The Look For Less: Chloé’s Faye – $1,950 vs. $68.50

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$1,950 Chloé Faye vs. a $68.50 genuine leather dupe: Read the review and find out where to buy here! - THE BALLER ON A BUDGET

To buy this Chloé-inspired Faye handbag for $69.70, click here.

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If you follow designer trends, you might be familiar with the famous French brand, Chloé. Featuring pastel colors and simple shapes, Chloé screams forever springtime, yet ironically every piece is compatible with any outfit from all four seasons.

One of the hottest designer pieces of the moment from Chloé is the Faye bag. It can double both as a shoulder bag or a clutch, and its unique shape makes a subtle yet bold statement purse. This versatile bag compliments every outfit and looks great in every color.


Unfortunately, the medium Faye retails at $1,950, while the small Faye shoulder bag can be purchased for around $1,390. The small wallet? $795.

You know here at The Baller on a Budget we don’t pay anywhere near that price, but we still get quality goods. That’s why I found this amazing Chloé Faye-inspired bag for only $69.70.

New to the world of designer-inspired handbags? Check out my blog post on The Difference Between Legal Designer-Inspired Handbags and Fake Designer Goods to learn more about why I recommend designer-inspired handbags over the real deal.

$1,950 Chloé Faye vs. a $68.50 genuine leather dupe: Read the review and find out where to buy here! - THE BALLER ON A BUDGET

A note for new readers: I’m a sucker for designer trends just as much as the next gal, but the price tags are far out of my budget just like many other people. I have to confess that I do love a good designer-inspired bag – they fit in with the current trends and are at affordable price points that don’t break the bank. Besides, who’d want to save up for months on end and buy an investment piece only to fall out of trend within a month of owning it? Designer fashion is simply impractical for us who hard for a modest living.

RELATED POST – THE LOOK FOR LESS: Hermés Birkin – $14,500 vs. $67.07

This gorgeous purse was part 2 of a Christmas gift I’d asked Jun for and was well within his Christmas budget. He bought me an amazing Hermés Birkin-inspired bag for $67.07 through AliExpress last month but the packaging was mediocre at best, so I was a bit worried about experiencing the same poor packaging. However, this AliExpress seller won me over!


  • Price
  • Soft genuine calfskin leather and suede
  • Quality hardware
  • Stiff structure that prevents sagging
  • Immaculate stitching
  • Packaged securely

The purse arrived in a cardboard box, securely wrapped in bubble wrap. The purse was also packed in a dust bag and came with a detachable leather strap for the times you want to convert over to a shoulder bag.

The hardware isn’t cheap or lightweight at all – I was amazed at how sturdy the metal was! The magnetic snaps also function seamlessly, a feature I was worried about since many of my previous purses with magnetic snaps never seemed to shut right. With the dense weight of the suede flap closure, this purse securely snaps shut.

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The suede is extremely soft, and the leather is sturdy enough to prevent any future sagging. For safe-keeping, I kept the bubble wrap and fold it inside the purse to hold its shape and kept it stored away in the dust bag.

$1,950 Chloé Faye vs. a $68.50 genuine leather dupe: Read the review and find out where to buy here! - THE BALLER ON A BUDGET


  • Long shipping time
  • Difference in hardware color

I couldn’t find much to complain about, aside from the extended shipping time of about 2-3 weeks since it came from China. To be honest, I was extremely impressed with the craftsmanship of this bag.

One thing that could potentially bother some people is that the front clip is silver instead of gold. But honestly, with the gold being so faint, it’s hardly noticeable.

$1,950 Chloé Faye vs. a $68.50 genuine leather dupe: Read the review and find out where to buy here! - THE BALLER ON A BUDGET

Fail-safe, fake-safe: This purse has no logos or badging claiming to be a genuine authentic Chloé Faye. I’m sure that you know that purchasing counterfeit goods coined as the real thing is illegal, due to trademarking and copyright infringement. If you ever see something with a designer logo or branding on it and it’s not real, stay away. You can get sued for that. This purse is safe.

