Splurge or Save: Shoes & Handbags for Spring & Summer

Here's another edition of Splurge or Save, I've been meaning to do more of these posts, they're some of my favorite to make! Anyway, here are some designer shoes and bags for spring and summer and their affordable look-a-likes. As I've said in past posts of this series, some of these items I would consider going with the splurge side; like the neutral gladiator sandals. But, some on the splurge side are versatile looking, but really could be worn or used very often; like Stuart Weitzman heeled sandals, or the Madewell bag. I don't know about you, but I could not justify spending $300+ on a large bag (even if it is high quality), but can probably only be really used for travel, or some very uncomfortable-looking (and barely have any material) sandals.

$300 Kate Spade Maise Bag vs. $28 Forever 21 Bag
$225 Rebecca Minkoff Mini Suki Saddle Bag vs. $35 Old Navy Tassel Saddle Bag
$100 Sam Edelman Dawson Gladiator Sandals vs. $30 Sam & Libby for Target Arianna Gladiator Sandals
$300 Madewell Transport Tote vs. $85 Sole Society Lacie Tote
$400 Stuart Weitzman "Nudistsong" Heeled Sandals vs. $30 Mossimo for Target Pamela Heeled Sandals (I do have to say I tried these on recently and they are not comfortable, and I usually love wearing heels)

Thanks for reading!


  1. Forever 21 always has the best dupe bags!! Loving the white one in this post!

    xoxo A

  2. I totally agree! Purses or boots tend to be my splurges and travel bags and heels I like to save on! You found some really great dupes!

    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  3. This is probably the best Save vs Splurge post I've ever seen!! All of these items are perfect dupes. Old Navy and Forever 21 have been my favorite stores for finding lookalike items.

    Class Meets Couture