Crossbody

Update: This post has been updated on September 22, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I admit I wasn’t too familiar with Barcelona-based bag brand M2Malletier before writing this post, but when I read up the brand’s history, it instantly reminded me of Mansur Gavriel because both brands were founded in 2012 by a female design duo (in this case Melissa Losada and Marcela Velez) and both brands are best known for their minimalistic designs. Recognizing an M2Malletier bag shouldn’t be too hard as they all have that signature metal bar top handle the brand is so famous for. M2Malletier key design elements include rectangular shapes and clean lines which supposedly is due to the dominant influence of architecture, the most important source of inspiration for the designer duo. And even though M2Malletier bags aren’t quite as hyped as Mansur Gavriel’s, it’s still quite hard to get your hands on the best-selling designs such as this handmade “Fleur Du Mal” shoulder bag. The price of $1.560 isn’t really helping either, of course.

M2Malletier La Fleur Du Mal Shoulder Bag in black and gold

M2Malletier La Fleur Du Mal Shoulder Bagls
($1.560, Net-A-Porter)

Also available at Moda Operandi, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Farfetchls, Selfridges, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love M2Malletier

Celebs like Kate Hudson and Kate Bosworth and style bloggers such as Louise Hay (LouHayHay) and Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) have all been spotted carrying a M2Malletier La Fleur Du Mal Shoulder Bag.

Kate Hudson, Kate Bosworth, Louise (LouHayHay) & Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) carrying a M2Malletier La Fleur Du Mal Shoulder Bag

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Mango “Barna” Metallic Handle Clutch

Update (09/22/2017): Spotted this cute metallic handle velvet clutch bag at Mango today and thought it’d be a suitable alternative if you’re still looking to get that avantgarde look of M2Malletier’s La Fleur Du Mal bag. Price: $29.99.

Mango "Barna" Metallic Handle Clutch in black velvet (M2Malletier Annabelle inspired)

Mango “Barna” Metallic Handle Clutch
($29.99, Mango)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

BagInc “Norma” Clutch Bag

Update (01/22/2016): If you want a high-quality dupe made of genuine leather, BagInc is the way to go. Their “Norma” bag is available in both red and black leather for $99. Make sure to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your purchase (free shipping on orders of $99+)!

BagInc "Norma" Clutch Bag in black and red (M2Malletier La Fleur dupe)

BagInc “Norma” Clutch Bag
($99, BagInc)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Crossbody

I didn’t really expect Forever 21 to come out with an M2Malletier dupe anytime soon as I assumed the metal bar top handle detail would be way too costly to produce to fit into the brand’s narrow price range. Apparently, I was wrong. Because just look at this budget-friendly beauty of a bag! A spot-on “Fleur Du Mal” dupe for under $25! A quick reminder: the real deal comes in at $1.560. Now that’s what I call a steal deal!

Forever 21 Metal Bar Top Handle Faux Leather Crossbody Bag in black and gold (M2Malletier Fleur Du Mal dupe)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Crossbody
($24.90, Forever 21)

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Chloé sure knows how to fire up a bag lover’s heart. First we had the “Faye“, then came the “Drew” and in 2017 we have the “Nile” which I am pretty certain will be Chloé’s next big It bag if not – THE – It bag of the year. And once again Chloé has turned to its trusted saddle bag shape to combine both novelty and functionality by adding an equestrian-inspired brass bracelet that serves both as a decorative detail and functional top handle, depending on how you carry the bag. The “Nile” comes in three sizes: small (as seen in the picture below, price: $1.550), medium (price: $1.690) and a super cute macro sized minaudière clutch in a half-moon silhouette (price: $1.450). Due to the high demand most of the “Nile” styles and colors are currently either sold out or on backorder, so the “Nile” is pretty hard to come by these days – especially the small sized “Nile” in motty gray, Chloé’s signature taupe neutral color. Luckily, we found a few budget-friendly options if you don’t want to wait until this beauty of a bag comes back in stock or simply can’t afford the designer price tag.

