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The Designer Bags That Look Alike – Which One Do You Pick?

If you are one of the bag lovers, you must have seen a lot of designer bags.

Before scrolling down this post, why don’t we play a small game?

Now, please tell me what brand this bag is from within three seconds.

3, 2, 1.

The correct answer is Tory Burch! Did you get that right? (Don’t forget to leave a comment if you score it.)

At the same time, I believe some of you might mistake it for Hermes Mini Kelly II, hahaha

Frankly speaking, these two bags do look similar. Newbies are likely to get confused.

However, this is not just one case!

In the world of designer bags, there are many of them that seem “related”, like “twin sisters”.

Especially for the popular ones, all the brands are “copying” and releasing.

If you put them together, it directly becomes “multiple sisters”. There is not much difference except for the logo.

Today I will be talking about those designer handbags and their look-alikes that I have collected so far.

Let’s find out how similar they are!

The first group is what I already mentioned in the beginning: Mini Kelly II and Lee Radziwill.

They are both designed with trapezoid shapes and a single handle. On the front of the bag, they have rectangular metal clasps in gold and two “little straps” hanging down when opened.

Nevertheless, if you look closely, each of them still has their own features.

Mini Kelly II is basically Kelly in a smaller size, having a classic vibe itself.

Lee Radziwill doesn’t have a flap like Mini Kelly II, and the latch is replaced by a magnetic closure. The silhouette is more rounded and smooth.

Soft tote bag body + metal chain shoulder strap, the similarity is obvious.

The design of the Chanel 22 bag has a good balance of look and practicality. It’s cool and dashing while still having Chanel’s consistent elegant and delicate tone.

Even though the price has been raised several times, it is still a lot of girls’ most desired bag!

On the other hand, the Balenciaga Crush Tote is also not to be outdone, not long after its debut has already garnered numerous fans!

Made of Crushed calfskin and aged-gold hardware, the perfect interpretation of Balenciaga’s cool DNA.

No doubt, there must be something that could tell one apart from another, and that would be the leather drawstring closure of the Crush Tote, which can be easily tightened for greater security.

I remember when Manhattan just came out, many commented it looks like Kelly. Especially again how the black color combines with the golden metal lock like the first group.

Despite how similar they are in design, the two bags are quite different in style.

Kelly Elan well retains the noble, stable temperament of the Kelly lock and trapezoidal body, but also with a little formal. Fashionable at the same time, but actually more elegant.

While the Manhattan bag is more rigid, the metal parts are more eye-catching. With the rounded lines on the lid and bottom of the bag, the overall look is both retro and dashing without losing the tough, modern vibe.

Besides, the texture of Manhattan is also quite excellent. No wonder why it is the first choice for chic girls when buying YSL bags.

You must be surprised to see these two are put together. Hammock and Lindy, two seemingly unrelated bags, but actually have one major similarity –  the handles are on both sides of the bag, and when you pick them up, the bags will take on a “hammock” like form.

The two bags are unique in just the right way, and one can’t help but feel a trance of déjà vu.

Being Hermes’s classic models and thanks to the Mini Lindy, the heat of the Lindy line is all the way up.

The recessed curve of the Loewe Hammock bag is a bit more exaggerated than the Lindy, and the style is more youthful and casual. It also comes with a long shoulder strap, so you can carry it elegantly by hand or easily on your shoulder.

As an important model of Loewe, Hammock often releases new colors and patterns, providing numerous choices.

Le Foulonné and Evelyne are practical small bags that everyone likes. They both have a very simple vertical appearance, size is also similar.

Of course, the biggest difference between the two bags is definitely the large logo on the Evelyne bag. Although it is an entry-level Hermes bag, Evelyne‘s leather is not sloppy at all and has a casual and sophisticated vibe when carrying it.

In comparison, Le Foulonné has fewer metal parts, and the small logo is embossed. So the overall look of the bag will be more understated and simple.

Bolide and Alma are super CLASSIC bags in the bag world.

I have to say, these two bags are really similar, both are simple double-carry-handle “shell-shape” bags. Especially when they have a lock on the front, it’s really hard to tell them apart!

It is also not easy to compare the historical status of the two.

Let’s begin with Bolide, as early as 1923 was born, is still considered the originator of the zipper bag by many.

And although the history of Alma is not as long as Bolide, it has a profound influence on the field of “shell bags”. 

Louis Vuitton also attaches considerable importance to this bag, and by now has launched many, many different designs.

Once again, Hermes. Now I wonder whether I should change the title to “Hermes and their Look-alikes”. LOL

To be honest, I didn’t think these two look similar until they are put side by side. Especially when you see the buckle part, it’s possible to consider them as the same brand.

Nevertheless, both buckles have their own meanings.

