Splurge vs. Steal Handbags

These spring "IT" bags may be gorgeous, but their budget friendly style twins are just as lust worthy!
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Splurge vs. Steal Handbags

These spring “IT” bags may be gorgeous, but their budget friendly style twins are just as lust worthy!

-Jenny Beres

heidi klum

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)

prada vitello daino satchell

Affordable Cousin: Tignanello handbag, polish pocket convertible satchel ($110.99, macys.com)

tignanello

2. Marc Jacobs Angie crossbody bag ($950, neimanmarcus.com)

marc jacobs angie

Affordable Cousin: Patchwork signature hobo ($19.99, dressbarn.com)

dressbarn hobo

3. Bottega Veneta Cervo zip tote ($1,980, saks.com)

bottega veneta cervo zip tote

Affordable Cousin: Hearts Away tote ($38, roxy.com)

roxy hearts away

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4. Jimmy Choo leopard-print calf hair tote ($2,395, neimanmarcus.com)

jimmy choo

Affordable Cousin: Toss Designs Congo shop tote ($80, endless.com)

toss designs congo tote

Check out Diane Von Furstenberg, Valentino and their cousins next!


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0 thoughts on “Splurge vs. Steal Handbags

  1. festivelady826 says:

    The “twin” bags are OK, but nothing compares to having the real thing!

  2. dreapuff says:

    I agree with @festivlady826! But that Tory Burch is so cute!

  3. cindychampion12 says:

    LOVE the Diane Von Furstenburg bag!

  4. silitalia says:

    THE “POCKETBOOK,” HAS CERTAINLY COME A LONG WAY, BABY..I STILL WOULD LOVE A BIRKIN!

  5. sabrita says:

    I love a beautiful handbag but it’s crazy to spend thousands of dollars on a designer bag. I usually enjoy the “Splurge vs. Steal” articles. This one -not so much. Seems like the inexpensive alternative bags looked very cheap. In most cases the cheaper bags lacked style and didn’t resemble their “Splurge” counterparts at all.

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