Real vs. Steal – Alexander McQueen Elvie Python Tote

by Irina on January 19, 2009

If someone ever gave me $5.000 to spend on a designer handbag (which would never happen anyway, but we’re hypothetically speaking), I would easily choose Alexander McQueen‘s “Elvie” tote. This handbag is perfection and my all-time favorite bag. The “Elvie” handbag is available in all sorts of colors and variations like red, purple, green, gold, nude and more. Personally, I ♥ the purple one most, but of course there’s no chance you can ever go wrong with this black patent python leather version as well because it’s a classic and you can wear it with almost everything every day. Even though the bag is already on sale at Net-A-Porter, it’s still unreachable for most of us with a price as high as $3.228 (was $5.380).

Alexander McQueen Black Patent "Elvie" Python Tote Handbag

Alexander McQueen Elvie Python Totels
($3.228, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities with Alexander McQueen’s “Elvie”

Celebrities certainly love the “Elvie” as well. Stars like Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, Cynthia Nixon and LeAnn Rimes have been spotted carrying this neat handbag.

Beyoncé Knowles, Angelina Jolie, Cynthia Nixon aka Miranda Hobbes and Leann Rimes carrying Alexander McQueen "Elvie" Tote Handbag

Songstress Christina Aguilera has her own ombré “Elvie” tote which seems to be smaller than the ones above and fades from wine red to rose. I’m on the fence whether I like Aguilera’s version or not. What do you think of it?

Christina Aguilera carrying Alexander McQueen's "Elvie" Tote

So not everyone has five thousand dollars to splurge on a pricey designer handbag. I totally feel your pain! That’s why I went into research mode to find a good and affordable alternative.

Forever 21 Jelani Reptile Handbag

Get your celeb look on with this budget-friendly Forever 21Jelani” faux reptile handbag which can be purchased for moderate $34.80. It isn’t a 100% identical match and the bag doesn’t look as classy as the original, but it’s a good alternative and more importantly it retails for less than 1% of the original’s price, so the choice is up to you.

Forever 21 "Jelani" Black Patent Reptile Handbag Tote

Forever 21 “Jelani” Reptile Handbag
($34.80, Forever 21)

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