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.

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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 2018

(Updated February 2018!)

Here are some of my favourite designer handbag dupes.

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Chloé Faye, $2000, here  /   Chloé Faye Dupe, here (US), here (UK & International)

(more colors available!)

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Small Black Chloe Faye, $1450, here / Small Chloe Faye Dupe, here (US), here (UK & International)

(more colors available!)

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Celine Belt bag, here / Celine Belt Bag Dupe, here (US), here, (UK & International)

 

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Hermès Birkin, $28,700 here / Hermès Birkin Dupe, here (US), here (UK & International)

(more colors available!)

 

Gucci, $2500 / Gucci Dupe, here (US), here (UK & International)

      

Gucci, $2500, here / Gucci Dionysus Dupe, here (US), here (UK & International)

(more colours available!)

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Hermès Retourne Kelly, $8660, here / Hermès Retourne Kelly Dupe, here (US), here (UK &International)

(more colors available!)

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Chloé Faye, $1950, here  /   Chloé Faye Dupe, here (US), here (UK & International)

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Celine Belt bag, here / Celine Belt Bag Dupe, here (US), here, (UK & International)

Chloe Drew, $1560, here / Chloe Drew Dupe, here and here (UK & International) and here (US)

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Chloe Drew Mini, $1560, here / Chloe Drew Dupe, here (US), here and here  (UK & International)

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Chloé Nile Medium Size, $1690, here /  Chloé Nile Dupe, here and here (US), here (UK & International)

(more colors available!)

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Chloé Nile Medium Size, $1690, here /  Chloé Nile Dupe, here and here (US), here (UK & International)

(more colors available!)

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Gucci Sylvie, $1980, here  /  Gucci Sylvie Dupe, here (US), here (UK & International)

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Gucci Sylvie, $1980, here  / Gucci Sylvie Dupe, here (US), here (UK & International)

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Chloe Nile Bag, $1550, here / Chloe Nile Dupe, here (US)

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Customised Gucci Dionysus / Gucci Dionysus Dupe, here (US)

      

Gucci, $2500, here / Gucci Dionysus Dupe, here (US), here (UK &International)

 (more colors available!)

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Céline Luggage Tote, $2100, here  /  Céline Luggage Tote Dupe, here (US), here and here (UK & International)

(more colors available!)

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Louis Vuitton Petite Malle, $3000, here / Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Dupe, here (US),  here (UK & International)

(more colors available!)

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Louis Vuitton Petite Malle, $4400, here / Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Dupe, here (US), here (UK & International)

(more colors available!)

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YSL Sac De Jour, $3250, here / YSL Sac De Jour Dupe, here

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Cult Gaia Bamboo Clutch, $150, hereCult Gaia Dupehere (US), here (UK & international)

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Chanel Flap Bag, $2500, here / Chanel Flap Bag Dupe, here and here (US), here (UK & International)

(more colors available!)

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Chanel Boy, $3900, here / Chanel Boy Bag Dupe, here (US), here (UK & International)

(more colors available!)

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Chloe Faye Backpack, $1490 here  / Chloe Faye Backpack dupe, here (US), here (UK & international)

(more colors available!)

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Bvlgari Serpenti Forever, $2700, here / Bvlgari Serpenti Forever Dupe, here (US), here (UK & International)

(more colors available!)

If you liked this post, make sure to check out my Designer Dupes category page. I post dupes of various fashion items there on a weekly basis.

If you’re looking for MORE designer bag dupes, check out my Pinterest page dedicated for designer bag dupes. I update the page whenever I find a great new dupe, so it will be updated much more regularly than this blog page!

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