Our perpetual search for THE next bag to purchase is exactly that…perpetual and never-ending. That doesn’t mean, however, that we are all blessed with the budgets that can match this perpetual want. We, at CIIN, are quite the old souls at heart, craving the most classic silhouettes but it doesn’t mean that when a certain IT brand decides to launch the most luscious line to date that we wouldn’t lust after each and every piece. In such cases, ask yourself, if it’s the shape, color, or silhouette that took your fancy, then it’s quite possible that you can pass on the real thing this time while grabbing yourself the next best thing. Check out our selection below for the most desired IT bags and their just-as-luscious cousins.
1 || If you love the Loewe Raffia Tote you will also love Mango’s Double Strap Basket
Loewe have managed to secure a position for their luxurious leather-trimmed raffia tote amongst the big players. Nothing screams summer quite like this number, conjuring up strolls on the beach, in outdoor markets or on some cobblestoned alley. Mango have superbly managed to satisfy your cravings for a fraction of the price.
2 || If you love Maison Margiela’s Glam Slam Bag you will also love A.W.A.K.E. Mode’s Lucy Bag
There wasn’t an IT girl out there not clutching Maison Margiela’s Glam Slam bag. These pillow-like bags have garnered such a following and if I were to be quite honest, I would personally go for A.W.A.K.E. Mode’s Lucy bag for a dose of uniqueness.
3 || If you love Bottega Veneta’s Jodie Mini Knotted Intrecciato Tote Bag you will also love Mango’s Braided Design Bag
Mmmm, when I discussed a certain It brand at the beginning of my article, I hope you got my point as to whom I was hinting at. While it doesn’t make sense for anyone to go on and buy the whole line of Bottega’s new bags, we could satisfy the urge by going for their more affordable counterparts.
4 || If you love Saint Laurent Kate Bag in striped raffia you will also love 0711 Striped Monaco Bag
Saint Laurent Kate Bag in striped raffia is another example of a bag that screams summer. While this bag continues to get sold out for good reason, there are many raffia options out there including this number by 0711.
5 || If you love By FAR’s Rachel Chain-Embellished Shoulder Bag you will also love Charles & Keith’s Burgundy Chunky Chain Strap Quilted Shoulder Bag
By FAR’s bags are the ultimate 90’s throwback, but if you’re not completely bought you can touch upon that trend with Charles & Keith’s always pleasantly-surprising collections.
6 || If you love Bottega Veneta The Small Shoulder Bag you will also love Staud’s Grey Soft Leather Moon Bag
I’m not entirely sure if it’s Bottega or Staud that I’m lusting after! Staud have done a marvellous job in swaying me to their side.
7 || If you love Jacquemus Le Riviera Bag you will also love JW Pei Julia Chain Crossbody Bag
I’m happy to inform Jacquemus fans that we’ve discovered a brand-new and very affordable brand that will satisfy their Jacquemus-tooth. JW Pei has a remarkable collection of handbags of all shapes, colors, and sizes.
8 || If you love S. Joon Milk Pail Croc-Effect Leather Tote you will also love Cult Gaia’s Astraea Croc-Effect Leather Tote
If you’re still dying for a croc-effect bag then look no further than these two. We really can’t decide which one we like more.
9 || If you love Paco Rabanne’s Iconic 1969 Shoulder Bag you will also love Topshop’s Daisy Yellow Cage Cross Body Bag
Paco Rabanne’s Iconic 1969 Shoulder Bag is the perfect 80’s embodiment, exuding all sequin and glam. Not ready to part with that much cash? Topshop’s cross body bag is your second obvious choice.
10 || If you love Goyard’s St Louis Tote you will also love Tory Burch Gemini Link Canvas Tote
Goyard’s St Louis tote is THE tote to tote around town. Lightweight, unmistakable, and quite a classic, the problem lies in its exclusivity. Not sold online, and with only a handful of boutiques strewn around the world, the chance of grabbing yourself one can be quite challenging. Many have tried to imitate this distinguishable print and we think Tory Burch’s efforts are spot on.
11 || If you love The Row’s Half Moon Leather Bag you will also love Staud’s Moon Leather Tote
Half moon bags are among the IT shapes for summer, so if you’re not convinced with The Row’s pricier option, Staud – yet again- can give you your money’s worth.
12 || If you love Bottega Veneta’s Arco Tote you will also love Topshop’s Stone Woven Hobo Bag
Another Bottega favourite is this Arco tote, that’s why you will be glad to meet Topshop’s offering if you can’t get this handbag out of your mind.