I haven’t paid much attention to Louis Vuitton lately, so please excuse us for totally missing out on the trend hype around LV’s newest bag addition, “the Petite Boîte Chapeau” which translates in French to “small hat box” and also pretty much perfectly explains this bag. The structured mini bag first hit the fashion scene back in 2017 and has since garnered quite a lot of attention, both positive and negative. While many seem to love the newly updated design of the brand’s iconic hatbox (me included), a lot of people also seem to have a huge problem with the bag’s functionality and its steep price of $4.000 upwards; especially in relation to the small size of the bag. The dimensions of this bag are 6.3 x 5.9 x 3.1 inches which make it almost impossible to use the Petite Boîte Chapeau as an everyday bag that will comfortably hold all your daily essentials (e.g. a phone + wallet). Many LV fans complained for example that the bag won’t fit an iPhone larger than the 7 model which seems to be a dealbreaker for many especially considering the bag’s hefty price. Buying this beautiful yet very expensive bag hence might very well be the absolute definition of a luxury purchase since you certainly won’t buy it for its functionality but probably because you think it just looks irresistibly adorable.
Louis Vuitton Petite Boîte Chapeau Round Handbag, $4.400 || Louis Vuitton
Forever 21 Round Colorblock Handbag
If you’re into the looks of LV’s Petite Boîte Chapeau, but your budget doesn’t have any wiggle room for spontaneous $4k luxury bag purchases or you simply might think it’s not reasonable to spend so much money on such an impractical and trendy bag, Forever 21 is here to save your day! Their faux leather black and white round colorblock handbag is a beautiful look for less Louis Vuitton alternative that has all the important key design elements as the Petite Boîte Chapeau, minus the luggage tag and the slightly different colorblocking. And you can get all that LV dupe goodness for the steal price of $27.90! Compare that to the original’s price of $4.400! That’s less than 1% of the real deal’s price! Now that’s what I call a MAJOR steal deal alert!
Forever 21 Round Colorblock Handbag, $27.90 || Forever 21