The Best Designer Bag Dupes!

July 12, 2016

My first job was working as a waitress at Vincent’s, a local Italian restaurant/pizza joint when I was 16 years old. While I was fortunate enough to have my parents support me growing up [financially and emotionally], earning my own money was something that made me feel good. The process of wanting something, saving for it, and then purchasing it was and still is extremely rewarding. I haven’t always made the smartest decisions and have certainly treated myself to one too many things. But hey… you live and you learn, right?

Now, I have to face the facts that I’m 31 years old, married, have a baby, and have to deal with real life adult shit stuff: life insurance, retirement funds, pre-school tuition…ya know, the real sexy things in life. Plus, Casey and I are house hunting, so while I may really want a new designer bag, I definitely don’t need it. And that’s exactly what I tell myself every time I leave Bloomingdales empty handed [insert frowning emoji here].

I’m not into buying fake purses pretending to be the real deal, but I am all for buying something from a no name brand or less expensive designer that looks similar [and sometimes even identical] to the original, high end design. It’s one of the reasons why I love Steve Madden shoes so much! They make the best copies of designer shoes for a much more affordable price.

Before I share with you my favorite designer bag dupes, I want to make sure you were aware of the amazing sales going on. Today is Amazon Prime Day, featuring more than 100,000 deals worldwide for new and existing Prime members, with more deals being added every 5 minutes!! All deals are live starting July 12th at 12:00am PST through 11:59pm PST. Shopbop is launching a surprise sale starting today, offering 25% off all designer sale merchandise using the code DESIGNER25 at checkout. This sale ends Wednesday, July 13th. And as you know, we are TWO DAYS AWAY from early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, for those of us who are a Rewards Member [credit or debit card holder]. This sale goes live to the public on the 22nd and will feature items for fall at a great discount! Happy shopping!!!


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26 Comments

  • Reply Annaliese July 12, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    I’m also a fan of bag dupes- these are great picks!!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  • Reply Jessica July 13, 2016 at 9:58 am

    I love this! Designer handbags can be so expensive! It is nice to be able to have cheaper options that still follow the trends.
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

  • Reply Taylor July 13, 2016 at 10:08 am

    So many great options!! Love! xo

  • Reply Nicole Leffew July 13, 2016 at 10:17 am

    I love this post. I love how real you are! These dupes are amazing! I need that Chloe dupe! It’s crazy how identical they look!

  • Reply Anna July 13, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Great pick Jaime!!! Love them all! xo ~Anna http://www.pepperedinstyle.com

  • Reply cindy July 13, 2016 at 10:50 am

    I am a fan of dupes too! This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!!

    Cindy

    http://Www.foreignfreshfierce.com

  • Reply Tiffani at Breton Bay July 13, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Love this post!! I am all about making the investment every couple of years on a handbag that is timeless, but there are so many I still covet that are more trendy and I can’t justify spending so much money. That’s where the “dupes” come in for me too!!

    xoxo
    Tiffani
    http://www.tiffaniatbretonbay.com

  • Reply Heather July 13, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Ahh, being an adult. Isn’t it so much fun?! Haha! I love the bags you shared! Especially the little pink quilted one. Super cute! I will have to check out the Shopbop sale. Didn’t know this was happening, so thanks for sharing! Also, good luck on the house hunting! Such a process, but definitely worth every penny in the end!
    xo,
    Heather
    http://www.playingdressupallday.com

  • Reply Ruthie July 14, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    This was such a good post!!! I am all about spending money every once in a while on a good bag, but dupes all the way in between!!!

  • Reply Angelle Marix July 14, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    These are great dupes!! I did buy my CV leopard clutch but usually rather save my money. Love all of these choices!!

    Xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

  • Reply Lacey July 15, 2016 at 11:12 am

    These dupes are AMAZING!!! Seriously such great finds. Thanks for sharing!

    xo Lacey
    http://www.myboringcloset.com

  • Reply Brianne George July 15, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Great dupes!! They still look like pretty good quality!

    Xo, Brianne
    http://www.scrubsandsparkles.com

  • Reply Stephanie July 15, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Love this post! I’m all about some designer duper. 🙂

    xO – Steph

    http://www.urbanblonde.com

  • Reply Thanh July 15, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Great save or splurge post! I’ve been eyeing the CV Leo clutch for a while myself!

  • Reply Bree July 15, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Bag dupes are so great, I’m a huge fan! Such an awesome round up 🙂

    xo Bree
    http://bree-west.com

  • Reply Brittani July 15, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    This post is seriously life changing! Best. Post. Ever!

    xo,
    Britt

    http://www.bybrittanilauren.com

  • Reply Tanvi Rastogi July 15, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Great finds. Thanks for sharing.

    ∞ © tanvii.com ∞

  • Reply Alicia July 15, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Great finds! These are all spot on!
    xo
    Alicia
    http://www.thelushlist.com

  • Reply Stesha July 15, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Love this dale, great finds!

    xxS

  • Reply Candace July 15, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    You ROCK! I’m gonna snag the Chloe drew dupe for sure : )

    Best,

    Candace
    http://www.liveloveandREAD.com

  • Reply Brittany July 18, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Love these picks, I’ve been eyeing that Chloe dupe! It’s perfect for fall!

    Xo,

    Brittany || The Everyday B.

  • Reply Adaleta Avdic July 18, 2016 at 11:59 am

    These are legitimately looking IDENTICAL to the designer versions, you did so good by finding these! xx Adaleta Avdic

  • Reply Karen July 18, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Always love a good deal! Great picks!

    -Karen
    http://LadyinViolet.com

  • Reply Sam July 18, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    I hate facing reality and real life stuff.. your dupes are fabulous and great alternatives to the real deal!

    xx Sam |The Heart of the House

  • Reply Latisha July 19, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Love them all!

  • Reply Anna English July 21, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Love this post! I can’t wait to check these options out!

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