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This post is for those of you who like the style, size and functionality but wouldn’t mind a less costly version of the designer ($$$$) bag. Not for those who are married to the designer brand, but one who is open to different designers, with similar products. Get the designer look without breaking your bank.

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1. Gucci vs. J. Crew

Splurge: Gucci Soho Disco Bag – $980

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  • Available in 6 different colors
  • Size: W: 8” x H: 6” x D: 2.7”
  • Strap Drop: 21.6”, adjustable
  • Details: Zip closure with leather tassel, interior open and phone pockets with cotton lining
  • Price: US $980 – $1550 (black python)

Steal: JCrew Signet Bag – $128

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  • Available in 7 different colors
  • Size: W: 8 3/8” x H: 6 1/8” x D: 2.7”
  • Strap Drop: 24”, adjustable
  • Details: Zip closure with key fob and lock, interior open pocket with cotton lining
  • Price:US $128, add monogram for $10

2. Chanel vs. Michael Kors

Splurge: Chanel Flap Bag – $4,900

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  • Size: H: 6.3” x W: 10.2” x D: 2.8″
  • Details: Lambskin, gold metal, black
  • Price: US $ 4,900

Steal: MICHAEL Michael Kors Sloan Bag – $328

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  • Size: W:12″ x H: 7-1/2″ x D: 3-3/4″
  • Strap Drop: 25”
  • Price: US $328

3. Louis Vuitton vs. Michael Kors

Splurge: Louis Vuitton Never Full Medium – $1,260

louis-vuitton-neverfull-mm-monogramed-canvas

  • Available in 4 colors and 4 different material
  • Size: H: 12.6″ x L: 11.4″ x W: 6.7″
  • Details:Removable zippered clutch with matching interior
  • Price: US $ 1,260 (monogram canvas)

Steal: Michael Kors Jet Set – $298

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  • Size: L: 17″ X W: 11.5″ X W: 5″
  • Handle Drop: 8.5″
  • Interior Details: On Interior Zip Pocket, Two Open Pockets
  • Details: Saffiano Leather; Gold-Tone Hardware
  • Price: US $ 298

4. Chloe vs. Kate Spade

Splurge: Chloe Drew Bag – $1,850

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  • Available in 6 different colors
  • Size: W: 9.3″ (23.5 cm) x H: 8.3″ (21 cm) x D: 3.1″ (8 cm)
  • Strap Length: 20.5″ / 52 cm
  • Price: US $1,850

Steal: Kate Spade Cameron Street Byrdie – $248

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  • Size: H: 6.8″ x W: 7.6″ x D: 2.8″
  • Drop Length: 22″ adjustable strap
  • Details: Crossbody with adjustable strap with flap & push lock; interior side pocket; exterior side pocket; crosshatched leather with matching trim; bookstripe printed on poly twill lining; 14 karat gold plated hardware
  • Price: US $ 248

5. Hermès vs. Coach

Splurge: Hermès Birkin – $11,500

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  • Size: L: 14″ x H: 11″ x D: 7″
  • Strap Drop: 3.75″
  • Details: Gold color with gold finishing
  • Price: US $ 11,500

Steal: Coach Swagger 27 – $450

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  • Size: L: 13 1/2″ x H: 7 3/4″ x W: 5 3/4″
  • Handle Drop: 4″
  • Strap Drop: 19″ drop for shoulder wear
  • Details: Inside zip, cell phone and multifunction pockets; Zip-top closure, fabric lining
  • Price: US $450- $650 (embossed croc leather)

6. Balenciaga vs. Rebecca Minkoff

Splurge: Balenciaga Classic Silver City – $1,835

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  • Size: W: 14.8″ x H: 9.4” x D: 5.5”
  • Details: Top zipper closure; interior zipper pocket with leather label; leather-framed mirror; interior double phone compartment; soft lambskin; interior- black cotton canvas
  • Price: US $ 1,835

Steal: Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel – $325

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  • Size: W: 13″ x H: 9″ x D: 6″
  • Handle Drop: 4″
  • Strap Drop: 20″ – 24″
  • Details: Top zip closure; Optional, adjustable strap; Exterior zip pocket; Interior zip, wall and smartphone pockets; Protective metal feet; Signature jacquard lining; Leather.
  • Price: US $ 325

