When Prada’s Spring 2011 collection walked in Milan last fall, there was absolutely no doubt within the fashion industry that the brand’s bold stripes and vibrant colors would be hugely influential for the season. That has proved to be entirely true, which means that people who love the look but don’t want to pony up huge money to get it have a few options available to them. For lovers of the Prada Striped Tote, the Milly Chevron Print Tote is one such possibility.

Milly’s canvas tote is a little bit less graphic, but the color and shape are entirely in keeping with the Prada example. I prefer the stark look and patterned handles of Miuccia’s bag, but for less than half the price, Milly’s bag certainly isn’t a bad alternative. Either bag will be on-trend and fresh for spring, and that’s what’s really important. Buy the Prada tote through Saks for $695 or the Milly tote through Bloomingdale’s for $250.

  • edoardo

    I lamost prefer the “cheaper one”, really I thinkt hat is more chic!

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  • Lulugurl

    I prefer the cheaper one!!!!

  • sosti

    I actually like the Milly tote better. I do not like the look of the handles on the Prada tote

  • Jacqueline Suzanne

    I love Prada but I actually like the Milly tote better.

  • 19yearslater

    I love them both. Stripes are cool.

  • LDJ

    Im not a big fan of STRIPS, but the Prada Tote gets my vote!!!

  • Val

    I really love that Prada tote, but the Milly is just as cute.

  • Mary

    One of the reasons I dontlike prada is that when placed next to the look alike cheapo I can’t tell which is which in this case i was wrong again about which was prada and which was cheapo look alike.

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  • KellyX

    Why is it that the Prada one looks cheaper…??

  • Demi

    I can’t tell which is which but I like the one with the leather handles! The other one is kind of tacky, in my humble opinion…