April 15, 2012

An Alternative to Chanel: Kate Spade Gold Coast Elizabeth Satchel

I haven't bought myself a bag in a while, mostly because there wasn't anything on the market that I wanted or craved. Until now, that is.

It wasn't love at first sight, but then it quickly escalated to it, and I knew I wanted this bag:



Yes, I know what you are thinking: "It wants to look like a Chanel" and you are right, but let's think this through together:

1) First of all, it's not a counterfeit. It's not claiming to be a Chanel. It's not a knock-off. It's a regular Kate Spade bag.

2) From all the reviews I've read, it seems to be made well. Great quality and good leather. A big plus.

3) It's beautiful. Yes, probably because it's copying a beautiful classic, but nonetheless, it's a good looking bag.

4) It costs $398 ($365 on Amazon!). A Chanel bag costs $4,000. 


Do I really need to spell it out more?!? I know I'm never spending $4,000 on a bag, not unless I win the lottery. But I've always loved the look of a quilted Chanel handbag. So what are my options? Until today, I've always figured, oh well... I can't afford it. But now that I've seen this one, I'm thinking: why not? 

At this point I don't care what people think, and actually I think it's a pretty smart choice, why fatten up Chanel's wallet with $4,000 of my money, when I can buy this bag and go on vacation (twice!) with the rest of the money?

What do you girls think?

2 comments:

Daisy said...

Can you follow your mind and heart at the same time? I think it's gorgeus.

Daisy

shes0eira said...

I was thinking the same thing! I'm getting this bag like ASAP. Thanks for sharing ;)