There are handbags—and then there are Chanel handbags. Few designer purses out there can boast being as classic and timeless as the infamous original Chanel 2.55 shoulder bag. Fashionistas alike have drooled over this coveted accessory ever since Coco Chanel debuted the gorgeous piece of leather in 1955 (hence the name of the style). The house has also released their similar and equally iconic Flap Bag and Boy Bag since then.
Buuuuuut not all of us can say we have about $2,000-$4,000 lying around to treat ourselves to one of these. That’s where we come in. We’ve rounded up the best lookalike Chanel bags out there (even one with a lookalike Chanel logo!) to save you precious time and money. Happy knockoff shopping! May the deals be ever in your favor.
Kate Spade’s well known for its chic simplicity, so it’s no surprise the brand developed a bag similar to Chanel. This knockoff leans a little more to the pricier side, but it’s still LOADS cheaper than an original Chanel. We’re loving the adjustable chain and the dark, muted color. It’s perfect for any outfit and any occasion, and is a nice vacation from black handbags (but don’t worry, we’ll get to those).
For another alternative to the traditional black Chanel bag, this feminine little piece is the perfect summer staple. The chain on this one comes off, so you can easily turn the bag into a simple clutch to transition from day to night. It’s the ideal size to fit all your essentials without being too small.
For all the black handbag lovers out there, these next ones are for you. These faux leather styles most closely resemble the original Chanel bags. The chain on this ASOS Collection bag is the most similar to authentic Chanel bags.
The pattern on this Topshop bag from Nordstrom differs slightly from the quilting on Chanel, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still rock it. It’s a tiny bit larger than the other options, so this gives you maximum room to cram all your clutter inside!
This bag from Amazon comes in small or large, and the straps can also be adjusted for long or short wear on your shoulder. Plus, the clasp vaguely resembles the Chanel logo!
Choose from black, white, or blush in this version, which is the smallest of them all. This bag differs from classic Chanel with the black clasp instead of gold or silver, but the all-black makes it look way more sleek.
Last but not least, we just HAD to throw this one in. Unfortunately, Chanel doesn’t make tote bags like this—although they should. But, this steal from Etsy looks like something straight off the Chanel runway. You’ll be the biggest hit of your next workout class with this bag in tow, and no one will ever know you didn’t spend thousands of dollars on it.
For more Chanel inspiration, check out this Chanel nail polish phone case.