Splurge or Save: Handbags

I've been really into handbags lately. I used to get one good quality neutral bag that would go with everything, and I would get a new one when I got tired of that one, and I didn't really carry them that often in college. But over the last few months, I have been buying a lot more of them and switching them out to go with what I'm wearing for the day. As much as I love a good quality bag, at the rate I've been switching them out lately I've been looking at some more budget friendly options. I would definitely invest in the lower range "splurge" bags in classic styles like this one from Gigi New York and this one from Rebecca Minkoff because I know they would be high quality, and aren't really trendy. But, I don't think I could ever justify spending near or more than $1,000 on a handbag. So, here are some very affordable look-a-likes to more expensive bags ranging from mid-level to luxury that I've been seeing around lately!

$22 Old Navy Tassle Mini Crossbody vs. $225 Gigi New York Madison Crossbody
$30 Marley Lilly Scalloped Tote vs. $298 Kate Spade Lily Avenue Carrigan
$70 Sole Society Annaleigh Tote vs. $345 Rebecca Minkoff Avery Tote
$17 Forever 21 Buckled Crossbody vs. $695 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini
$25 Forever 21 Chain Crossbody vs. $1,390 Chloe Small Faye Shoulder Bag
$22 Forever 21 Quilted Mini Crossbody vs. $4,300 Chanel Boy Bag

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  1. These are awesome dupes! The Old Navy bag and the Gigi New York look pretty much identical! Thanks for sharing!

    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  2. I love bags you picked! The Forever 21 bag looks just as good as the Chanel bag.