Chloé Nile Bracelet Small Shoulder Bag in motty gray

Chloé Nile Bracelet Small Shoulder Bagls
($1.550, Net-A-Porter)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Selfridges, MyTheresa, Kirna Zabêtels, Farfetchls, Matches Fashionls, Browns Fashion, David Jonesls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers & Influencers Love Chloé

Various style bloggers, IGers and fashion influencers have been spotted wearing a Chloé Nile Bracelet Bag in small.

Style Bloggers carrying a Chloé Nile Bracelet Bag

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BagInc “Eliana” Saddle Leather Bag

Deal: Use promo code SPRINGBAG to get 15% off your order at BagInc!

“Eliana” by BagInc is my current Chloé dupe favorite because it looks basically just like the “Nile”, but is ten times cheaper. It’s made of high quality leather, comes in 7 lovely colors and costs $99 instead of $1.550. Make sure to use our exclusive promo code above to save $9.90 on this “Nile” dupe!

BagInc "Eliana" Saddle Leather Bag in taupe, black and cognac brown (Chloé Nile dupes)

BagInc “Eliana” Saddle Leather Bag
($99, BagInc)

A similar version by Ainifeel is also available at Amazonamazon.

Q.BAISE Hoop Detail Crossbody Bag

Not willing to spend $100 on a designer dupe bag? Then how about this Chloé Nile dupe by Q.BAISE? This cute saddle bag will give you the same Parisian Chic designer look for under $30. Available in either white, black or cognac brown faux leather.

Q.BAISE Hoop Detail Crossbody Bag in white, black and cognac brown (Chloé Nile inspired)

Q.BAISE Hoop Detail Crossbody Bag
($29.90, YesStyle)

Cesca Ring Handle Crossbody Handbag

Last but not least is this Chloé inspired crossbody bag by Cesca which looks a lot like the “Nile” without being a blatant knock-off design. The price tag of $29.99 isn’t too bad either.

Cesca Ring Handle Crossbody Handbag in rose pink and grey (Chloé Nile inspired)

Cesca Ring Handle Crossbody Handbag
($29.99, Target)

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Style Charade, THE VIVALUXURY, Instagram: @thestylebungalow/@evachen212/@shallwesasa), Mia Mia Mine, BagInc, YesStyle, Target

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Update: This post has been updated on May 3, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

The “Trotteur” bag might very well be one of my all-time Céline favorites besides the just as lustworthy “Box” bag which we have previously written about. “Trotteur” was first introduced in 2014, but was then redesigned the following year to include a geometrical metal buckle clasp on the flap which it didn’t have in the initial model and which made the otherwise super minimalist design stand out and be memorable enough to become a coveted “It“-bag among celebs and fashion influencers. Prices vary depending on size and materials. The small Céline Trotteur Bag in grained calfskin is officially priced at $1.850 while supersoft calfskin retails for $2.250, but you can currently get the “Trotteur” at Overstock for around $1.500 which is a really great deal on such a classic designer bag that will last you a lifetime.

Céline Trotteur Flap Shoulder Bag

Céline Trotteur Shoulder Bag
($1.499, Overstock)

Also available at Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Céline

Personal style bloggers such as Annabelle Fleur (VivaLuxury), Jacey Lenae Duprie (Damsel in Dior), Caroline Daur (@carodaur) and Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) have all been spotted carrying a Céline Trotteur Shoulder Bag.

Personal style bloggers wearing Céline Trotteur Flap Shoulder Bag

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Melie Bianco “Olympia” Fold Over Saddle Bag

Update (05/03/2017): Just stumbled upon this amazingly spot-on Céline Trotteur dupes by Melie Bianco and had to share them with you right away! They’re available in burgundy red, black and cognac faux leather and are currently on sale for $59 (retail price: $79). Better get these before they’re gone!

