I’m a huge fan of high end designer bags. I think we all agree they’re gorgeous and I’d love to own them all in a world where I live in a mansion in Monte Carlo and drive an Aston Martin. But since I’m just shy of that dream, I have to limit my designer bag purchases.
Purchasing an investment bag is a big decision and I’d like to retire one day, so I really like to commit to very few majorly expensive bags. Money’s really personal, so spend wisely, but know what has value to you.
I prefer to spend my money on travel, so I look for alternatives to current “It” bags so I can afford international airfare. I’m a huge opponent to knockoff designer bags. You know, the ones that literally have the designer name all over them and are trying to be passed off as the exact bag. It’s super tacky and actually cheapens brands and there’s a whole documentary on it on Netflix, so watch it.
But the alternative is to get a look alike bag. Look alike bags are really similar, but are really adamant in their marketing and selling that they are not the exact bag or a knockoff. They don’t have a fake designer label or anything on them. These bags are ok to have. They’re also usually a little bit different than the designer bag, whether it’s a subtle difference in chain width or a slightly different look to the front of the bag. I’m a big fan of look alike bags.
One designer bag I’ve been dying over the past couple of months is the Chole ‘Drew’ bag. You’ve probably seen it on lots of your favorite bloggers lately. This bag is a gorgeous crossbody, but it’s pretty pricey at $1,850.
So maybe you aren’t ready for that level of commitment to a small crossbody. I know I’m not. So I’ve found a few “steal” versions of look alike bags that I think you’ll be much happier with the price point.
This bag is ridiculously similar to the Chloe bag, it looks almost identical. The great part is that it comes in tons of colors and a few sizes. It’s a pretty good steal at just shy of $100, so maybe still a little higher than some people want to spend on a look alike.
Another seriously good look alike bag. This one is from LUSH and available on Amazon, hello Prime! Another slightly higher priced bag at $129, but really good quality.
This is the biggest steal of the bunch at $29! It’s definitely not as high quality leather as some of the other look alike options, but it’s still great for such a low price.
If there’s an award for best look alike bag, this one is probably the winner. It looks almost identical to the Chloe bag, but without any of the labels or anything. It says it’s genuine leather, so I’d guess it’s a higher quality bag for the $100 price tag.