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18 Quilted Bags That Could Pass as Chanel (Without the Price Tag)

Eternally stylish.

Chanel is undoubtedly the authority on the quilted handbag.

The designer’s Classic bag is one of the few to stand the test of time since the arm candy was debuted in 1955.

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After becoming tired of having to carry her handbag in her arms, Coco Chanel designed the quilted bag to free up her hands.

Fast forward to 2022 and the quilted handbag is now one of the most iconic on the planet.

They’re timeless, versatile and eternally stylish, but they’re also practical and wearable. They’ll take you from loungewear to office wear, or even Friday night drinks.

You never have to worry about matching and styling a quilted bag. There is no place they can’t go and they bring an instant air of sophistication with them.

Chanel is one of the few brands that increases in value over time. On average Chanel increases its prices from 8 to 12 per cent each year – so if you do have a spare £4k – £8k to splurge on a bag, it sounds like a solid investment to me!

As for the rest of us, fear not. There are plenty of quilted handbags on the high street inspired by the designer.

Here are some of the best lookalike bags that all have the look and feel of the real bag without the alarming price tag.

With prices starting from £17.99, we’ve found a bag for every budget.

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Shop quilted bags

QUILTCHAIN shoulder bag inspired by chanel

Large Chain Shoulder Bag, £275, Russell & Bromley – buy now

quilted clutch bag

Quilted Clutch Bag, £22, Accessorize – buy now

Quilted chain bag - General plane

Quilted chain Bag, £49.99, Mango – buy now

All Saints, Sheringham Leather Quilted Bag

All Saints, Sheringham Leather Quilted Bag, £249, Very – buy now

bailey soft quilted bag

Bailey Soft Quilted Bag, £89, Kurt Geiger – buy now

Lottie bag

Lottie Bag, £495, Aspinal of London – buy now

Shoulder bag - Black - Ladies | H&M GB 6

Shoulder Bag, £17.99, H&M – buy now

quilted leather shoulder bag

Isabel Marant Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag, £815, MyTheresa – buy now

chevron quilted love crossbody

Chevron Quilted Love Crossbody, £231.43, Rebecca Minkoff – buy now

Dorchester quilted bag

Dorchester Quilted Bag, £70, Dune – buy now

TED BAKER Ayalina quilted leather cross-body bag

Ted Baker, Ayalina Quilted Leather bag, £130, Selfridges – buy now

Quilted Messenger Bag Image 1 of 6

Quilted Messenger Bag, £35, M&S – buy now

quilted leather bag

Quilted Leather Bag, £120, & Other Stories – buy now


Saint Laurent, Loulou Toy Crossbody Bag, £1,160, Farfetch – buy now

quilted shoulder bag

Quilted Shoulder Bag, £19.99 – Mango – buy now

SANDRO YZA quilted leather shoulder bag

Sandro, YZA Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag, £329 – Selfridges – buy now

carlyle quilted medium shoulder bag

Quilted Medium Shoulder Bag, £425, Kate Spade – buy now

quilted velvet clutch bag

Quilted Velvet Clutch Bag, £55, & Other Stories – buy now

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