7. Bric’s vs. Diane Von Furstenberg

Splurge: Bric’s Bellagio 32″ Spinner – $455.00

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  • Size: H: 32″ x W: 22″ x D: 12″
  • Details: Spinner made from ultra-lightweight, durable polycarbonate; Trimmed in full-grain Tuscan leather; Lined in satin nylon; Multistage retractable handle.
  • Price: US $ 455

Steal: Diane Von Furstenberg Adieu 28” Spinner – $180

diane-von-furstenberg-adieu-24-hardside-spinner-suitcase

  • Size: H: 28″ x W: 19″ x D: 11.5″
  • Details: Weighs 15-lbs.; Lined; Telescoping trolley handle with push-button locking mechanism; TSA locks; 10-year warranty
  • Price: US $179

8. Saint Laurent vs. Tory Burch

Splurge: Saint Laurent Wallet on Chain (WOC) – $1,550

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  • Available in 5 colors
  • Size: H: 8.8″ x W: 5.5″ x D: 1.6″
  • Handle Drop: 19″ (48cm)
  • Details: 100% Calf-Skin Leather; Gold-Toned Hardware; 20 Card Slots, 1 Coin Pocket; 2 Bill & 2 Receipt Compartments
  • Price: US $1,550

Steal: Tory Burch Robinson Wallet on a Chain – $295

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  • Available in 3 colors
  • Size: W: 7 ¾” x H: 5″ x D: 1 ½”
  • Strap Drop: 23″
  • Details: 1.1 lbs. weight; Magnetic snap-flap closure; Exterior slip pocket; Dual interior compartments with center divider; interior zip and wall pockets; 16 card slots; Logo-jacquard lining; Leather
  • Price: US $ 295

9. Prada vs. Michael Kors

Splurge: Prada Galleria Bag – $2,230

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  • Size: L: 11.0″ x H: 7.6″ x W: 4.7″
  • Details: Double leather handle; ?Detachable adjustable leather shoulder strap?; Gold-plated hardware?Metal lettering logo on leather triangle?; Snap closure on sides; ?Two outside pockets with zipper closure?; Three inside pockets, including one with zipper closure?; Prada logo lining
  • Price: US $2,230

Steal: MICHAEL Michael Kors Savannah Satchel – $224

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  • Size: W: 10-1/2″ x H: 7″x D: 4″
  • Handle Drop: 3″ double handles
  • Strap Drop: 21″-24″L adjustable
  • Details: Saffiano leather; Interior features lining, center zip compartment, 2 open compartments, 1 open pocket, 1 zip pocket and key chain; Magnetic snap closure; Shiny gold- or rhodium-tone hardware
  • Price: US $224

10. MCM vs. Coach

Splurge: MCM Stark Backpack -$720

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  • Available in 3 colors
  • Size: H: 12″ X W: 10″ X D: 4″
  • Details: Signature Stark backpack in Visetos coated canvas with leather trim; Coated Canvas, PU body;24k gold engraved logo plaque;
    Leather /leather trim; Single top handle; Fabric monogram lining; Exterior zip pocket; Exterior zip pocket; 4 interior pockets with tablet compartment
  • Price: US $720

Steal: Michael Kors Rhea Signature Extra Small Backpack – $315

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  • Size: W: 11″ x H: 9″ x D: 4:1/2″
  • Handle Drop: 2″ top
  • Straps: 7″- 10″, Adjustable
  • Details:Zipper closure. Exterior features gold:tone hardware and 2 front zip pockets. Interior features 1 zip pocket. 2 open pockets. 1 cellphone pocket and key fob.
  • Price: US $ 315

11. Chanel vs. Rebecca Minkoff

Splurge: CHANEL Wrinkled Lambskin Chevron Quilted Medium Boy Flap- $4895

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  • Size: H: 7″ (18 cm) X L: 11″ (28 cm) x D: 3.5″ (9 cm)
  • Details: Lambskin leather with silver hardware
  • Price: US $4,895

Steal: Rebecca Minkoff Small Love Leather Crossbody Bag – $195

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  • Available in 5 colors
  • Size: W: 8” x H: 5 1/2” x D: 2 1/2″
  • Strap Drop: 20 1/2” – 23 1/2” convertible
  • Details: Turnlock closure; Optional leather-and-chain strap; Exterior slip pocket; Interior wall pocket; four card slots; Lined; Leather
  • Price: US $ 195
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  1. Alice price

    December 1, 2016 3:08 pm

    Love to have Chanel handbags

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