Designer Handbag Dupes – Where To Get The Luxury for Less

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.

The Best Designer Handbag Dupes in 2017

Here are some of my favourite designer handbag dupes.

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Chloé Drew, here                                      Chloé Drew Dupe,  here

Louis Vuitton Petite Malle, here                            Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Dupe, here

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Chloé Faye, here                                  Chloé Faye Dupe, here

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Chloé Nile Medium Size, here                Chloe Nile Dupe, here

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Black Gucci Sylvie, here                  Black Gucci Sylvie Dupe, here

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Red Gucci Sylvie, here                              Red Gucci Sylvie Dupe, here

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Black Chloe Drew Mini, here                  Black Chloe Drew Dupe, here

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Céline Luggage Tote here                       Céline Luggage Tote Dupe, here

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Chanel Boy Bag, here                                Chanel Boy Dupe, here

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Green Chanel Boy Bag Dupe, here                   High Shine Black Chanel Boy Bag Dupe, here

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Gucci Marmont Velvet, here                               Gucci Marmont Dupe, here

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Chloe Faye Mini Backpack, here                  Chloe Faye Mini Backpack dupe, here

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Pink Small Chloe Drew, here                           Pink Chloe Drew Dupe, here

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Bvlgari Serpenti Forever, here                     Bvlgari Serpenti Forever Dupe, here

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Studded Chloe Faye Bag                                  Studded Chloe Faye Dupe, here

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Pinko Love Bag, here                                        Pinko Love Bag Dupe, here 

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Small Black Chloe Faye, here                                     Small Chloe Faye Dupe, here

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Customised Gucci Dionysus                               Gucci Dionysus Dupe, here

YOU CAN FIND MORE DESIGNER HANDBAG DUPES ON MY PINTEREST BOARD HERE. I update this list on a weekly basis, so the bags I feature are always up to date and feature the best finds.

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The list of designer handbag dupes on the websites where I’ve linked to is constantly updated as new designs come along. I would encourage you to keep an eye out for them if you’re searching for something in particular.

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3 Comments

  1. 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
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