Savvy vs. Splurge: The Celine Trapeze Bag

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Today, we have a guest post from Chic N Cheap Living blog. I love this blog, because it offers compatible & impressive alternatives to pricey products in both beauty & fashion. It's also a great source for sales & rebates to some high end & popular stores. Subscribe to her blog today. It's a WIN for your wallet & money.

Céline seems to be turning out one IT bag after another. It seems like every famous blogger and fashionista has some type of Céline purse. I definitely started looking at the mini shopper and box bags a bit more after seeing them on quite a few arms. But, with every famous bag comes an inspired bag at a more down to earth price. I'm all about paying for artisan made goods made with high quality materials. However, a similar bag that can be used for everyday purposes can be quite tempting as well though. The beautiful flamingo pink color of the Celine bag makes it a little bit of an unfair comparison, but I wanted to highlight the color possibilities of this bag (black and gray is also available at select resellers). Trapeze bag Savvy vs. Splurge - by Chic n Cheap Living


Would you be savvy or splurge on the Céline Trapeze bag?

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Hi sweetie - I didn't realize I would be on today! I do love a nice Celine bag and admit I would totally splurge on this (but again, is it the color?)


xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Anne said...

I love Celine bags Kim but my lads might have to stay out of college if I bought one!!
~Anne

Stephanie G said...

wow the "steal" one is almost exactly the same.. i bought the zara version earlier this year :)

would definitely stick with the celine if i could afford it, not the biggest fan of cheaper things if only from a quality point of view! they don't last and two months later end up in a bin somewhere :(

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

Cee said...

I'm a huge fan of Celine, as I think I've made quite clear... but the trapeze bag is my least favourite style from their collection. I find all of their other pieces to be quite classic and timeless, whereas the shape of the trapeze bag seems so impractical and can't possibly be a lasting trend - at least in my opinion. I vote save in this case!
xox,
Cee

Rainbow Gatherer said...

You know what, I started thinking that only bloggers use Celine hehe :) cos I only see these bags on the arms of popular bloggers, not on the street or not on fashion magazines. For this bag I'd be savvy cos I don't like box shaped handbags, I prefer soft ones that I can carry easily like miu miu ones or louis vuittons, guccis etc.

Annie Sand said...

I must be living under a rock or something, because this is the first I've heard of Celine handbags. Haha. They're both equally cute, but I am drawn to the colour of the Celine bag. Have a fabulous day, Kim darling!

Tina Bradley said...

Hi, Kim! Both are nice looking bags... Myself, I'd likely keep a splurge purchase capped in the $500 range. But...I am a bit of a tightwad. ;) xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Nicky mywishstyle said...

Beautiful bag!
Ciao
Nicky

Mattania said...

I love the black version! But Celine is way to expensive for me. I would still buy the cheaper version ^_^

Mica said...

Oh I'd not splurge on this sorry! You know I like my bags but the Celines are just not me at all! Too stiff and boxy for me.

I think how once a design is really popular if you look around you can find an inspired one that's similar at a better price if you don't want to or can't splurge :)


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Laia herrero said...

I'm not sure if you know it but I'm a bagaholic Kim, so this blog can be really useful for me.
Although this Celine item is not "my bag" I'm more into bowling models.
Xxxx

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I actually love the savvy one more. I would have to see the other one in the other colours to see how they look, but I love the texture of the savvy one. I love this topic on Chic N Cheap Living, it's a favourite :)) Have a gorgeous day doll :) x

Lilli said...

Hi Kim! Great guest post here, going to visit her blog right now! The Celine Trape Bag is one of my fav but is sooo expensive! Have to say that the Oasap version is really lovely and I almost prefer! Its really a great deal!:) Kisses dear, have a nice day! xo

Emmy said...

I'm a fan of that Celine bag, but I must admit I would never pay that much for a bag:( That OASAP one looks good enough that I wouldn't mind buying that one instead.

Macarena Limones said...

I love Celine trapeze bag, too expensive for me but the 2 way one could be a very good option!

kisses sweetie

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Coco said...

Great feature Kim! I'm a huge fan of CnC living :-) This is a dilemma: for nowI will do without the trapeze as I can't afford the real thing, but I reserve the right to change my mind tomorrow :-)
Lots of love
xoxo
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Natalie Leung said...

wow nice comparison :)

natalie
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Real College Student of Atlanta said...

I love both of these cute bags!! great guest post!

Scatter Girl said...

They actually look so similar! great find xx

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MaysaAndSunshine said...

They almost look identical but the price difference is huge. I do not particularly fond of this style but that's such a great find.

