Designer Handbag Dupes – Five of the Best Websites to Get Yours

This week I wanted to discuss the topic of designer handbag dupes. I was recently gifted a Chloe bag lookalike which got me thinking about the subject a little more and digging into the legal side of things. Is making designer handbag dupes ethical? Debatable. Is it legal? Depends. Read on to find more.

Replicas or Dupes?

The topic of designer handbag dupes is a sensitive one that divides opinions. There is a fine line between an imitation and a fake replica that, by the way, can result in three years of jail time in countries like France (I am not kidding!)*. So, where does the line go between designer handbag dupes and a fake replicas?

Essentially, as long as a bag is an imitation of a designer handbag (e.g. no falsified logos, monograms etc.), it’s all good. If we look at the legal side of things then according to Fashionista, designs can not be protected by a patent in the U.S., only trademarks and fabric prints can. In the E.U., designs can be legally protected**,  which leads me to believe that if a dupe is available online and it is shippable to the E.U., it does not hold a patent and can legally be sold here. (And you don’t risk going to jail in France for 3 years for buying one!) So, the difference between fakes and designer handbag dupes lies purely in the imitation of logos and monograms, or other trademarked features.

Five Websites for Designer Handbag Dupes in 2017

1.Shein

Shein is most possibly my favourite website for designer handbag dupes. I recently bought a Chloe Drew handbag dupe from them and absolutely love it. The bag fits everything I need including my camera, so it’s perfect for blogging. The order did take 4 weeks to arrive however, so be patient if you order from them.

Now, a few of my favourites:

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Chloe Drew, £1050 here                                                            Dupe, £24 here

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Chloe Faye, £1280, here                                                                Chloe Faye Dupe, £25, here

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Celine Luggage Tote £1300 here                                                  Celine Luggage Tote Dupe, £22, here

2. VipMe

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Chanel Boy Bag, £3200, here                                        Chanel Boy Bag Dupe, £30, here

 

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Furla Metropolis Mini, £220, here                                    Furla Metropolis Dupe, £37, here

3. FashionDrug

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Givenchy Antigona, £1450 here                                      Givenchy Antigona Dupe, £78 here

4. Amazon

Yes, surprisingly Amazon has quite a variety of handbag dupes! Here is my favourite one but rest assured, there are more onsite.

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Gucci Dionysus, £1720, here                                              Gucci Dionysus Dupe, £39, here

5. Tidebuy

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Louis Vuitton Alma BB £1230 here                                                         Dupe, £28 here

There’s a lot more dupes on each website, so I would encourage you to take a closer look at each of them. Also, the list of designer handbag dupes on the websites is constantly updated a new designs come along.

 

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*Read the article on the BBC here

** WIPO, article here

 

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7 Comments

  1. March 6, 2017 / 7:20 am

    Love your outfit! You look so beautiful!

    curlyjosephine.blogspot.ba

    • Admin
      March 6, 2017 / 12:05 pm

      Thank you Josipa! xx

  2. Theresa Maynard
    March 6, 2017 / 11:25 pm

    The outfit looks real good. Really love the boots

    • Admin
      March 7, 2017 / 12:45 am

      Haha you can barely see them though! 🙂 thanks! xx

  3. March 9, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    Great blogpost! I agree with you, that there is a really fine line between an inspired piece and a replica.
    Personally I don’t really like either of them and would rather opt for a completely different design.
    However I think it is totally okay if other people want to buy inspired pieces 🙂

    Caro x
    http://nilooorac.com/

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