Although this bag does not have a Chloé logo at the front flap like its designer counterpart does, it does feature a small embossed “Lacattura” logo on the inside. Hardly a bother for me, since nobody really has business poking and prodding around in my purse anyway.

$1,950 Chloé Faye vs. a $68.50 genuine leather dupe: Read the review and find out where to buy here! - THE BALLER ON A BUDGET

To buy this Chloé-inspired Faye handbag for $69.70, click here.

Sold out? Check out other Sellers:

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Another Chloé inspired alternative I found from the same brand is available on Amazon for $55.99; however, this is the mini shoulder purse. Bonus: It comes with free two-day shipping for Amazon Prime members! If you don’t have Amazon Prime, no worries – you can try it free for 30 days through my link.

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  1. Alyssa
    / 11:38 am

    Thank you thank you! I bought the smaller one in gray from Amazon and it’s AMAZING 🙌

    • The Baller on a Budget
      / 2:34 pm

      Awesome! Isn’t it cute?? I want the small one too but in black!!

  2. / 12:14 pm

    Wow now I’m tempted to buy! What color did you buy?

    • The Baller on a Budget
      / 12:47 pm

      I got the medium size in grey!

  3. Andrea Chua
    / 5:58 am

    Hi! how would you know if it is real leather?

    • The Baller on a Budget
      / 8:35 am

      You can tell it’s real leather by how it wrinkles – if it’s leather, the folds will wrinkle and take a few seconds before bouncing back. You can also tell by the smell too or if it absorbs water, rather than sitting on the top like it would with a synthetic material.

  4. Omg, I’ve been looking for a good dupe of this bag in forever! So glad I came across your post 🙂 Thanks for sharing the link of the dupe x

    • The Baller on a Budget
      / 10:27 am

      Of course!! You are welcome!

  5. virginie
    / 3:06 am

    I’ve just discovered your blog looking for a Faye dupe..and ordered a black Lacattura one, as yours seems to be amazing! Thanks for the review. You’ve gained a new french subsvriber 😉

    • The Baller on a Budget
      / 3:13 am

      Hey Virginie! Thanks for stopping by! So excited for your new bag to come in!!

      • P.J
        / 5:51 pm

        Hey! We’re there any issues with ink transfer or fading due to the color of the material?

        • The Baller on a Budget
          / 9:51 am

          I noticed that a new pair of blue jeans transferred onto the suede, so I’d definitely be careful of new jeans since this is a problem with light-colored suede goods in general.

  6. Renee
    / 5:00 pm

    Hi! I’m looking for a good dupe of the Chloe Faye Wallet On a Strap. I haven’t been able to find any. Do you know of one? Thanks in advance!

  7. Kristen
    / 1:17 pm

    Hi! Did you have any issues ordering from AliExpress? I get a little nervous with overseas retailers sometimes! Any insight would be appreciated!

    Thank you,


    • The Baller on a Budget
      / 3:29 pm

      Hi Kristen, no, I don’t! If it’s clothes or shoes make sure to measure very carefully according to the seller’s measurement chart. If you get the item and it isn’t as described, make sure to message the seller and figure out a solution. Every order with Aliexpress comes with Buyer Protection so you can get some or all of your money back if you dispute an item. You can also extend the window of protection if you and the seller are trying to resolve the problem (ie. they have to send you a replacement and it takes another few weeks to arrive).

      Hope that helps!

  8. Sara
    / 2:47 pm

    I am looking for the Chloe Faye bracelet bag – if you have any insight on where to get a dupe it would be much appreciated!

    Love your blog!

  9. Karin
    / 10:16 am

    Hey, thanks for sharing this! Does the leather have a grain running through it?

    Thanks again!

    • The Baller on a Budget
      / 9:48 pm

      Hi! It’s a smooth leather so I wouldn’t say there’s a pebbled grain on this one. The real Chloé is smooth too with no pebbling, I believe.

  10. Sara D
    / 8:38 pm

    I am late to the party but hoping I can still join in! Do you know which seller it was? Your bag’s colors blend nicely, but a lot of the ones on AliExpress right now show a stark contrast between the grey / beige suede flap. Much appreciated if you can share an updated link!

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