October 12, 2009

IT Bags

(Image: Chanel.com)

Oh Chanel Classic flap bag, so close yet so far beyond my price range. I'd take this iconic purse over any other IT bag including the Balenciaga City handbag that I still love even years after the initial craze. I'm not gonna lie, I have day dreamed about this purse and the potential outfits...the possibilities are endless. If I ever dropped that much for a purse, I'd probably chain it to my body:P or perhaps just use it every single day to get my money's worth:)

Balenciaga Arena Giant City, Barneys New York

Alright, enough lusting...moving on to Chanel and Balenciaga inspired handbags. I found this City-ish version on gojane.com for $52. It comes in several colors and even have the Balenciaga inspired hardware details. I'm quite partial to this red version...

(image: gojane.com)

The Alisa handbag is almost a carbon copy of the ones above and they're a bit cheaper at $46 with FREE ground shipping (for a limited time). Find these handbags here on Mimi Boutique.

Here are some Chanel inspired handbags for just under $50...

Counter clockwise from top left to right: (1) Bargen handbag, $38, Aldo (Red on sale $19.98; White on sale $24.98). (2) Donny & Ozzy quilted tote, SALE $39, Urban Outfitters (3) Quilted Cros Body Clutch $16.50, Wet Seal. (4) Deena & Ozzy Tweed Chain Bag $42.00, Urban Outfitters.

Aldo is offering FREE shipping for all online orders until Monday, October 13, 2009. Enter the following code to take advantage of this deal: FSOCT09. Also, subscribe to Aldo's e-mail updates and receive a 10% off coupon. I signed up for urban outfitters' e-mail updates recently and received a 10% coupon for online orders. It's not advertised on the site and I'm not sure if it's a limited time offer, but it's worth the try for extra savings!

(Image: lunaboston)

Last, but not least, I've been oogling over Foley + Corinna's popular Mid-City Tote. I'm dreaming of this bag in a soft grey or perhaps even in burgundy. I love that it's convertible to a messenger bag! At $444, it doesn't seem too bad compared to my dream bags and I found a few on eBay for half the price, but for now, this recessionista must admire from afar. If you like this look, here are similar items that won't break the bank:

Roxy Never Far tote SALE $43.80 (Amazon.com)

Deux Lux Side Zip Satchel SALE $39 (Orig. $68), Urban Outfitters

Taupe Foldover Bag $32.90 (also available in Black), Windsor

Over the Rainbow SALE $23.00 (Orig. $46; also available in White), Roxy

One more thing...they're all under $50! If you're into the Roxy "Never Far" tote, Amazon is offering FREE shipping with Super Saver Shipping or a Free 2-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime trial.

So which IT bag do you day dream about? ;)

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