You know what? I know the obsession with the Celine Luggage Tote is waning a bit, but I just can’t get enough. I love my Celine Luggage Totes, and yes, I own a few. This bag was a design that came in and changed up the bag world in the most refreshing way. We all saw something slightly different but totally practical, which is precisely why I have seen these bags on everyone. I still love my Celine Luggage Totes and I highly recommend it to any of you.

There is a problem, though. When I got my first Luggage Tote I paid right around $1750, but since then the price has skyrocketed. So much so that the new price for a classic leather option is a whopping $2400. And let’s be honest, that is a major price hike. So major that it is a game changer in fact. I am delighted that I got my bags before the prices took an uphill tumble. If you don’t want to drop $2400 for the Celine Luggage Tote I have a look for less that will leave you an additional $2,000 to spend.


The J.Crew Tillary Leather Tote clearly pays homage to the coveted Celine tote with its boxy shape and top handles. I love the large stripe on the canvas body and the red, white, blue color trio of this tote is perfect for the upcoming summer season. Truly, there are so many appearance similarities between this bag and its Celine sister with a massive price difference.

I don’t typically look to J.Crew for handbags, but when they offer an on-trend design for $230, they have my attention. Shop via Net-A-Porter or J.Crew online and buy Celine via Barneys NY.

WAIT I just saw the priced got knocked down even more, a mere $159.99 via J.Crew. What a deal!

  • 19yearslater

    Yeah, I like this. It’s clearly inspired by the Celine without being a knockoff.

    • Jason

      To say it’s a homage is like putting lipstick on a pig, it’s a FAKE KNOCK OFF period 

      • Miah100

        Designers are inspired by eachother all the time, if that’s the case then the Marc Jacobs large single bag is a “FAKE KNOCK OFF” of Chanel’s Jumbo, or the Michael kors Hamilton is a “FAKE KNOCK OFF” of a Birkin.

      • kelly

        the hamilton is def inspired by the birkin but has a number of details that set it apart (the chain strap, big lock etc). no one will ever confused an MMK Hamilton w a Hermes Birkin. This J Crew is ridiculously similar to the Celine, it is beyond ‘inspired by’ and is basically a copy.

      • http://profiles.google.com/kkim222 kim kim

        @kelly:twitter you can see the zipper located in different place than original celine, and the handle is different too, isn’t it same with michael kors who didn’t include flap in his bag

  • Marie Martell

    Wow! $159.99 is an amazing deal! Thanks for sharing :)
    http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/Belleism ???

    i wanted to find the 2-tone to 3-tone mini luggage…but unfortunately i’ll have to buy with the price hike up

  • Danielle Hinton

    Love it!  Thanks for the tip.  I just finished my purchase with J. Crew online. 
     

  • weaslgrl

    I just ordered mine, too!  This was a great tip, thanks Megs!

  • pixiegirlie

    I’ve been eying this bag since someone posted in a alternative to celine thread. I’m waiting for a fun color leather to pop up since the only all leather option is tan.

    • Lindasmith1215

       www.go2bagtrade.com celine bags onsale just for 285$

  • kelly

    looks like a knock off to me? just because its $160 instead of $60 and sold at j crew instead of ebay doesn’t make it better. it’s blatantly still ripping off an original design.

  • Janet

    Up close the canvas made it look cheap, I was a little disappointed.

  • Sandra Rowley

    While I completely understand the market and need for less expensive bags.  What I do not understand is why they have to blatantly copy a designer bag.  Any brand has a creative director that must be capable of designing something that is a little more their own design.  

  • Dimplezzz

    now its 116$