Halima - Fashionicide said...

You know what, I actually pefer the savvy one, maybe down to the colour. Shocked at the pric difference here!

Fab post, Kim! I shall be making an order ;)

xo

Emma Henderson said...

Great post! I'd love the Celine but my budget wouldn't stretch :(

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

I must live under a rock- I have never heard of Celine bags. In this case, I'd definitely save!

always, koru kate

TheTinyHeart said...

The Oasap bag is definitely a dead ringer for the Celine at a fraction of the cost! PS Come link up your post today on my blog :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Sarah Mc. said...

What a big savings! I love to find a good alternative to outrageous designer prices.

Lorena said...

I have been tempted.... but I know me and I will not spend that much on a bag. So the savvy one fits the bill.

Fashionista622 said...

Celine bags are right up there with the Chanel bags. Nice to know there is an alternative that is more cost effective. Thanks for the post! :)

Maria
onestyleatatime.com

Linda B said...

Ummmm, yup, I'd be savvy! ^^ Haha, its such a good lookalike anyway

The Dragonfruit Diaries

La mela di Biancaneve said...

Nice, elegant, fashion bag! It's one of my favourite bags!! Come on my Apple and color ed world!

Jessica said...

these look weird. nice colors though.

oh gurl it was rainging and thundering at the circus party that didnt stop us hahaha. we partied and waited it out and when it broke we did games and set up candy table real quick thankfully it passed and we got to do everything but when we started it was bad. haha thanks for your love on my bloggie sweetie...

LoveT. said...

Love it :)

big Hugs <333

Vannessa@Luxuria said...

Hmmmmm! Not sure I like the shape and never bought a Celine bag before.

Lala H said...

the savvy is as beautiful as the splurge I would definitely go with the savvy!

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Not bad. The differences are subtle.

Alicia Mackin said...

I made a promise to myself that I was not going to buy any more inexpensive bags anymore. But whooeee two grand is a wee bit outside my budget I will stick to $300-$500 designer bags.

Ali of

Dressing Ken

Imogen said...

I love this bag, the shape is so unique and stylish. I would, however, go for the savy option; similar look, much lower price

Sam said...

Love the Cheap N Chic blog, especially this series, she laws finds the best savvy saves that look so much like the original designer pieces. Great work!

Nancy said...

wow based on these photos, the save option is such a great copy!
There are some things I would totally save for but the mere splurge seems like such a nice idea doesn't it? If only I really could afford such things haha

xo,
nancy

http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

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Adriana Contreras said...

Great post! I think I would give in and splurge on the Celine though! I have been wanting one so bad! :)

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LyddieGal said...

While I would say the steal - when it comes to bags, I'm all about quality, and they must be leather. So I'd have to splurge on this one.
Chic on the Cheap

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

The price of the cheap version is great, of course, but I would never ever buy it. Even if I was paid. Buying a bag that looks exactly like Celine is sort of like buying a fake or looking too desperate to own an original. Having said that, I wouldn't buy the original Celine version either because I've seen it on so many people by now, it doesn't feel special any more. :)

xxx

Purple Ivy said...

I love this kinda posts and its one of the popular ones on my blog. I would sooo splurge on the Celine as the colous is gorgeous.

xoxo
Ivy
http://www.purrpleivy.com/

Diva In Me said...

As a Celine bag owner myself, I would probably save more to get another Celine. It's a great bag. The quality is great and of course, I'm sure you pay for the design as well.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I don't think you could go wrong with either bag but I think I'd want the real thing in this case :)

Rowena @ rolala loves

Punctuation Mark said...

not sure i actually like the bag that much to spend such a large amount of money... the savvy expense is my choice!

Kristine Albano said...

I won't spend that much on a bag... Sorry i am the ultimate penny-pincher... Needless to say what will i choose then... Hehehehehehe!!!!

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Cosmetics Aficionado said...

If I could I would splurge on the Celine!

flysongbird said...

i would most definitely go for the steal version!

The Simply Kelly said...

one of my dream bag but is just too expensive for me

Susannah said...

I would definitely buy the 2 way contrast tote. I don't feel like you are getting thousands of dollars more value from the Celine bag. I guess brand names aren't that big a deal to me. I like the sound of the Chic n Cheap Living blog. I'm going to go check it out.
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Luxe Fashionista said...

Awesome!

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Vanessa said...

Kim!!
Soooo good to catch up on all your posts... :-)

If I could afford it I would definitely splurge on the Celine - but not sure my Fiancé would be too impressed lol!

Hope you are happy and well - sending lots of love!

Vanessa x
www.vanessaeves.com

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