Sometimes when we feature a Look for Less, the less expensive bag was clearly designed in the image of the more expensive bag. That’s one of the duties of mid-priced brands, after all; taking a look that’s out of reach for most consumers, reinterpreting it in the brand’s aesthetic and making it more accessible. That’s not what happened with the Coach Willis Bag and Louis Vuitton Eden Colorblock Crossbody, though – the Willis is a style that was first introduced years ago, and re-introduced several seasons back. These are simply two bags at very different price points that share a number of aesthetic similarities.
The overall styles of the two bags are a bit different – the Louis Vuitton is much more structured, and Epi leather is semi-matte, while the Coach option is a bit more malleable and a whole lot shinier. They’re both functionally sized crossbodies, though, with top-flap closures affixed with the respective brands’ signature locks. They both also feature burgundy, the biggest color of the moment, which will serve you well through winter and into spring.
Personally, I prefer the Vuitton option because of the solid structure and silver hardware, but the Willis is one of my absolute favorite Coach bags (and it comes in some good colorblock variations as well). Which is your favorite?