As earlier mentioned, Purse Blog and Luxaholics will now be working together to bring you some great handbags seen on celebs. This being our first post, we wanted to pick a handbag we knew would spark a little debate. If you are like most of us, you anxiously await to watch The Hills every Monday. You crave the drama between the girls and you want to see who is going to back-stab who this week. If you are a bit older, seemingly beyond the drama-infused years, you lie about watching The Hills, but still do. Another thing we all do is look at the style of the girls, buy the celeb magazines, and follow up on our favorite celeb websites daily. For some reason you all, and of course we, are obsessed with celebrity style. Doesn’t mean we are going to go out and try to emulate it the next day, but we love to see what celebs are wearing, especially the girls from The Hills.

As we follow the trends, we sometimes realize that the classics are always here to stay. What is the bag of choice of the leading lady on The Hills? Lauren Conrad is constantly seen toting around her famous Chanel Classic Caviar Jumbo Flap. This bag is part of the continuous Timeless Classic Ligne and never goes on sale. The current retail price of the Caviar Jumbo Flap is $2650, but after the price increase on November 1st it will be a reportedly whopping $2995. And let’s face it, not everyone makes $75,000 an episode of their real life, because if we did, we would be seen in countless designer handbags as well.

So you love the Chanel classic style but not the price tag? Luckily we’ve found a few options for you, and while they are not a perfect resemblance, each of the following handbags will give you a viable option when seeking out a new Chanel-like bag. Ranging in price from $310 to $1595, these black bags implement a chain handle and a look like Chanel. Take a look at the options below, do you see any you like? Or are you gonna save up all your loose change and buy the real thing?


Lambertson Truex Quilted Torino Gstaad Hobo through Saks for $1595.


Marc Jacobs Patchwork Amanda for $1450 through eLuxury.


Tory Burch Mick Clutch through Neiman Marcus for $495.


Juicy Couture Medallion Libby Bag through eLuxury for $425.


Goldenbleu Tempting Purse through Shop Bop for $395.


Lauren Conrad for Linea Pelle LC Tote through Linea Pelle for $350.


Eric Javits Chain Strap Shoulder Bag through Neiman Marcus for $310.

Image of Lauren Conrad courtesy of Just Jared

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  • Windy

    Great post, Megs! You are right, I tune in each Monday and watch The Hills, even though I am older. I have fessed up to my friends that I am an avid watcher. I definitely watch their style (especially accessories). Last week I found myself searching out through the Purseblog to find out which Chanel bag Lauren C. has been seen carrying for several episodes. As I had hoped, the bag lovers on the Purse Forum supplied my answer. You couldn’t ask for a better blog for bag lovers……..

  • mica

    I love Lauren’s fashion line. I can’t wait to see her fall collection. I just signed up for the contest on hautelook.com where mark cosmetics is giving away two front row seats to her fashion show. I would love to win and get to meet Lauren and go to her fashion show in LA! Do you think they will put this on the show?

  • Anilu Magloire

    Oh, I love the Lambertson!

  • janis

    Yummy Marc Jacobs bag!!!

  • Anna

    Megs when I was reading your post I had to laugh, because I am definitely saving up my loose change for the real thing. Somehow it makes me feel less guilty about spending that kind of money.

  • piper

    I love the tote bag Lauren designed for Linea Pella

  • Farah

    Does anyone know how much the medium sized Chanel classic lambskin flap handbag is worth now? Please let me know as i am selling mine. Thank you x x x

  • jenny

    Chanel is always classic. By the way, Who What Wear is giving away a black quilted Chanel bag, just like Lauren’s, but the contest ends tonight! Check it out at whowhatwear.com

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