Melie Bianco "Olympia" Fold Over Saddle Bag in wine red, black, cognac (Céline Trotteur dupes)

Melie Bianco “Olympia” Fold Over Saddle Bag
($59, Bloomingdale’s)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Walmartls.

Persaman New York “Irina” Leather Crossbody Bag

How could I not be biased towards these Céline Trotteur bag dupes by Persaman New York when these bags carry my name, are made in Italy and cost less than 10% of the real deal? Love, love, love!

Persaman New York "Irina" Leather Crossbody Bag (Céline Trotteur dupes)

Persaman New York “Irina” Leather Crossbody Bag
($119.97, Nordstrom Rack)

BagInc “Hana” Small Flap Leather Bag

Deal: Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your order!

Another spot-on Céline Trotteur look-alike can be purchased at BagInc for $89 in either black, red, orange or green. It’s made of genuine leather and if you use our exclusive promo code above you will save 10% on your order at BagInc. Steal deal alert!

BagInc "Hana" Small Flap Leather Bag (Céline Trotteur dupes)

BagInc “Hana” Small Flap Leather Bag
($89, BagInc)

Be My Bags “Demure” Faux Leather Flap Shoulder Bag

Deal: Use our exclusive promo code “IN_THEIR_CLOSET” to get 5% off your order!

And lastly, a beautiful Céline look for less alternative in faux leather! This spot-on Trotteur dupe by Be My Bags comes in a variety of colors (currently: 11) and I want one in every color! Judging from the pictures, the quality looks superb and $77 (or $105 CAD) seems like a reasonable price for such a nice looking beauty of a bag. However, because we love our readers we managed to arrange an exclusive reader discount for you at Be My Bags, so be sure to use the promo code above to get 5% off your order.

Be My Bags "Demure" Faux Leather Flap Shoulder Bag (Céline Trotteur dupes)

Be My Bags “Demure” Faux Leather Flap Shoulder Bag
($77/$105 CAD, Be My Bags)

Image source(s): Overstock, VivaLuxury, @damselindior Instagram, @carodaur Instagram, The Blonde Salad, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom Rack, BagInc, Be My Bags

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Update: This post has been updated on April 11, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

A crossbody bag in a handy size and neutral color is one of the best fashion investments you can make. Speaking from personal experience I can say that I get the most use out of my black crossbody bags because they’re so absolutely practical for running daily errands. Valentino‘s “Rock Lock” is a paramount example for such a versatile and stylish bag and I’d love to own it since I’m a big fan of Valentino’s stud adorned bags, but spending two grands on such a small bag? My budget can’t really take that kind of a dent I’m afraid.

Valentino Rock Lock Cross Body Bag in black

Valentino Glam Lock Small Leather Shoulder Bagls
($2.145, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Neiman Marcusls, Barneysls & MyTheresa.

Cameron Diaz Loves Valentino

Cameron Diaz carrying a black Valentino Rock Lock Cross Body Bag

Giulia Massari “Cindy” Studded Leather Crossbody

Update (04/11/2017): Just spotted these fabulous and budget-friendly, Valentino inspired crossbody bags by Giulia Massari which come in various colors and cost $64.97.

Giulia Massari "Cindy" Studded Leather Crossbody Bag in pink, black, turquoise (Valentino Rock Lock dupes)

Giulia Massari Studded Leather Crossbody
($64.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Youshine Studded Push Lock Crossbody Bag

Update (06/03/2016): Just spotted these spot-on and super budget-friendly Valentino Rock Lock bag dupes by Youshine which come in either black, blue or silver faux leather and cost under $30. Steal deal alert!

Youshine Studded Push Lock Crossbody Bag in black and silver (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Youshine Studded Push Lock Crossbody Bag
($25.90, YesStyle)

Jessica Buurman “OCVRAN” Studded Details Bag

Update (01/06/2014): Discovered these yummy colored Valentino bag dupes at Jessica Buurman today. So in love with the yellow version!

