I'm not a fan of knockoffs. If you can't carry a real Fendi or Jimmy Choo, look for a bag within your price range that has a similar accent not the exact silhouette and pattern. Often times, there is a reason (i.e. quality, craftsmanship and key accents) for the price. Also, the way you carry your bag and pull your outfit together, is more important than the price tag it carries. Ultimately, it’s the bagista that makes the bag!!
Here are some great handbags that are trendy and budget friendly.
- Lumiani Leather Clutch - fresh, pastel-green shade and leather flower accent; made in Italy ($40, www.Zappos.com)
- Melie Bianco Multi Color clutch – vibrant, Pucci-esque colors and a cute tassel detailing. When held flat at the handle, you can carry it as a tote ($54.99, www.FashionFlairs.com)
- UGG Surf Sling - shoulder bag/backpack made of wax coated canvas and yellow leather trim. I'm not a fan of UGG handbags, but this one has a great West Coast vibe that makes this East Coast gal want to hit the beach! ($57.95, www.Zppos.com)
- Xhilaration Wigwam Tote from Target- This hobo is big, white and has interlocking link accents - three major summer trends. ($18.99, www.Target.com)