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Purses Purses Purses: It’s a Purseapalooza!

Purses are a staple of a great wardrobe and every woman drools over that one (or twenty) purse that costs as much as her rent.  Never fear loyal reader, we have found a couple of dupes for those of you who are huge Chloe fans like us.

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My current “IT” bags are Chloe ones: the Faye and the Nile.  Both more than my rent.  Luckily, we do our research here at ATPT and have found two rather amazing dupes for the purses.  First up is the Faye dupe.

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This purse, from Amazon, is almost a perfect dupe for the Faye.  It has similar hardware in front with the circle and chain descending from it.  It also has a detachable strap, like the original purse.  This one is missing the top handle of the true Faye, but I don’t think that’s a big deal.  I wore this the other day and it was a little heavy, as the reviews on Amazon said, but not as heavy as the bigger purses that I shove a ton of junk into.  This one makes the wearer streamline what items are necessary for the night.  It also lends an air of sophistication to an outfit at a much better price.

The next purse on the list is the dupe for the Chloe Nile.

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If I hadn’t told you this was a dupe of the Chloe Nile Small Bracelet Cross Body bag, would you even be able to tell?  Possibly – the bracelet part of it looks a little cheaper than the Chloe one, but beyond that, I’d be hard pressed to tell the difference.  When I was given it for my birthday as a gift, I almost had a heart attack.  I thought my sister had lost her darn mind and gifted me the $1,690 purse.  Phew!  Glad she didn’t.  I’d feel like I wouldn’t use it if it was that much.  I’d have to keep it in pristine condition.  Of course, that defeats the point of the purse, but I digress.

I love that there are companies that make items that are similar to the very expensive ones.  I know that doesn’t sit well with everyone.  I do agree that these designers are working hard on their designs, but let’s be real, not everyone can afford them.  I’d say it was a sign of greatness if something has a dupe – it means it’s so coveted everyone wants one!  I also think if the designers were more upset, they should start a low cost line, and make their designs open to everyone.  Or perhaps certain purses would be for the high cost lines and the others would be for the lines that are priced less than $100.  I’m sure if Chloe did that, their bags would certainly sell out, and they’d keep their high end bags aspirational.

What do you guys think?  Would you be open to a low cost line from designers?  Let me know in the comments below!

 

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