Sunday 10 November 2019

Get The Look For Less

Photo: @handinfire via Who What Wear

Who doesn't love getting the look of luxury without the pricetag? I'm always so excited when I see 'dupe' versions of high end items. However, I'm not a fan of replicas or items that attempt to look almost identical to the original. So with that in mind I have curated a selection of low price bags that are 'inspired' by the designer bags. Some of them you'll recognise as classic, others as 'it' bags and the rest are just some that I thought were fab! If you click on the dupe photos you'll be sent via a link to their website!

Bottega Veneta 'The Pouch'

The current 'it' bag. Bloggers and fashion followers alike are obsessing over it. I'm still undecided - does it look like a small potato sack come bin bag or does it look chic and simple? Either way, Zara have released their take on the clutch. It's leather and can double up as a cross-body bag with it's strap.

The Dupe

Givenchy 'Eden' Bag

The Givenchy Eden bag is an elegant, timeless design but with its steep price point it's hard to justify. This Zara version is a similar style just without the gold hardware details. It's a handy size and has feet so you'll not scuff the bottom. It has the same knotted details and the top handle. 

The Dupe

Chanel Classic Flap Quilted Bag

It's iconic. The Chanel Classic Flap bag with its quilted design and chain strap. In my mind a Chanel bag is the pinnacle of luxury handbags but it's a colossal amount of money. If you're lucky enough to own then I envy you! I found this Accessorize quilted bag which has a similar flap design. It differs in the strap and the alternating quilting style.

The Dupe

Louis Vuitton 'Petite Malle' Bag

We all know that famous 'LV' logo! The unique design of the Petite Malle bag is a miniature of their famous trunks. I love the boxy style and clasp detailing. It can be tricky to find a nice version of this trunk style for a fraction of the price but ASOS have a lovely black one. It has a top handle (perfect for evening wear) and is finished with gold corners.

The Dupe

Gucci 'Marmont' Bucket Bag

Now for a pop of colour! I'm a huge fan of a bucket bag...especially the Gucci ones! It's adorned with the 'GG' logo and has a drawstring closure. Something in such a bright colour can be hard to justify with a Gucci price-tag so opting for this one from ASOS might be the perfect option if you're on the hunt for some red in your wardrobe. 

The Dupe

Gucci 'Dionysus' Bag

I love the style of the Gucci Dionysus, it's simple but with a little extra detail. It's an edgy and stylish bag. Possibly controversial but I actually prefer the dupe for this one! As ever, the chain strap adds a fancier touch and the shape of the bag is practical while being dressy. The croc effect on this Shein one adds an extra element to the bag. 

The Dupe

Dior 'Saddle' Bag

The Dior Saddle bag is quite a marmite item - it's definitely growing on me! It isn't necessarily the most practical or versatile bag but if you like following trends this is for you. Several brands have come up with their own 'inspired by' versions but Shein have nailed it with theirs. The blush pink colour is gorgeous, adding a feminine touch to the bag.

The Dupe

Chanel 'Boy' Bag

Lastly, the Chanel Boy bag with its androgynous yet chic style. It's an iconic and timeless bag but like most Chanel bags its price-tag is extortionate. The dupe I've shared is quite different while also having similar features. The bags both have a sharp edged design and chunky chain detailing.

The Dupe

This is just a small collection of some of the many amazing dupes available, whether you want something almost identical or only a few similarities to designer handbags - there's something for everyone! Or, if like me you're just all round handbag obsessed I hope you enjoyed this one!


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