Jessica Buurman "OCVRAN" Studded Details Bag in pink and yellow (Valentino Rock Lock knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “OCVRAN” Studded Details Bag
($89, Jessica Buurman)

Boohoo “Luisa” Stud Panel Shoulder Bag

Update (01/06/2014): Here’s another set of Valentino inspired baggies which you can buy from Boohoo. Available in red, yellow and orange.

Boohoo "Luisa" Stud Panel Shoulder Bag in red and yellow (Valentino Rock Lock knockoff)

Boohoo “Luisa” Stud Panel Shoulder Bag
($24, Boohoo)

P.S.: Also available at Boohoo (EU + International).

JustFab “Narrative” Studded Front Flap Satchel

Update (01/04/2014): Stumbled upon this gorgeous and budget-friendly Valentino bag look-a-like at JustFab today and had to share it with you! Available in either black or blush faux leather. FYI: You have to be registered (it’s free!) to browse the JustFab shop.

JustFab "Narrative" Studded Front Flap Satchel in black (Valentino Glam Lock knockoff)

JustFab “Narrative” Studded Front Flap Satchelcj
($39.95-$49, JustFab)

Forever 21 Studded Crossbody Bag

Luckily, you don’t have to be a big spender to get the enviable Valentino look thanks to Forever 21 and their pretty much identical budget version of the “Rock Lock” bag which is refreshingly light on the wallet with its $27.80 price tag! Now that’s an awesome find, right? Get yours before it sells out.

Forever 21 Studded Crossbody Bag in black (Valentino Rock Lock knockoff)

Forever 21 Studded Crossbody Bag
($27.80, Forever 21)

Forever 21 Studded Chain Strap Crossbody Bag

And because we’re speaking about Forever 21, here’s another Valentino Rock Lock look-a-like for a little bit less than the first one. Also available in white faux leather.

Forever 21 Studded Chain Strap Crossbody Bag in black (Valentino Rock Lock knockoff)

Forever 21 Studded Chain Strap Crossbody Bag
($24.80, Forever 21)

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Real vs. Steal – Chloé Drew Shoulder Bag

by Irina on March 23, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on March 23, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

We have received quite a few reader requests for various Chloé bags lately. And yes, we agree, if there’s ONE thing Chloé is exceptionally good at, it’s their bag range. The French fashion house always manages to incorporate that certain je ne sais quoi-factor that makes every one of their bag styles so desirable. My current personal favorite is the “Drew”, a cute little rounded crossbody bag on a metallic chain. Sadly, Drew’s price tag isn’t quite as cute.

Chloé Drew Medium Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag in black and black-orange

Chloé Drew Medium Textured-Leather Shoulder Bagls
($1.850, Net-A-Porter)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Barneysls, Farfetchls, MyTheresa, Matches Fashionls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Chloé

Various personal style bloggers such as Aimee from Song of Style, Mary from Happily Grey and Sheryl from Walk in Wonderland have all been spotted wearing a Chloé Drew Shoulder Chain Bag.

Personal Style Bloggers carrying a Chloé Drew Shoulder Bag

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Be My Bags “Seraglio” Chain Shoulder Bag

Update (03/23/2017): There’s a new Chloé Drew dupe favorite in town! Actually, I think this is an old favorite to be honest because I’m fairly sure the “Seraglio” bag from Be My Bags is the same one as the Unita “Wony” dupe further below which at some point simply vanished on Amazon one day and I was so happy to finally discover it online again. As you can see the quality looks absolutely superb, the design is spot-on to the Chloé real deal and the price of $120 for a genuine leather bag (made in South Korea) seems reasonable. Also, I just adore all the colors this bag comes in, I can’t even pick my favorite from all the gorgeous pastel colors! The “Seraglio” bag also comes in a smaller size ($112). Please be warned though: I haven’t personally purchased from Be My Bags yet nor have I any experience with them as a brand (they seem to be relatively new to the market), so please buy at your own risk, be cautious and make sure to use a payment method that offers buyer protection such as PayPal for instance. FYI: After some emailing with the Be My Bags shop owner I am happy to report that I was able to score an exclusive 5% discount for our lovely readers. Simply use promo code “IN_THEIR_CLOSET” at checkout (please note that orders are finalized in Canadian dollars, hence the price tag of $160 CAD at checkout). Steal deal alert!

