Real vs. Steal – Fendi Spy Leather Bag

by Irina on January 3, 2010

Update: This post has been updated on January 03, 2010. Scroll down to see the new add.

I already said I’m by no means a handbag expert, but even I am acquainted with the Fendi Spy bag. This shoulder bag which is made of ultra-rich nappa leather and finished with woven double top handles, instantly became the “It” bag when it came out a few years ago. All hype aside, I certainly understand why handbag connoisseurs lusted over this delicious piece of arm candy. The design is elegant and versatile and the craftmanship absolutely exquisite. However, not everyone can justify a $2.000 handbag investment including myself.

Fendi Spy Bag in black

Fendi Spy Leather Bagls
($2.050, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Nordstromls, Fendi, Net-A-Porterls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Fendi

Ashley Tisdale, Heidi Montag, Victoria Beckham & Mary-Kate Olsen carrying a Fendi Spy Bag

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Baghaus “Spy” Bag

Update (12/31/2009): Found a second, almost identical Fendi Spy bag knockoff by Baghaus which looks so close to the original they didn’t even bother to change the name. Available in black (pictured), brown, mustard, beige and pewter.

Baghaus "Spy" Bag in black (Fendi Spy bag knockoff)

Baghaus “Spy” Bag
($49.95, Gilt)

Handbag Heaven Classic Secret Agent Bag

If you want a great looking alternative for a fraction of the price, Handbag Heaven has a really good and budget-friendly option for all of us who can’t afford the real deal. Their “classic secret agent bag” is an almost identical copy of the Fendi bag, even the name is a tribute. The bag is made of soft leatherette and comes in either classic black, shimmering pewter or a delightfully mustard color. A great gift for your mom, sister, BFF or your own handbag lovin’ self, of course.

Handbag Heaven Classic Secret Agent Bag in black (Fendi Spy Bag knockoff)

Handbag Heaven Classic Secret Agent Bag
($49.95, Nordstrom Rack)

Posted in: Ashley Tisdale,Bags,Celebrity Looks 4 Less,Fendi,Heidi Montag,Mary-Kate Olsen,Out & About,Real vs. Steal,Red Carpet,Victoria Beckham

  • I love the knock-off better. It seems better constructed.
    I love the color of Mary-Kate’s though even though Victoria Beckham wears it best.

  • Tiffany

    I would love to own the real one, they have it here in sequin too. Get the one Ashley wore here

  • The woven handles are giving nice looks. $2.000 is too much for me to invest in any bags I will rather wait for options that fits into my budget.

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