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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Savvy vs. Splurge: The Celine Trapeze Bag

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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  1. 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

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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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

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

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  9. 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 :)


    Away From Blue

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  10. 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

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  11. 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

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  12. 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

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  13. 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.

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

    kisses sweetie

    http://bitoflemon.blogspot.com

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  15. 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
    Coco et La vie en rose
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  16. wow nice comparison :)

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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

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  18. They actually look so similar! great find xx

    http://scattergirll.blogspot.com

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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

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

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

    always, koru kate

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  23. 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
    Forever 21 Giveaway!

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

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  25. 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.

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  26. 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

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

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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

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  28. 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...

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

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

    Handcrafted Soap Giveaway
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  31. Not bad. The differences are subtle.

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  32. 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

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

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  34. 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!

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  35. 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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  36. Just want to let you know that I am following back now!

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

    http://www.leopardmartini.com/

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  38. 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

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  39. 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

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  40. 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/

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  41. 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.

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  42. 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

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

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  44. 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!!!!

    Http://www.plumpysindulgences.blogspot.com/

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  45. If I could I would splurge on the Celine!

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  46. i would most definitely go for the steal version!

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

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  48. 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.
    sparkle2day.com

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  49. Awesome!

    www.deluxefashionista.com

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  50. 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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