Be My Bags "Seraglio" Chain Shoulder Bag (Chloé Drew dupes)

Be My Bags “Seraglio” Chain Shoulder Bag
($120/$160 CAD, Be My Bags)

Gabriella Rocha “Delya” Crossbody Saddle Purse

Update (01/13/2017): Stumbled upon two more Chloé Drew dupes by Gabriella Rocha today! The classic monochrome version and the two-tone colorblock one. Both versions are faux leather, available in various colors or color combinations and all of them are currently on sale for under $30! Steal deal alert!

Gabriella Rocha "Delya" Crossbody Saddle Purse (Chloé Drew dupes)

Gabriella Rocha “Delya” Crossbody Saddle Purseamazon
($22.99, Amazon)

Gabriella Rocha “Saoirse” Crossbody with Chain Detail

Update (09/21/2016): Just spotted these gorgeous, spot-on and super budget-friendly Chloé Drew dupe bags by Gabriella Rocha. Love, love, love these! And they’re currently on sale for less than $30! Available in five colors: black, taupe, bone, red and royal blue. Get these while you can!

Gabriella Rocha

Gabriella Rocha Saoirse Crossbody with Chain Detailamazon
($29.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm.

Express Turnlock Crossbody Bag

Update (09/21/2016): Also came across this lovely Chloé inspired crossbody bag at Express for $27.93 (sale price!). What do you think? Yay or nay?

Express Turnlock Crossbody Bag in taupe grey (Chloé Drew dupe)

Express Turnlock Crossbody Bag
($27.93, Express)

dv Chain Strap Crossbody Handbag

Update (03/18/2016): Here’s another cute and budget-friendly Chloé Drew inspired alternative! This one’s by dv and available in either black, orange or brown faux leather for $12.48 (clearance price!).

dv Chain Strap Crossbody Handbag in black, orange and brown (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

dv Chain Strap Crossbody Handbag
($12.48, Target)

INC International Concepts “Sendra” Crossbody Bag

Update (01/22/2016): Found this lovely Chloé inspired faux leather crossbody by INC International Concepts today. I love the neutral color!

INC International Concepts "Sendra" Crossbody Bag in nude beige (Chloé Drew dupe)

INC International Concepts “Sendra” Crossbody Bag
($79.50, Macy’s)

BagInc “Joy Drew” Genuine Leather Shoulder Bag

Update (11/29/2015): Just noticed there are now genuine leather Chloé Drew look-alikes available at BagInc which retail for $79 and come in the lovieliest of colors (black, pink, taupe, red, baby blue, orange and royal blue). Don’t forget to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your purchase (free shipping on orders $99+)! BagInc has a wide variety of “Joy Drew” bags available (almost 40!), view them all here.

BagInc "Joy Drew" Genuine Leather Shoulder Bag in black, pink and taupe (Chloé Drew dupe)

BagInc “Joy Drew” Genuine Leather Shoulder Bag
($79, BagInc)

Unita “Wony” Genuine Leather Chain Bag

Update (08/02/2015): If there’d be something like a “Best Bag Dupe“-Award, can we please all agree this one would probably go out to these gorgeous Chloé Drew dupes by Unita?! I am beyond obsessed with the pastel mint and lavender color and love that these are sturdy-looking high quality bags made of genuine cowhide leather. According to the product description, the bags are being manufactured with utmost care in South Korea. I know these babies ain’t cheap with a price tag of over $100, but if one can trust the pictures, the price is definitely worth the investment. The bag comes in 5 colors: black, tan, mint, lavender and taupe grey (what’s your personal fave?).

