Real vs. Steal – Miu Miu Madras Top Handle Bag

by Juliana on July 14, 2012

I wish I had this Miu Miu bag while I was shopping last weekend. The design is perfect to carry your cell phone, wallet, makeup essentials and keys for an afternoon with the girls. Not only is it compact and designed with a crossbody strap to keep you hands free, but these gorgeous bright colors instantly add some playfulness to any neutral palette. If you absolutely want to add this bag to your collection, consider choosing a color that will coordinate with the majority of your wardrobe or select one in a color family similar to your favorite accessories. As you’ve probably already figured out, spending this much on a bag means commitment, so unless you plan on wearing it 5 out of 7 days a week, you’re probably better off with one of the two incredible options below.

Miu Miu Madras Top Handle Bag

Miu Miu Madras Top Handle Bag
($1.450, Miu Miu)

BagInc “Starlin” Crossbody Bag

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Much more affordable and uncannily similar to the design shown above, this style by BagInc will definitely achieve the same look, just maybe not the designer status. The only difference at first glance is the silver versus gold clasp, but the bag is real leather and comes in a variety of color choices, albeit not exactly the same shades. But if you love this bag for its functionality and style, then look no further. Wear it this weekend with some cute shorts, a boho top and sandals for a lovely afternoon outing or when running a few errands.

BagInc "Starlin" Crossbody Bag in lilac, pink and green (Miu Miu Madras knockoff)

BagInc “Starlin” Crossbody Bag
($79, BagInc)

Vince Camuto “Kristen” Shoulder Bag

This version is slightly more luxurious than the previous one as it has the heavier gold hardware and richly colored leather similar to the original. If you love wearing designer pieces, but can’t always afford the higher end ones, you might consider this style. While the clasp is a different shape, it definitely makes the overall design more unique and doesn’t immediately scream “look-a-like”. Veteran accessory designer Vince Camuto is incredibly talented, leading Nine West’s design team for quite some time before starting his own line, so you can be sure this bag is a worthwhile investment.

Vince Camuto "Kristen" Shoulder Bag in turquoise (Miu Miu Madras knockoff)

Vince Camuto “Kristen” Shoulder Bagcj
($112.99, Zappos)

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