be great for day wear as well as an evening out and at that affordable price point – you could grab it in multiples!
Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout vs. Clearly Chic Heels
SPLURGE: Alicia Keys wearing Christian Louboutin Bis Un Bout heels at $795
STEAL: DailyLook Clearly Chic Heels at $39.99
STEAL: DailyLook Chinese Laundry Serendipity Heels at $74.99
The Clearly Chic Heels are only available in a nude colour.
At 5″11 these shoes make me very tall and I really struggle to walk in pumps of this style above a 3 inch heel height.
These shoes would definitely only last on my feet for a couple of hours max, but for those seasoned 4+ inch heel wearers I encourage you to strap on the Clearly Chic Heels and werk it girl!
What do you think of the French designer Celine and Louboutin inspired accessories?
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