Unita "Wony" Genuine Leather Chain Bag in black, mint, lavender and taupe grey (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

Unita “Wony” Genuine Leather Chain Bag
($104.90, Amazon)

Persaman New York “Correa” Leather Crossbody Bag

Update (08/02/2015): Here’s another Chloé Drew inspired bag I recently came across. These bags are by Persaman New York and are currently on sale for $84.97.

Persaman New York "Correa" Leather Crossbody Bag in taupe, red and forest green (Chloé Drew knock-offs)

Persaman New York “Correa” Leather Crossbody Bag
($84.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Inzi Round Bottom Day Bag

Update (07/13/2015): Just stumbled upon these Chloé Drew dupe bags by Inzi. Now aren’t they absolutely lovely? And so close to the real deal, too.

Inzi Round Bottom Day Bag in black and tan (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

Inzi Round Bottom Day Bag
($118.95, Nordstrom Rack)

BagInc “Joy Drew” Faux Leather Shoulder Bag

Deal: Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your order!

BagInc‘s “Joy Drew” (coindicdence?) is my current favorite “Drew” steal because it is astonishingly similar yet the price is super wallet-friendy at only $29! The bag comes in various colors such as black, navy, red, red/black and burgundy faux leather. Make sure to use our exclusive promo code to save even further!

BagInc "Joy Drew" Faux Leather Shoulder Bag (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

BagInc “Joy Drew” Faux Leather Shoulder Bag
($29, BagInc)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Lock Crossbody Bag

Of course Forever 21 couldn’t pass up on creating a “Drew”-inspired bag of their own. F21’s “Drew” is not as much of a 1:1 dupe like BagInc’s version, but it is still veeeery similar to the Chloé original. $22.90 and available in either black, tan or cream faux leather.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Lock Crossbody Bag in black, tan and cream (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Lock Crossbody Bag
($22.90, Forever 21)

Jessica Buurman “CALIA” Metal Lock Shoulder Bag

Deal: Use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman!

A spot-on “Drew” dupe comes from Jessica Buurman. Their “Calia” bag is made of faux leather and comes in 7 different colors, but is also considerably pricier than the previous steals at $92.

Jessica Buurman "CALIA" Metal Lock Shoulder Bag (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “CALIA” Metal Lock Shoulder Bag
($92, Jessica Buurman)

Lush Parisian Pin Crossbody Chain Leather Bag

If you’re on the lookout for a high-quality Chloé Drew dupe made of genuine leather, then the Parisian Pin Crossbody Chain Bag by Lush Bags is probably best suited for you. The design is spot-on, but you’d have to spend $129.99 on this “steal”. The bigger leather-strap Chloé Drew dupe version is also available by the way (see hereamazon).

Lush Parisian Pin Crossbody Chain Leather Bag in black (Chloé Drew knockoff)

Lush Parisian Pin Crossbody Chain Leather Bagamazon
($129.99, Amazon)

Aldo “Friedline” Rounded Crossbody Bag

And lastly, if you just like the visual concept of Chloé’s Drew and are not after a perfect look-alike, then Aldo‘s “Friedline” might be the best fit. The Chloé inspiration is clearly visible, but overall the bag still holds its own.

Aldo "Friedline" Rounded Crossbody Bag in black, orange red and cognac (Chloé Drew knockoffs)

Aldo “Friedline” Rounded Crossbody Bagls
($50, Aldo)

Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK)ls.

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, FashionedChic, Song of Style, Happily Grey, Where can I find the…?, The Fierce Diaries, Walk in Wonderland, Be My Bags, 6pm, Express, Target, Macy’s, Nordstrom Rack, Lori’s, BagInc, Forever 21, Jessica Buurman, Amazon, Aldo

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