Splurge vs. Steal Handbags
These spring “IT” bags may be gorgeous, but their budget friendly style twins are just as lust worthy!
The fashion gods have spoken. These bags, the hottest bags of spring 2011, have been released onto the world and you may be wondering how you’re going to pay for both your kid’s tuition and Prada’s sexy new it bag. Before you pick up a third job (believe me I’ve done it- I was the only Saturday morning server with syrup on my shirt and Louis on my arm), take a look at this list. Sure, the most coveted are here at prices we’d rather leave behind, like Heidi Klum’s yummy one, but you’ll also see pretty affordable cousins of these bags, so you can send your kids to school and have your weekend mornings free.
1. Prada Vitello Daino satchel ($1395, neimanmarcus.com)
Affordable Cousin: Tignanello handbag, polish pocket convertible satchel ($110.99, macys.com)
2. Marc Jacobs Angie crossbody bag ($950, neimanmarcus.com)
Affordable Cousin: Patchwork signature hobo ($19.99, dressbarn.com)
3. Bottega Veneta Cervo zip tote ($1,980, saks.com)
Affordable Cousin: Hearts Away tote ($38, roxy.com)
4. Jimmy Choo leopard-print calf hair tote ($2,395, neimanmarcus.com)
Affordable Cousin: Toss Designs Congo shop tote ($80, endless.com)
Check out Diane Von Furstenberg, Valentino and their cousins next!