The Roulis clasp is inspired by the anchor chain, also a very classic element of Hermès.

And Lingot’s latch, look closely, it’s not actually circular. That’s right, it’s Delvaux’s signature D-shaped buckle.

Compared to Roulis, Lingot bag’s bottom line is more rounded, which also brings it a gentle atmosphere.

I believe that bag fans who often pay attention to fashion should also have heard about the similarity between these two bags.

When the Equestrian was just revealed at Gucci’s spring/summer show last year, it was discussed on all major social media platforms.

Many people feel that it looks especially like the Dior men’s saddle bag…

But the Equestrian is actually inspired by the Gucci Archive 1981 design.

The classic design, retro color scheme, and oily leather give a nostalgic literary vibe.

Different from the Equestrian, the combination of thick shoulder straps + Oblique jacquard makes the Dior saddle messenger bag much more casual in style.

It seems pouches with a wide opening are suddenly loved by many this year, like Extra Pocket and Le Pliage Vanity.

Not to mention the Extra Pocket, which has gone viral recently! The bag is a perfect continuation of Loro Piana’s usual high-class texture, the leather feels like satin, very delicate and soft.

And it is very easy to match the outfits – carry by one hand, easily creating a low-key and expensive sense of old money.

If you don’t want to stress too much about your budget, Le Pliage Vanity is a good choice.

This bag is also very low-profile, the only decoration on the body is a small embossed Logo. The practicality and capacity are higher than expected, good for everyday use, and easy to match!

The relationship between 30 Montaigne and Dauphine has always been quite magical.

Although at first glance they do not look alike at all, the “same gene” is hidden in the details, such as the flap design, the vertical leather strip on the flap, and the metal logo buckle …

Amazingly, they were both born in 2019, and both brands belong to LVMH, which inevitably makes people wonder if they have agreed to launch such a design together.

However, when viewed separately on a daily basis, they each have their own style.

30 Montaigne looks more atmospheric, senior elegant, and at the same time very recognizable.

Dauphine, on the other hand, comes with an innate vintage vibe.

Alright, we have reached the end of today’s post. I hope you find it enjoyable.

Now tell me what you think, which of the bags above are the most similar?

What other bags do you think also look alike? Tell me in the comments below!

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14 Comments

  1. Addy
    June 25, 2023 / 4:57 pm

    The market needs more bags that offer better value for money and better design. Otherwise, I have no idea what to buy anymore.

     
  2. G
    June 21, 2023 / 5:24 pm

    It’s true that they are becoming more and more alike. All the big brands offer the same bags with different logos, and the prices keep getting higher.

     
  3. Alex Anderson3
    June 19, 2023 / 8:34 pm

    Ignoring the price factor (which is tear-inducing), they all look more and more similar. Especially totes (both large and small), crossbody bags, and those versatile five-in-one styles. Now it’s probably about which brand’s signature monogram is more enduring. I used to think LV was the stalwart of monogram bags, but now I find that DIOR and CELINE also have monograms that can hold their own.

     
    • Jade
      June 23, 2023 / 7:27 pm

      You’re absolutely right. The original bags used to have unique designs and high recognition. Nowadays, apart from the different logos, everything else feels the same, lacking their own distinctive features.

       
  4. Emily MAA
    June 14, 2023 / 10:56 am

    Instead of design, the biggest change is that they are getting more expensive.

     
    • Cameron133A
      June 21, 2023 / 9:00 am

      Honestly, in the past seven years of buying bags, I feel like LV has had the least price increases. Chanel has truly become more and more exaggerated. I think the pandemic has had a big impact. It wasn’t like this in 2019. 😥

       
  5. Audrey Martinez
    June 8, 2023 / 11:27 am

    Buying bags used to be a way to decompress and reward myself. Now, buying a bag makes me feel even more exhausted. 🤣

     
  6. TT
    June 3, 2023 / 4:55 pm

    Not chasing trends, finding my own style, loving what I love, not following blindly.

     
  7. Isadora Brooks
    May 31, 2023 / 8:33 am

    I got it, I got it. so they just “coying” each other LOL

     
  8. Elara Nguyen
    May 30, 2023 / 8:16 pm

    That “multiple sisters” pic makes me feel sometimes I just pay for the logo

     
  9. Ross
    May 30, 2023 / 2:57 pm

    Celine’s romy and Hermes’ lindy also look like

     
  10. Nolan
    May 28, 2023 / 3:28 pm

    Hermes: always copied, never surpassed

     
  11. Jane Stricker
    May 26, 2023 / 12:09 pm

    It’s the wristlet.

     
  12. Jane Stricker
    May 26, 2023 / 12:08 pm

    I need an Hermes Depeches pouch clutch. Perfect Hermes does not make it. Color camel. Please help ladies. Thank you, Jane

     

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